The Greatest Black Musical Movies

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  • 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
  • The Harder They Come

Bamboozled

Spike Lee's satirical take on African-American depiction in entertainment featured several musical numbers. The Roots played a minstrel show type band while Mos Def and Canibus played militant rappers. (Photo: New Line Cinema)

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