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70 Classic Black Films Everyone Should See at Least Once

♬ "Do you know where you're going to?"♬ Here are 70 of the most iconic black films, through the year 2000.
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1
Carmen Jones (1954)
Carmen Jones (1954)
2
Imitation of Life (1959)
Imitation of Life (1959)
3
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
4
Shaft (1971)
Shaft (1971)
5
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
6
Super Fly (1972)
Super Fly (1972)
7
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
8
The Mack (1973)
The Mack (1973)
9
Coffy (1973)
Coffy (1973)
10
Black Caesar (1973)
Black Caesar (1973)
11
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
12
Foxy Brown (1974)
Foxy Brown (1974)
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13
Claudine (1974)
Claudine (1974)
14
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
15
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
16
Dolemite (1975)
Dolemite (1975)
17
Cooley High (1975)
Cooley High (1975)
18
Mahogany (1975)
Mahogany (1975)
19
Sparkle (1976)
Sparkle (1976)
20
Car Wash (1976)
Car Wash (1976)
21
The Wiz (1978)
The Wiz (1978)
22
Breakin' (1984)
Breakin' (1984)
23
Beat Street (1984)
Beat Street (1984)
24
A Soldier's Story (1984)
A Soldier's Story (1984)
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25
Purple Rain (1984)
Purple Rain (1984)
26
Krush Groove (1985)
Krush Groove (1985)
27
The Color Purple (1985)
The Color Purple (1985)
28
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
29
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)
30
School Daze (1988)
School Daze (1988)
31
Coming to America (1988)
Coming to America (1988)
32
Lean on Me (1989)
Lean on Me (1989)
33
Glory (1989)
Glory (1989)
34
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
35
Harlem Nights (1989)
Harlem Nights (1989)
36
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
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37
House Party (1990)
House Party (1990)
38
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
39
Jungle Fever (1991)
Jungle Fever (1991)
40
Strictly Business (1991)
Strictly Business (1991)
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