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The 50 Best Blaxploitation Movies

40. Coonskin (1975)

Director: Ralph Bakshi
Stars: Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers

Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi teamed up with a ridiculously talented voice cast to turn in an absolutely scathing satire of blaxploitation movies—think Song of the South x 1970s Harlem-and the stereotypes that too many tightass folks thought they reinforced. After it was demonized for being racist (come again?), the movie was dropped by the studio, only to resurface as a cult favorite years later.

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