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The Best Mahershala Ali Movies  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Mahershala Ali movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

This list will determine the best Mahershala Ali movies. The actor made a big splash with his supporting roles in Moonlight and Green Book, both of which won him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. The best Mahershala Ali performances will not necessarily come from the greatest movies but most of the time the answer is the same. That being said, vote up the movies where Mahershala Ali acted his best, no matter how big or small the role. Making Revolution is Mahershala Ali's first movie and has since been in much larger blockbusters such as Alita: Battle Angel.

This list of Mahershala Ali movies includes Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Free State of Jones, and Hidden Figures.

With so many great Mahershala Ali films to choose from, vote up the ones where you enjoyed Mahershala Ali the most to make sure it makes it to the top of the list. His filmography consists of both dramatic and comedic roles so vote up the movies on the list below not based on how good the movie is but based on how good Mahershala Ali is in the role. Check back in for new and recent movies starring Mahershala Ali as they come out so you can vote on those as well.

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Green Book is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Green Book is a 2018 comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. A bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) at a New York nightclub takes a job as a pianist's (Mahershala Ali) chauffeur during a tour in the ...more
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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, ...more
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Crossing Over is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Crossing Over Harrison Ford, Sarah Shahi, Ashley Judd
Crossing Over is a 2009 American independent crime drama film about illegal immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles, and stars Harrison Ford as an ...more
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The Curious Case of Benjamin B... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by David Fincher. The storyline by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord is loosely based on the 1922 short ...more
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Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Supremacy Julie Benz, Danny Glover, Anson Mount
Supremacy is a 2014 drama film written by Eric J. Adams and directed by Deon Taylor.
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Making Revolution is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Mahershala Ali, Alexander Bilu, Drew Cortese
Making Revolution is a 2003 American independent comedy film co-written by Colin Trevorrow. In August of 2001, a group of disillusioned college students calls a world summit to counter apathy of ...more
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Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story of a team of female African-American ...more
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The Place Beyond the Pines is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling
The Place Beyond the Pines is a 2012 drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance. In 1997, Luke Glanton (Gosling) is a motorcycle stuntman. In Schenectady, New York, Luke reunites with his ex-lover ...more
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Roxanne Roxanne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Chanté Adams, Mahershala Ali, Nia Long
Roxanne Roxanne is a 2017 American drama film directed by Michael Larnell. In the early 1980s, a fierce teenage girl (Chanté Adams) is rapidly on her way to becoming a hip hop legend as ...more
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Kicks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Jahking Guillory, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Christopher Meyer
Kicks is a 2016 American adventure film directed by Justin Tipping. Soon after 15-year-old Brandon (Jahking Guillory) gets his hands on his dream of a pair of Air Jordans, they're stolen by a ...more
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence); having twice survived the ...more
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is an upcoming 2015 adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the second of two cinematic parts ...more
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Go for Sisters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Go for Sisters Edward James Olmos, Isaiah Washington, Harold Perrineau
Go for Sisters, (a.k.a. Tomorrow You're Gone) is a 2013 drama thriller film directed by John Sayles. Bernice (Lisa Gay Hamilton) is a tough, no-nonsense parole officer whose son has gone missing ...more
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Free State of Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali
Free State of Jones is a 2016 American film inspired by the life of Newton Knight and his armed revolt against the Confederacy in Jones County, Mississippi, throughout the American Civil War. ...more
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Predators is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali 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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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, based on the Marvel Comics character. ...more
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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more