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Black History Movies on Netflix

Happy Black History month! If you are looking for movies about the African-American experience I've got a list for you. You can find all of these true and fictional stories on Netflix!

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Black History Movies on Netflix


The following movies are Family friendly.





The Watson Go to Birmingham - A film based on the award-winning novel about an African American family that travels over the summer of 1963 from Michigan to Alabama.



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Hoop Dreams - Watch what happens in the lives of two Chicago teens as they dream to make it big in the NBA.



Black History Movies on Netflix



Venus and Serena - Take a look at these black female tennis champions life and how they got there.




Black History Movies on Netflix



The Gabby Douglas Story - Learn how Gabby Douglas made history by becoming the first African American women to win the Individual All-Around Championship.



Black History Movies on Netflix




American Promise - See how two boys take very different paths in the school system.





Black History Movies on Netflix




Dark Girls - A documentary that takes a close look at colorism and the prejudices that dark-skinned women face.


These movies are for mature audiences 



Black History Movies on Netflix


13th - Delves deeper into the history of racial inadequacy in the American prison system.





Black History Movies on Netflix




The Butler - This movie is about the life of an African American Butler who works in the White house for over thirty years and the changes that he sees.




Black History Movies on Netflix



Fruitvale Station - This movie takes a look at the true story of Oscar Grant, a young black man killed by transit police in Oakland, CA.






Black History Movies on Netflix


Marley - Learn all about the legendary man behind the music.


What's your favorite Black History movie?



21 comments

  1. I absolutely love all of these choices. I've seen all but 2.

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    1. I've seen several and we're working our way down the list.

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  2. These look great and will definitely check out Dark Girls and the Watsons one. I loved Fruitvale Station..so sad.

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    1. I know, Fruitvale is hard to watch because you know what's coming.

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  3. This is a great list of movies! My husbands loves watching movies, so we will definitely have to check a few of these out soon.

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  4. Babe and I were just talking about this. We noticed it was there but didn't know why or for how long. Xfinity wins me over again.

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  5. Great list! Marley is one of my all time docu-films. I keep hearing about '13th' and I'm definitely going to check it out.

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  6. As big of a Serena Williams fan that I am, I had NO CLUE about that movie! Ahh. I'm not much of a movie girl but the man is so I'm going to slide this list to him.

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    1. I love watching movies with the fam. Especially when it's about our history.

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  7. I can finally say that I have a few black history movies and they are "Fences" and "Hidden Figures" as well as "Malcolm X" and "Birth of a Nation"

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    1. I still need to see Fences and Hidden Figures. Birth of a nation was soo hard to watch, but good!

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  8. I watched 13th last night. So powerful and painful at the same time. This is a great list of movies!

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  9. I still haven't seen 13th but I think I will get into that this weekend. I haven't seen Fruitville Station either because I think I will just be pissed when it's over.

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  10. I've only watched the Butler, but I've heard all these choices are great.

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    1. The Butler is so good! I hope you get a chance to watch some of the other films.

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  11. Wow, I feel bad, I haven't watched any of these movies, that means I need to renew my Netflix account.

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