Silver Screen

The unquestioned Black classics in cinema:

Boyz N Da Hood
Menace II Society
Poetic Justice
Friday
Do The Right Thing
Love & Basketball
How High
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Coming To America
The Wiz
Dolemite
Players Club
Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In the Hood
Juice
Set It Off
Cooley High
Lean On Me
What’s Love Got To Do With It
Class Act
Lady Sings The Blues
Soul Food
Roots
Waiting To Exhale

The underrated but actually better than all the previously mentioned Black classics in cinema:

X
Fresh
Love Jones
Crooklyn
School Daze
Squeeze
Brown Sugar
South Central
Why Did I Get Married
Eve’s Bayou
The Inkwell
Boomerang
Higher Learning
Jason’s Lyric
The Wood
The Five Heartbeats
Above The Rim
House Party 3
Dead Presidents
Sugar Hill
In Too Deep
Sunset Park
Akeelah & The Bee
New Jersey Drive
He Got Game
Thin Line Between Love And Hate
American Gangster
Amistad
Django Unchained

The hilariously overrated Black classics in cinema:

Belly
Best Man
EVERY OTHER TYLER PERRY MOVIE
ATL
You Got Stomped On The Drumline
Vampire In Brooklyn
Baps
Bad Boys
Tales From the Hood
Pootie Tang
The Barbershop
Hollywood Shuffle
Precious
Get Rich Or Die Tryin
Hustle & Flow
Notorious
Idlewild
Life
Training Day

Feel free to categorize and add any I missed…


…and I’m blocking anybody that mentions Big Mama’s House and/or Soul Plane

10

Greatest Cinema Divas of All Time

1) Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly - The Devil Wears Prada 2006 

2) Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara - Gone With the Wind 1939

3) Cruella de Vil voiced by Betty Lou Gerson - 101 Dalmatians 1961

4) Bette Davis as Margo Channing - All About Eve 1950

5) Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee - Gentleman Prefer Blondes 1953

6) Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N. Furter - The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1971

7) Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers - Mahogany 1975

8) Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford - Mommie Dearest 1981

9) Josephine Baker as Alwina - Princess Tam Tam 1935

10) Divine as Babs Johnson/Divine - Pink Flamingos 1972

10

Greatest, Most Iconic Actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age

1) Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, Sabrina

2) Katharine Hepburn - The Philadelphia Story, On Golden Pond, Morning Glory

3) Marilyn Monroe - Some Like it Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bus Stop

4) Bette Davis - All About Eve,  Of Human Bondage, Jezebel

5) Elizabeth Taylor - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

6) Judy Garland - Wizard of Oz, A Star Is Born, Judgment at Nuremberg

7) Vivien Leigh - Gone With the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire

8) Marlene Dietrich - Shanghai Express, Desire, Morocco

9) Grace Kelly - Rear Window, High Noon, The Country Girl

10) Ingrid Bergman - Casablanca, Anastasia, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Honorable Mentions - Mae West, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford