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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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    Selma
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    Selma

    Oprah Winfrey, Common

    Released2014

    Directed byAva DuVernay

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    The Butler
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    The Butler

    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams

    Released2013

    Directed byLee Daniels

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    Nina
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    Nina

    Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo

    Released2016

    Directed byCynthia Mort

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    Captive
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    Captive

    David Oyelowo, Kate Mara

    Released2015

    Directed byJerry Jameson

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    Nightingale
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    Nightingale

    David Oyelowo

    Released2014

    Directed byElliott Lester

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  • 6
    Queen of Katwe
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    Queen of Katwe

    Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo

    Released2016

    Directed byMira Nair

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    A Raisin in the Sun
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    A Raisin in the Sun

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Combs

    Released2008

    Directed byKenny Leon

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    As You Like It
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    As You Like It

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Kevin Kline

    Released2006

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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    A Sound of Thunder
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    A Sound of Thunder

    Ben Kingsley, David Oyelowo

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    A Sound of Thunder is a 2005 science fiction thriller film directed by Peter Hyams, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Derailed
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    Derailed

    Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen

    Released2005

    Directed byMikael Håfström

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    Interstellar
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    Interstellar

    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2014

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    The Last King of Scotland
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    The Last King of Scotland

    Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson

    Released2006

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

    The Last King of Scotland is a 2006 British fiction drama film based on Giles Foden's novel of... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Dog Eat Dog
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    Dog Eat Dog

    Ricky Gervais, David Oyelowo

    Released2001

    Directed byMoody Shoaibi

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  • 14
    Who Do You Love?
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    Who Do You Love?

    David Oyelowo, Megalyn Echikunwoke

    Released2008

    Directed byJerry Zaks

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  • 15
    Red Tails
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    Red Tails

    Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston

    Released2012

    Directed byAnthony Hemingway

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  • 16
    The Best Man
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    The Best Man

    Amy Smart, Seth Green

    Released2005

    Directed byStefan Schwartz

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    96 Minutes
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    96 Minutes

    Brittany Snow, Christian Serratos

    Released2012

    Directed byAimee Lagos

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  • 18
    The Help
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    The Help

    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain

    Released2011

    Directed byTate Taylor

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  • 19
    The Paperboy
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    The Paperboy

    Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2012

    Directed byLee Daniels

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    Jack Reacher
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    Jack Reacher

    Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher McQuarrie

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  • 21
    Lincoln
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    Lincoln

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Released2012

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 22
    Middle of Nowhere
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    Middle of Nowhere

    David Oyelowo, Sharon Lawrence

    Released2012

    Directed byAva DuVernay

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  • 23
    A Most Violent Year
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    A Most Violent Year

    Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks

    Released2014

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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  • 24
    Five Nights in Maine
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    Five Nights in Maine

    Rosie Perez, Teyonah Parris

    Released2015

    Directed byMaris Curran

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    Artik
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    Artik

    Chase Williamson, Jerry G. Angelo

    Released2019

    Directed byTom Botchii Skowronski

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