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1. Your Love (2014)

7 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.9
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Chemistry, love and family.

Director: Laila Petrone | Stars: Deji LaRay, Zara Durrani, Alexandra Fagins, Cristian Fagins

Votes: 10

2. 30 for 30 (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger, Mike Tyson

Votes: 3,739

3. I Believe in Miracles (2009 Video)

Documentary

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Director: Irish Braschi | Stars: Sergio Albelli, Laz Alonso, Omero Antonutti, Christian Berkel

Votes: 9

4. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 46,750

5. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their craft.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Mustafa Sönmez

Votes: 4,640

6. At the Movies (1986–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Richard Roeper, Michael Phillips

Votes: 1,647

7. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

8.6
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An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 3,949

8. The Debbie Allen Special (1989 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.6
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Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Debbie Allen, Paula Brown, Matthew Dickens, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 5

9. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.5
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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, John Walters, Paul McCartney

Votes: 148

10. Red Carpet Report (2009– )

Short, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Red Carpet Report, Hollywood's number one independently owned and operated source for Red Carpet interviews, reviews, and news. We never go after gossip and #WeAskMore.

Stars: Kristyn Burtt, JD Piché, Fiona Zaring, Denise Salcedo

Votes: 35

11. Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997 Video)

Unrated | 106 min | Music

8.4
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Collection of Michael Jackson's music videos from the period 1983-1997. Mainly focused post-1995 era, including videos such as "Scream", "They Don't Care About Us" and more.

Directors: Nicholas Brandt, Colin Chilvers, Bob Giraldi, Wayne Isham, Michael Jackson, John Landis, Spike Lee, Don Mischer, Vincent Paterson, Mark Romanek, James Yukich | Stars: Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Brandon Quintin Adams, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 1,730

12. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: The 250th Special (2013)

Talk-Show

8.4
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As the program reaches the 250 episode milestone, this documentary shows a behind-the-scenes look at how it is produced and features some of the most well-known and popular guests over its 20 year lifespan.

Stars: James Lipton, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle, Bradley Cooper

Votes: 7

13. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )
Episode: Will Smith/U2 (2014)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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The classic late night talk show returns with a new host, a new house band and a new studio. Join Jimmy and his guests actor/rapper etc. Will Smith and rock band U2; cameos by Joan Rivers, Joe Namath, Lady Gaga, Mike Tyson; and much more.

Director: Dave Diomedi | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith, U2, The Roots

Votes: 96

14. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 22,225 | Gross: $7.83M

15. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Spike & Co.: Do It Acapella (1990)

Music

8.3
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Spike and Debbie play with and appreciate a number of top a'capella singing groups.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Debbie Allen, Samuel L. Jackson, The Mint Juleps, Ladysmith Black Mambazo,

Votes: 18

16. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show, which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 16,056

17. Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary

8.2
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The story of New York City journalists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill lauded in their time as the voice of New York.

Directors: Jonathan Alter, John Block, Steve McCarthy | Stars: Harvey Araton, John Avlon, Mike Barnicle, Dan Barry

Votes: 150

18. The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999– )

Sport

8.2
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A show which takes sports most memorable blunders, bad calls, and questionable moments and sheds a new light on them to show why the party who made the mistake should be let off the hook.

Stars: Brian Kenny, Steve Hirdt, Bob Costas, Dave Kindred

Votes: 60

19. Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies (2008)

Documentary

8.2
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Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Fischler | Stars: Giorgio Bertellini, Paul Borghese, John Caglione Jr., Frank Capra Jr.

Votes: 56

20. There Is No Direction (2005)

35 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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Director: Sarah Bertrand | Stars: Denys Arcand, Hector Babenco, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Votes: 25

21. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,113

22. Who Do You Think You Are? (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Celebrities are given the opportunity to research their family trees with surprising and often unexpected results.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Ken Rogers, Courteney Cox, Julie Bowen

Votes: 1,192

23. John Leguizamo: Freak (1998 TV Special)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Comedy

8.1
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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 987

24. CenterStage (2002– )

60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

8.1
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Michael Kay sits down with celebrities of sports, movies, and more and interviews them about their accomplishments

Stars: Michael Kay, Steve Ferrarie, Yogi Berra, Vince Carter

Votes: 35

25. Movies That Shook the World (2005– )

Documentary

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Stars: Jeff Goldblum, George Lucas, Roger Ebert, Graham Nash

Votes: 40

26. Surviving Cliffside (2013)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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After their beauty-pageant-queen daughter beats leukemia, a family, living in a trailer park known for its guns and drugs, tries to put their lives back together in time for their daughter to make a run for Little Miss West Virginia.

Director: Jon Matthews | Stars: E.J. Huffman, Brandy Smith, Makala Smith, Josey Smith

Votes: 16

27. Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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In this open-letter style documentary, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis' rich lives guide their grandson on his personal quest to master lasting love, conscious art, and undying activism.

Director: Muta'Ali Muhammad | Stars: Alan Alda, Michelle Alexander, Angela Bassett, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 17

28. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Passing Strange (2009)

135 min | Music

8.1
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85 Metascore

A young black artist leaves his Los Angeles digs and travels to Europe to find himself. A theatrical stage production of the original Broadway musical.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: De'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo

Votes: 410

29. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 13,755 | Gross: $2.67M

30. Street Fight (2005)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

8.0
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85 Metascore

This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which a City Councilman, Cory Booker, attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James.

Director: Marshall Curry | Stars: Jen Bluestein, Cory Booker, Bill Bradley, Chris Christie

Votes: 1,745

31. Bad 25 (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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65 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Glen Ballard, John Barnes, Jennifer Batten

Votes: 1,810

32. I'll Make Me a World (1999– )

Documentary, History

8.0
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A history of African-American arts in the 20th century.

Stars: Vanessa Williams, Delores Browne, Arthur Mitchell, Raven Wilkinson

Votes: 7

33. The Chris Rock Show (1997–2000)
Episode: Episode #3.1 (1998)

TV-MA | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Stars: Tom Agna, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., Nick Di Paolo, Mary Dimino

Votes: 7

34. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks (2010)

68 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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A film that explores the rivalry between the Indiana Pacers and New York as seen through the eyes and actions of Reggie Miller star player of the Indiana Pacers.

Director: Dan Klores | Stars: Reggie Miller, Cheryl Miller, Spike Lee, Patrick Ewing

Votes: 1,629

35. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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91 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 74,600 | Gross: $27.55M

36. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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A group of teenagers solves local crimes, capers, and mysteries in their neighborhood, with the help of a ghost who can only communicate through writing and words.

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Marcella Lowery

Votes: 2,074

37. A Tribe Called Quest: The Video Anthology (2002 Video)

50 min | Music

7.9
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Directors: Paul Hunter, Jim Swaffield, Josh Taft, Hype Williams | Stars: Todd 1, Charlie Brown, Dinco D., Phife Dawg

Votes: 19

38. Shark (2006–2008)
Episode: Pilot (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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An arrogant big-shot defense attorney is guilt-ridden after the client he just helped get off commits another murder, so he decides to become a prosecutor.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown, Sarah Carter

Votes: 211

39. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 112,104 | Gross: $57.50M

40. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin

Votes: 717 | Gross: $3.73M

41. Clerks (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

7.8
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70 Metascore

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer

Votes: 201,124 | Gross: $3.15M

42. Night on Earth (1991)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott

Votes: 49,815 | Gross: $2.02M

43. CBS News Sunday Morning (1979– )

TV-PG | 90 min | News

7.8
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The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Osgood, Jane Pauley, Conor Knighton, Mo Rocca

Votes: 509

44. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.8
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 431

45. 4 Little Girls (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,482 | Gross: $0.13M

46. Michael Jackson: They Don't Care About Us (1996 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.8
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In the plot of the first version (Brazilian version), you can see the Santa Marta in Rio De Janeiro and some inhabitants, and Jackson sings together with the inhabitants the song.

Director: Spike Lee | Star: Michael Jackson

Votes: 648

47. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Man does sports. Man speaks about sports.

Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

Votes: 161

48. Michael Jackson: They Don't Care About Us, Prison Version (1996 Video)

5 min | Short, Crime, Music

7.8
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This second version was filmed in a prison with cell mates; in the video Jackson is seen handcuffed. It also contains real footage of police attacking African Americans, the military ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee | Star: Michael Jackson

Votes: 559

49. The Dick Cavett Show (1975–1991)

30 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Phil Silvers

Votes: 158

50. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)
Episode: Part One (2006)

TV-MA | 67 min | Documentary

7.8
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Act 1 of 4. Spike Lee's four-part HBO documentary event that recounts the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans in 2005.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 54



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