This Black History Month, we honor black magnificence in all forms. Our whimsical sitcoms, heartbreaking movies and affecting programmes deserve to be recognized.

Maybe that implies binging on all six seasons of “Living Single” and following it up by watching Mary J. Blige sacrifice her Oscar-worthy performance in “Mudbound.” Or perhaps it’s weighing in on the Team Issa versus Team Lawrence debate for the fifteenth time.

Any way you choose to celebrate, such lists is a significant basic starting point. These 31 shows and movies don’t time feature black performers, they also center nuanced images of blackness. Here’s to a marvelous Black History Month.

1 “Mudbound”

In the post-World War II Jim Crow South, two households, one black and one white-hot, struggle to keep their farms and lives intact in rural Mississippi. Peculiarity Mary J. Blige, sent and written by pitch-black innovatives and be appointed for four Oscars( including Best Picture ), this film is more than worthy of your Black History Month binge list.

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1 “Mudbound”

In the post-World War II Jim Crow South, two categories, one pitch-black and one white, struggle to keep their farms and lives intact in rural Mississippi. Boasting Mary J. Blige, guided and written by black artistics and be appointed for four Oscars( including Best Picture ), this film is more than worthy of your Black History Month binge list.

Watch on Netflix.

2 “I Am Not Your Negro”

In 1979, James Baldwin inaugurated writing “Remember This House, ” a radical detail of the lives and assassinations of three people he was quite close to: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. However, Baldwin had only written 30 pages of the manuscript before passing away in 1987. This film, chronicled by Samuel L. Jackson, imagines what could have come of this never-finished bible.

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2 “I Am Not Your Negro”

In 1979, James Baldwin inaugurated writing “Remember This House, ” a progressive accounting of the lives and assassinations of three husbands he was quite close to: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. However, Baldwin would just like to written 30 pages of the manuscript before passing away in 1987. This documentary, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, imagines what could have come of this never-finished journal.

Watch on Amazon Prime.

3 “Queen of Katwe”

This true story follows the fight of Phiona, a Ugandan girl whose life radically changes after she memorizes to gambling chess. In true Disney fashion, it discontinues happily ever after, but it also takes time to examine the subtleties of privation, racism and privilege.

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3 “Queen of Katwe”

This true story follows the fight of Phiona, a Ugandan girl whose life radically changes after she hears to romp chess. In true Disney fashion, it objective happily ever after, but it also takes time to examine the nuances of poverty, racism and advantage.

Watch on Netflix.

4 “Fruitvale Station”

Michael B. Jordan performs in this chilling true-life story about Oscar Grant III, an unarmed black adult who is fatally was shot dead by police when coming home on New Year’s Eve. Sent by Ryan Coogler, the movie details Grant’s last living day in a series of flashbacks.

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4 “Fruitvale Station”

Michael B. Jordan performs in this chilling true narrative about Oscar Grant III, an unarmed pitch-black guy who is fatally shot by police when coming home on New Year’s Eve. Addrest by Ryan Coogler, the cinema items Grant’s last living period in a series of flashbacks.

Watch on Netflix.

5 “The Incredible Jessica James”

“Two Dope Queens” comedian Jessica Williams wrote and starred in this indie film about an hopeful playwright living in New York. Rebounding from a breakup, she congregates Boone, who is also retrieving from a separate. Together, they navigate the consequences of the neglected ties-in in a familiar rom-com plot.

Watch on Netflix.

5 “The Incredible Jessica James”

“Two Dope Queens” comedian Jessica Williams wrote and performed in this indie film about an aspiring playwright living in New York. Rebounding from a breakup, she assembles Boone, who is also recuperating from a split. Together, they navigate the consequences of the miscarried ties-in in a familiar rom-com plot.

Watch on Netflix.

6 “Dear White People”

Based on the 2014 movie of the same identify, this Netflix original chronicles how students of colour steer hasten and racism at an Ivy League school. The first season has a 100 -percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Netflix has officially replaced it for a second season.

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6 “Dear White People”

Based on the 2014 movie of the same appoint, this Netflix original chronicles how students of hue steer hasten and intolerance at an Ivy League school. The first season has a 100 -percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Netflix has officially rekindled it for a second season.

Watch on Netflix.

7 “She’s Gotta Have It”

This series reprisal of the 1986 Spike Lee classic inquires the love life of Nola, a woman who can’t decide which follower is best for her. The solution? Date all three at once.

Watch on Netflix.

7 “She’s Gotta Have It”

This series reprisal of the 1986 Spike Lee classic searches the love life of Nola, a woman who can’t decide which soldier is best for her. The answer? Date all three at once.

Watch on Netflix.

8 “How to Get Away With Murder”

The Shondaland, TGIT classic is streaming most everywhere. The present follows Annalise Keating, a advocate and professor who, along with her morally controversial students, takes on cases and reads how to get away with slaughter, literally.

Watch on Netflix and Hulu.

8 “How to Get Away With Murder”

The Shondaland, TGIT classic is streaming most everywhere. The establish follows Annalise Keating, a lawyer and professor who, along with her morally questionable students, takes on the circumstances and reads how to get away with carnage, literally.

Watch on Netflix and Hulu.

9 “Cool Runnings”

This ‘9 0s movie about a Jamaican bobsled team on its outing to the Winter Olympics is a classic. When a runner fails to qualify for the Olympic track team, he sets out to create his country’s first bobsled crew and, despite never encountering snowfall, clears it to the Winter Games.

Watch on Netflix.

9 “Cool Runnings”

This ‘9 0s movie about a Jamaican bobsled team on its tour to the Winter Olympics is a classic. When a smuggler fails to qualify for the Olympic track team, he sets out to create his country’s first bobsled gang and, despite never determining blizzard, induces it to the Winter Games.

Watch on Netflix.

10 “Celia”

This biopic analyses the life of Afro-Latina salsa queen Celia Cruz. Set in 1950 s Cuba, it follows Celia the whole way from her births to her rise to notoriety in 80 chapters of telenovela drama.

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10 “Celia”

This biopic inquires the life of Afro-Latina salsa queen Celia Cruz. Set in 1950 s Cuba, it follows Celia the whole way from her commencements to her rise to prominence in 80 escapades of telenovela drama.

Watch on Netflix.

11 “Being Mary Jane”

Like “Girlfriends” and “The Game, ” this Mara Brock Akil show images a nuanced representation of pitch-black woman. Set firstly in Atlanta and later New York, the program follows the love life and job of Mary Jane( played by Gabrielle Union ), a broadcast anchor with ambition to feed and flaws to overcome.

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11 “Being Mary Jane”

Like “Girlfriends” and “The Game, ” this Mara Brock Akil show illustrates a nuanced the representatives from pitch-black maturity. Set first in Atlanta and later New York, the program follows the love life and career of Mary Jane( give full play to Gabrielle Union ), a broadcast anchor with ambition to feed and flaws to overcome.

Watch on Netflix.

12 “Living Single”

Before “Friends” and “Sex and the City, ” this sitcom followed the lives of four black ladies( and their upstairs roommates) living in ‘9 0s Brooklyn. Performing Queen Latifah and an ensemble assign of black actors, the demo ran for six seasons and pictured pitch-black professional life as it hadn’t been attended before.

Watch on Hulu.

12 “Living Single”

Before “Friends” and “Sex and the City, ” this sitcom followed the lives of four black maids( and their upstairs roommates) living in ‘9 0s Brooklyn. Starring Queen Latifah and an ensemble direct of pitch-black performers, the establish rolled for six seasons and proved pitch-black professional life as it hadn’t been insured before.

Watch on Hulu.

13 “What Happened, Miss Simone? “

This documentary cross-examines “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone’s life and iconic job. Exercising archival footage and interviews with those who good knew her, this film did what “Nina”( the contentious biopic that included near-blackface prosthetics) could not. It’s a dignified performance of Simone’s success.

Watch on Netflix.

13 “What Happened, Miss Simone? “

This documentary inspects “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone’s life and iconic busines. Exerting archival footage and interrogations with those who better knew her, this movie did what “Nina”( the controversial biopic that included near-blackface prosthetics) had not been able. It’s a decorous gala of Simone’s success.

Watch on Netflix.

14 “Chewing Gum”

British sitcoms focusing only on black wives rarely get made and are even less likely to make it to mainstream gatherings. This show achieved both. Two seasons( with a third on the way) follow Tracey, a 24 -year-old tricky black girlfriend plainly looking to find love under the close supervising of her West African, and increasingly Christian, category.

Watch on Netflix.

14 “Chewing Gum”

British sitcoms focusing exclusively on pitch-black women rarely get made and are even less likely to make it to mainstream audiences. This demo attained both. Two seasons( with a third on the way) follow Tracey, a 24 -year-old embarrassing black girlfriend plainly looking to find love under the close oversight of her West African, and increasingly Christian, home.

Watch on Netflix.

15 “Luke Cage”

This “Black Panther” season, we likewise celebrate another iconic pitch-black superhero. Luke Cage is literally indestructible and is invariably trying to live an unassuming life in Harlem. Instead, he’s pulled into a battle for his neighborhood while at the same time meeting his past and the squalid experimentation that established him his strengths.

Watch on Netflix.

15 “Luke Cage”

This “Black Panther” season, we also celebrate another iconic black superhero. Luke Cage is literally indestructible and is incessantly trying to live an unassuming life in Harlem. Instead, he’s attracted into a battle for his place while also encountering his past and the sleazy venture that caused him his influences.

Watch on Netflix.

16 “Scandal”

Another member of the TGIT crew doing the drama category well. Over the course of seven seasons, Olivia Pope and her warriors secure all forms of government gossip out there while trying to keep their own lives intact.

Watch on Netflix and Hulu.

16 “Scandal”

Another member of the TGIT crew doing the drama category well. Over such courses of seven seasons, Olivia Pope and her fighters tie all forms of government gossip out there while trying to keep their own lives intact.

Watch on Netflix and Hulu.

17 “Roots”( 2016)

This remake of the 1977 miniseries based on Alex Haley’s novel of the same list generates the histories of Kunta Kinte to a new generation, while keeping the same themes and meanings of the original classic.

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17 “Roots”( 2016)

This remake of the 1977 miniseries based on Alex Haley’s novel of the same reputation raises the histories of Kunta Kinte to a new generation, while keeping the same the issues and messages of the original classic.

Watch on Hulu.

18 “Serena”

Serena Williams chronicles this documentary about her life as an athlete, designer and businesswoman.

Watch on Hulu.

18 “Serena”

Serena Williams chronicles this documentary about her life as an athlete, decorator and businesswoman.

Watch on Hulu.

19 “Fences”

This Oscar-winning film items the struggles of Troy Maxson, a guy who’s never dealt with his deferred dreams and has issues making that not feign his family. Set in 1950 s Pittsburgh, the movie and its all-star casting searches pitch-black life and clashes.

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19 “Fences”

This Oscar-winning film items the fight of Troy Maxson, a humanity who’s never dealt with his deferred illusions and has issues telling that not affect their own families. Set in 1950 s Pittsburgh, the movie and its all-star shed inquires pitch-black life and struggles.

Watch on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

20 “Creed”

Michael B. Jordan steps into the Rocky canon with this movie about the lad of a famous boxer who’s looking to claim a bit of boxing notoriety himself.

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20 “Creed”

Michael B. Jordan steps into the Rocky canon with this movie about the lad of a acclaimed boxer who’s looking to claim a little bit of boxing reputation himself.

Watch on Hulu.

21 “Underground”

“Underground” makes witness back to slave-era America to follow a group of Georgia slaves on their struggle to escape via the Underground railroad. John Legend, who too sufficed as exec make, provides the score.

Watch on Hulu.

21 “Underground”

“Underground” makes onlookers back to slave-era America to follow a group of Georgia slaves on their fight to escape via the Underground railroad. John Legend, who likewise provided as director farmer, provides the score.

Watch on Hulu.

22 “Black-ish”

This sitcom lives up to its refer as an undeniably black see. The classic-in-the-making hubs around Andre Johnson and members of their families, who live in a white suburb of Los Angeles. Watch as one house and three contemporaries of blackness steer questions of name and degrees of artistic assimilation.

Watch on Hulu.

22 “Black-ish”

This sitcom lives up to its figure as an undeniably pitch-black demonstrate. The classic-in-the-making midsts around Andre Johnson and members of their families, who live in a lily-white outskirt of Los Angeles. Watch as one house and three generations of blackness navigate this issue of name and severities of racial assimilation.

Watch on Hulu.

23 “Grown-ish”

Yara Shahidi of “Black-ish” fame passes in her spinoff about Zoe, the Johnson’s oldest daughter, in her first year in college. She might be a short ride away from residence, but is emphatically on her own and concluding her road through the instability of pre-adulthood. The present both premiered and was renewed for a second season in January 2018.

Watch on Hulu.

23 “Grown-ish”

Yara Shahidi of “Black-ish” fame leads in her spinoff about Zoe, the Johnson’s oldest daughter, in her first time in college. She might be a short ride away from home, but is obviously on her own and originating her mode through the instability of pre-adulthood. The depict both premiere and was renewed for a second season in January 2018.

Watch on Hulu.

24 “Atlanta”

Donald Glover( aka Childish Gambino and Troy Barnes on “Community”) writes and performs in this dark slapstick sitcom about a guy who’s trying to make it as his rapper cousin’s overseer in Atlanta. The show is both real and refreshing, with a mixture of characters depicting nuanced blackness. And the second largest season is coming March 2018.

Watch on Hulu.

24 “Atlanta”

Donald Glover( aka Childish Gambino and Troy Barnes on “Community”) writes and stars in this dark slapstick sitcom about a somebody who’s trying to make it as his rapper cousin’s overseer in Atlanta. The show is both real and refreshing, with a mixture of courages evoking nuanced blackness. And the second season is coming March 2018.

Watch on Hulu.

25 “Insecure”

Awkward black girl Issa Rae writes and performs in this adoration to the millennial black girlfriend trying to figure it out. Set in LA, Issa and her best friend Molly( give full play to Yvonne Orji) debate through nonsensical dating status, the issues of acting while pitch-black and members of the general jumble of adulthood. The show is blatantly pitch-black and returns the summer months for a third season.

Watch on Hulu( with the HBO add-on ).

25 “Insecure”

Awkward black girl Issa Rae writes and stars in this adoration to the millennial pitch-black daughter trying to illustration it out. Set in LA, Issa and her best friend Molly( played by Yvonne Orji) clash through hilarious dating situations, the affairs of use while pitch-black and members of the general disarray of adulthood. The show is blatantly pitch-black and returns this summer for a third season.

Watch on Hulu( with the HBO add-on ).

26 “Queen Sugar”

Ava DuVernay created and addresses this contemporary theatre about the estranged Bordelon siblings. After losing their own families misfortune, the siblings must find their way back to one another to run their own families carbohydrate cane farm in Saint Josephine, Louisiana. The is an indication of wrapped up its second season and OWN has refurbished it for a third.

Watch on Hulu.

26 “Queen Sugar”

Ava DuVernay created and directs this contemporary drama about the estranged Bordelon siblings. After sustaining a family misfortune, the siblings must find their way back to one another to run their own families sugar cane raise in Saint Josephine, Louisiana. The is an indication of wrapped up the work of its second season and OWN has rekindled it for a third.

Watch on Hulu.

27 “The Chi”

This show is a Lena Waithe-spun tale about a group of girls coming of age in the South Side of Chicago. Too director being developed by Common, the theatre follows four young pitch-black boys trying to find their way. It premiere in January 2018 and has already been renewed for a second season.

Watch on Hulu and Amazon Prime( both with the SHOWTIME add-on ).

27 “The Chi”

This show is a Lena Waithe-spun tale about a group of minors coming of age in the South Side of Chicago. Also executive being developed by Common, the theatre follows four young black boys trying to find their way. It premiere in January 2018 and has already been renewed for a second season.

Watch on Hulu and Amazon Prime( both with the SHOWTIME add-on ).

28 “Empire”

As CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, guides his family in both theatre and music in this make about hip-hop’s royal family. But his predominate as grandfather is requested when his ex, Cookie, recalls from confinement expecting a piece of the throne she helped improve. The narrative is in the work of its fourth season and remains one of the highest-rated dramason Fox.

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28 “Empire”

As CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, results their own families in both theatre and music in this production about hip-hop’s royal family. But his reign as elder is defied when his ex, Cookie, renders from confinement involving a piece of the throne she helped construct. The epic is in its fourth season and remains one of the highest-rated dramason Fox.

Watch on Hulu.

29 “Moonlight”

Three sections of childhood, adolescence and adulthood tell the story of Chiron, a pitch-black boy from Miami who, through the support of his society, comes of age and knows true in his fag name. As the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, this movie became the first LGBTQ movie to take the two categories.

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29 “Moonlight”

Three assemblies of childhood, adolescence and adulthood tell the story of Chiron, a pitch-black boy from Miami who, through the support of his community, comes of age and knows truism in his faggot name. As the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, this movie became the first LGBTQ movie to take the two categories.

Watch on Amazon Prime.

30 “The Wire”

Set in Baltimore, this crime drama cross-examine the narcotics life through the eyes of merchants, customers and the law enforcement agents tracking them. The appearance raced for six years old and was a large success. There was even a statute academy criminal justice trend based on the series.

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30 “The Wire”

Set in Baltimore, this crime drama examines the narcotics nature through the eyes of pushers, customers and the law enforcement agents tracking them. The picture operated for six years old and was a large success. There was even a law institution criminal justice track based on the series.

Watch on Amazon Prime.

31 “A Different World”

A spinoff of “The Cosby Show, ” this black sitcom classic focuses on groupings of pitch-black students accompanying Hillman, an HBCU set in the DMV area. Over six seasons, Whitley and Dwayne grow the couple everyone looks up to, Freddy embodies the hippie black girlfriend aesthetic that never fades, and Kim becomes the simultaneously carefree and overachieving student we all aspired to be. Addrest by Debbie Allen, this show is the perfect lane to binge through Black History Month.

Watch on Amazon Prime.