With Lee Daniels Entertainment (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 34,059

2. Star (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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A trio of women form a musical group in Atlanta.

Stars: Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott

Votes: 2,938

3. Monster's Ball (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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69 Metascore

After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher

Votes: 77,260 | Gross: $31.25M

4. The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 100,130 | Gross: $116.63M

5. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Votes: 98,084 | Gross: $47.40M

6. The Paperboy (2012)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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45 Metascore

A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron

Votes: 33,150 | Gross: $0.69M

7. The Woodsman (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.2
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72 Metascore

A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Yasiin Bey, David Alan Grier

Votes: 29,935 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Shadowboxer (2005)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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33 Metascore

When an assassin is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by her lover and stepson, Mikey.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Mirren, Vanessa Ferlito, Macy Gray

Votes: 6,286 | Gross: $0.37M

9. Tennessee (2008)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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42 Metascore

The story of three people who strive to realize their dreams. Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future.

Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, Lance Reddick

Votes: 724 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Culture Clash (2018 TV Movie)

Drama, Musical

A man from an African family builds a future with his fiancée from an American mid-western family.

Director: Trent O'Donnell | Stars: Beth Behrs, Lea Thompson, Matthew Glave, Skai Jackson

11. Demon House

Horror, Thriller | Announced

A family living in a home in Indiana discover strange, demonic occurrences that convince them and the community that the house is a portal to hell.

Director: Lee Daniels

12. The Queen

Biography, Crime, Drama | Announced

The story of Linda Taylor, a Chicago resident who gained infamy in the 1970s for her ability to manipulate the welfare system.

Director: Lee Daniels

13. Iced (I)

Drama | Announced

A talented musician falls into the depths of a destructive drug addiction.

Director: Lee Daniels

14. Untitled Ms. Pat Project (TV Movie)

Comedy | Announced

A woman from Atlanta finds herself in conservative middle America where she lives her life as a reluctant suburban mom.

Star: Patricia Williams

15. The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Drama | Announced

An African American is hired by the CIA in the late 1960s to train for a high-level mission.

16. East of Hope (TV Movie)

Announced

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17. Our Family (TV Movie)

Comedy | Announced

A Young Multi-Cultural Couple with different family backgrounds try to build a normal life together.

18. Victory (TV Movie)

Announced

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19. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Pilot (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Lucious Lyon, told he has a terminal illness, needs one of his family members to step up and take over his company. Meanwhile his ex-wife, recently released from prison, has plans of her own.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 1,013

20. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Outspoken King (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Lucious has to defend Empire's IPO launch after one of his artists is involved in a shooting.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 747

21. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devil Quotes Scripture (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Lucious learns that someone witnessed Bunkie's murder, Cookie seeks help from an old friend, and another woman causes tension between Hakeem and Tiana.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 650

22. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Dangerous Bonds (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Cookie receives an anonymous gift she suspects may be a veiled threat from a person from her past.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 640

23. Empire (2015– )
Episode: False Imposition (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Lucious tries to steal a major artist from his rival, Jamal works on composing original music, and Hakeem faces complications in the lead up to an important performance.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 602

24. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Out, Damned Spot (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Vernon finds himself in a sticky situation; Jamal's ambition causes trouble in his relationships.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 609

25. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Our Dancing Days (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Lucious tries to brand Empire Entertainment as a family-run company.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 681

26. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Who I Am (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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As the time comes for the Empire stock launch and the celebratory tribute concert, Lucious picks a successor, but hasn't reckoned with the response.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 565

27. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Lyon's Roar (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Cookie and Camilla face off over Hakeem; Jamal reveals news that surprises everyone.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 689

28. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Unto the Breach (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.6
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Cookie uncovers Anika's secret; Lucious must face his rival; the Lyon sons take drastic measures.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 679

29. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sins of the Father (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Andre starts a musical relationship with Michelle; a woman from Lucious' past returns.

Director: Rob Hardy | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 521

30. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Die But Once (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Jamal and Lucious work toward a music-centered relationship, but Lucious has a game-changing secret.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 519

31. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devils Are Here (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Three months after his arrest, Lucious tries to run Empire Entertainment while in federal lockup; Cookie stages a star-studded concert in support of Lucious while Andre, Hakeem, Anika and Mimi Whiteman attempt a hostile takeover.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 563

32. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Without a Country (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own small record label, but it's off to a bumpy start as everyone has different visions for the new label. As his first project for the new ... See full summary »

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 415

33. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Fires of Heaven (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Cookie and Anika work together behind Lucious' back to pull off a surprise performance that catches the eye of Pitbull. Meanwhile, Lucious tracks down Frank Gathers' daughter, Young Ma, to ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 367

34. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Poor Yorick (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Despite their feud, the Lyons decide to collaborate on a project that will benefit both companies; Lucious wants to make Vernon disappear.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 359

35. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Be True (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Cookie and Anika work with Laz to throw an event to launch their company, showcase their artists and premiere a song written by Hakeem; Jamal works on his music with Ne-Yo; Hakeem begins a relationship.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 326

36. Empire (2015– )
Episode: My Bad Parts (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Lucious releases a rap by Freda, which causes Hakeem to issue a rap-battle challenge; Cookie's sister visits; Jamal tries to land a big sponsorship deal; Anika receives life-altering news.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 324

37. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A High Hope for a Low Heaven (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Cookie and Lucious have to work together to protect their children; Jamal wants to get back into the studio; Andre discovers a disciple.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 335

38. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Et Tu, Brute? (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Lucious makes a reckless move that could jeopardize everything; Cookie plans a concert at the prison where she was incarcerated for 17 years.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 457

39. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sinned Against (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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A former prison mate helps Cookie and her sister, Candace a deep connection forms when Jamal works with a critically acclaimed pop star; Cookie makes a discovery about Laz.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 314

40. Empire (2015– )
Episode: True Love Never (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Lucious considers a partnership with Jago, the founder of a streaming music company; Andre must achieve a delicate balance between his new values and his career; Hakeem tries to turn Laura into a star.

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 318

41. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A Rose by Any Other Name (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Camilla sinks her claws into Hakeem, the acting Empire CEO, while the rest of the Lyon family members try to get him back on their side; Jamal gets backlash from his fans; Rhonda and Andre's marriage is tested.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 268

42. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Death Will Have His Day (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Lucious declares he will do anything to regain his power, but Cookie has her own ideas; a major tragedy changes the lives of the Lyon family.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 280

43. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Tameness of a Wolf (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Tensions rise between Lucious and his sons; Lucious recreates a traumatic interaction with his mother for a new music video; Tiana and Laura fight to be spotlighted during the Mirage a Trois tour.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 241

44. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Time Shall Unfold (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Lucious releases his video and tries to maneuver his way back into the CEO position at Empire; Andre learns about his grandmother's mental illness as a way to better understand his own struggle; Anika makes a revelation.

Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 223

45. Empire (2015– )
Episode: More Than Kin (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Lucious holds a fundraiser as part of a campaign to prove he should return as Empire's CEO; Hakeem considers whether or not to be a father to Anika's child.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 216

46. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Lyon Who Cried Wolf (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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The discovery of a dark secret throws a wrench into Lucious' deeply personal music video about his mother; secret affairs compromise Hakeem and Jamal; Rhonda thinks she knows the identity of her attacker.

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 260

47. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Rise by Sin (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Hakeem struggles to find a place for his fiancé, Laura, in his career and family; Cookie reveals the truth about Freda's father to Jamal; Jamal makes a sacrifice for Lucious.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 321

48. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Past Is Prologue (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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After a life-changing experience, Jamal refuses to make music until his family ends its seemingly endless cycle of violence and fighting. Meanwhile, the Feds are tailing Anika because they ... See full summary »

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 276

49. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Light in Darkness (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Hakeem leaves the altar, and a rooftop fight between Anika and Rhonda leads to a tragic fall; Lucious uses his streaming service to pursue his music legacy and clashes with Tariq, who leads a federal task force to investigate him.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 257

50. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sin That Amends (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Jamal partners with Angelo Dubois to host a summit for gun violence awareness; Lucious tries to win over Cookie; Hakeem and Shine start to record new songs together; Andre gets into trouble with the police.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 204


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