Ebony & Ivory

by 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

86 Metascore

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.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 77,582 | Gross: $12.80M

2. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell

Votes: 69,375 | Gross: $76.25M

3. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

Votes: 1,219,077 | Gross: $162.81M

4. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

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.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Votes: 147,009 | Gross: $128.15M

5. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 128,207 | Gross: $75.33M

6. Pootie Tang (2001)

PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

31 Metascore

"The Man" is baffled by a chill hero's invincible weapon: gibberish.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, J.B. Smoove, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 12,870 | Gross: $3.29M

7. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 17,691 | Gross: $68.39M

8. Bird (1988)

R | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright

Votes: 10,536 | Gross: $2.18M

9. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Votes: 368,548 | Gross: $130.16M

10. Next Friday (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

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.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce, John Witherspoon

Votes: 33,978 | Gross: $57.33M

11. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 208,021 | Gross: $65.81M

12. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 88,185 | Gross: $58.20M

13. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

Votes: 64,633 | Gross: $103.37M

14. Death at a Funeral (2010)

R | 92 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Keith David, Loretta Devine

Votes: 42,480 | Gross: $42.74M

15. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

27 Metascore

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.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 19,947 | Gross: $19.75M

16. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 407,713 | Gross: $163.57M

17. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé, Columbus Short

Votes: 18,410 | Gross: $8.20M

18. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

Votes: 185,019 | Gross: $115.65M

19. Hustle & Flow (2005)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

68 Metascore

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

Votes: 36,782 | Gross: $22.20M

20. CB4 (1993)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music

49 Metascore

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.

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott

Votes: 8,228 | Gross: $17.95M

21. Life (I) (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes

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.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

Votes: 12,672 | Gross: $16.04M

23. Down to Earth (2001)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

32 Metascore

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.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Eugene Levy

Votes: 20,705 | Gross: $64.19M

24. Blue Streak (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 69,285 | Gross: $68.52M

25. Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

33 Metascore

In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington

Votes: 76,352 | Gross: $117.56M

26. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 207,404 | Gross: $138.61M

27. About Last Night (2014)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

62 Metascore

Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant

Votes: 21,161 | Gross: $48.64M

28. Colors (1988)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks

Votes: 22,506 | Gross: $46.62M

29. In Too Deep (1999)

R | 95 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

53 Metascore

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 »

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 5,360 | Gross: $14.00M

30. The Perfect Guy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

36 Metascore

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true.

Director: David M. Rosenthal | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, L. Scott Caldwell

Votes: 9,041 | Gross: $57.02M

31. Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

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.

Director: Daniel Taplitz | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 5,621 | Gross: $11.83M

32. Who's Your Caddy? (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

18 Metascore

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.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Big Boi, Jeffrey Jones, Terry Crews, Mick Partridge

Votes: 14,332 | Gross: $5.69M

33. How High (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

29 Metascore

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.

Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé, Mike Epps

Votes: 50,111 | Gross: $31.16M

34. Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

R | 117 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 41,586 | Gross: $30.98M

35. Booty Call (1997)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

54 Metascore

Two friends who have gone too long without sex set out to get some.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox, Tamala Jones

Votes: 7,723 | Gross: $20.06M

36. Friday After Next (2002)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

35 Metascore

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.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don 'D.C.' Curry

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 »

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Marlon Wayans, Joe Santos

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.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $1.37M

39. When the Bough Breaks (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

28 Metascore

A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 4,782 | Gross: $29.70M

40. Obsessed (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

25 Metascore

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.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 27,182 | Gross: $68.26M

41. Are We There Yet? (2005)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

27 Metascore

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.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen, Philip Bolden

Votes: 27,018 | Gross: $82.67M

42. Good Hair (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy

72 Metascore

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

Director: Jeff Stilson | Stars: Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton, Tanya Crumel

Votes: 5,249 | Gross: $4.16M

43. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 172,567 | Gross: $169.61M

44. Held Up (1999)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

21 Metascore

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 »

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Nia Long, Barry Corbin, John Cullum

Votes: 3,274 | Gross: $4.69M

45. The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller

Votes: 102,035 | Gross: $128.81M

46. Foolish (1999)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

2 brothers try to make it in the comedy business. The kid brother "Foolish"/Eddie Griffin does a lot of stand-up comedy.

Director: Dave Meyers | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Master P, Amie Petersen, Frank Sivero

Votes: 7,263 | Gross: $6.03M

47. Moving (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy

36 Metascore

Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Richard Pryor, Beverly Todd, Stacey Dash, Raphael Harris

Votes: 4,670 | Gross: $10.82M

48. Keanu (2016)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

63 Metascore

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?

Director: Peter Atencio | Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man

Votes: 41,932 | Gross: $20.57M