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1. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006– )

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

8.6
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An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton 'Shakespeare' Alexander, Lee Arnold

2. Treme (2010–2013)
Episode: All on a Mardi Gras Day (2010)

Drama

8.5
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As New Orleans gears up for its first Fat Tuesday since Katrina, Albert is sent a less-than-celebratory message by the NOPD. Sonny leaves Annie to her own devices; LaDonna puts her bad news... See full summary »

Creators: David Simon, Eric Overmyer | Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Michiel Huisman

3. Evening at Pops (1970– )

Documentary, Music

8.4
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Stars: Arthur Fiedler, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Earl Wild

4. Treme (2010–2013)

59 min | Drama | Active

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

5. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

8.0
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

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

6. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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91 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

7. Black or White (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama

7.8
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A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.

Writer: Mike Binder | Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Ehle, Gillian Jacobs, Anthony Mackie

8. 4 Little Girls (1997)

102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

9. Steep (II) (2007)

6 min | Short, Drama

7.8
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A simple Saturday sale turns into an examination of character for a young Woman looking to make a purchase.

Writers: JoNell Kennedy, Adetoro Makinde | Director: Adetoro Makinde | Stars: JoNell Kennedy, Anne Judson-Yager, Danièle Ferraro, Grace West

10. The Music Makers (2005– )

30 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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Stars: Terence Blanchard, Scott Bomar, Craig Brewer, Stanley Clarke

11. Treme (2010–2013)
Episode: This City (2013)

Drama

7.8
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Lambreaux learns his cancer has spread; Delmond plays with Terence Blanchard in NY; Annie wins song of the year for 'This City'; violence strikes one of Batiste's students.

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

12. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Writer: Russell Gewirtz | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

13. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Writers: William Diehl, Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

14. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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67 Metascore

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Writer: David Benioff | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

15. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

16. Icons Among Us (2009)

93 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Jazz is a living thing, a conversation between musicians and each other as well as musicians and the audience. By combining archival footage, interviews with 75 jazz artists and live ... See full summary »

Writers: Kristian R. Hill, Michael Rivoira, Peter J. Vogt | Directors: Lars Larson, Michael Rivoira, Peter J. Vogt | Stars: Brian Blade, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Paul De Barros

17. All the Invisible Children (2005)

124 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.

Writers: Mehdi Charef, Diego De Silva, Stribor Kusturica, Cinqué Lee, Joie Lee, Qiang Li, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Eduardo Tripa, Stefano Veneruso | Directors: Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo | Stars: Adama Bila, Elysée Rouamba, Rodrigue Ouattara, Uros Milovanovic

18. Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power (2004)

67 min | Documentary

7.6
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Rob Williams was an African-American living in Monroe, North Carolina in the 1950s and 1960s. Living with injustice and oppression, many African-Americans advocated a non-violent resistance... See full summary »

Writer: Sandra Dickson | Directors: Sandra Dickson, Churchill Roberts | Stars: Julian Bond, Walter Cronkite, Rob Williams, Robert Williams

19. Talk to Me (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Writers: Michael Genet, Rick Famuyiwa | Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee, Mike Epps

20. Soul of the Game (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.4
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Black baseball greats, Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, vie to be the first afro-American major leaguer, only to see the outspoken rookie, Jackie Robinson, be chosen.

Writers: Gary Hoffman, David Himmelstein | Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Delroy Lindo, Mykelti Williamson, Edward Herrmann, Blair Underwood

21. Rendezvous in New York (2004 Video)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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This live concert performance documentary is a textured exploration into the musical mind of world-renowned jazz pianist Chick Corea and is a rare look at a lifetime of musical partners, collaborations and creative adventures.

Director: David Niles | Stars: Jeff Ballard, Terence Blanchard, Michael Brecker, Gary Burton

22. Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | 109 min | Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive female patients. One night... See full summary »

Writer: Kasi Lemmons | Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

23. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

G | 97 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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73 Metascore

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Writers: Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards, Greg Erb, Jason Oremland, Don Hall, E.D. Baker, Chris Ure, Jared Stern, Dean Wellins, Will Csaklos, Ralph Eggleston | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos

24. Love & Basketball (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.2
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70 Metascore

In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with ... See full summary »

Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard

25. The Salton Sea (2002)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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41 Metascore

After his wife is murdered, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies.

Writer: Tony Gayton | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán

26. If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (2010– )

Documentary

7.2
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In 2006, director Spike Lee created an astonishing record of the cataclysmic effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans with his epic award-winning documentary, When the Levees... See full summary »

Stars: Calvin Mackie, Mitch Landrieu, Jacques Morial, Fred Johnson

27. Gun Hill (2011 TV Movie)

Action

7.1
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After the world's energy grid suddenly fails, some long time friends find their way to a self-sufficient compound in Northern California.

Writer: Reggie Rock Bythewood | Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood | Stars: Larenz Tate, Michael Aronov, Shanti Ashanti, Ephraim Benton

28. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Sarah L. Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany, Amy Hill Hearth, Emily Mann | Director: Lynne Littman | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Amy Madigan, Lisa Arrindell Anderson

29. Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

PG-13 | Documentary

7.1
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70 Metascore

In this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy in the world of high priced artwork. He paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.

Writer: Harry Moses | Director: Harry Moses | Stars: Teri Horton, Tod M. Volpe, Ben Heller, Nick Carone

30. The Promised Land (1995 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

7.1
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This program documents the migration of rural Southern blacks from the segregated South to Chicago. Cultural and political gains become offset by overcrowding and increasing ghettoization, ... See full summary »

Star: Morgan Freeman

31. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death from AIDS at age 26.

Writers: Jay McInerney, Michael Cristofer | Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl

32. Sucker Free City (2004 TV Movie)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Sucker-Free City, or S.F.C., revolves around the conflicts among white, black, Latino and Asian street gangs in San Francisco.

Writer: Alex Tse | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ben Crowley, Ken Leung, Anthony Mackie, Darris Love

33. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Writer: Darnell Martin | Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Columbus Short

34. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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71 Metascore

Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

Writers: Richard Price, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer

35. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.

Writers: Cinqué Lee, Joie Lee, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris

36. Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012 TV Movie)

86 min | Mystery

6.9
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A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing between her two identities.

Writer: Elizabeth Hunter | Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd, Roger R. Cross

37. The Truth About Jane (2000 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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A high-school girl's first sexual experience is with another girl, and, along with her first broken heart, she must deal with her mother's reaction to her revelation that she is a lesbian and with ostracism at school.

Writer: Lee Rose | Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Stockard Channing, Ellen Muth, Kelly Rowan, Jenny O'Hara

38. Get on the Bus (1996)

R | 120 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

Writer: Reggie Rock Bythewood | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer

39. Backbeat (1994)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of the Beatles' early history.

Writers: Iain Softley, Michael Thomas, Stephen Ward | Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell

40. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Writers: Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

41. Dark Blue (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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57 Metascore

A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Writers: James Ellroy, David Ayer | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele

42. Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.

Writers: Zora Neale Hurston, Suzan-Lori Parks, Misan Sagay, Bobby Smith Jr. | Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Halle Berry, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mel Winkler, Michael Ealy

43. Bojangles (2001 TV Movie)

101 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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The award-winning actor and dancer Gregory Hines stars in this look at the life of extraordinary tap dancing legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson... See full synopsis »

Writers: Richard Wesley, Robert Johnson, Jim Haskins, N.R. Mitgang | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Gregory Hines, Peter Riegert, Kimberly Elise, Maria Ricossa

44. Navigating the Heart (2000 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance

6.6
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An unlikely romance between a cosmopolitan career woman and a small town fisherman.

Writers: Edith Iglauer, Cathleen Young, Lee Guthrie | Director: David Burton Morris | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Tim Matheson, David Andrews, Tantoo Cardinal

45. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis

46. Mo' Better Blues (1990)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic life.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito

47. Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary »

Writer: J.T. Allen | Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Lynn Whitfield, Lee Thompson Young, Brenden Jefferson

48. Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets, Whittaker was court-martialed on the grounds that... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Moses | Director: Harry Moses | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Waterston, Mason Adams, Val Avery

49. The Color of Courage (1998 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.5
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Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a ... See full summary »

Writer: Kathleen McGhee-Anderson | Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Lynn Whitfield, Bruce Greenwood, Roger Guenveur Smith

50. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport