Top 100 films in Romance

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Singin' in the Rain

Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | 103 min | 1952|

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

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Directed by Michael Curtiz | PG | 102 min | 1942|

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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Annie Hall

Directed by Woody Allen | PG | 93 min | 1977|

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | PG | 128 min | 1958|

A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

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Some Like It Hot

Directed by Billy Wilder | 120 min | 1959|

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

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On the Waterfront

Directed by Elia Kazan | 108 min | 1954|

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

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Gone with the Wind

Directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | G | 238 min | 1939|

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

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Sunset Boulevard

Directed by Billy Wilder | 110 min | 1950|

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

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The Best Years of Our Lives

Directed by William Wyler | 172 min | 1946|

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

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The Graduate

Directed by Mike Nichols | 106 min | 1967|

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

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The Apartment

Directed by Billy Wilder | 125 min | 1960|

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

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Directed by F.W. Murnau | 94 min | 1927|

A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

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City Lights

Directed by Charles Chaplin | 87 min | 1931|

With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.

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It Happened One Night

Directed by Frank Capra | 105 min | 1934|

A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

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Mean Streets

Directed by Martin Scorsese | R | 112 min | 1973|

Following the life of a small-time hood who struggles with a moral crisis regarding his friends, family, business, and his conflicting religious beliefs.

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Brokeback Mountain

Directed by Ang Lee | R | 134 min | 2005|

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 101 min | 1946|

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

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Directed by Ridley Scott | R | 155 min | 2000|

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

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The Philadelphia Story

Directed by George Cukor | 112 min | 1940|

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

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Directed by James Cameron | PG-13 | 194 min | 1997|

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

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Directed by Sidney Lumet | R | 121 min | 1976|

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

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Doctor Zhivago

Directed by David Lean | PG-13 | 197 min | 1965|

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

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Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | R | 120 min | 2008|

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

Directed by Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | PG | 102 min | 1938|

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

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The Red Shoes

Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | 133 min | 1948|

A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

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Directed by Woody Allen | R | 96 min | 1979|

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

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Directed by Sydney Pollack | PG | 116 min | 1982|

Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.

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An American in Paris

Directed by Vincente Minnelli | 113 min | 1951|

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by Michel Gondry | R | 108 min | 2004|

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

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The African Queen

Directed by John Huston | PG | 105 min | 1951|

In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

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Sense and Sensibility

Directed by Ang Lee | PG | 136 min | 1995|

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

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The Artist

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius | PG-13 | 100 min | 2011|

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

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A Place in the Sun

Directed by George Stevens | 122 min | 1951|

A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

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Day for Night

Directed by François Truffaut | PG | 115 min | 1973|

A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

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Bringing Up Baby

Directed by Howard Hawks | 102 min | 1938|

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

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Breaking the Waves

Directed by Lars von Trier | R | 159 min | 1996|

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

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A Room with a View

Directed by James Ivory | 117 min | 1985|

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting...

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Directed by Jean Vigo | 89 min | 1934|

Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.

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Shakespeare in Love

Directed by John Madden | R | 123 min | 1998|

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

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Life Is Beautiful

Directed by Roberto Benigni | PG-13 | 116 min | 1997|

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

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Directed by Michael Haneke | PG-13 | 127 min | 2012|

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

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Wuthering Heights

Directed by William Wyler | 104 min | 1939|

A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

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The English Patient

Directed by Anthony Minghella | R | 162 min | 1996|

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

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Days of Heaven

Directed by Terrence Malick | PG | 94 min | 1978|

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu | R | 119 min | 2014|

Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown.

The Piano

Directed by Jane Campion | R | 121 min | 1993|

A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

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Directed by Delbert Mann | 90 min | 1955|

A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

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The Magnificent Ambersons

Directed by Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | 88 min | 1942|

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

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From Here to Eternity

Directed by Fred Zinnemann | 118 min | 1953|

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.

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Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet | R | 122 min | 2001|

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

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Brief Encounter

Directed by David Lean | 86 min | 1945|

Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

Directed by Mike Newell | R | 117 min | 1994|

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

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His Girl Friday

Directed by Howard Hawks | 92 min | 1940|

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

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Groundhog Day

Directed by Harold Ramis | PG | 101 min | 1993|

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.

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A Star Is Born

Directed by George Cukor | 154 min | 1954|

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

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Roman Holiday

Directed by William Wyler | 118 min | 1953|

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

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Top Hat

Directed by Mark Sandrich | 101 min | 1935|

An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.

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Room at the Top

Directed by Jack Clayton | N/A | 115 min | 1959|

An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

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Leaving Las Vegas

Directed by Mike Figgis | R | 111 min | 1995|

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Directed by Frank Capra | 115 min | 1936|

Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.

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The Lady Eve

Directed by Preston Sturges | 94 min | 1941|

A trio of classy card sharps targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, till one of them falls in love with him.

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Howards End

Directed by James Ivory | PG | 140 min | 1992|

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.

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Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by Robert Benton | PG | 105 min | 1979|

Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

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Directed by Spike Jonze | R | 126 min | 2013|

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

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Journey to Italy

Directed by Roberto Rossellini | 97 min | 1954|

Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa. There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain....

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Directed by John Schlesinger | PG | 168 min | 1967|

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

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Directed by John Schlesinger | TV-MA | 128 min | 1965|

A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

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Far from Heaven

Directed by Todd Haynes | PG-13 | 107 min | 2002|

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

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Letter from an Unknown Woman

Directed by Max Ophüls | 86 min | 1948|

A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Last Tango in Paris

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci | NC-17 | 129 min | 1972|

A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

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Hope and Glory

Directed by John Boorman | PG-13 | 113 min | 1987|

A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was ...

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Adam's Rib

Directed by George Cukor | 101 min | 1949|

Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

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Cooley High

Directed by Michael Schultz | PG | 107 min | 1975|

In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the ...

Red River

Directed by Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | 133 min | 1948|

Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.

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The Band Wagon

Directed by Vincente Minnelli | 112 min | 1953|

A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.

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Yi Yi

Directed by Edward Yang | 173 min | 2000|

Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives.

The Quiet Man

Directed by John Ford | 129 min | 1952|

A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

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Directed by George Stevens | 118 min | 1953|

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

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In the Mood for Love

Directed by Kar-Wai Wong | PG | 98 min | 2000|

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Hannah and Her Sisters

Directed by Woody Allen | PG-13 | 103 min | 1986|

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

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Up in the Air

Directed by Jason Reitman | R | 109 min | 2009|

With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest.

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by Karel Reisz | N/A | 89 min | 1960|

A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.

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Claire's Knee

Directed by Éric Rohmer | GP | 105 min | 1970|

On holiday, a conflicted man lusts after beautiful stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter.

Gentleman's Agreement

Directed by Elia Kazan | 118 min | 1947|

A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

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Before Midnight

Directed by Richard Linklater | R | 109 min | 2013|

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

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Directed by John Crowley | PG-13 | 111 min | 2015|

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

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Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer | 116 min | 1964|

In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson

Pierrot le Fou

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard | 110 min | 1965|

Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

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Directed by Amma Asante | PG | 100 min | 2013|

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

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Car Wash

Directed by Michael Schultz | PG | 97 min | 1976|

Car Wash is about a close-knit group of employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt, including Richard Pryor as a preaching 'wonder-man' who is ...

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Daughters of the Dust

Directed by Julie Dash | TV-PG | 112 min | 1991|

Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last ...

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Fruitvale Station

Directed by Ryan Coogler | R | 85 min | 2013|

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

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House Party

Directed by Reginald Hudlin | R | 100 min | 1990|

Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid ...

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I Like It Like That

Directed by Darnell Martin | R | 104 min | 1994|

Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino...

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La Jetée

Directed by Chris Marker | 28 min | 1962|

Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the ...

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Love & Basketball

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood | PG-13 | 124 min | 2000|

In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with ...

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Medicine for Melancholy

Directed by Barry Jenkins | N/A | 88 min | 2008|

Twenty-four hours in the tentative relationship of two young San Franciscans also dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying city.

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Mo' Better Blues

Directed by Spike Lee | R | 130 min | 1990|

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.

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Night Catches Us

Directed by Tanya Hamilton | R | 90 min | 2010|

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.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Directed by Darnell Martin | N/A | 113 min | 2005|

A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.

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