The Best Sidney Poitier Movies Films

The 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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    To Sir, with Love is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Lulu, Patricia Routledge

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    In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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    Lilies of the Field is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson, Lilia Skala

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    A Raisin in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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    The Defiant Ones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney

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    They call me MISTER Tibbs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner, Martin Landau

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    A Patch of Blue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, John Qualen

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    Blackboard Jungle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Glenn Ford, Anne Francis

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    The Greatest Story Ever Told is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

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    Shoot to Kill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Kirstie Alley, Tom Berenger, Sidney Poitier

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    The Simple Life of Noah Dearbo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Mary-Louise Parker, Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest

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    To Sir, with Love II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Lulu, Daniel J. Travanti

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    Buck and the Preacher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee

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    Porgy and Bess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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    The Last Brickmaker In America is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Piper Laurie, Wendy Crewson

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    No Way Out is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Ruby Dee

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    A Warm December is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, George Baker, Rudolph Walker

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    Uptown Saturday Night is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier

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    The Jackal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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    Duel at Diablo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, James Garner, Bibi Andersson

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    Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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    A Piece of the Action is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier

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    Let's Do It Again is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis

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    For Love of Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Carroll O'Connor, Beau Bridges

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    Mandela and de Klerk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier, John Carson

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    The Bedford Incident is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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    Band of Angels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Clark Gable, Sidney Poitier, Yvonne De Carlo

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    Paris Blues is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

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    The Long Ships is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Leonard Rossiter

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    Brother John is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Paul Winfield, Will Geer

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    Separate but Equal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Separate but Equal Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Cleavon Little

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    Little Nikita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Loretta Devine

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    The Wilby Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier, Rutger Hauer

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    Cry, the Beloved Country is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, Charles Carson

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    Something of Value is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Rock Hudson, Sidney Poitier, Wendy Hiller

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

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    The Slender Thread is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Anne Bancroft, Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner

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    Edge of the City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, John Cassavetes, Ruby Dee

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    The Mark of the Hawk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    The Mark of the Hawk Sidney Poitier, Eartha Kitt, John McIntire

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    All the Young Men is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Alan Ladd, Ingemar Johansson

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    Children of the Dust is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Farrah Fawcett, Jim Caviezel, Sidney Poitier

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    The Organization is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Raúl Juliá, Daniel J. Travanti

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    Pressure Point is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk

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    Sepia Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sepia Cinderella Billy Daniels, Fred Gordon, Hilda Offley

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    The Lost Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    The Lost Man Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus

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    Red Ball Express is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Jeff Chandler

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    David and Lisa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    David and Lisa Brittany Murphy, Sidney Poitier

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    Good-bye, My Lady is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

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

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    Go, Man, Go! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sidney Poitier Movies

    Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Dane Clark

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