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1. Inside the Industry (2003 Video)

60 min | Documentary

10.0
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Wyclef Jean interviews entertainment industry insiders and celebrity friends.

Director: Gary Gimelfarb | Stars: Tyson Beckford, Whoopi Goldberg, Djimon Hounsou, Heather Hunter

Votes: 8

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

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

Votes: 7

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

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

Music

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

Votes: 110

5. 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: 218

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

Short

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

Votes: 36

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

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Stars: D.R.E.S. Tha Beatnik, 50 Cent, Moses Edinborough, Eminem

Votes: 28

8. 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

9. 30 for 30 (2009–2016)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.9
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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: Brent Musburger, Jalen Rose, Michael Eric Dyson, Roy Williams

Votes: 2,829

10. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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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: 35,204

11. 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: 31

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

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.8
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Stars: Charli Baltimore, Sean Combs, Faith Evans, Jim Forbes

Votes: 13

13. The Men Who Built America (2012 TV Mini-Series)

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: 2,238

14. The Drug Years (2006 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

8.7
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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: 309

15. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

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

8.6
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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: 30,844

16. 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: 27

17. 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

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

58 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Robert Anderson Clift | Stars: Aesop Rock, Amiri Baraka, Maurice Berger, Chuck D.

Votes: 5

19. Lemon (I) (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

8.5
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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: 24

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

43 min

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, Harry J. Anslinger, Count Basie, Jack Blum

Votes: 14

21. Def Poetry (2002– )

28 min | Documentary, Music

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

Votes: 184

22. Vegan: Everyday Stories (2016)

91 min | Documentary

8.4
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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: 9

23. 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... See full synopsis »

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

Votes: 5

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

60 min | News

8.3
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Dan Rather interviews celebrities for an hour

Stars: Dan Rather, Darius Rucker, Dionne Warwick, Melissa Etheridge

Votes: 10

25. Rock & Roll (1995 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Music

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A history of rock and roll music.

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

Votes: 63

26. Sp!t (2006)

90 min | Documentary

8.3
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Explore the world of spoken word through it's heart and soul, the poets. Watch as Ove, Al Be Back, Shihan, and Mollie, follow their dreams through poetry.

Director: Rotimi Rainwater | Stars: Albert Daniels, Rosario Dawson, Mollie Engelhart, Nikki Giovanni

Votes: 20

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

News

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

Votes: 6

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

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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Director: Henry Chan | Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Countess Vaughn, Marcus T. Paulk

Votes: 15

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

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

8.3
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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: 90

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

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

8.3
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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 Trump, Maury Klein

Votes: 68

31. 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

32. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #3.3 (2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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Dave finally gets his chance to meet the great and powerful Show Business, and introduces us to a group of monsters victimized by discrimination.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Charlie Murphy, Donnell Rawlings, Russell Simmons

Votes: 85

33. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Snoop Dogg (2005)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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Stars: Andrew Kishino, Snoop Dogg, Bootsy Collins, Beverly Tate

Votes: 5

34. 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

35. Laff Mobb Presents (2012– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Comedy

8.1
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Comedians Red Grant, Rudy Rush, Roz G, Mark Viera, and other members of the Laff Mobb deliver a new voice of comedy for a new generation.

Stars: Big Eli, Red Grant, Lady Roz, Mark Viera

Votes: 9

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

20 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

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: 13

37. 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, Glenn Jacobs, Jim Ross

Votes: 5,955

38. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

Votes: 146

39. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 62 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.9
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Stephen Colbert takes over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show will be broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human, Liz Levin

Votes: 3,295

40. 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: 1,098

41. The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

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: 4,561 | Gross: $0.21M

42. Music (2010)

52 min | Documentary

7.9
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In the documentary film, MUSIC, Andrew Zuckerman interviews eminent musicians, composers, and producers from rock, pop, hip-hop, classical, country, jazz, and more, who have made an impact ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Zuckerman | Stars: Trey Anastasio, Laurie Anderson, Fiona Apple, Afrika Bambaataa

Votes: 13

43. 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.

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

Votes: 93

44. Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013– )

21 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

7.7
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Kevin Hart and other celebrities play a comic fictionalized version of themselves in this parody of similarly named reality shows. Episodes often feature Kevin Hart's attempts to gain celebrity and his jealousy of his friends.

Stars: Kevin Hart, Duane Martin, Nick Cannon, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

Votes: 3,335

45. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Moore

Votes: 8,541

46. How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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68 Metascore

Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.

Director: Matthew Cooke | Stars: Susan Sarandon, David Simon, 50 Cent, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 5,962 | Gross: $0.01M

47. The Big Leaf (2015 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

7.7
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From executive producer Russell Simmons, "The Big Leaf" is a fearlessly comedic look at the marijuana trade. This All Def Digital exclusive is centered around Curtis Greene, a recent prison... See full summary »

Director: Dorian Forbes | Stars: Tony Rock, Jo D. Jonz, Jamal Mixon, Cleo King

Votes: 10

48. Big Fun in the Big Town (1986 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Director: Bram van Splunteren | Stars: Bill Adler, Dennis Bell, Biz Markie, Vito Bruno

Votes: 26

49. Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013– )
Episode: Thicke and Tired (2013)

21 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

7.7
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Nelly tries to mediate Kevin's one-sided beef with Robin, except Robin unwittingly outshines Kevin -- again. Meanwhile, JB and Boris discover Duane's new clothing factory has a rather dubious labor set-up.

Director: Chris Robinson | Stars: Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin

Votes: 36

50. The L Word (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.

Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 19,745