1. Coming To America (1988)
Reverend Brown: Girl, you look so good, someone ought to put you on a plate and sop you up with a biscuit.
2. The Players Club (1998)
Diamond: Make the money, don’t let it make you.
3. The Color Purple (1985)
Sophia: “All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. A girl child ain’t safe in a family of men, but I ain’t never thought I’d have to fight in my own house! I loves Harpo, God knows I do. But I’ll kill him dead fo’ I let him beat me.”
4. Friday (1995)
Smokey: Older the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Craig: Man, it’s the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Smokey: Yeah, well she blacker than a motherfucker too.
5. Soul Food ( 1997)
Maxine: Ahmad, what are you doin’ in the ladies’ bathroom?
Ahmad: Yo Bird! Big Mama said to bring yo’ black ass out there!
Maxine: Boy, Big Mama told nobody’s black ass to go nowhere!
6. Lean On Me (1989)
Joe Clark: This is not a damn democracy! We are in a state of emergency and my word is law! There’s only one boss around here, and that’s me. The HNIC.
7. Dreamgirls (2006)
Effie: Well, what am I supposed to do? Deena’s beautiful, and she’s always been beautiful but I’ve got the voice, Curtis! I’ve got the voice! You can’t put me in back, you just can’t!
8. Baby Boy (2001)
Sweet Pea: I don’t wanna reach the gates and Jesus be like: “Turn yo ass around, nigga.”
9. Waiting To Exhale (1995)
Bernadine: The worst thing is that he made me move out here where my children are in school with only one other black kid so they won’t be improperly influenced. Well, guess what John, You’re the motherfuckin’ improper influence! Get your shit! Get your shit! And get out!
10. A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
Peaches: Oh, so you wanna box, is that what it is? You want some of this? You know what? There ain’t nothin’ to it, but to do it. You know what I’m sayin’, all we gotta do is push this to the side and there ain’t nothing but space and opportunity here. You know what I’m sayin’? Do you want some of this?
11. Harlem Nights (1989)
Vera: Oh! Now you’re gonna shoot me in my pinky toe.
Quick: I’m not playing with you. I will blow that little black, gnarled crusty, dead motherfucker the fuck off your foot! Now put the razor away!
12. B*A*P*S (1997)
Mickey: My food is created to nourish the soul, okay? I haven’t used pork since Thelma was on Good Times about to marry Ibe, the African prince.
13. Poetic Justice (1993)
Justice: You wanna smell my punani?
14. Set It Off (1996)
Frankie: In collusion? Let me tell you something! I am here at 8:20 sharp every morning and I work my ass off until quitting time. Yesterday, I counted $240,000 by hand for you! That’s how you should know! I mean, come on! This is just not right! I nearly got blown away in your tight-ass f**king bank, and you’re going to fire me?
15. Tales From The Hood (1995)
Newton: Damn it, man, this is no time to panic!
Strom: Then when the fuck do we begin to panic?
16. New Jack City (1991)
Nino Brown: You’re incapable of running this city. Sit your five-dollar ass down before I make change.
17. The Best Man (1999)
Shelby: Ah, Harper Stewart. Richard Wrong. Langston Snooze.
Harper Stewart: Hi, Shelby.
Shelby: I heard about your book, and I don’t think it’s cute Harper. You know, the next time you want to characterize me in one of your little projects, do me a favor.
Harper Stewart: What would that be, Shelby?
18. Malcolm X (1992)
Malcolm X: We didn’t land on Plymouth rock! Plymouth rock landed on us. You’ve been hoodwinked, bamboozled, run amuck and led astray!
19. Boomerang (1992)
Marcus: I don’t understand how can woman that fine have Hammer-Time on her feet!
20. School Daze (1988)
Grady: In life, there are times to be quiet, to shut the fuck up. This is one of those times.
21. Juice (1992)
Bishop: That’s bullshit! I got more control over your life than you do.
Steel: How you figure that?
Bishop: I’m letting your breath, ain’t I?
Quotes via IMDB
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