Group Effort: Ten Best Ensemble Casts

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  • Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • The Color Purple
  • Roots
  • The Best Man
  • Brown Sugar
  • Boomerang
  • Crash
  • Glory
  • The Women of Brewster Place
  • American Gangster

Roots (1976)

This groundbreaking mini-series, starring LeVar Buron, John Amos and Louis Gossett Jr., is one of the most acclaimed works of media of the past century. It earned 37 Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe and Peabody win and broke Nielsen ratings records. It's still the third most-watched television program in history.

(Photo: Warner Bros. Productions)

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