Blaxploitation: Seventies Soul Cinemaby mike_sean | created - 08 Mar 2011 | updated - 06 Dec 2016 | Public
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1. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
R | 97 min | Action, Comedy
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 »
4. The Bus Is Coming (1971)
GP | 109 min | Drama
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.
6. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 3,695 | Gross: $15.18M
8. Black Gunn (1972)
R | 96 min | Action, Thriller, Crime
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 »
10. Come Back Charleston Blue (1972)
PG | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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 »
13. Hammer (1972)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Action
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 »
16. Melinda (1972)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
17. Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 2,067 | Gross: $10.00M
18. Slaughter (1972)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
21. The Black Bunch (1973)
82 min | Action, Drama
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.
22. Black Caesar (1973)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
23. The Black 6 (1973)
R | 94 min | Action, Drama
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 »
24. Blackenstein (1973)
R | 87 min | Horror
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 »
26. Brother on the Run (1973)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama
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.
27. Cleopatra Jones (1973)
PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
29. Detroit 9000 (1973)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Action
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.
Votes: 826 | Gross: $3.36M
30. Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
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 »
33. Hit! (1973)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama
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 »
34. The Mack (1973)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
35. Savage! (1973)
R | 81 min | Action, Drama
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 »
37. Shaft in Africa (1973)
R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
38. The Slams (1973)
R | 91 min | Action, Drama
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.
39. Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
40. The Soul of Nigger Charley (1973)
R | 109 min | Western
After the end of the Civil War, Charley fights against a group of Southern soldiers seeking to reignite the Confederacy.
41. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Crime
A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution.
44. That Man Bolt (1973)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
45. Tom (1973)
R | 82 min | Drama
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.
47. Black Belt Jones (1974)
R | 85 min | Action, Comedy
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.
50. The Black Godfather (1974)
R | 90 min | Crime
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 »
51. Black Samson (1974)
R | 88 min | Action, Drama
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.
57. Sugar Hill (1974)
PG | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror
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 »
58. The Take (1974)
PG | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Crime fighter Terry Sneed arrives in New Mexico to help out a local police chief - but he's already taking money from the underworld.
59. Three the Hard Way (1974)
R | 89 min | Action, Thriller
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 »
63. Truck Turner (1974)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
65. Black Force (1975)
R | 82 min | Action, Drama
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.
67. Boss Nigger (1975)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Western
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 »
68. Bucktown (1975)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
69. The Candy Tangerine Man (1975)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Action
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 »
70. Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
R | 94 min | Action
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 »
72. Dolemite (1975)
R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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 »
73. Friday Foster (1975)
R | 90 min | Action
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 »
76. Super Spook (1975)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
77. Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)
R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Horror
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 »
78. Black Heat (1976)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
81. Death Journey (1976)
R | 74 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
83. Disco 9000 (1977)
PG | 101 min | Crime
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.
84. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
R | 87 min | Horror
When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes.
85. Emma Mae (1976)
R | 100 min | Drama
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 »
88. J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
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.
89. Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
91. No Way Back (1976)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
94. Abar (1977)
PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
96. Black Samurai (1976)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime
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 »
97. The Guy from Harlem (1977)
R | 86 min | Action
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 »
98. Mister Deathman (1977)
93 min | Action
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 »