I mean who doesn’t love a good rom-com? I know I do. They’re the perfect blend of humor and heartwarming moments, and African American romantic comedies are some of the best in the genre. These movies always manage a perfect balance between laughs while still being able to convey important messages about love without ever coming off feeling preachy or overbearing.
One of the things that makes these films so special is the way they depict black love. Too often, black love is either ignored altogether or portrayed in a negative light in mainstream media. But in these movies, we get to see black couples that are funny and sweet and deeply in love.
I promise you’ll find yourself wrapped up in tales and hunched over in laughter as you watch black couples prevail against all odds.
So, if you’re in the mood for a good laugh and a whole lot of feel-good vibes, be sure to check out one of these African American romantic comedies.
About Last Night 
About Last Night follows two African American singles, Debbie (Joy Bryant) and Bernie (Michael Ealy), as they navigate the ups and downs of new love. The film takes a frank look at modern relationships, exploring both the highs and lows with humor and honesty.
Boomerang is a classic African American romantic comedy that stars Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, and Robin Given, The film follows advertising executive Marcus Graham (Murphy), who is successful in every area of his life except for his love life. But when he meets Jacqueline (Givens), he may finally have found the woman of his dreams, or not…
Two Can Play That Game 
Two Can Play That Game follows Shanté Smith (Vivica Fox), a successful African American woman who begins to suspect her boyfriend, Keith (Morris Chestnut)may be cheating on her. she decides it’s time for some payback by using all of these skills at seduction as well playing Games with jealousy so he’ll reform himself…or else! The film also stars Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, and Mo’Niqu – bringing lighthearted humor along side them throughout their journey towards love overcoming obstacles while ultimately finding out what really matters most.
Jumping The Broom 
A romantic comedy about two families coming together for a wedding. The bride is from a wealthy family and the groom is from a working class family. The families are very different and have trouble getting along.
Booty Call 
Booty Call tells the story about two friends, Bunz (Tommy Davidson) and Rushon (Jamie Foxx), who go on a double date with two women, Nikki (Tamala Jones) and Lysterine (Vivica A. Fox). The date begins rather amusing, and the night shifts from dinner to a night cap. However, something is missing: condoms.
Think Like A Man 
Based on Steve Harvey’s book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man,” this African American romantic comedy follows the lives of four couples as they navigate the ups and downs of love and relationships. The movie explores various dating issues that black women face while also offering some hilarious moments along the way. Ultimately, it’s a feel-good film about love prevailing against all odds.
Baggage Claim 
In Baggage Claim, Paula Patton stars as Montana Moore, a African American woman who is determined to find a husband before her younger sister’s wedding in 30 days. She goes on a series of blind dates and speed dates, but nothing seems to work out. Just when she’s about to give up hope, she meets Quinton (Djimon Hounsou), who may just be the man of her dreams.
Coming to America 
Coming to America is a classic African American romantic comedy that stars Eddie Murphy as an African prince who comes to America in search of a wife. He disguises himself as a poor man and gets a job at a fast food restaurant. There he meets Lisa (Shari Headley), the woman of his dreams, but will she agree to become his wife?
I Think I Love My Wife 
I Think I Love My Wife stars African American actor Chris Rock as Richard Cooper, a man who is married with two kids. He’s bored with his life and starts to think about having an affair. When his beautiful old friend Nikki (Kerry Washington) comes back into his life, he begins to wonder if he’s really in love with his wife or if he’s just in love with the idea of being in love.
The Brothers 
The Brothers is an African American romantic comedy that follows the lives of four African American friends who are all struggling with different issues in their love lives. The film explores the ups and downs of dating and relationships. Ultimately, it’s a feel-good film about friendship and love.
Any of these ten romantic comedies would make a wonderful choice. So, what do you have to lose? Pick one (or two) and enjoy!
Do you have a favorite black romantic comedy? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check out our other blog posts for more movie recommendations. Happy watching!