Powerful women aren’t represented enough in today’s media, whether it be through tv shows or movies, so finding those hidden gems with diverse women can be so satisfying!
All The Best Black Women Movies on Netflix
African-American women leads aren’t easy to come by, but Netflix has a few titles that are definitely noteworthy. Stories of overcoming adversity or simply falling in love, here are our picks for Black Women movies.
In Netflix’s first Nigerian Original film, a woman must step up and work alongside her crude and eccentric brother when their father’s health begins to decline. The two siblings must cooperate to save the company from debt and potential takeover.
This beautiful black and white film centers around a 40-year-old playwright struggling to make herself known while living in the shadow of her past work. The only way she can save her voice may be to turn to music; specifically rap.
A social media expert is dumped terribly and stuck in a cycle of looking up her ex on social media. She knows it’s time to move on, her friends know it time to move on, but it’s easier said than done for the hopeless romantic.
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
- Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer (Actors)
- Tate Taylor (Director) - Tate Taylor (Writer) - Brunson Green (Producer)
- English (Playback Language)
- English (Subtitle)
Skeeter returns to her Mississippi home after college with hopes of becoming a great author. Her first work in town: interview the black women who tend to the wealthy white families. Slowly but surely, their stories shed light on how they’ve been treated and the lives they’ve endured.
Jessica, a fiercely independent woman, struggles to move on after her ex breaks up with her. A blind date can be the opportunity she’s looking for, but it may be more than she expected.
Tired of her boring life, Juanita leaves her grown children and sets off on a mission to reinvent herself. She finds herself at a French restaurant filled with interesting characters in Butte, Montana.
Abbie is dying from terminal cancer. Unsure of how long she really has, Abbie begins to search for someone to take care of her fiance Sam once she’s gone. With unlikely friendships and heartbreaking decisions, Abbie and Sam must move forward.
In this musical, Simone falls in love with a handsome stranger while on a night out with her friends. Can she bring herself to trust him and bring him into her daughter’s life or while she close herself off for good?
These underrated movies are perfect for passing the time and adding some diversity to your daily couch lounging. For those times you need something empowering, emotional, or simply casual; these movies have you covered.
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