Feeling Old Yet? Each Of These Classic Films Turns 20 Years Old in 2022

By WBOK Staff

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
THESE FILMS QUICKLY BECAME CULTURAL STAPLES UPON THEIR RELEASES IN 2002. TWENTY YEARS LATER, WE CAN STILL RECITE MOST OF THEM WORD-FOR-WORD. 

From “hood classics” starring your favorite rappers to love stories that shaped how our young minds viewed relationships, these films stayed in heavy rotation in our DVD players (and often on our cable television providers) for years after their initial release…and may even remain there to this day.

Actresses like Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan, Zoe Saldana, Nicole Ari Parker, Eve, and Kimberly Elise flaunted unapologetic Black beauty and womanhood on screen in various scenarios. From lush Southern college campuses to the gritty streets of NYC at the height of the drug epidemic, from journalists/authors who sip champagne at high-end restaurants to local barbers scraping to get by, these women showed the full breadth of Black women’s experiences with their portrayals.






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