Most Popular Titles With Sidney Poitier
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1. Sneakers (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.
2. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
3. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
4. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Unrated | 108 min | Drama
Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
5. The 86th Academy Awards (2014 TV Special)
TV-14 | 214 min
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.
Writers: Kristin Gore, Amy Ozols, Jon Macks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alison Balian, Vance DeGeneres, Liz Feldman, Jason Gelles, Mike Gibbons, Alex Herschlag, Kevin Leman, Kevin Nealon, Paula Pell, Lauren Pomerantz, Allison Silverman, Adam Yenser | Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Hathaway, Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper
7. Stir Crazy (1980)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a ... See full summary »
9. American Dreams (2002–2005)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Music
Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »
10. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Jesus Christ.
Writers: Fulton Oursler, Henry Denker, James Lee Barrett, George Stevens | Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.
11. To Sir, with Love (1967)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama
Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
12. Good Morning America (1975– )
120 min | News, Talk-Show
ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »
13. The Organization (1971)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police ... See full summary »
14. Paris Blues (1961)
Approved | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and ... See full summary »
15. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )
60 min | News
"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »
16. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs is called in to investigate when a liberal street preacher and political candidate is accused of murdering a prostitute. Tibbs is also battling ... See full summary »
18. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)
60 min | Drama, Talk-Show | Active
Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.
19. Live with Kelly and Michael (1988– )
60 min | Talk-Show
This popular and long-running morning talk show owes much of its success to the chemistry between its two hosts, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Although the format is not significantly ... See full summary »
20. The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013 TV Movie)
PG | Family, History
The Watsons set out on a family road trip where their experiences give them a newfound courage to stand up for what is right and helps them grow stronger as a family in the process.
21. The Defiant Ones (1958)
TV-PG | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.
22. Shoot to Kill (1988)
R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Sidney Poitier returned to the big screen in this action-thriller, after a decade-long absence. When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing... See full summary »
23. Ghost Dad (1990)
PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he ... See full summary »
25. A Patch of Blue (1965)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
27. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Drama
A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
28. Little Nikita (1988)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Thriller
An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.
29. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin sneak out of their houses to visit Madame Zenobia's: a high-class but illegal nightclub. During their visit, however, the place is robbed and they are ... See full summary »
30. Porgy and Bess (1959)
138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish... See full summary »
31. Let's Do It Again (1975)
PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their ... See full summary »
32. Inside Edition (1988– )
Documentary, News | Active
Along with "Hard Copy" and "A Current Affair", this show was one of the early alternative news shows to be carried nationwide in the US. Primary stories usually focused on sex scandals, ... See full summary »
34. The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998 TV Special)
Writers: Dave Boone, Rita Cash, Billy Crystal, Ed Driscoll, Billy Grundfest, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Jon Macks, Billy Martin, Marc Shaiman, David Steinberg, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Billy Crystal, Aaliyah, Ben Affleck, David LeRoy Anderson
35. Band of Angels (1957)
125 min | Drama, History, Romance
Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.
36. The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 85 min | Drama
A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
37. A Piece of the Action (1977)
PG | 135 min | Crime, Comedy
Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »
38. The Bedford Incident (1965)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.
39. The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008 TV Special)
TV-14 | 197 min
Writers: Rory Albanese, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, David Javerbaum, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Rob Kutner, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Jason Ross, Bruce Vilanch | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck
40. No Way Out (1950)
Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.
41. The Long Ships (1964)
126 min | Adventure
A vagabond Viking adventurer and a Moor both compete to find "The Mother of All Voices," a legendary golden bell near the Pillars of Hercules.
43. Duel at Diablo (1966)
Approved | 103 min | Action, War, Western
Lieutenant McAllister is ordered to transport several ammunition wagons to another fort through Apache territory with only a small troop of rookie soldiers to guard them. Along for the ride... See full summary »
44. Hanky Panky (1982)
PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.
45. To Sir, with Love II (1996 TV Movie)
92 min | Drama
After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves too much to resist.
49. The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Black anti-apartheid activist and British engineer are forced to run from South African secret police.