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1. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.

Writers: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi, Mark Protosevich | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

2. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.3
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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

3. Blade (1998)

R | 120 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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45 Metascore

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Writer: David S. Goyer | Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright

4. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Writer: Russell Gewirtz | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

5. Tower Heist (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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59 Metascore

When a group of hard working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy business man's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Writers: Ted Griffin, Jeff Nathanson, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda

6. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.4
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79 Metascore

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Writers: Geoffrey Fletcher, Sapphire | Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

7. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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67 Metascore

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Writer: David Benioff | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

8. The Best Man (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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61 Metascore

Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. He goes to New York early (Robin will come ... See full summary »

Writer: Malcolm D. Lee | Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau

9. 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 and his assassination.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

10. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Writers: Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

11. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.9
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63 Metascore

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

12. S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011 Video)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.3
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Expert S.W.A.T. leader Paul Cutler goes to Detroit on a special assignment to train and certify the city's S.W.A.T. team. After a hostage is killed during an assignment, the victim's ... See full summary »

Writers: Reed Steiner, Randy Walker, Michael Albanese, Ed Arneson | Director: Benny Boom | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Robert Patrick, Carly Pope, Giancarlo Esposito

13. She Hate Me (2004)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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28 Metascore

Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.

Writers: Michael Genet, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci

14. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Writer: James McBride | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

15. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis

16. Simply Irresistible (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.2
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27 Metascore

A magical crab works wonders for a terrible chef's culinary skills, leading her towards the man of her dreams.

Writer: Judith Roberts | Director: Mark Tarlov | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker

17. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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71 Metascore

Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

Writers: Richard Price, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer

18. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.

Writers: Cinqué Lee, Joie Lee, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris

19. One True Thing (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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63 Metascore

A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.

Writers: Anna Quindlen, Karen Croner | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott

20. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

21. Girl 6 (1996)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

5.0
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44 Metascore

This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work ... See full summary »

Writer: Suzan-Lori Parks | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Spike Lee, Jenifer Lewis

22. All the Invisible Children (2005)

124 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.

Writers: Mehdi Charef, Diego De Silva, Stribor Kusturica, Cinqué Lee, Joie Lee, Qiang Li, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Eduardo Tripa, Stefano Veneruso | Directors: Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo | Stars: Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Uros Milovanovic

23. New Jersey Drive (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their ... See full summary »

Writers: Nick Gomez, Michel Marriott | Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Sharron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Gwen McGee

24. Hard Luck (2006 Video)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Two converging story lines involving corrupt cops ripping off drug dealers and serial killers are followed as former drug dealer Lucky, trying to go straight after doing a prison stint, ... See full summary »

Writers: Larry Brand, Mario Van Peebles | Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Jackie Quinones, Cybill Shepherd, James Hiroyuki Liao

25. The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2009)

R | Drama, Music

5.9
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31 Metascore

A rock star retreats to his hometown after his sophomore album flops.

Writers: Jasin Cadic, Scott D. Rosenbaum | Director: Scott D. Rosenbaum | Stars: Lukas Haas, Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter, Billy Morrison

26. Head Case (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Meet Therapist Dr Elizabeth Goode. She's Brash, unconventional, judgmental, but undeniably thriving as the "it" therapist to Hollywood's maladjusted elite. On a daily basis Dr Goode dishes ... See full summary »

Creators: Robert Bauer, Alexandra Wentworth | Stars: Alexandra Wentworth, Steve Landesberg, Michelle Arthur, Rob Benedict

27. You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You (2012)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

3.2
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A serial killer is taking down the hip hop industry one rapper at a time and the detectives on the case must get to him before the killer does.

Writer: Michael A. Pinckney | Director: Michael A. Pinckney | Stars: James McDaniel, Michael Mosley, Nashawn Kearse, Assiatou Lea

28. Tennessee (2008)

R | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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42 Metascore

The story of three people who strive to realize their dreams. Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future.

Writer: Russell Schaumburg | Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, Lance Reddick

29. Mama I Want to Sing (2011)

PG | 100 min | Musical

4.6
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A preacher's daughter, Amara, sings in the church choir before being discovered by a well-established musician. Soon she rises to international fame as a pop singer.

Writers: Charles Randolph-Wright, Vy Higginsen | Stars: Ciara, Lynn Whitfield, Patti LaBelle, Ahmaya-Knoelle

32. Miracle's Boys (2005 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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Stars: George Alvarez, Doctor Dré, Ivonnah Erskine, Karole Foreman

33. The Maid's Room (2013)

98 min | Thriller

7.3
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Writer: Michael Walker | Director: Michael Walker | Stars: Remy Auberjonois, John Brodsky, Stefanie Brown, Bill Camp

34. Black Actress (2013– )

88 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Tatyana Ali, Essence Atkins, Akash Bhasin, Karen Burthwright

35. A Huey P. Newton Story (2001 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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Writer: Roger Guenveur Smith | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Roger Guenveur Smith, Georgina Ransley, Marlon Brando, H. Rap Brown

36. She's Allergic to Cats (2014)

Comedy | Post-production

SHE'S ALLERGIC TO CATS is a bizarre psychological comedy with undertones of horror. The story centers on Mike Pinkney. He is an "artist" with failed dreams and an uninspiring day job as a ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Reich | Director: Michael Reich | Stars: Veronika Dash, Tom Kiesche, Felipe Esparza, Sonja Kinski

37. Pain Love & Passion (2012)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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What would you do if you only have a few years to live? Have you ever though about it? Unfortunately, Miguel has no other choice. Inspired by true events, is the story about a young man ... See full summary »

Writers: Ricky Cano, Dahiana Torres | Director: Dahiana Torres | Stars: Derek McLaurin, Maria Betance, Alexis Diaz, Eric W. Espinosa

38. Jesus Children of America (2005)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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A Brooklyn teen learns she was born HIV-positive.

Writers: Cinqué Lee, Joie Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Hannah Hodson, Coati Mundi, Rosie Perez, Natalia Roldan

39. Jim Brown: All American (2002 TV Movie)

140 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

5.6
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50 Metascore

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Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Art Modell, Walter Beach, Ed Walsh, Sam Oakley

40. Citizen James (2000)

74 min | Comedy

7.7
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Writers: Doug E. Doug, Guy Margo | Director: Doug E. Doug | Stars: Casper Andreas, Doug E. Doug, Kayinde Harris, Rodney 'Bear' Jackson

42. Lens on Talent (2009– )

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Stars: Kim Fields, Malik Aziz, Keena Ferguson, James Holloway

43. Whoa (2001)

7 min | Drama, Short, Action

6.6
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An urban opera about a man in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Writer: Maurice A. Dwyer | Director: Maurice A. Dwyer | Stars: Anslem Richardson, Eddie Steeples, Marcuis Harris, Roderick Dudley

44. Kenya's Eyes (2013)

Short, Drama

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Writer: Kecia J. Benson | Director: Kecia J. Benson | Stars: Eshe Cuttino, Vanessa Dixon, Courtney D. Ellis, Nya Imani Jones

45. The Troy Shawn Welcome Story (2010)

20 min | Short, Drama

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A story of a troubled teenage who overcomes his family issues and his academic challenges to become a successful high school principal in The Bronx.

Writer: Michael A. Pinckney | Director: Michael A. Pinckney | Stars: Lyric Anderson, Arturo Castro, Kellye Janel, Marc John Jefferies

46. The Colors of Love (2012)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Originally developed by the Black Latina Movement in late 2010 as a stage play, The Colors of Love confronts and discusses various issues that are prevalent in today's relationships and ... See full summary »

Writers: Apryl Lopez, Crystal Roman | Directors: Veronica Caicedo, Shawn Luckey, Adel L. Morales, Michael A. Pinckney, Crystal Roman | Stars: Dahiana Torres, Crystal Roman, Apryl Lopez, Miriam Morales

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.

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

48. Spare Change (I) (2010)

70 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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A successful tour musician's chance encounter with a guilt-ridden jazz legend forces him to face hidden truths that will alter the course of his life's journey forever.

Writer: Suzette Gunn | Directors: Suzette Gunn, Kia M. Neal | Stars: Nicoye Banks, Fred Valle, Suzette Gunn, Glenn Fleary

49. The Description (2004)

22 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Michael A. Pinckney | Director: Michael A. Pinckney | Stars: Phil Campanella, Rodney 'Bear' Jackson, Maurice Phillips, Jamel Scott

50. Video Town (2013 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Writers: James Kirkland, Michael A. Pinckney, Michael Reich | Directors: Michael A. Pinckney, Michael Reich | Stars: Kris Benton, Bobby C. King, James Kirkland, Yasmine Kittles