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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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  • 1
    Alien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

    Released1979

    Directed byRidley Scott

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

    Jane Seymour, Roger Moore

    Released1973

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

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

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

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

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    The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    5 Card Stud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Raid on Entebbe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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    Raid on Entebbe

    James Woods, Charles Bronson

    Released1977

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

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  • 10
    Friday Foster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    The Star Chamber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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    The Star Chamber

    Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook

    Released1983

    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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    Bone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Across 110th Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Truck Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Terror in the Aisles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    The Puppet Masters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Witless Protection is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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    Witless Protection

    Jenny McCarthy, Larry the Cable Guy

    Released2008

    Directed byCharles Robert Carner

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  • 18
    Tripwire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Extreme Justice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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    Extreme Justice

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1993

    Directed byMark L. Lester

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

    Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1986

    Directed byRichard C. Sarafian

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

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    Dream a Little Dream 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Warning Sign is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Nothing But a Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Two If by Sea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Yaphet Kotto Movies
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    Two If by Sea

    Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary

    Released1996

    Directed byBill Bennett

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