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)
32%
 
7
#3
Love Jones (1997)
#4
Precious (2009)
#5
Set It Off
72%
 
7
#6
Foxy Brown (film)
42%
 
6
#7
Stormy Weather
16%
 
5
#8
Eve's Bayou (1997)
#9
Carmen Jones (1954)
#10
Hoop Dreams (1994)
#11
Shaft
49%
 
15
#12
Malcolm X
69%
 
11
#13
The Color Purple (1985)
#14
Lilies of the Field
24%
 
5
#15
City of God (2002)
#16
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
#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
45%
 
2
#22
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
#23
New Jack City (1991)
#24
The Best Man (Movie)
70%
 
1
#25
Pariah
11%
 
8
#26
Lee Daniels' The Butler
46%
 
9
#27
Sparkle
44%
 
2
#28
Sankofa (1993)
#29
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
#30
Roots (TV miniseries)
66%
 
6
#31
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
#32
Rosewood (1997)
#33
Sounder (2003)
31%
 
21
#34
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
#35
The Long Walk Home (1990)
#36
Brown Sugar
66%
 
10
#37
Women of Brewster Place
50%
 
2
#38
Boomerang
67%
 
15
#39
Penitentiary
23%
 
5
#40
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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