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The Best Chris Rock Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 2.3k votes 468 voters 57.1k views 37 items

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List of the best Chris Rock movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Chris Rock is one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time, but he also has an impressive filmography including many collaborations with his good friends Adam Sandler and Louis C.K. Chris Rock'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 Chris Rock movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Chris Rock movies will be at the top of the list. Chris Rock has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Chris Rock movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Chris Rock films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List films range from The Longest Yard to Death at a Funeral.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Chris Rock movies?" and "What are the greatest Chris Rock roles of all time?" If you are a fan of stand-up comedians who also act, you might also enjoy our list of best Eddie Murphy movies and best Kevin James movies.

Chris Rock is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Joel Schumacher and Tony Scott. Chris Rock has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler in terms of fame and success.

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Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter Segal

The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Adam Sandler plays the protagonist, Paul Crewe, a disgraced former professional quarterback ...more

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Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2005

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in movie theaters on May 27, 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo ...more

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Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Coolidge

Released: 2001

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

Down to Earth is a 2001 comedy film directed by Chris and Paul Weitz and written by Chris Rock and Louis C.K. It is the third film adaptation based on Harry Segall's stageplay Heaven Can Wait, ...more

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Chris Rock, Jim Brown, Damon Wayans

Released: 1988

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 parody film of blaxploitation movies written, directed by, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. Featured in the film are several noteworthy African American actors ...more

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Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film written, directed, and produced by Steven Spielberg, and based on Brian Aldiss's short story Super-Toys ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock

Released: 2008

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film written by Etan Cohen, and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. This sequel to the 2005 film Madagascar ...more

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Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Grown Ups is a 2010 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam Sandler, who also stars in this film. Besides Sandler, the film co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, ...more

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Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Richard Donner

Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. It is the ...more

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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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Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2010

Directed by: Neil LaBute

This film is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil LaBute.

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Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Bernie Mac

Released: 2003

Directed by: Chris Rock

Head of State is a 2003 comedy film directed, written by, and starring Chris Rock and co-starring Bernie Mac. It marked the directorial debut of Rock, who had previously worked as a writer, ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock

Released: 1998

Directed by: Betty Thomas

Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals. The film was inspired by the series of children's ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

Released: 1987

Directed by: Tony Scott

Beverly Hills Cop II is a 1987 action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. It is the first sequel in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Murphy returns as Detroit police ...more

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Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

Released: 2012

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment of the ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Bill Murray, Chris Rock

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Osmosis Jones is a 2001 live-action/animated buddy cop comedy film directed by Tom Sito and Piet Kroon for the animated segments and the Farrelly brothers for the live-action ones. Unusual in ...more

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku

Released: 2001

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of ...more

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of humanity lies in the hands of an abortion clinic worker (Ben Affleck) whose special heritage sets him ...more

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Mariah Carey, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock

Released: 2008

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

You Don't Mess with the Zohan is a 2008 American slapstick comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. You Don't Mess with the Zohan has ...more

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Kerry Washington, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2007

Directed by: Chris Rock

I Think I Love My Wife is a 2007 romantic comedy-drama film starring Chris Rock and Kerry Washington. Rock co-wrote the film with Louis C.K. and also directed and produced it. It is a remake of ...more

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Kerry Washington, Chris Rock, Anthony Hopkins

Released: 2002

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Bad Company is a 2002 American action-comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock. The film became somewhat famous for its ...more
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Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

Released: 2007

Directed by: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee ...more

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Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock

Released: 1992

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be an insatiable ...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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Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kirk Jones

What to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Kirk Jones from a screenplay by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach and based on the pregnancy guide of the same ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell, Chris Rock

Released: 2001

Directed by: Louis C.K.

Pootie Tang is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Louis C.K. Adapted from a comedy sketch that first appeared on The Chris Rock Show, the character Pootie Tang is a satire of ...more

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