The Best Black Movies Of The 80s, Part I

- By Bossip Staff

Comedians (read Eddie Murphy) and that new thing called Hip-Hop dominated Black movies in the early 80s, but somehow, unlike today, there was nothing Minstrel show-ish about it.

Take a look back at a time when African-American actors could lead a multi-cultural cast to one of the highest grossing movies of the decade… And when White directors could interpret Alice Walker without loosing one ounce of soul.

And before you yell at us about what we forgot, remember this is just part 1.

(Click here to see our favorite movies of the 90s, in case you missed it.)

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  • buggin_out

    I see now that this is only Part I, I retract the #FAIL



    • JustAshley

      Awe! You beat me to it! LOL

  • 80's girl

    I meant Harlem Nights 🙂

  • Super Chill

    What black detective are you talking about and what made him an uncle tom?

  • sportstalk23

    Krush Groove
    Beat Street
    Hollywood Shuffle
    Do the Right Thing
    She’s Gotta Have It
    Beverly Hills Cop I and II
    The Last Dragon
    This all I came up with at the top of my head

  • jmagic

    once again you idiots cant read,it says part 1 which means it will be a part 2…what about Action Jackson,

  • jmagic

    he was an uncle tom because he was a cop and spoke properly is what that ignorant negro was saying

  • right


    BD: “We’re not going to fall for the banana in the tail pipe.”

    AF: “Uh..uh…<imitating Black Detective: 'We're not going to fall for the banana in the tail pipe. You betta put some base in your voice brutha!"

  • buggin_out


    by your reasoning, “Saturday Night Live” was a black show because Eddie Murphy was on that, too. y’all reaching with this.

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