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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.

Den of Thieves (2018)
Stars: Curtis Jackson, O’Shea Jackson, Jr.
A highly skilled crew of bank robbers plotting a heist at the supposedly impenetrable Federal Reserve faces off against an elite unit of L.A. cops.

Sleepless (2017)
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, T.I.
A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.

Romeo Must Die (2000)
Stars: Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, DMX
An avenging cop seeks out his brother’s killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father.


#blackAF (2020)
Stars: Kenya Barris, Rashida Jones
Shooting a documentary for her NYU application, Drea introduces her unfiltered family as Kenya considers toning down his “flexing” around white people and other things.

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.

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.

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.


Becoming (2020)
Stars: Michelle Obama
Join the former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming”.

Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story
Stars: Cyntoia Brown Long
After 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown is sentenced to life in prison, questions about her past, physiology and the law itself call her guilt into question.

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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All Day and a Night (2020)
Stars: Ashton Sanders, Regina Taylor, Jeffrey Wright
While serving life in prison, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path toward his crime.

Hollywood (2020)
Stars: Laura Harrier
A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-Word War II Hollywood try to make it big – matter the cost.

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.

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.

For Colored Girls (2020)
Stars: Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise
Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.

Get on the Bus (1996)
Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher
A diverse group of African American men treks from L.A. to Washington D.C. in an eventful cross-country journey to the Million Man March.


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.

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.

Molly’s Game (2017)
Stars: Idris Elba
The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.


Reality TV
Cooked with Cannabis (2020)
Stars: Kelis
Chefs compete to get the hosts and special guest high on elevated cannabis cuisine with their artful use of leafy herb, THC infusions and CBD sauces.

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.

Married at First Site Season 9 (2019)
Set up by experts, four couples meet at the alter for the first time and test their compatibility after the wedding. 

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.


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.

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.

She Hate Me (2004)
Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington
Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.


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.


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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 (2019) 
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



Dangerous Lies (2020)
Stars: Jessie T. Usher
When a wealthy elderly man dies and unexpectedly leaves his estate to his new caregiver, she’s drawn into a web of deception and murder. If she’s going to survive, she’ll have to question everyone’s motives – even the people she loves.

John Henry (2020)
Stars: Terry Crews, Ludacris
When two immigrant kids on the run from his former South Los Angeles gang leader stumble into his life, John is forced to reconcile with his past in order to try and give them a future.

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. I find that Closed Captioning helps a lot with understanding what’s being said sometimes.

  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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