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1. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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69 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 363,463 | Gross: $54.56M

2. Kids (1995)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson

Votes: 59,595 | Gross: $7.42M

3. The Crow (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, 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.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 137,711 | Gross: $50.69M

4. 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.

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

Votes: 155,651 | Gross: $53.30M

5. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 39,888 | Gross: $27.90M

6. 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.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 72,595 | Gross: $43.65M

7. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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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.

Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,580

8. 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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 64,606 | Gross: $48.17M

9. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 25,557 | Gross: $14.92M

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

Votes: 3,997

11. 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.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown

Votes: 93,652 | Gross: $67.25M

12. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 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, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 4,925

13. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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

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

Votes: 44,930 | Gross: $50.75M

14. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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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.

Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Robert Hegyes

Votes: 3,519

15. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.

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

Votes: 7,330

16. 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.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 22,492 | Gross: $75.07M

17. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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47 Metascore

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

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 38,599 | Gross: $84.92M

18. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 49,235 | Gross: $3.70M

19. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 71,391 | Gross: $2.69M

20. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

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.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 22,880

21. Kidulthood (2006)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

Director: Menhaj Huda | Stars: Aml Ameen, Red Madrell, Noel Clarke, Adam Deacon

Votes: 15,000

22. 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.

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

Votes: 73,378 | Gross: $51.77M

23. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

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

Votes: 12,423 | Gross: $13.99M

24. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 16,470 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Juice (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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60 Metascore

Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

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

Votes: 16,902 | Gross: $20.15M

26. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | 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.

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

Votes: 14,667 | Gross: $31.91M

27. 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.

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

Votes: 17,935 | Gross: $5.72M

28. Take the Lead (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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55 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 21,892 | Gross: $34.70M

29. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members.

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

Votes: 32,170

30. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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59 Metascore

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

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Queen Latifah

Votes: 10,351 | Gross: $64.96M

31. 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.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon, David Bailey

Votes: 10,578 | Gross: $16.04M

32. Dead Presidents (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 15,356 | Gross: $24.20M

33. 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.

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

Votes: 15,422 | Gross: $18.81M

34. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

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

Votes: 7,072 | Gross: $9.63M

35. Unexpected (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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65 Metascore

An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.

Director: Kris Swanberg | Stars: Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 2,320

36. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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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.

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

Votes: 9,026 | Gross: $27.52M

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.

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

Votes: 19,217 | Gross: $7.83M

38. Ellen (2016 TV Movie)

Drama

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A tearaway teenage girl trying to take control of her life forms an amazing and unbreakable bond with a new friend. But can Ellen avoid becoming just another statistic?

Director: Mahalia Belo | Stars: Jessica Barden, Yasmin Monet Prince, Joe Dempsie, Jaime Winstone

Votes: 127

39. 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 »

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

Votes: 9,735 | Gross: $8.09M

40. 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.

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

Votes: 5,204 | Gross: $5.31M

41. Blankman (1994)

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

4.8
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A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens, Christopher Lawford

Votes: 6,679 | Gross: $7.89M

42. Jason's Lyric (1994)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love, as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled brother Joshua... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,620 | Gross: $20.85M

43. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Approved | 180 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

8.3
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84 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.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 11,410

44. The Principal (1987)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Wright

Votes: 6,877 | Gross: $19.73M

45. Pride (2007)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Family, Sport

5.8
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55 Metascore

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

Director: Sunu Gonera | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise, Tom Arnold

Votes: 5,563 | Gross: $1.37M

46. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 6,049 | Gross: $13.64M

47. 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.

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

Votes: 1,272

48. Losing Isaiah (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.4
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 4,417 | Gross: $7.60M

49. Daybreak (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.8
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This drama, based on Alan Bowne's play "Beirut," takes place in a decrepit New York City of the near future, controlled by a fascist government.

Director: Stephen Tolkin | Stars: Moira Kelly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Martha Plimpton, Omar Epps

Votes: 969

50. Big Shots (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Ricky Busker, Darius McCrary, Robert Joy, Robert Prosky

Votes: 624 | Gross: $3.39M