The Best Larenz Tate Movies 

Updated June 11, 2019 543 votes 129 voters 15k views 16 items

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

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

List includes Blue Blood, Biker Boyz and more.

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Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton

Released: 1993

Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

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Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

Released: 1995

Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

This film is a 1995 American film written by Michael Henry Brown, also written, produced and directed by the Hughes brothers, starring Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodriguez, ...more

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Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

Released: 1997

Directed by: Theodore Witcher

Love Jones is a 1997 American romantic drama film written and directed by Theodore Witcher, in his feature film debut. It stars Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Bill Bellamy, and Lisa ...more

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Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

Released: 2004

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Ray is a biographical film focusing on 30 years in the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. The independently produced film was written, produced and directed by Taylor Hackford, and ...more

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Vin Diesel, Timothy Olyphant, Larenz Tate

Released: 2003

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

A Man Apart is a 2003 U.S. vigilante action film directed by F. Gary Gray and released by New Line Cinema. The film stars Vin Diesel and Larenz Tate. The story follows undercover DEA agent Sean ...more
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Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Little Richard

Released: 1998

Directed by: Gregory Nava

Why Do Fools Fall in Love is a 1998 American romantic drama, directed by Gregory Nava and released by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is a biographical film of the brief but intense life of ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris

Released: 2004

Directed by: Paul Haggis

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Jada Pinkett Smith, Morris Chestnut, Joe Morton

Released: 1994

Directed by: Matty Rich

The Inkwell is a 1994 romantic comedy/drama film, directed by Matty Rich. The film stars Larenz Tate, Joe Morton, Suzzanne Douglass, Glynn Turman, and Vanessa Bell Calloway.

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Meagan Good, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, Tyrese Gibson

Released: 2006

Directed by: Vondie Curtis-Hall

Waist Deep is a 2006 drama-action film directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, starring Tyrese Gibson and Meagan Good. It is loosely based on the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, including some similar ...more

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Kid Rock, Meagan Good, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 2003

Directed by: Reggie 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 ...more

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Kevin Costner, Tom Petty, Mary Stuart Masterson

Released: 1997

Directed by: Kevin Costner

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Blue Blood Logan Marshall-Green, Larenz Tate

Released: 2008

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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Sarah Polley, Isaiah Washington, Deborah Cox

Released: 2000

Directed by: Clement Virgo

Love Come Down is a Canadian drama film, released in 2000. Written and directed by Clement Virgo, the film stars Larenz Tate as Neville Carter, an aspiring comedian trying to rebuild his life ...more
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Haley Joel Osment, Don Cheadle, Ray Romano

Released: 2011

Directed by: Nick Corirossi, Charles Ingram

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Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, Cicely Tyson

Released: 1989

Directed by: Donna Deitch

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