Group Effort: Ten Best Ensemble Casts

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  • Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • The Color Purple
  • Roots
  • The Best Man
  • Brown Sugar
  • Boomerang
  • Crash
  • Glory
  • The Women of Brewster Place
  • American Gangster

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

While it may seem that the more stars packed into a film the better, an ensemble cast is actually a delicate balancing act of personalities and talents. But when filmmakers get it right, it could result in a massive hit.  

Lee Daniels' The Butler tops our list of movies with the best ensemble casts. The film boasts four Oscar nominees including director Lee Daniels and a winner in lead actor Forest Whitaker along with some of the best talent in Black Hollywood. Plus, Oprah returns to film after 15 years. The flick debuted at No. 1 at the box office.  

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