Count Rickula's Favorite Blaxploitation Films

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1.
Fight for Your Life (1977)
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This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean... (82 mins.)
 
2.
Detroit 9000 (1973)
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After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure. (106 mins.)
Director: Arthur Marks
 
3.
Coffy (1973)
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A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
4.
Shaft (1971)
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Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: Gordon Parks
 
5.
Dolemite (1975)
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Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs... (90 mins.)
 
6.
Truck Turner (1974)
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Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him... (91 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
7.
Across 110th Street (1972)
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Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war. (102 mins.)
Director: Barry Shear
 
8.
Black Caesar (1973)
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Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy... (87 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
9.
Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
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The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again. (96 mins.)
Director: Bob Kelljan
 
10.
Sugar Hill (1974)
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When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats... (91 mins.)
Director: Paul Maslansky
 
11.
Blacula (1972)
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles. (93 mins.)
Director: William Crain
 
12.
The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
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A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution. (102 mins.)
Director: Ivan Dixon
 
13.
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
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After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels. (97 mins.)
 
14.
Three the Hard Way (1974)
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The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks... (89 mins.)
 
15.
Slaughter (1972)
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Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters. (92 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
16.
The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
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A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body... (91 mins.)
Director: Lee Frost
 
17.
Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)
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A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator. (92 mins.)
 
18.
Foxy Brown (1974)
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A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend. (92 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
19.
Boss Nigger (1975)
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Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff... (87 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
20.
Abby (1974)
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A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a Demon of Sexuality, when her father in law... (89 mins.)
Director: William Girdler
 
21.
Super Fly (1972)
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The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire. (93 mins.)
 
22.
Bucktown (1975)
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Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days... (94 mins.)
Director: Arthur Marks
 
23.
Black Belt Jones (1974)
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A Mafia buy out of Papa Byrd's karate school downtown ends in his death. Byrd's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell, and wants revenge. Byrd's students call the Black Belt Jones for help. Jones reluctantly teams with Sydney in many battles. (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
 
24.
J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks... (96 mins.)
Director: Arthur Marks
 
25.
Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
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A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia. (94 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
26.
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head... (97 mins.)
Director: Ossie Davis
 
27.
Penitentiary (1979)
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A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed... (99 mins.)
Director: Jamaa Fanaka
 
28.
Shaft in Africa (1973)
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P.I. John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work. (112 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
29.
Willie Dynamite (1974)
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A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways. (102 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Moses
 
30.
I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973)
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In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana. (89 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
31.
Black Samurai (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and the daughter of a top Eastern Ambassador. The ransom for the abduction was the secret for a terrific new weapon - the freeze bomb - but the 'Warlock' behind the deed is also into the business of drug dealing and Voodoo ritual murders. The search takes him from Hong Kong to California through Miami, and plenty of action, against bad men, bad girl, and bad animals. (88 mins.)
Director: Al Adamson
 
32.
Black Mama White Mama (1973)
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When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along... (87 mins.)
Director: Eddie Romero
 
33.
The Human Tornado (1976)
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A flabby black comedian defends his community from attacks by stereotypical whites. (96 mins.)
Director: Cliff Roquemore
 
34.
The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)
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A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter. (98 mins.)
Director: Martin Goldman
 
35.
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
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Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends. (104 mins.)
Director: Gordon Parks
 
36.
Black Shampoo (1976)
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A black hairstylist has sex with his female customers, and tries to keep the Mafia from taking over his business. (85 mins.)
Director: Greydon Clark
 
37.
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
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During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs. (89 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
38.
Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974)
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The Jefferson's honeymoon night in Hong Kong will be troubled by a number of people wishing to get hold... (96 mins.)
Director: Cesar Gallardo
 
39.
Hammer (1972)
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A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight... (92 mins.)
Director: Bruce Clark
 
40.
The Black Gestapo (1975)
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General Ahmed has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts... (88 mins.)
Director: Lee Frost
 
41.
Darktown Strutters (1975)
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Syreena must investigate the disappearance of her mother, Cinderella. A series of wild complications follow. (90 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
42.
Friday Foster (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr... (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Marks
 
43.
The Mack (1973)
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Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes... (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Campus
 
44.
Blackenstein (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs... (87 mins.)
 
45.
Hot Potato (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Martial-arts expert tries to rescue an ambassador's daughter who was kidnapped in Thailand. (87 mins.)
Director: Oscar Williams