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1. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 101,592 | Gross: $169.34M

2. Loving (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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79 Metascore

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton, Dean Mumford

Votes: 18,113 | Gross: $7.70M

3. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 559,117 | Gross: $115.65M

4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 150,724 | Gross: $154.22M

5. The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 93,690 | Gross: $116.63M

6. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 116,649 | Gross: $75.31M

7. Giant (1956)

Approved | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 27,879

8. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Votes: 16,947 | Gross: $6.67M

9. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 107,358 | Gross: $40.57M

10. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 77,919 | Gross: $106.59M

11. Life (I) (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

The story of wrongfully convicted men (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after serving 65 years in prison.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes

Votes: 35,813 | Gross: $63.84M

12. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 86,417 | Gross: $16.76M

13. Bad Girls (1999–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

Stars: Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, Helen Fraser, Jack Ellis

Votes: 1,559

14. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Columbus Short

Votes: 16,398 | Gross: $8.13M

15. Far from Heaven (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 38,039 | Gross: $15.85M

16. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Approved | 128 min | Drama

8.1
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Votes: 5,331

17. My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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61 Metascore

A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson

Votes: 17,198 | Gross: $34.10M

18. Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.

Director: Antonio Banderas | Stars: Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 6,065 | Gross: $1.95M

19. Iron Jawed Angels (2004 TV Movie)

123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 4,975

20. A Raisin in the Sun (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama

6.7
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An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

Director: Kenny Leon | Stars: Sean Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 1,545

21. Alive in Joburg (2005)

6 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.5
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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Braam Greyling, Godfrey Seome, Dawie Ackermann, Sweetness Hlomza

Votes: 3,086

22. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

Votes: 5,916 | Gross: $3.73M

23. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 3,412 | Gross: $0.41M

24. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 2,936 | Gross: $0.70M

25. Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)

150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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This is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed

Votes: 7,886 | Gross: $0.87M

26. The Chocolate War (1988)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 1,768 | Gross: $0.30M

27. Heart of Dixie (1989)

PG | 95 min | Drama

5.2
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Three young sorority women try to find love with potential men, while worrying about changes in their way of life when integration begins at their college in 1957 segregated Alabama.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams

Votes: 564 | Gross: $1.10M

28. Catch a Fire (2006)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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62 Metascore

A drama about terrorism in Apartheid-era South Africa, revolving around a policeman and a young man who carries out solo attacks against the regime.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie Henna, Mncedisi Shabangu

Votes: 9,504 | Gross: $4.29M

29. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 4,885 | Gross: $0.60M

30. Yol (1982)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün, Meral Orhonsay

Votes: 8,784

31. The Long Walk Home (1990)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames

Votes: 2,740 | Gross: $4.80M

32. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Yasiin Bey, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 2,053

33. Chattahoochee (1989)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed

Votes: 1,480 | Gross: $0.26M

34. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

7.1
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82 Metascore

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

Votes: 12,526 | Gross: $0.32M

35. George Wallace (1997 TV Movie)

178 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Following Alabama governor George Wallace through segregation, presidential elections, an assassination attempt and personal trauma.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 1,124

36. Borstal Boy (2000)

91 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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47 Metascore

Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

Director: Peter Sheridan | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney

Votes: 2,086 | Gross: $0.09M

37. The Learning Tree (1969)

M | 107 min | Drama

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The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar

Votes: 684

38. The Runaway (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community. There the rich brothers, Harlan and Mason Davis, are lords. His successor, Word War ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Dean Cain, Pat Hingle, Debbi Morgan, Kathryn Erbe

Votes: 229

39. The Syrian Bride (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 2,935 | Gross: $0.38M

40. The Courage to Love (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Gil Bellows, Karen Williams, Lisa Bronwyn Moore

Votes: 320

41. Separate But Equal (1991– )

PG | 190 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.

Stars: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little

Votes: 538

42. Crime Zone (1989)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.0
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Helen and Bone live in a repressive futuristic dystopian society they badly want to escape from. Mysterious Jason hires them to steal a disc for him. It's practically a suicide mission, but he claims he can smuggle them out, in return.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: David Carradine, Peter Nelson, Sherilyn Fenn, Michael Shaner

Votes: 346

43. The Trip to Bountiful (2014 TV Movie)

Drama

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Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Wilson | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer

Votes: 457

44. The Member of the Wedding (1952)

TV-G | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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A young tomboy named Frankie is forced to face her own immaturity as a result her older brother's wedding.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Arthur Franz

Votes: 1,034

45. Shadrach (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama

6.4
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In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and ... See full summary »

Director: Susanna Styron | Stars: Martin Sheen, John Franklin Sawyer, Scott Terra, Ginnie Randall

Votes: 969 | Gross: $0.02M

46. Freedom Riders (2010)

117 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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The story of the Civil Rights Movement interstate busing protest campaign.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Raymond Arsenault, Genevieve Houghton, Gordon Carey, Derek Catsam

Votes: 187

47. The People Speak (2009)

113 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."

Directors: Anthony Arnove, Chris Moore, Howard Zinn | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 362

48. Hope (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.6
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During the early 1960s, Kate is faced with a dreary small-town existence, surrounded by her mother, who is a stroke victim, and her bigoted Uncle Ray, who owns a theatre. When a black ... See full summary »

Director: Goldie Hawn | Stars: Christine Lahti, Jena Malone, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey D. Sams

Votes: 398

49. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the ... See full summary »

Director: Lynne Littman | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Amy Madigan, Lisa Arrindell

Votes: 225

50. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

9.2
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A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965.

Stars: Julian Bond, Unita Blackwell, James Hicks, Burke Marshall

Votes: 413