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7 Black Lifetime Movies List

These Black Lifetime movies feature Black actors on the Lifetime TV network.

So, pick a genre that suits your mood, open some popcorn, and relax. Check these amazing Black Christmas Movies on Lifetime and films as well!

Black Lifetime Movies List

Betty & Coretta
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Universal Music Group (Director) - Shem Bitterman (Writer) - Yves Simoneau (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Betty and Coretta

“Betty & Coretta,” based on the actual lives of the beautiful Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett), wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Malik Yoba), and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J. Blige), wife of Malcolm X, focuses on the exceptional women behind the two men who would change history (Lindsay Owen Pierre). 

When their husbands were tragically assassinated, these two women not only inherited the civil rights movement’s mantle, but they also found themselves as single mothers who had to raise and support their children without a husband or father, resulting in a relationship unlike any other that lasted more than three decades.

Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart

This is a big memoir of the Award-winning R&B icon Toni Braxton’s Unbreak my heart. From her discovery by super producers L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds to her struggle with Lupus, the film tracks the singer’s career. 

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The film also explores how she dealt with her public divorce while dealing with her son’s autism and family issues.

“Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart,” tells the story of the phenomenally talented singer’s untold efforts to make herself and her family whole again, and how she became a global inspiration in the process.

Get ready to be inspired by this heart-touching film.

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Aunjanue Ellis, Raven Goodwin, Demore Barnes (Actors)
  • Christine Swanson (Director) - Sylvia L. Jones (Writer) - Mary J. Blige (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Clark Sisters: The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel

These beautiful Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, and Missy Elliott serve as executive producers for The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, which premieres on April 11 at 8/7c.

The Clark Sisters, the authorized musical of exceptional gospel singers, tells the tale of the world’s best-selling female gospel quartet and their trailblazing mother, Mattie Moss Clark (Aunjanue Ellis). 

The five beautiful Clark sisters (Christina Bell as “Twinkie,” Kierra Sheard as “Karen,” Sheléa Frazier as “Dorinda,” Raven Goodwin as “Denise,” Angela Birchett as “Jacky”) rose from humble beginnings in Detroit, overcoming abuse, rejection, betrayal, and sibling rivalries to achieve international fame as icons of the Gospel music industry. | Stream on Lifetime

Cheryl James and Sandra Denton: Salt-N-Pepa 

After recording a song for their buddy Hurby Azor, Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton begin on a trip into the world of rap and hip hop in Salt-N-Pepa.

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As one of the first all-female rap groups, the beautiful Salt-N-Pepa changed the face of hip hop by being unafraid to talk about sex and voice their thoughts on men. 

The film follows the trio as they become the first female rap act to reach platinum and receive numerous honors, including a Grammy, opening the path for all female rappers to follow in their footsteps.

Salt-N-big Pepa’s hits will be performed in the film, including “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “What a Man,” “Shoop,” and “Push It.” Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Cleveland Berto as music producer “Hurby Azor,” Jermel Howard as rapper “Treach,” and Monique Paul as “DJ Spinderella” star in the film. | Stream on Lifetime

Steel Magnolias
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye (Actors)
  • Kenny Leon (Director) - Sally Robinson (Writer) - David A. Rosemont (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Steel Magnolias

This amazing movie is inspiring and inspirational. The actresses got along pretty smoothly and created genuine sheer magic as a result of their teamwork.

This film is for any woman who has visited her favorite beauty salon and become engrossed in the gossip, news, and healing laughter of like-minded women.

The story goes these beautiful Six Louisiana ladies (Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashad, Jill Scott, and Alfre Woodard) meet for their daily dose of female bonding at a beauty salon.

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Amira Anderson, Max Boateng, Cassandra Bolinski (Actors)
  • Mahalia Productions LTD (Director) - Bettina Gilois (Writer) - Kenny Leon (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

This heart-warming movie would bring encouragement and inspiration to whoever is watching it.

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Mahalia, a citizen of New Orleans, began singing at a young age and went on to become one of America’s most respected gospel singers, combining her music with the civil rights fight.

Her performance of “Move on Up a Little Higher” went on to sell millions of copies, bringing her to international recognition and allowing her to perform in a variety of settings, including Carnegie Hall in front of a racially mixed audience and at John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball. 

Jackson, an outspoken supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, sang at various events, including the 1963 March on Washington alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the aim of encouraging and inspiring racial equality through her music.

Mahalia is executive produced by Robin Roberts and Linda Berman from Rock’n Robin Productions and Lincoln Square Productions.

Fat Albert
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kenan Thompson, Shedrack III, Kyla Pratt (Actors)
  • Joel Zwick (Director) - Bill Cosby (Writer) - Bill Cosby (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Fat Albert

The film Fat Albert is one of the greatest masterpieces, and even though Bill Cosby is now widely regarded as a monster, Fat Albert is timeless.

You’ll enjoy watching him run away from his difficulties and wish to stay in the real world despite the fact that his planet desperately needs him.

The Cosby Kids and Fat Albert come to life and leave their colorful inner-city Philadelphia world. It’s enough to make anyone cry as Fat Albert begins to fade from existence.

And the ending is what elevates this film above any film in terms of emotional impact. After all of this, I have to see what happens to Fat Albert.

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