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List of Anthony Anderson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Departed (2006)
15
4
The Departed
R
15
4

This Academy Award-winning crime drama is a tale of two newly graduated officers from Massachusetts State Police Academy. Billy Costigan goes undercover to gain the trust of Irish-American mobster Frank Costello, while Costello's protégé Colin Sullivan joins the police as his informer. Chaos ensues as both try to expose the other in order to survive.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
2. Hustle & Flow (2005)
13
2
Hustle & Flow
R
13
2

DJay, a pimp, is suffering from mid-life crisis. However, when he meets a friend of his, who is a musician, he gets inspired to make a career in rap music. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Key
Director:
Craig Brewer
Genres:
Music, Drama, Crime
3. Transformers (2007)
14
3
Transformers
PG-13
14
3

Two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, reach earth in search of Allspark, a mystical talisman with unlimited power for its possessor. The former wants it to end war and reconstruct their planet while the latter intends to create an army. Caught in between this interstellar battle is Sam Witwicky, a teenager, who is strangely connected to Allspark.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
4. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
11
2
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
R
11
2

The stoner comedy follows friends Harold Lee and Kumar Patel who decide to visit a nearby White Castle fast-food outlet after smoking marijuana. What follows is a series of comical misadventures, including encountering Neil Patrick Harris high on ecstasy, racist police officers, rednecks, before they can reach their favorite burgers.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Danny Leiner
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
5. Liberty Heights (1999)
12
3
Liberty Heights
R
12
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Drama, Music, Romance
Star Cast:
Kevin Sussman, Bebe Neuwirth, Adrien Brody, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster, Shane West
6. Life (1999)
12
2
Life
R
12
2

This science fiction film revolves around a group of scientists who discover evidence of extra-terrestrial life on Mars. However, they realize that this life-form is not only extremely intelligent, but it is also dangerous, and may threaten all life on Earth.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Cookie
Director:
Ted Demme
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes
7. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
10
2
Me, Myself & Irene
R
10
2

Charlie Baileygates is a veteran Rhode Island state trooper who has been taken advantage of by those around him. Due to years of abuse, Charlie develops a split personality named Hank. Would a psychiatrist be able to help him? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jamaal
Director:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Chris Cooper, Traylor Howard, Renée Zellweger, Mongo Brownlee, Jerod Mixon
8. Small Town Crime (2017)
10
2
Small Town Crime
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Teddy Banks
Director:
Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
James Lafferty, Caity Lotz, Robert Forster, Clifton Collins Jr.
9. Beats (2019)
11
2
Beats
TV-MA
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Romelo Reese
Director:
Chris Robinson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Uzo Aduba, Khalil Everage , Evan J Simpson , Ashley Jackson
10. Grudge Match (2013)
10
2
Grudge Match
PG-13
10
2

Back in 1980s, boxers Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen were fierce rivals until Razor suddenly announced his retirement, leaving a three match series unresolved, thus effectively ending their career. 30 years later, a boxing promoter approaches him to face Kid in one last bout and he grudgingly accepts the challenge. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Segal
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Sport
11. Barbershop (2002)
12
2
Barbershop
PG-13
12
2

The first in the Barbershop series, the film features daily goings-on in a South-side Chicago barbershop. Calvin, who has big plans for future, feels that the barbershop inherited from his father is a burden and waste of time. After selling it to the local loan shark, he realizes the legacy his father had passed on to him, and resolves to get it back.

As:
Cast
Role:
J.D.
Director:
Tim Story
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
12. Scream 4 (2011)
12
3
Scream 4
R
12
3

The fourth installment in the Scream franchise follows Sidney Prescott returning to Woodsboro on the fifteenth anniversary of the Woodsboro murders by the killer known as Ghostface. Unfortunately, her return also coincides with the return of Ghostface who starts killing again, putting Sidney and her loved ones in mortal danger. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Wes Craven
Genres:
Horror, Mystery
13. Two Can Play That Game (2001)
11
2
Two Can Play That Game
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony
Director:
Mark Brown
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Gabrielle Union
14. Romeo Must Die (2000)
12
2
Romeo Must Die
R
12
2

When Han Sing, a former cop, hears that his younger brother is killed in Oakland, he escapes from his prison in Hong Kong and reaches America. There he finds his father engaged in a joint business venture with a black real estate developer and the two are acquiring properties for a businessman. Quickly he begins investigating the cause of his brother’s death.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Aaliyah, Jet Li, Delroy Lindo, Russell Wong, Isaiah Washington
16. The Breaks (1999)
10
3
The Breaks
R
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Inmate #1
Director:
Eric Meza
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Benjamin, Isaiah Barnes, Max Becker, Paula Bel
19. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
11
2
Cradle 2 the Grave
R
11
2

When Anthony Fait, a master thief, pulls up a jewel heist and escapes from the pursuing SWAT team, Su, a Taiwanese agent, manages to tail him, hoping to retrieve the black diamonds he has stolen. Meanwhile, hoping to lay his hands on the diamonds, a rival gang leader kidnaps Fait’s daughter, compelling Fait and Su to join hands. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy
Director:
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Jet Li, Kelly Hu, Tom Arnold, DMX
21. Scary Movie 3 (2003)
10
2
Scary Movie 3
PG-13
10
2

In this satirical movie, news reporter Cindy Campbell learns about a sinister videotape which spells death for its viewers. Cindy has a notion that there is a connection of some sort between the videotape and the crop circles that are mysteriously formed on Tom Logan’s farm. Fearing an alien invasion, she knows she must help the President avert the attack. 

As:
Cast
Director:
David Zucker
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
22. Exit Wounds (2001)
10
2
Exit Wounds
R
10
2

Exit Wounds is an action crime thriller film, which tells the story of Orin Boyd, a tough cop in an inner-city precinct, who learns about a web of dirty cops and corruption. Eventually, he starts uncovering some big conspiracies. 

As:
Cast
Role:
T.K. Johnson
Director:
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Steven Seagal, Eva Mendes, Michael Jai White, DMX, Isaiah Washington
23. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
8
2
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lone Wolf Morales
Director:
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Veronica Cartwright, Addison Timlin, Gary Cole, Joshua Leonard, Spencer Treat Clark
25. The Back-up Plan (2010)
8
2
The Back-up Plan
PG-13
8
2

Previously known as Plan B, the film explores the relationship between Joe, who is fed up with waiting for the right man, and Stan who bumps into her the day she undergoes artificial insemination. Continuing to bump into each other, they fall in love. But by that time, Joe realizes that she is pregnant and does not know how to break the news to Stan.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Playground Dad
Director:
Alan Poul
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Tom Bosley, Rowan Blanchard, Alex O'Loughlin, Michaela Watkins, Eric Christian Olsen
26. The Power of Few (2013)
8
2
The Power of Few
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Junkshow
Director:
Leone Marucci
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Christian Slater, Christopher Walken, Q'orianka Kilcher, Fisher Ashworth
27. Big Momma's House (2000)
11
2
Big Momma's House
PG-13
11
2

Special agent Malcolm Turner, an expert at disguise, is assigned to nab an escaped bank-robber. The criminal is expected to meet his ex-girlfriend Sherry who may have a part of the loot. Sherry is about to visit her long-separated granny in Georgia. So, with disguise tricks, Malcolm turns into oversized, belligerent Southern Granny Big Momma, and carries his role to perfection.

As:
Cast
Director:
Raja Gosnell
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Action
29. Trippin' (1999)
9
3
Trippin'
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
David Raynr
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Naomi Campbell, Donald Faison, Deon Richmond, Maia Campbell
30. Scary Movie 4 (2006)
9
2
Scary Movie 4
PG-13
9
2

Following her husband's death, broke and lonely, Cindy Campbell, takes job in a haunted house and falls for her divorced neighbor Tom Ryan. However, when her future plans are disrupted by an alien invasion, she is instructed by the ghost of a Japanese boy to travel to a hidden village to learn how to stop the aliens.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mahalik
Director:
David Zucker
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
31. 3 Strikes (2000)
10
1
3 Strikes
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Director:
DJ Pooh
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Meagan Good, Mike Epps, Brian Hooks, N'Bushe Wright
32. Kangaroo Jack (2003)
9
1
Kangaroo Jack
PG
9
1

Two childhood friends get involved with the mob, and are forced to deliver some money to Australia. Things get complicated when their money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

As:
Cast
Role:
Louis Booker
Director:
David McNally
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family
Star Cast:
Michael Shannon, Christopher Walken, Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren, Marton Csokas
33. My Baby's Daddy (2004)
7
1
My Baby's Daddy
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
G
Director:
Cheryl Dunye
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Amy Sedaris, John Amos, Russell Peters, Eddie Griffin
34. Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)
7
2
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
PG
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Derek
Director:
Kevin Allen
Genres:
Romance, Family, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frankie Muniz, Keith David, Daniel Roebuck, Cynthia Stevenson
35. King's Ransom (2005)
9
1
King's Ransom
PG-13
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Malcolm King
Director:
Jeffrey W. Byrd
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Regina Hall, Donald Faison, Charlie Murphy, Jay Mohr
36. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
7
1
Urban Legends: Final Cut
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
John Ottman
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Jacinda Barrett, Jennifer Morrison, Eva Mendes, Hart Bochner, Loretta Devine, Matthew Davis
37. Hot Bot (2016)
5
1
Hot Bot
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Frazier
Director:
Michael Polish
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Faison, David Shackelford, Zack Pearlman, Doug Haley
38. Matumbo Goldberg (2009)
11
2
Matumbo Goldberg
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Pearlstein
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Scott Whyte, Rob Pearlstein, J. Robin Miller, Adrian Cruz
39. You Laugh But It's True (2011)
11
2
You Laugh But It's True
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
David Paul Meyer
Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Trevor Noah, Loyiso Gola, Rabin Harduth, Kagiso Lediga, David Newton
40. 2013 Soul Train Awards (2013)
11
2
2013 Soul Train Awards
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Tony McCuin
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Debbie Allen, Ashanti, Durrell Babbs, Jon B.
42. Steppin: The Movie (2009)
5
1
Steppin: The Movie
PG-13
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Trevor
Director:
Michael Taliferro
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Avery, Wesley Jonathan, Chrystee Pharris, Monica Allgeier
43. The Osbourne Family Christmas Special (2003)
5
1
The Osbourne Family Christmas Special
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
C.B. Harding, Andee Kuroda
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Music
Star Cast:
Carmen Electra, J.C. Chasez, Adam Carolla, Big Boi

TV Movie(s)

44. Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 (2006)
14
2
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1
TV-MA
14
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Gary Binkow, Anthony Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Katt Williams, André Benjamin, Lil Jon, Cam'ron
45. Alien Avengers (1996)
8
3
Alien Avengers
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Lev L. Spiro
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
George Wendt, Shanna Reed, Christopher M. Brown, Anastasia Sakelaris

Animation(s)

Ferdinand (2017)
Ferdinand
TV-G
Plot:

Ferdinand is an animated adventure comedy film which tells the story of a soft-hearted bull named Ferdinand who is captured after he is mistaken for a dangerous beast. In order to return to his family, he teams up with a bunch of misfits.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Carlos Saldanha
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Animation
Hoodwinked! (2005)
Hoodwinked!
PG
Plot:

Based on the famous folktale, the film shows Little Red Riding Hood arriving at her Granny’s home only to find Big Bad Wolf impersonating as the old woman. As the wolf tries to attack her, Granny jumps out of the closet and an axe-wielding woodman jumps in through the window. When the police arrive at the scene they start asking everyone their version of the story. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Bill Stork (voice)
Director:
Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech
Genres:
Action, Crime, Family, Mystery, Comedy, Animation
Blaze and the Monster Machines (2014)
Blaze and the Monster Machines
As:
Cast
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Animation, Action
Star Cast:
Joe Manganiello, Chris Parnell, Melissa Rauch, Charlie Adler

TV Shows and Videos

Diablo III (2012)
Diablo III
M
As:
Cast
Director:
Nicholas S. Carpenter
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
Troy Baker, Dorian Harewood, Brian George, Jason Marsden
High Incident (1996)
High Incident
As:
Cast
Director:
D.J. Caruso, Charles Haid, Michael Katleman, Ralph Winter, Whitney Ransick
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Alexa Vega, Debra Jo Rupp, Lucy Liu, Matt Beck, Matt Craven, Cole Hauser, David Keith
Eating America with Anthony Anderson (2014)
Eating America with Anthony Anderson
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host (8 episodes, 2014)
Hang Time (1995)
Hang Time
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Young, Julie Benz, Daniella Deutscher, Megan Parlen
Malcolm & Eddie (1996)
Malcolm & Eddie
As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Schiller, John Tracy, Mark Cendrowski, Ken Whittingham, Tony Singletary
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Pryor, Corbin Bleu, Shemar Moore, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Mr. T, Eddie Griffin, Karen Malina White
All About the Andersons (2003)
All About the Andersons
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Anthony Anderson (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Homewood P.I. (2000)
Homewood P.I.
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Bear Powell (1 episode)
Star Cast:
Kaley Cuoco, Tony Danza, Colleen Flynn, Fulvio Cecere
Grown-ish (2018)
Grown-ish
TV-14
As:
Cast, Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Yara Shahidi, Chris Parnell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Francia Raisa
Reed Between the Lines (2011)
Reed Between the Lines
As:
Cast
Director:
Leonard R. Garner Jr., Oz Scott, Sheldon Epps, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Mary Lou Belli
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Romeo Miller, Tracee Ellis Ross, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Nadji Jeter, Zoé Hendrix
K-Ville (2007)
K-Ville
As:
Cast
Role:
Marlin Boulet (11 episodes, 2007-2008)
Genres:
Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Adrienne Barbeau, Cole Hauser, John Carroll Lynch, Tawny Cypress
Guys with Kids (2012)
Guys with Kids
As:
Cast
Role:
Gary (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
Director:
Michael Lembeck, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Ken Whittingham, Betsy Thomas
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eva Amurri, Jesse Bradford, Tempestt Bledsoe, Zach Cregger, Erinn Hayes
Bizarre Bracket Behavior (2013)
Bizarre Bracket Behavior
As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Cairo, Shaye Ogbonna
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Janina Gavankar, Common, Danny Pudi, Calais Campbell
To Tell the Truth (2016)
To Tell the Truth
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host (22 episodes, 2016-2017)
Genres:
Game-Show
Star Cast:
Betty White, Jalen Rose, NeNe Leakes, Doris Bowman
Matumbo Goldberg (2011)
Matumbo Goldberg
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Matumbo Goldberg (5 episodes, 2011)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Lerner, Jenna Elfman, Rob Pearlstein, J. Robin Miller
Harry (2016)
Harry
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (5 episodes, 2016-2017)
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Harry Connick Jr., Danny Seo, Jill Goodacre, Jessie Graff
Def Jam: Icon (2007)
Def Jam: Icon
M
As:
Cast
Role:
Troy Dollar (voice)
Director:
Michael P. Kennedy, David Galloway
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Music, Action
Star Cast:
Russell Simmons, Fat Joe, Tim Dadabo, K.D. Aubert
Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson (2017)
Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself / ... (10 episodes, 2017)
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Alonzo Bodden, Tiffany Haddish, Dave Salmoni, Jules Sylvester
Richie Rich (2015)
Richie Rich
TV-G
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kiff VandenHeuvel, Jenna Ortega, Jake Brennan, Lauren Taylor
Weekends at the DL (2005)
Weekends at the DL
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (3 episodes, 2005)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Kenny, Billy Dee Williams, Tom Agna, D.L. Hughley