Motown

by dakjets | created - 01 Apr 2018 | updated - 01 Apr 2018 | Public

Motownproductions with Motownstars and acts. Productions with Motownstars, now and then.

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1. 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: 3,372 | Gross: $9.60M

2. Mahogany (1975)

PG | 109 min | Drama, Romance

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

Directors: Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson, Jack Wormser | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 1,547 | Gross: $5.00M

3. 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: 12,836 | Gross: $21.05M

4. The Last Dragon (1985)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry

Votes: 11,974 | Gross: $25.75M

5. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 3,329 | Gross: $8.75M

6. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Music

The 25th Anniversary of Motown Records is celebrated by its past and present stars playing their greatest hits, plus some new ones.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Adam Ant, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 247

10. The Temptations (1998)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 3,698

11. Moonwalker (1988)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big.

Directors: Jerry Kramer, Colin Chilvers | Stars: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Sean Lennon, Kelley Parker

Votes: 14,967

13. Out of Darkness (2016)

192 min | Documentary

Out of Darkness is a full length three-part documentary examining the untold history of African people and the African cultural contribution to the nations of the world.

Director: Amadeuz Christ | Stars: Umar Johnson, Sabir Bey, Claud Anderson, Kaba Kamene

Votes: 21

14. Double Platinum (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Musical

A young singer is reunited with the mother who left her when she was a child.

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Diana Ross, Brandy Norwood, Christine Ebersole, Allen Payne

Votes: 534

15. Golden Shoes (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Family

With his father missing in action, and his mother critical in hospital, a young boy consoles himself with dreams of playing in the youth soccer league. To do so, he must overcome adult deception, bullying, and his solitude.

Director: Lance Kawas | Stars: Christian Koza, David DeLuise, John Rhys-Davies, Vivica A. Fox

Votes: 188

16. Pipe Dreams (1976)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance

Pipe Dreams is a 1976 film starring soul singer Gladys Knight in her acting debut as a woman who attempts to regain the love of her husband played by real-life spouse Barry Hankerson. In ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Verona | Stars: Sherry Bain, Kelly Britt, David Byrd, Bob Corso

Votes: 42

17. Changes (1969)

M | 93 min | Drama, Romance

As Kent drives along California coast, he recollects recent events in his life: his dropping out of college, also leaving behind his establishment-oriented roommate and his square parents. ... See full summary »

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: Kent Lane, Michele Carey, Jack Albertson, Marcia Strassman

Votes: 54

18. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 18,864

19. My Boyfriend's Back (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

A female singing group from the '60s reunites for a TV special.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Sandy Duncan, Jill Eikenberry, Judith Light, John Sanderford

Votes: 193

20. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)

PG | 13 min | Short, Horror, Music

A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Forrest J. Ackerman, Reed Armstrong

Votes: 14,467

21. Joe Jackson: Making Michael (2012)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, Musical

Michael Jackson's father Joseph gives us an exclusive glimpse into a bizarre world full of controversial characters, intimate family secrets and never before seen moments in Jackson Family history.

Director: Johnny West | Stars: Joe Jackson, Wendee Lee Curtis, Marlene Mc'Cohen



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