The Best Common Movies 

Updated April 23, 2020 152 votes 35 voters 3.3k views 25 items

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List of the best Common movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Common'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 Common movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Common movies will be at the top of the list. Common has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Common movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Common films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Street Kings and Smokin' Aces.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Common movies?" and "What are the greatest Common roles of all time?"

If you're a fan of Common, then check out our lists of the best Mos Def and Slick Rick movies as well.

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Just Wright is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Common Movies
Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sanaa Hamri

Just Wright is the 2010 American romantic comedy film starring Queen Latifah and Common that tells the story of a physical therapist who falls in love with a professional basketball player. The ...more

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Common Movies
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

Released: 2007

Directed by: Ridley Scott

American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas. An outcast New York City cop (Russell Crowe) is charged with ...more

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Wanted is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Common Movies
Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

Wanted is a 2008 action film which is very loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and stars James McAvoy, Morgan ...more

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Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and T... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Common Movies
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and The Cops Snoop Dogg, Common, Busta Rhymes

Released: 2006

Directed by: Don Sikorski

In a time when even the most respected and mainstream hip-hop artists face charges of drug trafficking, assault, and money laundering, filmmaker Don Sikorski speaks with such prominent ...more
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Common Movies
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics

Released: 2002

Directed by: Hype Williams, Sanji, Josh Taft

BET Hip Hop Awards 2007 ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Common Movies
BET Hip Hop Awards 2007 Lil Wayne, T.I., Common

Released: 2007

Alicia Keys: Unplugged ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Common Movies
Alicia Keys: Unplugged Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley

Released: 2005

Happy Feet Two is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Common Movies
Brad Pitt, Sofía Vergara, Robin Williams

Released: 2011

Directed by: George Miller

Happy Feet 2 in 3D is a 2011 animated film written and directed by George Miller.

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Smokin' Aces is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Common Movies
Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2006

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

Smokin' Aces is a 2006 American-British-French film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. It stars Jeremy Piven as a Las Vegas Strip magician turned informant and Ryan Reynolds as the FBI agent ...more

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Terminator Salvation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Common Movies
Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2009

Directed by: Joseph McGinty Nichol

Terminator Salvation is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by McG and starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington. It is the fourth and final installment in the original ...more

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Holistic Wellness for th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Common Movies
Holistic Wellness for the Hip-Hop Generation Common, Erykah Badu, Ben Vereen

Released: 2003

Dave Chappelle's Block P... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Common Movies
Common, Mos Def, Dave Chappelle

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Dave Chappelle's Block Party, also known as Block Party, is a 2005 documentary film hosted and written by comedian Dave Chappelle, and directed by Michel Gondry. Its format is inspired by the ...more

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Freestyle Fanatiks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Common Movies
Freestyle Fanatiks Pharrell Williams, Common, KRS-One

Released: 2007

All About Nina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Common Movies
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Beau Bridges

Released: 2018

Directed by: Eva Vives

All About Nina is a 2018 comedy film directed by Eva Vives. To escape a difficult ex (Chace Crawford) and to prepare for a prospectively life-changing audition, provocative stand-up comedian ...more
The Blues is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Common Movies
Ali Farka Touré, Ray Charles, Corey Harris

Directed by: Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Mike Figgis, Marc Levin, + more

The Blues is a 2003 documentary film series produced by Martin Scorsese, dedicated to the history of blues music. In each of the seven episodes, a different director explores a stage in the ...more
Hunter Killer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Common Movies
Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common

Released: 2018

Directed by: Donovan Marsh

Hunter Killer is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Donovan Marsh, based on the novel Firing Point by Don Keith & George Wallace. An untested American submarine captain (Gerard ...more
The Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Common Movies
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss

Released: 2019

Directed by: Andrea Berloff

The Kitchen is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Andrea Berloff, based on the comic book miniseries by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. After the FBI arrests their Irish mobster ...more

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Saint Judy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Common Movies
Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common

Released: 2019

Directed by: Sean Hanish

Saint Judy is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Sean Hanish, based on Judy Wood. The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood (Michelle Monaghan), and how she ...more
Smallfoot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Common Movies
Smallfoot Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya

Released: 2018

Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick

Smallfoot is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Karey Kirkpatrick. Migo (Channing Tatum) is a Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as ...more
Beef is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Common Movies
Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ice Cube

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Spirer

Beef is a 2003 film that documents the history of hip-hop feuds. The film's producers were Peter Spirer, Casey Suchan and Denis Henry Hennelly and the executive producer was Quincy Jones III. It ...more
Learning Uncle Vincent ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Common Movies
Learning Uncle Vincent Meagan Good, Common, Danny Glover

Released: 2012

Directed by: Sheldon Candis

Learning Uncle Vincent is a 2012 drama film written by Justin Wilson and Sheldon Candis and directed by Sheldon Candis.
Love Beats Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Common Movies
Azealia Banks, Lucien Laviscount, Jill Scott

Released: 2017

Directed by: RZA

Love Beats Rhymes is a 2017 American musical drama film directed by RZA. A 25-year-old rapper (Azealia Banks) from Staten Island, New York wants to pursue a music career.
The Odd Life of Timothy ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Common Movies
Jennifer Garner, Common, David Morse

Released: 2012

Directed by: Peter Hedges

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a 2012 American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges. A magical pre-adolescent boy (CJ Adams) uses his personality and naïveté to have ...more

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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Common Movies
Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

Released: 2010

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Date Night is a 2010 comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. It was released in the United States on April 9, 2010. For a time it was marketed as Crazy Night ...more

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Street Kings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Common Movies
Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Ayer

Street Kings is a 2008 American action thriller film directed by David Ayer, and starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Common and The Game. It was released in ...more