18. Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story
Starring: Drew Sidora as T-Boz, Niatia “Lil’ Mama” Kirkland as Left Eye, KeKe Palmer as Chili
The fact that Lil Mama actually managed to make a believable Left Eye is enough to keep this movie from the bottom of the list.
Starring: Will Smith as Muhammad Ali, Jamie Foxx as Ali’s trainer, Drew ‘Bundini’ Brown
Will Smith made a convincing Ali, but at nearly three hours, this movie is waaaaay too long.
Starring: Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke (of Antoine Fisher) as Puff Daddy, Angela Bassett as Voletta Wallace
A surprisingly good telling of the life and death of Biggie Smalls. Would have been ranked higher if Derek Luke’s Diddy bop was just a little bit tighter.
8. The Jacksons: An American Dream
Starring: Alex Burrall, Jason Weaver, and Wylie Draper as Michael Jackson; Angela Bassett as Katherine Jackson
OK, so it wasn’t an Oscar-worthy movie, but it gave us so many great quotable lines. Go to bed, Joseph. Go! To! Bed!
4. Talk To Me
Starring: Don Cheadle as Petey Green, featuring Taraji P. Henson and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Cheadle sizzled with his portrayal of colorful Washington, D.C., legend Petey Green. Seeing him dance around in his tightie whities was a definite plus.
3. The Temptations
Starring: Charles Whitfield as Otis Williams, D.B. Woodside as Blue, Terron Brooks as Eddie Kendricks, Chrisian Peyton as Paul Williams, and Leon as David Ruffin
Leon’s performance as David Ruffin pretty much makes this an instant classic. Ain’t nobody comin’ to see you, Otis!
2. What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Starring: Angela Bassett as Tina Turner, Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner
Angela Bassett killed as Miss Tina, matching the energy of her iconic musical performances, and Fishburne delivered some long-lasting quotables. You tryna help Ike? You tryna help Ike?!
1. Malcolm X
Starring: Denzel Washington as Malcolm X, Angela Bassett as Betty Shabazz
That Washington did not win an Oscar for this performance is one of the greatest tragedies of American cinematic history.
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