JETflix Friday: Family Edition

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Happy Friday!

We’ve been waiting for the holiday season all year, and it has finally arrived! There’s nothing like a great family flick to watch after stuffing your face with some yummy Thanksgiving dinner leftovers. And we have just the right set of movies. So grab the popcorn and your favorite blanket, because these films are JET approved! JETflix Friday: Family Edition starts now…


If you thought the Rocky franchise was over after Mr. Balboa took his last punch, think again. Starring Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as the iconic boxer, Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson, the drama catches us up on the family of the boxer’s toughest opponent – Apollo Creed. His illegitimate son Adonis wants to walk in his father’s footsteps. Will he become a champion like his pops? Check out the Ryan Coogler-directed motion picture to find out.

Watch It: In Theaters


Big Mama looks forward to bringing her family together every week for Sunday dinner. But when she falls ill from diabetes, the gatherings stop and the fighting begins. Now, it’s up to her grandson to make everything whole again. Watch this movie, available on DVD, featuring Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox and Nia Long.

Watch It: On DVD


The Broadway musical is coming to a small screen near you! Following the storyline of the original Wizard of Oz script, this African-American cast puts on soul with a lively spin on the classic. As Dorothy attempts to follow the yellow brick road home, she meets a variety of colorful characters. Catch this all-star revival, which includes Shanice Williams, Uzo Aduba, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah and more. It airs on NBC Dec. 3 at 8 P.M. EST.

Watch It: On NBC


In the midst of prepping for a family reunion, Madea (Tyler Perry) has a list of broken hearts she must help repair. Luckily, she has some help from her fellow elders, Aunt Myrtle (Cecily Tyson) and May (Maya Angelou). Together, they help patch up the drama and reveal what love is really all about. Add this comedy to your Tyler Perry collection. It’s available now.

Watch It: On DVD


Set in the 1970s, this movie focuses on a seven-member family living in Brooklyn, NY. When the matriarch dies, it’s up to her only daughter to step in as the femme voice in a now all-male household. A Spike Lee joint with Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo and Zelda Harris, the coming-of-age film is a must-see. Grab your copy.

Watch It: On DVD