African american protagonist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant african american protagonist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good, captivating, light and touching films and TV shows about / with african american protagonist, african american, family relations, friendship, black american, love and romance, couples, stereotypes, runaway and violence plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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african american protagonist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as african american protagonist: Think Like a Man (2012), Boomerang (1992), War Room (2015), Coming 2 America (2021), Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007), Southside with You (2016), Disappearing Acts (2000), Not Easily Broken (2009), BlacKkKlansman (2018), Rosewood (2015).

List of african american protagonist movies

Think Like a Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: interracial couple, battle of the sexes, african american protagonist, couples, advice, self esteem, lifestyle, love, power relations, social awkwardness, buddies, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.6
 29K
Boomerang (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, african american protagonist, battle of the sexes, romance, boss and employee, opposites attract, buddies, unlikely couple, power relations, looking for love, workplace, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new orleans
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 6.5
 15K
War Room (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But ...
Style: inspirational, christian film, biblical, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, african american protagonist, life, family relations, propaganda, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, intergenerational friendship, marital problem, life philosophy ...
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Tyler Perry's Aunt Bam's Place - The Play (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One weekend, Aunt Bam's nephew-in-law Stewart is granted a court-ordered visitation with his children. Although his new, much-younger wife Mona is a bundle of nerves, Stewart seizes the opportunity to reconnect with his children, whom he loves ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family life, family problems, couples, family relations, disorder, couple relations, parents and children, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, african american protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Coming 2 America (2021)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his royal father's dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, ...
Style: funny, entertaining, humorous, light, captivating ...
Plot: prince, humour, heir, rich man, monarch, african american protagonist, african american, father and son, family relations, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, relationships ...
Place: africa, new york
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Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American children's television show that airs on the Nick Jr. cable network in the United States and the Nick Jr. networks in the United Kingdom & Ireland, Italy, France and Australia as well as Treehouse TV network in ...
Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, feel good, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: toys, friendship, puppet, friends, androids and robots, monster, family, robot, imagination, african american protagonist, guest, radio dj ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Southside with You (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.
Style: romantic, sincere, light, sentimental
Plot: wooing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, african american, one day, civil rights movement, politics, social issues, african american protagonist, lawyer, first date, supervisor ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1961
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., africa, usa, kenya ...
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Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, romance, family problems, lovers reunited, couple relations, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Not Easily Broken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: ambition, couples, hopes, love and romance, family problems, relationship vs career, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, african american protagonist, bittersweet, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.5
 249K
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and become the head of the local chapter.
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, factual, captivating, rough ...
Plot: ku klux klan, racism, undercover cop, black cop, black american, racist, white supremacy, husband wife relationship, male protagonist, african american protagonist, violence, activist ...
Time: 70s, year 2017, year 1972, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
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 6.7
 8K
Rosewood (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. is a brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology and his drive to live life to the fullest to help a tough-as-nails detective and the Miami PD uncover clues no one else can see.
Style: captivating, tense, twists and turns, serious, philosophical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female detective, pathologist, police detective, murder investigation, laboratory, analysis, heart condition, crimes, female police detective, family relations, partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, usa
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Madea's Neighbors from Hell (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Madea's neighborhood takes a turn for the worse when a foster mother moves in with her unruly kids. Suspicious activity leads Madea to take justice into her own hands. With Aunt Bam by her side, Madea uses her unique wit and wisdom for ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: faith, chaos and mayhem, gospel, abuse, christian, forgiveness, live performance, african american protagonist, family relations, cross dressing, grandmother, foster child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.7
 4K
Bessie (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, factual, gloomy
Plot: blues, rise to the top, musician's life, black woman, artists and showbiz, music, life is a bitch, ambition, rising to stardom, black lgbt, poverty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, tennessee, pennsylvania, southern usa, new york
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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, gulf war, conspiracy, sniper, mind control, brainwashing, senator, hypnosis, assassination, state affairs, mentally unstable, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, year 1991
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
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The Great Debaters (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, debate, teacher, african american, contests and competitions, college, professor, labor union, segregation, mentor, opponent, confrontation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, oklahoma, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: FBI agent Malcolm Turner and his 17-year-old son, Trent, go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school after Trent witnesses a murder. Posing as Big Momma and Charmaine, they must find the murderer before he finds them.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cross dressing, undercover, hidden identity, disguise, working undercover, male to female cross dressing, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, teenage life, parents and children, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, wall street, dishonesty, hopes, family relations, farce, parents and children, witnessing a crime, hidden identity, embezzlement, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, atlanta georgia
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House of Payne (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tyler Perry's House of Payne is an American comedy-drama television series created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. The show revolved around a multi-generational family living under one roof in Atlanta led by ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Plot: family relations, working class, social relations, parents and children, family life, suburbs, elderly, youth, african american protagonist, suburban life, african american family, african american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots is a new television drama from the prolific writer, director and producer Tyler Perry. The show follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, family saga, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, master and servant, social differences, family life, society, power relations, family relations, boss and employee, maid, african american protagonist, class differences, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.7
 545K
Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, hypnosis, interracial romance, african american, cult, psycho, survival, brainwashing, missing person, interracial relations, secret society, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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 7.3
 109K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: bleak, rough, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: domestic violence, poverty, rape, sexual abuse, fat girl, illiteracy, child abuse, dysfunctional family, social misfits, abusive mother, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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 5.9
 2K
White Famous (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Floyd Mooney is a young African-American comedian whose star is on the rise. But the path to stardom is a minefield that Floyd must navigate to maintain his credibility while attempting to become “white famous.”
Style: satirical, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Plot: african american, desire for fame, ambitious man, humour, satire, comedian, african american man, aspiration, direction and purpose, african american protagonist, ambition, human
Time: 21st century
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 6.4
 5K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, relationships, love and romance, battle of the sexes, singleness, friendship between men, african american, playboy, women, marriage, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 5.8
 2K
Love Jacked (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maya, a headstrong 28-year-old with artistic ambitions – a strong contrast to what her father Ed wants: a dutiful daughter to run the family store. Ed is shocked when Maya takes her assertions of independence a step further and decides to travel ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, romantic, touching
Plot: parents and children, looking for love, female protagonist, friendship, love affair, fall in love, vacation, father daughter relationship, love and romance, family relations, black woman, couple relations ...
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 5.2
 2K
Superstition (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Mosley family keeps the secrets and dark history of a town located on the outskirts of New Orleans that is also a landing patch for the world's darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by a mysterious malefactor named The ...
Style: stylized, psychological, gothic, atmospheric, gothic horror ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, supernatural power, stereotypes, creature, research, rivalry, african american protagonist, black magic, african american, haunted by the past, witch ...
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 6.5
 36K
His House (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, intense, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: refugee, diaspora, supernatural, ghost, haunted, escape, stereotypes, death of daughter, husband wife relationship, violence, nightmare, rescue ...
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 4.5
 134
Afro Ninja (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, visually appealing, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: kung fu fighting, kung fu, ninja, corruption, male female relationship, ninjitsu, friend, police, lawyer, corrupt, ninja magic, ninja master ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
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Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Kevin Hart highlights the fascinating contributions of black history's unsung heroes in this entertaining -- and educational -- comedy special.
Style: thought provoking, funny, entertaining, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: racial segregation, racism, african american, african american man, black american, black man, interracial relations, black stereotype, ethnic humor, discrimination, civil rights, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 946
Yao (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Senegal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To ...
Style: road movie, light, scenic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: literature, cultural icon, fan, obsessive quest, movie actor, adventure, small village, african american protagonist, humour, fandom, actor's life, child ...
Place: africa
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 5.7
 14K
Point Blank (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nurse is forced to spring a wounded murder suspect from the hospital when the man’s brother kidnaps his pregnant wife and wants to make a trade.
Style: tense, bleak, captivating, brutal, surprise ending ...
Plot: ambulance, police, hospital, gang, pregnant woman, corruption, violence, escape, anger, betrayal, organized crime, police detective ...
Time: 2010s
Place: cincinnati ohio
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