When you think about the best '70s Black movies, you think about the man who would risk his neck for his brother man. The one and only Shaft is just one of the films on this list of 1970s Black movies. The '70s saw the birth of blaxploitation, so this list is chock full of classics of the genre, including Foxy Brown and The Mack. These 1970s African American movies are wildly different, though, covering comedy, drama, action, and even horror.
What are some of the top 70s Black movies? Let's Do It Again has to appear on any list of the best 1970s African American films. This 1975 release starred the duo of Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Uptown Saturday Night is acomedy you can dig, while They Call Me Mr. Tibbs, Blacula, and Super Fly are also good examples on this list of '70s Black movies.
The order of this '70s Black movies list depends on your votes, so vote up the best, vote down the worst, and add any movies we may have missed. If you're a blaxploitation expert, rerank the entire list as your comprehensive guide to 1070s Black cinema.
Directed by: Sidney PoitierLet's Do It Again is a 1975 film starring Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Jimmie Walker plus an... more
Uptown Saturday NightBill Cosby, Richard Pryor
Directed by: Sidney PoitierUptown Saturday Night is a 1974 comedy film written by Richard Wesley, and directed by Sidney... more
Directed by: John BerryClaudine is a 1974 American film, produced by Third World Films and distributed by 20th... more
Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.Super Fly is a 1972 American blaxploitation crime drama film directed by Gordon Parks Jr. An... more
Directed by: Michael CampusThe Mack is a 1973 blaxploitation film starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor. Although the... more
Directed by: Jack HillFoxy Brown is a 1974 American blaxploitation film written and directed by Jack Hill. It stars... more
Directed by: Jack StarrettCleopatra Jones is a 1973 blaxploitation action film starring Tamara Dobson.... more
Directed by: Gordon ParksShaft is a 1971 American blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks, released by... more
Directed by: Jack HillCoffy is a 1973 blaxploitation film written and directed by American filmmaker Jack Hill. The... more
Directed by: Barry ShearAcross 110th Street is a 1972 American crime drama film starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto,... more
Directed by: Gordon Parks, Jr.Three the Hard Way is a 1974 action blaxploitation film starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown,... more
Directed by: Larry CohenBlack Caesar, released theatrically in the UK as Godfather of Harlem, is a 1973 American... more
Directed by: Gordon DouglasThey Call Me Mister Tibbs!, stylized with emphasis on "Mister", is a 1970 film, a sequel to... more
Directed by: Sidney PoitierA Piece of the Action is a 1977 comedy crime film starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby.... more
Directed by: John BadhamThe Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is a comedic sports film about a team of... more
Directed by: Michael SchultzWhich Way is Up? is a 1977 comedy film starring Richard Pryor. It was directed by Michael... more
Directed by: Jonathan KaplanTruck Turner is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto, and... more
Directed by: William CrainWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialBlacula is a 1972 American blaxploitation horror film produced for American International... more
Directed by: Paul MaslanskySugar Hill is a 1974 horror blaxploitation zombie film released by AIP. It starred Marki Bey... more
Directed by: Ron O'NealSuper Fly T.N.T. is a 1973 film directed, starring, and co-written by Ron O'Neal. O'Neal... more
Directed by: Antonio MargheritiTake a Hard Ride is a 1975 Italian-American Western film directed by Antonio Margheriti. It... more
Directed by: Michael FinkWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialVelvet Smooth is a 1976 American blaxploitation film about a crime lord who hires a female... more
Directed by: Gordon ParksShaft's Big Score! is a 1972 action film directed by Gordon Parks. It is the second film in... more
Directed by: Michael CampusThe Education of Sonny Carson is a 1974 film based on the best-selling autobiography of Sonny... more
MelindaVonetta McGee, Rosalind Cash
Directed by: Hugh A. RobertsonMelinda is a 1972 film directed by Hugh A. Robertson....