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The Best Lynn Whitfield Movies 

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Updated June 11, 2019 325 votes 80 voters 11.7k views 29 items

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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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Louis Gossett, Jr., Craig T. Nelson

Released: 1991

Directed by: Brian 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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Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Brown

Released: 1996

Directed by: Martin 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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Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

Released: 1997

Directed by: Kasi 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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Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer, Lynn Whitfield

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tyler 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 ...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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Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Vince Corazza

Released: 2003

Directed by: Oz 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.

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Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Bernie Mac

Released: 2003

Directed by: Chris 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, ...more

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Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

Released: 1998

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Stepmom is a 1998 comedy-drama directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, and Ed Harris. Sarandon won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress and ...more

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Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Belinda Peregrín

Directed by: Kenny 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 ...more
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Halle Berry, Shirley Knight, Lynn Whitfield

Released: 1998

Directed by: Charles 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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Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Released: 2008

Directed by: Diane 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 ...more

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Ciara, Patti LaBelle, Shaffer Smith

Released: 2010

Directed by: Charles 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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Brendan Fraser, Andy Dick, Pauly Shore

Released: 1994

Directed by: Daniel 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 ...more

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Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story Lynn Whitfield, Peter MacNeill, Bruce Gray

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sturla Gunnarsson

Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story is a 1999 drama film directed by Sturla Gunnarsson.
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Deep in My Heart Anne Bancroft, Cara Buono, Alice Krige

Released: 1999

Directed by: Anita W. Addison

Deep In My Heart is a 1999 drama film written by Ronni Kern and directed by Anita W. Addison.
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Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joseph 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 ...more

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50 Cent, Ray Liotta, Mario Van Peebles

Released: 2011

Directed by: Mario 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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Margot Kidder, Sarah Polley, Lynn Whitfield

Released: 1997

Directed by: Clement Virgo

Junior's Groove is a 1997 drama film written by Cameron Bailey and Clément Virgo and directed by Clément Virgo.
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Randy Quaid, Rebecca De Mornay, Lynn Whitfield

Released: 1985

Directed by: Hal 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 ...more
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Kings of the Evening Stone Cold Steve Austin, Tyson Beckford, Bruce McGill

Released: 2010

Directed by: Andrew 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.
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Is Your Mama a Llama? Amy Madigan, Lynn Whitfield, Mary Beth Hurt

Released: 2001

Directed by: Virginia Wilkos

Is Your Mama a Llama? is a 2001 Short, Animated Family film directed by Virginia Wilkos.
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Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Fran Drescher

Released: 1983

Directed by: Michael 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, ...more

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Joe Mantegna, Melinda Dillon, Lynn Whitfield

Released: 1993

Directed by: Lesli Linka Glatter

State of Emergency is a 1993 drama film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Art Garfunkel, Justin Bartha

Released: 2009

Directed by: Bart 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 ...more
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Anton Yelchin, Shiri Appleby, Shane West

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peter 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