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There are plenty of stories to check out with these Black Netflix movies. From action to documentaries, there’s something for everyone on this list. Grab some popcorn and check out these Black movies on Netflix!

Black Action Movies

Heart of the Hunter (TV-MA) New

Genre: South African, Spy
A retired assassin is pulled back into action when his friend uncovers a dangerous conspiracy at the heart of the South African government.
Starring: Bonko Khoza
IMDB Rating: 4.5/10
Runtime: 107 minutes
Why you may like: Leaving the life of crime is never easy. When a retired assassin finally gives up the life, he is forced to return to save his friend. When his friend uncovers a conspiracy in the South African government, he is forced to re-enter the life and protect his friend. Check out Heart of the Hunter today! This spy thriller is great for a night in.

Luther: The Fallen Sun (R)

Genre: Mystery, Drama
Haunted by an unsolved murder, London police detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a serial killer.
Starring: Idris Elba
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
Runtime: 130 minutes
Why you may like: An unsolved murder, a jail sentence, and one determined detective. One man stands between a serial killer and the rest of the city. Check out Idris Elba in this gritty action film. Enjoy some popcorn and an ominous ambiance. Immerse yourself in this crime drama and be your own detective. Perfect for a light night watch.

The Equalizer 3 (R)

Genre: Adventure, Crime
Robert McCall vows to stop an Italian crime syndicate from brutalizing and extorting the residents of a small coastal town that has won his heart.
Starring: Denzel Washington
IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
Runtime: 109 minutes
Why you may like: Miss the chance to see the final installment in theaters? Denzel Washington’s iconic trilogy has come to an end, with the last film now streaming on Netflix. This film follows Robert McCall in Italy, struggling to find inner peace. Tune in to see if The Equalizer returns. Stream the movie today.

Black Comedy Movies

Chappelle’s Home Team- Donnell Rawlings: A New Day (TV-MA)

Genre: Stand-up
In this stand-up special, Donnell Rawlings riffs on toxic relationships, getting older, visiting New Zealand, and his secret to co-parenting a young son.
Starring: Donnell Rawlings
IMDB Rating: 6.0/10
Runtime: 40 minutes 
Why you may like: Do you love Dave Chapelle? Check out this new comedy special from his production company, Chapelle’s Home Team! Donell Rawlings addresses toxic relationships and secrets to co-parenting. This new comedy special is perfect for the weekend. Make sure to check it out this weekend. This 40-minute special is perfect for a date night watch.

Brian Simpson: Live from the Mothership (TV-MA)

Genre: Stand-up
From embracing his inner hater to the rigid rules of masculinity, comedian Brian Simpson goes full throttle in this unfiltered stand-up special.
Starring: Brian Simpson
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Runtime: 71 minutes
Why you may like: Do you embrace your inner hater? Brian Simpson definitely does, and more so with his brand-new comedy special. Laugh at his jokes about the rules of masculinity and enjoy his hilarious commentary. This is a perfect special for the weekend, and everyone should check it out. Watch Brian Simpson: Live from the Mothership today!

Good Times (TV-MA) New

Genre: Sitcom
In this edgy, irreverent reimagining of the TV classic, a new generation of the Evans family keeps their heads above water in a Chicago housing project.
Starring: Yvette Nicole Brown
IMDB Rating: 3.6/10
Runtime: 82 minutes
Why you may like: Good Times is one of the most iconic Black sitcoms in history. Netflix is revamping the series and is giving it a modern twist. The new animated series will address current social issues and appeal to the current ideas of the latest generation. Don’t miss this new reboot on Netflix today!

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Black Documentaries

Stamped from the Beginning (R)

Genre: Social Issues, Historical
A documentary that explores the history of racist ideas in America.
Directed by: Roger Ross Williams
IMDB Rating6.2/10
Runtime: 91 minutes
Why you may like: Have you ever read Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas by Ibram X. Kendi? Looking to learn more about the history of racism in America? Check out Stamped from the Beginning. This documentary explores the hardships of being Black in America and the history of injustice in our society. Sit down and learn with this incredible documentary.

The Greatest Night in Pop (PG-13)

Genre: History, Music
On a January night in 1985, music’s biggest stars gathered to record “We Are the World.” This documentary goes behind the scenes of the historic event.
Starring: USA for Africa
IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Runtime: 97 minutes
Why you may like: In 1985, the most popular artists gathered to record a charity song for famine in Africa. Putting differences aside, the artists made history with the hit single “We Are the World”. With famous artists such as Michael Jackson and Ray Charles, this archive footage is going to show you all the details. Check out The Greatest Night in Pop today!

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Black Drama Movies

The Kitchen (R)

Genre: Sci-Fi, Social Issue
Izi’s close to escaping The Kitchen, one of London’s last remaining housing estates. But when young Benji enters his life, he faces some hard decisions.
Starring: Kane Robinson
IMDB Rating: 5.4/10
Runtime: 107 minutes
Why you may like: Set in a dystopian future, The Kitchen deals with issues of privatization versus individual neighborhoods. This sci-fi social issue drama provides entertainment for all ages. Written by veteran actor Daniel Kaluuya, this is one of the most anticipated films of 2024. Watch a cool movie that will make you think. Check out The Kitchen today!

A Taste of Sin (TV-PG)

Genre: African
Faith, forgiveness, redemption, and hope. Two pastors, poles apart, navigate their temptations — one tempted by money, and the other by desire.
Starring: Jackie Appiah
IMDB Rating: 5.4/10
Runtime: 120 minutes
Why you may like: Two pastors test the limits of their faith with external pressures. Will money and lust be able to convince them to abandon everything they know? Check out A Taste of Sin on Netflix today! This story of spirituality and redemption is great for a weekend watch. Find out all the drama and more today.

The Beautiful Game (PG-13)

Genre: Social Issue, Sports
As an English football squad heads to Rome for the Homeless World Cup, their talented new player must let go of his past and learn to be part of a team.
Starring: Michael Ward
IMDB Rating6.3/10
Runtime: 125 minutes
Why you may like: As advocates to end homelessness, every year, homeless men are invited to compete in a series of English football matches. Dubbed the Homeless World Cup, an English football team heads to Rome to compete. But when the newest player has a past, can the team pull out a victory? Check out The Beautiful Game on Netflix today!

Smart Casuals (TV-MA) New

Genre: African, Romantic
One couple just met. Another is attempting to marry — again. As one pair moves toward a life together, the other realizes love isn’t what they imagined.
Starring: Anga Makubalo
IMDB Rating:
Not rated
Runtime: 96 minutes 
Why you may like:
Love is never easy. When a couple decides to share their lives, the commitment can be hard. Can they learn to live with each other? Check out Smart Causals today and find out. Love can be both the greatest and most tragic story ever told. Make sure to check out Smart Causals over the weekend.

Mending the Line (R)

Genre: Emotional, Veteran
A Marine wounded in Afghanistan learns to face his combat trauma through friendship with an older war veteran and the healing practice of fly fishing.
Starring: Sinqua Walls
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Runtime: 122 minutes
Why you may like: PTSD in veterans is incredibly brutal and can impact them for years on end. When a Marine returns wounded from Afghanistan, he has no idea how to work through his pain. When he encounters an older war veteran, will his outlook on life change? This emotional film is powerful and worth a watch. Check it out today!

Shirley (PG-13)

Genre: Biopic, Social Issue
Shirley Chisholm makes a trailblazing run for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination after becoming the first Black woman elected to Congress.
Starring: Regina King
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
Runtime: 117 minutes
Why you may like: Shirley Chisholm’s story is one of the most important ones in Black history. As the first Black woman elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm turned the United States’ Congress upside down. But, what happened when she decided to run for President of the United States? Find out more this Friday with Shirley!

Mea Culpa (R)

Genre: Thriller, Crime
A criminal defense attorney must choose between family, duty, and her own dangerous desires when she takes on the case of an artist accused of murder.
Starring: Kelly Rowland
IMDB Rating: 4.1/10
Runtime: 120 minutes
Why you may like: Do you love Tyler Perry and Kelly Rowland? Check out his latest thriller starring Kelly Rowland. When a criminal defense attorney takes on a risky case, she puts her family, duty, and life on the line. Take some time and check out Mea Culpa today. Perfect for a weekend watch!

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Life can be rotten sometimes, and taking some time off is essential. Whether it’s a movie about a small-town romance, a sequel, or a cult classic, Netflix has an incredible selection. Looking for some of the best horror films or action movies similar to the Avengers or Batman? Netflix is sure to have it. Take some time off and scroll through Netflix today!

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Written by: Jaylyn Nurredin 

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