List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst Films
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List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

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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 Criteria: Movies must feature African-American culture and/or mostly black casts

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    the people's #1
    Boyz n the Hood

    1991 More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Coming to America

    1988 More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 1667
    Down 177
    1995 More
    96
  4. 4
    Up 913
    Down 165
    2001 More
    90
  5. 5
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    Down 253
    2000 More
    89
  6. 6
    Up 1089
    Down 166
    1996 More
    88
  7. 7
    Up 1103
    Down 156
    1985 More
    87
  8. 8
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    1992 More
    86
  9. 9
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    1991 More
    86
  10. 10
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    1995 More
    86
  11. 11
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    2004 More
    85
  12. 12
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    1989 More
    85
  13. 13
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    2000 More
    85
  14. 14
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    2002 More
    84
  15. 15
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    1993 More
    84
  16. 16
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    1991 More
    84
  17. 17
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    2012 More
    84
  18. 18
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    1999 More
    83
  19. 19
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Boomerang

    1992 More
    83
  20. 20
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    Down 94

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Glory

    1989 More
    81
  21. 21
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    Down 144
    1997 More
    81
  22. 22
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    1992 More
    81
  23. 23
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    2006 More
    81
  24. 24
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    2002 More
    80
  25. 25
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    Down 75
    1989 More
    80
  26. 26
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    1995 More
    80
  27. 27
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    1990 More
    80
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    80
  29. 29
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    2003 More
    80
  30. 30
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    2002 More
    80
  31. 31
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    2002 More
    79
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    1999 More
    79
  33. 33
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    2004 More
    79
  34. 34
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    1996 More
    79
  35. 35
    Up 616
    Down 134
    1998 More
    78
  36. 36
    Up 491
    Down 140
    2000 More
    78
  37. 37
    Up 348
    Down 90

    often listed
    Enemy of the State

    1998 More
    78
  38. 38
    Up 629
    Down 129
    1997 More
    77
  39. 39
    Up 611
    Down 141
    1996 More
    77
  40. 40
    Up 640
    Down 107
    1996 More
    77
  41. 41
    Up 701
    Down 97
    1993 More
    77
  42. 42
    Up 922
    Down 145
    1993 More
    77
  43. 43
    Up 570
    Down 142

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    1998 More
    77
  44. 44
    Up 953
    Down 164
    2012 More
    77
  45. 45
    Up 488
    Down 58
    1977 More
    76
  46. 46
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    Down 105
    1999 More
    76
  47. 47
    Up 398
    Down 117
    1988 More
    76
  48. 48
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    Down 106
    1995 More
    76
  49. 49
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    Down 43
    2000 More
    75
  50. 50
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    Down 90
    1995 More
    73
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