film The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite romantic love story films that feature people of color in primary roles.

Some of the most romantic movies ever made feature casts of black actors and actresses. The top black romance movies woo audiences with compelling characters and heartwarming stories. This is a list of the greatest African American romance movies including everything from Poetic Justice to Love & Basketball to The Brothers.

What films will you find on this list of the best black romance movies? Prince made his acting debut in Purple Rain, a movie about love and the music business. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. Why Did I Get Married? is another great black love story. Angela Bassett starred as a woman in her 40s enjoying a relationship with a younger man in How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Other good films featured on this list include The Best Man, Two Can Play That Game, and Claudine.

Which of these black romance films is your favorite? Give the best movies about people falling in love a thumbs up, and please add any great features that are missing.

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Love & Basketball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Love & Basketball Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan

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Poetic Justice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Poetic Justice Janet Jackson, Keanu Reeves, Tupac Shakur

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Love Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Love Jones Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

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The Best Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
The Best Man Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan

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Think Like A Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Think Like A Man Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland

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The Wood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
The Wood Christina Milian, Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs

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Brown Sugar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Brown Sugar Queen Latifah, Mos Def, Method Man

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Just Wright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Just Wright Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah

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Jason's Lyric is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Jason's Lyric Jada Pinkett Smith, Forest Whitaker, Eddie Griffin

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Deliver Us from Eva is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Deliver Us from Eva Gabrielle Union, LL Cool J, Meagan Good

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Why Did I Get Married? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Why Did I Get Married? Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
How Stella Got Her Groove Back Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Danny Glover

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The Brothers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
The Brothers Gabrielle Union, Julie Benz, Shemar Moore

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Why Did I Get Married Too? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Why Did I Get Married Too? Dwayne Johnson, Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry

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Something New is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Something New Taraji P. Henson, Simon Baker, Sanaa Lathan

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Jumping the Broom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Jumping the Broom Julie Bowen, Paula Patton, Angela Bassett

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Hitch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Hitch Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton

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Two Can Play That Game is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Two Can Play That Game Gabrielle Union, Vivica A. Fox, Bobby Brown

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Boomerang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Boomerang Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock

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A Thin Line Between Love and H... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Brown

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The Inkwell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
The Inkwell Jada Pinkett Smith, Morris Chestnut, Joe Morton

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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Purple Rain Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

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Beyond the Lights is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
CaringtonMcGowan added Beyond the Lights Minnie Driver, Danny Glover, Machine Gun Kelly

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Claudine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Claudine James Earl Jones, Diahann Carroll, Adam Wade

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Disappearing Acts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
nthabiseng2017 added Disappearing Acts Wesley Snipes, Sanaa Lathan, Q-Tip

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Mahogany is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Mahogany Diana Ross, Anthony Perkins, Billy Dee Williams

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God Send Me a Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
God Send Me a Man Clifton Powell, Nicci Gilbert, Curtis Von

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Paris Blues is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked
Paris Blues Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong