Best Forest Whitaker movies

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Best Forest Whitaker movies

TOP 25:
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace
Character: Chief Wesley Barnes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2013
Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.

TOP 24:
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
Character: Narrator
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2008
With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.


TOP 23:
Panic Room
Panic Room
Character: Burnham
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2002
Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.

TOP 22:
Bloodsport
Bloodsport
Character: Rawlins
Genre: Action
Release: 1988
Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not fought him yet.

TOP 21:
Phone Booth
Phone Booth
Character: Captain Ramey
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Release: 2002
A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.


TOP 20:
The Color of Money
The Color of Money
Character: Amos
Genre: Drama
Release: 1986
Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

TOP 19:
Zulu
Zulu
Character: Ali Sokhela
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2013
As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain.

TOP 18:
Sorry to Bother You
Sorry to Bother You
Character: First Equisapien / Demarius
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release: 2018
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.


TOP 17:
The Crying Game
The Crying Game
Character: Jody
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1992
Irish Republican Army member Fergus forms an unexpected bond with Jody, a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude and Maguire. Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil, in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.

TOP 16:
Bird
Bird
Character: Charlie 'Bird' Parker
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 1988
Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

TOP 15:

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Character: Charles Jefferson
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1982
Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.


TOP 14:

Dope

Dope
Character: Narrator
Genre: Crime, Drama, Comedy
Release: 2015
Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

TOP 13:

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters
Character: Dr. James Farmer Sr.
Genre: Drama
Release: 2007
The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.

TOP 12:

The Follow

The Follow
Character: The Employer
Genre: Action, Mystery
Release: 2001
The Driver is hired by a nervous movie manager to spy on a paranoid actor's wife. During his tailing of the wife, the Driver describes the right way to tail someone. As he follows her he begins to fear what he might learn of her apparently tragic life. He discovers the wife is fleeing the country and returning to her mother's, and that she's been given a black eye, likely by her husband. He returns the money for the job, refusing to tell where the wife is, and drives off telling the manager never to call him again.

TOP 11:

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
Character: Mr. Rucker
Genre: Drama
Release: 1996
A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 was the 25th anniversary of the first tournament named after him.


TOP 10:

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Character: Ghost Dog
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1999
An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

TOP 9:

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam
Character: Edward Montesque Garlick
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Release: 1987
Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer's broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh, who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.

TOP 8:

Smoke

Smoke
Character: Cyrus Cole
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1995
Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is moved by both Rashid's quest to reconnect with his father and Auggie's discovery that a woman who might be his daughter is about to give birth.

TOP 7:

Black Panther

Black Panther
Character: Zuri
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release: 2018
King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

TOP 6:

Southpaw

Southpaw
Character: Titus 'Tick' Wills
Genre: Action, Drama
Release: 2015
Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.


TOP 5:

The Butler

The Butler
Character: Cecil Gaines
Genre: Drama
Release: 2013
A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

TOP 4:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Character: Saw Gerrera
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2016
A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

TOP 3:

The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland
Character: Idi Amin
Genre: Drama
Release: 2006
Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.

TOP 2:

Arrival

Arrival
Character: Colonel G. T. Weber
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
Release: 2016
Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

TOP 1:

Platoon

Platoon
Character: Big Harold
Genre: Drama, War, Action
Release: 1986
As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.