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The Best Michael Ealy Movies 

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

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

This list contains films like For Colored Girls and Unconditional.

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Think Like A Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tim Story

Think Like A Man is a 2012 comedy film written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman and directed by Tim Story.

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Unconditional is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Unconditional Lynn Collins, Michael Ealy, Bruce McGill

Released: 2012

Directed by: Brent McCorkle

Unconditional is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Brent McCorkle.
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Barbershop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Ice Cube, Eve, Janina Gavankar

Released: 2002

Directed by: Tim Story

Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the ...more

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Their Eyes Were Watching... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Michael Ealy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Darnell Martin

Their Eyes Were Watching God is an American Broadcasting Company television movie aired on March 6, 2005 at 9 p.m. EDT based upon Zora Neale Hurston's 1937 novel of the same name. The film was ...more

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Takers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, Idris Elba

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Luessenhop

Takers is a 2010 American crime action thriller film directed by John Luessenhop from a story and screenplay written by Luessenhop, Gabriel Casseus, Peter Allen, John Rogers, and Avery Duff. It ...more
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Barbershop 2: Back in Bu... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Eve

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on February 6, 2004. A sequel to 2002's Barbershop, also ...more

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Seven Pounds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which Will Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. Rosario Dawson, Woody ...more

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2 Fast 2 Furious is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

Released: 2003

Directed by: John Singleton

2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 American street racing action film directed by John Singleton. It is the second installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise. Brian O'Conner teams up with his ...more

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Never Die Alone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
DMX, Aisha Tyler, David Arquette

Released: 2004

Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson

This film is a 2004 thriller film directed by Ernest R. Dickerson. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Donald Goines.

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For Colored Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Janet Jackson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tyler Perry

For Colored Girls is a drama film to be released on 14 January 2011, directed by Tyler Perry.

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The Intruder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy, Meagan Good

Released: 2019

Directed by: Deon Taylor

The Intruder is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Deon Taylor. A young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream home in Napa Valley unaware that the ...more
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Miracle at St. Anna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Kerry Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Turturro

Released: 2008

Directed by: Spike Lee

Miracle at St. Anna is a 2008 American–Italian epic film set primarily in Italy during German-occupied Europe in WWII. Directed by Spike Lee, the film is based on the eponymous 2003 novel by ...more
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Underworld: Awakening is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

Released: 2012

Directed by: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein

Underworld: Awakening is a 2012 American 3D action horror film directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. It is the fourth installment in the Underworld film series, with Kate ...more

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Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie

Released: 2019

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

Jacob's Ladder is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by David M. Rosenthal, and a remake of the 1990 movie. After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer ...more

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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Kerry Washington, Chris Rock, Anthony Hopkins

Released: 2002

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Bad Company is a 2002 American action-comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock. The film became somewhat famous for its ...more
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Suspect is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Michael Ealy

Released: 2007

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Suspect is a 2007 crime drama film written by Ed Zuckerman and directed by Guy Ritchie.
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Jellysmoke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Jellysmoke Michael Ealy, Andre Royo, Opal Alladin

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mark Banning

Jellysmoke is a 2005 romantic drama film written and directed by Mark Banning.
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Kissing Jessica Stein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Jon Hamm, Idina Menzel, Michael Ealy

Released: 2002

Directed by: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

Kissing Jessica Stein is a 2001 American independent romantic comedy film, written and co-produced by the film's stars, Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen. The film also stars Tovah ...more

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November is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Courteney Cox, Nick Offerman, Anne Archer

Released: 2004

Directed by: Greg Harrison

November is a 2004 American psychological thriller film first screened at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. It stars Courteney Cox as Sophie, a photographer whose life begins to unravel following ...more
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Justice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michael Ealy Movies
Michael Ealy, Michael Jai White, Joelle Carter

Released: 2003

Directed by: Evan Oppenheimer

Justice is a 2003 comedy drama film written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer.