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 and African culture and/or mostly above the line 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.
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  3. 53
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  4. 54
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    1975

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  5. 55
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    1989

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  6. 56
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    2000

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  7. 57
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    2001

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  8. 58
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    1994

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  9. 59
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    2005

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  10. 60
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    1997

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  11. 61
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  12. 62
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  13. 63
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  14. 64
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    1996

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  15. 65
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    1998

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  16. 66
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1999

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  17. 67
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    1994

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  18. 68
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    1978

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  19. 69
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    2002

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  20. 70
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  23. 73
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    1999

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  25. 75
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    1998

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  27. 77
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    1991

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  28. 78
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  29. 79
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  34. 84
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    1998

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  35. 85
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  36. 86
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  37. 87
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    2004

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  38. 88
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    1995

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  39. 89
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  40. 90
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    1993

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  41. 91
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    1992

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  42. 92
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    1995

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  43. 93
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  44. 94
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    1997

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  45. 95
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  46. 96
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  47. 97
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  48. 98
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