Search results for "Ossie Davis"


Black Girl (1972) RT Audience 83%

An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ossie Davis
CAST:  Leslie Uggams  •  Claudia McNeil  •  Brock Peters  •  Rhetta Greene

Gordon's War (1973) RT Audience 53%

A black soldier comes home to Harlem after a tour in Vietnam and discovers that his wife had become a heroin addict and died of an overdose. Infuriated, he gathers three of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime
DIRECTION:  Ossie Davis
CAST:  Paul Winfield  •  Carl Lee  •  David Downing  •  Tony King

Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Dec 2001

The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Ossie Davis
CAST:  Calvin Lockhart  •  Redd Foxx  •  Godfrey Cambridge  •  Judy Pace

Baadasssss! (2004) RT 91% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2004

Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Joy Bryant  •  Khleo  •  T. K. Carter

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) RT 79% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 2004

Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Don Coscarelli
CAST:  Bruce Campbell  •  Ossie Davis  •  Ella Joyce  •  Heidi Marnhout

Dinosaur (2000) RT 65% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Jan 2001

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Ralph Zondag  •  Eric Leighton
CAST:  D. B. Sweeney  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Ossie Davis  •  Max Casella

Do the Right Thing (1989) RT 93% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jun 2009

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Dr. Dolittle (1998) RT 43% / Audience 34%

DVD release: Aug 1999

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Ossie Davis  •  Oliver Platt  •  Peter Boyle

Get on the Bus (1996) RT 88% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Andre Braugher  •  Richard Belzer

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) RT 59% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Apr 2002

Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his female co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Patrick Shanley
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Dan Hedaya




Jungle Fever (1991) RT 81% / Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2001

A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Spike Lee  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Ruby Dee  •  John Turturro

School Daze (1988) RT 60% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jan 2001

In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the oponent.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Joe Seneca  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Jasmine Guy

The Ernest Green Story (1993)

Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Eric Laneuville
CAST:  Morris Chestnut  •  Monica Calhoun  •  Ossie Davis  •  Ruby Dee

The Hill (1965) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 2007

North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Harry Andrews  •  Ian Bannen  •  Alfred Lynch

Fourteen Hours (1951)

A young man, morally destroyed by his parents not loving him and by the fear of being not capable to make his girlfriend happy, rises on the ledge of a building with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Paul Douglas  •  Richard Basehart  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Debra Paget

The Cardinal (1963)

A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Tom Tryon  •  Romy Schneider  •  John Huston  •  Carol Lynley

No Way Out (1950) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2006

The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Linda Darnell  •  Stephen McNally  •  Sidney Poitier

Grumpy Old Men (1993) RT 65% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 1997

For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Ann-Margret  •  Burgess Meredith

Sam Whiskey (1969) RT Audience 28%

DVD release: May 2005

Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Arnold Laven
CAST:  Angie Dickinson  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Clint Walker  •  Ossie Davis