Blaxploitation: Seventies Soul Cinema

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1. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

6.6
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Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips ... See full summary »

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

Votes: 1,341

2. Black Angels (1970)

R | 87 min | Drama

4.8
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When an African-American biker gang is tricked into believing that a white biker gang is planning a war, all hell breaks loose.

Director: Laurence Merrick | Stars: Des Roberts, John King III, Linda Jackson, James Whitworth

Votes: 80

3. The Red, White, and Black (1970)

GP | 77 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.2
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Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: Robert DoQui, Isaac Fields, Barbara Hale, Rafer Johnson

Votes: 53

4. The Bus Is Coming (1971)

GP | 109 min | Drama

5.5
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A young black soldier returns home to Los Angeles from combat in Vietnam to find out that his brother had been killed by a gang of racist cops. Angered, he joins a black nationalist group to take his revenge.

Director: Wendell Franklin | Stars: Mike B. Sims, Lonnie Bradford, Stephanie Faulkner, Burl Bullock

Votes: 31

5. Shaft (1971)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John

Votes: 13,273

6. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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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.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Votes: 3,695 | Gross: $15.18M

7. Across 110th Street (1972)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa, Frank Adu

Votes: 3,961

8. Black Gunn (1972)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

5.7
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A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 348

9. Blacula (1972)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.6
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director: William Crain | Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 4,587

10. Come Back Charleston Blue (1972)

PG | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Sequel to Cotton comes to Harlem. Another bad influence is hitting Harlem and Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are the two cops who will stop it. Charleston Blue was a prohibition era black ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Peter De Anda, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 193

11. Cool Breeze (1972)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to found a new bank.

Director: Barry Pollack | Stars: Thalmus Rasulala, Judy Pace, Julian Christopher, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Votes: 241

12. The Final Comedown (1972)

R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.

Director: Oscar Williams | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, D'Urville Martin, Celia Milius, Ed Cambridge

Votes: 220

13. Hammer (1972)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Action

4.7
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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, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce D. Clark | Stars: Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee, William Smith

Votes: 439

14. Hit Man (1972)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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A lawyer whose brother was murdered winds up getting involved with gangsters and the world of porno movies.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: Bernie Casey, Pam Grier, Lisa Moore, Bhetty Waldron

Votes: 676

15. The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)

PG | 98 min | Western

6.4
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A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter.

Director: Martin Goldman | Stars: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, Don Pedro Colley, Thomas Anderson

Votes: 269

16. Melinda (1972)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when she is found dead in his apartment. It ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh A. Robertson | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash, Vonetta McGee, Paul Stevens

Votes: 140

17. Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 2,067 | Gross: $10.00M

18. Slaughter (1972)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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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.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Jim Brown, Stella Stevens, Rip Torn, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 708

19. Super Fly (1972)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.

Director: Gordon Parks Jr. | Stars: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Julius Harris

Votes: 4,881

20. Trouble Man (1972)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Things begin to unravel when a supercool black fixer is hired to straighten out some crooks.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Robert Hooks, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite, William Smithers

Votes: 694

21. The Black Bunch (1973)

82 min | Action, Drama

5.1
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In Africa, four native women join and are hired to find a wealthy man's son who has disappeared, and use the opportunity to get revenge on a gang of mercenaries who have massacred the inhabitants of the womens' village.

Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: Gladys Bunker, Betty Barton, Yvonne, Anita Cunningham

Votes: 24

22. Black Caesar (1973)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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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, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin

Votes: 2,477

23. The Black 6 (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

3.6
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A black high school student is caught dating a white girl by the girl's brother. He and his biker gang beat the boy to death. The boy's brother, who is a member of a black biker gang, hears... See full summary »

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Robert Howard, Cindy Daly, Mikel Angel, John Isenbarger

Votes: 425

24. Blackenstein (1973)

R | 87 min | Horror

3.2
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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. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Levey | Stars: John Hart, Ivory Stone, Joe De Sue, Roosevelt Jackson

Votes: 644

25. Book of Numbers (1973)

R | 81 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.

Director: Raymond St. Jacques | Stars: Raymond St. Jacques, Philip Michael Thomas, Freda Payne, Hope Clarke

Votes: 45

26. Brother on the Run (1973)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

4.8
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About a college/high school teacher who tries to intervene and rescue his student who is being pursued by the law. The professor happens to have sexual intercourse with at least two different women on his way to save his student.

Directors: Edward J. Lakso, Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Terry Carter, Gwenn Mitchell, Kyle Johnson, James Sikking

Votes: 24

27. Cleopatra Jones (1973)

PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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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.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 2,076

28. Coffy (1973)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott

Votes: 7,672

29. Detroit 9000 (1973)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Action

6.4
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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.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Alex Rocco, Hari Rhodes, Vonetta McGee, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 826 | Gross: $3.36M

30. Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.4
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In contrast to most of the violence-laden "blaxploitation" films of the period, this low-budget effort eschews exploitation for humanity and domestic drama. Leonard Jackson plays a barber ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Williams | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson, Virginia Capers

Votes: 298

31. Gordon's War (1973)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime

6.5
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Four Vietnam Vets go to war against the drug dealers and pimps of Harlem.

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Paul Winfield, Carl Lee, David Downing, Tony King

Votes: 308

32. Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry, Margaret Avery

Votes: 1,010

33. Hit! (1973)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles

Votes: 343

34. The Mack (1973)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up King of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor, Carol Speed

Votes: 2,180

35. Savage! (1973)

R | 81 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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Action packed story of how Jim Haygood (James Glehart) young, black and brilliant becomes the legendary leader of a rebel army. In a daring ambush on the beach Moncada, elusive leader of ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: James Iglehart, Lada Edmund Jr., Carol Speed, Sally Jordan

Votes: 72

36. Scream Blacula Scream (1973)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier, Michael Conrad

Votes: 1,755

37. Shaft in Africa (1973)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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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.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneric

Votes: 2,040

38. The Slams (1973)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Everybody is after the money stolen by Hook (Jim Brown). Including the villainous chief guard Capt. Stambell played by Roland Bob Harris. A hokey but entertaining 70's film.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Jim Brown, Judy Pace, Roland Bob Harris, Paul Harris

Votes: 187

39. Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Jim Brown, Ed McMahon, Don Stroud, Brock Peters

Votes: 414

40. The Soul of Nigger Charley (1973)

R | 109 min | Western

5.7
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After the end of the Civil War, Charley fights against a group of Southern soldiers seeking to reignite the Confederacy.

Director: Larry G. Spangler | Stars: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, Denise Nicholas, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Votes: 136

41. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)

PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.2
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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.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Lawrence Cook, Janet League, Paula Kelly, J.A. Preston

Votes: 894

42. Super Fly T.N.T. (1973)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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A Harlem drug dealer and his girlfriend retire to Rome, where he joins an African revolution.

Director: Ron O'Neal | Stars: Ron O'Neal, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sheila Frazier, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 230

43. Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama

5.1
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A Black hit man poses as a Baptist preacher in a ghetto church. He decides to take over the local rackets.

Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: Roger E. Mosley, William Smith, Michael Pataki, Tom Johnigarn

Votes: 145

44. That Man Bolt (1973)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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To take a briefcase from Hong Kong to Mexico City, via Los Angeles, is it necessary to call on that man - Bolt? With the number of dangerous spies and gangsters who are after that briefcase, maybe Jefferson Bolt is not enough.

Directors: Henry Levin, David Lowell Rich | Stars: Fred Williamson, Byron Webster, Miko Mayama, Teresa Graves

Votes: 239

45. Tom (1973)

R | 82 min | Drama

5.2
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A white ex-GI goes to a black ghetto to deliver a letter from his buddy, a black soldier who died in Vietnam. When he arrives there he encounters hostility and trouble from all sides.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Greydon Clark, Tom Johnigarn, Jacqulin Cole, Bambi Allen

Votes: 133

46. Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (1974)

R | 86 min | Crime, Thriller

4.6
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A numbers king pin tries to stay in business as the mafia and police close in around him.

Director: Bill Brame | Stars: Frank DeKova, Paul Harris, Frances E. Williams, Reginald Farmer

Votes: 212

47. Black Belt Jones (1974)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy

6.4
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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.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers, Eric Laneuville

Votes: 1,736

48. The Black Connection (1974)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama

5.4
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Director: Michael Finn | Stars: The Checkmates Ltd., Bobby Stevens, Sweet Louie, Sonny Charles

Votes: 63

49. Black Eye (1974)

PG | 98 min | Action, Crime

5.7
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Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth, Teresa Graves, Floy Dean

Votes: 203

50. The Black Godfather (1974)

R | 90 min | Crime

4.4
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J.J., a rising star in the black crime scene, is in the process of consolidating his power over the neighborhood. One of the only remaining obstacles is the white heroin cartel that is ... See full summary »

Director: John Evans | Stars: Rod Perry, Damu King, Don Chastain, Diane Sommerfield

Votes: 345

51. Black Samson (1974)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Rockne Tarkington, William Smith, Connie Strickland, Carol Speed

Votes: 282

52. Bogard (1974)

X | 93 min | Action, Crime

5.0
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To make money, a Los Angeles street-fighter goes to work for gangsters.

Directors: Timothy Galfas, Richard Kaye | Stars: Richard Lawson, Annazette Chase, Philip Michael Thomas, Robert Burr

Votes: 317

53. Dynamite Brothers (1974)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

2.1
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Young black man teams up with a Chinese kung-fu expert to fight a drug ring.

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Timothy Brown, Alan Tang, Aldo Ray, James Hong

Votes: 306

54. Foxy Brown (1974)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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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.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter

Votes: 7,256

55. Mean Mother (1974)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama

1.8
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Two Vietnam deserters go their separate ways, become criminals and are eventually reunited.

Directors: Al Adamson, León Klimovsky | Stars: Dobie Gray, Dennis Safren, Luciana Paluzzi, Lang Jeffries

Votes: 250

56. Solomon King (1974)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Action

6.6
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Directors: Jack Bomay, Sal Watts | Stars: Sal Watts, James Watts, Samaki Bennett, Claudia Russo

Votes: 18

57. Sugar Hill (1974)

PG | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror

5.7
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When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Maslansky | Stars: Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley, Betty Anne Rees

Votes: 1,200

58. The Take (1974)

PG | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Crime fighter Terry Sneed arrives in New Mexico to help out a local police chief - but he's already taking money from the underworld.

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Eddie Albert, Frankie Avalon, Sorrell Booke

Votes: 92

59. Three the Hard Way (1974)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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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. The only obstacles that stand in the way of ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks Jr. | Stars: Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Sheila Frazier

Votes: 908

60. TNT Jackson (1974)

R | 72 min | Action

4.7
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A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Jeannie Bell, Stan Shaw, Pat Anderson, Ken Metcalfe

Votes: 755

61. Together Brothers (1974)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A group of ghetto kids try to find out who killed a popular police officer.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Ahmad Nurradin, Anthony Wilson, Nelson Sims, Kenneth Bell

Votes: 125

62. Tough Guys (1974)

PG | 92 min | Action, Crime

5.6
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An ex-convict priest and a framed former policeman hunt a machine-gun killer behind a bank robbery.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Lino Ventura, Isaac Hayes, Fred Williamson, Paula Kelly

Votes: 241

63. Truck Turner (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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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, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase

Votes: 1,988

64. Willie Dynamite (1974)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways.

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker

Votes: 724

65. Black Force (1975)

R | 82 min | Action, Drama

4.6
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When a priceless African statue is stolen and its courier is murdered, the Force Four are called in to deal out some old fashioned retributive action.

Director: Michael Fink | Stars: Owen Watson, Warhawk Tanzania, Malachi Lee, Judie Soriano

Votes: 34

66. Black Lolita (1975)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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A singer returns to her home town, puts together a team of fighters to go after local gangsters.

Director: Stephen Gibson | Stars: Yolanda Love, Susan Ayers, Ed Cheatwood, Joey Ginza

Votes: 46

67. Boss Nigger (1975)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Western

6.8
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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, and soon take over that position, much against the will of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, William Smith, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 1,885

68. Bucktown (1975)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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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, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Thalmus Rasulala, Tony King

Votes: 877

69. The Candy Tangerine Man (1975)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Action

6.2
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Sunset Boulevard is a lucrative place to work for the Black Baron, a pimp with a distinctive red and yellow Rolls Royce and plenty of girls on his books. He don't take no mess from his ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: John Daniels, Eli Haines, Tom Hankason, Marva Farmer

Votes: 154

70. Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)

R | 94 min | Action

5.6
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When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson) travels there to find ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, Ni Tien, Norman Fell

Votes: 675

71. Darktown Strutters (1975)

PG | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Musical

5.0
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Syreena must investigate the disappearance of her mother, Cinderella. A series of wild complications follow.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Trina Parks, Edna Richardson, Bettye Sweet, Shirley Washington

Votes: 348

72. Dolemite (1975)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a... See full summary »

Director: D'Urville Martin | Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Jerry Jones, Lady Reed

Votes: 2,600

73. Friday Foster (1975)

R | 90 min | Action

6.0
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Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 1,218

74. Lady Cocoa (1975)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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Foxy Lady Cocoa is out to take down her mobster boyfriend.

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Lola Falana, Gene Washington, Alex Dreier, Millie Perkins

Votes: 150

75. 'Sheba, Baby' (1975)

PG | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Pam Grier, Austin Stoker, D'Urville Martin, Rudy Challenger

Votes: 929

76. Super Spook (1975)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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After a Harlem numbers lady is robbed in Central Park, her daughter hires an out of touch sleuth to catch the robber before the mob and a crooked cop come down on her mother.

Director: Anthony B. Major | Stars: Leonard Jackson, Bill Jay, Tony King, Bob Reed

Votes: 13

77. Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Horror

3.0
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A proud black man does time in jail where he is subjected to heinous experiments. Once released, he goes about extracting vengeance on those who put him in prison. This includes both ... See full summary »

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Marlo Monte, Reatha Grey, Stan Kamber, Tiffany Peters

Votes: 405

78. Black Heat (1976)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.5
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Kicks Carter, a streetwise Las Vegs cop, is out to shut down an upscale hotel that is actually a front for a host of illegal activities. A gang headed by the scuzzy Ziggy is running ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn, Jana Bellan, Geoffrey Land

Votes: 106

79. Black Shampoo (1976)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.5
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A black hairstylist has sex with his female customers, and tries to keep the Mafia from taking over his business.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: John Daniels, Tanya Boyd, Joseph Carlo, Skip E. Lowe

Votes: 542

80. Brotherhood of Death (1976)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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A group of black Vietnam vets go up against the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: Bill Berry | Stars: Roy Jefferson, Le Tari, Haskell V. Anderson III, Mike Thomas

Votes: 376

81. Death Journey (1976)

R | 74 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.7
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Fearful that their star witness might be murdered, two attorneys hire a protector to bring him from Los Angeles to New York. Jesse Crowder (Fred Williamson) is a no-nonsense tough guy. He ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Bernie Kuby, Heidi Dobbs, Stephanie Faulkner

Votes: 174

82. Death of a Snowman (1976)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime

4.7
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A white cop and a black reporter join forces to investigate apparent vigilante killings in the South African underworld.

Director: Christopher Rowley | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Ken Gampu, Peter Dyneley, Bima Stagg

Votes: 60

83. Disco 9000 (1977)

PG | 101 min | Crime

5.6
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Fass Black, an accomplished black man in Los Angeles, is bullied to play another record labels music at his disco club, but continually refuses because it ain't groovy enough.

Director: D'Urville Martin | Stars: John Poole, Jeannie Bell, Harold Nicholas, Nicholas Lewis

Votes: 57

84. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.2
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When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes.

Director: William Crain | Stars: Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marie O'Henry, Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Votes: 317

85. Emma Mae (1976)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.2
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A native young girl from the South moves in with her relatives in a Los Angeles ghetto. At first she is made fun of, but eventually she is accepted and plots to rob a bank to raise bail ... See full summary »

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Jerri Hayes, Ernest Williams II, Charles D. Brooks III, Leopoldo Mandeville

Votes: 183

86. Gang Wars (1976)

R | 82 min | Action, Horror, Adventure

5.3
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A martial arts master takes on an evil demon that haunts the New York City subways.

Director: Barry Rosen | Stars: Elsie Roman, Warhawk Tanzania, Larry Fleischman, Wilfredo Roldan

Votes: 119

87. The Human Tornado (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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A flabby black comedian defends his community from attacks by stereotypical whites.

Director: Cliff Roquemore | Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, Lady Reed, Jimmy Lynch, Gloria Delaney

Votes: 949

88. J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid 1970s New Orleans, Louisiana. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, Carl W. Crudup

Votes: 676

89. Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Roddy McDowall, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 267

90. The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Yaphet Kotto, Kirk Calloway, Thomas Carter, Donn C. Harper

Votes: 298

91. No Way Back (1976)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Crowder is a man who will do anything, if the price is right. He is a private detective with a past in the police force. A woman comes to his office one day and asks if he will find her ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Charles Woolf, Tracy Reed, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 57

92. One Down, Two to go (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

4.6
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A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Jim Kelly, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 400

93. Velvet Smooth (1976)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

3.5
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The female head of a detective agency is hired by a crime lord to figure out who's taking his action.

Director: Michael Fink | Stars: Johnnie Hill, Owen Watson, Emerson Boozer, René Van Clief

Votes: 135

94. Abar (1977)

PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Upon moving into a bigoted neighborhood, the scientist father of a persecuted black family gives a superpower elixir to a tough bodyguard, who thus becomes a superpowered crimefighter.

Director: Frank Packard | Stars: J. Walter Smith, Tobar Mayo, Roxie Young, Gladys Lum

Votes: 310

95. The Baron (1977)

89 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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Black actor tries to make his own movie with an all-black cast, but to make it he's forced to borrow money from the Mafia. Complications ensue.

Director: Phillip Fenty | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Vicki Baltimore, Joan Blondell, Marlene Clark

Votes: 62

96. Black Samurai (1976)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime

3.8
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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' ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Jim Kelly, Bill Roy, Roberto Contreras, Marilyn Joi

Votes: 652

97. The Guy from Harlem (1977)

R | 86 min | Action

2.4
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Tough streetwise private investigator Al Connors, who works in Florida but originally hails from Harlem, is hired by the CIA to guard a visiting African princess. Moreover, Connors uses all... See full summary »

Director: Rene Martinez Jr. | Stars: Loye Hawkins, Cathy Davis, Patricia Fulton, Wanda Starr

Votes: 390

98. Mister Deathman (1977)

93 min | Action

5.7
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Geoffrey Graves is a suave secret agent who's called out of retirement and sent to South Africa to recover a kidnapped aerospace engineer before he can reveal the secrets of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: David Broadnax, Stella Stevens, Arthur Brauss, Lena Farugia

Votes: 47

99. Mr. Mean (1977)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

5.5
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Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Lou Castel, Raimund Harmstorf, Crippy Yocard

Votes: 32

100. Blackjack (1978)

104 min | Action

6.6
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A gang of criminals set out to rob mafia controlled casinos in Las Vegas.

Director: John Evans | Stars: William Smith, Tony Burton, Frank Christi, Damu King

Votes: 17