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1. The X-Files (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick

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

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

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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

3. Roots of Rhythm (1984– )

Music

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A three-part historical survey of the African musical roots of Latin Jazz, Salsa, and popular genres. Featuring narration by Harry Belafonte, this documentary traces the evolution of Latin ... See full summary »

Stars: Harry Belafonte, Desi Arnaz, Rubén Blades, Celia Cruz

4. The Return of Ruben Blades (1985)

82 min | Documentary, Music

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The story of Panamanian "salsa" singer Ruben Blades and his success in crossing over from the Hispanic market to the international arena.

Writer: Robert Mugge | Director: Robert Mugge | Stars: Rubén Blades, Seis del Solar, Pete Hamill, Linda Ronstadt

5. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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

6. Gideon's Crossing (2000–2001)
Episode: Orphans (2001)

Drama

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Creator: Paul Attanasio | Stars: Andre Braugher, Rubén Blades, Rhona Mitra, Hamish Linklater

7. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

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Creator: Marc Weiss | Stars: Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Bayard Rustin, Bonita Dearmond

8. When the Mountains Tremble (1983)

83 min | Documentary

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A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with firsthand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu.

Directors: Newton Thomas Sigel, Pamela Yates | Stars: Rigoberta Menchú, Susan Sarandon

9. Celebrity Habla 2 (2010 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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After 8 years on the air, the Habla series brings you a new star-studded special with top Latinos in the arts, sports, fashion, journalism, music and politics.

Director: Alberto Ferreras | Stars: Devendra Banhart, Rubén Blades, Paquito D'Rivera, Ana de la Reguera

10. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Elliott

11. Gideon's Crossing (2000–2001)

60 min | Drama

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Ben Gideon is a doctor of great skill, he also has a great bedside manner. He heads the experimental oncology ward at a fictional teaching hospital in New England. Based on the work of Dr. ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Attanasio | Stars: Andre Braugher, Rubén Blades, Rhona Mitra, Hamish Linklater

12. From Son to Salsa (1996)

100 min | Documentary, Music

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Writers: Rigoberto López, Leonardo Padura | Director: Rigoberto López | Stars: Rubén Blades, Willie Colón, Celia Cruz, Isaac Delgado

13. The Palladium: Where Mambo Was King (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writer: Kevin Kaufman | Director: Kevin Kaufman | Stars: Tito Puente, Quincy Jones, Rubén Blades, Eddie Palmieri

14. La tierra de las 1000 músicas (2005– )

Documentary, Music

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Stars: Joaquín Luqui, Víctor Manuel, Joan Manuel Serrat, Miguel Bosé

15. Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid (1986 Video)

51 min | Documentary, Music

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A protest organization of rock musicians musically declare their boycott of a major South African resort and the making of that video is discussed.

Director: Steve Lawrence | Stars: Via Afrika, Iqbal Akhund, Tina B., Afrika Bambaataa

16. Crazy from the Heart (1991 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

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A small-town, high-school principal still living at home with her mother shakes up her life in a way that even she never expected when she agrees to go out on a date with her school's Hispanic janitor.

Writer: Linda Voorhees | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Christine Lahti, Rubén Blades, William Russ, Louise Latham

17. Àngel Casas Show (1984–1988)

Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Àngel Casas, Josep Maria Bardagí, Dyango, Núria Feliu

18. No me la puc treure del cap (2010–2012)

Music

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Stars: Roger de Gràcia, Xavi Lozano, Jordi Turtós, Antonio Baños

19. La tele de tu vida (2007– )

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Stars: Jesús Hermida, Millán Salcedo, Josema Yuste, Juan Carlos de Borbón

20. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Writers: Ron Hutchinson, Michael Zagor | Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes, Louis Gossett Jr.

21. Resurrection Blvd. (2000–2002)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Ruth Livier, Nicholas Gonzalez, Daniel Zacapa, Marisol Nichols

22. Lo + plus (1995–2005)

60 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Ana García Siñeriz, Fernando Schwartz, Máximo Pradera, Ramón Arangüena

23. Cradle Will Rock (1999)

R | 132 min | Drama

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A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

Writer: Tim Robbins | Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack

24. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Drama

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In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom ... See full summary »

Writers: John Nichols, David S. Ward | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga, Julie Carmen

25. Crossover Dreams (1985)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Salsa singer screws over everybody on his way to the top; when his latest record flops, his career starts doing downhill.

Writers: Manuel Arce, Leon Ichaso | Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Rubén Blades, Shawn Elliott, Tom Signorelli, Elizabeth Peña

26. The X-Files (1993–2002)
Episode: El Mundo Gira (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Scully and Mulder investigate the death of Maria Dorantes, a migrant farm worker who was found in a field near the shanty town in which she lived. There were reports of a very bright flash ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Carter, John Shiban | Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Rubén Blades

27. Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

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52 Metascore

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Writer: David Guggenheim | Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga

28. Gryphon (1990 TV Movie)

55 min

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Writers: Manuel Arce, Carl Haber | Director: Mark Cullingham | Stars: Alexis Cruz, Nico Hughes, Edward O'Connor, Virgilio Martí

29. The Maldonado Miracle (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family

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In a small, dying town, the residents' faith is tested when a statue of Jesus seems to be shedding real tears of blood.

Writers: Theodore Taylor, Paul W. Cooper | Director: Salma Hayek | Stars: Peter Fonda, Mare Winningham, Rubén Blades, Eddy Martin

30. Beats of the Heart: Salsa (1979 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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'Salsa' captures a unique moment in time for this most exuberant and socially dynamic music.

Writer: Jeremy Marre | Director: Jeremy Marre | Stars: Ray Barretto, Rubén Blades, Willie Colón, Celia Cruz

31. For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)

R | 145 min | Drama, History, War

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35 Metascore

A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.

Writer: Michael Love | Director: Dean Wright | Stars: Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Santiago Cabrera

32. Secuestro express (2005)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Young couple Carla (Maestro) and Martin (Leroux) are abducted by three men and spend a terrifying night in Caracas as they wait for Carla's father (Blades) to hand over the ransom.

Writer: Jonathan Jakubowicz | Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz | Stars: Mía Maestro, Jean Paul Leroux, Rubén Blades, Carlos Julio Molina

33. Pedro Navaja (1984)

95 min | Action, Drama

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Based on the international hit song, Pedro Navaja (Peter the Knife) is the story of the coolest, street smart hustler ever to walk the streets of Mexico City. The police are after him, his ... See full summary »

Writers: Ramón Obón, Alfonso Rosas Priego hijo, Rubén Blades | Director: Alfonso Rosas Priego hijo | Stars: Andrés García, Sasha Montenegro, Adalberto Martínez, Sergio Goyri

34. Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic life.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito

35. Q & A (1990)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama

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A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him in this gritty ... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin Torres, Sidney Lumet, Alan Smithee | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Patrick O'Neal

36. Spin (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Family

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An orphaned boy is raised by a Latino family in the 1950s.

Writers: Donald Everett Axinn, James Redford | Director: James Redford | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Dana Delany, Rubén Blades, Ryan Merriman

37. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller

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56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

38. The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema (2002)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Documentary about the presence of Latin American culture and actors in American movies.

Directors: Nancy De Los Santos, Alberto Domínguez, Susan Racho | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Quinn, Dolores del Rio, Pablo Ferro

39. Chinese Box (1997)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière, Larry Gross, Rachel Ingalls, Paul Theroux, Wayne Wang | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Li Gong, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui

40. Dead Man Out (1989 TV Movie)

87 min | Crime, Drama

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A psychiatrist is sent to evaluate if a convicted multiple murderer who's awaiting execution on Death Row for eighth year now and whose behavior during that time got more and more erratic is still mentally fit to be executed.

Writers: J.D. Maria, Lorna Soroko, Ron Hutchinson | Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Danny Glover, Tom Atkins, Rubén Blades, Larry Block

41. The 29th Annual Grammy Awards (1987 TV Special)

Music

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Stars: Gregory Abbott, Burt Bacharach, Anita Baker, The Bangles

42. Predator 2 (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

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Amidst a territorial gang-war, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran LAPD officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Kevin Peter Hall, Rubén Blades

43. Imagining Argentina (2003)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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27 Metascore

Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people - with the exception of his own beloved wife.

Writers: Lawrence Thornton, Christopher Hampton | Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Rubén Blades, Irene Escolar

44. Disorganized Crime (1989)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.

Writer: Jim Kouf | Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Hoyt Axton, Corbin Bernsen, Rubén Blades, Fred Gwynne

45. Spoken Word (2009)

116 min | Drama

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56 Metascore

A San Francisco spoken word artist returns to New Mexico to be with his dying father, only to find he loses his "voice" as he is sucked back in to the dysfunctional life of drugs and violence he left behind.

Writers: William T. Conway, Joe Ray Sandoval | Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Kuno Becker, Miguel Sandoval, Rubén Blades, Persia White

46. One Man's War (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

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Writers: Michael Carter, Sergio Toledo | Director: Sergio Toledo | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Norma Aleandro, Fernanda Torres, Leonardo García Vale

47. The Two Jakes (1990)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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56 Metascore

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.

Writer: Robert Towne | Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe

48. Heart of the Deal (1990)

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Writers: Boris Krutchensky, Marina Levikova, Gregg Bryan Goldman | Directors: Marina Levikova, Yuri Neyman | Stars: Rubén Blades, Lisa Blades, James Karen, Vincent Spano

49. Somos un solo pueblo (1995 TV Movie)

Music, Documentary

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Writer: Marcos Zurinaga | Director: Marcos Zurinaga | Stars: Rubén Blades, Cachao, Miriam Colon, Celia Cruz

50. The Devil's Own (1997)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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53 Metascore

A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

Writers: Kevin Jarre, David Aaron Cohen, Vincent Patrick | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades