List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst Films
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List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

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List of the best black movies and black films with African American themes, ranked by movie fans. The top African American movies often dominate the box office when released and this is a list of the best black films. What are the best black people movies of all time? You can sort by actor and director, or press "rerank" below to make your own list of the greatest African American themed movies.

This list of top black films features African American comedies like "Friday" and "Coming to America," sports films like "Love & Basketball," and biographical movies about black celebrities and leaders, from "Ray" and "Ali" to "Malcolm X." This list also includes great movies about slavery (both "Roots" and "Django Unchained," for example) and films about black life in the American South throughout history, from "Glory" and "A Time to Kill" to "The Help." These and other highly acclaimed black movies focus on African-Americans, and most have surpassed the test of time among black audiences.

This includes everything from black comedy movies - comedies with a mostly black cast and perspective - to black crime movies, gang films, and action flicks. For other interesting movie lists check out Ranker's lists of well-made movies about slavery and films about racism. Also check out these lists of the best black sitcoms and the best cities for African Americans.

List Criteria: Movies must feature African-American culture and/or mostly black casts

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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    Boyz n the Hood

    1991 More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Coming to America

    1988 More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 1668
    Down 177
    1995 More
    96
  4. 4
    Up 915
    Down 165
    2001 More
    90
  5. 5
    Up 1832
    Down 253
    2000 More
    89
  6. 6
    Up 1092
    Down 166
    1996 More
    88
  7. 7
    Up 1105
    Down 156
    1985 More
    87
  8. 8
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    Down 127
    1992 More
    86
  9. 9
    Up 695
    Down 111
    1991 More
    86
  10. 10
    Up 847
    Down 128
    1995 More
    86
  11. 11
    Up 603
    Down 68
    2004 More
    85
  12. 12
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    1989 More
    85
  13. 13
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    Down 134
    2000 More
    85
  14. 14
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    Down 168
    2002 More
    84
  15. 15
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    Down 120
    1993 More
    84
  16. 16
    Up 469
    Down 86
    1991 More
    84
  17. 17
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    2012 More
    84
  18. 18
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    Down 153
    1999 More
    83
  19. 19
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Boomerang

    1992 More
    83
  20. 20
    Up 427
    Down 94

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Glory

    1989 More
    81
  21. 21
    Up 869
    Down 145
    1997 More
    81
  22. 22
    Up 725
    Down 112
    1992 More
    81
  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Pursuit of Happyness

    2006 More
    81
  24. 24
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    Down 75
    1989 More
    80
  25. 25
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    Down 114
    2002 More
    80
  26. 26
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    1995 More
    80
  27. 27
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    1990 More
    80
  28. 28
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    2001 More
    80
  29. 29
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    2003 More
    80
  30. 30
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    2002 More
    80
  31. 31
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    2002 More
    79
  32. 32
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    1999 More
    79
  33. 33
    Up 378
    Down 68
    2004 More
    79
  34. 34
    Up 392
    Down 95
    1996 More
    79
  35. 35
    Up 618
    Down 134
    1998 More
    78
  36. 36
    Up 493
    Down 140
    2000 More
    78
  37. 37
    Up 349
    Down 90

    often listed
    Enemy of the State

    1998 More
    78
  38. 38
    Up 631
    Down 129
    1997 More
    77
  39. 39
    Up 612
    Down 141
    1996 More
    77
  40. 40
    Up 641
    Down 107
    1996 More
    77
  41. 41
    Up 703
    Down 97
    1993 More
    77
  42. 42
    Up 925
    Down 145
    1993 More
    77
  43. 43
    Up 570
    Down 142

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    1998 More
    77
  44. 44
    Up 954
    Down 165
    2012 More
    77
  45. 45
    Up 490
    Down 58
    1977 More
    76
  46. 46
    Up 587
    Down 106
    1999 More
    76
  47. 47
    Up 398
    Down 117
    1988 More
    76
  48. 48
    Up 518
    Down 106
    1995 More
    76
  49. 49
    Up 279
    Down 43
    2000 More
    75
  50. 50
    Up 436
    Down 90
    1995 More
    73
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