Loretta Devine

Chapter & Verse

Chapter & Verse

Chapter & Verse

IMDb: 6.9
2017
96min

Upon his return from serving a ten-year sentence in prison, reformed gang leader, S. Lance Ingram, struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Unable to use the technological skills he acquired in jail, Lance is forced to accept a position delivering meals for a local food bank. It is here that he befriends Ms. Maddy, 75, a past beauty with a irreverent and hardened shell to whom he delivers dinners. Through her, Lance finds hope, relearning the joys of life and living despite the outwardly bedeviled society in which they find themselves.

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Behind the Movement

Behind the Movement

Behind the Movement

IMDb: 7.3
2018
79min

Behind the Movement is a unique and fast-paced retelling of how Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat launched the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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A Very Larry Christmas

A Very Larry Christmas

A Very Larry Christmas

IMDb: 6.0
2013
82min

Larry is a good natured guy with a spotty work history. Santa picks Larry to fill in when he breaks his leg. Larry`s old boss and Santa`s PR assistant doubt Larry and his ability. Even Larry has misgivings but Santa and Larry`s dad believe Larry`s Christmas spirit and good heart will save the day.

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Boston Public

Boston Public

Boston Public

IMDb: 7.6
2000
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Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. It centered on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The show was named for the real public school district in which it takes place. It featured a large ensemble cast and focused on the work and private lives of the various teachers, students, and administrators at the school. It aired from October 2000 to January 2004. Its slogan was “Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity.”

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Naked

Naked

Naked

IMDb: 5.1
2017
96min

Nervous about finally getting married a guy is forced to relive the same nerve-wracking hours over and over again until he gets things right on his wedding day.

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Eli Stone

Eli Stone

Eli Stone

IMDb: 6.3
2008
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Eli Stone is an American legal comedy-drama TV series, named for its title character. The series follows Stone, a San Francisco lawyer who begins to have hallucinations, which leads him to two possible conclusions: a potentially fatal brain aneurysm, and the chance that something greater is at work. His visions lead him to accept cases with little monetary gain but a lot of moral goodness.

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Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins

IMDb: 4.6
2012
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Doc McStuffins is an animated pre-school children’s television series produced by Brown Bag Films. It was created and executive produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winner Chris Nee and premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The series is about a six-year-old girl who can “fix” toys, with a little help from her stuffed animal friends.

The series received positive reviews due to the show’s concept and the main character, on its portrayal about African-Americans in a Disney series. Chris Nee describes the series as “Cheers for Preschoolers”.

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The Client List

The Client List

The Client List

IMDb: 4.2
2012
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Riley Parks delicately balances two starkly different lives — one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a rowdy, sexy and unpredictable group of women.

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Caged No More

Caged No More

Caged No More

IMDb: 5.2
2016
90min

Aggie, A 67 year-old Black Cajun, has just stepped into her worst nightmare. Her two granddaughters have disappeared, and the only clue she possesses is a forgotten laptop. Aware she only has a short window of time, she feels helpless to save them as her money and influence are scarce. Desperate to get her girls back, Aggie risks everything to cross paths with Richard and Lottie DuMonde, two of the wealthiest and most connected people in New Orleans. Certainly, once they hear her story, they will help. But what Aggie doesn’t foresee is the dark world she’s about to step into, or the dangers accompanying the rescue needed to bring her girls home.

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Norm of the North

Norm of the North

Norm of the North

IMDb: 3.7
2016
86min

The stereoscopic 3D animated family film “Norm” tells the story of the titular polar bear and his three Arctic lemming buddies, who are forced out into the world once their icy home begins melting and breaking apart. Landing in New York, Norm begins life anew as a performing corporate mascot, only to discover that his new employers are directly responsible for the destruction of his polar home.

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The Sound And The Fury

The Sound And The Fury

The Sound And The Fury

IMDb: 4.8
2014
101min

A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.

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You’re Not You

You’re Not You

You’re Not You

IMDb: 7.4
2014
104min

A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.

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Welcome to Me

Welcome to Me

Welcome to Me

IMDb: 5.9
2014
105min

A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.

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Madea’s Big Happy Family

Madea’s Big Happy Family

Madea’s Big Happy Family

IMDb: 4.6
2011
106min

Shirley has important news for her family, but she has five grown children with different lifestyles and finds it difficult to get them and the kids all together. So in steps Madea, the Matriarch General, to put the family’s life in perspective with a hilarious twist on financial difficulties, drugs and, most important, family secrets. The next generation has a lot to learn. In her own way, Madea expresses how deliverance won’t change you to be someone else, but will allow you to be who you really are.

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Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

IMDb: 5.7
2011
112min

Two very different families converge on Martha’s Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

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Death at a Funeral

Death at a Funeral

Death at a Funeral

IMDb: 5.7
2010
92min

Aaron’s father’s funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron’s successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New York, broke but arrogant. To top it all off, a mysterious stranger wants a word with Aaron.

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Lottery Ticket

Lottery Ticket

Lottery Ticket

IMDb: 4.9
2010
99min

Kevin Carson is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he’s holding a winning lottery ticket worth $370 million

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For Colored Girls

For Colored Girls

For Colored Girls

IMDb: 6.0
2010
134min

About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.

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First Sunday

First Sunday

First Sunday

IMDb: 4.3
2008
96min

Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.

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This Christmas

This Christmas

This Christmas

IMDb: 6.2
2007
117min

This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they’ve brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.

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Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

IMDb: 6.3
2006
100min

After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he’s Sheldon’s son up to see Sheldon. Sheldon comes home to straighten things out. Old arguments flare up – between mother and son and between brothers. Sheldon wants no part of fatherhood or family. Then, someone else from New York shows up at Evelyn’s door, bringing a new set of challenges. Will this family ever stop airing its dirty laundry? And what of Sheldon: where is his pride? Can he, in the words of James Baldwin, go where his blood beats and live the life he has?

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Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls

IMDb: 6.5
2006
134min

Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they’re chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James ‘Thunder’ Early.

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King’s Ransom

King’s Ransom

King’s Ransom

IMDb: 4.2
2005
95min

Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife’s plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.

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Crash

Crash

Crash

IMDb: 7.8
2004
112min

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

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Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

IMDb: 5.7
2001
94min

When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.

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I Am Sam

I Am Sam

I Am Sam

IMDb: 7.6
2001
132min

Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam’s limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

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Urban Legends: Final Cut

Urban Legends: Final Cut

Urban Legends: Final Cut

IMDb: 4.1
2000
97min

The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’, the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit ‘Urban Legend’. At Alpine University, someone is determined to win the best film award at any cost – even if it means eliminating the competition. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the shocking climax.

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What Women Want

What Women Want

What Women Want

IMDb: 6.4
2000
127min

Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women’s thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy, his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.

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Urban Legend

Urban Legend

Urban Legend

IMDb: 5.5
1998
99min

There’s a campus killer on the loose who’s making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at the gas station when not looking, into reality.

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Hoodlum

Hoodlum

Hoodlum

IMDb: 6.2
1997
130min

In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running “the numbers”. When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson takes over the business and must resist against the invasion from merciless mobster Dutch Shultz.

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Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale

IMDb: 5.7
1995
127min

Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive “good man” to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined to find a better way to breathe.

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Class Act

Class Act

Class Act

IMDb: 6.0
1992
98min

Duncan is a genius straight A student, Blade is juvenile delinquent. But because of a mix up with their school records, everyone thinks each is the other one. Now, Duncan kind of likes the attention from being thought of as a real bad dude, if only the school bully would stop trying to rough him up. And Blade definitely likes being thought of as important instead of as trouble.

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Little Nikita

Little Nikita

Little Nikita

IMDb: 6.0
1988
98min

Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he’s serious, he’s killing their agents one by one, including “sleepers,” agents under deep cover awaiting orders. Roy interviews a high school lad, Jeff Grant, an applicant to the Air Force Academy. In a routine background check, Roy discovers that Jeff’s parents are sleepers. He must see if Jeff is also a spy, confront the parents yet protect them, and catch his nemesis. Meanwhile, the Soviets have sent their own spy-catcher, the loner Karpov, to reel in Scuba. Alliances shift; it’s cat and mouse.

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The Carmichael Show

The Carmichael Show

The Carmichael Show

IMDb: 7
2015
min

From the comedy of Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller (“Neighbors”) comes an irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod’s relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in-training girlfriend, his ever-hustling brother and his mother who is always, always, always right with Jesus. Taking the next step and moving in together, Jerrod and his girlfriend, Maxine (Amber West), are your average young couple trying to make it in the city. They’re smart, motivated and looking to build a fulfilling life together. The only thing standing in their way is family. Between Jerrod’s larger-than-life brother, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery), and his smothering and passionate parents (David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine), Jerrod and Maxine are put to the test navigating the boundaries of romance, family and sanity.

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

IMDb: 6.3
2009
91min

Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true story, this gripping and unnerving blend of deadpan comedy, melodrama and raw tragedy is fleshed out by an expert cast, including Willem Dafoe and Chloe Sevigny

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