With Motown Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.7
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Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 18,856

2. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 12,831 | Gross: $21.05M

3. The Last Dragon (1985)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry

Votes: 11,969 | Gross: $25.75M

4. The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)

240 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete, Margaret Avery

Votes: 2,911

5. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 3,371 | Gross: $9.60M

6. Mahogany (1975)

PG | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

Directors: Berry Gordy, Tony Richardson, Jack Wormser | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 1,545 | Gross: $5.00M

7. Small Sacrifices (1989)

159 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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A peculiar and disturbing case catches the attention of the police when a young mother and her children, all severely injured, show up in a hospital's emergency room.

Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, Gordon Clapp, John Shea

Votes: 971

8. Thank God It's Friday (1978)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Music

5.4
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A Friday in the life of the disco club the Zoo, where the staff and clients meet and dance their their lives away.

Director: Robert Klane | Stars: Donna Summer, Valerie Landsburg, Terri Nunn, Chick Vennera

Votes: 2,009 | Gross: $7.30M

9. Sidekicks (1986–1987)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.4
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An ordinary cop tutors a young boy who insists on helping him in his cases with his mastery of martial arts.

Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

Votes: 264

10. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Sport

6.9
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Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Rico Dawson

Votes: 1,489

11. Big Time (1977)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

5.7
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A small time con-artist gets between the FBI and a suitcase filled with money. (Josiah Howard, "Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide.")

Director: Andrew Georgias | Stars: Christopher Joy, Tobar Mayo, Jayne Kennedy, Roger E. Mosley

Votes: 10

12. Almost Summer (1978)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

6.1
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A high-school election gets nasty.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Bruno Kirby, Lee Purcell, John Friedrich, Didi Conn

Votes: 193

13. Jackson 5ive (1971–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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The animated musical adventures of the Jackson brothers.

Stars: Joel Cooper, Donald Fullilove, Mike Martinez, Edmund Sylvers

Votes: 191

14. Kid 'n' Play (1990– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy

5.8
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Stars: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Jack Angel, Tommy Davidson

Votes: 141

15. Scott Joplin (1977 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Clifton Davis, Margaret Avery, Eubie Blake

Votes: 210

16. Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997 Video)

Unrated | 106 min | Music

8.5
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Collection of Michael Jackson's music videos from the period 1983-1997. Mainly focused post-1995 era, including videos such as "Scream", "They Don't Care About Us" and more.

Directors: Nicholas Brandt, Colin Chilvers, Bob Giraldi, Wayne Isham, Michael Jackson, John Landis, Spike Lee, Don Mischer, Vincent Paterson, Mark Romanek, James Yukich | Stars: Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Brandon Quintin Adams, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 1,752

17. Callie & Son (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

5.5
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Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Jameson Parker, Dabney Coleman, Joy Garrett

Votes: 258

18. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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The 25th Anniversary of Motown Records is celebrated by its past and present stars playing their greatest hits, plus some new ones.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Adam Ant, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 247

19. The Last Song (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A man accidentally discovers a plot to cover-up a fatal toxic waste accident, and is brutally murdered. His wife an aspiring singer who unwittingly comes into possession of several tapes ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Lynda Carter, Ronny Cox, Nicholas Pryor, Paul Rudd

Votes: 97

20. Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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The crises, incidents and interactions among the employees, patrons and contestants of a country-western bar's regularly scheduled talent show.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Victor French, Candy Clark, Louise Latham, Don Johnson

Votes: 126

21. Happy Endings (II) (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

7.1
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Nick is a writer full of hope, Lisa is a promising singer. They both have heartache after becoming single, but soon their newly formed friendship starts to develop into something more.

Director: Noel Black | Stars: John Schneider, Catherine Hicks, Ana Alicia, Joseph Hacker

Votes: 33

22. Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985 TV Special)

120 min | Music

9.0
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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Debbie Allen, Gerald Alston, Ricky Bell, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 54

23. Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues (1989 Video)

Unrated | 53 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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'The Legend Continues' is a 1988 Documentary made by Motown. The Documentary has some of his biggest hits like 'Thriller' and 'We Are The World'

Director: Patrick T. Kelly | Stars: Michael Jackson, Dick Clark, Sammy Davis Jr., Suzanne De Passe

Votes: 284

24. Marvin Gaye (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

7.6
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This classic performance was recorded on Marvin Gaye's first European Tour in 1976, and captures the legendary soul singer at his unparalleled best.

Stars: Nick Ashford, Alberta Gay, Marvin Gaye III, Anna Gordy Gaye

Votes: 14

25. Goin' Back to Indiana (1971 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.2
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Director: Kip Walton | Stars: Elgin Baylor, Bill Cosby, Bobby Darin, Elvin Hayes

Votes: 18

26. Rollergames (1990–1992)

60 min | Action, Sport

7.4
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Stars: Wally George, Sean 'Hollywood' Hamilton, Tammy Hanson, Robert 'Cass' McEntee

Votes: 17

27. A Small Killing (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A policeman masquerades as a homeless alcoholic and teams up with a bag lady, who is really a college professor, to bring a drug lord's assassin to justice in this memorable drama. Along ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Edward Asner, Jean Simmons, Andrew Prine, Pat O'Malley

Votes: 38

28. Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend (1990 TV Movie)

Unrated | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Stars: Anita Baker, Geraldine Burston, Dick Clark, Bill Cosby

Votes: 8

29. Nightlife (1986–1987)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.5
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Stars: David Brenner, Mike MacDonald, Susan Saint James, Fred Stoller

Votes: 11

30. G.I.T. on Broadway (1969 TV Special)

60 min | Musical

8.5
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After their successful colaboration in 1968's "T.C.B." TV special, Diana Ross and The Supremes join The Temptations one more time. This time, the two super-groups not only sing but act in ... See full summary »

Director: Grey Lockwood | Stars: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Paul Williams

Votes: 8

31. TCB (1968 TV Special)

60 min | Musical

8.5
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The two top Motown groups, Diana Ross and The Supremes, and The Temptations sing their greatest hits of the 60s plus some unforgettable standards. Although a clear showcase for Diana Ross talents, the best parts are those by the groups.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Otis Williams

Votes: 31

32. The Last Radio Station (1988)

42 min | Short

7.4
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Director: Dominic Orlando | Star: Thomas Guzman-Sanchez

Votes: 5

33. The Smokey Robinson Show (1970 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.3
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This was a 1970 ABC Television special starring SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES. It featured special guest stars THE TEMPTATIONS, STEVIE WONDER, and THE (post DIANA ROSS) SUPREMES. It was ... See full summary »

Director: Kip Walton | Stars: Smokey Robinson, Fran Jeffries, The Miracles, The Supremes

Votes: 18

34. RollerGames (1991 Video Game)

Sport

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35. BJ the Chicago Kid: The New Cupid (2016 TV Short)

5 min | Short, Music

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Stars: BJ the Chicago Kid, Kendrick Lamar, Karine Lima

36. An Evening with Diana Ross (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Music

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Director: Norman Campbell | Stars: Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, Cindy Birdsong, Ka-Ron Sowell Brown

Votes: 46

37. Diana! (1971 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Director: Kip Walton | Stars: Diana Ross, Bill Cosby, Jackson 5, Danny Thomas

Votes: 12

39. Motown Merry Christmas (1987 TV Special)

60 min | Music

9.2
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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Natalie Cole, Desiree Coleman, Dennis Edwards, Lola Falana

Votes: 31

40. Nightlife (1986–1987)
Episode: Episode #1.138 (1987)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: David Brenner, Micky Dolenz

41. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: Are These Your Kicks? (1986)

Crime, Drama, Family

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Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

42. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: Catherine the Not-So-Great (1986)

Crime, Drama, Family

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Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

43. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: My Dad the Crook (1986)

Crime, Drama, Family

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Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

44. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: My Dad's Bigger Than Yours (1986)

Crime, Drama, Family

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Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

45. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: Grey Belts (1986)

Crime, Drama, Family

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Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

46. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: I Hate the Neighbors (1986)

Crime, Drama, Family

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Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

47. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: Just for Kicks (1987)

Crime, Drama, Family

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Director: Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

48. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: Kicked Upstairs (1987)

Crime, Drama, Family

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Director: Judith Vogelsang | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

49. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: The Last Electric Knight (1986)

Crime, Drama, Family

7.5
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An old man who lives with his grandson, Ernie, is approached by a social worker who tells him that Ernie can't continue living with him because he is old and an invalid. He needs to find ... See full summary »

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.

Votes: 10

50. Sidekicks (1986–1987)
Episode: Open House (1986)

Crime, Drama, Family

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Director: Kim Manners | Stars: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.


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