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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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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch
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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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies
Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine
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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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Nick Frost
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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Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba
American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a ...more

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Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson
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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Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe
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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Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo
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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Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson
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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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chiwetel Ejiofor Movies
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni, Joseph Marcell
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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Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion
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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Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
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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Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton
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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Monica Bellucci, Kerry Washington, Jim Brown
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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Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin
Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen taken and managed ...more

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Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Amanda Peet
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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Taraji P. Henson, Martin Sheen, Don Cheadle
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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Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor
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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Mark Strong, William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor
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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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Omar Epps, David Suchet
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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Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ian Roberts
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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Twelfth Night, or What You Will Chiwetel Ejiofor, Parminder Nagra, Michael Maloney
Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a 2003 film directed by Tim Supple.

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Savannah Jaimie Alexander, Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Savannah is a 2012 drama, family and history film written by Annette Haywood-Carter and co-written by Ken Carter. This film is directed by Annette Haywood-Carter.

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It Was an Accident Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicola Stapleton
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

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LL Cool J, Ray Liotta, Chiwetel Ejiofor
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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Tim Roth, Toni Collette, Chiwetel Ejiofor
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