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25 Must-Watch TV Shows & Movies With Young Black Leads

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If you would like to support Black artists and their stories, we recommend giving these shows and movies a watch!

All American

All American

Shows

When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds - Compton and Beverly Hills - begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

Moonlight

Moonlight

Movies

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Euphoria

Euphoria

Shows

A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.

Waves

Waves

Movies

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Movies

Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

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