100 Must-See African-American Films

Topping this list are Boyz N the Hood, Claudine, Love Jones, Precious, Set It Off, Foxy Brown, Stormy Weather, Eve's Bayou, Carmen Jones, Hoop Dreams, Shaft, Malcom X, The Color Purple, Lilies of the Field, City of God, What's Love Got to Do With It, and Coming to America.
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#1
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
#2
Claudine (1974)
43%
 
4
#3
Love Jones (1997)
#4
Precious (2009)
70%
 
52
#5
Set It Off
74%
 
7
#6
Foxy Brown (film)
54%
 
6
#7
Stormy Weather
22%
 
5
#8
Eve's Bayou (1997)
68%
 
14
#9
Carmen Jones (1954)
#10
Hoop Dreams (1994)
#11
Shaft
63%
 
15
#12
Malcolm X
76%
 
11
#13
The Color Purple (1985)
#14
Lilies of the Field
34%
 
5
#15
City of God (2002)
21%
 
116
#16
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
78%
 
17
#17
Coming to America (1988)
#18
Cooley High (1975)
#19
Paris Is Burning (1990)
#20
Lean On Me (1989)
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#21
Lady Sings the Blues
59%
 
2
#22
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
#23
New Jack City (1991)
#24
The Best Man (Movie)
71%
 
1
#25
Pariah
12%
 
8
#26
Lee Daniels' The Butler
35%
 
9
#27
Sparkle
53%
 
2
#28
Sankofa (1993)
#29
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
#30
Roots (TV miniseries)
76%
 
6
#31
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
50%
 
14
#32
Rosewood (1997)
#33
Sounder (2003)
44%
 
17
#34
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
#35
The Long Walk Home (1990)
#36
Brown Sugar
67%
 
10
#37
Women of Brewster Place
62%
 
2
#38
Boomerang
76%
 
15
#39
Penitentiary
34%
 
5
#40
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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