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The Best Harry Belafonte Movies  

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends and White Man's Burden.

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Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer
The World, the Flesh and the Devil is a 1959 American science fiction doomsday film written and directed by Ranald MacDougall. The film stars Harry Belafonte, who was then at the peak of his ...more
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Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll, Harry Belafonte
Carmen Jones is a 1954 American musical film starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Harry Kleiner is based on the libretto for ...more
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Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee
Buck and the Preacher is a 1972 American Western film starring Sidney Poitier as Buck and Harry Belafonte as the Preacher. Buck is a trail guide leading groups of former slaves trying to ...more
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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe is a documentary film about the late American civil rights attorney William Kunstler directed by daughters Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler that ...more
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The Angel Levine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harry Belafonte Movies
The Angel Levine Eli Wallach, Harry Belafonte, Zero Mostel
The Angel Levine is a 1970 American film directed by Jan Kadar and based on a short story by Bernard Malamud about an impoverished New York City tailor unable to work due to health problems, ...more
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Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Fontaine
Island in the Sun is a 1957 drama film produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Robert Rossen. It features an ensemble cast including James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan ...more
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Shelley Winters, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan
Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film noir produced and directed by Robert Wise for HarBel Productions, a company founded by the film's star, Harry Belafonte. Belafonte selected Abraham Polonsky ...more
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Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier
Uptown Saturday Night is a 1974 comedy film written by Richard Wesley, and directed by Sidney Poitier, who also stars in this film, along with Bill Cosby and Harry Belafonte. Cosby and Poitier ...more
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John Travolta, Seth Green, Kelly Lynch
White Man's Burden is a 1995 drama feature film about racism in an alternative America where black and white Americans have reversed cultural roles. The film was written and directed by Desmond ...more
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Whoopi Goldberg, Sidney Poitier, Tony Bennett
SING YOUR SONG (Oct. 17) celebrates the life of singer-actor-activist Harry Belafonte. A tenacious hands-on activist, Belafonte’s groundbreaking career paralleled the American civil rights ...more
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Bright Road Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Robert Horton
Bright Road is a 1953 film written by Emmet Lavery and directed by Gerald Mayer.
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Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone
Bobby is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez, and starring an ensemble cast. The screenplay is a fictionalized account of the hours leading up to the June 5, 1968 ...more
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The Great Depression Harry Belafonte
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Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Harry Belafonte
Kansas City is a 1996 crime film, directed by Robert Altman, and featuring numerous jazz tracks. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte, Michael Murphy and Steve Buscemi ...more
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We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song
We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song is a 1985 documentary film directed by Tom Trbovich.
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Sometimes I Look at My Life Harry Belafonte
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The Incomparable Nat King Cole Harry Belafonte
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The Legendary Nat King Cole Harry Belafonte
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Grambling's White Tiger Bruce Jenner, Harry Belafonte, LeVar Burton
Grambling's White Tiger is a 1981 TV movie about the true story of Jim Gregory the first white quarterback at Grambling College, a historically black college in 1962. The movie covers Gregory's ...more
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Roots of Rhythm Harry Belafonte, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente
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The History Makers: Courage Harry Belafonte, Angela Davis, Geoffrey Holder
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Independent Lens: When I Rise Harry Belafonte
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Harry Belafonte: An Evening With Harry Belafonte & Friends
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Remembering Nat King Cole Sammy Davis, Jr., Harry Belafonte