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Poll: Favorite film with a black woman in the lead role?

It was recently announced that Lupita Nyong'o will be starring in the adaptation of the best-selling book Americanah (????). While black women have made great strides over the years in the film industry, solo (not on equal footing in the lead with a man or a woman of another ethnicity) lead roles for them are still few and far between. Which film featuring a black woman in the lead role is your favorite (minimum 5 stars, 1000 votes)?

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    Belle (2013)

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    Black Girl (1966)

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    Cleopatra Jones (1973)

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    Coffy (1973)

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    Colombiana (2011)

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    The Color Purple (1985)

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    Desert Flower (2009)

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    Foxy Brown (1974)

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    Girl 6 (1996)

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    Gothika (2003)

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    Jackie Brown (1997)

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    Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

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    Last Holiday (2006)

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    Mahogany (1975)

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    Pariah (2011)

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    Precious (2009)

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    Sarafina! (1992)

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    Set It Off (1996)

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    She's Gotta Have It (1986)

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    Sister Act (1992)

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    Waiting to Exhale (1995)

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    War Witch (2012)

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    What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)


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