If you are tired of watching Netflix. We don’t blame you but it’s not for a lack of content. It’s probably because you haven’t exhausted your list of Netflix originals. And we’re not talking about seeing them one time, but the fact that they are good to rewatch over and over again.
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If you’re looking for a Netflix original film to rewatch, here are 19.
Dolemite Is My Name
When one person says no, bet on yourself and do it anyway. Need help with motivation, this film is for you.
We all may love wine, but how many of us know what goes into being a Sommelier. It’s a real and relatable story of a father and son who must learn how to love one another as the son doesn’t follow in his father’s footsteps. And he pursues one of the hardest titles in the world, master sommelier. And lastly, nothing about this film was cheesy…much appreciated
If you ever felt love or have really good friends, this movie is for you. Grab tissues, this emotional rollercoaster is one of the most relatable love/break up films of our time. Underrated to say the least.
Marlon Wayans took on a huge fete when he starred as 6 different roles and he did an amazing job. While our favorite is Russell, each character will have you loving them for all sorts of reasons.
See You Yesterday
The most important takeaway is seeing black kids, especially a black girl in STEM. Another important message is that you can’t change the past. And lastly, the overall message of police brutality is timely because we have yet to fix that issue.
Nappily Ever After
Nappily Ever After takes viewers on a journey of self-discovery, self-love, and self-acceptance. While the romantic part of it was a bit unnecessary in her journey, Sanaa Lathan’s character resonates with anyone who is or has gone through the journey of self.
Outside of being Netflix’s first Nigerian produced original, Lionheart is no short of great. It tells the struggles a woman faces as she fights for leadership in her father’s company following his ill health.
This film is the sometimes cringe-worthy and slightly heartwarming story of what happens when your kids outgrow you and as a mother, you are forced to find yourself.
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Da 5 Bloods
This film is urgent and impactful as it tells the story of four black Ves who search for the remains of their fallen comrade and the gold they hid. But through their journey as a viewer, much of their human experiences resonate with what’s happening today.
High Flying Bird
The NBA lockout didn’t happen in vain. Shot completely on an iPhone, this drama follows a sports agent who concocts a risky and impressive plan in order to end an NBA lockout.
Set It Up
What happens when you have a horrible boss? You set them up with another horrible boss, which is the case with Set It Up. This rom-com is entertaining all the way through and has you rooting for the antagonist, Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell.
An emotional journey as we watch a 14-year-old basketball phenom (Michael Rainey Jr.) face the elite world of a NCAA prep school. While this is a sports film, it touches highly on the character outside of the court and gives an inspirational tale we can’t help but love
While many take issues with this film, the important dynamic to note is seeing the differences in a multi-race couple as they fight for their son’s freedom.
All Day and a Night
What would you do for a man who wasn’t there for you? Would you risk it all? This film explores how a young man ultimately throws his life away to make amends for his father’s life.
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You want the reality of someone’s life, watch Roxanne, Roxanne. This 2017 Sundance Film Festival favorite, tells the story about Queens-born emcee Roxanne Shanté, who rose to fame at the age of 14. However, that’s just the small portion of the life Shante lived all before she was 18.
A Fall From Grace
While the wigs were terrible in this film. A Fall From Grace has a great storyline and an even greater twist.
Nia Long and Omar Epps reunite for this thriller that tells the oh-so-familiar (but irresistible) story of a woman who encounters a seemingly innocent man from her past who turns out to be much more dangerous than he appears.
Alfre Woodard plays Juanit, a woman who leaves her 3 grown children and uproots her life in Ohio to Montana, on a spontaneous and life-affirming journey. And fun fact: Woodard’s husband, Roderick Spencer, wrote the film just for her at her personal request.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
The directorial debut of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor—who also stars in the film—follows a 13-year-old Malawian boy who teaches himself to build a windmill in order to save his village from starvation.
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This film, which was directed by Gerard McMurray, a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, takes a controversial but much-needed look at the intense hazing practices of Black Greek organizations.
A young father comes home from jail determined to care for his son and live out his dreams despite his poverty and crime-stricken surroundings. As well as the corrupt system that is determined to put him back behind bars.
The Old Guard
Directed by Gine Bythewood, this sophisticated superhero film draws us in through the complexities of the characters not just their ability to fight. It has all the action-packed scenes as you would expect as well a refreshing look into who the characters really are.