15 Black History Month must-watches

Dave Chappelle (Al Bello/Getty Images)
Dave Chappelle (Al Bello/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

What better way to spend free time during Black History Month than binge-watching quality content?

These selections encompass work from Black talent and creatives in every genre, with informative stories and compelling narratives. Don’t let anything stop you from sitting down, kicking back and enjoying this watchlist created in honor of Black History Month.

Here’s a list of some popcorn-worthy films, documentaries, series and comedy specials.


"A Wrinkle in Time" - 2018; PG; 1 hour, 50 minutes; film. The twists and turns of this journey provide valuable life lessons. Starring: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling

"Barry" - 2016; TV-MA; 1 hour, 44 minutes; Netflix original film. Barack Obama arrives in New York in the fall of 1981 for his junior year at Columbia University. He struggles to maintain relationships, form new ones and create his own identity while experiencing culture shocks and racial disparities. This film encapsulates many of the trials and experiences of his school year, including a relationship before Michelle, an attempt to rob him and an unsettling exchange with authorities. Starring: Devon Terrell

"Black Panther" - 2018; PG-13; 2 hours, 15 minutes; film. T'Challa, also known as the Blank Panther, is crowned king of Wakanda following his father's death, but his sovereignty is challenged by an adversary named Killmonger who makes a push for the country of Wakanda to abandon seclusion and begin a global revolution. This is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics, produced by Marvel Studios and directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring: Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (Killmonger), Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

"Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation" - 2017; TV-MA. Dave Chappelle presents two stand-up specials packed with new material covering self-reflection, gender identity, tough love, politics, how and why people allow themselves to be abused and more.