Best Black Films

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1.
Eve's Bayou (1997)
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The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz... (109 mins.)
Director: Kasi Lemmons
 
2.
School Daze (1988)
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A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college. (121 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ this is a timely classic about life at an all black college ” - gloss123
 
3.
Malcolm X (1992)
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ this is a movie everyone must see ” - gloss123
 
4.
The Inkwell (1994)
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A shy, troubled young man who set his own house on fire and has an imaginary friend, is sent to a vineyard where he finds himself in the middle of his political-arguing, party-loving family and his love torn between two girls. (110 mins.)
Director: Matty Rich
“ not many movies made like this with black characters anymore ” - gloss123
 
5.
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992 TV Series)
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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers... (240 mins.)
Director: Karen Arthur
“ this movie was brilliant ” - gloss123
 
6.
Carmen Jones (1954)
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Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast. (105 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ even though this movie is old you cant deny its one of the best black films ever made ” - gloss123
 
7.
Crooklyn (1994)
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From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn. (115 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ spike lee does no wrong ” - gloss123
 
8.
Jungle Fever (1991)
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Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary. (132 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ covers a great topic most are afraid to discuss to bad spike lees black listed ” - gloss123
 
9.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
“ very deep and heart turning ” - gloss123
 
10.
Light It Up (1999)
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A group of teens is bent on improving the run-down conditions of their high-school. (99 mins.)
Director: Craig Bolotin
 
11.
Independence Day (1996)
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The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive. (145 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
12.
How She Move (2007)
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Following her sister's death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing. (94 mins.)
 
13.
Coming to America (1988)
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An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
14.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects. (112 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
15.
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
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Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender. (124 mins.)
Director: Forest Whitaker
 
16.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
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A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her. (116 mins.)
Director: Darren Grant
 
17.
The Wood (1999)
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While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
 
18.
Love & Basketball (2000)
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In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad... (124 mins.)
 
19.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday. (144 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
20.
The Wiz (1978)
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An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience. (134 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
21.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
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Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful... (124 mins.)
 
22.
Save the Last Dance (2001)
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A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past. (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
23.
Seventeen Again (2000 TV Movie)
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While divorced and bickering grandparents watch their grandchildren, a lab experiment gone awry transforms the elders into teenagers again. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd