High Flying Bird
Andre Holland stars in this new Netflix original that tells the story of sports agent Ray Burke, who shakes and changes the basketball industry during a pro basketball lockout. The film premieres February 8.
ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
Netflix’s ReMastered returns with an investigation into the death of Sam Cooke, who passed away December 11, 1964 after being shot in the chest. The episode looks at the circumstances around Cooke’s death and explores possible theories about what could have happened. Watch it February 8.
This new Netflix original sees an 18-year-old Afro-Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century, traveling through time to save her loved ones and encountering a whole new world.
Strong Island, from filmmaker Yance Ford, investigates the death of Ford’s brother William Ford Jr., who was murdered in 1992 by a white chop shop mechanic. The film explores race, criminal justice, and how the events following William’s death affected Ford and his family. Stream it now.
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
For those of you unfamiliar with Marsha P. Johnson, this documentary is the perfect place to start. The film follows activist Victoria Cruz as she investigates the death of Johnson, an activist and prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising. Through Cruz’s investigation and archival footage, viewers learn who Johnson was and just how important she was to the LGBTQ community. You can stream it now.
Black Earth Rising
Recently released on Netflix, the limited series starring Michaela Coel tells the story of a woman, rescued from the Rwandan genocide as a child, who seeks to learn more about her past. Her relationship with her adopted mother is strained when her mother, an international human rights lawyer, takes the case of a controversial militia leader. Stream it now.
An iconic figure in music, Quincy takes an intimate look at the life of Quincy Jones. Helmed by his daughter, Rashida Jones, along with Alan Hicks, the documentary provides a rare look into the Grammy Award-winning producer’s life. Watch it on Netflix.
Come Sunday tells the true story of Carlton Pearson, an Evangelist minister ostracized by the church when he questions the validity of hell. Stream it now on Netflix.
This Emmy-winning documentary looks at the events surrounding the 1992 Los Angeles riots sparked after a jury acquitted four police officers involved in the arrest and beating of Rodney King. Watch it now.
This biopic tells the story of legendary Queens MC Roxanne Shante, whose single “Roxanne’s Revenge” helped her become one of the first major female MCs. The film not only explores Shante’s rise but examines the obstacles she faced along the way. Stream it now.
Paris Is Burning
A renowned documentary, Paris Is Burning focuses on the gay and transgender communities, comprised of Black and Latinos that made up mid- to late 80s ball culture. The film is considered a cultural masterpiece and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Stream it on Netflix.