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1. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 43,974

2. Knight Rider (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of a virtually indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart, Patricia McPherson

Votes: 24,661

3. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 67,708 | Gross: $98.47M

4. Tears of the Sun (2003)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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48 Metascore

A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

Votes: 101,780 | Gross: $43.73M

5. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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A probationary angel, sent back to Earth, teams with an ex-cop to help people.

Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, James Troesh, Margie Impert

Votes: 3,418

6. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel, David Morse

Votes: 2,802

7. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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The adventures of a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

Votes: 4,878

8. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock

Votes: 26,770 | Gross: $47.62M

9. Crossroads (1986)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.1
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Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton

Votes: 11,761 | Gross: $5.84M

10. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 7,451

11. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 3,440

12. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,560

13. Beloved (1998)

R | 172 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.9
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57 Metascore

Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yada Beener, Emil Pinnock

Votes: 6,480 | Gross: $22.85M

14. The Seventh Sign (1988)

R | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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Abby Quinn is eagerly awaiting childbirth but is haunted by dreams where she suffers a miscarriage. When she decides to rent a room to a mysterious stranger, she realizes a chain of events that will unleash the end of humanity.

Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Friedman

Votes: 11,312 | Gross: $18.88M

15. Ashanti (1979)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Kabir Bedi, Beverly Johnson

Votes: 1,439

16. The Final Terror (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.1
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A group of rangers go camping on unfamiliar forest grounds. All is well until the group members start getting picked off by a cunning, tactical, malevolent, killer in the woods.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: John Friedrich, Adrian Zmed, Ernest Harden Jr., Lewis Smith

Votes: 1,836

17. Low Blow (1986)

R | 90 min | Action

3.6
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Leo Fong plays a private investigator who is in search of a young girl kidnapped by a religious cult. Destined to save her, he teams up with a Vietnam vet, a pro-boxing champ and a former cop to save her...

Director: Frank Harris | Stars: Leo Fong, Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Diane Stevenett

Votes: 282 | Gross: $0.06M

18. Rosewood (1997)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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71 Metascore

A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill

Votes: 6,657 | Gross: $13.10M

19. Dead Man's Walk (1996)

PG-13 | 272 min | Western

7.3
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 1,270

20. Mad City (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Alda, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 17,596 | Gross: $10.56M

21. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1984–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

5.2
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Oprah Winfrey hosts a live audience talk-show with celebrity guests and discusses daily stories.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock

Votes: 4,202

22. Key West (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Short-lived FOX television comedy set in Key West, Florida. Seamus O'Neill is a Hemingway wannabe who strikes it rich and uses his newfound wealth to move to Key West in search of ... See full summary »

Stars: Fisher Stevens, Denise Crosby, Lara Piper, Brian Thompson

Votes: 254

23. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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CBS late-afternoon specials designed for middle school and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teenagers.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti, Beau Dremann

Votes: 173

24. The George McKenna Story (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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He risked it all to make the grade.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Denzel Washington, Lynn Whitfield, Debra Artis, Edna Auguillard

Votes: 510

25. A.D. (1985– )

600 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

Votes: 347

26. Native Son (1986)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Victor Love, Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern, Geraldine Page

Votes: 461 | Gross: $1.30M

27. Louisiana (1984 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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Virginia Tregan returns to her home in the U.S. Deep South from a sojourn in Paris only to discover that her family plantation and its holdings have been lost. She determines to recoup her ... See full summary »

Directors: Philippe de Broca, Jacques Demy, Etienne Périer | Stars: Margot Kidder, Ian Charleson, Andréa Ferréol, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 81

28. Brother Future (1991 TV Movie)

103 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A young street rapper is transported back in time to the pre-Civil War South, where he finds himself in the middle of a slave revolt.

Director: Roy Campanella II | Stars: Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Michael Burgess, Akosua Busia

Votes: 138

29. Badge of the Assassin (1985 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.1
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Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: James Woods, Yaphet Kotto, Alex Rocco, David Harris

Votes: 242

30. Ascension Day (2007)

Drama, History

8.2
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A drama focused on Nat Turner and the 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia.

Director: Akosua Busia | Stars: John Amos, Michael Bear, Paul Benjamin, Michael Bretten

Votes: 50

31. Ill Gotten Gains (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, History

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WEST AFRICA 1869 - Slave trade is illegal. There is a revolt on a slave ship - twenty four men fight for their lives. Out-gunned, the revolt fails but a second uprising is planned.

Director: Joel B. Marsden | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Akosua Busia, De'aundre Bonds, Eartha Kitt

Votes: 64

32. Journey to Safety: Making 'Tears of the Sun' (2004 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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This made-for-DVD documentary details the work that went into the production of Tears of the Sun, the Bruce Willis/Monica Belluci movie about a Navy Seal who must decide between his orders ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Bruce Willis, Antoine Fuqua, Johnny Messner, Sammi Rotibi

Votes: 64

33. Late Starter (1985– )

50 min

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When his wife walks out leaving him penniless, a retired university professor finds himself having to start again and having to live in a run down bedsit in North London.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Akosua Busia, Rowena Cooper, Simon Cowell-Parker

Votes: 9

34. Warp Speed (1981 TV Movie)

92 min | Sci-Fi

5.1
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A ship is found adrift in space with no trace of its crew, or any signs of life at all. A psychic is brought into to try to "join" her mind with the memories lingering in the spacecraft so ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Sandler | Stars: David Chandler, Camille Mitchell, Adam West, Joanne Nail

Votes: 92

35. Saxo (1988)

116 min | Drama, Music

5.0
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Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Akosua Busia, Richard Brooks, Laure Killing

Votes: 23

36. A Special Friendship (1987 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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During the American Civil War, a wealthy white woman and the black woman who was once her slave, join forces to fight for freedom and the abolition of slavery.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Tom Aldredge, Richard Brooks, LaShaunna Brown, LeVar Burton

Votes: 20

37. Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple' (2003 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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This made-for-video documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Color Purple, Steven Spielberg's oscar-nominated adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, J. Michael Riva

Votes: 63

38. Behind the Curtain: Eclipsed (2016)

74 min | Documentary

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A multi-part documentary series chronicling the ascent and realization of Eclipsed; a Broadway play written, directed and acted by all women of African descent. Inspirational and sobering, ... See full summary »

Director: Collins Harris | Stars: Akosua Busia, Stephen C. Byrd, Danai Gurira, Alia Jones Harvey

39. A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple' (2003 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Reuben Cannon, Whoopi Goldberg, Alice Walker

Votes: 51

40. Women's Day: The Making of a Bill (1998)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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The film documents first ever recorded official bill for International Women's Day in America in 1994. Remarkable women from different walks of life are honored through an annual ... See full summary »

Director: Beata Pozniak | Stars: Tiana Alexandra, Gloria Allred, Allison Anders, Stefania Podgorska Burzminski

41. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: A Song of Songs (1987)

Not Rated | 49 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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Gabe, a jazz musician, is reunited with his old flame. He finds out that after all these years, the woman he once loved has changed.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Akosua Busia, Rosalind Cash

Votes: 24

42. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Babies Having Babies (1986)

56 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.7
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Five pregnant teenage girls meet up at a group counseling session and begin to discuss their situation and feelings amongst each other.

Director: Martin Sheen | Stars: Akosua Busia, Renée Estevez, Lori Loughlin, Claudia Wells

Votes: 33

43. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: Black's Magic (1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.9
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Turner returns from Mississippi; Chandler is nervous about the status of his relationship with Turner; Auschlander ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time when he ventures to a ... See full summary »

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Ed Flanders, William Daniels, Norman Lloyd, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 8

44. Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Episode: Blind Spot (1983)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The Foundation is tipped to investigate the exploitation of illegal aliens at a scrapyard. When a man suspected to be the informant gets shot, the only witness turns out to be a blind woman called Julie Robinson.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Rebecca Holden, Elyssa Davalos

Votes: 122

45. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Choosing Joi (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Ross helps the mother of a dying boy; Benton attends a parent/child signing class. Corday doesn't give her account in the case against Dr. Romano. Romano blackmails Corday into dropping her... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 168

46. Key West (1993– )
Episode: Compadres (1993)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Nancy Malone | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Denise Crosby, Kim Myers, Lara Piper

47. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1985)

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Akosua Busia, Max Cane, Harriet Cole

48. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1985)

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Roger Brierley, Akosua Busia, Madeline Church

49. Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1996)

PG-13 | 90 min | Western

7.3
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After surrendering to the Mexican army, the expedition's captors march them across 500 miles of desert to New Mexico.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 24

50. Late Starter (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1985)

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Akosua Busia, Jeremy Child, Rowena Cooper