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1. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

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.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

2. The Bank Job (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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69 Metascore

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays

3. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Deborah Harry

4. The '60s (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 172 min | Drama

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The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Couturié, Robert Greenfield, Jeffrey Alan Fiskin | Director: Mark Piznarski | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles, Jerry O'Connell, Jeremy Sisto

5. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

Writer: Melvin Van Peebles | Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

6. Coonskin (1975)

R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police.

Writer: Ralph Bakshi | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers, Philip Michael Thomas

7. Fight for Your Life (1977)

R | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the... See full summary »

Writer: Straw Weisman | Director: Robert A. Endelson | Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small, Yvonne Ross

8. A Woman Called Moses (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.

Writers: Lonne Elder III, Marcy Heidish | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Orson Welles, Will Geer, Robert Hooks

9. City of Blood (1987)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror

3.0
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A medical examiner investigating a series of prostitute murders discovers that the culprit is an ancient tribal witch doctor come back to life.

Writers: Mary-Ann Lindenstadt, Darrell Roodt | Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Joe Stewardson, Ian Yule, Ken Gampu, Susan Coetzer

10. 68 (2008 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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From Washington to Saigon, Rome to Mexico, Paris to London, a wave of demonstrations shakes the world. 68 travels back in time to war torn Vietnam, freed and occupied Prague, Paris demonstrating, revolution in the Americas.

Director: Patrick Rotman | Stars: Edouard Balladur, The Beatles, Claude Berri, Leonid Brezhnev

11. Free, White and 21 (1963)

104 min | Drama

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The central conflict in this film is whether African-American businessman Ernie Jones (played by O'Neal) raped Swedish immigrant and civil rights Freedom Rider Greta Mae Hansen (played by ... See full summary »

Writers: Larry Buchanan, Harold Hoffman, Cliff Pope | Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Frederick O'Neal, Annalena Lund, George Edgley, Johnny Hicks

12. Encounter with Saul Alinsky - Part 1: CYC Toronto (1967)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Peter Pearson | Star: Saul Alinsky

13. True Crimes: The First 72 Hours (2003– )
Episode: Hijacked (2004)

Crime, Drama

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In 1971, a Toronto plane is hijacked to go to Cuba, making it the first in Canadian airspace.

Writer: Allen Booth | Director: David Acomba | Stars: Diane D'Aquila, Jason Wade Jones, Ardon Bess, Brad Austin

14. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Profiles the life and work of author/civil rights activist, James Baldwin.

Writers: Karen Thorsen, Douglas K. Dempsey | Director: Karen Thorsen | Stars: James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Frances Foster