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The best '00s black movies boast powerhouse performances from some of the finest African American actors ever to grace the screen. This list of 2000s black films feature acclaimed turns from Will Smith, Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, and Denzel Washington. Unsurprisingly, several of these black movies released in the 2000s won Oscars, but with this '00s black movie list, you can decide which films were really the best.

What are some of the top '00s black films? There are many contenders, including Hotel Rwanda, for example, follows the struggle of Tutsi refugees during the conflict with the Hutu militia. Jamie Foxx earned a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 film Ray, while Mo'Nique won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for playing an abusive mother in 2009's Precious.

Many of the best African American movies of the 2000s are comedies. Barbershop, Down to Earth, and How High all appear on this list of '00s African American movies. In 2009, Disney even introduced its first African American princess in the film The Princess and the Frog.

Vote up your favorites and downvote the ones that won't withstand the test of time. The votes change the list order, so it's up to you to help decide the the greatest back movie of the 2000s Add any movie we may have missed and rerank the whole list to share your own version!
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Love & Basketball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Love & Basketball Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan

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Baby Boy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Baby Boy Snoop Dogg, Taraji P. Henson, Tyrese Gibson

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ATL is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
ATL T.I., Lauren London, Big Boi

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Barbershop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Barbershop Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar

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Next Friday is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Next Friday Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps

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Ray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Ray Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

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Antwone Fisher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Antwone Fisher Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Salli Richardson

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The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
The Pursuit of Happyness Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Bad Boys II Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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John Q is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
John Q Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Bill Maher

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Drumline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Drumline Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Orlando Jones

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Why Did I Get Married? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Why Did I Get Married? Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott

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Friday After Next is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Friday After Next Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams

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Big Momma's House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Big Momma's House Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long

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Hustle & Flow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Hustle & Flow Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard

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Stomp the Yard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Stomp the Yard Chris Brown, Meagan Good, Shaffer Smith

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Paid in Full is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Paid in Full Regina Hall, Cam'ron, Angie Martinez

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Notorious is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Notorious Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke

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Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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Ali is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Ali Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

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The Family That Preys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
The Family That Preys Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Kathy Bates

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Family R... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion Tyler Perry, Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson

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Hotel Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Hotel Rwanda Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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Precious: Based on the Novel P... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton

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All About the Benjamins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
All About the Benjamins Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

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How High is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
How High Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies

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Akeelah and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Akeelah and the Bee Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer

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Norbit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Norbit Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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The Wash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
The Wash Eminem, Shaquille O'Neal, Snoop Dogg

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Get Rich or Die Tryin' 50 Cent, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard

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Undercover Brother is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Undercover Brother Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle

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Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Down to Earth Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Coolidge

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National Security is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
National Security Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts, Jeff Ross

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I Can Do Bad All by Myself is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
I Can Do Bad All by Myself Tyler Perry, Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson

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The Last King of Scotland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
The Last King of Scotland Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy

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Are We There Yet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Are We There Yet Ice Cube, Nia Long, Tracy Morgan

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Cadillac Records is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Cadillac Records Beyoncé Knowles, Elvis Presley, Emmanuelle Chriqui

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Soul Plane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Soul Plane Sofía Vergara, Snoop Dogg, Karl Malone

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Bamboozled is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Bamboozled Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, Damon Wayans

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First Sunday is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
First Sunday Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams

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Madea Goes to Jail is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Madea Goes to Jail Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg, Tyler Perry

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Black Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Black Dynamite Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
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Never Die Alone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Never Die Alone DMX, Aisha Tyler, David Arquette

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Meet the Browns is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Meet the Browns Sofía Vergara, Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett

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The Caveman's Valentine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
The Caveman's Valentine Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Michael Hall, Tamara Tunie

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Obsessed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Obsessed Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter, Idris Elba

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Next Day Air is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Next Day Air Mos Def, Lauren London, Mike Epps

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Dirty Pretty Things is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Black Movies of the 2000s
Dirty Pretty Things Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo