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Binge-watch these TV shows and Black movies on Netflix!


What to watch on Netflix?

Black movies and series you will enjoy.

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We are at the day in age where everyone has a Netflix movie list. There are plenty of Black movies on Netflix, old and new that have your favorite actors and actresses. The genre includes drama, suspense, thriller, documentaries, action, comedy and more! The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to watching. 

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Bulletproof 2 (2020)
Stars: Faizon Love, Kirk Fox
A special agent abruptly reunites with a criminal who was once a former friend. He attempts to use his identity to infiltrate and take down a cartel.

Coffee & Kareem (2020)
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Little Gardenhigh
Kareem Manning hires a criminal to scare his mom’s new boyfriend. But it backfires, forcing Kareem to team up with him in order to save themselves from Detroit’s most ruthless drug kingpin.

Spenser Confidential (2020)
Stars: Winston Duke
When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals.

The Hard Way (2020)
Stars: Michael Jai White, Luke Goss, Randy Couture
After learning his brother died on a mission in Romania, a former soldier teams up with two allies to hunt down a mysterious enemy and exact revenge.

Shadow (2019)
Stars: Pallance Dladla, Khathu Ramabulana, Amanda Du-Pont
In Johannesburg, tough ex-cop Shadow pursues justice on his own terms and seeks to help those who are powerless to protect themselves.

Setup (2011)
Stars: Curtis 50cent Jackson
A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.


AJ The Queen (2020)
Stars: RuPaul Charles, Izzy G
Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen traveling across America, develops an unlikely sidekick named AJ.

Astronomy Club (2020)
Stars: Caroline Martin, Shawtane Bowen, Jonathan Braylock
This Black comedy sketch show goes through stereotypes, Madea movies, resting “creep faces”, Black gameshows and more of guaranteed laughs.

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Stars: Eddie Murphy
In 1970s LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore hits it big with his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, then risks it all to take his act to the big screen. This is one of the funniest comedies on Netflix.

How High 2 (2019)
Stars: Mike Epps, DeRay Davis, DC Young Fly
A pair of stoners embark on a pot-fueled adventure through Atlanta to find their missing weed.

Undercover Brother 2 (2019)
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Michael Jai White, Laila Odom
When a beloved secret agent falls into a deep coma, his brother must pick up where he left off.

Love Jacked (2018)
Stars: Keith David, Amber Stevens West, Mike Epps
Maya has artistic ambitions but her father wants her to run the family store. Taking her independence a step further, Maya decides to travel to Africa for inspiration and returns with a fiancé.

Death at a Funeral (2010)
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock
A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

Mo’ Money (1992)
Stars: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Marlon Wayans
A petty crook stalks a cute girl into an office building and is taken for a job applicant. Conning gets him the job. It’s in the mail room of new credit cards. 2 superiors are worse crooks.


She Did That (2020)
Stars: Melissa Butler, Luvvie Ajayi, Renae Bluitt
Go inside the lives of extraordinary Black female entrepreneurs as they discuss building legacies and pioneering a new future for the next generation.

Who Killed Malcom X (2020)
Stars: Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, Muhammad A. Aziz
Activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad begins his own investigation into the perplexing details surrounding the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.

Kevin Hart: Don’t F**K This Up (2019)
Stars: Kevin Hart
Comedian Kevin Hart reflects on the events from the past year that have shaped his life.

They’ve Gotta Have Us (2018)
Stars: Debbie Allen, Harry Belafonte
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A Fall From Grace (2020)
Stars: Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb
Disheartened since her ex-husband’s affair, Grace Waters feels restored by a new romance. But when secrets erode her short-lived joy, Grace’s vulnerable side turns violent.

Uncorked (2020)
Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Lashun Pollard, Michael Mobley
Elijah must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father’s expectations that he carry on the family’s Memphis BBQ joint.

Queen Sono (2020)
Stars: Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Kate Liquorish
A drama about a secret agent who fights crime while dealing with crises in her personal life.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
Stars: Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish
The inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker who built a haircare empire that made her America’s first female self-made millionaire.

American Son (2019)
Stars: Kerry Washington
Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.

Miss Virginia (2019)
Stars: Matthew Modine, Vanessa Williams, Amirah Vann
A struggling inner-city mother sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. Unwilling to allow her son to stay in a dangerous school, she launches a movement that could save his future.

The Players Club (2000)
Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Ice Cube, Jamie Foxx
A single mother struggles to provide for her educations and child. She meets two ladies’ that introduce her to a world of fast money. 


Movies Based on Books/Real Life
Juanita (2019)
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Bonnie Johnson
Fed up with her life, Juanita leaves her grown kids behind and hits the road in search of a fresh start.

When They See Us (2019)
Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herrise
Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park, NY. This is based on a true story.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (2019)
Stars:  Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Kamkwamba
A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.

The African Doctor (2016)
Stars: Marc Zinga, Aïssa Maïga, Bayron Lebli
The story of Seyolo Zantoko, who as a freshly graduated doctor of Congolese descent in France, struggled with his family to integrate into a small rural village, and ended up being considered as one of the most respected doctors in the area.


Reality TV
Next in Fashion (2020)
18 budding fashion designers compete for a $250,000 prize and the opportunity to launch a clothing line with Net-a-Porter.

Styling Hollywood (2019)
Stars: Jason Bolden, Adair Curtis
Whether styling superstars or elevating A-list homes, this famous couple connects their clientele with fashion and the chicest looks.

Braxton Family Values (2014)
Stars: Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton
The tight-knit Braxton sisters, Grammy-winning artist Toni Braxton, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar, and their headstrong mother share an inside look at their lives and the drama of family chaos.


Romantic Comedy
Always a Bridemaid (2019)
Stars: Javicia Leslie, Jordan Calloway, Yvette Nicole Brown
Corina is stuck being everyone’s bridesmaid. Deciding to no longer be a lady-in-waiting, she bravely re-enters the dating scene. Time will only tell if the love of her life is around the corner.

She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 (2019) 
Stars: DeWanda Wise, Chyna Layne, Lyriq Bent, Cleo Anthony
Nola Darling struggles to stay true to herself and her dreams while juggling three lovers and in this Spike Lee series based on his breakout film She’s Gotta Have It.

Love Dot Come: The Social Experiment (2019) 
Stars: Preshona Ambri, Geoffrey Boggs, Marvin Bowser
What seems like a happy accident in the grocery store leads to a perfect “opposites attract” relationship that runs into issues of unfinished business and different priorities.

Potato Potahto (2017)
Stars: O.C. Ukeje, Joselyn Dumas
A divorced couple decide to share equal space in their ex-matrimonial home and realize the ingenious idea is easier said than done. Bent on flexing their egos and scoring points, the two implore various hilarious tactics that soon inflames emotions.


Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Altered Carbon (2020)
Stars: Chris Conner, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Dichen Lachman
Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom.

October Faction (2020)
Stars: Tamara Taylor, Aurora Burghart, Gabriel Darku
Retired monster-hunters move their family back to their hometown, only for their past to be revealed in more ways than one to their children. Can they protect them?

Raising Dion (2019)
Stars: Alisha Wainwright, Ja’Siah Young
A widowed single mom discovers that her son has super powers and tries to figure out how to raise him safely and responsibly. This is a popular Netflix series.

Sweetheart (2019)
Stars: Kiersey Clemons
Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and realizes she’s not alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but fending off a malevolent force that comes out each night.

The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Stars: Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mary J. Blige
Years after they rose to fame as young crime-fighting superheroes, the estranged Hargreeves siblings come together to mark their father’s death.


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Stand-up Comedy
Fary: Hexagon (2020)
Stars: Fary
French comedy phenom puts a playful spin on questions of identity, culture and more.

Leslie Jones: Time Machine (2020)
Stars: Leslie Jones
From trying to seduce Prince, to battling sleep apnea, Leslie Jones traces her evolution as an adult in a joyfully raw and outrageous stand-up special.

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019)
Stars: Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle takes on gun culture, the opioid crisis, and the tidal wave of celebrity scandals.

Deon Cole: Cole Hearted
Stars: Deon Cole
He believes in being honest. Very honest. From his worst threesome to how he wiggled out of a speeding ticket. Deon speaks the true

Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah (2019)
Stars: Tiffany Haddish
On her 40th birthday, Tiffany Haddish drops a bombastic special studded with singing, dancing and raunchy reflections on her long road to womanhood.



Fanatic (2019)
Stars: Hosea Sanchez, Denyce Lawton
When a successful young rap star has an affair with an obsessive fan, his life is turned upside down when she kidnaps him.

Jacobs Ladder (2019)
Stars: Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams
After his brother returns home from war, Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images.

We Belong Together (2018)
Stars: Draya Michele, Elise Neal, Charles Malik Whitfield
A divorced professor shares a night of passion with a troubled student who quickly develops an unhealthy, perhaps deadly, infatuation.


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    1. I know!!! It’s More Actors in these Netflix movies with accents than actor’s whom are speaking English. And no shade but I really can’t understand those movie’s. I can try to but it’s Very Hard regardless.

  1. Please add some more African movies made in Hama or some Jamaican movies like ” one love”. Shotas and some Tyler perry movies or some 2016 movies

  2. Wow thank you soo much for the movies. Please add more black movies in the list. There are some other good movies to watch. will watch these movies with one of my premium accounts.

  3. Need more updated urban movies…
    I have been with Netflix a long time and I’m sure they can do a better job of providing updated movies for black people!!! ?

    1. I agree. You should check out TUBE TV. There’s somewhere around 300 black movies. all types and there’re free as well. However, the movies are dated.

  4. I wont be renewing, I cant ever find positive movies with black families on here. They always portray blacks as violent, homeless, on drugs and in poverty- Not a good streaming venue.

  5. I would love to see some of Tyler Perry movies.
    Rachel February19, 2017 . I have eenjoyed all of the movies, some were watched more than once. I do not like crackler but if I can find different movies I will watch.

  6. Not enough Black series. I love watching Netfix series it’s like reading a good book..Really enjoyed Greenleaf looking forward to Season 2.

    It would be nice if Netfix could pick up, If Loving You Is Wrong and The Haves and Have Nots. There are so many other Black series out there.

    Variety is the key to great success.

  7. Mississippi Damned (2009) – Ava DuVernay
    Timbuktu (2014) – Abderrahmane Sissako
    Fruitvale Station (2013) – Ryan Coogler
    Beasts of No Nation (2015) – Cary Fukunaga

    1. Netflix need to bring the thowbacks like:
      Rosewood (1997) – Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle
      Love Songs (1999) -Louis Gossett Jr., Andre Braugher, and Robert Townsend
      Too Sleep with Anger(1990) – Danny Glover
      The Might Quinn (1989) – Denzel Washington and Robert Townsend

  8. First Match is a great movie.
    Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the boys wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.
    Director: Olivia Newman

  9. Next needs a African American genre selection. They have selections for British, Koren Drama, International and spanish language, Why not have an African American genre selection.

  10. I do wish they could add more of the Kendrick films like Fireproof and War Room. But, I think those are Netflix exclusives right now. I’m also going to have to checkout Snag and Classic Films Collection. I never knew these two platforms existed

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