Black Love on Film

From the first onscreen kiss, to the cheesy clichés, and the cult classics of the Black romance genre, this list has it all. Black romance in film is a challenge to find, so I made a comprehensive list of all the movies that feature black people in romantic relationships.

This list is in ascending order and will be updated regularly. 


Other movies that should be on this list but aren’t on Letterboxd:

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  • Something Good - Negro Kiss
  • Within Our Gates
  • Body and Soul
  • The Scar of Shame
  • The Exile
  • Ten Minutes to Live
  • Moon Over Harlem
  • Cabin in the Sky
  • Sepia Cinderella
  • Carmen Jones
  • Black Orpheus
  • Imitation of Life
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Paris Blues
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Nothing But a Man
  • A Patch of Blue
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  • For Love of Ivy
  • Honky
  • Blacula
  • A Warm December
  • Ganja & Hess
  • Firehouse
  • Claudine
  • Mahogany
  • Aaron Loves Angela
  • Cindy
  • Losing Ground
  • Cane River
  • Purple Rain
  • The Color Purple
  • The Golden Child
  • She's Gotta Have It
  • Life Is Rosy
  • Coming to America
  • Looking for Langston
  • The Women of Brewster Place
  • Mo' Better Blues
  • Jit
  • Mississippi Masala
  • Young Soul Rebels
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Strictly Business
  • Flirting
  • Boomerang
  • Stompin' at the Savoy
  • The Bodyguard
  • Poetic Justice
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Café au Lait
  • New Eden
  • I Like It Like That
  • The Inkwell
  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
  • Mississe
  • Klash
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • Set It Off
  • The Leading Man
  • A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  • The Preacher's Wife
  • Girl 6
  • Mr. and Mrs. Loving
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Sprung
  • Booty Call
  • Hav Plenty
  • Cinderella
  • Love Jones
  • Destiny
  • The Wedding
  • Ride
  • It's Not About Love
  • Woo
  • Besieged
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • Dance with Me
  • He Got Game
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • The Wood
  • Love Songs
  • Orfeu
  • The Best Man
  • Punks
  • Love Song
  • Rhapsody
  • Love & Basketball
  • Seventeen Again
  • Love Come Down
  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
  • The Courage to Love
  • Disappearing Acts
  • Two Can Play That Game
  • The Brothers
  • The Sweetest Mango
  • Baby Boy
  • Down to Earth
  • Karmen Gei
  • All About You