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1. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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70 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 473,284 | Gross: $117.24M

2. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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60 Metascore

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 167,872 | Gross: $57.23M

3. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 331,321 | Gross: $13.78M

4. Blindspotting (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

Director: Carlos López Estrada | Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones

Votes: 17,341 | Gross: $4.33M

5. High Fidelity (2000)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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79 Metascore

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black

Votes: 158,549 | Gross: $27.28M

6. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 127,779 | Gross: $75.33M

7. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 79,864 | Gross: $2.15M

8. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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76 Metascore

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

Votes: 64,461 | Gross: $103.37M

9. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.8
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Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."

Director: John Landis | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Walter Levine, Tom Davis

Votes: 29,700 | Gross: $13.98M

10. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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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: 12,676 | Gross: $21.05M

11. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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73 Metascore

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 29,926 | Gross: $14.92M

12. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly, Virginia Capers

Votes: 15,642 | Gross: $39.10M

13. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 43,872 | Gross: $8.41M

14. Get on Up (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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71 Metascore

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis

Votes: 19,037 | Gross: $30.51M

15. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 12,153 | Gross: $2.45M

16. The Temptations (1998– )

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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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: 3,646

17. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 11,326 | Gross: $4.95M

18. Save the Children (1973)

G | 123 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Documentary about a concert held in Chicago in 1972.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Cannonball Adderley, Jerry Butler, Sammy Davis Jr., Dennis Edwards

Votes: 30

19. Blue Juice (1995)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.3
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64 Metascore

JC thinks surfing is everything. His girlfriend Chloe wants him to settle down. When he decides to go surfing one night with friends from London, she throws JC out. Surfing or Chloe?

Director: Carl Prechezer | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 2,357

20. The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)

240 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete, Margaret Avery

Votes: 2,866

21. Northern Soul (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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64 Metascore

Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.

Director: Elaine Constantine | Stars: Steve Coogan, Antonia Thomas, Ricky Tomlinson, James Lance

Votes: 3,325 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

Votes: 6,145 | Gross: $3.73M

23. Soul Train (1971–2006)

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

8.0
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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 434

24. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 3,262 | Gross: $0.70M

25. Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

R | 108 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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74 Metascore

A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-'n'-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Dina Korzun, Rip Torn, Darren E. Burrows, Andrew Lawrence Henderson

Votes: 1,362

26. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: James Brown, Christian McBride, Bobby Byrd, Greg Tate

Votes: 1,043

27. SoulBoy (2010)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.8
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A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene.

Director: Shimmy Marcus | Stars: Alfie Allen, Martin Compston, Hannah Crighton, Brian McCardie

Votes: 949

28. 75 (2017)

97 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.

Director: Joe Zappa | Stars: Tifani Ahren Davis, Kip Bennett, Marcus B. Jackson, Shannon Faith

Votes: 29

29. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.

Director: Paul Justman | Stars: Joe Hunter, Jack Ashford, Uriel Jones, Richard 'Pistol' Allen

Votes: 3,182 | Gross: $1.60M

30. Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)

R | 84 min | Animation, Comedy

4.8
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You're not hallucinating (but they are)... It's the legendary toker jokers Cheech & Chong as you've never seen them before -- in their very first Animated Movie. Catch the buzz as their ... See full summary »

Directors: Branden Chambers, Eric D. Chambers | Stars: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin

Votes: 769

31. Wattstax (1973)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.7
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81 Metascore

Documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival with performances by Stax Records artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staples Singers, and more.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, Kim Weston, Jimmy Jones

Votes: 700

32. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

123 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Surf pop duo, Jan and Dean host this showcase of performances by well-known Rock, R&B, and pop stars of the era.

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: The Beach Boys, The Barbarians, Chuck Berry, The Blossoms

Votes: 580

33. Soul Power (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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76 Metascore

A filmed account of the Zaire 74 soul music festival, originally intended to be in concert with the famous Rumble in the Jungle bout in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974.

Director: Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte | Stars: Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Don King, Celia Cruz

Votes: 718 | Gross: $0.21M

34. Black Tigress (1967)

85 min | Action, Drama, Musical

5.1
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Lola, a saloon dancer arrives in the town of Sant'Anna with some other dancers. The town is however terrorized by El Diablo an outlaw who wants to sell the surrounding land to the railroad ... See full summary »

Director: Siro Marcellini | Stars: Lola Falana, Pietro Martellanza, Germán Cobos, Tom Felleghy

Votes: 46

35. Jackson 5ive (1971–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Music

6.8
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The animated musical adventures of the Jackson brothers.

Stars: Joel Cooper, Donald Fullilove, Mike Martinez, Edmund Sylvers

Votes: 167

36. Satin (2011)

TV-14 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

4.7
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A washed up Vegas lounge singer, Jack Satin (Hamilton von Watts), has no money, no job, and delusional aspirations of fame. When Jack is forced to leave Vegas, he packs up his old Cadillac ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Olness | Stars: Hamilton von Watts, Melissa Joan Hart, Michael Cudlitz, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 214

37. Young Soul Rebels (1991)

R | 105 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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Youth culture meets identity politics in this part-thriller, part-gay love story set in London in 1977, days before the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations. The hedonistic world of pirate ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Frances Barber

Votes: 326

38. Janet Jackson: That's the Way Love Goes (1993 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

7.1
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The music video was directed by René Elizondo, Jr. in March 1993. Set in a loft, Jackson is depicted amongst friends and is persuaded to play her new single. Jackson plays the song, briefly... See full summary »

Director: Rene Elizondo | Stars: Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 69

39. Only the Strong Survive (2002)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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59 Metascore

A film featuring the veteran soul music artists and music of Stax Records.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Wilson Pickett, Sam Moore, Mary Wilson, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 239 | Gross: $0.06M

40. The All Together (2007)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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Martin Freeman plays Chris, a frustrated TV producer who is forced to leave his unreliable flatmate Bob played by Velibor Topic in charge of showing a series of real estate agents around ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Claxton | Stars: Martin Freeman, Corey Johnson, Velibor Topic, Danny Dyer

Votes: 849

41. Trances (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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The group's "Trances" are our equivalent of "soul music", our irrationality. I followed the example of the Nass El Ghiwane themselves: I went back to the roots. They draw their music from ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed El Maanouni | Stars: Larbi Batma, Nass-El Ghiwane, Abderrahman Paco, Omar Sayed

Votes: 324

42. Soul Survivors (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 115 min | Music

7.4
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Otis Cooke (Ian McShane) is a British DJ with a late-night American soul music program in Liverpool. His favorite band, The Tallahassees, disbanded years ago, but their biggest hit, "Pickin... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Ian McShane, Margi Clarke, Isaac Hayes, Derrick O'Connor

Votes: 60

43. Soul Boys of the Western World (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.9
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60 Metascore

A documentary about Spandau Ballet, who were one of the biggest pop groups of the 1980s and a defining act of the New Romantic scene.

Director: George Hencken | Stars: Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp

Votes: 480

44. Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary, Music

5.9
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a look at "rock and roll" and other pop music based film of the 1970s.

Director: Patty Ivins Specht | Stars: David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Lou Adler

Votes: 62

45. Fugees: Killing Me Softly (1996 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.6
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The second of two promo videos for "Killing Me Softly".

Director: Aswad Ayinde | Stars: Fugees, Roberta Flack, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean

Votes: 16

46. Aretha Franklin: Respect (2018 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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A BBC tribute to the undisputed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who died this week.

Director: David Upshal | Stars: Clarke Peters, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Greer, Jools Holland

47. Soul to Soul (1971)

G | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Footage of a concert held in Ghana to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the independence of that country.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Willie Bobo, Roberta Flack, Eddie Harris, The Ikettes

Votes: 59

48. Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, Music

5.5
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A unique look at the legendary musician, arranger, composer and producer offers a collage of memories, sounds and intimate interviews with musical greats in a rousing showcase.

Director: Ellen Weissbrod | Stars: Clarence Avant, George Benson, Big Daddy Kane, Richard Brooks

Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.78M

49. Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues (1989 Video)

Unrated | 53 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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'The Legend Continues' is a 1988 Documentary made by Motown. The Documentary has some of his biggest hits like 'Thriller' and 'We Are The World'

Director: Patrick T. Kelly | Stars: Michael Jackson, Dick Clark, Sammy Davis Jr., Suzanne De Passe

Votes: 283

50. Gospel According to Al Green (1984)

94 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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The story of R&B singer Al Green, who gave up a successful singing career to become a gospel minister.

Director: Robert Mugge | Stars: Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Ken Tucker

Votes: 37



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