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Your child is going to love these comical and educational Black movies for kids on Netflix.

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 movies and series with African Americans in their cast. Here is a list of Black movies for kids 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. 

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Rated PG – TV G
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Years after their father disappears, Meg and her younger brother Charles Wallace cross galaxies on a quest to save him from the heart of darkness.

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

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 parent’s 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 most important ingredient as teams race against the clock – and each other – to make the best-tasting sweets.

The Incredibles 2 (2018)
The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles. Mr. Incredible, with the help of his friend Frozone, must manage the house while his wife Elastigirl goes out to save the world.

A Question of Faith (2017)
Three families cross paths after a tragic accident, and as they struggle with their loss, they soon find redemption and strength in their faith.

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 Marlon family really always does come first – even if he’s the biggest kid of all.

Believe (2016)
After his family-run factory falters, jeopardizing his town’s beloved holiday pageant, businessman Mathew faces a crisis of character and faith.

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 Longshots (2008)
When an 11-year-old girl becomes Pop Warner football’s first female quarterback, she raises eyebrows till she takes her team to the brink of glory.

Are We Done Yet (2007)
To impress a foxy divorcee, ladies’ man Nick offers to take her kids on an extended road trip, unaware of the torture he is in for.

Are We There Yet? (2005)
A newly-wed couple moves into a fixer-upper in the suburbs, but their happy new life together is thrown into disarray by an oddball contractor.

Kronks New Groove (2005)
Mischief and mayhem reign in this animated sequel when Kronk, the sorceress’s Yzma’s bodybuilder assistant, finds out his father is coming to visit.

Daddy Daycare (2003)
When a conscientious father loses his lucrative dot-com job and faces economic ruin, he joins two friends in opening a business called Daddy Daycare.

The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
In this animated Disney adventure, a South American emperor experiences a reversal of fortune when his power-hungry advisor turns him into a llama.

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Rated TV – Y7
Captain Underpants (2019)
Fourth-grade friend George and Harold have a shared love of pranks and comic books and end up turning their principal into an undies-wearing superhero.

Boss Baby (2018)
With a little help from his brother and accomplice Tim, Boss Baby tries to balance family life with his jo at Baby Corp headquarters.

Home (2018)
A misfit alien name 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.

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.


Rated PG13 – TV 14
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 send 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.

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.

Lean On Me (1989)
When a tough talking principal takes over a decaying, gang-riddled high school, he’s determined to do anything in his power to turn the school around.

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If there are any other African American movies on Netflix that we have missed, please leave a comment and we will add them to our list. If you currently are not a Netflix subscriber, you can sign up for a free one month trial today!  After you register, you can instantly watch these Black movies on Netflix, films or TV shows from your computer, smart TV, game console or phone.



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