The Greatest Black Musical Movies

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

Krush Groove

Krush Groove tells a fictionalized version of the start of Def Jam Records and features Blair Underwood playing Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin playing himself. Other Def Jam artists appeared, including the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J. Run DMC and the Fat Boys also had major roles. (Photo: Warner Bros Pictures)

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