5. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Director: Melvin Van Peebles
Stars: Simon Chuckster,Melvin Van Peebles, Hubert Scales
A gigolo with a magical penis runs from the police after being set up for a murder he didn't commit. Sweetback was the Big Bang of blaxploitationâ€”a revolutionary independent movie that showed Hollywood that bad-ass, political black cinema could make bank. It also made the Van Peebles family forever unfuckwittable, so don't even think about bringing up Sonny Spoon.