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1. Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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In this open-letter style documentary, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis' rich lives guide their grandson on his personal quest to master lasting love, conscious art, and undying activism.

Writer: Muta'Ali Muhammad | Director: Muta'Ali Muhammad | Stars: Alan Alda, Michelle Alexander, Angela Bassett, Harry Belafonte

2. Laff Mobb Presents (2012– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Comedy

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Comedians Red Grant, Rudy Rush, Roz G, Mark Viera, and other members of the Laff Mobb deliver a new voice of comedy for a new generation.

Stars: Big Eli, Red Grant, Lady Roz, Mark Viera

4. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

5. 30 for 30 (2009–2014)

Documentary, Biography, Sport | Active

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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Marv Albert

6. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

7. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

8. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006– )

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

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An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton 'Shakespeare' Alexander, Lee Arnold

9. Movies That Shook the World (2005– )

Documentary

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Stars: Jeff Goldblum, George Lucas, Roger Ebert, Graham Nash

10. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )
Episode: Will Smith/U2 (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Jimmy and Will Smith coerce U2 to perform atop 30 Rockefeller Center, where the Roots plan to throw them off the roof. Jimmy gets a change of heart while riding up the elevator with Bono, ... See full summary »

Directors: Spike Lee, Dave Diomedi | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith, U2, The Roots

11. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

12. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

13. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Spike & Co.: Do It Acapella (1990)

Biography, Drama, Music

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Spike and Debbie play with and appreciate a number of top a'capella singing groups.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Debbie Allen, The Mint Juleps, Spike Lee, Ladysmith Black Mambazo

14. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Writers: Steve James, Frederick Marx | Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

15. CenterStage (2002– )

60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

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Stars: Michael Kay, Steve Ferrarie, Yogi Berra, Vince Carter

16. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006– )
Episode: Part Two (2006)

TV-MA | Documentary

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Act 2 of 4. Spike Lee's four-part HBO documentary event that recounts the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans in 2005.

Director: Spike Lee

17. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

18. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program was brought back to New York.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, James Poyser

19. Who Do You Think You Are? (2010– )

60 min | Documentary | Active

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Celebrities are given the opportunity to research their family trees with surprising and often unexpected results.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Cherie Lunghi, D. Joshua Taylor, Cynthia Nixon

20. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

21. F to 7th (2013– )

80 min | Short, Comedy

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An internally homophobic gay struggles to find herself in a world where sexuality and gender have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind.

Stars: Ingrid Jungermann, Ashlie Atkinson, Stewart Thorndike, Ann Carr

22. The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999– )

Sport

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A show which takes sports most memorable blunders, bad calls, and questionable moments and sheds a new light on them to show why the party who made the mistake should be let off the hook.

Stars: Brian Kenny, Steve Hirdt, Bob Costas, Dave Kindred

23. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )
Episode: Bradley Cooper/Tim McGraw (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Writer: Luke Cunningham | Directors: Dave Diomedi, Spike Lee | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, Bradley Cooper, Tim McGraw, The Roots

24. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )
Episode: Paul Rudd/Shaquille O'Neal/Hannibal Buress (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Directors: Dave Diomedi, Spike Lee | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd, Shaquille O'Neal, Hannibal Buress

25. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | Family, Mystery

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The show is about a group of teens who goes around solving neighborhood crimes and mysteries in New York City as young detectives with the help of a very secretive friend: Ghostwriter! ... See full summary »

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Sheldon Turnipseed

26. Street Fight (2005)

83 min | Documentary

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85 Metascore

This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which the Cory Booker attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James.

Writer: Marshall Curry | Director: Marshall Curry | Stars: Jen Bluestein, Cory Booker, Bill Bradley, Chris Christie

27. Freak (1998 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Comedy

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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »

Writers: David Bar Katz, John Leguizamo | Director: Spike Lee | Star: John Leguizamo

28. Brooklyn Boheme (2011)

75 min | Documentary

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An intimate portrait of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene from the mid 1980s through the 90s as told by writer, historian and Brooklyn resident Nelson George.

Writer: Nelson George | Directors: Nelson George, Diane Paragas | Stars: Spike Lee, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock

29. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )
Episode: Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler/Dierks Bentley (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Directors: Dave Diomedi, Spike Lee | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dierks Bentley

30. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006– )
Episode: Part One (2006)

TV-MA | Documentary

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Act 1 of 4. Spike Lee's four-part HBO documentary event that recounts the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans in 2005.

Director: Spike Lee

31. 30 for 30 (2009–2014)
Episode: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks (2010)

68 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

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A film that explores the rivalry between the Indiana Pacers and New York as seen through the eyes and actions of Reggie Miller star player of the Indiana Pacers.

Director: Dan Klores | Stars: Reggie Miller, Cheryl Miller, Spike Lee, Patrick Ewing

32. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

33. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.0
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83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

34. I'll Make Me a World (1999 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

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A history of African-American arts in the 20th century.

Stars: Vanessa Williams, Julie Dash, Dizzy Gillespie, Lorraine Hansberry

35. Coca Cola Pop Music Backstage Pass to Summer (1991 TV Special)

Music

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A summer music special hosted by Cher. With segments featuring Paula Abdul and M.C. Skat Cat, Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones, and more.

Writer: Jim Stimpson | Director: James P. Taylor Jr. | Stars: Paula Abdul, C.C. Music Factory, Cher, Fishbone

36. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )
Episode: Reese Witherspoon/Fred Armisen/Rick Ross (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Directors: Dave Diomedi, Spike Lee | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, Fred Armisen, Reese Witherspoon, Rick Ross

37. Clerks. (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer

38. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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91 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

39. Bad 25 (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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65 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Glen Ballard, John Barnes, Jennifer Batten

41. Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies (2008)

Documentary

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Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own ... See full summary »

Writers: Rosanne Deluca Braun, Joe Gilford, Joel Sucher | Director: Steven Fischler | Stars: Giorgio Bertellini, Paul Borghese, John Caglione Jr., Frank Capra Jr.

42. There Is No Direction (2005)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Sarah Bertrand | Stars: Denys Arcand, Hector Babenco, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

43. The Debbie Allen Special (1989 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

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Writer: Paul Mooney | Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Michael Adams, Debbie Allen, Paula Brown, Matthew Dickens

44. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Passing Strange (2009)

135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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85 Metascore

A young black artist leaves his Los Angeles digs and travels to Europe to find himself. A theatrical stage production of the original Broadway musical.

Writer: Stew | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: De'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo

45. Shark (2006–2008)
Episode: Pilot (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An arrogant big-shot defense attorney is guilt-ridden after the client he just helped get off commits another murder, so he decides to become a prosecutor.

Creator: Ian Biederman | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown, Sarah Carter

46. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.

Writer: John Singleton | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

47. The Golden Dream (2013)

108 min | Drama

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A road movie about teenage Guatemalan immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

Writers: Diego Quemada-Díez, Gibrán Portela, Lucia Carreras | Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

48. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan, Cornel West

49. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

50. 4 Little Girls (1997)

102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth