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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)
playlist:

▶ Fuckin’ In The Bushes - Oasis
▷ The Things You Said - Depeche Mode
▶ The House Of Wolves - Bring Me The Horizon
▷ Zombie - The Cranberries
▶ Air Catcher - twenty one pilots
▷ Thanks To You - All Time Low
▶ Scream - Tokio Hotel
▷ Emergency - Paramore
▶ Going To Hell - The Pretty Reckless
▷ Unwanted - Avril Lavigne
▶ M1 A1 - Gorillaz
▷ Obvious - Blink 182
▶ Bang Bang - Green Day
▷ All Fucked Up - The Amity Affliction
▶ Can You Feel My Heart - Bring Me The Horizon
▷ Goner - twenty one pilots
▶ Therapy - All Time Low
▷ Run, Run, Run - Tokio Hotel
▶ Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis
▷ Wrapped Around Your Finger - 5 Seconds Of Summer
▶ Milk and Cookies - Melanie Martinez
▷ Let Me Go ft. Chad Kroeger - Avril Lavigne
▶ El Mañana - Gorillaz
▷ Stripped - Depeche Mode
▶ Bedshaped - Keane
▷ Ghost Of You - Selena Gomez & The Scene
▶ Pyongyang - Blur
▷ Gasoline - Halsey
▶ Anathema - twenty one pilots
▷ Remembering Sunday ft. Juliet Simms - All Time Low
▶ Masquerade - Tokio Hotel
▷ Soldier On - Oasis
▶ Cry Baby - Melanie Martinez
▷ Waiting For A Friend - The Pretty Reckless
▶ On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz
▷ Hold Me Down - Halsey
▶ Fall Away - twenty one pilots
▷ Dancing With A Wolf - All Time Low
▶ Sacred - Tokio Hotel
▷ Gas Panic! - Oasis
▶ Careful - Paramore
▷ Since You’re Gone - The Pretty Reckless
▶ Stockholm Syndrome - Blink 182
▷ Sleepwalking - Bring Me The Horizon
▶ Faint - Linkin Park
▷ Helena - My Chemical Romance
▶ Breakaway - Tokio Hotel
▷ Bring It On Down - Oasis
▶ ¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl) - Green Day
▷ Don’t Go ft. Lights - Bring Me The Horizon
▶ This Is Halloween - Patty Walters
▷ Ignorance - Paramore
▶ Love Is Dead - Tokio Hotel
▷ Miss Nothing - The Pretty Reckless
▶ Violence - Blink 182
▷ Revolution Radio - Green Day
▶ So Long, And Thanks For All The Booze - All Time Low
▷ Morning Glory - Oasis
▶ I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At the Disco
▷ Take Me Away - Avril Lavigne
▶ I Don’t Wanna Be In Love - Good Charlotte
▷ Rejects - 5 Seconds Of Summer
▶ Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
▷ Fairly Local - twenty one pilots
▶ The Mighty Fall ft. Big Sean - Fall Out Boy
▷ Sound Check (Gravity) - Gorillaz
▶ Mad Hatter - Melanie Martinez
▷ Control - Halsey
▶ BeFoUr - ZAYN
▷ Kings of Suburbia - Tokio Hotel
▶ Nobody’s Home - Avril Lavigne
▷ AKA… What A Life! - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
▶ Dirty Laundry - All Time Low
▷ Falling Down - Oasis
▶ Impossible Year - Panic! At The Disco
▷ Truce - twenty one pilots
▶ Man Research (Clapper) - Gorillaz
▷ Empty Gold - Halsey          
▶ Forest - twenty one pilots
▷ Old Scars/Future Hearts - All Time Low
▶ Screamin - Tokio Hotel
▷ Born On A Different Cloud - Oasis
▶ The Phoenix - Fall Out Boy
▷ Emperor’s New Clothes - Panic! At The Disco
▶ Monster - Paramore
▷ Heaven Knows - The Pretty Reckless
▶ Bad Reputation - Avril Lavigne
▷ Little 15 - Depeche Mode
▶ Asthenia - Blink 182
▷ Holiday / Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
▶ Doomed - Bring Me The Horizon

Black Cinema 1970-1999

This is a list I compiled based on movies I’ve either already watched or plan on watching in the near future. Please feel free to add any suggestions, recommendations, or requests for anything you’d like to see more of on this blog.

  1. Shaft (1971) 
  2. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971) 
  3. Super Fly (1972)
  4. Lady Sings the Blues (1972) 
  5. Black Gunn (1972)
  6. Trick Baby (1972)
  7. Trouble Man (1972)
  8. The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)
  9. Across 110th Street (1972)
  10. Cool Breeze (1972)
  11. Black Mama White Mama (1972)
  12. The Mack (1973) 
  13. Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973)
  14. Ganja & Hess (1973)
  15. Detroit 9000 (1973)
  16. That Man Bolt (1973)
  17. Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
  18. Coffy (1973) 
  19. Black Caesar (1973) 
  20. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
  21. Five on the Black Hand Side (1973) 
  22. Black Belt Jones (1974) 
  23. Boss Nigger (1974)
  24. TNT Jackson (1974) 
  25. Three the Hard Way (1974)
  26. Truck Turner (1974)
  27. Black Samson (1974)
  28. Willie Dynamite (1974)
  29. Cleopatra Jones (1974) 
  30. Foxy Brown (1974) 
  31. Claudine (1974) 
  32. Uptown Saturday Night (1974) 
  33. Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975) 
  34. Coonskin (1975)
  35. Sheba, Baby (1975)
  36. Dolemite (1975)
  37. Friday Foster (1975)
  38. Cooley High (1975) 
  39. Bucktown (1975)
  40. The Black Gestapo (1975)
  41. Mahogany (1975) 
  42. Sparkle (1976) 
  43. Black Shampoo (1976)
  44. Black Heat (1976)
  45. The Human Tornado (1976)
  46. Car Wash (1976) 
  47. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
  48. Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
  49. The Wiz (1978) 
  50. A Hero Ain’t Nothing But A Sandwich (1978) 
  51. Disco Godfather (1980)
  52. The Marva Collins Story (1981) 
  53. Wild Style (1983) 
  54. Breakin’ (1984) 
  55. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) 
  56. Beat Street (1984) 
  57. A Soldier’s Story (1984) 
  58. Purple Rain (1984) 
  59. Krush Groove (1985) 
  60. The Color Purple (1985) 
  61. Hollywood Shuffle (1987) 
  62. Raw (1987) 
  63. School Daze (1988) 
  64. Coming to America (1988) 
  65. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) 
  66. Lean On Me (1989)
  67. Polly (1989) 
  68. Glory (1989) 
  69. Do the Right Thing (1989) 
  70. Harlem Nights (1989) 
  71. Women of Brewster Place (1989) 
  72. Mo’ Better Blues (1989) 
  73. House Party (1990) 
  74. The Five Heartbeats (1991) 
  75. Jungle Fever (1991) 
  76. Strictly Business (1991) 
  77. Boyz n the Hood (1991) 
  78. New Jack City (1991) 
  79. White Men Can’t Jump (1992) 
  80. The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992) 
  81. Bebe’s Kids (1992) 
  82. Boomerang (1992) 
  83. Malcolm X (1992) 
  84. Juice (1992) 
  85. Class Act (1992) 
  86. Mo Money (1992) 
  87. What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993) 
  88. Strapped (1993) 
  89. CB4 (1993) 
  90. Sister Act II (1993) 
  91. Posse (1993) 
  92. Poetic Justice (1993) 
  93. Menace II Society (1993) 
  94. Jason’s Lyric (1994) 
  95. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) 
  96. Blankman (1994) 
  97. Crooklyn (1994) 
  98. Tales From the Hood (1995) 
  99. Dead Presidents (1995) 
  100. Bad Boys (1995) 
  101. Panther (1995) 
  102. Friday (1995) 
  103. Waiting to Exhale (1995) 
  104. Higher Learning (1995) 
  105. Set It Off (1996) 
  106. Preacher’s Wife (1996) 
  107. Hoodlum (1997) 
  108. Rhyme & Reason (1997)
  109. Hav Plenty (1998) 
  110. The Temptations (1998) 
  111. Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998) 
  112. Eve’s Bayou (1997) 
  113. Love Jones (1997) 
  114. Soul Food (1997) 
  115. Belly (1998) 
  116. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) 
  117. The Best Man (1999) 
  118. The Wood (1999) 
  119. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
maddmusic reference

this is what i use, i’m only sharing what i experience as i experience it. it might me different for everyone, but i hope this helps 💙

COPING WITH BEING A MALADAPTIVE DAYDREAMER ITSELF + FEELINGS OF ISOLATION AND/OR LONELINESS
* paradise / coldplay
* oh ms believer / twenty one pilots
* soon / thumbelina
* astronaut / simple plan

LOST PARAS/MOURNING/GRIEVING/PARACOSMIC NOSTALGIA
* how does a moment last forever (montmartre)
* shouldn’t come back / demi lovato
* dark paradise / lana del rey [warning: this song tends to trigger extremely depressing daydreams, i only resort to this when i’m already feeling significantly sad)
* colors (stripped) / halsey
* the house that built me / miranda lambert
* danny boy / declan galbraith (can be interpreted as parent and child or separated sweethearts relationship)
* bottom of the ocean / miley cyrus
* talking to the moon / bruno mars
* never grow up / taylor swift
*

SAD ROMANCE + BITTERSWEET LOVE + WORKING IT OUT
* sorry / halsey
* almost is never enough / ariana grande ft. nathan skyes
* just give me a reason / p!nk and nate ruess
* wildest dreams / taylor swift
* need you now / lady antebellum
* the heart wants what it wants / selena gomez
* she will be loved / maroon 5
* hey there delilah / plain white t’s
* what to do / demi lovato
* the last time / taylor swift ft. gary lightbody
* someone like you / adele
* back to december / taylor swift
* cosmic love / florence and the machine
* heart attack / demi lovato
* daylight / maroon 5

FALLING IN LOVE + HAPPY ROMANCE
* mirrors / justin timberlake
* summertime sadness / lana del rey
* look at me / carrie underwood
* love alone / katelyn tarver
* if you told me to / hunter hayes
* come on get higher / matt nathanson
* when i look at you / miley cyrus
* wanted / hunter hayes
* everything has changed / taylor swift ft. ed sheeran
* a thousand years / christina perri
* all of me / john legend
* catch me / demi lovato
* fearless / taylor swift
* marry you / bruno mars
* begin again / taylor swift
* i see the light / tangled
* young love / kip moore
* death of a bachelor / panic! at the disco
* ours / taylor swift
* let me be your wings / thumbelina
* more than miles / brantley gilbert
* a year without rain / selena gomez
* bright / echosmith
* state of grace / taylor swift
* without you / lana del rey [warning: comes with feelings of dependence on paras, may break the fourth wall]
* drive / halsey
* starlight / taylor swift
* if i lose myself / onerepublic
* salvatore / lana del rey
* can’t help falling in love / ingrid michaelson or twenty one pilots or céline dion or elvis (the original singer)
* malibu / miley cyrus

LUST + PASSION + NONVIOLENT SEXUAL VIBES + SEXUALLY CHARGED RELATIONSHIP
* treacherous / taylor swift
* pillowtalk / zayn
* take me to church / hozier (especially sinful vibes with this one, watch out)
* wildfire / demi lovato
* casual affair / panic! at the disco
* lust for life / lana del rey (seriously recommend this song, not only is it aesthetically pleasing and sexy but it’s also full of hope and general positive inspiration)
* miss jackson / panic! at the disco
* criminal / britney spears
* crazy in love / sofia karlburg or beyoncé
* stars dance / selena gomez
*


HEARTBREAK + AFTERMATH/END OF A LOVE STORY + ROMANTIC REGRET (NONVIOLENT)
* already gone / kelly clarkson
* jar of hearts / christina perri
* paper doll / john mayer
* goodbye / miley cyrus
* mine would be you / blake shelton
* when i was your man / bruno mars

FEELING LOW/DIRTY/DEPRESSED + UNHEALTHY TEMPTATIONS
* hold me down / halsey
* ballad of mona lisa / panic! at the disco
* gasoline / halsey
* teen idle / marina and the diamonds
* SAIL / AWOLNATION
* habits / tove lo
* chandelier / sia

ABUSE + VIOLENCE + TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS + HURTS TO LOVE YOU
* set fire to the rain / adele
* trouble / halsey
* grenade / bruno mars
* wild one / i am harlequin
* nicotine / panic! at the disco
* dear john / taylor swift
* stay / rihanna ft. mikky ekko
* i’m low on gas and you need a jacket / pierce the veil (super emo, suicidal vibes, highly emotional and poetic lyrics)
* love the way you lie / rihanna (there are 2 parts, i personally prefer part 2)
* teddy bear / melanie martinez (her music generally tends to focus on children’s lifestyle which can be creepy and seem pedophilic and i have mixed feelings about her but this one is kinda okay. just warning you in case you’re sensitive to it)
* dollhouse / melanie martinez (same with this one, i actually really like this one)
* cold as you / taylor swift

RECOVERING FROM ABUSE/TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS + RECOVERING FROM GENERAL DEPRESSIVE STATE (can also work non-madd)
* clean / taylor swift
* i’m not a robot / marina and the diamonds
* if i die young / the band perry (it’s a reminder of the aftermath of suicide)
* warrior / demi locator
* human / cher lloyd
* human / christina perri (they’re different songs)
* fight song / rachel platten
* try / colbie caillat (on female body image and standards)
* scars to your beautiful / alessia cara (also female body image and standards)
* wide awake / katy perry
* saturn / sleeping at last
* lovely / twenty one pilots
* carry on / fun

YOU’RE MY HOME + FAMILY OF FRIENDS + PLATONIC ROMANCE + JUST HANGING OUT (with a hint of friends with benefits)
* sweater weather / the neighborhood
* love / lana del rey
* she looks so perfect / 5 seconds of summer
* team / lorde
* we are young / fun
* this is what makes us girls / lana del rey
* tennis court / lorde
* 22 / taylor swift
* LA devotee / panic! at the disco
* holy ground / taylor swift
* forest / twenty one pilots
* royals / lorde
* new romantics / taylor swift
* i’m yours / jason mraz
* house of gold / twenty one pilots
* castle on the hill / ed sheeran

ASCENDANCE + FEMME FATALE + FEELING POWERFUL/DANGEROUS
* castle / halsey
* how to be a heartbreaker / marina + the diamonds
* heathens / twenty one pilots
* blank space / taylor swift
* dangerous woman / ariana grande
* control / halsey
* can’t be tamed / miley cyrus
* national anthem / lana del rey
* primadonna girl / marina and the diamonds
* centuries / fall out boy
* emperor’s new clothes / panic at the disco
* circus / britney spears
* music to watch boys to / lana del rey
* defying gravity / idina menzel
* homewrecker / marina and the diamonds
* off to the races / lana del rey

an extra bit of advice:

-follow up a series of dark/sad themes with a few happier themes
-try not to engage in the violent/depressing themes, but i know sometimes it’s just too hard to resist, so when you just *have* to daydream violence and the like, if it gets too intense for your health, cut off the music, take a little break, put on a happier song even if you don’t feel like listening to one yet
-please turn the volume down, darling
-drink water!! take breaks
-if you cry, it’s okay

i hope this helps!! sorry to the boys, these are mostly directed @ girls cause i’m a girl and so is my parame :// if you’d like to request more themes, drop them in my inbox or leave a comment and i’ll see what i can do for you!!

Low Down And Dirty
Crooked Still
Low Down And Dirty

Babe I’m sorry for you but it’s what I have to do
You’ll die tonight beneath the leaves a fallin’

And the devil will stand by, his smile bright, his pitchfork high
The ghosts from all these graves will come a callin’

You’re low down and dirty and I love the way you do
But if I stay I’ll never find my way back home”

So she stabbed him in the heart, her shiny blade it ripped apart his skin
And pierced him through the center

He cried, “Lay my body down, throw me on the ground
And cover me so I can hide from my tormentor”

GOT7 react to their s/o jamming out to ‘Despacito’

Glad to be back and thank you for this req! ^^ tbh, I tried not to listen to this song, but i failed miserably and it ended up becoming my summer jam! xD I’m weak T_T

Mark - No doubt that he’d find you super cute and hot at the same time, so he invites himself to join in on your dancing fiesta.

Originally posted by gsvnrewind

Jaebum - licks his lips from afar as he low-key wants to join you… So he can show you how it’s done! But, nahhhh! He’s too hot for you to handle! hahaha

Originally posted by saranghaeyojw

Jackson - He’d hype you up even more - “WOOOHOO!!! BABE!!!! WORK ITTT!!!” “YASSSS!!!!!” - then jam it out with you

Originally posted by park-chimkookie

Jinyoung - thinking that he can do it better, but he let you have your moment

Originally posted by daydreaming-juna

Youngjae - he’d turn into the shy little otter that he is but ended up watching you dance through the entire song

Originally posted by yjarssunshine

Bambam - For a split second, he’d seem flustered and shy.. only because he was caught off guard. But swiftly, his inner Magic Mike awakens

Originally posted by pinkjuho

Yugyeom - This boy is wild AF! If he can get down to any Chris Brown’s song, what makes you think he won’t get down dirty and low on this one?! 

Originally posted by jitonic