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Binge-watch these Black Netflix movies and TV shows!
What are some good Black Netflix movies to binge-watch?
What new black series should I watch on Netflix?
Where can I find a list of Black Netflix documentaries?
While stuck at home waiting out this lingering pandemic, check out these Black Netflix movies with your favorite leading Black actors, both old and new. In addition, from action and adventure to comedy and romance, find the genre that suits your mood, make some popcorn, and pass the time with these Black Netflix movies and TV shows!
The Black Netflix movies in this article are as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to watching.
Black Action Films and Movies
Bulletproof 2 (2020)
Stars: Faizon Love, Kirk Fox
A special agent abruptly reunites with a criminal who was once a former friend. As a result, 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.
Django Unchained (2012)
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Accompanied by a German bounty hunter, a freed slave named Django travels across America to free his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.
Stars: Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman
During the Civil War, the first all-African American regiment engages in an uphill attack against the Confederate army amid bigotry, bloodshed, and more.
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 who 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.
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.
Stars: Will Smith
A human cop and his orc partner stumble on a powerful object and become embroiled in a prophesied turf war.
Black Comedy Films and Movies
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 is a down-on-her-luck drag queen traveling across America. Moreover, she 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.
Stars: Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Ealy, Eve
A barber sells the Chicago shop he inherited from his father. However, he then quickly regrets his decision. Therefore, getting back his birthright won’t be so easy.
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Stars: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan
When a Los Angeles family’s patriarch dies, his dutiful eldest son plans the funeral. Consequently, it becomes a fiasco thanks to a colorful cast of attendees.
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. As a result, he risks it all to take his act to the big screen.
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.
National Security (2003)
Stars: Martin Lawrence
Two mismatched security guards — a former cop and a police academy washout — find themselves working together to bust a smuggling ring.
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Stars: Terry Crews, Snoop Dogg, Erica Ash
Taking aim at not only the horror genre but also films like “Black Swan” and “Inception,” “Scary Movie 5” widens the franchise’s scope of mockery.
Black Documentary Films and Movies
Stars: Cory Booker, Angela Davis, Van Jones
In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
A Kid from Coney Island (2019)
Stars: Stephon Marbury
From gifted athlete to professional NBA hooper, Coney Island’s Stephon Marbury navigates the pressures, pitfalls, and peaks of his basketball journey.
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”.
I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Joey Starr
Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book, this visual essay explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.
Stark footage traces decades of police brutality and public uprising leading up to the 1992 acquittal of four LAPD officers filmed beating Rodney King.
Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (2020)
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.
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)
Stars: Victoria Cruz
As she fights the tide of violence against trans women, activist Victoria Cruz probes the suspicious 1992 death of her friend Marsha P. Johnson.
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
Candid recollections from esteemed Black entertainers trace the history of African American cinema.
Black Drama Films and Movies
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.
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Stars: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors
Four African American veterans return to Vietnam decades after the war to find their squad leader’s remains — and a stash of buried gold.
For Colored Girls (2020)
Stars: Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise
Each of the women portrays 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.
Stars: Laura Harrier
A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-Word War II Hollywood try to make it big – matter the cost.
Miss Virginia (2019)
Stars: Matthew Modine, Vanessa Williams, Amirah Vann
A struggling inner-city mother sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. As a result, unwilling to allow her son to stay in a dangerous school, she launches a movement that could save his future.
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 (2020)
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.
The Brothers (2001)
Stars: Morris Chestnut, D.L. Hughley, Bill Belamy
Four close-knit friends test the limits of honesty and commitment as they barhop, climb the career ladder and incessantly fall in and out of love.
The Help (2011)
Stars: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Cicely Tyson
A young, white writer stirs up the status quo in 1960s Mississippi by interviewing Black housemaids and bringing their stories to the masses.
This Christmas (2007)
Stars: Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba
Gathering to celebrate Christmas together for the first time in four years, the Whitfield clan uses the opportunity to air their true feelings.
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 carries on the family’s Memphis BBQ joint.
Black Films and Movies Based on Books/Real Life
Hard Lessons (1986)
Stars: Denzel Washington
This drama based on real-life events tells the story of George McKenna, the tough, determined new principal of a notorious Los Angeles high school.
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.
Black Reality TV Shows
Cooked with Cannabis (2020)
Chefs compete to get the hosts and special guests high on elevated cannabis cuisine with their artful use of the 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 Sight Season 9 (2019)
Set up by experts, four couples meet at the altar 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.
Black Romantic Comedy Films and Movies
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.
Stars: Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert
Rob’s madly in love and about to be married. Unfortunately, he’s also naked, stuck in an elevator, and caught in a time loop.
Black Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films and Movies
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 . In addition, he 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 superpowers and tries to figure out how to raise him safely and responsibly.
Black Stand-up Comedy Films and Movies
Fary: Hexagon (2020)
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 truth.
Black Suspense/Thriller Films and Movies
A Fall From Grace (2020)
Stars: Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Cicely Tyson
When gentle, law-abiding Grace confesses to killing her new husband, her skeptical young lawyer sets out to uncover the truth. A film by Tyler Perry.
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. Therefore, if she’s going to survive, she’ll have to question everyone’s motives – even the people she loves.
Fatal Affair (2020)
Stars: Nia Long, Omar Epps, Stephen Bishop
A lawyer is caught in a terrifying game of cat and mouse when a drink with an old friend escalates into an obsession that jeopardizes everyone 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.
Jacobs Ladder (2019)
Stars: Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams
After his brother returns home from war, Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Also, plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images.
Message from the King (2017)
Stars: Chadwick Boseman
On a relentless quest to avenge his sister’s murder, a man from Cape Town infiltrates a sprawling network of lowlifes and elites in Los Angeles.
The Perfection (2019)
Stars: Logan Browning
Artistry. Jealousy. Secrets – and shocking consequences. Perfection comes at an unfathomable price.
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