The August 2018 Netflix Strong Black Lead Watchlist

Thanks to the good folks over at Strong Black Lead, we've got the full line up of new and Black and on Netflix this August.

Avail. 8/1/18



Once in a Lifetime Sessions with TLC

One of the most successful female groups in music history, TLC performs in concert while taking a look back at their tumultuous history.

Avail. 8/3/18



Marching Orders-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Basically Drumline IRL. Follow the Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats as they fight to keep their spots on the field, memorize routines, balance their academic careers, and maintain their social lives.

Avail. 8/5/18



Paid in Full

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience. This old school favorite features an all-star cast including Mekhi Phifer, Regina Hall and Wood Harris!

Avail. 8/10/18



All About the Washingtons-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Black love and Black family is at an all time high in this hilarious scripted comedy about one couple’s attempts at balancing work, romance and family chaos. Starring Hip-hop icon Rev. Run stars opposite wife Justine.




We deal with a lot of struggles already, but Zion Clark truly doesn’t let anything get him down. Born without legs and stuck in foster care for years, teenager Zion Clark hopes to overcome his circumstances and become a competitive wrestler.

Avail. 8/24/18

The After Party-- NETFLIX FILM

When an aspiring rapper (KYLE) goes viral for the wrong reasons, he thinks his career is sunk. But a wild party gives him one more chance to make it right. This hilarious film is a great Friday night flick to watch with friends -- look out for the multiple cameos including Teyana Taylor, DMX, and more!


When a teenage couple runs away to be together, the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.

Avail. 8/31/18


The Comedy Lineup: Part 2-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The second volume of this knee slapping collection of 15-min short stand-up specials, features up-and-coming black comics like Janelle James and Josh Johnson. It’s a beautiful thing that these two are getting a global stage of 125 million members!