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The Best Isaac Hayes Movies 

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

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

This list contains films like I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Escape from New York.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Isaac Hayes movies?" and "What are the greatest Isaac Hayes roles of all time?"

John Landis and John Carpenter both worked with Isaac Hayes over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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Dir. by John Singleton (2000), starring Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks & Samuel L. Jackson
Shaft is a 2000 American action-thriller film directed by John Singleton, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Busta Rhymes, Vanessa L. Williams, and ...more
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Dir. by John Carpenter (1981), starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell & Ernest Borgnine
Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then near-future 1997 in a distopian United States ...more
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Dir. by Keenen Ivory Wayans (1988), starring Chris Rock, Jim Brown & Damon Wayans
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 parody film of blaxploitation movies written, directed by, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. Featured in the film are several noteworthy African American actors ...more
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Dir. by Craig Brewer (2005), starring Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris & Terrence Howard
Hustle & Flow is a 2005 American independent drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain. It was released on July 22, 2005. Terrence ...more
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Dir. by Mario Van Peebles (1993), starring Pam Grier, Big Daddy Kane & Isaac Hayes
Posse is a 1993 American Western film directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles. Featuring a large ensemble cast, the film tells the story of a posse of African-American soldiers and one ...more
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Dir. by Trey Parker (1999), starring George Clooney, Minnie Driver & Isaac Hayes
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more
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Dir. by Mel Brooks (1993), starring Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks & Dave Chappelle
Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story. Produced and directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Cary Elwes, Richard ...more
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Dir. by Jonathan Kaplan (1974), starring Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto & Nichelle Nichols
Truck Turner is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto, and directed by Jonathan Kaplan. The screenplay was written by Michael Allin, Jerry Wilkes and Oscar Williams. ...more
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Dir. by Alan Shapiro (1996), starring Elijah Wood, Isaac Hayes & Paul Hogan
Flipper is a 1996 adventure film remake of the 1963 film of the same name, starring Paul Hogan and Elijah Wood. The movie is about a boy who has to spend the summer with his uncle, who lives on ...more
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Dir. by Andrew Bergman (1994), starring Nicolas Cage, Emily Deschanel & Bridget Fonda
It Could Happen to You is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda. It is the story of New York City police officer who wins the lottery and splits his ...more
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Dir. by William Lustig (1996), starring Isaac Hayes, Raquel Alessi & William Smith
Uncle Sam is a 1996 horror film directed by William Lustig and written by Larry Cohen.
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Dir. by Malcolm D. Lee (2008), starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend & Jennifer Coolidge
Soul Men is an American musical comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal and Sean Hayes, released on November 7, 2008. This was Bernie ...more
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Dir. by Adam Bernstein (1997), starring Debbie Harry, Norman Reedus & Adrien Brody
Six Ways to Sunday is a 1997 crime drama with elements of comedy directed by Adam Bernstein. It is based on Charles Perry's novel Portrait of a Young Man Drowning.
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Dir. by Sam Irvin (1991), starring Heather Graham, Isaac Hayes & Lauren Hutton
Guilty as Charged is a 1991 comedy film written by Charles Gale and directed by Sam Irvin.
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Dir. by Isaac Julien (2002), starring Samuel L. Jackson, Isaac Hayes & Fred Williamson
BaadAsssss Cinema is a 2002 documentary film, directed by Isaac Julien. Julien looks at the Blaxploitation era of the 1970s in this hour-long documentary.
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Dir. by John Landis (1998), starring Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin & John Goodman
Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to 1980's The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Landis, the film stars ...more
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Dir. by Mel Stuart (1973), starring Jesse Jackson, Isaac Hayes & Albert King
Wattstax is a 1973 documentary film by Mel Stuart that focused on the 1972 Wattstax music festival and the African American community of Watts in Los Angeles, California. The film was nominated ...more
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Dir. by Julian Jarrold (2004), starring Faye Dunaway, Isaac Hayes & Daniel Baldwin
Anonymous Rex is a 2004 science fiction film directed by Julian Jarrold. Starring Daniel Baldwin and Sam Trammell, the film was produced as a "backdoor pilot" for an unproduced ...more
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Dir. by John Trent (1975), starring John Candy, Isaac Hayes & Stefanie Powers
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time is a Canadian comedy film that was released in 1975. It was one of John Candy's earlier films before he came to the attention of the mainstream. He plays ...more
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Dir. by Kevin Willmott and Timothy Rebman (1999), starring Martin Sheen, Isaac Hayes & Kevin Willmott
Ninth Street is a 1999 black-and-white drama, written by Kevin Willmott. Filmed in the USA, the movie was primarily released in English.
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Dir. by John Frankenheimer (2000), starring Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck & Ashton Kutcher
Reindeer Games is a 2000 action film film, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, and Charlize Theron. It was Frankenheimer's final theatrically released film and ...more
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Dir. by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus (2003), starring Isaac Hayes, Wilson Pickett & Samuel David Moore
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The History Makers: Success
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Dead Dog Dir. by Christopher Goode (2000), starring Isaac Hayes, Paige Turco & Jeremy Sisto
Dead Dog is a 2000 film directed by Christopher Goode.
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Dir. by Tim Reid (1995), starring Isaac Hayes, Salli Richardson & Phylicia Rashād
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored is a film directed by Tim Reid and the screenplay was written by Paul W. Cooper. The film is based on Clifton Taulbert’s real life and his nonfiction ...more