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1. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Writer: David McKenna | Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 746,418

2. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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

Votes: 89,169

3. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Writers: Helen Prejean, Tim Robbins | Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 71,247

4. 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

Votes: 10,208

5. 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

Votes: 18,209

6. Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.3
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Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

Writers: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Stephen Tolkin, Lawrence Block | Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

Votes: 8,229

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

94 min | Drama

7.4
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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

Votes: 412

8. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

123 min | Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 956

9. The Crossing (1990)

92 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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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

Votes: 503

10. 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

Votes: 648

11. Freedom Song (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 112 min | Drama

7.7
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A tale about a young man's bout in the 1960's in Mississippi before Blacks were allowed to vote and did sit ins at White establishments. The harrowing ordeals people wanting the same opportunities had to go through.

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

Votes: 736

12. The Vernon Johns Story (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Vernon Johns, a brilliant man coupled with an eloquent speaker, upsets his community through his radical ideas on social change and economic independence of blacks. From his pulpit, he ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 232

13. King (1978 TV Mini-Series)

271 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 258

14. La marche (2013)

120 min | Drama

5.9
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Inspired from a true story of 1983. The story of a 1000 km peaceful march from Paris to Marseille fighting against racial discrimination and fighting for equality.

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

Votes: 246

15. The Boy King (1986 TV Movie)

8.5
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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

Votes: 19

16. 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

Votes: 408

17. Prince Jack (1984)

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

Votes: 21

18. 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

Votes: 119

19. Conspiracy? (2004– )

60 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 35

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

74 min | Comedy, History

2.6
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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

Votes: 408

21. A Ripple of Hope (2008)

55 min | Documentary

8.2
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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

Votes: 58

22. Satyagraha (1983 TV Movie)

168 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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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

Votes: 29

23. 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

Votes: 49

24. Em Compasso de Espera (1969)

98 min | Drama

6.8
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Antunes Filho's Em Compasso de Espera is a film which promotes the idea of race equality by means of showing various struggles that the main hero has to go through. Black self awareness in ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 13

25. 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

Votes: 77

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. King in Chicago (2008)

77 min | Documentary

6.1
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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

Votes: 11

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

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Star: Robbie G. Tomlin

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

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

75 min | Documentary

7.8
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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

Votes: 12

37. Voices (2005)

8 min | Short, Horror

7.2
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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

Votes: 8

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

Documentary, Short

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Director: Chuck Workman | Star: Johnny Erasme

39. 20th Annual Kingdom Day Parade (2005 TV Special)

150 min | Documentary

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

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Abe is stuck in the middle of a Civil War between Joan and Cleo when they are forced to move in together. And by "Civil War" I mean "girl fight" and by "move in together" I mean "roll around ripping each other's clothes off."

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

Votes: 35

41. 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.

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

Votes: 16

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

83 min | Documentary

7.7
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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

Votes: 127

43. Almost Royal (2014– )
Episode: D.C. (2014)

21 min | Comedy

7.9
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Georgie and Poppy hire an incredibly patient driving instructor to help Poppy learn how to drive, meet with a congressman, spend a day with a group of female gun enthusiasts, and finish by adding some excitement to a not-so-exciting opera.

Director: Marcus Liversedge | Stars: Ed Gamble, Amy Hoggart, Gemma Whelan, Robert B. Aderholt

Votes: 18

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

TV-G | 57 min | 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

45. Back of the Nation (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.10 (2015)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Creators: Avi Cohen, Lior Schleien | Director: Sivan Magazanik | Stars: Lior Schleien, Guri Alfi, Orna Banai, Einav Galili

46. Back of the Nation (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2015)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Creators: Avi Cohen, Lior Schleien | Director: Sivan Magazanik | Stars: Lior Schleien, Guri Alfi, Orna Banai, Einav Galili

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

TV-14 | Comedy

7.0
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Creators: Fax Bahr, Adam Small | Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Craig Anton, David Herman, Will Sasso, Aries Spears

Votes: 7

48. Matzav Ha'Uma (2010– )
Episode: Episode #8.12 (2015)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Creators: Avi Cohen, Lior Schleien | Director: Sivan Magazanik | Stars: Lior Schleien, Guri Alfi, Orna Banai, Einav Galili

49. Days of Revolt (2015– )
Episode: Episode dated 5 August 2015 (2015)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Chris Hedges, Cornel West

50. 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 »

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

Votes: 15