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Monday, August 27, 2007

The Envelope Please....

Hello all...I apologize about not posting the top 10 black films yesterday....there's something in the country air that makes a city gal lazy, and I was there 100% yesterday, sorry!

Anyhoo, I appreciate the votes and what everyone had to say. I love seeing what people think is good, or great, and I love the comments about why. Some voted for "Roots" which isn't a film, but if it were, surely would have won. Tony is an obvious Denzel Washington worshiper (:-) ), cazualc seems to love "Claudine" a much as I do, and Purple Zoe brought up a film called "Afropunk", that I haven't seen but plan to now.

There were votes for some films that I've never been a big fan of; "Hav Plenty" and "The Best Man" for example, and some that I admire that didn't make the cut: "Glory", "Deep Cover", and "Eve's Bayou", for starters.

There were some votes for some African films, which in my opinion, don't get enough notoriety. I will start blogging about them here. Here is the top 10 list in order, starting with #1:

1) The Color Purple (by far the favorite)

8) Coming To America (surprising for me)


I didn't post #10, because there are so many that tied for this position. I hope you don't mind if I ask you to vote one last time for just one of these films. Then I can have the true top 10 list. The movies that tied for tenth place are:

Boyz N' The Hood

Menace 2 Society

Raisin In The Sun (1961)


School Daze


A hard choice for some, I know. Please let me know what your favorite (or what you thought was the most well made) film out of these is in the comments section....cheers!


hottnikz said...

This is a hard one...I'll have to go with Claudine.

wanda said...

school daze

justjudith said...

just let your sooooooooooul glooooooow! love coming to america. i'm gonna vote for sparkle in the 10 spot. nostalgia!

Coltrane Jenkins said...

What!!! No "A Soldier's Story"... well, maybe "Raisin in the Sun" can make the list.

Jay Wilson said...

I can't believe that Cooley High made the Top 10 and Ray is nowhere to be seen. I mean, seriously.

cooper said...

Raisin In The Sun

Mrs. Grapevine said...


Although I voted for 4 out of these 6.

Qadree said...

I vote Raisin in the Sun for #10.

Which version are people voting for anyway(1961 Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil or 1989 Danny Glover and Esther Rolle). I'm giving Sidney Poitier my vote.

Tayo said...

I vote School Daze

Thembi said...

A Raisin in the Sun as a PLAY or BOOK, but not movie...Menace and Sparkly for pure entertainment's sake, and Boyz n' the Hood for its historical accuracy. But I have to vote School Daze just because so many killer actors were in it - Tisha Campbell, Giancarlo Esposito, almost the entire cast of Different World AND Larry Fish? AND a Spike Lee Joint? Imagine what the auditions must have been like - a who's who's of the decade...Let's not forget the soundtrack and the Phyllis Hyman appearance. Also since I went to pretty much the opposite of a black college this movie helped me understand my old-head black college ex-bf better (including the fact that he was stuck in that stage), so I vote School Daze hands down.

Shelia said...

Raisin in the Sun for sho'!.

Bohemian Hippie Chick said...

Raisin in the Sun

Anonymous said...


Yobachi said...

Whew, that's a tough one. I almost want to say Claudine, but I'm going to have to go Boyz N Da Hood, because that was a watershed movie, and because...

The boyz in the hood are always hard
come talking that trash, well pull your card

harleyblues said...

Nah, I leave it up to the professionals, YOU I.Women lol
ps but If I must Raisin in the Sun