Most Popular Titles With Maya Angelou
4. 30 for 30 (2009–2017)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »
5. Poetic Justice (1993)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Votes: 9,834 | Gross: $27.52M
8. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.
Votes: 9,367 | Gross: $63.26M
9. How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.
Votes: 9,137 | Gross: $23.57M
10. Good Morning America (1975– )
TV-G | 120 min | News, Talk-Show
ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was ... See full summary »
11. American Masters (1985– )
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »
14. Dateline NBC (1992– )
60 min | Documentary, News
Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just reading news reports... See full summary »
16. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)
TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show
Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.
18. Porgy and Bess (1959)
138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish... See full summary »
20. Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995–2000)
TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Multicultural versions of many of your favorite fairy tales. Such as "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Three Little Pigs".
22. The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996–2002)
60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.
25. The Journey of August King (1995)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama
The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his ... See full summary »
27. Down in the Delta (1998)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 1,307 | Gross: $5.66M
28. Dinah! (1974– )
90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »
30. There Are No Children Here (1993 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
From Publishers Weekly The devastating story of brothers Lafayette and Pharoah Rivers, children of the Chicago ghetto, is powerfully told here by Kotlowitz, a Wall Street Journal reporter ... See full summary »
32. Iconoclasts (2005– )
Each episode explores the lives of two creative visionaries in an intimate setting and features an unpredictable exchange that reveals their life's work and the alchemy of their different fields.
33. Elmo Saves Christmas (1996 Video)
TV-Y | 60 min | Family
Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future.
35. America's Dream (1996 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama
Three tales of African-American characters. "Long Black Song": a farmer with an unfaithful wife. "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black": school principal defends a controversial work by his ... See full summary »
36. The Power of the Heart (2014)
84 min | Documentary
From the director of 'THE SECRET' comes this unparalleled and life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart.
38. The Runaway (2000 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
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 »
40. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979 TV Movie)
96 min | Biography, Drama
Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
42. Sister, Sister (1982 TV Movie)
98 min | Drama, Family
Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless... See full summary »
43. Under African Skies (2012)
108 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.
46. Georgia, Georgia (1972)
R | 91 min | Drama, Romance
Georgia, a black American singer, comes to Stockholm for a show. She meets an American deserter and soon they have fallen in love. But Georgia's assistant Alberta tell her to stick to her ... See full summary »
47. The Richard Pryor Special? (1977 TV Special)
60 min | Comedy
Richard Pryor wanders around the NBC Studio, encountering various eccentrics. Meanwhile, the Reverend James L. White, the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada and others are taping their own segments.
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
I HOPE YOU DANCE: the power and spirit of song is the first full length documentary film to explore how one extraordinary song has transformed people's lives in profound, meaningful and ... See full summary »
56. Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (2008 TV Movie)
75 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
An American story. Traces the career of Joe Louis (1914-1981) within the context of American racial consciousness: his difficulty getting big fights early in his career, the pride of ... See full summary »
60. Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World (1994 TV Movie)
59 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
"Arthur Ashe: citizen of the world celebrates the life of a man who could have achieved immortality on the strength of his tennis accomplishments aloneleading the U.S... See full synopsis »
63. The Black Candle (2008)
71 min | Documentary
A documentary about the struggle and triumph of African-American family, community, and culture, using Kwanzaa as a vehicle to celebrate the African-American experience. The seven ... See full summary »
64. Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (2010– )
TV-G | 180 min | Documentary, Music
In "Show Tunes", Feinstein explores songs from Broadway. In "Let's Dance", he examines the connection between music and choreography and in "On the Air" he examines the impact radio had on popular culture in the 20th century.
65. As Seen Through These Eyes (2008)
70 min | Documentary
As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds.
66. The Real Malcolm X (1992 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary, Biography
CBS News looks at Malcolm X, focusing on his public life from 1959 to his assassination in 1965, suggesting that his death was a great loss to the nation. The film intercuts archival ... See full summary »
67. A Century of Women (1994– )
355 min | Documentary, Drama, History
The role of American women over the past century is examined in both documentary and dramatic form. The framework is a dramatic story which traces a fictional family and its women from generation to generation.
225 min | Documentary, History
Through numerous personal interviews, professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. examines the past, present, and future of black/white race relations in the USA.
72. Song for Cesar (2018)
Documentary | Filming
"Song for Cesar, the Movement and the Music" is a documentary built around the music, musicians, artists, and other important supporters who were instrumental in assisting Cesar Chavez and the UFW grow this movement.
80 min | Documentary, History, Sport
The NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar presents On the Shoulders of Giants - the story of the greatest team you never heard of. The tale of the all-black ... See full summary »
78. Celebrate! Christmas with Maya Angelou (2005 TV Movie)
G | 50 min | Documentary, Family
Poet-author Maya Angelou celebrates Christmas with her family and her "family of friends". Her words of wisdom fill our hearts and Ashford and Simpson sing
79. The Essence Awards (1994 TV Special)
120 min | Family
The 1994 Essence Awards pays tribute to eight outstanding African-American men for their accomplishments in their respective fields and for their significant contributions to their ... See full summary »
91. Creativity with Bill Moyers (1982– )
30 min | Documentary
Journalist Bill Moyers examines various forms of creative expression by interviewing noted artists and performers regarding their influences and inspiration, and looking at unusual outlets for the creative impulse.
93. The Ballad of Greenwich Village (2005)
70 min | Documentary
THE BALLAD OF GREENWICH VILLAGE is a 70 minute documentary that tells the story of the artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades, and changed... See full summary »
97. Hungry i reunion (1981)
90 min | Documentary
San Francisco's world famous nightclub was the breeding ground of rising comedy and folk music talent. This 1980 reunion concert and related documentary captures many of the entertainment ... See full summary »