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Informational, 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 movie picks on Netflix?

New family movies to watch Netflix

What is a good black movie for preschoolers to watch?

Best movies for Black children on Netflix


Black parents often want their children to see themselves represented in the shows they watch on TV, animated movies. Netflix has a selection of new and old children’s series and movies about Black people or with African Americans in their cast available to stream without having to go to the theaters. So, mothers, fathers and kids can grab the popcorn and have a family movie night without having to go to the big screen.


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

Coming Soon:

Extinct (TV-Y7) 2021
Two cute, fuzzy creatures accidentally time-travel to the future… where they’re extinct! Can this doughnut-shaped duo save their species? Coming to Netflix on November 19th.


Black Kids Movies – Preschool and G

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.



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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.


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.


A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)
Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she’s watching on Halloween.


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


The App That Stole Christmas (2020)
A tech entrepreneur’s Christmas shopping app is a smashing success, but he starts to realize his invention might be ruining the holiday spirit.


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.”


We Can Be Heroes (2020)
When alien invaders capture Earth’s superheroes, their kids must learn to work together to save their parents — and the planet.



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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.


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.


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.



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Black Kids Movies – Rated TV-Y7


Kidley Jones (TV-Y) 2021
Bold and curious kid Ridley and her friends protect the museum’s treasures and keep its magical secret safe: Everything comes alive at night!


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.



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Black Kids Movies – Rated PG13 and TV 14

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.


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.


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Still unsure if a movie is appropriate for your children? The Motion Pictures Association offers more information, including an interactive guide on understanding TV and movie ratings.

If there are any other Black kids’ 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 kids’ movies on Netflix, films or TV shows from your computer, smart TV, game console, or phone.


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

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