The Best Giancarlo Esposito Movies 

Updated March 17, 2020 376 votes 35 voters 3.9k views 53 items

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

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

List contains films like Blind Horizon and Homicide: The Movie.

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

Stephen King and Simon Wincer are among those who have directed Giancarlo Esposito at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Giancarlo Esposito have also been known to enjoy films starring Billy Burke and William H. Macy.

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Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

Released: 1989

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

Released: 1994

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen, Melissa George

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mikael Håfström

Derailed is a 2005 British-American thriller film based on the novel of the same name by James Siegel. The film is directed by Mikael Håfström and stars Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, ...more

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Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Alicia Witt

Released: 2006

Directed by: Wayne Wang

Last Holiday is a 2006 American comedy film starring Queen Latifah and directed by Wayne Wang. Latifah plays a humble store assistant, Georgia, who is told that she has a rare brain condition, ...more

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Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

Released: 1992

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 1990

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

King of New York is a 1990 thriller film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Giancarlo Esposito, and Steve Buscemi. It was directed by ...more

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Kelly Preston, Tim Robbins, Martin Lawrence

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

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Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

Released: 1990

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee

Released: 1988

Directed by: Spike Lee

School Daze is a 1988 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Larry Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. Based in part on Spike Lee's ...more

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Ashley Judd, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt

Released: 1995

Directed by: Paul Auster, Wayne Wang

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Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tim Robbins

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Mickey Rourke, Kelly Hu, Tia Carrere

Released: 1991

Directed by: Simon Wincer

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Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2001

Directed by: Michael Mann

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Carrie Fisher, Stephen King, Emilio Estevez

Released: 1986

Directed by: Stephen King

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Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

Released: 2008

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

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Rabbit Hole Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

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Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez, Roberto Benigni

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

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Mary-Louise Parker, Mia Farrow, Giancarlo Esposito

Released: 1995

Directed by: Norman René

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Rose McGowan, Whoopi Goldberg, Brendan Fraser

Released: 2001

Directed by: Henry Selick

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Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, N'Bushe Wright

Released: 1994

Directed by: Boaz Yakin

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Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, George C. Scott

Released: 1981

Directed by: Harold Becker

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Brittany Murphy, Anjelica Huston, Ray Liotta

Released: 1998

Directed by: Danny Cannon

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Tyler Perry, Rachel Nichols, Matthew Fox

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rob Cohen

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Giancarlo Esposito, Chelan Simmons, John Rhys-Davies

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Shepphird

Chupacabra: Dark Seas is a 2005 Syfy channel original film directed by John Shepphird and starring John Rhys-Davies, Giancarlo Esposito, Dylan Neal, and Chelan Simmons. It was filmed on location ...more
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Giancarlo Esposito, Susan Blakely, Bruce Davison

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tommy Stovall

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