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

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

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In the Heat of the Night Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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Lilies of the Field Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson, Lilia Skala

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To Sir, with Love Sidney Poitier, Lulu, Patricia Routledge

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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The Defiant Ones Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney

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A Raisin in the Sun Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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A Patch of Blue Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, John Qualen

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They call me MISTER Tibbs Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner, Martin Landau

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Blackboard Jungle Sidney Poitier, Glenn Ford, Anne Francis

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The Greatest Story Ever Told John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

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No Way Out Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Ruby Dee

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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn Mary-Louise Parker, Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest

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Shoot to Kill Kirstie Alley, Tom Berenger, Sidney Poitier

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To Sir, with Love II Sidney Poitier, Lulu, Daniel J. Travanti

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Porgy and Bess Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Buck and the Preacher Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee

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The Bedford Incident Donald Sutherland, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark

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The Last Brickmaker In America Sidney Poitier, Piper Laurie, Wendy Crewson

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Uptown Saturday Night Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier

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Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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The Jackal Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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Duel at Diablo Sidney Poitier, James Garner, Bibi Andersson

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A Warm December Sidney Poitier, George Baker, Rudolph Walker

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The Long Ships Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Leonard Rossiter

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For Love of Ivy Sidney Poitier, Carroll O'Connor, Beau Bridges

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A Piece of the Action Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier

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Let's Do It Again Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis

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Mandela and de Klerk Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier, John Carson

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Edge of the City Sidney Poitier, John Cassavetes, Ruby Dee

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Band of Angels Clark Gable, Sidney Poitier, Yvonne De Carlo

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Paris Blues Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

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Little Nikita Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Loretta Devine

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Something of Value Rock Hudson, Sidney Poitier, Wendy Hiller

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The Slender Thread Anne Bancroft, Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner

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Brother John Sidney Poitier, Paul Winfield, Will Geer

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Separate but Equal Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Cleavon Little

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Pressure Point Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk

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The Mark of the Hawk Sidney Poitier, Eartha Kitt, John McIntire

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Cry, the Beloved Country Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, Charles Carson

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The Wilby Conspiracy Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier, Rutger Hauer

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Free of Eden Sidney Poitier, Phylicia Rashād, Sydney Tamiia Poitier

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All the Young Men Sidney Poitier, Alan Ladd, Ingemar Johansson

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The Organization Sidney Poitier, Raúl Juliá, Daniel J. Travanti

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Good-bye, My Lady Sidney Poitier, Walter Brennan, Louise Beavers

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Children of the Dust Farrah Fawcett, Jim Caviezel, Sidney Poitier

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The Lost Man Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus

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Red Ball Express Sidney Poitier, Jeff Chandler

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Sepia Cinderella Billy Daniels, Fred Gordon, Hilda Offley

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Virgin Island Sidney Poitier, John Cassavetes, Virginia Maskell

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David and Lisa Brittany Murphy, Sidney Poitier