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1. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | Drama, History, War

8.5
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Madge Sinclair

Votes: 11,264

2. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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45 Metascore

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 8,944 | Gross: $63.23M

3. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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51 Metascore

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry

Votes: 8,871 | Gross: $27.52M

4. How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Kaelynn Craddick

Votes: 8,519 | Gross: $23.57M

5. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 8,035

6. Good Hair (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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72 Metascore

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

Director: Jeff Stilson | Stars: Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton, Tanya Crumel

Votes: 4,733 | Gross: $4.16M

7. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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Monica, Tess, and Andrew are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.

Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 4,715

8. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

60 min | Talk-Show

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

Votes: 3,793

9. 30 for 30 (2009–2016)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.9
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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: Brent Musburger, Jalen Rose, Michael Eric Dyson, Roy Williams

Votes: 2,778

10. Moesha (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her.

Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk, Lamont Bentley

Votes: 2,186

11. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.5
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 2,155

12. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,102

13. Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.9
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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

Director: Maya Angelou | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice, Esther Rolle

Votes: 1,259 | Gross: $5.66M

14. Dateline NBC (1992– )

60 min | Documentary, News

6.6
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Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just reading news reports... See full summary »

Stars: Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Keith Morrison, Josh Mankiewicz

Votes: 1,234

15. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,149

16. The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

3.8
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Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.

Stars: Rosie O'Donnell, Caroline Rhea, Susan Lucci, Penny Marshall

Votes: 996

17. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 890

18. Larry King Live (1985– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

5.8
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Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.

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

Votes: 808

19. 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

Votes: 782

20. The Journey of August King (1995)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

6.6
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The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Jason Patric, Thandie Newton, Larry Drake, Sam Waterston

Votes: 760

21. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

8.0
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

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

Votes: 580

22. The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.4
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Burton Richardson, Michael Wolff, Sinbad

Votes: 570

23. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 419

24. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

25. Under African Skies (2012)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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82 Metascore

Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Paul Simon, Maya Angelou, Okeyerama Asante, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 376

26. Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995–2000)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Multicultural versions of many of your favorite fairy tales. Such as "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Three Little Pigs".

Stars: Robert Guillaume, Liz Torres, Edward James Olmos, Amy Hill

Votes: 369

27. America's Dream (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

6.4
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Three tales of African-American characters. "Long Black Song": a farmer with an unfaithful wife. "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black": school principal defends a controversial work by his ... See full summary »

Directors: Paris Barclay, Bill Duke, Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Danny Glover, Wesley Snipes, Lorraine Toussaint, Tate Donovan

Votes: 298

28. The Arsenio Hall Show (2013–2014)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.0
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Stars: Arsenio Hall, Alex Al, Robin DiMaggio, Hugh Moore

Votes: 294

29. 30 for 30 (2009–2016)
Episode: One Night in Vegas (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.2
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On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon's WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson's ... See full summary »

Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood | Stars: Senator Eric Adams, Maya Angelou, Chris Connelly, Gloria Cox

Votes: 289

30. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, David Brenner, Sergio Franchi

Votes: 263

31. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.9
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 242

32. The Unfinished Journey (1999)

21 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.6
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A short about American life and history produced for the millennium New Year's Eve celebration.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

Votes: 219

33. The Runaway (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community. There the rich brothers, Harlan and Mason Davis, are lords. His successor, Word War ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Dean Cain, Pat Hingle, Debbi Morgan, Kathryn Erbe

Votes: 218

34. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

6.0
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Popular morning news programme that covers many news stories from both the UK and from around the world. Other features include a sports round-up, weather reports every thirty minutes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Charlie Stayt, Carol Kirkwood, Sian Williams

Votes: 204

35. Elmo Saves Christmas (1996 Video)

60 min | Family

6.5
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Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future.

Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Charles Durning, Harvey Fierstein, Maya Angelou, Kevin Clash

Votes: 194

36. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Paul Benjamin, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Roger E. Mosley

Votes: 185

37. Iconoclasts (2005– )

Documentary

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Each episode explores the lives of two creative visionaries in an intimate setting and features an unpredictable exchange that reveals their life's work and the alchemy of their different fields.

Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marina Abramovic, Tory Burch, Chuck D.

Votes: 168

38. There Are No Children Here (1993 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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From Publishers Weekly The devastating story of brothers Lafayette and Pharoah Rivers, children of the Chicago ghetto, is powerfully told here by Kotlowitz, a Wall Street Journal reporter ... See full summary »

Director: Anita W. Addison | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, Mark Lane, Norman D. Golden II

Votes: 148

39. The Directors (1997– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Rod Steiger

Votes: 140

40. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part I (1977)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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In Gambia, West Africa, Kunta Kinte, son of Omoro and Binta, distinguishes himself in manhood training rituals. But he does not enjoy his new status long: slave traders sweeping the ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Maya Angelou

Votes: 136

41. Sister, Sister (1982 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless... See full summary »

Director: John Berry | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash, Irene Cara, Paul Winfield

Votes: 117

42. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 112

43. Oprah's Master Class (2011– )

43 min | Documentary

6.0
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Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Berry Gordy

Votes: 112

44. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part II (1977)

TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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Despite a violent rebellion, the slave ship Lord Ligonier completes its voyage and Kunta Kinte endures the indiginity of an Annapolis slave auction. Fiddler, the slave in charge of Kunta's ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene

Votes: 108

45. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)

150 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Director: Orlando Bagwell | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Sharon 10X, Benjamin 2X, Mohmaed Al-Faysal

Votes: 107

46. African American Lives (2006 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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This 4 part PBS series attempts to trace the roots of 8 guests using genealogy, oral history, family stories, and DNA analysis.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Pamela Arkin, Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 106

47. Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (2008 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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An American story. Traces the career of Joe Louis (1914-1981) within the context of American racial consciousness: his difficulty getting big fights early in his career, the pride of ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Louis, Joe Louis Barrow Jr., Randy Roberts, Dick Gregory

Votes: 101

48. Legends Ball (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary, Drama

6.3
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Stars: Yolanda Adams, Debbie Allen, Maya Angelou, Ashanti

Votes: 87

49. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989)

87 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Profiles the life and work of author/civil rights activist, James Baldwin.

Director: Karen Thorsen | Stars: James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Frances Foster

Votes: 83

50. 30th NAACP Image Awards (1999 TV Special)

120 min | Family

7.6
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Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Blair Underwood, Tatyana Ali, Maya Angelou, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 82