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.

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

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Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson
New Jack City is a 1991 American thriller action film film directed by Mario Van Peebles in his directorial debut, who also co-stars in the film. The film stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen ...more

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#10 of 722 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #260 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Pam Grier, Big Daddy Kane, Isaac Hayes
Posse is a 1993 American Western film directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles. Featuring a large ensemble cast, the film tells the story of a posse of African-American soldiers and one ...more

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#201 of 722 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #30 of 56 The Best '90s Western Movies

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Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason
Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 American film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film also co-stars Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason, and Everett McGill. The ...more

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Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith
Ali is a 2001 American biographical film directed by Michael Mann. The film tells the story of the boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith, from 1964-74 featuring his capture of the heavyweight ...more

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Tied to a Chair
Mario Van Peebles, Robert Gossett, Sayed Badreya
Tied to a Chair is a 2009 comedy film directed by Michael Bergmann.
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South Bronx Heroes
Mario Van Peebles, Dan Lauria, Barry Lynch
South Bronx Heroes is the 1985 action drama mystery film written by William Szarka and Don Shiffrin an directed by William Szarka.
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Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul's Potential
Mario Van Peebles, Michael Beckwith
Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mario Van Peebles Movies
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Phil Hartman, Megan Mullally, Jon Lovitz
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 ...more
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Snoop Dogg, Salli Richardson, YG
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 ...more
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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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Nia Long, Terry Crews, Joy Bryant
Baadasssss! is a 2003 American biopic, written, produced, directed by, and starring Mario Van Peebles. The film is based on the struggles of Van Peebles' father Melvin Van Peebles, as he ...more

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Run the Race is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mario Van Peebles Movies
Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Kristoffer Polaha
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 ...more
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Hot Shot
Pelé, Mario Van Peebles, Jim Youngs
World famous soccer player Pele stars in this sports drama as, well, a world famous soccer player. He brings the remains of the being in a box to Shanghai, and boards a trans-Siberian train, ...more
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Ebony Elegance
James Earl Jones, Mario Van Peebles
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Raw Nerve
Nicollette Sheridan, Mario Van Peebles, Cheryl James
Raw Nerve is a 1999 crime drama starring Mario Van Peebles, Nicollette Sheridan, Zach Galligan and Monica Trombetta. It was directed by Avi Nesher and written by Robert H. Berger.
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Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Alexander Sovronsky
Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha is a 2008 film by Melvin Van Peebles. Based on Van Peebles' 1982 Broadway musical Waltz of the Stork, the film was screened at the Tribeca Film ...more
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Gina Gershon, Andy Garcia, Aidan Quinn
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright is a 2010 action film starring Aidan Quinn. Filming took place in Los Angeles, California and Tijuana, Mexico. The film follows a banker who escapes ...more
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Ice-T, Coolio, Mario Van Peebles
Judgment Day is a 1999 direct-to-video science-fiction action film directed by John Terlesky and starring Mario Van Peebles, Suzy Amis and Ice-T.
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Multiple Sarcasms
Joan Jett, Dana Delany, Mira Sorvino
Multiple Sarcasms is a 2010 American drama film starring Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Stockard Channing, Dana Delany, Chris Sarandon and Mario Van Peebles. It was sold at the European Film ...more
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Danny Trejo, Mario Van Peebles, Rene Auberjonois
Los Locos, also known as Los Locos: Posse Rides Again, is a 1997 Western film written by and starring Mario Van Peebles. It was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and also stars Melora Walters, ...more
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Josh Brolin, Stephen Lang, Mario Van Peebles
Gang in Blue is a 1996 American film co-directed by Melvin Van Peebles and his son, Mario Van Peebles, about a black police officer who discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within ...more
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Sam Neill, Diahann Carroll, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal is a 2000 film written by Tina Andrews and directed by Charles Haid.
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How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (And Enjoy It)
Mario Van Peebles, Gil Scott-Heron, Melvin Van Peebles
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Mario Van Peebles, Morris Chestnut, Peter Boyle
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
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Sean Combs, Giancarlo Esposito, Mario Van Peebles
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 ...more