Highest Rated Titles With Cicely Tyson


1. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

Votes: 376

2. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Anna Mae (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Annalise starts to break under pressure and wants to escape; Frank needs to accept the things he has done; Wes is one step closer to learning about his past.

Director: Bill D'Elia | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 1,134

3. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The Sinner (1963)

60 min | Drama

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A prostitute battles the parents of her baby's father--a derelict--for custody of the child.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Elizabeth Lawrence

Votes: 9

4. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: There's My Baby (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The Keating 5 are called into questioning by A.D.A Denver about the night Emily Sinclair was murdered. Meanwhile, Caleb goes missing as the manhunt for Philip intensifies.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 1,035

5. House of Cards (2013– )

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

Votes: 376,982

6. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 107

7. House of Cards (2013– )
Episode: Chapter 42 (2016)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama

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Claire joins Frank as he campaigns in South Carolina, but he doesn't trust her. A disastrous scandal blindsides Frank on primary day.

Director: Robin Wright | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Derek Cecil

Votes: 2,704

8. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #11.220 (1972)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Johnny Carson, Norman Mailer, Ed McMahon, Charles Nelson Reilly

Votes: 5

9. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Who Do You Kill? (1963)

60 min | Drama

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A young African-American couple battle economic and social woes. Joe can only find menial jobs and to make ends meet Ruth works in a cheap bar. Then tragedy strikes their child.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 14

10. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Age of Consent (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Brock tries to help a young man when his girlfriend's father tries to break up their relationship by dragging the youngster into court.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Penny Fuller

Votes: 9

11. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Mama's Here Now (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Wracked with guilt, Annalise turns to an unlikely source for help, while Bonnie is assigned a difficult case which she must solve without Annalise.

Director: Mike Listo | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 1,345

12. Remembering 'Roots' (2002 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jeffrey Lerner | Stars: John Amos, Edward Asner, William Blinn, Georg Stanford Brown

Votes: 8

13. Soul! (1968–1973)

60 min | Music

8.7
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Stars: Ellis Haizlip, Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Gerry Bledsoe

Votes: 6

14. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 61

15. Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2016 TV Movie)

News

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The live broadcast of actors to be honored in the annual Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Stars: Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Sally Field

Votes: 9

16. Emergency! (1972–1979)
Episode: Crash (1972)

TV-G | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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At the hospital, John and Roy bring in a football player who was a hard tackler. The burglar suffers from a heart attack. John encourages Roy to apologize for calling him 'some kind of nut.... See full summary »

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth

Votes: 45

17. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: Living the Rest of My Life (2000)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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A grown man is too attached to his mother to let her live her own life and have her own money. Monica visits for a clothing donation and gets Abby to visit the senior home. Abby moves there, and her son tries to get her to move back home.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 13

18. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Go Cry Somewhere Else (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The prosecution attempts to bring up a new charge against Annalise; Nate reveals new information that could jeopardize his own innocence.

Director: Cherie Nowlan | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 539

19. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 199

20. CBS: On the Air (1978– )

450 min | Documentary

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7-part series celebrating the first 50 years of CBS broadcasting.

Stars: James Arness, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Ken Berry

Votes: 26

21. Roots (1977– )

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

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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, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 13,018

22. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 769

23. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part I (1977)

TV-14 | 97 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In Gambia, West Africa, Kunta Kinte, son of Omoro and Binta, distinguishes himself in manhood training rituals. But he does not enjoy his new status long: slave traders sweeping the ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Votes: 165

24. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part II (1977)

TV-14 | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Despite a violent rebellion, the slave ship Lord Ligonier completes its voyage and Kunta Kinte endures the indiginity of an Annapolis slave auction. Fiddler, the slave in charge of Kunta's ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene

Votes: 131

25. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The Name of the Game (1964)

60 min | Drama

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An old-time union leader is eager to go against a corporate executive he has battled in the past, but it seems that he'd rather fight than come to a compromise that would benefit all sides.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 5

26. House of Cards (2013– )
Episode: Chapter 41 (2016)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama

8.3
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As Claire begins exploring a campaign of her own, she and Frank engage in backdoor political maneuvering. But this time they're not on the same side.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 2,580

27. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 79,970

28. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Nothing But the Half Truth (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Neil considers quitting when Congressman Hanson doesn't follow through on promises made during a television show.

Director: Alex March | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 5

29. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: One Drink at a Time (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Two homeless people have a falling out one of them begins binge drinking wood alcohol.

Director: John Berry | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Tom Ahearne

Votes: 5

30. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Trial by Treehouse (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Kelly and Alexander are charged with apprehending the mastermind of a scheme to turn city-wide power outages into a marketable commodity. Two complications; Alexander has little confidence ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Cicely Tyson, Raymond St. Jacques

Votes: 20

31. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: You Can't Beat the System (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Brock tries to help a Korean War veteran suffering from post-traumatic distress.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Martin Sheen

Votes: 8

32. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 58,043

33. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 35,585

34. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 350,640 | Gross: $169.71M

35. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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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 »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 517

36. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the USA. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

Votes: 138

37. The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1982 TV Special)

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Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Marlo Thomas, John Forsythe, Alan Alda, Debbie Allen

Votes: 10

38. House of Cards (2013– )
Episode: Chapter 40 (2016)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama

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Clare's absence causes problems for Frank on the campaign trail amid rumors of a marital rift. Claire tries to strike out on her own.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Elizabeth Marvel

Votes: 2,938

39. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Death Squad (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Jim and Barney vacation together in a Latin American country. While there, Barney falls in love with artist Alma Ross. But the brother of the local police chief obsesses over Alma and is ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 60

40. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Hell (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A former African child refugee's throat is slashed, and SVU connects the case to two former Ugandan war criminals--one a ruthless killer, the other a sympathetic former child soldier trying to change his life.

Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

Votes: 192

41. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Scavengers (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Piney Biggs wanders tired and thirsty into what's left of a family's camp site that has been massacred with no survivors. As he is scavenging through the remains a band of Indians come by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Totten | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 41

42. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,722

43. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 6,007

44. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 110 min | Drama

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Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Eric Brown, Richard Dysart, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 1,395

45. Insight (I) (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Brian Keith

Votes: 139

46. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 202

47. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The $5.98 Dress (1964)

60 min | Drama

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A woman who's on welfare can't support her family with the money she gets, so she takes a job to earn more money. When the welfare department finds out about it, she's thrown in jail.

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, George Mathews

Votes: 5

48. Emergency! (1972–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 2,974

49. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Music, Talk-Show

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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 362

50. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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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 »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 124

51. The 67th Annual Tony Awards (2013 TV Special)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

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Awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, Tom Hanks

Votes: 134

52. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross, Larry Musser

Votes: 9,340

53. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 715

54. The Women of Brewster Place (1989– )

200 min | Drama

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Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Olivia Cole, Robin Givens

Votes: 852

55. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

Votes: 164

56. Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016)

Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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66 Metascore

The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.

Directors: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Guy Johnson, Diahann Carroll, Don Martin

Votes: 200

57. King (1978– )

271 min | Biography, Drama

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The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Tony Bennett, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 272

58. Free to Be... You & Me (1974 TV Movie)

48 min | Animation, Family, Musical

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Directors: Bill Davis, Len Steckler, Fred Wolf | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks

Votes: 298

59. 'Fried Green Tomatoes': The Moments of Discovery (1998 Video)

66 min | Documentary

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Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: Jon Avnet, Gary Basaraba, Kathy Bates, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 25

60. The 28th Annual Tony Awards (1974 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews

Votes: 41

61. Here Come the Brides (1968–1970)
Episode: A Bride for Obie Brown (1970)

60 min | Adventure, Western, Comedy

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Obie, a well-respected worker, tells Joshua he is quitting because there is no Africa-American woman in town for him. Joshua comes up with a plan. He hires an entertainer to visit Seattle for a performance and hopes the two fall in love.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman, David Soul, Bridget Hanley

Votes: 9

62. Intimate Portrait (1993– )
Episode: Harriet Tubman (2000)

Documentary, Biography

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Directors: Tiffany McLinn Lore, Suju Vijayan | Stars: Debbie Allen, Charles Blockson, Brenda E. Stevenson, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 36

63. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: I Before E Except After C (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Brock and a committed teacher try to convince young Puerto Rican dropouts to go back to school by coming up with a progressive education program.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Alexander Lopez

Votes: 5

64. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 55,779 | Gross: $82.42M

65. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

G | 123 min | Drama

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When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos

Votes: 2,918

66. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

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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: 2,783

67. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 56

68. The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995 TV Special)

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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Andy Ackerman, Jason Alexander, Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 29

69. The 26th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1974 TV Special)

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Stars: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Robert Butler, Johnny Carson

Votes: 7

70. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: Something for the Girls (1963)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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A wealthy young socialite, sentenced to community service due to a string of unpaid parking tickets, is assigned to do paperwork in Neil's office. She starts to lose some of her "superior" ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Kathy Bell

Votes: 6

71. Medical Center (1969–1976)
Episode: The Last Ten Yards (1969)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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An aspiring football star (O.J. Simpson) refuses treatment that may harm his budding career.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Chad Everett, James Daly, O.J. Simpson, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 6

72. Here Come the Brides (1968–1970)

60 min | Adventure, Western, Comedy

7.6
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The adventures of a logging work team and the marriageable single women sent to them in post-American Civil War Seattle in the Washington Territory.

Stars: Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman, David Soul, Bridget Hanley

Votes: 562

73. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Stephen Brooks

Votes: 660

74. CBS News Sunday Morning (1979– )

90 min | News

7.6
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The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Osgood, Jane Pauley, Conor Knighton, Mo Rocca

Votes: 408

75. Mama Flora's Family (1998– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Mama Flora reflects on her life while trying to help her grand-daughter get her life right and be a better mother for her son. All while bringing the family she has left back together. Movies takes place from the 1910s to the 1970s.

Stars: Cicely Tyson, Erika Alexander, Blair Underwood, Queen Latifah

Votes: 439

76. Liberty Weekend (1986 TV Special)

Documentary

7.6
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A four-night spectacular celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

Directors: Kirk Browning, John R. Burgeois, Dwight Hemion, Walter C. Miller, Don Mischer, Don Ohlmeyer, Tommy Walker | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Debbie Allen, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 35

77. A Capitol Fourth (2004 TV Special)

90 min | Musical

7.6
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Live televised coverage of the Fourth of July celebrations on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Stars: Robin Gibb, Yolanda Adams, Cicely Tyson, Erich Kunzel

Votes: 13

78. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Howard Running Bear Is a Turtle (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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American Indians employed in NYC as "high floor construction workers" are a close knit group that follow tribal customs. A loveless arranged marriage that has not worked out eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Piper Laurie

Votes: 22

79. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The Street (1964)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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After her mother's boyfriend abuses her, a teenager runs away from home and tries to survive on the streets.

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 5

80. The Marva Collins Story (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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This movie can inspire you to overcome whatever obstacles you have, when you see how Marva Collins overcame the obstacles, financial and otherwise, in opening her own School in her home. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Rodrick F. Wimberly, Mashaune Hardy

Votes: 176

81. The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978 TV Special)

7.5
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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Alan Alda, Jack Albertson, Robert Alda, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 32

82. Just an Old Sweet Song (1976 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama

7.5
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A black family from Detroit takes a two-week vacation in the South. The trip changes their lives.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Mary Alice, Edward Binns, Sonny Jim Gaines, Minnie Gentry

Votes: 20

83. Rwanda Rising (2007)

80 min | Documentary

7.5
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A story of forgiveness and reconciliation in the aftermath of genocide.

Director: CB Hackworth | Stars: Andrew Young, John Bosco Bisimana, John Bryant, LeVar Burton

Votes: 10

84. The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1985 TV Special)

7.5
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Director: Gene Weed | Stars: Robert Altman, Peggy Ashcroft, Christopher Atkins, Victor Banerjee

Votes: 13

85. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish (1984 TV Special)

113 min | Documentary

7.5
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A tribute to actress Lillian Gish, a pioneer in American cinema whose long and distinguished career began in the early silent era.

Stars: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Sally Field, John Houseman

Votes: 142

86. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: Blind Date (1970)

25 min | Comedy

7.5
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Chet complains bitterly when his sister-in-law Verna sets him up on a blind date with Mildred, an employee of an airline who is in town for a few days. He discovers, however, that she's an ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Bill Cosby, Cicely Tyson, Olga James, Gail Cameron

Votes: 15

87. To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.4
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »

Stars: Bud Collyer, Kitty Carlisle, Tom Poston, Peggy Cass

Votes: 304

88. The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969–1972)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Widower Tom Corbett raises his young son Eddie.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz, Miyoshi Umeki, Kristina Holland

Votes: 818

89. Medical Center (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Located in the Los Angeles area, Medical Center was an otherwise unnamed hospital complex that was part of a large university campus. Dr. Paul Lochner was the chief of staff, an experienced... See full summary »

Stars: James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson, Virginia Hawkins

Votes: 460

90. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,611

91. The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

Director: Julie Dash | Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter

Votes: 606

92. A Woman Called Moses (1978– )

240 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.

Stars: Jason Bernard, Clifford David, Judyann Elder, John Getz

Votes: 166

93. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads (1979)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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The host for the episode is Cicely Tyson, and the musical guest is The Talking Heads. The skits for this episode are as follows: Jane and Gilda run in panic when John comes on the set, ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Wilson, James Signorelli | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin

Votes: 40

94. The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969–1972)
Episode: Guess Who's Coming for Lunch (1969)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Eddie gets a new second best friend - Tom will always be his best friend - by the name of Max, who Eddie wants to spend time with when best friend Tom needs to do his adult things. Tom ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Bill Bixby, Miyoshi Umeki, James Komack, Brandon Cruz

Votes: 9

95. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2017)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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As a singer, dancer, activist, and writer, Maya Angelou inspired generations with boundary-pushing, African-American writings. Trace Angelou's incredible journey as she unwraps untold ... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack | Stars: Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Diahann Carroll, Bill Clinton

Votes: 5

96. I Spy (1965–1968)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world.

Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Kenneth Tobey, Arthur Batanides

Votes: 1,467

97. Always Outnumbered (1998 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.3
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In Los Angeles, the hot-tempered collector of cans Socrates "Socco" Fortlow is an ex-con that has served a long sentence for killing a man and a woman. Now he is trying to build a new life ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Daniel Williams, Bill Cobbs, Natalie Cole

Votes: 1,740

98. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Roy Clark

Votes: 715

99. The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards (1979 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Jenny Agutter, Armand Assante, Fred Astaire, Barbara Bach

Votes: 7

100. The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009 TV Special)

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And we're off...as a 40-style radio announcer tells us about the value of television, somehow footage of LeBron is involved... See full synopsis »

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Edie Adams, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christina Applegate

Votes: 207