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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 51
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    often listed
    The Tuskegee Airmen

    1995 More
    72
  2. 52
    Up 381
    Down 64
    2006 More
    72
  3. 53
    Up 427
    Down 75
    2001 More
    71
  4. 54
    Up 514
    Down 104
    2000 More
    71
  5. 55
    Up 286
    Down 44
    1989 More
    71
  6. 56
    Up 534
    Down 143
    2001 More
    71
  7. 57
    Up 268
    Down 36
    1975 More
    70
  8. 58
    Up 310
    Down 113

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Amistad

    1997 More
    70
  9. 59
    Up 344
    Down 63
    1994 More
    70
  10. 60
    Up 232
    Down 50

    often listed
    Rosewood

    1997 More
    70
  11. 61
    Up 335
    Down 45
    2005 More
    70
  12. 62
    Up 263
    Down 44
    2007 More
    69
  13. 63
    Up 430
    Down 98
    1996 More
    69
  14. 64
    Up 390
    Down 80
    1998 More
    69
  15. 65
    Up 309
    Down 58
    2006 More
    69
  16. 66
    Up 213
    Down 58

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Hurricane

    1999 More
    69
  17. 67
    Up 400
    Down 106
    1994 More
    68
  18. 68
    Up 402
    Down 101
    2002 More
    68
  19. 69
    Up 288
    Down 49
    1978 More
    68
  20. 70
    Up 271
    Down 87
    2000 More
    67
  21. 71
    Up 243
    Down 68
    1999 More
    67
  22. 72
    Up 337
    Down 46

    ranked low on reranks
    Why Did I Get Married

    2007 More
    66
  23. 73
    Up 260
    Down 90
    1998 More
    66
  24. 74
    Up 253
    Down 103
    1997 More
    66
  25. 75
    Up 273
    Down 42

    ranked low on reranks
    American Gangster

    2007 More
    66
  26. 76
    Up 202
    Down 61

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hoodlum

    1997 More
    66
  27. 77
    Up 294
    Down 101
    2004 More
    66
  28. 78
    Up 303
    Down 57

    ranked low on reranks
    The Brothers

    2001 More
    66
  29. 79
    Up 340
    Down 84
    2002 More
    66
  30. 80
    Up 277
    Down 68
    2004 More
    65
  31. 81
    Up 336
    Down 116
    1997 More
    65
  32. 82
    Up 361
    Down 104
    1998 More
    65
  33. 83
    Up 264
    Down 78
    1991 More
    65
  34. 84
    Up 200
    Down 44
    2007 More
    65
  35. 85
    Up 289
    Down 100
    2003 More
    65
  36. 86
    Up 326
    Down 88
    1996 More
    65
  37. 87
    Up 478
    Down 169
    2004 More
    64
  38. 88
    Up 181
    Down 62
    1995 More
    64
  39. 89
    Up 170
    Down 53
    1995 More
    64
  40. 90
    Up 144
    Down 53
    1992 More
    63
  41. 91
    Up 311
    Down 129
    1997 More
    63
  42. 92
    Up 209
    Down 80
    2003 More
    63
  43. 93
    Up 207
    Down 56
    1990 More
    63
  44. 94
    Up 170
    Down 50

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cool Runnings

    1993 More
    63
  45. 95
    Up 301
    Down 51

    ranked low on reranks
    Eve's Bayou

    1997 More
    63
  46. 96
    Up 255
    Down 53
    2002 More
    62
  47. 97
    Up 281
    Down 57

    ranked low on reranks
    Major Payne

    1995 More
    62
  48. 98
    Up 128
    Down 23
    1984 More
    62
  49. 99
    Up 208
    Down 65
    1991 More
    62
  50. 100
    Up 139
    Down 36
    62
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