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The Best Allen Payne Movies

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List of the best Allen Payne movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Allen Payne's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Allen Payne movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Allen Payne movies will be at the top of the list. Allen Payne has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Allen Payne movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Allen Payne films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Allen Payne role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Allen Payne performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list features CB4, The Tuskegee Airmen and more.

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    Jason's Lyric

    Jada Pinkett Smith, Forest Whitaker

    Released1994

    Directed byDoug McHenry

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    Playas Ball

    MC Lyte, Jordana Spiro

    Released2003

    Directed byJennifer Harper

    Playas Ball is a 2003 film directed by Jennifer Harper and written by Dales Davis and Jennifer Harper....  more
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    Blue Hill Avenue

    William Forsythe, Allen Payne

    Released2001

    Directed byCraig Ross Jr.

    Blue Hill Avenue is a 2001 American crime film directed and written by Craig Ross, Jr., and starring Allen Payne. Ross Jr. also edited and executive produced the film....  more

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    New Jack City

    Chris Rock, Ice-T

    Released1991

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    New Jack City is a 1991 American action crime film directed by Mario Van Peebles. In his rise to power, crime lord Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) stops at nothing to profit off the New York City drug...  more

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    Men Cry in the Dark

    Richard Roundtree, Lavell Crawford

    Released2003

    Directed byJe'Caryous Johnson

    Men Cry in the Dark is a 2003 romance, musical and comedy film written and directed by Je'Caryous Johnson, and based on a novel by Michael Baisden....
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    The Perfect Storm

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2000

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title by Sebastian Junger, which...  more

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    A Price Above Rubies

    Renée Zellweger, Julianna Margulies

    Released1998

    Directed byBoaz Yakin

    A Price Above Rubies is a 1998 film directed by Boaz Yakin, starring Renée Zellweger as a young woman who finds it difficult to conform to the restrictions imposed on her by her community. Reviews of...  more
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    Crossover

    Wayne Brady, Anthony Mackie

    Released2006

    Directed byPreston A. Whitmore II

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    Commitments

    Allen Payne, Victoria Dillard

    Released2001

    Directed byCarol Mayes

    Commitments is a drama film released in 2001 on television by BET. The movie stars Allen Payne and Victoria Dillard, focusing on the relationship that grows between Fox Giovanni and Van Compton....  more
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    The Walking Dead

    Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin

    Released1995

    Directed byPreston A. Whitmore II

    The Walking Dead is a 1995 war film written and directed by Preston A. Whitmore II starring Allen Payne, Joe Morton and Eddie Griffin. The film depicts the lives of five Marines who are all assigned...  more
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    30 Years to Life

    Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan

    Released2003

    Directed byVanessa Middleton

    30 Years to Life is a 2001 American comedy film, written and directed by Vanessa Middleton. The film marks Middleton's directorial debut, and stars Allen Payne, Paula Jai Parker, and Tracy Morgan....  more
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    The Tuskegee Airmen

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Markowitz

    The Tuskegee Airmen is a 1995 HBO television movie based on the exploits of an actual groundbreaking unit, the first African American combat pilots in the United States Army Air Corps, that fought in...  more

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    Vampire in Brooklyn

    Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byWes Craven

    Vampire in Brooklyn is a 1995 American horror comedy film directed by Wes Craven, and starring Eddie Murphy and Angela Bassett. Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison, John Witherspoon, Zakes Mokae, and Joanna...  more

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    Double Platinum

    Diana Ross, Brandy Norwood

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Allan Ackerman

    Double Platinum is a 1999 musical film starring Diana Ross and Brandy....  more
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    CB4

    Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released1993

    Directed byTamra Davis

    CB4 is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis, and starring Chris Rock. The film follows a fictional rap group named 'CB4', named after the prison block in which the group was allegedly...  more

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