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The Best Richard Roundtree Movies

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

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

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    Brick

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good

    Released2006

    Directed byRian Johnson

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    Speed Racer

    Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon

    Released2008

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    Speed Racer is a 2008 American sports action film based on the Japanese anime and manga series of the same name by Tatsunoko Productions. The film was written and directed by The Wachowskis, and...  more

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    Shaft

    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Shaft is a 2000 American action-thriller film directed by John Singleton, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Busta Rhymes, Vanessa L. Williams, and Mekhi...  more

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    Earthquake

    Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner

    Released1974

    Directed byMark Robson

    Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city of Los...  more

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    Shaft

    Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn

    Released1971

    Directed byGordon Parks

    Shaft is a 1971 American blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. An action film with elements of film noir, Shaft tells the story of a private detective, John...  more

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    Diamonds

    Shelley Winters, Barbara Hershey

    Released1975

    Directed byMenahem Golan

    Diamonds is a 1975 Israeli-American heist film. Robert Shaw stars in a dual role as twin brothers. Richard Roundtree, Barbara Hershey and Shelley Winters are co-stars. The film was also released as...  more
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    City Heat

    Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds

    Released1984

    Directed byBlake Edwards, Richard Benjamin

    City Heat is a 1984 American film starring Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, and directed by Richard Benjamin. The film was released in North America on December 1984. The pairing of Eastwood and...  more

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    Antitrust

    Tim Robbins, Ryan Phillippe

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Howitt

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    Boat Trip

    Will Ferrell, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released2002

    Directed byMort Nathan

    Boat Trip is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Mort Nathan in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz, Vivica A. Fox, Roselyn Sanchez, and Roger Moore....  more

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    Inchon

    Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier

    Released1981

    Directed byTerence Young

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    Q

    David Carradine, Michael Moriarty

    Released1982

    Directed byLarry Cohen

    Q is a 1982 fantasy-horror film written and directed by Larry Cohen and starring Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, David Carradine, and Richard Roundtree....  more
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    Escape to Athena

    Roger Moore, Claudia Cardinale

    Released1979

    Directed byGeorge P. Cosmatos

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    Shaft's Big Score

    Richard Roundtree, Gordon Parks

    Released1972

    Directed byGordon Parks

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    Shaft in Africa

    Richard Roundtree, Vonetta McGee

    Released1973

    Directed byJohn Guillermin

    Shaft in Africa, is a 1973 film directed by John Guillermin and is the third film in the blaxploitation trilogy of films starring Richard Roundtree as John Shaft. John Guillermin directed and...  more
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    Steel

    Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson

    Released1997

    Directed byKenneth Johnson

    Steel is a 1997 American superhero action film based on the DC Comics character John Henry Irons, who first appeared in 1993 during the Reign of the Supermen! storyline in the Superman comic book...  more

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    Maniac Cop

    Bruce Campbell, Richard Roundtree

    Released1988

    Directed byWilliam Lustig

    Maniac Cop is a 1988 action/slasher film directed by William Lustig, and written by Larry Cohen....  more

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    An Eye for an Eye

    Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee

    Released1981

    Directed bySteve Carver

    An Eye for an Eye is a 1981 American action film directed by Steve Carver, and starring Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark, Mako Iwamatsu, and Maggie Cooper....  more
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    Corky Romano

    Zach Galifianakis, Peter Falk

    Released2001

    Directed byRob Pritts

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    BaadAsssss Cinema

    Samuel L. Jackson, Isaac Hayes

    Released2002

    Directed byIsaac Julien

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    Man Friday

    Peter O'Toole, Jason Robards Jr.

    Released1975

    Directed byJack Gold

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    Original Gangstas

    Jim Brown, Pam Grier

    Released1996

    Directed byLarry Cohen

    Original Gangstas is a 1996 action movie filmed and set in urban Gary, Indiana starring Blaxploitation film stars such as Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Jim Brown, and Richard Roundtree. The film...  more
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    Amityville: A New Generation

    Terry O'Quinn, Richard Roundtree

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Murlowski

    Amityville: A New Generation is the seventh installment in the Amityville Horror saga. It was released direct to video in 1993. Republic Pictures released this movie in R-rated and unrated versions....  more
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    Vegas Vampires

    Kurupt, Daniel Baldwin

    Released2003

    Directed byFred Williamson

    Vegas Vampires is a 2003 horror film written by Don Abernathy, Eric Brown, Tony Brown, Fred Pittman and Fred Williamson and directed by Fred Williamson....  more
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    Theodore Rex

    Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Kane

    Released1995

    Directed byJonathan R. Betuel

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    Bonanza: Under Attack

    Leonard Nimoy, Jack Elam

    Released1995

    Directed byMark Tinker

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