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1. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 35,794

2. The Warriors (1979)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

7.7
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In 1979, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.

Writers: Sol Yurick, David Shaber, Walter Hill | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 71,433

3. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.8
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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: 33,145

4. Martin (1992–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.

Creators: John Bowman, Topper Carew, Martin Lawrence | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II

Votes: 5,136

5. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy

6.5
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48 Metascore

In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

Writer: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Steve James

Votes: 9,808

6. Unfabulous (2004–2007)

24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.1
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Unfabulous follows the life and times of teenager Addie Singer. Addie is a big fan of music and at every opportunity will write and sing about her life. The show outlines typical teenage ... See full summary »

Creator: Sue Rose | Stars: Emma Roberts, Malese Jow, Jordan Calloway, Tadhg Kelly

Votes: 2,591

7. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,066

8. Streets of Fire (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.

Writers: Walter Hill, Larry Gross | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

Votes: 12,325

9. Undercover Brother (2002)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy

5.8
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69 Metascore

When "The Man" tries to derail a black candidate's presidential campaign, Undercover Brother and his fellow secret agents come to the rescue.

Writers: John Ridley, Michael McCullers | Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Chris Kattan

Votes: 29,564

10. The Parent 'Hood (1995–1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A college professor copes with contemporary fatherhood.

Creators: Andrew Nicholls, Robert Townsend, Darrell Vickers | Stars: Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Curtis Williams

Votes: 527

11. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Writers: Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 2,608

12. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)

Drama, Romance

8.2
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A family moves from Ohio to Los Angeles, where they find themselves unprepared for the city's fast pace, and the overcrowded public school that their three teenagers will attend.

Creator: Tommy Lynch | Stars: Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave, Matt Cohen, Maeve Quinlan

Votes: 4,288

13. The Meteor Man (1993)

PG | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.0
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A high school teacher from a troubled inner city Washington D.C. neighborhood becomes a super-powered hero and takes on the gang that has been terrorizing his streets.

Writer: Robert Townsend | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 5,217

14. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Creators: Steven Spielberg, Joshua Brand, John Falsey | Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 3,534

15. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

Writer: Charles Fuller | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

Votes: 6,556

16. 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.

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

Votes: 10,280

17. American Flyers (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Sport

6.3
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Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. He doesn't tell him that he has a brain aneurysm which... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Tesich | Director: John Badham | Stars: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul

Votes: 4,566

18. The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989–1994)

30 min | Family, Music

7.4
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Reboot of the 1950's Mickey Mouse Club featuring comedy sketches, commercial parodies, music videos, celebrity guests and a cast of talented young performers.

Stars: Tiffini Hale, Chasen Hampton, Josh Ackerman, Lindsey Alley

Votes: 296

19. Up, Up, and Away! (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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The only normal member of a super-powered family feels left out and confused until he has the chance to use a talent of his own to save everyone.

Writer: Dan Berendsen | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael J. Pagan, Alex Datcher, Sherman Hemsley

Votes: 1,253

20. 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.

Writers: A.H.Z. Carr, Hampton Fancher | Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 3,408

21. Soul Food (2000–2004)

45 min | Drama

7.5
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The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

Stars: Rockmond Dunbar, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Aaron Meeks, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 673

22. B*A*P*S (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

4.0
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Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).

Writer: Troy Byer | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Halle Berry, Natalie Desselle Reid, Martin Landau, Ian Richardson

Votes: 2,833

23. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.

Writers: Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, James Brown III

Votes: 14,945

24. 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: 412

25. Mahogany (1975)

PG | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

Writers: Toni Amber, John Byrum | Directors: Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson, Jack Wormser | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 1,207

26. Cooley High (1975)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Monte | Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis

Votes: 2,081

27. Hollywood Squares (1998–2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

5.5
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Stars: Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Mull

Votes: 694

28. 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: 367

29. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

R | 78 min | Comedy

7.0
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An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

Writers: Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin, Starletta DuPois

Votes: 2,744

30. Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Musical, Drama

4.8
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Based on Bizet's classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Elliot | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Beyoncé Knowles, Yasiin Bey, Rah Digga

Votes: 1,212

31. Little Richard (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.

Writers: Bill Kerby, Daniel Taplitz | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones

Votes: 493

32. Ratboy (1986)

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

3.7
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Several shady and shallow people try to profit, one after the other, from a physically deformed teenager whose face looks like a snout of a rodent and who lives hidden in a city garbage dump, alone and miserable.

Writer: Rob Thompson | Director: Sondra Locke | Stars: Sondra Locke, Robert Townsend, Christopher Hewett, Larry Hankin

Votes: 460

33. Holiday Heart (2000 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.7
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A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

Writer: Cheryl L. West | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, Jesika Reynolds, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 881

34. Phantom Punch (2008)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.6
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The fascinating life story of Sonny Liston, the controversial heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

Writer: Ryan Combs | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Ving Rhames, Stacey Dash, Nicholas Turturro, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Votes: 640

35. The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

3.9
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Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.

Stars: Rosie O'Donnell, Caroline Rhea, Susan Lucci, Penny Marshall

Votes: 992

36. That's Adequate (1989)

R | 82 min | Comedy

5.2
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Faux documentary about a fictional Hollywood film studio.

Writer: Harry Hurwitz | Director: Harry Hurwitz | Stars: Tony Randall, James Coco, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara

Votes: 160

37. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

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

Stars: Don Cornelius, Pat Davis, Dorian Gregory, Albert Ebbs

Votes: 325

38. Playin' for Love (2013)

84 min | Comedy

7.3
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A high school basketball coach tries to turn his team around.

Writers: Michelle Amor, Robert Townsend, Cheryl L. West | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Esai Morales, Jenifer Lewis, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Votes: 29

39. In the Hive (2012)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.7
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Sixteen-year-old Xtra Keys hopes to raise his son better than his boozy, razor-edged mother raised him, and he just might get his wish when he's thrust into an unorthodox alternative school full of underprivileged boys.

Writer: Cheryl L. West | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Michael Clarke Duncan, Loretta Devine, Vivica A. Fox, Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel

Votes: 332

40. The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

Writers: Charles Eric Johnson, Odie Hawkins | Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Yaphet Kotto, Kirk Calloway, Thomas Carter, Donn C. Harper

Votes: 272

41. Odd Jobs (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

4.8
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Four students who work on different jobs during their vacations in summer are tired of doing the same thing every year. Therefore they decide to open up a moving company together and ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Conte, Peter Wortmann | Director: Mark Story | Stars: Paul Reiser, Robert Townsend, Scott McGinnis, Rick Overton

Votes: 275

42. 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

43. Jackie's Back! (1999 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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"Mockumentry" 60's diva Jackie Washington (her g-grandparents where George Washington's slaves). Jenifer Lewis is our leading lady with an incredible singing voice. Jackie is planning her ... See full summary »

Writers: Dee LaDuke, Mark Alton Brown | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, T.V. Blake, Tangie Ambrose

Votes: 436

44. Willie & Phil (1980)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Mazursky | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Jan Miner

Votes: 324

45. The Mo'Nique Show (2009– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

5.5
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Stars: Mo'Nique, Rodney Perry, Tamala Jones, Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Votes: 95

46. Ax 'Em (1992)

Unrated | 71 min | Horror

1.2
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A weekend retreat at a remote cabin in the woods for a group of childhood pals turns into a terrifying fight for survival, as a former friend whose family was killed years earlier comes along looking for revenge.

Writer: Michael Mfume | Director: Michael Mfume | Stars: Michael Mfume, Sandra Pulley, Joe Clair, Racquel Price

Votes: 1,382

47. Of Boys and Men (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.

Writer: Michelle Amor | Director: Carl Seaton | Stars: Robert Townsend, Angela Bassett, Victoria Rowell, Bobb'e J. Thompson

Votes: 109

48. One Night Stand (1989–1992)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Dan Avey, Dom Irrera, Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 116

49. 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.6
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Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America.

Writer: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Andre Braugher, Charles S. Dutton, Mario Van Peebles, Brock Peters

Votes: 245

50. I Was a Teenage Faust (2002 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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15 year old Brendan Willy hates himself for being un-cool when he falls in love with the girl of his dreams. Enter Mr. Five, a no good tempter from hell, which in his last attempt to ... See full summary »

Writer: Thom Eberhardt | Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Robert Townsend, Josh Zuckerman, Stuart Margolin, Noel Fisher

Votes: 346