Best Movies of David Oyelowo

Selma (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: $52.07M

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.


A Most Violent Year (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $5.75M

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.


Queen of Katwe (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $8.81M

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.


Middle of Nowhere (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $0.08M

When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.


A United Kingdom (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $3.90M

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.


Don't Let Go (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 110 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $4.69M

After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not.


Gringo (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 110 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $4.97M

GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.


The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 107 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 37 | Earnings: null

Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.


Red Tails (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 107 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $49.88M

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.


Captive (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 92 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 37 | Earnings: $2.56M

A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.


Five Nights in Maine (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 89 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: $0.02M

A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.


Nina (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 27 | Earnings: null

The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.


Default (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 34 | Earnings: null

A news crew is taken hostage on an airplane set to take off from the Seychelles by a gang of Somali pirates whose leader is driven by one goal: to be interviewed by a prominent member of the crew, legendary journalist Frank Saltzman.


Come Away (2020)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A prequel to the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.


Nightingale (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A lonely war veteran psychologically unravels ahead of an old friend's impending visit.


Dog Eat Dog (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 52 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A kidnap caper of a dog to make some much needed cash to pay off some outstanding debts goes wrong...with not so hilarious consequences.