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5 Movies To Watch On Netflix In June 2020 Starring Black Leads

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DA 5 BLOODS (L to R) ISIAH WHITLOCK JR. as MELVIN, NORM LEWIS as EDDIE, CLARKE PETERS as OTIS, DELROY LINDO as PAUL, JONATHAN MAJORS as DAVID in DA 5 BLOODS. Cr. DAVID LEE/NETFLIX © 2020

Can you believe it’s gonna be June in a few days? Like how sway! HOW! But it is, and since I promised myself last year when I quit my job that I’d focus on Black films more. I’m keeping that promise! Starting with (but not really) this post. Lol

I mean, I’ve been writing about Black films ever since I started writing! It’s just in me! My review of The Photograph even went viral in February!

So yeah, I write about Black movies!

But I do wanna make it a BIG deal to support even the smaller Black films that may not get as much recognition as the films with bigger budgets, and more famous actors. I’ve been rooting for everybody Black way before that phrase became a thing, so it’s time I show that! Consistently!

So every month, I’ll highlight as many Black films as possible on all of the streaming platforms that I use (and have, but probably don’t use as often).

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Here Are 5 Black Movies To Watch On Netflix In June 2020

Juwanna Mann – June 1

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When pro basketball star Jamal Jeffries (Miguel A. Núñez Jr.) gets booted from the big leagues after an outrageous on-court stunt, his unwillingness to give up the sport leads to desperate measures.

Dressed in drag, Jamal calls himself Juwanna Mann and becomes a star player on a women’s basketball team, helping them climb the ranks. He also quickly develops a crush on team captain Michelle (Vivica A. Fox), but cannot act on his feelings for fear of his true identity being discovered.

Inside Man – June 1

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A tough detective (Denzel Washington) matches wits with a cunning bank robber (Clive Owen), as a tense hostage crisis is unfolding. Into the volatile situation comes a woman named Madaline (Jodie Foster), a mysterious power broker who has a hidden agenda and threatens to push a tense situation past the breaking point.

The Help – June 1

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In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer.

She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter’s best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

Cook-Off – June 1

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Yearning for a better life, a single mother with a passion for cooking gets a shot at greatness when her son enters her into a top reality cooking show.

Da 5 Bloods – June 12

Da 5 Bloods Netflix Film A Spike Lee Joint

“From Academy Award Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam.

Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.”

Here are a few more Black movies you can watch on Netflix in June 2020!

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5 Movies To Watch On Netflix In June 2020


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Written by Shaye Wyllie

Shaye is an Entertainment Writer from Brooklyn, NY and a big fan of anything and everything superpowers related (especially if kids/teens are involved), cooking + baking shows (like MasterChef Junior and Cupcake Wars), teen dramas, sitcoms, comedies, and legal dramas. When she's not binging the latest series on Netflix or writing, you can find her spilling her thoughts on the Brown Side of Disney Chat or creating YouTube videos with her daughter for their new family site, Popcorn and Tater Tots.

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  1. I have heard The Help is a “white savior” movie. Do you agree? I liked so many things about it, but I can definitely understand that point of view. I felt the same way about Hidden Figures, some great messages but history twisted for the Kevin Costner character.

    • Sorry for the late response on this, but there are LOTS of white savior movies and tv shows and yes this is one of them. I personally cringe anytime I walk in a white neighborhood and see Black nannies. But I understand I have no control over what people do.

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