Best Black Teen Movies on Netflix 2023

Netflix has a long history of producing great content for all audiences, but one thing they do particularly well is produce movies that are specifically made for young adults. This can be seen in their release of the movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” which was an instant hit with both fans and critics alike. If you’re curious to know which are the best black teen movies on Netflix in 2023 then this article is a perfect guide for you.

There are a number of great best black teen movies on Netflix 2023 that you’ll want to check out. Here are some of our favorite picks:

The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side is based on the real-life story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American teenager who hails from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a wealthy white family who help him realize his potential. The plot revolves around their efforts to turn around Michael’s life through sports training and education by using their connections with other wealthy families in Memphis Tennessee.

The Blind Side is an excellent movie with a compelling story and great performances. Sandra Bullock’s performance was excellent, as was Michael Oher’s.

Production Company: Alcon Entertainment

IMDb: 7.6/10

Genre: Drama, Sports

Release date:  November 20, 2009

Director: John Lee Hancock

Writers: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis

Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw

Famous dialogue: “If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage.”

Shooting Place: Atlanta International School and The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia

Run Time: 2h 9m

The Hate U Give (2018)

The movie is based on the book by Angie Thomas, the story is about a young girl growing up in a poor area and joining the Black Lives Matter movement.

Starr Carter is torn between two worlds: the underprivileged, black neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white prep school that she attends. One day she witnesses a police officer fatally shoot her unarmed best friend. With the media and law pressing on her, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. In this movie, a teenage girl named Starr Carter (played by Amandla Stenberg) witnesses her friend Khalil being shot by a police officer who later dies in custody.

The Hate U Give is a powerful film that resonates with audiences young and old. This is not just a movie about teen romance or black lives mattering, it is also an important film in our time of police brutality against African Americans. This movie will inspire people to be active in their communities and fight for justice.

Production Company: Fox 2000 Entertainment, Temple Hill Studios, State Street 

IMDb: 7.5/10

Genre: Drama, Crime

Release date: September 7, 2018

Director: George Tillman Jr.

Writers: Audrey Wells, Angie Thomas

Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby

Famous dialogue: “Know Your Rights. Know Your Worth.”

Shooting Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Run Time: 2h 13m

Moonlight (2016)

It is a beautiful film about a young black man growing up poor in Miami with a mother addicted to crack cocaine whose path takes him through three chapters of his life. The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adulthood, and early adult life.

The film explores the difficulties of childhood and adolescence, including drug addiction and identity crisis. Chiron is bullied by older boys at school because he has no father or mother around him to protect him from such torment. When he becomes an adult himself, his odyssey takes him through many different places and faces many challenges as he tries to find out who he really is within himself.

Moonlight is a wonderful film that deserves to be watched by everyone. It’s a timeless story about love, forgiveness and growing up.

Production Company: A24, Plan B Entertainment

IMDb: 7.4/10

Genre: Drama

Release date: September 2, 2016

Director: Barry Jenkins

Writers: Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney

Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes

Famous dialogue: “Let Your Head Rest In My Hand. I Got You.”

Shooting Place: Miami’s Liberty Square

Run Time: 1h 51m

Burning Sands (2017)

In 1998, Zurich is a student at the prestigious Frederick Douglass University who pledges in an underground fraternity, Lambda Phi Lambda. After being accepted into the fraternity he faces hazing from fraternity member and student President, Franklin. He along with his best friend are put through physical and mental challenges by their elder fraternity members. The movie is set in a world where underground fraternities are not recognized by the university, and members are not allowed to wear their letters on campus. They must pledge every year, and must be part of a secret society.

Production Company: Mandalay Pictures, Hudlin Studios

IMDb: 6/10

Genre: Drama

Release date: March 10, 2017

Director: Gerard McMurray

Writers: Christine T. Berg, Gerard McMurray

Stars: Trevor Jackson, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton

Famous dialogue: NA

Shooting Place: Virginia State University in Petersburg

Run Time: 1h 36m

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

The film star Idris Elba as Agu, a child soldier who flees from his home after learning that it has been attacked by rebels in an unspecified West African nation during a civil war. Agu finds refuge with other civilians in the bush but is separated from his father when he fights back against soldiers who have taken over their settlement. He then tries to run away from them but is executed by one of them after being captured. The Beasts of No Nation Movie is an incredible story of life in the slums of Africa. It’s a story about the power, strength and importance of family.

Production Company: Red Crown Studios, Primary Entertain, Participant Studios  

IMDb: 7.7/10

Genre: War, Drama

Release date: September 3, 2015

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Writers: Cary Joji Fukunaga, Uzodinma Iweala

Stars: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor

Famous dialogue: “It has put the weapons of this war back in your hands of you, the young, the powerful.”

Shooting Place: In the jungles of Ghana

Run Time: 2h 17m


Netflix is releasing new black teen movies, Tv shows and series with different drama, history, action and thrill in every year and month. Netflix has both original and 90s content of black teen movies, so weekend is near fellas choose the black teen movies on Netflix to watch today.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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