23 Black Romance Films For Your Valentine’s Day Watchlist

From the all important question, “When did you fall in love with hip-hop?” or learning the rules of the game from "Shanté Smith," Black romance films have brought us some iconic couples and drama over the years. 

They’ve celebrated our culture, tackled some of the nuance and complexity of Black love and displayed our joy on screen. We celebrate Black love specifically because of its enduring powerful resilience and that extra special something only we can bring. 

Whether you’re single, focusing on yourself, cuddled up, or figuring it all out, these Black romance films can bring some laughs and all the feels. 

This Valentine’s Day, check our list of 23 Black romance films to add to your watchlist. 

The Photograph (2020)

Brown Sugar (2002)

Two Can Play That Game (2001)

Love & Basketball (2000)

Love Jones (1997)

Just Wright (2010)

Southside With You (2016)

About Last Night (2014)

Baggage Claim (2013)

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Sylvie's Love (2020)

Moonlight (2016)

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Disappearing Acts (2000)

Lovers Rock (2020)

Boomerang (1992)

The Best Man (1999)

Deliver Us From Eva (2003)

Jumping the Broom (2011)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

A Warm December (1973)

Hav Plenty (1997)

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