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The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

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

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

List is made up of films like The Running Man and Eye of the Tiger.

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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

    Released1979

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    Midnight Run

    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin

    Released1988

    Directed byMartin Brest

    Midnight Run is a 1988 American action-comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano and Philip Baker...  more

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    Brubaker

    Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman

    Released1980

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    Brubaker is a 1980 American prison drama film starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto and David Keith. The film, which was directed by Stuart Rosenberg, is a fictionalized account of a 1967 prison...  more
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    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper

    Released1991

    Directed byRachel Talalay

    This film is a 1991 American comedy-horror slasher film and the sixth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. As the title suggests, it was intended to be the last film in the series and it is...  more

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    The Running Man

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown

    Released1987

    Directed byPaul Michael Glaser

    The Running Man is a 1987 American science fiction action film loosely based on the 1982 novel The Running Man, written by Stephen King and published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. Directed by...  more

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    The Thomas Crown Affair

    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen

    Released1968

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    The Thomas Crown Affair is a DeLuxe Color 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best Original...  more
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    5 Card Stud

    Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum

    Released1968

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum, The script, based on a novel by Ray Gaulden, was written by Marguerite Roberts, who also wrote...  more
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    Raid on Entebbe

    James Woods, Charles Bronson

    Released1977

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

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    Blue Collar

    Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel

    Released1978

    Directed byPaul Schrader

    Blue Collar is a 1978 American crime drama film directed by Paul Schrader, in his directorial debut. It was written by Schrader and his brother Leonard and stars Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and...  more

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    The Star Chamber

    Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook

    Released1983

    Directed byPeter Hyams

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    Live and Let Die

    Jane Seymour, Roger Moore

    Released1973

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    This film is the eighth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Produced by Albert R. Broccoli...  more
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    Across 110th Street

    Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1972

    Directed byBarry Shear

    Across 110th Street is a 1972 American crime drama film starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, and Anthony Franciosa, and directed by Barry Shear. Commonly associated with the blaxploitation genre at...  more

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    Friday Foster

    Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt

    Released1975

    Directed byArthur Marks

    Friday Foster is a 1975 blaxploitation film written and directed by Arthur Marks and starring Pam Grier in the title role. Yaphet Kotto, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers and Carl Weathers co-starred. It...  more
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    Terror in the Aisles

    Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda

    Released1984

    Directed byAndrew J. Kuehn

    Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 documentary film about horror films featuring clips from Friday the 13th I and/or II, Halloween I and II, Jaws 1 and 2, Alien, John Carpenter's The Thing, The Shining...  more
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    Bone

    Yaphet Kotto, Brett Somers

    Released1972

    Directed byLarry Cohen

    Bone, also known as Beverly Hills Nightmare, Dial Rat for Terror and Housewife, is a 1972 American film directed by Larry Cohen....  more
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    Truck Turner

    Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1974

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    Truck Turner is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto, and directed by Jonathan Kaplan. The screenplay was written by Michael Allin, Jerry Wilkes and Oscar Williams. Isaac...  more

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    Extreme Justice

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1993

    Directed byMark L. Lester

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    The Puppet Masters

    Donald Sutherland, Keith David

    Released1994

    Directed byStuart Orme

    The Puppet Masters is a 1994 science fiction film, adapted by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, and David S. Goyer from Robert A. Heinlein’s 1951 novel of the same title, in which a trio of American...  more
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    Witless Protection

    Jenny McCarthy, Larry the Cable Guy

    Released2008

    Directed byCharles Robert Carner

    Witless Protection is a 2008 comedy film from Lionsgate, starring Daniel Lawrence Whitney, better known as Larry the Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy written and directed by Chicago native Charles Robert...  more
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    Tripwire

    Viggo Mortensen, Tommy Chong

    Released1990

    Directed byJames Lemmo

    Tripwire is a 1990 American film directed by James Lemmo. It is an action/adventure movie about a terrorist and government secret agent personal vendetta that began when a train hijacking goes badly...  more
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    Dream a Little Dream 2

    Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

    Released1995

    Directed byJames Lemmo

    Dream a Little Dream 2 is a 1995 direct-to-video American teen comedy film, starring Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Robyn Lively and Stacie Randall. Directed by James Lemmo, this film is the sequel to...  more
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    Nothing But a Man

    Yaphet Kotto, Abbey Lincoln

    Released1964

    Directed byMichael Roemer

    Nothing But a Man is a film made in 1964, directed by Michael Roemer. The story is about a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town’s preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his...  more
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    Warning Sign

    Sam Waterston, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1985

    Directed byHal Barwood

    Warning Sign is a 1985 science fiction-horror film directed by Hal Barwood and starring Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, and Jeffrey DeMunn....  more
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    Two If by Sea

    Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary

    Released1996

    Directed byBill Bennett

    Two If by Sea is a 1996 romantic comedy film directed by Bill Bennett, and starring Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary. The screenplay, written by Leary and Mike Armstrong, is based on a story by Leary,...  more
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    Drum

    Pam Grier, Ken Norton

    Released1976

    Directed bySteve Carver

    Drum is a 1976 American film based on the Kyle Onstott novel of the same name. It was released by United Artists and is a sequel to the film Mandingo, released in 1975. The film stars Warren Oates,...  more