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1. Killer of Sheep (1978)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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94 Metascore

Set in the Watts area of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse worker must suspend his emotions to continue working at a job he finds repugnant, and then he finds he has little sensitivity for the family he works so hard to support.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett

Votes: 4,776 | Gross: $0.34M

2. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,179

3. The Glass Shield (1994)

PG-13 | 109 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Michael Boatman, Lori Petty, Erich Anderson, Richard Anderson

Votes: 2,928 | Gross: $3.31M

4. These Amazing Shadows (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Stars: Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, Robin Blaetz, Brooks Boliek

Votes: 1,394

5. The Blues (2003– )

Documentary, Music

8.1
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner, Dick Waterman

Votes: 907

6. To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.1
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Harry Mention, an enigmatic drifter from the South, comes to visit an old acquaintance named Gideon, who now lives in South-Central Los Angeles. Harry's charming, down-home manner hides a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon, Mary Alice

Votes: 854 | Gross: $1.20M

7. My Brother's Wedding (1983)

115 min | Drama

7.1
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A man who despises his upwardly mobile lawyer brother reluctantly agrees to be best man at his wedding.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett, Ronnie Bell

Votes: 438 | Gross: $0.01M

8. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Clifton Powell, Ella Joyce

Votes: 429

9. Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Horror

3.0
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A proud black man does time in jail where he is subjected to heinous experiments. Once released, he goes about extracting vengeance on those who put him in prison. This includes both ... See full summary »

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Marlo Monte, Reatha Grey, Stan Kamber, Tiffany Peters

Votes: 400

10. The Wedding (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

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Shelby Coles is engaged to marry talented white jazz musician Meade Howell, but the pair face opposition from both Meade's family, who object to an inter-racial marriage, and Shelby's ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Halle Berry, Eric Thal, Lynn Whitfield, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 373

11. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

8.0
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 371

12. When It Rains (1995)

13 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.2
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A musician spends New Year's Day trying to help his friend pay the rent.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Ayuko Babu, Florence Bracy, Kenny Merritt, Juno Lewis

Votes: 332

13. Nightjohn (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

6.8
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Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl in the ante-bellum South, faces a relatively hopeless life. Her chief duties at the plantation of Clel Waller are serving at table, spitting tobacco juice on... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Beau Bridges, Carl Lumbly, Bill Cobbs, Kathleen York

Votes: 297

15. Finding Buck McHenry (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Family, Sport

5.7
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When an 11 year old boy (Michael Schiffman) gets cut from his Little League baseball team, he sets out to form his own team. He persuades a school custodian (Ossie Davis) to be the coach. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Ernie Banks, Michael Schiffman

Votes: 247

16. The Horse (1973)

14 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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This critically acclaimed 1973 short is about an aristocratic white farming family who has a horse that is being put away, by the father of a young black boy named William. William cares ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Gordon Houston, Maury Wright, Gary Morrin, Roger Collins

Votes: 239

17. Several Friends (1969)

21 min | Short

6.0
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An improvised late '60's short-subject student film, and debut movie of Director, Charles Burnett; done in the neo-realist, documentary film style. A day-in-the-life South Central L.A. tale... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Andy Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Charles Bracy, Cassandra Wright

Votes: 213

18. Illusions (1982)

34 min | Drama, Short

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Illusions depicts a fictional 1940s Hollywood studio and defines film as a powerful historian, however... See full synopsis »

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Lonette McKee, Rosanne Katon, Ned Bellamy, Jack Rader

Votes: 151

19. American Family (2002–2004)

45 min | Drama, Family

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The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta. Their beloved daughter, Nina, has ... See full summary »

Stars: Kurt Caceres, Edward James Olmos, Patricia Velasquez, Parker Torres

Votes: 136

20. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)

120 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Experience the magic and adventure from Walt Disney world of color

Stars: David Sparrow, Will Friedle, Laurie Murdoch, Neil Crone

Votes: 134

21. Relative Stranger (2009 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

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After the death of his father, a former football star reunites with the family that he abandoned years earlier.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Eriq La Salle, Cicely Tyson, Michael Michele, Michael Beach

Votes: 118

22. Bush Mama (1979)

97 min | Drama

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It details the life of Dorothy who is a poor black woman. Her husband is put in jail for observable reason and she is pregnant with a second child. The government threatens to take away her welfare if she does not get an abortion.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Barbarao, Johnny Weathers, Susan Williams, Cora Lee Day

Votes: 117

23. The Blues (2003– )
Episode: Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003)

106 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Tommy Redmond Hicks, Nathaniel Lee Jr., Carl Lumbly, Ivy Cassel

Votes: 115

24. The Annihilation of Fish (1999)

R | 108 min | Romance

6.7
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37 Metascore

In a post apocalyptic 1860's south where zombies only eat dark meat. A southern bell daughter to a plantation owner begins to have feelings for the house slave, Fish. Behind her father's ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, James Earl Jones, Margot Kidder, Tommy Redmond Hicks

Votes: 106

25. This Is the Life (2008)

97 min | Documentary

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A feature-length documentary that chronicles "The Good Life" emcees, the alternative music movement they developed, and their worldwide influence on the art form.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: 2Mex, Chali 2na, Busdriver, Cut Chemist

Votes: 103

26. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: American Cinema of the 70s (2011)

62 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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The Story of Film examines American cinema in the period of 1967-1979 also known as New American Cinema. Films of this time generally fell into three types: satirical films that mocked ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Buck Henry, Charles Burnett, Robert Towne

Votes: 97

27. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2003)

58 min | Documentary

7.0
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The story and legacy of the enigmatic leader of the notorious 1831 homicidal slave revolt in Virginia, along with reviews of works about him, are explored; twentieth century civil rights discussed and cultural relativism mentioned.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Herbert Aptheker, Charles Burnett, Resharma Coleman, Ossie Davis

Votes: 76

28. Bless Their Little Hearts (1983)

80 min | Drama

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A dramatic look into the life of a family in Watts.

Director: Billy Woodberry | Stars: Nate Hardman, Kaycee Moore, Angela Burnett, Ronald Burnett

Votes: 76

29. Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007)

161 min | Drama

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Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Danny Glover, Chrisjan Appollus, Obed Emvula, Joel Haikali

Votes: 71

30. Guests of Hotel Astoria (1989)

124 min

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Tale of a group of Iranian families, fleeing from Iran to Turkey in order to seek asylum from Turkey to some Western European country or USA. The movie shows the hardship and very sad days ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Allamehzadeh | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Marshall Manesh, Mohsen Marzban, Vida Ghahremani

Votes: 53

31. Quiet as Kept (2007)

6 min | Short, Drama

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A teenager boy leaves a moment of boredom while his father works on his old car, and the mother wishes to go out for a stroll around the block. One more relocated family post Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Nathaniel Lee Sr., Sharial C. Lee, Daniel Curtis Lee

Votes: 53

32. Unsung Hollywood (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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A series that profiles talented, influential black celebrities from Hollywood movies, television, comedy, and sports.

Stars: Gary Anthony Williams, Charnele Brown, D.L. Hughley, Joe Torry

Votes: 47

33. Passing Through (1977)

105 min | Drama

6.7
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A jazz musician joins a revolution upon his release from prison.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Nathaniel Taylor, Clarence Muse, Pamela Jones, Johnny Weathers

Votes: 31

34. Sisters in Cinema (2003)

57 min | Documentary

6.3
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Director: Yvonne Welbon | Stars: Stephanie Allain, Madeline Anderson, Maya Angelou, Neema Barnette

Votes: 23

35. The Pocketbook (1980)

13 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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Adapted from the short story, "Thank You, Ma'am" by Langston Hughes, a young man questions his life choices after a botched purse-snatching.

Director: Billy Woodberry | Stars: Ray Cherry, David Jenkins, Ella 'Simi' Nelson, Christopher Thompson

Votes: 11

36. Independent View (2002– )

26 min | Documentary

4.9
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Stars: Allison Anders, Darren Aronofsky, Miguel Arteta, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 9

37. Olivia's Story (2000)

14 min | Drama, Short

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Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Charles Burnett, Sungja Moon, Ilyon Woo

Votes: 7

38. My Dinner with A.J. (2011)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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David and A.J. have not seen each other in over ten years. David is a bitter and cynical writer who struggled to make a name for himself as a filmmaker. A.J. was a promising actor who ... See full summary »

Director: David F. Walker | Stars: David F. Walker, Alan Wone, Juliana Tobon

Votes: 5

39. A Different Image (1982)

51 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Alile Sharon Larkin | Star: Adisa Anderson

Votes: 5

40. We Blew It (2017)

137 min | Documentary | Post-production

How America did pass from Easy Rider to Donald Trump? What became the dreams and the utopias of the 1960s and 1970s ? What thinks about it,today, those which lived this golden age? Did they... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Baptiste Thoret | Stars: Michael Mann, Peter Bogdanovich, Paul Schrader, Tobe Hooper

41. Edwin's Wedding

100 min | Romance | Announced

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Director: Charles Burnett

42. The Emir Abd El-Kader

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

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Director: Charles Burnett

43. Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema at UCLA (2016)

100 min | Documentary

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Chronicles the critically acclaimed yet relatively unknown black filmmakers and media artists collectively known as the Los Angeles Rebellion.

Director: Zeinabu irene Davis | Stars: Gay Abel-Bey, Shirikiana Aina, S. Torriano Berry, Carroll Parrott Blue

45. For Reel? (2003 TV Movie)

Animation, Comedy, Documentary

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Director: Charles Burnett

46. America Becoming (1991)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Charles Burnett

47. Mulatto Saga (2012)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Coquette is about to marry the love of her life until she finds out that society at large and her fiancée's parents don't approve because Coquette's father is black and her mother is white.

Directors: Charles Burnett, Michael A. Pinckney | Stars: Juliette Fairley, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Cassidy Knight, Patrick Shane

48. Trumpetistically, Clora Bryant (1989 Video)

5 min | Short

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A portrait of pioneering Black woman trumpet player, Clora Bryant.

Director: Zeinabu irene Davis | Stars: Clora Bryant, Dizzy Gillespie, Beverly Robinson, Billy Taylor

49. Spirits of Rebellion: Black Film at UCLA (2011 Video)

45 min | Documentary

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The L.A. Rebellion film movement is explored through interviews with various filmmakers associated with the movement.

Director: Zeinabu irene Davis | Stars: Gay Abel-Bey, Shirikiana Aina, Adisa Anderson, Michelle A. Banks