Published on July 31, 2017
1. best blaxploitation movies MOVISTARFLIX.COM
2. MOVISTARFLIX.COM What is a blaxploitation? Blaxploitation is a term coined in the early 1970s to refer to black action films that were aimed at black audiences. Featuring African-American actors in lead roles and often having anti-establishment plots, the films were frequently condemned for stereotypical characterization and glorification of violence. Blaxploitation films were originally made specifically for an urban black audience, but the genre's audience appeal soon broadened across racial and ethnic lines. The Los Angeles National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) head and ex-film publicist Junius Griffin coined the term from the words "black" and "exploitation." Blaxploitation films were the first to regularly feature soundtracks of funk and soul music and primarily black casts. Variety credited Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and the less radical Hollywood-financed film Shaft (both released in 1971) with the invention of the blaxploitation genre.
3. What is an exploitation film? MOVISTARFLIX.COM An exploitation film is a film that attempts to succeed financially by exploiting current trends, niche genres, or lurid content. Exploitation films are generally low-quality "Bmovies". Even so, they sometimes attract critical attention and cult followings.
4. The Mack (1973) Director: Michael Campus Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor Goldie returns from San Quentin to run the pimp game in Oakland. Top to bottom and front to back one of the best films of the decade, in any genre—it's a classic for the Player's Ball alone, not to mention Richard Pryor trying to act serious and not doing such a great job of it ("You white nigger!"). Attention rappers and "entertainment company" CEOs: if you want to learn what real game is, take a lesson from the original and ask yourself...who's the mack?
5. Shaft (1971) Director: Gordon Parks Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi Shaft is that black dick you need to know about. What? We're just talking about Shaft, the badass private detective who's hired to find a crime lord's kidnapped daughter and ends up in the middle of a Harlem gang war that could spark a race war. Trust us, you need some Shaft for your funky ass.
6. Director: Jack Hill Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown It might be a re-hash of Coffy, but for our money it's the winner. Who else is bad enough to pack a gun in her Afro? . Kicking ass, taking names, and wearing hooker clothes? Yes, please.A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend. Foxy Brown (1974)
7. MOVISTARFLIX.COM Super Fly (1972) Director: Gordon Parks Jr. Stars: Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier The perma-conked O'Neal is a cocaine dealer with that good hair who's trying to get out of the biz before he winds up dead or in prison. To do so, he needs to pull off the biggest coke deal he's ever undertaken. Obviously. Whether you think it exposes harsh reality or glorifies the drug trade, Super Fly is uncut dope, daddy The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.
8. M O V I S T A R F L I X . C O M Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) Director: Melvin Van Peebles Stars: Simon Chuckster,Melvin Van Peebles, Hubert Scales After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.A gigolo with a magical penis runs from the police after being set up for a murder he didn't commit. Sweetback was the Big Bang of blaxploitation—a revolutionary independent movie that showed Hollywood that bad-ass, political black cinema could make bank. It also made the Van Peebles family forever unfuckwittable, so don't even think about bringing up Sonny Spoon.
9. ACROSS 110TH STREET (1972) Director: Barry Shear Stars: Frank Adu, Anthony Franciosa, Yaphet Kotto Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war. Mismatched like sweet potato pizza, a black cop (Kotto) and his racist Italian-American captain (Quinn) pursue murderous crooks who ripped off the mob and threaten to start a war in Harlem. Or maybe it's more like collard green canolis. Unexpectedly delicious either way! M O V I S T A R F L I X . C O M
10. Black Belt Jones (1974) Director: Robert Clouse Stars: Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry, Scatman Crothers The best part of Enter the Dragon comes back to kick ass and take names when the Mafia kills his mentor (whose karate studio stands in the way of their land development). What's his black belt in, you ask? Oh, just something called Punch-A-Motherfucker-In-The-Nuts-Fu. A Mafia buy out of Papa Byrd's karate school downtown ends in his death. Byrd's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell, and wants revenge. Byrd's students call the Black Belt Jones for help. Jones reluctantly teams with Sydney in many battles. M O V I S T A R F L I X . C O M
11. Trouble Man (1972) Director: Ivan Dixon Stars: Robert Hooks, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set up the death of a collector for a rival gang lord. It looks like it's up to T to keep a gang war from breaking out, keep the police off his back, and earn his fee from Chalky and Pete. Then things get complicated. A pool hall, a boxing gym, women's well-furnished apartments, and the mean streets of L.A. give T room to sort out what seems from what is. A private detective named Mr. T takes on a job for the operators of a dice game, only to find himself framed for murder in a plot to start a gang war and take down a rival kingpin. Great soundtrack, but where were his 68 gold chains and Howlin' Mad Murdock? M O V I S T A R F L I X . C O M
12. Ganja and Hess (1973) Director: Bill Gunn Stars: Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn After its release was compromised by a bastardized studio-sanctioned version, most viewers never realized that this was one of the most profound, surreal and horrifying love stories ever made. Breaking barriers of black cinema (and the producers' expectations of just another piece of rehash vampire trash), director Bill Gunn instead delivered a blood-soaked masterpiece that was the only American film screened during Critics' Week at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival...where it won a standing ovation.
13. thank you! V I S I T O U R S I T E F O R M O R E L A T E S T H O L L Y W O O D M O V I E S : W W W . M O V I S T A R F L I X . C O M