Netflix has become the go-to-place for most people to watch movies. documentaries and shows especially if you don’t have a cable subscription. The platform allows you to search for movies based on your preference and you can even create a list. As we celebrate Africa Day today, we will be writing about some black movies to watch and possibly re-watch on Netflix. Please note that this list is not in any particular order. Also, Netflix removes some items from their list monthly. So, it is possible that some of the movies on this list may have been removed before you read this.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
The directorial debut of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor follows a 13-year-old Malawian boy who teaches himself to build a windmill. Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. This is one of our favorite black movies to watch on Netflix and it is based on a true story.
In this Oscar-winning Quentin Tarantino film, Jamie Foxx plays a former slave named Django who along with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) set out to hunt the south’s most-wanted criminals. Accompanied by a German bounty hunter, a freed slave named Django travels across America to free his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.
We believe most people would watched this documentary that follows former first lady Michelle Obama on her sold out book tour. Becoming, was inspired by her best-selling memoir. So, join first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming.”
While serving life in prison in the same corrections facility as his father, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path toward his crime.
A Memphis man is determined to fulfill his dream of becoming a master sommelier, but he’s at odds with his unsupportive father. The father wanted him to take over the family barbecue business. This is a a story of a young man who feels torn between his dream of becoming a master sommelier and his father’s expectations that he’ll take over the family barbecue business. Watch now.
A Fall From Grace
This is Tyler Perry’s first film for Netflix. In this movie, a woman named Grace works to overcome her woes in life when she meets a charming younger man. She falls in-love and marries him, but he soon reveals his true, sinister intentions. Grace snaps, and soon finds herself on trial for his murder. When Grace confesses to killing her new husband, her skeptical young lawyer sets out to uncover the truth.
In this adaptation from the acclaimed Broadway play that also stars Kerry Washington, American Son follows an estranged couple as they await news on their missing teen son in a Florida police station.
This Barack Obama biopic follows number 44 as he navigates his junior year at Columbia University. This movie shows a young Barack Obama forging his identity. At the same time, he had to deal with race, divergent cultures and ordinary life as a New York City college student.
Dolemite Is My Name
In this Black movie, Eddie Murphy returns to the big screen as 1970s comedian Rudy Ray Moore, as he creates his beloved raunchy alter ego “Dolemite,”. A, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore then risks it all to take his act to the big screen.
With her Harvard Law dreams on the line, a black sorority leader agrees to help a rhythmically challenged sisterhood win a step dance championship. If you have not watched this movie before now, you add it to your black movie list right now.
The Black Godfather
This documentary follows the life of Clarence Avant, the uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics. In this eye-opening documentary, you are let into the untold story of Clarence Avant, known as “The Black Godfather” amongst Hollywood’s elite, in the music industry, and politics. He has influenced the likes of Bill Withers, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Jim Brown, and P. Diddy.
In this Netflix original drama, Alfre Woodard plays a woman who uproots her life to take a trip to Montana, leaving her three grown children behind in order to better herself. Burdened by troubles in life and love, a mother searches for hope and healing on an impromptu trip to Montana.
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