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2. Sparkle (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music
In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.
Votes: 5,721 | Gross: $24.40M
3. Joyful Noise (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Votes: 7,701 | Gross: $30.92M
4. Black Nativity (2013)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Family, Music
A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
Votes: 1,958 | Gross: $7.02M
5. Imitation of Life (1959)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.
Votes: 13,884 | Gross: $13.99M
6. A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 85 min | Drama
Worried that her next asthma attack may kill her, a woman (Whoopi Goldberg) tries to solve the problems of her estranged husband (Ving Rhames) and their four adult children (Kimberly Elise, Tichina Arnold, Mekhi Phifer, Anika Noni Rose)
7. Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four couples find themselves struggling to save their marriages once again on their annual marriage retreat, while each of them battle through financial, physical, mental, and emotional issues.
Votes: 8,806 | Gross: $60.10M
8. Dreamgirls (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Votes: 65,852 | Gross: $103.37M
9. A Dream for Christmas (1973 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
A Southern minister is assigned to a poor church in California where the congregation is drifting away and the church itself is scheduled for demolition.
11. Car Wash (1976)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A comedic take on the daily life of a car wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams and tribulations. And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way.
13. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History
A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.
Votes: 9,682 | Gross: $13.05M
16. Christmas at Water's Edge (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Family
For spoiled, wealthy college girl Layla Turner, Christmas usually means designer wrapping paper and holiday gift bags from Bloomingdale's. But this year, Layla will learn the true meaning ... See full summary »
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Sport
Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
19. Preaching to the Choir (2005)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A pair of estranged twins driven apart by the death of their parents find reconciliation and redemption after following radically different paths in life.
Votes: 171 | Gross: $0.34M
21. The Fighting Temptations (2003)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.
Votes: 6,540 | Gross: $30.24M
22. Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Madea lands in the midst of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on her wild teenage great-niece.
Votes: 7,241 | Gross: $73.16M
23. Fences (2016)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Votes: 90,998 | Gross: $57.64M
24. Freedom (II) (2014)
R | 94 min | Drama, Music
Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret ... See full summary »
25. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music
In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
26. Peeples (2013)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage.
Votes: 4,522 | Gross: $9.12M
27. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.
Votes: 3,225 | Gross: $1.60M
28. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two Harlem cops investigate a robbery, believing that a reverend has staged it in order to steal the money he's collected for a local fundraiser.
Votes: 1,597 | Gross: $4.39M
29. Black Panther (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
Votes: 561,165 | Gross: $700.06M
30. Color of the Cross (2006)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
A retelling of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, based on the idea that he was a black man whose death was a racially motivated hate crime.
Votes: 298 | Gross: $0.08M
31. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Votes: 176,266 | Gross: $48.69M
32. Green Book (2018)
PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Votes: 281,819 | Gross: $85.08M
33. Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Passed | 98 min | Fantasy, Musical
A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife.
35. The Learning Tree (1969)
PG | 107 min | Drama
The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The ... See full summary »
37. Sugar Hill (1974)
PG | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror
When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a ... See full summary »