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1. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.8
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 69,793

2. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 66,226 | Gross: $48.17M

3. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 23,798 | Gross: $4.50M

4. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker, Ja'net DuBois

Votes: 4,163

5. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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91 Metascore

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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 61,588 | Gross: $27.55M

6. The Enforcer (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 33,143

7. Dead Presidents (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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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.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 15,748 | Gross: $24.20M

8. School Daze (1988)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.8
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A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Kyme

Votes: 4,862 | Gross: $14.55M

9. Higher Learning (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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54 Metascore

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 15,052 | Gross: $38.29M

10. Shaft (1971)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John

Votes: 12,495

11. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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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.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Votes: 3,445 | Gross: $15.18M

12. Panther (I) (1995)

R | 124 min | Drama

6.4
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A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine, Joe Don Baker, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 1,893 | Gross: $6.83M

13. The Mack (1973)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor, Carol Speed

Votes: 2,019

14. Coonskin (1975)

R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.8
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Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers, Philip Michael Thomas

Votes: 1,728

15. The Breaks (1999)

R | 86 min | Comedy

6.2
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A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black, dresses Black, and thinks of himself as Black. It's a day of disasters: ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Meza | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Isaiah Barnes, Max Becker, Paula Bel

Votes: 1,012

16. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

Votes: 4,793

17. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

6.6
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Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips ... See full summary »

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

Votes: 1,245

18. Blade (1973)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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A homicide detective goes after a woman-hating serial killer, who uses knives to murder his victims.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: John Marley, Jon Cypher, Kathryn Walker, William Prince

Votes: 154

19. Black Gunn (1972)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

5.7
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A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 320

20. The River Niger (1976)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.4
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An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But ... See full summary »

Director: Krishna Shah | Stars: Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett Jr., Glynn Turman

Votes: 148

21. Uptight (1968)

M | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic, "The Informer."

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Frank Silvera, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 249

22. Georgia, Georgia (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Georgia, a black American singer, comes to Stockholm for a show. She meets an American deserter and soon they have fallen in love. But Georgia's assistant Alberta tell her to stick to her ... See full summary »

Director: Stig Björkman | Stars: Dirk Benedict, Lars-Erik Berenett, Stig Engström, James Thomas Finley Jr.

Votes: 53

23. A Place Called Today (1972)

X | 103 min | Drama

4.5
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Racial tensions arise when a black lawyer runs for mayor of a racially divided town.

Director: Don Schain | Stars: J. Herbert Kerr Jr., Lana Wood, Cheri Caffaro, Richard Smedley

Votes: 33

24. The Bus Is Coming (1971)

GP | 109 min | Drama

5.5
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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.

Director: Wendell Franklin | Stars: Mike B. Sims, Lonnie Bradford, Stephanie Faulkner, Burl Bullock

Votes: 30

25. 68 (2008 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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From Washington to Saigon, Rome to Mexico, Paris to London, a wave of demonstrations shakes the world. 68 travels back in time to war torn Vietnam, freed and occupied Prague, Paris demonstrating, revolution in the Americas.

Director: Patrick Rotman | Stars: Edouard Balladur, The Beatles, Claude Berri, Leonid Brezhnev

Votes: 50

26. A Fable (1971)

80 min | Drama

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A black radical's ex-wife and children establish a new family unit with a Caucasian man, but he eventually returns to violently besiege them inside their home.

Director: Al Freeman Jr. | Stars: Al Freeman Jr., Hildy Brooks, James Patterson

27. Police Story (1973–1979)
Episode: Chain of Command (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Capt. Steve Calvino has to fight his superiors to get extra manpower to hunt down a cop-killer who may have racial motivations.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet MacLachlan, Edmond O'Brien, Charles McGraw

Votes: 13