Black Family Movies to Watch in 2024: Bonds, Love & Laughter

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Black Family Movies to Watch in 2024: Bonds, Love & Laughter

Explore the depth and joy of familial connections with our handpicked selection of Black family movies for 2024. These films go beyond mere entertainment, capturing the essence of family love, endurance, and the vibrant dynamics of Black family life.

From stories that spark laughter and happiness to those that explore the intricate layers of family relationships, our lineup is rich and diverse.

Each movie in our collection stands as a beacon of the strength and warmth found within Black families. They offer a mix of humor, emotion, and relatable experiences that speak to the heart. Get ready to be touched and inspired by narratives that beautifully celebrate the essence of family.

Black Family Movies Releasing in 2024

Dec
20

Mufasa: The Lion King

Adventure, Family, Music
Watch The Trailer:
Mufasa: The Lion King Trailer
Black Cast
Aaron Pierre, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tiffany Boone, Kagiso Lediga, Thandiwe Newton, Lennie James, Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, John Kani, Donald Glover, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé, Braelyn Rankins, Folake Olowofoyeku, Thuso Mbedu, Sheila Atim, Abdul Salis, Dominique Jennings
Directed By Black
Barry Jenkins
Release Date
December 20, 2024
Synopsis
Rafiki relays the legend of Mufasa to lion cub Kiara, daughter of Simba and Nala. Told in flashbacks, the story introduces Mufasa as an orphaned cub, lost and alone until he meets a sympathetic lion named Taka—the heir to a royal bloodline. The chance meeting sets in motion a journey of misfits searching for their destiny and working together to evade a threatening and deadly foe.
Mufasa: The Lion King
Sep
20

The Wild Robot

Animation, Science Fiction, Family
Watch The Trailer:
The Wild Robot Trailer
Black Cast
Lupita Nyong'o, Ving Rhames
Release Date
September 20, 2024
Synopsis
A robot — ROZZUM unit 7134, “Roz” for short — is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island and must learn to adapt to the harsh surroundings, gradually building relationships with the animals on the island and becoming the adoptive parent of an orphaned gosling.
The Wild Robot

Black Family Movies Already Released in 2024

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Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin Trailer
Written By Black
Robb Armstrong
Release Date
February 15, 2024
Synopsis
Franklin is new to town and hoping to make friends, but his usual tactics don't work on the Peanuts gang. When the Soap Box Derby arrives, he's sure it's a chance to impress new pals and teams up with the only other unpartnered kid: Charlie Brown.
Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin

Our favorites from 2023

Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie!

Animation, Christmas, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Watch The Trailer:
Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! Trailer
Black Cast
Jaleel White, Nicole Byer, Roy Wood Jr., Kym Whitley, Tiana Camacho
Directed By Black
Bryan Newton
Written By Black
Wyatt Cenac
Release Date
November 21, 2023
Synopsis
The holiday season has arrived, and brilliant but accident-prone Steve Urkel has already ruined his local celebration by publicly humiliating a shopping mall Santa. In his attempt to make things right and score some nice points with the big guy in the North Pole, Steve creates an invention that only makes things worse. Using his big brain and even bigger heart, Steve must find the real Santa to see if together they can help the city rediscover the holiday spirit.
Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie!

Good Burger 2

Comedy, Family
Watch The Trailer:
Good Burger 2 Trailer
Black Cast
Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Lil Rel Howery, Kamaia Fairburn, Alex Hibbert
Written By Black
James III
Release Date
November 17, 2023
Synopsis
Dexter Reed is down on his luck after another one of his inventions fails. Ed welcomes Dex back to Good Burger with open arms and gives him his old job back. With a new crew working at Good Burger, Dex devises a plan to get back on his feet but unfortunately puts the fate of Good Burger at risk once again.
Good Burger 2

The Little Mermaid

Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Watch The Trailer:
The Little Mermaid Trailer
Black Cast
Halle Bailey, Daveed Diggs, Noma Dumezweni, Jude Akuwudike, Adrian Christopher, Simone Ashley, Sienna King
Release Date
May 26, 2023
Synopsis
The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. With mermaids forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
The Little Mermaid

Haunted Mansion

Comedy, Family, Horror
Watch The Trailer:
Haunted Mansion Trailer
Black Cast
Lakeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon
Directed By Black
Justin Simien
Release Date
July 28, 2023
Synopsis
A woman and her son enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.
Haunted Mansion

Crater

Adventure, Family, Science Fiction
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Crater Trailer
Black Cast
Kid Cudi, Thomas Boyce, Isaiah Russell-Bailey
Release Date
May 12, 2023
Synopsis
After the death of his father, a boy growing up on a lunar mining colony takes a trip to explore a legendary crater, along with his four best friends, prior to being permanently relocated to another planet.
Crater

Wish

Animation, Family, Fantasy, Female-Led
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Wish Trailer
Black Cast
Ariana DeBose
Release Date
November 22, 2023
Synopsis
Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.
Wish

Our favorites from 2022

Cheaper by the Dozen

Comedy, Family
Watch The Trailer:
Cheaper by the Dozen Trailer
Black Cast
Gabrielle Union
Written By Black
Jenifer Rice-Genzuk
Release Date
March 18, 2022
Synopsis

The raucous exploits of a blended family of 12, the Bakers, as they navigate a hectic home life while simultaneously managing their family business.

Cheaper by the Dozen

Sneakerella

Comedy, Family
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Sneakerella Trailer
Black Cast
John Salley, Chosen Jacobs, Lexi Underwood, Robyn Alomar
Written By Black
George O. Gore II
Release Date
May 13, 2022
Synopsis

When El, an aspiring sneaker designer from Queens, meets Kira King, the fiercely independent daughter of legendary basketball star and sneaker tycoon Darius King, sparks fly as the two bond over their mutual affinity for sneakers. With a little nudge from his best friend and a sprinkle of Fairy Godfather magic, El finds the courage to use his talent to pursue his dream of becoming a ‘legit’ sneaker designer in the industry.

Sneakerella

Monster High: The Movie

Adventure, Family
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Monster High: The Movie Trailer
Black Cast
Miia Harris, Marci T. House, Scotch Ellis Loring
Release Date
October 06, 2022
Synopsis

Clawdeen Wolf, half human and half werewolf, has recently started attending Monster High, a school for monsters in all forms. After quickly befriending her classmates Frankie Stein and Draculaura, Clawdeen feels like she has finally found a place where she can truly be herself, or so she thinks. Soon, a devious plan to destroy Monster High threatens to reveal her real identity and Clawdeen must learn to embrace her true monster heart before it's too late.

Monster High: The Movie

Holiday Heritage

Christmas, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Family
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Holiday Heritage Trailer
Black Cast
Holly Robinson Peete, Brooks Darnell, Lyndie Greenwood
Release Date
December 16, 2022
Synopsis

Ella returns to her hometown to mend fences with her fractured family. With the help of Griffin, her ex-boyfriend, she encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.

Holiday Heritage

Fantasy Football

Comedy, Family
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Fantasy Football Trailer
Black Cast
Kelly Rowland, Marsai Martin, Omari Hardwick, Rome Flynn, Tyla Harris, Elijah Richardson
Written By Black
Richard T. Jones
Release Date
November 25, 2022
Synopsis

Callie A. Coleman discovers she can magically control her father, Bobby’s performance on the football field. When Callie plays as her dad, Bobby is transformed from a fumblitis-plagued journeyman to a star running back bound for superstardom alongside his daughter and wife Keisha.

Fantasy Football

Strange World

Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction
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Strange World Trailer
Black Cast
Gabrielle Union, Jaboukie Young-White
Release Date
November 23, 2022
Synopsis
A journey deep into an uncharted and treacherous land, where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades—a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest, and by far most crucial, mission.
Strange World

The Sea Beast

Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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The Sea Beast Trailer
Black Cast
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Zaris-Angel Hator
Release Date
July 08, 2022
Synopsis
When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters - and make history to boot.
The Sea Beast

Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration

Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Watch The Trailer:
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration Trailer
Black Cast
Gabriella Wilson, David Alan Grier, Joshua Henry
Release Date
December 15, 2022
Synopsis
This two-hour animated and live-action blended special pays tribute to the original Disney Animation’s “Beauty and the Beast” and its legacy by showcasing the fan-favorite movie, along with new memorable musical performances, taking viewers on a magical adventure through the eyes of Belle.
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration

Our favorites from 2021

A Chestnut Family Christmas

Comedy, Drama, Family, Christmas
Watch The Trailer:
A Chestnut Family Christmas Trailer
Black Cast
Brad James, Lamman Rucker, Meagan Holder, Jaime M. Callica
Directed By Black
Roger M. Bobb
Release Date
November 30, 2021
Synopsis

A talented pastry chef, accidentally commits to hosting her family for the holidays, she poses as the wealthy homeowner in order to impress them. Everything is fine, until everyone's secrets are exposed and relationships begin to unravel.

A Chestnut Family Christmas

Operation Christmas Drop

Comedy, Romance, Family, Christmas
Watch The Trailer:
Operation Christmas Drop Trailer
Black Cast
Jeffrey Joseph, Kat Graham
Release Date
November 05, 2020
Synopsis

While gathering evidence to support closing a tropical U.S. Air Force base, a congressional aide warms to its generous captain.

Operation Christmas Drop