Wow! Lilies of the Field (1963) is another Sidney Poitier film I’ve been dying to see for such a long time. And I was not disappointed! A sleeper hit, Sidney’s performance in the film earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the first African American to win the Best Actor Oscar. The messages in the film are just as timely today as they were when the film was released in 1963. This is definitely a film you must watch!