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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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The Last King of Scotland Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson James McAvoy

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Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Forest Whitaker Movies
Good Morning, Vietnam Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker J. T. Walsh

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The Butler Mariah Carey, Robin Williams Oprah Winfrey

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Forest Whitaker Movies
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen Willem Dafoe

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The Crying Game Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent Miranda Richardson

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Panic Room Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman Jodie Foster

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Phone Booth Katie Holmes, Colin Farrell Jared Leto

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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva Victor Argo

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Phenomenon John Travolta, Robert Duvall Kyra Sedgwick

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The Great Debaters Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker Jurnee Smollett

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn Jennifer Jason Leigh

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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Forest Whitaker Movies
The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman Martin Scorsese

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Bloodsport Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker Bolo Yeung

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Where the Wild Things Are Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker James Gandolfini

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Bird Forest Whitaker, Keith David Sam Robards

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Repo Men Jude Law, Liev Schreiber Forest Whitaker

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Jason's Lyric Jada Pinkett Smith, Forest Whitaker Eddie Griffin

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Smoke Ashley Judd, Forest Whitaker William Hurt

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Street Kings Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie Chris Evans

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Species is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Forest Whitaker Movies
Species Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley Natasha Henstridge

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Vantage Point Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver Dennis Quaid

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Vision Quest Madonna, Forest Whitaker Linda Fiorentino

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Stakeout Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss Forest Whitaker

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The Air I Breathe Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Bacon Brendan Fraser

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Johnny Handsome Morgan Freeman, Mickey Rourke Ellen Barkin

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A Rage in Harlem Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover Robin Givens

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Blown Away Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones Forest Whitaker

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Body Snatchers Forest Whitaker, Gabrielle Anwar R. Lee Ermey

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Witness Protection is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Forest Whitaker Movies
Witness Protection Forest Whitaker, Tom Sizemore Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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Prêt-à-Porter Julia Roberts, Sophia Loren Kim Basinger

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Our Family Wedding America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker Shannyn Sossamon

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The Experiment Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker Adrien Brody

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Freelancers Robert De Niro, 50 Cent Dana Delany

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The Enemy Within Dana Delany, Forest Whitaker Ray J

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Deacons for Defense Forest Whitaker, Ossie Davis Jonathan Silverman

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Out of the Furnace Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale Willem Dafoe

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Light It Up Rosario Dawson, Usher Judd Nelson

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Dragon Hunters Amanda Lear, Vincent Lindon Philippe Nahon

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The Last Stand Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander Forest Whitaker

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Battlefield Earth John Travolta, Kelly Preston Forest Whitaker

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Everyone's Hero Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg Raven-Symoné

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The Fourth Angel Jeremy Irons, Forest Whitaker Charlotte Rampling

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Catch .44 Bruce Willis, Malin Åkerman Deborah Ann Woll

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Winged Creatures Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning Jennifer Hudson

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Downtown Forest Whitaker, Penelope Ann Miller Joe Pantoliano

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Diary of a Hitman Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker Jim Belushi

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The Marsh Forest Whitaker, Gabrielle Anwar Louis Ferreira

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Hurricane Season Lil Wayne, Taraji P. Henson Forest Whitaker

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American Gun Amanda Seyfried, Donald Sutherland Nikki Reed

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Ripple Effect Joanna Krupa, Minnie Driver Forest Whitaker