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List Rules Movies must feature African-American and African culture and/or mostly above the line black casts.

The best black movies are favorites that explore African-American culture and themes. This list is ranked by film fans, many of whom grew up waiting for and watching goods, realistic representations of what life was like for black people in America. 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? Some of these films appear on other lists that you may find interesting, such as: best comedies of all time, best drama movies and best actions movies on Netflix. 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 classic 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 in cinema focus on African-Americans, and most have surpassed the test of time among black audiences.

This includes everything to watch from '90s black comedy movies - comedies with a mostly black cast and perspective - to black crime movies, famous 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.

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Love Jones is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Love Jones Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

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1,469 213
American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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3,193 603
Think Like A Man is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Think Like A Man Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland

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1,477 291
The Great Debaters is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Great Debaters Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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1,058 415
Amistad is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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1,160 295
Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Rosewood Jon Voight, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames

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1,596 230
Harlem Nights is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

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1,189 267
Cooley High is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Cooley High Garrett Morris, Glynn Turman, Steven Williams

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1,496 209
Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Sister Act Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel

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1,132 340
The Tuskegee Airmen is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Tuskegee Airmen John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne

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1,726 333
Higher Learning is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Higher Learning Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Tyra Banks

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1,396 266
Eve's Bayou is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Eve's Bayou Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

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955 268
The Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Hurricane Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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1,429 282
Above the Rim is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Above the Rim Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans

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2,000 349
Next Friday is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Next Friday Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps

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1,150 232
Hustle & Flow is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Hustle & Flow Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard

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1,044 142
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Purple Rain Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

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1,511 307
Akeelah and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Akeelah and the Bee Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer

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1,300 271
The Brothers is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Brothers Gabrielle Union, Julie Benz, Shemar Moore

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1,379 306
The Wiz is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

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1,375 348
The Preacher's Wife is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Preacher's Wife Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Lionel Richie

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1,232 316
I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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1,689 278
Why Did I Get Married? is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Why Did I Get Married? Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott

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1,091 376
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Chris Rock, Jim Brown, Damon Wayans

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1,117 473
Booty Call is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Booty Call Jamie Foxx, Vivica A. Fox, Bernie Mac

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660 213
A Soldier's Story is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
A Soldier's Story Denzel Washington, Patti LaBelle, David Alan Grier

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1,457 335
All About the Benjamins is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
All About the Benjamins Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

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1,323 306
Why Do Fools Fall in Love is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Why Do Fools Fall in Love Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Little Richard

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1,334 189
The Help is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Help Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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617 237
In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
In the Heat of the Night Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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1,237 242
Paid in Full is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Paid in Full Regina Hall, Cam'ron, Angie Martinez

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1,026 295
In Too Deep is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
In Too Deep LL Cool J, Nas, Nia Long

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1,585 437
Two Can Play That Game is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Two Can Play That Game Gabrielle Union, Vivica A. Fox, Bobby Brown

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719 197
The Autobiography of Miss Jane... is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Cicely Tyson, Katherine Helmond, Odetta

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1,450 340
Friday After Next is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Friday After Next Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams

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1,263 282
Major Payne is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Major Payne Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons, Bam Bam Bigelow

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1,344 345
Belly is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Belly Nas, DMX, Method Man

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752 182
Lady Sings the Blues is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Lady Sings the Blues Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams

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1,088 394
Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Dr. Dolittle Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock

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1,357 266
Diary of a Mad Black Woman is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Tyler Perry, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor

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1,292 333
A Low Down Dirty Shame is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
A Low Down Dirty Shame Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson, Charles S. Dutton

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991 95
John Q is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
John Q Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Bill Maher

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802 328
Jungle Fever is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Jungle Fever Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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686 174
A Raisin in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
A Raisin in the Sun Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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948 288
Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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1,170 405
Johnson Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Johnson Family Vacation Shannon Elizabeth, Kat Graham, Vanessa L. Williams

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1,652 599
White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
White Chicks Evangeline Lilly, Jaime King, Jennifer Carpenter

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1,050 388
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Wanda Sykes

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560 191
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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940 267
Precious: Based on the Novel P... is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton