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Educational, inspirational, and comical Black kids movies that your family will love.


What new Black kids movies are on Netflix?

What are some good black children’s movies on Netflix?

What new family movies are on Netflix?

What is a good black movie for preschoolers to watch?


As a Black parent, many want their children to see themselves represented in the shows they watch on TV. Netflix has a selection of new and old children’s movies and series with African Americans in their cast.


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Enjoy this list of Black kids’ movies on Netflix including family comedies, educational shows, animated shows, and action movies. Add these shows to your kid’s Netflix Watch List. The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting.


Black Kids Movies – Preschool

Glitch Tech (2020)
Two teens work at a game store as a front for their actual job: Hunting video game monsters who’ve broken out into the real world.


Ask the Storybots (2020)
Five inquisitive little creatures track down the answers to kids’ biggest questions, like how night happens or why we need to brush our teeth.


Charlie’s Colorform City (2019)
Charlie creates fun stories using different shapes, and he needs your help! Take off for adventures in outer space, the Wild West and right at home.


Mama K’s Team 4 (2019)
In the neo-futuristic city of Lusaka, Zambia, four scrappy teen girls join a retired secret agent on a quest to save the world! On a budget.


Project Mc ² (2015)
Teenage spy McKeyla teams up with three other super-smart girls to become secret agents who use their science and tech skills to save the day.



Black Kids Movies – Rated PG and TV G

Arlo The Alligator Boy (2021)
To find the father he never knew, optimistic Arlo leaves his swampy Southern home for New York City, making friends along the way. A musical adventure.


The Mitchells vs The Machines (2021)
A robot apocalypse put the brakes on their cross-country road trip. Now it’s up to the Mitchells —- the world’s weirdest family —- to save the human race.


A Week Away a Musical (2021)
In this uplifting musical, a troubled teen takes a leap of faith by attending summer camp — and unexpectedly finds love, friends and a place to belong.


Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie (2021)
When wild animals escape from a sanctuary, Bear Grylls — and you — must pursue them and secure their protective habitat. An interactive special.


Canvas (2020)
After a heartbreaking loss, a grandfather struggling to reclaim his passion for painting finds the inspiration to create again.


Dance Dreams Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (2020)
This documentary spotlights Debbie Allen’s career and follows her group of dance students as they prepare for Allen’s annual “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.”


Feel the Beat (2020)
After blowing a Broadway audition, a self-centered dancer reluctantly returns home and agrees to coach a squad of young misfits for a big competition.


Finding Ohana (2021)
On O ‘ ahu for the summer, two siblings from Brooklyn connect with their Hawaiian heritage — and their family — on a daring quest for long-lost treasure.


Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History (2019)
Kevin Hart highlights the fascinating contributions of Black history’s unsung heroes in this entertaining — and educational — comedy special.


The Sleep Over (2020)
What do you do if a crew of international thieves kidnaps your parents? You begin a wild overnight adventure — complete with spy gear.



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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life.


Over the Moon (2020)
Fueled by memories of her mother, resourceful Fei Fei builds a rocket to the moon on a mission to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess.


Bookmarks (2020)
Celebrity readers share children’s books by Black authors to spark kid-friendly conversations about empathy, equality, self-love and antiracism.


Nailed It (2020)
Home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at recreating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. It’s part reality contest, part hot mess.


The Main Event (2020)
After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar.


Free Rein (2019)
A 15-year-old from LA spends the summer at her mom’s childhood home on an island off the coast of England, where she bonds with a mysterious horse.


Family Reunion (2019)
When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family, the transition is like being a catfish out of water.


Raising Dion (2019)
A widowed single mom discovers that her son has superpowers and tries to figure out how to raise him safely and responsibly.


All About the Washington’s (2018)
Hip-Hop MC Joe Speed retires from showbiz and finds a new rhythm balancing business, romance, and everyday chaos.


The Who Was? Show (2018)
Fresh voices bring some of the most famous names in history to life—a live-action sketch comedy show based on the series of best-selling books.


Bunk’d (2018)
The Rose siblings of Disney’s hit series Jessie spend a summer full of fun and adventure at Main’s Camp Kikiwaka, where their parents first met.


Spiderman (2018)
After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Brooklyn teen Miles Morales gets a crash course in web-slinging from his alternate dimension counterparts.


Sugar Rush (2018)
Time is the essential ingredient as teams race against the clock and each other to make the best-tasting sweets.


The Grinch (2018)
A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. But a generous little girl could change his heart.


Marlon (2017)
A loving (but immature) father with a larger-than-life personality is committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very together ex-wife. But for the Marlon family always does come first – even if he’s the biggest kid of all.



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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2016)
Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.


Little Boxes (2016)
After moving from New York City to a small town in Washington State, an interracial couple and their preteen son struggle to adjust to their new life.


Some Assembly Required (2015)
A 14-year-old takes ownership of a toy company and hires a group of his friends to help him create amazing new toys.


The Princess and the Frog (2009)
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she must face the same problem after kissing him.


Zion (2018)
Born without legs and stuck in foster care for years, teen Zion Clark finds his calling to pursue competitive wrestling. A documentary short.



Black Kids Movies – Rated TV Y7

Bigfoot Family (2021)
Bigfoot’s now a big deal. So, when he goes missing, his shy but tech-savvy teen son must take on an evil CEO to save his family and a wildlife preserve.


Secret Magic Control Agency (2021)
Hansel and Gretel of the fairy tale frame —- now acting as secret agents —- must use magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king.


Xico’s Journey (2021)
A girl, a dog and her best pal set out to save a mountain from a gold-hungry corporation. But the key lies closer to home, with her sidekick pup, Xico.


Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (2020)
Making her way into a world of mutant animals, a sheltered yet scrappy girl learns to survive and discovers her powers with help from a ragtag crew.


The Last Kids on Earth (2020)
When zombies and monsters invade his hometown, a scrappy 13-year-old orphan teams up with his friends in hopes of surviving the chaos.


Back of the Net (2019)
An American science geek ready to spend a summer at sea accidentally ends up at the Australian soccer academy and is forced to kick it with the locals.


Captain Underpants (2019)
Fourth-grade friends George and Harold have a shared love of pranks and comic books and end up turning their principal into an undies-wearing superhero.


Green Eggs & Ham (2019)
On the road trip to save an endangered animal, opposites Guy and Sam learn to try new things like friendship – and a particular delectable dish.


Boss Baby: Back in Business (2018)
With a bit of help from his brother and accomplice Tim, Boss Baby tries to balance family life with his job at Baby Corp headquarters.


Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh (2018)
A misfit alien named Oh moves in with Tip and her family in a series that picks up the dynamic duo’s adventures where the hit film left off.



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Motown Magic (2018)
Imaginative boy Ben transforms his city by bringing colorful street art to life, armed with a magic paintbrush and the classic sounds of Motown.


Prince of Peoria (2018)
A prankster prince who wants to experience life as an ordinary teen leaves his kingdom to live incognito with a single mom and her studious son.


Super Monsters (2018)
Preschool kids whose parents are the world’s most famous monsters try to master their special powers while preparing for kindergarten.


The Magic School Bus Rides Again (2018)
Ms. Frizzle’s kid sister Fiona takes the wheel at Walkerville Elementary, leading the class on wild adventures packed with science-fueled fun.


The Who Was? Show (2018)
Fresh voices bring some of the most famous names in history to life – a live-action sketch-comedy show based on a series of best-selling books.


Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs (2017)
Teenager Flint Lockwood has a knack for invention. With help from his pal, Sam Sparks, he might even change the world if he doesn’t break it first.


Barbie Spy Squad (2016)
A high-tech spy agency transforms Barbie and her best friends into secret agents, using their gymnastic skills to bring down a cunning cat burglar.


Zapped (2014)
A girl discovers a dog-training app that can get boys to obey her every command. But she soon learns that this is not the cure-all she had hoped for.



Black Kids Movies – Rated PG13 and TV 14

Enola Holmes (2020)
While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.


Penguin Bloom (2021)
As a mom copes with the aftermath of a harrowing accident, she finds inspiration from an injured magpie taken in by her family. Based on a true story.


Black Lightning (2019)
Jefferson finds his job at Garfield in jeopardy, Lynn seeks a way to help the children in the pods, and Jennifer’s powers manifest in a scary new way.


See You Yesterday (2019)
As two teen prodigies try to master the art of time travel, a tragic police shooting sends them on a series of dangerous trips to the past.


Black Panther (2018)
T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
The ragtag, wisecracking band of miscreants known as the Guardians of the Galaxy return to unravel the mystery of Peter (Star Lord) Quill’s origins.



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  1. What about content for preschoolers? I cannot find anything that features children of color.

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