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The Best Derek Luke Movies

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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.

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  • 1

    Definitely, Maybe

    Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz


    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

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  • 2

    Lions for Lambs

    Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep


    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

    Antwone Fisher

    Denzel Washington, Viola Davis


    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

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  • 4

    Biker Boyz

    Kid Rock, Meagan Good


    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

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  • 5

    Glory Road

    Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight


    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

    Catch a Fire

    Tim Robbins, Derek Luke


    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

    Miracle at St. Anna

    Kerry Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt


    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

    Captain America: The First Avenger

    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans


    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

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  • 9


    Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer


    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

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  • 10

    Madea Goes to Jail

    Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg


    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

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  • 11


    Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie


    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

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  • 12


    Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks


    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

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  • 13

    Friday Night Lights

    Amber Heard, Connie Britton


    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

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  • 14

    Pieces of April

    Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson


    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


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