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African American Children's Movies

Are you looking for a way for your child to watch Black movies and tv series for free? Look no further for African American children’s films and television shows on free services for streaming that provide positive messages of courage, intelligence, and strength to break barriers.


Looking to watch movies? Check out this list of free movies to enjoy right now! Whether you want to watch the latest releases or explore different genres, you have many options. Sit back, relax, and have a movie marathon as you binge-watch new movies. From action-packed adventures to heartwarming comedies, there’s something for everyone. This list includes free movies that connect with Black kids. So grab your popcorn and click “watch now.”


All the movies and TV shows on this list are free to watch on any smartphone, tablet, computer, firestick, or television with internet capabilities. All you must do is click the link attached to the name of the show or movie. The content is from free video streaming services, Tubi, PBS, Crackle, Amazon Prime Video, and Kanopy.  Kanopy requires a library card to use. Only selected content from Amazon Prime Video is free.


The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the free children’s shows and movies before watching.


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Free Children’s Shows Rated TV-Y


Weird Waters (TV-Y)

Three BFFFs (best fish friends forever) on the freshwater adventure of a lifetime. (Tubi)


The Sandbox (TV-Y)

Baby Einstein characters and friends gather to play, problem-solve, and have fun. (Tubi)


Amos, the Mask Hunter (TV-Y7)

Trained by his spiritual master and aided by his friends, Amos must claim the Half-Masks of Balance and reestablish harmony. (Tubi)


The Adventures of Bernie (TV-Y)

After failing to help Zig eat Marina, Bernie finds himself lost at the ocean’s bottom with wacky neighbors. (Tubi)


Blue Bagoo and Friends (TV-Y)

After failing to help Zig eat Marina, Bernie finds himself lost at the ocean’s bottom with wacky neighbors. (Tubi)


Bananya and the Curious Bunch (TV-Y)

The adorable series follows cats who live inside of bananas, going on fun adventures in their food and feline-friendly world. (Tubi)


Dolly and Friends (TV-Y)

A darling little sheep plays with her friends and family, always looking to learn about colors and how to help the creatures around her. (Tubi)


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Free Children’s Shows and Movies Rated G


Onyx Monster Mysteries (TV-G)

Join the vlogging Onyx family as they embark on a daring adventure attempting to save monsters. (Tubi)


The Gumboot Kids (TV-G)

Join Scout, Daisy, and Jessie as they lead the Gumboot Kids outside to explore nature’s wonders mindfully. (Tubi)


Jk’s House (G)

At JK’s House, Dr. Amber Jenkins and JK blend family values and life lessons with music and dance. (Amazon FreeVee)


Americano (G)

When his father’s bird circus is stolen, a brave young parrot takes flight to help save the day. (Amazon FreeVee)


Patchworks Pals (TV-G)

A group of pals living together on a patchwork quilt sometimes encounter problems but always pull together. (Tubi)


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Free Children’s Shows and Movies Rated PG


Troop Zero (PG)

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. (Amazon FreeVee)


Sherlock Gnomes (PG)

When Gnomeo and Juliet discover their missing friends, they team up with detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the mystery. (Amazon FreeVee)


Leap! (PG)

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris. (Amazon FreeVee)


Son of Bigfoot (PG)

A teen longs to know his father and sets out on the adventure of a lifetime to discover who he is- only to learn that his old man is Bigfoot! (Tubi)


Smurfs: The Lost Village (PG)

A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest. (Amazon FreeVee)


Toys & Pets (TV-PG)

A group of tea pets embark on a magical animated adventure to find a fabled mystic. (Amazon FreeVee)


My Sweet Monster (PG)

The king of the wilderness rescues a runaway princess, and together they race to save the forest. (Amazon FreeVee)


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Still unsure if a movie or TV show is appropriate for your children? The Motion Pictures Association offers more information, including an interactive guide on understanding TV and movie ratings.


Is your favorite film or tv show not on our Free Children’s Shows and Movie lists? Do you have other services to stream movies and TV shows for free? Let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.



Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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