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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...

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)

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

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...

TNT Jackson (1974)

A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong. Diana 'TNT.' Jackson Jeanne Bell Charlie Stan Shaw Elaine Pat Anderson Sid Ken Metcalfe Dynamite Wong Chiquito Director Cirio H. Santiago

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...

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 inspired...

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)

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...

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...

Truck Turner (1974)

A bounty hunter goes after a criminal and in the ensuing pursuit, the fugitive is killed. The lover of the dead crook swears vengeance and...

Trouble Man (1972)

Twentieth Century-Fox's answer to the black action cycle initiated by MGM's Shaft (1971) was this crude and violent underworld melodrama. In the hope of reproducing the...

Sweet Sweetback’s BaadAssss Song (1971)

Almost certainly the most important feature in the history of black filmmaking in the US, this is an angry riposte to the stereotypical characters...

Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off (1973)

Black Vietnam vet/urban warrior Slaughter (Jim Brown) returns to avenge the murder of his mother and father by gangsters, led this time around by...

Slaughter (1972)

Vietnam veteran Slaughter seeks revenge for his parents' murder and is arrested for killing the gangster he thinks is responsible. However, the cops tell him...

Shaft (1971)

The flood of Blaxploitation pictures continued in 1971 with Shaft, in which Richard Roundtree played the eponymous black private eye hired to find Marcy, the...

Mack, The (1973)

One of the most popular of all the blaxploitation movies, this followed in the bloody wake of Shaft (1971) and, if anything, is even...

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)...

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Wanderers, The

Another doo-wop group which was quite popular on the US East Coast but otherwise obscure, The Wanderers began as The Barons in 1952. Lead singer...

Kate Loves A Mystery (Mrs Columbo)

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) The wife of the rumpled police lieutenant solved murder mysteries while working as a part-time reporter...

Belle & The Devotions

Belle & The Devotions began as just singer Kit Rolfe, who released two singles - Where Did Love Go Wrong? and Got To Let...

New Lad, The

Somewhere between 1993 and 1994, British masculinity was perceived as having spawned a new type, the 'New Lad'. His media sighting could arguably be traced...

Backs to the Land

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) 19 x 30 minute episodes The year is 1940, and young women from all walks of life...

Ella Fitzgerald

Born in Newport News, Virginia, in 1917, Ella Fitzgerald never knew her father - he left the family while she was an infant -...

Chelsea

A punk outfit formed in London in 1977 by vocalist Gene October. Original members Billy Idol and Tony James swiftly departed to form Generation X, but...

Threads (1984)

A chilling and intense 115-minute documentary-style drama that harrowingly depicted the unimaginably grim events of the aftermath of a nuclear attack on Britain. Based on...