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All the best Amazon Prime African American Movies

Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service offered by Amazon. With Amazon Prime, users have access to streaming video and music, as well as a number of other benefits. In these articles, we have listed some of the Nigerian African movies, African American comedies, African American romances, and documentaries that you can enjoy on Amazon Prime:

Nigerian African Movies on Amazon Prime


Isoken has what appears to be the perfect life – she’s beautiful, has a great career, and is surrounded by friends and family. Everyone in her family is worried about her, however, because she is 34 and still single, which is a major problem in a culture where everyone is obsessed with marriage. Follow Isoken as she falls in love with the handsome and successful Osaze, and then falls in love with Kevin in an unexpected turn of events. 

Days of Bondage

Next on our list of Nigerian African Movies on Amazon Prime, this drama follows Lucia, who has to stand up to almost everyone she loves to do what she feels is right. 

The Evil Queen

A king wants a male child and is forced to take a second wife in order to meet this goal. The child, however, turns out to be female and his first wife falls pregnant with another girl. In a culture where only a man can become the heir, who will be the next king?

Oga Madam

This comedy follows Rufus and Thomas, who have been short-changed by their boss. They worked hard but did not receive payments for their efforts. Follow Rufus and Thomas to find out how they can exact their just deserves.

African American Comedy Movies on Amazon Prime

Trevor Noah: African American

Trevor Noah is one of the most celebrated comedians in South Africa. During this comedy, Trevor shares his experience growing up as a child of a mixed-race couple during Apartheid and segregation in South Africa. He tells about his journey to America and about simply wanting to be ‘black’.

Barbershop: The Next Cut

Calvin’s barber shop has changed over the past decade, with the most noticeable difference that the once male-dominated work place is now co-ed.

House Arrest

This urban comedy shows how Dialo and his cousin Pooki overcome challenges to regain their freedom and secure a future for themselves. All amidst him finding out that he is a father.

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail

Madea (played by Tyler Perry) has to enroll in anger management classes after a high-speed highway chase lands her in front of a judge. Madea’s eclectic and funny family support her during this time and Madea ends up asking his fiancé to attend the classes on his behalf, which lands her in jail.

Girls Trip

What could be more fun than a group of friends travelling to the Essence Festival in New Orleans? Follow Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith as they embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

Black History Month Movies on Amazon Prime

Whether you are interested in watching a sensitive drama or a documentary, there is a wide range of apt choices for Black History Month on Amazon Prime. Some of the top recommendations include the following:


This is a classic coming-of-age story that received the Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars. In this movie, a black child called Chiron, who is also gay, is an outsider in his neighbourhood and he struggles to find a place to feel at home, at school and in his community. Chiron’s mentor in the movie, Mahershala Ali, received an Oscar for his role in this movie.


Denzel Washington directed this movie and also stars as a former Negro Leagues baseball star. His character, Troy Maxson, struggles with his own challenges and hardships while he tries to keep his son on the straight and narrow path.

Crown Heights

This is an Amazon Original movie where a young immigrant gets convicted for a murder that he did not commit. The true story shows how he spent twenty years in prison and how his lawyer worked tirelessly to prove his innocence.

African American Romance on Amazon Prime

Confused by Love

Keith Mascoll, Jamie M. Perez and Simba Dibinga star in this romance that is peppered with comedy and drama. The plot of the movie revolves around a couple who invites their successful best friend and former ex-girlfriend to stay with them in order to save their home from foreclosure.

Sucka 4 Luv

A man needs to make it through a month of ‘jealousy boot camp’ if he wants the opportunity to become engaged to his girlfriend.


African American Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime


This suspense thriller stars Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams and Jeffrey Wright with supporting actors such as Christian Bale, Busta Rhymes and Dan Hedaya. Christian Bale is a racist killer that Shaft (Jackson) needs to find. Shaft is up against corrupt cops and dangerous drug lords in his pursuit to put criminals behind bars.

End Game

Director Pete Travis tells the story of South Africa in 1985 when the country was ungovernable and busy plunging towards a race war. Across the globe, in an English setting, covert discussions between two warring parties will change everything and achieve the unthinkable.

The Track

Sam Trammell, Missy Yager and Mike Doyle star in this suspenseful movie where an under aged prostitute bumps into a woman who is facing numerous challenges. They form a mother-daughter bond that ends up saving them both.

African American Documentaries on Amazon Prime

I Am Not Your Negro

Our list of African American documentaries on Amazon Prime begins with this documentary which was nominated for an Oscar. Acclaimed activist and author James Baldwin’s words are read by Samuel L. Jackson. In this documentary, Baldwin’s thoughts on the historical mistreatment of African Americans and his thoughts on the Civil Rights Movement are read by Jackson. 

Freedom Summer

Director Stanley Nelson portrays the story of the Freedom Summer of 1964 in this documentary, which is one of the most controversial and incendiary episodes of the Civil Rights Movement. During the Freedom Summer, over seven hundred people flocked to Mississippi to register black voters, and these voters met fierce resistance by law enforcement agents and Ku Klux Klan members who resorted to assault and intimidation to scare off the voters.

Little Girls

This made-for-television documentary was directed by Spike Lee and it portrays the explosion at 16th Street Baptist Church in Alabama where four young girls were killed. The church had been a centre where civil rights activities took place and the perpetrators were members of the Ku Klux Klan. The event helped garner support for civil rights activity outside of the South. 

The Black Miami

Black people made a huge contribution to the progress of Florida and Miami. During this documentary, which is directed by Michael Williams and Carlton Smith, you will discover the race lines that existed in South Florida and how these lines were eventually transcended.

We Come As Friends

This documentary was directed by Hubert Sauper and it was nominated for an Academy Award. The documentary is a modern odyssey that takes place in the heart of Africa during the time when the Sudan was divided into two nations.

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