Best Black Netflix movies and TV shows!
Best Black Netflix movies to binge-watch
Movies streaming on Netflix starring Black Americans
Best films and documentaries about Black women and men
Best movies on Netflix for African Americans
Netflix offers many movies featuring Black and African American talent – filmmakers, screenplay writers, actors and actresses, and critics without having to go to the big screen. In addition to Black movies about slavery, segregation, equality, oppression, racial injustice and the Civil Rights Movement, Netflix also offers Black film genres that include comedies, documentaries, sci-fi, sequels and even horror movies.
Black artists and Black movies are often acclaimed for their cinematic displays that highlight Black culture. Many of the most recent Black films have been recognized for outstanding box-office ticket sales, featured at Sundance and other film festivals, and nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. So, find the genre that suits your mood, make some popcorn, and pass the time with these riveting Black Netflix movies and TV shows!
The Black Netflix movies in this article are as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to watching.
After a failed sabotage mission, a trio of anti-apartheid freedom fighters ends up in a tense bank hostage situation. Based on a true story. Coming to Netflix April 27th,2022.
Starring: Thabo Rametsi
Black Action Films:
Raising Dion (TV-PG) 2019
A widowed mom sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her young son’s emerging superpowers while keeping his extraordinary gifts under wraps.
Starring: Alisha Wainwright
Cowboy Bebop (TV-MA) 2021
Long on style and perpetually short on cash, bounty hunters Spike, Jet and Faye trawl the solar system looking for jobs. But can they outrun Spike’s past?
Starring: Mustafa Shakir
Zero (TV-MA) 2021
A shy teen with the power to turn invisible must get it under control to help defend his neighborhood, putting aside the pursuit of his artistic dream.
Starring: Giuseppe Dave Seke
Amandla (TV-MA) 2022
Years after surviving a childhood tragedy, two brothers fall on opposing sides of the law as a gang-linked crime tests their loyalty to one another.
Starring: Lemogang Tsipa
Dirty Lines (TV-MA) 2022
In 1980s Amsterdam, an enterprising college student stumbles into a new career at a phone sex line started by two wildly different brothers. Coming to Netflix April 8th, 2022.
Starring: Joy Delima
Ms. Pat: Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy? (TV-MA) 2022
Ms. Pat finds laughter in the absurdities of parenting, pet lovers and very unfortunate lip trends as she unpacks a painful past with humor and honesty.
Starring: Ms. Pat
Only Jokes Allowed (TV-MA) 2022
Six of South Africa’s top comedians take center stage and showcase their talent in this collection of short stand-up sets.
Starring: Schalk Bezuidenhout
Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo to Life (TV-MA) 2022
Mo Gilligan breaks down his days as a broke teenager, working in retail, relationship dynamics, annoying talk show producers and more in this special.
Starring: Mo Gilligan
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming (TV-MA) 2022
Madea’s back — hallelujer! And she’s not putting up with any nonsense as family drama erupts at her great-grandson’s college graduation celebration.
Starring: Tyler Perry
Black Documentary Films:
Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star (TV-MA) 2022
Soccer player Senzo Meyiwa was a national hero before his killing shocked South Africa. Who did it, and why? This docuseries dives into the evidence.
Starring: Robert Marawa
Fresh, Fried, and Crispy (TV-PG) 2021
Passionate about food and ready for fun, critic Daym Drops, drops in on America’s Smokin’ hotspots for the best, freshest takes on fried food.
Starring: Daym Drops
Amend: The Fight for America (TV-MA) 2021
Will Smith hosts this look at the evolving, often lethal, fight for equal rights in America through the lens of the US Constitution’s 14th Amendment.
Starring: Will Smith
Our Great National Parks (TV-PG) 2022
Narrated by former President Barack Obama, this stunning docuseries shines the spotlight on some of the planet’s most spectacular national parks.
Starring: Barack Obama
jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (TV-MA) 2022
The lives of an emerging superstar and a filmmaker are intertwined in this intense, intimate docuseries charting Kanye West’s career, filmed over two decades. New episodes are released weekly.
Starring: Kanye West
Black Drama Films:
The Man of God (TV-MA) 2022
Samuel forsakes his harsh religious upbringing to live his own life — but his soul remains caught between the world and the faith he left behind. Coming to Netflix April 16th,2022.
Starring: Akah Nnani
Passing (PG-13) 2021
In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who’s passing as white.
Starring: Tessa Thompson
True Story (TV-MA) 2021
A world-famous comedian desperately searches for a way out after a night in Philadelphia with his brother threatens to sabotage more than his success.
Starring: Kevin Hart
Archive 81 (TV-MA) 2022
An archivist takes a job restoring damaged videotapes and gets pulled into the vortex of a mystery involving the missing director and a demonic cult.
Starring: Mamoudou Athie
Chosen (TV-MA) 2022
A 17-year-old girl finds her world turned upside down when she and her friends discover the disturbing truth lurking in their quiet Danish town.
Starring: Malaika Berenth Mosendane
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