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1. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 98,888 | Gross: $118.82M

2. 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: 64,077 | Gross: $48.17M

3. Woodlawn (2015)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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57 Metascore

A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: Caleb Castille, Sean Astin, Jon Voight, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 3,994 | Gross: $14.39M

4. Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.

Director: Antonio Banderas | Stars: Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 5,924 | Gross: $1.95M

5. Putney Swope (1969)

R | 84 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Arnold Johnson, Stan Gottlieb, Allen Garfield, Archie Russell

Votes: 1,982

6. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

Votes: 5,805 | Gross: $3.73M

7. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

165 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

Votes: 2,343

8. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Yasiin Bey, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 1,997

9. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 891

10. 4 Little Girls (1997)

102 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,096 | Gross: $0.13M

11. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 370 | Gross: $0.05M

12. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

7.9
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Governor George Wallace will not let two black students into an Alabama school, against the wishes of President Kennedy. Loud shouts come from both sides of the issue as JFK stands by his decisions.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: John F. Kennedy, George Wallace, Robert F. Kennedy, Vivian Malone

Votes: 299

13. Prom Night in Mississippi (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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A high school in a small-town in Mississippi prepares for its first integrated senior prom.

Director: Paul Saltzman | Stars: Highschool Seniors of Charleston, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 563

14. Gone Are the Days! (1963)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A young, idealistic man returns home to the plantation where he grew up in servitude. With him, he brings his fiance, Lutiebelle, in hopes of convincing the plantation owner that she is ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Godfrey Cambridge, Hilda Haynes

Votes: 113

15. The Neighborhood (1982 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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A neighborhood in Brooklyn reacts to the first black families moving into the community.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Ron Masak, Christine Belford, Ben Masters, Carol Potter

Votes: 27

16. The Bus (1965)

62 min | Documentary

7.0
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The struggle for civil rights has been one of the most important issues of American life for the last fifty years. In August of 1963, groups from all over the country journeyed to ... See full summary »

Director: Haskell Wexler

Votes: 28

17. Gore Vidal's American Presidency (1996 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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Stars: Jimmy Carter, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Saddam Hussein, John Kennedy Jr.

Votes: 8

18. The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It (2000 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, History, War

6.4
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The story of American conscientious objectors during World War II.

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Tejada-Flores | Star: Edward Asner

Votes: 28

19. Hoxie: The First Stand (2003)

56 min | Documentary

6.4
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A documentary examination of the voluntary 1955 desegregation of the public school system in the town of Hoxie, Arkansas, USA.

Director: David Appleby | Star: Julian Bond

Votes: 7

20. The March of the Bonus Army (2006 TV Short)

TV-PG | 27 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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45,000 World War I veterans, impoverished by the Great Depression, who marched on Washington D.C. in the summer of 1932 seeking payment of the compensation promised them for their war service.

Director: Robert Uth | Star: Gary Sinise

Votes: 18

21. Jazz: An Exchange in the Arts (2004)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Racial integration in early jazz through interviews, photos, and film clips.

Director: Matt Porter | Star: Eric Kamerman

22. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )
Episode: Awakenings: 1954-1956 (1987)

57 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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The beginnings of the U.S. Civil rights struggle is profiled, including the Emmett Till murder trial and the Rosa Parks arrest/Montgomery bus boycott.

Director: Judith Vecchione | Stars: Ralph Abernathy, Unita Blackwell, Julian Bond, Roy Bryant

Votes: 16

23. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )
Episode: Fighting Back: 1957-1962 (1987)

57 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown Vs the Board of Education decision, the civil rights movement presses the issue of desegregation in schools. From Little Rock High School and ... See full summary »

Director: Judith Vecchione | Stars: Lindsay Almond Jr., Mel Baily, Ross Barnett, Lucius Christopher Bates

Votes: 15

24. The Kennedys (2011– )
Episode: Life Sentences (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Riots over desegregation in the South force JFK to act. Jackie's use of amphetamines continues. Joe Sr. suffers a stroke.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 124

25. ABC Close-Up! (1960– )
Episode: The Children Were Watching (1961)

Documentary

7.9
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Director: Richard Leacock

Votes: 8

26. CBS Reports (1959– )
Episode: The Other Face of Dixie (1962)

Documentary, News

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Star: Harry Reasoner

27. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Wisdom of Solomon (1977)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Yearning to escape the hard life that sent his father to an early grave, the young son of poor, black Mississippi sharecroppers makes his way to Walnut Grove and offers to sell himself to the Ingalls' family in exchange for an education.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 83