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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)...

Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)

Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St Jacques reprise the roles of Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson that they created in Cotton Comes To Harlem (1970). Two Harlem...

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)...

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...

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...

Disco Godfather (1979)

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

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...

Coffy (1973)

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

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...

Sugar Hill (1974)

When her club-owner fiancé (Larry Don Johnson) is beaten to death by gangsters, foxy lady Sugar Hill (Marki Bey) decides not to get mad,...

Abby (1974)

This African-American retelling of The Exorcist stars Carol Speed as the title character, Abby Williams - the chaste and devout marriage counsellor wife of a young...

Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974)

Champion black prizefighter Cal Jefferson (James Iglehart) is on honeymoon in Hong Kong with his new wife Arlene (Shirley Washington) when he rescues a...

That Man Bolt (1973)

Jefferson Bolt (ex-NFL star Fred Williamson) is a courier and martial arts bad-ass who is hired to take $1 million from Hong Kong to...

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...

Superfly (1972)

Directed by Gordon Parks Jr - the son of the man who directed Shaft (1971) - this superb Blaxploitation film starred Ron O'Neal as antihero...

Blaxploitation Movies

Hollywood saw major dollar signs, so a machine was quickly invented which churned out movies showcasing the style, rhythm and badness which Whitey could...

Black Six, The (1973)

Vietnam vet Bubba Daniels (Gene Washington) returns home to find his brother Eddie (Robert Howard) has been killed by a white supremacist biker gang...

Blackenstein (1972)

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

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