Most Popular "Black American" Titles
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1. Sicario (2015)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
Votes: 205,373 | Gross: $46.88M
2. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 883,560 | Gross: $132.37M
3. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 968,094 | Gross: $162.80M
4. Hell on Wheels (2011–2016)
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Western
Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US... See full summary »
5. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 97,434 | Gross: $119.50M
8. Inherent Vice (2014)
R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Votes: 63,282 | Gross: $8.09M
9. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Votes: 380,137 | Gross: $32.39M
11. Sleepers (1996)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.
Votes: 155,511 | Gross: $53.30M
12. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A babysitter must leave her safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she's looking after who have tagged along.
Votes: 28,857 | Gross: $34.37M
13. Gone with the Wind (1939)
G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.
Votes: 217,336 | Gross: $198.66M
14. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Votes: 188,938 | Gross: $21.38M
15. American Gangster (2007)
R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 326,661 | Gross: $130.13M
16. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 175 min | Romance, Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
17. Definitely, Maybe (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.
Votes: 128,614 | Gross: $31.97M
18. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Votes: 80,239 | Gross: $6.74M
19. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
20. Sleeping with Other People (2015)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.
Votes: 23,324 | Gross: $0.81M
21. Blue Valentine (2010)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
Votes: 142,893 | Gross: $9.70M
22. Enchanted (2007)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.
Votes: 143,595 | Gross: $127.71M
23. The Spectacular Now (2013)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Votes: 107,282 | Gross: $6.85M
24. The Tree of Life (2011)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.
Votes: 137,659 | Gross: $13.30M
25. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 225,348 | Gross: $255.95M
26. The Hurt Locker (2008)
R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
Votes: 334,905 | Gross: $15.70M
27. Jackie Brown (1997)
R | 154 min | Crime, Thriller
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.
Votes: 241,566 | Gross: $39.65M
28. Hairspray (2007)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Votes: 99,258 | Gross: $118.82M
29. Public Enemies (2009)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
Votes: 232,519 | Gross: $97.03M
31. Precious (II) (2009)
R | 110 min | Drama
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Votes: 87,634 | Gross: $47.54M
32. The Dictator (2012)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Romance
The heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Votes: 215,980 | Gross: $59.62M
33. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering years of abuse from her father and others over 40 years.
Votes: 61,549 | Gross: $94.18M
35. Cold Mountain (2003)
R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.
Votes: 119,087 | Gross: $95.63M
36. Short Term 12 (2013)
R | 96 min | Drama
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
Votes: 56,594 | Gross: $1.01M
37. 50/50 (2011)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Votes: 272,204 | Gross: $34.96M
38. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Votes: 182,440 | Gross: $53.42M
40. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Votes: 62,057 | Gross: $52.07M
41. Accepted (2006)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy
A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Votes: 106,295 | Gross: $36.30M
43. Cabin Fever (2002)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Votes: 62,737 | Gross: $21.16M
45. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 81,111 | Gross: $2.42M
46. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Votes: 64,508 | Gross: $48.17M
47. Take Shelter (2011)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Votes: 69,403 | Gross: $1.73M
R | 84 min | Comedy
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.
Votes: 298,856 | Gross: $128.51M
50. My Wife and Kids (2001–2005)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance
Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.