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The Best Mos Def Movies  

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

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Gabrielle Union, Alan Rickman, Mos Def
Something the Lord Made is a 2004 film about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas and his complex and volatile partnership with white surgeon Alfred Blalock, the world famous "Blue Baby ...more
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Queen Latifah, Mos Def, Method Man
Brown Sugar is a 2002 American romantic comedy film written by Michael Elliott and Rick Famuyiwa, directed by Famuyiwa, and starring Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan. The film is a story of a ...more
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Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg
The Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and produced by Donald DeLine. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Edward ...more
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Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse
16 Blocks is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Richard Donner. It stars Bruce Willis, Mos Def, and David Morse. The film unfolds in the real time narration method.
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Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more
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Beyoncé Knowles, Elvis Presley, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Cadillac Records is a 2008 musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the ...more
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Sigourney Weaver, Jack Black, Mos Def
Be Kind Rewind is a 2008 comedy-drama film from New Line Cinema, written and directed by Michel Gondry and starring Jack Black, Mos Def, Melonie Diaz, Danny Glover and Mia Farrow. The film first ...more
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Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger
Monster's Ball is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. The film tells the story of a poor ...more
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Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Amy Adams
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by Adam McKay. Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) stays atop the heap thanks to a pact ...more
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Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, Damon Wayans
Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the violent fall-out from the ...more
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Common, Mos Def, Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle's Block Party, also known as Block Party, is a 2005 documentary film hosted and written by comedian Dave Chappelle, and directed by Michel Gondry. Its format is inspired by the ...more
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Mos Def, Lauren London, Mike Epps
Next Day Air is a 2009 American action comedy film that was released by Summit Entertainment on May 8, 2009. The film starring Donald Faison and Mike Epps was produced on an estimated budget of ...more
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Liev Schreiber, Julie Benz, Mos Def
Lackawanna Blues is a 2005 TV movie directed by George C. Wolfe.
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Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham, Mos Def
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Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro, William Shatner
Showtime is a 2002 action comedy film directed by Tom Dey and starring Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy.
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Beyoncé Knowles, Mos Def, Bow Wow
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, ...more
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Brendan Fraser, Mos Def, Alice Braga
Journey to the End of the Night is a 2006 independent film directed by Eric Eason starring Brendan Fraser, Mos Def, Scott Glenn, Alice Braga and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
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Kevin Bacon, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick
The Woodsman is a 2004 drama film directed and co-written by Nicole Kassell, based on Fechter's play of the same name. The movie stars Kevin Bacon as a convicted child molester who must adjust ...more
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Mos Def, Lark Voorhies, MC Lyte
Civil Brand is a 2002 feature film written by Preston A. Whitmore II and Joyce Renee Lewis, and directed by Neema Barnette. It features N'Bushe Wright, Da Brat, Mos Def, LisaRaye McCoy, and ...more
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Michael Jackson, Mos Def
Michael Jackson's Ghosts is a 1996 short film starring Michael Jackson, co-written by horror novelist Stephen King and directed by film director and special effects guru Stan Winston which could ...more
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Busta Rhymes, Mos Def, Talib Kweli
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes is a 2006 documentary film written, produced, and directed by Byron Hurt. The documentary explores the issues of masculinity, violence, homophobia and sexism in ...more
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In Prison My Whole Life is a 2007 film directed by Marc Evans.
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Number One with a Bullet
Number One with a Bullet is a 2008 music documentary film written by Jim Dziura and Joshua Krause and directed by Jim Dziura.
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Prince Among Slaves Mos Def
Prince Among Slaves is a 2006 historical documentary directed, written and produced by Andrea Kalin and narrated by Mos Def made for PBS by Unity Productions Foundation. The film, made in ...more
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Blow! DVD Magazine: Vol. 5: Pu... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mos Def Movies
Blow! DVD Magazine: Vol. 5: Pushin the Raw and Uncut Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Fat Joe