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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  1. 51
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    often listed 1995

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  2. 52
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    2006

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  3. 53
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    Down 86

    1988

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  4. 54
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    Down 53

    1989

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  5. 55
    Up 334
    Down 51

    1975

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  6. 56
    Up 620
    Down 119

    2000

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  7. 57
    Up 623
    Down 158

    2001

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  8. 58
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    Down 58

    2005

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  9. 59
    Up 421
    Down 79

    1994

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  10. 60
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    Down 61

    1997

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  11. 61
    Up 357
    Down 128

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1997

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  12. 62
    Up 332
    Down 58

    2007

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  13. 63
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    Down 75

    2006

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  14. 64
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    Down 116

    1996

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  15. 65
    Up 267
    Down 73

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1999

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  16. 66
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    Down 95

    1998

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  17. 67
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    Down 122

    1994

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  18. 68
    Up 352
    Down 66

    1978

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  19. 69
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    2002

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  20. 70
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    Down 60

    ranked low on reranks 2007

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  21. 71
    Up 291
    Down 80

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1999

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  22. 72
    Up 326
    Down 110

    2000

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  23. 73
    Up 346
    Down 56

    2007

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  24. 74
    Up 383
    Down 68

    ranked low on reranks 2001

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  25. 75
    Up 360
    Down 121

    2004

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  26. 76
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    Down 114

    1998

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  27. 77
    Up 417
    Down 101

    2002

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  28. 78
    Up 326
    Down 92

    1991

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  29. 79
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  30. 80
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    often listed 1997

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  31. 81
    Up 338
    Down 86

    2004

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  32. 82
    Up 387
    Down 132

    1997

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  33. 83
    Up 424
    Down 122

    1998

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  34. 84
    Up 389
    Down 105
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  35. 85
    Up 256
    Down 62

    2007

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  36. 86
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    Down 186

    2004

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  37. 87
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    Down 122

    2003

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  38. 88
    Up 220
    Down 78

    1995

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  39. 89
    Up 363
    Down 60

    ranked low on reranks 1997

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  40. 90
    Up 231
    Down 67

    1993

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  41. 91
    Up 317
    Down 62

    ranked low on reranks 2002

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  42. 92
    Up 183
    Down 74

    1992

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  43. 93
    Up 204
    Down 73

    1995

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  44. 94
    Up 362
    Down 151

    1997

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  45. 95
    Up 256
    Down 94

    2003

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  46. 96
    Up 194
    Down 42

    1974

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  47. 97
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    Down 29

    1974

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  48. 98
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    1990

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  49. 99
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    ranked low on reranks 1995

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  50. 100
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    2002

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