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The Best R-Rated Blaxploitation Movies

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List of R-Rated blaxploitation movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated blaxploitation movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Blaxploitation movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated blaxploitation movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Blaxploitation movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Blaxploitation films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Blaxploitation film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list is made up of a variety of movies, including I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and New Jack City.

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    Super Fly

    Curtis Mayfield, Julius Harris

    Released1972

    Directed byGordon Parks, Gordon Parks, Jr.

    Super Fly is a 1972 blaxploitation, crime drama film directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., starring Ron O'Neal as Youngblood Priest, an African American cocaine dealer who is trying to quit the underworld...  more
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    Shaft

    Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn

    Released1971

    Directed byGordon Parks

    Shaft is a 1971 American blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. An action film with elements of film noir, Shaft tells the story of a private detective, John...  more

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    New Jack City

    Chris Rock, Ice-T

    Released1991

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    New Jack City is a 1991 American action crime film directed by Mario Van Peebles. In his rise to power, crime lord Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) stops at nothing to profit off the New York City drug...  more

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    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

    Chris Rock, Jim Brown

    Released1988

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 parody film of blaxploitation movies written, directed by, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. Featured in the film are several noteworthy African American actors who...  more

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    Across 110th Street

    Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1972

    Directed byBarry Shear

    Across 110th Street is a 1972 American crime drama film starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, and Anthony Franciosa, and directed by Barry Shear. Commonly associated with the blaxploitation genre at...  more

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    #155 of 248 The Best Whodunit Movies#38 of 85 The Best Movies About Corrupt Cops

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    The Mack

    Richard Pryor, Juanita Moore

    Released1973

    Directed byMichael Campus

    The Mack is a 1973 blaxploitation film starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor. Although the movie was produced during the era of such blaxploitation movies as Dolemite, its producers do not label it a...  more

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    Black Caesar

    Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry

    Released1973

    Directed byLarry Cohen

    Black Caesar, released theatrically in the UK as Godfather of Harlem, is a 1973 American blaxploitation, crime drama film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. The film was written and...  more

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    Foxy Brown

    Pam Grier, Sid Haig

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Hill

    Foxy Brown is a 1974 American blaxploitation film written and directed by Jack Hill. It stars Pam Grier as the title character, described by one character as "a whole lot of woman" who showcases...  more

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    #52 of 134 The 100+ Best Movies for Black Women#41 of 85 Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge

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    Truck Turner

    Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1974

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    Truck Turner is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto, and directed by Jonathan Kaplan. The screenplay was written by Michael Allin, Jerry Wilkes and Oscar Williams. Isaac...  more
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    15
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    Black Mama White Mama

    Pam Grier, Sid Haig

    Released1972

    Directed byEddie Romero

    Black Mama White Mama is a 1973 women in prison film with elements of blaxploitation, starring Pam Grier and Margaret Markov, and directed by Eddie Romero. The film is also known as Women in Chains,...  more

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    Django Unchained

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

    Released2012

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue...  more

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    #910 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#76 of 401 The Best Western Movies Ever Made

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    Black Dynamite

    Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

    Released2009

    Directed byScott Sanders

    Black Dynamite is a 2009 American action comedy film starring Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Chapman, and Tommy Davidson. The film was directed by Scott Sanders and...  more

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    #752 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#51 of 147 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made

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    Black Belt Jones

    Scatman Crothers, Jim Kelly

    Released1974

    Directed byRobert Clouse

    Black Belt Jones is a 1974 American Blaxploitation action film directed by Robert Clouse and starring Jim Kelly. The main musical theme was performed by funk guitarist Dennis Coffey....  more
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    Bucktown

    Pam Grier, Carl Weathers

    Released1975

    Directed byArthur Marks, Bernie Hamilton

    Bucktown, USA is a 1975 crime action blaxploitation film released by American International Pictures starring Fred Williamson....  more
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    13
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    Coffy

    Pam Grier, Sid Haig

    Released1973

    Directed byJack Hill

    Coffy is a 1973 blaxploitation film written and directed by American filmmaker Jack Hill. The story is about a black female vigilante played by Pam Grier. The film's tagline in advertising was "They...  more

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    #243 of 668 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#406 of 552 The Best '70s Movies

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    Black Samurai

    Jim Kelly, Felix Silla

    Released1977

    Directed byAl Adamson

    Black Samurai is a 1977 American blaxploitation film directed by Al Adamson, starring Jim Kelly. The script is credited to B. Readick, with additional story ideas from Marco Joachim. The film is...  more
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    Shaft's Big Score

    Richard Roundtree, Gordon Parks

    Released1972

    Directed byGordon Parks

    Shaft's Big Score! is a 1972 action film directed by Gordon Parks. It is the second film in the trilogy starring Richard Roundtree as the private detective John Shaft. Ernest Tidyman once more...  more
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    Shaft in Africa

    Richard Roundtree, Vonetta McGee

    Released1973

    Directed byJohn Guillermin

    Shaft in Africa, is a 1973 film directed by John Guillermin and is the third film in the blaxploitation trilogy of films starring Richard Roundtree as John Shaft. John Guillermin directed and...  more

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    #34 of 84 The Best Black Movies Of The 1970s#85 of 135 The Best Black Action Movies

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    Trouble Man

    Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite

    Released1972

    Directed byIvan Dixon

    Trouble Man is a 1972 Soul Cinema Classic film produced and released by 20th Century-Fox. The film stars Robert Hooks as "Mr. T.", a hard-edged private detective who tends to take justice into his...  more
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    Hammer

    Fred Williamson, William Smith

    Released1972

    Directed byBruce D. Clark, Bruce Clark

    Hammer is a 1972 blaxploitation film directed by Bruce Clark. The film was released following the successes of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and Shaft, notable 1971 films that popularized black...  more
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    Penitentiary 2

    Mr. T, Ernie Hudson

    Released1982

    Directed byJamaa Fanaka

    Penitentiary II is a 1982 American Blaxploitation drama film, directed by Jamaa Fanaka. Released on April 2, 1982, the film is the sequel to 1979's Penitentiary. It was followed by another sequel,...  more
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    Dolemite

    Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin

    Released1974

    Directed byD'Urville Martin

    Dolemite is a 1975 blaxploitation feature film, and is also the name of its principal character, played by Rudy Ray Moore, who co-wrote the film and its soundtrack. Moore, who started his career as a...  more
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    Hell Up in Harlem

    Fred Williamson, Margaret Avery

    Released1973

    Directed byLarry Cohen

    Hell Up in Harlem is a 1973 blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. Written and directed by Larry Cohen, it's a sequel to the film Black Caesar....  more
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    Which Way Is Up?

    Richard Pryor, Margaret Avery

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Schultz

    Which Way is Up? is a 1977 comedy film starring Richard Pryor. It was directed by Michael Schultz, and is a remake of the 1972 Italian film The Seduction of Mimi, which was written and directed by...  more
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    Penitentiary

    Badja Djola, Chuck Mitchell

    Released1979

    Directed byJamaa Fanaka

    Penitentiary is a 1979 American blaxploitation drama film film starring Leon Isaac Kennedy as Martel "Too Sweet" Gordone that deals with the wrongful imprisonment of a black youth. The film was...  more