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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.

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

Blow! DVD Magazine: Vol. 5: Pushin the Raw and Uncut and Carmen: A Hip Hopera are included on this list along with many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Mos Def movies?" and "What are the greatest Mos Def roles of all time?"

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    The Italian Job
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    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook

    Released2003

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    The Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and... more on Wikipedia

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    Brown Sugar
    77
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    Brown Sugar

    Queen Latifah, Mos Def

    Released2002

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

    Brown Sugar is a 2002 American romantic comedy film written by Michael Elliott and Rick... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on Wikipedia

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    Cadillac Records
    46
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    Cadillac Records

    Beyoncé Knowles, Elvis Presley

    Released2008

    Directed byDarnell Martin

    Cadillac Records is a 2008 musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film... more on Wikipedia

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    Something the Lord Made
    40
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    Something the Lord Made

    Gabrielle Union, Alan Rickman

    Released2004

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    Something the Lord Made is a 2004 film about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas and his... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    Be Kind Rewind
    36
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    Be Kind Rewind

    Sigourney Weaver, Jack Black

    Released2008

    Directed byMichel Gondry

    Be Kind Rewind is a 2008 comedy-drama film from New Line Cinema, written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Monster's Ball
    36
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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Monster's Ball is a 2002 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc... more on Wikipedia

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    Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
    32
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    Released2006

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Bamboozled
    24
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    Bamboozled

    Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def

    Released2000

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    Next Day Air
    24
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    Next Day Air

    Mos Def, Lauren London

    Released2009

    Directed byBenny Boom

    Next Day Air is a 2009 American action comedy film that was released by Summit Entertainment... more on Wikipedia

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    16 Blocks
    27
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    16 Blocks

    Bruce Willis, Mos Def

    Released2006

    Directed byRichard Donner

    16 Blocks is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Richard Donner. It stars Bruce... more on Wikipedia
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    Delete
    20
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    Delete

    Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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  • 13
    Lackawanna Blues
    16
    2

    Lackawanna Blues

    Liev Schreiber, Julie Benz

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    Lackawanna Blues is a 2005 TV movie directed by George C. Wolfe.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Showtime
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    Showtime

    Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro

    Released2002

    Directed byTom Dey

    Showtime is a 2002 action comedy film directed by Tom Dey and starring Robert De Niro and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Journey to the End of the Night
    12
    4

    Journey to the End of the Night

    Brendan Fraser, Mos Def

    Released2006

    Directed byEric Eason

    Journey to the End of the Night is a 2006 independent film directed by Eric Eason starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Carmen: A Hip Hopera
    10
    2

    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... more on Wikipedia

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    Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
    6
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    Released2006

    Directed byByron Hurt

    Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes is a 2006 documentary film written, produced, and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Woodsman
    12
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    The Woodsman

    Kevin Bacon, Mos Def

    Released2004

    Directed byNicole Kassell

    The Woodsman is a 2004 drama film directed and co-written by Nicole Kassell, based on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Dave Chappelle's Block Party

    Released2006

    Directed byMichel Gondry

    Dave Chappelle's Block Party, also known as Block Party, is a 2005 documentary film hosted and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    In Prison My Whole Life
    In Prison My Whole Life is a 2007 film directed by Marc Evans.
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    Number One with a Bullet
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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...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    Island of the Dead
    2
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    Island of the Dead

    Mos Def, Malcolm McDowell

    Released2000

    Directed byTim Southam

    Island of the Dead is a 2000 horror film directed by Tim Southam and stars Malcolm McDowell.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    Civil Brand
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    Civil Brand

    Mos Def, Lark Voorhies

    Released2003

    Directed byNeema Barnette

    Civil Brand is a 2002 feature film written by Preston A. Whitmore II and Joyce Renee Lewis,... more on Wikipedia
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    Prince Among Slaves
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    Prince Among Slaves

    Mos Def

    Released2007

    Directed byBill Duke, Andrea Kalin

    Prince Among Slaves is a 2006 historical documentary directed, written and produced by Andrea... more on Wikipedia
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    Blow! DVD Magazine: Vol. 5: Pushin the Raw and Uncut

    Snoop Dogg, Mos Def

    Released2005

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