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.
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. Coming to Netflix on November 10th.
Starring: Tessa Thompson
Red Notice (PG-13) 2021
In the world of international crime, an Interpol agent attempts to hunt down and capture the world’s most wanted art thief. Coming to Netflix on November 12th.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson
Cowboy Bebop (TV-14) 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? Coming to Netflix on November 19th.
Starring: Mustafa Shakir
Tick, Tick…Boom (PG-13) 2021
On the brink of turning 30, a promising theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressure to create something great before time runs out. Coming to Netflix on November 19th
Starring: Alexandra Shipp
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. Coming to Netflix November 24th.
Starring: Kevin Hart, Wesley Snipes
Bruised (R) 2020
Years after a humiliating defeat, an MMA fighter grabs one last shot at redemption when the young son she left behind comes back into her life. Coming to Netflix on November 24th.
Starring: Halle Berry
Black Action Films:
Project Power (R) 2020
Starring: Jamie Foxx
When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local police officer must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.
Black Comedy Films (Comedies):
Big Mouth (TV-MA) 2021
Even for a cartoon character, going through puberty isn’t easy for a young person. Andrew is learning that firsthand as he experiences the nightmare that is growing up in this animated series geared toward adults. Along for the ride are friends Nick and Jessi, who develop a budding romance along the way.
Starring: Jordan Peele and Maya Rudolph
Resort to Love (TV-PG) 2021
Starring: Christina Milian, Jay Pharoah, Sinqua Walls
Reeling from a broken engagement and career meltdown, a singer takes a gig at a swanky island resort — where her ex-fiancé happens to be getting married. Produced by Grammy winner Alicia Keys.
Thunder Force (PG-13) 2021
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, and Jason Bateman
Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! (TV-PG) 2021
Starring: Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier, and Kyla-Drew
A single dad and cosmetics brand owner figures out fatherhood on the fly when his strong-minded teen daughter moves in with him.
Family Reunion (TV-PG) 2021
Starring: Loretta Davis, Tia Mowry, Anthony Alabi
When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to small-town Georgia, life down South — and traditional grandparents — challenge their big-city ways.
Black Documentary Films:
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (TV-14) 2021
Starring: Stephen Satterfield
Black food is American food. Chef and writer Stephen Satterfield traces the delicious, moving through lines from Africa to Texas in this docuseries.
Dark City Beneath the Beat (TV-MA) 2021
Cast: Unseek, Mighty Mark, Tsu Terry, and more
Musical documentary reimagines Baltimore’s narrative, a city rising above social and economic turmoil to develop a vibrant and close-knit community for the arts through its homegrown sound, Baltimore club music.
Trial 4 (TV-MA) 2020
Starring: Sean K. Ellis
Charged as a teen in the 1993 killing of a Boston police officer, Sean K. Ellis fights to prove his innocence while exposing police corruption and systemic racism.
The Last Dance (TV-MA) 2020
Starring: Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen, Phil Jackson
Charting the rise of the 1990’s Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.
Black Drama Films:
Colin in Black & White 2021
Starring: Colin Kaepernick, Jaden Michael, Gabriel Womack
Exploring Kaepernick’s high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist.
Premieres October 29, 2021
Malcolm & Marie (R) 2021
Starring: Zendaya, John David Washington
As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (R) 2020
Starring: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman
Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues.”
Da 5 Bloods (R) 2020
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo
Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.
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