The Baadasssss Blaxploitation Top 20
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Blaxploitation was a popular exploitation film genre born in the 1970s that focused on stories about African Americans' social struggles and their fantasies. These movies were heightened, outrageous versions of reality and featured main characters that were larger than life. The subject matter dealt with everything from inner city crime (pimps, players, gangsters, drug dealers, private eyes) to tales of the supernatural (vampires, demonic possession). Throughout the 70s, black audiences finally got their own heroes to champion on the big screen. Most importantly the movies created an outlet for the African-American artistic community to work in and be seen. It remains a very important part of both cultural and cinematic history.
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1. Shaft (1971)
2. Coffy (1973)
18. Abby (1974)