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100 Essential Black Films

A list of essential films from the African diaspora.
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Daughters of the Dust (1991 - Julie Dash)
Daughters of the Dust (1991 - Julie Dash)
2
The Harder They Come (1972)
The Harder They Come (1972)
3
The Mack (1973)
The Mack (1973)
4
The Landlord
The Landlord
5
Touki Bouki
Touki Bouki
6
The Cool World (1964)
The Cool World (1964)
7
Wattstax (1973)
Wattstax (1973)
8
Nothing but a Man (1964)
Nothing but a Man (1964)
9
Coonskin (1975)
Coonskin (1975)
10
Pariah
Pariah
11
Looking for Langston (1989)
Looking for Langston (1989)
12
Boomerang
Boomerang
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13
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
14
Love Jones (1997)
Love Jones (1997)
15
Leadbelly (1976)
Leadbelly (1976)
16
Black Girl
Black Girl
17
Sankofa (1993)
Sankofa (1993)
18
City of God (2002)
City of God (2002)
19
Lumumba (2000)
Lumumba (2000)
20
No Fear, No Die (1990)
No Fear, No Die (1990)
21
Crooklyn (1994)
Crooklyn (1994)
22
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
23
The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
24
City of Men (2007)
City of Men (2007)
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25
The Wood (1999)
The Wood (1999)
26
Attack the Block (2011)
Attack the Block (2011)
27
Beloved (1998)
Beloved (1998)
28
Chameleon Street (1989)
Chameleon Street (1989)
29
One False Move (1992)
One False Move (1992)
30
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
31
Learning Tree, the (1969 - Gordon Parks)
Learning Tree, the (1969 - Gordon Parks)
32
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
33
Sweet Sweetback's Baadassssss Song
Sweet Sweetback's Baadassssss Song
34
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
35
I Will Follow (2010)
I Will Follow (2010)
36
La Genese
La Genese
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37
Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Young Soul Rebels (1991)
38
Hav Plenty (1997)
Hav Plenty (1997)
39
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Eve's Bayou (1997)
40
Kidulthood (2006)
Kidulthood (2006)
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