The best movies with Louis Gossett, Jr.

List of the 10 best movies starring Louis Gossett, Jr., order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Perfect Game
10

The Perfect Game

Role in movie: Cool Papa Bell
B

ased on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

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Diggstown
9

Diggstown

Role in movie: 'Honey' Roy Palmer
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abriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within 24 hours. "Honey" Roy Palmer is that man - although at 48, many say he is too old.

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The Mists of Avalon
8

The Mists of Avalon

Role in movie: Raymond Addison
A

unique re-working of the Arthurian epic, based on the novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon tells the familiar tale but with an important twist: The story is told through the eyes of the women who wielded power behind King Arthur's throne. Filmed on location in Prague, The Mists of Avalon follows the women of Avalon through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies.

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El Diablo
7

El Diablo

Role in movie: Van Leek
W

hen mild-mannered teacher Billy Ray Smith (Anthony Edwards) vows to bring a student's kidnapper to justice, he needs a bit of help. Lacking any cowboy skills of his own, he signs on a speedy gunslinger (Joe Pantoliano) and a no-nonsense cowboy (Louis Gossett Jr.) to help. Now, Smith may just have a chance at capturing his man: the merciless bandit El Diablo (Robert Beltran).

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Enemy Mine
6

Enemy Mine

Role in movie: Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
A

soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.

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J.D.'s Revenge
5

J.D.'s Revenge

Role in movie: Rev. Elija Bliss (as Lou Gossett)
A

college student is possessed by a 40's era gangster.

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The Josephine Baker Story
4

The Josephine Baker Story

Role in movie: Sidney Williams
B

iography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, and follows to her death in 1975. Written by John Sacksteder

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An Officer and a Gentleman
3

An Officer and a Gentleman

Role in movie: Sergeant Emil Foley
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ack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Flight School. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. Sgt. Foley is there to train and evaluate him and will clearly find Zack wanting. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond family and must decide what it is he wants to do with his life.

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The White Dawn
2

The White Dawn

Role in movie: Portagee
T

hree stranded 1890s whalers (Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.) corrupt the culture of their Eskimo saviors.

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A Raisin in the Sun
1

A Raisin in the Sun

Role in movie: George Murchison
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alter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...

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Louis Gossett, Jr.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman and Fiddler in the 1970's television miniseries Roots. Gossett has also starred in numerous film productions such as The Deep, Jaws 3-D (as SeaWorld manager Calvin Bouchard), Wolfgang Peterson's Enemy Mine, the Iron Eagle series, Toy Soldiers and The Punisher. He has won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Award's in an acting career that spans over five decades.
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