Black Remakes of White Films

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  • Queen Latifah, Steel Magnolias
  • Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, The Wiz
  • Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Death at a Funeral
  • Willow Smith, Annie
  • About Last Night, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy
  • Black Orpheus, Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn
  • Jaden Smith, The Karate Kid
  • Harry Belafonte, Carmen Jones
  • Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, I Think I Love My Wife
  • Whitney Houston, Brandy, Cinderella

The Wiz

Thanks to a soundtrack by music legend Quincy Jones, an all-star cast featuring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Richard Pryor, there's a whole generation that only knows how to ease on down the road. This movie version of the Tony winning Broadway play, an urban retelling of 1939's The Wizard of Oz, is the original funkytown.

(photo: courtesy Universal Pictures)

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