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1. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 39,387 | Gross: $27.90M

2. The '60s (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 172 min | Drama

7.0
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The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Piznarski | Stars: Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles, Jerry O'Connell, Jeremy Sisto

Votes: 2,162

3. There Goes My Baby (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Graduates of a Los Angeles high school in 1965 see America's culture and politics gradually change.

Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Ricky Schroder, Kelli Williams, Noah Wyle

Votes: 857 | Gross: $0.13M

4. Heat Wave (1990 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama, History

6.9
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The events that led to the 1965's racial riots in Watts, Los Angeles, are covered by a black messenger-turned-reporter at the L.A. Times, as he was one of the first correspondents to arrive... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery

Votes: 137

5. A Fire in a Dovecot (2010)

24 min | Short, Drama

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A FIRE IN A DOVECOT is set against the backdrop of the 1965-Watts Riots. The film deals with a 17 year-old Caucasian girl named Elizabeth that becomes pregnant by her African-American ... See full summary »

Director: Jordan Auten | Stars: Eileen Abarrca, Reggie Baker, Jon Briddell, Robert Caso

6. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Black on White on Fire - August 11, 1965 (1990)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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As a black medical student during the 1965 Watts riots, Sam must save his white fiancée.

Director: Joe Napolitano | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Gregory Millar, Corie Henninger

Votes: 165