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)
37%
 
5
#3
Love Jones (1997)
#4
Precious (2009)
#5
Set It Off
74%
 
7
#6
Foxy Brown (film)
47%
 
6
#7
Stormy Weather
18%
 
5
#8
Eve's Bayou (1997)
#9
Carmen Jones (1954)
#10
Hoop Dreams (1994)
#11
Shaft
54%
 
15
#12
Malcolm X
73%
 
11
#13
The Color Purple (1985)
#14
Lilies of the Field
27%
 
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
51%
 
2
#22
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
#23
New Jack City (1991)
#24
The Best Man (Movie)
72%
 
1
#25
Pariah
12%
 
8
#26
Lee Daniels' The Butler
44%
 
9
#27
Sparkle
48%
 
2
#28
Sankofa (1993)
#29
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
#30
Roots (TV miniseries)
70%
 
6
#31
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
#32
Rosewood (1997)
#33
Sounder (2003)
35%
 
17
#34
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
#35
The Long Walk Home (1990)
#36
Brown Sugar
68%
 
10
#37
Women of Brewster Place
55%
 
2
#38
Boomerang
72%
 
15
#39
Penitentiary
27%
 
5
#40
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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