Entertainment 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.

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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
Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. ...more

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Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto
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. ...more

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Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano
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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Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford
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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Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Roddy McDowall
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 ...more

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Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto
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 ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura
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. ...more

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Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr
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 ...more

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Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Ed Begley
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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James Woods, Charles Bronson, Kim Richards
Raid on Entebbe is a 1977 TV film directed by Irvin Kershner. It is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of hostages at Entebbe Airport in Entebbe, Uganda on 4 July 1976. ...more

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Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto
The Star Chamber is a 1983 American thriller film written by Roderick Taylor and directed by Peter Hyams. It stars Michael Douglas and Hal Holbrook. Its title is taken from the name of the ...more

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Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Burt Young
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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Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis
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 ...more

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Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, Carl Weathers
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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Yaphet Kotto, Brett Somers, Joyce Van Patten
Bone, also known as Beverly Hills Nightmare, Dial Rat for Terror and Housewife, is a 1972 American film directed by Larry Cohen.

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Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols
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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Jenny McCarthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Lisa Lampanelli
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 ...more

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Donald Sutherland, Keith David, Yaphet Kotto
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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Viggo Mortensen, Tommy Chong, Charlotte Lewis
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 ...more

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Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Robyn Lively
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 ...more

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Lou Diamond Phillips, Yaphet Kotto, Scott Glenn
Extreme Justice is a 1993 action-thriller film. The film was directed by Mark L. Lester, and stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, and Chelsea Field.

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Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, William Smith
Eye of the Tiger is a 1986 action/drama film, starring Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Denise Galik, Seymour Cassel, William Smith and Judith Barsi. The movie was directed by Richard C. Sarafian.

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

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Yaphet Kotto, Abbey Lincoln, Ivan Dixon
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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Yaphet Kotto, Rudy Ray Moore, Rosalind Cash
The Monkey Hustle is a 1976 blaxploitation film written by Odie Hawkins and Charles Eric Johnson. It stars Yaphet Kotto as Chicago con-man and "hustler" Big Daddy Foxx and Kirk ...more