What are the Best Black Romantic Comedy Movies of All-Time?
Both funny and meaningful, romantic comedies make for a nice film genre to watch. But if you’ve been a fan of them for a while, finding new ones to enjoy can be a challenge. If that’s your case, look no further than Black romantic comedies. Below, you will find the twenty amazing Black romantic comedies that will help you rediscover this film genre.
#1 – Hitch (2005)
Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Will Smith) makes his living by helping men to build genuine relationships with the women they like. As he watches his clients successfully use his methods to be with the women they adore, he remains single himself. Things change when he meets Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), who seems to be immune to everything he teaches his clients.
#2 – Think Like a Man (2012)
Four different couples seem to be exact opposites to one another. All the four women are avid readers of Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Once their partners find this out, they try to use it to their advantage, until it quickly backfires.
#3 – Boomerang (1992)
Marcus (Eddie Murphy) is a cocky advertisement executive, and his reputation as a ladies’ man precedes him. Soon, he falls for his beautiful boss Jacqueline (Robin Givens), who loathes commitment even more than he does. As Jacqueline’s lack of thoughtfulness for him puts him off, he develops his feelings for the caring Angela (Halle Berry).
- Top Five (2014)
Andre Allen (Chris Rock) is a former stand-up comedian who tries to make it as a serious actor. He is forced to spend a day with Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson), a New York Times reporter and Andre’s critic. As Andre opens up to Chelsea, reconnecting with his passion for comedy, a romance develops between the two.
- The Best Man (1999)
Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs), an aspiring writer in a committed relationship, is his friend Lance’s (Morris Chestnut) best man. At Lance’s wedding, Harper meets his entire group of friends, whose personal stories he secretly used for his soon-to-be-published novel. As his ex-girlfriend tries to seduce him, Harper struggles to keep his friends from recognizing themselves in his novel.
- The Wood (1999)
Mike (Omar Epps), Roland (Taye Diggs), and Slim (Richard T. Jones) have been long-time friends with each other. As they prepare for Roland’s wedding to Lisa (Lisa Raye), they exchange memories and stories from their childhood and adolescence. All of a sudden, Roland disappears, pushing Mike and Slim to find him before the bride calls off the wedding.
- Brown Sugar (2002)
A music critic Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) and a music executive Dre (Taye Diggs) have been friends since childhood. Getting nostalgic over how hip-hop launched their friendship and careers, they discover that they want to be more than friends. As they start to develop a passion for each other, they drift away from the relationships they’re already in.
- Just Wright (2010)
Professional basketball player Scott McKnight (Common) is trying to recover from the injury that may derail his career. As Scott’s physical therapist Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) is helping him to recover, she is falling in love with him. Unaware of Leslie’s feelings, Scott shows interest in Leslie’s friend Morgan (Paula Patton), who wants to be Scott’s trophy wife.
- Deliver Us from Eva (2003)
Eva (Gabrielle Union) has been looking after her younger sisters ever since they lost their parents. This made her develop a habit of meddling with their personal lives. Eventually, Eva’s sisters and their partners conspire to nudge Eva into a relationship of her own. But the genuine connection that develops between Eva and Ray (LL Cool J), the player they hire, derails their plan.
- Two Can Play That Game (2001)
When it comes to romance, Shanté Smith (Vivica A. Fox) is a one-stop shrewd advisor to all her best girlfriends. But seeing her boyfriend Keith (Morris Chestnut) with her rival Conny (Gabrielle Union) catches Shanté Smith off guard. Unwilling to give up, she uses her relationship savvy to develop a plan to attract her man back.
- Why Did I Get Married (2007)
During their annual marriage retreat, eight friends spend time together. As one couple reveals struggling with infidelity, other couples have a critical look at their relationships as well.
- Why Did I Get Married Too (2010)
Once again on their annual reunion, four couples share news about the past year. Soon enough, they find themselves struggling for their marriages again, as each of them copes with issues of their own.
- The Wedding Party (2016)
As a family prepares for a luxurious wedding, chaos arises, involving fighting parents and vengeful exes. Does the wedding stand a chance or will it turn into a big fuss about nothing?
- Flower Girl (2013)
Kemi (Damilola Adegbite) desperately wants to marry Umar (Chris Attoh), but a young man is bent on pursuing his career. Enlisting the help of movie star Tunde (Blossom Chukwujekwu), Kemi cooks up a plan to get Umar to marry her.
- An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
A young artist (Terence Nance) gets his hopes up about his date with a beautiful woman (Namik Minter). After she never shows up, he starts to explore the nature of feelings, trying to understand why he feels bad. Eventually, he begins to wonder: what exactly is a moment in time as we experience it?
- How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Stella (Angela Bassett), a lonely 40-year-old stockbroker, travels to Jamaica for vacation with her friend Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg). Meeting a handsome 20-something Winston (Taye Diggs) there, she ends up having a fling with him. When it’s time for Stella to return from her vacation, she realizes her feelings for Winston are real. Will their recent relationship survive against all odds or will it crumble under the distance and the difference in age?
- Jumping the Broom (2011)
Finding a decent partner has been hard for Sabrina Watson (Paula Patton), the only child of the wealthy Watson family. Frustrated with superficial relationships, she promises God to abstain from any affairs until she meets her future husband. Soon, she accidentally hits the car of Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso), who starts to resemble the man of Sabrina’s dreams.
- A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
Despite being committed to marry his long-time love Mia (Regina King), Darnell (Martin Lawrence) can’t help his ladies’ man nature. Following his affair with Brandi (Lynn Whitfield), Darnell tries to dump her like all the other girls he’s been with. But Brandi sees right through Darnell’s game, becoming bent on getting revenge.
- The Brothers (2001)
Four lifelong friends since childhood share many things in common, and having major issues with commitment is one of them. As one of the group’s members announces his plans to settle down and marry, the band becomes tested. And so do the dating habits of other group’s members.
- Love Jones (1997)
Darius (Larenz Tate), a young aspiring poet, and Nina (Nia Long), a talented photographer, start dating each other. Despite bonding over photography, poetry, and music, the couple is unsure if their feelings are real. As Nina decides to move to New York, testing Darius’s feelings for her, their romance quickly becomes even more complicated.
With Black romantic comedies, you will enjoy this romantic comedy genre in a unique new way. And will certainly be in for one of the greatest laughs of your lifetime.