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The 50 Best Blaxploitation Movies

27. Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)

Director: Oscar Williams
Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson

Not your usual blaxploitation fare, this lighthearted comedy about a struggling barber sought to make audiences feel proud about, and laugh at, their culture (sound familiar, Cube fans?). The film is notable for an ill freestyle in the barbershop—well, that and a character named "Sweet Meat." Ayo!

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