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1. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

Writer: Steven Brill | Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling

2. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

3. The Crow (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy

7.6
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71 Metascore

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Writers: James O'Barr, David J. Schow, John Shirley | Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson

4. Coach Carter (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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57 Metascore

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Writers: Mark Schwahn, John Gatins | Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

5. Kids (1995)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

Writers: Larry Clark, Harmony Korine, Jim Lewis | Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson

6. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Writers: Lorenzo Carcaterra, Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

7. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.2
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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

Creators: Gabe Kaplan, Alan Sacks | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Marcia Strassman

8. West Side Story (1961)

Unrated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.6
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins | Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

9. Take the Lead (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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55 Metascore

The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids.

Writer: Dianne Houston | Director: Liz Friedlander | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard

10. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

6.1
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sue Nicholls

11. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

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

12. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An afro-american focused comedy sketch show.

Creator: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier

13. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Writers: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden | Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

14. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Writer: Mike Rich | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

15. 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 and his assassination.

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

16. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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47 Metascore

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Writers: LouAnne Johnson, Ronald Bass | Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

17. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Bruce Weitz, Taurean Blacque, Kiel Martin

18. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)

TV-Y | 15 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Creator: Craig Bartlett | Stars: Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

19. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the "World's Hardest Working Band," The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland.

Writers: Roddy Doyle, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

20. Barbershop (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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66 Metascore

A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

Writers: Mark Brown, Don D. Scott, Marshall Todd | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson

21. Juice (1992)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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"Juice" is about 4 inner-city teens who get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as 'the juice'.

Writers: Ernest R. Dickerson, Gerard Brown | Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Khalil Kain

22. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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A pair of vicious black gangsters have spiritual awakenings.

Writers: Anthony Bodden, Nas, Hype Williams | Director: Hype Williams | Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

23. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Writer: Christopher Gore | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

24. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Writer: Doug Atchison | Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

25. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.

Writer: Michael Schiffer | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

26. Won't Back Down (2012)

PG | 121 min | Drama

6.4
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42 Metascore

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

Writers: Brin Hill, Daniel Barnz | Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac

27. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.4
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Writers: Ramón Menéndez, Tom Musca | Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

28. Above the Rim (1994)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Writers: Jeff Pollack, Benny Medina, Barry Michael Cooper | Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

29. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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59 Metascore

Why not spend another day with the crew at Calvin's shop in the South Side of Chicago?

Writers: Mark Brown, Don D. Scott | Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Queen Latifah

30. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Writer: John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West

31. The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.5
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92 Metascore

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Writers: Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau | Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

32. Fresh (1994)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Michael (or Fresh as he's well known) is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded housing project with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum, but still meets with... See full summary »

Writer: Boaz Yakin | Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright

33. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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51 Metascore

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Writer: John Singleton | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry

34. Blankman (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

4.7
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A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.

Writers: Damon Wayans, J.F. Lawton | Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens, Christopher Lawford

35. Losing Isaiah (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.6
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

Writers: Seth Margolis, Naomi Foner | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr.

36. One Eight Seven (1997)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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After surviving a brutal attack (Instrument used was a board with nails in it) by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles.

Writer: Scott Yagemann | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins Jr.

37. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Writers: Steve James, Frederick Marx | Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

38. The Principal (1987)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violence and crime ridden high school.

Writer: Frank Deese | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: James Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Wright

39. Pride (2007)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Family, Sport

5.6
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55 Metascore

The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Writers: Kevin Michael Smith, Michael Gozzard, J. Mills Goodloe, Norman Vance Jr. | Director: Sunu Gonera | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise, Tom Arnold

40. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.0
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The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

Creator: Bill Cosby | Stars: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer

41. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.

Writers: Cinqué Lee, Joie Lee, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris

42. Jason's Lyric (1994)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends. Allen Payne (I) plays Jason, a sales clerk at a T.V. store. He ... See full summary »

Writer: Bobby Smith Jr. | Director: Doug McHenry | Stars: Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Anthony 'Treach' Criss

43. Claudine (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Claudine tries to provide for her six children in Harlem while on welfare. She has a romance with Roop, a cheerful garbageman she meets while working on the side as a maid.

Writers: Lester Pine, Tina Pine | Director: John Berry | Stars: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tamu Blackwell

44. American Gun (2005)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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48 Metascore

Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.

Writers: Steven Bagatourian, Aric Avelino | Director: Aric Avelino | Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Forest Whitaker, Donald Sutherland, Linda Cardellini

45. The George McKenna Story (1986 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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He Risked It All To Make The Grade.

Writer: Charles Eric Johnson | Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Denzel Washington, Lynn Whitfield, Debra Artis, Edna Auguillard

46. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Wesley | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson

47. Switchblade Sisters (1975)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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The "Dagger Debs" are a gang of snarling girls, and Maggie is their newest member. Lace, the ever tooth-gritting leader, befriends her but soon has doubts --it seems Lace's man, Dominic, ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Hill, F.X. Maier, John Prizer | Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner

48. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Approved | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

8.3
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80 Metascore

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

Writers: Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Vasco Pratolini, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Enrico Medioli, Giovanni Testori | Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

49. You, the Living (2007)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

Writer: Roy Andersson | Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Elisabeth Helander, Jörgen Nohall, Jan Wikbladh, Björn Englund

50. Black Caesar (1973)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin