Ebony & Ivoryby jasper-schardt | created - 26 Mar 2017 | updated - 8 months ago | Public
White Directors making Black Movies
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1. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Votes: 77,582 | Gross: $12.80M
2. White Men Can't Jump (1992)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.
Votes: 69,375 | Gross: $76.25M
3. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,219,077 | Gross: $162.81M
4. Coming to America (1988)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife that he can respect for her intelligence and will.
Votes: 147,009 | Gross: $128.15M
5. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 128,207 | Gross: $75.33M
7. Purple Rain (1984)
R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
Votes: 17,691 | Gross: $68.39M
9. American Gangster (2007)
R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
Votes: 368,548 | Gross: $130.16M
10. Next Friday (2000)
R | 98 min | Comedy
Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction.
Votes: 33,978 | Gross: $57.33M
11. Bad Boys (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.
Votes: 208,021 | Gross: $65.81M
13. Dreamgirls (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Votes: 64,633 | Gross: $103.37M
15. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A ship sails into Brooklyn with all its crew dead. But something gets off and the killing continues on land. The vampire is looking for a specific woman - half-human, half-vampire. Rita's the cop detective investigating the many killings.
Votes: 19,947 | Gross: $19.75M
18. Remember the Titans (2000)
PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
Votes: 185,019 | Gross: $115.65M
20. CB4 (1993)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Music
A guy makes a documentary of the rap band CB4 by following them. CB4 got popular by stealing Gusto's name, background and image. He wants them dead.
Votes: 8,228 | Gross: $17.95M
21. Life (I) (1999)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.
Votes: 41,233 | Gross: $63.84M
22. Above the Rim (1994)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
Votes: 12,672 | Gross: $16.04M
23. Down to Earth (2001)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy
After dying before his time, an aspiring black comic gets a second shot at life - by being placed in the body of a wealthy white businessman.
Votes: 20,705 | Gross: $64.19M
25. Big Momma's House (2000)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.
Votes: 76,352 | Gross: $117.56M
28. Colors (1988)
R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.
Votes: 22,506 | Gross: $46.62M
29. In Too Deep (1999)
R | 95 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,360 | Gross: $14.00M
30. The Perfect Guy (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true.
Votes: 9,041 | Gross: $57.02M
31. Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up hand-book for men, becoming a best-selling author in the process.
Votes: 5,621 | Gross: $11.83M
32. Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport
When a rap mogul from Atlanta tries to join a conservative country club in the Carolinas he runs into fierce opposition from the board President- but it's nothing that he and his entourage can't handle.
Votes: 14,332 | Gross: $5.69M
33. How High (2001)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam.
Votes: 50,111 | Gross: $31.16M
36. Friday After Next (2002)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Two cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas Eve they team up to track the robber down.
Votes: 23,883 | Gross: $32.98M
37. Mo' Money (1992)
R | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,474 | Gross: $40.23M
38. South Central (1992)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama
A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son whose already chosen a gang life.
Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $1.37M
40. Obsessed (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.
Votes: 27,182 | Gross: $68.26M
41. Are We There Yet? (2005)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
To impress a foxy divorcee, ladies' man Nick offers to take her kids on an extended road trip, unaware of the torture he's in for.
Votes: 27,018 | Gross: $82.67M
43. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 172,567 | Gross: $169.61M
44. Held Up (1999)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy
While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,274 | Gross: $4.69M
45. The Nutty Professor (1996)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.
Votes: 102,035 | Gross: $128.81M
48. Keanu (2016)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When the adorable kitten of an L.A. crime kingpin unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through tough gangs, pitiless hit-men, and ruthless drug dealers who all claim him, to get him back. How hard can it be?
Votes: 41,932 | Gross: $20.57M