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A Patch of Blue | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  A Patch of Blue  105 min,  UNRATED,  [Drama, Romance]  [Guy Green]  [10 Dec 1965]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations.
Actors:  Elizabeth Hartman, Shelley Winters, Sidney Poitier, Wallace Ford
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Elizabeth Kata (novel), Guy Green
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Raisin in the Sun | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 90%  A Raisin in the Sun  128 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Daniel Petrie]  [24 Aug 1961]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 8.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.
Writer:  Lorraine Hansberry (play), Lorraine Hansberry (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Shoot to Kill | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  Shoot to Kill  110 min,  R,  [Action, Adventure, Crime]  [Roger Spottiswoode]  [12 Feb 1988]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Clancy Brown, Kirstie Alley, Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger
Plot:  An FBI agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.
Writer:  Harv Zimmel (story), Harv Zimmel (screenplay), Michael Burton (screenplay), Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
To Sir, with Love | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 84%  To Sir, with Love  105 min,  [Drama]  [James Clavell]  [14 Jun 1967]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 92%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Sidney Poitier, Suzy Kendall
Plot:  Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Writer:  E.R. Braithwaite (novel), James Clavell (written for the screen by)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
In the Heat of the Night | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 83%  In the Heat of the Night  110 min,  [Crime, Drama, Mystery]  [Norman Jewison]  [25 Oct 1967]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%, Metacritic 75/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 5 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 14 nominations.
Actors:  Lee Grant, Rod Steiger, Sidney Poitier, Warren Oates
Plot:  An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Writer:  Stirling Silliphant (screenplay), John Ball (based on a novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Lilies of the Field | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 83%  Lilies of the Field  94 min,  UNRATED,  [Drama]  [Ralph Nelson]  [05 Jul 1963]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations.
Actors:  Isa Crino, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  A traveling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.
Writer:  James Poe (screenplay), William E. Barrett (novel)
Language:  English, German, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Bedford Incident | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  The Bedford Incident  102 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Thriller]  [James B. Harris]  [12 Nov 1965]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, External Reviews
Actors:  James MacArthur, Martin Balsam, Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.
Writer:  Mark Rascovich (novel), James Poe (screenplay)
Language:  English, Russian    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Cry, the Beloved Country | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 80%  Cry, the Beloved Country  103 min,  [Drama]  [Zoltan Korda]  [26 Apr 1952]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 89%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Canada Lee, Charles Carson, Joyce Carey, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  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 ...
Writer:  Alan Paton (novel), Alan Paton (screenplay), John Howard Lawson (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
No Way Out | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 79%  No Way Out  106 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Joseph L. Mankiewicz]  [01 Sep 1950]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Linda Darnell, Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Stephen McNally
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels
Language:  English, American Sign Language    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Porgy and Bess | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Porgy and Bess  138 min,  [Drama, Musical, Romance]  [Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian]  [24 Jun 1959]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations.
Actors:  Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Sammy Davis Jr., Sidney Poitier
Plot:  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...
Writer:  Dorothy Heyward (play), DuBose Heyward (libretto), DuBose Heyward (play), N. Richard Nash (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Defiant Ones | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  The Defiant Ones  96 min,  APPROVED,  [Crime, Drama]  [Stanley Kramer]  [27 Sep 1958]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 79%, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 21 nominations.
Actors:  Charles McGraw, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Tony Curtis
Plot:  Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.
Writer:  Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Sneakers | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Sneakers  126 min,  PG-13,  [Comedy, Crime, Drama]  [Phil Alden Robinson]  [11 Sep 1992]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 81%, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Dan Aykroyd, Gary Hershberger, Jo Marr, Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes
Language:  English, Russian, Chinese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Let's Do It Again | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 76%  Let's Do It Again  110 min,  PG,  [Action, Comedy, Crime]  [Sidney Poitier]  [11 Oct 1975]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Awards:  5 wins.
Actors:  Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart, John Amos, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans but their tricks attract the mob's attention.
Writer:  Richard Wesley (screenplay), Timothy March (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Good-bye, My Lady | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Good-bye, My Lady  94 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [William A. Wellman]  [12 May 1956]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Brandon De Wilde, Phil Harris, Sidney Poitier, Walter Brennan
Plot:  An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog.
Writer:  Albert Sidney Fleischman (screenplay), James Street (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Edge of the City | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Edge of the City  85 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama]  [Martin Ritt]  [04 Jan 1957]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Jack Warden, John Cassavetes, Kathleen Maguire, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Robert Alan Aurthur (story), Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Pressure Point | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 71%  Pressure Point  91 min,  [Drama]  [Hubert Cornfield, Stanley Kramer]  [11 Jul 1963]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.1/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bobby Darin, Carl Benton Reid, Peter Falk, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition.
Writer:  Hubert Cornfield (screenplay), S. Lee Pogostin (screenplay), Robert M. Lindner (story "The Fifty-Minute Hour")
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner  108 min,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Stanley Kramer]  [12 Dec 1967]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 69%, Metacritic 63/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 22 nominations.
Actors:  Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy
Plot:  A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancĂ©.
Writer:  William Rose
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Slender Thread | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  The Slender Thread  98 min,  [Drama]  [Sydney Pollack]  [28 Mar 1966]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Anne Bancroft, Sidney Poitier, Steven Hill, Telly Savalas
Plot:  A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.
Writer:  Shana Alexander (article), Stirling Silliphant
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Our Virgin Island | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 68%  Our Virgin Island  84 min,  [Adventure, Drama, Romance]  [Pat Jackson]  [01 Oct 1958]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.8/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Isabel Dean, John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Virginia Maskell
Plot:  Two newly weds buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands and live a happy life without the comforts of modern society.
Writer:  Pat Jackson (screenplay), Ring Lardner Jr. (screenplay), Robb White (book)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB
Duel at Diablo | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Duel at Diablo  103 min,  APPROVED,  [Western]  [Ralph Nelson]  [18 Jun 1966]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Bibi Andersson, Dennis Weaver, James Garner, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  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 re-join her Apache lover's tribe.
Writer:  Marvin H. Albert (screenplay), Michael M. Grilikhes (screenplay), Marvin H. Albert (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Brother John | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Brother John  95 min,  PG-13,  [Drama, Sci-Fi]  [James Goldstone]  [15 Aug 1971]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Beverly Todd, Bradford Dillman, Sidney Poitier, Will Geer
Plot:  A man who returns to his hometown for a funeral may have a much larger purpose in life than those around him can see.
Writer:  Ernest Kinoy
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Wilby Conspiracy | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  The Wilby Conspiracy  105 min,  PG,  [Action, Adventure, Drama]  [Ralph Nelson]  [01 Feb 1975]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Prunella Gee, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  Black anti-apartheid activist and British engineer are forced to run from South African secret police.
Writer:  Rod Amateau (screenplay), Harold Nebenzal (screenplay), Peter Driscoll (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  UK    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Paris Blues | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  Paris Blues  98 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Music, Romance]  [Martin Ritt]  [27 Sep 1961]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 64%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Joanne Woodward, Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  During the 1960s, two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in-love with two American tourist girls.
Writer:  Jack Sher (screenplay), Irene Kamp (screenplay), Walter Bernstein (screenplay), Lulla Rosenfeld (adaptation), Harold Flender (based upon a novel by)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
A Piece of the Action | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  A Piece of the Action  135 min,  PG,  [Crime, Comedy]  [Sidney Poitier]  [27 Feb 1978]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bill Cosby, Denise Nicholas, James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  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 ...
Writer:  Charles Blackwell, Timothy March (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Buck and the Preacher | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  Buck and the Preacher  102 min,  PG,  [Adventure, Drama, Western]  [Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent]  [17 Mar 1972]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.4/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Cameron Mitchell, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.
Writer:  Ernest Kinoy (screenplay), Ernest Kinoy (story), Drake Walker (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Lost Man | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 61%  The Lost Man  122 min,  M,  [Drama]  [Robert Alan Aurthur]  [11 Jul 1969]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.1/10, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Al Freeman Jr., Joanna Shimkus, Michael Tolan, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle."
Writer:  Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay), F.L. Green (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Little Nikita | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  Little Nikita  98 min,  PG,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Richard Benjamin]  [18 Mar 1988]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 58%, External Reviews
Actors:  Caroline Kava, Richard Jenkins, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.
Writer:  John Hill (screenplay), Bo Goldman (screenplay), Tom Musca (story), Terry Schwartz (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Band of Angels | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 53%  Band of Angels  125 min,  [Drama, History, Romance]  [Raoul Walsh]  [03 Aug 1957]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 40%, External Reviews
Actors:  Clark Gable, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Sidney Poitier, Yvonne De Carlo
Plot:  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.
Writer:  Robert Penn Warren (novel), John Twist (screenplay), Ivan Goff (screenplay), Ben Roberts (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
For Love of Ivy | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 51%  For Love of Ivy  101 min,  G,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Daniel Mann]  [17 Jul 1968]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 40%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Actors:  Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  Upon learning their maid will be leaving to earn an education, the son of the family decides to set her up with a man.
Writer:  Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay), Sidney Poitier (original story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Jackal | Movie Details for Actor Sidney Poitier | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 39%  The Jackal  124 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Drama]  [Michael Caton-Jones]  [14 Nov 1997]
Ratings & Reviews:  IMDB 6.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 18%, Metacritic 36/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Bruce Willis, Diane Venora, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier
Plot:  An imprisoned IRA fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Writer:  Kenneth Ross (earlier screenplay Day of the Jackal), Chuck Pfarrer (screen story), Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay)
Language:  English, Russian    Country:  USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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