Top 10 Mad Black Woman Scenes in Film

These women were tired of getting hurt, so they fought back!

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate - 1996 - "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Lynn Whitfield went off her rocker when Martin Lawrence's character, Darnell, did not come home for dinner in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. All we know is that "love should have brought him home" because it almost cost him a limb. Whitfield wasn't the only one, though. Take a look at the top 10 scenes from films where Black women finally fight back.(Photo: Courtesy Jackson/McHenry Company)

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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate - 1996 - "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Lynn Whitfield went off her rocker when Martin Lawrence's character, Darnell, did not come home for dinner in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. All we know is that "love should have brought him home" because it almost cost him a limb. Whitfield wasn't the only one, though. Take a look at the top 10 scenes from films where Black women finally fight back.(Photo: Courtesy Jackson/McHenry Company)

The Color Purple - 1985  - We all remember when Whoopi Goldberg, a.k.a Celie, said "until you do right by me, everything you touch is going to crumble." There was no holding this Black woman back once she was fed up and we cheered her once she got started on Danny Glover's character and got the strength to walk away.  (Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros.)

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The Color Purple - 1985 - We all remember when Whoopi Goldberg, a.k.a Celie, said "until you do right by me, everything you touch is going to crumble." There was no holding this Black woman back once she was fed up and we cheered her once she got started on Danny Glover's character and got the strength to walk away. (Photo: Courtesy Warner Bros.)

This Christmas - 2007 - That moment when Black Girls Rock '12 host Regina King realized that the handsome Laz Alonso didn't deserve her and she put baby oil on the floor and whipped him with a belt when he got out of the shower. Need we say more about this scene? (Photo: Courtesy Facilitator Films)

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This Christmas - 2007 - That moment when Black Girls Rock '12 host Regina King realized that the handsome Laz Alonso didn't deserve her and she put baby oil on the floor and whipped him with a belt when he got out of the shower. Need we say more about this scene? (Photo: Courtesy Facilitator Films)

What's Love Got to Do with It? - 1993 - The incredibly traumatic life of Tina Turner was gracefully and fearless portrayed by acting royality Angela Bassett. She gained her sanity when she finally hit Ike back in the backseat of the limo in this scene. At least they matched (in the eye region), right?(Photo: Courtesy Touchstone Pictures)

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What's Love Got to Do with It? - 1993 - The incredibly traumatic life of Tina Turner was gracefully and fearless portrayed by acting royality Angela Bassett. She gained her sanity when she finally hit Ike back in the backseat of the limo in this scene. At least they matched (in the eye region), right?(Photo: Courtesy Touchstone Pictures)

Soul Food - 1997 - Before her stint as Wilhemina Slater in Ugly Betty, Vanessa Williams showed she had a mean strike in Soul Food. Like many of the other mad Black woman scenes, Williams' husband wasn't giving her ANY act right, so she had to take matters into her own hands during a family dinner. Not even the turkey was safe.(Photo: Courtesy Fox 2000 Pictures)

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Soul Food - 1997 - Before her stint as Wilhemina Slater in Ugly Betty, Vanessa Williams showed she had a mean strike in Soul Food. Like many of the other mad Black woman scenes, Williams' husband wasn't giving her ANY act right, so she had to take matters into her own hands during a family dinner. Not even the turkey was safe.(Photo: Courtesy Fox 2000 Pictures)

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Diary of a Mad Black Woman - 2005 - A true mad Black woman in her own right, Kimberly Elise set a standard of how women should just be treated by getting over her husband in Diary of a Mad Black Woman.(Photo: Courtesy BET Pictures)

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Diary of a Mad Black Woman - 2005 - A true mad Black woman in her own right, Kimberly Elise set a standard of how women should just be treated by getting over her husband in Diary of a Mad Black Woman.(Photo: Courtesy BET Pictures)

Set It Off - 1996 - Queen Latifah went all out in Set It Off. Her moment came at the climactic end of the film, when she showed she was a woman without fear and prepared to die — running her car into what seemed like a moutain of shots fired.(Photo: Courtesy New Line Cinema)

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Set It Off - 1996 - Queen Latifah went all out in Set It Off. Her moment came at the climactic end of the film, when she showed she was a woman without fear and prepared to die — running her car into what seemed like a moutain of shots fired.(Photo: Courtesy New Line Cinema)

Kill Bill - 2003 - Although Vivica A. Fox didn't get her heart broken in this flick, her mad Black woman moment came when she battled to the death with Uma Thurman in Kill Bill as Vernita Green. Let's just say we don't want to make this mom angry and leave that box of cereal.(Photo: Courtesy Miramax Films)

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Kill Bill - 2003 - Although Vivica A. Fox didn't get her heart broken in this flick, her mad Black woman moment came when she battled to the death with Uma Thurman in Kill Bill as Vernita Green. Let's just say we don't want to make this mom angry and leave that box of cereal.(Photo: Courtesy Miramax Films)

Why Did I Get Married? - 2007 - We shouted when we saw Jill Scott get her groove back with Lamman Rucker (Sheriff Troy) after Richard T. Jones (Mike) cheated on her in Why Did I Get Married? After getting over her deadbeat husband, there was no getting in the way of what Jilly from Philly was feeling.(Photo: Courtesy Lions Gate Films)

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Why Did I Get Married? - 2007 - We shouted when we saw Jill Scott get her groove back with Lamman Rucker (Sheriff Troy) after Richard T. Jones (Mike) cheated on her in Why Did I Get Married? After getting over her deadbeat husband, there was no getting in the way of what Jilly from Philly was feeling.(Photo: Courtesy Lions Gate Films)

Waiting to Exhale - 1995 - Mary J. Blige provided the soundtrack, but Angela Bassett provided the drama when she burned all of her husband's (Michael Beach) items after finding out he had been cheating...and no she did not cry. (Photo: Courtesy 20th Century Fox Film)

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Waiting to Exhale - 1995 - Mary J. Blige provided the soundtrack, but Angela Bassett provided the drama when she burned all of her husband's (Michael Beach) items after finding out he had been cheating...and no she did not cry. (Photo: Courtesy 20th Century Fox Film)