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1. The Soul Man (2012– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

5.9
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"The Soul Man" revolves around R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine, who was living the high life in Las Vegas at the top of the music charts when he gets the... See full summary »

Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Niecy Nash, Wesley Jonathan, John Beasley

Votes: 579

2. Amen (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford, Roz Ryan

Votes: 930

3. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 2,572

4. They Call Me Bruce? (1982)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Action

5.5
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A goofy Korean finds his life hopelessly complicated with people continually confusing him with Bruce Lee.

Director: Elliott Hong | Stars: Margaux Hemingway, Johnny Yune, Raf Mauro, Pam Huntington

Votes: 1,068

5. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

7.9
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73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,042 | Gross: $0.31M

6. Poor Boy's Game (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.5
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Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home ... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Danny Glover, Flex Alexander, Greg Bryk

Votes: 1,155

7. The Vernon Johns Story (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Vernon Johns, a brilliant man coupled with an eloquent speaker, upsets his community through his radical ideas on social change and economic independence of blacks. From his pulpit, he ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: James Earl Jones, Mary Alice, Joe Seneca, Tommy Hollis

Votes: 233

8. Dirty Laundry (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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48 Metascore

A modern-day prodigal son story with a twist. It follows Patrick, a magazine writer, who seems to have the "perfect life," until one day, there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in over 10 years.

Director: Maurice Jamal | Stars: Rockmond Dunbar, Loretta Devine, Jenifer Lewis, Terri J. Vaughn

Votes: 409 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Twist of Faith (2013 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Grieving over the untimely loss of his family and in a dissociative state, an aimlessly-wandering Jewish man is rescued by another family who help him find his way back to happiness again.

Director: Paul A. Kaufman | Stars: Toni Braxton, David Julian Hirsh, Nathaniel J. Potvin, Paula Shaw

Votes: 484

10. Native Son (1951)

91 min | Drama

6.0
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Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Richard Wright, Gloria Madison, Willa Pearl Curtis, Nicholas Joy

Votes: 70

11. The New Black (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Drama, News

6.9
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68 Metascore

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight ... See full summary »

Director: Yoruba Richen

Votes: 63

12. Lost in the Crowd (2010)

75 min

7.1
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Umm... Suzi was obviously a terrible listener. Because atleast HALF of the story of myself was created in an incredibly unreal and fake way.

Director: Susi Graf | Stars: Kimy Hartman, Jazmine Perez, Alex Rios, Adrian Tolberg

Votes: 13

13. Our House: A Very Real Documentary About Kids of Gay & Lesbian Parents (2000)

57 min | Documentary

7.2
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This film is a frank examination of the diverse experiences of children of gay and lesbian parents. The documentary profiles sixteen sons and daughters between the ages of four and ... See full summary »

Director: Meema Spadola | Star: Ry Russo-Young

Votes: 34

14. Brasov: Probably the Best City in the World (2012)

69 min | Documentary

9.4
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A documentary about today's city of Brasov, located in the heart of Romania, in the region of Transylvania.

Director: Bruno Pischiutta | Stars: Alexandra Epure, Oana Iosub, Keith Lopez, Elena Paraschiv

Votes: 7

15. Walk in the Light (2005)

26 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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WALK IN THE LIGHT features Los Angeles-based Unity Fellowship Church, a politically conscious and socially aware alternative to the traditional Christian church for the African American ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan R. Stiff

Votes: 16

16. Fellowship Baptist Church Coney Island (2012– )

Family, Reality-TV

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Church services held at Fellowship Baptist Church in Coney Island, New York.

Star: Robert Rubino

17. Sexy and the Pulpit (2006 TV Movie)

9 min | Comedy

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Sexy and the Pulpit is a comedic drama that tells the story of a Reverend by day and a sexy single female vigilante by night. She's spiritual, yet unorthodox, and has special gifts from God... See full summary »

Director: Jeneen Robinson | Stars: Felicia Akuamoah, Jeneen Robinson, David Stamps

18. Camp Meetin' (1936)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Members of the Hall Johnson Choir play members of a church congregation in the deep South in 1936. THey hold an open-air tent-and-camp meeting in order to raise the funds needed to send the... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Hall Johnson Choir, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Clinton Rosemond, Libby Taylor

19. A Vital Service (2011 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short, News

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At Planned Parenthood, we are concerned that too many of our public policy debates speak at African-Americans, with too many stories told for the sole purpose of highlighting stereotypical ... See full summary »

20. Mt. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (2011– )

Reality-TV

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Star: Tony Boyce

21. Ellen (1994–1998)
Episode: Secrets & Ellen (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Ellen's hard-to-please, grandmother comes for a visit where she assumes Ellen and Joe are a couple, and that Ellen's parents are still together. But after a lifetime of white lies, Ellen ... See full summary »

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Joely Fisher, David Anthony Higgins, Clea Lewis

Votes: 13

22. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016– )
Episode: The Race Card (2016)

TV-MA | 54 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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As the trial begins, Christopher Darden and Johnnie Cochran go head to head in court and the jury visits the crime scene.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 1,057

23. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: William Wilson (2013)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.0
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Knox resents newly-appointed Hoover taking credit for his work, Roy helps Gillian kick heroin, Nucky and Eli clash over Willie, and Torrio feels that O'Banion's betrayed him.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 851