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

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

List features films like The Incident and American Gangster.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ruby Dee movies?" and "What are the greatest Ruby Dee roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Ruby Dee include names like Ridley Scott, Brian Robbins and Spike Lee.

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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, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a ...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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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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Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett, Jr. A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 drama film, starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn, and Louis Gossett, and adapted from the play of the same name by Lorraine ...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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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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Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Michael Ealy Their Eyes Were Watching God is an American Broadcasting Company television movie aired on March 6, 2005 at 9 p.m. EDT based upon Zora Neale Hurston's 1937 novel of the same name. The film was ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall Baby Geniuses is a 1999 family-oriented comedy film directed by Bob Clark. It stars Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd. The film has the distinction of being the first full-length feature to ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris Just Cause is a 1995 suspense crime thriller film directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne. It is based on John Katzenbach's novel of the same name.

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Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Ariel Winter A Thousand Words is a 2012 comedy-drama film written by Steve Koren and directed by Brian Robbins.

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Alfre Woodard, Ving Rhames, Giancarlo Esposito This film adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel tells the journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of

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Martin Sheen, Donna Mills, Ruby Dee The Incident is a 1967 American film written by Nicholas E. Baehr, directed by Larry Peerce and starring Beau Bridges, Tony Musante, Brock Peters and Martin Sheen It tells the story of two young ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Martin Short, Teri Garr A Simple Wish is a 1997 fantasy-comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie in his final film, and starring Martin Short, Mara Wilson and Kathleen Turner. The film is about a bumbling male fairy ...more

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Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Audra McDonald Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years is a 1999 American television film directed by Lynne Littman. The film is an adaptation of the 1993 novel Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' ...more

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Bernard Shakey, Tom Berenger, Annette O'Toole Love at Large is a 1990 American romance and mystery film directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins and Anne Archer.

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Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Louise Beavers The Jackie Robinson Story is a 1950 biographical film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Jackie Robinson as himself. The film focuses on Robinson's struggle with the abuse of racist bigots ...more

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Laurence Fishburne, James Garner, Ruby Dee Decoration Day is a 1990 film based on a novel by John William Corrington of the same title. The award-winning made-for-TV movie was directed by Robert Markowitz and filmed on location in

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Leonard Nimoy, Shelley Winters, Peter Falk The Balcony is a 1963 cinematic adaptation of Jean Genet's play The Balcony, directed by Joseph Strick. It starred Shelley Winters, Peter Falk, Lee Grant and Leonard Nimoy. George J. Folsey was ...more

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Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee Buck and the Preacher is a 1972 American Western film starring Sidney Poitier as Buck and Harry Belafonte as the Preacher. Buck is a trail guide leading groups of former slaves trying to ...more

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Ruby Dee King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery To Memphis is a 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his participation in the nonviolent campaign for civil rights and ...more

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Ruby Dee, Juanita Moore, Frank Silvera Uptight is a 1968 American drama film directed by Jules Dassin. It was intended as an updated version of John Ford's 1935 film, The Informer, but the setting was transposed from Dublin, Ireland ...more

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Burt Reynolds, Maria Canals Barrera, Ruby Dee Cop and a Half is a 1993 American criminal-comedy film directed by Henry Winkler, and starring Burt Reynolds, Norman D. Golden II and Ray Sharkey in his final role. It was originally planned to ...more

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Rosie O'Donnell, Ruby Dee, Raquel Castro America is a 2009 Lifetime Television film starring Rosie O'Donnell, Ruby Dee and Philip Johnson. It was directed by Yves Simoneau and written by Joyce Eliason. The film is based on the young ...more

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The Life of Jackie Robinson Ruby Dee, Bernie Hamilton

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Finding Buck McHenry Ernie Banks, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis Finding Buck McHenry is a 2001 NAACP Awards nominated Tv Special.

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Lauren Holly, Aimee Teegarden, Peter Fonda The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll is a music-themed drama film starring Kevin Zegers and Jason Ritter and directed by Scott Rosenbaum. The screenplay was written by Scott Rosenbaum and Jasin ...more

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Ruby Dee, Chris Bauer, Laura Innes Taking Back Our Town is a 2001 drama film written by Monte Stettin, Susanna Styron and Bridget Terry and directed by Sam Pillsbury.

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Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Dane Clark Go, Man, Go! is a 1954 sports film starring Dane Clark, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Patricia Breslin and The Harlem Globetrotters. Clark plays Abe Saperstein, the organizer of the Globetrotters. ...more

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Mallika Sherawat, Loretta Devine, Ruby Dee Politics of Love is a 2011 film directed by William Dear. Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and American actor Brian J. White play leading roles.

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Dream Street is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ruby Dee Movies
Dream Street Jim Brown, Tyson Beckford, Ruby Dee Dream Street is a 2010 drama film written and directed by Lonette McKee.

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Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt St. Louis Blues is a 1958 American film broadly based on the life of W. C. Handy. It starred jazz and blues greats Nat "King" Cole, Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha ...more

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Ruby Dee, Beah Richards, Johnny Nash Take a Giant Step is a 1959 film directed by Philip Leacock.

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Louis Gossett, Jr., Ruby Dee It's Good to Be Alive is a 1974 film directed by Michael Landon.

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Edward James Olmos, Ruby Dee, Dean McDermott The Wall is a 1998 film directed by Joseph Sargent.

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Ruby Dee, Tuva Novotny, Nathaniel Lees No. 2, released as Naming Number Two in North America, is a 2006 New Zealand film written and directed by Toa Fraser in his feature film debut. It was released 16 February 2006 in New Zealand ...more

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Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston, Ruby Dee Gore Vidal's Lincoln is a 1988 drama film directed by Lamont Johnson. PLOT: The progress of the war is seen through Lincoln's eyes, a very human figure as he contends with Generals who won't ...more

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Isaiah Washington, Ruby Dee, Timothy Hutton

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Chelsea Handler, Ally Sheedy, Ruby Dee Steam is a 2007 film written and directed by Kyle Schickner and produced by FenceSitter Films. It stars Ruby Dee, Ally Sheedy and Kate Siegel.

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Sidney Poitier, John Cassavetes, Ruby Dee Edge of the City is a 1957 American drama film directed by Martin Ritt, starring John Cassavetes and Sidney Poitier. It was Ritt's debut film as a director. Robert Alan Aurthur's screenplay was ...more

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Meagan Good, Britt Robertson, Haylie Duff Video Girl is a 2011 drama film directed by Ty Hodges and written by Datari Turner.

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Nastassja Kinski, Peter Falk, Andrew McCarthy A Storm in Summer is a 2000 drama film directed by Robert Wise.

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Gone Are the Days! Alan Alda, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis

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Unchained Memories: Readings f... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ruby Dee Movies
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives is a 2003 documentary film written by Mark Jonathan Harris, directed by Ed Bell and Thomas Lennon.

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Rip Torn, Andre Braugher, Ruby Dee Passing Glory is a 1999 basketball-drama film produced for TNT, written by Harold Sylvester, and directed by Steve James. This movie stars Andre Braugher, Rip Torn, and Sean Squire. The film ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Ruby Dee, Boris Kodjoe All About Us is a 2007 drama film written and directed by Christine Swanson.

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The Way Back Home Ruby Dee, Julie Harris, Tessie Santiago The Way Back Home is a 2006 drama and family film written by Michael Houston and King, and directed by Reza Badiyi.