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13 Loving Day Movies

Interracial relationships have come a long way in the last 55 years including a landmark Supreme Court case. June 12th marks National Loving Day, commemorating the historic 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision. Loving v. Virginia, a Supreme Court decision that threw down anti-miscegenation statutes, or laws barring interracial marriages, in 16 states.

To mark the occasion, here’s a look back at 13 Loving Day Movies which focused on interracial relationships.

What is Loving Day?

The United States celebrates National Loving Day on June 12, and the name is intriguing.

The holiday is, of course, about spreading love, but it also honors Mildred and Richard Loving, who fought against laws that prohibited them and others from marrying interracially.

Does Netflix have the Lovings?

A young couple’s interracial marriage in 1958 sparked a case that leads to the Supreme Court. Based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Stream on Netflix

How do you celebrate Loving Day?

People are encouraged to hold parties in which the case and its modern-day legacy are discussed, both in smaller settings such as living rooms and backyards and in larger gatherings. Ken Tanabe is credited with coming up with the concept of Loving Day.

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Where can I watch the Loving movie?

The loving movie is available on HBO Max. The loving movie is also available on Netflix.

Is Loving a real story?

The oscar-nominated film Loving, tells the true story of an interracial couple living in the southern states of the US in the 1960s and their fight to marry. 

Can you watch Loving on Netflix?

Stream Loving on Netflix

Is Loving a good movie?

It’s a complex, subtle, and quiet performance that gains power through believability rather than the showiness that we’ve come to expect from films like this one. “Loving” contains few surprises.

It’s a fairly straightforward drama, so it’s unlikely to be exciting enough for some viewers.

What happens in Loving?

Richard and Mildred meet in Virginia and marry in Washington, D.C. because interracial marriage is still illegal in their state The local sheriff arrests the two after receiving an anonymous tip, and the court orders them to leave the state for at least 25 years in order to avoid jail time. Mildred passed away in 2008. 

Loving Day Movies

Here are 10+ movies you can watch to celebrate Loving Day.

Loving
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Joel Edgerton, Marton Csokas, Ruth Negga (Actors)
  • Jeff Nichols (Director) - Jeff Nichols (Writer) - Nancy Buirski (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Loving

The 2016 film is based on the real-life love story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia.

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The historic ruling declared state laws prohibiting interracial marriage unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection and Due Process sections. Get ready to pull out your tissue for this civil rights movie.

Love Actually
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Rory MacGregor (Actors)
  • Richard Curtis (Director) - Tim Bevan (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Love Actually

From the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill comes the ultimate romantic comedy about love’s delightful twists and turns, starring some of Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Alfie
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Omar Epps (Actors)
  • Charles Shyer (Director) - Charles Shyer (Writer) - Charles Shyer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Alfie

A contemporary updating of 1966 classic ‘Alfie’, focusing on a womanizer forced to rethink his superficial existence.

Guess Who
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana (Actors)
  • Kevin Rodney Sullivan (Director) - Jenno Topping (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Guess Who

When his daughter brings home her new fiancé, her uptight father discovers she’s neglected to tell him three things: He’s broke. He’s unemployed. And he’s white.

Rome & Jewel
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Rome & Jewel

Based on the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, Rome & Jewel is set in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles against a backdrop of interracial romance.

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Coming from two completely different worlds, Rome and Jewel meet at a party, and it is love at first sight. This doomed romance ensues and causes jealousy, betrayal… and murder.

Our Family Wedding
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia (Actors)
  • Rick Famuyiwa (Director) - Scott Hyman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Our Family Wedding

The weeks leading up to a young couple’s wedding are comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers (Whitaker and Mencia) try to lay to rest their feud.
Taste of Honey
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Paul Danquah (Actors)
  • Tony Richardson (Director) - Shelagh Delaney (Writer) - Tony Richardson (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Taste of Honey

The revolutionary British New Wave films of the early 1960s were celebrated for their uncompromising depictions of working-class lives and relations between the sexes.
Boogie (4K UHD)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Actors)
  • Eddie Huang (Director) - Eddie Huang (Writer) - Michael Tadross (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Boogie

Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom who dreams of playing in the NBA, must navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals, and the burden of expectation.

All the Bright Places

Two teens facing personal struggles form a powerful bond as they embark on a cathartic journey chronicling the wonders of Indiana. | Stream on Netflix

The Sun Is Also A Star
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo (Actors)
  • Ry Russo-Young (Director) - Tracy Oliver (Writer) - Leslie Morgenstein (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Sun Is Also A Star

A college-bound romantic and a Jamaica-born pragmatist meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day in New York City in this modern-day story about finding love against all odds.
Where Hands Touch
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, Amandla Stenberg (Actors)
  • Amma Asante (Director) - Amma Asante (Writer) - Charlie Hanson (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Where Hands Touch

A rite of passage story of a bi-racial teen struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.
Everything, Everything
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Ana de la Reguera (Actors)
  • Stella Meghie (Director) - J. Mills Goodloe (Writer) - Leslie Morgenstein (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Everything, Everything

A teenager who cannot leave home due to an illness falls for the boy next door. Their deep bond leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything.

A United Kingdom
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Terry Pheto (Actors)
  • Amma Asante (Director) - Guy Hibbert (Writer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The United Kingdom

The prince of Bechuanaland and an English clerk fight against racism for the right to be together and for the independence of Botswana.

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