THE HUMANITAS PRIZE: The Winning And Nominated Films Before 2000

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1.
Larry (1974 TV Movie)
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"Larry" is a true story about a man wrongly confined the California State Mental Hospital at Camarillo for 26 years... (80 mins.)
 
2.
The Law (1975 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
3.
The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)
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Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (150 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
4.
Sunshine (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sam Hayden is a young widower living in Vancouver, British Columbia who tries to make a living in various odd jobs while caring for his 5-year-old step-daughter Jill from his late wife's previous marriage. (30 mins.)
 
5.
Good Times (1974 TV Series)
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects. (30 mins.)
 
6.
The Cay (1974 TV Movie)
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When Young Phillip is separated from his mother and found by a black man named Timothy and his cat Stewcat, Phillip becomes blind and they all end up on an island. Will they survive or will they die? (60 mins.)
Director: Patrick Garland
 
7.
The Waltons (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II. (60 mins.)
 
8.
Farewell to Manzanar (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Fact based drama about one of the internment camps used by the American military during World War II... (120 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
9.
My Father's House (1975 TV Movie)
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While recuperating from a heart attack--brought about in part by his job as a hard-charging but highly paid executive--a man begins to reflect on his life and the simpler time when he was growing up. (95 mins.)
Director: Alex Segal
 
10.
Medical Story (1975 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
11.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)
 
12.
Doc (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The gentle humor of old-fashioned family doctor Joe Bogert. (30 mins.)
 
13.
Family (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California. (60 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
14.
Green Eyes (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Disillusioned Vietnam veteran Lloyd Dubeck travels back to Southeast Asia in search among thousands of war orphans for the son he left behind. (100 mins.)
Director: John Erman
 
15.
Something for Joey (1977 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey... (96 mins.)
Director: Lou Antonio
 
16.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (570 mins.)
 
17.
CBS Reports (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
18.
Mary Tyler Moore (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
19.
All in the Family (1971 TV Series)
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day. (30 mins.)
 
20.
Special Olympics (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A single father with three teenaged children struggles to keep his family together. One of them is intellectually disabled. The father enrolls him in a special state-run school, where the boy develops a love for sports. (100 mins.)
Director: Lee Philips
 
21.
Breaking Up (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A wealthy suburbanite's life changes drastically when her husband walks out on her and her children. (100 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
22.
The Other Side of Hell (1978 TV Movie)
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A disturbed, but highly intelligent man is sent to a criminally insane hospital to serve time and rehabilitate. But when he arrives, he discovers it's in fact a closed world where brutality is an everyday occurrence. (98 mins.)
Director: Jan Kadar
 
23.
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Probably the longest-running anthology series on television, the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" has been presenting television dramatizations of famous plays and books, as well as original programs especially written for the series, since 1951.
 
24.
Barney Miller (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building. (30 mins.)
 
25.
The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. (30 mins.)
 
26.
Summer of My German Soldier (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young American girl meets a German prisoner of war. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Tuchner
 
27.
Friendly Fire (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When they try to learn how how their son died in Vietnam, the Mullens meet lies and evasion on all sides. (147 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
28.
Like Normal People (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story. (97 mins.)
Director: Harvey Hart
 
29.
Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?] (1977 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dorothy and Bob DeBolt's tale of the struggles and joys involved in their 19 adopted children, many of who are physically disabled war orphans. (72 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
30.
Lou Grant (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff. (60 mins.)
 
31.
Taxi (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. (30 mins.)
 
32.
Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young couple is overjoyed when they find out that, after having had two girls, the wife is pregnant again... (120 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
33.
The Family Man (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A happily married family man, owner of a parking garage in Manhattan, drifts into a romance with one of his customers. (100 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
34.
The Gift (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(120 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
35.
NBC White Paper (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
36.
The White Shadow (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A white former NBA professional retires from the pro game and gets a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school. (60 mins.)
Director: Jackie Cooper
 
37.
United States (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Short lived (6 weeks) sitcom about Richard and Libby Chapin and their two children Dylan and Nicky.... (30 mins.)
Director: Will Mackenzie
 
38.
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music (30 mins.)
 
39.
The Shadow Box (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Three terminally-ill cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds, where they are attended and visited by both family and close friends. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
40.
Leave 'em Laughing (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Mickey Rooney plays real-life clown Jack Thum. Thum and his wife cared for dozens of unwanted children. When Thum realizes he has terminal cancer, he falls apart and his wife must help him regain his innerstrength and deal with reality. (98 mins.)
Director: Jackie Cooper
 
41.
A Matter of Life and Death (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The true story of a nurse who spent her life caring for terminally ill patients. (104 mins.)
Director: Russ Mayberry
 
42.
Hill Street Blues (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct. (60 mins.)
 
43.
Archie Bunker's Place (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The further misadventures of Archie Bunker, now the owner of a local pub, and his regulars. (60 mins.)
 
44.
Divorce Wars: A Love Story (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
High-powered Seattle divorce lawyer Jack Sturgess discovers that his own marriage is failing and must juggle his own domestic conflicts with his clients' problems. (100 mins.)
Director: Donald Wrye
 
45.
Bitter Harvest (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned. (94 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
46.
America Works When America Works (1981 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(79 mins.)
 
47.
The Wave (1981 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story. (44 mins.)
Director: Alex Grasshoff
 
48.
One Day at a Time (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The misadventures of a divorced mother, her family, and their building superintendent in Indianapolis. (30 mins.)
 
49.
Special Bulletin (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands... (103 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
50.
Benny's Place (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(120 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
51.
Two of a Kind (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Nolie has just turned 21 but is mentally challenged and acts more like 8. While claiming that she only wants to help him... (102 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
52.
Fame (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. (60 mins.)
 
53.
St. Elsewhere (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital. (60 mins.)
 
54.
Diff'rent Strokes (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. (30 mins.)
 
55.
It Takes Two (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sam and Molly Quinn are two hard working career people just too busy with their careers (him a doctor and she a lawyer) to pay attention to each other or their teenage children. (30 mins.)
 
56.
Choices of the Heart (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The film tells the story of a young missionary girl from the United States who was killed in 1980 in El Salvador together with two other missionaries. (100 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
57.
Surviving (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl... (143 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
 
58.
Memorial Day (1983 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved. (92 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
59.
Something About Amelia (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative. (100 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
60.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
61.
Gimme a Break! (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend... (30 mins.)
 
62.
The Dollmaker (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of... (142 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
63.
Not My Kid (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Tuchner
 
64.
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
CBS late-afternoon specials designed for middle school and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teenagers.
 
65.
Pryor's Place (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Richard Pryor tells educational stories of his youth at a special urban neighborhood. (30 mins.)
 
66.
Muppet Babies (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery. (60 mins.)
 
67.
CBS Storybreak (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
30-minute animated series, each episode telling a different beloved childrens story. (30 mins.)
 
68.
Cagney & Lacey (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives. (60 mins.)
 
69.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
70.
Do You Remember Love (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Barbara Wyatt-Hollis is an English professor who begins to fall under the effects of Alzheimer's. The... (100 mins.)
Director: Jeff Bleckner
 
71.
Love, Mary (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A teen (Kristy McNichol), who is always in trouble in school and has been sent to reform school, turns her life around when a counselor (Rachel Ticotin) discovers she is dyslexic. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
72.
Main Street (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(60 mins.)
Director: George Paul
 
73.
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company. (60 mins.)
 
74.
Moonlighting (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency. (60 mins.)
 
75.
Mr. Sunshine (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The misadventures of a blind university professor (Jeffrey Tambor). (30 mins.)
 
76.
Alex: The Life of a Child (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Alexandra Deford, a precious and precocious girl, was just eight years old when she died in 1980 following... (100 mins.)
 
77.
Miles to Go... (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
78.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends. (30 mins.)
 
79.
The Berenstain Bears (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
We follow a family of bears, known as the Berenstain Bears, as they figure out life together. With friendly neighbors and close friends, the journey is never boring. Inspired by the book series written by Stan and Jan Berenstain (25 mins.)
Director: Buzz Potamkin
 
80.
Galaxy High School (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A short-lived cartoon dealing with Doyle and Aimee, two Earthling students, who are chosen to attend... (30 mins.)
 
81.
Kate & Allie (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend... (30 mins.)
 
82.
The Flintstone Kids (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The antics of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty as children who live in Bedrock. (30 mins.)
 
83.
Little Clowns of Happytown (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
 
84.
Thirtysomething (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst... (60 mins.)
 
85.
Frank's Place (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A professor from Boston runs his late father's New Orleans restaurant. (30 mins.)
 
86.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting. (22 mins.)
 
87.
God Bless the Child (1988 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter... (93 mins.)
Director: Larry Elikann
 
88.
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Follow Winnie the Pooh's adventures in the hundred acre wood. (30 mins.)
 
89.
Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations. (30 mins.)
 
90.
The Adventures of Raggedy Ann & Andy (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Raggedy Ann and her brother Raggedy Andy are a couple of rag dolls living in Marcella's playroom. With their very best friends, they go on a lot of wild adventures. (30 mins.)
Director: Jeff Hall
 
91.
Destined to Live (1988 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
92.
China Beach (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The trials of a weary nurse, her friends and colleagues in a Vietnam War field hospital. (120 mins.)
 
93.
Baby Boom (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Yet another movie-turned-TV series that flopped was this comedy based on the 1987 Diane Keaton film of the same name... (30 mins.)
 
94.
Common Ground (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Fact based story about the racial tensions that occurred in Boston in the 1970's because of court ordered busing to end desegregation... (170 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
95.
No Place Like Home (1989 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire... (100 mins.)
Director: Lee Grant
 
96.
Dink, the Little Dinosaur (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A small Apatosaurus and his friends learn important life lessons through adventures. (30 mins.)
 
97.
Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Linus falls for a new girl who soon must go to the hospital for cancer treatment. (30 mins.)
Director: Sam Jaimes
 
98.
Lucky Day (1991 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When 30-year-old Allison Campbell wins a $2 million lottery, her family life turns upside down not just... (94 mins.)
Director: Donald Wrye
 
99.
Extreme Close-Up (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Disturbed by his mother's recent death, a teenage boy seeks to learn the truth. (93 mins.)
Director: Peter Horton
 
100.
Separate But Equal (1991 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. (190 mins.)