List of Best Romance Films in Color, People of Color That Is

Colorstream Media

Stories of people of color have been overlooked for years; moreover, showcasing romance or romantic leads of color opposite someone white were perceived as taboo.  When Hollywood broached the interracial topic, white people were cast to play people of color such as in Love Is a Many Splendored Thing and West Side Story.  Both admittedly, great films worth watching but missed opportunities in the casting department therefore are not on the list.  One film which bucked the trend, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? It stunned audiences back in 1967 making inroads slowly as to people of color as romantic leads.

Hollywood remained slow in producing romances featuring people of color on the silver screen.   In the late 1980’s and into the 90’s African Americans started producing more films than ever before centering around romance.  Blaxploitation featured more action with romance.   In Hollywood, Asian Americans and Latinos still fail to…

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