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The Best Richard Lawson Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 112 votes 20 voters 3.7k views13 items

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

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

This list contains films like How Stella Got Her Groove Back and The Main Event.

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  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back1
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    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett

    Released1998

    Directed byKevin Rodney Sullivan

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  • Scream Blacula Scream2
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    Scream Blacula Scream

    Pam Grier, Craig T. Nelson

    Released1973

    Directed byBob Kelljan

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  • Streets of Fire3
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    Streets of Fire

    Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane

    Released1984

    Directed byWalter Hill

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  • For Colored Girls4
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    For Colored Girls

    Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington

    Released2010

    Directed byTyler Perry

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  • Stick5
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    Stick

    Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen

    Released1985

    Directed byBurt Reynolds

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  • I'm Through with White Girls6
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    I'm Through with White Girls

    Lia Johnson, Lorelei Mahoney

    Released2007

    Directed byJennifer Sharp

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  • Black Fist7
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    Black Fist

    Edward James Olmos, Dabney Coleman

    Released1974

    Directed byRichard Kaye, Timothy Galfas

    Black Fist is an obscure 1974 blaxploitation film about a streetfighter who goes to work for a... more on Wikipedia
  • Poltergeist8
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    Poltergeist

    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams

    Released1982

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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  • Sugar Hill9
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    Sugar Hill

    Charles Robinson, Richard Lawson

    Released1974

    Directed byPaul Maslansky

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  • The Main Event10
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    The Main Event

    Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal

    Released1979

    Directed byHoward Zieff

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  • Blue Hill Avenue11
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    Blue Hill Avenue

    William Forsythe, Allen Payne

    Released2001

    Directed byCraig Ross Jr.

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    Buffalo Soldiers

    John Beck, Charles Robinson

    Released1979

    Directed byVincent McEveety

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  • The Jericho Mile13
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    The Jericho Mile

    Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson

    Released1979

    Directed byMichael Mann

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