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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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Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Peter Brown

Released: 1974

Directed by: Jack 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 ...more

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#161 of 721 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #28 of 82 Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge #45 of 67 Movies with the Most Hardcore Women

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Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman

Released: 1971

Directed by: Gordon 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, ...more

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#385 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys #242 of 591 The Best '70s Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

Released: 1991

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

New Jack City is a 1991 American 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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#10 of 721 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #260 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Curtis Mayfield, Julius Harris, Ron O'Neal

Released: 1972

Directed by: Gordon 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 ...more

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#237 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #7 of 25 Movies From Black Directors Every Film Lover Should See #14 of 43 The Best Exploitation Movies of the 1970s

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Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Monty Pyke

Released: 1974

Directed by: D'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 ...more
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Coffy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Blaxploitation Movies
Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Gail Davis

Released: 1973

Directed by: Jack 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 ...more

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#496 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #48 of 51 The Best '70s Action Movies

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Chris Rock, Jim Brown, Damon Wayans

Released: 1988

Directed by: Keenen 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 ...more

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#82 of 721 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #423 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Richard Pryor, Juanita Moore, Roger E. Mosley

Released: 1973

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more

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#574 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #54 of 92 The Best Hood Movies #5 of 43 The Best Black Movies of the 1970s

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Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Burt Young

Released: 1972

Directed by: Barry 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 ...more
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Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, William Wellman Jr.

Released: 1973

Directed by: Larry 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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Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols

Released: 1974

Directed by: Jonathan 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. ...more
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Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall, Salli Richardson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Scott 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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#886 of 1,199 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #890 of 1,017 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Scatman Crothers, Jim Kelly, Eric Laneuville

Released: 1974

Directed by: Robert 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.
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Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Eddie Garcia

Released: 1972

Directed by: Eddie 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 ...more
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Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, Carl Weathers

Released: 1975

Directed by: Arthur Marks

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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Bucktown Pam Grier, Carl Weathers, Fred Williamson

Released: 1975

Directed by: Arthur Marks, Bernie Hamilton

Bucktown, USA is a 1975 crime action blaxploitation film released by American International Pictures starring Fred Williamson.
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Richard Roundtree, Gordon Parks, Moses Gunn

Released: 1972

Directed by: Gordon 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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Jim Kelly, Felix Silla, D'Urville Martin

Released: 1977

Directed by: Al 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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Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite, Paula Kelly

Released: 1972

Directed by: Ivan 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 ...more
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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Blaxploitation Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Quentin 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 ...more

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#63 of 394 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #70 of 721 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #488 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Fred Williamson, William Smith, Vonetta McGee

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bruce 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 ...more
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Richard Roundtree, Vonetta McGee, Frank Finlay

Released: 1973

Directed by: John 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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Fred Williamson, Margaret Avery, Gloria Hendry

Released: 1973

Directed by: Larry 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.
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Penitentiary 2 Mr. T, Ernie Hudson, Rudy Ray Moore

Released: 1982

Directed by: Jamaa 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 ...more
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Richard Pryor, Margaret Avery, Paul Mooney

Released: 1977

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more