The BEST episodes directed by Spike Lee

Will Smith, U2
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8.30
138 votes

#1 - Will Smith, U2

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Season 1 - Episode 1

Jimmy Fallon premieres as the new host of The Tonight Show, welcoming his first guest Will Smith and a performance from U2.

#IAmYourMirror
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7.96
23 votes

#2 - #IAmYourMirror

She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 - Episode 9

Friends, former lovers and fellow artists turn out for Nola's first solo show, where a provocative new piece stirs up strong emotions.

#4MyNegusAndMyBishes (ALL WORDS MATTER)
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7.95
80 votes

#3 - #4MyNegusAndMyBishes (ALL WORDS MATTER)

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 5

Nola faces challenges at her new teaching job, Jamie learns his son has made a startling viral video, and Shemekka takes a decisive step.

#NolasChoice (3 DA HARD WAY)
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7.81
67 votes

#4 - #NolasChoice (3 DA HARD WAY)

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 10

Awkward surprises, a bold new work of art and the sweet sounds of Prince turn a holiday feast into an unforgettable night.

#LuvIzLuv (SEXUALITY IS FLUID)
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7.73
88 votes

#5 - #LuvIzLuv (SEXUALITY IS FLUID)

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 4

Fed up with the toxic energy in her life, Nola embarks on a man cleanse. That doesn't mean her lovin' bed is empty, though.

#I'mFeelingMyFeelings
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7.71
38 votes

#6 - #I'mFeelingMyFeelings

She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 - Episode 1

Eighteen months later, as Nola navigates a committed relationship with Opal, Mars finds himself out of work and in need of a place to crash.

#SuperFunkyCaliFragiSexy
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7.71
24 votes

#7 - #SuperFunkyCaliFragiSexy

She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 - Episode 5

As Brooklyn celebrates Prince at the Purple People Party, Nola snaps portraits for earWave. Septima rehearses a play with George C. Wolfe.

#BootyFull (SELF ACCEPTANCE)
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7.71
102 votes

#8 - #BootyFull (SELF ACCEPTANCE)

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 2

While Nola works through the aftermath of a disturbing encounter, her friend Shemekka considers changing her body to boost her earning potential.

#LBD (LITTLE BLACK DRESS)
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7.70
82 votes

#9 - #LBD (LITTLE BLACK DRESS)

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 3

After a setback, Nola tries to regain her power and confidence with help from a little black dress. But the effect isn't what she hoped.

#NationTime
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7.68
25 votes

#10 - #NationTime

She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 - Episode 4

In Martha's Vineyard, Nola gets a chance to learn from artists like Carrie Mae Weems and Amy Sherald. But an unwelcome surprise throws her off her game.

Act II
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7.67
9 votes

#11 - Act II

When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts - Season 1 - Episode 2

Act II finds the survivors struggling to keep it together while the federal, state, and local assistance they've been promised fails to show up.

#HeGotItAllMixedUp (DYSLEXIA)
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7.64
70 votes

#12 - #HeGotItAllMixedUp (DYSLEXIA)

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 6

Emotions run high as Nola prepares for her art opening -- and her men realize they aren't invited to the big night. Shemekka makes her dancing debut.

Act III
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7.63
8 votes

#13 - Act III

When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts - Season 1 - Episode 3

Act III traces the dispersal of the so-called "refugees" (as one man puts it, "Refugees? You mean they took away our citizenship, too?") all over the country, not knowing where their families, friends, and neighbors are, or even if they're still alive.

Act IV
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7.63
8 votes

#14 - Act IV

When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts - Season 1 - Episode 4

Act IV deals with the slow rebuilding of the city while insurance companies refuse to pay claims and money keeps going toward the Iraq war effort instead.

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#ChangeGonCome (GENTRIFICATION)
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7.59
66 votes

#15 - #ChangeGonCome (GENTRIFICATION)

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 9

Amid rising tensions in the neighborhood, Nola tries to channel all her energy into her art. But she soon finds herself thrust into the spotlight.

#ConeyIslandIsTheEndOfTheLine
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7.56
25 votes

#16 - #ConeyIslandIsTheEndOfTheLine

She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 - Episode 2

Amid rising tensions with Opal, Nola weighs an offer to use her street art in an ad campaign and has an unsettling run-in at Skylar's school.

#DaJumpoff (DOCTRINE)
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7.55
146 votes

#17 - #DaJumpoff (DOCTRINE)

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 1

Brooklyn artist Nola lays down her philosophy on sex and freedom between visits from her three lovers: thoughtful Jamie, playful Mars and cocky Greer.

#LuvStings
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7.44
25 votes

#18 - #LuvStings

She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 - Episode 3

Feeling raw, Nola cleans house and goes back to therapy. Meanwhile, Shemekka returns to the motel where she got her injections.

#OhJudoKnow?
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7.41
22 votes

#19 - #OhJudoKnow?

She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 - Episode 7

Nola, Mars, Shemekka and Winny take an eye-opening trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to deliver money for hurricane relief efforts.

#HowToMakeLoveToANegroWithoutGettingTired
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7.39
61 votes

#20 - #HowToMakeLoveToANegroWithoutGettingTired

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 7

Greer decides it's time to break the rules. Meanwhile, Nola stews over a review from a critic, and Jamie slips into a confusing spiral.

#WhenYourChickensComeHometoRoost
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7.39
23 votes

#21 - #WhenYourChickensComeHometoRoost

She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 - Episode 6

Clorinda contends with mounting pressure from Danton and romantic tensions with Mars. Skylar confronts Nola about her relationship with Jamie.

#LoveDontPayDaRent (IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW)
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7.35
65 votes

#22 - #LoveDontPayDaRent (IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW)

She's Gotta Have It - Season 1 - Episode 8

Nola veers between joy and panic when two sudden changes of fortune leave her scrambling to cover her bills. Jamie turns to an old friend for help.

Act I
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7.33
9 votes

#23 - Act I

When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts - Season 1 - Episode 1

Act I sets the scene; as the hurricane nears the Crescent City, some residents leave town, while others stay behind, figuring they'll just ride the storm out (Mayor Ray Nagin's "mandatory evacuation" order rings fairly hollow, as there's no public transportation provided for the many who don't own vehicles and thus couldn't get out even if they wanted to). The real problems begin after Katrina makes landfall on August 29, 2005. Displaced New Orleaneans crowd into the Superdome, soon to become a living hell for those stuck there; the incredibly poorly engineered levees break, flooding some 80 percent of the city; and people start dying by the hundreds, victims of drowning, lack of food, water, and medicine, and other causes.

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Pilot
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7.28
135 votes

#24 - Pilot

Shark - Season 1 - Episode 1

After a shocking outcome in one of his cases and a personal epiphany, Sebastian Stark decides to leave his job as a defense attorney. Now looking for a new job, he has been offered the position of director of the Los Angeles DA's high-profile crime unit, but with a twist - he will have to train a new team of inexperienced lawyers.

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#OnTheComeUpTheComeDown&TheComeRound
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6.90
21 votes

#25 - #OnTheComeUpTheComeDown&TheComeRound

She's Gotta Have It - Season 2 - Episode 8

During a launch party for her hair care line, Shemekka forces Nola and Clo to hash out their problems. The earWave campaign takes a maddening turn.

4 Little Girls
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0.00
0 votes

#26 - 4 Little Girls

HBO Documentary Film Series - Season 1997 - Episode 1

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Epilogue
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0.00
0 votes

#27 - Epilogue

When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts - Season 1 - Episode 5

A never-before-seen chapter in Spike Lee's HBO documentary event that recounts the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005.

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