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List of David Oyelowo Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Interstellar (2014)
14
3
Interstellar
PG-13
14
3

In a post-apocalyptic Earth menaced by crop blights and dust storms, physicist Professor Brand sends a team of researchers led by former NASA pilot Cooper to carry frozen human embryos onboard spacecraft Endurance through a wormhole to a distant galaxy with three potentially habitable planets which can be the new home for the human race.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure
3. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
14
2
The Last King of Scotland
R
14
2

The movie is based on Giles Foden's 1998 novel, The Last King of Scotland. Nicholas Garrigan, a young Scottish doctor is employed by the Ugandan President Idi Amin as his personal physician. Nicholas initial trusts Amin but soon realises that the latter is savage. He tries to flee from Uganda, but his life is endangered with Amin finding out the truth.

As:
Cast
Director:
Kevin Macdonald
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Forest Whitaker, Kerry Washington, James McAvoy, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney
4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
13
2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
PG-13
13
2

In this reboot version of the Planet of the Apes series, scientist Will Rodman’s experimental drug for the cure of Alzheimer's disease gives human-like intelligence and emotions to a chimpanzee, Caesar. When Caesar is separated from Will and imprisoned with other apes, he gives the same drug to the them and begins an uprising against humanity.

As:
Cast
Director:
Rupert Wyatt
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Richard Ridings
5. Selma (2014)
14
2
Selma
PG-13
14
2

In 1965, the African-American citizens of Alabama found it difficult to register to vote, though the Constitution allotted them same rights as the whites. When Martin Luther King Jr.’s meeting with President Lyndon Johnson did not bear fruit, King, accompanied by many African-American activists, led a march from Selma to Montgomery amidst intense opposition; finally achieving Voting Rights Acts of 1965.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Director:
Ava DuVernay
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Roth, Martin Sheen, Giovanni Ribisi, Carmen Ejogo, Jim France, Trinity Simone
7. Queen of Katwe (2016)
14
2
Queen of Katwe
PG
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Katende
Director:
Mira Nair
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Sport
Star Cast:
Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Taryn Kyaze
8. The Butler (2013)
13
2
The Butler
PG-13
13
2

Loosely based on the life of Eugene Allen, the movie tells the story of African-American Cecil Gaines who went from being an enslaved plantation worker to a butler at the White House in 1957. He becomes a witness to some of America’s most iconic political moments, including the birth of the Civil Rights Act. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Lee Daniels
Genres:
Drama, Biography
9. Jack Reacher (2012)
11
2
Jack Reacher
PG-13
11
2

Five unrelated people are shot dead in broad daylight and the accused is a former U.S. Army sniper, James Barr. However, he refuses to plead guilty and instead asks for Jack Reacher, an ex-military investigator. Reacher soon arrives and along with defense attorney Helen Rodin, sets out, to uncover the identity of the real perpetrators. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Emerson
Director:
Christopher McQuarrie
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Mystery, Crime
10. A Most Violent Year (2014)
12
2
A Most Violent Year
R
12
2

During the 1980s, immigrant Abel Morales, who owns a heating-oil distribution company in New York, is trying to expand his business with honesty in face of rampant corruption and illegal practices. As he tries to secure loan for expansion, his trucks are hijacked, oil is stolen, and drivers are beaten up. Abel must protect his business and family, but time is running out.

As:
Cast
Director:
J.C. Chandor
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks, Jessica Chastain, Elyes Gabel, Lorna Pruce
11. A United Kingdom (2016)
12
2
A United Kingdom
PG-13
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Seretse Khama
Director:
Amma Asante
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
12. Derailed (2005)
11
2
Derailed
R
11
2

A difficult married life thrusts Charles Schine into an affair with Lucinda Harris, a stranger he meets on a train. While consummating their affair in a seedy hotel, they are violently attacked by an armed man named Philippe LaRoche. Out of secrecy, they don’t report it to the police but LaRoche then starts blackmailing and threatening Charles. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Mikael Håfström
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen, Addison Timlin, Tom Conti, Melissa George, Vincent Cassel
13. Nightingale (2014)
12
2
Nightingale
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Peter Snowden
Director:
Elliott Lester
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barlow Jacobs, Heather Storm
14. Middle of Nowhere (2012)
12
2
Middle of Nowhere
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ava DuVernay
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lorraine Toussaint, Sharon Lawrence, Omari Hardwick, Emayatzy Corinealdi
16. The Best Man (2005)
10
2
The Best Man
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Stefan Schwartz
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Peter Capaldi, Amy Smart, Stuart Townsend, Raphael Schwartz, Jacob Moriarty
17. Don't Let Go (2019)
12
2
Don't Let Go
R
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Jacob Estes
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Alfred Molina, Mykelti Williamson, Brian Tyree Henry, Storm Reid
20. Red Tails (2012)
10
2
Red Tails
PG-13
10
2

This war drama film tells the story of three African-American pilots who were mostly kept on the ground due to segregation. However, they eventually find a chance to be a part of the Tuskegee training program. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe 'Lightning' Little
Director:
Anthony Hemingway
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Drama, War, History
21. The Paperboy (2012)
10
2
The Paperboy
R
10
2

Based on Pete Dexter’s 1995 novel, which in turn was inspired by a true story, the film follows a Miami reporter, who returns to his hometown in Florida to exonerate a death row inmate on the request of his girlfriend. She has fallen in love with the convict after exchanging letter with him without ever meeting him face to face.              

As:
Cast
Role:
Yardley Acheman
Director:
Lee Daniels
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
23. 96 Minutes (2011)
9
2
96 Minutes
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Duane
Director:
Aimee Lagos
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Christian Serratos, Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Sope Aluko
24. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
9
2
The Cloverfield Paradox
TV-MA
9
2

Scientists at the Cloverfield Station in space are testing an experimental technology, The Shepard particle accelerator, designed to solve the earth’s energy crisis issue; however, it could also culminate in creating alarming paradox.  But an unexplained malfunction results in damage to the space station and leads to shocking disappearance of the earth. How do the scientists manage to return to the earth?  

As:
Cast
Role:
Kiel
Director:
Julius Onah
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Donal Logue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Simon Pegg, Ziyi Zhang
25. The Midnight Sky (2020)
9
2
The Midnight Sky
PG-13
9
2

The Midnight Sky is a science fiction thriller film which tells the story of a scientist living alone in the Arctic, after a worldwide catastrophe. He tries to contact a group of astronauts and stop them from returning home. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Adewole
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
26. Captive (2015)
11
2
Captive
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Brian Nichols
Director:
Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, Michael K. Williams, Michael Kenneth Williams, Kate Mara, Elle Graham
27. Nina (2016)
9
2
Nina
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Clifton Henderson
Director:
Cynthia Mort
Genres:
Music, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
28. A Sound of Thunder (2005)
7
1
A Sound of Thunder
PG-13
7
1

This science fiction adventure thriller film takes us to 2055, where there is a ‘Time Safari’, run by Charles Hatton, which allows game hunters to travel back in time to hunt and kill dinosaurs. However, soon Charles realizes that this is leading to ‘time waves’, which may cause problems.

As:
Cast
Role:
Payne
Director:
Peter Hyams
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Adventure, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Heike Makatsch, Jemima Rooper, Armin Rohde
30. Tomorrow La Scala! (2002)
11
2
Tomorrow La Scala!
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Francesca Joseph
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Shaun Dingwall, Bruce Byron, Lucy Bates, Ian Burfield
31. Shoot the Messenger (2006)
12
2
Shoot the Messenger
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ngozi Onwurah
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jotham Annan, Richard Blackwood, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Medina Aijikawo
32. Rahab (2011)
11
2
Rahab
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cen
Director:
Rob McLellan
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Jessica Oyelowo, Nick Clark Windo, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Victoria Bailey
33. End of the Line (2004)
10
2
End of the Line
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Commuter
Director:
Max Pugh
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
34. American Blend (2006)
10
2
American Blend
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mercury
Director:
Varun Khanna
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Anupam Kher, Dee Wallace, Ranjit Chowdhry, Ruben Garfias
35. Big Guy (2009)
9
2
Big Guy
TV-PG
9
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
David Oyelowo
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Josh Gad, Alfred Molina, Kate Mara, Clint Howard, Charlie Cox, Ida Darvish
36. After the Storm (2016)
9
2
After the Storm
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Jessica Oyelowo
Genres:
Short, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chiké Okonkwo, Caleb Oyelowo
37. Who Do You Love (2008)
10
2
Who Do You Love
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry Zaks
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jon Abrahams, Rus Blackwell, Gralen Bryant Banks, Brett Beoubay
38. Dog Eat Dog (2001)
9
2
Dog Eat Dog
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
CJ
Director:
Moody Shoaibi
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ricky Gervais, Gary Kemp, Alan Davies, Melanie Blatt
40. Five Nights in Maine (2015)
8
1
Five Nights in Maine
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sherwin
Director:
Maris Curran
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosie Perez, Dianne Wiest, Teyonah Parris, Hani Furstenberg, Neal Lerner
41. Default (2014)
8
1
Default
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Simon Brand
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
John Burke, Senyo Amoaku, Jeanine Mason, Jeanne Baron

TV Movie(s)

1. Small Island (2009)
12
2
Small Island
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gilbert
Director:
John Alexander
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Naomie Harris, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Quarshie, Terence Frisch, Ruth Wilson
2. A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
12
2
A Raisin in the Sun
PG-13
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Kenny Leon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, John Stamos, Phylicia Rashad, Sean Combs, Bill Nunn, Sanaa Lathan
3. Born Equal (2006)
11
2
Born Equal
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Dominic Savage
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Robert Carlyle, Peter O'Connor, Nicholas Burns, Pearce Quigley
4. Blood and Oil (2010)
12
2
Blood and Oil
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Keme Tobodo
Director:
David Attwood
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Naomie Harris, Jodhi May, Paterson Joseph, Chiké Okonkwo
5. Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
11
2
Sweet Nothing in My Ear
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marlee Matlin, Jeff Daniels, Sonya Walger, Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich
6. Complicit (2013)
11
2
Complicit
TV-14
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Ekubo
Director:
Niall MacCormick
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rupert Procter, Arsher Ali, Wahab Sheikh, Asheq Akhtar

Animation(s)

It's a Boy! (2005)
It's a Boy!
As:
Cast
Director:
Julian Tewkesbury
Genres:
Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Steven Berkoff, Graham Cole, Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon

TV Shows and Videos

As Time Goes By (1992)
As Time Goes By
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Jenny Funnell, Moira Brooker
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Minghella
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Family, Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Idris Elba, Jill Scott, John Kani, Desmond Dube
The Gil Mayo Mysteries (2006)
The Gil Mayo Mysteries
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Alistair McGowan, Kevin Eldon, Lucy Evans, Jessica Oyelowo
Brothers and Sisters (1998)
Brothers and Sisters
As:
Cast
Star Cast:
Mark Arden, John Adewole, Sandra Bee, Dianne Bailey
Maisie Raine (1998)
Maisie Raine
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Graham, Pauline Quirke, Rakie Ayola, Ian McElhinney
Star Wars: Rebels - Recon Missions (2015)
Star Wars: Rebels - Recon Missions
As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Kallus (voice)
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Stephen Chang, Freddie Prinze Jr., Steve Blum, Vanessa Marshall
Black Knight Decoded (2015)
Black Knight Decoded
As:
Cast
Role:
Father
Director:
Jabbar Raisani
Genres:
Adventure, Short, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Freida Pinto, Sebastian Roché, Usher Raymond, Layla Crawford