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, ...
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, ...
Sound of Thunder, A

A Sound of Thunder takes a thought-provoking science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury and turns it into a noisy, messy Hollywood action/adventure extravaganza. This approach isn't unique or inherently bad (it worked, for example, with Blade Run...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2005-09-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Peter Hyams
Cast: Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, ...