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1. Behind the Curtain: Eclipsed (2016)

74 min | Documentary

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A multi-part documentary series chronicling the ascent and realization of Eclipsed; a Broadway play written, directed and acted by all women of African descent. Inspirational and sobering, ... See full summary »

Director: Collins Harris | Stars: Akosua Busia, Stephen C. Byrd, Danai Gurira, Alia Jones Harvey

3. Ascension Day (2007)

Drama, History

8.2
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A drama focused on Nat Turner and the 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia.

Director: Akosua Busia | Stars: John Amos, Michael Bear, Paul Benjamin, Michael Bretten

Votes: 46

4. Journey to Safety: Making 'Tears of the Sun' (2004 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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This made-for-DVD documentary details the work that went into the production of Tears of the Sun, the Bruce Willis/Monica Belluci movie about a Navy Seal who must decide between his orders ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Bruce Willis, Antoine Fuqua, Johnny Messner, Sammi Rotibi

Votes: 62

5. Tears of the Sun (2003)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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48 Metascore

A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

Votes: 97,894 | Gross: $43.43M

6. Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple' (2003 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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This made-for-video documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Color Purple, Steven Spielberg's oscar-nominated adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, J. Michael Riva

Votes: 61

7. A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple' (2003 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Reuben Cannon, Whoopi Goldberg, Alice Walker

Votes: 49

8. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Choosing Joi (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Ross helps the mother of a dying boy; Benton attends a parent/child signing class. Corday doesn't give her account in the case against Dr. Romano. Romano blackmails Corday into dropping her... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 130

9. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Point of Origin (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Greene uses a past trauma to help Mobalage save himself from deportation. Carter applies for chief resident and spends the day in charge of the ER, where he misunderstands a case involving ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Gloria Reuben

Votes: 127

10. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Sticks and Stones (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Carter deals with tenant drama at an apartment tower during a ride-along that later has deadly consequences, Lucy has to hide a cancer diagnosis from an ill woman at the behest of the ... See full summary »

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Gloria Reuben

Votes: 131

11. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Storm: Part 2 (1999)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Greene assists paramedics in treating injured children at a school bus accident. En route, Doug and Jeanie survive their own accident. Kerry stops Doug from treating Jeanie... or any other ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 187

12. Beloved (1998)

R | 172 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.9
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57 Metascore

Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yada Beener, Emil Pinnock

Votes: 6,274 | Gross: $22.84M

13. Women's Day: The Making of a Bill (1998)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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The film documents first ever recorded official bill for International Women's Day in America in 1994. Remarkable women from different walks of life are honored through an annual ... See full summary »

Director: Beata Pozniak Daniels | Stars: Tiana Alexandra, Gloria Allred, Allison Anders, Stefania Podgorska Burzminski

14. Rosewood (1997)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill

Votes: 6,385 | Gross: $13.10M

15. Mad City (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Alda, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 17,075 | Gross: $10.56M

16. Ill Gotten Gains (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, History

5.0
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WEST AFRICA 1869 - Slave trade is illegal. There is a revolt on a slave ship - twenty four men fight for their lives. Out-gunned, the revolt fails but a second uprising is planned.

Director: Joel B. Marsden | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Akosua Busia, De'aundre Bonds, Eartha Kitt

Votes: 63

17. Dead Man's Walk (1996– )

PG-13 | 272 min | Western

7.3
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 1,196

18. Dead Man's Walk (1996– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1996)

PG-13 | 90 min | Western

7.3
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After surrendering to the Mexican army, the expedition's captors march them across 500 miles of desert to New Mexico.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 19

19. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 41,399

20. Key West (1993– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Short-lived FOX television comedy set in Key West, Florida. Seamus O'Neill is a Hemingway wannabe who strikes it rich and uses his newfound wealth to move to Key West in search of ... See full summary »

Stars: Fisher Stevens, Denise Crosby, Lara Piper, Brian Thompson

Votes: 233

21. Key West (1993– )
Episode: Compadres (1993)

Drama

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Director: Nancy Malone | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Denise Crosby, Kim Myers, Lara Piper

22. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock

Votes: 25,228 | Gross: $47.62M

23. Brother Future (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A young street rapper is transported back in time to the pre-Civil War South, where he finds himself in the middle of a slave revolt.

Director: Roy Campanella II | Stars: Phillip David Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Michael Burgess, Akosua Busia

Votes: 133

24. The Seventh Sign (1988)

R | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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In Haiti, the sea and the life-form die; in the Middle East, a town is frozen. These are signs of the Apocalypse and the Vatican is investigating, but Father Lucci advises that these omens ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Friedman

Votes: 10,937 | Gross: $18.88M

25. Saxo (1988)

116 min | Drama, Music

5.2
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Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Akosua Busia, Richard Brooks, Laure Killing

Votes: 22

26. A Special Friendship (1987 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Tom Aldredge, Richard Brooks, LaShaunna Brown, LeVar Burton

Votes: 19

27. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: A Song of Songs (1987)

Not Rated | 49 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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Gabe, a jazz musician, is reunited with his old flame. He finds out that after all these years, the woman he once loved has changed.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Akosua Busia, Rosalind Cash

Votes: 18

28. Crossroads (1986)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.1
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Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton

Votes: 11,156 | Gross: $5.84M

29. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

5.1
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Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock

Votes: 3,977

30. The George McKenna Story (1986 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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He risked it all to make the grade.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Denzel Washington, Lynn Whitfield, Debra Artis, Edna Auguillard

Votes: 453

31. Native Son (1986)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Victor Love, Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern, Geraldine Page

Votes: 443 | Gross: $1.30M

32. Low Blow (1986)

R | 90 min | Action

3.6
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Leo Fong plays a private investigator who is in search of a young girl kidnapped by a religious cult. Destined to save her, he teams up with a Vietnam vet, a pro-boxing champ and a former cop to save her...

Director: Frank Harris | Stars: Leo Fong, Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Diane Stevenett

Votes: 241

33. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Babies Having Babies (1986)

56 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.7
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Five pregnant teenage girls meet up at a group counseling session and begin to discuss their situation and feelings amongst each other.

Director: Martin Sheen | Stars: Akosua Busia, Renée Estevez, Lori Loughlin, Claudia Wells

Votes: 33

34. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Black's Magic (1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

9.1
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Turner returns from Mississippi; Chandler is nervous about the status of his relationship with Turner; Auschlander ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time when he ventures to a ... See full summary »

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Ed Flanders, William Daniels, Norman Lloyd, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 7

35. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: The After Hours/Lost and Found/The World Next Door (1986)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

6.6
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The After Hours: Marsha Cole detects shadowy figures and mysterious voices around her during a trip to a local shopping mall. Lost and Found: College student Jennifer Templeton finds out why her possessions have been vanishing. The World Next Door: Would-be inventor Barney Schlessinger is bored with his life until he meets another inventor in a parallel world.

Directors: Paul Lynch, Bruce Malmuth, Gus Trikonis | Stars: Terry Farrell, Ned Bellamy, Ann Wedgeworth, Chip Heller

Votes: 146

36. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 64,058 | Gross: $94.18M

37. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 6,762

38. A.D. (1985– )

600 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

Votes: 333

39. Badge of the Assassin (1985 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.1
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Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: James Woods, Yaphet Kotto, Alex Rocco, David Harris

Votes: 234

40. Late Starter (1985– )

50 min

7.6
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When his wife walks out leaving him penniless, a retired university professor finds himself having to start again and having to live in a run down bedsit in North London.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Akosua Busia, Rowena Cooper, Simon Cowell-Parker

Votes: 7

41. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1985)

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Akosua Busia, Max Cane, Harriet Cole

42. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1985)

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Roger Brierley, Akosua Busia, Madeline Church

43. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1985)

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Akosua Busia, Jeremy Child, Rowena Cooper

44. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1985)

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Sharon Bower, Donald Burton, Akosua Busia

45. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1985)

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Akosua Busia, John Challis, Rowena Cooper

46. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1985)

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Carl Andrews, David Belham, Tim Brooks

47. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1985)

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Director: Nicholas Mallett | Stars: Peter Barkworth, John Blain, Akosua Busia, Rowena Cooper

48. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (1985)

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Director: Nicholas Mallett | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Akosua Busia, Rowena Cooper, Simon Cowell-Parker

49. A.D. (1985– )
Episode: Part 1 (1985)

180 min | Drama, History

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Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

50. A.D. (1985– )
Episode: Part 2 (1985)

120 min | Drama, History

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Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison