Blaxplotation:The Ultimate List

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1.
Coffy (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
2.
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
 
3.
Super Fly (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire. (93 mins.)
 
4.
Foxy Brown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
 
5.
Shaft (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: Gordon Parks
 
6.
Friday (1995)
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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. In that time, they smoke more weed and get jacked and shot at in a drive-by. (91 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
7.
Menace II Society (1993)
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A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life. (97 mins.)
 
8.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
9.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
10.
Dead Presidents (1995)
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A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed. (119 mins.)
 
11.
Belly (1998)
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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings. (96 mins.)
Director: Hype Williams
 
12.
Black Dynamite (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice. (84 mins.)
Director: Scott Sanders
 
13.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big. (88 mins.)
 
14.
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption. (128 mins.)
Director: Craig Ross Jr.
 
15.
Paid in Full (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience. (97 mins.)
 
16.
Notorious (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm. (122 mins.)
 
17.
South Central (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime... (99 mins.)
Director: Steve Anderson
 
18.
The Corner (2000 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war. (376 mins.)
 
19.
Dolemite (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs... (90 mins.)
 
20.
Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia. (94 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
21.
Black Caesar (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
22.
Truck Turner (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
23.
Boss Nigger (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff... (87 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
24.
Fresh (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Michael (or Fresh as he's well known) is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded housing project with his cousins and aunt... (114 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
25.
New Jersey Drive (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world... (98 mins.)
Director: Nick Gomez
 
26.
Juice (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice". (95 mins.)
 
27.
Bucktown (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
 
28.
Gridlock'd (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program... (91 mins.)
 
29.
J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
 
30.
He Got Game (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence. (136 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
31.
Trouble Man (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool... (99 mins.)
Director: Ivan Dixon
 
32.
Jackie Brown (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. (154 mins.)
 
33.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. (109 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
34.
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S... (89 mins.)
Director: Paris Barclay
 
35.
Above the Rim (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeff Pollack
 
36.
First Time Felon (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs... (110 mins.)
 
37.
Deep Cover (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling... (107 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
 
38.
Hustle & Flow (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee. (116 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
 
39.
The Last Dragon (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow... (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
40.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. (59 mins.)
 
41.
New Jack City (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him. (97 mins.)
 
42.
American Gangster (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East. (157 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
43.
Boardwalk Empire (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. (55 mins.)
 
44.
Cooley High (1975)
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In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest... (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
45.
Together Brothers (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A group of ghetto kids try to find out who killed a popular police officer. (94 mins.)
 
46.
Willie Dynamite (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways. (102 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Moses
 
47.
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head... (97 mins.)
Director: Ossie Davis
 
48.
Three the Hard Way (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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.)
 
49.
The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter. (98 mins.)
Director: Martin Goldman
 
50.
Detroit 9000 (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
51.
Hit! (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her... (134 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
52.
Gordon's War (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Four Vietnam Vets go to war against the drug dealers and pimps of Harlem. (90 mins.)
Director: Ossie Davis
 
53.
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs. (108 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
54.
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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
 
55.
Black Gunn (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success... (96 mins.)
 
56.
Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night... (88 mins.)
 
57.
Shaft (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (99 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
58.
Hit Man (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A lawyer whose brother was murdered winds up getting involved with gangsters and the world of porno movies. (90 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
59.
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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.)
 
60.
Let's Do It Again (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
61.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking... (47 mins.)
 
62.
Slaughter (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
 
63.
Youngblood (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles ghetto about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth. In HD. (90 mins.)
Director: Noel Nosseck
 
64.
'Sheba, Baby' (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters. (90 mins.)
Director: William Girdler
 
65.
The Slams (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Everybody is after the money stolen by Hook (Jim Brown). Including the villainous chief guard Capt. Stambell played by Roland Bob Harris. A hokey but entertaining 70's film. (91 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
66.
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
 
67.
That Man Bolt (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
To take a briefcase from Hong Kong to Mexico City, via Los Angeles, is it necessary to call on that man - Bolt? With the number of dangerous spies and gangsters who are after that briefcase, maybe Jefferson Bolt is not enough. (104 mins.)
 
68.
Trick Baby (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail. (89 mins.)
Director: Larry Yust
 
69.
Mandingo (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter. (127 mins.)
 
70.
The Bus Is Coming (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A young black soldier returns home to Los Angeles from combat in Vietnam to find out that his brother had been killed by a gang of racist cops. Angered, he joins a black nationalist group to take his revenge. (109 mins.)
 
71.
Coach Carter (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. (136 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
72.
Black Eye (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California. (98 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
73.
Cool Breeze (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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
 
74.
The Slams (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Everybody is after the money stolen by Hook (Jim Brown). Including the villainous chief guard Capt. Stambell played by Roland Bob Harris. A hokey but entertaining 70's film. (91 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
75.
Bogard (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
To make money, a Los Angeles street-fighter goes to work for gangsters. (93 mins.)
 
76.
Black Samson (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies. (88 mins.)
Director: Charles Bail
 
77.
Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer... (90 mins.)
Director: Fred Williamson
 
78.
Sugar Hill (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats... (91 mins.)
Director: Paul Maslansky
 
79.
Black Lolita (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A singer returns to her home town, puts together a team of fighters to go after local gangsters. (85 mins.)
Director: Stephen Gibson
 
80.
Emma Mae (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A native young girl from the South moves in with her relatives in a Los Angeles ghetto. At first she is made fun of... (100 mins.)
Director: Jamaa Fanaka
 
81.
Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
 
82.
Full Clip (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Joshua Pope (Busta Rhymes) returns to his childhood home to claim the inheritance his late father has... (95 mins.)
Director: mink
 
83.
Baby Boy (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years... (130 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
84.
Blacula (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles. (93 mins.)
Director: William Crain
 
85.
The Black Godfather (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
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
 
86.
The Baron (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Black actor tries to make his own movie with an all-black cast, but to make it he's forced to borrow money from the Mafia. Complications ensue. (89 mins.)
Director: Phillip Fenty
 
87.
One Down, Two to go (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Williamson