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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as ...more

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Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee ...more

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Beloved is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover Beloved is a 1998 American horror-drama film based on Toni Morrison's 1987 novel of the same name, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton. The ...more

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The Butler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and written by Danny Strong. Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest ...more

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Dakota Fanning Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the popular book of the same name by E. B. White. It is directed by Gary Winick and produced by Paramount ...more

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The Women of Brewster Place is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, Cicely Tyson 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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The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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Before Women Had Wings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Julia Stiles, Ellen Barkin Before Women Had Wings is a 1997 drama film written by Connie May Fowler and directed by Lloyd Kramer.

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Native Son is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Matt Dillon, Ving Rhames Native Son is a 1986 drama film directed by Jerrold Freedman.

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Our Friend, Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg Our Friend, Martin is a 1999 animated children's educational film about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American civil rights movement. Two friends travel through time, meeting Dr. King at ...more

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Selma is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Common, Cuba Gooding Jr. Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and ...more

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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay. After learning that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet, Meg Murry ...more

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a 2017 drama television film directed by George C. Wolfe. An African-American woman (Renee Elise Goldsberry) becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical ...more

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The Star is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oprah Winfrey Movies
Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi The Star is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated Christian adventure comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. A small but brave donkey (Steven Yeun) and his animal friends become the unsung ...more