Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1961-07-30 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia, USA

120 Movies · 41 TV shows

Also Known As: Larry Fishburne · لورنس فيشبورن · 로런스 피시번 · ローレンス・フィッシュバーン · Лоренс Фишберн · 勞倫斯·費許朋 · Laurence John Fishburne · Λώρενς Τζον Φίσμπερν · Λώρενς Φίσμπερν · 劳伦斯·菲什伯恩

Biography

Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor, playwright, producer, screenwriter, and film director. He has been critically hailed for his forceful, militant, and authoritative characters in his films. He is known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy (1999, 2003), Jason "Furious" Styles in the drama film Boyz n the Hood (1991), Tyrone "Mr. Clean" Miller in the war film Apocalypse Now (1979), and "The Bowery King" in the John Wick film series (2017–).For his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It (1993), Fishburne was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992), and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in TriBeCa (1993). Fishburne became the first African American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play.Other film credits of Fishburne include The Color Purple (1985), School Daze (1988), King of New York (1990), Deep Cover (1992), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Event Horizon (1997), Mystic River (2003), Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Contagion (2011), Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). On television, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008–2011), as Special Agent Jack Crawford in the NBC thriller series Hannibal (2013–2015) and as Earl "Pops" Johnson in the ABC sitcom Black-ish (2014–present).

Personal Life

Fishburne married actress Hajna O. Moss in 1985, in New York. They have two children, son Langston born 1987 and daughter Montana Fishburne born 1991. Hajna and Laurence divorced in the 1990s.Fishburne dated actress Victoria Dillard from 1992 to 1995.Fishburne met actress Gina Torres and they were engaged in February 2001 and married on September 22, 2002, at The Cloisters museum in New York City. On January 8, 2007, Fishburne's spokesman Alan Nierob announced the couple were expecting their first child together. A daughter, Delilah, was born to the couple in June 2007. On September 20, 2017, it was confirmed that Torres and Fishburne were separated and had been keeping the separation private for the last year. Fishburne filed for divorce on November 2, 2017, and the divorce was finalized effective May 11, 2018, after Torres and Fishburne reached a final settlement on April 16, 2018.Fishburne lives in Hollywood, and also maintains a residence in New York City, in the Castle Village Co-Op in the Hudson Heights section of Washington Heights. He is a big fan of Brazilian author Paulo Coelho and plans to produce a movie based on his novel The Alchemist.

Early Life

Fishburne was born in Augusta, Georgia, the son of Hattie Bell (née Crawford), a junior high school mathematics and science teacher, and Laurence John Fishburne, Jr., a juvenile corrections officer. After his parents divorced during his childhood, he moved with his mother to Brooklyn, New York, where he was raised. His father saw him once a month. Fishburne is a graduate of Lincoln Square Academy in New York, which closed in the 1980s.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie

2021.

2 Movies
Under the Stadium Lights

Under the Stadium Lights

2021
After a crushing defeat ended their prior season, everyone counted the Abilene Eagles out of title contention. Facing doubts and personal challenges both on and off the field, it takes the guidance of...
The Ice Road

The Ice Road

2021
A rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save trapped miners in a collapsed diamond mine in the far northern regions of Canada.

2020.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Death to 2020

Death to 2020

7
2020
Even the creators of Black Mirror couldn't make it up, but that doesn't mean they don't have a little something to add. The comedy event that tells the story of the dreadful year that was is a documen...
TV
History's Greatest Mysteries

History's Greatest Mysteries

2020
History's greatest mysteries, hosted and narrated by Laurence Fishburne, will investigate a wide range of historically compelling topics and the mysteries surrounding each, including the Titanic, D.B....
TV
#FreeRayshawn

#FreeRayshawn

2020
After being set up by New Orleans police for a drug deal, an Iraq war veteran takes shelter in his apartment building. A cop tries to convince a man to surrender during a police standoff.
Our Lady of 121st Street

Our Lady of 121st Street

2020
In this hysterical and deeply moving play, a group of old friends find themselves at Harlem's Ortiz Funeral Home to mourn the death of a beloved nun from their childhood. But at the funeral home, trou...

2019.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
mixed-ish

mixed-ish

6.94
2019
In her memoir, Rainbow Johnson talks about growing up in a mixed-race family that had to decide whether to stay true to themselves or not.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

6.12
2019
A price tag on JohnWick's head is fourteen million dollars and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, Joh...
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

7
2019
Bee went on a quest with her husband to find her mother when she went missing prior to the family's trip to the South Pole.
Running with the Devil

Running with the Devil

6
2019
A leader of a drug gang sends his two toughest men to investigate why a shipment was bungled.
Imprisoned

Imprisoned

2019
Dylan Burke attempts to move on from his former life as a criminal with his true love Maria. He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him, when he learns the new local prison warden, Dani...

2018.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
grown-ish

grown-ish

6.7
2018
Zoey Johnson heads to college and begins her hilarious journey to adulthood but quickly discovers that not everything goes her way after she leaves the nest.
The Mule

The Mule

6.25
2018
Earl Stone, a man in his eighties, is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business, when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. He's signed on as a drug mule for a Mexican Cart...
TV
Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'

Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'

2018
There is a unique portrait of how art and activism for black people in film are invisible from race and cinema.
Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp

6.54
2018
When Scott Lang is about to be released from house arrest, he puts his freedom at risk to help Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym dives into the quantum realm to attempt a dangerous rescue mission.

2017.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2

6.35
2017
JohnWick was forced out of retirement by a former associate who wanted to take control of the assassins guild. After being bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and battles some of th...
TV
Year Million

Year Million

2017
What will it be like to be a human one million years from now? Scientists, scholars, and notable science fiction writers guide viewers through the latest advances in technology, ideas and innovations ...
TV
Madiba

Madiba

6
2017
There is a dramatization of the struggle to overturnapartheid in South Africa.
Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying

1
2017
Three decades after serving in the Vietnam War, Larry "Doc" Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev are still together. Richard and Doc are going to bury their son. Forgoing burial at Arlington National Ceme...

2016.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Standoff

Standoff

6
2016
A troubled veteran is given a chance at redemption when he protects a girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. In a desperate attempt to save the girl's life, he holds a shotgun with a sing...
The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

2016
The book is based on an award-winning book. Peter walks to his grandmother's house to bring home their Christmas Eve dinner.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

5.97
2016
While the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs, the world is afraid of the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unaddressed. With Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new t...
TV
Roots

Roots

2016
Alex Haley's "Roots" tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an African slave who sold his soul to America.
Passengers

Passengers

7.09
2016
There is a malfunction in the sleep chambers of a spaceship that is travelling to a distant colony planet. Two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

2015.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Sean Connery: In His Own Words

Sean Connery: In His Own Words

2015
Interviews with Sean Connery, who has been in the business for over 50 years. As he celebrates his 85th birthday, friends, actors and directors including Robert Carlyle, Dougray Scott, Laurence Fishbu...
TV
Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno's Garage

2015
The Tonight Show was hosted by Jay Leno. Jay and his guests drive cars, motorbikes, and anything that moves all while meeting new people and exploring the rich motoring history of America and beyond.
TV
The Muppets

The Muppets

3.5
2015
The show will be hosted by the Muppets. The personal lives and relationships of the Muppets will be explored in a series for the first time. Kids of all ages are welcome to watch this show.
August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

2015
Wilson's theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews and new dramatic readings bring to life his seminal 10-play cycle about a century of African-American life. Wilson won two Pulitzer Prizes.

2014.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014
The Oscar goes to the story of the gold- plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize. The Academy's history began in 1927 with the birth of Louis B. The head of MGM formed a pr...
Rudderless

Rudderless

2014
A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his son's demo tapes and lyrics. He formed a band because he was shocked by the discovery of this talent.
TV
black-ish

black-ish

6.04
2014
A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
Ride Along

Ride Along

7.25
2014
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister. Ben thinks he...
The Signal

The Signal

4
2014
Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest are detoured by a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT. Three people were drawn to an isolated area. A student wakes up in a night...

2013.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Man of Steel

Man of Steel

6.2
2013
A young boy learns that he has powers that are not found in this world. He travels to find out what he was sent to do. If he is to save the world, he must become a hero.
Khumba

Khumba

8
2013
A zebra is blamed for the dry spell and leaves his herd to look for him. He is joined on his quest by an over protective wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich and they defeat the leopard and save his he...
The Colony

The Colony

4
2013
Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
TV
Hannibal

Hannibal

6.33
2013
Graham's ability to think like his prey is a curse. While Graham is pursuing a cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist, who is a man with a t...

2012.

1 Movie
Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name

2012
A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition.

2011.

5 Movies
The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood

The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood

2011
A wonderful retrospective supplement that features much of the primary cast cast as well as Writer/Director John Singleton looking back at the picture's history and legacy. They speak on the themes of...
Contagion

Contagion

6.63
2011
As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself...
A Man's Story

A Man's Story

2011
A documentary about a designer.
Thurgood

Thurgood

2011
Fishburne is nominated for a Tony for his performance as Thurgood Marshall, a Civil Rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice.
Have a Little Faith

Have a Little Faith

2011
Albert Lewis, the former rabbi ofMitch Albom, wants the famous Detroit sports writer to give his eulogy when he dies. Rabbi Lewis has served a congregation for about 50 years in the New Jersey town wh...

2010.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Predators

Predators

5.74
2010
A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis The hunters are being hunted.
TV
Conan

Conan

8.14
2010
O'Brien hosted the show.
Rappin' With The Rickster

Rappin' With The Rickster

2010
There are clips from Ricky Powell's influential NY TV show, Rappin' With The Rickster.
TV
Top Gear

Top Gear

2010
The hosts embark on adventures as they test cars in extreme stunts, intense challenges and first-person reviews using their own unique perspectives.
Predators: Moments of Extraction

Predators: Moments of Extraction

2010
Moments of Extraction is an animated short film shows what each character of Predators movie was doing when they were captured by the Predators. Created exclusively for the Blu-ray release of Predator...
Predators: The Chosen

Predators: The Chosen

2010
A brief profile of the main characters of Predators movie who parashooted onto the planet. The short film was released on the Predators (2010) Blu-ray.

2009.

3 Movies
The Black List: Volume Two

The Black List: Volume Two

2009
The list is called The Black List. Some of today's most fascinating African-Americans are profiled. From the childhood inspiration that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they ...
Black Water Transit

Black Water Transit

2009
Jack Vermillion, a business owner in New Orleans, is struggling to run a legitimate shipping company while Ernest Pike, a bad guy, is trying to get his family's illegal gun collection out of the count...
Armored

Armored

3.5
2009
A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate robbery against their own company. The men plan to make a lot of money. All bets are off when...

2008.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence

Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence

2008
Elvis Mitchell interviews various actors and directors to find out what influenced them and the films they made.
21

21

8.33
2008
Ben Campbell is a M.I.T student. There is a person in Boston who wants to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that h...
Tortured

Tortured

2008
The mobster ordered the FBI agent to torture the accountant.

2007.

4 Movies
TMNT

TMNT

6.8
2007
After the defeat of The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart. The rat sensei is worried when strange things brew in New York City.
The Death and Life of Bobby Z

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

5.67
2007
An agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration gives a former Marine a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. W...
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

2007
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War shows how Martin Luther King tried to bring peace to people during the turmoil of the Vietnam War. Interviews with Jesse Jackson and Colin Powell are included in th...
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

6.45
2007
An enemy is threatening the Earth as the Fantastic Four return to the big screen. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems, and there are old and new enemies that pose a...

2006.

5 Movies
The Making of 'Event Horizon'

The Making of 'Event Horizon'

2006
There is a five-part documentary called The Making of event horizon.
Bobby

Bobby

7.5
2006
In the wake of Robert F, the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, and beautician intersect. The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles was the location of Kennedy's assassination...
Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee

2006
A girl from south Los Angeles has a gift for words. Akeelah is being taught by the Dr despite her mother's opposition. Mr., her principal. People in her neighborhood are proud of her. Akeelah can comp...
Mission: Impossible III

Mission: Impossible III

5.96
2006
Retired from active duty,Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront Owen Davian, a notorious arms dealer. Hunt needs to protect his girlfriend.
Five Fingers

Five Fingers

2006
Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, i...

2005.

3 Movies
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

6.12
2005
A thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely auditioning and ends up in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who has been ...
Ashes and Snow

Ashes and Snow

1
2005
A film by Gregory Colbert uses both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. The 60-minute feature is poetic. Artificial barriers between humans and ot...
Assault on Precinct 13

Assault on Precinct 13

6
2005
On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kil...

2004.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
House

House

6.98
2004
Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at a fictional hospital in New Jersey.
The Matrix Recalibrated

The Matrix Recalibrated

2004
The making of Matrix Revolutions is discussed. Interviews with various cast and crew members inform us how they were affected by the deaths of Gloria Foster and Aaliyah, as well as the making of the v...
The Matrix Reloaded Revisited

The Matrix Reloaded Revisited

2004
The making of The Matrix Reloaded: Go to the middle movies furthest reaches via five documentary paths revealing 21 featurettes
The Matrix Revolutions Revisited

The Matrix Revolutions Revisited

2004
The making of The Matrix Revolutions: The cataclysmic final confrontation chronicled through six documentary pods revealing 28 featurettes
The Matrix Reloaded: Car Chase

The Matrix Reloaded: Car Chase

2004
This thirty-minute documentary follows the Wachowski brothers and the film's crew through production on the film's famed highway chase sequence. We get interviews with the visual effects supervisors, ...

2003.

11 Movies · 1 TV show
The Matrix Reloaded: Pre-Load

The Matrix Reloaded: Pre-Load

2003
This making-of piece offers the standard mix of movie snippets, behind the scenes materials, and interviews from cast and crew on the making of the film.
Mystic River

Mystic River

6.33
2003
Three childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.
The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded

5.93
2003
Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good sign for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only ...
Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend

Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend

2003
Cast and crew offer up a nice overview piece, discussing the picture's authenticity, real life in the time of Boyz n the Hood, the parallels between Singleton's real life and his film, the process of ...
The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions

6.02
2003
The city of Zion is under attack from the machines and Neo is fighting to end the war on another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
MTV Reloaded

MTV Reloaded

2003
In this MTV short film parody of The Matrix Reloaded, Justin Timberlake and Seann William Scott must navigate their way through the world of The Matrix in order to fulfill their destiny: hosting the 2...
Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty

Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty

2003
Actor Obba Babatundé hosts this biopic showcasing the life of acclaimed African-American singer and actress Dorothy Dandridge, who overcame racism and personal tragedy to become one of the most acclai...
A History of Sex

A History of Sex

2003
Andres Serrano (born August 15, 1950 in New York City) is an American photographer and artist who has become notorious through his photos of corpses and his use of feces and bodily fluids in his work,...
The Soul of a Man

The Soul of a Man

2003
In "The Soul of A Man," director Wim Wenders looks at the dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of his favorite blues artists: Skip...
Biker Boyz

Biker Boyz

6.4
2003
A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, most...

2002.

1 TV show
TV
CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami

5.96
2002
CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve gruesome murders. The Miami C...

2001.

2 Movies
Osmosis Jones

Osmosis Jones

2001
A white blood cell policeman, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.
The Matrix Revisited

The Matrix Revisited

2001
The movie goes behind the scenes.

2000.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.83
2000
A team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
Michael Jordan to the Max

Michael Jordan to the Max

2000
The documentary shows behind-the-scenes and on-the-court action, including footage of Jordan and the Chicago Bulls going head-to-head against the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals. The soundtrack inclu...
Once in the Life

Once in the Life

2000
Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called ...

1999.

3 Movies
The Matrix

The Matrix

6.11
1999
The story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground fighters is set in the 22nd century.
The Matrix: What Is the Concept?

The Matrix: What Is the Concept?

1999
This documentary takes you though a comparison of the conceptual art and the final scenes.
Making 'The Matrix'

Making 'The Matrix'

1999
A promotional making-of documentary for the film Matrix, The (1999) that devotes its time to explaining the digital and practical effects contained in the film. This is very interesting, seeing as how...

1998.

2 Movies
Welcome to Hollywood

Welcome to Hollywood

1998
A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood.
Always Outnumbered

Always Outnumbered

1998
An ex-con is moving. Fight for a job. He touches the lives of many of his neighbors, including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to accept a lesser positi...

1997.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
Event Horizon

Event Horizon

5.78
1997
A group of astronauts are sent to investigate the disappearance of a starship. The crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovered the truth behind the disappearance of the event horizon.
Miss Evers' Boys

Miss Evers' Boys

1997
A group of black test subjects were allowed to die despite a cure having been developed.
Hoodlum

Hoodlum

1997
The numbers were the second most profitable business in New York City in 1934. When the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem is arrested, Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson takes over the business and mu...

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
Fled

Fled

4
1996
When gunfire erupts during a prison work detail, a convict is chained to a cyberhacker. The Mafia is after money and computer files that someone wants to bury, so the attack is related to that. They n...

1995.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Higher Learning

Higher Learning

4
1995
An African-American student attending on a track scholarship and thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college because of his strong suit is not a strong suit. Fudge, ...
TV
MADtv

MADtv

1
1995
MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series originally inspired by Mad magazine. The one-hour show aired Saturday nights on Fox.
Just Cause

Just Cause

2.5
1995
A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man who was sentenced to death for the murder of a child.
Bad Company

Bad Company

3.75
1995
There is a dispute over a delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire. The deal soured when Crowe blackmaile...
The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen

1995
The US Army Air Corps began to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program during the Second World War. The men were known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the air base wh...
Othello

Othello

1995
The film version of this Shakespeare classic features the evil Iago pretending to be a friend of Othello in order to serve his own ends.

1994.

1 TV show
TV
Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio

1994
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.

1993.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
TriBeCa

TriBeCa

1993
TriBeCa was a television drama anthology series created by David J. Burke and co-produced with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal for TriBeCa Productions in 1993 that aired on the Fox Network. The seri...
What's Love Got To Do With It

What's Love Got To Do With It

7.33
1993
Tina Turner discovered her love of singing in her church choir because of the life of the legendary soul singer. St. She moved to Louis to pursue a career and met the charismatic Ike Turner, who rechr...
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
Searching for Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer

6
1993
Bobby Fischer was a chess player who became a champion.

1992.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarn...
Deep Cover

Deep Cover

1992
Russell Stevens is a black police officer who applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA. Russell goes up until he gets to the boss.

1991.

4 Movies
Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood

6
1991
"Booz n the Hood" is a film about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

1991
The experience of being American.
Class Action

Class Action

1991
A Liberal activist lawyer's daughter discovered his many affairs. She agrees to go to court against her father. She needs to defend the station wagons of the auto manufacturer. Maggie takes on her dad...
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

1991
A chronicle of the production problems, including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more, which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destro...

1990.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Decoration Day

Decoration Day

1990
A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenan...
Cadence

Cadence

1990
A young white soldier is thrown into a stockade populated with black inmates. The soldier rose up against the jailer instead of falling victim to racial hatred.
King of New York

King of New York

4.2
1990
In this stylish and violent modern twist on Robin Hood, a former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poo...
TV
The Civil War

The Civil War

5.33
1990
There is a complete history of the American Civil War.

1988.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Red Heat

Red Heat

6
1988
A Russian policeman is sent to Chicago to help catch a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country, but he has to partner up with a Chicago police detective who is also a good cop.
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1988
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse

Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse

1988
Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate, goes for ...
School Daze

School Daze

1988
A group of students at a historically black college are fighting.

1987.

3 Movies
Gardens of Stone

Gardens of Stone

1987
The sergeant wants to save the lives of soldiers being sent to Vietnam. He was denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences so he decided to help the son of an old army friend.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

5.78
1987
Nancy came face-to-face with Freddy and his evil ways many years ago. Nancy is helping teens cope with their dreams now that she's grown up. Freddy's decided to frighten the kids into committing suici...
Cherry 2000

Cherry 2000

9
1987
Sam Treadwell hired sexy tracker E when his wife, Cherry model 2000 blew a fuse. To find her duplicate. The journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the dangerous and lawless region of "The...

1986.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Quicksilver

Quicksilver

1986
Jack was a stock market whiz. His life is over because of a bad professional decision. He lost his nerve and joined a speed delivery firm which uses bicycles to avoid traffic jams of San Francisco, wa...
TV
Pee-wee's Playhouse

Pee-wee's Playhouse

4.33
1986
Pee-wee's Playhouse is an American children's television program.
Band of the Hand

Band of the Hand

1986
Five street punks are trained to fight vice in Miami by an Indian Vietnam veteran.

1985.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Spenser: For Hire

Spenser: For Hire

6
1985
Spenser: For Hire is a mystery television series
TV
The Equalizer

The Equalizer

7.33
1985
Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of t...
The Color Purple

The Color Purple

2
1985
An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equ...

1984.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club

6
1984
The lives and loves of entertainers and mobsters collide in Harlem's Cotton Club as it becomes a hub of passion and violence.
TV
Miami Vice

Miami Vice

7
1984
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end prostitution was centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny and Tubbs, who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug...

1983.

3 Movies
I Take These Men

I Take These Men

1983
Moments before being surprised at an anniversary garden party thrown by her husband and their family and friends, Carol Sherwood shocks him by saying she wants a divorce and during the course of the p...
For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers

For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers

1983
Medgar Evers moved to Jackson, Mississippi to direct the NAACP's regional headquarters. Evers is a leader in the black community.
Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

1
1983
When gang warfare was going on, Rusty James was an absent minded street thug who struggled to live up to his older brother's reputation.

1982.

1 Movie
Death Wish II

Death Wish II

4.87
1982
Five punks murdered Kersey's daughter's maid.

1981.

1 TV show
TV
Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues

6
1981
You can see what the detectives are up to.

1980.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War

1980
Miniseries based on the 1977 autobiography by Philip Caputo about his service in the United States Marine Corps in the early years of American involvement in the Vietnam War.
TV
The Six O'Clock Follies

The Six O'Clock Follies

1980
The Six O'Clock Follies aired on NBC.
Willie and Phil

Willie and Phil

1980
Two Manhattanites, a teacher and a photographer, become friends after a screening of a film. Jeanette, a sexually liberated southern transplant who immediately falls for both of them, met the men. Jea...

1979.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

5.63
1979
At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterio...
Fast Break

Fast Break

1979
David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good. Like Swis...
TV
Trapper John, M.D.

Trapper John, M.D.

6
1979
John was a doctor. An American television medical drama and spin-off of the film MASH is about a lovable doctor who became a mentor and father figure in San Francisco. The show was on CBS from 1979 to...

1975.

1 Movie
Cornbread, Earl and Me

Cornbread, Earl and Me

1975
There are repercussions from the shooting of a basketball player. One of the more thoughtful urban dramas was this one. It was released under the title Hit the Open Man and features the screen debut o...

1972.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band

If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band

1972
Life in a black ghetto is hard for 14-year-old Billie Jean Sims, who has a father in jail, a blind grandmother, and a brother with a drug habit. Growing up among drug pushers, prostitutes, and pimps, ...
TV
M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

5.65
1972
The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. They have to have fun. Revenge jokes like the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers.

1953.

1 TV show
TV
The Oscars

The Oscars

1953
The film industry is honored. A copy of the Oscar statuette is given to the various category winners. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was where the first awards were held.

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

Unknown Year.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
MacGruber

MacGruber

After rotting in prison for over a decade, America's ultimate hero is finally released. His goal was to take down a villain from his past. With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must race ...
The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith

The intelligence community's go-to weapons expert is Wes Loomis. When his lab is destroyed and his colleagues are murdered, he must go on the run with only his unique set of technological skills and t...
Fencer

Fencer

A hard-charging female athlete faces personal demons and childhood rivals as she competes for a spot on the U.S. The team is from the Olympics.
All the Old Knives

All the Old Knives

Two former lovers meet for a meal and one of them may not survive.
Crimson Blues

Crimson Blues

Eddie Braun is haunted by a chilling twist-of-fate from his past and finds elusive redemption in the back alleys and dark under-belly of San Diego. Braun investigated the murders of drug dealers. His ...
The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

Fairytale villains attend the School for Good and Evil, while ordinary boys and girls are trained to be villains. It is possible for students to follow in the footsteps of Cinderella and Snow White. A...
TV
Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Lunella accidentally brought the ten-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur into New York City, and the duo worked together to protect the city's Lower East Side from danger.
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