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Thanks to 2020 being a leap year, there are five more days left of Black History Month. So there is still time to celebrate and learn about black leaders, trailblazers, and more.

Netflix currently has a myriad of films pertaining to black icons and heroes. Below are 11 films to watching on Netflix during Black History Month.

Roxanne Roxanne

Roxanne Roxanne is the biopic of Queens-born MC Roxanne Shante. It follows her rise and the obstacles she had to overcome as a woman rapper.

Roxanne Roxanne | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Life is a battle. In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders....

Who Killed Malcolm X?

An activist embarks upon a complex mission seeking the truth regarding Malcolm X’s assassination decades after the leader’s death.

Who Killed Malcolm X? - Netflix Trailer

Netflix's Original Docu-series Who Killed Malcolm X? releases worldwide on 7 February. Decades after the assassination of African American leader Malcolm X, ...

When They See Us

When They See Us is a miniseries that follows the Central Park Five who were accused of a crime they maintain they’re innocent of committing. The miniseries documents the five teenagers as they fight for exoneration.

When They See Us | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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Paris Is Burning

Directed by Jennie Livingston, the documentary captures a vibrant snapshot of the black and Latinx LGBTQ community of New York City during the 1980s, specifically the ballroom scene.

PARIS IS BURNING | Official HD Restoration Trailer (2019) | LGBTQ DOCUMENTARY | Film Threat Trailers

This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City's African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Di...

LA 92

The documentary outlines the Los Angeles riots of 1992, which were sparked by the brutal beating of motorist Rodney King by police officers.

LA 92 - Official Film Trailer | National Geographic

In 1992, Los Angeles exploded in riots-the worst civil unrest in U.S. history-when the four white police officers who beat black motorist Rodney King were ac...

Siempre Bruja

The fantasy series is centered around a 19-year-old slave and witch from the 17th century, who is forced to travel to the current day.

Siempre Bruja: Always a Witch | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

They say one's essence doesn't change. Carmen, a young witch from the past, travels in time to escape burning at the stake. But can she learn how to navigate...

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The film is centered around an investigation of the death of Marsha P. Johnson, an LGBTQ liberation activist.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Who killed Marsha P. Johnson? She was one of the icons of the gay rights movement in the 1960s, the self-described "street queen" of NY's gay ghetto, and fou...

Black Earth Rising

The drama outlines the relationship between Kate, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, and her adopted mother.

Black Earth Rising | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

From London, to Paris to Rwanda, Black Earth Rising is a deeply personal journey about one woman's persistent exploration to uncover her hidden past, at what...


This documentary takes an intimate look into the life of Quincy Jones, an iconic award-winning producer, songwriter, composer, and arranger.

Quincy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Artist. Father. Visionary. QUINCY is an intimate look at musical icon and influential legend, Quincy Jones. Available on Netflix September 21st. Beyond his o...


Come Sunday

Based on a true story, the film chronicles a black minister, Carlton Pearson, who was ostracized by the church for questioning the validity of hell.

Come Sunday | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

From director Joshua Marston, Come Sunday stars Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lakeith Stanfield, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, and Martin Sheen. It'...

Dolemite Is My Name

The biopic is centered around performer Rudy Ray Moore’s development of the outrageous blaxploitation character of Dolemite.

Dolemite Is My Name | Official Trailer | Netflix

Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene,...

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.