Most Popular Blaxploitation Movies and TV Shows
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1. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,299,049 | Gross: $162.81M
2. Black Panther (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
Votes: 582,766 | Gross: $700.06M
3. Black and Blue (I) (2019)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A rookie New Orleans police officer is forced to balance her identity as a black woman after she witnesses two corrupt cops committing murder.
4. Jackie Brown (1997)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.
Votes: 305,172 | Gross: $39.67M
5. The Ωmega Man (1971)
PG | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Lone survivor, doctor Robert Neville, struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race while fighting The Family, a savage luddite death cult formed by the zombie-like infected to erase the past.
Votes: 28,051 | Gross: $8.72M
6. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
7. Luke Cage (2016–2018)
TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
8. Black Snake Moan (2006)
R | 116 min | Drama, Music
A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.
Votes: 59,969 | Gross: $9.40M
9. Shaft (2019)
R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
JJ Shaft, a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.
Votes: 39,919 | Gross: $21.36M
10. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects.
Votes: 119,426 | Gross: $57.50M
11. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Votes: 80,459 | Gross: $48.17M
12. Live and Let Die (1973)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organisation and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Votes: 93,291 | Gross: $35.38M
13. The First Purge (2018)
R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.
Votes: 50,160 | Gross: $69.49M
14. Girls Trip (2017)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Votes: 32,610 | Gross: $115.17M
15. Detroit (2017)
R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History
Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.
Votes: 45,053 | Gross: $16.79M
16. Car Wash (1976)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A comedic take on the daily life of car-wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams, and tribulations, and meeting some eccentric customers along the way.
17. Menace II Society (1993)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.
Votes: 49,379 | Gross: $27.90M
19. Shaft (2000)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Votes: 71,951 | Gross: $70.33M
21. SuperFly (2018)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
With retirement on his mind, a successful young drug dealer sets up one last big job, while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and the police.
Votes: 5,771 | Gross: $20.55M
27. Proud Mary (2018)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
Votes: 8,264 | Gross: $20.87M
28. The Last Dragon (1985)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.
Votes: 12,458 | Gross: $25.75M
30. Undercover Brother (2002)
PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy
When "The Man" tries to derail a black candidate's presidential campaign, Undercover Brother and his fellow secret agents come to the rescue.
Votes: 32,842 | Gross: $38.23M
33. Dead Presidents (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.
Votes: 19,024 | Gross: $24.20M
35. The Arena (1974)
R | 83 min | Action, Adventure
In ancient Rome audiences have grown tired of viewing gladiators fight to the death. Something new is needed--women. (Josiah Howard, "Blaxploitation cinema: The Essential Reference Guide.")
36. Black Dynamite (2009)
R | 84 min | Action, Comedy
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man, it's up to him to find justice.
Votes: 44,653 | Gross: $0.23M
37. Coonskin (1975)
R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police.
38. Deep Cover (1992)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A uniformed cop is recruited by a drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring looking to expand its operation.
Votes: 8,473 | Gross: $16.64M
39. Paid in Full (2002)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.
Votes: 10,238 | Gross: $3.04M
41. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.
Votes: 11,940 | Gross: $13.03M
42. Action Jackson (1988)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.
Votes: 9,739 | Gross: $20.26M
43. Steel (1997)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
To stop terrorists from using the lethal technology he invented, a weapons developer transforms himself into a hammer-wielding superhero.
Votes: 10,787 | Gross: $1.71M
45. Black Mama White Mama (1973)
R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A black prostitute and a white revolutionary must form an uneasy alliance when they are busted out of prison and are pursued by guerrillas, bounty hunters and the army.
Votes: 2,663 | Gross: $0.19M
47. Paradise: Love (2012)
Unrated | 120 min | Drama
Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.
Votes: 8,199 | Gross: $0.02M
48. Tales from the Hood (1995)
R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Votes: 6,500 | Gross: $11.80M