Keep it Black

by Quensha | created - 06 Mar 2016 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

all black cast films. Mostly romantic comedy or family.

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1. This Christmas (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Regina King, Columbus Short, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba

Votes: 7,714 | Gross: $49.12M

2. Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A mechanic falls in love with his attorney.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 6,706 | Gross: $31.34M

3. Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Malik Yoba

Votes: 11,690 | Gross: $55.18M

4. Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

Four couples find themselves struggling to save their marriages once again on their annual marriage retreat, while each of them battle through financial, physical, mental, and emotional issues.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal

Votes: 8,729 | Gross: $60.10M

5. The Best Man (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Just before best friend's wedding the life of Chicago writer becomes crazy when his friend guesses that new book's story based on his bride's fervent past.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 8,566 | Gross: $34.10M

6. The Brothers (2001)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials.

Director: Gary Hardwick | Stars: Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, D.L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy

Votes: 3,853 | Gross: $27.46M

7. Soul Food (1997)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach

Votes: 6,411 | Gross: $43.49M

8. Sprung (1997)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

Two pairs of best friends - Montel & Clyde and Brandy & Adina meet at the party, where Clyde makes Adina think he is very rich and gets her into bed the same evening. When Adina finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker, Joe Torry

Votes: 930 | Gross: $7.55M

9. Strictly Business (1991)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

Two black friends, one of lighter skin complexion than the other, try to use each other to improve their social and professional positions.

Directors: Kevin Hooks, Rolando Hudson | Stars: Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 1,714 | Gross: $7.68M

10. I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White

Votes: 9,250 | Gross: $51.73M

11. The Players Club (1998)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

Director: Ice Cube | Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Dick Anthony Williams, Judyann Elder, Chrystale Wilson

Votes: 5,898 | Gross: $23.03M

12. Love Jones (1997)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Witcher | Stars: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

Votes: 3,500 | Gross: $12.51M

13. 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: 7,778 | Gross: $20.06M

14. Sugar Hill (1993)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A drug dealer tries to get out of the life and start anew with his girlfriend, but the transition is tragically difficult.

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Khandi Alexander, DeVaughn Nixon

Votes: 3,815 | Gross: $18.27M

15. Tales from the Hood (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds

Votes: 6,095 | Gross: $11.80M

16. How to Be a Player (1997)

R | 93 min | Comedy

A playboy gets the tables turned on him when a party is arranged with all of the women he has been two-timing are in attendance.

Director: Lionel C. Martin | Stars: Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle Reid, Lark Voorhies, Mari Morrow

Votes: 8,469 | Gross: $13.96M

17. A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Lawrence | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown

Votes: 3,980 | Gross: $34.75M

18. Mo' Money (1992)

R | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A petty crook stalks a cute girl into an office building and is taken for a job applicant. Conning gets him the job. It's in the mail room of new credit cards. 2 superiors are worse crooks.

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

Votes: 6,536 | Gross: $40.23M

19. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An ex-cop, now a private detective, takes on the search for the millions stolen by a drug lord.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 6,120 | Gross: $29.39M

20. Woo (1998)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

Gorgeous and extravert Woo meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim at a blind date.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Duane Martin, Michael Ralph

Votes: 1,723 | Gross: $8.03M

21. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry

Votes: 11,458 | Gross: $27.52M

22. Juice (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Khalil Kain

Votes: 21,592 | Gross: $20.15M

23. 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: 12,773 | Gross: $16.04M

24. Higher Learning (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 17,006 | Gross: $38.29M

25. Set It Off (1996)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Desperation drives four inner-city women to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting each other.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 12,800 | Gross: $36.05M

26. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock

Votes: 29,112 | Gross: $47.62M

27. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 47,376 | Gross: $27.90M

28. 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: 4,515 | Gross: $1.37M

29. Dead Presidents (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 18,202 | Gross: $24.20M

30. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 114,204 | Gross: $57.50M

31. Jason's Lyric (1994)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love, as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled brother Joshua... See full summary »

Director: Doug McHenry | Stars: Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Anthony 'Treach' Criss

Votes: 3,253 | Gross: $20.85M

32. Baby Boy (2001)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having ... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Alexsandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding

Votes: 11,887 | Gross: $28.73M

33. The Wood (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Sean Nelson

Votes: 7,755 | Gross: $25.05M

34. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

70 Metascore

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

Votes: 16,912 | Gross: $27.44M

35. Two Can Play That Game (2001)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

35 Metascore

An arrogant career woman plays a series of heartless mind-games with her boyfriend to "put him in line," only to discover that he has a few tricks up his own sleeve.

Director: Mark Brown | Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 5,913 | Gross: $22.24M

36. Waiting to Exhale (1995)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Based on Terry McMillan's novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon

Votes: 8,861 | Gross: $67.05M

37. Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

Eva doesn't let her 3 sisters' men push them around. She's always butting in. How to pacify Eva? Find her a man. The men pay a playboy to be that man. The problem is - he falls in love with Eva.

Director: Gary Hardwick | Stars: Gabrielle Union, LL Cool J, Essence Atkins, Duane Martin

Votes: 6,142 | Gross: $17.33M

38. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King

Votes: 6,417 | Gross: $37.67M

39. Livin' Large! (1991)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Lisa Arrindell, Blanche Baker, Nathaniel Hall

Votes: 415 | Gross: $5.47M

40. Class Act (1992)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy

A valedictorian and a juvenile delinquent have their school records switched and begin to be treated like the other.

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Andre Rosey Brown, Meshach Taylor

Votes: 6,366 | Gross: $13.27M

41. House Party (1990)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

76 Metascore

Kid decides to go to his friend Play's house party, but neither of them can predict what's in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence

Votes: 12,082 | Gross: $26.39M

42. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 3,329 | Gross: $8.75M

43. The Temptations (1998)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 3,694

44. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate

Votes: 3,423 | Gross: $12.41M

45. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly, Virginia Capers

Votes: 15,797 | Gross: $39.10M

46. Sparkle (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Music

Three sisters form a singing group in 1950s Harlem, but success threatens to ruin their relationship forever.

Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith

Votes: 1,276 | Gross: $4.00M

47. Beauty Shop (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy

53 Metascore

A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Djimon Hounsou, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 15,433 | Gross: $36.35M

48. Jumping the Broom (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

Director: Salim Akil | Stars: Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine

Votes: 9,244 | Gross: $37.30M

49. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7