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The Best Fred Williamson Movies

Updated January 17, 2020 937 votes 101 voters 9.4k views64 items

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

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

Items on this list include Warrior of the Lost World and BaadAsssss Cinema.

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

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    Hell Up in Harlem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Hell Up in Harlem

    Fred Williamson, Margaret Avery

    Released1973

    Directed byLarry Cohen

    Hell Up in Harlem is a 1973 blaxploitation film, starring Fred Williamson and Gloria Hendry.... more on Wikipedia
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    Take a Hard Ride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Take a Hard Ride

    Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1975

    Directed byAntonio Margheriti

    Take a Hard Ride is a 1975 Italian-American Western film directed by Antonio Margheriti. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Hammer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Hammer

    Fred Williamson, William Smith

    Released1972

    Directed byBruce D. Clark, Bruce Clark

    Hammer is a 1972 blaxploitation film directed by Bruce Clark. The film was released following... more on Wikipedia
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    Original Gangstas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Original Gangstas

    Jim Brown, Pam Grier

    Released1996

    Directed byLarry Cohen

    Original Gangstas is a 1996 action movie filmed and set in urban Gary, Indiana starring... more on Wikipedia
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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

    From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez... more on Wikipedia

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    Vigilante is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Vigilante

    Carol Lynley, Fred Williamson

    Released1983

    Directed byWilliam Lustig

    Vigilante is a 1983 American vigilante film directed by William Lustig. It stars Robert... more on Wikipedia
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    Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Starsky & Hutch

    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra

    Released2004

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American action comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. The film... more on Wikipedia
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    The Legend of Nigger Charley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    The Legend of Nigger Charley

    Fred Williamson, Don Pedro Colley

    Released1972

    Directed byMartin Goldman

    The Legend of Nigger Charley is a 1972 blaxploitation western film directed by Martin Goldman.... more on Wikipedia
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    MASH is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    MASH

    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland

    Released1970

    Directed byRobert Altman

    MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by... more on Wikipedia

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    Adiós Amigo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Adiós Amigo

    Richard Pryor, Fred Williamson

    Released1976

    Directed byFred Williamson

    Adiós Amigo is an American comedy-Western starring Fred Williamson and Richard Pryor. The film... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Black Caesar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Black Caesar

    Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry

    Released1973

    Directed byLarry Cohen

    Black Caesar, released theatrically in the UK as Godfather of Harlem, is a 1973 American... more on Wikipedia
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    The Inglorious Bastards is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    The Inglorious Bastards

    Fred Williamson, Bo Svenson

    Released1978

    Directed byEnzo G. Castellari

    The Inglorious Bastards is a 1978 Italian Action/war film directed by Enzo G. Castellari,... more on Wikipedia

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    1990: The Bronx Warriors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    1990: The Bronx Warriors

    Vic Morrow, Fred Williamson

    Released1982

    Directed byEnzo G. Castellari

    1990: The Bronx Warriors is a 1982 Italian action-science fiction film directed by action... more on Wikipedia
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    That Man Bolt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    That Man Bolt

    Fred Williamson, Teresa Graves

    Released1973

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich, Henry Levin

    That Man Bolt is a 1973 action film directed by David Lowell Rich and Henry Levin. It stars... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    BaadAsssss Cinema is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    BaadAsssss Cinema

    Samuel L. Jackson, Isaac Hayes

    Released2002

    Directed byIsaac Julien

    BaadAsssss Cinema is a 2002 documentary film, directed by Isaac Julien. Julien looks at the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Boss Nigger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Boss Nigger

    Fred Williamson, William Smith

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Arnold

    Boss Nigger is a 1975 cult classic Western film directed by Jack Arnold. It stars former... more on Wikipedia
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    Carmen: A Hip Hopera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Carmen: A Hip Hopera

    Beyoncé Knowles, Mos Def

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Townsend

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    The Soul of Nigger Charley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    The Soul of Nigger Charley

    Fred Williamson, Pedro Armendáriz

    Released1973

    Directed byLarry G. Spangler

    The Soul of Nigger Charley is a 1973 blaxploitation western film directed by Larry Spangler... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Warriors of the Year 2072 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Warriors of the Year 2072

    Fred Williamson, Jared Martin

    Released1984

    Directed byLucio Fulci

    Warriors of the Year 2072, is an Italian 1984 film directed by Lucio Fulci based on a story by... more on Wikipedia
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    China 9 Liberty 37 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    China 9 Liberty 37

    Jenny Agutter, Warren Oates

    Released1978

    Directed byMonte Hellman, Tony Brandt

    China 9, Liberty 37 is an Italian-Spanish 1978 western film directed by Monte Hellman,... more on Wikipedia
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    Mean Johnny Barrows is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Mean Johnny Barrows

    Elliott Gould, Roddy McDowall

    Released1976

    Directed byFred Williamson

    Mean Johnny Barrows is a 1976 film. It stars Fred Williamson, who also directed the film;... more on Wikipedia
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    Three the Hard Way is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Three the Hard Way

    Jim Brown, Fred Williamson

    Released1974

    Directed byGordon Parks, Jr.

    Three the Hard Way is a 1974 action blaxploitation film starring Fred Williamson, Jim Brown,... more on Wikipedia
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    Night Caller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Night Caller

    Gary Busey, Stella Stevens

    Released1992

    Directed byFred Williamson

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    Children of the Corn V: Fields is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror

    Eva Mendes, David Carradine

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Wiley

    Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror is a 1998 motion picture and the fifth installment of... more on Wikipedia
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    Bucktown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fred Williamson Movies
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    Bucktown

    Pam Grier, Carl Weathers

    Released1975

    Directed byArthur Marks, Bernie Hamilton

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