5 Black Netflix Movies and Series To Check Out This Weekend

5 Black Netflix Movies and Series To Check Out This Weekend

From The Harder They Fall to Passing, the Black experience is being captured in ways rich with texture

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(L-R) Ruth Negga, Rebecca Hall and Tessa Thompson attend Netflix’s “Passing” premiere during the 59th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 03, 2021 in New York City.
(L-R) Ruth Negga, Rebecca Hall and Tessa Thompson attend Netflix’s “Passing” premiere during the 59th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 03, 2021 in New York City.
Photo: Monica Schipper (Getty Images)

As the days get shorter, and the weather gets colder, the time is perfect to catch up on all those Netflix movies and series piling up in your queue. Thankfully, the streaming service doesn’t disappoint: with an array of new titles—and a few old faves—you will be guaranteed a Netflix-and-Chill weekend filled with brilliant storytelling and outstanding performances—and proof that the Black experience is anything but monolithic. Swipe through to see what we’re going to binge on this weekend.

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Regina King co-stars with Jonathan Majors, Deon Cole and Idris Elba in The Harder They Fall
Regina King co-stars with Jonathan Majors, Deon Cole and Idris Elba in The Harder They Fall
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Colin Kaepernick’s life story is told in the series, Colin in Black and White.
Colin Kaepernick’s life story is told in the series, Colin in Black and White.
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Passing


Passing

Tessa Thompson co-stars with Ruth Negga in the Netflix original film, Passing
Tessa Thompson co-stars with Ruth Negga in the Netflix original film, Passing
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Denzel Washington stars as kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster.
Denzel Washington stars as kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster.
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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things


Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Ella Fitzgerald in performance from the Netflix documentary on her life.
Ella Fitzgerald in performance from the Netflix documentary on her life.
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