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1.
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
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Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head... (97 mins.)
Director: Ossie Davis
 
2.
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
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)
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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... (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Warren
 
5.
Cool Breeze (1972)
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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. (101 mins.)
Director: Barry Pollack
 
6.
Top of the Heap (1972)
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A Washington D.C. cop is proud to be one of the few African-Americans on the force. He is not well loved by his peers or by street people. Trouble erupts when he is overlooked for a promotion. (90 mins.)
 
7.
Melinda (1972)
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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... (109 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
Hit Man (1972)
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A lawyer whose brother was murdered winds up getting involved with gangsters and the world of porno movies. (90 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
Ganja & Hess (1973)
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After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor's assistant finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood. (110 mins.)
Director: Bill Gunn
 
17.
Blackenstein (1973)
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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... (87 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
Ganja & Hess (1973)
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After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor's assistant finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood. (110 mins.)
Director: Bill Gunn
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
Savage! (1973)
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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... (81 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
28.
Super Fly T.N.T. (1973)
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A Harlem drug dealer and his girlfriend retire to Rome, where he joins an African revolution. (87 mins.)
Director: Ron O'Neal
 
29.
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
 
30.
Black Eye (1974)
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Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California. (98 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
31.
Black Gunn (1972)
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A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success... (96 mins.)
 
32.
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
 
33.
The Black Godfather (1974)
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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... (90 mins.)
Director: John Evans
 
34.
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
 
35.
Hangup (1974)
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A rookie cop on the undercover narcotic squad falls for the junkie who can help him nab a ruthless pusher/killer. (94 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
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
 
38.
The Black 6 (1973)
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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... (94 mins.)
Director: Matt Cimber
 
39.
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
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At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it. (104 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
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... (90 mins.)
Director: Lee Frost
 
41.
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
 
42.
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
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When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong... (94 mins.)
Director: Chuck Bail
 
43.
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.)
 
44.
Friday Foster (1975)
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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
 
45.
Let's Do It Again (1975)
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Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans but their tricks attract the mob's attention. (110 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
46.
Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)
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Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer... (90 mins.)
Director: Fred Williamson
 
47.
'Sheba, Baby' (1975)
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A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters. (90 mins.)
Director: William Girdler
 
48.
Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)
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A proud black man does time in jail where he is subjected to heinous experiments. Once released, he... (91 mins.)
Director: Jamaa-Fanaka
 
49.
Bogard (1974)
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To make money, a Los Angeles street-fighter goes to work for gangsters. (93 mins.)
 
50.
Disco Godfather (1979)
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A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is... (93 mins.)
 
51.
Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
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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. (87 mins.)
Director: William Crain
 
52.
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
 
53.
Hot Potato (1976)
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Martial-arts expert tries to rescue an ambassador's daughter who was kidnapped in Thailand. (87 mins.)
Director: Oscar Williams
 
54.
J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
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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
 
55.
The Guy from Harlem (1977)
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Tough streetwise private investigator Al Connors, who works in Florida but originally hails from Harlem... (86 mins.)
 
56.
The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)
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A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party. (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Marks