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Black Female Lead Movies on Netflix

From comedies to dramas, there is an ever-growing list of movies starring talented black female actors. Whether you're looking for a laugh or a tear-jerking story, Netflix has it all.

Get ready to experience stories that focus on the lives and triumphs of black women characters with this list of black female lead movies on Netflix.

Black Female Lead Movies on Netflix

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz (Actors)

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Late author Toni Morrison talks about life and writing in this documentary exploring the ways her work reflects themes of race and American history. | Stream on Netflix

We Have a Ghost

After finding a ghost with a murky past haunting their new house, a family becomes internet sensations — and the targets of a shadowy government agency. | Stream on Netflix

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Sommore: Queen Chandelier

This Queen of Comedy shines as she takes the stage to sound off on her suspicion of free stuff, social media prayer requests, fake lashes, and ugly shoes. | Stream on Netflix

The Woman King

In the 1820s, a battle-tested general trains a new generation of female warriors to protect their kingdom from a powerful foe. Inspired by true events. | Stream on Netflix


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. | Stream on Netflix


Feeling forgotten on Mother's Day, three best friends leave the suburbs and drive to New York City to surprise their adult sons. | Stream on Netflix

The Noel Diary

Cleaning out his childhood home at Christmas, a novelist meets a woman searching for her birth mother. Will an old diary unlock their pasts — and hearts? | Stream on Netflix

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

With their mother in jail and bills piling up, ambitious small-town teens Deidra and Laney plot a series of train robberies to keep themselves afloat. | Stream on Netflix


When her father falls ill, Adaeze steps up to run the family business — alongside her uncle — and prove herself in a male-dominated world. | Stream on Netflix

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Burdened by troubles in life and love, a mother of three grown children searches for hope and healing on an impromptu trip to Paper Moon, Montana. | Stream on Netflix

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life. | Stream on Netflix


When the patriarch of an emigrant Nigerian family visits their female-led Canadian home, traditional values collide with newer ones. | Stream on Netflix

A Fall from Grace

When gentle, law-abiding Grace confesses to killing her new husband, her skeptical young lawyer sets out to uncover the truth. A film by Tyler Perry. | Stream on Netflix

First Match

A tenacious high school girl raised in foster homes tries to reconnect with her ex-con father by joining a boy's wrestling team. | Stream on Netflix

End of the Road

Recently widowed mom Brenda fights to protect her family during a harrowing road trip when a murder and a missing bag of cash plunge them into danger. | Stream on Netflix


Rob's madly in love and about to be married. Unfortunately, he's also naked, stuck in an elevator, and caught in a time loop. | Stream on Netflix

This Lady Called Life

Abandoned by her family, young single mother Aiye struggles to survive but stays focused on her dream of becoming an elite chef. | Stream on Netflix

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In Lagos, a journalist goes undercover as a prostitute to expose human trafficking. What she finds is a world of exploited women and ruthless violence. | Stream on Netflix


A bright student in Nigeria takes on the academic establishment when she reports a popular professor who tried to rape her. Based on real events. | Stream on Netflix

Roxanne Roxanne

She grew up in a tough New York neighborhood in the '80s and made history with “Roxanne's Revenge.” The story of teen battle rap champ Roxanne Shanté. | Stream on Netflix

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