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List of Mekhi Phifer Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
14
2
Dawn of the Dead
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14
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Andre
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Ving Rhames, Sarah Polley, Jake Weber, Ty Burrell
2. Paid in Full (2002)
16
2
Paid in Full
R
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mitch
Director:
Charles Stone III
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Wood Harris, Damon Dash, Regina Hall, Esai Morales, Chi McBride, Kevin Carroll
3. Soul Food (1997)
16
4
Soul Food
R
16
4

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Lem
Director:
George Tillman Jr.
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vivica A. Fox, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Nia Long, Vanessa Williams, Malik Yoba
4. 8 Mile (2002)
12
2
8 Mile
R
12
2

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”. 

As:
Cast
Role:
David 'Future' Porter
Director:
Curtis Hanson
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
5. Clockers (1995)
12
2
Clockers
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12
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ronald 'Strike' Dunham
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
6. Divergent (2014)
11
2
Divergent
PG-13
11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Neil Burger
Genres:
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
7. Flypaper (2011)
10
2
Flypaper
10
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Darrien
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Tambor, Patrick Dempsey, Tim Blake Nelson, Ashley Judd, Matt Ryan
8. O (2001)
12
2
O
R
12
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Odin James
Director:
Tim Blake Nelson
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
9. Insurgent (2015)
9
2
Insurgent
PG-13
9
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Max
Director:
Robert Schwentke
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Adventure
10. This Christmas (2007)
9
2
This Christmas
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Preston A. Whitmore II
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Laz Alonso, Idris Elba, Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine
11. Impostor (2001)
9
4
Impostor
R
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Cale
Director:
Gary Fleder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Gary Dourdan, Tony Shalhoub, Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio
12. 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
14. The Suspect (2013)
9
2
The Suspect
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
The Suspect
Director:
Stuart Connelly
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
William Sadler, James McCaffrey, Sterling K. Brown, Derek Roché
15. Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
9
2
Puff, Puff, Pass
R
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Big Daddy
Director:
Mekhi Phifer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Darrell Hammond, Jonathan Banks, Constance Marie, Terry Crews, Danny Masterson
16. Allegiant (2016)
9
3
Allegiant
PG-13
9
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Schwentke
Genres:
Mystery, Adventure, Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
17. High School High (1996)
8
3
High School High
PG-13
8
3

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.     

As:
Cast
Role:
Griff McReynolds
Director:
Hart Bochner
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher, Jon Lovitz, Malinda Williams
18. Honey (2003)
9
3
Honey
PG-13
9
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Chaz
Director:
Bille Woodruff
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Jessica Alba, Romeo Miller, Joy Bryant, David Moscow
19. Hell's Kitchen (1998)
8
1
Hell's Kitchen
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny
Director:
Tony Cinciripini
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette, William Forsythe, Johnny Whitworth
20. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
7
1
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
R
7
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? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tyrell
Director:
Danny Cannon
Genres:
Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Esposito, Jack Black, Bill Cobbs, Brandy Norwood
21. Pandemic (2016)
7
1
Pandemic
TV-MA
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gunner
Director:
John Suits
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Missi Pyle, Rachel Nichols, Paul Guilfoyle, Alfie Allen
22. Head Games (2001)
12
2
Head Games
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jr. 'John John' John Ambrose
Director:
Daniel Bernstein
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Carrie Stevens, Rainer Judd, Josh Burrow, Marilyn Sue Perry
23. Brandy & Monica: The Boy Is Mine (1998)
11
2
Brandy & Monica: The Boy Is Mine
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Love Interest
Director:
Joseph Kahn
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Brandy Norwood, Monica
24. The Love Section (2013)
11
2
The Love Section
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
James Johnson
Director:
Ronnie Warner
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Brian Hooks, Kellita Smith, Davetta Sherwood, Lawrence B. Adisa
25. Hav Plenty (1997)
10
2
Hav Plenty
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Scott Cherot
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Shemar Moore, Lauryn Hill, Hill Harper, Robinne Lee
26. An Invited Guest (1999)
13
2
An Invited Guest
R
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Silk
Director:
Timothy Wayne Folsome
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Kim Fields, Mari Morrow, Malinda Williams, Mel Jackson, Wanya Morris
28. Chocolate City: Vegas (2016)
8
2
Chocolate City: Vegas
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jean-Claude La Marre
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Jai White, Vivica A. Fox, Gabriel Casseus, Melanie Brown, Michael Bolwaire, Erica Burton
29. The Other Brother (2002)
7
2
The Other Brother
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Martin
Director:
Mandel Holland
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Regina Hall, Michele Morgan, Tangi Miller, Andre B. Blake, Ebony Jo-Ann
30. Nora's Hair Salon II (2008)
6
2
Nora's Hair Salon II
PG-13
6
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Dr. Terry
Director:
Jill Maxcy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tatyana Ali, Stacey Dash, Bobby Brown, Ananda Lewis

TV Movie(s)

2. Brian's Song (2001)
10
2
Brian's Song
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gale Sayers
Director:
John Gray
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Ben Gazzara, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal, Aidan Devine
4. Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
7
1
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Hill
Director:
Robert Townsend
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Joy Bryant, Yasiin Bey, Beyoncé Knowles, Rah Digga
5. A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
11
2
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
TV-14
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lewis
Director:
Stephen Tolkin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose
6. A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
10
2
A Lesson Before Dying
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jefferson
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cicely Tyson, Don Cheadle, Irma P. Hall, Brent Jennings
7. Last Man Standing (2011)
8
2
Last Man Standing
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeremy Davis
Director:
Ernest R. Dickerson
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Anthony Michael Hall, Catherine Bell, John Sanders, Maura Kidwell

TV Shows and Videos

Frequency (2016)
Frequency
As:
Cast
Role:
Satch Reyna
Director:
John T. Kretchmer
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Peyton List, Devin Kelley, Riley Smith, Ada Breker
Secret City (2016)
Secret City
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Nettheim, Tony Krawitz, Emma Freeman
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anna Torv, Marcus Graham, Danielle Cormack, Sacha Horler
Models Inc. (1994)
Models Inc.
As:
Cast
Director:
Linda Day, Paul Lazarus, Victoria Hochberg, Charles Correll, Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carrie-Anne Moss, Linda Gray, Cameron Daddo, Teresa Hill
ER: The Game (2005)
ER: The Game
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As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Gregory Pratt
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Noah Wyle, Abraham Benrubi, Sherry Stringfield, Yvette Freeman
The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Shatter Reality (2015)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Shatter Reality
As:
Cast
Role:
Max
Director:
Cory Strassburger
Genres:
Short, Action
Star Cast:
Kate Winslet, Patrick Cronen, Miles Teller