Memorable Black Love Stories and Rom-Comsby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 2 weeks ago
Whether you're looking for a date night movie or Galentine's day pick, check out our list of romantic movies and shows, centered on Black voices, available to stream or rent on Prime Video through February 2021.
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1. Sylvie's Love (2020)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance
When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father's record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success.
5. What Men Want (2019)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.
Votes: 23,644 | Gross: $54.61M
9. The Love Letter (2013 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
Established entertainment columnist Parker (Keshia Knight Pulliam) begins to re-evaluate her platonic feelings towards her sports-fanatic best friend Aaron (Romeo Miller) in this charming rom-com about balancing friendship and love.
10. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A ship docks in Brooklyn with all its crew dead, but someone gets off and the killing continues on land. A Caribbean vampire is searching for a specific woman, half-human half-vampire. Rita is the detective investigating the many killings.
Votes: 21,881 | Gross: $19.75M
12. Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.
Votes: 1,816 | Gross: $0.05M
13. Dinner (III) (2016)
105 min | Drama, Thriller
Mike Okafor is invited by his childhood friend and buddy, Adetunde George Jnr, to have DINNER and spend the weekend with him and his fiancée Lola Coker as they plan for their upcoming ... See full summary »
14. Love by Accident (2020 TV Movie)
84 min | Romance
After breaking down on a road trip with her godmother, a woman enlists their mechanic to be her fake boyfriend, but soon their fake relationship isn't so fake after all. TV-G
15. Love by the 10th Date (2017 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four friends (Meagan Good, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, Kellee Stewart) balance their dating adventures with their career ambitions at an upscale magazine, teaching themselves and each other how to get the most out of love and life.
18. Poetic Justice (1993)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
In this movie, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice (Janet Jackson), a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Votes: 12,962 | Gross: $27.52M
19. Our Family Wedding (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding are comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay their long standing feud to rest.
Votes: 6,766 | Gross: $20.25M
20. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.
Votes: 39,951 | Gross: $56.70M
23. Southside with You (2016)
PG-13 | 84 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 7,645 | Gross: $6.30M
24. Waves (I) (2019)
R | 135 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.
25. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit.
Votes: 42,863 | Gross: $14.92M
26. The Best Man Holiday (2013)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama
When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.
Votes: 14,971 | Gross: $70.53M
27. Loving (2016)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.
Votes: 32,070 | Gross: $7.70M
28. A United Kingdom (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Votes: 14,568 | Gross: $3.90M
29. The Bodyguard (1992)
R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Music
A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.
Votes: 120,427 | Gross: $121.95M
30. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Votes: 275,955 | Gross: $27.85M
31. Waiting to Exhale (1995)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.
Votes: 9,620 | Gross: $67.05M
32. Love & Basketball (2000)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
Votes: 18,934 | Gross: $27.44M
37. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.
Votes: 13,733 | Gross: $50.63M
39. Save the Last Dance (2001)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
Votes: 57,742 | Gross: $91.06M
40. Boomerang (1992)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 26,241 | Gross: $70.10M
41. Baby Boy (2001)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In South Central L.A., a misguided 20-year-old African-American man, a "baby boy", faces the commitments of real life.
Votes: 13,103 | Gross: $28.73M
42. Strictly Business (1991)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance
Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white" African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,844 | Gross: $7.68M
43. The Fighting Temptations (2003)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.
Votes: 6,793 | Gross: $30.24M
44. How to Be a Player (1997)
R | 93 min | Comedy
A playboy gets the tables turned on him when a party is arranged with all of the women he has been two-timing are in attendance.
Votes: 8,700 | Gross: $13.96M
45. Something New (I) (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Kenya McQueen, an accountant 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.
Votes: 12,745 | Gross: $11.43M
46. Last Holiday (2006)
PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh Central-European hotel.
Votes: 29,275 | Gross: $38.36M
47. The Best Man (1999)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Just before best friend's wedding, the life of Chicago writer becomes crazy when the friend guesses that new book's story based on his bride's fervent past.
Votes: 9,380 | Gross: $34.10M
48. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica.
Votes: 6,918 | Gross: $37.67M
49. Two Can Play That Game (2001)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 6,346 | Gross: $22.24M
51. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 12,281 | Gross: $55.18M
52. Think Like a Man (2012)
PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey's relationship advice against them.
Votes: 44,309 | Gross: $91.55M
55. Deliver Us from Eva (2003)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Eva doesn't let her 3 sisters' men push them around. She's always butting in. How to pacify Eva? Find her a man. The men pay a playboy to be that man. The problem is - he falls in love with Eva.
Votes: 6,503 | Gross: $17.33M
58. The Perfect Holiday (2007)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
Votes: 2,902 | Gross: $5.81M
59. Baggage Claim (2013)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.
Votes: 8,819 | Gross: $21.56M
60. Big Momma's House (2000)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.
Votes: 81,174 | Gross: $117.56M
61. Night Catches Us (2010)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement.
Votes: 1,514 | Gross: $0.08M
62. The Sun Is also a Star (2019)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A hopeless romantic ambivalent about his future in medical school falls for a hard-luck young woman who doesn't believe in love.
Votes: 6,233 | Gross: $4.95M
63. Black Love (2017– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary
Highlights love stories from the black community and seeks to find secrets to making a marriage work. Features love stories from some successful people in entertainment as well as everyday couples, each offering a unique take on love.
65. Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four couples find themselves struggling to save their marriages once again on their annual marriage retreat, while each of them battle through financial, physical, mental, and emotional issues.
Votes: 9,114 | Gross: $60.10M
67. Beyond the Lights (2014)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
Votes: 15,507 | Gross: $14.62M
68. I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A married man who daydreams about being with other women finds his will and morals tested after he's visited by the ex-mistress of his old friend.
Votes: 16,461 | Gross: $12.55M
69. Think Like a Man Too (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
Votes: 19,827 | Gross: $65.18M
70. Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up hand-book for men, becoming a best-selling author in the process.
Votes: 5,847 | Gross: $11.83M
72. Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
Twenty-four hours in the tentative relationship of two young San Franciscans also dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying city.
Votes: 2,031 | Gross: $0.11M
73. You Can't Hurry Love (1988)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
You don't have to pretend to be someone else in order to be liked, even in LA. A video dating service serves as the backdrop for this hilarious film! Chicago Sun Times - Three Stars. TNT - "The Quintessential 80's comedy!
Votes: 442 | Gross: $9.33M