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The Best Blaxploitation Flix?

What are the best -bigafrofunkeehairstyle70'sI'llbeatyouupbrother- movies out there?

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My list would include Coffy, Truck Turner, Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, and Cleopatra Jones. I'm still trying to track down Seet Sweetback's Baaaadasssss Song, and Dolamite, so I can't say about those, but I've heard they're good. For a newer twist on a classic genera, try Undercover Brother, The Hebrew Hammer, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and Jackie Brown.

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" I'm still trying to track down Seet Sweetback's Baaaadasssss Song, and Dolamite, so I can't say about those, but I've heard they're good."
one of the reasons why you might have not have found dolEmite yet, is cause you're spelling it wrong and between the creeper, the reverend, willie green and yet of course the bad bad dolemite, this is my favorite blaxploitation film

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This is hardly an expert's point of view, but from what I understand...
In the 1970's the movie industry suddenly became aware of black people living in the U.S. And they discovered that not all of this newly discovered market wanted to watch Dick Van Dyke, Doris Day, and westerns. So, after the popularity of a couple of low budget, Afro-American centered movies, the film industry jumped on the band wagon and began to churn out movies about pimps, hoes, bad mothas, cops, private dicks, and all sorts of other characters, all featuring casts of black actors. Often the story revolved around fighting drug dealers who were trying to move into the neighborhood, or redneck cops, or sleezy polititions bent on selling out the black community.
The irony is that many of these films were made by white people and from what I understand, mostly made those white people money. However, the movies were so fun and filled with great action and excitement, that they transended their intended market, and I truely think, influenced modern moviemaking.
Many fine actors got their start in these pictures, and many established actors got paychecks playing guest roles, often as the villain.
If you haven't seen any of the above movies, check some out. Coffy, Shaft, and Friday Foster are all good to start. Or if you want to ease into it with a more modern sort of film, try Jackie Brown.

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Um... Shaft, anyone?

Shaft's Big Score?

Shaft in Africa?

....pattern?

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Maybe.It's my #2 Blax flick behind Black Belt Jones.Which had the same producer as Truck.But it's really hard to pick though.Shaft,The mack,Superfly,Coffy,Foxy Brown,Slaughter,Black Caesar,Hell up in Harlem,Three The Hard Way,Let's do it again,Cleopatra Jones.

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O.K,

Sweet SweetBacks Bad Ass Song
Cotton Comes To Harlem
Shaft
Shaft's Big score
SuperFly
Truck Turner
Coffy
Black Caesar
Across 110th Street
The Education Of Sonny Carson
Willie Dynamite
Cool Breeze.

Are these any good ?

Trouble Man
The Slams
YoungBlood
Hit Man

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Shaft
Superfly
Black Caesar (Larry Cohen directing, Fred W. in the lead, JBs and Lynn Collins on the soundtrack, the ear in the spaghetti. Hallelujah!)
Hell Up in Harlem (Cohen and Fred W. again, but no JBs. How dumb can movie execs get?)
Slaughter
Both Cleopatra Jones movies
Foxy Brown
Coffy
Across 110th Street.
Black Belt Jones
Truck Turner

And the not so wonderful

Two Down One to Go (great cast, dismal script and feeble action)
TNT Jackson (plain awful in every possible way)
Shaft's Big Score (yawn)
Shaft in Africa (double yawn)
Superfly TNT (no Curtis, no budget)
Superfly 2 (poop on a stick)
Slaughter's Big Rip-off (edited to death)


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My favourite got to be Black Caesar, i rented this movie just to see some crazy violence and pass time, but i was surprised that BC had an awesome lead actor, great soundtrack and excellent direction. I recommend it for any blaxploitation fan who didnt see it.

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i'm surprised no one mentioned The Mack, one of my all-time favorites. i also really like Truck Turner, Car Wash, and Coffy.

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Nichelle Nichols steals this movie, they should have done one with just her and her bit**es...Pam Grier's Coffy is in my opinion the best!

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COTTON COMES TO HARLEM
ACROSS 110TH STREET
TRUCK TURNER
THREE THE HARD WAY
SUPERFLY
BLACK BELT JONES
SHAFT
TROUBLE MAN

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No one mentions THOMASINE AND BUSHROD from 1974?! The best blaxploitation/western film EVER!

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cotton comes to harlem
come back charlston blue
here comes *beep* charlie
the slams
trick baby
across 110th street
penatentary
cool breeze
hit man
jds revenge

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I thought Trouble Man was awesome, but I was a little disappointed with Hit Man. It was okay, though.

My thoughts on the ones I've seen:

Superfly (love)
Across 110th Street (love)
Trouble Man (love)
Coffy (love)
Foxy Brown (love)
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (kinda crappy, but important)
Shaft (awesome)
Shaft's Big Score (decent)
Shaft In Africa (has it's moments, but kinda blah)
Truck Turner (not too bad)
The Mack (pretty good)
Willie Dynamite (surprisingly really good drama)
Cleopatra Jones (ridiculous, but fun)
Black Gun (fun)
Hit Man (disappointing)
Friday Foster (not bad, could be better)
Black Dynamite (excellent satire, extremely hilarious)
Dolemite (pretty bad, but so hilarious I love it)
Black Caesar (awesome)
Hell Up in Harlem (disappointing, but has it's moments)
Cotton Comes to Harlem (very solid and quite hilarious)
Blacula (actually pretty decent)
Scream, Blacula, Scream (meh, it's kinda blah)
Black Belt Jones (awesome)
TNT Jackson (awful and boring)
Black Samson (pretty decent, underrated)
Three The Hard Way (should have been awesome, but surprisingly disappointing)
Hot Potato (extremely awful. probably the worst)
Get Christie Love (okay, nothing special)

Ones I want/need to see:

Slaughter
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
Superfly TNT
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
Shaft (2000)

Have any sugestions for others I should see? Just let me know.

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Well "Shaft" is a big studio release, made with big, Hollywood money, so it's a bit different. They are great movies, but personally I prefer the independently produced movies, because they feel more authentic. I think "Black Caesar" is my personal favorite..




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see a movie called badasss cinema it tells the whole story. if you are still interested

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And also, try and look up a copy of THE MACK with Richard Pryor. Damn good film. For an okay blaxploitation flick with the "Mocha Mogul of Hollywood" Pam Grier and Fred Williamson, check out the 1975 BUCKTOWN.

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My favorites are:

Cotton Comes To Harlem
The Cosby/Poitier trilogy:
Uptown Staurday NIght
Let's Do It Again
A Piece of the Action
Five on the Black Hand Side
Get Christie Love
Blacula
Foxxy Brown
Three the Hard Way

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A couple favorites of mine that no one's mentioned yet:

Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074430/
This one is quite good, actually. Certainly better than Blacula and Blacknstein.

Black Gestapo (1975)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169620/
Kind of a mess, but it's quite watchable for the concept alone.

Coonskin (1975)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071361/
Bakashi animation coupled with Scatman Crothers. Worth it for the fantastic opening song alone.

Putney Swope (1969)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064855/
Technically, not quite blaxploitation, but still worth mentioning. Beats the Coen brothers to the "Hudsucker Proxy" punch by about 20 years.

Blacksnake (1973)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069796/
Russ Meyer entry about a carribean slave revolt. Less serious and more campy than Mandingo, but more serious and less campy than typical Meyer. If that makes sense.

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Boss *beep* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Fig_LoBy4

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Hit! (1977; not on DVD)

Black Caesar (1973)

Truck Tunner (1974)

The Watermelon Man (1970)

Foxy Brown (1974)

Buck Town (1975)

Dolomite (1975)

Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-In-Law (1977)

The Mack (1973)


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seen all the movies mentioned here there all great to hard to put in order though.some that werent mentioned i would recommend brother of death,johnny tough(like a blaxploitation version of truffauts 400 blows,abby(hot chick possessed by nigerian sex demon nuff said),tnt jackson someone here said it sucked but i love it one of my favs the naked kung fu scene alone is worth a watch,deathforce aka fighting mad, black dude with afro and samurai sword getting revenge chopping heads off watch it,legend of n!#% charley,mandingo,tough guys,the muthas,candy tangerine man,human tornadoe(dolamite sequel),disco godfather,and of course all the ones mentioned especially truck turner,coffy,superfly,the mack,trouble man,shaft dug the remake too,foxy brown,black belt jones,bucktown,three the hard way,dr black mr hyde,black ceaser,boss n#$%

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seen all the movies mentioned here there all great to hard to put in order though.some that werent mentioned i would recommend brother of death,johnny tough(like a blaxploitation version of truffauts 400 blows,abby(hot chick possessed by nigerian sex demon nuff said),tnt jackson someone here said it sucked but i love it one of my favs the naked kung fu scene alone is worth a watch,deathforce aka fighting mad, black dude with afro and samurai sword getting revenge chopping heads off watch it,legend of n!#% charley,mandingo,tough guys,the muthas,candy tangerine man,human tornadoe(dolamite sequel),disco godfather,and of course all the ones mentioned especially truck turner,coffy,superfly,the mack,trouble man,shaft dug the remake too,foxy brown,black belt jones,bucktown,three the hard way,dr black mr hyde,black ceaser,boss n#$%

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boss *beep*

three tough guys

coffy
and many others!!!

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Coffey is the best blax imho. Ive seen em all. Be sure to check Black Dynamite!

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love black dynamite!!!

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It is absolutely, undeniably, unreservedly, uncategorically THE BEST!!

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It's definitely one of the best out there.

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I think "Black Caesar" and it's sequel "Hell Up In Harlem" are among the best in the genre. "Trick Baby" is also excellent, and a lot more serious in tone than most movies in the genre. Then we got "Black Belt Jones" which is always a crowd pleaser and features the ultra cool Jim Kelly. It's nice to see Kung Fu in a blaxploit film. "Hit Man" is another good one.

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