Entertainment
74 voters

The Best Derek Luke Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 269 votes 74 voters 10.7k views14 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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

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

List films include Antwone Fisher, Definitely, Maybe and many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Derek Luke movies?" and "What are the greatest Derek Luke roles of all time?"
...more
  • 1
    27
    2

    Definitely, Maybe

    Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz

    Released2008

    Directed byAdam Brooks

    Definitely, Maybe is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Brooks, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Abigail Breslin and Kevin...  more

    More Definitely, Maybe 

    #113 of 783 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#197 of 246 The Best Rainy Day Movies

  • 2
    22
    2

    Lions for Lambs

    Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Redford

    Lions for Lambs is a 2007 American drama film directed by Robert Redford about the connection between a platoon of United States soldiers in Afghanistan, a U.S. senator, a reporter, and a California...  more
  • 3
    26
    10

    Antwone Fisher

    Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

    Released2002

    Directed byDenzel Washington

    Antwone Fisher is a 2002 American biographical drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington in his feature film directorial debut. He also stars in the film as the psychiatrist Jerome...  more

    More Antwone Fisher 

    #114 of 302 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#10 of 85 The Greatest African American Biopics

  • 4
    16
    2

    Biker Boyz

    Kid Rock, Meagan Good

    Released2003

    Directed byReggie Rock Bythewood

    Biker Boyz is a 2003 film about a group of underground motorcycle drag racers. It stars Laurence Fishburne, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Luke, Meagan Good, and Larenz Tate and is written and directed by...  more

    More Biker Boyz 

    #8 of 20 The 20 Best Motocross Movies Of All Time#112 of 160 The Best Family Drama Movies Of All Time

  • 5
    16
    4

    Glory Road

    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight

    Released2006

    Directed byJames Gartner

    Glory Road is a 2006 American drama sports film directed by James Gartner, based on a true story surrounding the events leading to the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Don Haskins...  more
  • 6
    14
    2

    Catch a Fire

    Tim Robbins, Derek Luke

    Released2006

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    Catch a Fire is a 2006 biographical thriller film about activists against apartheid in South Africa. The film was directed by Phillip Noyce, from a screenplay written by Shawn Slovo. Slovo's father,...  more
  • 7
    14
    2

    Miracle at St. Anna

    Kerry Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2008

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Miracle at St. Anna is a 2008 American–Italian epic film set primarily in Italy during German-occupied Europe in WWII. Directed by Spike Lee, the film is based on the eponymous 2003 novel by James...  more
  • 8
    12
    2

    Captain America: The First Avenger

    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans

    Released2011

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the...  more

    More Captain America: The First Avenger 

    #180 of 376 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#20 of 103 The Very Best Movie Franchises

  • 9
    14
    4

    Spartan

    Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Mamet

    Spartan is a 2004 American political thriller film written and directed by David Mamet. It features Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, Tia Texada, Ed O'Neill, William H. Macy, and Kristen Bell. It was released...  more

    More Spartan 

    #473 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars#199 of 207 The Best R-Rated Action Movies Of All Time, Ranked

  • 10
    14
    4

    Madea Goes to Jail

    Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released2009

    Directed byTyler Perry

    Madea Goes to Jail is a 2009 parodic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry, which was based on his 2006 play. The play and the film deal with Perry's recurring character Madea going...  more

    More Madea Goes to Jail 

    #844 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#53 of 147 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made

  • 11
    11
    2

    Notorious

    Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie

    Released2009

    Directed byGeorge Tillman, Jr.

    Notorious is a 2009 American biographical film about the life of Christopher Wallace, an American rapper better known by the stage name The Notorious B.I.G. The film stars Jamal Woolard as Wallace....  more

    More Notorious 

    #40 of 63 Movies Set in Brooklyn#69 of 94 The Worst January Movie Releases

  • 12
    13
    6

    Sparkle

    Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks

    Released2012

    Directed bySalim Akil

    Sparkle is a 2012 American musical film directed by Salim Akil and produced by Stage 6 Films. It was released on August 17, 2012 by TriStar Pictures. Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle is a remake of...  more

    More Sparkle 

    #190 of 668 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#100 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time

  • 13
    12
    8

    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Berg

    Friday Night Lights is a 2004 sports drama film, directed by Peter Berg, which documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is...  more

    More Friday Night Lights 

    #1346 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#32 of 82 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books

  • 14
    4
    4

    Pieces of April

    Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Hedges

    Pieces of April is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Hedges. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The name is taken from a 1972 hit song by Three Dog Night,...  more

    More 

    #58 of 61 The Best Mother-Daughter Movies Ever Made#81 of 83 Great Movies That Take Place In Autumn