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Thinking about Sidney Poitier Mr Tibbs, there is no limit to the films talking about this feeling. We gathered 14 of the top ones.

A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

A Raisin in the Sun
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Petrie, starring Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands
Rated Approved

A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 American drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn, and Louis Gossett Jr. The film focuses on an African American family living in the South Side of Chicago during the 1950s. Their family consists of Walter Lee Younger, his wife Ruth, his son Travis, his mother Lena, and his sister Beneatha. Walter is a chauffeur and Lena is a strict, religious matriarch. When the family unexpectedly receives a $10,000 insurance check, they face a life-altering decision. Walter wants to invest in a liquor store, while Lena wants to buy a house for the family to live in. At the same time, Beneatha wants to use the money to support her medical school aspirations. As the tensions between the family members rise, they must confront the realities of the poverty, racism, and oppressive social norms which define their lives. Ultimately, the family must find a way to come together and make a decision which will ensure a better future for all of them.

A Patch of Blue (1965)

A Patch of Blue
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Guy Green, starring Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford
Rated Unrated

A Patch of Blue is a 1965 drama film directed by Guy Green, starring Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, and Elizabeth Hartman. The film tells the story of Selina D'Arcey, an 18-year-old blind girl living in squalor with her abusive mother, Rose-Ann D'Arcey (Shelley Winters). The film follows Selina as she meets Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), a kind and gentle gentleman with whom she forms a deep bond. With the help of Gordon, Selina begins to stand up for herself against her mother and find the courage to pursue her education. Selina soon finds that this newfound strength comes at a cost as her mother's cruelty intensifies. Ultimately, Selina must choose between staying with her mother and breaking away to pursue her dreams of a better life. The film explores themes of race, class, and disability as Selina learns to embrace her identity and defy the expectations put upon her.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

In the Heat of the Night
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Norman Jewison, starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant
Rated Approved

In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama directed by Norman Jewison, and starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Set in the small town of Sparta, Mississippi, the film follows Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia, as he investigates a murder. Tibbs is initially met with suspicion and hostility from the local police, but helps solve the case with the help of a white police officer, Gillespie. The investigation reveals that the crime is linked to a rich and powerful white man, and Tibbs and Gillespie must work together to solve the case. The film delves into themes of racial injustice and prejudice, as Tibbs is subjected to racial slurs and discrimination throughout the investigation. In the end, Tibbs is able to triumph over racism and solve the murder. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton
Rated Approved

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 drama directed by Stanley Kramer starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, and Katharine Houghton. The film follows a young couple, Joanna Drayton (Houghton) and John Prentice (Poitier) as they announce their intention to marry. Joanna's parents, Matt (Tracy) and Christina Drayton (Hepburn), are left stunned by the news that their daughter has chosen to marry an African-American man. Despite the challenges of the racial prejudice and societal pressure, Matt and Christina must decide whether or not to accept John into their family. In the end, the Draytons come to a decision that allows Joanna and John to pursue their love. The film provides an insight into the struggles of interracial couples in the 1960s and serves as a testament to love conquering all.

The Defiant Ones (1958)

The Defiant Ones
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kramer, starring Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw
Rated Approved

The Defiant Ones is a 1958 drama film about two escaped prisoners, a white man and a black man, chained together and forced to rely on each other in order to survive. The film stars Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier as the two men, and was directed by Stanley Kramer. The two men are on the run from police after escaping from a prison in the south. As they try to make their way to freedom, they must put aside their differences and cooperate with each other in order to survive. Along the way, they face many obstacles such as hunger, racial prejudice, and a lack of trust between them. Throughout their journey, they also come to understand each other better and learn to eventually respect and trust each other. The Defiant Ones was a groundbreaking film for its time, dealing with issues of race and prejudice in a frank and honest way. It ultimately serves as a reminder that we all share the same common humanity and can learn to work together despite any differences.

To Sir, with Love (1967)

To Sir, with Love
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Clavell, starring Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall
Rated Approved

To Sir, with Love tells the story of a young engineer, Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier), who takes a job teaching a class of rebellious high school students in an East End London school. Despite being met with skepticism and disdain, he slowly earns the respect of his students and finds himself growing fond of them. In the process, he teaches them important lessons about respect, responsibility and the value of an education. As the story progresses, Mark and his students come together to face a variety of challenges, eventually discovering that education is the key to a better life. Along the way, they all learn to look past their differences to appreciate all that they have in common.

Lilies of the Field (1963)

Lilies of the Field
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ralph Nelson, starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino
Rated Unrated

Lilies of the Field is a classic drama film from 1963 directed by Ralph Nelson. Starring Sidney Poitier, it tells the story of a traveling handyman, Homer Smith, who stops in the middle of the Arizona desert to help out a small community of German-speaking nuns. The nuns are in desperate need of a chapel, and with Smith's help, they manage to build one. As Smith and the nuns form a bond, he begins to find his faith and discover a new purpose in life. The film went on to win multiple awards and accolades, including an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Poitier). It is a timeless story of faith, determination, and the power of friendship.

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Blackboard Jungle
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Richard Brooks, starring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes
Rated Approved

Sneakers (1992)

Sneakers
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Phil Alden Robinson, starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, Jo Marr
Rated PG-13

Porgy and Bess (1959)

Porgy and Bess
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian, starring Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey
Rated Not Rated

Shoot to Kill (1988)

Shoot to Kill
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Roger Spottiswoode, starring Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley, Clancy Brown
Rated R

Paris Blues (1961)

Paris Blues
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Martin Ritt, starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong
Rated Approved

The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)

The Wilby Conspiracy
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ralph Nelson, starring Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Prunella Gee
Rated PG

Little Nikita (1988)

Little Nikita
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Richard Benjamin, starring Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins, Caroline Kava
Rated PG

 



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