The Best Ossie Davis Movies

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List of the best Ossie Davis movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ossie Davis'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 Ossie Davis movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ossie Davis movies will be at the top of the list. Ossie Davis has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ossie Davis movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ossie Davis films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List is made up of many different films, including The History Makers: Success and No Way Out.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ossie Davis movies?" and "What are the greatest Ossie Davis roles of all time?"

Notable directors that worked with Ossie Davis include names like Joel Schumacher, Spike Lee and Sidney Lumet.

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  • Do the Right Thing
    Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Jungle Fever
    Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Ossie Davis
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • School Daze
    Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Bubba Ho-Tep
    Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Bob Ivy
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Don Coscarelli
  • She Hate Me
    Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Joe Versus the Volcano
    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: John Patrick Shanley
  • Grumpy Old Men
    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Donald Petrie
  • Gladiator
    Cuba Gooding, James Marshall, Brian Dennehy
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Rowdy Herrington
  • Malcolm X
    Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • The Stand
    Stephen King, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Mick Garris
  • The Hill
    Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • The Ernest Green Story
    Morris Chestnut, Ossie Davis, CCH Pounder
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Eric Laneuville
  • Get on the Bus
    Richard Belzer, De'aundre Bonds, Andre Braugher
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Dr. Dolittle
    Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Betty Thomas
  • Sam Whiskey
    Burt Reynolds, Clint Walker, Ossie Davis
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Arnold Laven
  • Dinosaur
    D.B. Sweeney, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
  • No Way Out
    Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Sidney Poitier
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Miss Evers' Boys
    Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburne, Craig Sheffer
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Joseph Sargent
  • Baadasssss!
    Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant, Terry Crews
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Mario Van Peebles
  • Let's Do It Again
    Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Jimmie Walker
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Sidney Poitier
  • The Client
    Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Joel Schumacher
  • Gone Are the Days!
    Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sorrell Booke
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Nicholas Webster
  • King
    Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Ossie Davis
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Abby Mann
  • Proud
    Ossie Davis, Albert Jones, Jeffrey Nash
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Mary Pat Kelly
  • Harry & Son
    Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman, Ellen Barkin
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Paul Newman