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1. Sneakers (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

Writers: Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, Jo Marr

2. The 86th Academy Awards (2014 TV Special)

TV-14 | 214 min

7.8
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Writers: Kristin Gore, Amy Ozols, Jon Macks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alison Balian, Vance DeGeneres, Liz Feldman, Jason Gelles, Mike Gibbons, Alex Herschlag, Kevin Leman, Kevin Nealon, Paula Pell, Lauren Pomerantz, Allison Silverman, Adam Yenser | Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Hathaway, Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper

3. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

7.8
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Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.

Writer: William Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

4. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

5. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.8
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Creator: Jimmy Kimmel | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett, Guillermo Rodriguez

6. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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36 Metascore

An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Writers: Kenneth Ross, Chuck Pfarrer | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

7. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.4
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

8. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Writers: E.R. Braithwaite, James Clavell | Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

9. Stir Crazy (1980)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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50 Metascore

Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Jay Friedman | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

10. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Writers: Fulton Oursler, Henry Denker, James Lee Barrett, George Stevens | Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

11. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )

60 min | News

3.7
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"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »

Creator: Alfred Masini | Stars: Mark Steines, Nancy O'Dell, Mary Hart, Kevin Frazier

12. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

13. Live with Kelly and Michael (1988– )

60 min | Talk-Show

5.0
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This popular and long-running morning talk show owes much of its success to the chemistry between its two hosts, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Although the format is not significantly ... See full summary »

Stars: Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin, Michael Strahan, Kathie Lee Gifford

14. The Defiant Ones (1958)

TV-PG | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

15. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

60 min | Drama, Talk-Show | Active

5.2
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Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock

16. Shoot to Kill (1988)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Sidney Poitier returned to the big screen in this action-thriller, after a decade-long absence. When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing... See full summary »

Writers: Harv Zimmel, Michael Burton, Daniel Petrie Jr. | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley, Clancy Brown

17. Duel at Diablo (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Action, War, Western

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Lieutenant McAllister is ordered to transport several ammunition wagons to another fort through Apache territory with only a small troop of rookie soldiers to guard them. Along for the ride... See full summary »

Writers: Marvin H. Albert, Michael M. Grilikhes | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson, Dennis Weaver

18. David and Lisa (1998 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, Romance

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Lukas Haas portays David, a withdrawn but apparent near genius, who fears being touched. Brittney Murphy plays Lisa, a young woman seemingly suffering from split personalities who speaks ... See full summary »

Writers: Theodore Isaac Rubin, Eleanor Perry, Lloyd Kramer | Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Lukas Haas, Brittany Murphy, Debi Mazar

19. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Wesley | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson

20. All the Young Men (1960)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, War

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During the Korean War, the lieutenant in charge of a Marine rifle platoon is killed in battle. Before he dies, he places the platoon's sergeant, who's black, in charge. The sergeant figures... See full summary »

Writer: Hall Bartlett | Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier, James Darren, Glenn Corbett

21. The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013 TV Movie)

PG | Family, History

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The Watsons set out on a family road trip where their experiences give them a newfound courage to stand up for what is right and helps them grow stronger as a family in the process.

Writers: Caliope Brattlestreet, Stephen Glantz, Tonya Lewis Lee | Director: Kenny Leon | Stars: Bryce Clyde Jenkins, Harrison Knight, Skai Jackson, Anika Noni Rose

22. Ghost Dad (1990)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.4
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Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he ... See full summary »

Writers: Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Chris Reese | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Bill Cosby, Kimberly Russell, Denise Nicholas, Ian Bannen

23. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

24. Lilies of the Field (1963)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

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A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.

Writers: James Poe, William E. Barrett | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino

25. Little Nikita (1988)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

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An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.

Writers: John Hill, Bo Goldman, Tom Musca, Terry Schwartz | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins, Caroline Kava

26. A Patch of Blue (1965)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.

Writers: Elizabeth Kata, Guy Green | Director: Guy Green | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford

27. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, N. Richard Nash | Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

28. Let's Do It Again (1975)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Wesley, Timothy March | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart, John Amos

29. Inside Edition (1988– )

Documentary, News | Active

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Along with "Hard Copy" and "A Current Affair", this show was one of the early alternative news shows to be carried nationwide in the US. Primary stories usually focused on sex scandals, ... See full summary »

Stars: Deborah Norville, Les Trent, Jim Moret, Diane McInerney

30. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs is called in to investigate when a liberal street preacher and political candidate is accused of murdering a prostitute. Tibbs is also battling ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Trustman, James R. Webb, John Ball | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Anthony Zerbe

31. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Writers: Mark Rascovich, James Poe | Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

32. Brother John (1971)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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An angel comes to Earth to see if the human race is worth saving.

Writer: Ernest Kinoy | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Will Geer, Bradford Dillman, Beverly Todd

33. Band of Angels (1957)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

Writers: Robert Penn Warren, John Twist, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

34. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Drama

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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Evan Hunter | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes

35. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Approved | 128 min | Drama

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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Writer: Lorraine Hansberry | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

36. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

37. The Slender Thread (1965)

98 min | Drama

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A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.

Writers: Shana Alexander, Stirling Silliphant | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas, Steven Hill

38. To Sir, with Love II (1996 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

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After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves too much to resist.

Writers: E.R. Braithwaite, Philip Rosenberg | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Christian Payton, Dana Eskelson, Fernando López

39. Hanky Panky (1982)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.

Writers: Henry Rosenbaum, David Taylor | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark

40. Fast Forward (1985)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Musical

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Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Wesley, Timothy March | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: John Scott Clough, Don Franklin, Tamara Mark, Tracy Silver

41. Free of Eden (1998 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

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Writers: Delle Chatman, Yule Caise | Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Phylicia Rashad, Robert Hooks

42. Separate But Equal (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

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A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.

Writer: George Stevens Jr. | Director: George Stevens Jr. | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little

43. Stand Up to Cancer (2008 TV Movie)

Music

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Stand Up to Cancer is a ground-breaking television event scheduled to air on September 5, 2008 at 8pm EST and PST... See full synopsis »

Writers: Dave Boone, Jon Macks | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Morgan Andrich, Jennifer Aniston

44. The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Drama

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A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.

Writer: Sterling Anderson | Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest, Mary-Louise Parker, George Newbern

45. A Piece of the Action (1977)

PG | 135 min | Crime, Comedy

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Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Blackwell, Timothy March | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Denise Nicholas

46. Children of the Dust (1995 TV Movie)

R | 175 min | Western

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Gypsy Smith, is a gunfighter and a bounty hunter. When he leads the US army into a Cheyenne camp to capture a suspected Indian renegade, a long train of events begins that finally lead to ... See full summary »

Writers: Clancy Carlile, Joyce Eliason | Director: David Greene | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Moriarty, Joanna Going, Hart Bochner

47. Mandela and de Klerk (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

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On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with a number of political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Wesley | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Tina Lifford, Gerry Maritz

48. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Newt Gingrich, Harry Belafonte

49. Larry King Live (1985– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.

Stars: Larry King, Ryan Seacrest, Bill Maher, Bob Woodward