african american List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

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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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The Great Debaters is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Great Debaters Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker Jurnee Smollett

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Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Rosewood Jon Voight, Don Cheadle Ving Rhames

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe Idris Elba

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Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy Jamie Foxx

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Coach Carter is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson Ashanti

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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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The Tuskegee Airmen is listed (or ranked) 58 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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Higher Learning is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Higher Learning Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly Tyra Banks

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Eve's Bayou is listed (or ranked) 60 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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Cooley High is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Cooley High Garrett Morris, Glynn Turman Steven Williams

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The Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Hurricane Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber Rod Steiger

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Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Sister Act Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith Harvey Keitel

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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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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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Akeelah and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 66 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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The Brothers is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Brothers Gabrielle Union, Julie Benz Shemar Moore

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is listed (or ranked) 68 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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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson Salli Richardson

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The Preacher's Wife is listed (or ranked) 70 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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A Soldier's Story is listed (or ranked) 71 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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Why Did I Get Married? is listed (or ranked) 72 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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The Wiz is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

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Hustle & Flow is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Hustle & Flow Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris Terrence Howard

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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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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Purple Rain Prince, Apollonia Kotero Wendy Melvoin

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love is listed (or ranked) 77 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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All About the Benjamins is listed (or ranked) 78 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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In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 79 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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Two Can Play That Game is listed (or ranked) 80 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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The Help is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
The Help Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain Bryce Dallas Howard

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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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The Autobiography of Miss Jane... is listed (or ranked) 83 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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Lady Sings the Blues is listed (or ranked) 84 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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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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Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Dr. Dolittle Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres Chris Rock

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Jungle Fever is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Jungle Fever Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson Queen Latifah

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Major Payne is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Major Payne Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons Bam Bam Bigelow

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Diary of a Mad Black Woman is listed (or ranked) 89 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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Belly is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Belly Nas, DMX Method Man

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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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A Raisin in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 92 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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Paid in Full is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Paid in Full Regina Hall, Cam'ron Angie Martinez

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 94 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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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is listed (or ranked) 95 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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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba Jay Brazeau

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Johnson Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 97 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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Hoodlum is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Hoodlum Queen Latifah, Tim Roth Laurence Fishburne

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John Q is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
John Q Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall Bill Maher

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Barbershop 2: Back in Business Queen Latifah, Ice Cube Eve