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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      Up 1921
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      most listed
      Coming to America

      1988 More
      100
    2. 2
      Up 1901
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      the people's #1
      Boyz n the Hood

      1991 More
      99
    3. 3
      Up 2007
      Down 205
      1995 More
      96
    4. 4
      Up 1360
      Down 199
      1985 More
      89
    5. 5
      Up 1117
      Down 210
      2001 More
      89
    6. 6
      Up 2129
      Down 283
      2000 More
      88
    7. 7
      Up 1329
      Down 191
      1996 More
      87
    8. 8
      Up 1046
      Down 157
      1992 More
      87
    9. 9
      Up 960
      Down 126
      1989 More
      85
    10. 10
      Up 905
      Down 157
      2000 More
      85
    11. 11
      Up 1052
      Down 156
      1995 More
      85
    12. 12
      Up 850
      Down 137
      1991 More
      85
    13. 13
      Up 794
      Down 93
      2004 More
      85
    14. 14
      Up 965
      Down 229
      2012 More
      83
    15. 15
      Up 980
      Down 203
      2002 More
      83
    16. 16
      Up 1092
      Down 169
      1999 More
      83
    17. 17
      Up 607
      Down 109
      1991 More
      83
    18. 18
      Up 743
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Boomerang

      1992 More
      82
    19. 19
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      1993 More
      82
    20. 20
      Up 833
      Down 142
      1990 More
      81
    21. 21
      Up 777
      Down 120
      2006 More
      81
    22. 22
      Up 463
      Down 106

      often listed
      Do the Right Thing

      1989 More
      81
    23. 23
      Up 1029
      Down 165
      1997 More
      81
    24. 24
      Up 599
      Down 144

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Ali

      2001 More
      81
    25. 25
      Up 895
      Down 130
      1992 More
      81
    26. 26
      Up 837
      Down 149
      1995 More
      80
    27. 27
      Up 490
      Down 91
      2004 More
      79
    28. 28
      Up 857
      Down 158
      2003 More
      79
    29. 29
      Up 901
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      1999 More
      79
    30. 30
      Up 1026
      Down 202
      2002 More
      79
    31. 31
      Up 506
      Down 118

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Glory

      1989 More
      79
    32. 32
      Up 609
      Down 76
      1977 More
      78
    33. 33
      Up 697
      Down 134
      2002 More
      78
    34. 34
      Up 784
      Down 198
      2002 More
      78
    35. 35
      Up 727
      Down 121
      1999 More
      77
    36. 36
      Up 746
      Down 154
      1998 More
      77
    37. 37
      Up 625
      Down 172

      often listed
      Big Momma's House

      2000 More
      77
    38. 38
      Up 434
      Down 109
      1998 More
      77
    39. 39
      Up 488
      Down 113
      1996 More
      77
    40. 40
      Up 752
      Down 157
      1997 More
      77
    41. 41
      Up 1099
      Down 162
      1993 More
      76
    42. 42
      Up 741
      Down 172
      1996 More
      76
    43. 43
      Up 841
      Down 111

      ranked low on reranks
      What's Love Got to Do with It

      1993 More
      76
    44. 44
      Up 682
      Down 167

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

      1998 More
      76
    45. 45
      Up 758
      Down 129
      1996 More
      76
    46. 46
      Up 486
      Down 141

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      School Daze

      1988 More
      76
    47. 47
      Up 1143
      Down 195
      2012 More
      75
    48. 48
      Up 363
      Down 64
      2000 More
      74
    49. 49
      Up 614
      Down 125
      1995 More
      74
    50. 50
      Up 541
      Down 103
      1995 More
      73
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