In honor of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, RayCornelius.com has compiled a list of the Ten Most Romantic Black Films of all Time.
These winning films ranked the highest amongst a number of movies that were submitted to me through countless Facebook postings and messages this past November. Interestingly enough, the movies range from 1950’s classics to popular films of today.
And the films are…
#10 COMING TO AMERICA
This 80’s classic starring bosom buddies, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall is the quentissential urban fairytale!
#9 CARMEN JONES
Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte’s performances in this 1954 classic set a standard…
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#8 LADY SINGS THE BLUES
The chemistry between Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams in this 1972 bio-pic about the life of jazz singer Billie Holliday is as hot as the movie soundtrack.
#7 HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK
This film convinced us that “age ain’t nothing but a number” and made a star of Taye Diggs.
“Success is nothing without someone that you love to share it with.” Nuff said!
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#5 JASON’S LYRIC
Who could forget Allen Payne and Jada Pinkett-Smith riding off into romantic bliss at the end of the movie?
#4 THE BEST MAN
This romantic comedy taught us that love can cover a multitude of sins.
#3 BROWN SUGAR
Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan showed us that good friends can also make good lovers…
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#2 LOVE AND BASKETBALL
In the game of love, the ball is always in your court…
#1 LOVE JONES
“I’m the blues in yo left thigh, tryin to become the funk in yo right” is hands down one of the sexiest movie lines ever. Plus the movie soundtrack was dope and the film exposed us to the world of spoken word. Thus spawning a resurgence of intellectual stimulation through poetry and live music.
Finger snaps anyone?
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