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1. 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 abusive husband, Ike Turner.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Rae'Ven Kelly, Virginia Capers

Votes: 13,546 | Gross: $39.10M

2. Soul Men (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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49 Metascore

Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman

Votes: 7,833 | Gross: $12.08M

3. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 3,859

4. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.3
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Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate

Votes: 2,963 | Gross: $12.41M

5. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,352

6. Marjoe (1972)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Part documentary, part expose, this film follows one-time child evangelist Marjoe Gortner on the "church tent" Revivalist circuit, commenting on the showmanship of Evangelism and "the ... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Sarah Kernochan

Votes: 1,119

7. Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory (1997)

90 min

7.8
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A Documentary that charts the life and music of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson

Director: Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Mahalia Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Horace Clarence Boyer, John Sellers

Votes: 19

8. He Found a Star (1941)

Approved | 89 min | Musical

5.5
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Lucky Lyndon and his devoted secretary Ruth use their talent agency to find and help unknowns who need an opportunity.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Vic Oliver, Sarah Churchill, Evelyn Dall, Gabrielle Brune

Votes: 28

9. Millie Jackson Live! Live at the Sunset Junction Street Festival Los Angeles (2007 Video)

59 min | Documentary, Music

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The Notorious Millie Jackson, Queen of Sassy R&B music, in a rare, full length, live concert recorded in the summer of 2006.

Director: Dwayne Eric Alexander | Star: Millie Jackson

10. Great Women Singers of the 20th Century: Sarah Vaughan (2005 Video)

52 min | Music

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Sarah Vaughan, who, began her career in the 1940s, is seen during the mid-80s in a rare live performance, appearing comfortable, humorous and singing beautifully several of her classic songs including "Misty" and "Send In The Clowns."

Director: Gene A. Davis | Stars: George Dafney, Harold Jones, Andrew Simpkins, Sarah Vaughan

11. That Sunday Night Show (2011– )
Episode: Episode #3.8 (2012)

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Stars: Adrian Chiles, Alexandra Burke, David Haye, Jon Richardson

12. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015– )
Episode: Rebel Rebel (2016)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Ava urges Gigi to try anything and everything while she is still young; a big time Broadway producer makes Rehab an offer.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix

Votes: 77

13. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Young Man with a Horn (2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When a finalist for a popular television amateur singing competition is killed, it sheds new light on a 50-year-old murder at what was the first integrated casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 451