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List of Isaac Hayes Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Escape from New York (1981)
14
3
Escape from New York
R
14
3

In an alternate reality, Manhattan Island in New York City has been converted into a maximum security prison following a 400% increase in crime in the United States. When Air Force One is hijacked and the President is crash-landed into the island, former Special Forces soldier and convicted robber, Snake Plissken, is coerced into launching a rescue initiative.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Duke
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action
2. Truck Turner (1974)
14
3
Truck Turner
R
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mac 'Truck' Turner
Director:
Jonathan Kaplan
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Nichelle Nichols, Scatman Crothers, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks
3. Hustle & Flow (2005)
14
3
Hustle & Flow
R
14
3

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
Director:
Craig Brewer
Genres:
Music, Drama, Crime
4. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
11
2
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
PG-13
11
2

Captured during the Crusades, Robin Hood escapes and returns to England, which is now run by Prince John in the absence of King Richard. He leads a rebellion when he learns that John killed his family and snatched his estate, but soon draws the attention of Maid Marian, who is seeking a man to open her chastity belt.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
6. Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
12
2
Six Ways to Sunday
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Bernstein
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Norman Reedus, Adrien Brody, Debbie Harry, Clark Gregg, Paul D'Amato
7. It Could Happen to You (1994)
11
2
It Could Happen to You
PG
11
2

The kind-hearted NYPD officer Charlie Lang realizes that he has no money to tip the luckless waitress Yvonne Biasi at the diner. He promises to share half of his lottery winnings with her as a tip. The next day he wins $4 million and decides to keep his word. This enrages his wife, Muriel, who starts finding ways to take it all.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Angel Dupree
Director:
Andrew Bergman
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Rosie Perez, Stanley Tucci, Emily Deschanel, Bridget Fonda, Wendell Pierce
9. Tough Guys (1974)
10
2
Tough Guys
PG
10
2

When $1 million are stolen from a bank, Policeman Lee Stevens is framed in the robbery case, and is removed from the force. Ex-convict Father Charlie, who wishes to avenge the death of his friend, helps Lee to track down the machine gun killer responsible for the bank robbery mystery that encompasses the entire city. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lee
Director:
Duccio Tessari
Genres:
Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Lino Ventura, William Berger, Paula Kelly, Fred Williamson
10. Shaft (2000)
10
2
Shaft
R
10
2

NYPD Detective John Shaft II arrests Walter Wade, Jr. for the murder of Trey Howard but Wade escapes with a bail. Years later Wade is again arrested by Shaft. Now Shaft must fight corrupt officials, officers, and drug lords to keep the only witness of Trey’s murder safe and bring Wade to justice. 

As:
Cast
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
11. Escape from L.A. (1996)
10
2
Escape from L.A.
TV-MA
10
2

Cuban terrorist, Cuervo, manipulates President’s daughter, Utopia, into stealing a vital detonation device and fleeing to LA, which now is an autonomous island for deporting undesirables. The President appoints former-soldier, Snake Plissken, for this mission wherein he is injected with a virus that would kill him in 9 hours, before which he has to find Utopia, stop Cuervo, and retrieve the device.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
12. Reindeer Games (2000)
10
2
Reindeer Games
R
10
2

Nick has been corresponding from prison with a young woman named Ashley, who is waiting for him to be released.  However, when Nick is killed during a prison riot, his cellmate Rudy assumes his identity after being released, to get close to the former's girlfriend. Things take a turn when Rudy finds himself being forced into a casino robbery.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
13. Posse (1993)
10
2
Posse
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mario Van Peebles
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Billy Zane, Stephen Baldwin, Pam Grier, Mario Van Peebles, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Big Daddy Kane
16. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
8
2
Blues Brothers 2000
PG-13
8
2

Blues Brotherhood 2000 is an action comedy drama film which tells the story of Ellwood Blues, who after getting out of prison, attempt to reunite the old gang as well as find a few new partners in crime.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Music, Action, Musical, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
18. It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975)
8
2
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
PG
8
2

Sweeney, a divorced playwright whose career is on decline, is prepared to do anything to win his wife Georgina back. Though she is now married to a wealthy but mean builder, the two ex-s who are still in love, continue to sleep together. But as his slipshod plans, including abduction, crumble one by one, two inept police officers come chasing after him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Moriarty
Director:
John Trent
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Candy, Yvonne De Carlo, Anthony Newley, Lloyd Bochner
19. Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
12
2
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Reid
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Al Freeman Jr., Paula Kelly, Phylicia Rashad, Leon
20. Only the Strong Survive (2002)
11
2
Only the Strong Survive
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
Genres:
Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Wilson Pickett, Mary Wilson
21. Ninth Street (1999)
11
2
Ninth Street
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tippytoe
Director:
Kevin Willmott, Tim Rebman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Don Washington, Kevin Willmott, Nadine Griffith
22. Code... Death: Frontera Sur (1993)
11
2
Code... Death: Frontera Sur
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Moro
Director:
Ernesto García Cabral, Hugo Stiglitz
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
David Carradine, Hugo Stiglitz, Roberto 'Flaco' Guzmán, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
23. Acting on Impulse (1993)
10
2
Acting on Impulse
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Sam Irvin
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Cassandra Peterson, Patrick Bauchau, Nancy Allen, C. Thomas Howell
24. Dead Dog (2001)
10
2
Dead Dog
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Goode
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Sisto, Reathel Bean, Emily Cline, Liche Ariza
25. Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996)
10
2
Oblivion 2: Backlash
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Buster
Director:
Sam Irvin
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
George Takei, Meg Foster, Carel Struycken, Andrew Divoff
26. Guilty as Charged (1991)
9
2
Guilty as Charged
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Aloysius
Director:
Sam Irvin
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lauren Hutton, Rod Steiger, Heather Graham, Lyman Ward
27. Dead Aim (1987)
10
3
Dead Aim
TV-14
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jamal
Director:
William VanDerKloot
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Darrell Larson, John Hancock, Ed Marinaro, Cassandra Gava
28. Oblivion (1994)
9
2
Oblivion
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Buster
Director:
Sam Irvin
Genres:
Western, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
George Takei, Meg Foster, Carel Struycken, Andrew Divoff
29. Illtown (1996)
9
2
Illtown
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Gomez
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Oscar Isaac, Michael Rapaport, Lili Taylor, Adam Trese, Kevin Corrigan
30. Dodge City: A Spaghetto Western (2004)
9
2
Dodge City: A Spaghetto Western
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Read Ridley
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Western, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Jackson Bostwick, Reegus Flenory, Cadence, Quanie Cash
31. Counterforce (1988)
8
2
Counterforce
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
José Antonio de la Loma
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, George Kennedy, Louis Jourdan, Simón Andreu, Kabir Bedi
32. Dream Warrior (2003)
8
2
Dream Warrior
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Zo
Director:
Zachary Weintraub
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Lance Henriksen, Sherilyn Fenn, Matthew Porretta, Daniel Goddard
33. Prime Target (1991)
7
1
Prime Target
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Tompkins
Director:
David Heavener, Phillip J. Roth
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert Reed, Tony Curtis, Andrew Robinson, David Heavener
34. Deadly Exposure (1993)
7
1
Deadly Exposure
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Mortorff
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Jeff East, Robby Benson, Laura Johnson, Bentley Mitchum
35. Feuer, Eis & Dynamit (1990)
6
1
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit
PG
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Willy Bogner
Genres:
Action, Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Roger Moore, Shari Belafonte, Simon Shepherd, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Geoffrey Moore

TV Movie(s)

1. Soul Survivors (1995)
14
3
Soul Survivors
PG-13
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Vernon Holland
Director:
Sandy Johnson
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Ian McShane, Antonio Fargas, Margi Clarke, Derrick O'Connor
2. Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (1990)
11
2
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Martin Lawrence, Jim Brown, Bernie Casey, Almayvonne, Jack Axelrod, Gary Carlos Cervantes
3. Betrayed by Innocence (1986)
10
2
Betrayed by Innocence
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Moreno
Director:
Elliot Silverstein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Lee Purcell, Craig Richard Nelson, Barry Bostwick
4. Book of Days (2003)
9
2
Book of Days
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonah
Director:
Harry Ambrose
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Wil Wheaton, Deborah Raffin, John Reilly, Maureen Flannigan
5. Anonymous Rex (2004)
7
1
Anonymous Rex
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Julian Jarrold
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Daniel Baldwin, Faye Dunaway, Sam Trammell, Tamara Gorski

Animation(s)

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
R
Plot:

Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman go to see an extra-vulgar film by their favorite comedy duo Terrence and Philip. After watching it, the children curse profusely and Kyle dies and ends up in hell. The friends must find a way to stop Saddam and Satan from taking over Earth and save Terrence and Philip’s lives. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Chef (voice)
Director:
Trey Parker
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Musical, Comedy

TV Shows and Videos

United (2005)
United
As:
Cast
Director:
Taron Lexton
Genres:
Music, Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Catherine Bell, Lynsey Bartilson, Stacey Annette, Natalie Avital
South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (1999)
South Park: Chef's Luv Shack
M
As:
Cast
Role:
Chef (voice)
Star Cast:
South Park (1998)
South Park
M
As:
Cast
Role:
Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Jose Brown
Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie (1995)
Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie
As:
Cast
Role:
J-Bone (voice)
Director:
Douglas Gayeton
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Chris Gartin, Lara Harris, Clare Carey, Bruce Glover
South Park Rally (2000)
South Park Rally
M
As:
Cast
Role:
Chef (voice)
Genres:
Sport, Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Jennifer Howell
Magic Island (1995)
Magic Island
PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Sam Irvin
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Andrew Divoff, Zachery Ty Bryan, Edward Kerr, Lee Armstrong
Final Judgement (1992)
Final Judgement
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Herb Jefferson
Director:
Louis Morneau
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Brad Dourif, Maria Ford, David Ledingham, Simone Allen
Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Return to Sleepaway Camp
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie the Chef
Director:
Robert Hiltzik
Genres:
Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Vincent Pastore, Michael Gibney, Paul DeAngelo, Jonathan Tiersten
Uncle Sam (1996)
Uncle Sam
R
As:
Cast
Director:
William Lustig
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Smith, Bo Hopkins, David 'Shark' Fralick, Christopher Ogden
Kill Switch (2008)
Kill Switch
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Coroner
Director:
Jeff King
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Steven Seagal, Michael Filipowich, Holly Elissa, Chris Thomas King

Isaac Hayes Awards

Academy Awards
Shaft Best Music, Original Song 1972
Golden Globe Awards
Shaft Best Original Score - Motion Picture 1972
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Pop Instrumental Performance by an Arranger, Composer, Orchestra and/or Choral Leader 1973
Shaft Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special 1972
Winner Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical 1972
Winner Best Instrumental Arrangement 1972