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List of Mekhi Phifer Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
19
2
Dawn of the Dead
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19
2

After her husband is killed by a zombified neighbor, Ana flees from her neighborhood and unites with a group of survivors who seek shelter at a nearby shopping mall. However, as new survivors flock there amidst dwindling supplies and draw attention of the undead towards the shelter, the group devises an escape plan to avoid being surrounded.

Role:
Andre
Starring:
Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley, Jake Weber, Ty Burrell
Directed By:
Zack Snyder
2. Paid in Full (2002)
22
3
Paid in Full
R
22
3

A young man's world turns topsy-turvy after his friend goes to prison on charges of illegal drug trade. He transitions from working as a dry cleaner to climbing up the ladder in Harlem's drug scene.

Role:
Mitch
Starring:
Wood Harris, Damon Dash, Regina Hall, Esai Morales, Chi McBride, Kevin Carroll
Directed By:
Charles Stone III
3. Soul Food (1997)
21
4
Soul Food
R
21
4

When the mother of a family passes away after suffering a severe stroke, the family soon begins to fall apart.  

Role:
Lem
Starring:
Vivica A. Fox, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Nia Long, Vanessa Williams, Malik Yoba
Directed By:
George Tillman Jr.
4. 8 Mile (2002)
15
3
8 Mile
R
15
3

Containing autobiographical elements of Eminem’s life, the movie tells the story of white rapper Rabbit, as he tries to establish a career in the hip-hop genre, which mostly features African-American artists. The movie also features the Academy Award-winning song “Lose Yourself”. 

Role:
David 'Future' Porter
Directed By:
Curtis Hanson
5. Clockers (1995)
16
2
Clockers
R
16
2

Clockers is a crime drama mystery film which tells the story of a few young drug pushers who find themselves trapped between their drug bosses and detectives who are pursuing them.

Role:
Ronald 'Strike' Dunham
Starring:
Directed By:
6. Divergent (2014)
12
4
Divergent
PG-13
12
4

In a futuristic society where each adult must choose one of five factions for life, Tris Prior trains to join Dauntless, the faction of the brave, hiding that she is a Divergent who will not fit into any group. However, after uncovering a plot to kill all Divergents, she must use her divergence to save the world.

Directed By:
Neil Burger
7. O (2001)
19
2
O
R
19
2

Based on the play Othello by William Shakespeare, this film is about a high-school basketball coach named Duke who presents Odin James with the MVP award for his outstanding performance which helped the team win the game. However, this makes Hugo, Duke’s son envious.

Role:
Odin James
Starring:
Directed By:
Tim Blake Nelson
8. Flypaper (2011)
11
3
Flypaper
11
3

Tripp Kennedy enters a bank at closing time when two separate teams of thieves simultaneously try to rob the bank. When a shootout erupts, Tripp, who is smitten with teller Kaitlin, protectively tackles her. Taken hostage along with others, Tripp notices many discrepancies, starts getting suspicious, and several dangerous twists and turns confirm that things are not what they appear to be.

Role:
Darrien
Starring:
Jeffrey Tambor, Patrick Dempsey, Tim Blake Nelson, Ashley Judd, Matt Ryan
Directed By:
Rob Minkoff
9. This Christmas (2007)
13
2
This Christmas
PG-13
13
2

This Christmas is a comedy drama film which revolves around the Whitfield family, who are celebrating Christmas together, after their eldest son, a musician, returns home after four years. Things seem to be going smoothly, until arguments break out between the family members.

Starring:
Laz Alonso, Idris Elba, Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine
Directed By:
Preston A. Whitmore II
10. Insurgent (2015)
11
4
Insurgent
PG-13
11
4

The second installment in The Divergent Series, the movie finds Tris Prior, Four, the rest of the Divergents, and the Factionless going to war against Jeanine Matthews and the Dauntless faction. Eventually captured, Tris unlocks a box to reveal that the faction system was an experiment and that the world is waiting outside the walled city. 

Role:
Max
Directed By:
Robert Schwentke
11. Impostor (2001)
11
4
Impostor
R
11
4

In 2079, years after an attack from Alpha Centauri’s alien civilization, top weapon designer Spencer Olham is arrested by the Earth Security Administration (ESA) for being a replicant created by aliens to target the Earth’s Chancellor. Olham escapes custody, then in an attempt to prove that he is not an android, flees with wife, Maya, while Major Hathaway of ESA chases the couple. 

Role:
Cale
Starring:
Gary Dourdan, Tony Shalhoub, Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio
Directed By:
Gary Fleder
12. Shaft (2000)
13
2
Shaft
R
13
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. 

Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Isaac Hayes, Toni Collette, Elizabeth Banks, Lawrence Taylor, Christian Bale
Directed By:
John Singleton
13. Slow Burn (2005)
13
2
Slow Burn
R
13
2
Role:
Isaac Duperde
Starring:
Ray Liotta, Taye Diggs, LL Cool J, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Guy Torry
Directed By:
Wayne Beach
14. The Suspect (2013)
13
3
The Suspect
13
3
Role:
The Suspect
Starring:
William Sadler, James McCaffrey, Sterling K. Brown, Derek Roché
Directed By:
Stuart Connelly
15. Allegiant (2016)
11
4
Allegiant
PG-13
11
4

In this third movie in the The Divergent series, Tris, her brother, Caleb, and her lover, Four, escape the walled Chicago and come across truths that shatter previous knowledge. Facing dangers that threaten humanity, Tris is forced to make bold decisions in order to survive.

Starring:
Jeff Daniels, Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Naomi Watts
Directed By:
Robert Schwentke
16. Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
10
3
Puff, Puff, Pass
R
10
3
Role:
Big Daddy
Starring:
Darrell Hammond, Jonathan Banks, Constance Marie, Terry Crews, Danny Masterson
Directed By:
Mekhi Phifer
17. Honey (2003)
13
3
Honey
PG-13
13
3

Aspiring choreographer Honey Daniels meets music director, Michael Ellis, who offers her to choreograph a music video. Although this brings her money, fame and freedom, her life is shaken up after her mentor asks her to sleep with him or be blacklisted from the entire music industry. 

Role:
Chaz
Starring:
Jessica Alba, Romeo Miller, Joy Bryant, David Moscow
Directed By:
Bille Woodruff
18. High School High (1996)
10
4
High School High
PG-13
10
4

Richard Clark gives up his job at a renowned school and takes up a job at Marion Barry High School. However, his life gets complicated as the new school is filled with various problems, including cynical and unruly students. Regardless of this, Richard aims to bring a change.     

Role:
Griff McReynolds
Starring:
Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher, Jon Lovitz, Malinda Williams
Directed By:
Hart Bochner
19. Hell's Kitchen (1998)
9
1
Hell's Kitchen
R
9
1
Role:
Johnny
Starring:
Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette, William Forsythe, Johnny Whitworth
Directed By:
Tony Cinciripini
20. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
11
1
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
R
11
1

As the images of the ruthless hit-and-run victim Ben Willis from one year ago haunt Julie, her relationship with Ray suffers. So Julie leaves for Bahamas with friend Karla and her group, leaving behind Ray, who tries to warn her about encounter with Ben. While relaxing at the resort, Julie realizes that Ben is alive and stalking her. Can Ray reach in time? 

Role:
Tyrell
Starring:
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Esposito, Jack Black, Bill Cobbs, Brandy Norwood
Directed By:
Danny Cannon
21. Pandemic (2016)
8
1
Pandemic
TV-MA
8
1

Pandemic is an apocalyptic science fiction thriller film which takes us to a world where a virus breaks out, which causes infected people to turn into zombies. It leads to worldwide chaos as zombies begin to roam the streets, while the remaining survivors struggle to stay alive. Meanwhile, a doctor from New York sets out on a mission to find and rescue as many survivors as possible.

Role:
Gunner
Starring:
Missi Pyle, Rachel Nichols, Paul Guilfoyle, Alfie Allen
Directed By:
John Suits
22. Head Games (2001)
13
2
Head Games
13
2
Role:
Jr. 'John John' John Ambrose
Starring:
Carrie Stevens, Rainer Judd, Josh Burrow, Marilyn Sue Perry
Directed By:
Daniel Bernstein
23. Brandy & Monica: The Boy Is Mine (1998)
14
2
Brandy & Monica: The Boy Is Mine
14
2
Role:
Love Interest
Starring:
Brandy Norwood, Monica
Directed By:
Joseph Kahn
24. The Love Section (2013)
12
2
The Love Section
12
2
Role:
James Johnson
Starring:
Brian Hooks, Kellita Smith, Davetta Sherwood, Lawrence B. Adisa
Directed By:
Ronnie Warner
25. Hav Plenty (1997)
11
2
Hav Plenty
R
11
2
Starring:
Shemar Moore, Lauryn Hill, Hill Harper, Robinne Lee
Directed By:
Christopher Scott Cherot
26. An Invited Guest (1999)
17
2
An Invited Guest
R
17
2
Role:
Silk
Starring:
Kim Fields, Mari Morrow, Malinda Williams, Mel Jackson, Wanya Morris
Directed By:
Timothy Wayne Folsome
27. A Day in the Life (2009)
10
2
A Day in the Life
R
10
2
Starring:
Page Kennedy, Troy Garity, Michael K. Williams, Nadine Velazquez, Clarence Williams III, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Kenneth Williams
Directed By:
Sticky Fingaz
28. Chocolate City: Vegas (2016)
9
2
Chocolate City: Vegas
9
2
Starring:
Michael Jai White, Vivica A. Fox, Gabriel Casseus, Melanie Brown, Michael Bolwaire, Erica Burton
Directed By:
Jean-Claude La Marre
29. The Other Brother (2002)
8
2
The Other Brother
R
8
2
Role:
Martin
Starring:
Regina Hall, Michele Morgan, Tangi Miller, Andre B. Blake, Ebony Jo-Ann
Directed By:
Mandel Holland
30. Nora's Hair Salon II (2008)
7
3
Nora's Hair Salon II
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Dr. Terry
Starring:
Tatyana Ali, Stacey Dash, Bobby Brown, Ananda Lewis
Directed By:
Jill Maxcy

TV Movie(s)

1. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
14
2
The Tuskegee Airmen
PG-13
14
2
Starring:
Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance, John Lithgow, Andre Braugher, Vivica A. Fox, Allen Payne
Directed By:
Robert Markowitz
2. Brian's Song (2001)
11
2
Brian's Song
11
2
Role:
Gale Sayers
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal, Aidan Devine
Directed By:
John Gray
3. SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997)
11
2
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground
R
11
2
Starring:
Denis Leary, Jerry Stiller, Rosie Perez, Bonnie Hunt, Sam Rockwell, Anne Heche, Bill Irwin
Directed By:
Bob Balaban, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Abel Ferrara, Alison Maclean
4. Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
10
1
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
PG-13
10
1
Role:
Hill
Starring:
Joy Bryant, Yasiin Bey, Beyoncé Knowles, Rah Digga
Directed By:
Robert Townsend
5. A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
12
2
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
TV-14
12
2
Role:
Lewis
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose
Directed By:
Stephen Tolkin
6. A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
11
2
A Lesson Before Dying
PG-13
11
2
Role:
Jefferson
Starring:
Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Irma P. Hall, Brent Jennings
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
7. Last Man Standing (2011)
9
2
Last Man Standing
9
2
Role:
Jeremy Davis
Starring:
Anthony Michael Hall, Catherine Bell, John Sanders, Maura Kidwell
Directed By:
Ernest R. Dickerson

TV Shows and Videos

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
TV-MA
Starring:
Phil McGraw, Martin Short, Dustin Hoffman, Alanis Morissette, Martin Scorsese, George Lopez, Sacha Baron Cohen
Directed By:
Robert B. Weide, Larry Charles, Bryan Gordon, David Steinberg, Alec Berg
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Homicide: Life on the Street
TV-14
Starring:
David Simon, Bruce Campbell, Anne Meara, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Williams, Jena Malone, Edie Falco
Directed By:
Kenneth Fink, Alan Taylor, Nick Gomez, Peter Medak, Jean de Segonzac
Psych (2006)
Psych
TV-PG
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Carl Weathers, Miguel Ferrer, Alan Ruck, Ralph Macchio, James Brolin, Christine Baranski
Directed By:
Mel Damski, Steve Franks, James Roday, Stephen Surjik, John Badham
White Collar (2009)
White Collar
TV-PG
Starring:
Elizabeth Gillies, Diahann Carroll, Kim Dickens, Eliza Dushku, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello
Directed By:
John T. Kretchmer, Russell Lee Fine, Paul Holahan, Michael Smith, Sanford Bookstaver
Key and Peele (2012)
Key and Peele
TV-14
Starring:
Chelsea Peretti, Melanie Lynskey, Brenda Song, Jason Ritter, Tricia Helfer, Keke Palmer, Wayne Brady
Directed By:
Payman Benz, Peter Atencio
Lie to Me (2009)
Lie to Me
TV-14
Starring:
Jake Johnson, Patrick J. Adams, Danai Gurira, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Beals, David Harbour, Paula Malcomson
Directed By:
Terrence O'Hara, Daniel Sackheim, James Hayman, Lesli Linka Glatter, Michael Zinberg
Roots (2016)
Roots
Starring:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anna Paquin, Forest Whitaker, LeVar Burton, Laurence Fishburne, Herbert Cavalier Jr.
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford, Thomas Carter, Phillip Noyce, Mario Van Peebles
New York Undercover (1994)
New York Undercover
Starring:
Terrence Howard, Wendy Williams, Ben Vereen, Tyra Banks, Allison Janney, Naomi Campbell, Jared Harris
Directed By:
Frederick King Keller, Don Kurt, Jace Alexander, Allen Coulter, Arthur W. Forney
Torchwood (2006)
Torchwood
TV-MA
Starring:
Wayne Knight, Indira Varma, Peter Capaldi, Mare Winningham, Bill Pullman, Ruth Jones, Owen Teale
Directed By:
Guy Ferland, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Billy Gierhart, James Strong, Ashley Way
ER (1994)
ER
TV-14
Starring:
Katee Sackhoff, Sally Field, Anupam Kher, Stana Katic, David Schwimmer, Milana Vayntrub, Aaron Yoo
Directed By:
Christopher Chulack, Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Thorpe, Stephen Cragg, Lesli Linka Glatter
Frequency (2016)
Frequency
Role:
Satch Reyna
Starring:
Peyton List, Devin Kelley, Riley Smith, Ada Breker
Directed By:
John T. Kretchmer
Husbands (2011)
Husbands
Starring:
Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Janina Gavankar, Joss Whedon, Tricia Helfer, Brad Bell, Sean Hemeon
Directed By:
Jeff Greenstein
House of Lies (2012)
House of Lies
TV-MA
Starring:
Kevin Pollak, Adam Brody, Wanda Sykes, Demetri Martin, Kristen Bell, Donald Faison, Peggy Lipton
Directed By:
Stephen Hopkins, Matthew Carnahan, Daisy Mayer von Scherler, Don Cheadle, Adam Bernstein
Secret City (2016)
Secret City
TV-MA
Starring:
Anna Torv, Marcus Graham, Danielle Cormack, Sacha Horler
Directed By:
Daniel Nettheim, Tony Krawitz, Emma Freeman
Models Inc. (1994)
Models Inc.
Starring:
Carrie-Anne Moss, Linda Gray, Cameron Daddo, Teresa Hill
Directed By:
Linda Day, Paul Lazarus, Victoria Hochberg, Charles Correll, Jerry Jameson
Eminem: Just Lose It (2004)
Eminem: Just Lose It
Starring:
Katie Cassidy, Erik Estrada, Paris Hilton, Dr. Dre, Tony Cox
Directed By:
Philip G. Atwell
ER: The Game (2005)
ER: The Game
T
Role:
Dr. Gregory Pratt
Starring:
Noah Wyle, Abraham Benrubi, Sherry Stringfield, Yvette Freeman
The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Shatter Reality (2015)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Shatter Reality
Role:
Max
Starring:
Kate Winslet, Patrick Cronen, Miles Teller
Directed By:
Cory Strassburger