Most Popular "Blaxploitation" Titles
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1. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
R | Biography, Drama, Music | Completed
The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
2. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
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.
4. Jackie Brown (1997)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.
5. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
10. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama
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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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 an evil martial arts expert and ... See full summary »
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.
16. 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 »
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. Breakin' (1984)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
'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.
23. 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 »
24. The Omega Man (1971)
GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.
25. 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 »
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. 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?
34. Blacula (1972)
PG | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.
35. The Great White Hype (1996)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
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 »
36. 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 »
38. Original Gangstas (1996)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Marvin Bookman is a small shop owner in Gary, Indiana, USA. After he sees a drive-by shooting of Laurie Thompson's son by a local gang, he gives up the license number of the car to the ... See full summary »
39. Truck Turner (1974)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry ... See full summary »
40. 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.
41. 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 »
43. 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 »
44. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it.
45. The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, 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 »
46. 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.
47. Coonskin (1975)
R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
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. 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.
49. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs is called in to investigate when a liberal street preacher and political candidate is accused of murdering a prostitute. Tibbs is also battling ... See full summary »
50. 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.