Black Lives Matter Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

As racial injustice has come to the forefront of the cultural conversation, many families are 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.

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Becoming

age 9+

Enlightening journey with Michelle Obama on her book tour.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Zion

age 10+

Exceptional short docu tells teen's story of perseverance.

Network: Netflix (2018)
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Bobby Kennedy for President

age 12+

Honest, revealing docu shows many sides of political legend.

Network: Netflix (2018)
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All American

age 13+

Football series addresses classism, racism, and bullying.

Network: CW (2018)
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Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

age 13+

Wrenching, must-see docu probes racial violence in LA.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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MOVIE

Malcolm X

age 13+

Insightful and well-rounded portrait of Malcolm X.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1992)
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Miss Virginia

age 13+

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?

age 13+

Excellent docu on attempted shooting of reggae icon.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Strong Island

age 13+

Emotionally raw docu on racial injustice in America.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Astronomy Club

age 14+

Weird, funny, fresh comedy skewers life and race.

Network: Netflix (2019)
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Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce

age 14+

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

age 14+

Comprehensive docu on iconic soul singer; some cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?

age 14+

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

age 14+

Solid drama highlights the life of legendary entrepreneur.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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They've Gotta Have Us

age 14+

Lively, important history in film docuseries; some language.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Time: The Kalief Browder Story

age 14+

Powerful docu about tragic impact of wrongful imprisonment.

Network: Spike (2017)
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Mudbound

age 15+

Masterful drama set in 1940s South has brutality, racism.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Pose

age 15+

Groundbreaking series brings NYC drag ball culture to life.

Network: FX (2018)
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Quincy

age 15+

Docu of prolific musician/composer/producer; some profanity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Rodney King

age 15+

Racism and police brutality described in moving monologue.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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