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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      Up 1925
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      Coming to America

      1988 More
      100
    2. 2
      Up 1904
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      the people's #1
      Boyz n the Hood

      1991 More
      99
    3. 3
      Up 2011
      Down 206
      1995 More
      96
    4. 4
      Up 1363
      Down 200
      1985 More
      89
    5. 5
      Up 1121
      Down 211
      2001 More
      89
    6. 6
      Up 2133
      Down 283
      2000 More
      88
    7. 7
      Up 1332
      Down 193
      1996 More
      87
    8. 8
      Up 1048
      Down 158
      1992 More
      87
    9. 9
      Up 963
      Down 126
      1989 More
      85
    10. 10
      Up 907
      Down 157
      2000 More
      85
    11. 11
      Up 853
      Down 137
      1991 More
      85
    12. 12
      Up 1055
      Down 157
      1995 More
      85
    13. 13
      Up 794
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      2004 More
      85
    14. 14
      Up 968
      Down 230
      2012 More
      83
    15. 15
      Up 981
      Down 205
      2002 More
      83
    16. 16
      Up 1094
      Down 170
      1999 More
      83
    17. 17
      Up 611
      Down 110
      1991 More
      83
    18. 18
      Up 745
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Boomerang

      1992 More
      82
    19. 19
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      1993 More
      82
    20. 20
      Up 835
      Down 143
      1990 More
      81
    21. 21
      Up 778
      Down 122
      2006 More
      81
    22. 22
      Up 463
      Down 107

      often listed
      Do the Right Thing

      1989 More
      81
    23. 23
      Up 599
      Down 144

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Ali

      2001 More
      81
    24. 24
      Up 1032
      Down 167
      1997 More
      81
    25. 25
      Up 901
      Down 131
      1992 More
      81
    26. 26
      Up 840
      Down 150
      1995 More
      80
    27. 27
      Up 492
      Down 92
      2004 More
      79
    28. 28
      Up 860
      Down 159
      2003 More
      79
    29. 29
      Up 905
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      1999 More
      79
    30. 30
      Up 1028
      Down 203
      2002 More
      79
    31. 31
      Up 508
      Down 119

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Glory

      1989 More
      79
    32. 32
      Up 612
      Down 76
      1977 More
      79
    33. 33
      Up 699
      Down 135
      2002 More
      78
    34. 34
      Up 785
      Down 200
      2002 More
      78
    35. 35
      Up 732
      Down 121
      1999 More
      78
    36. 36
      Up 750
      Down 155
      1998 More
      77
    37. 37
      Up 628
      Down 174
      2000 More
      77
    38. 38
      Up 435
      Down 109
      1998 More
      77
    39. 39
      Up 490
      Down 113
      1996 More
      77
    40. 40
      Up 748
      Down 172
      1996 More
      77
    41. 41
      Up 755
      Down 158
      1997 More
      77
    42. 42
      Up 1102
      Down 164

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      Poetic Justice

      1993 More
      76
    43. 43
      Up 842
      Down 112

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      What's Love Got to Do with It

      1993 More
      76
    44. 44
      Up 683
      Down 169

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

      1998 More
      76
    45. 45
      Up 760
      Down 130
      1996 More
      76
    46. 46
      Up 487
      Down 142

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      School Daze

      1988 More
      76
    47. 47
      Up 1146
      Down 196
      2012 More
      75
    48. 48
      Up 364
      Down 65
      2000 More
      74
    49. 49
      Up 615
      Down 125
      1995 More
      74
    50. 50
      Up 545
      Down 103
      1995 More
      73
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