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The Best Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies

Updated January 22, 2021 264 votes 69 voters 6.6k views41 items

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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.

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

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

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    Kinky Boots

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton
    Kinky Boots is a 2005 British-American comedy-drama film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth,...  more

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    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe
    American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed by Ridley Scott, based...  more

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    Children of Men

    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen
    Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso...  more

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    12 Years a Slave

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender
    12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1853...  more

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    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé
    The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau,...  more

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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by and starring Chiwetel...  more
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    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg
    Four Brothers is a 2005 American action film directed by John Singleton. The movie stars Mark...  more

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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert
    Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by...  more

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    Inside Man

    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington
    Inside Man is a 2006 American thriller film directed by Spike Lee, and written by Russell...  more

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    Serenity

    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin
    Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a...  more

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    Dirty Pretty Things

    Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Dirty Pretty Things is a 2002 British thriller film directed by Stephen Frears and written by...  more

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    #160 of 174 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#156 of 194 The Best Mystery Movies

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    She Hate Me

    Monica Bellucci, Kerry Washington
    She Hate Me is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony...  more

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    Salt

    Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber
    Salt is a 2010 American action thriller spy film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt...  more

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    2012

    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson
    2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by...  more

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    Three Blind Mice

    Edward Furlong, Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Three Blind Mice is a 2003 crime and thriller film written by Mikael Ollivier and directed by...  more
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    Red Dust

    Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Red Dust is a 2004 British drama film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It was...  more
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    The Aftermath

    Tim Roth, Toni Collette
    Tsunami: The Aftermath is a television mini-series that was broadcast in two parts in 2006. It...  more
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    Talk to Me

    Taraji P. Henson, Martin Sheen
    Talk To Me is a 2007 biographical film about Washington, D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey"...  more
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    Deadly Voyage

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Omar Epps
    Deadly Voyage is a 1996 television film directed by John Mackenzie and written by Stuart...  more
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    Amistad

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey
    Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story...  more

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    G:MT – Greenwich Mean Time

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ray Stevenson
    G:MT – Greenwich Mean Time is a 1999 British drama film. Starring Steve John Shepherd and...  more
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    Melinda and Melinda

    Will Ferrell, Steve Carell
    Melinda and Melinda is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It was...  more
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    Redbelt

    Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey
    Redbelt is a 2008 American martial arts film written and directed by David Mamet and starring...  more

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    Slow Burn

    LL Cool J, Ray Liotta
    Slow Burn is an American drama thriller film starring Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock and LL Cool...  more
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    Endgame

    Mark Strong, William Hurt
    Endgame is a 2009 British film directed by Pete Travis from a script by Paula Milne, based...  more