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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.

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    New Jack City
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    New Jack City

    Chris Rock, Ice-T

    Released1991

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    New Jack City is a 1991 American action crime film directed by Mario Van Peebles. In his rise... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Posse
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    15

    Posse

    Pam Grier, Big Daddy Kane

    Released1993

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    Posse is a 1993 American Western film directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles. Featuring a... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Heartbreak Ridge
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    Heartbreak Ridge

    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles

    Released1986

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 American film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 4
    Ali
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    Ali

    Will Smith, Jamie Foxx

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Mann

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  • 5
    The Cotton Club
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    The Cotton Club

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

    Released1984

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • 6
    Baadasssss!
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    Baadasssss!

    Nia Long, Terry Crews

    Released2003

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    Baadasssss! is a 2003 American biopic, written, produced, directed by, and starring Mario Van... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Judgment Day
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    Judgment Day

    Ice-T, Coolio

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Terlesky

    Judgment Day is a 1999 direct-to-video science-fiction action film directed by John Terlesky... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Gang in Blue
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    9

    Gang in Blue

    Josh Brolin, Stephen Lang

    Released1996

    Directed byMelvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles

    Gang in Blue is a 1996 American film co-directed by Melvin Van Peebles and his son, Mario Van... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Full Eclipse
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    Full Eclipse

    Patsy Kensit, Mario Van Peebles

    Released1993

    Directed byAnthony Hickox

    Full Eclipse is a 1993 science fiction crime film directed by Anthony Hickox. Starring Mario... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    In the Line of Duty: Street War
    19
    4

    In the Line of Duty: Street War

    Mario Van Peebles, Morris Chestnut

    Released1992

    Directed byDick Lowry

    In the Line of Duty: Street War is an action film which was released in 1992. It is about a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
    21
    7

    Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

    Sean Combs, Giancarlo Esposito

    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,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Panther
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    6

    Panther

    Chris Rock, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    Panther is a 1995 film directed by Mario Van Peebles, from a screenplay adapted by his father,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Identity Crisis
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    Identity Crisis

    Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

    Released1989

    Directed byMelvin Van Peebles

    Identity Crisis is a 1989 comedy film directed by Melvin Van Peebles. Written by Mario Van... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Jaws: The Revenge
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    8

    Jaws: The Revenge

    Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles

    Released1987

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    Jaws: The Revenge, is a 1987 American horror thriller film directed by Joseph Sargent. It is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Highlander: The Final Dimension
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    Highlander: The Final Dimension

    Mario Van Peebles, Christopher Lambert

    Released1994

    Directed byAndrew Morahan

    Highlander III: The Sorcerer, also known as Highlander III, Highlander III: The Magician,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 16
    Gunmen
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    4

    Gunmen

    Patrick Stewart, Denis Leary

    Released1994

    Directed byDeran Sarafian

    Gunmen is a 1994 action-comedy film directed by Deran Sarafian. It stars Mario Van Peebles,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Blowback
    15
    4

    Blowback

    Mario Van Peebles, James Remar

    Released2000

    Directed byMark L. Lester

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  • 18
    Red Sky
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    Red Sky

    Rachael Leigh Cook, Shane West

    Released2014

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

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  • 19
    The Hebrew Hammer
    19
    10

    The Hebrew Hammer

    Andy Dick, Judy Greer

    Released2003

    Directed byJonathan Kesselman

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  • 20
    Sharpshooter
    15
    6

    Sharpshooter

    Mario Van Peebles, James Remar

    Released2007

    Directed byArmand Mastroianni

    Sharpshooter is a 2007 American action-adventure television film starring James Remar, Bruce... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Love Kills
    15
    8

    Love Kills

    Lucy Liu, Lesley Ann Warren

    Released1998

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

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  • 22
    Gang of Roses
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    Gang of Roses

    Lil' Kim, Stacey Dash

    Released2003

    Directed byJean-Claude La Marre

    Gang of Roses is a 2003 Western action drama film written and directed by Jean-Claude La... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Riot
    11
    4

    Riot

    Lucy Liu, Sugar Ray Leonard

    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.... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    10,000 Black Men Named George
    11
    4

    10,000 Black Men Named George

    Andre Braugher, Mario Van Peebles

    Released2002

    Directed byRobert Townsend

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  • 25
    Stag
    11
    4

    Stag

    Jerry Stiller, Andrew McCarthy

    Released1997

    Directed byGavin Wilding

    Stag is a 1997 American thriller film, directed by Gavin Wilding, made for HBO and later... more on Wikipedia