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1. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Writers: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

2. 100 Girls (2000)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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This sexy, teen-comedy is about a freshman, Matthew, at college who meets his dream girl in a dorm elevator during a blackout. He never sees her face, but instantly falls in love. In the ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Davis | Director: Michael Davis | Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James DeBello, Katherine Heigl

3. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Writers: Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson | Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

4. Boycott (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.3
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Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.

Writers: Stewart Burns, Herman Daniel Farrell, Timothy J. Sexton | Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard, CCH Pounder, Carmen Ejogo

5. Selma, Lord, Selma (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

7.3
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In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when ... See full summary »

Writers: Rachel West Nelson, Frank Sikora, Sheyann Webb, Cynthia Whitcomb | Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Clifton Powell, Ella Joyce

6. The Crossing (1990)

92 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left, to go with him to the big city. However Meg was deeply sad because of... See full summary »

Writer: Ranald Allan | Director: George Ogilvie | Stars: Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone, Danielle Spencer, Emily Lumbers

7. The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Writer: Tom DiCillo | Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

8. King (1978 TV Mini-Series)

271 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Tony Bennett, Roscoe Lee Browne

9. La marche (2013)

120 min | Drama

5.8
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Writers: Nadia Lakhdar, Nabil Ben Yadir, Romain Compingt, Ahmed Hamidi, Mohamed Hamidi | Director: Nabil Ben Yadir | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Tewfik Jallab, Vincent Rottiers, M'Barek Belkouk

10. 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, Lewis E. Ciannelli

11. Freedom Song (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 112 min | Drama

7.7
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Writers: Phil Alden Robinson, Stanley Weiser | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Danny Glover, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Loretta Devine

12. The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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The story of the late J. Edgar Hoover, who was head of the FBI from 1924-1972. The film follows Hoover from his racket-busting days through his reign under eight U.S. presidents.

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, James Wainwright, Michael Parks, José Ferrer

13. The Vernon Johns Story (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Leslie Lee, Kevin Arkadie | Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: James Earl Jones, Mary Alice, Joe Seneca, Tommy Hollis

14. Unconquered (1989 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama

6.4
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In 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, State Attorney Richard Flowers is one of few willing to fight racial injustices even if it costs him his family's peace.

Writers: Martin Chitwood, Pat Conroy | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Peter Coyote, Dermot Mulroney, Tess Harper, Jenny Robertson

15. Conspiracy? (2004– )

60 min | Documentary

6.9
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Stars: Tom Kane, Richard Strobel, Robert F. Kennedy, Philip Melanson

16. Prince Jack (1985)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

5.5
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Writer: Bert Lovitt | Director: Bert Lovitt | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jim Backus, Theodore Bikel, Robert Guillaume

17. The Boy King (1986 TV Movie)

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Drama focusing on young Martin Luther King Jr.'s early encounters with prejudice and how the love and courage of his family moved him to speak out against segregation and become a leader in... See full synopsis »

Writer: Rand Hopkins | Director: Billy J. Parrott | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Candice Afia, Walter Franks, Fred Perron

18. A Ripple of Hope (2008)

55 min | Documentary

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It was April 4, 1968. At 6:01 p.m., across the street from the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, a gunman fired a rifle-and the leader of the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Boggs | Stars: John Lewis, Adam Walinsky, Frank Mankiewicz, Thurston Clarke

19. 68 (2008 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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From Washington to Saigon, Rome to Mexico, Paris to London, a wave of demonstrations shakes the world. 68 travels back in time to war torn Vietnam, freed and occupied Prague, Paris demonstrating, revolution in the Americas.

Director: Patrick Rotman | Stars: Edouard Balladur, The Beatles, Claude Berri, Leonid Brezhnev

20. As Aventuras de Agamenon, o Repórter (2012)

74 min | Comedy, History

2.5
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The trajectory of the clumsy reporter Agamenon Mendes Pereira, always present in key events of history, his biggest scoops and his eternal love for Isaura, who survives his unexpected travels around the world, in search of news and fame.

Writers: Hubert, Marcelo Madureira | Director: Victor Lopes | Stars: Marcelo Adnet, Pedro Bial, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ruy Castro

21. Satyagraha (1983 TV Movie)

168 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Opera about the life and work of Mohandas K. Gandhi, named after his technique of passive resistance that he began in South Africa and employed in his native India.

Writers: Constance DeJong, Philip Glass, Mohandas K. Gandhi | Director: Hugo Käch | Stars: Leo Goeke, Ralf Harster, Helmut Danninger, Inga Nielsen

22. Freedom to Speak (1982 TV Mini-Series)

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Stars: Mason Adams, Elizabeth Ashley, Henderson Forsythe, Cecilia Hart

23. American Psyche (2007)

55 min | Documentary

8.4
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American Psyche seeks to find the every-day American perspective on social and political life in America following the events of 9/11. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, two ... See full summary »

Creators: Paul van den Boom, François Le Goarant de Tromelin | Director: Paul van den Boom | Stars: Katherine J. Eakin, Mahnaz M. Shabbir, Rene Doria, Peter Koper

24. Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship (2008)

75 min | Documentary

7.6
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Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship is the true story of two men who cross racial boundaries during segregation in the 1940s and form a life-long friendship that takes extraordinary turns... See full summary »

Writers: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes | Directors: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes

25. 11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried (1989 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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Through exclusive and previously unseen footage from family archives and the local TV station near the infamous "grassy knoll," plus the insightful recollestions of Gerald Ford, Coretta ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Halford | Director: Bruce Halford | Stars: James Earl Jones, Ralph Abernathy, McGeorge Bundy, Carol Channing

26. Cracker Crazy: Invisible Histories of the Sunshine State (2007)

93 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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Renegade filmmaker Georg Koszulinski takes on Florida's history from a decidedly different point of view. Blending archival and original footage, he brings to life a cast of historical ... See full summary »

Writer: Georg Koszulinski | Director: Georg Koszulinski | Stars: Scott Camil, Renee Cranford, Georg Koszulinski, Shamrock McShane

27. Down South (2009)

4 min | Short, Crime

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James Earl Ray waits for Martin Luther King to appear on the balcony outside of the Lorraine Motel. When the moment comes sooner than he thought he's forced to make a quick decision.

Writer: Hank Bedford | Director: Hank Bedford | Stars: Martha Cary, Anna Healy, John Hundrieser, Art Roberts

28. Stills of the Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke (2009)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Dr. Martin Luther King understood well the importance of documenting the Civil Rights Movement. There was one photojournalist that he trusted above all others. This film documents the civil... See full summary »

Writers: Shawn Kildea, Patty Wittenburg | Director: Patty Wittenburg | Stars: John Amos, Myrlie Evers, C.T. Vivian, Hank Klibanoff

29. 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.

30. Down to Earth (I) (2008)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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On April 4 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on the eve of a peaceful march. On the 40th anniversary of this tragic event, we present a documentary about ... See full summary »

Writer: David Moreu | Director: David Moreu | Stars: Samuel Kyles, Willie Mitchell, Deanie Parker, David Porter

31. Parting the Waters (2000 TV Mini-Series)

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Star: Robbie G. Tomlin

32. Life of Bertie Bowman: Documentary

Drama | Filming

In 1944, Bertie Bowman- a poor impressionable kid, heard South Carolina Senator Burnet Maybank declare: "If y'all ever get up to Washington, D.C., drop by and see me!" Though Maybank was ... See full summary »

Writer: Cayman Grant | Director: Cayman Grant | Stars: Bertie Bowman, Lauanah King-Cassell

33. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: The Making of a Dream (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Chuck Workman | Star: Johnny Erasme

34. King in Chicago (2008)

77 min | Documentary

6.0
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In the national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday each year, most Americans recall or learn about Dr. King's leadership in confronting southern racism in Selma and ... See full summary »

Director: Seth McClellan | Stars: Willie Barrow, James Bevel, Carolyn Black, Bill Briggs

35. Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 2: Assassination in the 20th Century (1993 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Crime, History

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Writers: Nick Bougas, Tom Lavagnino | Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: Harold Wells, The Beatles, James Brady, Arthur Bremer

36. Em Compasso de Espera (1969)

98 min | Drama

6.8
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Writer: Antunes Filho | Director: Antunes Filho | Stars: Zózimo Bulbul, Renée de Vielmond, Elida Gay Palmer, Karin Rodrigues

37. Voices (2005)

8 min | Short, Horror

7.3
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Saul and Darcy talk over coffee in a late night diner. One of them is hiding a very dark secret.

Writer: BC Furtney | Director: BC Furtney | Stars: LaVan Davis, Cali T. Rossen, Lance Arthur Smith

38. American Kings (2009)

117 min | Documentary, Sport

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A high school football team of NYC immigrants searching for the American Dream, coached by a recovering heroin addict working for redemption, fights for their 10th NYC Championship in 12 years.

Writer: Tony Miguel | Director: Tony Miguel | Stars: Mamadou Dione, Biko Edwards, Malick Faye, German Islas

39. Julian Bond (2012)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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As Julian Bond traces his roots back to slavery, the audience is confronted with a unique opportunity to observe the 20th century through the eyes of one of its key witnesses. Now in his ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Montes Bradley | Star: Julian Bond

40. 20th Annual Kingdom Day Parade (2005 TV Special)

150 min | Documentary

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Stars: Rachel Boesing, Furnell Chatman, Tim Greene, Kelly Mack

41. Memphis Remembers Martin (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Writers: Jonathan Epstein, Rod Starns, Rick Venable | Directors: Jonathan Epstein, Rick Venable | Stars: Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King

42. Clone High (2002–2003)
Episode: A Room of One's Clone: The Pie of the Storm (2003)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Joan and her blind foster dad Toots are left homeless after a storm hits their house and burns it to the ground... See full synopsis »

Creators: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Bill Lawrence | Directors: Ted Collyer, Harold Harris, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Will Forte, Phil Lord, Michael McDonald, Christa Miller

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

Documentary, History

8.6
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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.

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

44. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)

83 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary on Bayard Rustin, best-remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.

Directors: Nancy D. Kates, Bennett Singer | Stars: Bayard Rustin, Dorothy Jackson, John Rodgers, Louis John

45. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Distracted from Democracy (2013)

TV-G | News, Talk-Show

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What keeps American outcry over economic inequality so muted? Weapons of mass distraction.

Stars: Glenn Greenwald, David Gregory, Lyndon Johnson, Marty Kaplan

46. MADtv (1995–2009)
Episode: Episode #3.1 (1997)

TV-14 | Comedy

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Creators: Fax Bahr, Adam Small | Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Craig Anton, David Herman, Will Sasso, Aries Spears

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

Documentary, History

8.8
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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 »

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

48. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Episode: Got MLK? (2006)

TV-PG | Drama, Family

5.5
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When Ruthie's black new classmate Alex insists with teacher Porter to do his 'Famous Americans' report on his obsessive idol Martin Luther King, no other, even though his day was shortly ... See full summary »

Creator: Brenda Hampton | Director: Joel J. Feigenbaum | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, David Gallagher, Beverley Mitchell

49. Catholicism (2011– )
Episode: Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus (2011)

50 min | Documentary

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Jesus' words are weighed and found wonderful. Fr. Barron reflects on the Beatitudes, the Parable of the Prodigal Son, and the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and how they were ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert E. Barron | Director: Matt Leonard | Stars: Robert E. Barron, Pope John Paul II