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Celebrate Black Love With These 10 Movies


Feb. 12 2019, Updated 10:48 p.m. ET

Whether you do or don’t have something to do on Valentine’s Day, you can always fit a movie, or 2 (or 10!) into your schedule. Here is a list of 10 movies celebrating black love. UMC, the largest streaming service for black TV and film, concocted this romance collection for viewers to enjoy. If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably cry because romance is beautiful (what’s actually wrong with me), so get your tissues ready.

1. Love By Chance

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“Two aspiring actors from South Africa who are independently in America trying to crack into an extremely difficult and over saturated Hollywood industry, meet by chance. Between the everyday struggle of auditioning, dealing with daily rejection, self doubt, financial hardship and crazy friends their love is put to the test in the face of a shared passion.”

2. Couples’ Night

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“Kia (Reagan Gomez) and Kev (Charles Malik Whitfield) move from the midwest to DC and experience a bumpy transition when they meet new friends (Tony Rock and Denise Boutte) in this country mouse meets city mouse romantic comedy.”

3. Black Love

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“Black Love is a docu-series created by newlywed filmmakers to highlight love stories from the Black community and answer the question, “What does it take to make a marriage work?”. Black Love pulls back the curtain on how love begins. The show shares jaw dropping, sometimes cringe-worthy, other times utterly magical, always-true love stories.”

4. Things We Do For Love

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“A sitcom centered on a recently married couple, Darren and Lourdes, as they struggle with life as newlyweds while sustaining a family owned business. Once their zany in-laws move in, their lives are forever changed.”

5. Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy

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“CRJ’s Monogamy is an ensemble drama about 4 couples to undergo a new type of treatment called Swap Therapy to repair their broken marriage.”

6. No Regrets

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“After 12 years of dating her college sweetheart and rejecting his marriage proposals, Nina (Monica Calhoun) finally says yes. But after meeting a handsome divorcee (Brian White), she finds herself in a compromising position.”

7. Secrets

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“Tarron is a successful, married businessman who risks losing it all when a sexy new hire comes to his company. As his wife struggles to keep her family together by all means necessary, Tarron’s world is tested and shaken to its core.”

8. Falling In Love Again

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“Henry and Tyra are a recently divorced couple navigating the challenges of co-parenting their young son while recovering from the wounds of their failed relationship. But after moving on to new partners, they soon find the grass isn’t quite greener and they might just want that old thing back. Will they take a second chance on each other ?”

9. Perfect Combination

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“When Rick tries to find true love through a matchmaking service, a hilarious dating journey of catastrophic dates results!”

10. Switchin’ The Script

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“Unlucky in love, Lonnie is convinced by her best friends to switch the script and take control of men. During a weekend corporate retreat, Lonnie impresses every man with her charm and beauty and catches the eye of her boss’s son David.”

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