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1. The Bodyguard (1992)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Music

6.2
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39 Metascore

A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 99,068 | Gross: $121.95M

2. 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: 103,473 | Gross: $57.50M

3. 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: 119,462 | Gross: $75.33M

4. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock

Votes: 26,131 | Gross: $47.62M

5. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly, Virginia Capers

Votes: 14,386 | Gross: $39.10M

6. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Columbus Short

Votes: 16,887 | Gross: $8.20M

7. The Wash (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy

4.7
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18 Metascore

With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting ... See full summary »

Director: DJ Pooh | Stars: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Albano, Tic

Votes: 5,935 | Gross: $10.10M

8. Paris Blues (1961)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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During the 1960s, two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in-love with two American tourist girls.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 1,975

9. The Bros. (2007)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Music

3.5
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Underachieving misfits Pete and Lanny are wannabe "gangsta rappers," who find the constraints of suburbia stifling to their artistic goals. Faced with the obstacle of needing "ten large" to... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Figg | Stars: John Tindall, Joachim Wiese, Joey Fatone, Dennis Scott

Votes: 225

10. Sample This (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.5
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64 Metascore

A documentary that reveals how a forgotten record by the Incredible Bongo Band helped cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Herc extended its percussion by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx.

Director: Dan Forrer | Stars: Gene Simmons, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Roosevelt Grier, Grandmaster Caz

Votes: 243

11. Now Eat (2000 Video)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A rapper named Brotha Lynch Hung shots people in a home invasion. So a crazy witch casts a spell on him making him eat whatever he kills.

Director: Kerry Alan Williams | Stars: Brotha Lynch Hung, Art Battle, Loki, Sicx

Votes: 59

12. Blues (1990)

Documentary, Music

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Documentary about American black music.

Director: João Moreira Salles