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20+ Netflix Movies About Black Fatherhood

Movies about black fatherhood show the ups and downs of being a dad in the Black community. They talk about love, strength, and finding who you are. Here are movies that highlight Black fatherhood, showcasing unique experiences and challenges faced by Black dads.

Netflix Movies About Black Fatherhood

Fatherhood
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery (Actors)

Fatherhood

A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter’s birth. | Stream on Netflix

Me Time

With his family away, a stay-at-home dad enjoys his first me-time in years by reconnecting with an old friend for a wild weekend that may upend his life. | Stream on Netflix

Family Reunion

When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to small-town Georgia, life down South — and traditional grandparents — challenge their big-city ways. | Stream on Netflix

Family Reunion Christmas

M’Dear and her sisters struggle to keep their singing act together before a church Christmas pageant while Grandpa teaches the kids a valuable lesson. | Stream on Netflix

The Upshaws

TV vets Kim Fields, Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes return to the screen with this Black family comedy co-created by Sykes and Regina Y. Hicks (“Girlfriends”). | Stream on Netflix

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Dad Stop Embarrassing Me

A single dad and cosmetics brand owner figure out fatherhood on the fly when his strong-minded teen daughter moves in with him. | Stream on Netflix

My Dad the Bounty Hunter

An intergalactic bounty hunter takes dad duty to new extremes when his two kids accidentally hitch a ride with him to outer space and crash his mission. | Stream on Netflix

 

All About the Washingtons

Hip-hop icon MC Joe Speed retires from showbiz and finds a new rhythm balancing business, romance and everyday family chaos. | Stream on Netflix

Little Man
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington (Actors)

Little Man

A pint-sized thief poses as a baby and tricks a couple into taking him in so he can retrieve a stolen gem he hid in the wife’s purse. | Stream on Netflix

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Bruiser

During summer break, 14-year-old Darious explores the boundaries of his manhood through tumultuous interactions with Malcolm his strict father and a burgeoning mentorship with mysterious drifter Porter. | Stream on Hulu

Are We There Yet?
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen (Actors)

Are We There Yet?

Nick is trying to land a date with Suzanne, a divorcee with whom he would like to ring in the New Year. Problem is, Suzanne is stuck working in Vancouver and miserable because she misses her kids.

Nick offers to drive her two kids up from Oregon to be reunited with their mom. What Nick doesn’t know is that Suzanne’s children, whom he’s never met, hate every man their mom dates on sight.

Are We Done Yet?
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ice Cube, Nia Long, John C. McGinley (Actors)

Are We Done Yet?

Now married to Suzanne, Nick Persons has bought a quiet suburban house to escape the rat race of the big city and to provide more space for his new wife and kids, Lindsey and Kevin. But when his new home quickly becomes a costly “fixer-upper” and he finds himself at the mercy of an eccentric contractor, Nick’s suburban dream soon becomes a hilarious nightmare.

Sister, Sister Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry (Actors)

Sister Sister

Identical twins, separated at birth and adopted by different families, finally meet and try to bring their two very different parents together into one big happy family.

Bad Boys
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anna Thomson, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith (Actors)

Bad Boys

Two hip Miami undercover detectives have 72 hours to nab the crooks who stole millions in recovered heroin from the police station.

Bad Boys II (4K UHD)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Yul Vasquez, Michael J. Shannon, Martin Lawrence (Actors)

Bad Boys II

The odd couple, loose-cannon narcotics detectives are back! Lethal designer drugs are killing the customers, and a vicious drug lord threatens to engulf Miami in violence.

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Louis Gossett Jr. (Actors)

Daddy’s Little Girls

Monty (Idris Elba) is a mechanic struggling to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters. When the court awards custody of his daughters to his shady ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back with the help of Julia (Gabrielle Union), a beautiful, Ivy League-educated attorney.

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Monty and Julia couldn’t be less alike, but a flame is ignited – touching off a firestorm of love and conflict.

The Pursuit Of Happyness
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Smith, Thandiwe Newton, Jaden Smith (Actors)

The Pursuit of Happyness

Evicted from his apartment and with no place to go, single father Chris Gardner struggles to create a better life for himself and his young son, refusing to give in to despair as he tries to change his professional and personal circumstance.

Daddy Day Care
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Anjelica Huston (Actors)

Daddy Day Care

Two fathers join the ranks of the unemployed and are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy. With no job possibilities on the horizon, the two dads decide to open their own day care facility, “Daddy Day Care.”

Johnson Family Vacation
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cedric the Entertainer, Bow Wow, Vanessa Williams (Actors)

Johnson Family Vacation

Cedric the Entertainer hits the open road as a patriarch who leads his hapless family on a dreadful trip to their family reunion.

College Road Trip
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Martin Lawrence, Raven-Symone, Donny Osmond (Actors)

College Road Trip

Get ready for a wildly hilarious ride with Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symone in Disney’s chaotic comedy “College Road Trip”. Ambitious and confident Melanie Porter (Raven-Symone) is eagerly looking forward to her first big step towards independence – a girls-only road trip to check out colleges.

Daddy Day Camp
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cuba Gooding Jr., Lochlyn Munro, Richard Gant (Actors)

Daddy Day Camp

Daddy Day Care pals Charlie and Phil are back in this hilarious, all-new adventure: Daddy Day Camp! When the dads expand their childcare magic to Camp Driftwood – serving up sports, crafts and teaching the kids a thing or two about nature, they discover the camp has everything it needs except a plan to put the bullies of rival Camp Canola to shame.

John Q
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Denzel Washington, Kimberly Elise, James Woods (Actors)

John Q

When an insurance company will not pay for his son’s heart transplant, a man takes the hospital’s emergency room hostage until doctors perform the operation.

Moonlight
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes (Actors)

Moonlight

This Best Picture Oscar winner traces the coming-of-age of Chiron, a Black man, through his childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood.

The Hate U Give
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby (Actors)

The Hate U Give

In this powerful drama based on the best-selling novel, when a teenager witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend, she must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

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