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1. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

8.1
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62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Writers: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett | Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 282,500

2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.6
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The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 95,060

3. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.5
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Creator: Bill Cosby | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 23,131

4. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 24,948

5. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, George Crile | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 83,660

6. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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59 Metascore

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Writer: Malcolm D. Lee | Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs

Votes: 10,598

7. My Blueberry Nights (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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52 Metascore

A young woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

Writers: Kar Wai Wong, Lawrence Block | Director: Kar Wai Wong | Stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Chad R. Davis

Votes: 41,599

8. Conan (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Creators: Conan O'Brien, Bruce W. Timm | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band

Votes: 14,583

9. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 9,200

10. The Colbert Report (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 24,070

11. Wildcats (1986)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Sport

5.9
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Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When the football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite ... See full summary »

Writer: Ezra Sacks | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively, Brandy Gold

Votes: 8,829

12. The Family That Preys (2008)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

5.2
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49 Metascore

Two families from different walks of life learn to work together.

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar

Votes: 5,642

13. New York Undercover (1994–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.8
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Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City.

Creators: Kevin Arkadie, Dick Wolf | Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Lauren Luna Vélez

Votes: 1,267

14. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, Rickey Minor

Votes: 7,924

15. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 10,739

16. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Votes: 389

17. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

Votes: 378

18. Let's Do It Again (1975)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Wesley, Timothy March | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart, John Amos

Votes: 1,102

19. Graffiti Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music, Musical

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Graffiti Bridge is the unofficial sequel to Purple Rain. In this movie, The Kid and Morris Day are still competitors and each runs a club of his own. They make a bet about who writes the ... See full summary »

Writer: Prince | Director: Prince | Stars: Prince, Morris Day, Ingrid Chavez, Jerome Benton

Votes: 1,092

20. Off the Black (2006)

R | 90 min | Drama

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62 Metascore

An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nolte) gets a younger friend (Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.

Writer: James Ponsoldt | Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Hutton, Rosemarie DeWitt

Votes: 1,115

21. Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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78 Metascore

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples

Votes: 529

22. A Piece of the Action (1977)

PG | 135 min | Crime, Comedy

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Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Blackwell, Timothy March | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Denise Nicholas

Votes: 663

23. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

Votes: 422

24. Tarnation (2003)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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87 Metascore

Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life.

Writer: Jonathan Caouette | Director: Jonathan Caouette | Stars: Jonathan Caouette, Renee Leblanc, Adolph Davis, Rosemary Davis

Votes: 5,538

25. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.5
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Newt Gingrich

Votes: 222

26. Later with Jools Holland (1992– )

35 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Late-night music and chat show with celebrity guests.

Stars: Jools Holland, P.J. Harvey, Paul Weller, Robert Plant

Votes: 339

27. Take Me to the River (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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56 Metascore

A documentary about the soul of American music. The film follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax records and Memphis mentoring and passing on their musical magic to stars and artists of today.

Writers: Rick Clark, Jerry Harrison, Julie Janata, Martin Shore, Zac Stanford | Director: Martin Shore | Stars: Terrence Howard, James Alexander, Al Bell, William Bell

Votes: 51

28. Mavis! (2015)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples' message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.

Writer: Jessica Edwards | Director: Jessica Edwards | Stars: Mavis Staples, Adam Ayres, Gene Barge, Al Bell

Votes: 18

29. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Pat Davis, Don Cornelius, Albert Ebbs, Andrea N. Miles

Votes: 303

31. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (2013 TV Special)

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Writers: David Wild, Ken Ehrlich | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: LL Cool J, Taylor Swift, Johnny Depp, Tim McGraw

Votes: 160

32. Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2009– )

Talk-Show

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Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf is an Emmy award-winning interview program hosted by Cat Greenleaf that airs on NBC. On the show Greenleaf interviews actors, musicians, athletes, politicians,... See full summary »

Stars: Cat Greenleaf, Brooke Shields, Kim Cattrall, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 21

33. Rejoice and Shout (2010)

PG | 115 min | Documentary

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72 Metascore

A documentary on Gospel music's 200-year history.

Director: Don McGlynn | Stars: Smokey Robinson, Mavis Staples, Willa Ward, Bill Carpenter

Votes: 102

34. Glastonbury 2015 (2015– )

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Live BBC coverage of the 2015 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England.

Stars: Mark Radcliffe, Greg James, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne

36. The Newport Effect (2014)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

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The Newport Effect covers the history of the legendary Newport Folk Festival and its profound impact on the world of folk music and social activism. Infamous as the place where Bob Dylan '... See full summary »

Writer: Beverly Penninger | Stars: Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Michael Doucet, Steve Earle

37. Sunday Night (1988–1990)

60 min | Music

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Stars: Edd Hall, Jools Holland, David Sanborn, Nana Vasconcelos

Votes: 30

38. The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (2005 TV Special)

Music

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Writers: Karen Anderson, Ken Ehrlich, Matt Johnson, David Wild | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Queen Latifah, Marc Anthony, Lance Armstrong, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 97

39. Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (2005 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Documentary, History, Music

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Stars: Colin Salmon, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Jerry Butler

Votes: 75

40. Soul to Soul (1971)

G | 96 min | Documentary, Music

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Footage of a concert held in Ghana to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the independence of that country.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Willie Bobo, Roberta Flack, Eddie Harris, The Ikettes

Votes: 56

41. Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn (2012 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: Conor McAnally | Stars: Gregg Allman, Kenny Aronoff, Dierks Bentley, David Bromberg

Votes: 21

42. Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985 TV Special)

120 min | Music

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Creator: Jimmy Hawkins | Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Debbie Allen, Gerald Alston, Ricky Bell, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 47

43. The Sacrifice of Victor (1995 Video)

46 min

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Director: Parris Patton | Stars: Prince, Mayte Garcia, Mavis Staples, The Staples

Votes: 35

44. American Roots Music (2001– )

Documentary, Music

7.5
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Stars: Arlo Guthrie, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Pete Seeger

Votes: 22

45. Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement (2009)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Across one of the most turbulent periods in American ... See full summary »

Writers: Colin Escott, Jon Goodman | Director: Jon Goodman | Stars: Paul Breines, Catherine Brooks, Ruth Brown, Jerry Butler

Votes: 14

47. Jools's Annual Hootenanny (1995– )

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Stars: Jools Holland, Ruby Turner, Kylie Minogue, Seasick Steve

Votes: 15

48. 38th NAACP Image Awards (2007 TV Special)

120 min | Family

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Writers: Vicangelo Bulluck, Royce Osborn, P. Frank Williams | Director: Jonathan X | Stars: Chuck Maldonado, India Arie, Tyra Banks, Mary J. Blige

Votes: 17

49. VH1 Honors (1994 TV Special)

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Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Michael Bolton, Garth Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres

50. VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul (2011 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: David Mallet | Stars: 50 Cent, Marsha Ambrosius, La La Anthony, Erykah Badu

Votes: 6