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What to Watch If You Love 'Insecure'

Updated July 13, 2020 445 votes 166 voters 19.7k views50 items

List RulesVote up the films and series that give you Insecure vibes.

Fans of Issa Rae's acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl were ecstatic to see an adaptation on HBO in the form of Insecure. The series was a smash hit when it premiered in late 2016 and after two seasons hit the air with a third on the way, you may be looking for a similar series to watch. Whether Issa and Molly are taking a break or you're simply out of episodes to watch, there are plenty of movies and television series like Insecure for you to catch next, including some great dramadies!

If you're wondering what to watch after Insecure, rest assured, there are numerous films and TV shows about the contemporary Black experience you will enjoy. Queen Sugar offers a look at the lives of two sisters who inherit an 800-acre sugarcane farm in New Orleans. Other series like Atlanta, Dollface, and films like Girls Trip are sure to entertain fans of Insecure

For more recommendations, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows and movies you think are missing!

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    Snowfall is an interesting series that fans of Insecure should tune into for its drama and focus on race in the 1980s.

    Snowfall (FX, 2017) is an American crime drama television series created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron. Set in 1983 Los Angeles, the series revolves around the first crack epidemic and its impact on the culture of the city....  more

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      Chewing Gum

      Chewing Gum is a bright and unapologetic comedy with a hilarious and fearless female lead.

      Chewing Gum (E4, 2015) is a British television sitcom created by Michaela Coel. Growing up as a restricted, religious virgin, 24-year-old shop assistant Tracey Gordon (Coel) wants to have sex and learn more about the world....  more

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        Grown-ish is a smart comedy that covers much of the same themes as Insecure

        Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by Kenya Barris. When the Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) heads off to college to begin her journey to adulthood, she quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest....  more

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          When the Bough Breaks

          The thriller film When the Bough Breaks is a solid choice for fans of Insecure in the mood for some horror thrills.

          When the Bough Breaks is a 2016 American psychological thriller film directed by Jon Cassar and written by Jack Olsen. A young married couple, John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) desperately wanted to have a baby, but were unable to conceive. After attempting all other options, the couple hired a beautiful young woman named Anna (Jaz Sinclair) who agreed to become a surrogate mother for the Taylors. ...  more