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51 Modern Black Films Everyone Should See for Black History Month

This essential list of black films picks up in the year 2001, where our compilation of 70 classic black films left off. Only time will tell which of these movies become classics, but they've all definitely earned at least one watch from all of us.
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The Brothers (2001)
The Brothers (2001)
2
Baby Boy (2001)
Baby Boy (2001)
3
Training Day (2001)
Training Day (2001)
4
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Save the Last Dance (2001)
5
Two Can Play That Game (2001)
Two Can Play That Game (2001)
6
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Antwone Fisher (2002)
7
Paid in Full (2002)
Paid in Full (2002)
8
Barbershop (2002)
Barbershop (2002)
9
Brown Sugar (2002)
Brown Sugar (2002)
10
Drumline (2002)
Drumline (2002)
11
Bad Boys II (2003)
Bad Boys II (2003)
12
Deliver Us From Eva (2003)
Deliver Us From Eva (2003)
13
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
14
Soul Plane (2004)
Soul Plane (2004)
16
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Hustle & Flow (2005)
17
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
18
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
20
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
21
Dreamgirls (2006)
Dreamgirls (2006)
22
Something New (2006)
Something New (2006)
23
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
24
Inside Man (2006)
Inside Man (2006)
25
This Christmas (2007)
This Christmas (2007)
26
The Great Debaters (2007)
The Great Debaters (2007)
27
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
28
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
29
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Stomp the Yard (2007)
30
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
31
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
32
Cadillac Records (2008)
Cadillac Records (2008)
33
Notorious (2009)
Notorious (2009)
34
Precious (2009)
Precious (2009)
35
For Colored Girls (2010)
For Colored Girls (2010)
36
The Help (2011)
The Help (2011)
37
Think Like a Man (2012)
Think Like a Man (2012)
38
Django Unchained (2012)
Django Unchained (2012)
39
The Best Man Holiday (2013)
The Best Man Holiday (2013)
40
12 Years a Slave (2013)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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