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1. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,643,438 | Gross: $330.25M

2. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 163,217 | Gross: $48.69M

3. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 82,776

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: 103,385 | Gross: $116.63M

5. Dead Presidents (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 18,205 | Gross: $24.20M

6. I'm Not There (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 54,402 | Gross: $4.02M

7. Black Dynamite (2009)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy

7.4
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65 Metascore

Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man, it's up to him to find justice.

Director: Scott Sanders | Stars: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Phyllis Applegate

Votes: 43,415 | Gross: $0.23M

8. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.9
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 15,326

9. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

7.8
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95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 14,364 | Gross: $7.12M

10. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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71 Metascore

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Votes: 4,195 | Gross: $15.18M

11. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, 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: 11,461 | Gross: $4.95M

12. Panther (I) (1995)

R | 124 min | Drama

6.5
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A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine, Joe Don Baker, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 2,117 | Gross: $6.83M

13. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

R | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

Director: Niels Mueller | Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson

Votes: 24,711 | Gross: $0.70M

14. The '60s (1999)

PG-13 | 172 min | Drama

7.0
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The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles, Jerry O'Connell, Jeremy Sisto

Votes: 2,340

15. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Yasiin Bey, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 2,151

16. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,313 | Gross: $0.56M

17. Night Catches Us (2010)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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65 Metascore

In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement.

Director: Tanya Hamilton | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Jamara Griffin, Sadiq Afif

Votes: 1,398 | Gross: $0.08M

18. Jasper, Texas (2003 TV Movie)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.1
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In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd | Stars: Roy T. Anderson, Demore Barnes, John Bayliss, James Bearden

Votes: 404

19. If Not Us, Who? (2011)

124 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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West Germany, early 1960s. Star crossed lovers Bern and Gudrun begin a life long affair in the stifling atmosphere of provincial Germany. Setting out to challenge the establishment they ... See full summary »

Director: Andres Veiel | Stars: August Diehl, Lena Lauzemis, Alexander Fehling, Thomas Thieme

Votes: 1,109

20. The '70s (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 170 min | Drama

6.1
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Four friends graduate in the year 1970, the start of a new decade.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Brad Rowe, Guy Torry, Vinessa Shaw, Amy Smart

Votes: 606

21. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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73 Metascore

Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Abiodun Oyewole

Votes: 1,675 | Gross: $0.26M

22. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Blair Anderson, Omar Barbour, Julian Bond, Elaine Brown

Votes: 1,530 | Gross: $0.48M

23. Le Gai Savoir (1969)

95 min | Drama

6.3
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 690

24. A Huey P. Newton Story (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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The story of how the radical Huey P. Newton developed the Black Panther Party based on his 10-point program for social reform.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Roger Guenveur Smith, Rahum Brown, Georgina Ransley, Marlon Brando

Votes: 650

25. Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA War on Musicians and Activists (2018)

120 min | Documentary

5.5
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Evidence supports that the CIA manipulated musicians and activists to promote drugs for social control, particularly regarding the Civil Rights and anti-war movements. Some musicians that resisted these manipulations were killed.

Director: John Potash | Stars: Ed Opperman, Bobby Seale

Votes: 41

26. Black Panthers (1968)

Not Rated | 31 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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A short film of interviews and protests at a rally to free Huey Newton.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Ron Dellums

Votes: 698

27. From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995)

97 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Mark Rappaport's creative bio-pic about actress Jean Seberg is presented in a first-person, autobiographical format (with Seberg played by Mary Beth Hurt). He seamlessly interweaves cinema,... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rappaport | Stars: Mary Beth Hurt, Jean Seberg

Votes: 235

28. Animal House of Blues 33.3 Special Edition (2018)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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Animal House of Blues is a story about how a small Oregon town helped create Animal House; and how that led to the creation of The Blues Brothers. It all started in the basement of the ... See full summary »

Director: Marv Leake | Stars: Robert Bailey, Maida Belove, Dave Berkham, Brian Crace

Votes: 7

29. Cruel and Unusual (2017)

102 min | Documentary

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"Cruel and Unusual" is the story of three men who have spent longer in solitary confinement than any other prisoners in the US because of the murder of a prison guard in 1972 at Angola, the... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Corey Johnson, Robert King, Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox

Votes: 42

30. Brothers (1977)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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Thinly disguised account of the relationship between radical black activist Angela Davis and Black Panther and prison inmate George Jackson, who was one of those killed in a failed 1971 prison breakout.

Director: Arthur Barron | Stars: Bernie Casey, Vonetta McGee, Ron O'Neal, John Lehne

Votes: 111

31. The Black Messiah Murders

Action, Crime, Drama | Announced

Serena Wilson engages the burned-out former federal attorney Sam Cohen who was responsible for exposing the FBI's and Chicago justice system's plot and murder civil rights leader, Fred Hampton, leader of the Chicago Black Panthers.

Director: Lance Flores | Stars: Michael Monks, Nataly Peña, Shaula Vega, Peter Gonzales Falcon

32. Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's.

Director: Mark Kitchell | Stars: Jentri Anders, Joan Baez, Frank Bardacke, Stokely Carmichael

Votes: 647

33. Down on Us (1984)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

3.9
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The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot.

Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Sandy Kenyon, Joe Camp, Toni Sawyer, Steven Tice

Votes: 94

34. The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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86 Metascore

Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Alk | Stars: Skip Andrew, Edward Carmody, James Davis, Rennie Davis

Votes: 206

35. Redeemer (2002 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

5.9
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A writer is touched by the story of a former Black Panther who seams to have been wrongfully convicted to life imprisonment 20 years ago. The writer decides to try to help the now middle-aged convict get exonerated.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Matthew Modine, Obba Babatundé, Michele Greene, Bruce Dinsmore

Votes: 121

36. Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II (1992 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, War

4.6
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An account of Black American soldiers in World War II who combated racism in the segregated military and on the home front. In April 1945, some Black American soldiers were among the first ... See full summary »

Directors: William Miles, Nina Rosenblum | Stars: Denzel Washington, Louis Gossett Jr., Leon Bass, Benjamin Bender

Votes: 53

37. Sistemo l'America e torno (1974)

X | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Sterling St. Jacques, Alfredo Rizzo, Fernando Cerulli

Votes: 94

38. And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004)

300 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.0
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Stars: Bill Adler, A.J., Afrika Bambaataa, André Benjamin

Votes: 121

39. In the Land of the Free... (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.3
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Tells the shocking and unbelievable story of Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King, three black men from rural Louisiana who were held in solitary confinement in the biggest prison... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Bee, Robert King, Malik Rahim

Votes: 46

40. All Power to the People! (The Black Panther Party and Beyond) (1996)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary

8.0
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A recap of the Black Panther Party's often distorted history and an expose of apparent governmental plots that hastened its demise.

Director: Lee Lew Lee | Stars: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Dennis Banks, Marlon Brando, David Brinkley

Votes: 118

41. Assata aka Joanne Chesimard (2008)

93 min | Drama

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Assata Shakur, the firebrand revolutionary Black Panther, was convicted and sentenced to life in a widely publicized case involving a 1973 shootout on the NJ Turnpike, which resulted in the... See full summary »

Director: Fred Baker | Stars: Will Blagrove, Rick Borgia, J.D. Brown, Kathleen Cleaver

42. American Revolution 2 (1969)

86 min | Documentary

6.8
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A gritty but essential documentary charting social turbulence in late 1960's Chicago. American Revolution 2 includes footage of the 1968 Democratic Convention protest and riot, a critique ... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Alk, Mike Gray | Stars: Richard J. Daley, Charles Geary, Dick Gregory, Bobby Lee

Votes: 33

43. Em Compasso de Espera (1969)

98 min | Drama

7.8
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Antunes Filho's Em Compasso de Espera is a film which promotes the idea of race equality by means of showing various struggles that the main hero has to go through. Black self awareness in ... See full summary »

Director: Antunes Filho | Stars: Zózimo Bulbul, Renée de Vielmond, Elida Gay Palmer, Karin Rodrigues

Votes: 25

44. Untitled Peter Norman Story

120 min | Drama, History, Thriller | Announced

In 2008 Matt Norman released the International award winning documentary feature "SALUTE" which covers his famous uncles (Peter Norman) support of the Black Power Salute performed by Tommie... See full summary »

45. Public Enemy (1999)

87 min | Documentary

6.1
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French/German documentary on the Black Panther party told through the modern day (1999) perspective of 4 former members: Bobby Seale, Jamal Joseph, Nile Rodgers & Kathleen Cleaver.

Director: Jens Meurer | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, Nile Rodgers

Votes: 76

46. Growing Up in America (1988)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Documentary on 1960s radicals in the U.S.A.

Director: Morley Markson | Stars: Don Cox, Allen Ginsberg, Fred Hampton Jr., Fred Hampton

Votes: 40

47. 100 Miles to Lordsburg (2015)

Short, Drama

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In 1961, Jack and Martha, a young, African-American couple, are traveling across the country for a new job opportunity in California. Jack, a Korean War Vet, and Monique, his very-pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Borger | Stars: Brian D. Mason, La Trice Harper, Archie Archambo, Pat Haley

48. Angela Davis Is at Your Mercy (1970)

10 min | Short

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Director: Carole Roussopoulos | Stars: Angela Davis, Jean Genet

Votes: 13

49. My People Are Rising (2017)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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In an era of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. In "My People Are Rising"... See full summary »

Director: Rafael Flores | Stars: Elaine Brown, Aaron Dixon, Ericka Huggins, Bobby Seale

50. 68 (2008 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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From Washington to Saigon, Rome to Mexico, Paris to London, a wave of demonstrations shakes the world. 68 travels back in time to war torn Vietnam, freed and occupied Prague, Paris demonstrating, revolution in the Americas.

Director: Patrick Rotman | Stars: Edouard Balladur, The Beatles, Claude Berri, Leonid Brezhnev

Votes: 58



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