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1. Treme (2010–2013)

59 min | Drama | Active

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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

Creators: Eric Overmyer, David Simon | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo

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

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

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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

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

3. Smoke Signals (1998)

PG-13 | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »

Writer: Sherman Alexie | Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

4. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

60 min | Drama, Talk-Show | Active

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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

5. 48 Hours (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, News | Active

7.6
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One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

Creator: Judy Tygard | Stars: Peter Van Sant, Troy Roberts, Maureen Maher, Erin Moriarty

6. CB4 (1993)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music

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A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Robert LoCash | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott

7. Strictly Business (1991)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white" African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will ... See full summary »

Writers: Pam Gibson, Nelson George | Directors: Kevin Hooks, Rolando Hudson | Stars: Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson, David Marshall Grant

8. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

9. The Sixties (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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A ten-part documentary series focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs, and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy

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

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

6.3
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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, Rosie Perez, Edward James Olmos

11. 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.

Writers: Lance Crouther, Paul Marchand, Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson | Director: Jeff Stilson | Stars: Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton, Tanya Crumel

12. David Bowie: Five Years (2013)

60 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary covering five most important years of Bowie's career.

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: David Bowie, Rick Wakeman, John Harris, Ken Scott

13. The Chris Rock Show (1997–2000)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey, Wanda Sykes

14. American Gangster (2006– )

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Barry Michael Cooper, Nelson George, Cornell Jones, Ving Rhames

15. Life Support (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Drama

6.9
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The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.

Writers: Nelson George, Jim McKay, Hannah Weyer | Director: Nelson George | Stars: Queen Latifah, Vianca Mercedes, Anna Deavere Smith, Wendell Pierce

16. Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011– )

60 min | Talk-Show | Active

6.4
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Hosted by Carrie Keagan, Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan is a fun and edgy, one-hour morning talk show on VH1 that provides a live, daily dose of pop culture news, chat, music and entertainment.

Stars: Carrie Keagan, Jason Dundas, Jim Shearer, Janell Snowden

17. Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

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The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock.

Writer: Chris Rock | Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Monteria Ivey, Tony Rock

18. Def by Temptation (1990)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.3
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An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

Writer: James Bond III | Director: James Bond III | Stars: James Bond III, Kadeem Hardison, Bill Nunn, Samuel L. Jackson

19. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.0
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Series will focus on politics, pop culture, race, religion, media and sex.

Creators: W. Kamau Bell, Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar | Stars: W. Kamau Bell, Dwayne Kennedy, Janine Brito, Hari Kondabolu

20. The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.3
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Burton Richardson, Sinbad, Barry Manilow

21. Life After (2009– )

Biography

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Stars: Flo Anthony, S. Tia Brown, Clay Cane, Kim Osorio

22. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

23. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)

R | 92 min | Drama

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Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »

Writer: Leslie Harris | Director: Leslie Harris | Stars: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido, Chequita Jackson

24. 30 for 30 Shorts (2012– )

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Ray Van Ness III, Belinda Colon, Pete Rose, Arnold Schwarzenegger

25. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

26. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

88 min | Documentary

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74 Metascore

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Martin, Lois Vossen | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger

27. The N Word (2004)

86 min | Documentary

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Director: Todd Williams | Stars: F. Lee Bailey, Sandra Bernhard, Donald Bogle, Todd Boyd

28. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography

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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: David Collings, John Gielgud, André Previn, Stephen Fry

29. 500 Years Later (2005)

106 min | Documentary

6.8
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Crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectation, poverty, corruption, poor health, and underdevelopment plagues people of African descent globally - Why? 500 ... See full summary »

Writer: M.K. Asante | Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Kolfi Adu, Sona Jobarteh, Hunter Adams III, Hakim Adi

30. Michael Jordan: His Airness (1999 Video)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.8
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From his days as a child in North Carolina to his retirement from the Chicago Bulls in 1999, His Airness takes you on a journey through Michael Jordan's career.

Stars: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler

31. Unsung (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.9
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A series that profiles some of the most influential, talented yet forgotten R&B, Soul and Gospel artists of the 1970s, '80s and '90s.

Stars: Gary Anthony Williams, Dyana Williams, Steven Ivory, Nelson George

32. Everyday People (2004)

91 min | Drama

6.7
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The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery.

Writer: Jim McKay | Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Nathan De'Shon Myers, Jordan Gelber, Bridget Barkan, Stephen Henderson

33. Finding the Funk (2013)

78 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with Funk's roots in Jazz and the James Brown bands of the '60s we travel to the Bay Area ... See full summary »

Writer: Nelson George | Director: Nelson George | Stars: George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, D'Angelo, Mike D

34. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation (2011 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary

7.7
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A look at the rise of crack cocaine in urban America in the 1980s and it's influence on popular culture, especially in hip-hop music.

Writers: Richard Lowe, Martin Torgoff | Directors: Richard Lowe, Martin Torgoff | Stars: Too $hort, Michelle Alexander, B-Real, Mary Barr

35. Unsung Hollywood (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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A series that profiles talented, influential black celebrities from Hollywood movies, television, comedy, and sports.

Stars: Gary Anthony Williams, Josiah Howard, Michael Eric Dyson, Nelson George

36. SexTV (1998–2008)

Documentary

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Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Carol Queen, Ziggy Lorenc, Tristan Taormino

37. The Announcement (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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An in depth look at the career of basketball player Ervin "Magic" Johnson and the days leading up to and the years following his announcement to the world that he was HIV positive.

Writer: Aaron Cohen | Director: Nelson George | Stars: Larry Bird, George Bush, Dyan Cannon, Michael Douglas

38. The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999– )

Sport

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A show which takes sports most memorable blunders, bad calls, and questionable moments and sheds a new light on them to show why the party who made the mistake should be let off the hook.

Stars: Brian Kenny, Steve Hirdt, Bob Costas, Dave Kindred

39. The Wire: The Last Word (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.5
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Stars: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Ed Burns, Reg E. Cathey, Liam Ferguson

40. Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker.

Writer: Lou Potter | Director: Craig Laurence Rice | Stars: Avery Brooks, Flavio da Silva, Nelson George, Coretta Scott King

41. The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005 TV Movie)

150 min | Documentary

7.4
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A countdown of the top 50 documentaries, based on a vote by documentary filmmakers.

Directors: Garry John Hughes, Elaine Shepherd | Stars: Zoë Wanamaker, David Aaronovitch, Barry Ackroyd, Randall Adams

42. Letter to the President (2005 Video)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30 years.

Writer: Thomas Gibson | Director: Thomas Gibson | Stars: Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Aesop Rock, Mario Africa

43. And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Documentary, History, Music

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Stars: A.J., Bill Adler, Afrika Bambaataa, Busy Bee

44. Brooklyn Boheme (2011)

75 min | Documentary

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An intimate portrait of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene from the mid 1980s through the 90s as told by writer, historian and Brooklyn resident Nelson George.

Writer: Nelson George | Directors: Nelson George, Diane Paragas | Stars: Spike Lee, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock

45. Downtown Calling (2009)

75 min | Documentary

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In the late 1970s, the "greatest city in the world" was teetering on the edge of total chaos. A failed economy, crime and en mass housing corruption gave way to a city in crisis. Yet out of... See full summary »

Director: Shan Nicholson | Stars: Charlie Ahearn, Arthur Baker, Jaleel Bunton, Henry Chalfant

46. Top Ten (1998– )

90 min | Music, Documentary

5.9
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Series looking at different genres in television and music.

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Marc Almond, Isaac Hayes, Pete Waterman

47. One Special Moment (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Romance

7.4
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An action adventure film star becomes smitten with an idealistic high school teacher when he agrees to participate in a business deal involving the teacher's ambitious clothing designer brother.

Writers: Kevin Harold Davis, Nelson George, Brenda Jackson, Dwayne Robinson | Director: Nelson George | Stars: Kirk Taylor, Tamara Taylor, Obba Babatundé, Shanice

48. The Wire Odyssey (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Reg E. Cathey, Robert F. Chew, Chris Collins

49. Ray Charles America (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Music

5.9
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Writers: Morgan Neville, Alexis Spraic | Director: Alexis Spraic | Stars: Stuart Benjamin, Ronald J. Boyd, William Bratton, John Burk

50. The Joy of Disco (2012 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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A film about how a much-derided music actually changed the world. Between 1969 and 1979 disco was born through gay liberation, female desire in the age of feminism and led to the birth of ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Whalley | Stars: Alexis Petridis, Ian Levine, Randy Jones, Alan Jones