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1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 415,069 | Gross: $163.57M

2. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.1
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,070

3. Life (I) (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes

Votes: 42,251 | Gross: $63.84M

4. 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: 101,413 | Gross: $47.40M

5. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 80,994 | Gross: $34.60M

6. U Turn (1997)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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54 Metascore

A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 47,213 | Gross: $6.63M

7. Glory Road (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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58 Metascore

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Director: James Gartner | Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols, Jon Voight

Votes: 40,597 | Gross: $42.64M

8. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

Votes: 30,509

9. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 13,732 | Gross: $13.99M

10. Jungle Fever (1991)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis

Votes: 15,794 | Gross: $32.48M

11. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,917

12. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama

6.1
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48 Metascore

After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner

Votes: 17,466 | Gross: $69.60M

13. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 943

14. Elmer Gantry (1960)

Approved | 146 min | Drama

7.8
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A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger

Votes: 9,470 | Gross: $11.34M

15. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,052

16. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,226

17. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Norm Crosby

Votes: 1,103

18. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 349

19. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.

Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Art Evans, Fay Hauser

Votes: 1,432 | Gross: $18.03M

20. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Mort Lindsey, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 332

21. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 547

22. Mississippi Damned (2009)

TV-MA | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.

Director: Tina Mabry | Stars: Adam Clark, Malcolm Goodwin, Michael Hyatt, Malcolm David Kelley

Votes: 815

23. Dreams of a Life (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams, Mandy Allen

Votes: 2,849 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)

65 min | Drama

7.5
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After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Mimi Kozakura, Michio Akiyama, Yôko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Imaizumi

Votes: 2,240

25. The Best Man (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.6
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The 2 front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 2,752

26. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Hendra and Ullett

Votes: 184

27. The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Eugene Jarecki, David Simon, Shanequa Benitez, William Julius Wilson

Votes: 5,049 | Gross: $0.21M

28. The Johnny Cash Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

8.6
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Johnny Cash and wife, June Carter Cash were hosts of this Country and Western themed variety show. Comedians Hope, Crosby, Minnie Pearl and others perform Skits. Musical acts as Diverse as Louis Armstrong to "The Monkees" perform.

Stars: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

Votes: 152

29. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Roy Clark

Votes: 880

30. That's Life (1968–1969)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

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The life and love of a young couple is told through a series of monologues, sketches, and song and dance routines. Each episode followed how they met, fell in love, and subsequent married ... See full summary »

Stars: E.J. Peaker, Robert Morse, Kay Medford, Shelley Berman

Votes: 55

31. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 126

32. St. Louis Blues (1958)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Nat 'King' Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald

Votes: 506

33. The Nat King Cole Show (1956– )

15 min | Music

8.2
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The popular singer hosts a muscial variety show.

Stars: Nat 'King' Cole, Nelson Riddle, The Randy Van Horne Singers, The Cheerleaders

Votes: 44

34. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 193

35. The Garry Moore Show (1958–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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Variety show hosted by Garry Moore with famous guests.

Stars: Garry Moore, Durward Kirby, Irwin Kostal, Marion Lorne

Votes: 88

36. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Joel Aldred, Janet Blair, John Raitt

Votes: 124

37. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd (Art Carney), a personable chap who drinks a little, and befriends a "pookah", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 40

38. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

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Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational ... See full summary »

Directors: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton

Votes: 874

39. Soundtrack for a Revolution (2009)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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64 Metascore

Tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music - the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: The Roots, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Joss Stone

Votes: 265

40. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 118

41. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Regis Philbin, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby, Jan Murray

Votes: 115

42. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 78

43. You'll Never Walk Alone (2017)

99 min | Documentary, Music, Sport

8.3
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Director: André Schäfer | Stars: Joachim Król, Mavie Hörbiger, Rob Ashford, Neil Atkinson

Votes: 26

44. Black Woodstock (1969)

Documentary, Music

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The Harlem Cultural Festival, also known as "Black Woodstock", was a series of music concerts held in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City during the summer of 1969 to celebrate African ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Tulchin | Stars: The 5th Dimension, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Jesse Jackson, Mahalia Jackson

45. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.3
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Jayne Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 114

46. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

7.5
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt, Donald Voorhees, The Buster Davis Singers

Votes: 30

47. The Steve Allen Show (1968–1971)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Steve Allen, Sue Gossick, Lionel Hampton, Pat Harrington Jr.

Votes: 16

48. Girl Talk (1963–1970)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Virginia Graham, Joan Crawford, Dody Goodman, Gloria Swanson

Votes: 81

49. Look Up and Live (1954–1979)

30 min | News

5.8
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Stars: Ed Summerlin, Edward Mulhare, Claudia McNeil, Andrew Young

Votes: 18

50. Lamp Unto My Feet (1948–1979)

60 min | Talk-Show

8.0
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One of Television's earliest religious series providing inspirational drama and readings. Aired usually on Sunday mornings.

Stars: George Crothers, Carmen De Lavallade, Glen Tetley, Lyman Bryson

Votes: 9



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