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The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies 

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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What's Love Got to Do wi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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 Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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 Revolutions ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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Hoodlum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
Queen Latifah, Tim Roth, Laurence Fishburne
This film is a 1997 drama film written by Chris Brancato and directed by Bill Duke.

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Higher Learning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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The Matrix Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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Deep Cover is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
Deep Cover
Jeff Goldblum, Laurence Fishburne, Clarence Williams III
Deep Cover is a 1992 American neo-noir 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 same ...more
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Just Cause is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris
Just Cause is a 1995 suspense 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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King of New York is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne
King of New York is a 1990 thriller film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Giancarlo Esposito, and Steve Buscemi. It was directed by ...more

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Akeelah and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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Searching for Bobby Fisc... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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The Cotton Club is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere
The Cotton Club is a 1984 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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Contagion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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TMNT is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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Predators is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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The Tuskegee Airmen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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The Matrix Revisited is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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Assault on Precinct 13 ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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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Always Outnumbered is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Laurence Fishburne Movies
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.