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1. Black Snake Moan (2006)

R | 116 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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52 Metascore

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 58,671 | Gross: $9.40M

2. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 22,794

3. The Unholy Wife (1957)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.7
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A gold-digger floozy marries a wealthy wine producer but she secretly takes a young lover with whom she conspires to murder her husband for his fortune.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Diana Dors, Rod Steiger, Tom Tryon, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 311

4. Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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49 Metascore

A mechanic falls in love with his attorney.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 6,692 | Gross: $31.34M

5. Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Jesse investigates the grim works of a serial killer in Boston and becomes concerned with a wayward teen in Paradise.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Gloria Reuben, Leslie Hope

Votes: 1,964

6. Bessie (2015 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Michael Kenneth Williams, Tika Sumpter, Queen Latifah, Bryan Greenberg

Votes: 3,629

7. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 4,555 | Gross: $0.41M

8. Memphis Beat (2010– )

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother.

Stars: Jason Lee, Sam Hennings, DJ Qualls, Celia Weston

Votes: 2,284

9. Wired (1989)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

3.8
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The ghost of John Belushi looks back on his troubled life and career, while journalist Bob Woodward researches Belushi's life as he prepares to write a book about the late comic actor.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Ray Sharkey, J.T. Walsh, Patti D'Arbanville

Votes: 742 | Gross: $1.09M

10. Up Against Amanda (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

4.6
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After childhood abuse by her step-father and eight years in a juvenile psychiatric lockup, Amanda Lear is released. Her shrink is also her lover, who surreptitiously pays her rent on a nice... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rissi | Stars: Justine Priestley, David DeWitt, Karen Grosso, Chuck Williams

Votes: 227

11. Happy Tears (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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35 Metascore

Two sisters return home to deal with their ailing father, only to face some surprising situations.

Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein | Stars: Parker Posey, Demi Moore, Rip Torn, Ellen Barkin

Votes: 1,342 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Skazany na bluesa (2005)

101 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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The life of Ryszard Riedel, former leader of cult Polish rock-blues band Dzem, including the history of his family relationships, music career and addiction to alcohol and drugs.

Director: Jan Kidawa-Blonski | Stars: Tomasz Kot, Jolanta Fraszynska, Maciej Balcar, Adam Baumann

Votes: 1,443

13. Lulu Belle (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Lulu Belle is singing in a cheap dive in Natchez, Mississippi in the early 1900's when she meets rising young attorney George Davis. He gives up his fiancée and career to marry Lulu Bell. ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, George Montgomery, Albert Dekker, Otto Kruger

Votes: 104

14. The Powers Girl (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Two sisters living in New York City aspiring to become high-profile models.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: George Murphy, Anne Shirley, Carole Landis, Dennis Day

Votes: 43

15. The Black Glove (1954)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Newly arrived in Britain, a jet-lagged musician impulsively goes to the apartment of a beautiful blues singer he's just met and hours later is accused of her murder.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Alex Nicol, Eleanor Summerfield, John Salew, Paul Carpenter

Votes: 84

16. The Blue Hour (2007)

Drama

6.8
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Several strangers in Los Angeles weave their stories of loss and hope, not knowing that their lives have brushed up against each others in small but sometimes profound ways.

Director: Eric Nazarian | Stars: Ellen Albertini Dow, Eric Burdon, Paul Dillon, Catherine Garedakis

Votes: 183

17. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 416 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Music, Romance

5.5
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One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: John Carroll, Susan Hayward, Gail Patrick, Eve Arden

Votes: 87

19. From Zero to Ten (2002)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
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Four middle-aged friends plan to re-experience an old weekend in Rimini.

Director: Luciano Ligabue | Stars: Stefano Pesce, Elisabetta Cavallotti, Massimo Bellinzoni, Fabrizia Sacchi

Votes: 699

20. South of Dixie (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

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To save their music publishing firm from bankruptcy, Bll "Brains' Watson creates a colorful life-story about his partner, Danny Lee, representing him as a descendant of Louisiana's famous ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Anne Gwynne, David Bruce, Jerome Cowan, Ella Mae Morse

21. Love Me Forever (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.4
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A man who loves an aspiring opera singer is prepared to sacrifice everything to help her with her career, even though he knows she doesn't love him.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Grace Moore, Leo Carrillo, Robert Allen, Spring Byington

Votes: 74

22. Honky Tonk (1929)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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Nightclub hostess Sophie Leonard educates her daughter Beth abroad and keeps her life secret for her. But suddenly the daughter shows up.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Sophie Tucker, Lila Lee, Audrey Ferris, Tom Keene

Votes: 7

23. Make Believe Ballroom (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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Liza Lee, fast-talking press agent for Al Jarvis, persuades Jarvis to stage a Musical Mystery Contest, with a $5000 prize to the person who can first name the most musical numbers and their... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Jerome Courtland, Ruth Warrick, Ron Randell, Virginia Welles

Votes: 23

24. Portrait of Queenie (1964)

46 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Director: Michael Orrom | Stars: Shirley Harris, Mike McKenzie, Beverley Mills, Queenie Watts

Votes: 13

25. Down Memory Lane (1949)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, History, Music

5.7
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This film is a compilation, with narration by Steve Allen, of comedies from the old Mack Sennett silent studio. Sennett, himself, appears in a cameo at the end of the film.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Steve Allen, Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 24

26. Show Time at the Apollo (1955– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Music, comedy and dance featuring African-American performers are blended together in this variety show.

Stars: Willie Bryant, Nipsey Russell, Lionel Hampton, Herb Jeffries

27. Bubbling Over (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.1
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A family play on the nerves of a hard working housewife, but they soon get busy when a rich relative is due to arrive.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Ethel Waters, Southernaires Quartet, Hamtree Harrington, Frank L. Wilson

Votes: 42

28. Blues Before Sunrise (2016)

50 min | Documentary

9.2
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'Blues Before Sunrise' is a documentary that captures a few of the remaining authentic Delta Bluesmen and their intensely personal and powerful music. Their roots lead directly back to ... See full summary »

Directors: Cyrus T. Hayley, Alex J.R. Nielsen | Stars: Bill Abel, Super Chikan, Deak Harp, Vince Johnson

Votes: 47

29. Hollywood on Parade No. A-1 (1932)

Passed | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.3
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In the first entry of this series, the show open with a troupe of dancing chorus girls getting a salute from crossed-eyed Ben Turpin. Then the master of ceremonies, Fredric March, brings on... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Fredric March, Ben Turpin, Mitzi Green, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 22

30. Campus Capers (1942)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

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Universal musical short (production number 6226) in which Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra play college and gridiron songs and music related to the teams if the 1941 Rose, Orange, Cotton ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Jack Teagarden, Jack Teagarden's Orchestra, Susan Miller, Kenny Stevens

31. The Ladies Sing the Blues (1989)

60 min | Music

7.7
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See the "Ladies" who created an art form and sang their way into legend... Once in a lifetime, complete performances by the great American blues and jazz divas. Sixteen selections include ... See full summary »

Stars: Count Basie, Connee Boswell, Ruth Brown, Ida Cox

Votes: 15

32. Lillian Roth and the Foster Girls (1929)

Passed | 7 min | Short, Music

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Singer Lillian Roth, a mainstay in Paramount short subjects in the early days of sound, does her usual great job of singing the blues, while the Alan Foster Girls, a dance troupe, attired ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Lillian Roth, Alan Foster, Alan Foster Girls

33. Hal Kemp and His Orchestra (1941)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Music

5.7
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Hal Kemp leads his orchestra in four popular songs.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Hal Kemp, Robert Allen, Janet Blair, Randy Brooks

Votes: 18

34. A Single Rose (2003)

Short, Drama, Musical

6.6
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Director: Hanelle M. Culpepper | Stars: Sonya Maddox, Lawrence B. Adisa, Ameona Almund, Rico E. Anderson

Votes: 13

35. Change Your Luck (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Ethel Waters, Southernaires Quartet

36. A Regular Trouper (1932)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Musical

5.6
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A singer in a traveling troupe must cope with her fiancé, the show's owner/manager, transferring his affections to her pretty, younger sister who recently ran away from home to join the troupe.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Ruth Etting, Eddie Lang, Edward Leiter, Wanda Perry

Votes: 17

37. Nick Kenny's Radio Thrills No. 2 (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Radio Reporter Nick Kenny does a little socializing in his radio studio, greeting and schmoozing with radio performers of the day such as Arthur Tracy, Leo Reisman, Mildred Bailey, Donald ... See full summary »

Director: Monte Brice | Stars: Nick Kenny, Armida, Arthur L. Jarrett, Arthur Tracy

38. Rooftop Frolics (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

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Occupants of two contrasting rooftops merge to put on a musical show. Representing the tenement roofers are singer Peg La Centra, child accordian player Gina Valenti and the dance team of ... See full summary »

Director: Ben K. Blake | Stars: Al Cooper, Peg La Centra, Kirk Alyn, Gina Valente

39. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Anger Management: Part 2 (2004)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The Team effectively proves that dead man was a murder victim, not a suicide and narrows their prime suspects to three inmates at the halfway house where the crime was committed. Two of ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 83

40. À l'affiche du monde (1968–1971)
Episode: Blues à Londres: John Mayall (1969)

13 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Roviros Manthoulis | Star: John Mayall

41. White Collar (2009–2014)
Episode: Empire City (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Neal and Peter investigate Mozzie's claims of taxi cab forgery and money laundering. Which leads to back to a jazz club owner.

Director: Tim DeKay | Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Marsha Thomason

Votes: 445

42. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Home (2010)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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After Enoch's senile father breaks a leg in his isolated house, the brothers agree that he no longer can live alone and the house should be given to a loyal employee.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,546

43. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Broadway legend Helen Morgan's life as told by her mother, from her early start in second rate speakeasies to star of top rated shows and owning her own club. Also seen is her poor choices,... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Polly Bergen, Hoagy Carmichael, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Lowery

Votes: 7

44. Timeless (2016–2018)
Episode: The King of the Delta Blues (2018)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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When Rufus and Jiya add a fourth seat to the Lifeboat, for the first time ever, Connor Mason joins the team as they travel back to the dusty backroads and smoky juke joints of the ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 941

45. Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955)
Episode: The Trumpet Player (1954)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Director: Steve Previn | Star: Gerald Mohr



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