It’s that time of year again—chilly weather, idle nights, and pumpkin-looking everything. And what better way to take in all the goodness of the season than to lose yourself in a good movie that will keep you warm and cozy?
You’d be delighted to know that Netflix’s Black creators have your best interests in mind and have the perfect movies for you.
As October kicks off, you’ll find several Black movies on Netflix, including historical, suspenseful, comedic, dramatic, spooky, and frightening Halloween-themed options to suit your tastes. So, whether you enjoy the spooky season or not, this October will be one to remember.
Now that’s settled, let’s get into those movies!
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The Best Black Movies On Netflix to Look Out For This October
The Curse of Bridge Hollow
For the spooky lovers in the house, The Curse of Bridge Hollow is one of many black movies on Netflix you’ve got to prepare for this fall. And before you cringe at the title and skip to the next option, stay with us now.
This movie is a story about a Black family who left the city of Brooklyn for Bridge Hollow (add the reason they left). In The Curse of Bridge Hollow, the family’s teenage daughter(Priah Ferguson) makes a horrendous mistake. As if Halloween wasn’t scary enough, she unleashed a mischievous spirit on the season, causing every Halloween decoration to come alive and wreak havoc.
Her only solution was to team up with her least favorite person in the world, her Halloween-hating scientist dad, to try to salvage the situation. To know how that played out, head to Netflix on October 14, 2022.
The movie is a thrilling mix of comedy, adventure, family, and horror genres, starring some of our faves, Marlon Wayans, Priah Ferguson, and Kelly Rowland. So get your popcorn ready because this movie will leave you on the edge of your seat!
TILL is a documentary recounting the true story of Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice on behalf of her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who got lynched in 1955.
Emmett was visiting his cousins in Money, Mississippi, when a white woman (Carolyn Bryant) accused him of flirting with her the previous day. A mob lynched him, and his mother recognized him with a ring he wore daily.
The movie features several actors like Danielle Deadoyle (Mamie Till-Boyle), Whoopi Goldberg (Alma Carthan), Harley Bennett (Carolyn Bryant), and others. It is directed by Nigerian-American film director and U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize winner- Chinonye Chukwu (best known for the drama film Clemency).
Anticipate the drama with some slice of history and law on your screens on the 7th of October 2022.
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The Redeem Team
Yet another thrilling black movie on Netflix, The Redeem Team, is a new documentary detailing how the USA men’s basketball team successfully led one of the greatest comebacks in the history of American Basketball in the bid for redemption at the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing.
Jon Weinbach of Mandalay Sports Media directed the film, which stars some of the best players in the NBA, including the late Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Mike Krzyzewski. It streamed on Netflix on October 7th, 2022.
Concrete Cowboy is a black modern western film set in Philadelphia’s northwestern suburbs. 15-year-old Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is forced to spend the summer with his father, Harp (Idris Elba), away from his hometown Detroit. Cole is frustrated by his father’s cowboy lifestyle despite living in an urban city.
The movie features Caleb McLaughlin, Idris Elba, and Jharrel Jerome. Ricky Staub is the movie’s director. It is already out in cinemas but is available for a restream on Netflix.
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Dope is a movie about a straight-A student (Malcolm) whose focus is on his SATs, Harvard College application, and living in the tough neighborhood of Inglewood.
Things change for Malcolm (Shameik Moore) when he decides to gain some social clout by attending an underground party with his friends.
Rick Famuyiwa directed the film, and it stars several actors, including Kiersey Clemons and Tony Revolori. Dope is one of many blockbuster black movies on Netflix right now.
Menace II Society
Menace II Society is one of many Netflix original black movies on Netflix making its way this fall.
The movie is a classic cautionary drama of an 18-year-old teenager who gets caught up in a violent world but begins to turn his life for the better.
Movie stars like Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, and Glenn Plummer are part of the movie’s cast. Famous directors Albert & Allen Hughes directed this movie.
This Netflix original movie is available for streaming this fall.
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