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1. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a disgraced former college dean has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark, twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking fact about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

Votes: 26,169 | Gross: $5.38M

2. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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A struggling young actress with a six year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 11,485

3. The Cotton Club (1984)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.5
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The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee

Votes: 13,231 | Gross: $25.90M

4. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

Votes: 2,663

5. Imitation of Life (1934)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson, who agrees to work as Bea's housekeeper in ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks

Votes: 3,092

6. I Spit on Your Grave (1959)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Joe Grant, a light-skinned African-African, heads to a small Southern town to investigate the lynching death of his brother. He draws the attention of a gorgeous heiress whom he learns may have been involved in the killing.

Director: Michel Gast | Stars: Christian Marquand, Antonella Lualdi, Fernand Ledoux, Renate Ewert

Votes: 161

7. Roots: The Next Generations (1979– )

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Dorian Harewood, Debbi Morgan, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 1,844

8. Shadows (1959)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray

Votes: 7,543

9. Queen (1993– )

282 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,074

10. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,049 | Gross: $4.20M

11. Feast of All Saints (2001 TV Movie)

R | 140 min | Romance, Drama

6.7
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Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Robert Ri'chard, Peter Gallagher, Gloria Reuben, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 582

12. Band of Angels (1957)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 1,499

13. Kings Go Forth (1958)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, War, Action

6.6
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Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Leora Dana

Votes: 1,040

14. Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

M | 100 min | Western

6.4
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A Texas town's council fires the town's old-fashioned marshal who refuses to resign, thus leading to violence from both sides.

Directors: Don Siegel, Robert Totten | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, David Opatoshu

Votes: 788

15. A House Divided (2000 TV Movie)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 196

16. Saratoga Trunk (1945)

135 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin

Votes: 946

17. 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

18. The View from Pompey's Head (1955)

97 min | Drama

7.2
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Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Richard Egan, Dana Wynter, Cameron Mitchell, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 80

19. The Black Klansman (1966)

88 min | Drama

6.4
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After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Richard Gilden, Rima Kutner, Harry Lovejoy, Max Julien

Votes: 214

20. Stick It (2014)

5 min | Short, Romance, Sport

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The single channel video STICK IT combines television footage of women's gymnastics with recordings of the artist attempting the same routines. Merging himself and the young gymnasts of the... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ramirez Perez

21. Negro es mi color (1951)

Musical, Drama

6.6
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Director: Tito Davison | Stars: Marga López, Rita Montaner, Roberto Cañedo, José María Linares-Rivas

Votes: 17

22. Passing (1996 Video)

8 min | Short, Documentary

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Director: Kym Ragusa