The Best Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies

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

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List is made up of a variety of films, including G:MT – Greenwich Mean Time and Melinda and Melinda.

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Steven Spielberg and Joss Whedon are among those who have directed Chiwetel Ejiofor at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of Chiwetel Ejiofor, then check out our lists of the best Matthew McConaughey and Jim Broadbent movies as well.

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  • The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau, and a remake of the 1994 animated film. When tragedy strikes home, Simba (Donald Glover) must step up to ...more
  • Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the ...more
  • After his father's demise, Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton) inherits the family business, a shoe factory in Northampton, England. He is not interested in shoes, and the factory is in such dire financial ...more
  • When an inner-city Detroit foster mother (Fionnula Flanagan) is murdered in a botched holdup, four of her now-grown adopted children suspect it was no random killing. Rising musician Jack (Garrett ...more
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a ...more
  • Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime ...more
  • A tough detective (Denzel Washington) matches wits with a cunning bank robber (Clive Owen), as a tense hostage crisis is unfolding. Into the volatile situation comes a woman named Madaline (Jodie ...more
  • In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one ...more
  • When infertility threatens mankind with extinction and the last child born has perished, a disillusioned bureaucrat (Clive Owen) becomes the unlikely champion in the fight for the survival of Earth's ...more
  • Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a 2003 film directed by Tim Supple.
  • Locked Down is a 2021 American romantic comedy heist film directed by Doug Liman. A quarreling couple make peace in order to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and pull off a jewelery heist at ...more
  • Come Sunday is a 2018 American drama film directed by Joshua Marston. Evangelist Carlton Pearson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.
  • Twin sisters (Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose) from a wealthy Nigerian family take wildly different paths in life, but both become swept up in the struggle to establish Biafra as an independent ...more
  • Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the same ...more
  • While dining out with friends, Sy (Wallace Shawn) suggests the difficulty of separating comedy from tragedy. To illustrate his point, he tells his guests two parallel stories about Melinda (Radha ...more
  • Outspoken ex-convict Ralph "Petey" Greene (Don Cheadle) talks his way onto the air at a white-owned radio station in 1960s Washington, D.C. Fueled by the new music and social upheaval of the times, ...more
  • Hoping to find a better life, dockworker Kingsley Ofasa (Omar Epps) and eight other Ghanaian refugees stow away on a Ukrainian cargo ship headed for the United States via France. The ship's sailors ...more
  • Red Dust is a 2004 British drama film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It was directed by Tom Hooper. The story, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, is based on the novel Red Dust by Gillian ...more
  • As ambitious District Attorney Ford Cole (Ray Liotta) prepares for his mayoral bid, he faces conflicting stories surrounding a man's death. His assistant DA and sometime lover, Nora Timmer (Jolene ...more
  • Endgame is a 2009 British film directed by Pete Travis from a script by Paula Milne, based upon the book The Fall of Apartheid by Robert Harvey. The film is produced by Daybreak Pictures and reunites ...more
  • She Hate Me is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling and ...more
  • Infinite is a 2021 American science fiction film directed by Antoine Fuqua. A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon the centuries-old secret society of similar ...more
  • In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, ...more
  • 2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. It stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny ...more
  • In London, Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is an undocumented alien from Nigeria who works as a cabbie and moonlights as a hotel attendant. He shares living quarters with Turkish émigré Senay (Audrey ...more