The Best Richard Roundtree Movies 

Updated September 22, 2019 330 votes 49 voters 3.3k views 55 items

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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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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Rian Johnson

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Brendan Fraser, John Cleese, Leslie Mann

Released: 1997

Directed by: Sam Weisman

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Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2000

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Shelley Winters, Barbara Hershey, Robert Shaw

Released: 1975

Directed by: Menahem 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 ...more
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Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman

Released: 1971

Directed by: Gordon Parks

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Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mark Robson

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Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1984

Directed by: Blake 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 ...more

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Tim Robbins, Ryan Phillippe, Claire Forlani

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Howitt

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Will Ferrell, Roselyn Sánchez, Roger Moore

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mort Nathan

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Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bissett

Released: 1981

Directed by: Terence Young

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David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Richard Roundtree

Released: 1982

Directed by: Larry 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.
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Roger Moore, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

Released: 1979

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

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Bruce Campbell, Richard Roundtree, William Smith

Released: 1988

Directed by: William Lustig

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Richard Roundtree, Gordon Parks, Moses Gunn

Released: 1972

Directed by: Gordon Parks

Shaft's Big Score! is a 1972 action film directed by Gordon Parks. It is the second film in the trilogy starring Richard Roundtree as the private detective John Shaft. Ernest Tidyman once more ...more
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Richard Roundtree, Vonetta McGee, Frank Finlay

Released: 1973

Directed by: John 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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Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Ray J

Released: 1997

Directed by: Kenneth Johnson

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Zach Galifianakis, Peter Falk, Chris Kattan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Rob Pritts

Corky Romano is a 2001 American comedy film starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan. Also starring are Fred Ward, Vinessa Shaw, Chris Penn, and Peter Berg. The movie was ...more
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Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree

Released: 1981

Directed by: Steve 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.
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Samuel L. Jackson, Isaac Hayes, Fred Williamson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Isaac Julien

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Peter O'Toole, Jason Robards Jr., Richard Roundtree

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jack Gold

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Terry O'Quinn, Richard Roundtree, Lala Sloatman

Released: 1993

Directed by: John Murlowski

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Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield

Released: 1996

Directed by: Larry 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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Kurupt, Daniel Baldwin, Eric Etebari

Released: 2003

Directed by: Fred Williamson

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Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Kane, Juliet Landau

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jonathan R. Betuel

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