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 culture and/or mostly 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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    72
  2. 52
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    72
  3. 53
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    1988 More
    72
  4. 54
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    2000 More
    72
  5. 55
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Tuskegee Airmen

    1995 More
    72
  6. 56
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    Down 140
    2001 More
    71
  7. 57
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    Down 62
    2004 More
    71
  8. 58
    Up 246
    Down 33
    1975 More
    71
  9. 59
    Up 261
    Down 42
    1989 More
    71
  10. 60
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    Down 110

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Amistad

    1997 More
    71
  11. 61
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    1998 More
    71
  12. 62
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    Down 58

    ranked low on reranks
    Above the Rim

    1994 More
    71
  13. 63
    Up 213
    Down 49

    often listed
    Rosewood

    1997 More
    70
  14. 64
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    Down 41
    2007 More
    70
  15. 65
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    Down 93
    1996 More
    70
  16. 66
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    1994 More
    69
  17. 67
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    Down 76
    1998 More
    69
  18. 68
    Up 197
    Down 57

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Hurricane

    1999 More
    69
  19. 69
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    Down 56
    2006 More
    69
  20. 70
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    Down 43
    2005 More
    69
  21. 71
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    Down 95
    2002 More
    68
  22. 72
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    2007 More
    68
  23. 73
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    Down 47
    1978 More
    68
  24. 74
    Up 238
    Down 36
    1992 More
    68
  25. 75
    Up 246
    Down 81
    2000 More
    68
  26. 76
    Up 225
    Down 64
    1999 More
    67
  27. 77
    Up 248
    Down 79
    1999 More
    67
  28. 78
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    Down 94
    2004 More
    67
  29. 79
    Up 185
    Down 58

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hoodlum

    1997 More
    67
  30. 80
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    Down 39

    ranked low on reranks
    American Gangster

    2007 More
    66
  31. 81
    Up 284
    Down 54

    ranked low on reranks
    The Brothers

    2001 More
    66
  32. 82
    Up 227
    Down 100

    often listed
    Booty Call

    1997 More
    66
  33. 83
    Up 317
    Down 77
    2002 More
    66
  34. 84
    Up 343
    Down 97
    1998 More
    66
  35. 85
    Up 317
    Down 111
    1997 More
    66
  36. 86
    Up 254
    Down 64
    2004 More
    66
  37. 87
    Up 237
    Down 85
    1998 More
    66
  38. 88
    Up 242
    Down 74
    1991 More
    65
  39. 89
    Up 274
    Down 46
    1997 More
    65
  40. 90
    Up 177
    Down 70

    often listed
    Blade II

    2002 More
    65
  41. 91
    Up 169
    Down 57
    1995 More
    65
  42. 92
    Up 450
    Down 161
    2004 More
    65
  43. 93
    Up 273
    Down 93
    2003 More
    64
  44. 94
    Up 155
    Down 50

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Money Train

    1995 More
    64
  45. 95
    Up 232
    Down 49
    2002 More
    64
  46. 96
    Up 258
    Down 53
    1995 More
    64
  47. 97
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    Down 39
    2007 More
    64
  48. 98
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    Down 85
    1996 More
    63
  49. 99
    Up 193
    Down 76
    2003 More
    63
  50. 100
    Up 192
    Down 54
    1990 More
    63
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