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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?"

If Terrence Howard movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Alfre Woodard and Angela Bassett too.

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Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard
Hustle & Flow is a 2005 American independent drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain. It was released on July 22, 2005. Terrence ...more
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Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan
The Best Man is a 1999 American romantic comedy-drama film, written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It was produced by 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, with Lee's cousin, Spike Lee, serving as ...more
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Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson
Four Brothers is a 2005 American action film directed by John Singleton. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garrett Hedlund. The film was shot in Detroit, Michigan ...more
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Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris
This movie is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis. The film is about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. A self-described ...more
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Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard
Ray is a biographical film focusing on 30 years in the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. The independently produced film was written, produced and directed by Taylor Hackford, and ...more
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Jamie Foxx, Ice Cube, Terrence Howard
The Players Club is a 1998 American comedy/drama film written and directed by Ice Cube, who made his directorial debut and also has a small role in the film. The film stars Bernie Mac, Jamie ...more
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Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Terrence Howard
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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Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more
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Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long
Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner. The majority of the ...more
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Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, André 3000
Idlewild is an American musical film, released August 25, 2006, written and directed by Bryan Barber. The film stars André 3000 and Big Boi of the hip hop duo Outkast, and Idlewild ...more
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Liev Schreiber, Julie Benz, Mos Def
Lackawanna Blues is a 2005 TV movie directed by George C. Wolfe.
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Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Tom Arnold
Pride is a 2007 biopic drama feature film released by Lionsgate Entertainment on March 23, 2007. Loosely based upon the true story of Philadelphia swim coach James "Jim" Ellis, Pride ...more
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Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Red Tails is a 2012 American film directed by Anthony Hemingway in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film is about the Tuskegee Airmen, a ...more
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50 Cent, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard
This film​ is a 2005 American hip-hop biopic crime film starring 50 Cent. It is 50 Cent's first film as an actor. It was released on November 9, 2005, and was known as Locked and Loaded during ...more
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Angela Bassett, Terrence Howard, Vanessa L. Williams
The Jacksons: An American Dream is a four-hour American miniseries broadcast in two halves on ABC and originally broadcast on November 15 through November 18, 1992. It is based upon the history ...more
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Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard
The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more
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Jodie Foster, Zoë Kravitz, Terrence Howard
The Brave One is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan, produced by Joel Silver, and starring Jodie Foster. It was released in the United States on September 14, ...more
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Liv Tyler, Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard
The Ledge is a 2011 thriller film written and directed by Matthew Chapman.
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Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Terrence Howard
Angel Eyes is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and starring Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, and Jeremy Sisto. Written by Gerald Di Pego, the film is about a mysterious ...more
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Kid Rock, Meagan Good, Laurence Fishburne
Biker Boyz is a 2003 film about a group of underground motorcycle drag racers. It stars Laurence Fishburne, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Luke, Meagan Good, and Larenz Tate and is written and directed ...more
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Alicia Witt, William H. Macy, Terrence Howard
Mr. Holland's Opus is a 1995 American drama film directed by Stephen Herek, produced by Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, and Michael Nolin, and written by Patrick Sheane Duncan. It stars Richard ...more
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Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, Terrence Howard
Awake is a 2007 American conspiracy thriller film written and directed by Joby Harold. It stars Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin. The film was released in the ...more
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Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Michael Ealy
Their Eyes Were Watching God is an American Broadcasting Company television movie aired on March 6, 2005 at 9 p.m. EDT based upon Zora Neale Hurston's 1937 novel of the same name. The film was ...more
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Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
August Rush is a 2007 drama film directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle, James V. Hart, and Paul Castro, and produced by Richard Barton Lewis. Deciding to run away to New York ...more
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Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard
This film is a 2002 American thriller drama film about a WWII POW camp based on the novel by John Katzenbach. It stars Bruce Willis as Col. William McNamara and Colin Farrell. The film co-stars ...more