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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 Color Purple
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    Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • The Butler
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    Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Lee Daniels
  • Charlotte's Web
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    Julia Roberts, Dakota Fanning, Steve Buscemi
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Gary Winick
  • Bee Movie
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    Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner
  • The Women of Brewster Place
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    Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, Cicely Tyson
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Donna Deitch
  • Beloved
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    Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Jonathan Demme
  • The Princess and the Frog
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    Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Before Women Had Wings
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    Oprah Winfrey, Julia Stiles, Ellen Barkin
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Lloyd Kramer
  • A Wrinkle in Time
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    Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Ava DuVernay
  • Our Friend, Martin
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    John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Robert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti
  • The Star
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    Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi
    • Directed by: Timothy Reckart
  • Native Son
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    Oprah Winfrey, Matt Dillon, Ving Rhames
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Jerrold Freedman
  • Leaving Neverland
    13
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    Wade Robson, James Safechuck, Michael Jackson
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Dan Reed
  • Selma
    14
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    David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Ava DuVernay
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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    Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: George C. Wolfe