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1. Halls of Anger (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama

An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Janet MacLachlan, Jeff Bridges, James A. Watson Jr.

Votes: 287

2. Hammer (1972)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Action

A Los Angeles dock worker becomes a boxer but his crooked manager is involved in various rackets and he's working for the mob.

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

Votes: 472

3. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

16 Metascore

During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

Director: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

Votes: 18,404 | Gross: $60.86M

4. Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry, Margaret Avery

Votes: 1,143

5. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 173,105 | Gross: $169.61M

6. Higher Learning (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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: 16,913 | Gross: $38.29M

7. Hit Man (1972)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

A lawyer whose brother was murdered winds up getting involved with gangsters and the world of porno movies.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: Bernie Casey, Pam Grier, Lisa Moore, Bhetty Waldron

Votes: 724

8. Hit! (1973)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

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 »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles

Votes: 393

9. Honeybaby, Honeybaby (1974)

PG | 89 min | Action

Liv is a mercenary drawn into a mission to rescue a kidnapped politician. He travels to the volatile Mideast and is assisted by Laura, a translator, where their lives are imperiled.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Diana Sands, Calvin Lockhart, Seth Allen, J. Eric Bell

Votes: 28

10. Honky (1971)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

Black girl from rich family loves white boy from poor family.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Brenda Sykes, John Neilson, Maia Danziger, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Votes: 77

11. Hoodlum (1997)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

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: 9,889 | Gross: $23.46M

12. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

79 Metascore

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Xolani Mali

Votes: 314,756 | Gross: $23.53M

13. House Party (1990)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

76 Metascore

Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence

Votes: 11,977 | Gross: $26.39M

14. House Party 2 (1991)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music promoter, Play's solution is to stage the 'mutha' of all pajama parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence.

Directors: George Jackson, Doug McHenry | Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence, Bowlegged Lou

Votes: 5,581 | Gross: $19.28M

15. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King

Votes: 6,361 | Gross: $37.67M

16. Hustle & Flow (2005)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

68 Metascore

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

Votes: 36,802 | Gross: $22.20M

17. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 637,679 | Gross: $256.39M

18. If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

An escaped convict goes to a small town to clear his name. He becomes part of a murder plot in order to pull his plan off.

Director: Charles Martin | Stars: Dana Wynter, Raymond St. Jacques, Kevin McCarthy, Barbara McNair

Votes: 75

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

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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: 11,465 | Gross: $13.03M

20. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 60,723 | Gross: $24.38M

21. J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid 1970s New Orleans, Louisiana. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, Carl W. Crudup

Votes: 836

22. J.T. (1969 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, Drama

J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly nurses it back to health.

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Theresa Merritt, Kevin Hooks, Michael Gorrin

Votes: 262

23. Joey (2004–2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

In this spin-off of Friends (1994), Joey Tribbiani moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo, Drea de Matteo, Andrea Anders

Votes: 39,271

24. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

30 Metascore

John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 115,845 | Gross: $71.76M

25. Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

29 Metascore

AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Erskin | Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Shannon Elizabeth, Shad Moss, Vanessa Williams

Votes: 6,838 | Gross: $31.18M

26. Juice (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 21,341 | Gross: $20.15M

27. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis

Votes: 15,630 | Gross: $32.48M

28. 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.

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

Votes: 3,344 | Gross: $9.60M

29. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

58 Metascore

The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

Votes: 16,768 | Gross: $31.91M

30. Life (I) (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes

Votes: 41,257 | Gross: $63.84M

31. Love Jones (1997)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Witcher | Stars: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

Votes: 3,458 | Gross: $12.51M

32. Mahogany (1975)

PG | 109 min | Drama, Romance

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

Directors: Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson, Jack Wormser | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 1,529 | Gross: $5.00M

33. Major Payne (1995)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

A recently discharged Major, finds himself commanding a group of mismatched Cadets.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Damon Wayans, Michael Ironside, Bam Bam Bigelow, Joseph Blaire

Votes: 28,202 | Gross: $29.41M

34. Malcolm X (1992)

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

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: 76,229 | Gross: $48.17M

35. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Drama, History, Romance

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

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

Votes: 3,063

36. Mean Mother (1974)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama

Two Vietnam deserters go their separate ways, become criminals and are eventually reunited.

Directors: Al Adamson, León Klimovsky | Stars: Dobie Gray, Dennis Safren, Luciana Paluzzi, Lang Jeffries

Votes: 268

37. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 46,993 | Gross: $27.90M

38. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 28,880 | Gross: $47.62M

39. The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller

Votes: 102,099 | Gross: $128.81M

40. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

Scientist Sherman Klump's inventions, his upcoming marriage to his pretty colleague Denise Gaines and his reputation are threatened by his evil clone Buddy Love.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller, John Ales

Votes: 45,754 | Gross: $123.31M

41. The Nutty Professor (1963)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 14,300 | Gross: $7.63M

42. The African Deal (1973)

105 min | Drama

An inter-racial affair against a background of corrupt businessmen attempting to manipulate the national resources of an emerging nation that bears a distinct resemblance to Ghana.

Director: Giorgio Bontempi | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Yanti Somer

Votes: 15

43. 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 »

Directors: Larry Cohen, Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield

Votes: 1,372 | Gross: $3.01M

44. Pariah (I) (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker

Votes: 5,500 | Gross: $0.76M

45. Penitentiary (1979)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's ... See full summary »

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White, Thomas M. Pollard, Hazel Spears

Votes: 780

46. Penitentiary II (1982)

R | 108 min | Drama

An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Glynn Turman, Ernie Hudson, Mr. T

Votes: 484 | Gross: $3.18M

47. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry

Votes: 11,344 | Gross: $27.52M

48. Detroit 9000 (1973)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Action

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Alex Rocco, Hari Rhodes, Vonetta McGee, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 881 | Gross: $3.36M

49. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical