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The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies

Updated September 24, 2019 297 votes 71 voters 4.4k views34 items

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

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

This list includes Faithful, Source Code and more.

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    Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Casino Royale

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    Casino Royale is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the... more on Wikipedia

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    Shaft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Shaft

    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Shaft is a 2000 American action-thriller film directed by John Singleton, and starring Samuel... more on Wikipedia

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    Lady in the Water is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Lady in the Water

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti

    Released2006

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Lady in the Water is a 2006 American fantasy thriller film written and directed by M. Night... more on Wikipedia

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    Basquiat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Basquiat

    David Bowie, Courtney Love

    Released1996

    Directed byJulian Schnabel

    Basquiat is a 1996 biopic/drama film directed by Julian Schnabel based on the life of American... more on Wikipedia

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    The Ides of March is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    The Ides of March

    George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released2011

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

    The Ides of March is a 2011 American political drama film directed by George Clooney from a... more on Wikipedia
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    Ali is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Ali

    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Mann

    Ali is a 2001 American biographical film directed by Michael Mann. The film tells the story of... more on Wikipedia

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    Ride with the Devil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Ride with the Devil

    Mark Ruffalo, Tobey Maguire

    Released1999

    Directed byAng Lee

    Ride with the Devil is a 1999 American film directed by Ang Lee. The storyline was conceived... more on Wikipedia

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    Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Hamlet

    Bill Murray, Liev Schreiber

    Released2000

    Directed byMichael Almereyda

    Hamlet is a 2000 American film written and directed by Michael Almereyda, set in contemporary... more on Wikipedia

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    Blackout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Blackout

    Zoe Saldana, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2007

    Directed byJerry Lamothe

    Blackout is a 2007 American television film that takes place in New York City during the... more on Wikipedia
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    Syriana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Syriana

    George Clooney, Matt Damon

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen Gaghan

    Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Source Code is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Source Code

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan

    Released2011

    Directed byDuncan Jones

    Source Code is a 2011 science fiction film directed by Duncan Jones, written by Ben Ripley,... more on Wikipedia

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    W. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    W.

    Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton

    Released2008

    Directed byOliver Stone

    W. is a 2008 American biographical drama film loosely based on the life and presidency of... more on Wikipedia

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    Cadillac Records is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Cadillac Records

    Beyoncé Knowles, Elvis Presley

    Released2008

    Directed byDarnell Martin

    Cadillac Records is a 2008 musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film... more on Wikipedia

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    Broken Flowers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Broken Flowers

    Sharon Stone, Bill Murray

    Released2005

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    Broken Flowers is a 2005 French-American comedy-drama film written and directed by Jim... more on Wikipedia

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    The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    The Manchurian Candidate

    Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber

    Released2004

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    The Manchurian Candidate is a 2004 American thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme. The... more on Wikipedia

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    Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Quantum of Solace

    Gemma Arterton, Eva Green

    Released2008

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Quantum of Solace is the 22nd James Bond film produced by Eon Productions, and is the direct... more on Wikipedia

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    Critical Care is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Critical Care

    Helen Mirren, James Spader

    Released1997

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Critical Care is a 1997 film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film is a satire about American... more on Wikipedia
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    Angels in America is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Angels in America

    Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright

    Released2003

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Angels in America is a 2003 HBO miniseries adapted from the play of the same name by Tony... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Hold the Dark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Hold the Dark

    Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough

    Released2018

    Directed byJeremy Saulnier

    Hold the Dark is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Jeremy Saulnier, based on the novel... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    O.G. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    O.G.

    Jeffrey Wright, William Fichtner

    Released2019

    Directed byMadeleine Sackler

    O.G. is a 2019 American drama film directed by Madeleine Sackler. A maximum-security prison... more on Wikipedia
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    Extremely Loud and Incredibly  is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks

    Released2011

    Directed byStephen Daldry

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a 2011 American drama film adaptation of the novel of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Boycott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Boycott

    Terrence Howard, Jeffrey Wright

    Released2001

    Directed byClark Johnson

    Boycott is a 2001 drama film about Black Americans who boycotted the public buses during the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Goldfinch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    The Goldfinch

    Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn Crowley

    The Goldfinch is a 2019 American drama film directed by John Crowley, based on the novel by... more on Wikipedia
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    Rupert Patterson Wants to Be a is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Rupert Patterson Wants to Be a Superhero

    Jeffrey Wright, Johnny Crawford

    Released1997

    Directed byBrooks Campbell

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    Chicago 10 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jeffrey Wright Movies
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    Chicago 10

    Nick Nolte, Liev Schreiber

    Released2007

    Directed byBrett Morgen

    Chicago 10: Speak Your Peace is a 2007 American animated film written and directed by Brett... more on Wikipedia
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