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

Writers: Philip Roth, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

2. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Writers: Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott, Fannie Hurst | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

3. 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.

Writers: Cid Ricketts Sumner, Philip Dunne, Dudley Nichols | Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

4. Queen (1993 TV Mini-Series)

282 min | Drama

7.8
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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

5. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Unrated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Writers: John Patrick, Han Suyin | Directors: Henry King, Otto Lang | Stars: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom

6. 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 »

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

7. Shadows (1959)

PG | 87 min | Drama

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

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

8. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a british "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

9. Sapphire (1959)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A pregnant girl, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Janet Green, Lukas Heller | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Paul Massie

10. Lost Boundaries (1949)

99 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Ormonde Dekay Jr., Maxime Furlaud, Eugene Ling, Charles Palmer, Virginia Shaler, William L. White | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Beatrice Pearson, Mel Ferrer, Susan Douglas Rubes, Robert A. Dunn

11. Unbowed (1999)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Writer: Mildred Lewis | Director: Nanci Rossov | Stars: Tembi Locke, Jay Tavare, Chuma Hunter-Gault, Catero Colbert

12. Trick Baby (1972)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail.

Writers: Robert Beck, A. Neuberg, T. Raewyn, Larry Yust | Director: Larry Yust | Stars: Kiel Martin, Mel Stewart, Dallas Edward Hayes, Beverly Ballard

13. The Black Klansman (1966)

88 min | Drama

6.2
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After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.

Writers: Art Names, John T. Wilson | Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Richard Gilden, Rima Kutner, Harry Lovejoy, Max Julien

14. 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.

Writers: Boris Vian, Jacques Dopagne, Louis Sapin, Luska Eliroff, Michel Gast | Director: Michel Gast | Stars: Christian Marquand, Antonella Lualdi, Fernand Ledoux, Renate Ewert

15. Illusions (1982)

34 min | Drama, Short

6.5
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Illusions depicts a fictional 1940s Hollywood studio and defines film as a powerful historian, however... See full synopsis »

Writer: Julie Dash | Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Lonette McKee, Rosanne Katon, Ned Bellamy, Jack Rader

16. Family Name (1997)

89 min | Documentary

7.6
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A gay man seeks to discover what kinship, if any, exists between his white family and the nearby blacks who share the name of Alston.

Writers: Macky Alston, Kay Gayner | Director: Macky Alston | Stars: Macky Alston, William Badgett

17. Skin Deep (2001)

13 min | Short

6.7
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Writer: Yousaf Ali Khan | Director: Yousaf Ali Khan | Stars: Darren Sheppard, George Russo, John J. Joseph, Freddie White

18. Negro es mi color (1951)

Musical, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Julio Alejandro, Jesús Cárdenas, Tito Davison, Gregorio Walerstein | Director: Tito Davison | Stars: Marga López, Rita Montaner, Roberto Cañedo, José María Linares-Rivas

19. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Kitara (1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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Government forces in a racist African country have captured, Kitara, the leader of the revolutionary forces and will torture him to death in their effort to find the gold bullion he has ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Murray Golden | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Greg Morris

20. Once an Eagle (1976–1977)
Episode: Part 4 (1976)

60 min | Drama, War

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Pressured by "Tommy," who fears the military's influence on their son -- she caught the boy playing with and firing his father's gun -- Damon reluctantly leaves the Army and takes a job in ... See full synopsis »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Cliff Potts, Darleen Carr, Amy Irving, Glenn Ford