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The Best Terrence Howard Movies

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

If you think the best Terrence Howard role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Terrence Howard 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 in it, from Hustle & Flow to Crash.

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

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    Lackawanna Blues
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    Lackawanna Blues

    Liev Schreiber, Julie Benz

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    Lackawanna Blues is a 2005 TV movie directed by George C. Wolfe.Amazon buy button
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    The Perfect Holiday
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    The Perfect Holiday

    Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union

    Released2007

    Directed byLance Rivera

    The Perfect Holiday is a 2007 family comedy film starring Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Brave One
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    The Brave One

    Jodie Foster, Zoë Kravitz

    Released2007

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    The Brave One is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan, produced... more on Wikipedia
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    Hustle & Flow
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    Hustle & Flow

    Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig Brewer

    Hustle & Flow is a 2005 American independent drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer... more on Wikipedia

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    Mr. Holland's Opus
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    Mr. Holland's Opus

    Alicia Witt, William H. Macy

    Released1995

    Mr. Holland's Opus is a 1995 American drama film directed by Stephen Herek, produced by Ted... more on Wikipedia

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    Angel Eyes
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    Angel Eyes

    Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel

    Released2001

    Directed byLuis Mandoki

    Angel Eyes is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Crash
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    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Haggis

    This movie is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis.... more on Wikipedia

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    August Rush
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    August Rush

    Robin Williams, Keri Russell

    Released2007

    Directed byKirsten Sheridan

    August Rush is a 2007 drama film directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Awake
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    Awake

    Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen

    Released2007

    Directed byJoby Harold

    Awake is a 2007 American conspiracy thriller film written and directed by Joby Harold. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Glitter
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    Glitter

    Mariah Carey, Padma Lakshmi

    Released2001

    Directed byVondie Curtis-Hall

    Glitter is a 2001 American romantic musical drama film produced by 20th Century Fox and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Best Man
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Fighting
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    Fighting

    Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard

    Released2009

    Directed byDito Montiel

    Fighting is a 2009 sports action drama film directed by Dito Montiel, with a screenplay by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Ray
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    Ray

    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx

    Released2004

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Ray is a biographical film focusing on 30 years in the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray... more on Wikipedia

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    Hart's War
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    Hart's War

    Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell

    Released2002

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

    This film is a 2002 American thriller drama film about a WWII POW camp based on the novel by... more on Wikipedia

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    Iron Man
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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics... more on Wikipedia

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    The Ledge
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    The Ledge

    Liv Tyler, Charlie Hunnam

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthew Chapman

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    Four Brothers
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    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Four Brothers is a 2005 American action film directed by John Singleton. The movie stars Mark... more on Wikipedia

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    Winnie
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    Winnie

    Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard

    Released2011

    Directed byDarrell Roodt

    Winnie Mandela is a 2011 drama film adaptation of Anne Marie du Preez Bezrob's biography... more on Wikipedia
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    Who's the Man?
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    Who's the Man?

    Ice-T, Terrence Howard

    Released1993

    Directed byTed Demme

    Who's the Man? is a 1993 thriller comedy film, directed by Ted Demme, in his feature film... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Hunting Party
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    The Hunting Party

    Diane Kruger, Richard Gere

    Released2007

    Directed byRichard Shepard

    The Hunting Party is a 2007 American action-adventure-thriller film with elements of political... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Butter
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    Butter

    Nia Long, Terrence Howard

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Gathings Bunche

    Butter is a 1998 action film starring Ernie Hudson, Nia Long, Tony Todd and Donnie Wahlberg.... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    The Players Club
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    The Players Club

    Jamie Foxx, Ice Cube

    Released1998

    Directed byIce Cube

    The Players Club is a 1998 American comedy/drama film written and directed by Ice Cube, who... more on Wikipedia

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    The Company You Keep
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    The Company You Keep

    Anna Kendrick, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2012

    Directed byRobert Redford

    The Company You Keep is a 2012 political action thriller produced and directed by, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Big Momma's House
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Idlewild
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    Idlewild

    Paula Patton, Terrence Howard

    Released2006

    Directed byBryan Barber

    Idlewild is an American musical film, released August 25, 2006, written and directed by Bryan... more on Wikipedia