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Old 01-21-10, 04:19 PM   #1
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What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

1. HIGHER LEARNING



2. TRAINING DAY



3. SWING KIDS



4. THE BOOK OF ELI



5. CROOKLYN




It's also sad that there aren't too many female African-American directors (which reminds me I've been wanting to rent LOVE & BASKETBALL for a long time now). There's some here and there in Hollywood, but it seems like they only get to do at least two films before fading away.
But then again, there aren't too many good white female directors out there as well! (except for Katherine Bigelow )
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Old 01-21-10, 04:35 PM   #2
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Do the Right Thing
One False Move
Menace II Society
Boyz N The Hood
Malcolm X or maybe Jungle Fever, really had a hard time coming up with a fifth, but the first four are solid.
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Old 01-21-10, 04:54 PM   #3
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Do the Right Thing
Hunger
Swing Kids
Boyz N The Hood
The Last Dragon
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Old 01-21-10, 04:59 PM   #4
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Killer of Sheep
Do the Right Thing
The 25th Hour
Malcolm X

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Old 01-21-10, 05:06 PM   #5
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

While these may not be the BEST FILMS, they are my favorite in no particular order.

Friday
New Jack City
House Party
Do the Right Thing
Hollywood Shuffle
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Old 01-21-10, 05:33 PM   #6
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Menace II Society
Waiting to Exhale
Killer of Sheep
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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
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Old 01-21-10, 05:42 PM   #7
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Black Dynamite
Shaft (1971)
Friday
Summer of Sam
Scary Movie
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Old 01-21-10, 06:00 PM   #8
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

The Color Purple, directed by Oprah.
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Old 01-21-10, 06:09 PM   #9
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

25th Hour
Malcolm X
Summer Of Sam
Do The Right Thing
He Got Game

Notice anything common with these choices?
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Old 01-21-10, 06:10 PM   #10
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

^They're all "joints"?
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Old 01-21-10, 06:22 PM   #11
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

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Old 01-21-10, 06:43 PM   #12
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Nothing else matters but this:

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Old 01-21-10, 07:23 PM   #13
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Hunger
The director isn't an African-American.....he's British
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Old 01-21-10, 08:49 PM   #14
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Do The Right Thing
Ganja & Hess
Boyz N The Hood
Eve's Bayou
Love & Basketball
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Old 01-21-10, 10:37 PM   #15
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Trying to come up with some that I both enjoyed and haven't been mentioned ...

Super Fly
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Baadasssss!
From Hell
It's pretty silly, but I enjoyed Head of State.
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Old 01-21-10, 10:52 PM   #16
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Watermelon Man
Do The Right Thing
Love & Basketball
Daughters Of The Dust
I Like It Like That
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Old 01-21-10, 11:35 PM   #17
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Dead Presidents
25th Hour
Boyz N the Hood
Friday
Do the Right Thing
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Old 01-21-10, 11:36 PM   #18
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1. 25th Hour
2. Menace II Society
3. Friday
4. Boyz n the Hood
5. Malcolm X
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Old 01-22-10, 12:07 AM   #19
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Menace II Society
Friday


end of list.
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Old 01-22-10, 03:54 AM   #20
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Going strictly by the definition African-American:

The Learning Tree (the first studio film directed by a Black director, why WB hasn't released it as an Archive title at the least is maddening)
Shaft (the original)
Black Dynamite
The Spook Who Sat By The Door
Superfly
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Old 01-22-10, 10:08 AM   #21
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

5 not mentioned:

BODY AND SOUL, by Oscar Micheaux
MELINDA, Hugh Robertson
BLACULA, William Crain
CAR WASH, Michael Schultz
THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS, Antoine Fuqua
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Old 01-22-10, 10:15 AM   #22
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

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The director isn't an African-American.....he's British
that's okay! I'm curious about African descent directors from other countries too, including England, France, Germany, Australia, etc...There's gotta be some from Europe, aren't there?
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Old 01-22-10, 11:57 AM   #23
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Don't want to provoke anyone, but why even make the distinction?
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Old 01-22-10, 05:56 PM   #24
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Cooley High
Ganja & Hess
Killer of Sheep
Do the Right Thing
Menace II Society
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Old 01-22-10, 06:17 PM   #25
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Re: What Are Your Top 5 Favorite Films Directed by African-Americans?

Whatever the first 5 Tyler Perry films are.
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