Highest Rated Titles With Minnie Gentry


1. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Poison Ivy (1990)

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

7.8
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A police officer is accused of planting a gun on an unarmed African-American youth that he shot. The victim was beloved in his community, but the investigation reveals that he may have also been a drug dealer.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 172

2. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 26,487

3. Here and Now (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A.J. is a graduate student who volunteers at a youth center that helps troubled kids.

Stars: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Charles Brown, Daryl Mitchell, Rachael Crawford

Votes: 24

4. 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

5. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.4
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 26,551

6. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans, an Irish-American family headed by Maeve and Johnny Ryan. They owned Ryan's Bar... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Levin, Nancy Addison, Helen Gallagher, Ron Hale

Votes: 289

7. Claudine (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tamu Blackwell

Votes: 1,221

8. Georgia, Georgia (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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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 »

Director: Stig Björkman | Stars: Dirk Benedict, Lars-Erik Berenett, Stig Engström, James Thomas Finley Jr.

Votes: 56

9. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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70 Metascore

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frankie Acciarito, Peggy Gormley

Votes: 31,412 | Gross: $2.00M

10. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: The Storyteller (1990)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.0
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Cliff's great-aunt, Gramtee, comes to visit and everyone is excited - except Olivia. Olivia wants to go to the zoo instead of a planned church visit. Gramtee tells stories of Cliff as a child and of a relative who was a slave years ago.

Director: Carl Lauten | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens

Votes: 53

11. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez

Votes: 4,816 | Gross: $3.70M

12. All My Children (1970–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Mystery

6.7
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Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.

Stars: Cameron Mathison, Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew

Votes: 2,072

13. Black Caesar (1973)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin

Votes: 2,398

14. Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)

PG | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Sequel to Cotton comes to Harlem. Another bad influence is hitting Harlem and Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are the two cops who will stop it. Charleston Blue was a prohibition era black ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Peter De Anda, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 185

15. Greased Lightning (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

6.3
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The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little

Votes: 1,076

16. Hollow Image (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.1
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A black New York career girl, who has made it big in the fashion world, is torn between her new life "downtown" and her roots in Harlem with an old boyfriend still living there.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Robert Hooks, S. Pearl Sharp, Dick Anthony Williams, Hattie Winston

Votes: 33

17. Apprentice to Murder (1988)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to "detect" evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.

Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Chad Lowe, Mia Sara, Knut Husebø

Votes: 291 | Gross: $0.47M

18. America (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy

4.7
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The zany crew of a New York cable television station accidentally bounce a signal off the moon, bringing them worldwide attention.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Zack Norman, Tammy Grimes, Michael J. Pollard, Richard Belzer

Votes: 101

19. Def by Temptation (1990)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.4
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An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way, is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

Director: James Bond III | Stars: James Bond III, Kadeem Hardison, Bill Nunn, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 945 | Gross: $2.22M

21. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)
Episode: Episode #1.981 (1979)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Director: Lela Swift | Stars: Nancy Addison, Bernard Barrow, William Converse-Roberts, John Gabriel

22. Here and Now (1992–1993)
Episode: Great Expectations (1992)

Comedy

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Director: John Bowab | Stars: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Charles Brown, S. Epatha Merkerson, Daryl Mitchell

23. The American Parade (1974– )
Episode: Sojourner (1975)

60 min

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Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Vinnette Carroll, Anthony Chisholm, Minnie Gentry, James Earl Jones