Top 11 example loglines from some of the biggest African American films to hit the box office. I will be good to look at some examples from films you have already seen.
#1 – The Equalizer
Logline: Starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua, Equalizer follows a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life, before he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters and can’t stand idly by.
#2 – Death at a Funeral
Logline: A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.
#3 – Girls Trip
Logline: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
#4 – The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Logline: A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.
#5 – Creed
Logline: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
#6 – 12 Years a Slave
Logline: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free Black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
#7 – Fences
Logline: A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s while coming to terms with the events of his life.
#8 – Dolemite Is My Name
Logline: Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
#9 – Just Mercy
Logline: Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.
#10 – Get Out
Logline: A young African-American visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
#11 – Selma
Logline: A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
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