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, stylized, serious, clever, suspenseful and witty films and TV shows about / with african american, racism, murder, death, violence, runaway, culture clash, storytelling, blood and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as african american: Django Unchained (2012), The First Purge (2018), Luke Cage (2016), Marlon (2017), Doctor Dolittle (1998), Keanu (2016), Hell on Wheels (2011), House of Lies (2012), Black Sails (2014), Sliders (1995).
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Hell on Wheels
Drama, Western
Canada, UK
42 min.
 8.3
Luke Cage
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
55 min.
 7.5
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Finding Her
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Romania, Mexico
104 min.
Fahrenheit 451
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
100 min.
 4.9

List of african american movies

Django Unchained
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, talky, rough, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, slavery, bounty hunter, vengeance, gory, racial violence, brutality, old west, african american, united states of america, violence, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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The First Purge
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, psychological, rough, suspenseful, sinister
Plot: party, nazism, sadism, murder, survival horror, experiment, gory violence, fighting the system, night, terrorism, racism, serial killer ...
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 7.5
 94K
Luke Cage
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, african american, violence, death, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 2K
Marlon
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: sitcom, family, family relations, african american, youth, marriage, lifestyle, dialogue, rap, black family, man child, ex husband ex wife relationship
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Doctor Dolittle
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, kids, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, animal human communication, doctor, clinic, friendship, adventure, happy ending, creativity, african american, chase, fight scenes, redemption ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 6.3
 39K
Keanu
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: absurd, buddy comedy, satirical, exciting, intense ...
Plot: kitten, brothers, parody, gangsters, gangs, dumb, search, private investigation, hitman, gunfight, fight scenes, car chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.3
 43K
Hell on Wheels
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, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, lone wolves, haunted by the past, tough heroes, slavery, courage, vengeance, train, native americans, shooting, blood, brutality ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa
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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
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: police investigation, serial killer, ex military, policewoman, special agents, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, multiple suspects, computer genius, murder, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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 7.4
 22K
House of Lies
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: workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, power relations, drugs/alcohol, greed, dishonesty, coworker relationship, powerful corporation, ambitious, strong sexual content, ambition, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.3
 77K
Black Sails
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: stylized, serious, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, mistrust, captain, adventure, seduction, killings, island, escapades, treasure, swashbuckler, african american, female nudity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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 7.4
 14K
Sliders
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, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, parallel worlds, portal, danger, getting home, fish out of water, escapades, race against time, lost, group of friends, hopes, technology ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 4.9
 12K
Fahrenheit 451
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.
Style: philosophical, surprise ending, tense, captivating, futuristic
Plot: book burning, book, society, fire, crimes, partners, firefighter, african american, murder, meaning of life, devotion, redemption ...
Time: near future
Place: usa
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In the Heat of the Night
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: small town, crime, racism, culture clash, mystery, police investigation, prejudice, police, investigation, murder, chase, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, california, southern usa, mississippi river
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The Cider House Rules
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, abortion, storytelling, adoption, death, friendship, orphan, incest, african american, mentor, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: maine, usa, england, new england
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 7.4
 203K
Moonlight
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: african american, homosexuality, coming of age, lgbt, drug dealer, black lgbt, parent child relationship, restaurant, gay, fight, drug abuse, high school ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia
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 7.1
 29K
Race
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, olympics, nazi, nazis, racing, race issues, segregation, mentor, track and field, jews, nazi germany, african american ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 7.7
 337K
Get Out
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: tense, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, interracial romance, plot twist, secrets, family, cult, brainwashing, violence, survival, missing, female villain, friendship ...
Place: new york
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Orange Is the New Black
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, cynical, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison life, women in prison, strong female character, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, fish out of water, lesbian relationship, warden, violence, smuggling, newcomer, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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 7.7
 73K
Malcolm X
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, emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: racism, islam, assassination, redemption, politics, prison, childhood, prejudice, assassin, religion, leadership, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, harlem, africa, usa, middle east ...
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 3.9
 52
Legal Deceit
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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Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling ...
Plot: lawyer, murder, civil rights, briefcase, courtroom, african american, court, idealist, idealism, following someone, moral dilemma, armenian ...
Place: los angeles
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The Psycho She Met Online
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her husband is hospitalized after a car accident, EMT Karen decides to rent out their spare rooms online. All goes well until Miranda moves in. Miranda quickly infiltrates all areas of Karen’s life. When one of Karen’s renters is found ...
Plot: hospital bed, african american, cell phone, computer, teenager, hospital, teenage girl, caucasian, website
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Top of the Heap
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He was a violent man...trouble was--he was also a cop.
Plot: astronaut, frustration, african american, anger, knife, bus, police car, revenge, blood, dancing, rage, husband wife relationship ...
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 5.7
 46
Black Lolita
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A singer returns to her hometown and puts together a team of fighters to go after local gangsters.
Plot: african american, sex, revenge, female nudity, gangster
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The Jesse Owens Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.
Plot: racism, african american, athlete, running, track and field, racial segregation, nazis, nazi germany, racial tension, runner, olympics, racial prejudice ...
Time: 1930s
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 129
The Lost Man
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle."
Plot: robbery, african american, class society, police brutality, racism, black man white woman relationship, father daughter relationship, rat, escape, car chase, murder, cafe ...
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 8.1
 45
Family
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After suffering with the dire consequences of being in the closet, a group of lesbian friends forge a pact to deal with the dire consequences of coming out.
Plot: coming of age, lesbian, african american, gay relationship, gay romance, coming out
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Mister Deathman
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Geoffrey Graves is a secret agent who comes ourt of retirement for a mission in South Africa. Stella Stevens stars as an enemy agent.
Plot: james bond spoof, arch villain, intelligence agency, female spy, shooting, spy spoof, spy hero, secret service, lesbian, african american, car chase, scientist ...
Place: pentagon, switzerland, south africa
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 7.2
 78K
Fences
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Style: dramatic, talky, intense, interesting, emotional ...
Plot: racism, race issues, dialogue driven, drinking, family, dialogue, family drama, redemption, adaptation, character study, tragedy, mental illness ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s
Place: pittsburgh
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Being Black Enough
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Black man, raised in a White neighborhood, ridiculed for not being "Black enough" decides to go to the hood to hang out with his gangster cousin and discover what it really means to be "Black." He eventually faces the ...
Plot: african american, coming of age, plot twist, dialogue driven, musical number
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