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The Best DMX Movies

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List of the best DMX movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. DMX is best known for hits like "Party Up" and "Where the Hood At," but he also has an impressive filmography under his belt. DMX'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 DMX movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated DMX movies will be at the top of the list. DMX has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest DMX movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining DMX films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Exit Wounds and Cradle 2 the Grave.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best DMX movies?" and "What are the greatest DMX roles of all time?" If you are a fan of rappers who also act, you might also enjoy our list of best 50 Cent movies and best Ludacris movies.


  • 1

    Cradle 2 the Grave

    Gabrielle Union, Kelly Hu


    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

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    Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring Jet Li and DMX. The film was released in the United States on February 28, 2003....  more

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  • 2


    Nas, DMX


    Directed byHype Williams

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  • 3

    Romeo Must Die

    Grace Park, Aaliyah


    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

    This film is a 2000 American martial arts action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his directorial debut, and also fight choreography by Corey Yuen, and starring Jet Li and Aaliyah. The film's...  more

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  • 4

    Lords of the Street

    DMX, Kris Kristofferson


    Directed byAmir Valinia

    Lords of the Street, also known as Jump Out Boys, is a 2008 action film starring DMX and Kris Kristofferson, written and produced by David and Daniel Garcia, better known as Kane & Abel and directed...  more
  • 5

    Exit Wounds

    Eva Mendes, Steven Seagal


    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

    Exit Wounds is a 2001 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring Steven Seagal and DMX. The film is based on the book of the same name by John Westermann. The book takes place...  more
  • 6

    Death Toll

    DMX, Lou Diamond Phillips


    Directed byPhenomenon

    Death Toll is a 2008 action film starring DMX, Lou Diamond Phillips, Alec Rayme, Leila Arcieri and Keshia Knight Pulliam, written and produced by Daniel Garcia and directed by Phenomenon. Filming was...  more
  • 7

    Never Die Alone

    DMX, Aisha Tyler


    Directed byErnest R. Dickerson

    This film is a 2004 thriller film directed by Ernest R. Dickerson. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Donald Goines....  more

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  • 8

    Father of Lies

    Vivica A. Fox, DMX


    Directed byPhenomenon

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  • 9

    Last Hour

    DMX, David Carradine


    Directed byPascal Caubet

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  • 10


    DMX, Method Man


    Directed byChris Fiore

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  • 11

    The Bleeding

    DMX, Kat Von D


    Directed byCharlie Picerni

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