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1.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
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A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé. (108 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
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Guess Who (2005)
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A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white. (105 mins.)
 
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Mississippi Masala (1991)
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An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes... (118 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
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Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
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The Cheat (1915)
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A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money. (59 mins.)
 
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Do the Right Thing (1989)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
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Jungle Fever (1991)
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Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary. (132 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
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Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
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An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is. (112 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
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Imitation of Life (1934)
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A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way. (111 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
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Japanese War Bride (1952)
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Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital... (91 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
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The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
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The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan. (195 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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Sixteen Candles (1984)
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A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
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Sayonara (1957)
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A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer. (147 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
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Touch of Evil (1958)
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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
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Zoot Suit (1981)
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A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants... (103 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
 
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Trading Places (1983)
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A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
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Malcolm X (1992)
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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. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
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Bamboozled (2000)
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A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit. (135 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
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Lone Star (1996)
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When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
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Amreeka (2009)
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A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana. (96 mins.)
Director: Cherien Dabis
 
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Inside Man (2006)
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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. (129 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
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After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit. (104 mins.)
 
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The Princess and the Frog (2009)
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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. (97 mins.)
 
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Mulan (1998)
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To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
 
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Making 'Do the Right Thing' (1989 Documentary)
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The Behind-the-Scenes documentary of the dramatic comedy Do the Right Thing. (60 mins.)
 
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We the People: From Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama (2010 Documentary)
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The Election of President Barack Obama began on March 5, 1770 at the Boston Massacre with the death of Crispus Attucks. (68 mins.)
Director: Terrell Taylor
 
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Who Do You Think You Are? (2010 TV Series)
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Celebrities are given the opportunity to research their family trees with surprising and often unexpected results. (60 mins.)
 
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On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of (2010 Documentary)
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The NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar presents On the Shoulders of Giants... (80 mins.)
Director: Deborah Morales
 
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Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies (2008 Documentary)
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Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped...
Director: Steven Fischler
 
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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007 Documentary)
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This special is a recounting of the top 100 movies of all time, updated from the list of 10 years ago aired in the first AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Smith
 
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Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy (2007 Documentary)
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Oprah Winfrey hosts a one-hour special chronicling her five-year effort in creating a leadership academy for disadvantaged girls in South Africa. (60 mins.)
 
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Inside Men: Denzel & Spike - Man to Man (2006 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Butch Robinson
 
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The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999 TV Series)
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A show which takes sports most memorable blunders, bad calls, and questionable moments and sheds a new...
 
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Movies That Shook the World (2005 TV Series)
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How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (2005 Documentary)
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Feature-length documentary on renegade filmmaker, novelist, musician and theater impresario, Melvin Van Peebles. (85 mins.)
Director: Joe Angio
 
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Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze' (2005 Documentary)
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Introduces behind-the-scenes of the movie, School Daze, along with interviews of the cast. (24 mins.)
Director: Todd Williams
 
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By Any Means Necessary: The Making of 'Malcolm X' (2005 Documentary)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Gary Leva
 
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The Difference (2004 Documentary)
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Director: Kelly McPherson
 
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No Fighting in the War Room or Dr. Strangelove and the Nuclear Threat (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary about the historical context of 'Dr. Strangelove' (30 mins.)
Director: John Scheinfeld
 
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Five Directors on 'The Battle of Algiers' (2004 Documentary)
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(17 mins.)
 
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Spike Lee's '25th Hour': The Evolution of an American Filmmaker (2003 Documentary)
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Spike Lee's filmmaking career is examined in this partial making-of for the film 25th Hour (2002). Interviews with cast members from this film and his past successes give us an idea what kind of dedicated person he truly is. (22 mins.)
Director: Lorna Anozie
 
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A Tribe Called Quest: The Video Anthology (2002 Video)
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(50 mins.)
 
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New York at the Movies (2002 Documentary)
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Meryl Streep conducts us to a trip to New York City as presented in many films during the 20th Century... (90 mins.)
Director: Nick Davis
 
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It's Black Entertainment (2002 Documentary)
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Director: Stan Lathan
 
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The Making of 'Bamboozled' (2001 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Spike Lee's satirical take on the American entertainment industry... (53 mins.)
 
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The World's Best Sellers: The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money (1998 Documentary)
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In this unique film, Dennis Hopper sends Hermann Vaske on a mission around the world to find out about the crossover between creative disciplines, and how this is changing the creative and commercial arts. (170 mins.)
Director: Hermann Vaske
 
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American Cinema (1995 TV Series)
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Director: Alain Klarer
 
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A Century of Cinema (1994 Documentary)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Caroline Thomas
 
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Our Hollywood Education (1992 Documentary)
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This unique and thought-provoking documentary delves into the conflict between the art and business...
 
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Lonely in America (1990)
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The dreams and aspirations about America and life of Arun, a young Indian in his 20s, change as he struggles to fit into a new and alien culture... (96 mins.)