Every Wesley Snipes Movie, Ranked

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With over 1,100 movie fans casting their votes, this list of the best Wesley Snipes movies is a must-see for any action fan. From his breakout role in New Jack City to his iconic performances in Blade and Demolition Man, Wesley Snipes has been a fixture on the silver screen since the early '90s. He's known for bringing an intense physicality to all of his roles, as well as injecting them with an infectious sense of humor that elevates each performance.

Snipes's blend of martial arts prowess and comedic timing has made him one of Hollywood's most enduring stars. His films span genres from romantic comedies to sci-fi epics, but no matter what he’s starring in, fans can count on being thoroughly entertained from beginning to end.

Among some of the highlights are Passenger 57, Money Train, and White Men Can’t Jump - all essential viewing for Snipes aficionados everywhere. Whether you're a diehard fan or just getting familiar with Wesley Snipes's work, there's something here for everyone who loves great cinema. So why not check out our list and vote up your favorite Wesley Snipes movies?

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  • New Jack City
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    Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Judd Nelson
    280 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Mario Van Peebles
    New Jack City, a gritty crime drama, takes us to the heart of Harlem in the 1980s. Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes), an ambitious drug lord, establishes a complex empire known as the Cash Money Brothers. Scotty Appleton (Ice-T), an undercover detective, and Nick Peretti (Judd Nelson), his partner, are tasked with infiltrating and dismantling this ruthless operation. This film is marked by its blend of action and social commentary, alongside gripping performances from its lead actors. A box office success, New Jack City also won the ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films.

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  • Blade
    2
    Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson
    366 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Stephen Norrington
    In the grim darkness of a vampire-infested world, Blade tells the tale of a hybrid hero. Blade (Wesley Snipes), half human, half vampire, is an enigmatic warrior on a relentless mission to cleanse the world of these nightmarish creatures. With his unique physiology, he possesses all their strengths but none of their weaknesses. The film skates through the edgy realms of horror and action, blending them into a cinematic cocktail that's as gripping as it is gruesome. Aided by mentor Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), Blade battles against Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), a power-hungry vampire hell-bent on unleashing chaos upon humanity. This 1998 movie adeptly explores themes of identity and purpose amidst its intensely captivating narrative.

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  • White Men Can't Jump
    3
    Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez
    297 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Ron Shelton
    In White Men Can't Jump, Billy Hoyle (Woody Harrelson) is a former college basketball player hustling street games with an unexpected twist - he's white, and his opponents underestimate him. He strikes an unlikely partnership with Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes), a talented player and savvy hustler himself. Their dynamic partnership, rife with comedy and tension, leads them through high-stakes street ball games across Los Angeles's asphalt courts. The movie, directed by Ron Shelton, masterfully blends sports drama and comedy, creating a unique narrative about friendship, rivalry, and the love of the game.

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  • U.S. Marshals
    4
    Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey
    242 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Stuart Baird
    An airplane bearing gruff U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) crashes in the wilderness. On board the same flight is Mark Sheridan (Wesley Snipes), a federal prisoner accused of double murder, who escapes during the ensuing chaos, but not before rescuing several people from the wreckage. Gerard is ordered to hunt down the fugitive along with State Department agent John Royce (Robert Downey Jr.), and the two pursue Sheridan relentlessly, despite growing doubts about his guilt.

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  • Demolition Man
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    Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock
    312 votes
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Marco Brambilla
    In the futuristic action flick Demolition Man, John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), a tough-as-nails cop, is cryogenically frozen in 1996. Simultaneously, his nemesis, Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes), a notorious criminal, is also put on ice. Fast forward to 2032. Society has transformed into a utopian pacifist haven, and crime feels like a relic of the past. But when Phoenix escapes during a parole hearing, the authorities have no means to stop him. Their solution? Unfreeze Spartan, the only man capable of reining in Phoenix's reign of terror. As these two titans clash in this brave new world, sparks fly and buildings crumble in their wake.

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  • Passenger 57
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    Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore
    245 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Kevin Hooks
    John Cutter (Wesley Snipes) is a former policeman flying to Los Angeles to start his new job working for the anti-terrorism unit of a major airline. However, apprehended terrorist Charles Rane (Bruce Payne) is on the flight, too, being transported by the FBI. After Rane's accomplices kill the FBI agents and free him, Cutter realizes the entire flight is in danger. With the help of flight attendant Marti Slayton (Alex Datcher), Cutter tries to capture Rane and free the passengers.

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