Film The Best Robert Townsend Movies  

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

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

Examples include Taxman and The Five Heartbeats.

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Diahann Carroll, Harry Lennix, Robert Townsend The Five Heartbeats is a 1991 musical drama film directed by Robert Townsend, who co-wrote the script with Keenan Ivory Wayans. Distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film's main cast includes ...more

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Damon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend Hollywood Shuffle is a 1987 satirical comedy film about the racial stereotypes of African Americans in film and television. The film tracks the attempts of Bobby Taylor to become a successful ...more

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Denzel Washington, Patti LaBelle, David Alan Grier A Soldier's Story is a 1984 American drama film directed by Norman Jewison, based upon Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning Off Broadway production A Soldier's Play. A black officer is sent ...more

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Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle The Meteor Man is a 1993 American superhero comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Robert Townsend with supporting roles done by Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James ...more

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Of Boys and Men Angela Bassett, Kendall Gill, Faizon Love Of Boys and Men is a 2008 drama film written by Michelle Amor and directed by Carl Seaton.

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Sherman Hemsley, Robert Townsend, Kevin Connolly Up, Up, and Away is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie. The film is a comedy/adventure about a boy from a family of superheroes who, despite not having any super powers of his own, is called ...more

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Denzel Washington, Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh The Mighty Quinn is a 1989 thriller film starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox, Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The screenplay by Hampton Fancher is based on ...more

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Kevin Costner, Jennifer Grey, Alexandra Paul American Flyers is a 1985 film starring Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul and Janice Rule about bicycle racing. It was directed by John Badham and written by ...more

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Bill Maher, Louie Anderson, Robert Townsend Ratboy is a film released in 1986 and directed by and starring Sondra Locke. The film had a troubled production and was both a critical and commercial failure. The film's make-up effects were ...more

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Louis Gossett, Jr., Andre Braugher Love Songs is a 1999 romantic film written by Charles Fuller, directed by Andre Braugher, Louis Gossett Jr. and Robert Townsend.

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Morgan Fairchild, Robert Townsend, Noel Fisher I Was a Teenage Faust is a 2002 made-for-television film of an adolescent who sells his soul to the Devil to achieve popularity. It was directed by Thom Eberhardt and although the film takes ...more

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Paul Reiser, Richard Dean Anderson, Robert Townsend Odd Jobs is an American comedy film produced by TriStar Pictures and HBO Films, and originally released to movie theatres in 1986.

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Salli Richardson, Robin Givens, Loretta Devine Book of Love, also known as Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs, is a 2002 romantic comedy film, written and directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd, and starring Anthony "Treach" ...more

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Tao of the Golden Mask Leon Spinks, Faizon Love, Robert Townsend Tao of the Golden Mask is a 2007 documentary comedy film directed by Faizon Love.

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We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story is a 2006 documentary film directed by Topper Carew.

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John Saxon, Robert Townsend, Angus Macfadyen Joseph's Gift is a 1998 feature film. It is a modern-day retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, son of Jacob.

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Black Listed Heavy D, Harry Lennix, Vanessa A. Williams Black Listed is a 2003 action, crime, drama and thriller film written and directed by Robert Towsend.

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Elizabeth Berkley, Michael Chiklis, Joe Pantoliano Taxman is a 1997 film directed by Avi Nesher and written by Nesher and Roger Berger. A tax investigator chasing a tax evader stumbles upon a series of bloody murders and gets wrapped up in an ...more