The Best Interracial Romance Movies To Watch On Netflix
Interracial romance movies are a rarity in Hollywood. However, for interracial couples like us, they create a sense of community. These movies show the world at large that color, culture, and ethnicity are just parts of the human equation. Furthermore, they are flimsy excuses to go against love. They also give us all hope for humanity; perhaps, one day, racism and bigotry will be a thing of the past.
With the joy of the holiday season and winter approaching, we’ve compiled this list of the best interracial romance movies to watch on Netflix. So be prepared to Netflix and chill! These movies are funny, surprising, downright ridiculous, and somewhat realistic. And just in case you don’t have Netflix, yes, we thought about you too, go ahead and click the link below the title for another way to watch each film.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Denzel Washington as Demetrius, a Southern businessman who falls in love with an Indian immigrant. Mississippi Masala is an exotic and erotic interracial love story. Sarita Choudhury co-stars as Mina, whose Indian family was expelled from Uganda under the reign of dictator Idi Amin. Like the colorful Indian dish “masala,” Mina is a hot, spicy mix of cultures. But when she and Demetrius fall in love, nothing in her past prepares them for the family outrage they face.
Guess Who (2005)
Guess Who is a 2005 American comedy film about race relations. It is a loose remake of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a film about a black man marrying a white woman. In this film Percy (Bernie Mac) and Marilyn (Judith Scott) are renewing their vows for their anniversary, and their daughter Theresa (Zoe Saldana) brings her boyfriend Simon (Ashton Kutcher) for them to meet. Unbeknownst to her parents, the kids plan to announce their engagement during the weekend. The Jones family is Black; Theresa neglects to tell them Simon is White. Race complicates Percy’s general mistrust of any boyfriend, so he instigates an investigation of Simon, discovering he’s recently lost his job and hasn’t told Theresa. Mistrust rears its ugly head, and in the process of Theresa and Simon’s argument, Marilyn and Percy fall out. What can the men do to cross the divide between each other and between men and women? Will anyone be exchanging vows?
Something New (2006)
Kenya McQueen (Sanaa Lathan) thought she had it all: a successful career, good friend, and family. There was just one thing she didn’t have under control: her love life. All that changes when she meets sexy, free-spirited Brian Kelly (Simon Baker). But when her ideal man (Blair Underwood) arrives on the scene, Kenya must decide between the relationship everyone expects and the romance no one expected.
My Last Day Without You (2013)
On a one-day business trip to New York, a young German businessman falls in love with a beautiful African-American sectary and aspiring singer. The only problem… She’s one of the people he just fired when he shut down a division of the firm. Humor and conflict result as two individuals-seemingly so different-are thrown together by a force they fight but ultimately can’t control…love.
Meet The Patels (2015)
Ravi Patel is a first-generation Indian-American, and the odds are slim. His ideal bride is beautiful, smart, funny, family-oriented, kind, and—in keeping with tradition—Indian (though hopefully raised in the US). Oh, and her last name should be Patel because, in India, Patels usually marry other Patels. In this real-life “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Ravi, who is about to turn 30, gets help from his parents and extended family so he can start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.
This film is adapted from Saroo Brierley’s best-selling 2014 memoir, A Long Way Home. It recounts a five-year-old Indian boy (Dev Patel) getting lost on the streets of Calcutta, India thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. He grows up with a life of privilege and falls in love with a student named Lucy (Rooney Mara) at the hospitality school he attends. Nonetheless he can’t shake the inner turmoil of not knowing where he came from. 25 years later he begins his journey to find his lost family.
A United Kingdom (2016)
On the eve of his return from his studies in London to Bechuanaland where he is to become King, Prince Seretse Khama falls in love and marries Ruth Williams, a white woman from South London. Bringing Ruth home causes a major international outcry.
In 1958, in the state of Virginia, the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. When Richard (Joel Edgerton, Black Mass) and Mildred (Ruth Negga, World War Z) fall in love, they are aware of the eyes staring at them and the words said behind their backs. It is when they get married, however, that words and looks become actions, and the two are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all the way to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love.
The Big Sick (2017)
The Big Sick is based on the real-life courtship between Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Nanjiani) and grad student Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan) who fall in love but struggle while dealing with Emily’s mysterious illness and their families’ culture clash.
The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers, Kate Winslet and Idris Elba must work together to endure the extreme elements of their remote, snow-covered terrain. Realizing that help is not on the way, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to survive and discovering their inner strength.
The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai (2017)
If you enjoyed the hilarious romantic comedy- The Wedding Party, then you will definitely enjoy this sequel. This one is another romantic comedy starring Enyinna Nwigwe and Daniella Down in a Nigerian-based romantic tale.
Nonso, an Igbo man in Nigeria, accidentally proposes marriage to Deidre, the daughter of British aristocrats. Not knowing how to back out of the whole engagement, Nonso elicits his brother’s help to make the wedding happen in Dubai, after the traditional engagement ceremony turned out to be a disaster.
Feuding Nigerian families, pompous British parents, swooning bride, and a frightened groom, all make this movie one hilarious romantic movie of all time. When the bride finds out that the proposal wasn’t real, well, all hell breaks out.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
This is a teenage interracial romance starring Lana Condor and the hot Noah Centineo. Book lovers might have read a book with the same name before. Well, the movie is based on the book, with two upcoming sequels to complete the love tale.
Lara Jean is an Asian high school junior while Peter is the typical white high school jock. Lara Jean had a huge crush on her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. To cope with her series of crushes over the year, she wrote each boy a letter that never got sent. One night, her little sister sneaks into her room and sends these letters to the boys they were addressed to, including Peter and her sister’s ex-boyfriend.
To throw Josh off her tail, Peter convinces her to fake date him to help her out, while she helps him make his ex-girlfriend jealous. Things became funnier and hotter when the lines between fake and real started getting blurred.
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