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1. The Warriors (1979)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

7.7
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63 Metascore

In the near future, 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.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 77,611

2. 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.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 41,388

3. The Daily Show (1996– )

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

8.6
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 38,032

4. 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.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Chris Kattan

Votes: 30,608 | Gross: $38.23M

5. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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54 Metascore

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

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, Clebert Ford

Votes: 15,956 | Gross: $50.50M

6. Streets of Fire (1984)

PG | 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.

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

Votes: 13,685 | Gross: $5.60M

7. Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015)

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: 11,117

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

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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.

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

Votes: 10,430 | Gross: $13.03M

9. 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.

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

Votes: 7,218 | Gross: $22.10M

10. Martin (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 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.

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II

Votes: 5,801

11. 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.

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

Votes: 5,616 | Gross: $8.02M

12. American Flyers (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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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. Marcus doesn't tell David that he has a brain aneurysm... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,878 | Gross: $1.40M

13. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)

Drama, Romance

8.1
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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.

Stars: Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave, Matt Cohen, Maeve Quinlan

Votes: 4,468

14. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny and odd, and sometimes scary, sad and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses and directors make guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 3,943

15. 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: 3,776 | Gross: $4.56M

16. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,158

17. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

R | 78 min | Comedy

7.0
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin, Starletta DuPois

Votes: 3,006 | Gross: $5.23M

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

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

4.1
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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).

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

Votes: 2,993 | Gross: $7.24M

19. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 2,915 | Gross: $8.75M

20. Unfabulous (2004–2007)

24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.2
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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 »

Stars: Emma Roberts, Malese Jow, Jordan Calloway, Tadhg Kelly

Votes: 2,750

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

105 min | Comedy, 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: 2,425

22. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,323

23. 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.

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

Votes: 1,458

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

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

5.6
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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.

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

Votes: 1,422

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 »

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

Votes: 1,339

26. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,253

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

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

3.8
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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: 1,070

28. 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.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, Jesika Reynolds, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 936

29. Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire (2012 Video)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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When Daphne becomes the star of a vampire film, the production is thrown into chaos by a real vampire, forcing the Scooby-Doo team to investigate who's behind this monstrous mayhem.

Director: David Block | Stars: Obba Babatundé, Jeff Bennett, Julianne Buescher, Christian Campbell

Votes: 882

30. Hollywood Squares (1998–2004)

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

5.6
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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: 781

31. Soul Food (2000–2004)

45 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 756

32. 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.

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

Votes: 660

33. The Parent 'Hood (1995–1999)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A college professor copes with contemporary fatherhood.

Stars: Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Curtis Williams

Votes: 646

34. The Chris Rock Show (1997–2000)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.8
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America's funniest comedian in a less than PC setting. It's hilarious !

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

Votes: 588

35. 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.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones

Votes: 568

36. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 516

37. Ratboy (1986)

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

3.8
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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.

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

Votes: 511

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

120 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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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 »

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, T.V. Blake, Tangie Ambrose

Votes: 468

39. Bill Cosby: Far from Finished (2013 TV Special)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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Bill Cosby is "Far From Finished." In his first special in thirty years, he leaves the audience asking, "How did he get inside our house?" Whether he's talking about friendship, love or ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Bill Cosby, Deana J. Becker, Stephanie Stallaing, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 419

40. 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: 403

41. Taxman (1998)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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48 Metascore

A tax investigator chasing a tax evader stumbles over a series of bloody murders and gets involved in an investigation with a rookie cop despite his boss' orders to stay out of the way.

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Joe Pantoliano, Wade Dominguez, Elizabeth Berkley, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 386

42. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Music, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 362

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

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 361

44. In the Hive (2012)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 350

45. Willie & Phil (1980)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 341

46. 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, Lindsey Alley, Josh Ackerman

Votes: 321

47. 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.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Yaphet Kotto, Kirk Calloway, Thomas Carter, Donn C. Harper

Votes: 294

48. Odd Jobs (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

4.7
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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 »

Director: Mark Story | Stars: Paul Reiser, Robert Townsend, Scott McGinnis, Rick Overton

Votes: 294

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.

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

Votes: 256

50. Unsung (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.9
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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: 246