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The Best Queen Latifah Movies 

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This list of the best Queen Latifah movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Since making her film debut in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever in 1991, Queen Latifah has been thrilling audiences with her talent, humor and charm. The order of these top Queen Latifah movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Queen Latifah movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Queen Latifah movies?" and "What are the greatest Queen Latifah roles of all time?" Famous flicks like Joyful NoiseBeauty Shop are already on this Queen Latifah filmography, but the latest titles starring Queen Latifah will be added as they are released. If you think the best Queen Latifah role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Queen Latifah performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


If you are a fan of Queen Latifah's comedy, you might also enjoy are list of best Steve Martin movies and best Gabrielle Union movies.

Ron Howard and Martin Scorsese have both worked with Queen Latifah over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Queen Latifah has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Mary J. Blige and Lil' Kim in terms of fame and success.

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Last Holiday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Alicia Witt

Released: 2006

Directed by: Wayne Wang

Last Holiday is a 2006 American comedy film starring Queen Latifah and directed by Wayne Wang. Latifah plays a humble store assistant, Georgia, who is told that she has a rare brain condition, ...more

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Beauty Shop is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Alicia Silverstone, Queen Latifah, Kevin Bacon

Released: 2005

Directed by: Bille Woodruff

Beauty Shop is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Bille Woodruff. The film serves as both a third installment and a spin-off of the Barbershop film franchise, and stars Queen Latifah as ...more

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Set It Off is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 1996

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Set It Off is a 1996 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray, and written by Kate Lanier and Takashi Bufford. The film stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly ...more

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Just Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sanaa Hamri

Just Wright is the 2010 American romantic comedy film starring Queen Latifah and Common that tells the story of a physical therapist who falls in love with a professional basketball player. The ...more

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Bringing Down the House ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Betty White, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin

Released: 2003

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Bringing Down the House is a 2003 American comedy film written by Jason Filardi and directed by Adam Shankman. The film stars Steve Martin and Queen Latifah.

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Gisele, Queen Latifah, Ann-Margret

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tim Story

Taxi is a 2004 American remake of the 1998 French film of the same name, starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon and Gisele Bündchen, and directed by Tim Story.

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Girls Trip is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, from a story by the pair and Erica Rivinoja. It follows a group of four friends ...more

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Joyful Noise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Kris Kristofferson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Todd Graff

Joyful Noise is a 2012 American musical comedy-drama film, starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Courtney B. Vance, and introducing Jeremy Jordan. It was written and directed by ...more
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Mad Money is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton

Released: 2008

Directed by: Callie Khouri

Mad Money is a 2008 comedy film starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes, and directed by Callie Khouri. It is loosely based on the 2001 British film Hot Money.
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The Bone Collector is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

Released: 1999

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

The Bone Collector is a 1999 psychological thriller film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Martin Bregman. The movie was based on the novel ...more

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The Secret Life of Bees ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

The Secret Life of Bees is a 2008 American drama film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Sue Monk Kidd. The film was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and produced by Will Smith, with ...more

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Barbershop 2: Back in Bu... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Queen Latifah 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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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Din... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch

Released: 2009

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a 2009 American 3-D computer animated comedy adventure film, and the third installment in the Ice Age series. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kenny Leon

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The Perfect Holiday is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Terrence Howard

Released: 2007

Directed by: Lance Rivera

The Perfect Holiday is a 2007 family comedy film starring Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, and Terrence Howard and is produced by Academy Award-nominated actress Queen Latifah, who also ...more

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Brown Sugar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Queen Latifah, Mos Def, Method Man

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa

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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Ice Age: Continental Dri... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

Released: 2012

Directed by: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier

Ice Age: Continental Drift is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. It was written by Jason Fuchs and Michael Berg, and ...more

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Ice Age: The Meltdown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter

Released: 2006

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha

Ice Age: The Meltdown is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2002 computer-animated film Ice Age. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century ...more

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rob Marshall

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What Happens in Vegas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

What Happens in Vegas is a 2008 American romantic comedy film from 20th Century Fox starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. The title is based on the Las Vegas marketing catchphrase "What ...more

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House Party 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Iman Abdulmajid

Released: 1991

Directed by: Doug McHenry, George Jackson

House Party 2, the sequel to the 1990 film House Party, was released in October 1991 by New Line Cinema, and returns most of the cast of the first film along with new cast members such as Queen ...more

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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Roberto Benigni, Kim Rossi Stuart, Nicoletta Braschi

Released: 2002

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Pinocchio is a 2002 Italian live-action family film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. The film is based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi with Benigni portraying Pinocchio. ...more

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Scary Movie 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy

Released: 2003

Directed by: David Zucker

Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres. It is the third film in the Scary Movie franchise, and the first to be directed by ...more

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Valentine's Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Queen Latifah Movies
Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway

Released: 2010

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Valentine's Day is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. The screenplay and the story were written by Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The film ...more

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