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List of Isaac Hayes Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Escape from New York (1981)
17
3
Escape from New York
R
17
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.

Role:
The Duke
Directed By:
2. Truck Turner (1974)
15
3
Truck Turner
R
15
3
Role:
Mac 'Truck' Turner
Starring:
Nichelle Nichols, Scatman Crothers, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks
Directed By:
Jonathan Kaplan
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. 

Directed By:
Craig Brewer
5. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
11
3
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
PG-13
11
3

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.

Directed By:
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.  

Role:
Angel Dupree
Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Stanley Tucci, Rosie Perez, Emily Deschanel, Bridget Fonda, Wendell Pierce
Directed By:
Andrew Bergman
8. CB4 (1993)
11
2
CB4
R
11
2

Albert, Euripedes and Otis want to establish themselves as a successful rap group, but things don’t seem to be going well for them. Things turn upside down when Gusto, a nightclub owner is arrested, and Albert steals his identity, after which they manage to rise to fame.  

Starring:
Directed By:
Tamra Davis
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. 

Role:
Lee
Starring:
Lino Ventura, William Berger, Paula Kelly, Fred Williamson
Directed By:
Duccio Tessari
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.  

Starring:
Bruce Campbell, Robert Carradine, A. J. Langer, Steve Buscemi, Cliff Robertson, Pam Grier, Peter Fonda
Directed By:
12. Reindeer Games (2000)
11
2
Reindeer Games
R
11
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.

Starring:
Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Danny Trejo, Donal Logue, Ashton Kutcher, James Frain, Dana Stubblefield
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer
13. Posse (1993)
12
2
Posse
R
12
2
Starring:
Billy Zane, Stephen Baldwin, Nipsey Russell, Pam Grier, Mario Van Peebles, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Big Daddy Kane
Directed By:
Mario Van Peebles
14. Flipper (1996)
10
2
Flipper
PG
10
2

Flipper is an adventure film which tells the story of a young boy, who is having to spend his summer with his uncle, who lives in the Florida Gold Coast. He expects that his summer will be dull and boring, but things take a turn after he encounters a dolphin, and forms a friendship with him.

Starring:
Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan, Jonathan Banks, Robert Deacon, Ann Carey
Directed By:
Alan Shapiro
15. Chelsea Walls (2001)
9
2
Chelsea Walls
R
9
2
Starring:
Kris Kristofferson, Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Hawke, Kevin Corrigan
Directed By:
16. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
9
2
Blues Brothers 2000
PG-13
9
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.

Starring:
John Goodman, Darrell Hammond, Frank Oz, Dan Aykroyd, Erykah Badu, Tom Davis, Walter Levine
Directed By:
John Landis
17. Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
8
2
Dr. Dolittle 2
PG
8
2

Dr Dolittle 2 is a comedy film which tells the story of Dr Dolittle, a veterinary doctor with the ability to talk to animals. In this film, he tries to help a bear, Archie, with his love life, and also protect a forest from encroachment. 

Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Pollak, Frankie Muniz, Norm MacDonald, Lisa Kudrow, Mike Epps
Directed By:
Steve Carr
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. 

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

TV Movie(s)

1. Soul Survivors (1995)
15
3
Soul Survivors
PG-13
15
3
Role:
Vernon Holland
Starring:
Ian McShane, Antonio Fargas, Margi Clarke, Derrick O'Connor
Directed By:
Sandy Johnson
2. Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (1990)
11
2
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade
11
2
Starring:
Martin Lawrence, Jim Brown, Bernie Casey, Almayvonne, Jack Axelrod, Gary Carlos Cervantes
Directed By:
Michael Schultz
3. Betrayed by Innocence (1986)
10
2
Betrayed by Innocence
R
10
2
Role:
Frank Moreno
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Lee Purcell, Craig Richard Nelson, Barry Bostwick
Directed By:
Elliot Silverstein
4. Book of Days (2003)
9
2
Book of Days
PG
9
2
Role:
Jonah
Starring:
Wil Wheaton, Deborah Raffin, John Reilly, Maureen Flannigan
Directed By:
Harry Ambrose
5. Anonymous Rex (2004)
7
1
Anonymous Rex
7
1
Starring:
Faye Dunaway, Daniel Baldwin, Sam Trammell, Tamara Gorski
Directed By:
Julian Jarrold

Animation(s)

South Park (1997)
South Park
TV-MA
Role:
Chef (136 episodes, 1997-2006)
Starring:
Trey Parker, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Kel Mitchell, Tommy Chong, Peter Serafinowicz, Meat Loaf
Directed By:
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Eric Stough
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. 

Role:
Chef (voice)
Starring:
Matt Stone, Mike Judge, Minnie Driver, Eric Idle, Trey Parker, George Clooney, Mary Kay Bergman
Directed By:
Trey Parker

TV Shows and Videos

The Rockford Files (1974)
The Rockford Files
Starring:
Larry Hagman, Jill Clayburgh, Kim Richards, Lauren Bacall, Dionne Warwick, Sorrell Booke, James Woods
Directed By:
William Wiard, Lawrence Doheny, Ivan Dixon, Jerry London, Russ Mayberry
Soul Train (1971)
Soul Train
Starring:
Rosey Grier, Herbie Hancock, Lola Falana, Diana Ross, Jim Brown, Don Cornelius
Directed By:
Mark Warren, Morris Abraham, Ron de Moraes, J.D. Lobue, Sid McCoy
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Stargate SG-1
TV-14
Starring:
Kevin Durand, Wayne Brady, William Devane, Cory Monteith, James Earl Jones, Fred Willard, Sasha Pieterse
Directed By:
Charles Correll, Bill Corcoran, William Gereghty, Mario Azzopardi, Ken Girotti
American Playhouse (1981)
American Playhouse
Starring:
Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Joyce Bulifant, Mandy Patinkin, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Grodin, Matthew Modine
Directed By:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
That '70s Show (1998)
That '70s Show
TV-PG
Starring:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Topher Grace, Seth Green, Roger Daltrey, Jenna Fischer, Danny Bonaduce, Don Knotts
Directed By:
David Trainer
The A-Team (1983)
The A-Team
TV-PG
Starring:
Della Reese, David McCallum, George Peppard, Tia Carrere, Alan Autry, Mr. T, John Amos
Directed By:
Gilbert M. Shilton, Christian I. Nyby II, Ron Satlof, Bruce Kessler, Arnold Laven
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Tales from the Crypt
Starring:
Eddie Izzard, Anthony Michael Hall, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patricia Arquette, Tony Goldwyn, Audra Lindley, John Stamos
Directed By:
Russell Mulcahy, Elliot Silverstein, Robert Zemeckis, Richard Donner, Tom Holland
Miami Vice (1984)
Miami Vice
TV-14
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Ving Rhames, Rita Moreno, Wesley Snipes, Sheena Easton, Bill Paxton, Nathan Lane
Directed By:
John Nicolella, Richard Compton, Leon Ichaso, Vern Gillum, Don Johnson
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
TV-PG
Starring:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Alfonso Ribeiro, Naomi Campbell, Marla Maples, Gary Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia, Kim Fields
Directed By:
Shelley Jensen, Jeff Melman, Ellen Gittelsohn, Madeline Cripe, Chuck Vinson
Fastlane (2002)
Fastlane
TV-14
Starring:
Tatyana Ali, Jaime Pressly, Peter Facinelli, Bianca Kajlich, Jenny McCarthy, Mischa Anne Marsden Barton, Tiffani Thiessen
Directed By:
Sanford Bookstaver, Paris Barclay, Guy Norman Bee, Chris Long, Josh Pate
Sliders (1995)
Sliders
Starring:
Michael York, Veronica Cartwright, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, John Rhys-Davies, Julie Benz, Robert Englund, Corey Feldman
Directed By:
Richard Compton, David E. Peckinpah, Jerry O'Connell, Reza Badiyi, Jim Johnston
Hunter (1984)
Hunter
Starring:
Don Rickles, Claude Akins, Erik Estrada, James Cromwell, Big John Studd, Leif Garrett, Brian Dennehy
Directed By:
Michael Lange, Ron Satlof, Peter Crane, Corey Allen, Michael Preece
The Dana Carvey Show (1996)
The Dana Carvey Show
Starring:
Selma Blair, Stephen Colbert, Joely Fisher, Dana Carvey, Penn Jillette, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Carell
Directed By:
John Fortenberry
Girlfriends (2000)
Girlfriends
Starring:
Kenya Moore, Tia Mowry, Naya Rivera, Idris Elba, Jill Scott, Tracee Ellis Ross, Katt Williams
Directed By:
Sheldon Epps, Mary Lou Belli, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Salim Akil, Debbie Allen
The Education of Max Bickford (2001)
The Education of Max Bickford
Starring:
Richard Dreyfuss, Peter O'Toole, Cote de Pablo, Eli Wallach, Katee Sackhoff, Paul Wesley, David McCallum
Directed By:
Don Scardino, Martha Mitchell, David Platt, Rod Holcomb, David Hugh Jones
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)
The Bernie Mac Show
TV-PG
Starring:
Brenda Song, Carl Reiner, Jay Leno, Chelsea Handler, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Lautner, Steve Austin
Directed By:
Lee Shallat Chemel, Victor Nelli Jr., Ken Kwapis, Linda Mendoza, Ken Whittingham
United (2005)
United
Starring:
Catherine Bell, Lynsey Bartilson, Stacey Annette, Natalie Avital
Directed By:
Taron Lexton
South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (1999)
South Park: Chef's Luv Shack
M
Role:
Chef (voice)
Starring:
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Bill Lee
South Park (1998)
South Park
M
Role:
Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)
Starring:
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Jose Brown
Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie (1995)
Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie
Role:
J-Bone (voice)
Starring:
Chris Gartin, Lara Harris, Clare Carey, Bruce Glover
Directed By:
Douglas Gayeton
South Park Rally (2000)
South Park Rally
M
Role:
Chef (voice)
Starring:
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Jennifer Howell
Magic Island (1995)
Magic Island
PG
Starring:
Andrew Divoff, Zachery Ty Bryan, Edward Kerr, Lee Armstrong
Directed By:
Sam Irvin
The Hughleys (1998)
The Hughleys
Starring:
Debra Jo Rupp, David Arquette, Jon Hamm, Chris Parnell, Vivica A. Fox, Thomas F. Wilson, Brian Doyle-Murray
Directed By:
Steve Zuckerman, Mark Cendrowski, Brian K. Roberts, Mary Lou Belli, Peter Bonerz
Final Judgement (1992)
Final Judgement
R
Role:
Lt. Herb Jefferson
Starring:
Brad Dourif, Maria Ford, David Ledingham, Simone Allen
Directed By:
Louis Morneau
Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Return to Sleepaway Camp
R
Role:
Charlie the Chef
Starring:
Vincent Pastore, Michael Gibney, Paul DeAngelo, Jonathan Tiersten
Directed By:
Robert Hiltzik
Uncle Sam (1996)
Uncle Sam
R
Starring:
William Smith, Bo Hopkins, David 'Shark' Fralick, Christopher Ogden
Directed By:
William Lustig
Kill Switch (2008)
Kill Switch
R
Role:
Coroner
Starring:
Steven Seagal, Michael Filipowich, Holly Elissa, Chris Thomas King
Directed By:
Jeff 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