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1. No Way Out (1950)
Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A black doctor is assigned to treat two white racist suspects who are brothers, and when one dies it causes tension that could start a race riot.
2. Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)
103 min | Drama
In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a ... See full summary »
5. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
7. Edge of the City (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Drama
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.
8. Something of Value (1957)
Approved | 113 min | Drama, War
Even though Peter and Kimani grow up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After the father of Kimani is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani ... See full summary »
9. Band of Angels (1957)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance
Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.
10. The Mark of the Hawk (1957)
Approved | 83 min | Drama
The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British ... See full summary »
12. Porgy and Bess (1959)
138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.
13. Our Virgin Island (1958)
84 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Two newly weds buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands and live a happy life without the comforts of modern society.
14. All the Young Men (1960)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War
During the Korean War,a platoon leader dies leaving his inexperienced black sergeant in charge of his squad of belligerent and racist white men.
19. The Long Ships (1964)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A vagabond Viking adventurer and a Moor both compete to find "The Mother of All Voices," a legendary golden bell near the Pillars of Hercules.
20. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History
An all-star, large scale epic film that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Votes: 7,497 | Gross: $15.47M
21. The Bedford Incident (1965)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.
22. A Patch of Blue (1965)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life by introducing her to the outside world.
24. Duel at Diablo (1966)
Approved | 103 min | Western
In Apache territory, a supply army column heads for the next fort, an ex-scout searches for the killer of his Indian wife, and a housewife abandons her husband in order to re-join her Apache lover's tribe.
25. To Sir, with Love (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Votes: 13,516 | Gross: $42.43M
26. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 57,092 | Gross: $24.38M
27. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé.
Votes: 33,371 | Gross: $56.70M
30. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.
Votes: 2,608 | Gross: $5.12M
32. The Organization (1971)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In San Francisco, Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs helps a group of idealistic vigilantes expose a drug ring controlled by powerful businessmen.
34. A Warm December (1973)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter arrive for a month-long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly, a new romance for the widowed Dr. Younger. His new love interest is the ... See full summary »
35. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it.
37. Let's Do It Again (1975)
PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans but their tricks attract the mob's attention.
38. A Piece of the Action (1977)
PG | 135 min | Crime, Comedy
Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »
39. Shoot to Kill (1988)
R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An FBI agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.
Votes: 10,254 | Gross: $29.30M
40. Little Nikita (1988)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Thriller
An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.
Votes: 4,310 | Gross: $1.73M
42. Sneakers (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item.
Votes: 47,426 | Gross: $51.43M
43. Children of the Dust (1995– )
R | 175 min | Western
Gypsy Smith, is a gunfighter and a bounty hunter. When he leads the US army into a Cheyenne camp to capture a suspected Indian renegade, a long train of events begins that finally lead to ... See full summary »
44. To Sir, with Love II (1996 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves too much to resist.
45. Mandela and de Klerk (1997 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with a number of political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South ... See full summary »
46. David and Lisa (1998 TV Movie)
86 min | Drama, Romance
Lukas Haas portays David, a withdrawn but apparent near genius, who fears being touched. Brittney Murphy plays Lisa, a young woman seemingly suffering from split personalities who speaks ... See full summary »
47. The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 85 min | Drama
A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
48. The Last Brickmaker in America (2001 TV Movie)
PG | 85 min | Drama
A man must cope with the loss of his wife and the obsolescence of his job before finding redemption by becoming a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old.