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1. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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54 Metascore

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

Writers: John Grisham, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

2. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

3. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one.

Writers: Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley, Paul Attanasio | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

4. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Writer: Chazz Palminteri | Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

5. 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 and his assassination.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

6. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Writers: Josh Friedman, James Ellroy | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

7. Balls of Fury (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

5.2
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38 Metascore

Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.

Writers: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant | Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q

8. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ... See full summary »

Writers: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Sue Monk Kidd | Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

9. The Searchers (1956)

TV-G | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

10. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Writer: Chris Gerolmo | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

11. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.

Writers: James Cameron, Jay Cocks | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

12. Rampart (2011)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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70 Metascore

Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

Writers: James Ellroy, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal

13. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy

6.2
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A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.

Writers: Ralph Bakshi, Robert Crumb | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

14. Sommersby (1993)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Vigne, Jean-Claude Carrière, Nicholas Meyer, Anthony Shaffer, Sarah Kernochan | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, James Earl Jones

15. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

16. Scum (1977)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

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This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Minton | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

17. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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47 Metascore

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps, Masaya Katô

18. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

Writer: Melvin Van Peebles | Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

19. White Dog (1982)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people.

Writers: Romain Gary, Samuel Fuller, Curtis Hanson | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, Jameson Parker

20. Posse (1993)

R | 111 min | Western

5.4
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A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.

Writers: Sy Richardson, Dario Scardapane | Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Charles Lane, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

21. Spirit Trap (2005)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

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In London, four students have a call from the student accommodation office of the local university offering lodging in an old house. The psychic Jenny, the graphic design student Nick, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Rohan Candappa, Paul Finch, Phil O'Shea | Director: David Smith | Stars: Billie Piper, Luke Mably, Sam Troughton, Emma Catherwood

22. Undefeatable (1993)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

3.9
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Kristi Jones (Cynthia Rothrock) avenges her sister's death at the hands of a crazed martial arts rapist.

Writers: Steve Harper, Robert Vassar, Tai Yim | Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Don Niam, John Miller, Donna Jason

23. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

24. Black Venus (2010)

159 min | Drama, History

6.8
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The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »

Writers: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix | Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Löwensohn

25. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

123 min | Drama

7.0
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Writers: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Cicely Browne, Geoffrey Copleston

26. Freedom Road (1979 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama

6.4
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Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Fast, David Zelag Goodman | Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Kris Kristofferson, Ron O'Neal, Edward Herrmann

27. Delhi-6 (2009)

141 min | Comedy, Drama

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45 Metascore

A story about love, hope and self-discovery set in the walled city of Delhi (zip code 6) and its chaotic but touching life that forces us to ask questions about ourselves.

Writers: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Prasoon Joshi, Kamlesh Pandey | Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor

28. Enemy Territory (1987)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."

Writers: Stuart Kaminsky, Bobby Liddell | Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Gary Frank, Ray Parker Jr., Jan-Michael Vincent, Frances Foster

29. Bad Day on the Block (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

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A decorated firefighter has his wife and son leave him because of his violent tendencies, including playing a game of Russian Roulette with his wife. Only trouble is he believes that the ... See full summary »

Writer: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Mare Winningham, David Andrews, Noah Fleiss

30. Contract Killer (1998)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy

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Two hitmen, one a novice and the other a veteran with poor luck, band together to find the "King of Killers" for whom there is a large reward.

Writers: Hing-Ka Chan, Kam Fu Cheng, Vincent Kok, Domonic Muir | Director: Wei Tung | Stars: Jet Li, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Gigi Leung

31. Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath (2006)

110 min | Documentary

8.7
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When a turbaned Sikh man is brutally murdered in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, a college student journeys across America to discover who counts as "American" in times of crisis.

Writer: Valarie Kaur | Director: Sharat Raju

32. The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)

R | 102 min | Drama, Crime

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A Southern lawyer uncovers the truth about a slain undertaker.

Writers: Jesse Hill Ford, Stirling Silliphant | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Anthony Zerbe, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lola Falana

33. Mischief Night (2006)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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About two families (one white, one Asian) who come together unexpectedly on a local night of carnival trickery and festivity.

Writer: Penny Woolcock | Director: Penny Woolcock | Stars: Kelli Hollis, James Foster, Michael Taylor, Holly Kenny

34. Jasper, Texas (2003 TV Movie)

R | 114 min | Drama

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In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it ... See full summary »

Writer: Jonathan Estrin | Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd | Stars: Roy T. Anderson, Demore Barnes, John Bayliss, James Bearden

35. Fight for Your Life (1977)

R | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the... See full summary »

Writer: Straw Weisman | Director: Robert A. Endelson | Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small, Yvonne Ross

36. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Talbot Jennings, Kenneth Roberts | Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

37. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965.

Stars: Julian Bond, Eugene 'Bull' Connor, Unita Blackwell, James Eastland

38. The Adventures of Felix (2000)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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63 Metascore

A tale revolving around the carefree and bon-vivant, Felix, who is content living with his boyfriend, Daniel in the town of Dieppe in Northern France. When Felix is laid off from his job, ... See full summary »

Writers: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Patachou, Ariane Ascaride, Pierre-Loup Rajot

39. The Vernon Johns Story (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

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Writers: Leslie Lee, Kevin Arkadie | Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: James Earl Jones, Mary Alice, Joe Seneca, Tommy Hollis

40. Zebra Crossing (2011)

93 min | Drama

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"From the moment I was born I cried for a month..." Eighteen years on, and Justin is no nearer the truth. And in a world that increasingly doesn't care, maybe just simply relying on ... See full summary »

Writer: Sam Holland | Director: Sam Holland | Stars: Lee Turnbull, Greg Wakeham, Aaron White, Kyle Treslove

41. Johnny Firecloud (1975)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Young American Indian gets out of the army and returns home to find his tribe victimized by a white rancher.

Writer: Wilton Denmark | Director: William Allen Castleman | Stars: Victor Mohica, Ralph Meeker, David Canary, Frank DeKova

42. A Place Called Today (1972)

X | 103 min | Drama

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Racial tensions arise when a black lawyer runs for mayor of a racially divided town.

Writer: Don Schain | Director: Don Schain | Stars: J. Herbert Kerr Jr., Lana Wood, Cheri Caffaro, Richard Smedley

43. The Red One: Triumph (2000)

80 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Vladimir Alenikov, Yevgeni Frolov, Oleg Pogodin, Denis Rodimin | Directors: Vladimir Alenikov, Oleg Pogodin | Stars: Pyotr Ulyanov, Yekaterina Cherepukhina, Aram Gevorkyan, Lyanka Gryu

44. The Wind of Change (1961)

64 min | Drama

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Writers: Alexander Doré, John McLaren | Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Johnny Briggs, Ann Lynn, Hilda Fenemore

45. Faces of Torture (1988 Video)

74 min | Documentary

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Writer: Larry Fox | Directors: Marc David Decker, Beverly Hagan, Dave Jenkins | Stars: Larry Fox, James Dean, Arline Hunter, Michael Todd

46. Colorblind (2002)

5 min | Drama, Short

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This film portrays racism through the eyes of a dog caught up in the middle of a race war, and the price of that hate will cost them more than they can handle.

Writer: Bryan Amburgey | Director: Bryan Amburgey | Stars: Ricky Dauphin, Ikenna Ezeh, Eric Dantzler, Anwar Salahuddin

47. Death by Design (1943)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Leonard Reginald Gribble | Director: Germain Burger | Stars: Barbara James, John Longden, Wally Patch, Leonard Sharp

48. Skin Deep (2001)

13 min | Short

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

49. Souls (2004)

4 min | Short, War

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Prisoners enter a dark room that has only one chair. They have to say the right words, or die.

Writer: Nawaf Al-Janahi | Director: Nawaf Al-Janahi | Stars: Ali Al-Jabri, Nawaf Al-Janahi, Sara Al-Shikar, Aisha Khalifa Ali

50. Sari Red (1988)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Made in memory of Kalbinder Kaur Hayre, a young Indian woman killed in 1985 in a racist attack in England, Sari Red eloquently examines the effect of the ever-present threat of violence ... See full summary »

Director: Pratibha Parmar