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This weekend, two big movies come out: the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels-led Dumb and Dumber To, and Beyond the Lights.

On Rotten Tomatoes, a site that accumulates ratings from the United States’ best critics, Dumb and Dumber To has a 31 percent fresh rating (meaning good). Beyond the Lights has a 85 percent fresh rating. In short, watch Beyond the Lights.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Noni Jean, an up-and-coming pop star who falls in love with Naz (played by Nate Parker) a police officer who saves her life. Being with Naz makes Noni question the fast paced life of a pop star.

The movie, written by Gina Prince-Bythewood (from Love and Basketball fame) is one of the better black-led romance movies we’ve seen in some time.

It’s been out for a day, and we can already say it will be a cult classic. (In the way that most black movies are.)

Before you see Beyond the Lights this weekend, check out our list of the 10 greatest black romance movies of all time.

PHOTO CREDIT: Relativity Media

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