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The Best Nia Long Movies

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

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

Sightings: Heartland Ghost and Friday are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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


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    Soul Food

    Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long
    Soul Food is a 1997 American comedy-drama film, produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Tracey...  more

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    #137 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#154 of 159 The Best Hood Movies

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    Love Jones

    Nia Long, Isaiah Washington
    Love Jones is a 1997 American romantic drama film written and directed by Theodore Witcher, in...  more

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    #24 of 134 The 100+ Best Movies for Black Women#26 of 56 The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

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    Are We There Yet

    Ice Cube, Nia Long
    Are We There Yet? is a 2005 American/Canadian road family comedy film directed by Brian Levant...  more

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    #115 of 145 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made#561 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    Are We Done Yet?

    Magic Johnson, Ice Cube
    Are We Done Yet? is a follow-up to Revolution Studios’ hilarious 2005 family comedy Are We...  more

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    #13 of 91 The Funniest Movies About Family#11 of 71 The Best Movies For Black Children

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    The Best Man

    Nia Long, Terrence Howard
    The Best Man is a 1999 American romantic comedy-drama film, written and directed by Malcolm D....  more

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    #6 of 102 The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked#9 of 95 The Best Black Movies Of The 1990s

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    Ice Cube, Meagan Good
    Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial...  more

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    #133 of 440 Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s#437 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Big Momma's House 2

    Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz
    Big Momma's House 2 is a 2006 American comedy film and the sequel to Big Momma's House. The...  more

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    #36 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#19 of 94 The Worst January Movie Releases

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    Boyz n the Hood

    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett
    Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama film directed by John Singleton. Three young men...  more

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    #14 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time#221 of 451 The Best Movies For Guys

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    Made in America

    Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg
    Made in America is a 1993 comedy film released on May 28, 1993 by Warner Bros. starring Whoopi...  more
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    In Too Deep

    LL Cool J, Nas
    In Too Deep is a 1999 American thriller-drama film written by Michael Henry Brown and Paul...  more

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    #60 of 100 The Best Gangster Movies#36 of 82 The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s

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    If These Walls Could Talk 2

    Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres
    If These Walls Could Talk 2 is a 2000 television movie in the United States, broadcast on HBO....  more

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    #27 of 132 The Best Lesbian Movies#134 of 208 The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies

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    Sienna Miller, Jude Law
    Alfie is a 2004 British/American comedy film based on the 1966 British film of the same name,...  more

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    #80 of 135 The Best Movies Based On Plays#95 of 140 The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

  • 13

    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

    Martin Lawrence, Jessica Lucas
    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son is a 2011 American comedy film and the second sequel to Big...  more
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence
    Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl...  more

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    #895 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#18 of 57 The Funniest Movies About Cops

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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel
    Boiler Room is a 2000 American drama film written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring...  more

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    #11 of 12 Movies That Were Eerily Ahead Of Their Time#16 of 64 The Greatest Movies About Making Money

  • 16

    47 Meters Down: Uncaged

    John Corbett, Nia Long
    47 Meters Down: Uncaged is a 2019 survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, and a...  more
  • 17


    Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette
    Stigmata is a 1999 supernatural horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring...  more

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    #87 of 231 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#171 of 720 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

  • 18

    Hav Plenty

    Lauryn Hill, Nia Long
    Hav Plenty is a 1998 American independent film released by Miramax Films, based on an eventful...  more
  • 19

    Good Hair

    Al Sharpton, Ice-T
    Good Hair is a 2009 American comedy documentary film produced by Chris Rock Productions and...  more
  • 20

    Held Up

    Jamie Foxx, Roselyn Sánchez
    Held Up is a 1999 American comedy film starring Jamie Foxx and Nia Long....  more
  • 21


    Sandra Bullock, Nia Long
    Premonition is a 2007 American supernatural thriller film directed by Mennan Yapo and starring...  more

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    #539 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#38 of 70 25+ Great Movies That Have a Ticking Clock

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    Buried Alive

    Nia Long, Ginger Lynn
    Buried Alive is a 1990 film, directed by Gerard Kikoine and based on the work of Edgar Allan...  more
  • 23


    Nia Long, Terry Crews
    Baadasssss! is a 2003 American biopic, written, produced, directed by, and starring Mario Van...  more
  • 24

    Gospel Hill

    Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett
    Gospel Hill is a 2008 film directed and produced by Giancarlo Esposito, who also stars in the...  more
  • 25

    Sightings: Heartland Ghost

    Nia Long, Beau Bridges
    Sightings: Heartland Ghost is a 2002 film based on the TV series Sightings and inspired by...  more