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

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List features films like Boyz n the Hood and the Matrix movies.

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Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams have both worked with Laurence Fishburne over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If Laurence Fishburne movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Danny Glover and Angela Bassett too.

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Boyz n the Hood Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr. Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia ...more

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The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. ...more

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Higher Learning Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Tyra Banks Higher Learning is a 1995 American romantic drama film, directed by John Singleton, and starring an ensemble cast. The film follows the changing lives of three incoming freshmen at the fictional ...more

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What's Love Got to Do with It Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Khandi Alexander What's Love Got to Do with It is a 1993 American biographical film directed by Brian Gibson, loosely based on the life of Tina Turner. It stars Angela Bassett as Tina Turner and Laurence ...more

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The Matrix Revolutions Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith The Matrix Revolutions is a 2003 American science fiction action film and the third installment of The Matrix trilogy. The film was released six months following The Matrix Reloaded. The film ...more

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Just Cause Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris Just Cause is a 1995 suspense crime thriller film directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne. It is based on John Katzenbach's novel of the same name.

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Hoodlum Queen Latifah, Tim Roth, Laurence Fishburne Hoodlum is a 1997 crime drama film written by Chris Brancato and directed by Bill Duke.

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The Color Purple Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as ...more

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The Matrix Reloaded Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 American science fiction action film, the first sequel to The Matrix, and the second installment in The Matrix trilogy, written and directed by The Wachowski ...more

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King of New York Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne King of New York is a 1990 crime thriller film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Giancarlo Esposito, and Steve Buscemi. It was directed ...more

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Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. ...more

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Deep Cover Jeff Goldblum, Laurence Fishburne, Clarence Williams III Deep Cover is a 1992 American neo-noir crime thriller film starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum and directed by veteran actor Bill Duke. It is also notable for its theme song of the ...more

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Contagion Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, ...more

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Akeelah and the Bee Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. It tells the story of Akeelah Anderson, an 11-year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National ...more

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Biker Boyz Kid Rock, Meagan Good, Laurence Fishburne 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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Event Horizon Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam ...more

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The Cotton Club Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere The Cotton Club is a 1984 crime drama music film written by William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo and Jim Haskins and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

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Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more

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Searching for Bobby Fischer Ben Kingsley, William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne Searching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian. The film was his directorial debut, and ...more

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a 2007 superhero film directed by Tim Story, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only ...more

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Assault on Precinct 13 Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet, starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. The cast also includes John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja ...more

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Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan Mission: Impossible III is a 2006 American action spy film co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams, his first film as a director, starring Tom Cruise, who also served as a producer, in the role ...more

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Predators Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Adrien Brody Predators is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, ...more

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TMNT Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart, Chris Evans TMNT is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy action film and a part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Written and directed by Kevin Munroe, the film features the voice talents ...more

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The Matrix Revisited Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss The Matrix Revisited is a feature-length documentary on the production of the movie The Matrix. The film goes behind the scenes of the 1999 sci-fi movie to give explanations of complicated ...more

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21 Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne 21 is a 2008 American heist drama film directed by Robert Luketic and stars Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, and Aaron Yoo. The film is ...more

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Osmosis Jones Kirsten Dunst, Bill Murray, Chris Rock Osmosis Jones is a 2001 live-action/animated buddy cop comedy film directed by Tom Sito and Piet Kroon for the animated segments and the Farrelly brothers for the live-action ones. Unusual in ...more

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Miss Evers' Boys Laurence Fishburne, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis Miss Evers' Boys is a 1997 HBO television film starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne, based on the true story of the decades-long Tuskegee experiment. It was directed by Joseph Sargent ...more

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Always Outnumbered Laurence Fishburne, Natalie Cole, Laurie Metcalf Always Outnumbered is a television film based on the novel Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by author Walter Mosley. It first aired on pay television channel HBO in 1998.

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The Tuskegee Airmen John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne The Tuskegee Airmen is a 1995 HBO television movie based on the exploits of an actual groundbreaking unit, the first African American combat pilots in the United States Army Air Corps, that ...more

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Cherry 2000 Melanie Griffith, Laurence Fishburne, Ben Johnson Cherry 2000 is a 1987 science fiction cult film starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews.

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Fled Salma Hayek, Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin Fled is a 1996 action film directed by Kevin Hooks. It stars Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin as two prisoners chained together who flee during an escape attempt gone bad.

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Apocalypse Now Redux Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Apocalypse Now Redux is a 2001 extended version of Francis Ford Coppola's epic war film Apocalypse Now, which was originally released in 1979. Coppola, along with editor/long-time collaborator ...more

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Rumble Fish Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane Rumble Fish is an American 1983 drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is based on the novel Rumble Fish by S. E. Hinton, who also co-wrote the screenplay. The film centers on the ...more

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Armored Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno Armored is a 2009 American crime thriller film directed by Nimród Antal, written by first-time screenwriter James V. Simpson, and starring Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, ...more

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Othello Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Sheen Othello is a 1995 film based on William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. It was directed by Oliver Parker and stars Laurence Fishburne as Othello, Irène Jacob as Desdemona, and ...more

Things We Should Do, But Don't

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Cornbread, Earl and Me Laurence Fishburne, Jamaal Wilkes, Moses Gunn Cornbread, Earl and Me is a 1975 American drama film that stars Tierre Turner as Earl Carter, Laurence Fishburne III as Wilford Robinson and as Nathaniel "Cornbread" Hamilton. It was ...more

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School Daze Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee School Daze is a 1988 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Larry Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. Based in part on Spike Lee's ...more

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Cadence Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne Cadence is a 1990 film directed by Martin Sheen, in which Charlie Sheen plays an inmate in a United States Army military prison in West Germany during the 1960s. Sheen plays alongside his father ...more

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Red Heat Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Gershon Red Heat is a 1988 American buddy cop action film directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Moscow narc Ivan Danko, and James Belushi, as Chicago detective Art Ridzik. ...more

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the third film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Chuck Russell, written by ...more

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Bobby Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone Bobby is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez, and starring an ensemble cast. The screenplay is a fictionalized account of the hours leading up to the June 5, 1968 ...more

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Thurgood Laurence Fishburne Thurgood is a TV drama movie.

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I Take These Men Laurence Fishburne, Brian Dennehy, Susan Saint James

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Once in the Life Laurence Fishburne, Annabella Sciorra, Gregory Hines Once in the Life is a 2000 film written by, directed by, and starring Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne adapted the script from his own play, Riff-Raff.

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Ride Along Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Laurence Fishburne Ride Along is a 2014 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story and starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter and Laurence Fishburne. Greg Coolidge, Jason ...more

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Have a Little Faith Laurence Fishburne, Martin Landau, Bradley Whitford Have a Little Faith is a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie. The film debuted on ABC on November 27, 2011 as the first Hallmark Hall of Fame film broadcast since CBS cancelled the series ...more

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Dorothy Dandridge: An American Beauty Laurence Fishburne, Jasmine Guy

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MTV Movie Awards Reloaded Justin Timberlake, Keanu Reeves, Will Ferrell MTV Movie Awards Reloaded or MTV: Reloaded, is a short parody film made in 2003 for the 2003 MTV Movie Awards. Half of the film is made by Tenth Planet Productions, and the other half is ...more