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The 50 Best Blaxploitation Movies

47. Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry

It pales in comparison to Black Caesar, but this mob-movie sequel has too many kick-ass scenes to ignore. Rags-to-riches bossman Tommy Gibbs inexplicably comes back to life and regains his power (and faux-Italian accent) with a little help from his ruthless pops.

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