Best Movies of Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 233 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: $56.67M

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

American Gangster (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $130.13M

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Children of Men (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 204 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $35.29M

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Doctor Strange (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 200 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $232.60M

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Serenity (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 177 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $25.34M

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $8.11M

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.

The Lion King (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $543.64M

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: null

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Salt (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $118.31M

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Talk to Me (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $4.47M

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

2012 (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $166.11M

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Redbelt (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $2.34M

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

Z for Zachariah (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $0.12M

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Kinky Boots (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $1.82M

A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat.

Come Sunday (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: null

Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Triple 9 (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $12.63M

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

Melinda and Melinda (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $3.83M

Two alternating stories, one comedy and the other tragedy, about Melinda's attempts to straighten out her life.

Endgame (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $0.01M

A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $0.05M

Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 111 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: null

A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.