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)
35%
 
4
#3
Love Jones (1997)
#4
Precious (2009)
#5
Set It Off
73%
 
7
#6
Foxy Brown (film)
45%
 
6
#7
Stormy Weather
17%
 
5
#8
Eve's Bayou (1997)
#9
Carmen Jones (1954)
#10
Hoop Dreams (1994)
#11
Shaft
52%
 
15
#12
Malcolm X
71%
 
11
#13
The Color Purple (1985)
#14
Lilies of the Field
26%
 
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
48%
 
2
#22
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
#23
New Jack City (1991)
#24
The Best Man (Movie)
71%
 
1
#25
Pariah
11%
 
8
#26
Lee Daniels' The Butler
45%
 
9
#27
Sparkle
46%
 
2
#28
Sankofa (1993)
#29
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
#30
Roots (TV miniseries)
68%
 
6
#31
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
#32
Rosewood (1997)
#33
Sounder (2003)
33%
 
20
#34
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
#35
The Long Walk Home (1990)
#36
Brown Sugar
67%
 
10
#37
Women of Brewster Place
53%
 
2
#38
Boomerang
70%
 
15
#39
Penitentiary
25%
 
5
#40
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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