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The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 5.3k votes 1.4k voters 164.4k views52 items

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This is a ist of the best Cuba Gooding, Jr. movies, ranked best to worst - with movie trailers when available. Cuba Gooding, Jr. has been acting since 1986, but he didn't become a star until he appeared in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood.  The order of these top Cuba Gooding, Jr. movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Cuba Gooding, Jr. movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Cuba Gooding, Jr. movies?" and "What are the greatest Cuba Gooding, Jr. roles of all time?" The greatest Cuba Gooding, Jr. performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks like Jerry Maguire and Men of Honor appear on this Cuba Gooding, Jr. filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best.  If you think the most powerful Cuba Gooding, Jr. role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Gooding, Jr.'s dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of the best Denzel Washington movies and best Tom Cruise movies.

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  • 1
    Men of Honor
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    Men of Honor

    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro

    Released2000

    Directed byGeorge Tillman, Jr.

    Men of Honor is a 2000 drama film, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Radio
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    Radio

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Tollin

    Radio is a 2003 film inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Jerry Maguire
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    Jerry Maguire

    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu

    Released1996

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Shadowboxer
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    Shadowboxer

    Helen Mirren, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2006

    Directed byLee Daniels

    Shadowboxer is a 2005 crime thriller film directed by Lee Daniels that stars Academy Award... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Daddy Day Camp
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    Daddy Day Camp

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Tamala Jones

    Released2007

    Directed byFred Savage

    Charlie Hinton (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and Phil Ryerson (Paul Rae) are in over their heads. Summer... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Losing Isaiah
    143
    25

    Losing Isaiah

    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1995

    Directed byStephen Gyllenhaal

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  • 7
    Norbit
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    Norbit

    Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton

    Released2007

    Directed byBrian Robbins

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  • 8
    Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
    125
    23

    Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise

    Released2009

    Directed byThomas Carter

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  • 9
    Red Tails
    142
    35

    Red Tails

    Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston

    Released2012

    Directed byAnthony Hemingway

    Red Tails is a 2012 American film directed by Anthony Hemingway in his feature film... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Tuskegee Airmen
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    16

    The Tuskegee Airmen

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Markowitz

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  • 11
    Snow Dogs
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    Snow Dogs

    Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn

    Released2002

    Directed byBrian Levant

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  • 12
    Pearl Harbor
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    Pearl Harbor

    Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Coming to America
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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Boyz n the Hood
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    Boyz n the Hood

    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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  • 15
    American Gangster
    88
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    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 16
    A Few Good Men
    160
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    A Few Good Men

    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore

    Released1992

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • 17
    As Good as It Gets
    83
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    As Good as It Gets

    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

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  • 18
    The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends

    Released2007

    The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends is a 2007 direct-to-video animated film and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    The Fighting Temptations
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    The Fighting Temptations

    Beyoncé Knowles, Mickey Rooney

    Released2003

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • 20
    Linewatch
    57
    12

    Linewatch

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Dean Norris

    Released2008

    Directed byKevin Bray

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  • 21
    Hardwired
    54
    11

    Hardwired

    Val Kilmer, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released2009

    Directed byErnie Barbarash

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  • 22
    Ticking Clock
    61
    18

    Ticking Clock

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Neal McDonough

    Released2011

    Directed byErnie Barbarash

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  • 23
    Home on the Range
    64
    22

    Home on the Range

    Steve Buscemi, Roseanne Barr

    Released2004

    Directed byWill Finn, John Sanford

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  • 24
    Wrong Turn at Tahoe
    47
    12

    Wrong Turn at Tahoe

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Harvey Keitel

    Released2009

    Directed byFranck Khalfoun

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  • 25
    Murder Without Motive
    34
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    Murder Without Motive

    Carla Gugino, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1992

    Directed byKevin Hooks

    Murder Without Motive is a 1992 drama film written by Richard Wesley and directed by Kevin...