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%
 
5
#3
Love Jones (1997)
#4
Precious (2009)
#5
Set It Off
75%
 
7
#6
Foxy Brown (film)
49%
 
6
#7
Stormy Weather
19%
 
5
#8
Eve's Bayou (1997)
#9
Carmen Jones (1954)
#10
Hoop Dreams (1994)
#11
Shaft
58%
 
15
#12
Malcolm X
75%
 
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
54%
 
2
#22
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
#23
New Jack City (1991)
#24
The Best Man (Movie)
73%
 
1
#25
Pariah
12%
 
8
#26
Lee Daniels' The Butler
43%
 
9
#27
Sparkle
51%
 
2
#28
Sankofa (1993)
#29
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
#30
Roots (TV miniseries)
73%
 
6
#31
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
#32
Rosewood (1997)
#33
Sounder (2003)
38%
 
17
#34
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
#35
The Long Walk Home (1990)
#36
Brown Sugar
69%
 
10
#37
Women of Brewster Place
59%
 
2
#38
Boomerang
74%
 
15
#39
Penitentiary
29%
 
5
#40
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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