The early 2000s were a great time for black love movies. We had classics like Love & Basketball and Brown Sugar, and we also got some pretty good indie films like The Wood and Talk to Me. These films were groundbreaking for their time, and they still hold up today. So, if you’re looking for a good romance film to watch this weekend, check out one of these gems below!
Deliver Us From Eva 
Deliver Us From Eva is a romantic comedy starring LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union. The film follows a man who is hired to date a woman, but he ends up falling in love with her.
Love Don’t Cost A Thing 
Love Don’t Cost A Thing is a romantic comedy starring Nick Cannon and Christina Milian. The film follows a dorky high school student who pays a woman to be popular.
Baby Boy 
Starring Tyrese Gibson and Snoop Dogg, Baby Boy is a film about a young man who is trying to find his place in the world. The film follows him as he deals with fatherhood, relationships, and life in the hood.
Brown Sugar 
Starring Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan, Brown Sugar is a romantic drama about two friends who are in love with each other, but they can’t seem to make it work.
Save The Last Dance 
Starring Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas, Save The Last Dance is a film about a young woman who is trying to find her place in the world. The film follows her as she tries to balance her life between her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.
Love & Basketball 
Love & Basketball is a romantic drama starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan. The film follows two friends who are also basketball players as they navigate their way through love and relationships.
Phat Girlz 
Phat Girlz is a romantic comedy starring Mo’Nique and Jada Pinkett Smith. The film follows a group of black women who are all trying to find love and relationships.
Two Can Play That Game 
Two Can Play That Game is a romantic comedy starring Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut. The film follows a woman who is trying to get her man back after he cheats on her.
Something New 
Something New is a romantic comedy starring Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker. The film follows a black woman who falls in love with a white man, but she has to deal with the disapproval of her family and friends.
Why Did I Get Married? 
Why Did I Get Married? is a film starring Tyler Perry and Janet Jackson. The film follows a group of eight married friends who go on a retreat to try and save their marriages.
Do you have a favorite early 2000s black love movie? Let us know in the comments!