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)
28%
 
9
#3
Love Jones (1997)
#4
Precious (2009)
#5
Set It Off
69%
 
10
#6
Foxy Brown (Film)
36%
 
8
#7
Stormy Weather
13%
 
6
#8
Eve's Bayou (1997)
#9
Carmen Jones (1954)
#10
Hoop Dreams (1994)
#11
Shaft
42%
 
18
#12
Malcolm X (1992)
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#13
The Color Purple (1985)
#14
Lilies of the Field
20%
 
6
#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)
#21
Lady Sings the Blues
38%
 
3
#22
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
#23
New Jack City (1991)
#24
The Best Man (Movie)
67%
 
2
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#25
Pariah
11%
 
10
#26
Lee Daniels' the Butler
48%
 
11
#27
Sparkle
39%
 
4
#28
Sankofa (1993)
#29
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
#30
Roots (TV Miniseries)
61%
 
8
#31
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
#32
Rosewood (1997)
#33
Sounder (2003)
25%
 
25
#34
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
#35
The Long Walk Home (1990)
#36
Brown Sugar
62%
 
12
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#37
Women of Brewster Place
43%
 
3
#38
Boomerang
62%
 
17
#39
Penitentiary
18%
 
6
#40
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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