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Best Forest Whitaker Movies

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List of the best Forest Whitaker movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Over the years, Forest Whitaker has worked with many of the best directors in American cinema including Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood. Forest Whitaker's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Forest Whitaker movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Forest Whitaker movies will be at the top of the list. Forest Whitaker has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Forest Whitaker movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Forest Whitaker films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Forest Whitaker role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Forest Whitaker performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List contains films like The Last King of Scotland and Platoon.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Forest Whitaker movies?" and "What are the greatest Forest Whitaker roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Whtaker's award-winning performances, you might also enjoy our list of best Oprah Winfrey movies and best Cuba Gooding, Jr. movies.


Forest Whitaker is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Joel Schumacher, Robert Altman and Martin Scorsese. Movie fans who love Forest Whitaker have also been known to enjoy films starring Don Cheadle and Laurence Fishburne.


Best Forest Whitaker Movies Films
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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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    Katie Holmes, Colin Farrell, Jared Leto

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster

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    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

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    Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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    Jude Law, Liev Schreiber, Forest Whitaker

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    Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini

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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Dennis Quaid

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    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge

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    Forest Whitaker, Keith David, Sam Robards

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    Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss, Forest Whitaker

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    Jada Pinkett Smith, Forest Whitaker, Eddie Griffin

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    Madonna, Forest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino

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    Ashley Judd, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt

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    Julia Roberts, Sophia Loren, Kim Basinger

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

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    Morgan Freeman, Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin

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    Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker, Adrien Brody

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    America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker, Shannyn Sossamon

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    Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

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    Forest Whitaker, Gabrielle Anwar, R. Lee Ermey

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    Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover, Robin Givens

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    John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Forest Whitaker

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    Witness Protection Forest Whitaker, Tom Sizemore, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Robert De Niro, 50 Cent, Dana Delany

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    Forest Whitaker, Ossie Davis, Jonathan Silverman

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    Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    Rosario Dawson, Usher, Judd Nelson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Amanda Lear, Vincent Lindon, Philippe Nahon

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    Catch .44 Bruce Willis, Malin Åkerman, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Dana Delany, Forest Whitaker, Ray J

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    Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker

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    Jeremy Irons, Forest Whitaker, Charlotte Rampling

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    Amanda Seyfried, Donald Sutherland, Nikki Reed

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    Forest Whitaker, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Pantoliano

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    Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson

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    Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker, Jim Belushi

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Lea Thompson, Forest Whitaker

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    Vipaka Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan, Mike Epps

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    Kevin Garnett, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle

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