Unfortunately, movies featuring black women and white men in relationships can be hard to find. We were talking about some of our favorites in the office today and thought we would share them with you. Be sure to leave a comment below to let us know about YOUR favorite BWWM movie. Thanks!
Okay, there’s only one in this category – as far as we know. If you want to correct us, contact us!
The Loving Story (2011)
Wow is all we can say about this masterpiece. If you’ve ever wondered about the first couple to stand up to ridiculous laws about marrying people with a different skin color – i.e. Richard and Mildred “Bean” Loving – you need to watch this documentary.
Here’s the description at Amazon:
A racially charged criminal trial and a heartrending love story converge in this documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era.
This is a powerful documentary that will have you thinking, crying, laughing, smiling and thinking about how far we’ve come in America and how far we need to go!
BWWM Movies (all Genres)
These are – of course – movies with black women and white men. This can mean the lead roles (most of the time) or side-characters who get a lot of time on the screen.
My Last Day Without You (2011)
Here’s the description from Amazon on this not very well known BWWM movie:
When Niklas, a young German business executive, is sent from Frankfurt to New York to shut down a division of his firm, he doesn t realize his life is about to be turned upside-down in one single day. While in New York, he meets and falls for Leticia, a beautiful African-American secretary and aspiring singer from Brooklyn. The only problem…she s one of the people he just fired.
They end up back in Brooklyn, where he meets her father, a pastor, and begins to realize who she is. Unable to tell her the truth, he stumbles through a romantic few hours of eating, walking through Brooklyn streets, and listening to her play music in her new apartment. At the worst possible time, Leticia finds out who Niklas really is. In a rage, she abandons him deep in Brooklyn.
Several hours later he shows up at her father s church shoeless, without his wallet or phone, and sporting a black eye. Despite this, it s clear he s been stricken by an emotion he s never experienced before… MY LAST DAY WITHOUT YOU mines the humor and conflict that arises when two individuals – seemingly so different – are thrown together by a force they fight but ultimately cannot control…love.
It’s currently got a 4-star review at Amazon with over three hundred reviews so far. Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.
Sally Hemings An American Love Story (2000)
If you don’t like historical movies, you might not like this one, but it is about a famous BWWM relationship. Yep, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. You can find the movie at Amazon. The actors include Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll, Mare Winningham, and Mario Van Peebles.
Liberty Heights (1999)
This is from the description of the movie at Amazon:
1950s Baltimore — a period of great change with issues of race, religion and class distinction causing turmoil between two generations of a Jewish family.
While the BWWM relationship is not the MAIN focus of the movie, it still gives a glimpse of what it was like in the mid 20th century.
Wonderful World (2009)
Matthew Broderick in a BWWM movie? Yep! The content is a bit dark, but it has its comedic elements. And at the end of the day, it’s all about love crossing color lines.
In this sometimes moving dark comedy, Broderick plays Ben-a failed children’s folk singer and less-than-extraordinary weekend dad. Deeply cynical, Ben’s sole pleasure in life is derived from chess games with his Senegalese roommate Ibou.
When Ibou is suddenly struck ill and an insensitive municipal employee exacerbates the emergency situation, Ben’s pessimistic worldview seems unequivocally confirmed. But when Ibou’s sister Khadi takes his place in their apartment, what starts as an awkward living arrangement becomes something more, and Ben finds that cynicism may be all a matter of perspective.
You can watch it now at Amazon!
The Bodyguard (1992)
How could we forget this classic with Whitney Houston? Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s one of those movies you can watch again if you’re in the right frame of mind – like maybe a glass of wine or two.
Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston stars in a romantic suspense thriller about an ex-secret service agent-turned-professional-bodyguard, who never leaves anything up to chance.
Get it now at Amazon.
Guess Who (2005)
This is a remake of a classic movie with a twist – this time it’s a black woman and white man going home to meet her family.
When his daughter brings home her new fiancé, her uptight father discovers she’s neglected to tell him three things: He’s broke. He’s unemployed. And he’s white.
You can watch it at Amazon whenever you want.
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Is this Whoopi Goldberg at her finest? We think it’s one of her best roles. This is another historical BWWM movie, but it’s one you need to see if you haven’t watched it yet.
A heartwarming story about a family devastated by grief and the woman who helps heal the loss. Manny Singer hires African American Corrina Washington to work as maid and nanny.
Want to see it again? Watch it now at Amazon.
Your Favorite BWWM Movie?
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