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1. Top Five (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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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

Votes: 21,551 | Gross: $25.28M

2. The Get Down (2016– )

52 min | Drama, Music, Musical | Post-production

A rag tag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 70's.

Stars: Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen F. Guardiola, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

3. Treme (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

Creators: Eric Ellis Overmyer, David Simon | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo

Votes: 11,069

4. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.4
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

Votes: 781

5. Strictly Business (1991)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white" African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will ... See full summary »

Writers: Pam Gibson, Nelson George | Directors: Kevin Hooks, Rolando Hudson | Stars: Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 1,360 | Gross: $7.68M

6. 48 Hours (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

Creator: Judy Tygard | Stars: Maureen Maher, Peter Van Sant, Erin Moriarty, Troy Roberts

Votes: 999

7. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 8,600

8. Smoke Signals (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »

Writer: Sherman Alexie | Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

Votes: 8,207 | Gross: $6.72M

9. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

60 min | Talk-Show

5.2
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Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock

Votes: 3,788

10. Big Morning Buzz Live (2011– )

60 min | Talk-Show

6.5
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Hosted by Carrie Keagan for it's first nine seasons, then Nick Lachey for its final season, Big Morning Buzz Live is a fun and edgy, one-hour morning talk show on VH1.

Stars: Carrie Keagan, Jason Dundas, Jim Shearer, Janell Snowden

Votes: 72

11. CB4 (1993)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Robert LoCash | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott

Votes: 7,290 | Gross: $17.95M

12. The Eighties (2016 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.6
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A documentary series focusing on the Reagan presidency, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom, the expansion of television, and the evolving music industry.

Stars: H.W. Brands, Chris Connelly, Gil Troy, James Baker III

Votes: 135

13. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 417

14. The Sixties (2013 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A ten-part documentary series focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs, and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.

Stars: John Heilemann, Robert Dallek, Dan Rather, Morley Safer

Votes: 549

15. The Seventies (2015– )

42 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A documentary series focusing on the ongoing Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, evolving music industry, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, and the rise of foreign and domestic terrorism.

Stars: Douglas Brinkley, Chris Connelly, Tim Naftali, Rick Perlstein

Votes: 369

16. Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995–2000)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Multicultural versions of many of your favorite fairy tales. Such as "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Three Little Pigs".

Stars: Robert Guillaume, Liz Torres, Edward James Olmos, Amy Hill

Votes: 368

17. Good Hair (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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72 Metascore

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

Writers: Lance Crouther, Paul Marchand, Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson | Director: Jeff Stilson | Stars: Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton, Tanya Crumel

Votes: 4,731 | Gross: $4.16M

18. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

8.1
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 311

19. Life Support (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Drama

6.9
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The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.

Writers: Nelson George, Jim McKay, Hannah Weyer | Director: Nelson George | Stars: Queen Latifah, Vianca Mercedes, Anna Deavere Smith, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 957

20. A Ballerina's Tale (2015)

85 min | Documentary

6.3
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55 Metascore

A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.

Director: Nelson George | Stars: Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly, Susan Fales-Hill, Leyla Fayyaz

Votes: 369 | Gross: $0.10M

21. Def by Temptation (1990)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.4
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An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

Writer: James Bond III | Director: James Bond III | Stars: James Bond III, Kadeem Hardison, Bill Nunn, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 862 | Gross: $2.22M

22. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

88 min | Documentary

7.9
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74 Metascore

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Martin, Lois Vossen | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger

Votes: 1,344 | Gross: $0.26M

23. Unsung (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.0
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A series that profiles some of the most influential, talented yet forgotten R&B, Soul and Gospel artists of the 1970s, '80s and '90s.

Stars: Gary Anthony Williams, Steven Ivory, Dyana Williams, Nelson George

Votes: 216

24. The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (2016)

TV-PG | 85 min | Drama

7.1
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The inspiring true story of NBA great Kevin Durant's mother Wanda and her dedication to raise one of the greatest basketball players in the world.

Writers: Yolonda Lawrence, Ligiah Villalobos | Director: Nelson George | Stars: Eli Baxter, Daniel Bellomy, Donna Benedicto, Cassandra Freeman

Votes: 31

25. The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.4
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Burton Richardson, Michael Wolff, Sinbad

Votes: 570

26. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.0
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Series will focus on politics, pop culture, race, religion, media and sex.

Creators: W. Kamau Bell, Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar | Stars: W. Kamau Bell, Dwayne Kennedy, Janine Brito, Hari Kondabolu

Votes: 759

27. David Bowie: Five Years (2013)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career.

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: David Bowie, Rick Wakeman, John Harris, Ken Scott

Votes: 980

28. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)

R | 92 min | Drama

6.3
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Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »

Writer: Leslie Harris | Director: Leslie Harris | Stars: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido, Chequita Jackson

Votes: 637 | Gross: $0.48M

29. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud

Votes: 98

30. Everyday People (2004)

91 min | Drama

6.7
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The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery.

Writer: Jim McKay | Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Nathan De'Shon Myers, Jordan Gelber, Bridget Barkan, Stephen Henderson

Votes: 953

31. 30 for 30 Shorts (2012– )

Documentary, Short

7.0
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Stars: Ray Van Ness III, Alma Warren, Carolyn Delaney, Willie Delaney

Votes: 61

32. The Chris Rock Show (1997–2000)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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Stars: Chris Rock, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey, Wanda Sykes

Votes: 562

33. Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock.

Writer: Chris Rock | Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Monteria Ivey, Tony Rock

Votes: 2,758

34. American Gangster (2006– )

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Follows the lives of American gangsters.

Stars: Barry Michael Cooper, Nelson George, Cornell Jones, Ving Rhames

Votes: 190

35. Unsung Hollywood (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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A series that profiles talented, influential black celebrities from Hollywood movies, television, comedy, and sports.

Stars: Gary Anthony Williams, Charnele Brown, David Damas, Bill Duke

Votes: 37

36. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 82

37. Life After (2009– )

Biography

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Stars: Flo Anthony, S. Tia Brown, Clay Cane, Kim Osorio

Votes: 34

38. SexTV (1998–2008)

30 min | Documentary

6.9
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Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Carol Queen, Ziggy Lorenc, Tristan Taormino

Votes: 76

39. The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005 TV Movie)

150 min | Documentary

7.4
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A countdown of the top 50 documentaries, based on a vote by documentary filmmakers.

Directors: Garry John Hughes, Elaine Shepherd | Stars: Zoë Wanamaker, David Aaronovitch, Barry Ackroyd, Randall Adams

Votes: 78

40. 500 Years Later (2005)

106 min | Documentary

7.1
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Crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectation, poverty, corruption, poor health, and underdevelopment plagues people of African descent globally - Why? 500 ... See full summary »

Writer: M.K. Asante | Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Kolfi Adu, Sona Jobarteh, Hunter Adams III, Hakim Adi

Votes: 163

41. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Sport

8.1
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Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

Votes: 144

42. Michael Jordan: His Airness (1999 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.9
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From his days as a child in North Carolina to his retirement from the Chicago Bulls in 1999, His Airness takes you on a journey through Michael Jordan's career.

Director: Larry Weitzman | Stars: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler

Votes: 425

43. The Announcement (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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An in depth look at the career of basketball player Ervin "Magic" Johnson and the days leading up to and the years following his announcement to the world that he was HIV positive.

Writer: Aaron Cohen | Director: Nelson George | Stars: Larry Bird, George Bush, Dyan Cannon, Michael Douglas

Votes: 375

44. Hip Hop Evolution (2016)

Documentary, Music

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Writer: Rodrigo Bascunan | Director: Darby Wheeler | Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, Ice Cube

45. Finding the Funk (2013)

78 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with Funk's roots in Jazz and the James Brown bands of the '60s we travel to the Bay Area ... See full summary »

Writer: Nelson George | Director: Nelson George | Stars: Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, James Brown, Bootsy Collins, Sly Stone

Votes: 45

46. The N Word (2004)

86 min | Documentary

6.4
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A documentary looking at the N word.

Director: Todd Williams | Stars: F. Lee Bailey, Sandra Bernhard, Donald Bogle, Todd Boyd

Votes: 213

47. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation (2011 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary

7.9
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A look at the rise of crack cocaine in urban America in the 1980s and it's influence on popular culture, especially in hip-hop music.

Writers: Richard Lowe, Martin Torgoff | Directors: Richard Lowe, Martin Torgoff | Stars: Michelle Alexander, B-Real, Mary Barr, Todd Boyd

Votes: 158

48. Brooklyn Girls Fight Club (2013)

94 min | Documentary

7.9
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In the heart of Brownsville, Brooklyn, 100 or so young men and women from the surrounding housing projects gather inside a secret windowless garage. In the center is a brightly lit boxing ... See full summary »

Writer: Courtney Carreras | Director: Courtney Carreras | Stars: Nakia Hayden, Stephanie Kearse, Danielle Portis

Votes: 16

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

91 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 93

50. The Joy of Disco (2012 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

6.9
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A film about how a much-derided music actually changed the world. Between 1969 and 1979 disco was born through gay liberation, female desire in the age of feminism and led to the birth of ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Whalley | Stars: Alexis Petridis, Ian Levine, Randy Jones, Alan Jones

Votes: 24