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10 Black Wedding Movies

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

WHAT ARE BLACK WEDDING MOVIES?

Movies about weddings with a predominantly African-American cast.

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.

Although there are over 200 wedding movies, I was only able to find about 10 Black wedding movies.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN A BLACK WEDDING MOVIE?

  • Jumping the broom reclaims a tradition of how slaves were married in America. Couples jump over brooms as a sort of signifier of sweeping away the old to make way for a new beginning, and the tradition is most widespread among some black communities in the United States today.
  • A group of friends who have known each other for a long time
  • Feuds between the bride’s family and the groom’s family
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Black Wedding Movies

Jumping the Broom
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso (Actors)

Jumping the Broom

Class differences and family resentments add to the hubbub surrounding an African-American wedding on Martha’s Vineyard in this perceptive, faith-based romantic comedy.

The Best Man
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nia Long, Taye Diggs, Melissa De Sousa (Actors)

The Best Man

When an advance copy of a best man’s kiss-and-tell book makes the rounds, his friends in the wedding party have trouble with all his dishes.

Think Like A Man Too
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kevin Hart, Romany Malco, Adam Brody (Actors)

Think Like a Man, Too

When a group of couples reunites in Las Vegas for one’s wedding, a series of compromising situations threatens to derail not only the big event but also the survival of everyone else’s love affair.

It’s Her Day

A groom massively regrets boasting that he can foot the entire bill for his wedding after realizing his bride wants a large and lavish wedding day. | Stream on Netflix

Our Family Wedding
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia (Actors)

Our Family Wedding

Soon after returning from college, Lucia and Marcus announce their engagement to their parents. Marcus and Lucia realize too late that, although it’s their marriage, the wedding belongs to their families.

The Wood
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Taye Diggs, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones (Actors)

The Wood

A soon-to-be groom tells the story of his youth to friends who come after him when he runs off the day before his wedding.

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

The Wedding Party

They’ve vowed to stay chaste until marriage. But first, they’ll have to survive the trip down the aisle.

The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Daniella Down, Eyinnna Nwigwe, Beverly Naya (Actors)

The Wedding Party 2

In this sequel to the 2016 hit “The Wedding Party,” a couple’s date night ends in an accidental proposal, sparking a series of chaotic family events.

Always a Bridesmaid
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Javicia Leslie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jordan Calloway (Actors)

Always a Bridesmaid

Never married but always at weddings, a copy editor finally dives into the dating pool but wonders if her love story involves staying single forever.

Not Left In Vegas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nunu Thurman, Emory Lawrence, Kamal Smith (Actors)

Not Left In Vegas

Not Left In Vegas is the Hilarious new comedy from Kamal Smith that shows what really happens on the road to saying ‘I Do” So buckle up and get ready to witness all the love, drama, and secrets that come to light when planning a wedding.

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