film The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite action movies that star black actors and characters.

This list contains information on the best black action movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best black action films come in many forms. Some black action films revolve around supernatural threats while other good black action movies feature hero cops. Many of the best black action films are starring Will Smith.

What films will you find on this top black action movies list? Men in Black has to be at the top. This 1997 film finds Will Smith teaming up with Tommy Lee Jones to “protect the earth from the scum of the universe.” Smith also protected the world from an impending alien invasion the previous year in Independence Day. New Jack City is another great action movie with an incredible cast of talented black actors.

Blankman combines action and comedy as Damon Wayans stars as an inventor turned superhero. Other good black action films featured on this list include Bad Boys, Set It Off, and A Low Down Dirty Shame.

Do you have a favorite black action movie? Take a look at this list and give the best films a thumbs up to make sure they end up at the top of the collection.

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Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Men in Black Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Bad Boys Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

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Money Train is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Money Train Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

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Shaft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Shaft Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman

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Blankman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Blankman Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans, Arsenio Hall

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Blade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

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Waist Deep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Waist Deep Meagan Good, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, Tyrese Gibson

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I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
I, Robot Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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Passenger 57 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Passenger 57 Elizabeth Hurley, Wesley Snipes, Tom Sizemore

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Four Brothers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Four Brothers Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

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Bad Boys II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Bad Boys II Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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New Jack City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
New Jack City Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

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A Low Down Dirty Shame is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
A Low Down Dirty Shame Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson, Charles S. Dutton

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Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Alex Cross Tyler Perry, Rachel Nichols, Matthew Fox

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Undercover Brother is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Undercover Brother Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle

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Blade II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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Cleopatra Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Cleopatra Jones Shelley Winters, Esther Rolle, Don Cornelius

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Set It Off is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Set It Off Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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Black Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Black Dynamite Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson

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Unstoppable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Unstoppable Denzel Washington, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pine

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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Blade: Trinity is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Blade: Trinity Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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Ride Along is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Ride Along Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Laurence Fishburne

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Juice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Juice Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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Shottas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Shottas Wyclef Jean, DJ Khaled, Ky-Mani Marley

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Superfly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked

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Deep Cover is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Deep Cover Jeff Goldblum, Laurence Fishburne, Clarence Williams III

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Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Men in Black II Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

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Belly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Belly Nas, DMX, Method Man

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Beverly Hills Cop II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Beverly Hills Cop II Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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State Property is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
State Property Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Damon Dash

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Brooklyn's Finest is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Brooklyn's Finest Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle

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Training Day is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Training Day Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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The Last Dragon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
The Last Dragon William H. Macy, Vanity, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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Hoodlum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Hoodlum Queen Latifah, Tim Roth, Laurence Fishburne

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Shaft is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Shaft Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

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Light It Up is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Light It Up Rosario Dawson, Usher, Judd Nelson

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All About the Benjamins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
All About the Benjamins Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

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Ride Along 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Ride Along 2 Olivia Munn, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong

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In Too Deep is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
In Too Deep LL Cool J, Nas, Nia Long

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Paid in Full is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Paid in Full Regina Hall, Cam'ron, Angie Martinez

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Get Rich or Die Tryin' 50 Cent, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard

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Beverly Hills Cop III is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Beverly Hills Cop III Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green

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Blue Streak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Blue Streak Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer

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Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Action Movies, Ranked
Men in Black 3 Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith