Some of My Favorite Movies

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1. Sparkle (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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A girl group experiences turmoil after one of their members turns to drugs and another achieves their desired fame all by herself.

Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith

Votes: 1,148 | Gross: $4.00M

2. Car Wash (1976)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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This movie is about a close-knit group of employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt, including Richard Pryor as a preaching "wonder-man" who is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus, Otis Day

Votes: 5,273

3. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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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.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson

Votes: 1,657

4. Let's Do It Again (1975)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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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.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart, John Amos

Votes: 1,358

5. A Piece of the Action (1977)

PG | 135 min | Crime, Comedy

6.4
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Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Denise Nicholas

Votes: 854

6. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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16 Metascore

During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

Director: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

Votes: 15,893 | Gross: $60.86M

7. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 120,139 | Gross: $75.33M

8. Madea Goes to Jail (2009)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.3
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50 Metascore

Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Derek Luke, David Mann

Votes: 10,265 | Gross: $90.49M

9. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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36 Metascore

A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.

Director: Darren Grant | Stars: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Tyler Perry, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 11,286 | Gross: $50.63M

10. Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.9
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42 Metascore

A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Tom Arnold

Votes: 8,112 | Gross: $65.65M

11. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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45 Metascore

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 9,523 | Gross: $63.26M

12. Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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54 Metascore

The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Malik Yoba

Votes: 10,437 | Gross: $55.18M

13. Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.5
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43 Metascore

Four couples find themselves struggling to save their marriages once again on their annual marriage retreat, while each of them battle through financial, physical, mental, and emotional issues.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal

Votes: 8,173 | Gross: $60.10M

14. 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: 1,343

15. 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

16. The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.4
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74 Metascore

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson

Votes: 619

17. Which Way Is Up? (1977)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.4
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Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 1,213

18. All About the Benjamins (2002)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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34 Metascore

A bounty hunter chases and catches suspects all over Miami . He ends up getting shot at and start to second guess his job as a bounty hunter . While he feels he need to be making more and ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen Chaplin

Votes: 10,417 | Gross: $25.48M

19. Are We There Yet? (2005)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.6
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27 Metascore

Nick Persons is a selfish player who owns a collectables sports shop in Portland, Oregon. Everything in his life is perfect until he meets Suzanne Kingston, a business woman who has ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen, Philip Bolden

Votes: 24,931 | Gross: $82.67M

20. Are We Done Yet? (2007)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.1
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36 Metascore

Newlyweds Nick and Suzanne decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor with a bizarre approach to business.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Ice Cube, Nia Long, John C. McGinley, Aleisha Allen

Votes: 17,010 | Gross: $49.63M

21. Friday (1995)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Votes: 83,624 | Gross: $27.47M

22. Next Friday (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.1
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41 Metascore

Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce, John Witherspoon

Votes: 30,777 | Gross: $57.33M

23. Friday After Next (2002)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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35 Metascore

Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don 'D.C.' Curry

Votes: 21,666 | Gross: $32.98M

24. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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54 Metascore

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 110,988 | Gross: $108.77M

25. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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50 Metascore

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 62,227 | Gross: $70.33M

26. 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: 13,293

27. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 104,166 | Gross: $57.50M

28. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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60 Metascore

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 205,108 | Gross: $141.15M

29. Rush Hour 2 (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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48 Metascore

Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 173,989 | Gross: $226.16M

30. Rush Hour 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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44 Metascore

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Lee and Carter head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Max von Sydow, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 132,118 | Gross: $140.13M

31. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 190,302 | Gross: $65.81M

32. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 193,214 | Gross: $138.61M

33. The Longshots (2008)

PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.2
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52 Metascore

The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Director: Fred Durst | Stars: Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Tasha Smith, Jill Marie Jones

Votes: 3,367 | Gross: $11.51M

34. First Sunday (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.4
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41 Metascore

Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--... See full summary »

Director: David E. Talbert | Stars: Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine

Votes: 8,368 | Gross: $37.93M

35. Kingdom Come (2001)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.7
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48 Metascore

A group of old family members bands together when a despicable family member thankfully expires.

Director: Doug McHenry | Stars: LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Loretta Devine

Votes: 1,869 | Gross: $23.25M

36. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 66,581 | Gross: $98.47M

37. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.3
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

Votes: 72,221 | Gross: $139.61M

38. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.4
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Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 40,278 | Gross: $57.32M

39. Barbershop (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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66 Metascore

A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 24,892 | Gross: $75.78M

40. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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59 Metascore

Why not spend another day with the crew at Calvin's shop in the South Side of Chicago?

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Queen Latifah

Votes: 11,549 | Gross: $65.11M

41. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

6.5
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A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 30,644 | Gross: $38.80M

42. The Players Club (1998)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

Director: Ice Cube | Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Dick Anthony Williams, Judyann Elder, Chrystale Wilson

Votes: 4,772 | Gross: $23.03M

43. This Christmas (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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63 Metascore

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Regina King, Columbus Short, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba

Votes: 7,252 | Gross: $49.12M

44. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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76 Metascore

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

Votes: 61,045 | Gross: $103.37M

45. Funny Valentines (1999)

108 min | Drama

7.4
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A woman returns to her home town to sort out her troubled marriage and finds new happiness in the rekindling of a broken friendship with her cousin.

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Loretta Devine, CCH Pounder, Tom Wright

Votes: 433

46. Bad Boys for Life

Action, Comedy, Thriller | Announced

The plot is unknown at this time.

Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Derrick Gilbert

47. The Mannsfield 12 (2007)

105 min | Drama

5.3
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Andrew Perryman is a young man who has been sent to Mannsfield State Penitentiary on an eighteen month sentence. His high-powered father secretly pays the prison warden to put young ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Ross Jr. | Stars: Aaron D. Spears, Danny Adams, Thom Barry, Mark Prince Edwards

Votes: 135