Black Lives Matter Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

The worldwide protests around George Floyd's death have brought racial injustice to the forefront of the cultural conversation. For many families, that means seeking out movies, TV shows, and other media that share and celebrate Black voices, Black storytellers, and Black history. Netflix has made it easier than ever to find and watch these programs by creating a Black Lives Matter curation destination. While these are all important stories to hear, some of these movies and series have graphic imagery that might not be appropriate for younger viewers. Others cover complex ideas and tough topics, so even if your kid can handle the content, we encourage families to watch and discuss together. For even more powerful stories, try these Great African American Movies and Books About Racism and Social Justice.

Browse Black Lives Matter Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

Becoming Movie Poster Image
Enlightening journey with Michelle Obama on her book tour.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Zion TV Poster Image
Exceptional short docu tells teen's story of perseverance.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Bobby Kennedy for President TV Poster Image
Honest, revealing docu shows many sides of political legend.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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All American TV Poster Image
Football series addresses classism, racism, and bullying .
Network: CW
(2018)
(2018)
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Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 Movie Poster Image
Wrenching, must-see docu probes racial violence in LA.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Malcolm X Movie Poster Image
Insightful and well-rounded portrait of Malcolm X.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Miss Virginia Movie Poster Image
Mother's love trumps dirty politicians in fact-based drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff? Movie Poster Image
Excellent docu on attempted shooting of reggae icon.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Strong Island Movie Poster Image
Emotionally raw docu on racial injustice in America.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Astronomy Club TV Poster Image
Weird, funny, fresh comedy skewers life and race.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce Movie Poster Image
Concert film of Queen B's Coachella set has salty language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Movie Poster Image
Comprehensive docu on iconic soul singer; some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? Movie Poster Image
Docu about the murder of influential DJ has strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker TV Poster Image
Solid drama highlights the life of legendary entrepreneur.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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They've Gotta Have Us TV Poster Image
Lively, important history in film docuseries; some language.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Time: The Kalief Browder Story TV Poster Image
Powerful docu about tragic impact of wrongful imprisonment.
Network: Spike
(2017)
(2017)
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Mudbound Movie Poster Image
Masterful drama set in 1940s South has brutality, racism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Pose TV Poster Image
Groundbreaking series brings NYC drag ball culture to life.
Network: FX
(2018)
(2018)
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Quincy Movie Poster Image
Docu of prolific musician/composer/producer; some profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Rodney King Movie Poster Image
Racism and police brutality described in moving monologue.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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See You Yesterday Movie Poster Image
Teens travel back in time; violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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When They See Us TV Poster Image
Solid dramatic account of 1990s wrongful conviction trial.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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13th Movie Poster Image
Searing docu decries racial bias; intense violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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#BlackAF TV Poster Image
Provocative, cheeky comedy has strong language.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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American Son Movie Poster Image
Stage adaptation superficially grapples with complex issues.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Barry Movie Poster Image
Solid bio envisions young Obama; lots of cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Innocence Files TV Poster Image
Humanizing docu describes graphic violence, has cursing.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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All Day and a Night Movie Poster Image
Tragic, brutal crime tale; racial politics, cursing, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Dear White People TV Poster Image
College is complicated in series on race, sex, activism.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Luke Cage TV Poster Image
Complex role model is bulletproof in a bloody modern world.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Moonlight Movie Poster Image
Heartbreaking, mature, unforgettable coming-of-age drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Imperial Dreams Movie Poster Image
Dark yet inspiring tale has cursing, violence, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Seven Seconds TV Poster Image
Strong characters fuel familiar but compelling crime drama.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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She's Gotta Have It TV Poster Image
Lyrical Spike Lee series has language, lots of graphic sex.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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She's Gotta Have It Movie Poster Image
Spike Lee's breakout comedy has lots of nudity and sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Orange Is the New Black TV Poster Image
Quality true-story prison dramedy with sex, strong language.
Network: Netflix
(2013)
(2013)
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