The Best Black Movie of All Time Tournament

Click on the Matchup in the bracket to vote!

We have all taken part in a best black movie argument before. Love Jones or Brown Sugar? Harlem Nights or Coming to America? Is Boyz N Da Hood the best Black crime movie? Now we are going to try and settle it.

Narrowing the field down to 32 movies was damn near impossible. There are so many great black movies, that if we are keeping it real we probably need an NIT Bracket. But through discussion and careful consideration we accomplished it.

We took cultural importance, quality of the movie, re-watch value into consideration among many other traits. Each movies entry in The Black Co-Op’s Movie Database has been linked, so that you can get a quick brush up on each movie. This is also probably a good time to introduce you to that database if you haven’t checked it out. Here at The Black Co-Op, we know it is hard to find good shows, movies, books, video games etc. We want to know what is next, what is new, what is hot. Also, of importance, ‘our’ ratings and reviews aren’t necessarily reflected on sites like IMDb. (Don’t believe me? Check out the ratings for Friends and Living Single 😕 ) Our databases are growing daily. But if you don’t see something that you like, suggest it using the form on that page. Our databases give you the ability to filter and search based on actor, artist, genre, movie rating and even the ratings received here at The Black Co-Op. Making it easier to find exactly what you are looking for.

Remember to check back and vote, as the rounds advance approximately every 4 days.

Disagree with the seeding? Think a movie was left out? Surprised at the results or voting of a match? Leave a comment. You know we love to hear from you guys.

Enjoy, may the best movie win!



  1. Boyz N The Hood
  2. Menace II Society
  3. Juice
  4. Dead Presidents
  5. New Jack City
  6. Belly
  7. Set if Off
  8. Paid in Full


  1. Coming to America
  2. Friday
  3. Harlem Nights
  4. House Party
  5. Do the Right Thing
  6. Life
  7. Bad Boys
  8. Girls Trip

Drama or Action

  1. The Color Purple
  2. Malcolm X
  3. Glory
  4. Get Out
  5. Black Panther
  6. The Five Heartbeats
  7. Lean on Me
  8. The Last Dragon

Family or Romance

  1. Soul Food
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. Love Jones
  4. Love & basketball
  5. Waiting to Exhale
  6. The Best Man
  7. The Wood
  8. Baby Boy
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