Urban Movie Channel
Ghostride the Whip: The Hyphy Movement
  • Ghostride the Whip: The Hyphy Movement (2008)
  • Sway | E-40 | Mistah F.A.B. |
  • The first film to definitively capture the energy and danger of "Hyphy," the Hip Hop youth movement exploding out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Narrated by Oakland native and television/radio personality Sway, this film explores the political, social and musical history behind the culture that popularized ghostriding the whip – walking, running or dancing next to a moving car with no driver.

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Ghostride the Whip: The Hyphy Movement 2008
Bullet Boy
  • Bullet Boy (2004)
  • Ashley Walters | Luke Fraser | Clare Perkins |
  • Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local rude boy. The trouble escalates into a series of tit-for-tat incidents that threaten to spiral out of control. Ricky's 12-year-old brother Curtis, hero-worships Ricky, though he appears smart enough to know he doesn't want to follow his example. Yet, despite the stern warnings from his mother and support from her friends in the community, might Ricky's bad boy allure be too attractive for Curtis to resist?

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Bullet Boy 2004
Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life
  • Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life (2007)
  • The greatest rapper to ever pick up a mic – with his velvety flow and unparalleled rhyme style he captivated everyone from Jay Z to Tupac. Now Notorious B.I.G. is revealed.

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Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life 2007
Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema
  • Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema (2008)
  • Daniel Buckland | Robert Hobbs | Rapulana Seiphemo |
  • This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot.

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Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema 2008
  • Vamp (1986)
  • Chris Makepeace | Sandy Baron | Robert Rusler |
  • Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.

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Vamp 1986
Brother to Brother
  • Brother to Brother (2004)
  • Anthony Mackie | Lawrence Gilliard Jr. | Duane Boutte |
  • A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.

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Brother to Brother 2004
Avenging Angel
  • Avenging Angel (1985)
  • Betsy Russell | Rory Calhoun | Susan Tyrrell |
  • Molly, former baby prostitute "Angel" from Sunset Boulevard, has managed to leave her street life with help of Lt. Andrews. She studies law at an university and aims to become attorney. When she learns that Andrews was shot during a failed observation by brutal gangsters, she returns downtown to take revenge

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Avenging Angel 1985
The Last Laugh
  • The Last Laugh (2016)
  • Sarah Silverman | Mel Brooks | Rob Reiner |
  • Feature documentary about humor and the Holocaust, examining whether it is ever acceptable to use humor in connection with a tragedy of that scale, and the implications for other seemingly off-limits topics in a society that prizes free speech.

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The Last Laugh 2016
Lucky Number
  • Lucky Number (2015)
  • Tom Pelphrey | Natalie Hall | Method Man |
  • Made for TV movie based on a true story, an aspiring New York City sportscaster's life is on the slow track until he serendipitously gets the old cell phone number of a basketball superstar. Will the number be his ticket to success or a path to destruction?

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Lucky Number 2015
Breaking a Monster
  • Breaking a Monster (2015)
  • Breaking a Monster begins as the band members of Unlocking The Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing metal music in Times Square – often to substantial crowds. They take on a 70-year-old industry veteran manager. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8M record deal with Sony Music. Anything feels possible, and the eyes of the world are upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they become professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and step into adulthood. The sudden breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time – Breaking a Monster is the story of this rapid transformation

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Breaking a Monster 2015
Teeth and Blood
  • Teeth and Blood (2015)
  • Glenn Plummer | Michelle Van Der Water | Danielle Vega |
  • A beautiful diva is murdered on the set of horror director Vincent Augustine's latest film "Chapel Blood." Somewhere between the crime scene and the coroner's van, the body mysteriously disappears. Meanwhile, the city's supply of donated blood is being dangerously depleted. Suspecting a connection between the events, detectives Mike Hung and Sasha Colfax go undercover at the studio to investigate. Their attempt to crack the case quickly turns into a desperate battle for survival when they uncover an age-old war between rival vampire covens that threatens to consume humanity in a final, grisly assault of Teeth and Blood!

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Teeth and Blood 2015
Club Dead
  • Club Dead (2015)
  • Garon Atencio | Doug Bilitch | Taisha Monique Clark |
  • After many a nights of failed attempts, a group of friends obsessed with Hollywood's hottest night spot finally make it in with the help of their new friend Judy. The hot music, beautiful people and open bar lead the gang to believe this will be the best night of their lives. But, it doesn't take long until they discover that Club Dead has a dark secret- it's run by the undead and those that get in aren't meant to come out "alive"! Judy discovers why she was chosen- Madame has a unique destiny in mind for the pure young beauty. When Judy and her friends discover the truth, chaos ensues as the group is desperate to find a way out of… Club Dead.

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Club Dead 2015
2 Turntables and a Microphone
2 Turntables and a Microphone 2008
  • Curveball (2015)
  • Adam Aalderks | Austin Bonds | Dwayne Boyd |
  • Smart, popular and star pitcher of his high school team, Nolan tries to put his troubled childhood behind him with the help of the two things he could always depend on: his love of baseball and his best friend, Sam

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Curveball 2015
The Perfect Game
  • The Perfect Game (2010)
  • Clifton Collins, Jr. | Cheech Marin | Moisés Arias |
  • Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

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The Perfect Game 2010
Gary Owen: I Agree With Myself
  • Gary Owen: I Agree With Myself (2015)
  • Gary Owen |
  • Fearless and happy-go-lucky stand-up comedian Gary Owen flips every accepted, politically correct approach to family, race, gender and politics in his hilarious comedy special.

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Gary Owen: I Agree With Myself 2015
Perfect Combination
  • Perfect Combination (2010)
  • Angell Conwell | Debra Wilson | Kareem J. Grimes |
  • This is the story of a fairly successful young black man, just shy of 30 years old, who decided he needs to be less of a workaholic and meet and date women, with marriage and family as a goal.

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Perfect Combination 2010
Playin' for Love
  • Playin' for Love (2015)
  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield | Esai Morales | Jennifer Lewis |
  • Coach Banks (Robert Townsend) is used to calling all the shots for his championship high school basketball team and in his own love life. But that’s about to change when he meets, Talisa McCoy (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), the mother of a star player, new to Jackson high. She’s a beautiful, strong-willed single mom, with her own ideas on a winning team…and the perfect man. Now, this coach will have to learn a few new plays if he’s going to stay in the game.

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Playin' for Love 2015
Division III: Football's Finest
  • Division III: Football's Finest (2011)
  • Andy Dick | Marshall Cook | Bryan Callen |
  • This ensemble comedy follows the Pullham University Bluecocks, a small liberal arts college with a Division III football program (the lowest division in the NCAA). When the head coach unexpectedly dies, the future of the flailing football program is in jeopardy, as they have not had a winning season in decades. In a desperate attempt to create some media attention for the athletic program and the university, President Georgia Anne Whistler hires known lunatic and felon, Coach Rick Vice, for what could be the football programs final season.

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Division III: Football's Finest 2011
D.L. Hughley: Reset
  • D.L. Hughley: Reset (2012)
  • D. L. Hughley |
  • If you like your comedy served up raw, tasty and wicked-funny, D.L. Hughley is your kind of stand-up guy. One of the most popular comedians of film, TV and radio unleashes a hilarious display of stand-up comedy genius in this uncut Showtime special taped before a wildly enthusiastic live New Jersey audience. It's comedy that'll re-boot your entire sense of humor: D.L. HUGHLEY: RESET!

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D.L. Hughley: Reset 2012