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1. Bowl of Dreams (2011)

111 min | Documentary, History

9.4
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Documentary film about the legendary "Ben's Chili Bowl" of Washington, D.C. and the famous patrons that used Ben's to strategize movements that range from civil rights to the Obama campaign... See full summary »

Director: Stanley V. Henson Jr. | Stars: Ben Ali, Sonja Ali, Virginia Ali, Marion Barry Jr.

Votes: 5

2. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 107

3. That Regis Philbin Show (1964–1965)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Eartha Kitt, Regis Philbin, Shelley Berman, Don Rickles

Votes: 14

4. BBC Show of the Week (1965–1975)

60 min | Music

9.0
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Stars: Keith Michell, Tony Bennett, The Irving Davies Dancers, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 6

5. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 62

6. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 101

7. Cold War (1998 TV Mini-Series)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Anatoli Dobrynin, Robert McNamara, Vladimir Yerofeyev

Votes: 566

8. Wonder Showzen (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares.

Stars: Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy, Evan Seligman

Votes: 3,139

9. Firing Line (1966–1999)

120 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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A debate program hosted by conservative pundit William F. Buckley who verbally sparred with many notable figures of the 20th century.

Stars: William F. Buckley, Michael Kinsley, Jeff Greenfield, C. Dickerman Williams

Votes: 45

10. 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, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,120

11. Mark Twain (2001 TV Movie)

212 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Kevin Conway, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner

Votes: 532

12. Reno 911! (2003–2009)
Episode: British Law (2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A British inspector on an exchange program visits Reno to learn their methods and share a few of his own with Garcia.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann | Stars: Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 62

13. Unsung Hollywood (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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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, Debbie Allen, David Damas

Votes: 39

14. Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story (1996 TV Movie)

348 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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Muhammad Ali is the best fighter!

Directors: Joseph Consentino, Sandra Consentino | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Khalilah 'Belinda' Ali, Rahman Ali, Julian Bond

Votes: 225

15. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,547

16. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

8.1
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

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

Votes: 323

17. Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism (2014)

Documentary

8.1
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Hidden Colors 3: The Rules Of Racism is the third installment of the critically acclaimed documentary series Hidden Colors 1 and 2. This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo ... See full summary »

Director: Tariq Nasheed | Stars: Shahrazad Ali, Carol Anderson, David Banner, Joy Degruy

Votes: 232

18. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Sport

8.1
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Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

Votes: 143

19. Dee Time (1967–1969)

45 min | Music

8.1
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Stars: Simon Dee, Lulu, Jackie Trent, The Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra

Votes: 22

20. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.8 (1968)

TV-PG | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Dick Gregory, Judy Carne

Votes: 7

21. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 5 August 1971 (1971)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Dick Gregory, Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 11

22. Reno 911! (2003–2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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An irreverent look at what goes on behind-the-scenes in the city of Reno's police department.

Stars: Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 13,237

23. Shadows of Liberty (2012)

93 min | Documentary

8.0
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Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America versus the public battle for truth and democracy.

Director: Jean-Philippe Tremblay | Stars: Julian Assange, Robert Baer, Joe Biden, Kristina Borjesson

Votes: 268

24. ABC Stage 67 (1966– )

51 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.

Stars: Lee Grant, Arthur Kennedy, Diahann Carroll, James Mason

Votes: 41

25. Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (2012)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

8.0
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41 Metascore

The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Director: Stephen Vittoria | Stars: Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

Votes: 407 | Gross: $0.04M

26. Stand (I) (2009)

95 min | Documentary

8.0
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Broadcaster Tavis Smiley dissects this national discourse with ten Black male friends over several days during a special road trip through Memphis and Nashville. While visiting places like ... See full summary »

Director: Tavis Smiley | Stars: Tavis Smiley, Raymond Ross, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson

Votes: 15

27. Cold War (1998– )
Episode: Make Love Not War (1998)

47 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Western Economies grow and prosper, fueled partly by armaments production. Rejecting their parents' affluence and the Cold War, theyoung protest and rebel. There is racial violence in U.S. inner cities.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Frank Bardacke, Hal Beers, Phil Caputo

Votes: 8

28. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Malcolm X: A Search for Identity (1995)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Stars: Peter Bailey, James Cone, Louis Farrakhan, Peter Goldman

Votes: 54

29. Wonder Showzen (2005– )
Episode: Ocean (2005)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.0
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The gang discovers a map to the greatest treasure of all: bottomless chalice of pure liquid imagination.

Directors: Vernon Chatman, John Lee | Stars: Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy, Kyle J. Bogert

Votes: 37

30. 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: 1,096

31. 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, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 332

32. The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964–1969)

Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore, Cilla Black

Votes: 22

33. Baldwin's Nigger (1968)

46 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary of James Baldwin and Dick Gregory discussing the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s Great Britian.

Director: Horace Ové | Stars: James Baldwin, Dick Gregory

Votes: 60

34. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 739

35. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Richard Pryor: Comic on the Edge (1996)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Hilarious clips from his classic performances and a sobering interview with Pryor himself capture the genius and pathos of the revolutionary comic.

Stars: Mel Watkins, Manny Roth, Ron De Biasio, Thom Mount

Votes: 45

36. One Bright Shining Moment (2005)

123 min | Documentary

7.7
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64 Metascore

ONE BRIGHT SHINING MOMENT retraces George McGovern's bold presidential campaign of 1972 - a grassroots campaign that fought for peace and justice, and positioned ideas and people first. But... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Vittoria | Stars: James Abourezk, Warren Beatty, Chip Berlet, Jim Bouton

Votes: 221 | Gross: $0.02M

37. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael, Walter Cronkite, Stanley Crouch

Votes: 6,271

38. Ir/Reconcilable (2014)

19 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.6
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It's Thanksgiving Day and Robye Porter hasn't seen her family in years. A life-long drug abuser, newly sober Robye has struggled through rehab and cancer alone. Having learned through the ... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Fulton | Stars: Cynthia D. Barker, Danielle Deadwyler, Brandon J. Dirden, Crystal R. Fox

Votes: 20

39. Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009– )

55 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Billy Crystal, Amy Sedaris, Leonard Maltin, Robert Klein

Votes: 122

40. Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Magazine show based on the two African-American magazines "Ebony" and "Jet".

Stars: Debra Crable, Darryl Dennard, Elliott Francis, Greg Gumbel

Votes: 14

41. Reno 911! (2003–2009)
Episode: Clementine and Garcia Are Dating (2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Garcia and Johnson start unexpectedly dating and the apartment is pretty disgusted by the change. Johnson begins to have very strong feelings for Garcia, but Garcia may feel differently.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann | Stars: Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 41

42. Shaq's All Star Comedy Roast 2 (2003 Video)

87 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Michael Colyar, Jamie Foxx, Dick Gregory, Michael Irvin

Votes: 29

43. Letter to the President (2005 Video)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30 years.

Director: Thomas Gibson | Stars: Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Aesop Rock, Mario Africa

Votes: 67

44. Children of the Struggle (1999)

50 min | Drama, History

7.5
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In 1964's Freedom Summer, a white housewife from Chicago was killed fighting for Civil Rights, leaving behind a young son. This is the story of his journey, as a man, to find out who his mother was and why she died.

Director: John Benitz | Stars: Brian Wimmer, Dick Gregory, Andrea Marcellus, Kevin Williams

Votes: 19

45. In Remembrance of Martin (1986)

57 min | Documentary

7.5
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Personal comments from family, friends, and advisors fill this remarkable documentary honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King joins the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Julian Bond... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Abernathy, Joan Baez, Julian Bond, Jimmy Carter

Votes: 10

46. Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (2008 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.4
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An American story. Traces the career of Joe Louis (1914-1981) within the context of American racial consciousness: his difficulty getting big fights early in his career, the pride of ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Louis, Joe Louis Barrow Jr., Randy Roberts, Dick Gregory

Votes: 102

47. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Marvin Gaye (1998)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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Stars: Nick Ashford, Bo Diddley, Esther Gordy Edwards, Mel Farr

Votes: 8

48. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, David Brenner, Sergio Franchi

Votes: 265

49. Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009)

95 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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An off-screen narration, four dozen talking heads, and clips of performances tell a chronological story about Black comedy: who has made us laugh since 1901, what is the nature of their ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Franklyn Ajaye, Angela Bassett, Bill Bellamy, Julian Bond

Votes: 233

50. ABC Close-Up! (1960– )

30 min | Documentary

7.2
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Stars: Joseph Julian, John Daly, Arthur Goldberg, Quinera King

Votes: 6