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)
32%
 
7
#3
Love Jones (1997)
#4
Precious (2009)
#5
Set It Off
71%
 
8
#6
Foxy Brown (film)
41%
 
6
#7
Stormy Weather
15%
 
5
#8
Eve's Bayou (1997)
#9
Carmen Jones (1954)
#10
Hoop Dreams (1994)
#11
Shaft
48%
 
15
#12
Malcolm X
68%
 
11
#13
The Color Purple (1985)
#14
Lilies of the Field
23%
 
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
44%
 
2
#22
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
#23
New Jack City (1991)
#24
The Best Man (Movie)
70%
 
1
#25
Pariah
11%
 
8
#26
Lee Daniels' The Butler
46%
 
9
#27
Sparkle
43%
 
2
#28
Sankofa (1993)
#29
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
#30
Roots (TV miniseries)
65%
 
6
#31
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
#32
Rosewood (1997)
#33
Sounder (2003)
30%
 
21
#34
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
#35
The Long Walk Home (1990)
#36
Brown Sugar
65%
 
10
#37
Women of Brewster Place
49%
 
2
#38
Boomerang
67%
 
15
#39
Penitentiary
22%
 
5
#40
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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