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. 1
    Up 2057
    Down 221

    the people's #1
    Boyz n the Hood

    1991 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 2070
    Down 363

    most listed
    Coming to America

    1988 More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 2155
    Down 219
    1995 More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1459
    Down 217
    1985 More
    89
  5. 5
    Up 2274
    Down 298
    2000 More
    88
  6. 6
    Up 1198
    Down 237
    2001 More
    88
  7. 7
    Up 1424
    Down 212
    1996 More
    88
  8. 8
    Up 1135
    Down 170
    1992 More
    87
  9. 9
    Up 877
    Down 107
    2004 More
    86
  10. 10
    Up 1044
    Down 138
    1989 More
    85
  11. 11
    Up 988
    Down 172
    2000 More
    85
  12. 12
    Up 1060
    Down 223
    2002 More
    84
  13. 13
    Up 1133
    Down 177
    1995 More
    84
  14. 14
    Up 921
    Down 146
    1991 More
    83
  15. 15
    Up 1177
    Down 180
    1999 More
    83
  16. 16
    Up 1047
    Down 261
    2012 More
    83
  17. 17
    Up 526
    Down 118
    1989 More
    82
  18. 18
    Up 671
    Down 120
    1991 More
    82
  19. 19
    Up 554
    Down 129
    1989 More
    81
  20. 20
    Up 852
    Down 135
    2006 More
    81
  21. 21
    Up 812
    Down 195

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Boomerang

    1992 More
    81
  22. 22
    Up 542
    Down 106
    2004 More
    81
  23. 23
    Up 648
    Down 157

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ali

    2001 More
    81
  24. 24
    Up 1061
    Down 159

    ranked low on reranks
    Menace II Society

    1993 More
    81
  25. 25
    Up 900
    Down 153
    1990 More
    80
  26. 26
    Up 1099
    Down 176
    1997 More
    80
  27. 27
    Up 974
    Down 144
    1992 More
    79
  28. 28
    Up 908
    Down 159
    1995 More
    79
  29. 29
    Up 662
    Down 84
    1977 More
    79
  30. 30
    Up 965
    Down 165
    1999 More
    78
  31. 31
    Up 922
    Down 168
    2003 More
    78
  32. 32
    Up 1090
    Down 211
    2002 More
    78
  33. 33
    Up 811
    Down 188
    1996 More
    78
  34. 34
    Up 787
    Down 130
    1999 More
    78
  35. 35
    Up 744
    Down 142
    2002 More
    77
  36. 36
    Up 690
    Down 191

    often listed
    Big Momma's House

    2000 More
    77
  37. 37
    Up 529
    Down 121
    1996 More
    77
  38. 38
    Up 840
    Down 208
    2002 More
    77
  39. 39
    Up 1177
    Down 169

    ranked low on reranks
    Poetic Justice

    1993 More
    77
  40. 40
    Up 906
    Down 117
    1993 More
    77
  41. 41
    Up 806
    Down 168
    1998 More
    76
  42. 42
    Up 809
    Down 168
    1997 More
    76
  43. 43
    Up 819
    Down 139
    1996 More
    75
  44. 44
    Up 731
    Down 180
    1998 More
    75
  45. 45
    Up 537
    Down 150

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    School Daze

    1988 More
    75
  46. 46
    Up 1216
    Down 212
    2012 More
    74
  47. 47
    Up 408
    Down 74
    2000 More
    74
  48. 48
    Up 669
    Down 137
    1995 More
    73
  49. 49
    Up 598
    Down 111
    1995 More
    73
  50. 50
    Up 306
    Down 64
    1988 More
    73
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