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 serious, realistic, stylized, suspense, rough and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with african american, violence, brutality, culture clash, mentor, friendship, storytelling, runaway, death and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as african american: Hell on Wheels (2011), Keanu (2016), Jumping the Broom (2011), A Raisin in the Sun (1961), In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Cider House Rules (1999), Django Unchained (2012), 8 Mile (2002), The Color Purple (1985), Afro Samurai (2007).
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Drama
USA
128 min.
 8.1
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
110 min.
 8.0
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Finding Her (2019)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA, Romania, Mexico
104 min.
The First Purge (2018)
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
98 min.
 5.1

List of african american movies

 8.3
 43K
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: old west, slavery, rivalry, native americans, haunted by the past, tough heroes, african american, train, courage, interracial relations, shooting, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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 6.3
 40K
Keanu (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
Style: buddy comedy, absurd, satirical, exciting, intense ...
Plot: kitten, hitman, car chase, african american, male objectification, parody, hit by a car, brothers, gangsters, gangs, dumb, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Jumping the Broom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: african american, meet the parents, couple relations, parents and children, culture clash, family gatherings, family relations, social differences, family tradition, family feud, wedding, class differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: african american, family problems, racism, black family, racial prejudice, housewife, racial tension, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, working class, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, medical school, chicago illinois
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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: small town, racist, crime, african american, police chief, racism, culture clash, police investigation, racial tension, suspect, police station, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river, california
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The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cigarette smoking, incest, african american, coming of age, orphan, abortion, drug overdose, orphanage, anesthetic, war injury, pregnancy, pilot ...
Time: 40s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
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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, realistic, psychological
Plot: police investigation, special agents, african american, serial killer, mystery, crimes, ex military, policewoman, law enforcement, murder, urban, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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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, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, slavery, old west, society, vengeance, rescue, one against many, odd couple, courage, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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 7.1
 218K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, lyrical, sincere, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, follow your dream, underdog, contests and competitions, human spirit, street gang, life is a bitch, racial slur, drugs/alcohol, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, domestic violence, feminism, rape, letter, slavery, african american, life is a bitch, adoption, self discovery, reunion ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
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 7.8
 13K
Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.In the Afro Samurai world there are many headbands and they signify the best fighters in the world. If a person should hold number 1, they are ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, vengeance, sexual activity, african american, androids and robots, adventure, master warrior, danger, deadly, escapades, bar ...
Time: future
Place: japan, feudal japan
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 7.2
 79K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, basketball, liberal, student, african american, drug abuse, loneliness, friendship, high school, bicycle, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, stylized, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: princess, cinderella story, family, human becomes animal, adventure, fall in love, prince, wizards and magicians, african american, jazz, firefly, voodoo ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, mississippi, usa
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 7.5
 97K
Luke Cage (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, master villain, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the day, danger, fighting crime, crimes, escapades, african american, violence, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, abuse of power, party, sadism, nazism, experiment, survival horror, night, nightmare, terrorism, serial killer, racism ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.9
 2K
Marlon (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A loving (but immature) father is committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way ...
Style: humorous, light, witty, situational comedy, mumblecore
Audience: teens
Plot: family, african american, sitcom, family relations, youth, marriage, dialogue, lifestyle, rap, black family, man child, ex husband ex wife relationship
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! ...
Style: light, funny, emotional, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: clinic, friendship, animal human communication, doctor, talking animals, african american, dog, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, adventure, happy ending ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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 7.4
 22K
House of Lies (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, ...
Style: cynical, realistic, clever, talky, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, hotshot hero, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, coworker relationship, power relations, strong sexual content, workplace, dishonesty, powerful corporation, ambition, ambitious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 3K
Vixen (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 5 min.
Story: Originally from Africa, Mari McGabe's parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence.But the orphaned Marl refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family's Tantu Totem, Mari can access the ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: superheroine, fighting crime, masked superhero, supernatural ability, escapades, crimes, rivalry, female protagonist, martial arts, tough girl, female fighter, necklace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, africa
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 8.3
 77K
Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, island, treasure hunt, adventure, seduction, escapades, killings, gold, danger, treasure, mistrust, swashbuckler ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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 7.4
 14K
Sliders (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, getting home, adventure, danger, escapades, hopes, survival, experiment gone awry, portal, lost, technology, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 6.2
 5K
The Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night ...
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: murder, social injustice, brutality, blood, family in danger, violence, party, massacre, night, survival, african american, death ...
Time: near future
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 5.5
 8K
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, dark humor, light, satirical
Plot: high school prom, misfit, african american, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dyslexia, black eye, hardcase students, boxing ring, marriage proposal, teacher student relationship, salesman, prom ...
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 7.4
 208K
Moonlight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, african american, coming of age, drug dealer, homosexual, black lgbt, restaurant, parent child relationship, drug abuse, gay, fight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, rough, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, blacks and whites, torture, injustice, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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 8.4
 75K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: humorous, intellectual, not serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, buddies, intelligence, amateur detective, partners, best friends, resourceful, investigation, police, unconventional method, crime, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: vigilantism, fighting the system, vengeance, murder, crime, prison, master criminal, mind game, justice, danger, perfect crime, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.1
 29K
Race (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf ...
Style: dramatic, factual, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, track and field, african american, nazi germany, historical figure, sport, olympics, nazi, nazis, racial prejudice, athlete, running ...
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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 7.7
 350K
Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, family, survival, missing, cult, racism, brainwashing, violence, interracial romance, plot twist, secrets, female villain ...
Place: new york
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 3.9
 52
Legal Deceit (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sydney Banks learns the hard way that being driven and educated is not the path to success. With the help of Todd Hunter her career takes off. Sydney gets pulled into corporate blackmail and murder. With the help of boyfriend Derek, she begins her ...
Plot: african american, murder, law firm, lawyer, hostage
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