African American Films

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1.
Claudine (1974)
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In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare. (92 mins.)
Director: John Berry
 
2.
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
 
3.
A Piece of the Action (1977)
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Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua... (135 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
4.
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family. (128 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
5.
St. Louis Blues (1958)
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Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church... (105 mins.)
Director: Allen Reisner
 
6.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
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A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fianc. (108 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
7.
Lilies of the Field (1963)
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A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert. (94 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
8.
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West. (102 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
9.
A Warm December (1973)
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Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter arrive for a month-long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly... (99 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
10.
Willie Dynamite (1974)
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A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways. (102 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Moses
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
Sparkle (1976)
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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. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam O'Steen
 
14.
Imitation of Life (1959)
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An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white. (125 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
No Way Out (1950)
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot. (106 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
Porgy and Bess (1959)
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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina... (138 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
19.
To Sir, with Love (1967)
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End. (105 mins.)
Director: James Clavell
 
20.
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
 
21.
Car Wash (1976)
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Car Wash is about a close-knit group of employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt... (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz