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1. 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 »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor, Carol Speed

Votes: 2,423

2. Hammer (1972)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Action

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 »

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

Votes: 465

3. Super Fly (1972)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

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: 5,670

4. Cleopatra Jones (1973)

PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 2,340

5. Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)

R | 94 min | Action

When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson) travels there to find ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, Ni Tien, Norman Fell

Votes: 723

6. Black Caesar (1973)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Raised in Harlem, Tommy Gibbs becomes a successful mob boss but he clashes with the rival Mafia and his old enemy, dirty cop McKinney.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin

Votes: 2,711

7. Truck Turner (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Blaxploitation film about a former professional football player who becomes a bounty hunter in Los Angeles.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase

Votes: 2,206

8. The Black Gestapo (1975)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

General Ahmed has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts. When the locals are put under increasing pressure by Mafia thugs, Ahmed's ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Rod Perry, Charles Robinson, Phil Hoover, Edward Cross

Votes: 905

9. The Black 6 (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

A black high school student is caught dating a white girl by the girl's brother. He and his biker gang beat the boy to death. The boy's brother, who is a member of a black biker gang, hears... See full summary »

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Robert Howard, Cindy Daly, Mikel Angel, John Isenbarger

Votes: 438

10. Cobra nero (1987)

R | 85 min | Action

A lone cop struggles to protect a female photographer from a gang of psychopathic bikers.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Fred Williamson, Eva Grimaldi, Bruno Bilotta, Maurice Poli

Votes: 519

11. The Black Cobra 2 (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Chicago cop Robert Malone (Fred Williamson) finds himself in The Philippines, ostensibly to learn the techniques of Interpol. Before he exits the Manila airport, his wallet is stolen by a ... See full summary »

Director: Edoardo Margheriti | Stars: Fred Williamson, Nicholas Hammond, Emma Hoagland, Najid Jadali

Votes: 292

12. Black Cobra 3: The Manila Connection (1990)

R | 92 min | Action

A shipment of American weapons is stolen in the Philippines. An American named Hawkins tries to find the weapons. Hawkins ends up dead. Chicago policeman Bob Malone is called in to ... See full summary »

Director: Edoardo Margheriti | Stars: Fred Williamson, Forry Smith, Debra Ward, David Light

Votes: 246

13. The Human Tornado (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A flabby black comedian defends his community from attacks by stereotyped whites.

Director: Cliff Roquemore | Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, Lady Reed, Jimmy Lynch, Gloria Delaney

Votes: 1,066

14. '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.

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

Votes: 1,031

15. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy

Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips ... See full summary »

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace

Votes: 1,515

16. 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: 1,127

17. Slaughter (1972)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Jim Brown, Stella Stevens, Rip Torn, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 778

18. Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Jim Brown, Ed McMahon, Don Stroud, Brock Peters

Votes: 443

19. Shaft (1971)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

66 Metascore

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: 14,427

20. Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 2,225 | Gross: $10.00M

21. Shaft in Africa (1973)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

P.I. John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneric

Votes: 2,178

22. Black Belt Jones (1974)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy

A Mafia buy out of Papa Byrd's karate school downtown ends in his death. Byrd's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell, and wants revenge. Byrd's students call the Black Belt Jones for help. Jones reluctantly teams with Sydney in many battles.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers, Eric Laneuville

Votes: 1,874

23. Hot Potato (1976)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Martial-arts expert tries to rescue an ambassador's daughter who was kidnapped in Thailand.

Director: Oscar Williams | Stars: Jim Kelly, George Memmoli, Geoffrey Binney, Irene Tsu

Votes: 289

24. Three the Hard Way (1974)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

Blaxploitation film about three martial-arts specialists who prevent white supremacists from tainting the U.S. water supply with a toxin that's only harmful to black people.

Director: Gordon Parks Jr. | Stars: Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly, Sheila Frazier

Votes: 995 | Gross: $1.28M

25. Black Samson (1974)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama

Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.

Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Rockne Tarkington, William Smith, Connie Strickland, Carol Speed

Votes: 308

26. Savage! (1973)

R | 81 min | Action, Drama

Action packed story of how Jim Haygood (James Glehart) young, black and brilliant becomes the legendary leader of a rebel army. In a daring ambush on the beach Moncada, elusive leader of ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: James Iglehart, Lada Edmund Jr., Carol Speed, Sally Jordan

Votes: 81

27. Willie Dynamite (1974)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

A social worker tries to get a pimp to change his ways.

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker

Votes: 832

28. 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.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Votes: 4,116 | Gross: $15.18M

29. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Director: Perry Henzell | Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Votes: 4,888

30. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

R | 87 min | Horror

When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes.

Director: William Crain | Stars: Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marie O'Henry, Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Votes: 357

31. Bogard (1974)

X | 93 min | Action, Crime

To make money, a Los Angeles street-fighter goes to work for gangsters.

Directors: Timothy Galfas, Richard Kaye | Stars: Richard Lawson, Annazette Chase, Philip Michael Thomas, Robert Burr

Votes: 351

32. No Way Back (1976)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Crowder is a man who will do anything, if the price is right. He is a private detective with a past in the police force. A woman comes to his office one day and asks if he will find her ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Charles Woolf, Tracy Reed, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 66

33. The Kill Reflex (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Maud Adams, Bo Svenson, Phyllis Hyman

Votes: 209

34. The Messenger (1986)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

When his girlfriend dies of a drug overdose, a former Green Beret decides to take vengeance on the drug gangs responsible for her death.

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Christopher Connelly, Cameron Mitchell, Joe Spinell

Votes: 105

35. Mean Johnny Barrows (1975)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Roddy McDowall, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 323

36. Delta Force Commando (1988)

R | 89 min | Action

Latin American revolutionaries invade a military base on Puerto Rico, and steal a nuclear bomb, killing a pregnant woman in the process. Captain Beck (Fred Williamson) is assigned to track ... See full summary »

Director: Pierluigi Ciriaci | Stars: Brett Baxter Clark, Fred Williamson, Mark Gregory, Bo Svenson

Votes: 275

37. One Down, Two to go (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Jim Kelly, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 434

38. That Man Bolt (1973)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

To take a briefcase from Hong Kong to Mexico City, via Los Angeles, is it necessary to call on that man - Bolt? With the number of dangerous spies and gangsters who are after that briefcase, maybe Jefferson Bolt is not enough.

Directors: Henry Levin, David Lowell Rich | Stars: Fred Williamson, Byron Webster, Miko Mayama, Teresa Graves

Votes: 252

39. Black Eye (1974)

PG | 98 min | Action, Crime

Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth, Teresa Graves, Floy Dean

Votes: 218

40. Steele's Law (1991)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

Steele, a plainclothes Chicago cop, is recruited by the FBI to foil an assassination plot in Dallas, Texas. It seems that Joe Keno, a former nemesis of Steele, is planning to assassinate ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Bo Svenson, Doran Ingram, Robin McGee

Votes: 87

41. Death Journey (1976)

R | 74 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Fearful that their star witness might be murdered, two attorneys hire a protector to bring him from Los Angeles to New York. Jesse Crowder (Fred Williamson) is a no-nonsense tough guy. He ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Bernie Kuby, Heidi Dobbs, Stephanie Faulkner

Votes: 195



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