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1. Savannah (1996–1997)
Episode: Every Picture Tells a Story (1997)

Drama

9.1
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Creator: Constance M. Burge | Director: Les Sheldon | Stars: Robyn Lively, Jamie Luner, Shannon Sturges, Alexia Robinson

2. Chiefs (1983– )
Episode: Part 1 (1983)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Writers: Stuart Woods, Robert W. Lenski | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Charlton Heston, Keith Carradine, Stephen Collins, Brad Davis

3. Savannah (1996–1997)
Episode: I Don't (1997)

Drama

8.6
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Creator: Constance M. Burge | Director: Eleanor Lindo | Stars: Robyn Lively, Jamie Luner, Shannon Sturges, Alexia Robinson

4. I'll Fly Away (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Forrest Bedford is a Southern lawyer in the late 1950s, generally content with his privileged life. But the winds of change are blowing, and he becomes increasingly involved with civil ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London, Ashlee Levitch

5. Breaking Away (1980–1981)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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Four buddies live in Bloomington, Indiana, facing life as working class "cutters" in a college town. Focus is on Dave and his $1200 La Strada bike.

Stars: Barbara Barrie, Shaun Cassidy, Jackie Earle Haley, Vincent Gardenia

6. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Gunshots (1989)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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Detective Virgil Tibbs responds to an armed robbery in which he is confronted with shooting a suspect. Afterwards, Virgil has problems coming to grips with results of his actions because ... See full summary »

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

7. Chiefs (1983 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.

Stars: Charlton Heston, Keith Carradine, Stephen Collins, Brad Davis

8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Writers: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

9. Queen (1993 TV Mini-Series)

282 min | Drama

7.8
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A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Ossie Davis

10. The Catlins (1982–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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The Catlins focused on the lives of two wealthy and feuding families. The Catlin family, a wealthy family who had their hands in diverse businesses, headed by matriarch, Catherine Catlin ... See full summary »

Creator: Chris McIntyre | Stars: Charles Hill, Josef Rainer, Victor Bevine, Mary Nell Santacroce

11. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: An Execution of Trust (1991)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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A psychiatrist, Dr. Lureen Allcott, has confidential information about a murder for which Ray Garrett is set to be executed in two days. Dr. Allcott is ethically, and perhaps legally, ... See full summary »

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

12. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)

121 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.

Writer: Margaret Nagle | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Cynthia Nixon, David Paymer, Tim Blake Nelson

13. Freedom Song (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 112 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Phil Alden Robinson, Stanley Weiser | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Danny Glover, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Loretta Devine

14. Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984)

96 min | Drama

7.7
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This film adaptation of James Baldwin's celbrated novel tells the journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Paul Winfield, James Bond III, Olivia Cole, Roderick Wimberly

15. I'll Fly Away: Then and Now (1993 TV Movie)

96 min

7.7
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Lilly Taylor returns to her hometown for the first time in thirty years, where she remembers the dramatic events that led to her leaving, and learns what became of the Bedford family she ... See full summary »

Writer: John Falsey | Director: Ian Sander | Stars: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jason London, Ashlee Levitch

16. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Writers: James Baldwin, Gus Edwards, Leslie Lee | Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Paul Winfield, James Bond III, Olivia Cole, Roderick Wimberly

17. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Writers: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

18. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)

192 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of the People's Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, Charles A. Krause | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Irene Cara, Veronica Cartwright

19. Murder in Coweta County (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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In 1948, in rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge.... See full summary »

Writers: Dennis Nemec, Margaret Anne Barnes | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Andy Griffith, Johnny Cash, Earl Hindman, Ed Van Nuys

20. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

21. China (I) (2007)

22 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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Writers: Stephen Brower, Jacob Hatley | Director: Jacob Hatley | Stars: Katie Copple, Martha Giraldo, Michael D. Goodwin, Adair Moorefield

22. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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54 Metascore

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the K.K.K.

Writers: John Grisham, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

23. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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In Sparta, Mississippi, a crusty Police Chief (later Sheriff) and his African American Chief Detective investigate crimes.

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

24. Elvis (2005 TV Movie)

173 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Director: James Steven Sadwith | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Randy Quaid, Rose McGowan, Tim Guinee

25. I'll Fly Away (1991–1993)
Episode: The Way Things Are (1992)

Drama

7.4
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Forrest is shocked when Reverend Henry's latest protest to boycott all the white stores causes Lily to act.

Creators: Joshua Brand, John Falsey | Director: Roy Campanella II | Stars: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London, Ashlee Levitch

26. Boycott (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.3
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Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

Writers: Stewart Burns, Herman Daniel Farrell, Timothy J. Sexton | Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard, CCH Pounder, Carmen Ejogo

27. Selma, Lord, Selma (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

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 »

Writers: Rachel West Nelson, Frank Sikora, Sheyann Webb, Cynthia Whitcomb | Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Clifton Powell, Ella Joyce

28. Songcatcher (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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63 Metascore

After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in ... See full summary »

Writer: Maggie Greenwald | Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Janet McTeer, Michael MicQuick Davis, Michael Goodwin, Gregory Russell Cook

29. The Grass Harp (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

Writers: Truman Capote, Stirling Silliphant, Kirk Ellis | Director: Charles Matthau | Stars: Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong

30. A Son's Promise (1990 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family ... a man's job on a boy's ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Stratton, Robert Inman | Director: John Korty | Stars: Ricky Schroder, David Andrews, Veronica Cartwright, Stephen Dorff

31. As Summers Die (1986 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeff Andrus, Michael De Guzman, Winston Groom | Director: Jean-Claude Tramont | Stars: Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Davis, John Randolph

32. Savannah (1996–1997)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Based in Savannah, Georgia, it follows the lives of 3 best friends that have grown up together. Lane Mackenzie left Savannah after graduating for college to become a big journalist in New ... See full summary »

Creator: Constance M. Burge | Stars: Robyn Lively, Jamie Luner, Shannon Sturges, David Gail

33. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Fifteen Forever (1989)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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Sparta is in grief when a drunk driver causes a fatal car crash with high school cheerleaders on their way home after a game. Althea tries to counsel the victim's families to cope with ... See full summary »

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

34. Flash (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.0
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A boy falls in love with a horse named Flash that's for sale. He gets a job to earn the money to buy the horse, but he's forced to sell when the family falls upon hard times. This ... See full summary »

Writer: Monte Merrick | Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Lucas Black, Brian Kerwin, Shawn Toovey, Tom Nowicki

35. A Lesson Before Dying (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.0
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In the 1940s South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing of a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest J. Gaines, Ann Peacock | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer, Irma P. Hall

36. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Hard Choices (1994)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Juvenile criminal Zack Hayes and his sidekick Lambert return to Sparta for revenge. They lure Justin Coates into driving his car to a convenience store holdup that turns into a murder. ... See full summary »

Writer: Gina Barnett | Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Carl Weathers, Alan Autry, David Hart

37. Dream West (1986 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, Drama, Western

6.9
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John Charles Fremont, the American adventurer, the free-spirited women who impelled him to dare undreamed-of-feats, and the young nation they helped to shape. The story begins in 1839 when ... See full summary »

Stars: John Francis, Joe Inscoe, Chuck Hansen, Scott S. Jones

38. A Good Baby (2000)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

A young loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child that ... See full summary »

Writers: Katherine Dieckmann, Leon Rooke | Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Henry Thomas, David Strathairn, Cara Seymour, Danny Nelson

39. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Matter of Justice (1994)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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An local retired judge's depraved grandson goes on a serial killing spree in Sparta.

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Carl Weathers, Alan Autry, David Hart

40. 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 »

Writers: Gary Paulsen, Bill Cain | Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Beau Bridges, Gerald Brown, Gabriel Casseus, Bill Cobbs

41. Marvin & Tige (1983)

PG | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower who has seen better days and now ekes out a living at odd jobs, meets Tige, an 11-year-old black boy about to kill himself because his mother has just died.... See full summary »

Writers: Frankcina Glass, Wanda Dell, Eric Weston | Director: Eric Weston | Stars: John Cassavetes, Billy Dee Williams, Gibran Brown, Denise Nicholas

42. White Lie (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

6.8
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A New York official (Hines) avenges his Southern father's racial slaying with the assistance of a doctor (O'Toole) probing her past.

Writers: Samuel Charters, Nevin Schreiner | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Gregory Hines, Annette O'Toole, Bill Nunn, Gregg Henry

43. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Step Removed (1993)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Sgt. Parker Williams' drunken step-father, Daddy Roy Eversole, is arrested in a bar fight, and Parker appears in court to pay the fine. Roy asks Norbert Clemens for his old job back but is ... See full summary »

Writer: Mitchell Schneider | Director: Paul Chavez | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

44. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport

6.7
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47 Metascore

A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

Writers: Steven Pressfield, Jeremy Leven | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill

45. Leo (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Massy Tadjedin, Amir Tadjedin | Director: Mehdi Norowzian | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Shue, Sam Shepard, Justin Chambers

46. Tennessee Stallion (1982)

87 min

6.7
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Writer: Don Hulette | Director: Don Hulette | Stars: Reid Smith, Audrey Landers, Danny Nelson, Lou Walker

47. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Writers: John Berendt, John Lee Hancock | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall

48. 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 »

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

49. Maid in America (1982 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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An unemployed worker answers a personal ad for a housekeeper to a crusading female lawyer, and then takes her to court to force her to accept him into her home, claiming sex discrimination.

Writer: Peter S. Feibleman | Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Susan Clark, Alex Karras, Fritz Weaver, Mildred Natwick

50. Paris Trout (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Dexter | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Ed Harris, Ray McKinnon