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The Best Leon Robinson Movies 

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

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

This list has a variety of films, like Cliffhanger and Cover, in it.

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Smokey Robinson, Bianca Lawson, D. B. Woodside

Released: 1998

Directed by: Allan Arkush

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Diahann Carroll, Harry Lennix, Robert Townsend

Released: 1991

Directed by: Robert Townsend

The Five Heartbeats is a 1991 musical drama film directed by Robert Townsend, who co-wrote the script with Keenan Ivory Wayans. Distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film's main cast includes ...more

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Tupac Shakur, Bernie Mac, Marlon Wayans

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jeff Pollack

Above the Rim is a 1994 American drama directed by Jeff Pollack. The screenplay was written by Pollack and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper, from a story by Pollack and Benny Medina. Starring ...more

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John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Garrett Morris, Tamala Jones, Jenifer Lewis

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Townsend

Little Richard is a 2000 biographical NBC TV movie written by Bill Kerby and Daniel Taplitz and directed by Robert Townsend. Based on the 1984 book, Quasar of Rock: The Life and Times of Little ...more
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Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, Cicely Tyson

Released: 1989

Directed by: Donna Deitch

The Women of Brewster Place is an American television miniseries that was broadcast on March 19 and 20, 1989 on ABC. The miniseries is based upon the critically acclaimed 1982 novel of the same ...more

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Vivica A. Fox, Patti LaBelle, Louis Gossett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Bill Duke

Cover is a drama thriller film starring Aunjanue Ellis, Razaaq Adoti, Vivica A. Fox, and Leon. The film was produced and directed by Bill Duke and open at selective theaters on February 22,
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Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner

Released: 1993

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Cliffhanger is a 1993 American action adventure film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow. Stallone, who co-wrote the screenplay, plays a mountain climber ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Claudia Schiffer, Stephen Baldwin

Released: 1999

Directed by: George Haas

Friends & Lovers is a 1999 American romantic-drama film directed and co-written by George Haas about a group of twentysomethings on a ski trip. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Claudia Schiffer and ...more
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Laurence Fishburne, Lauren Holly, Stephen Lang

Released: 1986

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

Band of the Hand is an American 1986 crime film directed by Paul Michael Glaser. The film turned into a theatrical release after it failed as a television pilot. The title track is written by ...more

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Streetwalkin' Julie Newmar, Melissa Leo, Khandi Alexander

Released: 1985

Directed by: Joan Freeman

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Soul Ties Rocsi Diaz, Katy Mixon, Christopher McDonald

Released: 2012

Directed by: Victor Hobson, Tee Ashira

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Three Ways to Get a Husband Billy Dee Williams, Leon Robinson, Shirley Murdock

Released: 2009

Directed by: Je'Caryous Johnson

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Anna Paquin, Idris Elba, Joaquin Phoenix

Released: 2001

Directed by: Gregor Jordan

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Isaac Hayes, Salli Richardson, Phylicia Rashād

Released: 1995

Directed by: Tim Reid

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Dina Meyer, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton

Released: 1999

Directed by: Louis Morneau

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Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Esposito, Valeria Golino

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Gerber

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Mr. Rock 'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story Paula Abdul, Judd Nelson, Mädchen Amick

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andy Wolk

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Friends & Lovers Maia Campbell, Lavell Crawford, Miguel A. Núñez

Released: 2005

Directed by: Je'Caryous Johnson

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Bad Attitude Leon Robinson, Nathaniel DeVeaux, Neil Vonhof

Released: 1993

Directed by: Bill Cummings

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Danny Masterson, Todd Barry, Nick Kroll

Released: 2008

Directed by: Julian M. Kheel

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