HBO Max Marks Black History Month With Black Films and Series

HBO Max film Judas and the Black Messiah and HBO's Insecure.

HBO Max is celebrating Black stories in honor of Black History Month.

The streaming service announced in a press release Monday it would feature Black talent and creatives in categories including Our Past (Documentaries, Biopics, and Original Films), Our Joy (Classic Comedy Series, Films, and Stand-Up Specials ), Our Future (Groundbreaking Series and Films), and Our Imagination (Animation). The content can be found on a curated page titled “Black History Is Our History.”

“The spotlight page will showcase a collection of thought-provoking documentaries and biopics that highlight civil rights icons,” the company said in a statement.

Among the titles available on the service are John Lewis: Good Trouble; and Say Her Name: The Life And Death of Sandra Bland; as well as the HBO Max Original Charm City Kings; Lovecraft Country; Watchmen; A Black Lady Sketch Show; and Euphoria.

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The page will additionally feature the finalists of HBO’s Short Film Competition in partnership with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF):  Dolapo Is Fine, A Storybook Ending, Black Boy JoyA Rodeo Film, and The Cypher.

A select number of titles with Black filmmakers, actors and stories will be free on and

Below is a list of titles available throughout Black History Month:

OUR PAST (Documentaries, Biopics, and Original Films)
4 Little Girls, 1997 (HBO)
40 Years a Prisoner, 2020 (HBO)
1968, 2018
Amistad, 1997 (HBO)
Being Serena (HBO)
Bessie, 2015 (HBO)
Between the World and Me, 2020 (HBO)
Black Art: In The Absence of Light, 2021 (HBO) (premieres 2/9)
Boycott, 2001 (HBO)
Confirmation, 2016 (HBO)
Ebony: The Last Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 2016
Equal, 2020
Fists of Freedom: The Story of the ’68 Summer Games, 1999 (HBO)
Harriet, 2019 (HBO)
John Lewis: Good Trouble, 2020
Just Mercy, 2019 (HBO)
Kareem: Minority of One, 2015 (HBO)
King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis, 1970
King in the Wilderness, 2018 (HBO)
Malcolm X, 1992
Mavis!, 2015 (HBO)
Miss Evers’ Boys, 1997 (HBO)
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, 1979
Ray, 2004 (HBO)
Red Tails, 2012 (HBO)
Roots, 1997
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, 2018 (HBO)
Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights & Dark Shadows of a Champion, 1998 (HBO)
The Apollo, 2019 (HBO)
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974 (HBO)
The Hurricane, 1999 (HBO)
The Loving Story, 2011 (HBO)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, 2017 (HBO)
The Shop: Uninterrupted S3, E2 (HBO)
The Soul of America, 2020 (HBO)
The Tuskegee Airmen, 1995 (HBO)
TIGER, Parts 1 & 2 2021 (HBO)
True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality, 2019 (HBO)
Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story, 2020 (HBO)
We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest, 2020 (HBO)
We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World, 2016
What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali Parts 1 & 2, 2019 (HBO)
Women of Troy, 2020 (HBO)

OUR JOY (Classic Comedy Series, Films, and Stand-Up Specials)
Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’, 2019 (HBO)
A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, 1996
Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker, 1999 (HBO)
Dave Chappelle: Killing Them Softly, 2000 (HBO)
Fifty Shades of Black, 2016 (HBO)
How to Be a Player, 1997 (HBO)
Insecure (HBO)
Key & Peele
Life, 1999 (HBO)
Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw, 2019 (HBO)
Loiter Squad
Love and Basketball, 2000
Love Jones, 1997
Purple Rain, 1984
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (HBO)
The Photograph, 2020 (HBO)
The Wayans Bros
Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It!, 2020 (HBO)

OUR FUTURE (Groundbreaking Series and Films)
2 Dope Queens (HBO)
Above the Rim, 1994 (HBO)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, 2012 (HBO)
Betty (HBO)
Charm City Kings, 2020
Chewing Gum
David Makes Man
Euphoria (HBO)
Flight, 2012 (HBO)
Go Tell It on the Mountain, 1985 (HBO)
He Got Game, 1998 (HBO)
Home Videos (HBO)
Industry (HBO)
Insecure (HBO)
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Lean On Me, 1989
Lovecraft Country (HBO)
Malcolm X, 1992
Native Son, 2019 (HBO)
New Jack City, 1991
Nightingale, 2014 (HBO)
O.G., 2018 (HBO)
Queen and Slim, 2019 (HBO)
Random Acts of Flyness (HBO)
Rosewood, 1997
Sermon on the Mount (HBO)
Something the Lord Made, 2004 (HBO)
The Color Purple, 1985
The Last King of Scotland, 2006 (HBO)
The Little Things, 2021(Streaming for a limited time)
True Detective (HBO)
Us, 2019 (expires 2/22) (HBO)
Watchmen (HBO)
We Are Who We Are (HBO)
Yuli, 2018 (HBO)

Black Dynamite
Codename: Kids Next Door
Craig of the Creek
Laser Wolf
Static Shock
Steven Universe
Steven Universe Future
Teen Titans
The Boondocks
The Jellies
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn (HBO)
Young Justice

Additionally, the select titles below will be available for free on and throughout Black History Month.

Titles available on
40 Years a Prisoner (HBO)
Being Serena (Season 1 Episode 1) (HBO)
Between the World and Me (HBO)
Bessie (HBO)
Black Art: In the Absence of Light (premieres 2/9) (HBO)
I May Destroy You (Season 1 Episode 1) (HBO)
Insecure (Season 1 Episode 1) (HBO)
King in the Wilderness (HBO)
Lovecraft Country (Episode 1) (HBO)
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (HBO)
The Apollo (HBO)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
The Loving Story (HBO)
The Shop: Uninterrupted (Season 3 Episode 2) (HBO)
We Are the Dream (HBO)
What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali (HBO)
Women of Troy (HBO)

Titles available on
A Black Lady Sketch Show (Season 1 Episode 1)
Being Serena (Season 1 Episode 1)
Between the World and Me
Black Boy Joy (premieres 2/2)
Insecure (Season 1 Episode 1)
I May Destroy You (Season 1 Episode 1)
Lovecraft Country (Episode 1)
Watchmen (Episode 1)