Most Popular "Blaxploitation" Titles
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1. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
R | 147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
Votes: 116,981 | Gross: $161.03M
2. 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: 950,068 | Gross: $162.80M
3. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 304,774 | Gross: $76.26M
5. Ride Along (2014)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top police officer James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.
Votes: 75,316 | Gross: $134.14M
6. 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: 238,762 | Gross: $39.65M
7. The Omega Man (1971)
GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.
8. The Wiz (1978)
G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience.
Votes: 10,863 | Gross: $13.00M
9. Live and Let Die (1973)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Votes: 74,733 | Gross: $35.40M
10. 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: 63,738 | Gross: $48.17M
11. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
Why not spend another day with the crew at Calvin's shop in the South Side of Chicago?
Votes: 9,983 | Gross: $64.96M
12. Alex Cross (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
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.
Votes: 28,182 | Gross: $25.86M
14. Menace II Society (1993)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.
Votes: 39,355 | Gross: $27.90M
15. Shaft (2000)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 58,314 | Gross: $70.33M
17. New Jack City (1991)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.
Votes: 23,669 | Gross: $47.62M
18. The Last Dragon (1985)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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 a martial arts expert corrupted ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,391 | Gross: $33.00M
19. Shaft (1971)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
20. Black Dynamite (2009)
R | 84 min | Action, Comedy
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.
Votes: 35,699 | Gross: $0.23M
21. Juice (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".
Votes: 16,559 | Gross: $20.15M
23. Dead Presidents (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 15,169 | Gross: $24.20M
24. Pootie Tang (2001)
PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Adventure
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 »
Votes: 11,380 | Gross: $3.29M
25. Undercover Brother (2002)
PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy
When "The Man" tries to derail a black candidate's presidential campaign, Undercover Brother and his fellow secret agents come to the rescue.
Votes: 29,629 | Gross: $38.23M
26. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
R | 88 min | Action, Comedy
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.
Votes: 9,845 | Gross: $13.03M
27. Deep Cover (1992)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
Votes: 6,584 | Gross: $16.64M
28. Foxy Brown (1974)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.
29. Breakin' (1984)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.
Votes: 4,451 | Gross: $36.10M
30. Action Jackson (1988)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.
Votes: 7,543 | Gross: $20.26M
31. Waist Deep (2006)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Votes: 8,215 | Gross: $21.32M
32. 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: 3,225 | Gross: $18.29M
33. Sparkle (1976)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Music
A girl group experiences turmoil after one of their members turns to drugs and another achieves their desired fame all by herself.
34. Steel (1997)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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 »
Votes: 8,662 | Gross: $1.69M
36. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,913 | Gross: $29.39M
37. Tales from the Hood (1995)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Votes: 4,568 | Gross: $11.80M
38. The PJs (1999–2001)
30 min | Animation, Comedy
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 »
39. Carbon Copy (1981)
PG | 92 min | Comedy
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.
40. 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: 3,328 | Gross: $15.18M
41. Bones (2001)
R | 96 min | Crime, Horror
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.
Votes: 5,591 | Gross: $7.31M
42. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.
Votes: 2,785 | Gross: $9.60M
44. The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body. His health deteriorates rapidly, and doctors are forced to transplant his ... See full summary »
45. Blacula (1972)
PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance
An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.
46. Black Mama White Mama (1973)
R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, ... See full summary »
47. Coonskin (1975)
R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
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.
48. The Mack (1973)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
49. Watermelon Man (1970)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it's like being a black man, firsthand!
50. 'Sheba, Baby' (1975)
PG | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.