The 41 Movies to Watch With Your Black Girlfriend

If you would like to have a successful movie night with your girlfriend, and that girlfriend happens to be Black, then look no further than this list to find a sure-to-please movie.
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1.
The Wiz (1978)
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An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience. (134 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
2.
Coming to America (1988)
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An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
3.
School Daze (1988)
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A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college. (121 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
4.
Lean on Me (1989)
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve. (108 mins.)
 
5.
House Party (1990)
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Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him... (100 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
 
6.
Boomerang (1992)
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A successful executive and womanizer finds his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new female boss turns out to be an even bigger deviant than he is. (117 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
 
7.
The Bodyguard (1992)
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A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's. (129 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
8.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
9.
Forrest Gump (1994)
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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
10.
Jason's Lyric (1994)
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The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love... (119 mins.)
Director: Doug McHenry
 
11.
The Lion King (1994)
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Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (89 mins.)
 
12.
Clueless (1995)
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A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
13.
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
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An African American man is hired to find a woman and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal. (102 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
14.
Friday (1995)
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Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10pm that same night. In that time, they smoke more weed and get jacked and shot at in a drive-by. (91 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
15.
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
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Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender. (124 mins.)
Director: Forest Whitaker
 
16.
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
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An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests... (108 mins.)
Director: Martin Lawrence
 
17.
Set It Off (1996)
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Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another. (123 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
18.
Love Jones (1997)
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Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer... (104 mins.)
 
19.
Booty Call (1997)
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Two friends who have gone too long without sex set out to get some. (79 mins.)
Director: Jeff Pollack
 
20.
Soul Food (1997)
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One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart. (115 mins.)
 
21.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
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Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful... (124 mins.)
 
22.
Out of Sight (1998)
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A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped. (123 mins.)
 
23.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
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Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate. (116 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
24.
The Best Man (1999)
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Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance... (120 mins.)
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
 
25.
The Wood (1999)
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While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
 
26.
Love & Basketball (2000)
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In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad... (124 mins.)
 
27.
The Original Kings of Comedy (2000 Documentary)
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A concert film featuring four major African American stand up comedians. (115 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
28.
Baby Boy (2001)
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This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years... (130 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
29.
Exit Wounds (2001)
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Orin Boyd, a tough cop in an inner-city precinct discovers a web of dirty cops and corruption. (101 mins.)
 
30.
The Brothers (2001)
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Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials. (106 mins.)
Director: Gary Hardwick
 
31.
Two Can Play That Game (2001)
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An arrogant career woman plays a series of heartless mind-games with her boyfriend to "put him in line," only to discover that he has a few tricks up his own sleeve. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark Brown
 
32.
Brown Sugar (2002)
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Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory. (109 mins.)
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
 
33.
Save the Last Dance (2001)
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A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past. (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
34.
Drumline (2002)
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A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university. (118 mins.)
 
35.
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
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Former cop Brian O'Conner is called upon to bust a dangerous criminal and he recruits the help of a former childhood friend and street racer who has a chance to redeem himself. (107 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
36.
Dreamgirls (2006)
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A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
37.
ATL (2006)
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As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade. (105 mins.)
Director: Chris Robinson
 
38.
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
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The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene. (113 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
 
39.
Sex and the City (2008)
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A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her. (145 mins.)
 
40.
Takers (2010)
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A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective. (107 mins.)
Director: John Luessenhop
 
41.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor