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Are There Any Martin Luther King Jr Movies on Netflix?

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Are there any Martin Luther King Jr Movies on Netflix? 

Unfortunately, there are not any Martin Luther King, Jr. movies on Netflix available to stream.

You can get with the DVD plan. But there are still some great movies you can find on Amazon.

In fact, there are over 10 Martin Luther King, Jr. Movies on Amazon Prime Video.  You can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime if you don't have one! Then, you can watch these movies right now.

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  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi (Actors)


In the face of violent racist attacks, Martin Luther King Jr. leads a protest in Alabama that culminates in a historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Selma Lord Selma
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Jurnee Smollett, Mackenzie Astin, Clifton Powell (Actors)

Selma, Lord, Selma

Eleven-year-old Sheyann Webb becomes an instrument of change in 1965 Alabama in this riveting and sometimes heartbreaking drama based on real events concerning a dark segment of American history: segregation.

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As the Rev. Martin Luther King sweeps through the countryside trying to register voters, Sheyann finds out just how oppressed her community truly is.

Alpha Man: The Brotherhood of MLK

This television documentary film reveals the story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s fraternity days as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard, CCH Pounder (Actors)


Interweaving vintage newsreels, stock footage, and home movies with scenes depicting events surrounding the birth of the civil rights movement, this made-for-cable drama recounts the story behind the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott of 1955.

Bringing King to China

The documentary is “a father's ‘love letter' to his adult daughter, a young American woman struggling to bring Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of nonviolence to China, and then back to the United States.

Her life is thrown into turmoil when she learns, mistakenly, that her father, a journalist covering the war in Iraq, has been killed by a suicide bomber.

I am Curious..Yellow / I am Curious..Blue (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]
  • Börje Ahlstedt;Gunnel Broström;Pierre Fränckel;Marie Göranzon;Hans Hellberg (Actor)
  • Vilgot Sjöman (Director)

I Am Curious (Yellow)

Director Vilgot Sjöman's controversial feature follows Lena, a rebellious young woman who seeks to gain more understanding of the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden while exploring her own sexuality.

The film includes an interview with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., filmed in March 1966, when King was visiting Stockholm along with Harry Belafonte with a view to starting a new initiative for Swedish support of African Americans.

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In the Hour of Chaos
  • Martin Luther King, Sr., Lynnette Holmes (Actors)
  • Bayer Mack (Director)

In the Hour of Chaos

This 2016 American documentary film directed by Bayer Mack about the life and trials of the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. (“Daddy King”), father of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

King [DVD]
  • DVD
  • Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen

King (miniseries)

The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

King in the Wilderness
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Clifford Alexander, Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte (Actors)

King in the Wilderness

King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

King: A Filmed Record - Montgomery to Memphis
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee (Actors)

King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

This is a 1970 American documentary film biography of Martin Luther King Jr. and his creation and leadership of the nonviolent campaign for civil rights and social and economic justice in the Civil Rights Movement.

It uses only original newsreel and other primary material, unvarnished and unretouched, and covers the period from the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 and 1956 through his assassination in 1968.

The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306

On April 4, 1968, the Reverend Samuel “Billy” Kyles stood beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and bore witness to his brutal assassination. This documentary recounts Kyles' recollection.

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