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90s Black Love Movies

The 90s were a special decade for many reasons – fashion, music, movies, and more. But one thing that stands out, in particular, is the 90s Black Love Movies that have become iconic to this day.

From romantic comedies to timeless dramas, the 90s produced some of the most beloved black love movies of all time. These films have shaped generations, providing us with powerful examples of pure love, commitment, and resilience in the face of adversity.

90's Black Love Movies

Black love movies typically focus on romantic relationships within the African American community, highlighting the unique experiences, challenges, and joys faced by Black couples. These films celebrate love, cultural identity, and often explore themes such as family dynamics, personal growth, and overcoming obstacles, providing a representation of love that resonates with Black audiences while also offering universal themes that anyone can relate to.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg (Actors)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

An attractive forty-something financial executive from San Francisco is convinced by her girlfriend to take a much-needed vacation in Jamaica, where she develops a steamy romance with a younger man in his twenties.

Girl 6
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Randle, Theresa, Washington, Isaiah, IV, Lewis, Jenifer (Actors)

Girl 6 (1996)

Trying to make it in the acting world, a young black woman (Theresa Randle) resorts to working as a phone sex operator to pay the bills. Called Girl 6 by her new employer, she finds her work oddly fulfilling and starts getting attached to one caller, Bob (Peter Berg).

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While dealing with various personal problems — such as her thief ex-husband (Isaiah Washington) wanting her back — Girl 6 comes to the dangerous realization that it's easier to live in her fantasy work life than her real life.

The Preacher's Wife
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Courtney Vance, Jenifer Lewis, Denzel Washington (Actors)

The Preacher's Wife (1996)

A cleric begins to doubt himself and is visited by an angel. The heavenly emissary is supposed to help the good reverend over his midlife crisis, but he is distracted by the cleric's lovely young wife. A remake with gospel music of the `The Bishop's Wife'.

Love Jones
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington (Actors)

Love Jones (1997)

Two urban African-Americans, Darius (Larenz Tate), an aspiring writer, and Nina (Nia Long), an aspiring photographer, share an instant connection after a chance to meet at a Chicago club.

The two bond over music, photography, and poetry, and eventually begin a torrid romance. However, when Nina decides to move to New York and mend her relationship with her ex-fiancé, Marvin (Khalil Kain), it leaves Darius heartbroken, and the couple's future in jeopardy.

The Best Man
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Terrence Howard (Actors)

The Best Man (1999)

A first-time author, attending the wedding of two old chums, worries that his friends will learn that they are the characters in his frank, tell-all novel. Co-starring Morris Chestnut.

Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon (Actors)

Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

In 1956, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers landed a doo-wop hit with “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” Fame turned to tragedy as lead singer Lymon (Larenz Tate) descended into substance abuse that eventually claimed his life at age 25.

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But Lymon didn't just leave his fans bereft — he also left behind three women, and each believes she's owed his song royalties: Platters singer Zola Taylor (Halle Berry), prostitute Elizabeth Waters (Vivica A. Fox) and schoolteacher Emira Eagle (Lela Rochon).

Boomerang
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Robin Givens (Actors)

Boomerang (1992)

Love-'em-and-leave-'em executive Eddie Murphy gets a dose of his own medicine in this sassy romantic comedy.

A Thin Line Between Love And Hate
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Martin Lawrence, Malinda Williams, Simbi Khali (Actors)

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

A sleazy nightclub manager wins the heart of beautiful women, despite an ongoing commitment to his longtime girlfriend. When he tries to cut the cord, he finds it difficult to extricate himself from a crazed love affair.

House Party
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Martin Lawrence (Actors)

House Party (1990)

When party time comes, it's time to tear the house down! If they get caught, it's all over. Kid n' Play star in the uproarious comedy that launched the House Party craze.

Poetic Justice
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King (Actors)

Poetic Justice (1993)

Grieving hairdresser, Justice, goes on a road trip on a mail truck alongside her friend and postal worker, whom she cannot stand.

Booty Call
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tommy Davidson, Jamie Foxx, Vivica A. Fox (Actors)

Booty Call (1997)

Rushon's girlfriend Nikki suggests a double date with her friend Lysterine and his buddy Bunz (Jamie Foxx). As the evening transitions from the restaurant to the bedroom, the two men go on a madcap search for condoms.

B.A.P.S.
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Halle Berry, Martin Landau, Ian Richardson (Actors)

B.A.P.S. (1997)

Two women want to marry rich men and open the world's first combination hair salon and soul food restaurant. But eligible bachelors and business opportunities are in short supply in Decatur, Georgia, so the pair hit the road for California.

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The Wood (1999)

When a bridegroom panics and disappears only hours before his wedding, his two best friends try to track him down.

Soul Food
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Vivica A. Fox, Michael Beach, Jeffrey D. Sams (Actors)

Soul Food (1997)

A middle-class black family's triumphs and trials come to the fore over a warm and wonderful table in this fondly told tale.
 
Strictly Business
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson (Actors)

Strictly Business (1991)

A hilarious film about a successful “buppie” investment broker who risks his career, fiancé, and possessions when he becomes infatuated with a beautiful club promoter.

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