John Ridley

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1. Martin (1992–1997)
Episode: To Kill a Talking Bird (1993)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When Martin's Mama leaves him her pet bird to care for, Gina accidentally kills it.

Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Carl Anthony Payne II, Thomas Mikal Ford

Votes: 23

2. Martin (1992–1997)
Episode: Suspicious Minds (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When Martin's expensive new CD player disappears, he suspects that one of his friends stole it.

Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Carl Anthony Payne II, Thomas Mikal Ford

Votes: 51

3. Martin (1992–1997)
Episode: The Hoedown in Motown (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When Stan sells the radio station, the new owner changes the format. Martin must play country western music to keep his job.

Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Carl Anthony Payne II, Thomas Mikal Ford

Votes: 25

4. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: What's Will Got to Do with It? (1994)

R | 23 min | Comedy

Will gets a little over-zealous with managing Ashley and Phil kicks him off the deal.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 350

5. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: Soooooooul Train (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Philip and Vivian once were on Soul Train and are invited again for a special show. Vivian is very enthusiastic about it, Philip however doesn't want to go.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 358

6. Cold Around the Heart (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

Lovers Ned and Jude snatch a lot of diamonds in a jewelry store holdup, leaving three dead bodies. Ned is captured, but soon escapes and vows revenge on Jude, who pushed him out of their ... See full summary »

Director: John Ridley | Stars: David Caruso, Kelly Lynch, Stacey Dash, Chris Noth

Votes: 929

7. U Turn (1997)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 49,255 | Gross: $6.63M

8. Three Kings (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze

Votes: 160,053 | Gross: $60.65M

9. Undercover Brother (2002)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy

69 Metascore

When "The Man" tries to derail a black candidate's presidential campaign, Undercover Brother and his fellow secret agents come to the rescue.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Eddie Griffin, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Chris Kattan

Votes: 33,383 | Gross: $38.23M

10. Static Shock (2000–2004)
Episode: Toys in the Hood (2003)

TV-Y7-FV | Animation, Action, Adventure

Toyman and Darcy Moore are in cahoots together. They hatch an elaborate plan to produce a new body for Darcy with Daisy as the mold. Can Static stop Darcy from doing more harm to Daisy?

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jason Marsden, George Newbern, Bud Cort

Votes: 90

11. Those Who Walk in Darkness (2003 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic America the overbearing number of superhumans leads to them being banned, arrested and exiled. Some come back so a special law enforcement unit is assigned to brutally hunt them down. The story follows a member of LA unit.

Star: Lil' Kim

Votes: 29

12. Platinum (2003)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Music

Two brothers try to handle all the problems of running a hip-hop/rap record label in New York.

Stars: Sticky Fingaz, Davetta Sherwood, Bishop Brigante, Kira Clavell

Votes: 78

14. Justice League (2001–2004)
Episode: Starcrossed: Part II (2004)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

With Earth now under Thanagarian control, the Justice League goes into hiding to recover and cope with the betrayal of one of their own.

Directors: Dan Riba, Butch Lukic | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Maria Canals-Barrera, Phil LaMarr, Susan Eisenberg

Votes: 475

15. Barbershop (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

The daily life of a Chicago based Barbershop owner.

Stars: Omar Gooding, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Anna Brown, Wes Chatham

Votes: 247

16. The Wanda Sykes Show (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

A new weekly late-night series, The Wanda Sykes Show will feature Sykes' personal take on the events of the week punctuated by field pieces and produced comedy segments. Everything from ... See full summary »

Stars: Brant Kaiwi, Wanda Sykes, Keith Robinson, Shelley Dowdy

Votes: 188

17. Da Brick (2011 TV Movie)


Pilot for a series loosely based on boxing legend Mike Tyson's youth and exploring life for a young black man in a supposedly 'post-racist' America.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Eric Arriola, Joseph Basile, Sakinah Bingham, Akim Black

Votes: 119

18. Red Tails (2012)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Drama, History

46 Metascore

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo, Andre Royo

Votes: 33,472 | Gross: $49.88M

19. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 639,692 | Gross: $56.67M

20. Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

66 Metascore

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

Director: John Ridley | Stars: André 3000, Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Ruth Negga

Votes: 6,348 | Gross: $0.32M

21. Ben-Hur (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

38 Metascore

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi

Votes: 41,617 | Gross: $26.41M

22. Presence (2016– )

Crime, Drama

Meet Presence Fernandez, a former Army veteran who finds herself interacting with a widely divergent, and highly colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed Private Investigator.

Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Rick Gonzalez, Colin Woodell, Marcus Anderson Jr.

Votes: 6

23. Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (2017)

TV-MA | 144 min | Documentary, History

92 Metascore

An in-depth look at the culture of Los Angeles in the ten years leading up to the 1992 uprising that erupted after the verdict of police officers cleared of beating Rodney King.

Director: John Ridley | Stars: Daryl Gates, Tom Bradley, Damian 'Football' Williams, Tim Goldman

Votes: 656

24. American Crime (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Seasonal anthology series. Season 1: The lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process.

Stars: Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral

Votes: 9,213

25. Guerrilla (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A pair of activists in 1970s London set out to free a political prisoner and wage a resistance movement.

Stars: Babou Ceesay, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough

Votes: 1,084

26. The Chang Family Saves the World (2002 TV Movie)

Action, Adventure

"Fame" phenomenon Nia Peeples is the star of "Meet the Changs", a TV pilot about the mystical story of a Chinese family.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Nia Peeples, Lauren Tom, Dante Basco, Byron Mann

27. Platinum (2003)
Episode: Peace (2003)

Drama, Crime, Music

Baby sends a henchman to take out Max after he learns that Max told the parole board he's still dangerous; Devon takes drastic measures against Jackson which leaves the future of Sweetback ... See full summary »

Director: John Ridley | Stars: Sticky Fingaz, Davetta Sherwood, Lyriq Bent, Lindy Booth

28. Barbershop (2005– )
Episode: Get Your Hand Out of My Womb (2006)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Calvin announces that his wife's relative Romadal, an ex-con, is joining the crew; Cal and Eddie coach Yinka on the finer points of the booty call; Terri is mistakenly targeted by pro-life ... See full summary »

Director: John Ridley | Stars: Omar Gooding, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Anna Brown, Wes Chatham

29. Barbershop (2005– )
Episode: Nigger Lovers (2005)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

The neighborhood is up in arms when a clothing store owned by blacks but managed by Asians sets up shop; a local entrepreneur (Page Kennedy) wants Romodal as spokesman for a hip-hop record label

Director: John Ridley | Stars: Omar Gooding, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Anna Brown, Wes Chatham

Votes: 5

30. Godfather of Harlem (2019– )
Episode: By Whatever Means Necessary (2019)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama

Bumpy Johnson returns from Alcatraz to reunite with his family and reclaim his Harlem territory from Italian mob boss Vincent Gigante; he finds an unlikely ally in his old friend Malcolm X.

Director: John Ridley | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Nigel Thatch, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lucy Fry

Votes: 472

35. Heckler (2007)

R | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

A documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and critics and ask some questions ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Addis | Stars: Louie Anderson, Criss Angel, Dave Attell, Vince August

Votes: 2,650

36. The Motel (2005)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kang | Stars: Jeffrey Chyau, Sung Kang, Jade Wu, Samantha Futerman

Votes: 1,284 | Gross: $0.05M

37. The American Way: Those Above and Those Below

Action | Announced

A team of superheroes were created in the 1960's to fight crime and pacify the American public. This film follows their lives 10 years after the program was exposed as a propaganda sham.

Director: John Ridley

38. Untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe Television Show


Plot kept under wraps.

39. Needle in a Timestack

Sci-Fi | Post-production

A husband whose marriage is destroyed by a time-travel rival will do whatever it takes to get his wife back.

Director: John Ridley | Stars: Leslie Odom Jr., Orlando Bloom, Freida Pinto, Cynthia Erivo

40. Out of the Furnace (2013)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 106,709 | Gross: $11.33M

41. Bobby (I) (2006)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

54 Metascore

The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 41,013 | Gross: $11.24M

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