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1. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

R | 147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 117,566 | Gross: $161.03M

2. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, 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.

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

Votes: 950,767 | Gross: $162.80M

3. 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.

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

Votes: 304,954 | Gross: $76.26M

4. 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.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 21,986 | Gross: $75.07M

5. Ride Along (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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41 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, John Leguizamo

Votes: 75,405 | Gross: $134.14M

6. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

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

Votes: 238,882 | Gross: $39.65M

7. The Omega Man (1971)

GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 22,483

8. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 10,867 | Gross: $13.00M

9. 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.

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

Votes: 74,764 | Gross: $35.40M

10. 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: 63,773 | Gross: $48.17M

11. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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59 Metascore

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

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Queen Latifah

Votes: 10,009 | Gross: $64.96M

12. 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.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns

Votes: 28,189 | Gross: $25.86M

13. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

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

Votes: 5,179

14. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 39,381 | Gross: $27.90M

15. 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.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 58,337 | Gross: $70.33M

16. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.

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

Votes: 7,210

17. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

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

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock

Votes: 23,681 | Gross: $47.62M

18. The Last Dragon (1985)

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

6.9
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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 a martial arts expert corrupted ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 9,397 | Gross: $33.00M

19. 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: 12,171

20. 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.

Director: Scott Sanders | Stars: Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Phyllis Applegate, Obba Babatundé

Votes: 35,719 | Gross: $0.23M

21. Juice (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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60 Metascore

Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Khalil Kain

Votes: 16,573 | Gross: $20.15M

22. 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.

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

Votes: 6,903

23. 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: 15,177 | Gross: $24.20M

24. Pootie Tang (2001)

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

5.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 11,382 | Gross: $3.29M

25. 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.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Chris Kattan

Votes: 29,630 | Gross: $38.23M

26. 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.

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

Votes: 9,850 | Gross: $13.03M

27. 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 »

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Lira Angel, René Assa

Votes: 6,587 | Gross: $16.64M

28. Foxy Brown (1974)

R | 92 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.

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

Votes: 6,500

29. Breakin' (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.7
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A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Ben Lokey

Votes: 4,454 | Gross: $36.10M

30. Action Jackson (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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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.

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

Votes: 7,549 | Gross: $20.26M

31. 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.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate, Shawn Parr

Votes: 8,216 | Gross: $21.32M

32. 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.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Charles Lane, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Votes: 3,226 | Gross: $18.29M

33. Sparkle (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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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.

Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith

Votes: 1,028

34. 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 »

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 8,664 | Gross: $1.69M

35. 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.

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

Votes: 8,254 | Gross: $23.46M

36. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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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 »

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 3,916 | Gross: $29.39M

37. Tales from the Hood (1995)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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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.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds

Votes: 4,571 | Gross: $11.80M

38. 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 »

Stars: Loretta Devine, Ja'net DuBois, Pepe Serna, Michele Morgan

Votes: 3,028

39. Carbon Copy (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

5.6
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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.

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

Votes: 1,848

40. 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: 3,330 | Gross: $15.18M

41. 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.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Michael T. Weiss, Clifton Powell

Votes: 5,593 | Gross: $7.31M

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.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 2,786 | Gross: $9.60M

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.

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

Votes: 4,360

44. The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.1
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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 »

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Roosevelt Grier, Ray Milland, Don Marshall, Roger Perry

Votes: 1,803

45. Blacula (1972)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

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

Director: William Crain | Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 4,009

46. Black Mama White Mama (1973)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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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 »

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig, Lynn Borden

Votes: 1,861

47. 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: 1,629

48. 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: 1,941

49. Watermelon Man (1970)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it's like being a black man, firsthand!

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons, Howard Caine, D'Urville Martin

Votes: 1,195

50. 'Sheba, Baby' (1975)

PG | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Pam Grier, Austin Stoker, D'Urville Martin, Rudy Challenger

Votes: 784