Growing up black is often viewed as a positive thing, even if that isn’t always true.
And with the release of the new movie Jurassic World, we’re finally seeing some of the best examples of that in recent memory.
While it was a controversial subject, Jurassic World is a critical, if not quite blockbuster, hit for the studio.
In fact, the film has garnered the highest grossing day ever for a new Disney movie, and the opening weekend has already surpassed the record set by Avatar: The Last Airbender.
But, while it may be the film that brings out the best in a generation of African-Americans, it’s not the only one.
To be fair, Jurassic Park wasn’t the only African-American-driven movie to come out in the last decade, and Black History Month may be only a couple months old, but the fact remains that some of these films were made at a time when racism was still prevalent.
So, here are 10 of the biggest films from the last 15 years that made us question how black people were depicted in the film industry.