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1. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 3,329 | Gross: $8.75M

2. The Temptations (1998)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 3,695

3. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War

The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 5,160

4. Sugar Hill (1993)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A drug dealer tries to get out of the life and start anew with his girlfriend, but the transition is tragically difficult.

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Khandi Alexander, DeVaughn Nixon

Votes: 3,815 | Gross: $18.27M

5. Disappearing Acts (2000 TV Movie)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

A couple in the midst of a tumultuous relationship fight to stay together.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Wesley Snipes, Michael Imperioli, Laz Alonso

Votes: 1,471

6. Passenger 57 (1992)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher

Votes: 42,540 | Gross: $44.07M

7. Drop Zone (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A tough cop teams up with a professional skydiver to capture a renegade computer hacker on the run from the law.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler, Michael Jeter

Votes: 18,240 | Gross: $28.72M

8. Money Train (1995)

R | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A vengeful New York City transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares. His foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Blake

Votes: 36,868 | Gross: $35.32M

9. The Waterdance (1992)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

A film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehabilitation centre with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies' man, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Neal Jimenez, Michael Steinberg | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Helen Hunt, Wesley Snipes, William Allen Young

Votes: 2,499 | Gross: $1.72M

10. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis

Votes: 15,715 | Gross: $32.48M

11. Zig Zag (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama

58 Metascore

An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: John Leguizamo, Natasha Lyonne, Wesley Snipes, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,288 | Gross: $0.00M

12. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 29,384

13. Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Director: Biyi Bandele | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle

Votes: 1,609 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Director: Biyi Bandele | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle

Votes: 1,609 | Gross: $0.05M

15. The Player (2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former intelligence and FBI officer, who now works as a security expert in Las Vegas, is recruited by mysterious pit boss Mr. Johnson to, based on his tips, try to prevent crimes, while the rich place bets on his chances of success.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Damon Gupton, Wesley Snipes, Charity Wakefield

Votes: 6,831

16. Martin (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II

Votes: 6,830

17. Thicker Than Water (1999)

R | 91 min | Drama

In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Cummings Jr. | Stars: Mack 10, Fat Joe, Ice Cube, MC Eiht

Votes: 564 | Gross: $0.08M

18. Dangerous Ground (1997)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother... See full summary »

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Ice Cube, Elizabeth Hurley, Thokozani Nkosi, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 1,778 | Gross: $5.08M

19. Trespass (1992)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

2 firemen in a burning building get a treasure map. Stolen gold church items are hidden in a closed down factory in St. Louis. Once there, they're trapped in by a black gang considering it their territory. Lots of shooting.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bill Paxton, Ice-T, William Sadler, Ice Cube

Votes: 9,427 | Gross: $13.75M

20. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

Votes: 8,169 | Gross: $21.82M

21. Will to Love (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Romance

A CEO of a million dollar company has to find a wife in order to inherit his grandfather's company and his estate.

Director: Chris Stokes | Stars: Marques Houston, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Draya Michele, Black Thomas

Votes: 214

22. Pride (2007)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Director: Sunu Gonera | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise, Tom Arnold

Votes: 5,977 | Gross: $7.04M

23. Bessie (2015 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Michael Kenneth Williams, Tika Sumpter, Queen Latifah

Votes: 3,647

24. A Raisin in the Sun (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama

An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

Director: Kenny Leon | Stars: Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 1,695

25. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

54 Metascore

A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 11,250 | Gross: $22.36M

26. 10 Things I Hate About Life (2014)

Comedy, Romance

Two teens unexpectedly fall in love, just before they are about to kill themselves.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Janet Montgomery, Billy Campbell, Elodie Yung, Thomas McDonell

Votes: 32

27. Underground (2016– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, History

With the country on the brink of Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey to freedom, with... See full summary »

Stars: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller

Votes: 4,399

28. November Rule (2015)

94 min | Comedy

Up-and-coming sports shoe entrepreneur Steve, who is still reeling from the death of his dad, has made a "November rule" in order to keep his distance from the women who seem to be getting ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Elliott | Stars: Mo McRae, Tatyana Ali, DJ Qualls, La La Anthony

Votes: 803

29. A Different World (1987–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 5,130

30. Panther (I) (1995)

R | 124 min | Drama

A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine, Joe Don Baker, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 2,117 | Gross: $6.83M

31. Training Day (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

TV follow-up to the 2001 film 'Training Day' about a rookie cop partnered with a corrupt officer.

Stars: Bill Paxton, Justin Cornwell, Katrina Law, Drew Van Acker

Votes: 2,981

32. CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (2013 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of Legendary hip hop/r&b/pop trio TLC.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Keke Palmer, Rochelle Aytes, Evan Ross, Donny Boaz

Votes: 2,039



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