5 Black Rom-Coms that deserve more love

Updated: Jul 25

If you’re anything like me, summer is for romance! I spend too many hours watching Christmas in July Hallmark movies and scrolling through my Netflix feed for Black Rom-Coms. I call this “doing laundry.”

Here is a list of 5 Black Rom-Coms that are guaranteed to feed your soul. 5. I’m Through With White Girls (2007)

-nerdy Jay is on a mission to date a sistah but doesn’t embody the alpha Black male stereotype. When he meets Catherine, a quirky free spirit, he realizes that many of his hangups regarding commitment extend far beyond race and have more to do with him than the Black and White women he dates.


4. Boxing Day (2021)

- celebrated UK author, Melvin, brings his American fiancé home to meet his Afro-British Caribbean family. He neglects to tell his fiancé, however, that his ex is the international songstress whom she fangirls over. Whoopsie!


3. Hav Plenty (1997)

-out of work and homeless, Lee, a screenwriter with writers block, agrees to spend the Christmas holiday with his longtime college crush at her childhood home. Hilariously awkward encounters abound when he meets her posh, eclectic family. It all makes for good material for his screenplay.


2. Nappily Ever After (2018)

- This Netflix original reminds viewers self-love is the best love. Sanaa Lathan plays Violet, an ad exec who seems to have everything going for her, that is until a beauty shop accident leaves her without her precious tresses. Her love life begins to unravel along with her prospects of landing a big work account. Watching Violet find her way back to happy reassures viewers who’ve teetered on the edge of uncertainty.


1. Holiday Rush (2019)

-Another Netflix original, this slept-on holiday movie celebrates the Black family. Romany Malco shines.


Honorable Mentions

The Photograph (2020)

Queen and Slim (2019)

Beyond the Lights (2014)

Caribbean Summer, a Hallmark TV movie (2022)

The Inkwell (1994)

Bazodee (2016)

The Holiday Calendar (2018)

Little Big Mouth (2021)

Namaste Wahala (2021)

Phone Swap (2012)

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