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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Yaphet Kotto movies?" and "What are the greatest Yaphet Kotto roles of all time?"
  • 1
    Alien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies


    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt


    Directed byRidley Scott

    Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Live and Let Die is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Live and Let Die

    Jane Seymour, Roger Moore


    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    This film is the eighth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Brubaker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies


    Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman


    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    Brubaker is a 1980 American prison drama film starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto and David... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Freddy's Dead: The Final Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper


    Directed byRachel Talalay

    This film is a 1991 American comedy-horror slasher film and the sixth film in the Nightmare on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    The Running Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    The Running Man

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown


    Directed byPaul Michael Glaser

    The Running Man is a 1987 American science fiction action film loosely based on the 1982 novel... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    The Thomas Crown Affair

    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen


    Directed byNorman Jewison

    The Thomas Crown Affair is a DeLuxe Color 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    5 Card Stud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    5 Card Stud

    Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum


    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Dean Martin and Robert... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Raid on Entebbe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Raid on Entebbe

    James Woods, Charles Bronson


    Directed byIrvin Kershner

    Raid on Entebbe is a 1977 TV film directed by Irvin Kershner. It is based on an actual event:... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 9
    Blue Collar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Blue Collar

    Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel


    Directed byPaul Schrader

    Blue Collar is a 1978 American crime drama film directed by Paul Schrader, in his directorial... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Friday Foster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Friday Foster

    Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt


    Directed byArthur Marks

    Friday Foster is a 1975 blaxploitation film written and directed by Arthur Marks and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Star Chamber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    The Star Chamber

    Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook


    Directed byPeter Hyams

    The Star Chamber is a 1983 American thriller film written by Roderick Taylor and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Bone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies


    Yaphet Kotto, Brett Somers


    Directed byLarry Cohen

    Bone, also known as Beverly Hills Nightmare, Dial Rat for Terror and Housewife, is a 1972... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Across 110th Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Across 110th Street

    Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto


    Directed byBarry Shear

    Across 110th Street is a 1972 American crime drama film starring Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Truck Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Truck Turner

    Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto


    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    Truck Turner is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Terror in the Aisles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Terror in the Aisles

    Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda


    Directed byAndrew J. Kuehn

    Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 documentary film about horror films featuring clips from Friday... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Puppet Masters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    The Puppet Masters

    Donald Sutherland, Keith David


    Directed byStuart Orme

    The Puppet Masters is a 1994 science fiction film, adapted by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Witless Protection is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Witless Protection

    Jenny McCarthy, Larry the Cable Guy


    Directed byCharles Robert Carner

    Witless Protection is a 2008 comedy film from Lionsgate, starring Daniel Lawrence Whitney,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Tripwire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies


    Viggo Mortensen, Tommy Chong


    Directed byJames Lemmo

    Tripwire is a 1990 American film directed by James Lemmo. It is an action/adventure movie... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Extreme Justice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Extreme Justice

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Yaphet Kotto


    Directed byMark L. Lester

    Extreme Justice is a 1993 action-thriller film. The film was directed by Mark L. Lester, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Eye of the Tiger

    Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto


    Directed byRichard C. Sarafian

    Eye of the Tiger is a 1986 action/drama film, starring Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Denise Galik,... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Midnight Run

    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin


    Directed byMartin Brest

    Midnight Run is a 1988 American action-comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Dream a Little Dream 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Dream a Little Dream 2

    Corey Feldman, Corey Haim


    Directed byJames Lemmo

    Dream a Little Dream 2 is a 1995 direct-to-video American teen comedy film, starring Corey... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Warning Sign is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Warning Sign

    Sam Waterston, Yaphet Kotto


    Directed byHal Barwood

    Warning Sign is a 1985 science fiction-horror film directed by Hal Barwood and starring Sam... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Nothing But a Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Nothing But a Man

    Yaphet Kotto, Abbey Lincoln


    Directed byMichael Roemer

    Nothing But a Man is a film made in 1964, directed by Michael Roemer. The story is about a... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Two If by Sea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies

    Two If by Sea

    Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary


    Directed byBill Bennett

    Two If by Sea is a 1996 romantic comedy film directed by Bill Bennett, and starring Sandra... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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