With Lee Daniels Entertainment (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 36,176

2. Monster's Ball (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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69 Metascore

After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher

Votes: 79,389 | Gross: $31.25M

3. Star (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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A trio of women form a musical group in Atlanta.

Stars: Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott

Votes: 3,554

4. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 103,627 | Gross: $116.63M

5. 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: 101,198 | Gross: $47.40M

6. The Paperboy (2012)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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45 Metascore

A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron

Votes: 34,325 | Gross: $0.69M

7. The Woodsman (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.2
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72 Metascore

A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Yasiin Bey, David Alan Grier

Votes: 30,718 | Gross: $0.04M

8. The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Biography, Drama, Music | Filming

Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Garrett Hedlund, Dana Gourrier, Trevante Rhodes

9. Shadowboxer (2005)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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33 Metascore

When an assassin is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by her lover and stepson, Mikey.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Mirren, Vanessa Ferlito, Macy Gray

Votes: 6,378 | Gross: $0.37M

10. Tennessee (2008)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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42 Metascore

The story of three people who strive to realize their dreams. Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future.

Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, Lance Reddick

Votes: 731 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Untitled Ms. Pat Project (TV Movie)

Comedy | Announced

A woman from Atlanta finds herself in conservative middle America where she lives her life as a reluctant suburban mom.

Stars: Lindsey Pearlman, Robert Curtis Brown, Samantha Bailey, Patricia Williams

12. Culture Clash (2018 TV Movie)

Drama, Musical

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A man from an African family builds a future with his fiancée from an American mid-western family.

Director: Trent O'Donnell | Stars: Lea Thompson, Beth Behrs, Skai Jackson, Matthew Glave

13. Demon House

Horror, Thriller | Announced

A family living in a home in Indiana discover strange, demonic occurrences that convince them and the community that the house is a portal to hell.

Director: Lee Daniels

14. Iced (I)

Drama | Announced

A talented musician falls into the depths of a destructive drug addiction.

Director: Lee Daniels

15. The Queen

Biography, Crime, Drama | Announced

The story of Linda Taylor, a Chicago resident who gained infamy in the 1970s for her ability to manipulate the welfare system.

Director: Lee Daniels

16. Sammy

Biography, Drama | Announced

The story of legendary entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.

17. The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Drama | Announced

An African American is hired by the CIA in the late 1960s to train for a high-level mission.

18. Superbitch

Comedy | Announced

Plot unknown. Described as film centering on the adventures of a gay superhero.

19. Our Family (TV Movie)

Comedy | Announced

A Young Multi-Cultural Couple with different family backgrounds try to build a normal life together.

20. Our Kind of People

Drama | Announced

Single mom, who risks it all and moves her family to a vineyard with hopes of taking her natural hair care line to the next level by infiltrating the African American elite in Oak Bluffs.

21. East of Hope (TV Movie)

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22. Victory (TV Movie)

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23. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Shift and Save Yourself (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

4.8
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Cookie is offered a career game-changer; Jamal works diligently to make Tiana and Treasure's track a success; Lucious, Cookie and Giselle deliberate future plans for the artists at Empire.

Director: Dianne Houston | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 117

24. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Hot Blood, Hot Thoughts, Hot Deeds (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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When Empire launches its national tour in Philly, things heat up and egos clash; Cookie tries to grapple with her feelings for Damon; The Feds start investigating Empire.

Director: Gabourey Sidibe | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 99

25. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Without All Remedy (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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The Lyon family does everything in its power to support Andre; Cookie and Lucious hash out their wrongdoings; Maya comes to terms with where she stands with Blake and the others; The rest of Empire must make sure the tour stays afloat.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 85

26. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A Wise Father That Knows His Own Child (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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As law enforcement closes in on Empire, Jeff Kingsley seeks the truth about what really happened between Lucious and Tracy Kingsley; Teri and the Lyons pray for Andre's health; Cookie faces... See full summary »

Director: Dawn Wilkinson | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 80

27. Star (2016–2019)
Episode: Lean on Me (2019)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music, Musical

8.8
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Simone and Alex prepare to compete against newcomer Amber for their ASA performance. Noah's father, Bobby, returns to help Noah with his sobriety and fatherhood. Meanwhile, Miss Christine, ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Peters | Stars: Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott

Votes: 24

28. Empire (2015– )
Episode: My Fate Cries Out (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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Becky, Hakeem and Andre plan to save Empire by putting on a show with special guests Sevyn Streeter and Ty Dolla $ign; Andre helps Empire by getting help from the last person the Lyons ... See full summary »

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 89

29. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Roughest Day (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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As Cookie and Lucious deal with each other's betrayals, they wonder if this could be the end for their relationship; Andre's life hangs in the balance; the feds close in and the mystery of who is in the coffin is finally revealed.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 87

30. Star (2016–2019)
Episode: Square One (2019)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music, Musical

8.8
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To campaign for the ASA Awards, Gravity throws an Easter brunch showcasing their artists, but as the awards draw nearer, the future of Take 3 and their solo careers are on the line. As the ... See full summary »

Director: Tasha Smith | Stars: Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott

Votes: 22

31. Star (2016–2019)
Episode: Proud Mary Keep On (2019)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music, Musical

8.8
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Everyone is on edge, but the girls must stay focused on the events leading up to the ASAs. Star and Noah struggle with parenthood while being in the spotlight, as Alex deals with her ... See full summary »

Director: John Krokidas | Stars: Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott

Votes: 25

32. Star (2016–2019)
Episode: When the Levee Breaks (2019)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music, Musical

8.3
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The ASAs finally arrive and Take 3 fights Amber Drake for the top spot. Alex prepares for her wedding, but someone from her past returns to wreak havoc on her big day. Meanwhile, Star ... See full summary »

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott

Votes: 29

33. Empire (2015– )
Episode: What Is Love (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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The Empire has been splintered. Lucious is on the run from the FBI as a fugitive. Running the Empire throne is Andre, who encounters competition for company control. Meanwhile, Cookie has moved on and has become a popular TV personality.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe

Votes: 52

34. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Got on My Knees to Pray (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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Cookie confronts Damon about why he lied to her; Andre is forced to deal with an unforeseen family complication; Becky and Giselle try to get the star power they need from their first Bossy Media artist; Tiana helps Devon find his sound.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe

Votes: 42

35. Empire (2015– )
Episode: You Broke Love (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Lucious' plan to escape finally comes to a head; Cookie finds herself in a dangerous situation with Damon; Andre is haunted by a ghost from his past that he can't seem to shake; Tiana receives backlash over a social media post.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe

Votes: 31

36. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Tell the Truth (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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A happy family occasion brings the Lyons back together but no one is able to agree on anything; Lucious comes face-to-face with demons from his past; Cookie reaches a breaking point; Andre encourages Tiana to smooth things over.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe

Votes: 10

37. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Stronger Than My Rival (2019)

TV-14 | Drama, Music

Lucious tries to make amends for his wrongdoings with an old friend; Cookie vies to take control of the house; Andre and Lucious go head-to-head in a competition to figure out the direction Empire should be heading in.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers

38. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Pilot (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Lucious Lyon, told he has a terminal illness, needs one of his family members to step up and take over his company. Meanwhile his ex-wife, recently released from prison, has plans of her own.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 1,050

39. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Outspoken King (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Lucious has to defend Empire's IPO launch after one of his artists is involved in a shooting.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 772

40. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devil Quotes Scripture (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Lucious learns that someone witnessed Bunkie's murder, Cookie seeks help from an old friend, and another woman causes tension between Hakeem and Tiana.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 678

41. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Dangerous Bonds (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Cookie receives an anonymous gift she suspects may be a veiled threat from a person from her past.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 673

42. Empire (2015– )
Episode: False Imposition (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Lucious tries to steal a major artist from his rival, Jamal works on composing original music, and Hakeem faces complications in the lead up to an important performance.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 627

43. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Out, Damned Spot (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Vernon finds himself in a sticky situation; Jamal's ambition causes trouble in his relationships.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 634

44. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Our Dancing Days (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Lucious tries to brand Empire Entertainment as a family-run company.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 706

45. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Who I Am (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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As the time comes for the Empire stock launch and the celebratory tribute concert, Lucious picks a successor, but hasn't reckoned with the response.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 589

46. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Lyon's Roar (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Cookie and Camilla face off over Hakeem; Jamal reveals news that surprises everyone.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 712

47. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Unto the Breach (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Cookie uncovers Anika's secret; Lucious must face his rival; the Lyon sons take drastic measures.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 705

48. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sins of the Father (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Andre starts a musical relationship with Michelle; a woman from Lucious' past returns.

Director: Rob Hardy | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 544

49. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Die but Once (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Jamal and Lucious work toward a music-centered relationship, but Lucious has a game-changing secret.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 542

50. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devils Are Here (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Three months after his arrest, Lucious tries to run Empire Entertainment while in federal lockup; Cookie stages a star-studded concert in support of Lucious while Andre, Hakeem, Anika and Mimi Whiteman attempt a hostile takeover.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 591


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