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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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    Bee Movie
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    Bee Movie

    Oprah Winfrey, Sting

    Released2007

    Directed bySimon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

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    Charlotte's Web
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    Charlotte's Web

    Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey

    Released2006

    Directed byGary Winick

    Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Butler
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    The Butler

    Mariah Carey, Robin Williams

    Released2013

    Directed byLee Daniels

    The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Princess and the Frog
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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Color Purple
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    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1985

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Native Son
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    Native Son

    Oprah Winfrey, Matt Dillon

    Released1986

    Directed byJerrold Freedman

    Native Son is a 1986 drama film directed by Jerrold Freedman.Amazon buy button
  • 7
    Beloved
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    Beloved

    Oprah Winfrey, Thandie Newton

    Released1998

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    Beloved is a 1998 American horror-drama film based on Toni Morrison's 1987 novel of the same... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Our Friend, Martin
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    36

    Our Friend, Martin

    John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti

    Our Friend, Martin is a 1999 animated children's educational film about Martin Luther King,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Leaving Neverland
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  • 10
    A Wrinkle in Time
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    A Wrinkle in Time

    Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon

    Directed byAva DuVernay

    A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Star
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    The Star

    Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez

    Directed byTimothy Reckart

    The Star is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated Christian adventure comedy film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    The Women of Brewster Place
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Before Women Had Wings
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    Before Women Had Wings

    Oprah Winfrey, Julia Stiles

    Released1997

    Directed byLloyd Kramer

    Before Women Had Wings is a 1997 drama film written by Connie May Fowler and directed by Lloyd... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Selma
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    Selma

    Oprah Winfrey, Common

    Released2014

    Directed byAva DuVernay

    Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne

    Released2017

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a 2017 drama television film directed by George C.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button