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Encyclopedia > List of blaxploitation films

This is a list of films belonging to the Blaxploitation genre. This also includes films that have been very important to the genre. Films are listed by the first letter in the title of the film (not including the words "a", "an", or "the"). This article is about motion pictures. ... Shaft (1971) Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban African American audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation. ...

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A

Aaron Loves Angela is a 1975 blaxploitation film, written by Gerald Sanford, and directed by Gordan Parks, Jr. ... Many people have the name Abby. ... Across 110th Street is a 1972 crime-drama film, starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, and Tony Franciosa, and directed by Barry Shear. ... Adiós Amigo is a comedy-Western starring Fred Williamson and Richard Pryor. ... The Arena is a 1974 gladiator-blaxploitation film, starring Margaret Markov and Pam Grier, and directed by Joe DAmato. ... Disco Godfather (also known as The Avenging Disco Godfather) is a 1980 Action film starring Rudy Ray Moore and Carol Speed. ...

B

BAADASSSSS!, also known as How to Get the Mans Foot Outta Your Ass, is a 2004 biopic directed by Mario Van Peebles. ... Barbershop is a motion picture directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures, and released by MGM on September 13, 2002. ... Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a 2004 comedy film sequel to 2002s Barbershop, from the writing/producing team Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. ... Bare Knuckles is a 1977 blaxploitation film, starring Robert Viharo, Sherry Jackson and Gloria Hendry. ... The Baron was a British television series, made in 1965/66 and produced by ITC Entertainment. ... The Beast Must Die is a 1974 horror film directed by Paul Annett. ... (1976) Filmed in Macon, Georgia, The Bingo Long Traveling Allstars & Motor Kings starred actors Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor and James Earl Jones. ... Black Belt Jones is a 1974 action film. ... Black Caesar is a 1973 blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. ... Death Dimension (a. ... A 21-month old with a black eye after falling 2 meters (6. ... Black Fist is an obscure 1975 blaxploitation film about a streetfighter who goes to work for a white gangster and a corrupt cop. ... The Black Gestapo is a violent 1975 blaxploitation film about a vigilante named General Ahmed who starts an inner-city Peoples Army to protect the black citizens of Watts. ... The Black Godfather is an American movie released in 1974, written and directed by John Evans. ... Black Heat was a 1970s funk band. ... Black Jack or Blackjack may refer to: Blackjack, the gambling game In products: Blackjack (weapon), a small, easily concealable club weapon Black Jack (stamp), the two-cent postage stamp depicting Andrew Jackson, issued by the United States in 1863 BlackJack (phone), a mobile phone made by Samsung Black Jack (gum... This article is about a musician. ... Black Mama, White Mama is a 1972 blaxploitation film, starring Pam Grier and Margaret Markov, and directed by Eddie Romero. ... Black Samson is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Rockne Tarkington, William Smith and Connie Strickland. ... Black Shampoo is a 1976 drama film directed by Greydon Clark and starring John Daniels. ... Blackenstein, also known as Black Frankenstein, is a 1973 blaxploitation horror film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Book of Numbers is the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew ba-midbar במדבר, i. ... Boss Nigger is a 1975 blaxploitation film directed by Jack Arnold. ... Frère Jacques is a well-known childrens song. ... This article is about a secret society. ... Brothers is either: The plural of brother Brothers, Oregon Wagga Brothers Rugby League Football Club The feeling that men should Treat_one_another_as_brothers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

C

For other uses, see Car wash (disambiguation). ... CB4 may also refer to a nickname for NBA basketball player Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors. ... A Change of Mind is the twelfth episode of the television series The Prisoner. ... Claudine is a 1974 film which tells the story of a Harlem mother, living on welfare with six children, who finds love with a garbage collector. ... The action-adventure movie Cleopatra Jones, starring Tamara Dobson as Cleopatra, was released in 1973. ... The action-adventure Blaxploitation movie Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold starring Tamara Dobson as Cleopatra, was released in 1975. ... Coffy , Jack Hills 1973 movie about an African American woman vigilante, catapulted Pam Grier to stardom as one of blaxploitations biggest icons. ... Cool Breeze is a 1st generation Dungeon Family artist. ... The Cool World is a 1963 film which tells the story of life in the African-American ghetto in the early 60s. ... Cooley High is a 1975 feature film produced and released by American International Pictures and written by Eric Monte (creator of Good Times). ... Coonskin is a 1975 film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi, about an African American rabbit, fox, and bear who rise to the top of the organized crime racket in Harlem, encountering corrupt law enforcement, con artists and the Mafia. ...

D

For the mineral, see Dolomite. ... The Human Tornado was the sequal to Dolomite. ... Dr. Black, Mr. ... Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, which opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre. ... Drum is the 1976 sequel to the movie Mandingo, and released by United Artists. ...

E

Ebony, Ivory & Jade is a 1976 film by director Cirio Santiago, made in Manila, Phillipines. ...

F

This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Final Comedown is a 1972 drama film written, produced and directed by Oscar Williams and starring Billy Dee Williams and DUrville Martin. ... Foxy Brown movie poster Foxy Brown is a blaxploitation film from 1974, written and directed by Jack Hill. ... Friday is a 1995 comedy-drama film set in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where star Ice Cube grew up. ... Friday After Next is the sequel to Next Friday. ...

G

Ganja and Hess is a 1973 horror film directed by Bill Gunn and Fima Noveck and stars Marlene Clark and Duane Jones. ... Get Christie Love! is a 1974 made-for-television film, starring Teresa Graves as an undercover female police detective who is determined to overthrow a drug ring. ... Get Rich or Die Tryin is a motion picture starring Curtis 50 Cent Jackson as Marcus, a drug dealer aspiring to be a rapper. ... Quel maledetto treno blindato is an Italian war movie directed by Enzo G. Castellari, written by Sandro Continenza, Sergio Grieco, Franco Marotta, Romano Migliorini, & Laura Toscano, and starring Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson, Michael Pergolani, and Jackie Basehart. ... Quel maledetto treno blindato is an Italian war movie directed by Enzo G. Castellari, written by Sandro Continenza, Sergio Grieco, Franco Marotta, Romano Migliorini, & Laura Toscano, and starring Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson, Michael Pergolani, and Jackie Basehart. ... Greased Lightning is a 1977 biographical film, starring Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges and Pam Grier, and directed by Michael Schultz. ... The Great White Hope is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning play written by Howard Sackler and first produced by Arena Stage in Washington, DC in 1967 that was the basis for the 1970 film of the same name. ... The 1996 movie The Great White Hype stars Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Berg, Damon Wayans, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Lovitz, and Cheech Marin. ... The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. ...

H

Hammer is a 1972 blaxploitation film directed by Bruce Clark. ... The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican crime film directed by Perry Henzell. ... Hell Up in Harlem is a 1973 blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry. ... A hitman (alternately, hit man) is a hired assassin, often by organized crime. ... Hit! is a 1973 action film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor. ... For other uses, see Honky (disambiguation). ... Hot Potato can refer to: Hot Potato (game) is a childrens game that involves players quickly tossing a small object such as a beanbag to each other while music plays. ... House Party is a 1990 comedy film released by New Line Cinema. ... House Party is a 1990 comedy film released by New Line Cinema. ... House Party 3 is the third installment of the House Party film series. ... The House on Skull Mountain is a 1974 horror film. ...

I

  • I Escaped From Devil's Island (1973)
  • If He Hollers, Let Him Go (1968)
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
  • In Your Face (aka "Abar, the First Black Superman") (1977)

Im Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 comedy feature film written, directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. ...

J

Jackie Brown is a 1997 motion picture, the third film directed by Quentin Tarantino. ... J.D.s Revenge is a blaxploitation horror film released in 1976 that starred Glynn Turman and Lou Gossett Jr. ...

K

The Klansman is a 1974 American motion picture drama based on the book of the same name by William Bradford Huie. ...

L

Lady Sings the Blues is a 1972 biographical film which tells the story of blues singer Billie Holliday. ... The Legend of Nigger Charley is a 1972 blaxploitation western film directed by Martin Goldman. ... Lets Do It Again is a 1975 film starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. ... Live and Let Die is the 8th film in the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ...

M

  • The Mack (1973)
  • Mahogany (1975)
  • Man and Boy (1972)
  • Man Friday (TV 1972)) (1975)
  • Mandingo (1975)
  • Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)
  • Melinda (1972)
  • The Meteor Man (1993)
  • Miss Melody Jones (1973)
  • The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)
  • Mr.Mean (1977)
  • the Muthers (1976)

The Mack is a 1970s blaxploitation movie starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor. ... Mahogany is a 1975 feature film, directed by Berry Gordy, produced by Motown Productions and released to theaters by Paramount Pictures. ... Mandingo is a 1975 film, based on the book Mandingo by Kyle Onstott, about an African slave in the 1840s United States who is trained as a prize fighter by his owner. ... The Meteor Man is a 1993 film by director/writer/star Robert Townsend about a superhero. ...

N

For the Father Ted episode, see New Jack City (Father Ted). ... Next Friday is the 2000 sequel to Friday, which depicts the neighborhood of South Los Angeles in a comedic sense. ...

O

The Omega Man is a 1971 science fiction thriller starring Charlton Heston. ... Original Gangstas is a 1996 drama set in Urban Gary, Indiana staring Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Jim Brown, Isabel Sanford (deceased), Charles Napier, Wings Hauser, Oscar Brown, Jr. ...

P

Petey Wheatstraw (1978) aka Petey Wheatstraw, the Devils Son-In-Law. ... A Piece of the Action (1977). ... Putney Swope is a 1969 film written and directed by Robert Downey Sr. ...

R

  • Return of Superfly (1990)
  • Right on ! (1971)
  • Roll Bounce (2005)

Roll Bounce is a 2005 comedy-drama film starring rapper Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Kellita Smith and Jurnee Smollett. ...

S

Scream Blacula Scream is a 1973 horror film, made under the working titles Blacula Is Beautiful and Blacula Lives Again![1]. It is the sequel to Blacula. ... Shaft is a 1971 film used as a model for blaxploitation films, but many debate whether it actually falls under the category of blaxploitation itself (it has more elements of film noir). ... Shafts Big Score, released in 1972, is the second film in the trilogy in which actor Richard Roundtree starred as the private-eye, John Shaft. ... Shaft in Africa, released in 1973, is the third film in the trilogy of films that starred actor Richard Roundtree as John Shaft. ... The action movie Sheba, Baby, starring Pam Grier as Sheba Shayne, was released in 1975. ... Look up Slaughter in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Soul of Nigger Charley is a 1973 blaxploitation western film directed by Larry Spangler and starring Fred Williamson. ... Soul Patrol may refer to: Soul Patrol is a Christian gospel, rhythm and blues, soul music underground movement popular among the African-American demographic but also includes many other ethnic groups such as blue-eyed souls. ... Space Is the Place is an 82-minute film made in 1974. ... Sparkle is a 1976 blaxploitation film directed by Sam OSteen and released by Warner Bros. ... The Split (1968). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... La Permission The Story of a 3-Day Pass La Permission is a French-language novel written by Melvin Van Peebles. ... Sugar Hill is a 1974 zombie film released by AIP, who had previously combined the horror and blaxploitation genres with Blacula and its sequel, Scream Blacula Scream. ... Post of film Superfly is a 1972 (see 1972 in film) blaxploitation film known primarily for its soundtrack by soul singer Curtis Mayfield (see Superfly (soundtrack)). In fact, Superfly is the only movie ever to have been outgrossed by its soundtrack. ... Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song was a 1971 independent film written, produced, scored, directed by, and starring Melvin Van Peebles. ...

T

DVD cover. ... Three the Hard Way was a 1974 action film starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, and Jim Kelly, written by Eric Berkovici and Jerrold L. Ludwig and directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. ... ...tick. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Truck Turner is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto, and directed by Johnathan Kaplan. ...

U

Uptown Saturday Night is a 1974 comedy-film written by Richard Wesley, and directed by Sidney Poitier. ...

V

Velvet Smooth is an obscure blaxploitation film originally released in 1976. ...

W

DVD cover Watermelon Man is a 1970 comedy-drama film directed by Melvin Van Peebles and based on the book The Night the Sun Came out on Happy Hollow Lane by Herman Raucher. ... Which Way is Up? is a comedy film starring Richard Pryor. ... Whos Your Caddy? is a 2007 comedy film directed by Don Michael Paul and starring Antwan Big Boi Patton, Lil Wayne, Andy Milonakis, Faizon Love, Terry Crews, Tony Cox, and Jeffrey Jones. ... Willie Dynamite is a blaxploitation film which features Roscoe Orman (of Sesame Street fame) as a pimp who lives the life. This film, unlike Superfly, is more dramatic to which someone intervenes. ... The Wiz is a 1978 American musical film (see 1978 in film) produced by Motown Productions and Universal Pictures, and released by Universal on October 24, 1978. ...

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