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List of the best Whoopi Goldberg movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Whoopi Goldberg was appearing in her one-woman show on Broadway when Steven Spielberg cast her in her breakout role in The Color Purple in 1985. Whoopi Goldberg'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 Whoopi Goldberg movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Whoopi Goldberg movies will be at the top of the list. Whoopi Goldberg has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Whoopi Goldberg movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Whoopi Goldberg films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as ...more

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Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures. Directed by Emile Ardolino, it features musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman and stars Whoopi Goldberg as a Reno lounge ...more

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy/crime thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry ...more

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Corrina, Corrina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta, Joan Cusack Corrina, Corrina is a 1994 American feature film set in 1959 about a widower who hires a housekeeper/nanny to care for his daughter. It was written and directed by Jessie Nelson, in her feature ...more

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Jumpin' Jack Flash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz Jumpin' Jack Flash is a 1986 spy comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg. The film was directed by Penny Marshall in her theatrical film directorial debut. The film was one of the first to feature ...more

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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill, Maggie Smith Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is a 1993 American comedy film loosely based on the life of Crenshaw High School choir instructor Iris Stevenson, and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Bill ...more

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Danny Glover How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, adapted from Terry McMillan's bestselling novel of the same title. The film stars Angela Bassett, ...more

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Boys on the Side is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, Whoopi Goldberg Boys on the Side is a 1995 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It stars Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore and Mary-Louise Parker as three friends on a cross-country road trip. The ...more

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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Clara's Heart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Kathleen Quinlan Clara's Heart is a 1988 American drama film, based on Joseph Olshan's acclaimed novel of the same name, directed by Robert Mulligan, written by Mark Medoff and is also Neil Patrick Harris' debut

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Ghosts of Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Woods. The plot is based on the true story of the 1994 trial of ...more

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Burglar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, John Goodman, Lesley Ann Warren Burglar is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson and distributed by Warner Bros. The film stars Whoopi Goldberg and Bobcat Goldthwait.

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Fatal Beauty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Cheech Marin Fatal Beauty is a 1987 American comedic action thriller film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sam Elliott, directed by Tom Holland. The screenplay was written by Hilary Henkin and Dean Riesner. The ...more

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The Associate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Allison Janney, Eli Wallach The Associate is a 1996 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Timothy Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Austin Pendleton and Lainie Kazan. The film is a remake of the 1979 French film ...more

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Made in America is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Tilly Made in America is a 1993 comedy film released on May 28, 1993 by Warner Bros. starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson, and featuring Nia Long, Jennifer Tilly and Will Smith. The film was ...more

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Girl, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution. Directed ...more

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The Long Walk Home is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen The Long Walk Home is a 1990 film starring Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg, and directed by Richard Pearce. Set in Alabama, it is based on a screenplay about the Montgomery Bus Boycott by John ...more

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters Cinderella is a 1997 American romantic musical fantasy telefilm produced by Walt Disney Television. The film stars Brandy, Whitney Houston, Paolo Montalban, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg, ...more

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The Lion King 1½ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Cheech Marin The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 direct-to-video animated buddy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on February 10, 2004. ...more

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Eddie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, Whoopi Goldberg Eddie is a 1996 comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Langella. The film barely broke even at the box office, grossing $31,387,164 in the US. The film was directed by Steve Rash.

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Sarafina! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani Sarafina! is a 1992 South African film starring Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani and Tertius Meintjies.

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For Colored Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf is a drama film to be released on 14 January 2011, directed by Tyler Perry.

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Soapdish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Whoopi Goldberg Soapdish is a 1991 comedy film which tells a backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular fictional television soap opera. It stars Sally Field as an aging soap star, joined by Kevin Kline, ...more

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, Ed Asner A Christmas Carol is a 1997 animated musical film version of the book of the same name by Charles Dickens. It features eight new songs and a voice line-up including Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, ...more

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The Rugrats Movie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, Lenny Kravitz The Rugrats Movie is a 1998 American animated adventure-comedy film, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation, and co-produced with Nickelodeon Movies and Klasky Csupo. The film was ...more

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Star Trek Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hardy, Patrick Stewart Star Trek: Nemesis is a 2002 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the tenth feature film in the Star Trek franchise and the last of the Star Trek films to include ...more

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Madea Goes to Jail is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg, Tyler Perry Madea Goes to Jail is a 2009 parodic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry, which was based on his 2006 play. The play and the film deal with Perry's recurring character Madea ...more

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The Pagemaster is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Macaulay Culkin, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart The Pagemaster is a 1994 American live-action/animated fantasy adventure film starring Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Welker and Leonard Nimoy. The ...more

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Rat Race is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart, John Cleese Rat Race is a 2001 American ensemble comedy film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Andy Breckman, and starring Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, ...more

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd Alice in Wonderland is a television film first broadcast in 1999 on NBC and then shown on British television on Channel 4. It is based upon Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ...more

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The Little Rascals is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks The Little Rascals is a 1994 American comedy film produced by Amblin Entertainment, and released by Universal Pictures on August 5, 1994. The film is an adaptation of Hal Roach's Our Gang, a ...more

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Racing Stripes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Hayden Panettiere, Snoop Dogg, Mandy Moore Racing Stripes is a 2005 American sports comedy-drama family film, directed by Frederik Du Chau, produced by Alcon Entertainment, distributed by Summit Entertainment and Warner Bros. and stars ...more

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It's a Very Merry Muppet Chris... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Mel Brooks It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is a 2002 NBC television film, directed by Kirk Thatcher and written by Tom Martin and Jim Lewis and stars Whoopi Goldberg, David Arquette, Joan Cusack, ...more

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Bogus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Haley Joel Osment, Gérard Depardieu Bogus is a 1996 American fantasy film directed by Norman Jewison, written by Alvin Sargent, and starring Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, and Haley Joel Osment. It features magic tricks ...more

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Kingdom Come is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith Kingdom Come is a 2001 comedy-drama film, written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, and directed by Doug McHenry. This film stars LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Anthony Anderson ...more

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Happily Ever After: Fairy Tale... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Whoopi Goldberg, Wesley Snipes, Heavy D

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A Little Bit of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates A Little Bit of Heaven is a 2011 romantic comedy directed by Nicole Kassell and starring Kate Hudson and Gael García Bernal.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, John Goodman, Debbie Reynolds Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie is a 1998 animated film about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, who first appeared in a 1939 story by Robert L. May. The film was the first theatrical ...more

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The Player is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Michael Tolkin based on his own 1988 novel of the same name. It is the story of Hollywood studio ...more

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Whoopi Back To Broadway The 2... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Back To Broadway The 20th Anniversary Whoopi Goldberg

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The Adventures of Rocky and Bu... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is a 2000 American live-action/animated adventure comedy film produced by Universal Pictures, based on the television cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show ...more

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A Knight in Camelot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
A Knight in Camelot Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York, Amanda Donohoe A Knight in Camelot is a 1998 TV movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Michael York. It was directed by Roger Young, distributed by Disney and is loosely based on Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee ...more

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The Telephone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Elliott Gould, John Heard The Telephone is a 1988 comedy-drama film starring Whoopi Goldberg as an out-of-work actress who starts doing some prank phone calls which created a chain of events. Actor Rip Torn makes his ...more

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Jackie's Back is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Dolly Parton, Tim Curry Jackie's Back is a 1999 television film directed by Robert Townsend. It premiered on the Lifetime Television Network on June 14, 1999.

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Call Me Claus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne, Victor Garber Call Me Claus is a television movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. The movie involves Santa Claus who needs a replacement Santa after serving his 200-year reign. He decides on Lucy Collins, an ...more

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The Little Engine That Could is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Brenda Song The Little Engine That Could is a 2011 CGI film based on the story by Watty Piper. The film was released direct to DVD in the United States on March 22, 2011.

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The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversa... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special is a Special Tribute TV Movie about "I Love Lucy".

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The Deep End of the Ocean is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexa Vega The Deep End of the Ocean is an American motion picture drama directed by Ulu Grosbard, and starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Jackson and Ryan Merriman. It is ...more

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Homer and Eddie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Whoopi Goldberg Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Belushi, John Waters Homer and Eddie is a 1989 American film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jim Belushi and directed by Andrei Konchalovsky.