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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like The Breaks and Book of Love, in it.

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

Loretta Devine has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Tyler Perry and Paul Haggis.

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This Christmas Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Jessica Stroup This year, Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. ...more

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Waiting to Exhale Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Kelly Preston Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker and starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. The film was adapted from the 1992 novel of the same name by ...more

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Madea's Big Happy Family Tyler Perry, Bow Wow, Lauren London Madea's Big Happy Family is a 2011 comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry.

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Jumping the Broom Julie Bowen, Paula Patton, Angela Bassett Jumping the Broom is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Salim Akil and produced by Tracey E. Edmonds, Elizabeth Hunter, T.D. Jakes, Glendon Palmer, and Curtis Wallace. The title of the film ...more

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For Colored Girls Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf is a drama film to be released on 14 January 2011, directed by Tyler Perry.

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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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The Preacher's Wife Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Lionel Richie The Preacher's Wife is a 1996 Christmas romantic comedy-drama family film directed by Penny Marshall, and starring Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, and Courtney B. Vance. It is a remake of ...more

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? Willem Dafoe, Dave Bautista, Chloƫ Sevigny My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? is a 2009 film directed by Werner Herzog and produced by David Lynch, inspired by the story of murderer Mark Yavorsky. Herzog describes the film as "a ...more

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Woman Thou Art Loosed Loretta Devine, Clifton Powell, Kimberly Elise Woman Thou Art Loosed is a 2004 film directed by Michael Schultz and written by Stan Foster. It was produced by Stan Foster and Reuben Cannon. It is the 44th film or series directed by Schultz ...more

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Book of Love Salli Richardson, Robin Givens, Loretta Devine Book of Love, also known as Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs, is a 2002 romantic comedy film, written and directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd, and starring Anthony "Treach" ...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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Kingdom Come Whoopi Goldberg, LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith Kingdom Come is a 2001 comedy-drama film, written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, and directed by Doug McHenry. This film stars LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Anthony Anderson ...more

Best Adam DeVine Movies

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Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story Loretta Devine, Kadeem Hardison Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story is a 2006 biographical film directed by Debbie Allen.

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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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Class Act Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons, Loretta Devine Class Act is a 1992 comedy film, directed by Randall Miller and starring hip-hop duo Kid 'n Play. An urban retelling of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, the screenplay is by Cynthia ...more

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Hoodlum Queen Latifah, Tim Roth, Laurence Fishburne Hoodlum is a 1997 crime drama film written by Chris Brancato and directed by Bill Duke.

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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

The Best British Documentaries

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Sticky Fingers Helen Slater, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane Sticky Fingers is a 1988 film directed by Catlin Adams and co-written with Melanie Mayron.

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Norm of the North is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Loretta Devine Movies
Norm of the North Heather Graham, Rob Schneider, Bill Nighy Norm of the North is a 2012 animation adventure drama film written by Daniel Altiere and Steven Altiere, directed by Anthony Bell.

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Happily Ever After: Fairy Tale... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Loretta Devine Movies
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Whoopi Goldberg, Wesley Snipes, Heavy D

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Spring Breakdown Amy Poehler, Kristin Cavallari, Jane Lynch Spring Breakdown is a comedy film starring Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, and Rachel Dratch. Three years after principal photography, and after the film's owner, Warner Independent Pictures, was ...more

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What Women Want Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake, directed by Nancy Meyers, and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The film was a ...more

The Best R-Rated Drama Movies

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Cougar Club Kaley Cuoco, Carrie Fisher, Faye Dunaway Cougar Club is a 2007 American film directed by Christopher Duddy. The film details the attempts of two college graduates, Marshall Hogan III and Spence Holmes, to find direction in life. While ...more

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Urban Legends: Final Cut Eva Mendes, Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Gayheart Urban Legends: Final Cut also known as Urban Legend 2 is a 2000 American slasher film and sequel to the 1998 film Urban Legend. It is the sole directorial feature of John Ottman, who also edited ...more

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Down in the Delta Wesley Snipes, Alfre Woodard, Loretta Devine Down in the Delta is a 1998 drama film directed by Maya Angelou. The film stars Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman, Jr., Esther Rolle, Loretta Devine, and Wesley Snipes.

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I Am Sam Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film written and directed by Jessie Nelson, and starring Sean Penn as a father with a developmental disability, Dakota Fanning as his inquisitive seven-year-old ...more

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The Murder of Mary Phagan Kevin Spacey, William H. Macy, Jack Lemmon The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1988 two-part American TV miniseries written by Larry McMurtry, produced by George Stevens, Jr., directed by William "Billy" Hale, starring Jack Lemmon and ...more

The Best Movies That Were Originally Panned by Critics

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Anna to the Infinite Power Loretta Devine, Dina Merrill, Jack Gilford Anna to the Infinite Power is a 1982 science-fiction thriller film about a young teenager who learns that she was the product of a cloning experiment. The film was based on the novel of the same ...more

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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Halle Berry, Tamara Taylor, Loretta Devine Introducing Dorothy Dandridge is a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1998, the film was aired in the United States on August 21, 1999. The ...more

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 American adventure comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the first in the Beverly Hills Chihuaha series. It is directed by Raja Gosnell and was released ...more

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Urban Legend is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Loretta Devine Movies
Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt Urban Legend is a 1998 slasher film starring Jared Leto and Alicia Witt. The film is based on the premise that a killer is using the methods of death described in certain urban legends as a ...more

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Stanley & Iris Robert De Niro, Jane Fonda, Loretta Devine Stanley & Iris is a romantic drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro. The screenplay by Harriet Frank, Jr. and Irving Ravetch is loosely based on the ...more

The Best R-Rated Musical Drama Movies

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Livin' Large Loretta Devine, Julia Campbell, Terrence C. Carson Livin' Large! is a 1991 comedy movie starring Terrence "T.C." Carson, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, and Loretta Devine.

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Dirty Laundry Loretta Devine, Veronica Webb, Sommore Dirty Laundry is a 2006 drama film written, directed, and starring Maurice Jamal. It was produced by 20th Century Fox and distributed by Codeblack Entertainment. It is available on DVD and is ...more

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In the Hive Vivica A. Fox, Michael Clarke Duncan, Loretta Devine The Discarded Boyz is a 2011 film directed by Robert Townsend.

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Freedom Song Danny Glover, Loretta Devine, David Strathairn Freedom Song is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in ...more

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King's Ransom Jay Mohr, Regina Hall, Loretta Devine King's Ransom is a 2005 comedy film, directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd and written by Wayne Conley, who was a writer for Kenan & Kel. The film stars Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Kellita Smith, ...more

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Little Nikita Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Loretta Devine Little Nikita is a 1988 American cult drama film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring River Phoenix and Sidney Poitier. The film marks the first collaboration between Phoenix and Poitier.

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Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Kevin Garnett, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault is a 1996 HBO television film about Earl Manigault, an American street basketball legendary player famous under his nickname of "The ...more

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Politics of Love Mallika Sherawat, Loretta Devine, Ruby Dee Politics of Love is a 2011 film directed by William Dear. Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and American actor Brian J. White play leading roles.

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Don King: Only in America Bernie Mac, Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames Don King: Only in America is a 1997 television film directed by John Herzfeld and written by Kario Salem. The film stars actor Ving Rhames as Don King and tells the story of King becoming a ...more

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The Breaks Xzibit, Loretta Devine, E-40 The Breaks is an American 1999 comedy film written by and starring Mitch Mullany and directed by Eric Meza.

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Punks Loretta Devine, Vanessa A. Williams, Renoly Santiago Punks is a 2001 film produced by Babyface, directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and starring Rockmond Dunbar, Seth Gilliam, Renoly Santiago, Jazzmun, and Dwight Ewell. The film follows the trials and ...more

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The Price of Kissing Nicole Eggert, Loretta Devine, Lou Rawls Love evokes all the senses, yet you still can't define it. That definition belongs to our sixth sense. Or so the hip, vibrant and charismatic characters of 'The Price of Kissing' learn in their ...more

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Khumba Liam Neeson, Steve Buscemi, AnnaSophia Robb Khumba is a 2013 3D South African computer-animated adventure comedy film directed and produced by Anthony Silverston, written by Silverston and Raffaella Delle Donne. The film stars the voice ...more