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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.


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    Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh, Chintara Sukapatana

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    Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, David Oyelowo

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    Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker, Keith David

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    Stephen Rea, Jim Broadbent, Forest Whitaker

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, John Cusack

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicolas Cage

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker

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    Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker

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    Robert Duvall, David Gallagher, Forest Whitaker

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    Forest Whitaker, Denzel Whitaker, John Heard

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    Forest Whitaker, Roy Chiao, Lily Leung

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    Forest Whitaker, Isaach de Bankolé, Richard Portnow

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    John Turturro, Iggy Pop, Forest Whitaker

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    Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Mark Ruffalo

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    RZA, Forest Whitaker, John Leguizamo

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    William Hurt, Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker

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    Roberts Blossom, Forest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino

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    Ben Kingsley, Matthew Ashford, Marg Helgenberger

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    Madeleine Stowe, Forest Whitaker, Emilio Estevez

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    Jada Pinkett Smith, Lisa Nicole Carson, Forest Whitaker

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    Michael Zelniker, Forest Whitaker, Keith David

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    William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, Harold Perrineau

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    Anouk Aimée, Stephen Rea, Kim Basinger

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    Forest Whitaker, John Cho, Emile Hirsch

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    Hugh Laurie, Jay Mohr, Patrick Gallagher

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    Elizabeth McGovern, Mickey Rourke, Forest Whitaker

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    Adrien Brody, Fisher Stevens, Forest Whitaker

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    Warren Sapp, Forest Whitaker, Shannyn Sossamon

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, Jeff Bridges

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    Gregory Hines, Zakes Mokae, Forest Whitaker

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    Forest Whitaker, Terry Kinney, Marty Lyons

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    Kelly Preston, Forest Whitaker, John Travolta

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    Sam Shepard, Forest Whitaker, Casey Affleck

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    Witness Protection Tom Sizemore, Forest Whitaker, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Judd Nelson, Sara Gilbert, Forest Whitaker

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    Vinnie Jones, Forest Whitaker, Dana Delany

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    Philippe Nahon, Amanda Lear, Vincent Lindon

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    Forest Whitaker, Jonathan Silverman, Paul Benjamin

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    Catch .44 Brad Dourif, Forest Whitaker, Shea Whigham

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    Forest Whitaker, Brian Dennehy, Whoopi Goldberg

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    Génesis Rodríguez, Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzmán

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    Sam Waterston, Forest Whitaker, Dana Delany

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    Joe Pantoliano, Anthony Edwards, Forest Whitaker

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    Marcia Gay Harden, Linda Cardellini, Forest Whitaker

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    Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Troy Garity

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    Lynne Thigpen, Kiefer Sutherland, Lea Thompson

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    Vipaka Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker

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    Forest Whitaker, Seymour Cassel, Sharon Stone

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    Jason Priestley, Charlotte Rampling, Forest Whitaker

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    Don Cheadle, Forest Whitaker, Eriq La Salle

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