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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.

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Shaft Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman 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, ...more

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Truck Turner Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols 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. ...more

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Foxy Brown Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Peter Brown 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 ...more

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New Jack City Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson New Jack City is a 1991 American crime thriller action film film directed by Mario Van Peebles in his directorial debut, who also co-stars in the film. The film stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen ...more

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The Mack Richard Pryor, Juanita Moore, Roger E. Mosley 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 ...more

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Black Dynamite Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson 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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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Chris Rock, Jim Brown, Damon 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 ...more

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Coffy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Blaxploitation Movies
Coffy Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Gail Davis 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 ...more

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Trouble Man Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite, Paula Kelly 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 ...more

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Black Caesar Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, William Wellman Jr. 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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Dolemite Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Monty Pyke 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 ...more

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Super Fly Curtis Mayfield, Julius Harris, Ron O'Neal 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 ...more

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Hell Up in Harlem Fred Williamson, Margaret Avery, Gloria Hendry 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.

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Shaft's Big Score Richard Roundtree, Gordon Parks, Moses Gunn 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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Hammer Fred Williamson, William Smith, Vonetta McGee 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 ...more

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Bucktown Pam Grier, Carl Weathers, Fred Williamson Bucktown, USA is a 1975 crime action blaxploitation film released by American International Pictures starring Fred Williamson.

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Friday Foster Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, Carl Weathers Friday Foster is a 1975 blaxploitation film written and directed by Arthur Marks and starring Pam Grier in the title role. Yaphet Kotto, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers and Carl Weathers ...more

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Cotton Comes to Harlem Redd Foxx, Cleavon Little, Melba Moore Cotton Comes to Harlem is an action film co-written and directed in 1970 by Ossie Davis and starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, and Redd Foxx: it is based on Chester Himes' novel of ...more

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Which Way Is Up? Richard Pryor, Margaret Avery, Paul Mooney 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 ...more

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The Final Comedown Billy Dee Williams, R. G. Armstrong, D'Urville Martin The Final Comedown is a 1972 blaxploitation drama film written, produced and directed by Oscar Williams and starring Billy Dee Williams and D'Urville Martin. The film is an examination of racism ...more

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Detroit 9000 Scatman Crothers, Alex Rocco, Vonetta McGee Detroit 9000 is a 1973 American cult film directed by Arthur Marks from a screenplay by Orville H. Hampton. Originally marketed as a blaxploitation film, it had a resurgence on video 25 years

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Black Belt Jones Scatman Crothers, Jim Kelly, Eric Laneuville 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.

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Death Dimension George Lazenby, Jim Kelly, Terry Moore Death Dimension is a 1978 American B-list action and martial arts film by Al Adamson starring Jim Kelly, Harold Sakata, George Lazenby, Terry Moore, and Aldo Ray.

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Shaft in Africa Richard Roundtree, Vonetta McGee, Frank Finlay 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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Slaughter Jim Brown, Stella Stevens, Rip Torn Slaughter is a 1972 Blaxploitation film which was released during the early 1970s Blaxploitation film era. It was directed by Jack Starrett and it stars Jim Brown as a black Vietnam Veteran and ...more

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Across 110th Street Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Burt Young 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 ...more

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Mandingo Sylvester Stallone, Ken Norton, Laura Misch Mandingo is an American motion picture released by Paramount Pictures in 1975. It is based on the novel Mandingo by Kyle Onstott, and on the play Mandingo by Jack Kirkland. The film was directed ...more

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Black Samurai Jim Kelly, Felix Silla, D'Urville Martin 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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Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Jim Brown, Ed McMahon, Gloria Hendry Slaughter's Big Rip-Off is a 1973 Blaxploitation film which was released during the 1970s Blaxploitation film era. It is directed by Gordon Douglas. From its famous tagline “The mob put the ...more

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The Human Tornado Ernie Hudson, Rudy Ray Moore, Howard Jackson The Human Tornado is a 1976 Ameican cult blaxploitation film, was the sequel to Dolemite. It starred Rudy Ray Moore as Dolemite and Ernie Hudson as Boe.

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Penitentiary Badja Djola, Chuck Mitchell, Leon Isaac Kennedy 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 ...more

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The Big Score Fred Williamson, Richard Roundtree, John Saxon

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Black Mama White Mama Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Eddie Garcia 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 ...more

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Original Gangstas Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield Original Gangstas is a 1996 action movie filmed and set in urban Gary, Indiana starring Blaxploitation film stars such as Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Jim Brown, and Richard Roundtree. The film ...more

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Drum Pam Grier, Ken Norton, Yaphet Kotto Drum is a 1976 American film based on the Kyle Onstott novel of the same name. It was released by United Artists and is a sequel to the film Mandingo, released in 1975. The film stars Warren ...more

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Penitentiary 2 Mr. T, Ernie Hudson, Rudy Ray Moore 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 ...more

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Bones Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Bianca Lawson Bones is a 2001 American horror film directed by Ernest Dickerson. It is about a gangster that comes back from the dead to avenge his murder. The film stars Snoop Dogg as the title character ...more

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That Man Bolt Fred Williamson, Teresa Graves, Jack Ging That Man Bolt is a 1973 action film directed by David Lowell Rich and Henry Levin. It stars Fred Williamson in the title role of a courier and Byron Webster. The film combined several genres: ...more

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Super Fly T.N.T. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R-Rated Blaxploitation Movies
Super Fly T.N.T. Robert Guillaume, Roscoe Lee Browne, Ron O'Neal Super Fly T.N.T. is a 1973 film directed, starring, and co-written by Ron O'Neal. O'Neal reprises his role of Youngblood Priest from the smash hit blaxploitation film Super Fly. The film was ...more

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Black Gunn Jim Brown, Deacon Jones, Martin Landau Black Gunn is a 1972 blaxploitation film starring Jim Brown and Martin Landau and directed by Robert Hartford-Davis.

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Hired to Kill Luciana Paluzzi, Sylva Koscina, Woody Strode La mala ordina or Manhunt is a poliziottesco film written and directed by the Italian crime film specialist Fernando Di Leo in 1972. It is the second part of Di Leo's Milieu Trilogy, starting ...more

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Kid Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R-Rated Blaxploitation Movies
Kid Vengeance Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Leif Garrett Vengeance is a 1977 western film written by Ken Globus, Bud Robbins and James Telfer and directed by Joseph Manduke.

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Trick Baby Kiel Martin, Mel Stewart, Dallas Edward Hayes Trick Baby is a 1972 American crime-drama film starring Kiel Martin and Mel Stewart. The film is commonly associated with the blaxploitation genre of the period but is more plot and character ...more

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Willie Dynamite Roscoe Orman, Albert Hall, Diana Sands Willie Dynamite is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker, and was released by Universal Pictures. The eponymous Willie Dynamite is a pimp ...more

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Black Shampoo Tanya Boyd, Anne Gaybis, John Daniels Black Shampoo, later released as Sex at the Salon, is an American 1976 blaxploitation drama film directed by Greydon Clark and starring John Daniels.

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Blackenstein Andrea King, John Hart, Liz Renay Blackenstein, also known as Black Frankenstein, is a low budget 1973 blaxploitation horror film loosely based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It was made in an attempt to cash in on the success ...more

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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Blaxploitation Movies
Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson 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 ...more

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Black Sister's Revenge Malik Carter, Gammy Burdett, Jerri Hayes Black Sister's Revenge is a 1974 Blaxploitation film written and directed by Jamaa Fanaka. The film stars Jerri Hayes, Ernest Williams III, and Charles David Brooks, III The film was released as ...more

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Bare Knuckles Sherry Jackson, Gloria Hendry, Karen Kondazian Bare Knuckles is a 1977 blaxploitation film, starring Robert Viharo, Sherry Jackson and Gloria Hendry. The film was written and directed by Don Edmonds. The plot follows L.A. bounty hunter ...more

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