Best Sidney Poitier Movies Films
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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.


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    Lee Grant, Beah Richards, Peter Masterson

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    Isabel Sanford, Beah Richards, Katharine Hepburn

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    Ralph Nelson, Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala

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    Lulu, Patricia Routledge, Judy Geeson

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    Diana Sands, Ruby Dee, Ivan Dixon

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    Theodore Bikel, Tony Curtis, Whit Bissell

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    Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Ed Asner

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    Roddy McDowall, Angela Lansbury, Pat Boone

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    Sammy Davis, Jr., Diahann Carroll

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    Kirstie Alley, Tom Berenger, Andrew Robinson

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    Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson

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    Richard Gere, Larry King, Jack Black

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    Ruby Dee, Dots Johnson, Ossie Davis

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    Michael Caine, Tina Lifford, Terry Norton

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    James Garner, Richard Farnsworth, Dennis Weaver

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    Carroll O'Connor, Beau Bridges, Abbey Lincoln

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    Separate but Equal Lynne Thigpen, Burt Lancaster, Gloria Foster

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    Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Clark Gable

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    Saeed Jaffrey, Nicol Williamson, Michael Caine

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    Rosanna Schiaffino, Russ Tamblyn, Gordon Jackson

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    River Phoenix, Loretta Devine, Richard Jenkins

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    Free of Eden Khalil Kain, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Phylicia Rashād

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    Michael Kane, Paul Carson, James MacArthur

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    Rock Hudson, Wendy Hiller, Michael Pate

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    Canada Lee, Charles Carson, Sidney Poitier

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    Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas, Dabney Coleman

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    Farrah Fawcett, Jim Caviezel, Robert Guillaume

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    John Cassavetes, Jack Warden, Ruth White

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    Diahann Carroll, Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman

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    Ingemar Johansson, Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier

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    Sepia Cinderella Sheila Guyse, Ivory "Deek" Watson, Billy Daniels

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    Jeff Chandler, Sidney Poitier

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    Peter Falk, Bobby Darin, Lynn Loring

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    Good-bye, My Lady Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, William Hopper

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    David and Lisa Brittany Murphy, Sidney Poitier

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    Ruby Dee, Nathaniel Clifton, Goose Tatum

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    The Lost Man Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus

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    The Mark of the Hawk Eartha Kitt, Patrick Allen, John McIntire

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    Barbara McNair, Ron O'Neal, James A. Watson

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