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The Best Billy Dee Williams Movies

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

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

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  • Lady Sings the Blues1
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    Lady Sings the Blues

    Diana Ross, Richard Pryor

    Released1972

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

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  • Mahogany2
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    Mahogany

    Diana Ross, Anthony Perkins

    Released1975

    Directed byBerry Gordy

    Mahogany is a 1975 American romantic drama film directed by Berry Gordy and produced by Motown...  more

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  • Undercover Brother3
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    Undercover Brother

    Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan

    Released2002

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Undercover Brother is a 2002 American action comedy film starring Eddie Griffin and directed...  more

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  • The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings4
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    Released1976

    Directed byJohn Badham

    The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is a comedic sports film about a team of...  more

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  • The Jacksons: An American Dream5
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    The Jacksons: An American Dream

    Angela Bassett, Terrence Howard

    Released1992

    Directed byKaren Arthur

    The Jacksons: An American Dream is a four-hour American miniseries broadcast in two halves on...  more

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  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back6
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    Released1980

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

    The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner....  more

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  • Hit!7
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    Hit!

    Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams

    Released1973

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

    Hit! is a 1973 action film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Billy Dee Williams and...  more
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  • Nighthawks8
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    Nighthawks

    Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams

    Released1981

    Directed byGary Nelson, Bruce Malmuth

    Nighthawks is a 1981 American thriller film directed by Bruce Malmuth and starring Sylvester...  more
  • The Final Comedown9
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    The Final Comedown

    Billy Dee Williams, R. G. Armstrong

    Released1972

    Directed byOscar Williams

    The Final Comedown is a 1972 blaxploitation drama film written, produced and directed by Oscar...  more
  • Constellation10
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    Constellation

    Zoe Saldana, Gabrielle Union

    Released2007

    Directed byJordan Walker-Pearlman

    Constellation is a film that was released by Codeblack Entertainment and 20th Century Fox in...  more
  • The Ladies Man11
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    The Ladies Man

    Julianne Moore, Will Ferrell

    Released2000

    Directed byReginald Hudlin

    The Ladies Man is a 2000 American comedy film that stars actor, comedian and former Saturday...  more
  • The Out-of-Towners12
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    The Out-of-Towners

    Jack Lemmon, Billy Dee Williams

    Released1970

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    The Out-of-Towners is a 1970 comedy film written by Neil Simon, directed by Arthur Hiller, and...  more

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  • Carter’s Army13
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    Carter’s Army

    Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams

    Released1970

    Directed byGeorge McCowan

    Black Brigade is the DVD release title of the television movie Carter's Army, which aired as...  more
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  • Fanboys14
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    Fanboys

    Kristen Bell, Carrie Fisher

    Released2009

    Directed byKyle Newman

    Fanboys is a 2009 comedy film directed by Kyle Newman and starring Sam Huntington, Chris...  more
  • Brian's Song15
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    Brian's Song

    Dick Butkus, James Caan

    Released1971

    Directed byBuzz Kulik

    Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian...  more

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  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi16
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1983

    Directed byRichard Marquand

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed...  more

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  • Hood of Horror17
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    Hood of Horror

    Snoop Dogg, Jason Alexander

    Released2006

    Directed byStacy Title

    Hood of Horror is a horror film adaptation of a fictional comic book, which is an anthology of...  more
  • Woo18
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    Woo

    LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith

    Released1998

    Directed byDaisy von Scherler Mayer

    Woo is a 1998 romantic comedy film, directed by Daisy V.S. Mayer, and starring Jada Pinkett...  more

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  • The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll19
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    The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll

    Lauren Holly, Aimee Teegarden

    Released2009

    Directed byScott D. Rosenbaum

    The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll is a music-themed drama film starring Kevin Zegers and Jason...  more
  • Barry Munday20
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    Barry Munday

    Carmen Electra, Cybill Shepherd

    Released2010

    Directed byChris D'Arienzo

    Barry Munday is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Chris D'Arienzo; it is based on the...  more
  • The Visit21
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    The Visit

    Billy Dee Williams, Phylicia Rashād

    Released2000

    Directed byJordan Walker-Pearlman

    The Visit is the story of Alex Waters, a dying young man serving out a prison sentence for a...  more
  • Batman22
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    Batman

    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger

    Released1989

    Directed byTim Burton

    Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics...  more

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  • Moving Target23
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    Moving Target

    Billy Dee Williams, Michael Dudikoff

    Released1996

    Directed byDamian Lee

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  • Number One with a Bullet24
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    Number One with a Bullet

    Valerie Bertinelli, Billy Dee Williams

    Released2008

    Directed byJack Smight, Jim Dziura

    Number One with a Bullet is a 2008 music documentary film written by Jim Dziura and Joshua...  more
  • Scott Joplin25
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    Scott Joplin

    Lionel Richie, Billy Dee Williams

    Released1977

    Directed byJeremy Kagan

    Scott Joplin is a 1977 biographical film directed by Jeremy Kagan and based on the life of...  more