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List of Cuba Gooding Jr. Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
32
1
Boyz n the Hood
R
32
1

After getting into a fight, Tre Styles is sent to live with his strict father Furious Styles, who instills in him values like self-respect and responsibility despite living in a crime-filled neighborhood. He is friends with less fortunate half-brothers Ricky, an aspiring athlete, and hotheaded Doughboy who gradually succumbs to a life of violence, dragging his friends along.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II, Miya McGhee
3. A Few Good Men (1992)
30
2
A Few Good Men
R
30
2

After two US Marines kill another, Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway proposes to defend them suspecting that they acted on a "code red" order from above. When the case is instead assigned to Liutentent Daniel Kaffee, known for seeking plea bargains, Galloway convinces him to take the case to court and question Colonel Nathan Jessup despite lack of evidence.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
4. Men of Honor (2000)
39
1
Men of Honor
R
39
1

Inspired by true events, the film chronicles the journey of Carl Brashear, the son of a sharecropper, who joins the recently desegregated US Navy to become the first African American master diver. However, he has to overcome his lack of education and battle against his embittered trainer, Billy Sunday, who has been ordered to ensure that Brashear fails.

As:
Cast
Role:
Chief Carl Brashear
Director:
George Tillman Jr.
Genres:
Drama, Biography
5. As Good as It Gets (1997)
21
2
As Good as It Gets
PG-13
21
2

Melvin Udall, a popular romance novelist has OCD and is rude to everyone around. His routine life is shaken when his neighbour is assaulted and he is entrusted to take care of his dog. Moreover, the only waitress who puts up with his nuisance in the restaurant he visits is ready to leave the job to take care of her critically ill son.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Sachs
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
6. Jerry Maguire (1996)
26
4
Jerry Maguire
TV-14
26
4

When a 35-year-old sports agent working for Sports Management International (SMI) experiences a life-altering epiphany and decides to change the course of his career, all hell breaks loose. Inspired by the real-life story of sports agent Leigh Steinberg, the movie was a critical and commercial hit.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rod Tidwell
Director:
Cameron Crowe
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
7. Selma (2014)
19
4
Selma
PG-13
19
4

In 1965, the African-American citizens of Alabama found it difficult to register to vote, though the Constitution allotted them same rights as the whites. When Martin Luther King Jr.’s meeting with President Lyndon Johnson did not bear fruit, King, accompanied by many African-American activists, led a march from Selma to Montgomery amidst intense opposition; finally achieving Voting Rights Acts of 1965.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ava DuVernay
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Tim Roth, David Oyelowo, Martin Sheen, Giovanni Ribisi, Carmen Ejogo, Jim France, Trinity Simone
8. What Dreams May Come (1998)
22
2
What Dreams May Come
PG-13
22
2

This adaption of Ronald Bass 1978 novel of the same name tells the tale of a couple—Chris and Annie—who lose their children in an accident. Their attempt to get back to their life is further shattered when Chris is killed and a brokenhearted Annie ends her life. Chris finds himself in heaven but is aghast to know that Annie is in hell and sets out save her with the help of Albert.

As:
Cast
Role:
Albert Lewis
Director:
Vincent Ward
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
9. The Butler (2013)
18
3
The Butler
PG-13
18
3

Loosely based on the life of Eugene Allen, the movie tells the story of African-American Cecil Gaines who went from being an enslaved plantation worker to a butler at the White House in 1957. He becomes a witness to some of America’s most iconic political moments, including the birth of the Civil Rights Act. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Lee Daniels
Genres:
Drama, Biography
10. Coming to America (1988)
18
1
Coming to America
R
18
1

The crown prince of Zamunda, Akeem Joffer, leads a luxurious life and is supposed to marry a girl of his parent’s choice. However, he decides to choose his life partner himself and along with his aide, Semmi, travels to Queens for the purpose. Disguised as poor student, he finds his perfect match in Lisa McDowell, but she has a boyfriend and her father does not approve of him.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
11. Radio (2003)
20
3
Radio
PG
20
3

Based on a true-life story of a friendship-bond. Football-coach Harold Jones at T.L. Hanna High School, Anderson, South Carolina, takes an intellectually challenged African-American student, James Robert ‘Radio’ Kennedy under his wings, developing a strong bond that boosts Radio’s self-confidence. Though Jones faces resistance when fans and parents feel that Radio is hindrance for team’s success, Radio proves inspiration for his community.

As:
Cast
Role:
Radio
Director:
Michael Tollin
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Debra Winger, Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson
12. Outbreak (1995)
20
1
Outbreak
R
20
1

An African monkey carries a deadly virus into a small Californian town. Those infected, with only few hours in hand, have very little chance of survival. Dr. Sam Daniels, an army doctor struggling with his personal issues, now has very little time to find a cure. Moreover, the virus itself has a secret behind, which some want to protect.

As:
Cast
Role:
Major Salt
Director:
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action
13. Life of a King (2013)
14
1
Life of a King
PG-13
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Eugene
Director:
Jake Goldberger
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Haysbert, J.D. Walsh, George Dick, Alex Hill 3
14. Judgment Night (1993)
18
1
Judgment Night
R
18
1

Four young friends are going for a boxing match. But since there is too much traffic on the way, they decide to take a shortcut. However, they soon end up in a dangerous neighborhood, and become witnesses to a murder by Fallon, a gang leader. Now, they have to run for their lives, as Fallon doesn’t want to leave any witnesses.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Peterson
Director:
Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
15. A Murder of Crows (1998)
23
2
A Murder of Crows
R
23
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lawson Russell
Director:
Rowdy Herrington
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Tom Berenger, Eric Stoltz, Mark Pellegrino, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
16. Instinct (1999)
17
2
Instinct
R
17
2

A renowned anthropologist goes missing in the jungles and appears years later, after he murders two poachers who were killing the gorillas that he was studying. After he is imprisoned, a young psychiatrist tries to evaluate him.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Theo Caulder
Director:
Jon Turteltaub
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
17. Gladiator (1992)
19
2
Gladiator
R
19
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Abraham Lincoln Haines
Director:
Rowdy Herrington
Genres:
Action, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Ossie Davis, Brian Dennehy, James Marshall, Richard Lexsee
19. Don Jon (2013)
12
1
Don Jon
R
12
1

Jon Martello, an Italian American bartender living in New Jersey, is addicted to porn. He meets and begins an affair with Barbara but is still dissatisfied and cannot leave his old habit. However, when he meets Esther, he begins to understand the true meaning of love and relationship.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
20. Rat Race (2001)
16
2
Rat Race
PG-13
16
2

Eccentric business magnate Donald Sinclair devises a race from Las Vegas to Silver City, Mexico, for the high rollers of his Las Vegas Casino. The US $2 million prize money is kept in a train station locker but the journey proves to be more than what the contestants can handle. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Owen Templeton
Director:
Jerry Zucker
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
21. Pearl Harbor (2001)
18
1
Pearl Harbor
PG-13
18
1

Rafe and Danny, two boyhood friends, join WWII as first lieutenants and Rafe falls in love with Evelyn, a nurse. Rafe, who volunteers to fight with the British, is shot down and is presumed dead, while Evelyn finds solace in the company of Danny. However, Rafe comes back on the eve of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Action, War, History
22. Zoolander (2001)
9
3
Zoolander
R
9
3

Dimwitted Derek Zoolander is devastated after he fails to win the top male fashion model honor and is disowned by his family for being unable to assist his father and brothers in the coal mines. Fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu gives him a new lease of life, but is actually planning to brainwash him into assassinating Malaysia's Prime Minister.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
23. Blown Away (1994)
15
1
Blown Away
R
15
1

As a serial bomber, targeting Boston bomb-squad members, kills a close friend of the recently retired explosive expert Jimmy Dove, he returns to help find the bomber. Dove soon identifies the man behind the bombings as former-colleague, radical Irishman Ryan Gaerity, who had escaped from prison to avenge Dove, whom he held responsible for his imprisonment. But can Dove stop the mad bomber? 

As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller
24. Freedom (2014)
13
1
Freedom
R
13
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Samuel
Director:
Peter Cousens
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
David Rasche, William Sadler, Sharon Leal, Kimberly Nichole
25. Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
14
1
Wrong Turn at Tahoe
R
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Joshua
Director:
Franck Khalfoun
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Harvey Keitel, Miguel Ferrer, Louis Mandylor, Alex Meneses
26. Red Tails (2012)
14
2
Red Tails
PG-13
14
2

This war drama film tells the story of three African-American pilots who were mostly kept on the ground due to segregation. However, they eventually find a chance to be a part of the Tuskegee training program. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Major Emanuelle Stance
Director:
Anthony Hemingway
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Drama, War, History
27. Shadowboxer (2005)
18
2
Shadowboxer
R
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mikey
Director:
Lee Daniels
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Helen Mirren, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Vanessa Ferlito, Macy Gray
28. The Fighting Temptations (2003)
17
1
The Fighting Temptations
PG-13
17
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Lynn
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Steve Harvey, Mike Epps, Wendell Pierce, LaTanya Richardson Jackson
30. Lightning Jack (1994)
15
1
Lightning Jack
PG-13
15
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Doyle
Director:
Simon Wincer
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Hogan, Pat Hingle, Roger Daltrey, Beverly D'Angelo
31. Dirty (2005)
13
3
Dirty
R
13
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Fisher
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Wood Harris, Keith David, Brittany Daniel, Clifton Collins Jr.
32. What Love Is (2007)
12
2
What Love Is
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom
Director:
Mars Callahan
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Sean Astin, Anne Heche, Matthew Lillard, Mars Callahan
33. The Hit List (2011)
16
3
The Hit List
R
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonas Arbor
Director:
William Kaufman
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Cole Hauser, Jonathan LaPaglia, Drew Waters, Ginny Weirick
34. Machete Kills (2013)
10
2
Machete Kills
R
10
2

Machete-wielding ex-Federal agent, Machete Cortez, is hired by the US President Rathcock to hunt down and kill Marcos Mendez, who is threatening to fire a nuclear missile. Machete travels to Mexico and is immediately hunted by assassins and cartels. He catches up to Mendez only to find a megalomaniac Luther Voz to be the main villain.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Rodriguez
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Crime, Thriller
35. Snow Dogs (2002)
18
1
Snow Dogs
PG
18
1

Snow Dogs is an adventure comedy film which revolves around Dr Ted Brooks, a dentist based in Miami, who inherits a pack of sled dogs. However, if he doesn’t learn the tricks of the trade, he will lose the dogs to a mountain man named Thunder Jack.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ted Brooks
Director:
Brian Levant
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Sport, Comedy
37. Chill Factor (1999)
14
1
Chill Factor
R
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Arlo
Director:
Hugh Johnson
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Peter Firth, David Paymer, Hudson Leick, Skeet Ulrich
38. Linewatch (2008)
8
2
Linewatch
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Dixon
Director:
Kevin Bray
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Evan Ross, Dean Norris, Omari Hardwick, Malieek Straughter
40. Boat Trip (2002)
16
1
Boat Trip
R
16
1

After they make an insensitive remark, a travel agent decides to play a prank on two straight friends, and they end up on a cruise ship meant only for gay men.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry Robinson
Director:
Mort Nathan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
41. One in the Chamber (2012)
10
1
One in the Chamber
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Carver
Director:
William Kaufman
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dolph Lundgren, Andrew Bicknell, Louis Mandylor, Claudia Bassols
42. End Game (2006)
9
1
End Game
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex Thomas
Director:
Andy Cheng
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
43. Hardwired (2009)
6
1
Hardwired
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Luke Gibson
Director:
Ernie Barbarash
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Val Edward Kilmer, Tatiana Maslany, Val Kilmer, Michael Ironside, Eric Breker
44. Absolute Deception (2013)
11
1
Absolute Deception
R
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
FBI Agent John Nelson
Director:
Brian Trenchard-Smith
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Chris Betts, Evert McQueen, Ty Hungerford
46. Norbit (2007)
9
2
Norbit
PG-13
9
2

Norbit, and his best friend, Kate, grew up in an orphanage which doubles as a Chinese restaurant. They are separated when Kate gets adopted. Norbit later gets married to a tyrannical, overweight, and abusive girl named Rasputia. When Kate re-enters his life, Norbit tries to find his way back to his one true love Kate.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Robbins
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Katt Williams, Charlie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Eddie Murphy, Terry Crews, Clifton Powell, Lester Speight
47. The Devil's Tomb (2009)
9
0
The Devil's Tomb
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Mack
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Henry Rollins, Taryn Manning, Valerie Cruz, Franky G
48. Lies & Illusions (2009)
6
0
Lies & Illusions
R
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Isaac Kahn
Director:
Tibor Takács
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Christian Slater, Christa Campbell, Sarah Ann Schultz, Robert Giardina
49. Daddy Day Camp (2007)
12
0
Daddy Day Camp
PG
12
0

In order to provide his child with the luxuries which he had never experienced, a father decides to launch a summer day camp for his son. However, things don’t go as planned and he faces financial difficulties, as well as competition from a rival camp.

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Hinton
Director:
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Lochlyn Munro, Richard Gant, Tamala Jones, Paul Rae
50. The Way of War (2009)
6
0
The Way of War
R
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
David Wolf
Director:
John R. Carter
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bobby Lashley, Clarence Williams III, John Terry, Lance Reddick
51. Sing (1989)
9
1
Sing
PG-13
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Baskin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lorraine Bracco, Louise Lasser, Peter Dobson, Jessica Steen, George DiCenzo
53. Trading Favors (1997)
5
1
Trading Favors
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Sondra Locke
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Alanna Ubach, George Dzundza, Frances Fisher, Rosanna Arquette
54. In the Shadows (2001)
6
2
In the Shadows
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Draven
Director:
Ric Roman Waugh
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Matthew Modine, James Caan, Joey Lauren Adams, Lillo Brancato
55. Judgement (1992)
7
1
Judgement
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
William Sachs
Genres:
Music, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Elliott Gould, Karen Black, Ed Lauter, Francesco Quinn

TV Movie(s)

1. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
9
3
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Carson
Director:
Thomas Carter
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis, Harron Atkins, Ele Bardha
3. Daybreak (1993)
12
1
Daybreak
R
12
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Torch
Director:
Stephen Tolkin
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Phil Hartman, Martha Plimpton, Moira Kelly, Omar Epps
4. Summoned (2013)
7
1
Summoned
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Callendar
Director:
Peter Sullivan
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
James Hong, Tichina Arnold, Ashley Scott, Bailey Chase
5. Firelight (2012)
10
2
Firelight
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
DJ
Director:
Darnell Martin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Q'orianka Kilcher, DeWanda Wise, Rivka Rivera, Yakini Horn
6. Guilty (2013)
7
1
Guilty
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
William 'Billy' Remz
Director:
McG
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Amurri, Eva Amurri Martino, Amy Hargreaves, Julian Morris, Caitlin McHugh
7. Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice (1990)
6
1
Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Pop Top (unconfirmed)
Director:
Aaron Lipstadt
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Dennis Franz, Will Patton, Jeff Kaake, Trish Johnson
8. Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (1992)
6
1
Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story
M
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Kevin Hooks
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carla Gugino, Anna Maria Horsford, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Taurean Blacque

Animation(s)

The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (2007)
The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends
G
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Grosvenor, Jamie Mitchell
Genres:
Animation, Musical, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Sandra Oh, Jeff Bennett, Anndi McAfee, Aria Noelle Curzon
Home on the Range (2004)
Home on the Range
PG
Plot:

Home on the Range is an animated comedy western film which is about the resident animals of a farm, who decide go on a bounty hunting mission, for a notorious outlaw, in an effort to save their farm.

As:
Cast
Director:
Will Finn, John Sanford
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Animation, Family, Western
Star Cast:
A Dairy Tale (2004)
A Dairy Tale
As:
Cast
Director:
Will Finn, John Sanford
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Joe Flaherty, Jennifer Tilly, Charlie Dell

TV Shows and Videos

Forever (2014)
Forever
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Jace Alexander, Peter Lauer, John T. Kretchmer, Zetna Fuentes, David Warren
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Caleb McLaughlin, Hilarie Burton, Jane Seymour, Joel David Moore, Donnie Keshawarz, Ioan Gruffudd
Nasty Boys (1989)
Nasty Boys
As:
Cast
Director:
Vern Gillum
Genres:
Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Benjamin Bratt, Jeff Kaake, Don Franklin, Sandy McPeak, James Pax
Better Days (1986)
Better Days
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Randee Heller, Chip McAllister, Raphael Sbarge, Guy Killum
Timmy Muldoon and the Search for the Shadoweyes Bandit (2013)
Timmy Muldoon and the Search for the Shadoweyes Bandit
As:
Cast
Role:
Shadoweyes
Director:
Tony Yacenda
Genres:
Short, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Jon Bernthal, Sean Carrigan, Suzanne Quast, Owen Teague
Amen (1986)
Amen
As:
Cast
Director:
Shelley Jensen, Lee Shallat Chemel, Gary Shimokawa, Herbert Kenwith, John Sgueglia
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kevin Pollak, Halle Berry, Sherman Hemsley, Anna Maria Horsford, Roz Ryan, Clifton Davis
Lightfield's Home Videos (2006)
Lightfield's Home Videos
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Lightfield Lewis
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Juliette Lewis, James Caan, Lightfield Lewis, Beck
Live-In (1989)
Live-In
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew D. Weyman, Valentine Mayer
Star Cast:
Tiffani Thiessen, Ray Walston, Kimberley Farr, Lightfield Lewis, Allison Lindsay, Melissa Lindsay
Ticking Clock (2011)
Ticking Clock
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Lewis Hicks
Director:
Ernie Barbarash
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Neal McDonough, Yancey Arias, Nicki Aycox, Danielle Nicolet

Cuba Gooding Jr. Awards

Academy Awards
Jerry Maguire Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1997