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1. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 99,315 | Gross: $57.50M

2. My Wife and Kids (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.

Stars: Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II, Parker McKenna Posey

Votes: 21,838

3. Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.4
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A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.

Stars: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim

Votes: 29,099

4. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker, Ja'net DuBois

Votes: 4,249

5. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 5,601

6. The Full Monty (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, William Snape

Votes: 85,254 | Gross: $45.86M

7. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly, Virginia Capers

Votes: 13,987 | Gross: $39.10M

8. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Approved | 128 min | Drama

8.1
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Votes: 5,285

9. Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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46 Metascore

Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Hardwick | Stars: Gabrielle Union, LL Cool J, Essence Atkins, Duane Martin

Votes: 4,770 | Gross: $17.33M

10. Soul Food (2000–2004)

45 min | Drama

7.4
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The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

Stars: Rockmond Dunbar, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Aaron Meeks, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 725

11. Daughters of the Dust (1991)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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81 Metascore

Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

Votes: 956 | Gross: $1.64M

12. Lincoln Heights (2006–2009)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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A family moves to a crime-filled area of the heights and tries to help the community and the convicts living there.

Stars: Russell Hornsby, Nicki Micheaux, Erica Hubbard, Rhyon Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,372

13. 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: 2,730

14. As Summers Die (1986 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

7.4
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The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Tramont | Stars: Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Davis, John Randolph

Votes: 556

15. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

5.6
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With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Claudia McNeil, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Christian, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 245

16. The Fosters (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Samuel Foster, a hard-working man trying to support his family in a South London multi-storey council flat. The Samuel character was based on the fictional character James Evans Sr. in Good... See full summary »

Stars: Norman Beaton, Isabelle Lucas, Lenny Henry, Sharon Rosita

Votes: 18

17. Native Son (1986)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Victor Love, Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern, Geraldine Page

Votes: 442 | Gross: $1.30M

18. Fight for Your Life (1977)

R | 82 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister. There's a few nasty scene's where the ministers family are being ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,231

19. Crash Canyon (2011– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy

4.3
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While driving to a family vacation a family falls and is trapped in a canyon where they must learn to get on with their fellow stranded neighbours and mostly, each other.

Stars: Patrick McKenna, Jennifer Irwin, Bryn McAuley, Joanne Vannicola

Votes: 561

20. Black Girl (1972)

PG | 97 min | Drama

7.0
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An aspiring dancer and her wicked sisters resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.

Director: Ossie Davis | Stars: Brock Peters, Claudia McNeil, Leslie Uggams, Louise Stubbs

Votes: 274

21. I'm Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks) (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Jay Brooks is that black guy who digs indie rock, graphic novels, and dates white chicks. After a slew of bad break-ups, Jay gives up white women, "cold turkey," and he goes on a mission: "... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Sharp | Stars: Anthony Montgomery, Ryan Alosio, Lia Johnson, Lamman Rucker

Votes: 801

22. Sister, Sister (1982 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless... See full summary »

Director: John Berry | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash, Irene Cara, Paul Winfield

Votes: 120

23. Freedom Road (1979 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama

5.9
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Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white ... See full summary »

Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Kris Kristofferson, Ron O'Neal, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 106

24. Native Son (1951)

91 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Richard Wright, Gloria Madison, Willa Pearl Curtis, Nicholas Joy

Votes: 74

25. King Lear (2016 Video)

180 min | Drama

8.3
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Don Warrington stars as the tragic monarch in this acclaimed version of the Shakespeare play recorded at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

Director: Michael Buffong | Stars: Don Warrington, Alfred Enoch, Miltos Yerolemou, Rakie Ayola

Votes: 9

26. Lost Boundaries (1949)

99 min | Drama

7.1
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This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school, Scott Carter, a fair-skinned African American, marries Marsha Mitchell and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Beatrice Pearson, Mel Ferrer, Susan Douglas Rubes, Robert A. Dunn

Votes: 313

27. Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)

Biography, Drama

7.3
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An unreleased film about a white girl adopted by a black family in 1950s Nevada. Based on the early life of Fauna Hodel whose grandfather is prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Charles S. Dutton, Jill Clayburgh, Bobby Hosea

Votes: 15

28. The Sweetest Gift (1998 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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Two neighboring families in Florida, one black (headed by Diahann Carroll) and one white (headed by Helen Shaver), struggle with the problems of race, poverty, prejudice, and absent fathers... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Margolin | Stars: Helen Shaver, Diahann Carroll, Marcia Bennett, Bernard Browne

Votes: 148

29. Brotherly Love (2011)

17 min | Short, Drama, Family

9.3
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Three brothers are confronted with a horrible act committed by the youngest due to the pressure of bullying from a local gang.

Director: Choice Skinner | Stars: Farley Jackson, Choice Skinner, Sheldon A. Smith

Votes: 7

30. Story of a People (1993–2002)

Documentary

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Stars: Suzzanne Douglas, Louis Gossett Jr., Dorian Gregory, M.C. Hammer

31. Heavy Equipment Video Childrens Kids Video Movie (2005 Video)

60 min | Family

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Directors: Robert J. Hanley Sr., Laurie A. Hanley

32. The Secret Passage: A Journey of Black Women and Depression (2001 Video)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: LaTerri C. Hughes

33. The Vanishing Black Male (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

6.0
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Are African American males becoming extinct? Will future generations of African American women not be able to find husbands? These are but a few of the questions explored in The Vanishing Black Male.

Director: Hisani DuBose | Star: Melvin Jackson Jr.

Votes: 6

34. Waiting for Khyron (2002 TV Short)

24 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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In another of these intriguing series of one-off films, 'Waiting for Khyron' charts the birth of Dorothy and Jason's baby. The couple of one year, who are 19 and 2O respectively "planned, ... See full summary »

Director: Moby Longinotto

Votes: 7

35. Dancing Waters (2006)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Mother and daughter say farewell in a night of transformation. In the last evening they spent together, Maribel witnesses her mother's body become the spirit of the Sea.

Director: Claudia Molina | Stars: Alexandra Collins, Brenda Crichlow, Shallom Ly

36. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: Captain Dobey, You're Dead (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Captain Dobey's determination to heat up a cold case puts him and his family in the crosshairs of a grudge-nursing ex-cop sprung from prison by a corrupt corporate CEO who wants both Dobey and the case put on ice.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 67

37. The Audience (2012– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2012)

Reality-TV

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The Audience in the second programme meet 31-year-old Andreena Bogle-Walton, a single mum who has a serious dilemma: whether to send her ten-year-old daughter Renee to Devon to live with ... See full synopsis »

Director: Marcus Liversedge | Stars: Rupert Houseman, Henry Moloney, Nicholas Parnell, Paul Reynolds

38. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: Manchild on the Streets (1977)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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When a black man who's a friend of Starsky and Hutch is shot by a cop who tries to cover up by lying. When a witness says he's lying he reveals himself to be a racist. The man's son so ... See full summary »

Director: David Soul | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 45

39. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: Pariah (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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After Starsky shoots a 16-year-old armed robber, a crazed ex-con vows to kill uniformed policemen until Starsky resigns from the force.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 76

40. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: The Family Man (1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.2
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The story of Grady and his eyebrow-raising gift to his daughter and son-in-law just before their cocktail party for stuffy university professors.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, Joe Morton

Votes: 44

41. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)
Episode: The Mob Riders (1962)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.8
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It's rodeo riders versus race car drivers when Stoney and company are hired to convert a community's racetrack into a rodeo arena over the violent objections of the local racing club.

Director: Leslie Stevens | Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bruce Dern

Votes: 6

42. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack (1973)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Just before Cap'n Jack's seafood restaurant franchise is set to go public, millions of dollars in stock certificates are stolen from a non-stop elevator, leaving Banacek to find them before someone walks through walls with a fortune.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: George Peppard, Jessica Walter, Andrew Duggan, Linden Chiles

Votes: 43