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Happy Birthday Denzel Washington | December 28th, 1954

It’s simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they’re done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it’s what they see. That’s where my head is at. 

I don’t care if the whole world stops fucking with me because I fuck with me and there aint no bunk beds in a casket
—  American Gangster (2007)
Best hood movies of all time

Paid In Full
Dead Presidents
Master P The Last Don
Mack 10 & Fat Joe Thicker Than Water
Baller Blockin
Loud Pack The Movie
Baby Boy
Scarface
American Gangster
Belly
Belly 2
Shottas
Blue Hill Avenue
New Jack City
Boyz n’ The Hood
Menace II Society
Juice
South Central
Ghetto Stories
Lockdown
Never Die Alone
A Day In The Life
ATL
Set It Off
Get Rich or Die Tryin’
In Too Deep
Deep Cover
Bones
The Godfather
Carlito’s Way
Blow
Scarface (1932)
Da Game of Life
Tha Eastsidaz
Boss'n Up
hot boyz movie
crime partners
Fresh
Jason’s Lyric
Waist Deep
Above the Rim

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