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10 Chadwick Boseman Movies You Can Watch Right Now

Written by on August 29, 2020

Right now, so many of us are mourning the death of Chadwick Boseman, the actor who brought King T’Challa to life in Marvel’s Black Panther

On August 28, Boseman’s team shared news of the 43-year-old’s passing on Instagram. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” they wrote. “⁣Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” the post continued. “He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Although the impact of Black Panther and his other works already could not be overstated, knowing the actor worked through chemotherapy treatments and surgeries to provide us with his art makes it feel even more imperative to honor them. In that spirit, TBS announced on August 29 that it will air Black Panther twice over the weekend. Per Deadline, the Marvel action movie will air Saturday, Aug. 29 at 9 PM EST, and Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8 PM EST.

But what about streaming his other films or watching Black Panther if you don’t have cable? Here’s where you can stream Chadwick Boseman movies whenever you want.


Black Panther (2018)

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Boseman portrayed T’Challa, King of Wakanda, in four Marvel movies from 2016 to 2018—including Ryan Coogler’s record-breaking Black Panther. Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: End Game are all available on Disney+. 


Message From the King (2016)

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In 2016, Boseman starred in Message From the King as a South African man who travels to Los Angeles to find his missing sister. Available on Netflix.

Boseman was also featured in Spike Lee’s recent Netflix original Da 5 Bloods, following four Black army vets who return to Vietnam to find their fallen squad leader and the gold they left behind. Available on Netflix.


Get on Up (2014)

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Yes, that’s Boseman as the James Brown in the biopic Get on Up. Available on HBO Max. 

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42 (2013)

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Aside from James Brown, Boseman portrayed two other major political figures in his career: Jackie Robinson, the first Black Major League Baseball player, and Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court Justice. Both films—42 (2013) and Marshall (2017)—are available to rent on Amazon Prime. 


21 Bridges (2019)

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In 2019, Boseman starred in 21 Bridges as an NYPD cop involved in a city-wide hunt for two cop killers…that is, until he starts uncovering a criminal conspiracy involving his fellow cops. Available on Showtime. 

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