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The Best Loretta Devine Movies 

Updated June 11, 2019 877 votes 148 voters 17.9k views

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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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Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Kelly Preston

Released: 1995

Directed by: Forest Whitaker

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Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Jessica Stroup

Released: 2007

Directed by: Preston A. Whitmore II

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Julie Bowen, Paula Patton, Angela Bassett

Released: 2011

Directed by: Salim Akil

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Tyler Perry, Bow Wow, Lauren London

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tyler Perry

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Released: 2010

Directed by: Erik White

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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Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris

Released: 2004

Directed by: Paul Haggis

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Released: 2010

Directed by: Tyler Perry

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Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Lionel Richie

Released: 1996

Directed by: Penny Marshall

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Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2010

Directed by: Neil LaBute

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Whoopi Goldberg, LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2001

Directed by: Doug McHenry

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Queen Latifah, Tim Roth, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 1997

Directed by: Bill Duke

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Loretta Devine, Clifton Powell, Kimberly Elise

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michael Schultz

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Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams

Released: 2008

Directed by: David E. Talbert

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Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons, Loretta Devine

Released: 1992

Directed by: Randall Miller

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Wesley Snipes, Alfre Woodard, Loretta Devine

Released: 1998

Directed by: Maya Angelou

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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Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jessie Nelson

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Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt

Released: 2000

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Werner Herzog

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Halle Berry, Tamara Taylor, Loretta Devine

Released: 1999

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

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Released: 2008

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

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Loretta Devine, Kadeem Hardison

Released: 2006

Directed by: Debbie Allen

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Released: 1998

Directed by: Jamie Blanks

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Released: 2006

Directed by: Maurice Jamal

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Released: 2012

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Christopher Duddy

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