Sidney Poitier Movies

by lenlindsay | created - 29 May 2017 | updated - 29 May 2017 | Public

His award winning movies (and other good movies)

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1. Lilies of the Field (1963)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

A travelling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino

Votes: 8,038

Excellent - A+ Won Best Actor in Leading Role Oscar Won Best Actor - Drama Golden Globe Nominated Best Foreign Actor BAFTA Won Silver Berlin Bear award at Berlin International Film Festival Won 3rd place Top Male Dramatic Performance Laurel Award Won 2nd place Best Actor New York Film Critics Circle Awards Included in Rod Steiger-Sidney Poitier Collection (UK IMPORT) DVD 4 movie set Included in The Sidney Poitier DVD Collection 5 movie collection

2. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 11,962

Nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar Nominated Best Actor - Drama Golden Globes Won Best Foreign Actor BAFTA Won Silver Berlin Bear for Best Actor at Berlin International Film Festival Won 3rd place Top Mail Dramatic Performance Laurel Award

3. Separate But Equal (1991)

PG | 190 min | Drama, History

A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.

Stars: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little

Votes: 598

Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Golden Globes Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Primetime Emmy

4. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 60,702 | Gross: $24.38M

Nominated Best Actor - Drama Golden Globes Nominated Best Foreign Actor BAFTA Won 2nd place Male Dramatic Performance Laurel Award Included in Rod Steiger-Sidney Poitier Collection (UK IMPORT) DVD 4 movie set Included in The Sidney Poitier DVD Collection 5 movie collection

5. 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.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford

Votes: 6,613

Nominated Best Actor - Drama Golden Globes Nominated Best Foreign Actor BAFTA Nominated Dramatic Performance, Male Laurel Award Included in The Sidney Poitier Collection 4 movie set Included in TCM Greatest Classic Legends - Sidney Poitier 4 movie set

6. A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Approved | 128 min | Drama

A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Votes: 6,330

Nominated Best Actor - Drama Golden Globes Nominated Best Foreign Actor BAFTA

7. 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.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,381

Nominated Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Golden Globes

8. Mandela and de Klerk (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with numerous political detainees, was sentenced to life imprisonment in what remains the most sensational treason trial in the history of South ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Tina Lifford, Gerry Maritz

Votes: 531

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Primetime Emmy Nominated Actor in a Movie or Miniseries CableACE Award Nominated Outstanding Lead ctor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Image Award Nominated Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Satellite Award Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries Screen Actors Guild Award

9. 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.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire

Votes: 2,169

Nominated Best Foreign Actor BAFTA Included in The Sidney Poitier Collection 4 movie set Included in TCM Greatest Classic Legends - Sidney Poitier 4 movie set

10. The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 85 min | Drama

A ninety-one-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.

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest, Mary-Louise Parker, George Newbern

Votes: 920

Nominated Network/Cable - Best Actor Black Reel Award

11. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

Votes: 100,035 | Gross: $54.93M

Nominated Favorite Supporting Actor - Suspense Blockbuster Entertainment Award

12. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Votes: 35,304 | Gross: $56.70M

Excellent - A Won Best Foreign Performer Fotogramas de Plata

13. Children of the Dust (1995)

R | 175 min | Western

Gypsy Smith, is a gunfighter and a bounty hunter. When he leads the U.S. Army into a Cheyenne camp to capture a suspected Indian renegade, a long train of events begins that finally lead to... See full summary »

Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Moriarty, Joanna Going, Hart Bochner

Votes: 463

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Miniseries Image Award

14. 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.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, Jo Marr

Votes: 49,280 | Gross: $51.43M

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Image Award

15. 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.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley, Clancy Brown

Votes: 10,755 | Gross: $29.30M

Nominated Best Actor - Motion Picture Image Award

16. 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 »

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Ester Anderson, Yvette Curtis, George Baker

Votes: 343

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Image Award Included in The Sidney Poitier Collection 4 movie set

17. 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.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sheree North

Votes: 1,307

Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Image Award Included in Rod Steiger-Sidney Poitier Collection (UK IMPORT) DVD 4 movie set Included in The Sidney Poitier DVD Collection 5 movie collection

18. 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.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson, Dennis Weaver

Votes: 2,585

Nominated Action Performance Laurel Award

19. For Love of Ivy (1968)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Upon learning their maid will be leaving to earn an education, the son of the family decides to set her up with a man.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin

Votes: 593

Won Best Actor Prize San Sebastian International Film Festival Included in The Sidney Poitier DVD Collection 5 movie collection

20. 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.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Anthony Zerbe

Votes: 2,817 | Gross: $5.12M

Included in Rod Steiger-Sidney Poitier Collection (UK IMPORT) DVD 4 movie set Included in The Sidney Poitier DVD Collection 5 movie collection

21. Something of Value (1957)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, War

Although Peter and Kimani grew up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After Kimani's father is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani joins a band... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Wendy Hiller, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 832

Included in The Sidney Poitier Collection 4 movie set Included in TCM Greatest Classic Legends - Sidney Poitier 4 movie set

22. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 7,469

Included in TCM Greatest Classic Legends - Sidney Poitier 4 movie set

23. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

55 Metascore

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 14,310 | Gross: $42.43M

Excellent - A+



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