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1. Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.8
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42 Metascore

A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Tom Arnold

Votes: 7,806 | Gross: $65.62M

2. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 2,740

3. Hurry Sundown (1967)

Approved | 146 min | Drama

5.7
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Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 785

4. Dear America: A Picture of Freedom (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.9
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Living on a Southern plantation before the Civil War, a young slave girl secretly learns how to read and write, and determines to teach others.

Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Shadia Simmons, Alison Sealy-Smith, Erica Luttrell, Jason Burke

Votes: 46

5. William Warfield (1958 TV Movie)

45 min | Music

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A live 45-minute recital from Sydney Town Hall by American singer William Warfield.

Star: William Warfield

6. Songs Are Free (1991 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, History, Music

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Historian, educator, composer, and vocalist Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon is interviewed by Bill Moyers. Interwoven with footage of her and Sweet Honey in the Rock's musical performances and ... See full summary »

Director: Gail Pellett | Stars: Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bill Moyers

7. Treasured Ballads (1949)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Music

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The first of 16 musical shorts directed and produced by W. Lee Wilder featuring traditional southern-USA church spirituals and folk-music. An unidentified chorus directed by Jester Hairston... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Star: Jester Hairston

8. Deep River (1960 TV Movie)

Family, Musical

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Director: Lies Huylebroeck

9. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )
Episode: Mississippi: Is This America?: 1962-1964 (1987)

57 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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1964 sees the advent of Freedom Summer. Volunteers from across the country travel to the south to register Negro voters. Despite the disappearance of three volunteers in Mississippi who are... See full summary »

Director: Orlando Bagwell | Stars: Ella Baker, Unita Blackwell, Julian Bond, Tom P. Brody

Votes: 14

10. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Paris Green (2010)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.4
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Van Alland remains suspicious of Sebso, the dying Commodore seeks a rapprochements with illegitimate son Jimmy, and Margaret leaves after a domestic argument with Nucky.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,132