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

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

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 is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 51
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    Down 61
    2006 More
    72
  2. 52
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    2001 More
    72
  3. 53
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    Down 59
    1988 More
    71
  4. 54
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    Down 100
    2000 More
    71
  5. 55
    Up 312
    Down 96

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Tuskegee Airmen

    1995 More
    71
  6. 56
    Up 520
    Down 141
    2001 More
    71
  7. 57
    Up 273
    Down 42
    1989 More
    71
  8. 58
    Up 373
    Down 63
    2004 More
    70
  9. 59
    Up 255
    Down 34
    1975 More
    70
  10. 60
    Up 302
    Down 110

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Amistad

    1997 More
    70
  11. 61
    Up 331
    Down 59
    1994 More
    70
  12. 62
    Up 278
    Down 74

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Blade

    1998 More
    70
  13. 63
    Up 222
    Down 49
    1997 More
    70
  14. 64
    Up 251
    Down 41
    2007 More
    69
  15. 65
    Up 417
    Down 95
    1996 More
    69
  16. 66
    Up 375
    Down 76

    ranked low on reranks
    Why Do Fools Fall in Love

    1998 More
    69
  17. 67
    Up 203
    Down 57

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Hurricane

    1999 More
    68
  18. 68
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    Down 102
    1994 More
    68
  19. 69
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    Down 56
    2006 More
    68
  20. 70
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    Down 43
    2005 More
    68
  21. 71
    Up 385
    Down 97
    2002 More
    68
  22. 72
    Up 249
    Down 36
    1992 More
    67
  23. 73
    Up 272
    Down 47
    1978 More
    67
  24. 74
    Up 257
    Down 82
    2000 More
    67
  25. 75
    Up 234
    Down 64
    1999 More
    67
  26. 76
    Up 258
    Down 79
    1999 More
    66
  27. 77
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    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Why Did I Get Married

    2007 More
    66
  28. 78
    Up 192
    Down 58

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hoodlum

    1997 More
    66
  29. 79
    Up 262
    Down 40

    ranked low on reranks
    American Gangster

    2007 More
    66
  30. 80
    Up 281
    Down 96

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Johnson Family Vacation

    2004 More
    66
  31. 81
    Up 293
    Down 54

    ranked low on reranks
    The Brothers

    2001 More
    66
  32. 82
    Up 234
    Down 100

    often listed
    Booty Call

    1997 More
    66
  33. 83
    Up 327
    Down 79
    2002 More
    66
  34. 84
    Up 263
    Down 64
    2004 More
    65
  35. 85
    Up 352
    Down 99
    1998 More
    65
  36. 86
    Up 324
    Down 113
    1997 More
    65
  37. 87
    Up 245
    Down 86
    1998 More
    65
  38. 88
    Up 250
    Down 75
    1991 More
    65
  39. 89
    Up 183
    Down 71
    2002 More
    65
  40. 90
    Up 174
    Down 58
    1995 More
    64
  41. 91
    Up 460
    Down 163

    ranked low on reranks
    White Chicks

    2004 More
    64
  42. 92
    Up 162
    Down 50
    1995 More
    64
  43. 93
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    Down 94
    2003 More
    64
  44. 94
    Up 201
    Down 76

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Head of State

    2003 More
    63
  45. 95
    Up 200
    Down 54
    1990 More
    63
  46. 96
    Up 287
    Down 47

    ranked low on reranks
    Eve's Bayou

    1997 More
    63
  47. 97
    Up 241
    Down 49
    2002 More
    62
  48. 98
    Up 267
    Down 53
    1995 More
    62
  49. 99
    Up 187
    Down 39
    2007 More
    62
  50. 100
    Up 200
    Down 60
    1991 More
    62
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