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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.  


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Silverton Siege
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

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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


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Black Comedy Films (Comedies):

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

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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

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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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    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. Please add some more multicultural movies ie urban and black movies. – spike lee and Denzel Washington etc

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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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