Whether you will be have a night in with your love or celebrating the love you have for yourself, one fool proof way to celebrate Valentines Day/Weekend is dinner and a movie. Over the years, I’ve seen some pretty amazing love stories that I would place in the “classic film” category and I’m here to share the love! With that said, grab your favorite snacks, soda, chocolates, and your favorite bottle of wine.
It’s the month of love and black history so Im giving you all the greats that I know you’ll love as well!
The first film that I believe should be on everyone’s list of classic films for Valentine’s Day would have to be Love Jones. I won’t give too much info since I want you to see how great it is for yourself, but trust me, it will become an instant favorite!
The next classic is one that will make you appreciate the gift of friendship and how if you have your crew with you, you can get through anything life throws at you! Waiting to Exhale has an amazing cast and so many life lessons. It is definitely a go-to for your Valentines Day watchlist.
Love & Basketball is definitely one of my faves when it comes to black love films. From the amazing cast, to the music in the film, this one should be in everyone’s collection. Love & Basketball is the classic story of boy and girl next door neighbors who fall in love. The rest, you’ll have to watch to find out!
If you have never seen this next classic, you are surely missing out! Poetic Justice is definitely one of my favorites, for the simple fact that the two main characters are musical geniuses! Janet Jackson who is one of the most iconic singers/entertainers and the legendary Tupac has to be one of the greatest rappers/ intellectual artist of all time! Although he is gone from us, his music and legacy definitely live on TO THIS DAY.
The last film, Brown Sugar will give you all the late 90s/ 2000s vibes and definitely give you all the feels! Not only is the music great in this film, the love story is one that is both inspiring as well as showing you the beauty in black love. I definitely recommend that you see this film with your friends or your own personal love.
There are so many examples of black love shown through film, but I felt that these were in the category for classic and timeless. If you’ve seen all of these before, which one is your fave? Which one will you be watching this Valentine’s Day? Are there any other classic black love films you would add to this list?
I hope you all have a loving Valentine’s Day and enriching month of love! Until next time, stay wonderful!