Insecure Season 5 Is WAY Too Far Away — 22 Shows and Movies to Watch Right Now
The fourth season of HBO's Insecure gave us funny moments to laugh about, teary heartfelt scenes, a relatable plot, and of course Issa Rae's signature awkward wit that makes the show one of a kind. After a rollercoaster of a season with a bittersweet ending, we've been left wondering what's next on all fronts. Already feeling the void? While we won't get season five for at least another year (if not longer, due to the industry-wide shutdowns), we've got you covered with the best shows and movies you can watch right now while you patiently wait for your favorite Inglewood crew to return on screen.
A young couple (Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani) escapes a series of dangerous and unfortunate events in this rom-com action movie. If you need to see a familiar face after finishing Insecure's latest episodes, seeing Rae as the lead in this title is the perfect fix.
Much like Insecure highlights Black culture in a prominent city like Los Angeles, Atlanta gives a look into the Black music scene in Atlanta. Donald Glover stars, but it's just as much Lakeith Stanfield and Brian Tyree Henry's show.
Dear White People
This throwback sitcom mirrors the complicated love lives and the endearing sisterhood of the Insecure cast; these four black women navigate careers, friendships and relationships, all while looking stylish and having each other's backs.
If you just can't get enough of Issa Rae, we totally understand! In this comedy, she plays the assistant to an uptight advertising executive (Regina Hall, er, Marsai Martin) who, through a Freaky Friday-type situation, has to learn what's really important in life.
Think Like a Man
What Men Want
Life flips upside down for a successful sports executive (Taraji P. Henson) when she wakes up one morning with the ability to hear the thoughts of the men around her. During this weird time, she ends up finding love — and learning so much about herself along the way.
Four girlfriends (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Regina Hall) take the trip of a lifetime to New Orleans for a festival. If you remember the Coachella episode from Insecure, this gives off the same vibe and is sure to have you laughing from the very first scene all the way through to the credits.
Two Can Play That Game
This classic Black romantic-comedy hilariously depicts the ups and downs of the dating game, making it essential viewing for fans of Insecure. You might even want to watch this movie with a pen and paper in hand; the leading lady dishes on all the best tricks to win at love.
Fabulous nails, killer high heels, and organized crime aren't three words you see together often, but in this series, they all come together for a fast-paced comedy set in a Florida nail salon. This show is guaranteed to hook you and keep you on the edge of your seat.
Grab a box of tissues, because this swoon-worthy movie will have you all in your feelings. A young black poet falls for a beautiful photographer, and their love story will have you tearing up for the whole movie.
Deliver Us From Eva
This modern spin on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is packed with romance, drama and a stellar cast. Watch as a group of younger sisters pay a man (LL Cool J) to date and distract their older sister (Gabrielle Union).
Waiting to Exhale
This movie is a classic across generations for black women, making it a great movie to watch with the girls or even with mom. Get swept up as these four women go about navigating their love lives while leaning on each other and their sisterhood for support.