Most Popular African American Family Movies and TV Shows
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1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 933,974 | Gross: $204.84M
2. Empire (2015– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music
A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.
4. Friday (1995)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night.
Votes: 92,813 | Gross: $27.47M
5. Menace II Society (1993)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.
Votes: 47,790 | Gross: $27.90M
7. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 15,928 | Gross: $39.10M
9. Gullah, Gullah Island (1994–1998)
TV-Y | 20 min | Family, Musical
The series follow an African-American family on Gullah Gullah Island learning about life along with their friends, neighbors and their pet pollywog named Binya Binya.
12. Resting Place (1986 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama
The mysterious death of an army officer comes under investigation by Major Kendall Laird as the young soldier's parents seek an honorable burial place, out of respect for their son. The ... See full summary »
13. The Proud Family Movie (2005 TV Movie)
TV-G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Penny and her family are lured on an all expenses paid vacation where a mad scientist captures them, refusing to let them go because Oscar won't reveal his on of his secret Proud Snacks formulas.
15. Two Heads Are Better Than None (2000 TV Movie)
TV-Y7 | 69 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Rockmores set out on a family road trip with an uninvited Kel stashed in the trunk. While camping out in the woods, Kenan has a scary encounter with a mysterious, shadowy figure...
16. Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)
An unreleased film about a white girl adopted by a black family in 1950s Nevada. Based on the early life of Fauna Hodel whose grandfather is prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case.
17. The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2 (2006)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy
David (Andy Gershenzon) is a young man who brings his fiancée Mia (Tenique Mathieu) to an engagement party at his conservative Jewish parents house where they are shocked to see that Mia ... See full summary »
Documentary | Completed
Within the African American community there is a definite and noticeable lack of strong, faithful, happy, long-term relationships that has left an incredulous impact on our community. ... See full summary »
Murder Book (2014– )
Hiding in the Shadows
TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime
While the rest of his family sleeps, a young man (Andrew 'Melvin' Weathers ) is viciously stabbed and killed in his own bedroom. The murderer slips out of the house and into the night - ... See full summary »
Party Down (2009–2010)
James Ellison Funeral
TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy
The funeral of a patriarch goes awry when the deceased's mistress arrives to pay her last repects. Kyle is mesmerized by the possibility of learning the blues from a real bluesman.
Medal for a Hero
52 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mannix investigates when police uncover evidence that suggest Peggy's police husband killed while stopping a burglary, was actually an accomplice.
Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Popcorn, Peanuts and CrackerJacks
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy
Jonathan and Mark have to try and help a team that can never seem to win a single game and give a former baseball star the glory he once knew some 40 years ago.
Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal (2008– )
The Demon House
TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
Hailey (12) and Alexa (14) face their fears concerning dark spirits. They are taken to Alex's abandoned home to face a demonic spirit with demonologists Roberts and Isbell and psychic ... See full summary »