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1. Sleepless (III) (2017)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

34 Metascore

A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 26,863 | Gross: $20.76M

2. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,751 | Gross: $3.90M

3. Service to Man (2016)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, History

It's 1967 and Eli Rosenberg has a problem; only one medical school in the country will accept him: Meharry Medical College, an all-black medical school in Tennessee, a considerable distance... See full summary »

Directors: Aaron Greer, Seth Panitch | Stars: Morgan Auld, Christopher Livingston, Lamman Rucker, Keith David

Votes: 74

4. Honey 3: Dare to Dance (2016 Video)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Family, Music

While attending college in Cape Town, Melea Martin loses her scholarship and must find money to pay for the rest of her semester. Searching for a way to honor her recently deceased mother ... See full summary »

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Cassie Ventura, Kenny Wormald, Dena Kaplan, Sibongile Mlambo

Votes: 1,366

5. Showing Roots (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Set in the year 1977, two women look to integrate their small town, inspired by the miniseries "Roots" as it hits the airwaves.

Director: Michael Wilson | Stars: Elizabeth McGovern, Adam Brody, Maggie Grace, Viva Bianca

Votes: 75

6. Nina (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Music

27 Metascore

The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.

Director: Cynthia Mort | Stars: Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo, Kevin Mambo, Ronald Guttman

Votes: 2,318

7. Born to Be Blue (2015)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late '60s.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Tony Nappo

Votes: 7,356 | Gross: $0.83M

8. The North Star (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

The North Star is the story of Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones and Moses Hopkins, two slaves who escaped from a Virginia plantation and made their way to freedom in Buckingham, Pennsylvania in ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas K. Phillips | Stars: Jeremiah Trotter, Thomas C. Bartley Jr., Clifton Powell, John Diehl

Votes: 43

9. Love Beats Rhymes (2017)

R | 106 min | Drama, Musical

54 Metascore

When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek ... See full summary »

Director: RZA | Stars: John David Washington, Common, Hana Mae Lee, Lorraine Toussaint

Votes: 743

10. Aaliyah (2015)

TV-14 | 116 min | Biography, Music

A singer with a diva attitude manages to take the music industry by storm . But wonders at what cost . Aaliyah 1979 -2001

Stars: Nick Cannon, Niatia 'Lil Mama' Kirkland, Carl Anthony Payne II

Votes: 18

11. The Wiz Live! (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A live production of the 1975 Broadway musical, "The Wiz," which put a modern spin on the classic "Wizard of Oz" tale with a cast of African-American actors.

Directors: Matthew Diamond, Kenny Leon | Stars: Common, Amber Riley, Uzo Aduba, Stephanie Mills

Votes: 2,066

12. Carter High (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

During the 1980s Carter High School in Dallas, Texas was a football powerhouse. This is the story of four of the student athletes whose off the field activities cost them their future.

Director: Arthur Muhammad | Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Vivica A. Fox, Pooch Hall, David Banner

Votes: 464 | Gross: $0.34M

13. Miles Ahead (2015)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Director: Don Cheadle | Stars: Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 8,727 | Gross: $2.61M

14. The Perfect Guy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

36 Metascore

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true.

Director: David M. Rosenthal | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, L. Scott Caldwell

Votes: 9,245 | Gross: $57.02M

15. #Lucky Number (2015)

TV-14 | 80 min | Comedy

Based on a true story, an aspiring New York City sportscaster's life is on the slow track until he serendipitously gets the old cell phone number of a basketball superstar. Will the number ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Gabriel Murphy | Stars: Tom Pelphrey, Natalie Hall, Method Man, Malcolm Goodwin

Votes: 435

16. War Room (2015)

PG | 120 min | Drama

26 Metascore

A seemingly perfect family looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie, Beth Moore

Votes: 12,136 | Gross: $67.79M

17. Secrets of the Magic City (2014)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Secrets is a gritty story filled with hope and the will to survive.

Director: R. Malcolm Jones | Stars: Erika Alexander, Vanessa Baden, Sharlene Betancourt, Pearce Blair

Votes: 40

18. Chocolate City (2015)

R | 91 min | Drama

Life for a struggling college student changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl.

Director: Jean-Claude La Marre | Stars: Robert Ri'chard, Tyson Beckford, DeRay Davis, Vivica A. Fox

Votes: 961 | Gross: $0.21M

19. Brotherly Love (III) (2015)

R | 89 min | Drama

Set on the backdrop of Philadelphia's famed Overbrook High School, we track the lives of the nations number one high school basketball player Sergio Taylor as he deals with the early pressures of hood fame.

Director: Jamal Hill | Stars: Keke Palmer, Cory Hardrict, Romeo Miller, Eric D. Hill Jr.

Votes: 1,619 | Gross: $0.44M

20. Freedom (II) (2014)

R | 94 min | Drama, Music

30 Metascore

Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cousens | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Sharon Leal, David Rasche, Kimberly Nichole

Votes: 1,476

21. Back to School Mom (2015)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama

The story of a 41 year old woman who goes back to college to finish up her last year of school. While there, she becomes good friends with a classmate, who turns out to be the son she gave up 20 years earlier.

Director: Christopher Erskin | Stars: Kimberly Elise, Denzel Whitaker, Loretta Devine, Harry Lennix

Votes: 115

22. White Water (2015 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and ... See full summary »

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Sharon Leal, Barry Shabaka Henley, Larenz Tate, Storm Reid

Votes: 157

23. Unexpected (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.

Director: Kris Rey | Stars: Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 2,911

24. Whitney (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Biography, Drama

A chronicle of Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.

Director: Angela Bassett | Stars: Yaya DaCosta, Arlen Escarpeta, Yolonda Ross, Suzzanne Douglas

Votes: 1,643

25. My Favorite Five (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

My Favorite Five is a romantic comedy with hilarious twists and turns. Hailey is a self-proclaimed serial dater who has no interest in marriage, kids or a picket fence. Hailey does however ... See full summary »

Director: Paul D. Hannah | Stars: Rochelle Aytes, Brian White, DeRay Davis, Erica Hubbard

Votes: 246

26. Seasons of Love (2014 TV Movie)

G | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Set in the picturesque backdrop of New York, "Seasons of Love" is a romantic, soulful holiday drama about two people who struggle to find love against the odds, while reconciling with the past and learning the true value of family.

Director: Princess Monique Filmz | Stars: A.J. Ackleson, Cleo Anthony, Gary Craig, Rasheda Crockett

Votes: 105

27. Mr. Pip (2012)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, War

As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Xzannjah Matsi, Healesville Joel, Eka Darville

Votes: 3,502

28. Girlhood (2014)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Mariétou Touré

Votes: 6,867

29. Addicted (I) (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

32 Metascore

A gallerist risks her family and flourishing career when she enters into an affair with a talented painter and slowly loses control of her life.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, John Newberg, Tyson Beckford

Votes: 7,808 | Gross: $17.38M

30. Beyond the Lights (2014)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music, Romance

73 Metascore

The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover

Votes: 14,374 | Gross: $14.62M

31. Computer Love (2014)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

VERNON RICHARDSON and IMANI TOWNSEND meet unexpectedly at a cozy Jazz club, unpretentious, and unaware, they're a match made for heaven on a popular internet dating website. They fall in ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Muhammad | Stars: Kel Mitchell, Erica Page, Elise Neal, Laila Odom

Votes: 39

32. A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama

Worried that her next asthma attack may kill her, a woman (Whoopi Goldberg) tries to solve the problems of her estranged husband (Ving Rhames) and their four adult children (Kimberly Elise, Tichina Arnold, Mekhi Phifer, Anika Noni Rose)

Director: Stephen Tolkin | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames, Kimberly Elise, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 560

33. The Suspect (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Thriller

Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn.

Director: Stuart Connelly | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, William Sadler, Sterling K. Brown, Derek Roché

Votes: 1,379

34. Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha

Votes: 1,151 | Gross: $0.04M

35. Black Coffee (I) (2014)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

38 Metascore

Robert (Henson) picked the wrong time to meet his soul mate! After being fired from his own father's company, he feels like his luck has run out - until Morgan (Dennis) enters into his life... See full summary »

Director: Mark Harris | Stars: Darrin Dewitt Henson, Christian Keyes, Lamman Rucker, Gabrielle Dennis

Votes: 681

36. Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Director: Biyi Bandele | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle

Votes: 1,653 | Gross: $0.05M

37. Fighting for Freedom (2013)

87 min | Drama

Two intertwined families, one American, one Mexican, and their fight to save three year old illegal Angelina from deportation.

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Bruce Dern, Kristanna Loken, José María Yazpik, Eddie Allen

Votes: 67

38. They Die by Dawn (2013)

51 min | Western

Four outlaws with a bounty on each head, set a date for a shootout in Langston, Oklahoma. The last man takes the collective bounty. Violence and mayhem ensue.

Director: Jeymes Samuel | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Kelly Hu, Jesse Williams

Votes: 94

39. And Then There Was You (2013)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama

Natalie resorts to picking up the pieces of her life after her husband leaves her for the family he has outside. she falls in love with Darrell, but he has secrets of his own. Can Natalie handle any more secrets?

Director: Leila Djansi | Stars: Garcelle Beauvais, Scarlett Estevez, Leon, Greg Vaughan

Votes: 206

40. Winnie Mandela (2011)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History

37 Metascore

A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 708

41. The Love Letter (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

The Love Letter explores just how tricky things can get when your best friend is the opposite sex. Parker (Keshia Knight Pulliam), an established entertainment columnist, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Wheeler | Stars: Romeo Miller, Marques Houston, Terrill Patterson, Jackée Harry

Votes: 160

42. Playin' for Love (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

A high school basketball coach tries to turn his team around.

Directors: Robert Townsend, Elijah Nathaniel Wells | Stars: Esai Morales, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jenifer Lewis, Robert Townsend

Votes: 66

43. From the Rough (2013)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Sport

6.7