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10 Black Marriage Movies

As an African-American woman, sometimes I search for movies that feature Black actors and tell Black stories. These Black marriage movies feature Black love stories that illustrate the unique struggles of this demographic. 

So much so that March 23 has been declared National Black Marriage Day. Here are 10 Black Marriage Movies we count among the best in the category.

Black Marriage Movies

Things My Daddy Should've Told Me
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rasheda Randle, Laketa Renee Booker, Cherrie McRae (Actors)

Things My Daddy Should’ve Told Me

Andrea has the perfect husband and the perfect career; but, something is missing. Mira is successful in her own right, yet her fear of commitment and abandonment won’t allow her to spend too much time with one man.

Carmen has it all – a blossoming business and a beautiful family. But, when her husband’s career suddenly ends, and bad habits take over, she finds herself in a familiar place.

Black Woman's Guide To Getting Married
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kevin Du Toit (Director)

Black Woman’s Guide To Getting Married

A comic view of advanced relationships at the marriage stage. We explore the gold-digger, the sex addict, the ghetto queen, and more.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier (Actors)

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

An upcoming biracial marriage sets the stage for a tumultuous meeting between the bride and groom’s disapproving parents.

Why Did I Get Married?
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott (Actors)

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?

Eight married college friends gather for a weeklong reunion in the snowy mountains of Colorado. But a startling revelation of infidelity sets off a chain reaction of soul searching.
Jumping the Broom
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso (Actors)

Jumping The Broom

When a marriage brings together the bride’s upper-crust relatives with the groom’s downtown family not even love can conquer all of the difficulties in this romantic comedy.
Brown Sugar
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Queen Latifah (Actors)

Brown Sugar

Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and Dre (Taye Diggs) can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to one single childhood instant witnessing the birth of hip-hop on a New York street corner.

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Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic and he is a successful, though unfulfilled, music executive. Both come to realize that their true life passions will only be fulfilled by remembering what they learned that day on the corner.

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tyler Perry, Sharon Leal, Janet Jackson (Actors)

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

There’s trouble in paradise when four couples face the challenges of love, marriage, and fidelity on their annual beach vacation reunion.
Guess Who
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana (Actors)

Guess Who

Theresa (Zoe Saldana) is a young woman who is about to introduce her fiancé to her father, Percy Jones (Bernie Mac). Percy is eager to meet his African-American daughter’s businessman beau but is shocked to learn that she is engaged to Simon Green (Ashton Kutcher), a white man.

Staying with the Joneses to celebrate Percy and his wife’s 25th wedding anniversary, the accident-prone Simon makes a terrible first impression and faces an uphill battle to win over his future father-in-law.

The Best Man Holiday
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa (Actors)

The Best Man Holiday

A reunion between college friends reignites rivalries and romances in this heartwarming comedy. Share the laughter, love, and surprises as the whole cast returns in the long-awaited sequel.
The New Black
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sharon Lettman-Hicks, Karess Taylor-Hughes, Samantha Master (Actors)

The New Black

The New Black is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.

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