Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and for Black audiences, seeing the beauty of our lives and stories represented on screen serves as a reminder that Black is beautiful. We all love to watch stories of courage, strength, family, and, most importantly, love, but these stories hit a little different when the subjects are dripping with melanin.
Throughout the years, we've been blessed by creators who have showcased Black love on the big and small screens. Although not an easy undertaking, they have successfully displayed the complexities that make Black love so wonderful and left a lasting impression on audiences of different backgrounds. These film and television show romances illustrate how raw, complicated, and outwardly passionate Black love can be. Here is a look at 11 memorable Black romances that taught me how to love.