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

Selena’28 Days Later’ 

Naomie Harris is Selena. In this English zombie dystopia, she is the Yoda to Jim’s Luke. By the end of the film, the two become lovers and equals.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Children of Men

alfonso_cuaron_children_of_men_clare-hope-ashitey‘Children of Men’ (2006)

This sci-fi epic, focusing on the pregnancy of a young African woman in a not-so-distant future, was directed by Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón. Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey) is the first woman in 18 years who has had a child. Her child and life become the focus of the film. Luke (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a main player in the film and is the leader of the Fishes, a group whose sole purpose is to take the child for political barter.

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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