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The 100 Best Black Movies (Ever)
1. “Do the Right Thing” (1989; directed by Spike Lee; with Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Spike
Lee, Robin Harris)
2.
“The Color Purple” (1985; Steven Spielberg; Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah
Winfrey)
3.
“Claudine” (1974; John Berry; Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones)
4.
“Malcolm X” (1992; Spike Lee; Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett)
5.
“Sounder” (1972; Martin Ritt; Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks)
Bailey, Diahann Carroll)
6.
"Carmen Jones" (1954; directed by Otto Preminger; Dorothy Dandridge, Harry
Belafonte)
7.
“Super Fly” (1972; Gordon Parks Jr.; Ron O’Neal, Carl Lee)
8.
“Cooley High” (1975; Michael Schultz; Glynn Thurman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs,
Garrett Morris)
9.
“Hoop Dreams” (1995; Steve James; William Gates, Arthur Agee)
10.
“Coming to America” (1988; John Landis; Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl
Jones)
100 WORST BLACK MOVIES (EVER)
THE 100 WORST BLACK MOVIES (EVER)

1. Graffitti Bridge (1990)  
2.
Soul Plane (2004)
3.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
4.
The Toy (1982)
5.
Leonard Part 6 (1987)
6.
Kazaam (1996)
7.
Glitter (2001)
8.
Belly (1998)
9.
Pootie Tang (2001)
10.
Mandingo (1975)

11.
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
12.
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
13.
Phat Girlz (2006)
14.
Girl 6 (1996)
15.
The Cookout (2004)
16.
I'm Bout It (1997)  
17.
Soul Man (1986)
18.
Catwoman (2004)
19.
Who’s Your Caddy? (2007)
20.
B.A.P.S. (1997)

21.
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
22.
The Black Gestapo (1975)
23.
How High (2001)
24.
Meteor Man (1993)
25.
In the Mix  (2005)
26.
Monster’s Ball (2001)
27.
Juwanna Mann (2002)
28.
Detroit 9000 (1973)
29.
Ghost Dad (1990)
30.
Phat Beach (1996)

31.
Blankman (1994)
32.
I Got the Hook Up (1998)
33.
3 Strikes (2000)
34.
Norbit (2007)
35.
Def by Temptation (1990)
36.
Marci X (2003)
37.
Foolish (1999)
38.
Major Payne (1995)
39.
House Party 4 (2000)
40.
House Party 3 (1994)

41.
Next Day Air (2009)
42.
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)  
43.
House Guest (1995)
44.
Meet Dave (2008)
45.
Blackenstein (1973)
46.
Woo (1998)
47.
Boss’n Up (2005)
48.
Irish Jam (2006)
49.
King’s Ransom (2005)
50.
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)

51.
Coonskin (1975)
52.
Hood of Horror (2006)
53.
Love and a Bullet (2002)
54.
My Baby’s Daddy (2004)
55.
State Property 2 (2005)
56.
State Property (2001)
57.
Crossover (2006)
58.
Boss Nigger (1975)
59.
She Hate Me (2004)
60.
Class Act (1992)

61.
Bones (2001)
62.
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
63.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
64.
Poetic Justice (1993)
65.
The Walking Dead (1995)
66.
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
67.
The Man (2005)
68.
Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)
69.
The Wash (2001)
70.
Soul Soldier (1970)

71.
Livin’ Large (1991)
72.
Head of State (2003)
73.
Double Take (2001)
74.
The Honeymooners (2005)
75.
Burglar (1987)
76.
Honky (1971)
77.
Waist Deep (2006)
78.
The Great White Hype (1996)
79.
Good Burger (1997)
80.
The Mighty Quinn (1989)

81.
Penitentiary (1979)
82.
Honey (2003)
83.
Critical Condition (1987)
84.
The Ladies Man (2000)
85.
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
86.
The Distinguished Gentlemen (1992)
87.
Beloved (1998)
88.
Fat Albert (2004)
89.
Superfly T.N.T. (1973)
90.
Little Man (2006)

91.
First Sunday (2008)
92.
Sprung (1997)
93.
Higher Learning (1995)
94.
Holy Man (1998)
95.
Who’s the Man? (1993)
96.
Colors (1988)
97.
Shaft (2000)
98.  
White Chicks (2004)
99.
Queen of the Damned (2002)
100.
The Wiz (1978)   

List compiled by FOX-TV film critic Shawn Edwards. Edwards has been a film critic for FOX
4 News in Kansas City since 2000. The award-winning journalist is also the co-founder of
the African American Film Critics Association and is a voting member of the Broadcast
Film Critics Association. Edwards wrote and directed the 2007 documentary "The 100 Best
Black Films (Ever)." He is currently writing a book about the history of black film.
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