Best Black Movies

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1. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 15,574 | Gross: $27.44M

2. 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: 7,109 | Gross: $49.12M

3. 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: 10,382 | Gross: $55.18M

4. 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: 8,143 | Gross: $60.10M

5. Think Like a Man (2012)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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51 Metascore

Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey's relationship advice against them.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy

Votes: 37,644 | Gross: $91.55M

6. Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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26 Metascore

An ambitious married woman's temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness, and forever alters the course of her life.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood, Kim Kardashian West

Votes: 10,530 | Gross: $51.98M

7. For Colored Girls (2010)

R | 133 min | Drama

6.0
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50 Metascore

Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 6,395 | Gross: $37.72M

8. I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

4.2
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55 Metascore

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only ... See full summary »

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White

Votes: 8,703 | Gross: $51.73M

9. Our Family Wedding (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

4.9
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38 Metascore

The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding are comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay their long standing feud to rest.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Regina King

Votes: 6,045 | Gross: $20.25M

10. Just Wright (2010)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.9
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51 Metascore

A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 11,229 | Gross: $21.52M

11. Jumping the Broom (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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56 Metascore

Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

Director: Salim Akil | Stars: Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine

Votes: 8,434 | Gross: $37.30M

12. Two Can Play That Game (2001)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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35 Metascore

An arrogant career woman plays a series of heartless mind-games with her boyfriend to "put him in line," only to discover that he has a few tricks up his own sleeve.

Director: Mark Brown | Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 4,703 | Gross: $22.24M

13. Three Can Play That Game (2007)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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Shante Smith is a relationship expert who uses her knowledge of the male psyche to help women get what they want.

Director: Samad Davis | Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Jason George, Jazsmin Lewis, Tony Rock

Votes: 691

14. The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 95,696 | Gross: $116.63M

15. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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51 Metascore

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry

Votes: 9,969 | Gross: $27.52M

16. 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: 60,627 | Gross: $103.37M

17. Obsessed (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

4.9
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25 Metascore

A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 24,790 | Gross: $68.26M

18. The Fighting Temptations (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.5
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53 Metascore

A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé, Mike Epps, Nigel Washington

Votes: 6,083 | Gross: $30.24M

19. Not Easily Broken (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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43 Metascore

A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Maeve Quinlan, Kevin Hart

Votes: 2,474 | Gross: $10.57M

20. Death at a Funeral (2010)

R | 92 min | Comedy

5.7
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51 Metascore

A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Keith David, Loretta Devine

Votes: 38,948 | Gross: $42.74M

21. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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46 Metascore

Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Louis C.K., James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery

Votes: 11,543 | Gross: $42.44M

22. Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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33 Metascore

In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington

Votes: 71,734 | Gross: $117.56M

23. Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.6
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34 Metascore

An FBI agent reprises his disguise as a corpulent old lady and takes a job as a nanny in a crime suspect's house.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Emily Procter, Nia Long, Zachary Levi

Votes: 34,981 | Gross: $70.17M

24. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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22 Metascore

Malcolm Turner and his stepson Trent go undercover at an all-girls school to flush out a killer.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Michelle Ang

Votes: 21,692 | Gross: $37.92M

25. Scary Movie (2000)

R | 88 min | Comedy

6.2
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48 Metascore

A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Marlon Wayans, Carmen Electra

Votes: 201,346 | Gross: $157.02M

26. Scary Movie 2 (2001)

R | 83 min | Comedy

5.3
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29 Metascore

Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans, Antony Acker, Mark Barrett

Votes: 129,286 | Gross: $71.31M

27. Scary Movie 3 (2003)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy

5.5
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49 Metascore

Cindy must investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall, Pamela Anderson

Votes: 120,027 | Gross: $110.00M

28. Scary Movie 4 (2006)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy

5.1
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40 Metascore

Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Craig Bierko, Bill Pullman

Votes: 100,396 | Gross: $90.71M

29. Scary Movie 5 (2013)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

3.5
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11 Metascore

A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their lost nieces and nephew home. With the help of home-surveillance cameras, they learn they're being stalked by a nefarious demon.

Directors: Malcolm D. Lee, David Zucker | Stars: Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan

Votes: 54,926 | Gross: $32.02M

30. 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: 24,651 | Gross: $75.78M

31. Stomp the Yard (2007)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.3
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44 Metascore

After the death of his brother, an expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he joins... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Darrin Dewitt Henson

Votes: 20,312 | Gross: $61.36M

32. Lottery Ticket (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

4.9
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50 Metascore

Kevin Carson is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he's holding a winning lottery ticket worth $370 million.

Director: Erik White | Stars: Shad Moss, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine

Votes: 8,545 | Gross: $24.71M

33. Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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58 Metascore

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Yasiin Bey, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 6,519 | Gross: $27.36M

34. Honey (2003)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.3
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37 Metascore

Honey is a sexy, tough music video choreographer who shakes up her life after her mentor gives her an ultimatum: sleep with him or be blacklisted within their industry.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Romeo Miller, Missy Elliott

Votes: 39,110 | Gross: $30.22M

35. You Got Served (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

3.5
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37 Metascore

In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city's dance contest -- a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers.

Director: Chris Stokes | Stars: Omarion Grandberry, J-Boog, Raz B, Lil' Fizz

Votes: 24,224 | Gross: $40.07M

36. 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: 83,108 | Gross: $27.47M

37. Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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49 Metascore

A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott

Votes: 35,754 | Gross: $68.92M

38. Soul Men (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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49 Metascore

Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman

Votes: 8,257 | Gross: $12.08M

39. A Good Man Is Hard to Find (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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A look at African-American family life in the United States.

Director: Leslie Small | Stars: Lance E. Nichols, Dejuan D. Turrentine, Reginal Varice, Barbara Balentine

Votes: 166

40. College Road Trip (2008)

G | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.3
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36 Metascore

James Porter (Martin Lawrence) drives his teenage daughter Melanie (Raven Symone), from their home in Chicago to a college interview in Washington, D.C.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence, Kym Whitley, Adam LeFevre

Votes: 13,946 | Gross: $45.59M