Black History Month: Celebrate Black Resilience and Icons on AMC+
In recognition of Black History Month, we’ve put together two collections of films and series that celebrate Black Resilience and honor Black Icons. The collections explore Black history, shine a light on unsung Black stories, and celebrate Black excellence. With a mix of documentaries, dramas, and engaging series, there’s something to inspire everyone to dive in and learn more.
Check out some selected highlights below and head over to AMC+ now to subscribe and start watching!
This AMC+ exclusive film stars Thandiwe Newton as a former police officer turned professor in a rural college town. Drawn into an escalating battle of wills, her most deeply held values are put to the test in this modern Western. The film was a Sundance Film Festival favorite and is available now on AMC+.
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
With a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, this documentary traces an untold history of Black Americans through their connection to the horror film genre. It features interviews with everyone from Jordan Peele, Pam Grier, Keith David and Rachel True, to author and film historian Tananarive Due. If you’re looking for more, check out the Shudder Original Horror Noire, an anthology of six more terrifying tales of Black horror.
Interview With the Vampire
Based on Anne Rice’s iconic novel, the series follows Louis de Pointe du Lac’s epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality. Set in a historically accurate and often overlooked part of New Orleans called Storyville, Louis’ journey is one of connection and romance, but also introspection. Starring Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Eric Bogosian, and Bailey Bass, the series has enraptured fans of the novel and welcomed a whole new generation of fandom. You can binge Season 1 now.
Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s
There’s nothing quite like Black joy, and in every episode of Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s that’s what you’re going to get. What started as a way for Fear the Walking Dead's Colman Domingo to connect with friends during the pandemic has carried on. Each week Colman sends a couple of friends all the mixings for a cocktail of his choice, and then they make something delicious together while catching up virtually. Guests have ranged from Patti LaBelle, Common, and Laverne Cox, to Regina King and Gabriel Luna. Binge all the episodes now on AMC+.
This three-part intimate psychological thriller explores Anne's final months before her beheading for treason as she continuously challenged the powerful patriarchy. Starring Jodie Turner-Smith in the titular role, the miniseries also stars AMC+ favorite Paapa Essiedu (Gangs of London). Watch the entire miniseries now on AMC+.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
This award-winning documentary film on the Black Power movement includes never-before-seen footage that was shot by Swedish journalists in the 1960s and 1970s. The found footage was then edited some 30 years later and overlaid with contemporary commentary from such Black artists, activists, musicians, and scholars as Questlove, Angela Davis, Erykah Badu, Bobby Seale, Sonia Sanchez, and Mos Def. This is a definite must watch and is available now on AMC+.
Want more? From blockbusters like Crimson Tide and Unstoppable starring iconic actor Denzel Washington to documentaries like Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami and The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and beloved coming of age classics like Our Song, AMC+ has you covered. Head over to AMC+ now to subscribeand watch our Black History Month collections in full.