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1. The X-Files (1993–2002)

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

8.8
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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

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

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. Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Episode: Shadow in the Dark (1986)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Crockett risks his sanity to try and enter the mind of a bizarre cat burglar.

Creator: Anthony Yerkovich | Director: Christopher Crowe | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

7.8
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Creator: Marc Weiss | Stars: Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Bayard Rustin, Bonita Dearmond

10. 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

11. Celebrity Habla 2 (2010 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.6
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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

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

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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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

13. 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

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. 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

16. 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

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

51 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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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

18. Sugar (I) (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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82 Metascore

Dominican baseball star Miguel "Sugar" Santos is recruited to play in the U.S. minor-leagues.

Writers: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Algenis Perez Soto, Jose Rijo, Walki Cuevas, Santo Silvestre

19. 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

20. La tele de tu vida (2007– )

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

21. Àngel Casas Show (1984–1988)

Music, Talk-Show

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

22. Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Episode: The Afternoon Plane (1987)

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

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Tubbs wins a free vacation and he brings his girlfriend with him. But when he arrives, he discovers a man he arrested. He eventually learns that he's been set up by Calderone, who is ... See full summary »

Creator: Anthony Yerkovich | Director: David Jackson | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott

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

Music

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

24. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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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.

25. Resurrection Blvd. (2000–2002)

60 min | Drama

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

26. Lo + plus (1995–2005)

60 min | Talk-Show

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

27. Cradle Will Rock (1999)

R | 132 min | Drama

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64 Metascore

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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Stefano Quantestorie (1993)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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What would it have happened if...? Italian director Maurizio Nichetti replies to this question in this humorous film, where he plays six different roles who meet one another in a way or ... See full summary »

Writers: Maurizio Nichetti, Laura Fischetto | Director: Maurizio Nichetti | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Elena Sofia Ricci, Amanda Sandrelli, Caterina Sylos Labini

34. Oliver & Company (1988)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York.

Writers: Jim Cox, Tim Disney, James Mangold, Vance Gerry, Mike Gabriel, Joe Ranft, Jim Mitchell, Chris Bailey, Kirk Wise, David Michener, Roger Allers, Gary Trousdale, Kevin Lima, Michael Cedeno, Peter Young, Leon Joosen, Gerrit Graham, Sam Graham, Chris Hubbell, Steve Hulett, Danny Mann, Charles Dickens | Director: George Scribner | Stars: Joseph Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan

35. True Believer (1989)

R | 108 min | Drama, Crime

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A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Writer: Wesley Strick | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

36. The Maldonado Miracle (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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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

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

60 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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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

38. Secuestro express (2005)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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48 Metascore

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

39. Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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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

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

R | 145 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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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

41. 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

42. Spin (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Family

6.5
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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

43. Casa de los babys (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.5
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55 Metascore

Six American women who planned on travelling to South America to adopt babies are forced, by law, to live there.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor

44. Pedro Navaja (1984)

95 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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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

45. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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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

46. Chances Are (1989)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex ... See full summary »

Writers: Perry Howze, Randy Howze | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson

47. Gladiator (1992)

R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sport

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Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

Writers: Djordje Milicevic, Robert Mark Kamen, Lyle Kessler | Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, James Marshall, Richard Lexsee

48. Beat Street (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Writers: Steven Hager, Andrew Davis, David Gilbert, Paul Golding | Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Leon W. Grant

49. 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

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

90 min | Documentary, History

6.4
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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