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)
39%
 
4
#3
Love Jones (1997)
#4
Precious (2009)
#5
Set It Off
73%
 
7
#6
Foxy Brown (film)
49%
 
6
#7
Stormy Weather
20%
 
5
#8
Eve's Bayou (1997)
#9
Carmen Jones (1954)
#10
Hoop Dreams (1994)
#11
Shaft
58%
 
15
#12
Malcolm X
73%
 
11
#13
The Color Purple (1985)
#14
Lilies of the Field
30%
 
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
53%
 
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
37%
 
9
#27
Sparkle
49%
 
2
#28
Sankofa (1993)
#29
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
#30
Roots (TV miniseries)
72%
 
6
#31
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
#32
Rosewood (1997)
#33
Sounder (2003)
39%
 
17
#34
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
#35
The Long Walk Home (1990)
#36
Brown Sugar
66%
 
10
#37
Women of Brewster Place
57%
 
2
#38
Boomerang
72%
 
15
#39
Penitentiary
30%
 
5
#40
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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