100 Best African American Films

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This is a list of the best African American Films

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  1. 1.
    City of God
    by Fernando Meirelles

  2. 2.
    She's Gotta Have It

  3. 3.
    Bamboozled
    by Spike Lee

  4. 4.
    Rosewood
    by John Singleton

  5. 5.
    The Five Heartbeats

  6. 6.
    Hoodlum
    by Bill Duke

  7. 7.
    Roots
    by Gilbert Moses

  8. 8.
    What's Love Got To Do With It?
    by Brian Gibson

  9. 9.
    Hotel Rwanda
    by Terry George

  10. 10.
    Amistad
    by Steven Spielberg

  11. 11.
    Akeelah and the Bee (Widescreen Edition)
    by Doug Atchison

  12. 12.
    The Hurricane
    by Norman Jewison

  13. 13.
    Crooklyn
    by Spike Lee

  14. 14.
    A Raisin in the Sun
    by Daniel Petrie

  15. 15.
    Coming to America
    by John Landis

  16. 16.
    Harlem Nights
    by Eddie Murphy

  17. 17.
    Soul Food
    by George Tillman Jr.

  18. 18.
    Cooley High
    by Michael Schultz

  19. 19.
    Love and Basketball (New Line Platinum Series)
    by Gina Prince-bythewood

  20. 20.
    Cornbread, Earl & Me
    by Joseph Manduke

  21. 21.
    The Tuskegee Airmen
    by Robert Markowitz

  22. 22.
    Lean on Me (Snap Case Packaging)
    by John G. Avildsen

  23. 23.
    Do the Right Thing
    by Spike Lee

  24. 24.
    Waiting to Exhale
    by Forest Whitaker

  25. 25.
    Friday (New Line Platinum Series)
    by F. Gary Gray

  26. 26.
    Boyz 'N The Hood
    by John Singleton

  27. 27.
    Stormy Weather

  28. 28.
    Lady Sings the Blues
    by Sidney J. Furie

  29. 29.
    Shaft
    by Gordon Parks

  30. 30.
    Mahogany
    by Barry Gordy

  31. 31.
    The Wiz
    by Sidney Lumet

  32. 32.
    Glory
    by Edward Zwick

  33. 33.
    Get on the Bus
    by Spike Lee

  34. 34.
    Daughters of the Dust
    by Julie Dash

  35. 35.
    Dead Presidents
    by Albert Hughes

  36. 36.
    Jason's Lyric
    by Doug McHenry

  37. 37.
    Poetic Justice
    by John Singleton

  38. 38.
    Higher Learning
    by John Singleton

  39. 39.
    Mo' Better Blues
    by Spike Lee

  40. 40.
    Ali

  41. 41.
    Hav Plenty
    by Christopher Scott Cherot

  42. 42.
    Buck and the Preacher
    by Sidney Poitier

  43. 43.
    The Color Purple
    by Steven Spielberg

  44. 44.
    Eve's Bayou
    by Kasi Lemmons

  45. 45.
    School Daze
    by Spike Lee

  46. 46.
    Jungle Fever
    by Spike Lee

  47. 47.
    Carmen Jones
    by Otto Preminger

  48. 48.
    Love Jones
    by Theodore Witcher

  49. 49.
    The Inkwell
    by Matty Rich

  50. 50.
    Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
    by Melvin Van Peebles

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Created by isis8319 on Jan 08, 2007.
 

Comments

Basquiat — 2 years ago

On list three times, corrected.


Titles are missing.Still a good list! — 4 years ago

I added a few that I feel were over looked.


Untitled — 4 years ago

Not all films listed are African-American.


Cleopatra Jones — 5 years ago

Cleopatra Jones is on there twice at numbers 88 and 89. Though there is a sequel Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold.


Untitled — 6 years ago

A useful list, but where’s Killer of Sheep, widely considered a classic? And if the excellent MoolaadĂ© is included, why not more from Africa, e.g Yeelen; or if City of God,why not others from Brazil?


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Roots — 7 years ago

You’ve got Roots on here twice (#13 and #71.)


Drumline — 7 years ago

Is Drumline supposed to be there twice?




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