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The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked

Updated March 10, 2021 31.7k votes 7.3k voters 399.2k views102 items

List RulesVote 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. There are also some great black rom coms on this list as well if you're looking for something a light-hearted romance.

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 dramatic Black romance or romance comedy movies are your favorite? Give the best movies about people falling in love a vote up and vote down any you think other fans should avoid. Be sure to check back for new Black romance movies as they are added to the list.

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