The Greatest Black Musical Movies

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  • The Harder They Come
  • Wild Style
  • Mo Better Blues
  • 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

Mo Better Blues (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Spike Lee's Mo Better Blues tells the story of jazz musician Bleek Gilliam (played by Denzel Washington) and his love life and struggles in the music industry. The movie featured music from Terrence Blanchard and Branford Marsalis and even a number from Denzel Washington.

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