The BEST episodes directed by Ava Duvernay

Part Four
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8.74
878 votes

#1 - Part Four

When They See Us - Season 1 - Episode 4

At age 16, Korey begins a brutal journey through the adult prison system. A shocking turn of events reveals the truth of the crime, long ignored.

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Part Two
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8.27
941 votes

#2 - Part Two

When They See Us - Season 1 - Episode 2

As the jogger case stirs tensions nationwide, the families of the boys and their lawyers prepare for a bitter legal fight against the city of New York.

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Part One
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8.14
1046 votes

#3 - Part One

When They See Us - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the spring of 1989, five boys of color are arrested, interrogated and coerced into confessing to the vicious attack of a woman in Central Park.

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Part Three
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8.04
862 votes

#4 - Part Three

When They See Us - Season 1 - Episode 3

The boys struggle with the difficult reality of life behind bars. Years later, Raymond, Antron, Yusef and Kevin return home as men to a changed world.

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Vermont is for Lovers, Too
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8.02
1429 votes

#5 - Vermont is for Lovers, Too

Scandal (2012) - Season 3 - Episode 8

Olivia and the team try to handle both uncovering the truth behind Operation Remington, while also managing a potential crisis with the Josie Marcus campaign. Meanwhile, Quinn falls further down the rabbit hole with Charlie, and Cyrus creates a plan to take down Sally, but doesn't think of the possible harm he could inflict on himself.

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First Things First
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7.98
1031 votes

#6 - First Things First

Queen Sugar - Season 1 - Episode 1

A woman gives up her upscale Los Angeles lifestyle to return home to a large sugarcane farm in Louisiana after her father suffers a stroke; she reunites with her estranged siblings and learns alarming news about her husband.

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Cornrows
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7.57
44 votes

#7 - Cornrows

Colin in Black and White - Season 1 - Episode 1

Inspired by his basketball idol, eighth grader Colin embraces his individuality and hip-hop culture in a way that startles his parents and coaches.

Good Luck
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7.18
307 votes

#8 - Good Luck

DMZ - Season 1 - Episode 1

As the clock begins on Alma’s dangerous 24-hour passage into a lawless Manhattan in search of her son Christian, rivals Parco and Wilson seek approval from the DMZ’s major gangs in separate bids for governor.