28 Films to Stream During Black History Month

While sifting through the tall grass of streaming content can be overwhelming, below is a list of films that you might consider streaming during Black History Month and beyond. Please note that not every film on this list has something profound to say about the Black experience. In fact, some of these films are not even about being Black. They are just entertaining works that happen to have Black characters in lead roles. They are included on this list to remind you that not every film featuring a Black individual revolves around trauma (e.g. slavery, police brutality, etc). It is just as important to see films where Black people are allowed to be heroic, vulnerable and complex…you know, regular people.

Courtney Small breaks down why each film is worth watching here: thatshelf.com/28-films-to-stream-during-black-history-month/

  • One Night in Miami...
  • The Skin We're In
  • Queen of Katwe
  • All In: The Fight for Democracy
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Supa Modo
  • Time
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
  • His House
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  • School Daze
  • Lovers Rock
  • Tongues Untied
  • Atlantics
  • Attack the Block
  • The Lost Okoroshi
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Rocks
  • Ninth Floor
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Step
  • Ganja & Hess
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Last Holiday