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

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

This list includes Death at a Funeral, The Grave and more films.

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

Keith David is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay and Paul Haggis.

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a ...more

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Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films by ...more

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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows a nameless drifter referred to as ...more

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Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. The film is based on ...more

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Barbershop Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the ...more

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Armageddon Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more

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There's Something About Mary Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more

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Off Limits Willem Dafoe, Keith David, David Alan Grier Off Limits is a 1988 action-thriller film set during the Vietnam War starring Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines and directed by Christopher Crowe. The term "off limits" referred to the ...more

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Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker Dead Presidents is a 1995 American crime film written by Michael Henry Brown, also written, produced and directed by the Hughes brothers, starring Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy ...more

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Hercules Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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Crash Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris Crash is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis. The film is about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. A self-described "passion ...more

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are ...more

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The Chronicles of Riddick Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Thandie Newton The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction film which follows the adventures of Richard B. Riddick as he attempts to elude capture after the events depicted in the 2000 film ...more

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Death at a Funeral Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage Death at a Funeral is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil LaBute.

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Road House Sam Elliott, Terry Funk, Kelly Lynch Road House is a 1989 action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a corrupt ...more

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Pitch Black Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David Pitch Black is a 2000 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by David Twohy. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith David. Dangerous criminal Richard B. ...more

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Larger than Life Matthew McConaughey, Bill Murray, Janeane Garofalo Larger Than Life is a 1996 American comedy film starring Bill Murray.

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Final Analysis Uma Thurman, Kim Basinger, Richard Gere Final Analysis is a 1992 American neo-noir drama directed by Phil Joanou and written by Wesley Strick. It stars Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, Eric Roberts and Keith David. The ...more

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Volcano Tommy Lee Jones, Don Cheadle, Anne Heche Volcano is a 1997 disaster film directed by Mick Jackson and produced by Andrew Z. Davis, Neal H. Moritz and Lauren Shuler Donner. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Jerome ...more

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The Quick and the Dead Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe The Quick and the Dead is a 1995 western film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story focuses on "The Lady", a ...more

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Vin Diesel, Keith David, Dwight Schultz The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury is a 2004 made-for-DVD animated science fiction film. It was directed by the Korean-American animator Peter Chung, and features Vin Diesel reprising his role ...more

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Lottery Ticket Ice Cube, T-Pain, Bow Wow Lottery Ticket is a 2010 comedy film directed by Erik White and starring Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Keith David, Charlie Murphy, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Loretta Devine and Ice Cube ...more

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Head of State Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Bernie Mac Head of State is a 2003 comedy film directed, written by, and starring Chris Rock and co-starring Bernie Mac. It marked the directorial debut of Rock, who had previously worked as a writer, ...more

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Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and ...more

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Agent Cody Banks Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Frankie Muniz Agent Cody Banks is a 2003 American action comedy film directed by Harald Zwart. Its story follows the adventures of the 15-year-old title character, played by Frankie Muniz, who has to finish ...more

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Transporter 2 Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord, Amber Valletta Transporter 2 is a 2005 French action film directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by Luc Besson. It is the sequel to The Transporter. It is followed by Transporter 3. The film stars Jason ...more

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The Proud Family Movie Maria Canals Barrera, Arsenio Hall, Carlos Mencia The Proud Family Movie is a Disney Channel Original Movie which premiered on August 19, 2005. The film served as the series finale for the Disney Channel animated series, The Proud Family.

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Princess Mononoke Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith Princess Mononoke is a 1997 anime epic action historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was animated by Studio Ghibli and produced by Toshio Suzuki. The film stars the ...more

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods Film Production NotesFinal Fantasy: The Spirits Within emerges from its successful interactive game roots to deliver an exciting new breed of motion picture adventure. A fresh, provocative take ...more

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ATL T.I., Lauren London, Big Boi ATL is a 2006 American drama film, and the feature film directorial debut of music video director Chris Robinson. The screenplay was written by Tina Gordon Chism from an original story by ...more

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All About Steve Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong All About Steve is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Phil Traill that stars Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, and Bradley Cooper as the eponymous Steve. The film was panned by critics ...more

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Marked for Death Steven Seagal, Danielle Harris, Keith David Marked for Death is a 1990 action film directed by Dwight H. Little. It stars Steven Seagal as John Hatcher, a former DEA troubleshooter. Upon moving back to his home town, Hatcher finds it ...more

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First Sunday Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams Durell (ICE CUBE) and LeeJohn (TRACY MORGAN) are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a ...more

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Always Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Always is a 1989 romantic drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, introducing Brad Johnson and featuring Audrey Hepburn's cameo in her ...more

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Men at Work Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Keith David Men at Work is a 1990 American black comedy film written and directed by Emilio Estevez, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Charlie Sheen, Leslie Hope and Keith David. The film ...more

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Hollywood Homicide Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, André 3000 Hollywood Homicide is a 2003 American action comedy film starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. The film also features Lena Olin, Bruce Greenwood, Isaiah Washington, Keith David, Gladys ...more

Adult Things No One Prepared You For

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The Oh in Ohio Heather Graham, Liza Minnelli, Mischa Barton The Oh in Ohio is a 2006 comedy film directed by Billy Kent. It was screened at several US film festivals from March to May 2006 and was released theatrically by Cyan Pictures on July 14, 2006. ...more

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The Grave Anthony Michael Hall, Gabrielle Anwar, Giovanni Ribisi The Grave is a 1996 thriller starring Craig Sheffer, Gabrielle Anwar and Josh Charles. Its plot concerns two convicts who escape from prison to find a buried treasure.

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Braddock: Missing in Action III Chuck Norris, Keith David, Aki Aleong Braddock: Missing in Action III a 1988 action/adventure film, and a sequel to Missing in Action, following the second film, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, which was a prequel. It is the ...more

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Johns Terrence Howard, David Arquette, Elliott Gould Johns is a 1996 American drama film starring David Arquette and Lukas Haas, who portray hustlers who work Santa Monica Boulevard.

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Clockers Spike Lee, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro Clockers is a 1995 American crime drama film directed by Spike Lee. It is an adaptation of the eponymous 1992 novel by Richard Price, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Lee. The film stars ...more

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The Puppet Masters Donald Sutherland, Keith David, Yaphet Kotto The Puppet Masters is a 1994 science fiction film, adapted by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, and David S. Goyer from Robert A. Heinlein’s 1951 novel of the same title, in which a trio of American ...more

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Delta Farce Larry the Cable Guy, Danny Trejo, Lisa Lampanelli Delta Farce is a 2007 spoof/comedy released by Lions Gate Entertainment on May 11, 2007. It is directed by C. B. Harding and stars Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy, DJ Qualls and Danny Trejo. ...more

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Where the Heart Is Natalie Portman, Sally Field, Ashley Judd Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film directing debut. The movie stars Natalie Portman, Stockard Channing, Ashley Judd, and Joan Cusack with ...more

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Cloud Atlas Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon Cloud Atlas is a 2012 science fiction film written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell, the film has ...more

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Bird Forest Whitaker, Keith David, Sam Robards Bird is a 1988 American biographical film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood of a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky. The film is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist ...more

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Dirty Cuba Gooding Jr., Brittany Daniel, Wyclef Jean Dirty is a 2005 American crime drama film directed by Chris Fisher. The film stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Clifton Collins, Jr. The film was released in the United States on November 9, 2005.

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Beautiful Loser Keith David, Taylor Dayne, Cynthia Gibb Beautiful Loser is a 2008 film. The film concerns a group of high school buddies before moving the action forward to reveal the characters two decades later. Reggie is the wild card of this ...more

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Stomp the Yard: Homecoming Keith David, Tika Sumpter, Jasmine Guy Stomp the Yard: Homecoming is a 2010 drama film directed by Rob Hardy. It is the sequel to 2007's Stomp the Yard. The film is produced by Rainforest Films and released through Sony Pictures' ...more