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1. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Locked In (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

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House is injured in a motorcycle accident. While recovering, he finds an accident victim suffering from a brain injury. House tries to prove the brain damage caused the accident, not vice versa, so he can treat the patient.

Writers: David Shore, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, David Foster | Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

2. Dexter (2006– )

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

9.0
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A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

3. House M.D. (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Creator: David Shore | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

4. 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

5. The Colbert Report (2005– )

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

8.7
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Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Trevor Potter

6. The Lyricist Lounge Show (2000– )

Comedy, Music

8.7
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Creators: Claude Brooks, Danny Castro, Anthony Marshall, Jacob Septimus, Wordsworth | Stars: Marty Belafsky, Mike Ricca, Michael 'babeepower' Viera, Ali Alimi

7. Glastonbury 2010 (2010 TV Special)

Music

8.5
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Directors: Janet Fraser-Crook, Phil Heyes | Stars: Edith Bowman, Reggie Yates, Mark Radcliffe, Jo Whiley

8. Dexter (2006– )
Episode: A Horse of a Different Color (2011)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Dexter is in awe of the latest display from the Doomsday killer: the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse made up of mannequins and human body parts. Testing confirms that the human parts all ... See full summary »

Writers: James Manos Jr., Jeff Lindsay, Lauren Gussis, Karen Campbell | Director: John Dahl | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

9. Dexter (2006– )
Episode: Just Let Go (2011)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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As Dexter is following Travis in the hope of finding Professor Geller, he learns of Brother Sam's shooting. He races to the hospital to learn Sam is unconscious. He sets out to find the ... See full summary »

Writers: James Manos Jr., Jeff Lindsay, Jace Richdale, Karen Campbell | Director: John Dahl | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

10. The Boondocks (2005– )

TV-MA | 20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gabby Soleil

11. Voice of the Voiceless (2001)

50 min | Documentary

8.4
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A documentary presenting the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, an award-winning journalist on death row, whose conviction for murder has inspired a worldwide appeal for a new trial. Featured ... See full summary »

Director: Tania Cuevas-Martinez | Stars: Kathleen Cleaver, Chuck D., Ossie Davis, Mos Def

12. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

8.3
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Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

13. Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)

110 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Writers: Peter Silverman, Robert Caswell | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union

14. Dexter (2006– )
Episode: Smokey and the Bandit (2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Deb faces her first day as the homicide squad's Lieutenant. She isn't sure she's made the right decision given that she not used to the administrative side of the job and the fact that she ... See full summary »

Writers: James Manos Jr., Jeff Lindsay, Manny Coto, Karen Campbell | Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

15. Unplugged (1989– )
Episode: Alicia Keys (2005)

Documentary, Music

8.2
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Director: Alex Coletti | Stars: Common, Mos Def, Adam Levine, Damian Marley

16. Dexter (2006– )
Episode: Once Upon a Time... (2011)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Dexter lines up his next victim, Brother Sam a criminal who claims to have found religion and while still running his body repair shop, gives other ex-cons a chance at rehabilitation. ... See full summary »

Writers: James Manos Jr., Jeff Lindsay, Tim Schlattmann, Karen Campbell | Director: S.J. Clarkson | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

17. Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry (2002– )

28 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Stars: Mos Def, Russell Simmons, Lemon Andersen, Black Ice

18. Dexter (2006– )
Episode: The Angel of Death (2011)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Dexter runs background checks on Travis and discovers that he was a former student of Gellar. Batista and Quinn go to the university where Gellar used to teach.

Writers: James Manos Jr., Jeff Lindsay, Scott Reynolds, Karen Campbell | Director: S.J. Clarkson | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

19. The Boondocks (2005– )
Episode: The Story of Gangstalicious: Part 2 (2008)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

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Despite many obvious clues to the contrary, Riley denies that his favorite rapper, Gangstalicious, is gay.

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Directors: Seung Eun Kim, Bob Hathcock | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams

20. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Writer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson | Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Mos Def, Carmen Ejogo

21. Later with Jools Holland (1992– )

35 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Late-night music and chat show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Jools Holland, P.J. Harvey, Paul Weller, Stereophonics

22. The Freshest Kids (2002 Video)

94 min | Documentary

7.9
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From the Boogie Down Bronx and beyond, the history of the B-Boy.

Director: Israel | Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Mos Def, Fab 5 Freddy, Frosty Freeze

23. Number One with a Bullet (2008)

101 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A documentary that examines the violence in hip-hop through conversations with rappers discussing their experiences of being shot.

Writers: Jim Dziura, Joshua Krause | Director: Jim Dziura | Stars: 40 Glocc, B-Real, The Last Mr. Bigg, Young Buck

24. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Comedian Dave Chappelle's 1st show! Genuinely outrageous, hilariously ingenious! It's Chappelle at his street-wise best! With funny sketches and live musical numbers.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Directors: Andre Allen, Rusty Cundieff, Bobcat Goldthwait, Peter Lauer | Stars: Dave Chappelle, William Bogert, Erin Keefer, Jane Cronin

25. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Michael Moore, Andrew Sullivan

26. Unplugged (1989– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Major pop music stars play their songs with only acoustic instruments.

Creators: Jim Burns, Robert Small | Stars: Julieta Venegas, Jerry Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson

27. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #2.1 (2004)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Dave debuts Samuel Jackson beer, shows us how much cooler life would be if everything were in slow motion and reveals the latest picks in "The Racial Draft".

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Directors: Neal Brennan, Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr, Jonathan Corbett, Ken Kliban

28. Prince Among Slaves (2007)

Documentary

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In 1788 the slave ship Africa, set sail from West Africa and headed for America with its berth laden with a profitable but highly perishable cargo-hundreds of men, women and children bound ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrea Kalin, Lloyd 'Raki' Jones, Erik Habecker | Directors: Andrea Kalin, Bill Duke | Stars: John C. Bailey, Henian Boone, Ian Coblyn, Mos Def

29. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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76 Metascore

Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.

Director: Michael Rapaport | Stars: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White

30. God Bless the Child (1988 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.6
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Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters.

Writer: Dennis Nemec | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Mare Winningham, Grace Johnston, L. Scott Caldwell, Obba Babatundé

31. Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000)

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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63 Metascore

A documentary about freestyling--the improvised, on-the-spot rhymes that demonstrate the skills of hip-hop MCs.

Director: Kevin Fitzgerald | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Planet Asia, Bahamadia, Akim Funk Buddah

32. Here and Now (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A.J. is a graduate student who volunteers at a youth center that helps troubled kids.

Creators: Tracy Gamble, Jerry Perzigian, Don Siegel, Richard Vaczy | Stars: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Charles Brown, Daryl Mitchell, Rachael Crawford

33. The 56th Annual Tony Awards (2002 TV Special)

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Writer: Buz Kohan | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Bernadette Peters, Gregory Hines, Rob Ashford, Kimee Balmilero

34. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Dave introduces a funny character, who happens to be a crack addict, named Tyrone Biggums. Tyrone visits a school to give an anti-drug speech.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Directors: Andre Allen, Rusty Cundieff, Bobcat Goldthwait, Scott Vincent, Neal Brennan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Erin Hill, Liz Beckham, Adam Sietz

35. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Dave shocks his viewers with laughter with his sketches: "Ask a Black Dude" with Paul Mooney and "Great Moments in Hookup History".

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Directors: Scott Vincent, Andre Allen, Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Dave Chappelle, J. Emerson McGowan, Melle Powers, Donnell Rawlings

36. Spin City (1996–2002)
Episode: Gentleman's Agreement (1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Mike tries to talk Mayor Winston out of joining a private club that prohibits women, but his efforts lead to both of them and several other staffers being trapped in the club steam room by ... See full summary »

Creators: Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence | Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck, Michael Boatman

37. The Boondocks (2005– )
Episode: Thank You for Not Snitching (2007)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.6
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Riley's natural inclination to never snitch is challenged when he learns Ed Wuncler III and Gin Rummy are behind a series of robberies in Woodcrest, climaxing in the theft of Granddad's car.

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Director: Seung Eun Kim | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams

38. Ghosts (I) (1997)

Not Rated | 38 min | Short, Horror, Music

7.5
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The story tells of a small town that is very much bothered by a very strange and weird man living in a visually haunted house. One day the mayor decides to go with a couple of people from ... See full summary »

Writers: Stan Winston, Mick Garris, Stephen King, Michael Jackson | Director: Stan Winston | Stars: Michael Jackson, Pat Dade, Amy Smallman, Edwina Moore

39. Juvies (2004)

66 min | Documentary

7.5
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Twelve juveniles, who have been tried as adults, were picked at random for a video workshop at Eastlake Juvenile Hall, Los Angeles. Their stories are inter-cut with commentary from ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Neale | Stars: Mos Def, Gil Garcetti, Eric Kipness, Michael Meade

40. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.12 (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

7.5
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"Trading Spouses" skit: black husband/father and white husband/father swap families. Also: a spoof-sponsor's commercial for "O'Dweeds Non-Intoxicating" marijuana. Musical guest "BlackStar" (featuring Mos Def & Talib Kweli).

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Directors: Rusty Cundieff, Andre Allen, Bill Berner | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Sophina Brown, Duane Littles, Irma St. Paule

41. The Boondocks (2005– )
Episode: The Story of Gangstalicious (2005)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.5
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Riley visits his favorite rapper, Gangstalicious, who's been shot and hospitalized. But is he really a "gangsta"?

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Director: Seung Eun Kim | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams

42. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit.

Creators: Steven Bochco, David Milch | Stars: Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel, Bill Brochtrup

43. Spin City (1996–2002)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy-Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media.

Creators: Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Richard Kind

44. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (2006)

61 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

Writer: Byron Hurt | Director: Byron Hurt | Stars: Carmen Ashurst-Watson, William Jelani Cobb, Chuck Creekmur, Chuck D.

45. Coachella (2006 Video)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Director: Drew Thomas | Stars: Arcade Fire, Ash, Beck, Belle & Sebastian

46. Standard Operating Procedure (2013)

Short

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Yasiin Bey appears in a video demonstrating the Standard Operating Procedure for force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Star: Mos Def

47. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.10 (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Dave does his "version" of R. Kelly's infamous video. Dave also does his "take" on the movie "Deep Impact" and the inner city gang wars of the 80's.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Directors: Rusty Cundieff, Andre Allen, Scott Vincent | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Ed Fry, Mos Def, Bob Wiltfong

48. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Dave's funny crack addict, Tyrone Biggums, returns in a funny skit. Plus Dave takes a look at racism among Hollywood's top animal stars.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Directors: Rusty Cundieff, Andre Allen | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Daniel Stephen, Amanda Naughton, Guillermo Díaz

49. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #2.13 (2004)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Dave considers how recent events would have played out if President Bush were black and spends another moment in the life of Lil' John.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Directors: Neal Brennan, Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Tuck Milligan, John Joseph Gallagher, John C. Vennema

50. Begin Again (II) (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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61 Metascore

A dejected music business executive forms a bond with a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan.

Writer: John Carney | Director: John Carney | Stars: Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener