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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  • The World, the Flesh and the Devil
    1
    Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Ranald MacDougall
  • Carmen Jones
    2
    Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
  • Odds Against Tomorrow
    3
    Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • Buck and the Preacher
    4
    Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Sidney Poitier
  • The Angel Levine
    5
    Zero Mostel, Harry Belafonte, Ida Kaminska
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Jan Kadar
  • Uptown Saturday Night
    6
    Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Sidney Poitier
  • Island in the Sun
    7
    Harry Belafonte, James Mason, Joan Fontaine
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Robert Rossen
  • Kansas City
    8
    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Robert Altman
  • Sing Your Song
    9
    Whoopi Goldberg, Sidney Poitier, Tony Bennett
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Susanne Rostock
  • Sometimes I Look at My Life
    10
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Orlando Rojas
  • Bobby
    11
    Anthony Hopkins, Harry Belafonte, William H. Macy
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Emilio Estevez
  • Bright Road
    12
    Dorothy Dandridge, Philip Hepburn, Harry Belafonte
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Gerald Mayer
    • Released: 2002
  • White Man's Burden
    15
    John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Desmond Nakano
  • The Great Depression
    16
    Harry Belafonte
    • Released: 2009
  • Grambling's White Tiger
    17
    Bruce Jenner, Harry Belafonte, LeVar Burton
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Georg Stanford Brown
  • Petula Clark: Petula
    19
    Petula Clark, Harry Belafonte, Steve Binder
    • Released: 1968
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Bruce Ricker
  • Remembering Nat King Cole
    23
    Sammy Davis, Jr., Harry Belafonte
    • Released: 1991
  • Roots of Rhythm
    24
    Harry Belafonte, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Howard B. Dratch, Eugene Roscow
  • The Legendary Nat King Cole
    25
    • Released: 2004