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The Best Mekhi Phifer Movies

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

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

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    Soul Food

    Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long

    Released1997

    Directed byGeorge Tillman, Jr.

    Soul Food is a 1997 American comedy-drama film, produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Tracey Edmonds, and Robert Teitel, and released by Fox 2000 Pictures. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film...  more

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    Clockers

    Spike Lee, Harvey Keitel

    Released1995

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Clockers is a 1995 American drama film directed by Spike Lee. It is an adaptation of the eponymous 1992 novel by Richard Price, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Lee. The film stars Harvey...  more

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    The Tuskegee Airmen

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Markowitz

    The Tuskegee Airmen is a 1995 HBO television movie based on the exploits of an actual groundbreaking unit, the first African American combat pilots in the United States Army Air Corps, that fought in...  more

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    This Christmas

    Chris Brown, Idris Elba

    Released2007

    Directed byPreston A. Whitmore II

    This year, Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the...  more

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    8 Mile

    Eminem, Kim Basinger

    Released2002

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

    8 Mile is a 2002 American hip-hop biopic film written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon and Kim Basinger. The film is an...  more

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    Shaft

    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Shaft is a 2000 American action-thriller film directed by John Singleton, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Busta Rhymes, Vanessa L. Williams, and Mekhi...  more

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    Honey

    Jessica Alba, Missy Elliott

    Released2003

    Directed byBille Woodruff

    Honey is a 2003 dance film released by Universal Pictures. Featuring music produced by Rodney Jerkins, the film stars Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Lil' Romeo, Joy Bryant, David Moscow and features...  more
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    Impostor

    Madeleine Stowe, Gary Sinise

    Released2001

    Directed byGary Fleder

    Impostor is a 2001 American science fiction film based upon the 1953 short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. The film starred Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio and Mekhi Phifer....  more

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    High School High

    Tia Carrere, Jon Lovitz

    Released1996

    Directed byHart Bochner

    High School High is a 1996 comedy film about an inner city high school in the Los Angeles, California area, starring Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer, Louise Fletcher, Malinda Williams, and...  more

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    The Other Brother

    Regina Hall, Mekhi Phifer

    Released2002

    Directed byMandel Holland

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    Carmen: A Hip Hopera

    Beyoncé Knowles, Mos Def

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Townsend

    Carmen: A Hip Hopera is a 2001 musical film produced for television by MTV and directed by Robert Townsend. The film stars Beyoncé Knowles in her debut acting role, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Wyclef Jean,...  more
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    Paid in Full

    Regina Hall, Cam'ron

    Released2002

    Directed byCharles Stone III

    Paid in Full is a 2002 American crime drama film that was produced by Roc-A-Fella Films and directed by Charles Stone III. It takes place in Harlem just before the Crack Epidemic that hit during the...  more

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    Brian's Song

    Dick Butkus, James Caan

    Released1971

    Directed byBuzz Kulik

    Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest University football player stricken with terminal cancer after turning pro, told...  more

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    Uninvited Guest

    Mekhi Phifer, Malinda Williams

    Released1999

    Directed byTimothy Wayne Folsome

    Uninvited Guest is a 2000 thriller, written and directed by Timothy Wayne Folsome. The film stars Mekhi Phifer, Mari Morrow, and Mel Jackson. The film was released September 22, 2000....  more
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    Flypaper

    Patrick Dempsey, Octavia Spencer

    Released2011

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Flypaper is a 2011 crime fiction comedy film written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and directed by Rob Minkoff....  more
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    Slow Burn

    LL Cool J, Ray Liotta

    Released2007

    Directed byWayne Beach

    Slow Burn is an American drama thriller film starring Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock and LL Cool J, which is notable for the extended period between production and eventual release. A crime drama, the...  more
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    A Lesson Before Dying

    Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson

    Released1999

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    A Lesson Before Dying is a television film released in 1999 adapted from the Ernest J. Gaines novel of the same title....  more
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    O

    Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen

    Released2001

    Directed byTim Blake Nelson

    O is a 2001 American drama film, and a loose modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello. The film's intended release date was April 1999, but the film was shelved for two years by its...  more

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    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

    This film is a 2004 American horror film directed by Zack Snyder in his feature film directorial debut. A remake of George A. Romero's 1978 film of the same name, it is written by James Gunn and...  more

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    Hav Plenty

    Lauryn Hill, Nia Long

    Released1998

    Directed byChristopher Scott Cherot

    Hav Plenty is a 1998 American independent film released by Miramax Films, based on an eventful weekend in the life of Lee Plenty, written and directed by Cherot. The film is based on the true story...  more
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    Subway Stories

    Anne Heche, Sam Rockwell

    Released1997

    Directed byJulie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Bob Balaban, Abel Ferrara, Ted Demme

    Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground is a film made in 1997 and produced by Home Box Office for television. It began as a contest among New Yorkers who submitted stories about their experiences...  more
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    Last Man Standing

    Catherine Bell, Anthony Michael Hall

    Released2011

    Directed byErnest R. Dickerson

    Last Man Standing is a 2011 film written by Jolene Rice and Adam Beason and directed by Ernest R. Dickerson....
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    Hell's Kitchen

    Angelina Jolie, Rosanna Arquette

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Cinciripini

    Hell's Kitchen is a 1998 film starring Rosanna Arquette, William Forsythe, Angelina Jolie, Mekhi Phifer, and Johnny Whitworth. The film was written and directed by Tony Cinciripini. The film had a...  more
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    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black

    Released1998

    Directed byDanny Cannon

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1998 slasher film and a sequel to the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer. Directed by Danny Cannon, the film was written by Trey Callaway, and...  more

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    Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above

    Stacey Dash, Tatyana Ali

    Released2007

    Directed byJill Maxcy

    Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above is a 2008 comedy-drama film written by Chanel Capra and Jill Maxcy, who also directed. The film stars Tatyana Ali, Stacey Dash, and Bobby Brown, and is the sequel to...  more