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Across 110th Street (1972)

Although it is often lumped in with the Blaxploitation boom of the early 70s, Across 110th Street is actually a gritty cop flick with a strong element of...

Avenging Disco Godfather, The (1979)

Retired cop Tucker Williams (Rudy Ray Moore) becomes a celebrity DJ - the Disco Godfather - at the Blueberry Hill disco. All is well until...

Black Belt Jones (1974)

  Having pulled off a major box-office coup with Enter the Dragon (1973), producers Fred Weintraub and Paul Heller were denied the services of their recently...

Black Caesar (1973)

Fred Williamson portrays Tommy Gibbs, a ruthlessly ambitious young man who climbs to the top of the New York crime syndicate by first wooing...

Black Eye (1974)

Fred Williamson Rosemary Forsyth Teresa Graves Floy Dean Director Jack Arnold

Black Lolita (1975)

A singer returns to her hometown and puts together a team of fighters to go after 'Buddha' - a mob boss who murdered her...

Black Samson (1974)

Nightclub owner Samson (Rockne Tarkington) does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. He is assisted in this endeavour by...

Blackenstein (1972)

Eddie Turner is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is...

Blacula (1972)

  1972 was a big year for Blaxploitation movies (also seeing the release of Superfly and Barry Shear's Across 110th Street). But this movie probably tops the bizarre-o-meter...

Blaxploitation Movies

  After the civil rights victories of the previous decade, 70s America had realised how hip, happenin' and marketable the black image was. Hollywood saw major dollar signs,...

Car Wash (1976)

A close-knit group of black employees at a Los Angeles car wash have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt one day,...

Cleopatra Jones (1973)

"She's 6 feet 2" of Dynamite and the Hottest Super Agent Ever!" After napalming opium fields in Turkey, six-foot-two-tall karate-trained government agent Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson)...

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)

When fellow narcotics agents (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson)...

Coffy (1973)

  The Baddest One-Chick Hit-Squad that ever hit town - She had a body men would die for . . . and a lot of...

Dolemite (1975)

Dolemite (Rudy Ray Moore) is a bad mutha pimp who is set up by his arch nemesis Willie Green (D'Urville Martin, who also directed)...

Dynamite Brothers, The (1974)

Chinese man Larry Chin (former 70's Golden Harvest matinee kung-fu star Alan Tang) sneaks into America to locate his missing brother and ends up meeting...

Foxy Brown (1974)

  "Foxy's in town, so gather 'round and watch a real shake down. 'Cause she's got drive and that ain't jive. She don't bother to...

Friday Foster (1975)

A photographer discovers a plot to assassinate one of her subjects, the wealthiest black man in America, and faces a nerve-wracking race against time...

Hammer (1972)

Tough guy Fred Williamson's breakthrough movie was this below average blaxploitation crime thriller produced by drive-in movie king, Al Adamson. Williamson plays BJ Hammer, dock...

Jackie Brown (1997)

  "AK-47. The very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfucker in the room, accept no substitutes". Imaginatively dragging Elmore Leonard's...

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