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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.

Cuba Gooding, Jr. is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Michael Bay, Ridley Scott and Simon Wincer. Cuba Gooding, Jr. has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Danny Glover and Halle Berry in terms of fame and success.

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Men of Honor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Men of Honor Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr. Men of Honor is a 2000 drama film, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film was directed by George Tillman, Jr. It is inspired by the true story of Master chief petty officer Carl ...more

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was ...more

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Radio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Radio Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger Radio is a 2003 film inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by Gary Smith. The article and the movie are based on the true story of T. L. Hanna High ...more

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Boyz n the Hood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Boyz n the Hood Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr. Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia ...more

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A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore, with Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J. T. Walsh, ...more

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson S... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a 2009 movie directed by Thomas Carter, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kimberly Elise. It is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon ...more

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The Tuskegee Airmen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
The Tuskegee Airmen John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne 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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Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars ...more

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
American Gangster 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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Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film with romance and action elements directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Randall Wallace. It features an ensemble cast, ...more

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Snow Dogs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Snow Dogs Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Michael Bolton Snow Dogs is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Coburn. The film was released in the United States on January 18, 2002 by Walt Disney ...more

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As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more

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The Fighting Temptations is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
The Fighting Temptations Beyoncé Knowles, Mickey Rooney, Cuba Gooding Jr. The Fighting Temptations is a 2003 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Lynn, written by Elizabeth Hunter and Saladin K. Patterson, and distributed by Paramount Pictures and ...more

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Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Outbreak Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston's non-fiction book The Hot Zone. The film stars Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and ...more

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Boat Trip is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Boat Trip Will Ferrell, Roselyn Sánchez, Roger Moore Boat Trip is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Mort Nathan in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz, Vivica A. Fox, Roselyn Sanchez, and Roger Moore.

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A Murder of Crows is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
A Murder of Crows Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger, Mark Pellegrino A Murder of Crows is a 1998 thriller film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Berenger.

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Shadowboxer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Shadowboxer Helen Mirren, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cuba Gooding Jr. Shadowboxer is a 2005 crime thriller film directed by Lee Daniels that stars Academy Award winners Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Mirren, and Mo'Nique. It opened in limited release in six cities: New ...more

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Daddy Day Camp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Daddy Day Camp Cuba Gooding Jr., Tamala Jones, Brian Doyle-Murray Charlie Hinton (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and Phil Ryerson (Paul Rae) are in over their heads. Summer is coming and after running the very successful Daddy Day Care, they are losing half the group to ...more

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Gladiator Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Ossie Davis Gladiator is a 1992 American sports drama film directed by Rowdy Herrington, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., James Marshall, Brian Dennehy, and Robert Loggia. The film tells the story of two ...more

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Losing Isaiah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Losing Isaiah Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Lange Losing Isaiah is a 1995 American drama film starring Jessica Lange and Halle Berry, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. It is based on the novel of the same name by Seth Margolis. The screenplay is ...more

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Rat Race is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Rat Race Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart, John Cleese Rat Race is a 2001 American ensemble comedy film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Andy Breckman, and starring Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, ...more

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Norbit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Norbit Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr. Norbit is a 2007 American romantic comedy film directed by Brian Robbins, and written and produced by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, ...more

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What Dreams May Come is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
What Dreams May Come Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra and Max von Sydow. The film is based on the 1978 novel of the same name ...more

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The Hit List is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
The Hit List Cuba Gooding Jr., Cole Hauser, Michael Papajohn The Hit List is a 2011 American action film written by Chad and Evan Law, and directed by William Kaufman, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Cole Hauser. The film was released on direct-to-DVD ...more

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Red Tails is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Red Tails Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Cuba Gooding Jr. Red Tails is a 2012 American war film directed by Anthony Hemingway in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film is about the Tuskegee ...more

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Judgment Night is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Judgment Night Cuba Gooding Jr., Jeremy Piven, Emilio Estevez Judgment Night is a 1993 action thriller film directed by Stephen Hopkins and starring Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jeremy Piven and Stephen Dorff as a group of friends on the run from a ...more

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Chill Factor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Chill Factor Cuba Gooding Jr., Hudson Leick, David Paymer Chill Factor is a 1999 American action comedy film directed by Hugh Johnson in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Skeet Ulrich. The film centers on two unwitting civilians ...more

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Dirty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Dirty Cuba Gooding Jr., Brittany Daniel, Wyclef Jean Dirty is a 2005 American crime drama film directed by Chris Fisher. The film stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Clifton Collins, Jr. The film was released in the United States on November 9, 2005.

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Lightning Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Lightning Jack Cuba Gooding Jr., Beverly DAngelo, Paul Hogan Lightning Jack is a 1994 Western comedy film written by and starring Paul Hogan, as well as Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beverly D'Angelo.

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Hardwired is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Hardwired Val Kilmer, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tatiana Maslany Hardwired is a 2009 American science fiction film directed by Ernie Barbarash, written by Mike Hurst, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Val Kilmer. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the ...more

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The Land Before Time XIII: The... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends Sandra Oh, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rob Paulsen The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends is a 2007 direct-to-video animated film and the thirteenth film in The Land Before Time series. The plot centers on Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, ...more

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Instinct is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Instinct Anthony Hopkins, Kim Cattrall, Cuba Gooding Jr. Instinct is a 1999 American psychological thriller film starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., George Dzundza, Donald Sutherland, and Maura Tierney. It was very loosely inspired by Ishmael, ...more

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Linewatch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Linewatch Cuba Gooding Jr., Dean Norris, Omari Hardwick Linewatch is a 2008 American thriller film starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and directed by Kevin Bray. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on October 21, 2008.

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One in the Chamber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
One in the Chamber Cuba Gooding Jr., Dolph Lundren, Louis Mandylor One in the Chamber is a 2012 American action film directed by William Kaufman, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and Dolph Lundgren. This is the second film between Cuba Gooding Jr. and William ...more

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Home on the Range is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Home on the Range Steve Buscemi, Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench Home on the Range is a 2004 American animated musical western comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on April 2, 2004, and was named after the ...more

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Ticking Clock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Ticking Clock Cuba Gooding Jr., Neal McDonough, Nicki Aycox Ticking Clock is a 2011 American action film directed by Ernie Barbarash, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Neal McDonough. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on January ...more

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Daybreak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Daybreak Cuba Gooding Jr., Omar Epps, Martha Plimpton Daybreak is a film directed by Stephen Tolkin released on May 8, 1993.

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Wrong Turn at Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Wrong Turn at Tahoe Cuba Gooding Jr., Harvey Keitel, Leonor Varela Wrong Turn at Tahoe is a 2009 direct-to-DVD crime film directed by Franck Khalfoun and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Miguel Ferrer, and Harvey Keitel.

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Hero Wanted is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Hero Wanted Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta, Norman Reedus Hero Wanted is a 2008 American thriller film directed by Brian Smrz in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Liotta, Kim Coates, and Norman Reedus. The film was released on ...more

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End Game is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
End Game Angie Harmon, Burt Reynolds, James Woods End Game is a 2006 American action film written and directed by Andy Cheng, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Secret Service agent Alex Thomas, who is shot in the hand while unsuccessfully trying ...more

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What Love Is is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
What Love Is Cuba Gooding Jr., Anne Heche, Gina Gershon What Love Is is a 2007 romantic comedy film, written and directed by Mars Callahan, starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Matthew Lillard, Sean Astin, Anne Heche, and Gina Gershon.

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Lies & Illusions is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Lies & Illusions Cuba Gooding Jr., Christian Slater, Al Madrigal Lies & Illusions is a 2009 film directed by Tibor Takács starring Christian Slater and Cuba Gooding Jr.. A self-help author becomes mixed up in a theft that involves a criminal.

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The Devil's Tomb is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
The Devil's Tomb Cuba Gooding Jr., Ron Perlman, Henry Rollins The Devil's Tomb is a 2009 horror film, directed by Jason Connery. It stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Ray Winstone and Ron Perlman. The film was released direct–to–video on May 26, 2009.

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Murder Without Motive is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Murder Without Motive Carla Gugino, Cuba Gooding Jr., Georg Stanford Brown Murder Without Motive is a 1992 drama film written by Richard Wesley and directed by Kevin Hooks.

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Welcome to Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Welcome to Hollywood Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith Welcome to Hollywood is a mockumentary about a young man trying to make it in Hollywood as an actor. Tony Markes is the young man trying to pursue the means to become an actor. Various attempts ...more

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Machete Kills is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Machete Kills Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara Machete Kills is a 2013 American action-comedy film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is a sequel to Machete and the third film based on Grindhouse fake trailers. Danny Trejo, ...more

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Harold is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Harold Cuba Gooding Jr., Elizabeth Gillies, Ally Sheedy Harold is a 2008 American comedy film co-written by Greg Fields and T. Sean Shannon, starring Spencer Breslin, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nikki Blonsky, Ally Sheedy and Stella Maeve. The film is T. Sean ...more

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Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
Sacrifice Cuba Gooding Jr., Christian Slater, Kim Coates Sacrifice is a 2011 American action thriller film written and directed by Damian Lee, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Christian Slater. It was filmed in Ottawa, Ontario.

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The Way of War is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
The Way of War Cuba Gooding Jr., J.K. Simmons, Lance Reddick The Way of War is a 2009 American film directed by John Carter from a screenplay by John Carter and Scott Schafe. Filming took place largely in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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The Butler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies
The Butler Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and written by Danny Strong. Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest ...more