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The Best Sanaa Lathan Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 1.7k votes 306 voters 22.3k views22 items

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

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

This list has a variety of films, like Tilda and Miracle in the Woods, in it.

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  • The Family That Preys1
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    The Family That Preys

    Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson

    Released2008

    Directed byTyler Perry

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  • Love & Basketball2
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    Love & Basketball

    Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union

    Released2000

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Wood3
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    The Wood

    Christina Milian, Sanaa Lathan

    Released1999

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

    The Wood is a 1999 romantic comedy, written by Rick Famuyiwa and Todd Boyd. Famuyiwa also... more on Wikipedia
  • Blade4
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    Blade

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1998

    Directed byStephen Norrington

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  • A Raisin in the Sun5
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    A Raisin in the Sun

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Combs

    Released2008

    Directed byKenny Leon

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  • Life6
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    Life

    Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery

    Released1999

    Directed byTed Demme

    Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Something New7
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    Something New

    Taraji P. Henson, Simon Baker

    Released2006

    Directed bySanaa Hamri

    Something New is a 2006 American romantic drama film directed by Sanaa Hamri. The screenplay... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brown Sugar8
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    Brown Sugar

    Queen Latifah, Mos Def

    Released2002

    Directed byRick Famuyiwa

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  • Alien vs. Predator9
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    Alien vs. Predator

    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

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  • The Best Man10
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    The Best Man

    Nia Long, Terrence Howard

    Released1999

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

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  • Out of Time11
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    Out of Time

    Eva Mendes, Denzel Washington

    Released2003

    Directed byCarl Franklin

    Out of Time is a 2003 American thriller film, directed by Carl Franklin featuring Denzel... more on Wikipedia

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  • Disappearing Acts12
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    Disappearing Acts

    Wesley Snipes, Sanaa Lathan

    Released2000

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    Disappearing Acts is a 2000 romantic drama directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and stars Sanaa... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Drive13
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    Drive

    Brittany Murphy, Sanaa Lathan

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Wang

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  • Catfish in Black Bean Sauce14
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    Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

    Sanaa Lathan, Paul Winfield

    Released2000

    Directed byChi Muoi Lo

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  • Miracle in the Woods15
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    Miracle in the Woods

    Patricia Heaton, Anna Chlumsky

    Released1997

    Directed byArthur Allan Seidelman

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  • Vipaka16
    23
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    Vipaka

    Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan

    Released2013

    Directed byPhilippe Caland

    Vipaka is a 2012 horror-thriller film written by Philippe Caland and Shintaro Shimosawa, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Wonderful World17
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    Wonderful World

    Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan

    Released2008

    Directed byJoshua Goldin

    Wonderful World is a 2009 dark comedy-drama film directed and written by Joshua Goldin, who in... more on Wikipedia
  • Tilda18
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    Tilda

    Ellen Page, Diane Keaton

    Released2011

    Directed byBill Condon

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  • The Golden Blaze19
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    The Golden Blaze

    Neil Patrick Harris, Sanaa Lathan

    Released2005

    Directed byBryon E. Carson

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  • Powder Blue20
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    Powder Blue

    Jessica Biel, Lisa Kudrow

    Released2008

    Directed byTimothy Linh Bui

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    Macbett (The Caribbean Macbeth)

    Terrence Howard, Danny Glover

    Released2014

    Directed byAleta Chappelle

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  • War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave22
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    War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave

    Sanaa Lathan, C. Thomas Howell

    Released2008

    Directed byC. Thomas Howell

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