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1. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé.
Votes: 32,387 | Gross: $56.70M
2. Guess Who (2005)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white.
Votes: 35,906 | Gross: $68.92M
3. Mississippi Masala (1991)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »
Votes: 4,173 | Gross: $7.31M
4. Gone with the Wind (1939)
G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 240,443 | Gross: $198.68M
5. The Cheat (1915)
Not Rated | 59 min | Drama
A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.
6. Do the Right Thing (1989)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Votes: 66,961 | Gross: $27.55M
8. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
An affluent New York couple finds their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.
Votes: 17,649 | Gross: $6.41M
9. Imitation of Life (1934)
Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance
A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.
10. Japanese War Bride (1952)
Approved | 91 min | Drama
Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes ... See full summary »
11. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 358,472 | Gross: $169.71M
12. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War
The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 18,836 | Gross: $10.00M
13. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 84,278 | Gross: $23.69M
14. Sayonara (1957)
Unrated | 147 min | Drama, Romance
A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.
Votes: 4,785 | Gross: $26.30M
16. Zoot Suit (1981)
R | 103 min | Drama, Musical
A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped ... See full summary »
Votes: 896 | Gross: $3.26M
18. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Votes: 70,141 | Gross: $48.17M
19. Bamboozled (2000)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.
Votes: 9,118 | Gross: $2.19M
20. Lone Star (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery
When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Votes: 24,820 | Gross: $13.27M
21. Amreeka (2009)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama
A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana.
Votes: 3,206 | Gross: $0.62M
22. Inside Man (2006)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
Votes: 294,659 | Gross: $88.51M
23. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy
After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.
Votes: 120,227 | Gross: $38.09M
24. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Votes: 99,675 | Gross: $104.40M
25. Mulan (1998)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.
Votes: 198,453 | Gross: $120.62M
68 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The Election of President Barack Obama began on March 5, 1770 at the Boston Massacre with the death of Crispus Attucks.
80 min | Documentary, History, Sport
The NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar presents On the Shoulders of Giants - the story of the greatest team you never heard of. The tale of the all-black ... See full summary »
Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own ... See full summary »
31. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007 TV Movie)
130 min | Documentary
This special is a recounting of the top 100 movies of all time, updated from the list of 10 years ago aired in the first AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies.
32. Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy (2007 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
Oprah Winfrey hosts a one-hour special chronicling her five-year effort in creating a leadership academy for disadvantaged girls in South Africa.
35. The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999– )
A show which takes sports most memorable blunders, bad calls, and questionable moments and sheds a new light on them to show why the party who made the mistake should be let off the hook.
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
Feature-length documentary on renegade filmmaker, novelist, musician and theater impresario, Melvin Van Peebles.
38. Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze' (2005 Video)
24 min | Documentary, Short
Introduces behind-the-scenes of the movie, School Daze, along with interviews of the cast.
44. Spike Lee's '25th Hour': The Evolution of an American Filmmaker (2003 Video)
22 min | Documentary, Short
Spike Lee's filmmaking career is examined in this partial making-of for the film 25th Hour (2002). Interviews with cast members from this film and his past successes give us an idea what kind of dedicated person he truly is.
46. New York at the Movies (2002 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
Meryl Streep conducts us to a trip to New York City as presented in many films during the 20th Century, and how its cultural importance and impact are important to viewers. With a ... See full summary »
48. The Making of 'Bamboozled' (2001 Video)
53 min | Documentary
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Spike Lee's satirical take on the American entertainment industry, in which a black writer for a TV network, frustrated at his failure to get his ... See full summary »
49. The World's Best Sellers: The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 170 min | Documentary
In this unique film, Dennis Hopper sends Hermann Vaske on a mission around the world to find out about the crossover between creative disciplines, and how this is changing the creative and commercial arts.
52. Our Hollywood Education (1992)
This unique and thought-provoking documentary delves into the conflict between the art and business of filmmaking as it is enacted on the "battlefield" of Hollywood. Through a series of ... See full summary »
53. Lonely in America (1990)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
The dreams and aspirations about America and life of Arun, a young Indian in his 20s, change as he struggles to fit into a new and alien culture. His strained relationship with his rigidly ... See full summary »