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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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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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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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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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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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Erin Moran, Estelle Parsons, Melvin Van Peebles
Watermelon Man is a 1970 American comedy-drama film, directed by Melvin Van Peebles. Written by Herman Raucher, it tells the story of an extremely bigoted 1960's era White insurance salesman ...more
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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.
Super Fly T.N.T. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Blaxploitation Movies
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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The Big Score Fred Williamson, Richard Roundtree, John Saxon
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Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson
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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Rudy Ray Moore, G. Tito Shaw, Leroy Daniels
Petey Wheatstraw aka Petey Wheatstraw, the Devil's Son-In-Law is a Blaxploitation film written by Cliff Roquemore, starring popular Blaxploitation genre comedian Rudy Ray Moore, along with Jimmy ...more
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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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Rudy Ray Moore, Hawthorne James, Carol Speed
Disco Godfather, also known as The Avenging Disco Godfather, is a 1979 action film starring Rudy Ray Moore and Carol Speed, directed by J. Robert Wagoner and released by Transvue Pictures. ...more
Coffy is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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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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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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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Rudy Ray Moore, Alexander Lou, John Ladalski
Shaolin Dolemite is a 1999 direct-to-video film starring Rudy Ray Moore and in name, a sequel to Dolemite. The film was created by re-dubbing footage filmed for the 1986 Taiwanese kung fu film ...more
Kid Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Blaxploitation Movies
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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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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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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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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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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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