Love Jones - Darius and Nina were like the friendship you always wanted. They had the kind of relationship that kept you inspired, and excited to create. The two bonded over music, and their equal love for photography and poetry illustrated precisely what the late 90s was all about. Passionate loving.
Love & Basketball - Sometimes in life you’ve got to bend the rules a bit and let love win. Love and Basketball, written by Gina Prince-Bythewood is an all time favorite, because the soundtrack to this film brings back a ton of memories. From the sounds of Guy “I Like” dropping during Monica and Quincy’s infamous prom eye lock, to Me'shell Ndegeocello, fool of me “All’s fair in love and basketball” closeout scene, the music, plus the cinematography make it a favorite. Plus, Monica and Quincy had that full circle love. That when you let it go and it inevitably finds its way back home you know its true love.
Brown Sugar - In a perfect world, we all want that Sidney and Dre love. You know that lifelong friend turned lover kinda relationship. These two hip hop heads have been crushing on each other since that seminal childhood moment. On the corner. And if you ever had dreams of what young love in New York City should be like, this is probably how you visioned it. Even years after the two take separate paths, somehow they still can’t shake the feeling of what was always felt. REAL LOVE!
How Stella Got Her Groove Back - Stella, an admirable unlucky lover that takes a trip with her gal pal to Jamaica and discovers a hot thang about 20- something years younger which then turns into a fling. And as we all know, flings are only good until real feelings start to arise and the love bug finds its way all up in your cup. Its funny, just when you thought that love couldn’t stand a chance with distance and divergence in age, Stella shows you the epitome of what “age ain’t nuttin’ but a number” means. How can you be mad at it?!
Soul Food - Let’s just start by saying that we don’t condone cheating whatsoever but who can deny this epic love scene? This steamy, nonetheless shady affair depicted everything that we don’t want in a cousin and a husband. Yes it was wrong but it was also passionate, erotic and lustful and that’s all the reasons why it’s forever a fave