When it comes to black romance on the big screen, we’ve seen many great ones over the years. Here are eight black romantic comedy movies to watch this Christmas season.
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Think Like a Man
The movie storyline was based on the book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. It featured many talented and charming black actors and actresses, including:
- Gabrielle Union
- Romany Malco
- Taraji P. Henson
- Terrence J
- Kevin Hart
- Regina Hall
- Meagan Good
- Michael Ealy.
The movie has a lot of awesome romantic relationships and life lessons. You can watch this romantic comedy movie with your partner this Christmas season. It’s available on Amazon Prime.
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Jumping the Broom
“Jumping the Broom” is a black American romantic comedy-drama film released on May 6, 2011. The movie was directed by Salim Akil and produced by Elizabeth Hunter, Tracey E. Edmonds, T. D. Jakes, Curtis Wallace, and Glendon Palmer.
Its title was derived from an African American tradition of bride and groom jumping over a ceremonial broom after marriage. Jumping the Broom tells the love story between Jason (Laz Alonzo) and Sabrina (Paula Patton).
Their love journey wasn’t a smooth ride. It was full of headaches, family drama, and many other things. Despite all that, love saved the day, regardless of coming from two different backgrounds.
The movie tells the story of Leslie Wright, a physical therapist, who fell in love with Scott McKnight, a professional basketball player. Scott discovered that he had fallen for Leslie Write after she helped him get back into the game.
Daddy’s Little Girls
The movie tells the story of a lawyer who helped a single dad in a custody fight against his crazy ex-wife who wanted custody of their daughters. Their working relationship moved from being natural and simple to warm and romantic. The single dad (Monty) later won custody of his little and won the heart of the charming and intelligent lawyer (Julia).
In the movie, a beautiful love affair blossomed between Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker. The central message of Something New is that true love doesn’t recognize color or clout.
Deliver Us from Eva
The movie featured LL Cool J (Ray) and Gabrielle Union (Eva). In the movie, Eva’s parents paid Ray to date her so she could leave their business. Despite starting as a paid project, things gradually worked out between them and fell madly in love with each other.
What’s even more interesting is Ray’s ability to keep Eva after confessing to her that he was initially paid to date her. Many movie lovers consider Delivers Us from Eva an upgrade of The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare’s play.
Two Can Play That Game
“Two Can Play That Game” is a black romantic comic movie written and directed by Mark Brown. In the movie Vivica A. Fox (Shante) loves to keep a man in check. She has a set of rules that guide her actions.
Love and Basketball
Spike Lee and Sam Kit produced “Love and Basketball” in 2000. The black romantic comedy movie tells the story of Monica Wright (Lathan) and Quincy McCall (Epps), two neighbors in Los Angeles, chasing their respective basketball careers before falling for each other.
The screenplay received many positive reviews from critics and movie lovers. People praised Lathan and Epps for their outstanding performance. The movie grossed $27.7 million worldwide on a production budget of $14–20 million.
Over the years, black actors and actresses have put in their best efforts to give the world entertaining and educative screenplays. These eight black romantic comedy movies are the ones you should consider adding to your watchlist this Christmas season.
You can watch them alone or with your partner. The good thing is that most of the black romantic comedy movies are available on Amazon. So, you can easily stream them on your phone, tablet, or laptop or cast them on your television.
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