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The Best Mario Van Peebles Movies

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

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

List features films like Crazy Six and Panther.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Mario Van Peebles movies?" and "What are the greatest Mario Van Peebles roles of all time?"

Mario Van Peebles is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola and Michael Mann.

  • Chris Rock, Ice-T
    19
    3

    Released1991

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    New Jack City is a 1991 American action crime film directed by Mario Van Peebles. In his rise to power, crime lord Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) stops at nothing to profit off the New York City drug  ...more

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  • Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason
    17
    3

    Released1986

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Marine Sgt. Thomas Highway (Clint Eastwood) is a decorated veteran of two wars. On his last posting before retirement, he is surrounded by officers with no combat experience who view him as an odd,  ...more

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  • Mario Van Peebles, Joy Bryant
    11
    2

    Released2003

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an  ...more
  • Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin
    20
    5

    Released1993

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    In Cuba, a band of Buffalo Soldiers, led by the intrepid Jesse Lee (Mario Van Peebles) and joined by a gambling white soldier (Stephen Baldwin), is sent on a suicide mission to intercept a shipment  ...more

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  • Mario Van Peebles, Morris Chestnut
    6
    1

    Released1992

    Directed byDick Lowry

    In the Line of Duty: Street War is an action film which was released in 1992. It is about a New York City Housing Authority policeman whose partner is killed and he seeks revenge for the killing.  ...more
  • Will Smith, Jamie Foxx
    14
    4

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Mann

    With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all comers, Ali took on the law, conventions, the status quo and the war  ...more

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  • Mario Van Peebles, James Remar
    5
    1

    Released2000

    Directed byMark L. Lester

    Former seminarian has to hunt down an serial killer, again.  ...more
  • Patrick Stewart, Denis Leary
    5
    1

    Released1994

    Directed byDeran Sarafian

    Gunmen is a 1994 action-comedy film directed by Deran Sarafian. It stars Mario Van Peebles, Christopher Lambert, Denis Leary, Kadeem Hardison and Patrick Stewart. Robert Harper and Brenda Bakke are  ...more
  • Richard Gere, Gregory Hines
    12
    4

    Released1984

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The lives of various characters intersect at Harlem's renowned Cotton Club. Handsome horn player Dix Dwyer (Richard Gere) falls for Vera Cicero (Diane Lane), the stunning girlfriend of famous  ...more

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  • Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine
    7
    2

    Released1995

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    In this semi-fictionalized account of the origins of the Black Panthers, Vietnam vet Judge (Kadeem Hardison) returns to his hometown of Oakland to find it beset by violence and police discrimination  ...more
  • Ice-T, Mario Van Peebles
    4
    1

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Terlesky

    Guardian is a 2001 film directed by John Terlesky.  ...more
  • Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher
    1
    0

    Released2019

    Directed byChris Dowling

    Run the Race is a 2019 American sports film directed by Chris Dowling. Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with two  ...more
  • Sean Combs, Giancarlo Esposito
    6
    2

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Scott Bregman

    Carlito's Way: Rise to Power is a 2005 prequel to Brian De Palma's 1993 film Carlito's Way, based on the novel Carlito's Way by Edwin Torres. The previous film was based on the Torres novel After  ...more
  • Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles
    6
    2

    Released1989

    Directed byMelvin Van Peebles

    Identity Crisis is a 1989 comedy film directed by Melvin Van Peebles. Written by Mario Van Peebles, the film is about a rapper who winds up sharing his body with the soul of a dead fashion designer,  ...more
  • Mario Van Peebles, Josh Brolin
    7
    3

    Released1996

    Directed byMario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

    Knowing that comrades are members of a brutal white-supremacist group makes a black policeman (Mario Van Peebles) a target.  ...more
  • Ice-T, Suzy Amis
    10
    5

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Terlesky

    A giant meteor is set to strike earth, and humanity's only hope is weapons engineer Dr. Corbett (Linden Ashby) : His defense system can shield the planet from annihilation. Unfortunately, the end of  ...more
  • Mario Van Peebles, James Remar
    5
    2

    Released2007

    Directed byArmand Mastroianni

    Sharpshooter is a 2007 American action-adventure television film starring James Remar, Bruce Boxleitner, Mario Van Peebles and Catherine Mary Stewart. It was written by Steven H. Berman and directed  ...more
  • Lucy Liu, Lesley Ann Warren
    5
    2

    Released1998

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    Love Kills is a 1998 comedy, romance, thriller film written and directed by Mario Van Peebles.  ...more
  • Patsy Kensit, Mario Van Peebles
    8
    4

    Released1993

    Directed byAnthony Hickox

    Young Gai fuses with a demon sword to fight his enemies.  ...more
  • Lucy Liu, Sugar Ray Leonard
    3
    1

    Released1997

    Directed byJoseph Merhi, Richard DiLello, David C. Johnson, Alex Munoz, Galen Yuen

    Riot is a 1997 American television movie starring Luke Perry, Mario Van Peebles, and Lucy Liu. It was written and directed by four writers and directors of four different racial groups prominent in  ...more
  • Snoop Dogg, Salli Richardson
    3
    1

    Released2012

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    We the Party is a 2012 film written and directed by Mario Van Peebles. We the Party is a comedy set in an ethnically diverse Los Angeles high school. The film focuses on five friends as they deal  ...more
  • 50 Cent, Ray Liotta
    3
    1

    Released2011

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    All Things Fall Apart is a 2011 American drama film starring Ray Liotta, 50 Cent, Mario Van Peebles, and Lynn Whitfield. It was filmed in Michigan and premiered at the Miami International Film  ...more
  • 23

    Last Resort

    Phil Hartman, Megan Mullally
    3
    1

    Released1986

    Directed byZane Buzby

    Last Resort is a 1986 comedy film directed by Zane Buzby and produced by Julie Corman. It revolves around George Lollar, who takes his family on vacation to "Club Sand", a shoddy and untrustworthy  ...more
  • Jerry Stiller, Andrew McCarthy
    3
    1

    Released1997

    Directed byGavin Wilding

    Stag is a 1997 American thriller film, directed by Gavin Wilding, made for HBO and later released theatrically after drawing large ratings. Stag features an ensemble cast including Ben Gazzara,  ...more
  • Howie Mandel, Mario Van Peebles
    3
    1

    Released2004

    Directed byJeremy Kagan

    Crown Heights is a 2004 television film written by Toni Ann Johnson and directed by Jeremy Kagan.  ...more