African american movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant african american movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, intense, talky and dramatic films and TV shows about / with african american, mentor, runaway, storytelling, society, corruption, redemption, dialogue, friendship and racism plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as african american: Django Unchained (2012), Hell on Wheels (2011), Last Holiday (2006), Menace II Society (1993), Us (2019), Do the Right Thing (1989), Remember the Titans (2000), Night School (2018), Fresh (1994), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013).

List of african american movies

Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, old west, bounty hunter, gunfight, slavery, vengeance, african american, society, rescue, courage, torture, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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 8.3
 45K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slavery, native americans, african american, old west, rivalry, loss of spouse, haunted by the past, courage, shooting, train, civil war, business venture ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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 6.4
 26K
Last Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, vacation, self discovery, african american, holiday, love and romance, human nature, romance, dealing with death, hotel, senator, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, prague, prague czech republic, czech republic, central europe ...
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.9
 164K
Us (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, murder, amusement park, african american, chase, survival, hall of mirrors, childhood memory, panic, beach, husband wife relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: year 1986
Place: usa
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Do the Right Thing (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, intense, stylized ...
Plot: culture clash, police brutality, african american, racism, heat, money, pizzeria, prejudice, buddies, urban ghetto life, society, radio ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, contests and competitions, african american, sport, prejudice, football, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur, coach, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: virginia, new jersey, california
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 5.6
 28K
Night School (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Forced to attend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his ...
Style: humorous, light, dark humor, satirical
Plot: african american, high school prom, dyslexia, marriage proposal, misfit, boxing ring, baseball bat, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, black eye, hardcase students, teacher student relationship, salesman ...
Time: year 2001
Place: atlanta georgia
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 7.6
 11K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: chess, african american, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, family relations, urban ghetto, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police station, workplace situations, boss and employee, verbal byplay, teamwork, investigation, crimes, workplace, policewoman, sergeant, coworker, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, realistic, factual ...
Plot: against the odds, surgery, human spirit, african american, ambition, rise to the top, follow your dream, christianity, neurosurgeon, medical, blacks and whites, dream come true ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, medical school, west germany
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 7.7
 77K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, civil rights movement, tragic event, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: mafia, lone wolves, hitman, racial slur, code, african american, loner, friendship, loneliness, wisdom of life, organized crime, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, japan, new jersey
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Chappelle's Show (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in various sketches. Chappelle, Brennan and Michele Armour were the ...
Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, not serious, ethnic humor ...
Plot: marijuana, comedian, racism, african american, guest, hip hop, social problems, impersonating, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, media, musician ...
Time: contemporary
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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: forensics, profiler, police investigation, african american, serial killer, policewoman, ex military, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, special agents, computer genius ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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 6.7
 12K
Something New (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.
Style: sincere, humorous, light, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: interracial romance, white male black female relationship, interracial relations, racism, prejudice, opposites attract, blacks and whites, african american, romance, looking for love, career woman, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, africa, london, california
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, african american, rivalry, self esteem, human nature, hopes, human spirit, teachers and students, prodigy, single parent, self discovery, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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In Living Color (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: In Living Color is an American sketch comedy television series that originally ran on the Fox Network from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994. Brothers Keenen and Damon Wayans created, wrote and starred in the program. The show was produced by Ivory ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, topical humor, realistic ...
Plot: parody, comedian, african american, disorder, social differences, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, nothing goes right, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, antisocial behavior, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, new york
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 7.2
 102K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, navy, u.s. navy, racism, prejudice, instructor, ambition, society, african american, respect, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, cuba, new jersey
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Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, friendship, prejudice, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, age difference, african american, private school, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
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 7.7
 117K
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A town – where everyone seems to be named Johnson – is in the way of the railroad and, in order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, light, talky ...
Plot: cowboy, small town, sheriff, ceremony, african american, desert, misfit, old west, interracial relations, odd couple, buddies, convict ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Plot: elderly, master and servant, civil rights, golden years, friendship, racial slur, chauffeur, african american, prejudice, social differences, interracial relations, racism ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, murder, sheriff, small town, police brutality, racial slur, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation, violence, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
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 7.5
 10K
Copper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Kevin Corcoran is a rugged young Irish immigrant policeman trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighborhood in 1860s New York City while searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting crime, law enforcement, gunfight, ex military, power struggle, african american, crime, police detective, racial slur, irish, corruption, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 54K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, musician, rock, star, poet, vietnam war, african american, ambition, fame, performer's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, woodstock, california, new jersey ...
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 7.7
 129K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, jazz, addiction, heroin, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, musician, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, rome italy, seattle washington ...
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 8.1
 8K
Day Break (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then, he will wake up and start the day over again.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: changing the past or future, frame up, protagonist as suspect, african american, interrogation, family in danger, witnessing a crime, mystery, trapped, police investigation, time loop, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.5
 115K
Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, nun, guilt, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, boy, gossip ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the "classic Spider-Man mold", Miles Morales must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero. Until he learns by Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, that there is a multiverse, called the "Spider-Verse", in ...
Style: exciting, colourful, light, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: superhero, alternate universe, african american, spider, secret identity, teenager, teenage superhero, father son relationship, physics, justice, super powers, love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 431K
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, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: interracial romance, hypnosis, racism, missing, survival, cult, human monster, psycho, african american, friendship, disappearance, brainwashing ...
Place: new york
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