The Best Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies 

Updated July 16, 2019 190 votes 66 voters 6.4k views 28 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.

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

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

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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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Nick Frost

Released: 2005

Directed by: Julian Jarrold

Kinky Boots is a 2005 British-American comedy-drama film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, and directed by Julian Jarrold. Based on a true story, the movie tells of a struggling British shoe ...more

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2013

Directed by: Steve McQueen

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free ...more

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Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

Released: 2007

Directed by: Ridley Scott

American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas. An outcast New York City cop (Russell Crowe) is charged with ...more

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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies
Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

Released: 2006

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón. The screenplay, based on P. D. James's 1992 novel of the same name, was credited to five ...more

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Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2006

Directed by: Spike Lee

Inside Man is a 2006 American thriller film directed by Spike Lee, and written by Russell Gewirtz. The film centers on an elaborate bank on Wall Street over a 24-hour period. It stars Denzel ...more

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni, Joseph Marcell

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor

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
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Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Singleton

Four Brothers is a 2005 American action film directed by John Singleton. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garrett Hedlund. The film was shot in Detroit, Michigan ...more

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Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies
The Lion King Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jon Favreau

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 ...more

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Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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 ...more

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Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

Released: 2009

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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, ...more

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Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo

Released: 2002

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Dirty Pretty Things is a 2002 British thriller film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Steven Knight, a drama about two illegal immigrants in London. It was produced by BBC Films and ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2010

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Salt is a 2010 American action thriller spy film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl and Chiwetel ...more

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Taraji P. Henson, Martin Sheen, Don Cheadle

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kasi Lemmons

Talk To Me is a 2007 biographical film about Washington, D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist, and Dewey ...more
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Monica Bellucci, Kerry Washington, Jim Brown

Released: 2004

Directed by: Spike Lee

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 ...more

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Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Amanda Peet

Released: 2005

Directed by: Woody Allen

Melinda and Melinda is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It was premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film is set in Manhattan and stars ...more
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Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Mamet

Redbelt is a 2008 American martial arts film written and directed by David Mamet and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Alice Braga, Randy Couture, Ricky Jay, Joe Mantegna, Emily Mortimer, ...more

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Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ian Roberts

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tom Hooper

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 ...more
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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Omar Epps, David Suchet

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Deadly Voyage is a 1996 television film directed by John Mackenzie and written by Stuart Urban. Produced by Union Pictures and John Goldschmidt's Viva Films for joint distribution to BBC Films ...more
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LL Cool J, Ray Liotta, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2007

Directed by: Wayne Beach

Slow Burn is an American drama thriller film starring Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock and LL Cool J, which is notable for the extended period between production and eventual release. A crime drama, ...more
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Mark Strong, William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Travis

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 ...more
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Twelfth Night, or What You Will Chiwetel Ejiofor, Parminder Nagra, Michael Maloney

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tim Supple

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a 2003 film directed by Tim Supple.
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Edward Furlong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emilia Fox

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mathias Ledoux

Three Blind Mice is a 2003 crime and thriller film written by Mikael Ollivier and directed by Mathias Ledoux.
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Tim Roth, Toni Collette, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2006

Directed by: Bharat Nalluri

Tsunami: The Aftermath is a television mini-series that was broadcast in two parts in 2006. It dramatizes the events following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the resulting tsunami in ...more
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It Was an Accident Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicola Stapleton

Released: 2000

Directed by: Metin Hüseyin

It Was an Accident is a 2000 British comedy film directed by Metin Hüseyin and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Max Beesley and James Bolam. In the film, an ex-convict, trying to go straight, ...more