The Greatest Black Musical Movies

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  • 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
  • Bamboozled
  • Ray
  • House Party
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • Carmen Jones
  • Sparkle
  • Cadillac Records
  • Dreamgirls
  • The Five Heartbeats
  • The Wiz
  • Fame
  • Beat Street
  • Purple Rain

Carmen: A Hip Hopera

Carmen: A Hip Hopera was based on the opera Carmen (the 1954 classic Carmen Jones is also based on the opera). The movie starred Beyoncé as an ambitious and attractive woman and Mekhi Phifer as the man she used to get to the top. (Photo: Carmen Productions)

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