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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, including Daddy Rich, a money-hungry evangelist from the "Church of Divine...

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 she is found dead in his apartment. It turns out that she...

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 Moore, who also produced the film) fleeing the south after getting...

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 agent Cleopatra Jones (former model Tamara Dobson) travels there to find...

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 he is now retired and financially secure, to smuggle arms to...

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 in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover the town has no...

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 Bell from Playboy) goes undercover as a hooker in Hong Kong...

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 movie star, the star's signature gold-tipped walking cane disappears. Stone discovers...

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 (from the same year). "The Black People's Party of Watts" is organised...

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 in the title role who is released from a Nevada prison...

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 later inspired the Quentin Tarantino release Jackie Brown (1997). Private eye John Shaft...

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 deceased star, Bruce Lee. So they turned to real-life karate champion Jim...

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 also scripted In the Heat of the Night  (1967) - this...

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 man in America - and faces a nerve-wracking race against time...

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 mother, Cinderella (Frances Nealy). Along the way, the sisters encounter Commander Louisville...

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 worker-turned-prizefighting boxer whose crooked manager Big Sid (Charles Lampkin) wants him...

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 an ornate tribal staff that is able to subdue every adversary....

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 its gambling and prostitution - to bury his murdered brother. A few...

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 - and is rendered mute by the shock. Tommy's teenaged gang-leader brother HJ...

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 lover of the dead crook swears vengeance and hires a gang...

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