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1. Wild in the Streets (1968)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 1,641

2. Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales (1969)

Comedy, Drama

A white man goes on trial for having raped a black woman.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye

Votes: 22

3. Carter's Army (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 396

4. The Phynx (1970)

GP | 81 min | Comedy, Music

A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by Communist enemies of the U.S.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Michael A. Miller, Ray Chippeway, Dennis Larden, Lonny Stevens

Votes: 172

5. You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat (1971)

R | 85 min | Drama, Comedy

This oddball counterculture comedy/drama follows Zalman King through a series of kooky misadventures while he searches for his life's purpose in New York City.

Director: Peter Locke | Stars: Zalman King, Allen Garfield, Suzette Green, Richard Pryor

Votes: 39

6. Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971)

R | 48 min | Comedy, Documentary

Richard Pryor delivering his one-of-a-kind routine. One of his earliest live performances in 1971 at the Improvisation in New York.

Director: Michael Blum | Star: Richard Pryor

Votes: 885

7. Dynamite Chicken (1971)

R | 76 min | Comedy

A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies , but more a general patchwork than a... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Richard Pryor, Ace Trucking Company, Patti Deutsch, Michael Mislove

Votes: 170

8. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 3,236 | Gross: $9.60M

9. The Mack (1973)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up King of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor, Carol Speed

Votes: 2,346

10. Some Call It Loving (1973)

R | 103 min | Drama

A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Zalman King, Carol White, Tisa Farrow, Richard Pryor

Votes: 300

11. Hit! (1973)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles

Votes: 369

12. Wattstax (1973)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

81 Metascore

Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Jimmy Jones

Votes: 682

13. 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.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson

Votes: 1,736

14. The Lion Roars Again (1975)

17 min | Documentary, Short

This MGM documentary records a two day open house the studio held for the international media in 1975. They visit the set of Logan's Run (1976), meeting the producer and wardrobe designers. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Michael Anderson, Army Archerd, Fred Astaire, Richard Benjamin

Votes: 96

15. Car Wash (1976)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A comedic take on the daily life of a car wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams and tribulations. And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus, Otis Day

Votes: 5,529

16. Silver Streak (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 15,930

17. Greased Lightning (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

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: 1,189

18. Which Way Is Up? (1977)

R | 94 min | Comedy

Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 1,311

19. Blue Collar (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

When three workers try to steal from the local union, they discover the corruption of the union instead and decide to blackmail them.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 5,788

20. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 12,254 | Gross: $21.05M

21. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Comedy

The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Lee Pryor

Votes: 3,583 | Gross: $15.80M

22. Wholly Moses! (1980)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Dudley Moore, Laraine Newman, James Coco, Paul Sand

Votes: 1,600 | Gross: $14.16M

23. In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion) (1980)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Feldman | Stars: Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Louise Lasser, Richard Pryor

Votes: 873 | Gross: $2.01M

24. Stir Crazy (1980)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

56 Metascore

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Votes: 21,782 | Gross: $101.30M

25. Bustin' Loose (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »

Directors: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr., Jimmy Hughes

Votes: 2,349 | Gross: $31.26M

26. Some Kind of Hero (1982)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Ronny Cox

Votes: 1,089 | Gross: $23.67M

27. Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Director: Joe Layton | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton, Jesse Jackson

Votes: 3,297 | Gross: $36.30M

28. The Toy (1982)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

16 Metascore

An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 10,090 | Gross: $47.12M

29. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 57,450 | Gross: $59.95M

30. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Documentary

Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney

Votes: 1,838 | Gross: $16.16M

31. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 31,969 | Gross: $38.80M

32. Critical Condition (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy

Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for an insanity plea, and is sent to a hospital for review, where he is confused for a doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Maria Cardinale

Votes: 2,606 | Gross: $20.24M

33. Moving (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy

36 Metascore

Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Richard Pryor, Beverly Todd, Stacey Dash, Raphael Harris

Votes: 4,391 | Gross: $10.82M

34. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 42,558 | Gross: $46.91M

35. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

16 Metascore

During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

Director: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

Votes: 17,589 | Gross: $60.86M

36. Another You (1991)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

George has been in a mental hospital for three years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mercedes Ruehl, Stephen Lang

Votes: 3,132 | Gross: $2.87M

37. The Three Muscatels (1991)

90 min | Comedy

Richard Pryor stars in this parody of The Three Musketeers follows a coed who falls asleep while reading the book and dreams about a trio of swashbuckling heroes.

Director: Romell Foster-Owens | Stars: Flynn Belaine, Cal Wilson, Reynaldo Rey, Joe Torry

Votes: 84

38. Mad Dog Time (1996)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.

Director: Larry Bishop | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 2,510 | Gross: $0.08M

39. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

Votes: 114,180 | Gross: $3.80M

40. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

R | 116 min | Comedy

49 Metascore

A nice-guy cop with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee

Votes: 204,647 | Gross: $90.57M



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