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1. The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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33 Metascore

Cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and their uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 69,684 | Gross: $80.27M

2. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)

PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy

7.1
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The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

Votes: 7,916

3. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 71,734 | Gross: $34.60M

4. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

GP | 126 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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91 Metascore

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 133,158

5. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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75 Metascore

An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 55,549 | Gross: $24.38M

6. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

Votes: 21,240 | Gross: $36.85M

7. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 38,114 | Gross: $32.59M

8. The Ladykillers (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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56 Metascore

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 89,591 | Gross: $39.80M

9. In the Electric Mist (2009)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 14,467

10. Down by Law (1986)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Votes: 40,158 | Gross: $1.44M

11. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama

6.0
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48 Metascore

After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner

Votes: 16,280 | Gross: $69.60M

12. 2001 Maniacs (2005)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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Eight college students travelling to Florida for Spring Break stumble into a remote town in Georgia, where they are set upon by the residents who are out to avenge their deaths by Union troops over one hundred years earlier during the Civil War.

Director: Tim Sullivan | Stars: Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, Giuseppe Andrews, Jay Gillespie

Votes: 10,914

13. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 9,821

14. Meet the Browns (2008)

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

4.2
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45 Metascore

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tamela J. Mann, Angela Bassett, Tyler Perry, David Mann

Votes: 5,966 | Gross: $41.94M

15. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.2
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The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary, Bill Nunn

Votes: 8,253 | Gross: $13.94M

16. Avenging Force (1986)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A senator is targeted by the Pentangle, a right wing paramilitary group. His pal, a former CIA agent and martial artist, tries to help him. The group kidnaps the agent's sister and tries to hunt him down, "The Most Dangerous Game" style.

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, James Booth, William Wallace

Votes: 1,869 | Gross: $4.68M

17. Zenobia (1939)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy

6.1
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A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Harry Langdon, Billie Burke, Alice Brady

Votes: 435

18. Miracle in the Woods (1997 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Drama

6.7
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Two women find that their inheritance includes a secret tenant who has waited decades for justice.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Della Reese, Patricia Heaton, Anna Chlumsky

Votes: 312

19. Frankenfish (2004 TV Movie)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.8
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When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist ... See full summary »

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Tory Kittles, K.D. Aubert, China Chow, Matthew Rauch

Votes: 4,437

20. Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

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Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Jeffrey Allen, Shelby Livingston

Votes: 3,565

21. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 110 min | Drama

8.0
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Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Eric Brown, Richard Dysart, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 1,417

22. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

PG-13 | 78 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen

Votes: 5,689

23. Murder in Mississippi (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Tom Hulce, Jennifer Grey, Blair Underwood, CCH Pounder

Votes: 357

24. Payday (1973)

R | 103 min | Drama

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A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Rip Torn, Ahna Capri, Elayne Heilveil, Michael C. Gwynne

Votes: 573

25. The Badge (2002)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local trans individual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his ... See full summary »

Director: Robby Henson | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, William Devane, Sela Ward

Votes: 2,905

26. The Sound and the Fury (1959)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

6.4
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Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton, Stuart Whitman

Votes: 618

27. A House Divided (2000 TV Movie)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.9
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In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the ... See full summary »

Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Sam Waterston, Jennifer Beals, LisaGay Hamilton, Tim Daly

Votes: 204

28. The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005)

PG-13 | 70 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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80 Metascore

Never-before-seen testimony is included in this documentary on Emmett Louis Till, who, in 1955, was brutally murdered after he whistled at a white woman.

Director: Keith Beauchamp | Stars: Mamie Till, Wheeler Parker, Simeon Wright, Ruthie Mae Crawford

Votes: 340 | Gross: $0.20M

29. King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

185 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones

Votes: 281

30. The Young One (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.5
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A jazz musician seeks refuge from a lynch mob on a remote island, where he meets a hostile game warden and the young object of his attentions.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Zachary Scott, Bernie Hamilton, Key Meersman, Crahan Denton

Votes: 2,066

31. Foxfire Light (1982)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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A spoiled rich girl used to getting her way comes up against a rancher who won't be intimidated by her.

Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Tippi Hedren, Faye Grant, Barry Van Dyke

Votes: 194

32. Red Dirt (2000)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring... See full summary »

Director: Tag Purvis | Stars: Dan Montgomery Jr., Aleksa Palladino, Karen Black, Peg O'Keef

Votes: 862

33. Addio zio Tom (1971)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama

6.9
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Cicely Browne, Lewis E. Ciannelli

Votes: 1,117

34. Brother John (1971)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A man who returns to his hometown for a funeral may have a much larger purpose in life than those around him can see.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Will Geer, Bradford Dillman, Beverly Todd

Votes: 467

35. Freebird... The Movie (1996)

PG | Documentary

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See classic live performances, interviews and vintage footage of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band.

Director: Jeff G. Waxman | Stars: Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle

Votes: 245 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2003)

82 min | Documentary

7.7
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58 Metascore

Searching for The Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the Southern U.S. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt Country" singer... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Douglas | Stars: Harry Crews, Johnny Dowd, David Eugene Edwards, The Handsome Family

Votes: 1,021 | Gross: $0.08M

37. Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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12 year old Lily Bobbit moves to Medda, Ala, and immediately makes an impression on the residents when she and her friends team up to outsmart a con man, the town is changed forever.

Director: Mark Medoff | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Christopher McDonald, Tom Arnold, Joe Pichler

Votes: 505

38. Lulu Belle (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Lulu Belle is singing in a cheap dive in Natchez, Mississippi in the early 1900's when she meets rising young attorney George Davis. He gives up his fiancée and career to marry Lulu Bell. ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, George Montgomery, Albert Dekker, Otto Kruger

Votes: 87

39. Bad Georgia Road (1977)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy

5.6
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New York City woman inherits a moonshine farm in the South.

Director: John C. Broderick | Stars: Gary Lockwood, Carol Lynley, Royal Dano, Tom Kibbe

Votes: 74

40. Gal Young Un (1979)

105 min | Drama

7.0
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Gal Young 'Un centers on a spinster woman who lives alone in the woods of north Florida until she is swept off her feet by an opportunistic bootlegger. He marries her for her place and her ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Dana Preu, David Peck, J. Smith-Cameron, Gene Densmore

Votes: 108

41. I Go Pogo (1980)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Comedy

6.7
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Pogo the Possum attempts to run for President with help of his fellow animal friends.

Director: Marc Paul Chinoy | Stars: Jonathan Winters, Vincent Price, Ruth Buzzi, Stan Freberg

Votes: 105

42. Strange Fruit (2004)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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William Boyals, a successful, black, gay attorney in New York, is drawn back to the small, rural Louisiana town he long ago escaped from to investigate the lynching of a black gay childhood friend.

Director: Kyle Schickner | Stars: Ron Allen, Cornell S. Thomas, Kent Faulcon, Aaron Kleven

Votes: 213

43. The Promised Land (1995– )

Documentary

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This program documents the migration of rural Southern blacks from the segregated South to Chicago. Cultural and political gains become offset by overcrowding and increasing ghettoization, ... See full summary »

Star: Morgan Freeman

Votes: 19

44. Harmony Lane (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Biography, Musical, Romance

6.1
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The life and loves of composer Stephen Foster, from his early success through his decline, degradation, and death from alcoholism.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Douglass Montgomery, Evelyn Venable, Adrienne Ames, Joseph Cawthorn

Votes: 52

45. Dixie Jamboree (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

4.5
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A medicine man on the last show boat on the Mississippi is mistaken by two gangsters as a bootleger, and has to envade them.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Frances Langford, Guy Kibbee, Eddie Quillan, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 55

46. Swing Social (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.9
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A preacher advises a brother from the congregation that he will not be catching any black bass on the Sabbath, as the fish are having their own "swing social."

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising | Star: Billy Mitchell

Votes: 38

47. America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2002–2004)

225 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Through numerous personal interviews, professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. examines the past, present, and future of black/white race relations in the USA.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Maya Angelou, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Don Cheadle

Votes: 54

48. The Quest for Freedom (1992 TV Short)

32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.8
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She was 29 years old, and a slave. She'd never been to school and could not read or write. She had been beaten, abused, and humiliated. Except for the few square miles around her home, she ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Holmes | Stars: Summer Selby, David King, Reg Grant, Chris Messersmith

Votes: 5

49. A Haunting We Will Go (1939)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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The introduction of Lantz's little black-boy character, L'il Eight Ball, finds him going to bed in his small cabin and being visited by a baby ghost. He avers he is not afraid, and his ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Candy Candido, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 45

50. Black Hearts Bleed Red (1992)

16 min | Short, Horror

5.5
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A southern family meet their end at the hands of a philosophical serial killer.

Director: Jeri Cain Rossi | Stars: Colin Cheer, Joe Coleman, Xanna Dont, Veronon Doucette

Votes: 22