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The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies

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List of the best Oprah Winfrey movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Oprah Winfrey is the queen of daytime talk shows, but she is also an accomplished actress who appeared in such films as The Color Purple and The Butler. Oprah Winfrey'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 Oprah Winfrey movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Oprah Winfrey movies will be at the top of the list. Oprah Winfrey has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Oprah Winfrey movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Oprah Winfrey films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list contains films like Beloved and A Wrinkle in Time.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Oprah Winfrey movies?" and "What are the greatest Oprah Winfrey roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Winfrey's dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of best Whoopi Goldberg movies and best Forest Whitaker movies.

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    The Butler

    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams
    The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and...  more
  • 2

    Native Son

    Oprah Winfrey, Matt Dillon
    Native Son is a 1986 drama film directed by Jerrold Freedman....  more
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    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg
    The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on...  more

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    #8 of 173 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#195 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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    Oprah Winfrey, Thandie Newton
    Beloved is a 1998 American horror-drama film based on Toni Morrison's 1987 novel of the same...  more

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    #161 of 665 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#78 of 92 Great Historical Black Movies Based On True Stories

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    Bee Movie

    Oprah Winfrey, Sting
    Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks...  more

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    #1163 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#254 of 534 The Best Animated Films Ever

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    Charlotte's Web

    Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey
    Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the...  more

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    The Women of Brewster Place

    Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens
    The Women of Brewster Place is an American television miniseries that was broadcast on March...  more
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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman
    The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film...  more

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    Leaving Neverland is a 2019 documentary film directed and produced by British filmmaker Dan...  more
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    Before Women Had Wings

    Oprah Winfrey, Julia Stiles
    Before Women Had Wings is a 1997 drama film written by Connie May Fowler and directed by Lloyd...  more
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    A Wrinkle in Time

    Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon
    A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay....  more

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    The Star

    Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez
    The Star is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated Christian adventure comedy film directed by...  more
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    Oprah Winfrey, Common
    Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is...  more

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    Our Friend, Martin

    John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey
    Our Friend, Martin is a 1999 animated children's educational film about Martin Luther King,...  more
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a 2017 drama television film directed by George C....  more