The best Sidney Poitier’s crime movies

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

20/02/1927- 07/01/2022
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The Jackal

The Jackal
6.4/10
Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI director, a Russian MVK Major, and a jailed IRA terrorist who can recognize him.

Sneakers

Sneakers
7.1/10
When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save themselves and the world economy by retrieving the box from their blackmailers.

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night
7.9/10
An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.

The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones
7.6/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 14/08/1958
  • Character: Noah Cullen
Two convicts—a white racist and an angry black man—escape while chained to each other.

Blackboard Jungle

Blackboard Jungle
7.4/10
  • Genre: CrimeDrama
  • Release: 25/03/1955
  • Character: Gregory W. Miller
Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the pupils. He is subjected to violence as well as duplicitous schemes.

No Way Out

No Way Out
7.4/10
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 Dr. Luther Brooks. When brother John dies while Luther tries to save him, Ray is certain it's murder and becomes obsessed with vengeance. But there are black racists around too, and the situation slides rapidly toward violence.

The Organization

The Organization
6/10
After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.

Let's Do It Again

Let's Do It Again
6.9/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 11/10/1975
  • Character: Clyde Williams
Clyde Williams and Billy Foster are a couple of blue-collar workers in Atlanta who have promised to raise funds for their fraternal order, the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. However, their method for raising the money involves travelling to New Orleans and rigging a boxing match.

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