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List of Russell Simmons Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The House I Live In (2012)
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The House I Live In
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The House I Live in is a documentary film which takes a look at America's drug policy, and its implementation.

Starring:
Eugene Jarecki, Michelle Alexander, Mark W. Bennett, Joe Biden, Michael Bien
Directed By:
Eugene Jarecki
2. Gridlock'd (1997)
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Gridlock'd
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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.

Starring:
Tim Roth, Lucy Liu, Thandie Newton, Howard Hesseman, Tupac Shakur
Directed By:
Vondie Curtis-Hall
3. Krush Groove (1985)
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Krush Groove
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Starring:
Chris Rock, Sheila E., Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels
Directed By:
Michael Schultz
5. The Addiction (1995)
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The Addiction
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The Addiction is a horror film which revolves around Kathleen, an introverted graduate student studying at New York University. Her life takes a turn when she is attacked one night by a woman, who bites her neck and drinks her blood. Kathleen soon develops an aversion to daylight, and a distaste for food. She feels that she might be turning into a vampire, and tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle.  

Starring:
Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Lili Taylor, Annabella Sciorra, Paul Calderon
Directed By:
Abel Ferrara
6. Waist Deep (2006)
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Waist Deep
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Waist Deep is an action film about an ex-convict on parole and the obstacles he overcomes to rescue his son from a wicked drug lord.

Starring:
Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Shawn Parr, Henry Hunter Hall, Johnny C. Pruitt
Directed By:
Vondie Curtis-Hall
7. The Nutty Professor (1996)
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The Nutty Professor
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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. 

Directed By:
Tom Shadyac
8. How to Be a Player (1997)
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How to Be a Player
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Dray has a girlfriend named Lisa but he still can’t get rid of his womanizing ways. His sister is annoyed at this behavior, and she decides to teach him a lesson. She organizes a party, where she invites all his girlfriends.

Starring:
Bernie Mac, Gilbert Gottfried, Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle Reid, Lark Voorhies, Mari Morrow, Pierre Edwards
Directed By:
Lionel C. Martin
9. Lemon (2011)
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Lemon
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Starring:
Claire Danes, Lemon Andersen
Directed By:
Laura Brownson, Beth Levison
10. Romeo Is Bleeding (2015)
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Romeo Is Bleeding
PG-13
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Starring:
Donté Clark, Deandre Evans, Molly Raynor, D'Neise Robinson
Directed By:
Jason Zeldes
11. Bring Your 'A' Game (2009)
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Bring Your 'A' Game
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Role:
Himself - Co-founder Def Jam Records
Starring:
Mario Van Peebles, Ice Cube, Sean Combs, Mandela Van Peebles
Directed By:
Mario Van Peebles
12. It's Black Entertainment (2002)
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It's Black Entertainment
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Starring:
Louis Armstrong, Debbie Allen, Carl Anderson, Josephine Baker, Donald Bogle
Directed By:
Stan Lathan
13. Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11 (1999)
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Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11
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Starring:
Martin Lawrence, Bruce Bruce, Rickey Smiley, Michael Colyar, Sonya D.
Directed By:
Russell Simmons
14. Major Deal (2016)
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Major Deal
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Starring:
Tony Baker, Simone Shepherd, Keraun Harris, Joey Abril, Jadarrel Belser
Directed By:
Kevin Fredericks
15. Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 12 (1999)
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Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 12
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2
Starring:
Martin Lawrence, Bill Bellamy
Directed By:
Russell Simmons
16. Tougher Than Leather (1988)
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Tougher Than Leather
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Starring:
Richard Edson, Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell, Daniel Simmons
Directed By:
Rick Rubin
17. Butter (1998)
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Butter
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Starring:
Shemar Moore, Terrence Howard, Donald Faison, Donnie Wahlberg, Ernie Hudson, Nia Long, Tony Todd
Directed By:
Peter Gathings Bunche

TV Movie(s)

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

TV Shows and Videos

Grand Theft Auto III (2001)
Grand Theft Auto III
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Starring:
Joe Pantoliano, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Vincent, Michael Madsen
Def Poetry (2002)
Def Poetry
Role:
Himself (40 episodes, 2002-2007)
Starring:
Yasiin Bey, Lemon Andersen, Black Ice, Georgia Me
Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Starring:
Nadine Velazquez, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Jay Leno, Kris Jenner, Wanda Sykes
Directed By:
Stan Lathan, Chris Robinson
Def Comedy Jam (1992)
Def Comedy Jam
Starring:
Mike Epps, Kid Capri, D.L. Hughley
Directed By:
Stan Lathan, Jonte
Run's House (2005)
Run's House
Starring:
Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Vanessa Simmons, Jr., Daniel Simmons
Daddy's Girls (2009)
Daddy's Girls
Starring:
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
Starring:
J.B. Smoove, DJ Cassidy, Eric André, Fahim Anwar, James Davis
All Def Comedy (2017)
All Def Comedy
Starring:
Tony Rock, Deon Cole, DJ Mustard, Sydney Castillo, Clayton Thomas
This Is Jim Jones (2009)
This Is Jim Jones
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Damon Dash, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey
Directed By:
Damon Dash
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices (2009)
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices
Starring:
Idris Elba, Queen Latifah, Robbie Q. Telfer
Directed By:
Stan Lathan
The Industry (2004)
The Industry
Starring:
Ludacris, André Benjamin, Big Boi, Soren Baker, Chingy
Directed By:
Kwame Amoaku
Codes of Conduct (2016)
Codes of Conduct
Starring:
Joe Carr, Steve Ferrarie, Lynette Scire, Robbie Sublett, Devon Terrell
Directed By:
Steve McQueen
Donny! (2015)
Donny!
Starring:
Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin, Donny Deutsch, Emily Tarver
Hungry (2013)
Hungry
Starring:
Gary Anthony Williams, Laura Clery, Porsche Thomas, Chris Crocker
Def Jam: Icon (2007)
Def Jam: Icon
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Starring:
Anthony Anderson, Fat Joe, Tim Dadabo, K.D. Aubert
Directed By:
Michael P. Kennedy, David Galloway
Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus (2012)
Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus
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Starring:
J.B. Smoove, Owen H.M. Smith, David A. Arnold, Kareem Green, Damien Lemon