Highest Rated Feature Film Titles With Sidney Poitier
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3. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 58,075 | Gross: $24.38M
4. 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 by introducing her to the outside world.
6. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.
Votes: 34,001 | Gross: $56.70M
7. To Sir, with Love (1967)
Not Rated | 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.
Votes: 13,757 | Gross: $42.43M
9. Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy
This terrific feature film comedy reveals the background of one of the legends of comedy, Don Rickles. Hailed by some of today's biggest comedians as one of the classics, who they aspire to... See full summary »
12. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
Votes: 405 | Gross: $0.05M
14. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, 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.
15. No Way Out (1950)
Passed | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A black doctor is assigned to treat two white racist suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.
16. 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.
17. Porgy and Bess (1959)
138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.
19. Edge of the City (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Drama
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.
20. Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)
103 min | Drama
In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a ... See full summary »
21. Sneakers (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item.
Votes: 48,210 | Gross: $51.43M
26. Let's Do It Again (1975)
PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans, but their tricks attract the mob's attention.
27. Tell Them Who You Are (2004)
R | 95 min | Documentary, Biography
The son of acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler confronts his complex father by turning the camera on him. What results is a portrait of a difficult genius and a son's path out of the shadow of a famous father.
Votes: 478 | Gross: $0.04M
28. Stir Crazy (1980)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.
Votes: 21,880 | Gross: $101.30M
29. Shoot to Kill (1988)
R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An F.B.I. Agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.
Votes: 10,422 | Gross: $29.30M
31. Duel at Diablo (1966)
Approved | 103 min | Western
In Apache territory, a supply Army column heads for the next fort, an ex-scout searches for the killer of his Indian wife, and a housewife abandons her husband in order to rejoin her Apache lover's tribe.
32. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it.
33. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History
An all-star, large scale epic film that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Votes: 7,623 | Gross: $15.47M
34. Band of Angels (1957)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance
Amantha 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.
35. Something of Value (1957)
Approved | 113 min | Drama, War
Even though Peter and Kimani grow up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After the father of Kimani is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani ... See full summary »
36. Our Virgin Island (1958)
84 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Two newlyweds buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands and live a happy life without the comforts of modern society.
38. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Votes: 97,341 | Gross: $54.93M
39. 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 »
45. All the Young Men (1960)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War
During the Korean War, a platoon leader dies, leaving his inexperienced black Sergeant in charge of his squad of belligerent and racist white men.
46. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.
Votes: 2,669 | Gross: $5.12M
47. The Long Ships (1964)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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.
48. Little Nikita (1988)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Thriller
An F.B.I. Agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper Agents, and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.
Votes: 4,376 | Gross: $1.73M
49. The Organization (1971)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In San Francisco, Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs helps a group of idealistic vigilantes expose a drug ring controlled by powerful businessmen.
50. A Warm December (1973)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter arrive for a month-long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly, a new romance for the widowed Dr. Younger. His new love interest is the ... See full summary »