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1. Mudbound (2017)

R | 134 min | Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 17,670

2. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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95 Metascore

A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 71,611

3. Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

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

Votes: 1,984

4. 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: 120,600 | Gross: $75.33M

5. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Votes: 51,139 | Gross: $30.23M

6. The Jerk (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Votes: 46,452 | Gross: $73.69M

7. The Southerner (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

7.3
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The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,161

8. Song of the South (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten

Votes: 9,466 | Gross: $63.72M

9. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles

Votes: 8,324

10. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

TV-14 | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden

Votes: 12,867 | Gross: $15.26M

11. Tobacco Road (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Charley Grapewin, Gene Tierney, Marjorie Rambeau, William Tracy

Votes: 1,662

12. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 4,488 | Gross: $0.92M

13. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 2,892

14. Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.8
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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

Director: Maya Angelou | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice, Esther Rolle

Votes: 1,317 | Gross: $5.66M

15. Between Heaven and Hell (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 937

16. Within Our Gates (1920)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin, Jack Chenault

Votes: 1,661

17. Pardon Us (1931)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Two guys end up in prison after attempting to sell beer to a policeman during Prohibition.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Marlowe, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 1,613

18. Stars in My Crown (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

7.5
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In 1865, the small Southern town of Walsburg has become so dangerous, that Parson Josiah Doziah Gray gives his sermons while holding a gun.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale

Votes: 1,337

19. Our Daily Bread (1934)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread!

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 1,037

20. A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.3
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A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, Warner Anderson

Votes: 489

21. Desire in the Dust (1960)

Passed | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Lonnie Wilson, the son of a toothless sharecropper, Zuba Wilson, returns to small southern hometown after spending six years on the chain-gang for killing Colonel Ben Marquand's son in an ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Raymond Burr, Martha Hyer, Joan Bennett, Ken Scott

Votes: 101

22. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,278

23. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)

TV-G | 78 min | Drama

7.1
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,138

24. Claudelle Inglish (1961)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

5.8
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In this tale of a good girl who goes very bad, a beautiful young Southern lady remains faithful to the man she loves while he is away in the military . . . until she gets a letter that he ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Diane McBain, Arthur Kennedy, Will Hutchins, Constance Ford

Votes: 186

25. Purlie (1981 TV Movie)

142 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

8.7
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In the early days of the civil rights movement, a Southern plantation owner holds his sharecroppers in virtual slavery. Purlie comes home as a preacher who will shake things up and bring freedom to his people.

Director: Rudi Goldman | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Rhetta Hughes, Melba Moore

Votes: 76

26. Captain Boycott (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.6
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In 1880 Ireland, poor farmers rebel against the abuses of their British landlords.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 243

27. Native Land (1942)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.4
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Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations, their spies and contractors. ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand | Stars: Paul Robeson, Fred Johnson, Mary George, John Rennick

Votes: 255

28. The River (1938)

Unrated | 31 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.4
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This documentary short film looks at the devastating and costly problems, including seasonal flooding and erosion of precious topsoil, associated with the Mississippi River system and promotes more Federal projects to remedy the situation.

Director: Pare Lorentz | Star: Thomas Chalmers

Votes: 475

29. The Sky Is Gray (1980 TV Movie)

46 min | Drama

7.4
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A young boy named James comes of age in 1940s Louisiana and grapples with what it means to be black during a time of racism and poverty. James's mother accompanies her son to town to see ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Olivia Cole, James Bond III, Margaret Avery, Cleavon Little

Votes: 47

30. The Great Depression (1993– )

Documentary, History

7.3
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Stars: Joe Morton, Gore Vidal, Maya Angelou, Ossie Davis

Votes: 23

31. Sounder, Part 2 (1976)

G | 98 min | Drama

5.9
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Poor black sharecroppers band together to build a school for their children.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Harold Sylvester, Ebony Wright, Taj Mahal, Teddy Airhart

Votes: 22

32. His Brother's Ghost (1945)

Approved | 58 min | Western

6.4
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Thorne and his gang are wiping out the ranchers. When they get to the Jones ranch they wound Andy. When he dies Billy Carson has his brother Fuzzy become Andy's ghost. They then set out to bring in the gang.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Charles King, Karl Hackett

Votes: 70

33. White Bondage (1937)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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In the Depression era American South, impoverished, oppressed sharecroppers band together to fight the corrupt and abusive bosses who rule over the cotton farming community.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Jean Muir, Gordon Oliver, Howard Phillips, Joe King

Votes: 56

34. In Old Missouri (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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The Weavers play sharecroppers. They confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too. He also has a wastrel son and a socialite wife who wants a ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, June Storey

Votes: 13

35. The Living Blues (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

6.7
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Discussion of the history and interpretation of the musical style known as the "delta blues". Documentary features blues artists discussing the background and growth of the blues, and its ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Czech, Luther Dickerson, Morgan Freeman, Jessie Mae Hemphill

Votes: 6

36. CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, Night 2 (2005 Video)

221 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

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Stars: The Bear, Kevin 'Pondo' Canady, Arik Cannon, Carolina Jim

37. From the Bottom (2008)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

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Ulysses Lee Gooch's parents were laborers on a large southern farm in the early 1920's, and it was the farmstead owner's family who named him. He later acquired the nickname, "Rip". Early ... See full summary »

Director: Larry F. Levenson | Stars: Ulysses Lee 'Rip' Gooch, Charletta Campbell, Mon-el Ellis

38. The Great Depression (1993– )
Episode: A Job at Ford's (1993)

Documentary, History

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Just before the advent of the Great Depression, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His offer of high wages in ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Else | Stars: Henry Ford, Herbert Hoover, Francis Immoberstag, Joe Morton

39. CBS Reports (1959– )
Episode: Hunger in America (1968)

60 min | Documentary, News

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Stars: David Culhane, Charles Kuralt

40. Roots (2016)
Episode: Part 4 (2016)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Chicken George returns to the Lea farm after 20 years; Tom, nurses a grudge against his father; George and Cyrus join the Memphis Colored Battery; Tom returns home after the war to embark on a new life with his family.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Herman Netzhammer, Lane Garrison, T.I.

Votes: 258