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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

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  • The Best Man1
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    The Best Man

    Nia Long, Terrence Howard

    Released1999

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

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

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    #7 of 101 The Best Black Romance Movies, Ranked#294 of 324 The Best Teen Movies Of All Time

  • Soul Food2
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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...  more

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    #136 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#79 of 159 The Best Hood Movies

  • Love Jones3
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    Love Jones

    Nia Long, Isaiah Washington

    Released1997

    Directed byTheodore Witcher

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

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    #17 of 130 The 25+ Best Movies for Black Women#26 of 56 The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

  • Are We There Yet4
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    Are We There Yet

    Ice Cube, Nia Long

    Released2005

    Directed byBrian Levant

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

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    #191 of 661 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#130 of 144 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made

  • Are We Done Yet?5
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    Are We Done Yet?

    Magic Johnson, Ice Cube

    Released2007

    Directed bySteve Carr

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

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    #11 of 70 The Best Movies For Black Children#199 of 204 The Very Best Children's Movies

  • Friday6
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    Friday

    Ice Cube, Meagan Good

    Released1995

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial...  more

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    #125 of 372 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#418 of 450 The Best Movies For Guys

  • Big Momma's House 27
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    Big Momma's House 2

    Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Whitesell

    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 224 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#65 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels

  • Boyz n the Hood8
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    Boyz n the Hood

    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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

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    #11 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time#128 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • Made in America9
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    Made in America

    Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    Made in America is a 1993 comedy film released on May 28, 1993 by Warner Bros. starring Whoopi...  more
  • In Too Deep10
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    In Too Deep

    LL Cool J, Nas

    Released1999

    Directed byMichael Rymer

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

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    #35 of 82 The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990s#62 of 99 The Best Gangster Movies

  • If These Walls Could Talk 211
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    If These Walls Could Talk 2

    Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released2000

    Directed byAnne Heche, Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge

    If These Walls Could Talk 2 is a 2000 television movie in the United States, broadcast on HBO....  more
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    #24 of 132 The Best Lesbian Movies#130 of 207 The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies

  • Alfie12
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    Alfie

    Sienna Miller, Jude Law

    Released2004

    Directed byCharles Shyer

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

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    #69 of 133 The Best Movies Based on Plays#49 of 95 The Best Romance Drama Movies

  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son13
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    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

    Martin Lawrence, Jessica Lucas

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Whitesell

    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son is a 2011 American comedy film and the second sequel to Big...  more
  • Big Momma's House14
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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

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    #890 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#18 of 57 The Funniest Movies About Cops

  • Boiler Room15
    15
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    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

    Released2000

    Directed byBen Younger

    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#17 of 64 The Greatest Movies About Making Money

  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged16
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    47 Meters Down: Uncaged

    John Corbett, Nia Long

    Released2019

    Directed byJohannes Roberts

    47 Meters Down: Uncaged is a 2019 survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, and a...  more
  • Stigmata17
    17
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    Stigmata

    Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette

    Released1999

    Directed byRupert Wainwright

    Stigmata is a 1999 supernatural horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring...  more

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    #88 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#170 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

  • Hav Plenty18
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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...  more
  • Held Up19
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    Held Up

    Jamie Foxx, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1999

    Directed bySteve Rash

    Held Up is a 1999 American comedy film starring Jamie Foxx and Nia Long....  more
  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy20
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    Released2000

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy is a 2000 American film written and directed by Greg...  more

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    #7 of 147 The Best R-Rated Gay Themed Movies#135 of 207 The Best R-Rated LGBTQ+ Movies

  • Good Hair21
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    Good Hair

    Al Sharpton, Ice-T

    Released2009

    Directed byJeff Stilson

    Good Hair is a 2009 American comedy documentary film produced by Chris Rock Productions and...  more
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  • Premonition22
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    Premonition

    Sandra Bullock, Nia Long

    Released2007

    Directed byMennan Yapo

    Premonition is a 2007 American supernatural thriller film directed by Mennan Yapo and starring...  more

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    #451 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#40 of 70 25+ Great Movies That Have a Ticking Clock

  • Baadasssss!23
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    Baadasssss!

    Nia Long, Terry Crews

    Released2003

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    Baadasssss! is a 2003 American biopic, written, produced, directed by, and starring Mario Van...  more
  • Buried Alive24
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    Buried Alive

    Nia Long, Ginger Lynn

    Released1990

    Directed byGerard Kikoine

    Buried Alive is a 1990 film, directed by Gerard Kikoine and based on the work of Edgar Allan...  more
  • Gospel Hill25
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    Gospel Hill

    Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett

    Released2008

    Directed byGiancarlo Esposito

    Gospel Hill is a 2008 film directed and produced by Giancarlo Esposito, who also stars in the...  more