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The 50 Best Blaxploitation Movies

11. Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

Director: Ossie Davis
Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart

Based on one of Chester Himes' Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones detective novels. Two sleuths try to recover community money that was lost in a Back to Africa scam. Attention, ACORN—Coffin and Grave Digger were on yo' asses even back then!

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