90's in Black: Top 100 Black films of the 1990's

Top 100 Black films of the 1990's. Originally, the idea for this was was to have 50 films and compile the list from movies that I've watched. Before long, the list ballooned and I kept pushing myself to remember a lot of movies that I hadn't seen in decades.

When I finally hit 100, I Google-searched films to see what I may have missed. The list increased from 100 to 113. Then it decreased because "Finding Forrester" came out in 2000.

Lastly, I organized the list by year, reviewed and rated each film, and trimmed the list to 100.

The list is not 1-100. It's sorted by rating within the year. So, the first 1990 movie is the best movie of 1990. The last movie doesn't necessarily mean it's the worst movie of the year, it means it made the cut to 100.


I wrote about this list here. Enjoy.

  • Paris Is Burning
  • House Party
  • Mo' Better Blues
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • New Jack City
  • Strictly Business
  • The Five Heartbeats
  • House Party 2
  • Livin' Large!
  • Jungle Fever
  • Malcolm X
  • Boomerang
  • White Men Can't Jump
  • Deep Cover
  • South Central
  • Juice
  • Class Act
  • Bébé's Kids
  • Sister Act
  • Mo' Money
  • Trespass
  • The Jacksons: An American Dream
  • Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
  • Candyman
  • What's Love Got to Do with It
  • Menace II Society
  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
  • Poetic Justice
  • CB4
  • Posse
  • Sugar Hill
  • Cool Runnings
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Fresh
  • The Inkwell
  • Above the Rim
  • Crooklyn
  • Fear of a Black Hat
  • Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy
  • The Glass Shield
  • Blankman
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame
  • House Party 3
  • Jason's Lyric
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Friday
  • Higher Learning
  • New Jersey Drive
  • Dead Presidents
  • Clockers
  • The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Bad Boys
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • Losing Isaiah
  • Tales from the Hood
  • Vampire in Brooklyn
  • Panther
  • Tyson
  • Set It Off
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Get on the Bus
  • Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
  • Sunset Park
  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
  • The Nutty Professor
  • The Great White Hype
  • The Preacher's Wife
  • 4 Little Girls
  • Eve's Bayou
  • Jackie Brown
  • Love Jones
  • Don King: Only in America
  • Hoodlum
  • Miss Evers' Boys
  • Booty Call
  • Sprung
  • Soul Food
  • Rosewood
  • Gridlock'd
  • Metro
  • B.A.P.S.
  • Good Burger
  • Hav Plenty
  • He Got Game
  • The Players Club
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • Ride
  • Belly
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • The Temptations
  • I Got the Hook Up
  • Life
  • The Best Man
  • The Wood
  • Loving Jezebel
  • In Too Deep
  • The Hurricane
  • Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
  • Trippin'
  • Light It Up