In honor of Black History Month, the Milne Public Library's Film Collection curator
compiled a list of "must watch" black films. This list was created with input from her friends, People of Color, so it comes from the best source! Most of the films are available through our library and inter-library loan. I have included a few titles that are only available through
Amazon Prime or Netflix because they were just too good to omit.
There is a lot of "Black Joy." Please balance your viewing.
Let's celebrate "Black Joy" as well as recognizing "Black Trauma."
And feel free to explore this list of fantastic films: The Best Black Movies of the Last 30 Years.
First! Check out the titles below on Wowbrary by clicking here. It's a great way to read a synopsis and see the cover of the DVD...like browsing shelves!
The links below will take you to the CW/MARS catalog where you can request
any of these films for library takeout:
Da 5 Bloods (available on Netflix only)
Ma Rayne Black Bottom (available on Netflix only)
One Night in Miami (available on Amazon Prime only)
Sylvia’s Love (available on Amazon Prime only)