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by yatoshi | created - 25 May 2014 | updated - 09 Oct 2014 | Public

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1. Think Like a Man (2012)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey's relationship advice against them.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy

Votes: 41,858 | Gross: $91.55M

2. State Property: Blood on the Streets (2005)

R | 94 min | Musical, Action, Crime

33 Metascore

Three Philadelphia-based gangstas -- Beans, Dame and Loco -- are on a collision course with one another for turf. Alliances are forged and broken and lifelong friendships end in violence as each crime lord schemes to get the upper hand.

Director: Damon Dash | Stars: Beanie Sigel, N.O.R.E., Damon Dash, Michael Bentt

Votes: 1,322 | Gross: $1.68M

3. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

A parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice".

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones

Votes: 45,781 | Gross: $20.11M

4. 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: 22,097 | Gross: $20.15M

5. Love for Sale (2008)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Love for Sale is a romantic comedy about Trey (Jackie Long), a twenty-something delivery guy that can't seem to catch a break. Trey's whole life is in shambles- no money for college, girls ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Parr | Stars: Jackie Long, Jason Weaver, Mya, Melyssa Ford

Votes: 289

6. 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: 48,271 | Gross: $27.90M

7. Barbershop (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 28,373 | Gross: $75.78M

8. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

The owner of an historic South Side Chicago barbershop is pressured to sell out to a land developer, but must face the impact this would have on his close-knit community.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Queen Latifah

Votes: 13,719 | Gross: $65.11M

9. Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

29 Metascore

Buckle up for the wildest road trip of the year. A comedy adventure about a misfit family trying to survive outrageous obstacles (includeing each other) on a cross-country trek to their annual family reunion.

Director: Christopher Erskin | Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Shannon Elizabeth, Shad Moss, Vanessa Williams

Votes: 6,979 | Gross: $31.18M

10. 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: 70,886 | Gross: $68.52M

11. National Security (2003)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

31 Metascore

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Colm Feore, Bill Duke

Votes: 45,455 | Gross: $35.76M

12. The Seat Filler (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

Romance and drama occur after a pop superstar falls for an audience member -- a seat filler posing as an attorney -- at a music awards show.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Duane Martin, Kelly Rowland, DeRay Davis, Mel B

Votes: 581

13. Notorious (2009)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke, Momo Dione

Votes: 39,196 | Gross: $36.84M

14. 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: 5,707 | Gross: $11.83M

15. Jason's Lyric (1994)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime. Their lives reconnect in shattering fashion.

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

Votes: 3,352 | Gross: $20.85M

16. 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: 12,110 | Gross: $28.73M

17. 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: 8,803 | Gross: $60.10M

18. Paid in Full (2002)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride, Kevin Carroll

Votes: 9,870 | Gross: $3.04M

19. Shottas (2002)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

Director: Cess Silvera | Stars: Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Louie Rankin, Paul Campbell

Votes: 3,890

20. 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: 18,851 | Gross: $8.20M

21. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs

Votes: 14,356 | Gross: $70.53M

22. 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: 7,901 | Gross: $25.05M

23. Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Yasiin Bey, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 8,129 | Gross: $27.36M

24. 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: 17,228 | Gross: $27.44M



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