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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,...

Melinda (1972)

A slick, smooth-talking, womanising young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when...

Human Tornado, The (1976)

Disjointed, perverse, and surreal, this sequel to Dolemite (1975) is a blaxploitation movie on acid. The plot has something to do with Dolemite (Rudy Ray...

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)

When fellow narcotics agents (and brothers) Matthew (Albert Popwell) and Melvin Johnson (Caro Kenyatta) disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, ass-kicking secret...

SuperFly TNT (1973)

Harlem hustler Priest (Ron O'Neal) is back in a sequel to the hit Superfly (1972). This time, he is persuaded to leave his Rome hideout, where...

Boss Nigger (1975)

Black bounty hunter, Boss (Blaxploitation stalwart Fred Williamson) and his comic-relief sidekick, Amos (D'Urville Martin) ride into a small frightened frontier town out West...

TNT Jackson (1974)

"She'll Put You in Traction," said the New World ads. Because her brother is missing, young karate expert Diana "TNT" Jackson from Harlem (beautiful Jeanne...

Black Eye (1974)

Shep Stone (Fred Williamson) is a cheap, affable, and forever in debt Los Angeles-area private eye and former Los Angeles cop. After the funeral of a silent...

Black Gestapo, The (1975)

This absurd, nasty, amateurish movie looks like it was shot in 16mm on a shoestring budget and has almost the same plot as Bucktown...

Lady Cocoa (1975)

Shot in four weeks and directed by Matt Climber (Jayne Mansfield's husband at the time of her tragic death), Lady Cocoa starred Lola Falana...

Shaft’s Big Score (1972)

Richard Roundtree and Moses Gunn returned in the sequel to the huge blockbuster Shaft (1971), which kicked off the early 1970s blaxploitation craze - and...

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...

Shaft In Africa (1973)

Richard Roundtree returned once more as the super-cool black private eye in this second sequel to the Blaxploitation classic Shaft (1971). With a screenplay by Stirling Silliphant - who...

Friday Foster (1975)

Fearless magazine photographer Friday Foster (Pam Grier) discovers a plot to assassinate one of her subjects - Blake Tarr (Thalmus Rasulala), the wealthiest black...

Darktown Strutters (1975)

A fun blaxploitation-comedy-musical about the fortunes of a motorcycling black female vocal group as their leader,  Syreena (Trina Parks,) investigates the disappearance of her...

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...

Black Samson (1974)

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

Bucktown (1975)

Duke Johnson (Fred Williamson) returns to the small southern town of Buchanan ("Bucktown") - a sleazy town that attracts low rent tourists because of...

Together Brothers (1974)

Five-year-old Tommy (Anthony Wilson) witnesses the murder of kindly policeman 'Mr Kool' (Ed Bernard) - a well respected and admired figure in the community...

Truck Turner (1974)

Truck Turner (Isaac Hayes) is a violent bounty hunter who goes after a criminal and in the ensuing pursuit, the fugitive is killed. The...

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Heathcliff

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Knack . . . And How To Get It, The (1965)

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