The Greatest Black Musical Movies

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  • Bamboozled
  • Ray
  • House Party
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • Carmen Jones
  • Sparkle
  • Cadillac Records
  • Dreamgirls
  • The Five Heartbeats
  • The Wiz
  • Fame
  • Beat Street
  • Purple Rain
  • Krush Groove
  • School Daze
  • Carmen: A Hip Hopera
  • What's Love Got to Do With It?
  • Superfly
  • The Harder They Come
  • Wild Style
  • Mo Better Blues

Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones starred Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte as a pair of lovers on the run from the police. Inspired by the opera Carmen, the movie went on to inspire the Beyoncé MTV musical Carmen: A Hip Hopera. (Photo: 20th Century Fox)

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