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List of Forest Whitaker Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
33
2
The Last King of Scotland
R
33
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
Role:
Idi Amin
Director:
Kevin Macdonald
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2. Platoon (1986)
23
3
Platoon
R
23
3

Chris Taylor joins the Vietnam War as a volunteer soldier and quickly faces the horrors of war. Meanwhile tensions erupt within the Platoon when some of its members kill villagers in a raid. Sergeant Barnes is willing to do anything for victory while Sergeant Elias is more idealistic. Taylor is now caught between the war with the enemy and the one within the platoon.

As:
Cast
Role:
Big Harold
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War
3. The Crying Game (1992)
37
6
The Crying Game
R
37
6

British soldier Jody is lured by Jude into IRA trap. While he is held hostage, Jody strikes an exceptional friendship with IRA guard Fergus. When their plan regarding Jody goes wrong, Fergus flees to London with a new name Jimmy, and meets Jody’s lover, Dil. Both are besotted, but will they continue to feel same way after learning truth about each other?

As:
Cast
Role:
Jody
Director:
Neil Jordan
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Miranda Richardson, Stephen Rea, Adrian Dunbar, Breffni McKenna
4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
23
2
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
R
23
2

The coming-of-age story revolves around the lives of sophomores, Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner, and their friends, Linda and Mike. Stacy’s older brother, Brad, is also trying to figure things out after a break up while Stacy becomes pregnant. There is also Jeff Spicoli, a stoned surfer who is constantly going up against teacher Mr.Hand. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
5. Black Panther (2018)
23
5
Black Panther
PG-13
23
5

As T'Challa prepares to assume the kingship of isolated but technologically superior Wakanda, he is challenged by an old foe, Killmonger. T'Challa, as the Black Panther, must now rise to the occasion and confront a situation that threatens the safety of Wakanda as well as the world.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ryan Coogler
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
6. Arrival (2016)
16
5
Arrival
PG-13
16
5

12 mysterious alien spacecrafts appear silently hovering over 12 disparate locations around the world, posing a global threat to humanity. Unable to discern whether the extraterrestrials are peaceful or hostile, US Army Colonel G.T. Weber recruits expert linguist Dr. Louise Banks, who must lead an elite team tasked with establishing communication with the visitors.

As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Weber
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Amy Adams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jeremy Renner, Mark O'Brien
7. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
24
3
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
R
24
3

Ghost Dog, a hitman who is a master in his trade, is employed by the American Mafia, but he adheres to an ancient samurai code. Things take a turn when he finds himself targeted by the mob.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ghost Dog
Director:
Jim Jarmusch
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Dennis Liu, Frank Minucci
8. The Great Debaters (2007)
21
3
The Great Debaters
PG-13
21
3

Based on true events, the story depicts social concepts of the 1930s’ Texas. Melvin Tolson, professor at largely black Wiley College, Texas, coaches and encourages the college debate team of four resolute, bright black students, including a girl and a 14-year-old James Farmer Jr. The team, trained by Tolson using power of words, becomes the first black team to take on elite Harvard champions.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams
9. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
25
2
Good Morning, Vietnam
R
25
2

Starring Robin Williams as the bubbly radio jockey, Adrian Cronauer, Good Morning, Vietnam is a biographical film set during The Vietnam War. When Cronauer is appointed as an RJ of the Armed Forces Radio in Saigon, he shakes things up by playing the music of his choice and relaying true stories of the war much to the chagrin of his superiors. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Garlick
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Biography, War, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby
10. The Butler (2013)
29
4
The Butler
PG-13
29
4

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
Role:
Cecil Gaines
Director:
Lee Daniels
Genres:
Drama, Biography
11. Rogue One (2016)
15
5
Rogue One
PG-13
15
5

Jyn Erso, an outcast whose scientist father Galen was forced by the Galactic Empire to complete the moon-sized battle-station Death Star, is rescued by the rebels after they learn that Galen secretly built a vulnerability into the super-weapon. She must accompany rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor in rescuing Galen and retrieving the blueprint of the Death Star.

As:
Cast
Director:
Gareth Edwards
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
12. Phone Booth (2002)
26
3
Phone Booth
R
26
3

Stuart Shepard, a two-timing publicist in New York City, is forced to accept the truth by a mysterious sniper, who reveals his infidelity to his wife and girlfriend. What follows is a nail-biting, edge-of-the-seat thriller that revolves around a phone booth conversation between the sniper and Stuart.     

As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Ramey
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Mystery
13. Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
7
1
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Eriq La Salle
Genres:
Biography, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox, Loretta Devine
14. Bird (1988)
22
4
Bird
R
22
4

Rich socialite Melanie meets a lawyer, Mitch, at a pet store. She follows him to his home and  gifts him two love birds. Things turn ugly when the birds start attacking the people in the town.

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie 'Bird' Parker
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Music, Biography
Star Cast:
Keith David, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright
15. Southpaw (2015)
17
6
Southpaw
R
17
6

Billy "The Great" Hope, an undefeated professional boxer with a perfect family life, succumbs to depression and alcohol and drug abuse after his loving wife is killed. Despite deciding to retire, he gets back into the ring with the help of former boxer Tick Wills to gain back custody of his daughter from Child Protective Services.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tick Wills
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Oona Laurence, 50 Cent
16. Panic Room (2002)
25
6
Panic Room
R
25
6

Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah find themselves trapped in a secret panic room, built inside their new apartment. On their first night, they must survive a home invasion by three men Raoul, Burnham, and Junior, who are after the US $3 million in bearer bonds hidden in the panic room.

As:
Cast
Role:
Burnham
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
17. Smoke (1995)
11
5
Smoke
R
11
5

After leaving a smoke shop, Paul Benjamin, a writer is nearly hit by a bus. However, a stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and therefore, Paul decides to let Rashid stay with him, as he is homeless. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Wayne Wang, Paul Auster
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Harvey Keitel, Jared Harris, Giancarlo Esposito, José Zúñiga, Stephen Gevedon
18. The Color of Money (1986)
15
2
The Color of Money
R
15
2

Former pool hustler ‘Fast’ Eddie Felson takes in a new apprentice, the talented and charismatic Vincent Lauria. As he keeps teaching Vincent and his girlfriend Carmen, Eddie and Vincent have a falling out, thanks to Vincent’s showboating and jealousy. When Eddie takes up playing again, he ends up in a game against Vincent. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, John Turturro
19. Street Kings (2008)
18
2
Street Kings
R
18
2

Tom Ludlow, a disillusioned undercover LAPD vice detective known for his unconventional and violent ways, is confronted by his former partner Terrence Washington following a shootout at a gangster hideout. After Washington is found dead in his presence, Ludlow must clear his name in a personal mission under the watchful eyes of Internal Affairs captain James Biggs.

As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Jack Wander
Director:
David Ayer
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action
20. Zulu (2013)
19
1
Zulu
R
19
1

Zulu is a crime thriller film which tells the story of Ali and Brian, two South African policemen, who investigate the death of a white woman who was brutally murdered. They soon feel that her death might be connected to a dangerous drug, which is somehow connected to the disappearance of several black street children.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ali Sokhela
Director:
Jérôme Salle
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Orlando Bloom, Conrad Kemp, Inge Beckmann, Tinarie Loots van Wyk
21. Vantage Point (2008)
20
2
Vantage Point
PG-13
20
2

The movie employs storytelling from multiple perspectives where the different viewpoints of witnesses are used to unravel a plot on U.S. President Henry Ashton’s life. Secret Service agent Thomas Barnes must not only uncover the plot but get the President back after he ends up being kidnapped. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Howard Lewis
Director:
Pete Travis
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Bruce McGill
22. Jason's Lyric (1994)
16
3
Jason's Lyric
16
3

Jason hopes for a bigger and brighter future, coming from a drug-infested, violent neighbourhood. He works hard to support his mother and to put his unscrupulous brother, Joshua, on right track. When Lyric enters Jason's life, he aspires for good times ahead, but a gut-wrenching secret from his past awaits to be unravelled.

As:
Cast
Director:
Doug McHenry
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Jada Pinkett Smith, Allen Payne, Bokeem Woodbine, Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Eddie Griffin
23. Out of the Furnace (2013)
12
2
Out of the Furnace
R
12
2

As he resumes working at a steel mill after release from jail, Russell Baze finds his brother Rodney, an Iraq war veteran who incurred a huge debt gambling, missing following an illegal bare-knuckle prizefight with sociopathic drug dealer Harlan DeGroat. When the police refuse to go after the culprit, he takes it upon himself to attain justice.

As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Cooper
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
24. Bloodsport (1988)
14
4
Bloodsport
R
14
4

BloodSport tells the story of Frank Dux, an American martial artist working for the military. He eventually decides to leave his military career and take part in a tournament in Hong Kong, where even deaths are a possibility.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rawlins
Director:
Newt Arnold
Genres:
Biography, Action, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton
25. The Air I Breathe (2007)
11
3
The Air I Breathe
R
11
3

This drama film tells four different stories about four people, a gangster who can predict the future, a doctor struggling to save his lover’s life, a businessman who bets his life in a horse race, and a pop star who falls prey to a crime boss. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jieho Lee
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
26. Phenomenon (1996)
18
2
Phenomenon
PG
18
2

After seeing a bright light in the sky, an ordinary mechanic receives super-intelligence as well as telekinetic powers, which he decides to put into good use. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Nate Pope
Director:
Jon Turteltaub
Genres:
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
28. Stakeout (1987)
12
3
Stakeout
R
12
3

Stakeout is an action comedy film which revolves around two detectives who are assigned to keep an eye on a convict’s ex-girlfriend after he escapes from prison, as the police believe he will eventually return to her. However, things get extremely complicated when one of the detectives start falling for her.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Badham
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Emilio Estevez, Aidan Quinn, Richard Dreyfuss, Madeleine Stowe, Dan Lauria
29. Repo Men (2010)
17
3
Repo Men
R
17
3

Based on the novel The Repossession Mambo by Eric Garcia, the film Repo Men is set in a future era where scientists have perfected bio-mechanical organs. However, these organs are expensive and the customers who are unable or unwilling to pay for them are killed off by a group of “Repo Men". 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jake
Director:
Miguel Sapochnik
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
John Leguizamo, Jude Law, Liev Schreiber, Alice Braga, Carice van Houten
30. The Last Stand (2013)
12
2
The Last Stand
R
12
2

Ex-LAPD officer Ray Owens semi-retires as the sheriff of a quiet border town, but crime chases him there when drug lord Gabriel Cortez escapes from FBI and rushes towards border with his gang. Reluctant at first considering the limitations of his small force, Owens eventually prepares for a last stand to prevent Cortez from fleeing to Mexico.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jee-woon Kim
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
31. Vision Quest (1985)
11
4
Vision Quest
R
11
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Harold Becker
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sport
Star Cast:
Matthew Modine, Madonna, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling
32. Witness Protection (1999)
9
1
Witness Protection
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Steven Beck
Director:
Richard Pearce
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Tom Sizemore, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Shawn Hatosy, Skye McCole Bartusiak
33. The Experiment (2010)
9
2
The Experiment
R
9
2

This drama thriller film revolves around 26 subjects who are chosen to partake in experiment, where one group has to play the role of prison guards while the others play inmates. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Barris
Director:
Paul Scheuring
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Travis Fimmel, Maggie Grace, Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins Jr., Ethan Cohn
34. Taken 3 (2014)
17
3
Taken 3
PG-13
17
3

Returning home to meet his ex-wife Lenore, former covert operative Bryan Mills finds her dead body on his bed and is immediately surrounded by LAPD units. He manages to flee from the scene, but must now clear his name and secure the wellbeing of their only daughter Kim, while being chased by the CIA, FBI and the police.

As:
Cast
Role:
Franck Dotzler
Director:
Olivier Megaton
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
35. Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)
7
3
Tag: The Assassination Game
PG
7
3

Loren Gersh is known for his expertise in a college assassination game that involves "killing" the opponent with suction cup dart toy guns. A master in the game, he has "killed” all his opponents without being "killed" once. Then one day one of his victims accidentally “kills” him. Fearful of losing his reputation, he changes the rules of the game, replacing the dart gun with real weapon.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell, Perry Lang
36. City of Lies (2018)
8
2
City of Lies
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Jackson
Director:
Brad Furman
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Biography, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Neil Brown Jr., Dayton Callie, Peter Greene
37. Powder Blue (2009)
10
3
Powder Blue
R
10
3

This drama film revolves around a former hitman who tries to track down his daughter Jessica, after serving 25 years in prison. Circumstances bring him and three other people together on Christmas Eve.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Charlie
Director:
Timothy Linh Bui
Genres:
Drama
38. Blown Away (1994)
9
3
Blown Away
R
9
3

As a serial bomber, targeting Boston bomb-squad members, kills a close friend of the recently retired explosive expert Jimmy Dove, he returns to help find the bomber. Dove soon identifies the man behind the bombings as former-colleague, radical Irishman Ryan Gaerity, who had escaped from prison to avenge Dove, whom he held responsible for his imprisonment. But can Dove stop the mad bomber? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Franklin
Director:
Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
40. Finding Steve McQueen (2018)
5
1
Finding Steve McQueen
R
5
1

This heist thriller film takes us to 1972, and it tells us the story of a small group of thieves, who manage to rob a bank that is holding the illegal funds of US President Richard Nixon. But eventually, all the thieves are arrested, except one.

As:
Cast
Role:
Howard Lambert
Director:
Mark Steven Johnson
Genres:
Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Travis Fimmel, William Fichtner, Lily Rabe, Rachael Taylor
41. Johnny Handsome (1989)
6
1
Johnny Handsome
R
6
1

Johnny Handsome is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of John, a disfigured criminal who is given plastic surgery in prison, which makes him unrecognizable from his past self. After getting his parole, he decides to set out on a revenge mission against the people who had betrayed him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Steven Fisher
Director:
Walter Hill
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman, Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern
42. A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
11
3
A Little Trip to Heaven
R
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Abe Holt
Director:
Baltasar Kormákur
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Julia Stiles, Kharl Anton Leigh, Peter Coyote, Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo
44. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
12
2
A Rage in Harlem
R
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Jackson
Director:
Bill Duke
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Danny Glover, Gregory Hines, Robin Givens, Zakes Mokae
45. Species (1995)
13
2
Species
R
13
2

An alien transmission containing information about an alien DNA is intercepted by a team of scientists led by Xavier Fitch. Using it they create Sil, a woman-alien hybrid. But when Sil starts growing up at a rapid rate and escapes to find a suitable mate, by any means necessary, the government tries to stop her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dan Smithson
Director:
Roger Donaldson
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Natasha Henstridge, Alfred Molina, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger
48. Body Snatchers (1993)
8
3
Body Snatchers
R
8
3

Body Snatchers is a sci-fi horror film which revolves around the discovery that people working at a military base in Alabama are being replaced by beings grown from pods, who are the perfect physical imitations of the original. The only thing that differentiates the duplicates is their utter lack of emotion.

As:
Cast
Director:
Abel Ferrara
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Gabrielle Anwar, R. Lee Ermey, Terry Kinney, Meg Tilly, Reilly Murphy
50. Downtown (1990)
9
1
Downtown
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dennis Curren
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Joe Pantoliano, Anthony Edwards, Penelope Ann Miller, David Clennon
51. My Own Love Song (2010)
7
1
My Own Love Song
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Joey
Director:
Olivier Dahan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Renee Zellweger, Nick Nolte, Renée Zellweger, Annie Parisse, Madeline Zima
52. Pawn (2013)
8
3
Pawn
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Will
Director:
David A. Armstrong
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Ray Liotta, Nikki Reed, Marton Csokas, Stephen Lang
55. Consenting Adults (1992)
7
2
Consenting Adults
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
David Duttonville
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kevin Spacey, Rebecca Miller, Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Rebecca Miller
56. Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)
7
1
Four Dogs Playing Poker
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Rachman
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
George Lazenby, Olivia Williams, Tim Curry, Balthazar Getty, Arly Jover, Jason Cairns
57. The Fourth Angel (2001)
10
1
The Fourth Angel
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bernard
Director:
John Irvin
Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Jason Priestley, Lois Maxwell, Briony Glassco, Charlotte Rampling
58. Two Men in Town (2014)
6
1
Two Men in Town
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
William Garnett
Director:
Rachid Bouchareb
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Harvey Keitel, Ellen Burstyn, Luis Guzmán, Brenda Blethyn
60. Diary of a Hitman (1991)
7
3
Diary of a Hitman
R
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dekker
Director:
Roy London
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Lois Chiles, Jim Belushi, Sharon Stone, Peter White, John Bedford Lloyd, Seymour Cassel
61. Repentance (2013)
16
4
Repentance
R
16
4
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Angel Sanchez
Director:
Philippe Caland
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Mike Epps, Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker
63. How It Ends (2018)
9
4
How It Ends
TV-MA
9
4

How it Ends is an apocalyptic action adventure film, which revolves around a man who tries to reach home to his pregnant fiancée, after a mysterious apocalyptic event causes chaos everywhere. In addition, he is thousands of miles away from home.

As:
Cast
Director:
David M. Rosenthal
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Theo James, Kat Graham, Nancy Sorel, Nicole Ari Parker
65. The Marsh (2006)
6
1
The Marsh
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Geoffrey Hunt
Director:
Jordan Barker
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Gabrielle Anwar, Louis Ferreira, Peter MacNeill, Niamh Wilson
66. Catch .44 (2011)
7
2
Catch .44
R
7
2

Catch .44 is a crime thriller film which revolves around three women, Tes, Dawn and Kara, who are sent to intercept a double-cross drug shipment for their crime boss. They soon find themselves in a complicated situation. A shootout ensues, in which Dawn and Kara, are killed. Tes soon learns that the job was only a set-up.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ronny
Director:
Aaron Harvey
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll
67. Freelancers (2012)
8
3
Freelancers
R
8
3

The bereaved son of an NYPD officer joins in with his father's friends, who happen to be rogue cops, and trains under them to become a rogue himself. But the truth about his father's murder causes him to take vengeance until he reaches the point of no return.

As:
Cast
Role:
LaRue
Director:
Jessy Terrero
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Vinnie Jones, Robert De Niro, 50 Cent, Malcolm Goodwin, Ryan O'Nan
68. Black Nativity (2013)
9
1
Black Nativity
PG
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Reverend Cornell Cobbs
Director:
Kasi Lemmons
Genres:
Family, Music, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
70. Battlefield Earth (2000)
4
1
Battlefield Earth
PG-13
4
1

Based on controversial author and founder of Scientology, Ron Hubbard’s novel, the movie is set in the future where Earth is being ruled by a race of gigantic humanoid aliens called The Psychlos. It is up to human Jonnie Goodboy Tyler to lead a rebellion against the aliens and restore humanity. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ker
Director:
Roger Christian
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Kim Coates, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Barry Pepper, Sabine Karsenti
71. Deacons for Defense (2003)
12
1
Deacons for Defense
R
12
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Marcus Clay
Director:
Bill Duke
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ossie Davis, Chris Britton, Jonathan Silverman, Gene Mack
72. Burden (2018)
7
1
Burden
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Reverend Kennedy
Director:
Andrew Heckler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Garrett Hedlund, Tom Wilkinson, Tess Harper, Andrea Riseborough
73. Lush Life (1993)
12
2
Lush Life
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Buddy Chester
Director:
Michael Elias
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeff Goldblum, Lois Chiles, Don Cheadle, Ernie Andrews, Buddy Arnold, Kathy Baker
74. Lullaby for Pi (2010)
7
1
Lullaby for Pi
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
George
Director:
Benoît Philippon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sarah Wayne Callies, Rupert Friend, Clémence Poésy, Matt Ward
77. Criminal Justice (1990)
8
1
Criminal Justice
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jessie Williams
Director:
Andy Wolk
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosie Perez, Jennifer Grey, Anthony LaPaglia, Tony Todd
78. The Grand Baby (1985)
6
1
The Grand Baby
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Johnson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Larry B. Scott, David Cloud, Max Gail, Penny Johnson Jerald
79. Green Dragon (2001)
9
1
Green Dragon
PG-13
9
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Addie
Director:
Timothy Linh Bui
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Patrick Swayze, Duong Don, Hiep Thi Le, Billinjer C. Tran
80. The Enemy Within (1994)
13
2
The Enemy Within
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Col. MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey
Director:
Jonathan Darby
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Waterston, George Dzundza, Jason Robards, Dana Delany, Josef Sommer
82. Hands of a Stranger (1987)
5
1
Hands of a Stranger
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Elikann
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Armand Assante, Ben Affleck, Blair Brown, Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Lerner
83. The Forgiven (2017)
6
1
The Forgiven
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Desmond Tutu
Director:
Roland Joffé
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Eric Bana, Vince Vaughn, Jeff Gum, Morné Visser, Thandi Makhubele
84. Ripple Effect (2007)
6
1
Ripple Effect
R
6
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Philip
Director:
Philippe Caland
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Minnie Driver, Joanna Krupa, Virginia Madsen, Philippe Caland

Director

Strapped (1993)
8
2
Strapped
R
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Forest Whitaker
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Busta Rhymes, William James Stiggers Jr., Chi Ali, Bokeem Woodbine, Starletta DuPois, Mike Farley
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
20
4
Waiting to Exhale
R
20
4

Based on a best-selling novel of the same name, this romantic comedy drama film tells the story of four different African-American women and their various relationships, as well as the struggles that they face in the modern world.

As:
Director
Director:
Forest Whitaker
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Hope Floats (1998)
14
4
Hope Floats
PG-13
14
4

Birdee returns to her hometown after she comes to know that her husband has been cheating on her with her best friend. She soon meets her childhood crush, and finds herself attracted to him.

As:
Director
Director:
Forest Whitaker
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman, Michael Paré
Black Jaq (1998)
5
1
Black Jaq
5
1
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Forest Whitaker
Star Cast:
Ken Jeong, Nia Long, Dyan Cannon, Marcus Lyle Brown, Bill Duke, Mari E. Ferguson
First Daughter (2004)
8
2
First Daughter
PG
8
2

Samantha is the daughter of the US President who decides to enroll at a college away from home, as her life has been mostly sheltered. During her time away from the White House, she starts experiencing a new sense of freedom, and soon starts falling for another student named James.   

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Narrator
Director:
Forest Whitaker
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Michael Keaton, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Amerie, Margaret Colin

Narrator/Dubbing

Serving Life (2011)
Serving Life
As:
Cast, Producer, Narrator
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Lisa R. Cohen
Genres:
Documentary
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Where the Wild Things Are
PG

Becoming upset with his mother Connie and older sister Claire, 8-year-old Max runs away from home in his wolf costume and sails aimlessly in a small boat in a pond. He lands in an island filled with large wild beasts that accept him as their king, but he soon realizes that being king is not an easy task.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Ira (voice)
Director:
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
James Gandolfini, Chris Cooper, Spike Jonze, Mark Ruffalo, Max Records, Pepita Emmerichs, Max Pfeifer
Dope (2015)
Dope
R

In California’s tough neighborhood teeming with gangsters, Malcolm, a high-school nerd with dreams of Harvard, tries to focus on his studies. When he and his friends attend drug dealer Dom’s underground party, a violent gang-fight followed by a police raid makes them escape from party. But, the underworld goons hunt them for the drugs that Dom has secretly hidden in Malcolm’s backpack.

As:
Cast, Producer, Narrator
Role:
The Narrator (voice)
Director:
Rick Famuyiwa
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Zoë Kravitz, Rick Fox, Rakim Mayers, Blake Anderson, Bruce Beatty, De'aundre Bonds
First Daughter (2004)
First Daughter
PG

Samantha is the daughter of the US President who decides to enroll at a college away from home, as her life has been mostly sheltered. During her time away from the White House, she starts experiencing a new sense of freedom, and soon starts falling for another student named James.   

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Narrator
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Forest Whitaker
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Michael Keaton, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Amerie, Margaret Colin

Animation Movies

Ernest et Célestine (2012)
Ernest et Célestine
PG

Celestine is a young mouse living in the underground world of rodents. She soon forms an unlikely friendship with a bear named Ernest.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Ernest
Director:
Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Animation, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Chasseurs de dragons (2008)
Chasseurs de dragons
PG

Lian-Chu and Gwizdo are two dragon hunters who are living in a world that is being plagued by monstrous and ferocious dragons. A young girl seeks their help as her kingdom is under threat from a dragon that returns every 20 years.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Guillaume Ivernel, Arthur Qwak
Genres:
Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Philippe Nahon, Amanda Lear
Na pude aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny? (2009)
Na pude aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny?
PG
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Teddy
Director:
Jirí Barta, Vivian Schilling
Genres:
Family, Thriller, Animation, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Joan Cusack, Vivian Schilling, Cary Elwes, Marcelo Tubert
Star Wars: Go Rogue
Star Wars: Go Rogue
As:
Cast
Director:
Tucker Barrie, Dan MacKenzie
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Animation, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jennifer Green, Jason Douglas, J. Michael Tatum, Christopher Sabat
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (2010)
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Genres:
Animation, Short, Family
Star Cast:
Meryl Streep, Spike Jonze, Alain Goulem, Al Tuck

TV Shows

Brick City
Brick City
As:
Producer
Director:
Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Garry McCarthy, Cory Booker, Kyla McCarthy
Godfather of Harlem
Godfather of Harlem
As:
Cast
Role:
Bumpy Johnson
Director:
Joe Chappelle, Ernest R. Dickerson, Tanya Hamilton
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Chazz Palminteri, Paul Sorvino, Lucy Fry, Sereene Brown
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Inside the Red Cell (2011)
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Inside the Red Cell
As:
Cast
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett, Michael Kelly, Matt Ryan, Kirsten Vangsness
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Alternate Reality: The New Criminal Minds (2011)
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Alternate Reality: The New Criminal Minds
As:
Cast
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett, Michael Kelly, Matt Ryan, Kirsten Vangsness
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - House of Corpses (2011)
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - House of Corpses
As:
Cast
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett, Michael Kelly, Matt Ryan, Kirsten Vangsness
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Cooper
Director:
Phil Abraham, Edward Allen Bernero, Andrew Bernstein, Stephen Cragg, Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Noel Fisher, Eric Roberts, Jason Connery, Zoey Deutch, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Loved Ones (2011)
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - Loved Ones
As:
Cast
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett, Michael Kelly, Matt Ryan, Kirsten Vangsness
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - The Profiler (2011)
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - The Profiler
As:
Cast
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett, Michael Kelly, Matt Ryan, Kirsten Vangsness
Making the Grade
Making the Grade
As:
Cast
Director:
Mel Damski
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Emilio Estevez, James Naughton, Graham Jarvis, Alley Mills, Steven Peterman

Special appearance/Cameo

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Mr. Holland's Opus
PG

Passionate musician and composer Glenn Holland’s only dream in life is to compose one spectacular symphony. But he takes up teaching music at a local Oregon high school to pay bills. Initially his inability to get through to his students disheartens him, but as he and his students achieve successes over the years, he realizes that his life’s goal has changed. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Bobby Tidd - Adult (uncredited)
Director:
Stephen Herek
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss, William H. Macy, Terrence Howard, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis
The Follow (2001)
The Follow
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
The Employer (uncredited)
Director:
Kar-Wai Wong
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Short, Romance
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Adriana Lima

Forest Whitaker Awards

Academy Awards
The Last King of Scotland Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2007
Golden Globe Awards
The Last King of Scotland Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007
Primetime Emmy Awards
Door to Door Outstanding Made for Television Movie 2003
BAFTA Awards
The Last King of Scotland Best Actor in a Leading Role 2007