Best David Oyelowo Movies  

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List of the best David Oyelowo movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. David Oyelowo started his acting career appearing in TV series like Spooks and Star Wars Rebels, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. David Oyelowo'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 David Oyelowo movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated David Oyelowo movies will be at the top of the list. David Oyelowo has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest David Oyelowo movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining David Oyelowo films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Interstellar and Selma.

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

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

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Oprah Winfrey, Common, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and ...more
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Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey
The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and written by Danny Strong. Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest ...more
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Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Queen of Katwe is a 2016 American biographical sports drama film directed by Mira Nair. A Ugandan girl (Madina Nalwanga) sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of
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Captive David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Leonor Varela
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Nightingale is a 2014 American drama film directed by Elliott Lester. Lonely war veteran Peter Snowden (David Oyelowo) psychologically unravels while waiting an old friend to visit.
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Nina Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo, Ella Thomas
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Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac
A Most Violent Year is a 2014 crime drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain with Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, and ...more
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A United Kingdom David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Terry Pheto
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Five Nights in Maine Rosie Perez, Teyonah Parris, David Oyelowo
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Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike
Jack Reacher is a 2012 American thriller film. It is an adaptation of Lee Child's 2005 novel One Shot. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. ...more
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David Oyelowo, Sharon Lawrence, Omari Hardwick
Middle of Nowhere is 2012 independent feature film written and directed by Ava DuVernay and starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick and Lorraine Toussaint. The film was the ...more
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Amy Smart, Seth Green, Peter Capaldi
The Best Man is a 2005 film directed by Stefan Schwatz.
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Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard
The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about ...more
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Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Red Tails is a 2012 American film directed by Anthony Hemingway in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film is about the Tuskegee Airmen, a ...more
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Chase Williamson, Jerry G. Angelo, Lauren Ashley Carter
Artik is a 2019 American horror action film directed by Tom Botchii Skowronski. A boy befriends a mysterious stranger who threatens to reveal his family's horrible secret.
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Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon
Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron
The Paperboy is a 2012 American thriller film starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman. Directed by Lee Daniels, it is based on the 1995 novel The Paperboy by ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The ...more
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Rage Jude Law, Judi Dench, Dianne Wiest
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Morgan Freeman, Sean Combs, John Stamos
A Raisin in the Sun is a 2008 television film directed by Kenny Leon. The teleplay by Paris Qualles is based on the award-winning 1959 play of the same name by Lorraine Hansberry. The film ...more
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96 Minutes Brittany Snow, Christian Serratos, David Oyelowo
96 Minutes is a 2011 drama film directed by Aimee Lagos. "96 MINUTES is the harrowing story of a carjacking and four kids caught in the terrifying maelstrom of one night. Intercutting ...more
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David Oyelowo, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Chi McBride
Who Do You Love is a 2008 film directed by Jerry Zaks.
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Ricky Gervais, David Oyelowo, Anna Wing
Dog Eat Dog is a 2001 British film, directed by Moody Shoaibi and written by Moody Shoaibi and Mark Tonderai.
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Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy
The Last King of Scotland is a 2006 British fiction drama film based on Giles Foden's novel of the same name, adapted by screenwriters Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, and directed by Kevin ...more
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Ben Kingsley, David Oyelowo, Catherine McCormack
A Sound of Thunder is a 2005 science fiction thriller film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Edward Burns, Catherine McCormack and Ben Kingsley. An international co-production between the ...more