I usually put my favorites into categories (comedies, dramas, rom-coms, etc.)but I'll try to mix them all together this time. This is for @mrherriger Pt. 2 coming soon
  1. Ray
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    This Ray Charles bio-pic starring Jamie Foxx (which earned him the Academy Award for best Actor in 2004) is incredible! Filled with highs and lows and phenomenal music.
  2. Inside Man
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    Denzel as a cop YES, just yes.
  3. Training Day
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    Denzel as a bad cop...yes. This film earned Denzel his second Academy Award.
  4. Bad Boys 2
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    Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are gold together. One of the best comedies point. blank. period.
  5. The Color Purple
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    It was a book and now it's a Broadway musical, but in 1985 it was a Spielberg film. It was the film debut for Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. The film holds the record for most Academy Award nominations and no wins, with 11 nominations (come on Hollywood). The film touches on everything from racism to poverty, to sexism. Oh, and it takes place in the early 1900's if you haven't seen it go watch it. It's an American Classic.
  6. The Original Kings of Comedy
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    Bernie Mac at his absolute best! It's a stand up special, but I count it as a movie.
  7. The Preacher's Wife
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    Whitney Houston AND Denzel Washington, that combination is one that only a loving God could put together. This movie will put you in the holiday spirit no matter what time of year it is and will make you fall in love...with Whitney's voice.
  8. Friday
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    You should only be able to say "Bye Felicia" if you've seen this movie!
  9. Django Unchained
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    Saw it 3 times in theaters. That's 9 hours of my life that I don't want back!! Love this movie. Oh and Olivia Pope is in it but obviously this was before she was a gladiator because homegirl did nothing to fix the problem. But Christoph Waltz did win the Academy Award for best supporting actor.
  10. Collateral
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    Tom Cruise being crazy and Jamie Foxx driving a taxi all while trying to save Fish Mooney, I mean Jada Pinkett-Smith. This film earned Foxx the best supporting actor Academy Award nomination the same year he was nominated for his role in Ray making him the first actor to be nominated in both categories in the same year.
  11. Mean Girls
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    Written by Tina Fey. Filled with hilarious quotes that I will probably make a list about pretty soon!
  12. Ghost
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    Need a good romantic film to watch with your significant other? This is the one! I mean, it made responding "ditto" to someone's "I love you" seem like Shakespeare. It also earned Whoopi Goldberg an Academy Award for best supporting actress.
  13. Malcolm X
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    Denzel makes the list again. But this movie is so power and Denzel's performance is so moving you will feel as if you had known Malcolm X your entire life.