11 of the Best Black Characters From Popular Sci-Fi and Horror Films

Uhura Star Trek Into Darkness 3‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ (2009 and 2013)

Zoe Saldana has elevated the benign character Uhura into an action star in a very successful reboot of the franchise.

moses-attack-the-block‘Attack the Block’ (2011)

Moses aka John Boyega is the savior, the hero and the star of this British sci-fi action comedy. When Moses and his gang find a female alien creature in a woodshed, a slew of male alien suitors invade a British housing project. Moses is the only one who fights them off and saves the day.

7 Replies to “11 of the Best Black Characters From Popular Sci-Fi and Horror Films”

  1. Kee from "Children of Men" made this list but Riddick couldn't make the cut? Riddick was the star of three sci fi movies and the characters has a lot of development. Do you even remember anything about Kee? She was more like a plot device if anything. I understand that your trying to create a gender balanced article but you could have added a better female character than this for example the Oracle (Matrix trilogy) or even one of Dr Who's Black female companions? Even "Blake's 7"'s Dayna Mellanby (an expert weaponsmith adn fighter) would have made a better choice.

  2. I kind of found that whole religious tone hurt the film. I mean most of the film is spent trying to find and/or hold onto the last bible? Seriously!?!

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