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1. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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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, Ben Vereen, John Amos

2. 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

3. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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46 Metascore

Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

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

4. 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

5. Pure Country (1992)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.8
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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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Made in America (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

4.8
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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

10. 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

11. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | History, 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

12. 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.

Stars: Dorian Harewood, Debbi Morgan, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

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

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

90 min | Documentary

8.2
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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

15. Double Negative (1981)

96 min | Thriller

4.8
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Writers: Ross Macdonald, Thomas Hedley Jr., Janis Allen, Charles Dennis | Director: George Bloomfield | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Susan Clark, Anthony Perkins, Howard Duff

16. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.3
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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

17. Stealth (2006)

112 min | Comedy

6.8
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Writer: Lionel Baier | Director: Lionel Baier | Stars: Natacha Koutchoumov, Lionel Baier, Alicja Bachleda, Stéphane Rentznik

18. 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

19. Desperate Man Blues (2003)

52 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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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

20. Rooted in Peace (2015)

97 min | Documentary

Greg Reitman shares his past experiences of living in the Gulf War and witnessing the aftermath of Hiroshima, Japan and later the grievances of 911. Greg challenges the viewer; on what will it take for humanity to wake up and to stop the cycle of war & violence.

Writers: Greg Reitman, Mark Zwonitzer | Director: Greg Reitman | Stars: Pete Seeger, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, David Lynch

21. Moonshine Mountain (1964)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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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

22. They Are We (2013)

77 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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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

23. The Perfect Model (1988)

89 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Darryl Roberts | Stars: Anthony McKay, Catero Colbert, Liza Cruzat, Dainnese Gault

24. Twisted Roots (2009)

99 min | Drama

6.1
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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

25. Wake (III) (2010)

20 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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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

26. Awake Zion (2013)

65 min | Documentary

6.0
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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: Sister Carol, Super Dane, Bongo Daniel, King Django

27. Our Leading Citizen (1939)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

5.9
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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

28. 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: McKenzie Burke, Lauren Grover, Sasha Wordlaw, Eva Ndachi

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

8.2
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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

31. 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

32. Blue Hope (II) (2015)

Short | Pre-production

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

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

2 min | Short

5.7
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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

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

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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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

35. 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

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. Moja Kuba, moja Polska (2007)

54 min | Documentary, Biography

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

39. 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

40. 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