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The Best Common Movies  

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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
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
American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a ...more
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Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Common Movies
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics
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BET Hip Hop Awards 2007 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Common Movies
BET Hip Hop Awards 2007 Lil Wayne, T.I., Common
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Terminator Salvation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Common Movies
Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard
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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Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and The Cop... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Common Movies
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and The Cops Snoop Dogg, Common, Busta Rhymes
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
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Wanted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Common Movies
Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy
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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Alicia Keys: Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Common Movies
Alicia Keys: Unplugged Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley
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Happy Feet Two is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Common Movies
Brad Pitt, Sofía Vergara, Robin Williams
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) 10 on the list The Best Common Movies
Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds
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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Holistic Wellness for the Hip-... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Common Movies
Holistic Wellness for the Hip-Hop Generation Common, Erykah Badu, Ben Vereen
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Dave Chappelle's Block Party is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Common Movies
Common, Mos Def, Dave Chappelle
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
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Beef is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Common Movies
Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ice Cube
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
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Learning Uncle Vincent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Common Movies
Learning Uncle Vincent Meagan Good, Common, Danny Glover
Learning Uncle Vincent is a 2012 drama film written by Justin Wilson and Sheldon Candis and directed by Sheldon Candis.
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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Common Movies
Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey
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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The Odd Life of Timothy Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Common Movies
Jennifer Garner, Common, David Morse
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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All About Nina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Common Movies
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Beau Bridges
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
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The Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Common Movies
Ali Farka Touré, Ray Charles, Corey Harris
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
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Hunter Killer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Common Movies
Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common
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
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Smallfoot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Common Movies
Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya
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
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The Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Common Movies
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss
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) 23 on the list The Best Common Movies
Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common
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
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Love Beats Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Common Movies
Azealia Banks, Lucien Laviscount, Jill Scott
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.
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Street Kings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Common Movies
Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans
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