Best Movies of Forest Whitaker

Arrival (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 219 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $100.50M

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.


The Crying Game (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $62.55M

A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.


The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 167 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $17.61M

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.


Ernest et Célestine (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $0.07M

The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.


Southpaw (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $52.42M

A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.


Bird (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $2.18M

The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.


Panic Room (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $95.31M

A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.


The Butler (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $116.63M

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.


Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $77.22M

Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.


The Great Debaters (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $30.23M

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.


Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $3.30M

An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.


Phone Booth (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $46.56M

Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.


The Last Stand (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $12.03M

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.


Street Kings (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $26.42M

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.


Na pude aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny? (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $0.06M

A teddy bear, a mechanical mouse, and a marionette join forces to save their kidnapped friend, Buttercup the doll, from the denizens of the Land of Evil.


Burden (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 126 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: null

Ku Klux Klansman Mike Burden opens the Redneck Shop and KKK museum in historic Laurens, SC. He subsequently falls in love with a single mom, and, under her influence, quits the Klan and is taken in by an African American Reverend.


Finding Steve McQueen (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: null

In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon's secret fund.


Phenomenon (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 41 | Earnings: $104.63M

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.


Vantage Point (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 40 | Earnings: $72.27M

The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.


Green Dragon (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: null

The story of some Vietnamese refugees as they first arrive at Camp Pendleton in the United States as the Vietnam war ends in 1975.



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