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Top 5 Black Romantic Movies

From the classic movie “Jumping the Broom” to the modern hit “Soul Food “, here are five black romantic movies that have stood the test of time.

5 Best Black Romantic Movies of All Times

Black love stories have been around for centuries, and there are many great examples of this in film history. Here are five of our favorites.

5. Jumping the Broom (2011)
4. About Last Night (2014)
3. Jason’s Lyric (1994)
2. Beyond The Lights (2014)
1. Soul Food (1997)

Keep reading for more information about each movie on this list.

5. Jumping the Broom (2011)

Jumping the Broom (2011)


Director: Salim Akil    Writers: Elizabeth Hunter, and  Arlene Gibbs

the film uses the broomstick wedding to explore the intersections of class, race, and culture in the United States, alongside the different conceptions that African Americans hold regarding the custom’s relevance for Black matrimony in the 21st century.


  • Paula Patton
  • Laz Alonso
  • Angela Bassett


4. About Last Night (2014)

About Last Night (2014)


Director: Steve Pink    Writers: Leslye Headland, Tim Kazurinsky, and Denise DeClue

This movie tells the story of Danny (Ealy) and Debbie (Bryant), and Bernie (Hart) and Joan (Hall), two couples who test how their relationships work in the real world.


  • Kevin Hart
  • Michael Ealy
  • Regina Hall


3. Jason’s Lyric (1994)

Jason's Lyric (1994)


Director: Doug McHenry    Writer: Bobby Smith Jr.

Set in Third Ward, Houston, Texas, the story is about two mentally scarred brothers who choose different paths in dealing with their tragic childhood. When the older brother finds love, he starts facing tough choices: continue to feel family responsibility for his younger brother, or follow his heart to be with his girlfriend.


  • Allen Payne
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Bokeem Woodbine


2. Beyond The Lights (2014)

Beyond The Lights (2014)


Director and Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood


1. Soul Food (1997)

Soul Food (1997)


Director and Writer: George Tillman Jr.

The film centers on the trials of an extended African-American family, held together by longstanding family traditions which begin to fade as serious problems take center stage.


  • Vanessa Williams
  • Vivica A. Fox
  • Nia Long

This was our list of the 5 best black romantic movies. Do you agree with our list? Please let us know in the comments below.

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