It’s very often seen that most western movies are filled with white artists. However, when we talk about black films, it changes the vibes. While acknowledging the wide range of such movies, they also give us a general taste of culture and background. African-American movies are usually highly hyped for their uniqueness. Its filmmakers are one of the finest in this industry, producing the best out of the best.
When we talk about black love movies, we also talk about the romance that is described by these actors in perfection. They give a wide range of romance movies that can be shown as an example. So here we are with the list of 33 Black Love movies that are highly recommended. And, of course, for an easy-watch session, these movies are available on Netflix!
1. Love & Basketball (2000)
Released in the very first year of the 21st century, Love & Basketball is one of the iconic movies on this list. Two childhood friends who grew up dreaming of the same dream s what the story tells us about.
Quincy and Monica lived their entire childhood attached. Whether it was fun or boring, these best friends grew up to love Basketball and wanted to keep it as their future job. While they face many difficulties in their paths for the future, they two also proceed to fall in Love as well.
- Star Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps
- Release Date: April 21st, 2000
2. The Photograph (2020)
This movie comes with unexpected sadness and bitterness that a love story has left incomplete. After her mother’s death, Mae was left with nothing but questions, anger, and despise towards her dead mother. Her mother, Christina Eames, who was once a famed photographer, raised Mae on her own, and leaving Mae like this makes it unfair for her.
Yet one day, she finds a photograph in her mail; Mae looks for the man in the picture who stands next to her mother. Further in the movie, Mae gets to know about her mother’s early life and meets with a journalist.
- Star Cast: Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Chanté Adams
- Release Date: February 14th, 2020
3. Moonlight (2016)
Receiving the Academy Award for Best Picture, Moonlight makes it to the list showing the story of Chiron’s life. Moonlight is divided into three parts, which show the three stages of Chiron’s life and how he grew up into the man he is by the end of the movie. Moonlight promotes the LGBTQ+ community as it becomes one of the movie’s main themes.
Chiron’s love life goes through a whole roller coaster ride, from coming out as gay to a heartbreaking betrayal. The story ends with Chiron remembering his childhood self, standing by the beach under the moonlight.
- Star Cast: Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Alex Hibbert (all playing the role of Chiron in different stages of life.)
- Release Date: September 2nd, 2019.
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4. Malcolm & Marie (2021)
The relationship between Malcolm and Marie is what we see in this movie. Their relationship becomes something that is based on pillars of miscommunication, disappointment, and Love.
Malcolm gets starstruck by how his new movie start grossing. He starts chasing fame and forgets about his girlfriend, Marie. Marie shows great disappointment to her lover, who seems to forget that the story he made the movie on is based on her. This black-and-white movie shows life and how well these two keep their Love above all other problems.
- Star Cast: John David Washington, Zendaya
- Release Date: February 5th, 2021
5. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1996)
Have you ever heard of the phrase “Love has no age”? Well, this movie is all about it. At the current age of 40, Stella works hard to find a stable place for her and her son Quincy. Stella has spent most of her life working and missed the major fun that she used to enjoy in her early youth.
However, on her solo vacation on the beach of Montego Bay, she finds Winston. Stella debates her desires to follow her heart for a young man of age 20 and her reality with a son.
- Star Cast: Angela Bassett, Taya Diggs
- Release Date: August 14th, 1998.
6. About Last Night (2014)
Being good friends and doing everything together is just a must. And our protagonists, Danny and Bernie, think the same thing.
Ruled out as a regular salesman, Danny is taken by his friend Bernie on a double date. At the place of their appointment, Danny meets Debbie, Bernie’s friend. As they started meeting each other frequently, the Love between them bloomed, but it also came with some consequences.
The movie tells us how Danny and Debbie try their best to get into the world they once settled in for. Along with theirs, we also see Bernie coming around with his regular fling, Joan.
- Star Cast: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant
- Release date: February 14th, 2014
7. Sylvie’s Love (2020)
Finding the loved ones who were once lost is a perfect cliche. So does Sylvie’s Love! As a record seller’s daughter, Sylvie was always fond of music and sometimes helped him in the store they owned in Harlem.
However, when she finds Robert, the new employee in the store, the romance is about to happen. But when their ways separated them, it became a little sad. But like said, they found their old Love in each other years after separation. Watch Sylvie and Robert as they discover the Love they once lost.
- Star Cast: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha
- Release Date: December 23rd, 2020
8. Potato potahto (2017)
It’s time to add a pure comedy with lost romance to this list. Potato Potahto tells us about the life of a couple or were once a couple.
Tony and Lulu, who loved each other so much, start the movie showing how they ended up breaking their marriage just to get divorced. But when the circumstance doesn’t allow them to get through this their way, it turns into a complete mess.
Even divorced, they stay in the same house, which means the comical chaos is ensured. This Ghanaian-Nigerian movie promises full romance with comedy loaded in every part of the movie.
- Star Cast: Joselyn Dumas, Chris Attoh
- Release Date: November 21, 2017
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9. Beyond The Lights (2014)
What is romance without a bit of Angst in it? So here comes Beyond the lights, which tells us about Noni, a young and rising singer, and Kaz, an honest police officer.
Running all her life according to her mother’s wishes, Noni starts feeling pressured into the career she is going ahead with. After she is saved from her suicide attempt, she gets to know Kaz. That’s when they start bonding. Despite the differences, they were able to find Love in each other. Getting into the inevitable paths, they were taken back from their growing romance.
Watch them getting back together in the sweetest way!
- Star Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver
- Release Date: November 4, 2014
10. Love Jones (1997)
Watch a love story blooming between an aspiring poet and a gifted photographer and how they resolve their feelings for each other. Meeting for the first time, Darius and Nina clicked right away. They bonded, laughed, and shared until they figured out their relationship.
But things for Darius become sad when Nina moves to New York to complete the unfinished business she had with her ex-fiancé. The movie gives some of the biggest smiles as we watch the two protagonists fall in Love together.
- Star Cast: Larenz Tate, Nia Long
- Release Date: March 14, 1997
11. Resort to Love (2021)
Maybe not every time some people work out the Love between them. And what happened with Erica and Jason gives the same results too. After having a huge meltdown from her singing career, Erica, a talented singer, comes across her ex-fiance, Jason’s wedding invitation.
On the occasion of the wedding, Eric was offered a singing gig which she kindly accepted it. However, she rediscovers her past feelings for Jason. This love story ensures drama and heartbreaks, which will lead to eventual happy endings.
- Star Cast: Christina Milian, Jay Pharoah, Sinqua Walls
- Release Date: July 29, 2021
12. Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)
For Monty, his family was everything. He is an honest man with a good heart. However, when he struggles with his job and the case against his ex-wife over the custody of their three daughters, he meets Julia. While helping Monty out with his case, they both unexpectedly start falling for one another.
However, the romance between them becomes a little difficult for the lifestyle they both live in. Monty and Julia are ready to take good measures for their happiness and for the three daughters to stay with their father.
- Star Cast: Idris Elbra, Gabrielle Union
- Release Date: February 14, 2007
13. Walk Away From Love (2017)
Sometimes some people don’t have a good encounter with Love. It leaves them heartbroken and wounded forever, which leaves to isolate from the rest of the world. That’s what happened with Micah.
While experiencing Love for the first time left Micah heartbroken, from which she could recover. After such distress, she gave up on her love life and became more engaged in her career. Becoming a successful lawyer, Micah now faces new people who confess their love for her, but the question that arises is, is she ready for commitment?
- Star Cast: Noree Victoria, Brad James, Robert Christopher Riley
- Release Date: November 3, 2017
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14. Caribbean Summer (2020)
Getting caught up in a scam is not fun, and that’s what happened with Jade on her planned vacation. After being fed up with her mundane life, Jade Taylor goes on her solo vacation. Once she finds out that her stay becomes a little more complicated, she starts breaking down.
However, when she comes across Ford, who offers her shelter and becomes her companion for the rest of her vacation. They both explore and have a beautiful time spending time together. This makes them fall for each other eventually.
- Star Cast: Heather Hemmens, Ser’Darius Blain
- Release Date: June 11, 2022
15. A Winter Getaway (2021)
Everyone wishes to win that one luxurious trip where they have the freedom to explore and have a lot of fun. Just like this, Joe, a very average man, gets the privilege of having the most expensive trip for free. However, taking the whole luxury thing way too seriously, Joe was mistaken as a millionaire by everyone around him. Thanks to his made-up life, he was able to meet Courtney.
Courtney and Joe spend most of their time together, which leads them to develop feelings for each other. But when Joe realizes that Courtney likes his made-up self, not his real self, his world starts falling apart.
Watch this movie to find out what Courtney thinks about him!
- Star Cast: Brooke Darnell, Nazneen Contractor
- Release Date: January 23, 2021
16. Unthinkably Good Things (2022)
It was always time for some good girl’s day-out movies. And Unthinkably, Good Things is just the right movie for this theme. The movie tells us of three friends making their way to Tuscany, Italy. They enjoy their life and make the most of them. They also come to know about each other in depths that they never knew.
In this process, they learn about life and Love, which brings us to a whole new adventure. This movie’s theme is centered around the friendship of the three friends, the romance they have, and the life they generally live.
- Star Cast: Erica Ash, Joyful Drake, Karen Pittman
- Release Date: September 3, 2022
17. Just Wright (2010)
Just Wright becomes the story that brings us to a new arc of romance. When it comes to her job, Leslie Wright forgets everything and becomes the physiotherapist she was always meant to be. Because of her skill, Leslie was brought to work with a basketball superstar, Scott McKnight.
While working with the star, Leslie falls into that one-sided Love while Scott remains oblivious to her feelings. The story takes a turn when Scott starts favoring Leslie’s pretty friend, Morgan, who takes an interest in living the fabulous life.
- Star Cast: Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton
- Release Date: May 14, 2010
18. Poetic Justice (1993)
Still not over her boyfriend’s death, Justice has closed herself from the world and becomes more and more heartbroken. To cope with her grief, Justice starts writing poems that reflect her sadness and the pain she is going through.
However, when she is dragged out of her misery by her friend and her boyfriend, she discovers new things and new people in her grey life. Justice’s sad life takes a turn when she meets Lucky. Both Justice and Lucky start bonding and clicking with each other. Will she ever give her life another chance to experience the same Love she had once?
- Star Cast: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry
- Release Date: July 23, 1993
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19. Fatherhood (2021)
Love is never one way or can be defined in a single relationship. This story tells us the story of a man, a single parent struggling through the different stages of parenthood, or to be precise, fatherhood.
Losing his wife right after they had their first child, Matt becomes concerned over the bringing of her only daughter, Maddy. As he holds the big role of being a single parent raising his daughter all by himself, he also faces a lot of crises and hurdles in his way. Now, after Maddy grows up, he starts seeing the role of a woman in her life is vacant.
Watch Matt, the imperfect father struggling and loving his daughter all his life.
- Star Cast: Kevin Hart, Melody Hurd, Alfre Woodard
- Release Date: June 18, 2021
20. Think Like A Man (2012)
Another Comedy!! Think Like A Man becomes a single place for four couples who were trying to backtrack their lost relationship by using a book and its rules. A group of four friends, Dominic, Jeremy, Michael, and Zeke, fall into deep confusion with their ladies.
All four ladies start to use the book Act like a lady, Think like a man by Steve Harvey, which causes huge havoc in men’s life. However, they try to backfire by using the same book, which creates a whole new chaos out of this mess.
- Star Cast: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J
- Release Date: February 20, 2012
21. Naked (2017)
Romance with a little fun with time-lapse can produce such a movie as Naked!! Turning down a fresh teaching gig, Rob moves to South Carolina to marry his ever-beautiful fiancée, Megan. Even though he was approved for the marriage, Megan’s father still found Rob a little unworthy of his daughter.
However, when Rob finds himself in a situation that makes him lost in a time loop. Rob is seen to get stuck in different outcomes of his doing in different time loops. This creates a whole new chaos until he finds his way back to marriage.
Watch Naked to see how Rob gets out and makes himself worthy for Megan and their future.
- Star Cast: Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall
- Release Date: August 1, 2017
22. Fatal Affair (2020)
When Love becomes a little too obsessive and dangerous, it starts losing all its initial meaning. Ellie, our protagonist, falls for the same thing at the beginning of this movie. While her husband tries to recover from an accident, Ellie tries her best to manage both the house and her work as an attorney.
When she meets David, one of her clients, who come into her life, creates an affair that eventually turns into stalking and something more violent than Ellie thought it would be. Ellie tries to get herself and her family out of the hands of David, who is driven by the idea of murdering Ellie next.
- Star Cast: Nia Long, Omar Epps
- Release Date: July 16, 2020
23. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Romance can never be complete if it doesn’t involve two childhood sweethearts in it. Taking our steps back to the year the 1970s, we find Tish, a girl who has been a perfect daughter and a sweet lady to everyone around her. Tish always had a childhood friend, Alonzo, also called Fonny by people.
Fonny is an aspiring artist who is highly devoted to his work and his soon-to-be wife. But no love story comes without a little bit of hindrance in it. Fonny and Tish get separated when Fonny is arrested for something that he had never committed. This leads to intense tension and angst within the story.
How about watching the whole movie and finding out who is behind the conspiracy of separating two young lovers?
- Star Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephen James
- Release Date: December 25, 2018
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24. Fashionably Yours (2020)
After finding the world of fashion a little too exhausting, Lauren sees the end of moving back to her home. The story starts with a little bit of a hectic life for Lauren as we see her working for some of the big magazines. Her job of organizing fashion collection gets her through the rough field of fashion.
However, once she gets a promotion, Lauren gets back to her home, where a whole new adventure is ready for her, ready to take her away with it. Rob helps her through the adventures and makes sure she gets to see every little part of Seattle.
- Star Cast: Kat Graham, Kendrick Sampson
- Release Date: April 11, 2020
25. Advice To Love By (2021)
While both of our protagonists have their own perspectives and ideas for what an ideal romance should be like, we should see how their romance goes ahead! Kendall is introduced as a love advice author who right books that give good pointers for a perfect relationship.
When she comes across the love columns that are published as anonymous, it starts getting her more and more curious. Not long after which, she finds Nathan Hart, the same person who is the author of those love columns. Romance comes naturally to them, and they use their own ways to get to each other.
- Star Cast: Erinn Westbrook, Brooks Darnell
- Release Date: December 16, 2021
26. What Men Want (2019)
Would it be nice to hear what a person thinks and that can work against them? Maybe or not, really, but Ali takes good advantage of her new gift. Ali Davis is a hard-working woman working in a sports agency where half of her colleagues are men, and it becomes a little obnoxious when they try to surpass Ali because she is a woman.
So, when she accidentally drinks a suspicious concoction, she starts listening to what men can think. This becomes a weapon that Ali uses against her colleagues. Watch Ali as she tries to win her way in her work life and the possible romance between her and a famous sports star, Joe
- Star Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan
- Release Date: February 8, 2019
27. Why Did I Get Married? (2017)
Marriage is something that is built from trust, commitment, and Love. What happens when you start doubting it? The story introduces us to four couples, married and have been friends since the time they were attending college.
For the rules they set for themselves, they make their way to the annual retreat, where they talk about marriage and how they can make it a little better than their present. However, all four couples have their own problems and misunderstandings that are shown in the movie.
- Star Cast: Tyler Perry, Sharon Leal
- Release Date: October 12, 2017
28. The Best Man (1999)
A group of friends who have been friends and have cherished each other for a long time makes them invincible. That was what Harper’s friend group was. Harper starts writing a book based on his friends and what their relationship meant to them.
But he makes sure the book remains a secret when he goes as the best man at his friend Lance’s wedding. But Harper’s ex, Jordon, gets wind of it, and that’s when things get a bit interesting.
- Star Cast: Morris Chestnut, Nia Long
- Release Date: October 22, 1999
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29. Queen & Slim (2019)
Queen and Slim come together on a blind date, and they make sure to keep their names secret until they know more about each other. However, their destiny was set for something more horrifying and saddening. Accused of cop murder, both Slim and Queen get on the run to escape from law enforcement.
They try to defend themselves from the whole white community, who have framed them to be dangerous suspects. While escaping and being on the run, Queen and Slim find themselves falling in love with each other. Yet maybe it was not for them to be complete after all. Watch the movie to see if they get the Love they were trying to get.
- Star Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith
- Release Date: November 27, 2019
30. Jumping The Broom (2011)
Love at first is what happened to Sabrina and Jason in the movie, further bringing them to a situation. Coming from a family who believes in their big status in society, Sabrina becomes the lawyer she always wanted to be. After his path crosses with Jason, she believes that he is the one who can make her happy for the rest of her life.
After coming together as a couple, they look forward to their parent’s approval. Yet, the romance is interrupted by their parents’ disliking of their status, and it creates a new hurdle for them to cross to stay together.
- Star Cast: Paula Patton, Laz Alonso
- Release Date: May 6, 2011
31. Love, Take Two (2019)
Lily makes her way back to her hometown as a famous reality show producer. Her work gave her the freedom to make wedding-themed shows, and this is the reason she made her way to her hometown.
While she starts preparing for the shoot of three weddings, she finds herself in front of her ex, Scott, who is one of the groom-to-be. Fate brings them back together, and Lily must relive the feelings that were once suppressed in her after their breakup. Watch the movie to see if Lily and Scott make any development.
- Star Cast: Heather Hemmens, Cornelius Smith Jr.
- Release Date: June 15, 2019
32. Brown Sugar (2002)
Music connects people, and sometimes this gets them to love each other further. A story where Dre and Sidney, who are two best friends, fall in Love with hip-hop and hope to make a career out of such a passion.
However, this becomes one of the reasons that drifts them apart from each other. They pretend about their feelings towards each other as they have already committed to two other people. Dre and Sidney finally come together, and this time, it is music and Love that draw them close like before.
- Star Cast: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan
- Release Date: October 11, 2002
33. This Lady Called Life (2020)
For a person to start a well-running business in such a big city is never easy. And especially for the one who doesn’t have anyone behind their back. Something like this happens with Aiye. Aiye starts her life in Lagos by being a modest chef who is still struggling in the finance areas.
She tries to make sure she has a perfect life that covers the painful past she has been through. So Aiye works hard and tries to become the best to prove herself and her skills. With all this, Aiye finds Omo, who helps her in her journey, and unexpectedly falls in love with him.
- Star Cast: Bisola Aiyeola, Lota Chukwu
- Release Date: October 9, 2020
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