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1. The Temptations (1998)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1998)

87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.7
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David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams and Otis Williams are five former street corner singers who managed to become Motown legends. With a sound that's doo-wop, pop ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 37

2. The Temptations (1998)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1998)

87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.6
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David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams and Otis Williams are five former street corner singers who managed to become Motown legends. With a sound that's doo-wop, pop ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 38

3. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: Up the Ladder Through the Roof (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

9.4
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Synclaire and Overton bring home a pile of classic records from the '60s and it gets the gang singing and dancing. Khadijah tries to get some work done and is annoyed by the loud music so ... See full summary »

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 21

4. The Promise (I) (2012)

Short, Action

9.2
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Wanting to pursue his dream as a writer and to have a better life for his family, Kareem decides to get out of the drug dealing game and go back to college. Kareem's boss, Dray has other ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Virgin, LisaRaye McCoy | Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Alphonso A'Qen-Aten Jackson, Edward Bryan, Caiseen Warren

Votes: 5

5. Never Alone (2012)

Short, Drama

8.9
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NEVER ALONE is the story of Cynthia Adams, an aspiring writer who is at a season in her life when everything seems to be going wrong. While on the verge of giving up, she meets a woman ... See full summary »

Director: Zoana Price | Stars: Cycerli Ash, Renee Johnson, Eric Lee, Leaf Newman

Votes: 8

6. Vengeance Unlimited (1998–1999)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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The mysterious Mr. Chapel helps others to gain vengeance against criminals.

Stars: Kathleen York, Michael Madsen, Scott Patterson, Dayton Callie

Votes: 957

7. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: He's the One (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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Regine interviews to be an event coordinator for a charity event. She tries to impress a handsome entrepreneur, Dexter Knight, by saying she will take 10% off the lowest bid. She quickly ... See full summary »

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 12

8. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: High Anxiety (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.7
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Khadijah goes on a date with Cedric Ceballos of the Phoenix Suns. She gets so nervous before the date that she gets a headache, Max gives her four of what she believes ito be Aspirin, but ... See full summary »

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 9

9. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: Three Men and a Buckeye (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.7
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While traveling to a football game, Overton, Tripp, and Russell pick up a hitchhiker. She turns out to be wanted for robbery. Dexter asks Regine to move in with him and she accepts, but ... See full summary »

Director: J.D. Lobue | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 11

10. Vengeance Unlimited (1998–1999)
Episode: Confidence (1999)

Crime, Drama

8.5
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An arrogant and violent young con man whom scams people out of their money, scams a couple out of $40,000 for a house that was already sold and while being cut loose from the police, KC ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Michael Madsen, Kathleen York, Jeff Austin, Alan Blumenfeld

Votes: 11

11. The Temptations (1998)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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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: 3,766

12. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: Let's Stay Together (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.4
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Overton notices that Max picked her sperm donor from the same clinic where Kyle previously donated, following a near-death experience. When Max describes the donor, Khadijah and Synclaire ... See full summary »

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 19

13. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: Love Don't Live Here Anymore: Part 2 (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Being stuck on an island causes Synclaire and Overton to begin bickering. Kyle and Max refuse to reconsider their positions about his moving to London. Tripp tries but fails at winning Regine over.

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Kim Coles, Queen Latifah, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 8

14. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: Love Don't Live Here Anymore: Part 1 (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Kyle buys a one way ticket to London for Max in hopes that she will move there with him. A friend of Russell's, Tripp, moves in and takes Synclaire's room. Overton and Synclaire sail off on... See full summary »

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 9

15. The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001)
Episode: Why Don't We Just Roll... Reversal (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jamie and Fancy learn about themselves during a disastrous role-playing game.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, Ellia English

Votes: 12

16. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.1
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A strange client helps Max believe in her ability to practice law.

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 14

17. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: Misleading Lady (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Synclaire auditions for a play only to realize all the female roles are taken. She dresses like a man and assumes the identity of James "Jimmy" Overton and wins over the directors. Overton ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 8

18. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: The Best Laid Plans (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Max's former law school professor and mentor, Clayton Simmons, comes to town for a lecture. Max has always had a crush on him and plans to make a move. Khadijah confesses to Synclaire that ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 8

19. Abduction of Jesse Bookman (2008)

Thriller

7.7
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Set against the sexy backdrop of New Orleans, a police detective must contend with a Voodoo priest after foiling a robbery.

Director: Ezra Gould | Stars: Mel Jackson, Reginal Varice, Matthew John Armstrong, Terence Callahan

Votes: 15

20. The Truth (II) (2011)

15 min | Short

7.6
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A woman suspected of infidelity,not only reveals the truth to her husband, but also an important life lesson.

Director: Hill Harper | Stars: Jensen Atwood, Rockmond Dunbar, Dwight Eubanks, Terisa Griffin

Votes: 12

21. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: To Catch a Thief (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.6
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Synclaire is furious to learn that her coworker has stolen her act and used it for his one-man show. She backs down when he tells her a sob story about needing money to pay child support, ... See full summary »

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 14

22. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detectives from NYPD's 15th Precinct investigate homicides within their precinct.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

Votes: 11,019

23. The Making of 'Motives' (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Documentary

7.5
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Made-for-DVD documentary about the making of 'Motives'.

Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Lil' Zane, Frank Ski, Mel Jackson

Votes: 10

24. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: In Your Dreams (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.5
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Khadijah keeps dreaming of kissing Scooter in a hot tub. Max drags Khadijah to a new age retreat where she hopes to find her purpose and Synclaire tags along. Khadijah is shocked to find ... See full summary »

Director: Maynard C. Virgil I | Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 8

25. Living Single (1993–1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York.

Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 3,915

26. For Your Love (1998–2002)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Focused on three couples who try to counsel each other on how to deal with the opposite sex.

Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, James Lesure, Tamala Jones, Dedee Pfeiffer

Votes: 210

27. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)
Episode: Bad Rap (1997)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Simone and Sipowicz get another case involving the shooting of a rap artist who refuses to cooperate with them in the identification of his assailant. Meanwhile, Abby tells Medavoy that she... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Dennis Franz, James McDaniel, Nicholas Turturro

Votes: 64

28. Living Single (1993–1998)
Episode: Reconcilable Differences (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.2
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Synclaire spends most of her evenings at rehearsal and leaves Overton feeling neglected. He goes out gambling with Tripp and Russell and end up gambling away money he and Synclaire set ... See full summary »

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Kim Coles, Queen Latifah, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 6

29. George Wallace (1997)

TV-14 | 178 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Following Alabama governor George Wallace through segregation, presidential elections, an assassination attempt and personal trauma.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 1,208

30. Friends and Lovers (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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What happens when friends cross the line and become lovers? Lies fly, emotions erupt, and the stage is set for a totally uncensored, hilarious, and outrageously entertaining adventure in ... See full summary »

Director: Je'Caryous Johnson | Stars: Leon, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Mel Jackson, Monica Calhoun

Votes: 83

31. Fear Files (2015 TV Movie)

Horror, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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TV One's horror anthology Fear Files (formerly Fright Night Files) returns with three new terrifying tales of love, revenge, and murder - Mama's Boy, Fire and For The Love of Lockwood Too.

Directors: Russ Parr, Randall Stevens | Stars: Sean Blakemore, DuRa Brown, Jess Marie Carr, Nadine Ellis

Votes: 37

32. Hitz (1997– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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As the "A&R guys" at HiTower Records, Robert and Busby have to deal with their obnoxious boss, unruly artists, and confused love-lives, while the threat of losing their jobs always hangs ... See full summary »

Stars: Rosa Blasi, Claude Brooks, Andrew Dice Clay, Kristin Dattilo

Votes: 22

33. Soul Food (1997)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach

Votes: 6,521 | Gross: $43.49M

34. Half & Half (2002–2006)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Mona and Dee Dee are half-sisters who share the same father. They are completely unlike each other, but they live in the same apartment building, so disagreements are common.

Stars: Essence Atkins, Rachel True, Chico Benymon, Valarie Pettiford

Votes: 1,200

35. Civilian Life (2015)

86 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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After a few too many tours of duty and missions overseas, a mother/wife returns home to deal with her family and changed surroundings. This mission may serve to be her toughest ever.

Director: Rubin Whitmore II | Stars: Lahmard J. Tate, Guy Torry, Mel Jackson, Don Kress

Votes: 7

36. The Parkers (1999–2004)
Episode: At Last (2004)

TV-PG | Comedy

6.9
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Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Mo'Nique, Countess Vaughn, Jenna von Oÿ, Ken Lawson

Votes: 15

37. The Division (2001–2004)
Episode: Zero Tolerance: Part 2 (2004)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The team tries to bring the stand-off with high school students to a peaceful end. After risking their lives in the tragic situation, Jenny gives everyone a reason to celebrate.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Jon Hamm, Taraji P. Henson, Amy Jo Johnson

Votes: 9

38. The Parent 'Hood (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A college professor copes with contemporary fatherhood.

Stars: Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Curtis Williams

Votes: 858

39. The Division (2001–2004)
Episode: Zero Tolerance: Part 1 (2004)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Jon Hamm, Taraji P. Henson, Amy Jo Johnson

Votes: 9

40. The Parkers (1999–2004)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy

6.7
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Nikki decides to go to school to get her degree so she can go to Santa Monica college.

Stars: Mo'Nique, Dorien Wilson, Countess Vaughn, Jenna von Oÿ

Votes: 1,659

41. In the House (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Once famous football player must rent part of his house in order to support himself. A single mother and her two kids are the latest tenants. He also owns a sports clinic that he barely manages to run with a little help from his friends.

Stars: LL Cool J, Maia Campbell, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kim Wayans

Votes: 844

42. Little Richard (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones

Votes: 666

43. Love on Layaway (2005 Video)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy

6.7
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David E. Talbert's Love on Layaway is the laugh out loud journey inside the lives of three couples living in a Philadelphia brownstone.

Directors: Leslie Small, David E. Talbert | Stars: Deborah Cox, Mel Jackson, Chico Benymon, Cassi Davis

Votes: 39

44. The Steve Harvey Show (1996–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.6
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A former funk star named Steve Hightower enlists as a high school music teacher away from his original career in Chicago.

Stars: Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana, William Lee Scott

Votes: 2,417

45. The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) is an aspiring actor from Terrell, Texas, who has come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. To support himself, he works in his family's hotel, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan

Votes: 2,478

46. 20/20 (1978– )

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, News

6.5
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A.B.C.'s original hour-long news magazine.

Stars: David Muir, Elizabeth Vargas, Amy Robach, Barbara Walters

Votes: 1,535

47. The Division (2001–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Five female cops in San Francisco struggle with their personal and professional lives.

Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Vidal, Jon Hamm

Votes: 409

48. To Sir, with Love II (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.3
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After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves to be too much to resist.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Christian Payton, Dana Eskelson, Fernando López

Votes: 938

49. Reed Between the Lines (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Psychologist Carla Reed and Professor Alex Reed balance their professional lives as doctors and personal lives in a blended family with three kids.

Stars: Tracee Ellis Ross, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Nadji Jeter, Zoé Hendrix

Votes: 391

50. The Stick Up Kids (2008 Video)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.2
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People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the ... See full summary »

Director: Hawthorne James | Stars: Tariq Alexander, Mel Jackson, Bryce Wilson, Holly Joy Gaines

Votes: 93



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