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The Best Mahershala Ali Movies

Updated March 26, 2019 3.9k votes 679 voters 1.0k views17 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Green Book

    Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Farrelly

    Green Book is a 2018 comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. A bouncer (Viggo Mortensen)... more on Wikipedia
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    Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Moonlight

    Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

    Released2016

    Directed byBarry Jenkins

    Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Hidden Figures

    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

    Released2016

    Directed byTheodore Melfi

    Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld

    Released2018

    Directed byBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed... more on Wikipedia
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,  is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2014

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure... more on Wikipedia
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,  is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2015

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is a 2015 adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence, it... more on Wikipedia
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    The Place Beyond the Pines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    The Place Beyond the Pines

    Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper

    Released2012

    Directed byDerek Cianfrance

    The Place Beyond the Pines is a 2012 drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance. In 1997, Luke... more on Wikipedia
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    Roxanne Roxanne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Roxanne Roxanne

    Chanté Adams, Mahershala Ali

    Released2018

    Directed byMichael Larnell

    Roxanne Roxanne is a 2017 American drama film directed by Michael Larnell. In the early 1980s,... more on Wikipedia
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    Kicks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Kicks

    Jahking Guillory, Christopher Jordan Wallace

    Released2016

    Directed byJustin Tipping

    Kicks is a 2016 American adventure film directed by Justin Tipping. Soon after 15-year-old... more on Wikipedia
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    The Curious Case of Benjamin B is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Crossing Over is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Crossing Over

    Harrison Ford, Sarah Shahi

    Released2009

    Directed byWayne Kramer

    Crossing Over is a 2009 American independent crime drama film about illegal immigrants of... more on Wikipedia
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    Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Supremacy

    Julie Benz, Danny Glover

    Released2014

    Directed byDeon Taylor

    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) 13 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Making Revolution

    Mahershala Ali, Alexander Bilu

    Released2003

    Directed byDaniel Klein

    Making Revolution is a 2003 American independent comedy film co-written by Colin Trevorrow. In... more on Wikipedia
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    Predators is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Predators

    Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne

    Released2010

    Directed byNimród Antal

    Predators is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Nimród Antal and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Go for Sisters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Go for Sisters

    Edward James Olmos, Isaiah Washington

    Released2013

    Directed byJohn Sayles

    Go for Sisters, (a.k.a. Tomorrow You're Gone) is a 2013 drama thriller film directed by John... more on Wikipedia
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    Free State of Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Free State of Jones

    Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Directed byGary Ross

    Free State of Jones is a 2016 American film inspired by the life of Newton Knight and his... more on Wikipedia
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    Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mahershala Ali Movies
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert... more on Wikipedia
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