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1. Interscope Presents 'The Next Episode' (2003– )
Episode: Detroit (2003)

10.0
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Director: Moses Edinborough | Stars: 50 Cent, Moses Edinborough, Eminem, Busta Rhymes

Votes: 7

2. Returning the Favor (2017– )

Reality-TV

9.6
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Mike Rowe finds people who are doing something decent in their community, and does something decent for them.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Lucien Delabruere, Brent Lerash, Jacob Huddleston

Votes: 42

3. Run's House (2005– )
Episode: The Graduate (2005)

TV-PG | 22 min | Documentary, Music, Reality-TV

9.2
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Run decides to throw a high-school graduation party for Vanessa.

Directors: Chad Griepentrog, Gary Shaffer | Stars: Russell Simmons Jr., Angela Simmons, Daniel Simmons, Joseph Simmons

Votes: 6

4. G-Funk (2017)

87 min | Documentary, Music

9.0
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The untold story of how hip-hop's most commercial and iconic sub-genre came to be.

Director: Karam Gill | Stars: Ice Cube, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa

Votes: 24

5. The Cove: My Friend is... (2010)

Short

9.0
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Director: Andrés Useche | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, James Gandolfini, Evan Handler

Votes: 36

6. One Per Cent (2006)

78 min | Documentary

9.0
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Behind ivy gates, past state-of-the-art security cameras, and down long private driveways, live the top one-percent wealthiest Americans... or so we imagine. ONE PER CENT, an original ... See full summary »

Director: David Parker | Stars: Versee Damien, Tyler Ellis, Hannah Goldberg, Rebecca Nanasi

Votes: 22

7. Grand Theft Auto III (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.9
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A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Frank Vincent, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 11,097

8. The 57th Annual Tony Awards (2003 TV Special)

Music

8.9
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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Edward Albee, Jason Alexander, Eric B. Anthony

Votes: 117

9. 30 for 30 (2009–2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Chuck D, Brent Musburger, Patrick Ewing

Votes: 3,381

10. Unsung (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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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: 249

11. The Big Interview with Dan Rather (2013– )

60 min | News

8.8
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Dan Rather interviews celebrities for an hour

Stars: Dan Rather, Darius Rucker, Melissa Etheridge, Merle Haggard

Votes: 29

12. Slam Planet (2006)

Documentary

8.8
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Rival poets from Austin, Texas and New York City prepare for the 2004 National Poetry Slam in St. Louis, Missouri.

Directors: Kyle Fuller, Mike Henry | Stars: Cristin Aptowicz, Andy Buck, Matthew John Conley, Celena Glenn

Votes: 32

13. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 41,116

14. The Men Who Built America (2012– )

TV-14 | 295 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.7
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, H.W. Brands, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch

Votes: 2,605

15. Interscope Presents 'The Next Episode' (2003– )

8.7
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Stars: Dr. Dre, D.R.E.S. Tha Beatnik, 50 Cent, Moses Edinborough

Votes: 29

16. 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: 38,509

17. Lemon (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

8.6
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Ex-con turned poet/performer Lemon Andersen fights for an exit from generations of poverty by bringing his life's secrets to the New York stage. But revisiting his troubled past has more in... See full summary »

Directors: Laura Brownson, Beth Levison | Stars: Lemon Andersen, Claire Danes

Votes: 26

18. The Drug Years (2006– )

Documentary

8.6
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A look at the rise of illicit drug use and its cultural influence in the second half of the last century.

Stars: Anthony DeCurtis, Martin Torgoff, John Leland, Corey Feldman

Votes: 318

19. Motown 40: The Music Is Forever (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

8.6
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Director: Yvonne Smith | Stars: Diana Ross, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Shelly Berger

Votes: 76

20. Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown (2009)

Documentary, Music

8.6
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A look at James and Tomi Rae Brown's marriage, as well as their respective musical careers.

Directors: Camille Solari, Sheila Lussier | Stars: Apl.de.Ap, David Arden, Beastie Boys, The Black Eyed Peas

Votes: 28

21. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

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

8.5
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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: 34,026

22. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre's dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.

Directors: Darby Wheeler, Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Sal Abbatiello, Paul Ackerley, Bill Adler, Charlie Ahearn

Votes: 1,739

23. Vegan: Everyday Stories (2016)

91 min | Documentary

8.5
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Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread - they're all vegan. The movie traces the ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Scott Lacey | Stars: Neal Barnard, Gene Bauston, Ed Begley Jr., Anthony Butler

Votes: 141

24. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )
Episode: The Drug Wars (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary

8.5
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This episode uncovers the conspiracies behind America's 40-year drug campaign. Why does the U.S. Government classify marijuana and heroin as equally dangerous drugs, and will the move by ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Adams, Barry Aird, Harry J. Anslinger, Count Basie

Votes: 14

25. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: The Notorious B.I.G. (2001)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.5
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Stars: Charli Baltimore, Sean Combs, Faith Evans, Jim Forbes

Votes: 15

26. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016– )
Episode: The Underground to the Mainstream (2016)

TV-MA | 47 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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Hip-Hop crews in the Bronx and Harlem begin to form around the DJs, but these pioneering groups never record any music. It would take R&B veterans to see the genre's commercial potential and create Hip-Hop's first hit, "Rapper's Delight."

Directors: Darby Wheeler, Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Sal Abbatiello, Bill Adler, Charlie Ahearn, Claire Armstrong

Votes: 33

27. Def Poetry (2002– )

28 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Yasiin Bey, Russell Simmons, Lemon Andersen, Black Ice

Votes: 192

28. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Music

8.4
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MC and journalist Shad Kabango meets with Hip-Hop's biggest stars to retrace how Hip-Hop became the world's most popular music, but realizes that Hip-Hop's true legacy is something much more profound.

Stars: LL Cool J, Shad, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz

Votes: 659

29. 2013 Do Something Awards (2013 TV Special)

120 min | Musical

8.4
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Katherine Bailess, Sara Bareilles, Logan Browning, Sophia Bush

Votes: 7

30. The Men Who Built America (2012– )
Episode: A New War Begins (2012)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Out of the turmoil of the Civil War, America enters an age of enlightenment that will change the landscape of the country forever. The growth is driven by five insightful men who will change the world forever.

Directors: Ruan Magan, Patrick Reams | Stars: Campbell Scott, Mark Cuban, T.J. Stiles, Jim Cramer

Votes: 102

31. The Men Who Built America (2012– )
Episode: Changing the Game (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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The steel and oil have forever changed the face of America, but they are just the beginning. JP Morgan arrives on the scene and expedites growth through finance.

Directors: Ruan Magan, Patrick Reams | Stars: Campbell Scott, David Nasaw, Donald J. Trump, Maury Klein

Votes: 77

32. Def Poetry (2002– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2002)

Documentary, Music

8.4
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Mos Def opens the show with a reading from Langston Hughes' "Harlem Sweeties."

Steve Coleman performs "I Wanna Hear a Poem."

Georgia Me performs "Full Figured Potential," a self-described fat... See full synopsis »

Stars: Yasiin Bey, Russell Simmons, Lemon Andersen, Steve Colman

Votes: 5

33. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016– )
Episode: The Foundation (2016)

TV-MA | 47 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Bronx-based DJs set Hip-Hop's sonic foundations. MCs, inspired by African American oral traditions, create the modern template for rap music, culminating with the emergence of Hip-Hop's first crew, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Directors: Darby Wheeler, Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel

Votes: 41

34. Rock & Roll (1995– )

Documentary, Music

8.3
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A history of rock and roll music.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Hoss Allen, Al Aronowitz, Joan Baez

Votes: 64

35. Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity (2010 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

8.3
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Director: Robert Anderson Clift | Stars: Aesop Rock, Amiri Baraka, Maurice Berger, Chuck D

Votes: 7

36. Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 2007 (2007 TV Special)

News

8.3
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Directors: Jonte, Kolton Lee | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cedric the Entertainer, Don Cheadle, Josie D'Arby

Votes: 6

37. Moesha (1996–2001)
Episode: A Concerted Effort: Part 1 (1996)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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Moesha wins tickets to go see the MYV Megafest but doesn't know who to take with her now that her and Q are back together; Nyles has Abbas babysitter.

Director: Henry Chan | Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Countess Vaughn, Marcus T. Paulk

Votes: 15

38. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)

TV-PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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With unprecedented access to Norman Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, this documentary combines stories from his turbulent childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success and social activism.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Annette Jolles | Stars: John Amos, Bea Arthur, Adrienne Barbeau, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 43

39. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016– )
Episode: The New Guard (2016)

TV-MA | 47 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Run-DMC ushers in a new era of Hip-Hop. Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin build Hip-Hop's first empire, Def Jam. An unknown producer finds a new way to make beats and launches Hip-Hop's Golden... See full summary »

Directors: Darby Wheeler, Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Sal Abbatiello, Bill Adler, Big Daddy Kane, Kurtis Blow

Votes: 31

40. Romeo Is Bleeding (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Donte Clark's poetic voice was honed on the violent street corners of a struggling city. Yet rather than succumb to the pressures of Richmond, CA, Clark uses his artistic perspective to help save his city from itself.

Director: Jason Zeldes | Stars: Donté Clark, Deandre Evans, Molly Raynor, D'Neise Robinson

Votes: 59

41. 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, D.L. Hughley, Joe Torry

Votes: 50

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

91 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 103

43. Lemonade Stories (2004)

46 min | Documentary

8.2
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"Lemonade Stories," a film about extraordinary entrepreneurs and their mums, chronicles the impact mothers have had on igniting the entrepreneurial spirit. Featuring Richard Branson (Virgin... See full summary »

Director: Mary Mazzio | Stars: Arthur Blank, Richard Branson, Kay Koplovitz, Tom Scott

Votes: 23

44. Fair Game? (2010)

Documentary

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In the age of Barack Obama, prominent Black males from diverse fields debate the notion of a "level playing field" by weighing in on the complexities of critical issues such as education, ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Barack Obama, Ronald B. Mincy, Glenn Martin

Votes: 8

45. Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013– )
Episode: Hart Medication (2015)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

8.1
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Kevin inadvertantly takes drug-laden candies while in the company of an annoying acquaintance, Rapper, LIL TWEETZIE. Kevin ends up out of control at Nelly's event.

Stars: Bernardo Badillo, Wayne Brady, Orson Chaplin, Kevin Hart

Votes: 15

46. WWE Raw (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Sport

8.0
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The superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment's "RAW" brand collide each and every week on WWE Monday Night RAW, broadcast once again each and every week on the USA cable network.

Stars: Jerry Lawler, Paul Levesque, Michael Coulthard, Glenn Jacobs

Votes: 6,681

47. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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: 533

48. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,298

49. The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Eugene Jarecki, Michelle Alexander, Mark W. Bennett, Joe Biden

Votes: 4,853 | Gross: $0.21M