Netflix just released their lineup for Black movies coming to Netflix this month through their @strongblacklead Instagram page. Check out the list below:
Just a quick note to add here; by Black movies, these are films that have Black leads or strong supporting Black characters in its cast as part of its list. Netflix has also included its TV shows on this list.
- You Got Served (12/1): In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city’s dance contest — a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers.
- Why Did I Get Married? (12/1): The big screen adaptation of Perry’s stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.
- A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (12/1): Darnell Wright (Martin Lawrence) has a way with the ladies- both figuratively and literally. Darnell begins to feel like he hit the jackpot when he meets Brandi Web (Lynn Whitfield), who starts off playing hard to get, until she eventually gives in to Darnell’s advances. But when Darnell reconnects with Mia (Regina King), a longtime friend, he begins to form a stable and committed relationship with her. Immediately, he tosses out not only his other relationships with a few other women, but also tosses out his relationship with Brandi. Brandi immediately becomes unstable and starts stalking him. But things get really personal when Brandi starts threatening Mia, forcing Darnell to see the error of his ways and ultimately learning to stop trying to be “the” man and become “a” man.
- Big Mouth: Season 4 (12/4): Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.
- Giving Voice (12/11): This film follows the annual August Wilson Monologue competition and the thousands of high schoolers who enter the competition for the opportunity to perform on Broadway.
- The Prom (12/11): A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.
- Tiny Pretty Things (12/14): Although this was not included on Strong Black Lead’s IG page, we have to add Tiny Pretty Things! Based on the book by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, the story is set in the world of an elite ballet academy and charts the rise and fall of young adults who live far from their homes, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin.
- How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (12/16): Prodigal daughter Tumi goes home for the holidays and manages to ruin her sister’s wedding plans. Now she must make things right before it’s too late.
- Lee Daniels’ The Butler (12/16): As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (12/18): Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”. Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play.
- London Hughes: To Catch A D*ck (12/22): British comedian and television presenter London Hughes performs a new stand-up special.
- The Midnight Sky (12/23): This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.
- Bridgerton (12/25): Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina pt. 4 (12/31): As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.