The Best Allen Payne Movies 

Updated June 11, 2019 389 votes 126 voters 12.8k views 15 items

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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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Jada Pinkett Smith, Forest Whitaker, Eddie Griffin

Released: 1994

Directed by: Doug McHenry

Jason's Lyric is a 1994 romantic drama film, written by Bobby Smith, Jr, and directed by Doug McHenry, who co-produced the film with George Jackson and Marilla Lane Ross. Both Jackson and ...more

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William Forsythe, Allen Payne, Clarence Williams III

Released: 2001

Directed by: Craig 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.
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Allen Payne, Victoria Dillard

Released: 2001

Directed by: Carol 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
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Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

Released: 1991

Directed by: Mario 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 ...more

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John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne

Released: 1995

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Joanna Cassidy

Released: 1995

Directed by: Wes 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 ...more

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Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Rock

Released: 1993

Directed by: Tamra 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 ...more

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MC Lyte, Jordana Spiro, Treach

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jennifer Harper

Playas Ball is a 2003 film directed by Jennifer Harper and written by Dales Davis and Jennifer Harper.
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Men Cry in the Dark Richard Roundtree, Lavell Crawford, Allen Payne

Released: 2003

Directed by: Je'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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Diana Ross, Brandy Norwood, Harvey Fierstein

Released: 1999

Directed by: Robert Allan Ackerman

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

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George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

Released: 2000

Directed by: Wolfgang 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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Wayne Brady, Anthony Mackie, Eva Marcille

Released: 2006

Directed by: Preston A. Whitmore II

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Renée Zellweger, Julianna Margulies, Christopher Eccleston

Released: 1998

Directed by: Boaz 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 ...more
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Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, Joe Morton

Released: 1995

Directed by: Preston 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 ...more

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Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Laz Alonso

Released: 2003

Directed by: Vanessa 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