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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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Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee
Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny ...more
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Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela
Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the African-American activist Malcolm X. Directed and co-written by Spike Lee. The film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X's life: his ...more
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Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah
Jungle Fever is a 1991 American romance drama film written, produced, and directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. It was Lee's fifth feature-length film. The film ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee
School Daze is a 1988 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Larry Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. Based in part on Spike Lee's ...more
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Monica Bellucci, Kerry Washington, Jim Brown
She Hate Me is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling ...more
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Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Carol Kane
Joe Versus the Volcano is a 1990 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Patrick Shanley and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Hanks plays a man who, after being told he has a ...more
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Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis
Bubba Ho-Tep is a 2002 American comedy horror film starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley — now a resident in a nursing home. The film also stars Ossie Davis as Jack, a black man who claims to ...more
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Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock
Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals. The film was inspired by the series of children's ...more
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Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon
Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. ...more
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Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Ossie Davis
Gladiator is a 1992 American sports drama film directed by Rowdy Herrington, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., James Marshall, Brian Dennehy, and Robert Loggia. One is fighting to pay off gambling ...more
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Stephen King, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald
The Stand is a 1994 American television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay, and has a cameo role in the series. It was directed by Mick ...more
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Bernie Mac, Randy Quaid, Andre Braugher
Get on the Bus is a 1996 film about a group of African-American men who are taking a cross-country bus trip in order to participate in the Million Man March. The film was directed by Spike Lee ...more
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Ruby Dee, Morris Chestnut, Ossie Davis
The Ernest Green Story is a 1993 made-for-television movie which follows the true story of Ernest Green and eight other African-American high-school students as they embark on their historic ...more
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Sean Connery, Ossie Davis, Michael Redgrave
The Hill is a 1965 film directed by Sidney Lumet, set in a British army prison in North Africa in the Second World War. It stars Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis, Ian Hendry, ...more
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Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard
Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with The Secret Lab, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more
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Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Ruby Dee
No Way Out is a 1950 black-and-white American film noir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and starring Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally and Sidney Poitier, who portrays a doctor ...more
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Nia Long, Terry Crews, Joy Bryant
Baadasssss! is a 2003 American biopic, written, produced, directed by, and starring Mario Van Peebles. The film is based on the struggles of Van Peebles' father Melvin Van Peebles, as he ...more
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Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis
Let's Do It Again is a 1975 film starring Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Jimmie Walker plus an all star black cast. The film, directed by Poitier, is about blue-collar workers who decide to rig ...more
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Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Ossie Davis
Sam Whiskey is a 1969 comedy-western film directed by Arnold Laven and starring Burt Reynolds - one of his earlier films that began his climb to super stardom in the 1970s. Angie Dickinson, ...more
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Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker
The Client is a 1994 American legal thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, based on the novel by John Grisham. A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney ...more
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Laurence Fishburne, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis
Miss Evers' Boys is a 1997 HBO television film starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne, based on the true story of the decades-long Tuskegee experiment. It was directed by Joseph Sargent ...more
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Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas
The Scalphunters is a 1968 American Western film starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis and Telly Savalas. The film was directed by Sydney Pollack, with the score written by Elmer Bernstein. Davis ...more
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Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman, Ellen Barkin
Harry & Son is a 1984 American drama film directed by Paul Newman, who also stars. The screenplay by Newman and Ronald Buck focuses on the relationship between a blue-collar worker and his ...more
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Tony Bennett, Cicely Tyson, Ossie Davis
King: The Martin Luther King Story originated as a three-part miniseries, first telecast February 12, 13 and 14, 1978.
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Gone Are the Days! Alan Alda, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis