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Black History Month: Critically Acclaimed Stories to Stream on Netflix

5 Shows & Movies | by Likewise User verified icon

From powerful stories throughout history to cult classic favorites, these are the Netflix standouts to watch this month and all year round.

Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name

Movies

The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

Ali

Ali

Movies

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.

American Son

American Son

Movies

Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.

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.

Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Movies

A victim of his own anger, the Kid is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia. But another musician, Morris, looks to steal the Kid's spotlight -- and his girl.

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