The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies 

Updated June 11, 2019 264 votes 37 voters 3.3k views 39 items

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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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Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

Released: 1979

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano

Released: 1988

Directed by: Martin 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 ...more

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Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

Released: 1973

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford

Released: 1980

Directed by: Stuart 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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Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr

Released: 1991

Directed by: Rachel Talalay

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura

Released: 1987

Directed by: Paul Michael Glaser

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Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

Released: 1968

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Roddy McDowall

Released: 1968

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

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Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Ed Begley

Released: 1978

Directed by: Paul Schrader

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James Woods, Charles Bronson, Kim Richards

Released: 1977

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

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Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto

Released: 1983

Directed by: Peter Hyams

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Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Burt Young

Released: 1972

Directed by: Barry 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 ...more
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Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, Carl Weathers

Released: 1975

Directed by: Arthur 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 ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: 1984

Directed by: Andrew J. Kuehn

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Yaphet Kotto, Brett Somers, Joyce Van Patten

Released: 1972

Directed by: Larry Cohen

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Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols

Released: 1974

Directed by: Jonathan 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. ...more
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Lou Diamond Phillips, Yaphet Kotto, Scott Glenn

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

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Donald Sutherland, Keith David, Yaphet Kotto

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stuart Orme

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Jenny McCarthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Lisa Lampanelli

Released: 2008

Directed by: Charles Robert Carner

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Viggo Mortensen, Tommy Chong, Charlotte Lewis

Released: 1990

Directed by: James Lemmo

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Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Robyn Lively

Released: 1995

Directed by: James Lemmo

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Sam Waterston, Yaphet Kotto, Kathleen Quinlan

Released: 1985

Directed by: Hal Barwood

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Yaphet Kotto, Abbey Lincoln, Ivan Dixon

Released: 1964

Directed by: Michael Roemer

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Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary, Yaphet Kotto

Released: 1996

Directed by: Bill Bennett

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Pam Grier, Ken Norton, Yaphet Kotto

Released: 1976

Directed by: Steve Carver

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