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1. Top Five (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.0
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81 Metascore

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.

Writer: Chris Rock | Director: Chris Rock | Stars: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart

2. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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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 twenty years without reason.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

6. Blade (1998)

R | 120 min | Action, 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

7. Broad City (2014– )

21 min | Comedy | Active

8.4
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Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.

Creators: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, John Gemberling, Arturo Castro

8. 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

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.

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

10. 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

11. The Best Man (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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

12. 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

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

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. She Hate Me (2004)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

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. 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

22. One True Thing (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.0
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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

23. The Maid's Room (2013)

98 min | Thriller

4.6
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39 Metascore

THE MAID'S ROOM is a psychological thriller that explores the complex relationships between truth and justice, hubris and power, wealth and fear.

Writer: Michael Walker | Director: Michael Walker | Stars: Paula Garcés, Annabella Sciorra, Bill Camp, Philip Ettinger

24. 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

25. 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

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. 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

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

R | Drama, Music

5.8
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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

29. Tennessee (2008)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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

30. Hard Luck (2006 Video)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Bet on Love

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Pre-production

Four female friends set a bet; each has a different method and approach on how to reach their goal. Just who will make it to the altar first and be Mrs. Right?

Writer: Jill Thrussell | Director: Jill Thrussell | Stars: Brandy Norwood, Starletta DuPois, Gerard Cordero

34. Mr. Doula (2015)

Comedy | Pre-production

In an attempt to rekindle a love-interest, a popular "male" doula finds himself engaged in an emotional dilemma of choosing between two very career-minded women.

Writer: Cairo Amen II | Director: Michael A. Pinckney | Stars: Taye Diggs, Daphne Reid, John Witherspoon, Reginald C. Hayes

35. We Are Still Here (2015)

84 min | Horror

In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years - and demands a sacrifice.

Writers: Ted Geoghegan, Richard Griffin | Director: Ted Geoghegan | Stars: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, Larry Fessenden

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

Drama

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

37. 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

38. Black Actress (2013– )

88 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Tatyana Ali, Essence Atkins, Akash Bhasin, Karen Burthwright

39. Pain Love & Passion (2012)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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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

40. Breaking Belding (2013)

8 min | Short, Comedy

5.3
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Writers: Anthony Baldino, Josie Kavadoy, James Kirkland, Sandeep Parikh, Michael A. Pinckney, Michael Reich | Director: Sandeep Parikh | Stars: Brendan Bradley, Mike Rose, Mandell Maughan, Mircea Monroe

41. The Forever Tree

Action, Adventure | Announced

Paper Girl Tawni Bennett's dream of writing a front page story for the Chicago Defender leads her on adventure she never could have dreamed of. Her pursuit of the tale and the legendary ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Borengasser, Stephen Hintz, Chrishaunda Lee Perez | Director: Wanuri Kahiu

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

140 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

5.5
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50 Metascore

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

43. Jesus Children of America (2005)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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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

44. For Colored Boys, Redemption (2013– )

75 min | Drama

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A soul-stirring dramatic series about a father's attempt to repair his broken family after being released from prison. For Colored Boys is a dramatic web series inspired by the highly ... See full summary »

Stars: Jas Anderson, Ephraim Benton, Lamar K. Cheston, Lauren Hooper

45. 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

46. The Defector (2012)

Short, Drama

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Mike, a newly-hired intelligence analyst, participates in his first 'debriefing' (voluntary interview) of Junghee, a North Korean defector now living in New York. Sara, the supervising ... See full summary »

Writer: Lit Kilpatrick | Director: Lit Kilpatrick | Stars: Rin Allen, Chil Kong, Christopher Stadulis, Hussein Wehbi

47. Citizen James (2000)

74 min | Comedy

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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

49. Graduation (II) (2014)

25 min | Short, Crime, Mystery | Completed

No matter what side of the law you're on, everyone in the drug game has to grow up quickly, especially if they want to graduate to the big leagues. When a young drug dealer's ultimate test ... See full summary »

Writer: Graham Powell | Director: Graham Powell | Stars: Armen Garo, Carlton Byrd, Eden Marryshow, Jeremy Dash

50. Lens on Talent (2009– )

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Stars: Kim Fields, Malik Aziz, Donald Dowd, Keena Ferguson