List of ARRAY Releasing Movies and Documentary on Netflix

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Netflix has a vast collection of movies and documentaries from ARRAY, the independent distribution company founded by Ava DuVernay. Netflix has a deal whereby all new releases from the company are streaming exclusively on the platform. The deal has been in place since 2016 and there are close to 20 titles available to stream right now.

Founded in 2011, ARRAY is an independent film distribution company that looks to help promote films that are predominantly helmed and cast by either people of color or women.

The company recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with Netflix’s VP of Original Film, Tendo Nagenda, attending the celebration at ARRAY HQ.

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Netflix VP of Original Film Tendo Nagenda, ARRAY Founder Ava DuVernay, and Paul Garnes (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)

Although Netflix hosts a large collection of ARRAY movies, they’re not the easiest to find, so we’ve put together a list of all the currently available titles from the company.

From what we’ve observed, Netflix holds ARRAY movies for 3 years from the addition of the title. That’s observed with Jewel’s Catch One, which arrived on May 1st, 2018 and eventually departed on May 1st, 2021.

Full List of ARRAY Movies on Netflix in the US and Internationally

Note: regional availability may vary, but in most cases, these titles are only available on Netflix in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK. 

  • Burning Cane – November 6th, 2019 – “A small-town Louisiana minister and one of his parishioners cope with grief, alcoholism and a crisis of faith in this dramatic character study.”
  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open – November 27th, 2019 – “After a traumatic event, two Indigenous women in Vancouver are brought together and form a deep bond despite leading different lives.”
  • Jezebel – January 16th, 2020 – “During the internet’s infancy, a vulnerable woman follows her sister into the sex industry as a webcam model but her sudden popularity tests their bond.”
  • Justine – March 13th, 2020 – “A widowed, single mom takes a job caring for a young girl with spina bifida, and the two discover they have more in common than they realized.”
  • Lingua Franca – August 26th, 2020 – “An undocumented trans woman seeking legal status in the US becomes romantically involved with the grandson of the elderly woman she cares for.”
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Residue on Netflix – Picture: ARRAY Releasing

  • Residue – September 17th, 2020 – “A young screenwriter returns to his hometown to write a script based on his childhood and discovers his neighborhood has been gentrified.”
  • Ainu Mosir – November 17th, 2020 – “A sensitive Ainu teen searches for a spiritual connection with his recently deceased dad while navigating his indigenous identity in a changing world.”
  • Funny Boy –  December 12th, 2020 – “A student must navigate issues of sexuality, identity and family amid Sri Lanka’s social turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s.”
  • Alaska is a Drag –  December 31st, 2020 – “Tormented by bullies, an aspiring drag star working at an Alaskan cannery becomes a skilled fighter and is tapped for competition by a boxing coach.”

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  • In Our Mothers’ Gardens – May 7th, 2021 – “An unplanned pregnancy upends the carefree lives of a young woman and her flatmate as they discover the struggles of single motherhood.”
  • Cousins – July 22nd, 2021 – “Three cousins. Three lives. Separated by circumstances, yet bound together by blood.”
  • Sankofa – September 24th, 2021 – A 4K remaster of the 1993 film by Haile Gerima.
  • Love and FuryDecember 3rd, 2021 – Documentary that “chronicles a cadre of Native artists as they work to amplify indigenous creativity in a post-colonial world and navigate their careers without seeking permission.”
  • Donkey HeadJanuary 21st, 2022 – “A failed writer unravels after her father’s health takes a turn for the worse and her three siblings show up to handle the situation.”
  • Definition PleaseJanuary 21st, 2022 – “A former spelling bee champ struggles to live up to her potential as an adult. When her estranged brother comes home, long-simmering truths boil over.”
  • Learn to Swim – August 15th, 2022 – “A talented but tortured saxophonist begins a stormy romance with a spirited jazz singer as music, memories and the sorrow of loss collide.”
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Learn to Swim – Picture: ARRAY Releasing

  • What We Leave Behind – September 30th, 2022 – “Director Iliana Sosa recounts her grandpa’s final trips between Mexico and Texas as he overcame hardships to provide for his family.”
  • Bantú MamaNovember 17th, 2022 – “After being arrested in the Dominican Republic, an Afropean woman escapes and is sheltered by 3 minors in a dangerous district of Santo Domingo. She will see her destiny change inexorably by becoming their protégée and their maternal figure.”

ARRAY Movies/Series No Longer on Netflix

Multiple ARRAY movies have departed Netflix (they do so three years following their addition).

Removed titles include:

  • Jewel’s Catch One
  • Roll with Me
  • Vaya
  • The Burial of Kojo
  • Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
  • They’ve Gotta Have Us

What’s been your favorite ARRAY release on Netflix so far? Let us know in the comments down below.

List of ARRAY Releasing Movies and Documentary on Netflix

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Founder and webmaster of What's on Netflix. Based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Contact: [email protected]