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List of Russell Simmons Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The House I Live In (2012)
13
3
The House I Live In
13
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Eugene Jarecki
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Eugene Jarecki, Michelle Alexander, Mark W. Bennett, Joe Biden, Michael Bien
2. Gridlock'd (1997)
11
2
Gridlock'd
R
11
2

When their close friend passes away due to a drug overdose, two friends start to realize the importance of life, and they try to get rid of their addiction.

As:
Producer
Director:
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Thandie Newton, Tim Roth, Lucy Liu, Howard Hesseman, Tupac Shakur
3. Krush Groove (1985)
11
2
Krush Groove
R
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Sheila E., Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels
5. The Addiction (1995)
10
2
The Addiction
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Abel Ferrara
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Edie Falco, Christopher Walken, Lili Taylor, Annabella Sciorra, Paul Calderon
6. Waist Deep (2006)
9
2
Waist Deep
R
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Shawn Parr, Henry Hunter Hall, Johnny C. Pruitt
7. The Nutty Professor (1996)
9
2
The Nutty Professor
PG-13
9
2

Brilliant but extremely obese scientist, Sherman Klump, develops a formula that allows people to lose weight. When he uses the formula on himself, he experiences instantaneous but temporary weight loss and develops an alternate personality, Buddy Love. Unfortunately, Buddy turns out to be rude, brash, and extravagant causing mayhem in Sherman’s life. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Tom Shadyac
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
8. How to Be a Player (1997)
9
2
How to Be a Player
R
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Lionel C. Martin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bernie Mac, Gilbert Gottfried, Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle Reid, Lark Voorhies, Mari Morrow, Pierre Edwards
9. Lemon (2011)
14
3
Lemon
14
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Laura Brownson, Beth Levison
Genres:
Documentary, Drama
Star Cast:
Claire Danes, Lemon Andersen
10. Romeo Is Bleeding (2015)
13
3
Romeo Is Bleeding
PG-13
13
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Jason Zeldes
Genres:
Documentary, History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Donté Clark, Deandre Evans, Molly Raynor, D'Neise Robinson
11. Bring Your 'A' Game (2009)
12
2
Bring Your 'A' Game
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Co-founder Def Jam Records
Director:
Mario Van Peebles
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Mario Van Peebles, Ice Cube, Sean Combs, Mandela Van Peebles
12. It's Black Entertainment (2002)
11
2
It's Black Entertainment
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Stan Lathan
Genres:
Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Louis Armstrong, Debbie Allen, Carl Anderson, Josephine Baker, Donald Bogle
13. Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11 (1999)
11
2
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Russell Simmons
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Martin Lawrence, Bruce Bruce, Rickey Smiley, Michael Colyar, Sonya D.
14. Major Deal (2016)
9
2
Major Deal
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Kevin Fredericks
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tony Baker, Simone Shepherd, Keraun Harris, Joey Abril, Jadarrel Belser
15. Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 12 (1999)
8
2
Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 12
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Russell Simmons
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Martin Lawrence, Bill Bellamy
16. Tougher Than Leather (1988)
8
2
Tougher Than Leather
R
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Rick Rubin
Genres:
Music, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Edson, Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell, Daniel Simmons

TV Movie(s)

1. The Big Leaf (2015)
12
2
The Big Leaf
12
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Dorian Forbes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tony Rock, Jo D. Jonz, Cleo King, Jamal Mixon, Rebecca Field
2. Def Comedy Jam: Primetime (1994)
11
2
Def Comedy Jam: Primetime
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Stan Lathan
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Ellen Cleghorne, Vincent Cook
3. All Def Comedy (2016)
3
1
All Def Comedy
3
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Stan Lathan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tony Rock, Tony T. Roberts, Starla Hall, Robert Powell

TV Shows and Videos

Grand Theft Auto III (2001)
Grand Theft Auto III
M
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Joe Pantoliano, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Vincent, Michael Madsen
Def Poetry (2002)
Def Poetry
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself (40 episodes, 2002-2007)
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Star Cast:
Yasiin Bey, Lemon Andersen, Black Ice, Georgia Me
Def Comedy Jam (1992)
Def Comedy Jam
As:
Producer
Director:
Stan Lathan, Jonte
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mike Epps, Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley
Run's House (2005)
Run's House
As:
Producer, Writer
Genres:
Documentary, Reality-TV, Music
Star Cast:
Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Vanessa Simmons, Jr., Daniel Simmons
Daddy's Girls (2009)
Daddy's Girls
As:
Producer
Genres:
Reality-TV
Star Cast:
L.A. James, Karen Jin Beck, Brian Bolton, Jen Kucsak, Carlie Verdecia
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey (2010)
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey
As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
J.B. Smoove, DJ Cassidy, Eric André, Fahim Anwar, James Davis
All Def Comedy (2017)
All Def Comedy
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tony Rock, Deon Cole, DJ Mustard, Sydney Castillo, Clayton Thomas
This Is Jim Jones (2009)
This Is Jim Jones
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Damon Dash
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Damon Dash, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices (2009)
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices
As:
Producer
Director:
Stan Lathan
Star Cast:
Idris Elba, Queen Latifah, Robbie Q. Telfer
The Industry (2004)
The Industry
As:
Producer
Director:
Kwame Amoaku
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Ludacris, André Benjamin, Big Boi, Soren Baker, Chingy
Codes of Conduct (2016)
Codes of Conduct
As:
Producer
Director:
Steve McQueen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joe Carr, Steve Ferrarie, Lynette Scire, Robbie Sublett, Devon Terrell
Donny! (2015)
Donny!
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin, Donny Deutsch, Emily Tarver
Hungry (2013)
Hungry
As:
Cast, Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Gary Anthony Williams, Laura Clery, Porsche Thomas, Chris Crocker
Def Jam: Icon (2007)
Def Jam: Icon
M
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael P. Kennedy, David Galloway
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Music, Action
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Fat Joe, Tim Dadabo, K.D. Aubert
Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus (2012)
Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus
TV-MA
As:
Producer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
J.B. Smoove, Owen H.M. Smith, David A. Arnold, Kareem Green, Damien Lemon