Bae MIA? : Get Your Dose of Black Love from these Top Movie Picks!

What better way to celebrate black love than with your cinematic faves? So grab your wine, popcorn, and get ready for a hearty dose of nostalgia! Check out some of the most beloved BLACK love stories to hit the SILVER SCREEN.

1. LOVE JONES – This Black love story is sheer poetry in motion!

Released: 1997

Staring: Larenz Tate / Nia Long

Darius Lovehall and Nina Mosley gave us 90s heat! Darius Lovehall knows what he wants. “Who am I? Well, they call me brother to the night and right now I’m the blues in your left thigh trying to become the funk in your right. Is that alright?”

2. CARMEN JONES – Even a sultry seductress can get stung by love.

Released: 1954

Staring: Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge

This movie is a certified CLASSIC! “Carmen Jones” was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress in 1992.

3. MAHOGANY- Ambition should NEVER get in the way of true Black Love!

Released : 1975

Staring: Billy Dee Williams / Diana Ross

With a mix of high fashion, glamour and love, Tracy Chambers learns, “success is NOTHING without someone you LOVE to share it with.”- Brian Walker (Billie Dee Williams)

4 . CLAUDINE: Who says a single mother of six can’t find her prince charming?

Released: 1974

Staring : James Earl Jones / Diahann Carroll

Claudine, a hardworking mom falls for the charismatic Roop. But will he love both her and her six kids?

5. COMING TO AMERICA : Before WAKANDA there was ZAMUNDA and black love RULED!

Released: 1988

Starring: Eddie Murphy / Shari Headley

Really, is there a #blacklovelist without this classic?! As Prince Akeem knows, “No journey is too great when one finds what he seeks.”

6. DO THE RIGHT THING: Black love finds a home in an unlikely couple.

Released: 1989

Staring: Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee

The real life couple takes the screen as Da Mayor and Mother Sister.  As Ruby Dee wisely says “A trustworthy marriage has weathered temptation and anger and jealousy, resentment and self-righteousness and a little bit of selfishness. When you get over and get through that, then maybe you can see the light to love.”

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