Black Love on Film: 9 films to check out for romantic thrills this Valentine’s Day

Love is one of the most abstract but absolute sensations that exist. You can’t see or hear it, but there’s no doubt what it is when it hits you.

Some movies are able to effectively capture the unique yet universal feeling of falling – and staying – in love. From your typical boy-meets-girl and sparks storyline to the less common girl-lose-boy story and obsessing over how to get him back before it’s too late, some movies just have a particular way to transmit the indescribable.

Whether it’s a whirlwind summer romance with lasting ramifications, an idyllic vision of young adults slipping into a love their society will never accept, or a gritty snapshot of an upsetting evening in a relationship difficult, these films capture multiple angles of the many nuances that illustrate the experience of black love.

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your own love interest, enjoying the company of friends, or just going solo and loving yourself this time around, feel free to pour yourself a glass of wine and throw a take a look at one of these romantic and relatable portrayals of Black Love on film.

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