Movies and TV Celebrating Black Joy on Prime Video

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Laugh, smile, and uplift your spirits with these movies and TV-shows celebrating black voices, available to stream or rent on Prime Video in the US.

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1. Moesha (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her.

Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk, Lamont Bentley

Votes: 3,326

Available to Stream Now

2. Sister, Sister (1994–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell are twins separated at birth who learn of each other's existence and come together as teenagers.

Stars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry, Tim Reid

Votes: 11,459

Available to Stream Now

3. Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight (2019 TV Special)

Comedy

In this day and age if it were all heavy it wouldn't be a comedy special, it would be a depression special, so go back and forth, from Heavy to Lightweight, because we need a break from news in comedy.

Director: Devon Shepard | Star: Alonzo Bodden

Votes: 112

Available to Stream Now

4. Half & Half (2002–2006)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Mona and Dee Dee are half-sisters who share the same father. They are completely unlike each other, but they live in the same apartment building, so disagreements are common.

Stars: Essence Atkins, Rachel True, Chico Benymon, Valarie Pettiford

Votes: 1,520

Available to Stream Now

5. One on One (2002)

90 min | Drama

Macak (The Cat) is the best basketball player around the blocks of New Belgrade. Meanwhile, his friend is bullied by a local gangster Coma, whom he owns money. To pay off his debt, Macak ... See full summary »

Director: Mladen Maticevic | Stars: Zoran Cica, Branko Bojovic, Zeljko Bozic, Zoran Cvijanovic

Votes: 949

Available to Stream Now

6. Coming 2 America (2021)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

The African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet this unexpected heir and build a relationship with his son.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, Jermaine Fowler

Votes: 54,917

Available to Stream Now

7. Coming to America (1988)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

An extremely pampered African prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife that he can respect for her intelligence and strong will.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Votes: 193,986 | Gross: $128.15M

Available to Stream Now

8. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

48 Metascore

In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Steve James

Votes: 12,501 | Gross: $13.03M

Available to Stream Now

9. Creed II (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Sport

66 Metascore

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Director: Steven Caple Jr. | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 108,745 | Gross: $115.72M

Available to Stream Now

10. Def Comedy Jam (1992– )

TV-MA | 300 min | Comedy

A stand-up comedy series from Russell Summon showcasing legendary comedians including Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, Martin Lawrence, DL Hughley, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and more.

Stars: Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, D.L. Hughley, Russell Simmons

Votes: 437

Available to Stream Now

11. A Different World (1987–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 5,838

Available to Stream Now

12. Soul Food (1997)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach

Votes: 7,228 | Gross: $43.49M

Available to Stream Now

13. Fresh Dressed (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

69 Metascore

Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop <> Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Jenkins | Stars: Damon Dash, Daymond John, Karl Kani, Nas

Votes: 855

Available to Stream Now

14. D.L. Hughley: Reset (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

A brand new comedy special, featuring the world-renowned D.L. Hughley, one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: D.L. Hughley

Votes: 223

Available to Stream Now

15. T-Pain's School of Business (2018– )

Reality-TV

First, he mastered hip-hop. Now T-Pain takes us into the world of young disruptors, revealing the most innovative and exciting players in the entrepreneurial game. Quirky dreamers and ... See full summary »

Stars: T-Pain, Ti Chang, Nik Ingersöll, Quentin J. Thrash

Votes: 26

Available to Stream Now

16. Lavell Crawford: Home for the Holidays (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy

Comedian Lavell Crawford performs in St. Louis, discussing Christmas as a child, Thanksgiving and Disneyland.

Director: Brian Volk-Weiss | Star: Lavell Crawford

Votes: 67

Available to Stream Now

17. Alonzo Bodden: Tall, Dark, and Funny (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 59 min | Comedy

Alonzo hilariously touches upon every subject from tsunamis to terrorists, Democrats to desperate housewives, marriage to midgets, and more.

Director: Chuck Vinson | Star: Alonzo Bodden

Votes: 38

Available to Stream Now

18. Sinbad: Where U Been? (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

Sinbad is back and Live at a Comedy Central Concert Special with comedy and music.

Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Sinbad, Gemi Taylor, Alex Al, Judith Hill

Votes: 192

Available to Stream Now

19. Down to Earth (2001)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

32 Metascore

After dying before his time, an aspiring black comic gets a second shot at life - by being placed in the body of a wealthy white businessman.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Eugene Levy

Votes: 21,726 | Gross: $64.19M

Available to Stream Now

20. Soul Plane (2004)

R | 86 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

Things get raucously funny aboard the maiden flight of a black-owned airline, thanks to some last-minute passenger additions.

Director: Jessy Terrero | Stars: Dwayne Adway, Snoop Dogg, Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart

Votes: 21,924 | Gross: $13.92M

Available to Stream Now

21. A Madea Family Funeral (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Mike Tyson

Votes: 3,892 | Gross: $73.26M

Available to Stream Now

22. Disco Godfather (1979)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Rudy Ray Moore's fourth in a series of cult favorites finds him playing an ex-cop called back into action to stop an angel dust producer. The angel dust hallucinations alone are well worth the price of admission!

Director: J. Robert Wagoner | Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones

Votes: 1,273

Available to Stream Now

23. RuPaul's Drag Race (2009– )

TV-14 | 63 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

RuPaul searches for America's next drag superstar.

Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice, Jason Carter

Votes: 16,104

Available to Stream Now

24. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 56,033

Available to Rent

25. Key and Peele (2012–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Project sees Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in front of a live studio audience bantering about a topic weaved between filmed shorts and sketches.

Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Metta World Peace, Brendan Hunt

Votes: 17,614

Available to Rent

26. Growing Up McGhee (2016– )

30 min | Family

After a decade of trying to have children, Mia and Ro McGhee never imagined that they would have sextuplets! In the new series, Growing Up McGhee, Mia and Ro try their best to balance a ... See full summary »

Stars: Mia McGhee, Rozonno McGhee

Votes: 8

Available to Rent

27. The LeBrons (2011– )

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

LeBrons is an original animated series from the mind of the NBA's back-to-back champion, four time MVP and pop-culture icon, LeBron James. Much like a modern day "Fat Albert," the series is... See full summary »

Stars: Dempsey Pappion, Michael Bell, Adam McArthur, Alex Désert

Votes: 146

Available to Rent

28. Good Time (2017)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Buddy Duress

Votes: 95,992 | Gross: $2.03M

Available to Rent

29. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker

Votes: 7,964

Available to Rent

30. Different Strokes (1998 Video)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

A Los Angeles fashion model falls in love with a female art director during a photo shoot which puts their newfound romance at odds with the model's photographer boyfriend.

Director: Michael Paul Girard | Stars: Dana Plato, Bentley Mitchum, Landon Hall, David Millbern

Votes: 448

Available to Rent

31. Martin (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II

Votes: 7,820

Available to Rent

32. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 123,200

Available to Rent

33. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 8,005

Available to Rent

34. Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 25,095

Available to Rent

35. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

American comedy with the larger-than-life teacher and his housemates.

Stars: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman, Marquise Wilson

Votes: 2,757

Available to Rent

36. The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The wacky escapades of brothers Shawn and Marlon Williams, along with their wise but eccentric father.

Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford

Votes: 4,493

Available to Rent

37. Kenan & Kel (1996–2000)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Kenan and Kel: two best friends who live in Chicago are always dragged down by Kenan's get rich quick schemes while orange soda-loving buddy Kel is dragged along but tends to mess things up.

Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Ken Foree, Teal Marchande

Votes: 14,384

Available to Rent

38. My Wife and Kids (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.

Stars: Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell, George Gore II, Parker McKenna Posey

Votes: 25,483

Available to Rent

39. In the House (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Once famous football player must rent part of his house in order to support himself. A single mother and her two kids are the latest tenants. He also owns a sports clinic that he barely manages to run with a little help from his friends.

Stars: LL Cool J, Maia Campbell, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kim Wayans

Votes: 992

Available to Rent

40. The Proud Family (2001–2005)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Follow the adventures and misadventures of Penny Proud as she does her best to navigate through the early years of teend-dom.

Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton, Paula Jai Parker

Votes: 6,421

Available to Rent

41. That's So Raven (2003–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A teenage girl periodically receives brief psychic visions of the near future. Trying to make these visions come true results in trouble, and hilarious situations, for the girl and her friends.

Stars: Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol, Kyle Massey

Votes: 18,120

Available to Rent

42. Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A young African-American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all-white school in the 1980s.

Stars: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim

Votes: 34,630

Available to Rent

43. Meet the Browns (2008)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tamela J. Mann, Angela Bassett, Tyler Perry, David Mann

Votes: 6,546 | Gross: $41.94M

Available to Rent

44. Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013– )

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Kevin Hart and other celebrities play a comic fictionalized version of themselves in this parody of similarly named reality shows. Episodes often feature Kevin Hart's attempts to gain celebrity and his jealousy of his friends.

Stars: Kevin Hart, Duane Martin, Nick Cannon, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

Votes: 4,005

Available to Rent