The best movies with Whoopi Goldberg

List of the 10 best movies starring Whoopi Goldberg, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Girl, Interrupted
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Girl, Interrupted

Role in movie: Valerie Owens
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et in the changing world of the late 1960s, "Girl, Interrupted" is the searing true story of Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder), a young woman who finds herself at a renowned mental institution for troubled young women, where she must choose between the world of people who belong on the inside -- like the seductive and dangerous Lisa (Angelina Jolie) -- or the often difficult world of reality on the outside.

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Ghost
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Ghost

Role in movie: Oda Mae Brown
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othamites Sam and Molly see their romance shattered when a street thug kills Sam during a mugging. But love endures beyond the grave when a spectral Sam learns that Molly is in danger and he must find a way to warn her before she suffers his fate.

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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

Role in movie: Herself
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his moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich’s revealing and entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled and reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be.

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Role in movie: Narrator (voice)
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eloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

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The Color Purple
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The Color Purple

Role in movie: Celie
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n the southern United States in the 1930s, a male-dominated African American woman fights her way through a troubled life.

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Role in movie: Viola
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hen irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.

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The Player
4

The Player

Role in movie: Detective Susan Avery
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studio executive is being blackmailed by a writer whose script he rejected but which one? Loaded with Hollywood insider jokes.

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The Suicide Tourist
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The Suicide Tourist

Role in movie: Terry Harrison
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his film follows Craig Ewert, a man suffering from ALS who travels to Switzerland for doctor-assisted suicide. The program was very controversial for its decision to show Ewert’s final moments, painlessly dying with his wife at his side.

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The Lion King
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The Lion King

Role in movie: Shenzi the Hyena
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young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

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Toy Story 3
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Toy Story 3

Role in movie: Stretch the Octopus (voice)
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oody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

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Whoopi Goldberg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson, November 13, 1955) is an American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, and talk show host. Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985) playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award for her role in the film. In 1990, she starred as Oda Mae Brown, a psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) find his killer in the blockbuster film Ghost. This performance won her a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Notable later films include Sister Act and Sister Act 2, The Lion King, Made in America, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Girl, Interrupted and Rat Race. She is also acclaimed for her roles as the bartender Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Terry Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash. Her latest role is the voice of Stretch in Toy Story 3. Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. Goldberg has a Grammy, two Emmys, two Golden Globes, a Tony, and an Oscar. In addition, Goldberg has a British Academy Film Award, four People's Choice Awards and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. Description above from the Wikipedia article Whoopi Goldberg, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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