Valentine’s Day Movies to Watch: Black Romance Movies That Made Us Believe in Love

Romance movies are stories of people who finds love in unusual places. TANTV bring you a list of black romance movies to watch on Valentine's Day.

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Valentine’s Day Movies to Watch: Black Romance Movies That Made Us Believe in Love

It’s Valentine’s Day, and TANTV brings you a list of black romance movies that made us believe in love. 

A pleasant way to spend this Valentine’s Day is cuddling up to watch a lovey-dovey movie with your special someone.

Don’t have a partner or prefer to enjoy them alone? No worries! These movies will have you believe true love exists despite life’s challenges. 

If you enjoy sweet stories with laughter, tears, and happy endings, grab your popcorn and get ready to entangle in sweet romance:

1. Entergalactic

Entergalactic is a 2022 animated music TV show made by Kid Cudi. Jabari, a talented artist, is on the verge of success. When he meets his cool photographer neighbor, Meadow, he wonders if there’s room for love in his life. It’s a simple and heartwarming love story with funny and sad moments.

2. Beyond the Lights

Beyond the Lights is a 2014 romantic drama directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The movie follows Noni, a famous singer, feeling the pressure of stardom. Her life takes a turn when she meets Kaz, a young cop who helps her discover her true voice. This fast-paced love story shows how love can rescue someone from the overwhelming demands of fame.

3. The Photograph

The Photograph is a 2020 romantic movie filled with love stories from the past and present, directed by Stella Meghie. It follows  Mae Morton, the daughter of a famous photographer. She falls in love with a journalist investigating her late mother’s life. The movie is full of romance and sensuality, as Mae discovers hidden family photos that lead her on a journey to uncover secrets from her mother’s past.

4.  Southside with You

Southside with You is a 2016 movie about the early romance of Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson. Directed by Richard Tanne, the film follows the couple’s first date in 1989. The story takes place on a summer afternoon in Chicago’s South Side, capturing the moments that laid the foundation for the future President and First Lady’s love story.

5. If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk” is a 2018 romantic drama directed by Barry Jenkins. Based on James Baldwin’s novel, it follows a young woman dealing with her pregnancy. Alongside her family, she fights to prove her childhood friend’s innocence in a crime he didn’t commit. This beautifully crafted film explores the love of young couples in an unjust world, leaving your heart both joyful and sorrowful.

6. Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar a 2002 romantic comedy, tells the tale of lifelong friends Andre and Sidney. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, the movie stars Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan. From childhood pals to successful careers in the music industry, the film explores their journey intertwined with their love for hip-hop. As they navigate romance, the story harks back to the day they discovered hip-hop, creating a nostalgic and heartwarming tale.


7. Something New

Something New is a 2006 romantic comedy-drama that delves into interracial relationships. Kenya McQueen, an accountant, discovers love in a surprising place when she agrees to a blind date with Brian Kelly, a laid-back landscaper. The film, starring Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker, brings to life the captivating chemistry between a successful black businesswoman and a white landscaper, offering a witty and refreshing perspective on interracial romance.


8.  Black Coffee 

Black Coffee a 2014 romantic comedy directed by Mark Harris, stars Darrin Henson and Christian Keyes. After Robert faces a setback in his career, he meets Morgan, bringing a twist of fate to his life. As their connection deepens, challenges arise with Morgan’s ex-husband and Robert’s scheming ex-girlfriend. With the support of his cousin, Robert discovers the silver lining in this charming romantic comedy, proving that good things can emerge from challenging situations.

9. Just Wright

In the 2010 romantic comedy “Just Wright,” directed by Sanaa Hamri and starring Queen Latifah and Common, Leslie Wright, a dedicated physical therapist, finds herself falling in love with Scott McKnight, a professional basketball player recovering from a career-threatening injury. As Leslie navigates the fine line between her professional commitment and personal feelings, Scott remains unaware of her affections, drawn instead to Leslie’s childhood friend Morgan. The film explores whether Leslie will be forever stuck in the “best friend” role or if Scott will realize that true love might be right in front of him.

10. Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom is a 2011 romantic comedy-drama directed by Salim Akil, revolves around Sabrina Watson and Jason Taylor, seemingly the perfect couple planning to wed. However, their families, with vastly different backgrounds, clash when they converge on Martha’s Vineyard for the wedding weekend. The upper-crust sensibilities of Mrs. Watson’s family collide with the Brooklyn roots of Jason’s mom, unveiling traditions and secrets that threaten to create chaos as the two families come together for the joyous occasion.

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