#9. One Night In Miami
Average Score: 4.1/5
Regina King has been on an incredible roll in the last few couple years, following up her Oscar-winning work in If Beale Street Could Talk with the awe-inspiring Watchmen on HBO, and applause is only growing louder now that she’s followed up those projects with her directorial debut. An awesome adaptation of the play of the same name by Kemp Powers, One Night In Miami is a powerhouse drama following a fictional story of four real legends, and it packs a punch. It’s a demanding task to have four actors fill the shoes of Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown, but Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom Jr., and Aldis Hodge do brilliant work disappearing into their respective roles, and King’s compelling direction keeps you on the edge of your set throughout the contained story.