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The Best Lynn Whitfield Movies

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

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

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    The Josephine Baker Story

    Louis Gossett, Jr.

    Released1991

    Directed byBrian Gibson

    The Josephine Baker Story is an American television film that first aired on HBO on March 16, 1991. It stars Lynn Whitfield as Josephine Baker, who is regarded for being the first international...  more

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    The Women of Brewster Place

    Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens

    Released1989

    Directed byDonna 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 name...  more

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    The Cheetah Girls

    Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon

    Released2003

    Directed byOz Scott

    The Cheetah Girls is a 2003 musical comedy film, the first for Disney Channel and Walt Disney Pictures, based on a bestselling series of young adult books of the same name by Deborah Gregory....  more

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    Head of State

    Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan

    Released2003

    Directed byChris Rock

    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, producer...  more

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    The Cheetah Girls 2

    Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon

    Directed byKenny Ortega

    The Cheetah Girls 2 is the 2006 sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie, The Cheetah Girls. Its premiere received the highest ratings of all Disney Channel Movies at its time, a total of over 8.1...  more
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    A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

    Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan

    Released1996

    Directed byMartin Lawrence

    A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a 1996 American dark comedy-romance film that was directed and co-written by Martin Lawrence, who also stars in the film. Lawrence co-wrote the screenplay...  more

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    Eve's Bayou

    Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good

    Released1997

    Directed byKasi Lemmons

    Eve's Bayou is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Kasi Lemmons, who made her directorial debut with this feature. Samuel L. Jackson served as a producer and starred in the film...  more

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    The Wedding

    Halle Berry, Shirley Knight

    Released1998

    Directed byCharles Burnett

    The Wedding is a 1998 television film directed by Charles Burnett. Based on a novel by Dorothy West and written for television by West and Lisa Jones, it stars Halle Berry, Eric Thal, and Lynn...  more
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    The Women

    Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan

    Released2008

    Directed byDiane English

    The Women is a 2008 American comedy film written, produced and directed by Diane English. The screenplay is an updated version of the George Cukor-directed 1939 film of the same name based on a 1936...  more
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    Mama, I Want to Sing!

    Ciara, Patti LaBelle

    Released2010

    Directed byCharles Randolph-Wright

    Mama, I Want to Sing! is an American musical film written and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, produced by Vision Films and CodeBlack Entertainment, and distributed by 20th Century Fox's Fox...  more
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    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

    Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer

    Released2006

    Directed byTyler Perry

    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by Tyler Perry, based on the stage production and a sequel to Diary of a Mad Black Woman. After Madea (Tyler Perry)...  more

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    In the Army Now

    Brendan Fraser, Andy Dick

    Released1994

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    In the Army Now is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr. and starring Pauly Shore, Andy Dick, David Alan Grier, Esai Morales, and Lori Petty. The film earned $28,881,266 USD at...  more
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    Deep in My Heart

    Anne Bancroft, Cara Buono

    Released1999

    Directed byAnita W. Addison

    Deep In My Heart is a 1999 drama film written by Ronni Kern and directed by Anita W. Addison....  more
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    Jaws: The Revenge

    Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles

    Released1987

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    Jaws: The Revenge, is a 1987 American horror thriller film directed by Joseph Sargent. It is the third and final sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws and the fourth and final installment in the Jaws...  more

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    Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story

    Lynn Whitfield, Peter MacNeill

    Released1999

    Directed bySturla Gunnarsson

    Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story is a 1999 drama film directed by Sturla Gunnarsson....
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    All Things Fall Apart

    50 Cent, Ray Liotta

    Released2011

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    All Things Fall Apart is a 2011 American drama film starring Ray Liotta, 50 Cent, Mario Van Peebles, and Lynn Whitfield. It was filmed in Michigan and premiered at the Miami International Film...  more
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    The Planet of Junior Brown

    Margot Kidder, Sarah Polley

    Released1997

    Directed byClement Virgo

    Junior's Groove is a 1997 drama film written by Cameron Bailey and Clément Virgo and directed by Clément Virgo....  more
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    Doctor Detroit

    Dan Aykroyd, James Brown

    Released1983

    Directed byMichael Pressman

    Doctor Detroit is a 1983 comedy film, written by Bruce Jay Friedman, Robert Boris and Carl Gottlieb. The film stars Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Lynn Whitfield, Fran Drescher, and Donna Dixon, with...  more

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    Kings of the Evening

    Stone Cold Steve Austin, Tyson Beckford

    Released2010

    Directed byAndrew P. Jones

    Kings of the Evening is a 2010 drama film written by Andrew P. Jones and Robert Page Jones and directed by Andrew P. Jones....  more
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    The Rebound

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Art Garfunkel

    Released2009

    Directed byBart Freundlich

    The Rebound is a 2009 United States of American romantic comedy film directed by Bart Freundlich, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha. It was released in theaters in several countries in...  more
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    The Slugger's Wife

    Randy Quaid, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1985

    Directed byHal Ashby

    The Slugger's Wife is a 1985 romantic comedy film about a baseball star who falls for a singer. Written by Neil Simon, directed by Hal Ashby and produced by Ray Stark, the film stars Michael O'Keefe,...  more
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    Is Your Mama a Llama?

    Amy Madigan, Lynn Whitfield

    Released2001

    Directed byVirginia Wilkos

    Is Your Mama a Llama? is a 2001 Short, Animated Family film directed by Virginia Wilkos....
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    Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story

    Jamie Foxx, Lee Thompson Young

    Released2004

    Directed byVondie Curtis-Hall

    Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story is a 2004 television film starring Jamie Foxx and Lynn Whitfield. The film was directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall. Other cast members in the film include Lee...  more
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    State of Emergency

    Joe Mantegna, Melinda Dillon

    Released1993

    Directed byLesli Linka Glatter

    State of Emergency is a 1993 drama film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter....  more
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    A Time for Dancing

    Anton Yelchin, Shiri Appleby

    Released2000

    Directed byPeter Gilbert

    A Time for Dancing is a 2000 American drama film starring Larisa Oleynik, Shiri Appleby and Peter Coyote, and directed by Peter Gilbert. The movie is an adaptation based on the novel of the same...  more