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Best Sidney Poitier Movies

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List of the best Sidney Poitier movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sidney Poitier'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 Sidney Poitier movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sidney Poitier movies will be at the top of the list. Sidney Poitier has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Sidney Poitier movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Sidney Poitier films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Uptown Saturday Night and Go, Man, Go! are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sidney Poitier movies?" and "What are the greatest Sidney Poitier roles of all time?"


Notable directors that have worked with Sidney Poitier include names like Phil Alden Robinson, Otto Preminger and Richard Brooks. Is Sidney Poitier your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best James Earl Jones and Louis Gossett, Jr. films lists too.


Best Sidney Poitier Movies Films
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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson, Lilia Skala

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    Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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    Sidney Poitier, Lulu, Patricia Routledge

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    Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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    Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner, Martin Landau

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    John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

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    Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, John Qualen

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    Sidney Poitier, George Baker, Rudolph Walker

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    Kirstie Alley, Tom Berenger, Sidney Poitier Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest

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    Sidney Poitier, Glenn Ford, Anne Francis

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    Sidney Poitier, Piper Laurie, Wendy Crewson

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    Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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    Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee

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    Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier

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    Sidney Poitier, Lulu, Daniel J. Travanti

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    Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Ruby Dee

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    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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    Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis

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    Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier

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    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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    Sidney Poitier, Carroll O'Connor, Beau Bridges

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    Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier, John Carson

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    Sidney Poitier, James Garner, Bibi Andersson

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    Sidney Poitier, Paul Winfield, Will Geer

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    Separate but Equal Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Cleavon Little

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    Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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    Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

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    Clark Gable, Sidney Poitier, Yvonne De Carlo

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    Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier, Rutger Hauer

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    Rock Hudson, Sidney Poitier, Wendy Hiller

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    Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Leonard Rossiter

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    Free of Eden Sidney Poitier, Phylicia Rashād, Sydney Tamiia Poitier

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    Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Loretta Devine

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    Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, Charles Carson

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    Anne Bancroft, Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner

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    Sidney Poitier, Alan Ladd, Ingemar Johansson

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    Farrah Fawcett, Jim Caviezel, Sidney Poitier

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    Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk

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    Sidney Poitier, John Cassavetes, Ruby Dee

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    Sepia Cinderella Billy Daniels, Fred Gordon, Hilda Offley

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    Sidney Poitier, Raúl Juliá, Daniel J. Travanti

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    The Lost Man Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus

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    The Mark of the Hawk Sidney Poitier, Eartha Kitt, John McIntire Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sidney Poitier, Jeff Chandler

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    Good-bye, My Lady Sidney Poitier, Walter Brennan, Louise Beavers

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    David and Lisa Brittany Murphy, Sidney Poitier

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    Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Dane Clark

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