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1. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 10,072

2. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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46 Metascore

In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Writer: Ted Griffin | Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 28,978

3. The Woods (2006)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.

Writer: David Ross | Director: Lucky McKee | Stars: Lauren Birkell, Agnes Bruckner, Jane Gilchrist, Emma Campbell

Votes: 8,805

4. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Writers: Amy Tan, Ronald Bass | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 12,355

5. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

Writers: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 41,109

6. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

Votes: 11,086

7. Pure Country (1992)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his ... See full summary »

Writer: Rex McGee | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: George Strait, Lesley Ann Warren, Isabel Glasser, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 2,838

8. Made in America (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

4.9
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A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Writers: Marcia Brandwynne, Nadine Schiff, Holly Goldberg Sloan | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long

Votes: 11,692

9. The Chamber (1996)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

Writers: John Grisham, William Goldman, Chris Reese | Director: James Foley | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky

Votes: 10,203

10. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | Western

6.9
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After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two ... See full summary »

Writers: Theodore V. Olsen, John Gay | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson

Votes: 3,628

11. Roots: The Next Generations (1979 TV Mini-Series)

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Creator: Ernest Kinoy | Stars: Dorian Harewood, Debbi Morgan, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 1,559

12. Eden Log (2007)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him. Tailed by a mysterious ... See full summary »

Writers: Pierre Bordage, Franck Vestiel | Director: Franck Vestiel | Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons, Zohar Wexler, Sifan Shao

Votes: 5,685

13. Roots: The Gift (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, History

6.7
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The characters of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler from Roots are back in this movie. In this movie the two of them accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that ... See full summary »

Writer: David Eyre Jr. | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew

Votes: 281

14. Double Negative (1980)

96 min | Thriller

4.8
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Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer according to Leonard Maltins movies on tv

Writers: Ross Macdonald, Thomas Hedley Jr., Janis Allen, Charles Dennis | Director: George Bloomfield | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Susan Clark, Anthony Perkins, Howard Duff

Votes: 80

15. Stealth (2006)

112 min | Comedy

6.7
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Lionel is a happy gay man with a great career and an open-minded family that accepts his loyal lover, Serge. But things start to unravel when he meets a pretty Polish immigrant who is about to be deported and decides to marry her.

Writer: Lionel Baier | Director: Lionel Baier | Stars: Natacha Koutchoumov, Lionel Baier, Alicja Bachleda, Stéphane Rentznik

Votes: 197

16. Rooted in Peace (2016)

97 min | Documentary

ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.

Writer: Greg Reitman | Director: Greg Reitman | Stars: Pete Seeger, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, David Lynch

17. Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies (2013 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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An in-depth look at the life and career of Bruce Willis, featuring never-before-seen photos and videos from the Willis family collection. Narrated by Bruce Willis.

Writer: Matt Johnson | Director: Robert Uncles | Stars: Bruce Willis, Emma Heming, Kevin Costner, M. Night Shyamalan

Votes: 32

18. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.5
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Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Valentine Davies, Philip Yordan, Frank Cavett | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Votes: 133

19. They Are We (2014)

77 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade sing and dance its way back together? In Perico, Cuba is an Afro-Cuban group that has kept alive songs and dances brought aboard a ... See full summary »

Writer: Emma Christopher | Director: Emma Christopher | Stars: Joe Allie, Lucy Amara, Cuco Casanova, Emma Christopher

Votes: 8

20. Off and Running (2009)

76 min | Documentary

6.4
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68 Metascore

With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean-Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about ... See full summary »

Writer: Avery Klein-Cloud | Director: Nicole Opper

Votes: 106

21. Desperate Man Blues (2003)

52 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A documentary of the life of record collector Joe Bussard.

Director: Edward Gillan | Stars: Joe Bussard, Susannah Anderson, Barbara Brown, John Cooper

Votes: 121

22. Moonshine Mountain (1964)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Music

6.1
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Chuck Scott plays a country western singer who goes back home to the hills of Carolina where he gots caught up in a feud between some homeboy moonshiners and "the Revenoores".

Writer: Charles Glore | Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Charles Glore, Gordon Oas-Heim, Jeffrey Allen, Bonnie Hinson

Votes: 86

23. Twisted Roots (2009)

99 min | Drama

6.0
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In this stylish Finnish drama, the secrets and desires of a family can no longer be suppressed. Mikko turns out to have a hereditary illness. Since then he has been worried. How long can he... See full summary »

Writers: Selja Ahava, Saara Saarela | Director: Saara Saarela | Stars: Pertti Sveholm, Milka Ahlroth, Niko Saarela, Emma Louhivuori

Votes: 143

24. Our Leading Citizen (1939)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.0
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Lem Schofield practices law in a formerly small-town that has grown to be an industrialized big city, He bases his ideals on the examples set by Abraham Lincoln and never waivers in them ... See full summary »

Writers: Irvin S. Cobb, Jack Moffitt | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Bob Burns, Susan Hayward, Joseph Allen, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 12

25. Wake (III) (2010)

20 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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'Everybody knows if you're fixin' to GOSSIP, you gotta have a little dirt on somebody. And everybody knows if you're fixin' to BURY, you gotta throw a little dirt on somebody. But don't ... See full summary »

Writer: Bree Newsome | Director: Bree Newsome | Stars: Sahr Ali, Christina Faison, Benton Greene, Tyrone Hicks

Votes: 17

26. The Perfect Model (1988)

89 min | Drama

5.4
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Director: Darryl Roberts | Stars: Anthony McKay, Catero Colbert, Liza Cruzat, Dainnese Gault

Votes: 14

27. Awake Zion (2013)

65 min | Documentary

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Through one woman's musical odyssey exploring the meaning of Jewish identity, Awake Zion uncovers the mysterious connections between Reggae, Rasta and Judaism. Awake Zion unites Jewish and ... See full summary »

Writers: Monica Haim, Peter D. Hutchison | Director: Monica Haim | Stars: Super Dane, Bongo Daniel, King Django, 'Sister' Carol East

28. Inbetween (I) (2008)

11 min | Short, Drama, War

8.0
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A haunting tale of forgiveness and redemption. A Serbian soldier tormented by grief and guilt after witnessing the death of innocent Albanians in Kosovo is forced to revisit his worst ... See full summary »

Writer: Bernard Wright | Director: Bernard Wright | Stars: Branko Tomovic, Ivana Basic, Aleksandar Mikic, Ruth Posner

Votes: 85

29. Rootz the Breakthrough (2014)

76 min | Drama

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When the past is in the present.

Writer: Brian Harris | Director: Brian Harris

30. Beats of the Heart: Roots Rock Reggae (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Roots Rock Reggae depicts an unforgettable moment in Jamaica's history when music defined the island's struggles and immortalised its heroes.

Writer: Jeremy Marre | Director: Jeremy Marre | Stars: The Abyssinians, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Higgs, Inner Circle

Votes: 21

31. Mojo

Drama | Announced

Mojo is a drama/fantasy about an eccentric white southern family that discovers their black slave ancestry.

Writer: Darlene Eliopoulos | Director: Darlene Eliopoulos | Stars: Lauren Grover, Eva Ndachi, Carly Cairns, McKenzie Burke

32. Bluefield (2006)

Drama

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Peter Wilson is a successful K-Street accountant on the verge of making partner in his high-powered Washington, D.C. firm who is eagerly anticipating the birth of his first-born child. Life... See full summary »

Writer: James McLean | Director: James McLean | Stars: Conrad Martin, Jessica Hansen, Sherri Lareaux, Chad Ridgely

Votes: 99

33. Blue Hope (I)

Short | Announced

In Rome, a young girl deals with her pregnancy alone and considers giving her child up for adoption. In Mumbai, a young woman travels to India for a job, having been adopted herself.

Creator: Nilasha Micheli | Director: Maja Astrid Diedenhofen | Stars: Shyam Bhatt, Ashleen Struyven, Chiara Rogora

34. Moja Kuba, moja Polska (2007)

54 min | Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz | Director: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz | Star: Jose Torres

35. The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water (2004)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Prominent cultural artists explore the present-day residuals of the trans- Atlantic slave trade and use music, ritual, dolls, spoken word and visual art to create paths to healing.

Writer: S. Pearl Sharp | Director: S. Pearl Sharp | Stars: Riua Akinshegun, Ysaye M. Barnwell, Oscar Brown Jr., Katrina Browne

Votes: 11

36. Back to My Roots (2010 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary

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Simon now finds himself faced with a cross cultural mid-career crisis. Invited to perform a stand up gig in front of a TV audience of three million people, he returns to Spain to discover where he truly belongs-is it Spain or Australia?

Writers: Tom Burstall, John Hipwell, Simon Palomares, David Swann | Director: David Swann | Stars: Simon Palomares, Jorge Segura

37. Vatten tjockt som blod (2009)

58 min | Documentary

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Emilio's adoptive father Bengt feels abandoned when his son moves from Sweden back to his birth-country Colombia. Bengt travels there to try to reestablish a relationship between them. ... See full summary »

Director: Mattias Olsson | Stars: Eugenia Castaño, Emilio Cuesta, Bengt Svensson, Eva Svensson

38. Jeremiah Wright Painting a Picture of US Aggression (2008 Video)

2 min | Short

6.0
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Remixes footage from various sources to visually engage the pastor's contentious assertions from the pulpit.

Writer: Diran Lyons | Director: Diran Lyons | Stars: Jeremiah Wright, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 6

39. Roots: Celebrating 25 Years (2002 TV Movie)

60 min

6.6
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Writer: Kelly Newton | Director: Judith Leonard | Stars: LeVar Burton, Tina Andrews, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner

Votes: 16

40. Katary (2015)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Esteban Lema

41. Production de la chicorée Witloof ou endive (1928)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: M. Marcel | Director: Jean Benoît-Lévy

42. Roots (II) (2009)

6 min | Short

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Writer: Utku Onal | Director: Utku Onal | Stars: Ahmet Karaca, Ahmet Ogut, Selahattin Ozpalabiyiklar, Kami Sevim

43. Ramzor (2008– )
Episode: Living with a Shift Manager (2014)

Comedy

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Creator: Adir Miller | Director: Ohad Perach | Stars: Nir Levy, Adir Miller, Lior Halfon, Yael Sharoni