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1. Train Ride (2000)

R | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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Three college seniors who are thinking about nothing but graduation and going out with a bang from college, harshly discover that a culmination of four years of hard work can lead to a ... See full summary »

Director: Rel Dowdell | Stars: Dakota Anderson, Thomas Braxton Jr., Joe Clair, Rel Dowdell

Votes: 217

2. Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.9
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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

Director: Maya Angelou | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice, Esther Rolle

Votes: 1,266 | Gross: $5.66M

3. The RuPaul Show (1997–1998)
Episode: Episode dated 28 March 1998 (1998)

Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Bea Arthur, Rusty Joiner

4. Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996–1999)
Episode: La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1998)

Unrated | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Director: Brenton Spencer | Stars: Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong, Kristin Lehman

Votes: 12

5. Rosewood (1997)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill

Votes: 6,164 | Gross: $13.10M

6. The RuPaul Show (1997–1998)

30 min | Music, Talk-Show

6.2
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A celebrity talk show featuring drag queen superstar RuPaul.

Stars: Michelle Visage, RuPaul, Olivia Newton-John, Jerry Augustyniak

Votes: 37

7. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: Amazing Grace: Part 1 (1997)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.9
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Tess revisits the Greenes. She tells them God says Josh needs to go with Tess. Josh has to help Monica see, since she is temporarily blinded. They travel to a city filled with tension. Part 2 is finished on The Promised Land.

Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 18

8. Promised Land (1996–1999)
Episode: Amazing Grace: Part 2 (1997)

Drama

9.2
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Josh is blinded due to a drive-by shooting. His family visits and they all must find their faith.

Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Wendy Phillips, Austin O'Brien, Sarah Schaub

Votes: 14

9. My Fellow Americans (1996)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard

Votes: 12,365 | Gross: $22.29M

10. Promised Land (1996–1999)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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When Russell Greene loses his job, he decides to go on the road with his family. So he gathers his wife, Claire, his son, Josh, his daughter, Dinah, his mother, Hattie, and his nephew, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gerald McRaney, Wendy Phillips, Austin O'Brien, Sarah Schaub

Votes: 374

11. Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996–1999)

Unrated | 60 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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"The Legacy" is a secret society that began many centuries ago to accumulate knowledge and artifacts to help fight against the evil in the world. This particular Legacy team is set in San ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong, Helen Shaver

Votes: 1,216

12. How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Kaelynn Craddick

Votes: 8,633 | Gross: $23.57M

13. Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West (1995)

90 min | Documentary, Western

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Director: Mirra Bank | Stars: Francisco Bido, Blair Brown, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Cimorelli

14. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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Monica, Tess, and Andrew are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.

Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 4,773

15. Scarlett (1994 TV Mini-Series)

PG-13 | 360 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Atlanta, 1873. It's another day (Melanie's funeral, in fact), and Scarlett is determined to win back Rhett (who's spending a lot of time with Belle Watling). First, she goes to Tara and ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanne Whalley, Timothy Dalton, Annabeth Gish, Julie Harris

Votes: 2,314

16. Scarlett (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1994)

PG-13 | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Atlanta, Georgia, 1873. Scarlett O'Hara Butler is attending the funeral of Melanie Wilkes, her late sister-in-law and rival for Ashley Wilkes' affection, at which her estranged husband, ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Joanne Whalley, Timothy Dalton, Barbara Barrie, Stephen Collins

Votes: 29

17. House of Cards (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.3
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When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Asha Menina, Shiloh Strong

Votes: 2,209 | Gross: $0.32M

18. Message from Nam (1993 TV Movie)

175 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Journalism Major Paxton Andrews loses the man she loves in the Vietnam War. Always having followed the beat of a different drum, she decides to work out her grief by going to Vietnam and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Jenny Robertson, Nick Mancuso, Ed Flanders, Ted Marcoux

Votes: 259

19. To Dance with the White Dog (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.6
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This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Christine Baranski, Terry Beaver

Votes: 432

20. Color Adjustment (1992)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.0
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Analyzes the evolution of television's earlier, unflattering portrayal of blacks from 1948 until 1988, when they are depicted as prosperous and as having achieved the American dream, a ... See full summary »

Director: Marlon Riggs | Stars: Steven Bochco, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Henry Louis Gates

Votes: 104

21. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 128,733 | Gross: $79.10M

22. Blackbird Fly (1991)

27 min | Short

5.5
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The story of Carin Jordan, a young woman sexually abused by her father. Filmed as an instructive aid on victimization, abuse, and rationalization.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Garrett Morris, Rain Pryor, Esther Rolle

Votes: 13

23. The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990 TV Movie)

118 min | Drama

6.5
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A family is torn apart at Christmas when to wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Michael Warren, Sammy Davis Jr., Gilbert Lewis

Votes: 195

24. Singer & Sons (1990– )

30 min | Comedy

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Deli owner Nathan Singer has no sons to inherit it. His housekeeper Sarah has a novel idea that he hire her boys Reggie and Mitchell, creating a clash of cultures and generations. Nathan's neurotic Sheldon occasionally appears.

Stars: Harold Gould, Esther Rolle, Bobby Hosea, Thomas Mikal Ford

25. 22nd NAACP Image Awards (1990 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Ellen Brown | Stars: Paula Abdul, Danny Aiello, May May Ali, Debbie Allen

Votes: 20

26. The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards (1990 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Bob Henry | Stars: Jonelle Allen, Anita Baker, Avery Brooks, Ron Brown

27. Singer & Sons (1990– )
Episode: Once Bitten (1990)

Comedy

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Stars: Harold Gould, Esther Rolle, Bobby Hosea, Thomas Mikal Ford

28. Singer & Sons (1990– )
Episode: Our's Not to Reason Why Shmy (1990)

Comedy

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Director: Steve Zuckerman | Stars: Harold Gould, Esther Rolle, Bobby Hosea, Thomas Mikal Ford

29. Singer & Sons (1990– )
Episode: The Boxer Rebellion (1990)

Comedy

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Stars: Harold Gould, Esther Rolle, Bobby Hosea, Thomas Mikal Ford

30. Singer & Sons (1990– )
Episode: Two Sons for Singer (1990)

Comedy

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Director: Steve Zuckerman | Stars: Harold Gould, Esther Rolle, Bobby Hosea, Thomas Mikal Ford

31. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 72,989 | Gross: $106.59M

32. The Mighty Quinn (1989)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 3,470 | Gross: $4.56M

33. Age-Old Friends (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

7.6
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John Cooper is in a retirement home. There are strict rules for the residents, but he refuses to fall into passivity. He flirts constantly with Nurse Wilson and spends time with his best ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Aaron Alexander, Frummie Blatt, Hume Cronyn, Tandy Cronyn

Votes: 86

34. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: A Raisin in the Sun (1989)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Starletta DuPois, Lou Ferguson, John Fiedler, Danny Glover

Votes: 178

35. Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982– )
Episode: Episode dated 2 June 1989 (1989)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Debra Crable, Darryl Dennard, Michael Dorn, Heavy D

36. P.K. and the Kid (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama

5.2
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P.K. runs away from home because her step-father keeps on harassing her sexually and her mother is ignoring the problem. She hides in the loading space of Kid Kane's pickup, who's on the ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Lombardo | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Molly Ringwald, Alex Rocco, Charles Hallahan

Votes: 132

37. Ethnic Notions (1986)

57 min | Documentary

8.2
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This documentary traces the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice.

Director: Marlon Riggs | Stars: Barbara T. Christian, George Frederickson, Carlton Moss, Esther Rolle

Votes: 157

38. Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982– )
Episode: Episode dated 16 May 1986 (1986)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Debra Crable, Redd Foxx, Greg Gumbel, Tramaine Hawkins

39. The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1985 TV Special)

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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: John Addison, Harry Anderson, Bea Arthur, Karen Arthur

Votes: 5

40. The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)
Episode: Deadly Reunion (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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An old school friend comes to Hammer with an invitation to a retirement dinner for one of their old teachers. The friend, who works for a congressman, is found murdered, as is another alumni. Hammer sets to work to find out why.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud, Kent Williams

Votes: 6

41. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Getting Started/Daughter's Dilemma/The Captain Wears Pantyhose (1985)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The Captain fails a woman (Cathy Lee Crosby) testing for a captaincy; a boy (Jimmy Osmond) is convinced that his father's surprise birthday present is a prostitute (Karen Kopins); a woman (... See full summary »

Director: Ted Lange | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 18

42. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Reflections of the Mind (1985)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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When a phone call from Francesca's supposedly dead first husband precedes a fatal incident, Jessica must unravel the truth from hysteria to find a killer.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Ann Blyth, Wings Hauser, Steven Keats

Votes: 142

43. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 13,017

44. The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The cases of Mickey Spillane's classic private eye character.

Stars: Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud, Kent Williams

Votes: 637

45. Finder of Lost Loves (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

6.5
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Cary Maxwell is a private investigator and owner of Maxwell Unlimited. MU specializes in helping people find their lost loves. Each week Maxwell, along with Daisy Lloyd and Rita Hargrove, ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Deborah Adair, Anne Jeffreys, Richard Kantor

Votes: 62

46. Finder of Lost Loves (1984–1985)
Episode: Goodbye, Sara (1984)

Drama

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Cary tries to find a man's granddaughter. He finds her and learns she's a drunk. Cary doesn't bring her to her grandfather. Instead he takes care of her. Daisy airs her concern but he ignores her.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Deborah Adair, Richard Kantor, Anne Jeffreys

47. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
Episode: Edward/The Extraordinary Miss Jones (1983)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A bigwig publisher comes to the island seeking to reconcile with his estranged family; and a young woman with a terminal illness wants to make a lasting contribution to society.

Director: Don Ingalls | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, LeVar Burton, Sammy Davis Jr.

Votes: 9

48. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: I Like to Be in America/He Ain't Heavy/Abby's Maiden Voyage (1983)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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April comes back after being let go by her employer and is trying to gain citizenship but always crumbles during the oral exam. One of the ship's waiters gets into it with one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jerome Courtland | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 15

49. The New Odd Couple (1982–1983)

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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An African American remake of the television series inspired by the Neil Simon play about two friends living together despite their completely disparate attitudes to life.

Stars: Ron Glass, Demond Wilson, John Schuck, Bart Braverman

Votes: 63

50. Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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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: 14