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A native of Cat Island, The Bahamas (though born in Miami during a mainland visit by his parents), Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of farmers Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, who also drove a cab. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother, in order to forestall a growing ... See full bio


Sidney Poitier movies and series available to watch on Amazon, Netflix, Hulu : 1st ratings based on IMDB, 2nd rating - Netflix / Rotten Tomatos users:
* Movie Title (sort) Year Genres (sort) Director / CreatorsLeading Actors Netflix
8.2 In the Heat of the Night 1967 Crime Drama Mystery Mystery Thriller Norman Jewison Sidney Poitier Rod Steiger Warren Oates * 3.9/5
7.9 The Defiant Ones 1958 Crime Drama Stanley Kramer Tony Curtis Sidney Poitier Theodore Bikel * 3.6/5
8.1 To Sir With Love 1967 Drama UK James Clavell Sidney Poitier Judy Geeson Christian Roberts * 3.9/5
8.0 v A Raisin in the Sun 1961 Drama Daniel Petrie Sidney Poitier Claudia McNeil Ruby Dee * 3.8/5
8.0 A Patch of Blue 1965 Drama Romance Guy Green Sidney Poitier Shelley Winters Elizabeth Hartman * 3.8/5
7.7 Lilies of the Field 1963 Drama Ralph Nelson Sidney Poitier Lilia Skala Lisa Mann * 3.9/5
7.5 Sneakers 1992 Comedy Crime Drama Drama Mystery Thriller Phil Alden Robinson Robert Redford Dan Aykroyd Sidney Poitier * 3.7/5
7.4 The Bedford Incident 1965 Drama Thriller James B. Harris Richard Widmark Sidney Poitier James MacArthur * 3.5/5
7.3 The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn 1999 Drama Gregg Champion Sidney Poitier Dianne Wiest Mary-Louise Parker * 3.8/5
7.2 Stir Crazy 1980 Comedy Crime Sidney Poitier Gene Wilder Richard Pryor Georg Stanford Brown * 3.6/5
7.1 v Edge of the City 1957 Drama Martin Ritt John Cassavetes Sidney Poitier Jack Warden * 3.8/5
7.0 Sing Your Song Harry Belafonte 2011 Biography Documentary Music Susanne Rostock Harry Belafonte Sidney Poitier Marge Champion
7.0 SLENDER THREAD 1965 Drama Sydney Pollack Sidney Poitier Anne Bancroft Telly Savalas - 7.6/10
6.9 Uptown Saturday Night 1974 Action Comedy Crime Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier Bill Cosby Harry Belafonte * 3.6/5
6.7 Duel at Diablo 1966 Drama Thriller Western Ralph Nelson James Garner Sidney Poitier Bibi Andersson * 3.3/5
6.6 Mandela and de Klerk 1997 Drama Joseph Sargent Sidney Poitier Michael Caine Tina Lifford * 3.6/5
6.6 Band of Angels 1957 Drama History Romance Raoul Walsh Clark Gable Yvonne De Carlo Sidney Poitier * 3.5/5
6.5 Buck and the Preacher 1972 Adventure Drama Western Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent (uncredited) Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee * 3.3/5
6.4 The Jackal 1997 Action Crime Drama Drama Thriller Michael Caton-Jones Bruce Willis Richard Gere Sidney Poitier * 3.6/5
6.4 A Piece of the Action 1977 Crime Comedy Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones * 3.5 /5
6.3 The Wilby Conspiracy 1975 Action Adventure Drama Drama Thriller UK Ralph Nelson Sidney Poitier Michael Caine Nicol Williamson * 3.8/5
6.2 The Long Ships 1964 Adventure Drama History UK Jack Cardiff Richard Widmark Sidney Poitier Russ Tamblyn * 3.0/5
6.2 Brother John 1971 Drama Sci-Fi James Goldstone Sidney Poitier Will Geer Bradford Dillman * 3.8/5
6.1 To Sir With Love II 1996 Drama Peter Bogdanovich Sidney Poitier Christian Payton Dana Eskelson * 7.2/10
6.0 Little Nikita 1988 Drama Thriller Richard Benjamin Sidney Poitier River Phoenix Richard Jenkins * 3.1/5
7.8 I Am Not Your Negro 2016 Documentary Raoul Peck Samuel L. Jackson James Baldwin Martin Luther King * 3.7/5
7.5 These Amazing Shadows 2011 Documentary Paul Mariano Jeff Adachi James H. Billington Robin Blaetz * 3.9/5
7.4 The Loving Story 2011 Documentary Drama History History Romance Nancy Buirski Jane Alexander Lindsay Almond Jr. Edward L. Ayers * 4.1/5
7.4 No Way Out 1950 Crime Drama Film-Noir Film-Noir Thriller Joseph L. Mankiewicz Richard Widmark Linda Darnell Stephen McNally * 3.6/5
7.4 Blackboard Jungle 1955 Crime Drama Richard Brooks Glenn Ford Anne Francis Louis Calhern * 3.6/5
7.2 The Spencer Tracy Legacy a Tribute By Katharine Hepburn 1986 Documentary David Heeley Joan Bennett Angela Lansbury Elizabeth Taylor * 4.2/5
7.1 v Good bye My Lady 1956 Drama William A. Wellman Walter Brennan Phil Harris Brandon De Wilde
6.6 The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 Biography Drama History George Stevens Max von Sydow Dorothy McGuire Charlton Heston * 3.7/5
6.4 The Watsons Go to Birmingham 2013 Drama Family History Kenny Leon Bryce Clyde Jenkins Harrison Knight Skai Jackson * 4.2/5
6.0 Free of Eden 1998 Drama Leon Ichaso Sidney Poitier, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Phylicia Rashad
6.5 Fast Forward 1985 Drama Musical Sidney Poitier John Scott Clough Don Franklin Tamara Mark * 2.6/5
7.5 v Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley 2013 Comedy Documentary Whoopi Goldberg Debbie Allen Kaye Ballard Harry Belafonte
6.1 The March 2013 Documentary John Akomfrah Denzel Washington, Martin Luther King, Clarence Jones * 3.1/5

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