Most Popular "Black Independent Film" Titles
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1. Do the Right Thing (1989)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 65,876 | Gross: $27.55M
3. Harlem Nights (1989)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During the 1930s, a New York illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.
Votes: 15,656 | Gross: $60.86M
4. Antwone Fisher (2002)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.
Votes: 28,440 | Gross: $21.08M
7. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy
Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.
Votes: 16,014 | Gross: $50.50M
8. Sparkle (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music
In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.
Votes: 5,357 | Gross: $24.40M
9. Cooley High (1975)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the ... See full summary »
10. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 3,627 | Gross: $15.18M
12. I Like It Like That (1994)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »
Votes: 1,293 | Gross: $1.78M
13. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.
Votes: 3,124 | Gross: $12.41M
14. Daughters of the Dust (1991)
TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance
Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,147 | Gross: $1.64M
15. Gayniggers from Outer Space (1992)
26 min | Comedy, Short, Sci-Fi
Extraterrestrial beings travel the galaxy to free men "oppressed" by females to make way for an entirely-homosexual society.
16. Trois (2000)
NC-17 | 93 min | Romance, Thriller
Jermaine, a young struggling Atlanta lawyer, decides to spruce up his marriage with Jasmine, who's mentally recovering from an abusive previous relationship, by hiring Jade, a bisexual ... See full summary »
Votes: 547 | Gross: $1.16M
17. Posse (1993)
R | 111 min | Western
A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.
Votes: 3,432 | Gross: $18.29M
18. 4 Little Girls (1997)
TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.
Votes: 2,242 | Gross: $0.13M
19. Together for Days (1972)
PG | 84 min | Drama
A Black radical activist and a young White woman find themselves drawn to one another during the politically and racially-charged atmosphere of early 1970s America.
20. Lumumba (2000)
Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,548 | Gross: $0.68M
21. Hav Plenty (1997)
R | 92 min | Comedy
Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to ... See full summary »
Votes: 848 | Gross: $2.30M
22. Losing Ground (1982)
86 min | Comedy, Drama
A comedy-drama about a Black American female philosophy professor and her insensitive, philandering, and flamboyant artist husband who are having a marital crisis. When the wife goes off on... See full summary »
23. Sankofa (1993)
125 min | Drama
A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and ... See full summary »
Votes: 456 | Gross: $2.69M
24. One Week (2000)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.
Votes: 213 | Gross: $0.24M
25. Love Come Down (2000)
R | 99 min | Drama
Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, ... See full summary »
28. 500 Years Later (2005)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
Crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectation, poverty, corruption, poor health, and underdevelopment plagues people of African descent globally - Why? 500 ... See full summary »
29. Bugged (1997)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Urban America calls on exterminators to wipe out the unwanted vermin. In BUGGED, the only unwanted vermin is the man! Sexy homemaker Devine (Priscilla K. Basque) hires a whacked-out group ... See full summary »
30. Personals (1999)
R | 92 min | Romance
After a staff writer from a trendy New York magazine loses his job as a result of his dalliances with women, he decides to combine business and pleasure through a piece of free-lance ... See full summary »
31. How U Like Me Now (1992)
R | 110 min | Drama
This multi-layered comedy follows a group of young African Americans as they struggle for both financial and sexual fulfillment in early '90s Chicago. At the center are underachiever Thomas... See full summary »
Votes: 39 | Gross: $0.21M
32. Cold Feet (1999)
93 min | Drama, Romance
With only three weeks away from his impending marriage, a real estate agent begins to have doubts about his decision to marry his long-time girlfriend, a fashion designer.
33. Cordially Invited (2007)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
A couple's dream wedding sets the stage for a cultural clash when their families, from different sides of the tracks, come together for the ceremony.
34. Losing Ground (2008)
95 min | Drama
On the outside looking in Clay Howard (Carlus M. Houston) has the perfect life; loving wife and daughter, great job and good friends, he has it all. But on the inside Clay has yet to ... See full summary »
36. Baby of the Family (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
From the moment of her birth in a rural black hospital in Georgia, Lena McPherson is recognized by all the nurses as a special child, one with the power to see ghosts and predict the future... See full summary »
37. Love Trap (2005)
Not Rated | 1 min | Drama
For most men, temptation in a red dress is just too much to handle. "Love Trap" is a beautiful original feature film that explores the true natures of love and friendship, and what can happen when both are betrayed.
40. Runt (2005)
Not Rated | Drama, Thriller
When Christopher confronts his own violent temper which threatens the family life of his wife and children, he flies home to Jamaica and engages in an exorcism of the spirit, from his ... See full summary »
43. HipHopBattle.com: Hip Hop 4 Life (2001)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
As Devon prepares for the hiphop battle that will make or break him as an MC his personal relationships feel the effect.
44. Film Hustle (2009)
78 min | Documentary
The true story of the outrageous grassroots marketing campaign to bring an independent movie to the public. It also includes honest, personal moments and insight into the lives of artists. ... See full summary »
45. Lucid (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 100 min
LUCID is the story of four friends that experiment with lucidity. After a few tries at this experiment, the two couple's subconscious desires begin to take on a life of their own and become a driving force of the passion and rage that follow when the line between reality and the dream world blurs.
American Experience (1988– )
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary about the history of African American race films during the Golden Age of Hollywood.