50 Shows and Movies to Stream Right Now
- AJ The Queen (2020) - Netflix
Stars: RuPaul Charles, Izzy G
Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen traveling across America, develops an unlikely sidekick named AJ.
- Soul Plane (2004) - Netflix
In this raunchy comedy cult classic—starring Snoop Dogg, Method Man, and Kevin Hart—a young wins millions after winning a lawsuit against a major airline, so of course, he sets out to create his own.
- Astronomy Club (2020) - Netflix
Stars: Caroline Martin, Shawtane Bowen, Jonathan Braylock
This Black comedy sketch show goes through stereotypes, Madea movies, resting “creep faces”, Black gameshows and more of guaranteed laughs.
- Grownish (2018) – Hulu
Stars: Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Trevor Jackson
A spinoff of ABC's comedy "Black-ish," about Zoey Johnson. This time she has to struggle with sex, drugs & relationships while in college.
- Dolemite Is My Name (2019) - Netflix
Stars: Eddie Murphy
In 1970s LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore hits it big with his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, then risks it all to take his act to the big screen. This is one of the funniest comedies on Netflix.
- That’s So Raven (2003) – Disney +
Stars: Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol
Raven Baxter is a typical teenager who just happens to be psychic. The only problem is that Raven’s sneak peeks into the future can make her (and her best friends Eddie and Chelsea) jump to the wrong conclusions.
- All About the Washingtons (2018) – Netflix
Stars: Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Kiana Ledé
Hip-hop icon MC Joe Speed retires from showbiz and finds a new rhythm balancing business, romance, and everyday family chaos.
- Chewing Gum (2015) – Netflix
Stars: Michaela Coel, John Macmillan, Robert Lonsdale
The virginal Tracey, who was raised in a strictly religious Tower Hamlets flat, is ready to realize her potential. And the first step is having sex.
- How High 2 (2019) - Netflix
Stars: Mike Epps, DeRay Davis, DC Young Fly
A pair of stoners embark on a pot-fueled adventure through Atlanta to find their missing weed.
- Undercover Brother 2 (2019) - Netflix
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Michael Jai White, Laila Odom
When a beloved secret agent falls into a deep coma, his brother must pick up where he left off.
- Love Jacked (2018) - Netflix
Stars: Keith David, Amber Stevens West, Mike Epps
Maya has artistic ambitions, but her father wants her to run the family store. Taking her independence, a step further, Maya decides to travel to Africa for inspiration and returns with a fiancé.
- Death at a Funeral (2010) - Netflix
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock
A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.
- Living Single (1993) – Hulu
Stars: Queen Latifah,
Six black 20-somethings -- four women and two men -- share their lives and loves in a Brooklyn brownstone. A trio of women share one of the apartments, receiving frequent visits from a fourth pal; meanwhile, two men who've been friends for years share an apartment one floor up.
- Hitch (2005) – Netflix
Stars: Will Smith, Eva Mendes
Will Smith plays a confident dating coach named Alex who's tasked with helping the hopelessly un-romantic Albert get his girl. But as Albert begins to excel in the love department, Alex fumbles as he falls for tabloid reporter Sara.
- Mo’ Money (1992) - Netflix
Stars: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Marlon Wayans
A petty crook stalks a cute girl into an office building and is taken for a job applicant. Conning gets him the job. It’s in the mailroom of new credit cards. 2 superiors are worse crooks.
- She Did That (2020) - Netflix
Stars: Melissa Butler, Luvvie Ajayi, Renae Bluitt
Go inside the lives of extraordinary Black female entrepreneurs as they discuss building legacies and pioneering a new future for the next generation.
- Who Killed Malcolm X (2020) - Netflix
Stars: Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, Muhammad A. Aziz
Activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad begins his own investigation into the perplexing details surrounding the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.
- Kevin Hart: Don’t F**K This Up (2019) - Netflix
Stars: Kevin Hart
Comedian Kevin Hart reflects on the events from the past year that have shaped his life.
- They’ve Gotta Have Us (2018) - Netflix
Stars: Debbie Allen, Harry Belafonte
Candid recollections from esteemed Black entertainers trace the history of African American cinema.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child – Amazon Prime
Stars: Jean-Michel Basquiat
This documentary about the late, iconic artist centers on an interview between Basquiat and Tamra Davis over 20 years ago. It tells the story of his rise to fame and untimely death in 1988.
- When They See Us (2019) – Netflix
Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome, Marquis Rodriguez
In this jarring miniseries, Ava DuVernay helmed this dramatic retelling of the story of the Central Park Five (now known as the Exonerated Five). In 1989, five young boys of color were wrongfully accused and charged with the rape of a white woman, only for the true attacker to confess 13 years after the teens were convicted and sentenced to prison.
- The People Vs. OJ Simpson (2016) – Netflix
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, John Travolta
This dramatization traces the twists and turns of O.J. Simpson's murder trial, examining behind-the-scenes gambits on both sides of the court.
- Barry (2016) - Netflix
Stars: Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell
A young Barack Obama forges his identity while dealing with race, divergent cultures and ordinary life as a New York City college student.
- Lionheart (2018) – Netflix
Stars: Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie
When her father falls ill, Adaeze steps up to run the family business -- alongside her uncle -- and prove herself in a male-dominated world.
- Coffee and Kareem(2020) – Netflix
Stars: Ed Helms, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Little Gardenhigh
Kareem Manning hires a criminal to scare his mom’s new boyfriend. But it backfires, forcing Kareem to team up with him in order to save themselves from Detroit’s most ruthless drug kingpin.
- Uncorked (2020) - Netflix
Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Lashun Pollard, Michael Mobley
Elijah must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father’s expectations that he carries on the family’s Memphis BBQ joint.
- Queen Sono (2020) - Netflix
Stars: Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Kate Liquorish
A drama about a secret agent who fights crime while dealing with crises in her personal life.
Stars: Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish
The inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker who built a haircare empire that made her America’s first female self-made millionaire.
- American Son (2019) - Netflix
Stars: Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale
Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.
- Miss Virginia (2019) - Netflix
Stars: Matthew Modine, Vanessa Williams, Amirah Vann
A struggling inner-city mother sacrifices everything to give her son a good education. Unwilling to allow her son to stay in a dangerous school, she launches a movement that could save his future.
- The Players Club (2000) - Netflix
Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Ice Cube, Jamie Foxx
A single mother struggles to provide for her educations and child. She meets two ladies’ that introduce her to a world of fast money.
- Cadillac Records (2008) – Netflix
Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Starring Beyoncé, Adrian Brody, and Jeffrey Wright, Cadillac Records follows the groundbreaking music scene in 1950s Chicago when a bar owner signed several of the industry's biggest acts (Etta James, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters) to his new record label.
- Creed II (2018) – Hulu
Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone
Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
- A Fall From Grace (2020) - Netflix
In Tyler Perry's first film for Netflix, a woman named Grace works to overcome her woes in life when she meets a charming younger man. She falls in love and marries him, but he soon reveals his true, sinister intentions. Grace snaps, and soon finds herself on trial for his murder.
- The Karate Kid (2010) - Netflix
Stars: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan
After moving to Beijing with his mother, Dre falls prey to a bully, so he takes lessons from a martial arts master in this remake of the 1984 classic.
- Black Lightning (2018) – Netflix
Stars: Cress Williams, James Remar, Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III
Another superhero show with a black hero as the main protagonist, good stuff. Black Lightning is about a retired superhero who becomes a vigilante for justice.
- Fary: Hexagon (2020) - Netflix
French comedy phenom puts a playful spin on questions of identity, culture and more.
- Leslie Jones: Time Machine (2020) - Netflix
Stars: Leslie Jones
From trying to seduce Prince, to battling sleep apnea, Leslie Jones traces her evolution as an adult in a joyfully raw and outrageous stand-up special.
- Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) - Netflix
Stars: Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle takes on gun culture, the opioid crisis, and the tidal wave of celebrity scandals.
- Deon Cole: Cole Hearted - Netflix
Stars: Deon Cole
He believes in being honest. Very honest. From his worst threesome to how he wiggled out of a speeding ticket. Deon speaks the true
- Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah (2019) - Netflix
Stars: Tiffany Haddish
On her 40th birthday, Tiffany Haddish drops a bombastic special studded with singing, dancing and raunchy reflections on her long road to womanhood.
- Good Burger (1997) - Netflix
Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell
Working at a neighborhood fast-food joint, two teens try to save the restaurant when a giant burger franchise fires up the competition.
- The Color of Friendship (2000) – Disney+
Based on actual events about the friendship between two girls; Mahree & Piper, one from the United States and the other from apartheid South Africa, who learn about tolerance and friendship.
- Imagine That (2009) – Netflix
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi
Work problems are piling up for a businessman. But when he discovers a pathway to his daughter's imaginary world, he starts finding some solutions
- The Lion King (2019) – Disney+
Stars: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
- The Longshots (2008) – Netflix
Stars: Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Tasha Smith
When an 11-year-old girl becomes Pop Warner football’s first female quarterback, she raises eyebrows till she takes her team to the brink of glory.
- A Wrinkle in Time (2018) – Disney+
Years after their father disappears, Meg and her younger brother Charles Wallace cross galaxies on a quest to save him from the heart of darkness.
- Raising Dion (2019) – Netflix
Stars: Jason Ritter, Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young
A widowed single mom discovers that her son has superpowers and tries to figure out how to raise him safely and responsibly.
- The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) – Disney+
Stars: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt
A South American emperor experiences a reversal of fortune when his power-hungry adviser turns him into a llama.
- The Princess and The Frog (2009) – Disney+
Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey
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.