Netflix adds 47 movies and shows to the new Black Lives Matter category
Netflix has created a Black Lives Matter category on the streaming platform to help viewers find movies, shows, and documentaries that focus on racial injustice, according to a report from Variety.
There are 47 movies and shows included in the category, including Ava DuVernay’s 13TH, When They See Us, Dear White People, Da 5 Bloods from Spike Lee, which premieres on Friday, June 12, and more.
The list also includes many Netflix originals, including Marvel’s Luke Cage, Orange is the New Black, Mudbound, She’s Gotta Have It, See You Yesterday, The Innocence Files, Strong Island, Rodney King, and many more.
The Black Lives Matter collection launched on Wednesday, June 10, after days of protesting the killing of George Floyd and police brutality in the United States. You can find the list at netflix.com/blacklivesmatter, according to the report.
After sharing a short statement at the end of May condemning racism and pledging to do more to help the Black community, Netflix had not posted anything on any social media channels before rolling out the Black Lives Matter collection.
Here’s Netflix’s tweet announcing the curated list of movies, shows and documentaries:
After The Help, which is a very problematic story about segregation, somehow ended up as one of the most-watched movies on Netflix over the last few weeks, this list is a step in the right direction to help viewers understand the history of racism in America and find stories from and about Black people in America.
If you would like to get educated on these topics, we highly recommend many of the movies and shows on this list.
Many of these documentaries and stories also focus on and are about interactions with the police, the criminal justice system, and the government. They are very relevant in the conversations currently taking place about race, police brutality and criminal justice reform in America.