With Black History Month in full swing, we’re taking a moment to highlight some of the best Black romance movies to ever grace the big screen. Whether it’s a heartfelt tale about trying to find love or a timeless comedy about navigating wedding drama, these titles offer a refreshing take on the beauty and complexity of Black relationships. And according to Hunter Harris, a writer at IndieWire, we could use even more stories like this in Hollywood.
“Black relationships should be visible enough to be ordinary, and not always with happy endings,” Harris wrote in his essay for the outlet. “There’s no monolithic blackness, and there ought to be more movies that appreciate that Black lives don’t only matter but contain multitudes.”
Here’s hoping we see even more diverse love stories in 2023. In the meantime, keep scrolling for 30 Black romance movies you can stream right now.