Movies, TV shows and documentaries in the Black Lives Matter collection include Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” (releasing Friday, June 12); Ava DuVernay’s “13th” and “When They See Us”; “Mudbound”; “Orange Is the New Black”; “Dear White People”; and Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning “Moonlight.”
Netflix began displaying a popup screen (pictured above) featuring the Black Lives Matter collection Wednesday when users first logged in to the service on the web or connected-TV devices. The streamer also added the collection to users’ notifications.
“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters,'” Netflix said in a tweet. ”With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time – we’re starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience.”
The collection can be accessed through Netflix’s main menu, by searching for “Black Lives Matter,” and online via the link netflix.com/blacklivesmatter. It’s also accessible through the “Genre” drop-down menu on the TV and movie homescreens.
Netflix compiled the Black Lives Matter collection after seeing an uptick in searches for the phrase over the last several weeks, particularly in the U.S. The on-screen roadblock highlighting the list appears only for U.S. subscribers, although the Black Lives Matter collection is available worldwide.
The new list joins other Netflix collections themed around Black creators and subjects, including “Black Behind the Camera,” “Black Comedy Icons,” “Black Music Legends” and “Black & Queer.”
Two weeks ago, Netflix was among the first media and entertainment companies to announce support for the Black Lives Matter movement after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd and ensuing nationwide protests for equality and criminal-justice reform.
“To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter,” Netflix said in a May 30 tweet. “We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.” To date, the post has more than 1 million likes and has been retweeted more than 230,000 times.
Separately, Netflix recently removed four comedy shows featuring Australian performer Chris Lilley from its service in Australia and New Zealand over racist depictions.