Great Movies: African American Action & Suspense Films

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1982 - Paramount Studios
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A cop goes looking for a psychotic prison escapee with the help of a fast-talking con man. …More


Beverly Hills Cop Beverly Hills Cop
1984 - Paramount Home Video
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When Detroit cop Axel Foley's best friend is murdered, the trail leads him to Beverly Hills where an international drug smuggling ring is threatened where he teams up with two reluctant detectives from the Beverly Hills police force. …More

Cleopatra Jones Cleopatra Jones
1973 - Warner Home Video
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Federal agent Jones tries to rescue her framed boyfriend from a drug-queen pervert known as Mommy. …More

 


Coffy / Friday Foster Coffy / Friday Foster
1973 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Coffy is a nurse whose younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin. Coffy sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.

 

Cotton Comes to Harlem / Hell Up in Harlem Cotton Comes to Harlem
1970- Tcfhe/MGM
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Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques play Himes's volatile police detectives, Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, who are on the trail of white men who pulled an armed stickup at a Back to Africa rally in Harlem. The money belongs to the poor people who paid for a chance to return to the motherland--but was it really a stickup?

Devil in a Blue Dress Devil in a Blue Dress
1995 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Easy Rawlins is a World War II vet who accepts $100 to find Daphne Monet, a lady who's involved with a wealthy mayoral candidate. When Easy goes to Central Avenue in Los Angeles looking for Daphne, the woman he meets winds up dead. …More

Jackie Brown Jackie Brown
1997 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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What do a stewardess, a gunrunner, a bailbondsman, an ex-con, a federal agent, and a beach bunny have in common? They're all chasing a half million dollars in cash! The question in this Tarantino hit is who's playing who and who will walk away with the goods? …More

Lethal Weapon Lethal Weapon
1987 - Warner Home Video
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A veteran detective is partnered with a young detective with a suicidal death wish. …More

 

Let's Do It Again Let's Do It Again
1975 - Warner Home Video
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 Two lodge brothers fix a fight and bilk mobsters by hypnotizing a bony boxer. …More

 

Shaft Shaft
1971 - Warner Home Video
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Hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped teenage daughter, private detective John Shaft discovers a Mafia kingpin plot to take over an area of the Black Underworld's uptown territory. …More


Superfly Superfly
1972 - Warner Home Video
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Before a Harlem cocaine dealer retires with his girlfriend, he wants to make just one last score. Music by Curtis Mayfield. …More


Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
1971 - Allegro Media Group
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A black man flees to Mexico after killing two white policemen who beat a black militant. …More