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The 10 Best Black Kids Movies On Netflix To Watch Right Now

Kid movies have come a long way from just productions of Disney and DreamWorks, as many production houses entered the game and made the headlines. When it comes to the streaming giant and production house, Netflix, it houses some of the best kids’ movies to watch. But, if you’re looking specifically for black kid movies, we’ve got you covered.

In this article, we will take you through the 10 best black Kids Movies to watch on Netflix. Each feature is powered by great animation, production value, and important lessons to learn. Let’s get started.

Escape from Lemoncello’s Library (2017)

Our first pick of the bunch is an adventure for the entire family. It shows the journey of a bunch of sixth-graders who must escape the confusing, but brilliantly designed Mr. Lemoncello’s library. The library is filled with quirky turns and twists, and the kids must put their curiosity skills to the test for a night of fun and adventure.

It has an IMDb rating of 5.4/10 and amassed 6 nominations with 3 wins.

Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams (2021)

This next pick features the adventure of every girl’s favorite toy; Barbie. In this flick, she attends the performing arts program, down in New York. There she meets another Barbie. It is Malibu vs. Brooklyn Barbie, as they both have to fight for the Spotlight Solo position in Times Square.

The 10 Best Black Kids Movies On Netflix To Watch Right Now

The feature has an IMDb rating of 5.9/10.

Karate Kid (2010)

The legendary story of Karate Kid is sure to put the kids in action and excitement. The story revolves around young Dre who relocates to a new country (Japan) but has trouble fitting in with the crowd, especially bullies. When the bullies become too much to handle, in comes the flat’s serviceman who is secretly a Kung Fu genius. After being persuaded by young Dre, he takes on the mission to teach him Kung Fu and prepare him for the championship match against his bullies.

It has an IMDb rating of 6.2/10 and amassed 17 nominations with 5 wins.

Finding Ohana (2021)

Kids love adventure and action, and that’s what this feature is about. This Netflix Original is set in the summer of rural O’ahu when the call for adventure comes to two Brooklyn-raised kids. When they discover a journal leading to a long-lost treasure, they set out with new friends to uncover the gold, and it reconnects them to their roots of Hawaiian heritage.

The feature has an IMDb rating of 6.1/10 and amassed a win for best Narrative & Animated Feature at ReFrame Stamp.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

What better way to enjoy the Christmas season, than to binge a family-friendly feature, right? This next pick takes the kids on an imaginary journey in a magical world. In the town of Cobbleton, the vibrance of the season is lit by its toymaker Jeronicus Jangle, beloved by all. But when his apprentice betrays his trust by stealing his prized creation, it is up to the young inventive granddaughter to reawaken the magic and return what’s lost.

It has an IMDb rating of 6.5/10 and amassed 26 nominations with 4 wins.

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Home (2015)

This next pick is a cute animation, which takes alien invasions in a whole different view. The aliens, known as Boov, go from planet to planet just to hide from the evil Gorg. When they finally settle on earth, it comes at a cost of relocating people to the other side of the globe. The story revolves around the shy, introverted character Oh, who befriends the human girl and her cat, to find her lost mom.

The feature has an IMDb rating of 6.6/10 and amassed 12 nominations with 3 wins.

Over the Moon (2020)

This next feature has a spiritual side to it, which is great for kids who love mystery. This feature revolves around a brilliant thirteen-year-old girl, Fei Fei, who is obsessed with the hearing of the legendary pale moon’s Goddess who lives alone and pines for her long-lost lover. In this daydreaming journey of hers, her father is compelled to make life-altering decisions for her which change her entire life.

She is compelled to build a homemade rocket to blast off on a journey of her own. The feature has an IMDb rating of 6.4/10 and amassed 59 nominations (including an Academy Award nomination) with 2 wins.

Vivo (2021)

This next picture is Sony’s animation, accented by great plot and visualization. It features a ‘kinkajou’ (a rainforest honey bear) who plays music for the live audience with his owner Andres. The two are perfect duos, spreading music to all, but tragedy strikes them when Andres receives a letter to partner with his old friend for a farewell concert.

Vivo must deliver the message Andre couldn’t, which is a love letter to his dearest Marta, which was written in song lyrics. The feature has an IMDb rating of 6.7/10 and amassed 6 nominations.

Dragon Rider (2020)

Dragon lovers anyone? This family-friendly pick takes us through the life of Firedrake, a young dragon who struggles to prove his worth to the older dragons. He sets off on a private adventure with his buddy Sorrel and discovers the dragon’s mysterious haven. That is when they encounter the orphan dragon ride, Ben, who befriends Firedrake instantly, but not Sorrel.

Sorrel turns distrustful and finds any opportunity possible to get Ben out of the picture. The feature has an IMDb rating of 5.7/10

Fearless (2020)

We’re wrapping this article up with a superhero feature that your kids will fall for. The feature revolves around the teen gamer, who is visited by the three superpowered infants who just landed from space into his backyard. He must become a full-time babysitter to help them survive. The feature has an IMDb rating of 4.9/10 and amassed 2 nominations.


With these 10 black kid movies, you are all set for a vacation-long binging, full of fun and excitement. These picks have the best of action, adventure, and are packed with valuable lessons for all to learn. Happy Streaming!


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