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1.
No Way Out (1950)
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot. (106 mins.)
 
2.
Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)
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In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son... (103 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
3.
Red Ball Express (1952)
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Story of the military truck drivers who kept the Allied armies supplied in Europe during WW2. (83 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
4.
Go Man Go (1954)
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The story of Abe Saperstein and the creation of the Harlem Globetrotters. (82 mins.)
Director: James Wong Howe
 
5.
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
6.
Good-bye, My Lady (1956)
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An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog. (94 mins.)
 
7.
Edge of the City (1957)
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Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk. (85 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
8.
Something of Value (1957)
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Even though Peter and Kimani grow up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently... (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
9.
Band of Angels (1957)
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Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black. (125 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
10.
The Mark of the Hawk (1957)
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The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country... (83 mins.)
Director: Michael Audley
 
11.
The Defiant Ones (1958)
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
12.
Porgy and Bess (1959)
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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina... (138 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
13.
Our Virgin Island (1958)
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Two newly weds buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands and live a happy life without the comforts of modern society. (84 mins.)
Director: Pat Jackson
 
14.
All the Young Men (1960)
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During the Korean War,a platoon leader dies leaving his inexperienced black sergeant in charge of his squad of belligerent and racist white men. (87 mins.)
Director: Hall Bartlett
 
15.
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family. (128 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
16.
Paris Blues (1961)
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During the 1960s, two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in-love with two American tourist girls. (98 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
17.
Pressure Point (1962)
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A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition. (91 mins.)
 
18.
Lilies of the Field (1963)
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A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert. (94 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
19.
The Long Ships (1964)
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A vagabond Viking adventurer and a Moor both compete to find "The Mother of All Voices," a legendary golden bell near the Pillars of Hercules. (126 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
20.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
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The life of Jesus Christ. (225 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
21.
The Bedford Incident (1965)
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An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined. (102 mins.)
Director: James B. Harris
 
22.
A Patch of Blue (1965)
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A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life. (105 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
23.
The Slender Thread (1965)
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A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller. (98 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
24.
Duel at Diablo (1966)
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In Apache territory, a supply army column heads for the next fort, an ex-scout searches for the killer of his Indian wife, and a housewife abandons her husband in order to re-join her Apache lover's tribe. (103 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
25.
To Sir, with Love (1967)
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End. (105 mins.)
Director: James Clavell
 
26.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. (109 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
27.
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
 
28.
For Love of Ivy (1968)
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A white family has had the same black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon... (101 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
29.
The Lost Man (1969)
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A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle." (122 mins.)
 
30.
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
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In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs. (108 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
31.
Brother John (1971)
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A man who returns to his hometown for a funeral may have a much larger purpose in life than those around him can see. (95 mins.)
Director: James Goldstone
 
32.
The Organization (1971)
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In San Francisco, Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs helps a group of idealistic vigilantes expose a drug ring controlled by powerful businessmen. (106 mins.)
Director: Don Medford
 
33.
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West. (102 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
34.
A Warm December (1973)
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Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter arrive for a month-long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly... (99 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
35.
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
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At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it. (104 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
36.
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
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Black anti-apartheid activist and British engineer are forced to run from South African secret police. (105 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
37.
Let's Do It Again (1975)
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Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans but their tricks attract the mob's attention. (110 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
38.
A Piece of the Action (1977)
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Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua... (135 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
 
39.
Shoot to Kill (1988)
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Sidney Poitier returned to the big screen in this action-thriller, after a decade-long absence. When... (110 mins.)
 
40.
Little Nikita (1988)
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An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son. (98 mins.)
 
41.
Separate But Equal (1991 TV Series)
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A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. (190 mins.)
 
42.
Sneakers (1992)
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A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item. (126 mins.)
 
43.
Children of the Dust (1995 TV Series)
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Gypsy Smith, is a gunfighter and a bounty hunter. When he leads the US army into a Cheyenne camp to capture a suspected Indian renegade... (175 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
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To Sir, with Love II (1996 TV Movie)
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After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however... (92 mins.)
 
45.
Mandela and de Klerk (1997 TV Movie)
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On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with a number of political detainees, was sentenced to life... (114 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
46.
David and Lisa (1998 TV Movie)
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Lukas Haas portays David, a withdrawn but apparent near genius, who fears being touched. Brittney Murphy plays Lisa... (86 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Kramer
 
47.
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999 TV Movie)
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A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land. (85 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion
 
48.
The Last Brickmaker in America (2001 TV Movie)
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A man must cope with the loss of his wife and the obsolescence of his job before finding redemption by becoming a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old. (85 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion