Movies starring David Oyelowo

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Butler, The

Calling Forrest Gump… Calling Forrest Gump… With The Butler, director Lee Daniels has managed to "Gump" the Civil Rights movement. That's not necessarily a bad thing but there are times when so many famous cameos threaten to become a distra...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2013-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, ...
Cloverfield Paradox, The

The decision to release The Cloverfield Project direct-to-streaming (DTS?) is not only a glimpse of how the future may look for middle-budget movies but a win-win for Paramount Pictures and Netflix. The studio has found a way to offload a whit...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-04
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Julius Onah
Cast: Gugu Mbataha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, ...
Don't Let Go

Spoiler Warning: I’m not 100% certain what constitutes a “spoiler” for this film and what has been revealed in the trailer and/or pre-release publicity. However, it’s difficult for me to engage in a coherent discussion of the movie wit...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Jacob Estes
Cast: David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, ...
Gringo

As counter-intuitive as it might sound, chaos only works in a movie when it is carefully controlled and focused. Tarantino is one of several masters of this technique and there’s a sense during the course of Gringo that director Nash Edgerton...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Nash Edgerton
Cast: David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, ...
Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher has the distinction of being little more than it initially appears to be: a clumsily condensed mystery/thriller novel made into a movie that offers little more than every other clumsily condensed mystery/thriller novel made into a movi...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2012-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, ...
Midnight Sky, The

It’s difficult to express how refreshing it is to encounter a dystopian film that hasn’t been developed for the YA market. Although flavored at times by its twin inspirations Gravity and The Revenant, The Midnight Sky maintains its own uni...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: George Clooney
Cast: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, ...
Most Violent Year, A

A Most Violent Year is a throwback - an homage to or recreation of the kinds of movies made by Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet during the 1970s. The setting isn't coincidental - J.C. Chandor's film transpires on the mean streets of New York ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2014-12-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: J.C. Chandor
Cast: Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, ...
Paperboy, The

Whatever else it may be cited for, The Paperboy, Lee Daniels' follow-up to Precious, is not going be called "the feel-good movie of 2012." An unsettling period piece mystery (the period being the late 1960s), The Paperboy is steeped in the so-calle...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2012-10-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, ...
Red Tails

I wanted to like Red Tails. I really did. Largely financed by George Lucas (whose fingerprints are all over the final cut), this movie tells a story - that of the 332nd Fighter Group (a.k.a. "The Tuskegee Airmen") - that could combine dramatic powe...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2012-01-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: Anthony Hemingway
Cast: Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, ...
Selma

Selma offers a warts-and-all snapshot of half-century old American history: events beginning around the first of January 1965 in Selma, Alabama and culminating with the triumphant third march to Montgomery and President Johnson's introduction of ...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2014-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, ...