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Educational, inspirational and comical movies on Netflix Black children love.
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.
Rated PG – TV G
The Main Event (2020)
After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar.
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 Washingtons (2018)
Hip-Hop MC Joe Speed retires from showbiz and finds a new rhythm balancing business, romance and everyday chaos.
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.
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.
The Grinch (2018)
A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. But a generous little girl could change his heart.
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.
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.
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 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 has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
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 adviser turns him into a llama.
Space Jam (1996)
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
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.
Green Eggs & Ham (2019)
On the road trip to save an endangered animal, polar opposites Guy and Sam learn to try new things like friendship – and a certain delectable dish.
Boss Baby (2018)
With a little help from his brother and accomplice Tim, Boss Baby tries to balance family life with his job at Baby Corp headquarters.
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.
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 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.
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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