The Best Forest Whitaker Movies Films

The 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.



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    Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey

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    Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson

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    Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster

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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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    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

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    Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

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    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung

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    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

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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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    Forest Whitaker, Keith David, Sam Robards

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    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge

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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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    Ashley Judd, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

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    Madonna, Forest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser

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    Morgan Freeman, Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin

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    Julia Roberts, Sophia Loren, Kim Basinger

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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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    Robert De Niro, 50 Cent, Dana Delany

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    Forest Whitaker, Ossie Davis, Jonathan Silverman

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    Forest Whitaker, Tom Sizemore, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Forest Whitaker

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    Rosario Dawson, Usher, Judd Nelson

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker

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    Amanda Lear, Vincent Lindon, Philippe Nahon

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    Dana Delany, Forest Whitaker, Ray J

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    Bruce Willis, Malin Åkerman, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné

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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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    Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker, Jim Belushi

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    Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Lea Thompson, Forest Whitaker

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    Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan, Mike Epps

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    Kevin Garnett, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle

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