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The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan Crime | Drama 175 mins.
Léon: The Professional
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, who is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. Dir: Luc Besson With: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman Crime | Drama | Thriller 110 mins.
(2008 TV Series)
A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. With: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller 60 mins.
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. Dir: Neil Burger With: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller 105 mins.
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor Biography | Crime | Drama 157 mins.
The Royal Tenenbaums
An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill. Dir: Wes Anderson With: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston Comedy | Drama 110 mins.
(2010 TV Series)
The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York. With: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker Comedy | Drama 22 mins.
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. Dir: Woody Allen With: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts Comedy | Drama | Romance 93 mins.
Get Him to the Greek
A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater. Dir: Nicholas Stoller With: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss Comedy | Music 109 mins.
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term. Dir: Spike Lee With: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman Crime | Drama 135 mins.
Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. Dir: Alan Parker With: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet Horror | Mystery | Thriller 113 mins.
A naive prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City. Dir: John Schlesinger With: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles Drama 113 mins.
(2004 TV Series)
Episode: Guts (2004) Tommy Gavin is a firefighter and father who's struggling to cope with the daily turmoil of his life... Dir: Peter Tolan With: Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, James McCaffrey Drama | Comedy 45 mins.
Live and Let Die
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. Dir: Guy Hamilton With: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour Action | Adventure | Thriller 121 mins.
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. Dir: Brian De Palma With: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller Crime | Drama 144 mins.
Super Size Me
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. Dir: Morgan Spurlock With: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker Documentary | Comedy | Drama 100 mins.
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. Dir: Woody Allen With: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway Comedy | Drama | Romance 96 mins.
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. Dir: Spike Lee With: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo Biography | Drama | History 202 mins.
The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife. Dir: Joby Harold With: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard Crime | Mystery | Thriller 84 mins.
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder. Dir: John Singleton With: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale Action | Crime | Thriller 99 mins.
Desperately Seeking Susan
A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. Dir: Susan Seidelman With: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn Comedy | Drama 104 mins.
A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute. Dir: Alan J. Pakula With: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi Mystery | Thriller 114 mins.
Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary. Dir: Spike Lee With: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee Drama | Romance 132 mins.
Splendor in the Grass
A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness. Dir: Elia Kazan With: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle Drama | Romance 124 mins.
Six Degrees of Separation
An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is. Dir: Fred Schepisi With: Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland Comedy | Drama | Mystery 112 mins.
Music of the Heart
Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids. Dir: Wes Craven With: Meryl Streep, Cloris Leachman, Henry Dinhofer Drama | Music 124 mins.
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter. Dir: Gordon Parks With: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi Action | Crime | Thriller 100 mins.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? Dir: Joseph Sargent With: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam Action | Crime | Thriller 104 mins.
ABC Afterschool Specials
(1972 TV Series)
Episode: Gaucho (1978) A young Puerto Rican New York boy thinks his mother wants to move back to her homeland, so he takes a job as an errand boy for a small-time hood to pay for the move back to her Caribbean homeland. Dir: Robert Lieberman With: Panchito Gómez, Alma Beltran, Phillip R. Allen Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family 46 mins.
ABC Afterschool Specials
(1972 TV Series)
Episode: Santiago's Ark (1972) An early ABC Afterschool Speical about an imaginative and determined 14-year-old Puerto Rican boy who builds a sailing ship to sail around Central Park. Followed in 1975 by the sequel "Santiago's America." Dir: Albert Waller With: Reuben Figueroa, Carmen Maya, René Enríquez Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family 60 mins.
Jack Goes Boating
A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. Dir: Philip Seymour Hoffman With: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz Comedy | Drama | Romance 91 mins.
Mo' Better Blues
Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic life. Dir: Spike Lee With: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes Drama | Music | Romance 129 mins.
Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white"... Dir: Kevin Hooks With: Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson Comedy | Romance 83 mins.
The Brother from Another Planet
A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem. Dir: John Sayles With: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter Comedy | Sci-Fi 108 mins.
Claudine tries to provide for her six children in Harlem while on welfare. She has a romance with Roop... Dir: John Berry With: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Comedy | Drama | Romance 92 mins.
The romantic life of a fashionable Manhattan beauty who's part model, part call-girl--and all man-trap. Dir: Daniel Mann With: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher Drama 109 mins.
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
In the late 1960s, Carlito Brigante (Hernandez) emerges as the heroin czar of Harlem. Dir: Michael Bregman With: Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzmán Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 100 mins.
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
(1996 TV Movie)
A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences... Dir: Eriq La Salle With: Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach Biography | Drama | Sport 120 mins.
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends
(1998 TV Series)
Episode: Black Nationalism (1999) Louis Theroux travels to New York to meet proponents of black nationalism. Dir: Kate Townsend With: Louis Theroux, Khalid Muhammad, Al Sharpton Documentary 60 mins.
Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy... Dir: Larry Cohen With: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 87 mins.
(2005 TV Series)
An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares. With: Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy Animation | Comedy 30 mins.
Who's the Man?
Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work... Dir: Ted Demme With: Ed Lover, Doctor Dré, Badja Djola Comedy | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 85 mins.
The Young Savages
A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy... Dir: John Frankenheimer With: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 103 mins.
A Return to Salem's Lot
A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot. Dir: Larry Cohen With: Michael Moriarty, Samuel Fuller, Ricky Addison Reed Horror 101 mins.
A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money. Dir: Philip D'Antoni With: Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Victor Arnold Action | Crime | Drama 103 mins.
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker
Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 standup comedy presentation from HBO... Dir: Keith Truesdell With: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh Comedy | Documentary 65 mins.
Flea was a basketball player, happy with his subtle hustle, until a Dominican connect introduced him... Dir: Cam'ron With: Cam'ron, Durrel Mohammad, Juelz Santana Action | Biography | Crime | Drama 128 mins.
Hell Up in Harlem
A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia. Dir: Larry Cohen With: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry Crime | Drama 94 mins.
Driven by biological excess, a man and a woman search for sexual fulfillment, unaware of each other's existence. Unfortunately, they eventually meet, and the bonding of these two very unusual human beings ends in a god awful love story. Dir: Frank Henenlotter With: Charlee Danielson, Anthony Sneed, Mark Wilson Horror 84 mins.
Across 110th Street
Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war. Dir: Barry Shear With: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 102 mins.