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1. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Western

8.5
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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

2. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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70 Metascore

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Writer: David Ayer | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

3. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Writer: Tom Mankiewicz | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

4. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

5. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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57 Metascore

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

6. 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.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

7. Alex Cross (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.1
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30 Metascore

A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.

Writers: Marc Moss, Kerry Williamson, James Patterson | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns

8. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.1
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An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience.

Writers: L. Frank Baum, William F. Brown, Joel Schumacher | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

9. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An afro-american focused comedy sketch show.

Creator: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier

10. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

11. Sparkle (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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A girl group experiences turmoil after one of their members turns to drugs and another achieves their desired fame all by herself.

Writers: Howard Rosenman, Joel Schumacher | Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith

12. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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50 Metascore

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.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, John Singleton, Shane Salerno, Richard Price | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

13. Black Dynamite (2009)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy

7.4
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65 Metascore

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.

Writers: Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Scott Sanders | Director: Scott Sanders | Stars: Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Phyllis Applegate, Obba Babatundé

14. Pootie Tang (2001)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Adventure

5.1
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31 Metascore

Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make ... See full summary »

Writer: Louis C.K. | Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, J.B. Smoove, Jennifer Coolidge

15. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Writers: Thomas Lee Wright, Barry Michael Cooper | Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock

16. The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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In 1944, in France, the rogue American soldiers Lieutenant Robert Yeager, Private Fred Canfield, the murderer Tony, the thief Nick and the coward Berle are transported to a military prison.... See full summary »

Writers: Sandro Continenza, Sergio Grieco, Romano Migliorini, Laura Toscano, Franco Marotta, Alberto Piferi | Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson, Michael Pergolani

17. Undercover Brother (2002)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy

5.8
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69 Metascore

When "The Man" tries to derail a black candidate's presidential campaign, Undercover Brother and his fellow secret agents come to the rescue.

Writers: John Ridley, Michael McCullers | Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Chris Kattan

18. Barbershop (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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66 Metascore

A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

Writers: Mark Brown, Don D. Scott, Marshall Todd | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson

19. The Last Dragon (1985)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight an evil martial arts expert and ... See full summary »

Writer: Louis Venosta | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry

20. ...tick... tick... tick... (1970)

G | 100 min | Drama, Action

6.6
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Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.

Writer: James Lee Barrett | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Fredric March, Lynn Carlin

21. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy

6.5
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48 Metascore

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.

Writer: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Steve James

22. 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.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black | Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John

23. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Action, Romance

6.1
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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

Writers: Kyle Onstott, Jack Kirkland, Norman Wexler | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

24. Hit! (1973)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Trustman, David M. Wolf | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles

25. Foxy Brown (1974)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Writer: Jack Hill | Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter

26. Coffy (1973)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

Writer: Jack Hill | Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott

27. Action Jackson (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

Writer: Robert Reneau | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone

28. Hoodlum (1997)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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50 Metascore

Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.

Writer: Chris Brancato | Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams, Andy Garcia

29. Deep Cover (1992)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Tolkin, Henry Bean | Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Lira Angel, René Assa

30. The Omega Man (1971)

GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.

Writers: John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington, Richard Matheson | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

31. Blacula (1972)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Writers: Joan Torres, Raymond Koenig | Director: William Crain | Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

32. Breakin' (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.6
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'Breakin': A struggling young jazz dancer (Lucinda Dickey) meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds. Features ICE-T in his film debut as a club MC.

Writers: Charles Parker, Allen DeBevoise, Gerald Scaife | Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Ben Lokey

33. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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59 Metascore

Why not spend another day with the crew at Calvin's shop in the South Side of Chicago?

Writers: Mark Brown, Don D. Scott | Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Queen Latifah

34. The PJs (1999–2001)

30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.6
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Thurgood Stubbs lives with his wife Muriel in the housing project where he is the chief superintendent. The show, created by Eddie Murphy (who provides Stubbs' voice), follows the ... See full summary »

Creators: Eddie Murphy, Steve Tompkins, Larry Wilmore | Stars: Loretta Devine, Ja'net DuBois, Pepe Serna, Michele Morgan

35. Bones (2001)

R | 96 min | Crime, Horror

4.0
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42 Metascore

Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighborhood.

Writers: Adam Simon, Tim Metcalfe | Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Michael T. Weiss, Clifton Powell

36. Waist Deep (2006)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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37 Metascore

An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

Writers: Vondie Curtis-Hall, Darin Scott, Michael Mahern | Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate, Shawn Parr

37. Across 110th Street (1972)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war.

Writers: Luther Davis, Wally Ferris | Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa, Frank Adu

38. Steel (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

2.7
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John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »

Writers: Louise Simonson, Jon Bogdanove, Kenneth Johnson | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, Richard Roundtree

39. Baadasssss! (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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75 Metascore

Mario Van Peebles's half documentary/half homage to his father Melvin's 1971 film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

Writers: Melvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles, Dennis Haggerty | Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Nia Long, Joy Bryant, Ossie Davis

40. Dolemite (1975)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Jones, Rudy Ray Moore | Director: D'Urville Martin | Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Jerry Jones, Lady Reed

41. Carbon Copy (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

5.5
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A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.

Writer: Stanley Shapiro | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Dick Martin

42. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Writers: Chris Clark, Suzanne De Passe, William Dufty, Billie Holiday, Terence McCloy | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

43. Super Fly (1972)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.

Writer: Phillip Fenty | Director: Gordon Parks Jr. | Stars: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Julius Harris

44. Buck and the Preacher (1972)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.4
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

Writers: Ernest Kinoy, Drake Walker | Directors: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell

45. Posse (1993)

R | 111 min | Western

5.4
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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.

Writers: Sy Richardson, Dario Scardapane | Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Charles Lane, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

46. The Great White Hype (1996)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

5.4
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When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Tony Hendra, Ron Shelton | Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Peter Berg

47. Hammer (1972)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Action

4.3
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A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Eric Johnson | Director: Bruce D. Clark | Stars: Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee, William Smith

48. The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.3
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41 Metascore

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son.

Writer: Jonathan Kesselman | Director: Jonathan Kesselman | Stars: Adam Goldberg, Andy Dick, Judy Greer, Mario Van Peebles

49. Coonskin (1975)

R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

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.

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

50. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Wesley | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson