Tag: Forest Whitaker

The Great Debaters (2007) 7.5

The Great Debaters (2007)

Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union org...

Blown Away (1994) 6.3

Blown Away (1994)

Jimmy Dove works for the bomb squad in Boston and he is always the one who is on the tough jobs. One day he decides to quit the force and to become a teacher for the rookies of the squad. A few days later his former part...

Bird (1988) 7.2

Bird (1988)

Saxophone player Charlie "Bird" Parker (Forest Whitaker) comes to New York City in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict, but his loving wife Chan (Diane Venora) tries to...

Freelancers (2012) 4.7

Freelancers (2012)

The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tr...

Deacons for Defense (2003) (TV) 6.9

Deacons for Defense (2003) (TV)

The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd had enough and took up arms to d...

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) 6.8

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

In the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle's (Forest Whitaker) fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most ...

First Daughter (2004) 5.1

First Daughter (2004)

Samantha Mackenzie loves and supports her parents, US President John Mackenzie and First Lady Melanie Mackenzie, and enjoys the privileges that she has received being the only daughter of the President, but sometimes she...

Body Snatchers (1993) 6

Body Snatchers (1993)

In another retelling of the story by Jack Finney, Marti Malone's traveling with her dad on holiday. At a gas station, a soldier tells her to not sleep, because 'they' get you when you sleep. Once in the base, she and her...

Battlefield Earth (2000) 2.5

Battlefield Earth (2000)

In the year 3000, humanity is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the seductive and powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth of its resources, using the br...

Powder Blue (2009) 6.3

Powder Blue (2009)

Los Angelenos meet on Christmas Eve through chance, tragedy, and divine intervention. Velvet Larry is the sleazy owner of the strip club where the glamorous but struggling single mother Rose Johnny dances. Qwerty Doolitt...

Arrival (2016) 7.9

Arrival (2016)

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race agai...

Taken 3 (2014) 6

Taken 3 (2014)

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on t...

Even Money (2006) 5.9

Even Money (2006)

Gambling: Carolyn, a novelist, is losing her family's savings at the slots; she's befriended by a close-up magician who dreams of making it big. A murdered bookie has the cops focused on Victor, who fronts for the myster...

Burden (2018) 6.2

Burden (2018)

When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy resolves to do everything in his power to prevent racial tensions from boiling over. But the members of Ken...

Ernest & Celestine (2012) 7.9

Ernest & Celestine (2012)

There is a world where the Bears live above ground in their cities and the rodents live below in their underground ones in mutual fear and hate. However, Celestine, an apprentice mouse dentist, finds at least momentary c...

Witness Protection-1999 6.2

Witness Protection-1999

In Boston, when the mobster Bobby "Bats" Batton is attacked by a killer at home and escapes, he finds that he has fallen in disgrace with his boss since someone has falsely betrayed him telling that he has embezzled mone...

Repentance-2013 4.8

Repentance-2013

An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), agains...

Light It Up-1999 6

Light It Up-1999

On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant. When a popu...

Downtown-1990 5.8

Downtown-1990

Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown, the most dangerous, crime-fill...

Crips and Bloods: Made in America-2008 6.9

Crips and Bloods: Made in America-2008

With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.::Anonymo...

Green Dragon-2001 6.1

Green Dragon-2001

A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, this movie focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two...

Diary of a Hitman-1991 5.4

Diary of a Hitman-1991

Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waver. The longer he takes to do the job, the more difficult it becomes....

The Experiment-2010 6.4

The Experiment-2010

26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.::Esme Grubb...

Stakeout-1987 6.6

Stakeout-1987

The film opens with a daring escape of a convict imprisoned for killing an FBI agent, then moves on to two Seattle detectives chasing a suspect who gets away, destroying a forklift in the process, these two detectives ar...

Phone Booth-2002 7

Phone Booth-2002

Stu Shepard is a fast talking and wise cracking New York City publicist who gets out of trouble and lies with his clever charm, connections, and charisma. Stu's greatest lie is to his wife Kelly, who he is cheating on wi...

Repo Men-2010 6.3

Repo Men-2010

In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you ...

Jason’s Lyric-1994 6.6

Jason’s Lyric-1994

The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love, as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled brother Joshua (Bokeem Woodbine). Jason, an a...

Mysteries of the Unseen World-2013 7.6

Mysteries of the Unseen World-2013

MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD transports audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. Mysteries of th...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story-2016 7.8

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story-2016

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a de...

How It Ends-2018 5

How It Ends-2018

A desperate man tries to return home to his pregnant fiancée after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos....

Lee Daniels’ The Butler-2013 7.2

Lee Daniels’ The Butler-2013

Cecil Gaines was a sharecropper's son who grew up in the 1920s as a domestic servant for the white family who casually destroyed his. Eventually striking out on his own, Cecil becomes a hotel valet of such efficiency and...

Consenting Adults-1992 5.7

Consenting Adults-1992

Richard and Priscilla Parker's lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy's a risk-taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the expense of a rule or convention o...

Southpaw-2015 7.4

Southpaw-2015

As tragedy strikes him in his prime, famed boxer, Billy Hope, begins to fall into a great depression. Once the decision regarding the custody of his daughter is under question, Billy decides to get his life back on track...

Zulu-2013 6.7

Zulu-2013

As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkatha, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as wit...

Waiting to Exhale-1995 5.9

Waiting to Exhale-1995

This story based on the best selling novel by Terry McMillan follows the lives of four African-American women as they try to deal with their very lives. Friendship becomes the strongest bond between these women as men, c...

Species-1995 5.8

Species-1995

In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly...

The Last King of Scotland-2006 7.7

The Last King of Scotland-2006

In the early 1970s Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for th...

Bloodsport-1988 6.8

Bloodsport-1988

Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told ...

Street Kings-2008 6.8

Street Kings-2008

LAPD detective Tom Ludlow is a ruthlessly efficient, unorthodox undercover cop. Captain Jack Wander always covers for Tom, as do even his somewhat jealous colleagues. After technically excessive violence against a viciou...

A Rage in Harlem-1991 5.9

A Rage in Harlem-1991

A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the obje...