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1. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

Votes: 1,081,882 | Gross: $162.81M

2. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 69,548 | Gross: $48.17M

3. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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50 Metascore

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 61,873 | Gross: $70.33M

4. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

Votes: 7,289 | Gross: $21.82M

5. Shaft (1971)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John

Votes: 13,167

6. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 533

7. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

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

Votes: 1,099

8. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 153

9. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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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: 729

10. My Voyage to Italy (1999)

PG-13 | 246 min | Documentary

8.3
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90 Metascore

World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Martin Scorsese

Votes: 2,571 | Gross: $0.01M

11. 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, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 306

12. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 426

13. The Learning Tree (1969)

M | 107 min | Drama

7.2
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The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar

Votes: 701

14. Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Shaft is back to find the murderer of an old friend on the cold hard city streets with a little help from his new friends.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 2,051 | Gross: $10.00M

15. Lincoln (1992 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, History

7.1
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Famous actors read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War.

Directors: Peter W. Kunhardt, James A. Edgar | Stars: Jason Robards, James Earl Jones, Glenn Close, Richard Widmark

Votes: 224

16. Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)

134 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

2.4
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From TWI STUDIOS ( The fun, friendly makers of: FRANKENPIMP!, VIXEN HIGHWAY 2006: It Came From Uranus, & ACID HEAD: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter ), comes this reimagining /... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Watt, John Migliore, Vivita | Stars: Max Schreck, Vivita, Tony Watt, John Migliore

Votes: 71

17. The Super Cops (1974)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Ron Leibman, David Selby, Sheila Frazier, Pat Hingle

Votes: 617

18. Leadbelly (1976)

PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair, Alan Manson

Votes: 391

19. Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

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Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper discuss their notable family's history.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Anderson Cooper, Pearson Marx, Stan Stokowski, Alfred Vanderbilt III

Votes: 461

20. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 114

21. Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! (2010)

250 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

2.4
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Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus!(2010) is an updated homage to 60's and 70's exploitation pictures & a re-imaging, re-regurgitation and semi-sequel to John Ervin's original 'Vixen ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Watt, Vivita | Stars: Tony Watt, Vivita, Amabelle Singson, James Taggart

Votes: 68

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

91 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 103

23. All Power to the People! (The Black Panther Party and Beyond) (1996)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary

7.5
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A recap of the Black Panther Party's often distorted history and an expose of apparent governmental plots that hastened its demise.

Director: Lee Lew Lee | Stars: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Dennis Banks, Marlon Brando, David Brinkley

Votes: 116

24. It Wasn't for Love (2008)

45 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Even the craziest ideas sound great when your back is up against the wall. Alicia, a young college student only has one semester left to graduate and no money left to pay the bill. She has ... See full summary »

Director: Dwane Harris | Stars: Andrea Bordeaux, Marco De Castro, Roberto Lombardi, Crystal Roman

Votes: 14

25. How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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70 Metascore

Feature-length documentary on renegade filmmaker, novelist, musician and theater impresario, Melvin Van Peebles.

Director: Joe Angio | Stars: Marva Allen, Emanuel Azenberg, Shelley R. Bonus, St. Clair Bourne

Votes: 156

26. An Unlikely Weapon (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.9
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In 1968, in 1/500th of a second Eddie Adams photographed a Saigon police chief, General Nygoc Loan, shooting a Vietcong guerrilla point black. Some say that photograph ended the Vietnam war... See full summary »

Director: Susan Morgan Cooper | Stars: Eddie Adams, Marc Anthony, Peter Arnett, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 81

27. Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.1
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Magazine show based on the two African-American magazines "Ebony" and "Jet".

Stars: Debra Crable, Darryl Dennard, Elliott Francis, Greg Gumbel

Votes: 16

28. Alma's Rainbow (1994)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Director: Ayoka Chenzira | Stars: Kim Weston-Moran, Victoria Gabrielle Platt, Mizan Kirby, Lee Dobson

Votes: 36

29. Miss Universe Pageant (1977 TV Special)

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Director: Sid Smith | Stars: Bob Barker, Helen O'Connell, Janelle Commissiong, Armi Aavikko

Votes: 15

30. Moments Without Proper Names (1987)

60 min

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Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, Gordon Parks, Joe Seneca

31. The World of Piri Thomas (1968)

60 min

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Director: Gordon Parks

32. Family Portrait (2004)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Richard Fontenelle passed away due to Health related issues on November 14, 2012. He left behind his Widow Barbara Fontenelle and four Children(Shenee Fontenelle, Richard Fontenelle Jr, ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Gordon Parks, Richard Fontenelle, Diana Nash

Votes: 32

33. Unstoppable: Conversation with Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks, and Ossie Davis (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: J. Gregory Lewis | Stars: Ruby Dee, Nelson George, Julie Dash, Reginald Hudlin

Votes: 8

34. Personenbeschreibung (1972–1993)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Stars: Georg Stefan Troller, Peter Handke, Romeo Alegria, Robert Crumb

Votes: 6

35. Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location (1971)

11 min | Short, Documentary

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A behind the scenes look at the filming of the movie Shaft (1971). The movie's director, Gordon Parks is seen directing a couple of fight scenes which he wants to get in as few takes as ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh A. Robertson | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Gordon Parks, Isaac Hayes, Hugh A. Robertson

Votes: 63

36. Soul Man: Isaac Hayes (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Directors: Steve Condie, Nick Copus | Stars: Roy Ayers, James Brown, Sean Combs, Roy Empfield

Votes: 12

37. New York, New York (1967–1985)

45 min

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Stars: Werner Baecker, Otto Preminger, Leontyne Price, Anna Moffo

Votes: 9

38. Bro Lee (2008 Video)

16 min | Short, Action, Comedy

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70s martial arts films meet blaxploitation in this first installment of 'The Adventures of Bro Lee.'

Director: Frederick Taylor | Stars: Lawrence Lee Wallace, Rick Gist, Safia Jalila, Richard Reed

39. Flavio (1964)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Flavio da Silva, Peter Martinez

Votes: 6

40. The History Makers (2005 Video)

Documentary

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Directors: Nancy Oey, Prentice Sinclair Smith | Stars: James Avery, Ernie Banks, Bob Beamon, Lerone Bennett

41. The Other Americans (1969 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Filmed in over a dozen communities across the nation, the documentary depicts both the creative potential of children, and the devastating effects that poverty can have on the young. This ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Krainin | Stars: Eartha Kitt, Gordon Parks

42. The Core of the Apple (1986– )

50 min | Documentary

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Stars: Ed Wheeler, Wilbur Tatum, Gil Noble, Gordon Parks

43. Passion and Memory (1986 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Roy Campanella II | Stars: Joel Fluellen, Robert Guillaume, Robert Hooks, Jayne Kennedy

44. The Core of the Apple (1986– )
Episode: Blacks in the Media and Performing Arts (1986)

Documentary

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Director: Peter Ringgaard | Stars: Hal Miller, Percy Sutton, Gil Noble, Billy Taylor

45. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)
Episode: Episode #1.34 (1969)

Talk-Show

6.8
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Stars: David Frost, Polly Bergen, Jimmy Breslin, Mick Jagger

Votes: 12

46. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Episode: Episode #10.195 (1971)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Melvin Belli, Kacy Dennis, Mike Douglas, The Fresh Collection

47. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Episode: Episode #11.53 (1971)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Herschel Bernardi, Jack Bernardi, Mike Douglas, Ellwood Kieser

48. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)
Episode: Episode #3.31 (1969)

Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Joan Baez, Henry Morgan

49. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Episode: Episode #8.188 (1969)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mike Douglas, Diana Delmonte, Sergio Franchi, The Mercy

50. Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982– )
Episode: Episode dated 1 March 1991 (1991)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Debra Crable, Darryl Dennard, Gordon Parks, Ralph E. Tresvant