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1.
Gilda (1946)
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
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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
 
3.
Imitation of Life (1959)
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A struggling young actress with a six year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white. (125 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
4.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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American film classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
5.
Pinky (1949)
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race. (102 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
6.
Pinky (1949)
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race. (102 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
7.
Carmen Jones (1954)
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Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast. (105 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
8.
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
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A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife. (98 mins.)
 
9.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
 
10.
The Little Foxes (1941)
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century. (116 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
11.
Shaft (1971)
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Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: Gordon Parks
 
12.
Shaft (2000)
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New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder. (99 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
13.
The Color Purple (1985)
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A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades. (154 mins.)
 
14.
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
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A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation... (100 mins.)
 
15.
The Graduate (1967)
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A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
16.
Mildred Pierce (1945)
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
17.
The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances... (130 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
18.
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
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This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies... (120 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
 
19.
Cooley High (1975)
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In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest... (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
20.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
 
21.
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
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A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
22.
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
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A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness. (124 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
23.
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
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Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. (114 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
24.
Baby Mama (2008)
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A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate. (99 mins.)
 
25.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
26.
Female on the Beach (1955)
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Moving into a beach house involves Lynn Markham in mystery, danger, and romance with a beach boy of dubious motives. (97 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
27.
Harriet Craig (1950)
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Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life... (94 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
28.
The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
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A New York socialite climbs the ladder of success man by man until a life among rich gangsters gives her what she thought she always wanted. (103 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
29.
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
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Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. (160 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
30.
School Daze (1988)
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A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college. (121 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
31.
Queen Bee (1955)
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A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit. (95 mins.)
 
32.
Flamingo Road (1949)
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A small town corrupt sheriff manipulates local candidates to the state legislature but he eventually comes into conflict with an out-of-town carnival dancer. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
33.
A Woman's Face (1941)
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A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman. (106 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
34.
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006 Mini-Series)
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An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina. (255 mins.)