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15 Black Love Movies on Netflix

As an African-American woman, sometimes I search for romantic movies on Netflix that feature Black actors and tell Black stories. This collection of Black love movies on Netflix includes nearly 150 options.


Black love is a whole movement.

Black Love … highlights love stories from the Black community and answer the question, “What does it take to make a marriage work?” Black Love pulls back the curtain on how love begins and the reality of life-long love, offering proof that it can happen for everyone, but it isn’t a cakewalk. (Source)

Why do we need to highlight “black love?”

Major media outlets routinely present a distorted picture of black families — portraying them as dependent and dysfunctional — while white families are more likely to be depicted as sources of social stability. (Source)


Netflix has many options for beautiful TV and movie entertainment, including a large selection of Black romance movies on Netflix, series, and documentaries. It includes old and new options, with a predominantly African-American cast.

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It’s not always about Black History Month. Sometimes we just need to see and be able to identify with physical representations of ourselves.

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As I mentioned in my post The First Time I Saw Me on TV, I identified with Kimberly from A Different World because she was a smart, dark-skinned, African-American female.

It wasn’t enough just to have African-American characters on TV shows. Rather, I needed to see people that literally looked like ME!

I didn’t know how important it would be to see myself in these role models until middle school.

Here you will find all the amazing African American romantic movies on Netflix I’ve found.


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

Love, Guaranteed

Sparks fly when a crusading but cash-strapped attorney takes on a charming client looking to sue a dating site that guarantees its users will find love. | Stream on Netflix

Nappily Ever After: A Novel
  • Thomas, Trisha R. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Nappily Ever After

When a perfectionist ad exec experiences a romantic setback, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that begins with a dramatic hair makeover. | Stream on Netflix

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The Holiday Calendar

A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future — and pointing her toward love. | Stream on Netflix

Love Beats Rhymes
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Common, Azealia Banks, Lucien Laviscount (Actors)

Love Beats Rhymes

After enrolling in a college poetry course, a struggling rapper finds inspiration for her new voice through slam poetry. | Stream on Netflix

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When Love Happens

Fed up with coordinating weddings for everyone else, unlucky-in-love event. | Stream on Netflix

Greenleaf - Season 5
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Kim Hawthorne (Actors)


Although members of the Greenleaf family run a Memphis megachurch, their business and personal lives are tainted with greed, adultery, and other sins. | Stream on Netflix

The Wedding Party
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ali Baba Akporobome, Zainab Balogun, Lepacious Bose (Actors)

The Wedding Party

A groomsman must navigate a slew of disasters to maintain order at his best friend's wedding reception.| Stream on Netflix

Seriously Single

While Dineo's free-living bestie Noni urges her to embrace singlehood, the social media expert craving commitment can't stop following the life of a former love. | Stream on Netflix

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Fatal Affair

A lawyer is caught in a terrifying game of cat and mouse when a drink with an old friend escalates into an obsession that jeopardizes everyone she loves. | Stream on Netflix

Catching Feelings

Amid growing tensions in their marriage, a Johannesburg professor and his journalist wife find their lives upended by a famous, hard-partying author. | Stream on Netflix

Potato Potahto

A divorced couple decides to continue sharing a home but their already-delicate cohabiting scheme unravels when they begin dating other people. | Stream on Netflix

The Black Godfather

This documentary follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV, and politics. | Stream on Netflix

Resort to Love

Reeling from a broken heart and career meltdown, a singer takes a gig at a swanky island resort — where her ex-fiancé happens to be getting married. | Stream on Netflix

Malcolm & Marie

As a filmmaker and his girlfriend return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning. | Stream on Netflix


In addition to these sensational black romance movies on Netflix, check out these romantic comedies on Netflix and love movies on Netflix.

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