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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?"

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    Escape from New York
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    Escape from New York

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    Shaft
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    Shaft

    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
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    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

    Chris Rock, Jim Brown

    Released1988

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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    Hustle & Flow
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    Hustle & Flow

    Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig Brewer

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  • 5
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
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    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    George Clooney, Minnie Driver

    Released1999

    Directed byTrey Parker

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  • 6
    Posse
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    Posse

    Pam Grier, Big Daddy Kane

    Released1993

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

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  • 7
    Uncle Sam
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    Uncle Sam

    Isaac Hayes, Raquel Alessi

    Released1996

    Directed byWilliam Lustig

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  • 8
    Flipper
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    Flipper

    Elijah Wood, Isaac Hayes

    Released1996

    Directed byAlan Shapiro

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  • 9
    It Could Happen to You
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    It Could Happen to You

    Nicolas Cage, Emily Deschanel

    Released1994

    Directed byAndrew Bergman

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  • 10
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks

    Released1993

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 11
    Truck Turner
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    Truck Turner

    Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1974

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    Truck Turner is a 1974 blaxploitation film, starring Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Soul Men
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    Soul Men

    Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend

    Released2008

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

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  • 13
    Six Ways to Sunday
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    Six Ways to Sunday

    Debbie Harry, Norman Reedus

    Released1997

    Directed byAdam Bernstein

    Six Ways to Sunday is a 1997 crime drama with elements of comedy directed by Adam Bernstein.... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    BaadAsssss Cinema
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    BaadAsssss Cinema

    Samuel L. Jackson, Isaac Hayes

    Released2002

    Directed byIsaac Julien

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  • 15
    Blues Brothers 2000
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    Blues Brothers 2000

    Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 16
    Wattstax
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    Wattstax

    Jesse Jackson, Isaac Hayes

    Released1973

    Directed byMel Stuart

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  • 17
    Anonymous Rex
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    Anonymous Rex

    Faye Dunaway, Isaac Hayes

    Released2004

    Directed byJulian Jarrold

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  • 18
    It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Trent

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  • 19
    Ninth Street
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    Ninth Street

    Martin Sheen, Isaac Hayes

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Willmott, Timothy Rebman

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  • 20
    Only the Strong Survive
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    Only the Strong Survive

    Isaac Hayes, Wilson Pickett

    Released2003

    Directed byD. A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus

  • 21
    The History Makers: Success
    2
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    The History Makers: Success

    Isaac Hayes, Ossie Davis

    Released2004

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  • 22
    Dead Dog
    4
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    Dead Dog

    Isaac Hayes, Paige Turco

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Goode

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  • 23
    Reindeer Games
    12
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    Reindeer Games

    Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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  • 24
    Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored
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    Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored

    Isaac Hayes, Salli Richardson

    Released1995

    Directed byTim Reid

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    Isaac Hayes: Live at Montreux 2005
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    Isaac Hayes: Live at Montreux 2005

    Isaac Hayes

    Released2005

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