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1. Eighth Grade (2018)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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89 Metascore

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

Director: Bo Burnham | Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan

Votes: 53,145 | Gross: $13.54M

2. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated.

Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Votes: 612

3. The Blood of Jesus (1941)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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An atheist accidentally shoots his Baptist wife. She dies and goes to a crossroads, where the devil tries to lead her astray.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Cathryn Caviness, Spencer Williams, Juanita Riley, Reather Hardeman

Votes: 441

4. Son of Ingagi (1940)

Passed | 70 min | Horror

3.9
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A newlywed couple is visited by a strange old woman who harbors a secret about the young girl's father.

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Zack Williams, Laura Bowman, Alfred Grant, Daisy Bufford

Votes: 183

5. Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. (1946)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

5.3
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A sexy, enticing dancer from Harlem makes things happen in a sleepy Caribbean island resort.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Francine Everett, Don Wilson, Katherine Moore, Alfred Hawkins

Votes: 160

6. The Bronze Buckaroo (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.1
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Cowboy Bob Blake (Herbert Jeffries) and four friends ride to Arizona to help Betty Jackson (Artie Young), the sister of Bob's friend, Joe (Rollie Hardin), who has gone missing.

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Herb Jeffries, Lucius Brooks, Artie Young, F.E. Miller

Votes: 158

7. Two-Gun Man from Harlem (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Drama, Music

5.5
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A cowboy is wrongfully accused of murder. He winds up in Harlem, where he assumes the identity of a preacher-turned-gangster who looks like him. He infiltrates the gang to catch the men who... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Herb Jeffries, Marguerite Whitten, Clarence Brooks, Mantan Moreland

Votes: 134

8. Harlem Rides the Range (1939)

56 min | Western

5.3
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A cowboy and his sidekick try to help a homesteader from being cheated out of his property.

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Herb Jeffries, Lucius Brooks, F.E. Miller, Artie Young

Votes: 123

9. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 121

10. Go Down, Death! (1945)

56 min | Drama

5.1
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The owner of a juke joint arranges to frame an innocent preacher with a scandalous photograph, but his scheme backfires when his own adoptive mother interferes.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Myra D. Hemmings, Samuel H. James, Eddye L. Houston, Spencer Williams

Votes: 120

11. Hot Biskits (1931)

10 min | Short, Comedy

5.2
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The rivalry between two men is played out in a high-stakes game of mini-golf.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Thurston Briggs, Spencer Williams

Votes: 76

12. Juke Joint (1947)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Two insolvent con men get involved in a small town beauty contest.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Spencer Williams, July Jones, Inez Newell, Leonard Duncan

Votes: 63

13. Bad Boy (1939)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Crime

5.8
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Johnny Fraser (Johnny Downs) leaves his mother (Helen MacKellar) in their small home town and sets out for the big city. He obtains a job with a large firm of architects. Steve Carson (... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Meyer | Stars: Johnny Downs, Rosalind Keith, Helen MacKellar, Spencer Williams

Votes: 36

14. The Girl in Room 20 (1946)

63 min | Drama

5.0
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A rural girl comes to the big city to pursue a singing career, and is befriended by paternal cab drivers and down-and-out show troupers, and preyed upon by an adulterous pimp.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Geraldine Brock, Spencer Williams, R. Jore, E. Celese Allen

Votes: 34

15. Jivin' in Be-Bop (1946)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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A musical film in the style of a documentary, featuring 19 musical and dance numbers, by many notable musicians.

Directors: Leonard Anderson, Spencer Williams | Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Carter, Sahji, Helen Humes

Votes: 31

16. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Kingfish Gets Drafted (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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The local draft board mixes up the Kingfish with another George Stevens.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 28

17. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: The Rare Coin (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Kingfish swindles Andy out of a rare nickel. Later, he unthinkingly drops it in the slot of a lunchroom's phone booth and places a call. It's now up to Andy and him to figure out how to retrieve the valuable coin without getting caught.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 27

18. Marching On! (1943)

83 min | Drama, History

4.6
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During World War II, a young African American is forced to continue his family's tradition of military service when he is drafted into the United States Army. Despite complications that ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Emmet Jackson, George T. Sutton, L.K. Smith, Myra D. Hemmings

Votes: 25

19. Coronado (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Southern California's Hotel Coronado caters to and is frequented by members of the social upper-crust. Although she lives on the wrong side of the San Diego track, in a tent-city with her ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Johnny Downs, Betty Burgess, Jack Haley, Andy Devine

Votes: 22

20. Harlem on the Prairie (1937)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A cowboy helps a pretty young woman find lost gold.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Herb Jeffries, F.E. Miller, Mantan Moreland, Consuelo Harris

Votes: 21

21. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Kingfish Sells a Lot (1952)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Sapphire insists Kingfish sell a worthless piece of property immediately and Kingfish can only think of one person who'd be dumb enough to taker it off his hands - Andy Brown. Unfortunately for Kingfish, Andy has the last laugh.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 20

22. Pretty Dudes (2016– )

Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A group of friends in the greater Los Angeles area, self-categorized as "pretty boys," navigate sexuality, race, romance, and the occasional celibacy pact.

Stars: Bryan Michael Nunez, Kyle Rezzarday, Xavier Avila, Yoshi Sudarso

Votes: 19

23. The Melancholy Dame (1929)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A nightclub owner's wife, jealous of his attentions to his star singer, schemes to get her fired.

Director: Arvid E. Gillstrom | Stars: Edward Thompson, Evelyn Preer, Spencer Williams, Roberta Hyson

Votes: 17

24. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: The Chinchilla Business (1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Andy's girlfriend wants a fur coat but he only has $50. As it happens the Kingfish needs $50 to repay Mama for an operation he had 8 or 9 years ago as she wants to go into business. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 17

25. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: The Christmas Story (1952)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Andy, broke as usual, is desperate to earn money so he can give his god-daughter a talking doll for Christmas. He convinces a manager to hire him as a department store Santa Claus on ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Nick Stewart

Votes: 17

26. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Call Lehigh 4-9900 (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Sapphire tells Kingfish to burn some old clothes; rather, he tries to pawn them off on Andy. An old telephone number in a pocket reads, "The Best in Town." This leads to a few predicaments beyond Kingfish's control.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 16

27. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Kingfish's Secretary (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Sapphire becomes jealous over Kingfish's new lodge hall secretary.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 16

28. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Andy Buys a House (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Kingfish goes to work for a real estate company. He sells a house to Andy, without informing him that it must be moved because the underlying lot has been condemned to make room for a new highway.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 15

29. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Counterfeiters Rent Basement (1951)

Comedy

8.1
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Kingfish rents the lodge hall's basement to a printing company. Unbeknownst to him, the only thing being printed is counterfeit money.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 15

30. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Arabia (1952)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Kingfish concocts a plot to collect a $200 fee by getting Andy to become a welder in Arabia. His plan is to convince him that he is going on an elaborate vacation.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 14

31. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Kingfish at the Ball Game (1953)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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A $3,000 ring falls into the box of the Kingfish's Crispy Jacks and leads to no end of trouble.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Votes: 14

32. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Sapphire Disappears (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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After Sapphire and her Mama go missing, the Kingfish fears the worst.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 14

33. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Story of the Invisible Glass (1955)

30 min | Comedy

9.4
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Kingfish has an opportunity to reap a huge profit from some shares of stock in Consolidated Glass Company that he bought years ago. Trouble is, he subsequently sold the shares to Andy, and now he has to figure out how to get them back.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 14

34. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: The Gun (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Kingfish purchases a gift for Sapphire for their anniversary and inside the gift is a gun that some crooks have hidden. Kingfish decides to pawn the gun so he can buy Sapphire a nicer gift, but things don't work out as planned.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 14

35. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: The Young Girl's Mother (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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In spite of his friends' advice, Andy plans to marry a girl much younger than himself.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Votes: 14

36. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Hospitalization (1952)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Kingfish sells Andy a phony hospitalization insurance policy. The con goes awry when Andy winds up in the hospital and wants to file a claim.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 13

37. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: The Happy Stevenses (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Kingfish and Sapphire are faithful listeners to The Happy Harringtons radio program, and they wish some of Harry and Harriet's happiness would rub off on their marriage.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 13

38. One of the Smiths (1931)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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Charley, representing a manufacturer of musical instruments, is sent to investigate why certain mail orders have not been settled. Charley, carrying multiple bulky instruments, boards a ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Charley Chase, James Finlayson, Louise Carver, Leo Willis

Votes: 12

39. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Getting Mama Married: Part 1 (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Kingfish's attempt to marry off Sapphire's mother puts him in dire financial straits.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 12

40. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Getting Mama Married: Part 2 (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Having learned his mother-in-law's suitor is a con-artist, Kingfish digs himself ever deeper trying to fix things.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 12

41. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Leroy Lends a Hand (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Sapphire's brother, LeRoy comes to live with them. He goes to work for Kingfish and Andy at their parking lot. Thinking it is a used car lot, he inadvertently sells one of the cars.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 12

42. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: The Winslow Woman (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Kingfish has Andy pose as a baron to trick a rich widow into marrying him.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 12

43. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Traffic Violation (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Kingfish and Andy are sharing weekly driving privileges of a used car. After a traffic court judge warns the Kingfish that his next court appearance will land him in jail, he wrecks the car... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 12

44. The Virginia Judge (1935)

62 min | Drama

4.5
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In a small town in the South, Jim Preston resents his stepfather, Judge Calhoun Davis, in spite of everything the judge has done to be a father him. "Cal" is the most respected man in town,... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Walter C. Kelly, Stepin Fetchit, Johnny Downs, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 11

45. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Jewelry Store Robbery (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Andy inadvertently shoots a photograph of a jewelry store robber, and the Kingfish tries to gyp him out of half the $1,000 reward.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 11

46. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Kingfish Has a Baby (1951)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The Kingfish decides to reform because he thinks he is about to become a father.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 11

47. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Kingfish Teaches Andy to Fly (1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Andy falls for another pretty girl. Kingfish convinces him that to make it with the girl, he should learn to fly a plane. While taking his girl in a simulated flight, disaster ensues.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 11

48. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Kingfish's Last Friend (1951)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Feeling that he hasn't a friend in the world, the Kingfish wants to turn over a new leaf by becoming honest.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 11

49. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: Leroy's Suits (1953)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Kingfish and Andy agree to hold a clearance sale on some suits that one of Kingfish's relatives wants to get rid of. Lighnin' writes down the wrong address, though, and the boys get in hot ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 11

50. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: The Broken Clock (1952)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The lodge gives the Kingfish a clock as a present. Unfortunately the clock doesn't work so he and Andy decide to return it to the factory but things don't go as smoothly as planned.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 11



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