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70 Classic Black Films Everyone Should See At Least Once
♬ "Do you know where you're going to?"♬ Here are 70 of the most iconic black films, through the year 2000.
By Kelley L. Carter

this list ignores the last 15 years of movies, but that makes sense. if we’re going to talk about “classics”, we have to give the movies time to become classics.

legend ( italicized - seen it, bold- have a copy of it too)

  1. Carmen Jones (1954)
  2. Imitation of Life (1959)
  3. Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  4. Shaft (1971)
  5. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)
  6. Super Fly (1972)
  7. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
  8. The Mack (1973)
  9. Coffy (1973)
  10. Black Caesar (1973)
  11. Cleopatra Jones (1974)
  12. Foxy Brown (1974)
  13. Claudine (1974)
  14. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
  15. Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
  16. Dolemite (1975)
  17. Cooley High (1975)
  18. Mahogany (1975)
  19. Sparkle (1976)
  20. Car Wash (1976)
  21. The Wiz (1978)
  22. Breakin’ (1984)
  23. Beat Street (1984)
  24. A Soldier’s Story (1984)
  25. Purple Rain (1984)
  26. Krush Groove (1985)
  27. The Color Purple (1985)
  28. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
  29. Raw (1987)
  30. School Daze (1988)
  31. Coming to America (1988)
  32. Lean On Me (1989)
  33. Glory (1989)
  34. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  35. Harlem Nights (1989)
  36. Mo’ Better Blues (1989)
  37. House Party (1990)
  38. The Five Heartbeats (1991)
  39. Jungle Fever (1991)
  40. Strictly Business (1991)
  41. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
  42. New Jack City (1991)
  43. White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
  44. Bebe’s Kids (1992) (used to have this on VHS lol)
  45. Boomerang (1992)
  46. Malcolm X (1992)
  47. Juice (1992)
  48. Class Act (1992)
  49. What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993)
  50. CB4 (1993)
  51. Posse (1993)
  52. Poetic Justice (1993)
  53. Menace II Society (1993)
  54. Jason’s Lyric (1994)
  55. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
  56. Tales From the Hood (1995)
  57. Bad Boys (1995)
  58. Friday (1995)
  59. Waiting to Exhale (1995)
  60. Higher Learning (1995)
  61. Set It Off (1996)
  62. Hav Plenty (1998)
  63. Eve’s Bayou (1997)
  64. Love Jones (1997)
  65. Soul Food (1997)
  66. Belly (1998)
  67. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
  68. The Best Man (1999)
  69. The Wood (1999)
  70. Love & Basketball (2000)

of course she couldn’t get ALL of the movies on here… but some notable misses :

  • The Temptations (1998)
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998)
  • Dead Presidents (1995)
  • Polly (1989)
  • A Hero Ain’t Nothing But A Sandwich (1978)
  • The Marva Collins Story (1981)
  • Sister Act II (1993)
  • Hoodlum (1997)
  • Women of Brewster Place (1989) 
  • Little Richard (2000)
  • Bamboozled (2000)
  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
  • The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
  • Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
  • Preacher’s Wife (1996)
  • The Bodyguard (1992)
  • Mo Money (1992) (ok maybe not so notable, but yeah)
  • Blankman (1994)
  • The 6th Man (1997)

Scroll no further unless you want Labyrinth to be ruined for you!

Okay fam! Labyrinth is one of my favourite films of all time and have watched it endlessly for nearly 15 years and I’ve just noticed something so insignificant yet so important.

At the end of the film, the goblin king as an owl flies towards the moon- there are no stars.

THERE.

ARE.

NO.

STARS.

Jim Henson and his attention to detail did not put stars in the sky!

Doesn’t seem significant but let’s remember, Jim Henson found it important to show us that our disneyified view of mythology is wrong- look at Sarah and her innocence towards fairies and the idea that goblins are malicious rather than Childish and trickster like. Henson very clearly wants to explain that real mythological creatures are dangerous.

The Goblin King is very clearly based one the Erl Köng and the Green Man. In European legend, this creature seduces young women, offering them fruits and sexual favours. After nights of summoning them back to the forest, he manages to imprison these women and keep them as song birds in gilded cages. This is seen in the ballroom scene, all these beautiful people fawning and begging for the attention of the immortal Erl Köng. Sarah is able to see beyond this facade and is able to apparently free herself from this cage.

She’s still trapped in the Labyrinth.

She solves the Labyrinth, that was the only term that was set by the Goblin King. But as Hoggle says at the beginning, “even if you reach the castle, you’ll never be able to get out again”.

The Goblin King never said that both Toby and Sarah could leave, it was only an exchange of persons.

She ate the peach, the Goblin fruit, and now she is apart of the kingdom, therefore can never leave.

Fast forward to the end when Sarah is escorted back to her home by the Goblin King, Toby is lying in his crib as if nothing has changed.

That’s because nothing has changed for Toby, time has reordered itself so that the changeling was never there.

Sarah closes the door to Toby’s room- the reality where we are. The whole goblin Kingdom and it’s power are only shown when in Toby’s room, the thoughout way from the underground to the aboveground.

Sarah doesn’t say goodbye to her friends in the mirror, she joins them in their realm. The camera pans from the mirror to the bed, almost like we are now in the reflection.

Sarah says her goodbyes to her father and brother (visually to her brother and verbally to her father, who actually questions where she is and never responds to Sarah after her saying she was there)- the goblin kings true gift and is now stuck underground living out her fantasy.

There are no stars underground nor moon, the moon is now the new door way to the mortal plane that the Goblin King uses.

Sarah has been outmanuvered and is now stuck in her gilded golden bird cage.

ITS BACK!!! movie night masterpost! all links work as of august 11, 2014 (if you want to request/recommend movies here) I’m reposting this because it was highly requested and it got deleted for the second time, I also added more films!!

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 13 Going on 30
  • 17 Again
  • 21 Jump Street
  • 22 Jump Street
  • 27 Dresses
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • A Cinderella Story
  • Aquamarine
  • Bride Wars
  • Bring It On
  • Bring It On Again
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Clueless
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Confessions of a Teenage Dramaqueen
  • Crazy, Stupid Love
  • Disturbia
  • Donnie Darko
  • Easy A
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Forrest Gump
  • Freaky Friday
  • Friends with Benefits
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Great Gatsby
  • Grown Ups
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Jennifer’s Body
  • John Tucker Must Die
  • Juno
  • Just My Luck
  • Labour Pains
  • Leap Year
  • Legally Blonde
  • Legally Blonde 2
  • LOL
  • Lolita
  • Maid in Manhattan
  • Mean Girls
  • Mean Girls 2
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Miss Congeniality 2
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New York Minute
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Princess Diaries
  • Princess Diaries 2
  • Project X
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • She’s the Man
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Stuck in Love
  • Submarine
  • Sucker Punch
  • Switch
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Heat
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Last Song
  • The Notebook
  • The Parent Trap
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Proposal
  • The Tourist
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • The Vow
  • Titanic
  • V for Vendetta
  • Warm Bodies
  • Water for Elephants
  • What Happens in Vegas
  • Yes Man

Final Destination:

  • Final Destination
  • Final Destination 2
  • Final Destination 3
  • The Final Destination
  • Final Destination 5

Harry Potter:

  • Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone
  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
  • Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
  • Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince  
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part 1
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part 2

Men in Black:

  • Men in Black I
  • Men in Black II
  • Men in Black III

Pirates of the Caribbean:

  • The Curse of The Black Pearl
  • Dead Man’s Chest
  • At World’s End
  • On Stranger Tides

Star Wars:

  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • The Clone Wars

Saw:

  • Saw
  • Saw II
  • Saw III
  • Saw IV
  • Saw V
  • Saw VI
  • Saw 3D (7th Movie)

Step Up:

  • Step Up
  • Step Up 2
  • Step Up 3
  • Step Up Revolution

The Hangover:

  • The Hangover
  • The Hangover 2
  • The Hangover 3

Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit:

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Twilight Saga:

  • Twilight
  • New Moon
  • Eclipse
  • Breaking Dawn: Part 1
  • Breaking Dawn: Part 2

Marvel:

  • The Amazing Spider-man
  • The Avengers
  • Captain America
  • Fantastic Four
  • Hulk
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • Iron Man 3
  • Spider-man
  • Spider-man 2
  • Spider-man 3
  • Thor
  • X-Men
  • X-Men First Class
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • X-Men The Last Stand

Disney:

  • Aladdin
  • Aladdin The Return of Jafar
  • Aladdin and the King of Thieves
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice in Wonderland 2010
  • The Aristocats
  • Atlantis the lost Empire
  • Antlantis Milos Return
  • Bambi
  • Bambi II
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
  • Brave
  • Brother Bear
  • Brother Bear 2
  • A bugs Life
  • Camp Rock
  • Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam
  • Cars
  • Cars 2
  • The Cheetah Girls One World
  • Chicken Little
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn treader
  • Cinderella
  • Cinderella II Dreams come True
  • Cinderella III A Twist in Time
  • Collage Road Trip
  • Cow Belles
  • Dadnapped
  • Dinosaur
  • Dumbo
  • The Emperors New Groove
  • Enchanted
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Fantasia
  • Fantasia 2000
  • Finding Nemo
  • Fox and the Hound
  • Fox and the Hound 2
  • Frankenweenie
  • Frenemies
  • Frozen
  • Game Plan
  • George of the Jungle
  • A Goofy Movie
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie
  • Halloweentown
  • Halloween town II: Kalabar’s Revenge
  • Halloweentown High
  • Hannah Montana Movie
  • Hercules
  • High School Musical
  • High School Musical 2
  • High School Musical 3
  • Holes
  • Home on the Range
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Incredibles
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Inspector Gadget 2
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • John Carter
  • Jungle Book
  • Jungle Book 2
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Lady and the Tramp 2
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Lilo and Stitch 2
  • Lion King
  • Lion King 2
  • Lion King 1 ½
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Little Mermaid 2
  • Lizzie Mcguire Movie
  • Marry Poppins
  • Mars Needs Moms
  • Mickeys Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the house of mouse
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Monsters University
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Mulan
  • Mulan II
  • The Muppets
  • National Treasure
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Oliver and Company
  • Oz: The Great and the Powerful
  • The Pacifier
  • Peter Pan
  • Peter Pan 2
  • Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
  • Pinnochio
  • Pixel Perfect
  • Pocohantos
  • Pocahontas 2
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Princess and the Frog
  • Princess Protection Program
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • Ratatouille
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • The Rescuers
  • Return to Halloweentown
  • Robin Hood
  • The Santa Claus
  • Santa Claus 2
  • Santa Claus 3
  • Sky High
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • The Sorcerers Apprentice
  • Space Buddies
  • Spooky Buddies
  • The Suite Life Movie
  • Sword in the Stone
  • Tangled
  • Tangled Ever After
  • Tarzan
  • Tarzan 2
  • Tarzan and Jane
  • The Tigger Movie
  • Tinker bell
  • Tinker bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • Tinker bell and the Lost Treasure
  • Tinker bell: Secret of the Wings
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Treasure Planet
  • Tron Legacy
  • Underdog
  • Up
  • WALL-E
  • Wizards of Waverly Place Movie
  • Whinnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Christmas
  • Whinnie The Pooh Movie
  • Wreck-it-Ralph
  • Your Friend The Rat
  • 101 Dalmations
  • 101 Dalmations II
  • 102 Dalmations