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What to Watch If You Love 'Insecure'

Updated July 13, 2020 438 votes 163 voters 19.5k views50 items

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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!

  • Atlanta
    Photo: FX

    Insecure fans can easily get into Atlanta, a similar comedy series.

    Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his rapper cousin (Brian Tyree Henry), and their friend Darius (Lakeith Stanfield)....  more
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  • Queen Sugar
    Photo: OWN

    Queen Sugar is a dramatic television series for fans of Insecure who like ensemble casts and complex family dynamics.

    Queen Sugar (OWN, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Ava DuVernay. Three siblings - an activist (Rutina Wesley), a sports manager (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), and a single father (Kofi Siriboe) - move to Louisiana to inherit an 800-acre sugarcane farm left by their recently departed father....  more
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  • Dear White People
    Photo: Dear White People / Netflix

    Dear White People is similar to Insecure in its central characters, themes, and comedic tones.

    Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series created by Justin Simien, and based on his 2014 film of the same name. A group of black students at a prestigious Ivy League college navigates various forms of racism and other types of discrimination....  more
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  • Girls Trip
    Photo: Universal

    Girls Trip is a feel good comedy with lots of high notes that fans of Insecure will love.

    Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans on a retreat in an effort to reconnect....  more

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