Top 10 film afros

What it says on the tin.

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10. Samuel L Jackson as Elijah in Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2003)

As wonky as M. Night Shyamalan's subsequent career. Moss from The I.T. Crowd was taking notes

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9. Richard Roundtree as John Shaft in Shaft (Gordon Parks, 1970)

Restrained, classical, rounded Roundtree. Would later be outdone by an arch parody

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8. Eriq La Salle as Darryl Jenkins in Coming To America (John Landis, 1988)

Wet wet wet. La Salle lets his soul glo

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7. Samuel L Jackson as Jules Winfield in Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)

Failed to heed his own warning from Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, and ended up with a Permanent Plastic Helmet on his head. Back-to-back jheri curls at 8 & 7

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6. Marcelino Sanchez as Rembrandt in The Warriors (Walter Hill, 1979)

The fawn-like Warrior carried a soft, delicate bush atop his sensitive scalp with commendable elan

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5. Angela Davis in The Black Power Mixtape (Goran Hugo Olsson, 2011)

The only reason she's not higher is that - though no fault of her own - the cameraman was unable to capture the scale of her tonsorial topiary

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4. Jim Kelly as Williams in Enter The Dragon (Robert Clouse, 1973)

Hair fit for a fight

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3. Loye Hawkins (and friend)  as The Guy From Harlem (and friend) in The Guy From Harlem (Rene Martinez Jr., 1977)

Two for the price of one in this little-seen Blaxploitation romp

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2. Michael Jai White as Black Dynamite in Black Dynamite (Scott Sanders, 2009)

Affectionately shafted Shaft in the hair stakes in one of the best, most affectionate parodies of all time

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1. Pam Grier as Foxy Brown in Foxy Brown (Jack Hill, 1974)

The mummy of them all. Film 'fro perfection.

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And one for luck… Michael Jackson as Scarecrow in The Wiz (Sidney Lumet, 1978)

Fucking LOL

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