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This list of the best Wesley Snipes movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Since appearing as Willie Mays Hayes in Major League in 1989, Wesley Snipes has become a popular actor, thanks in part to his ability to blend action and comedy. The order of these top Wesley Snipes movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Wesley Snipes movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Wesley Snipes movies?" and "What are the greatest Wesley Snipes roles of all time?" The greatest Wesley Snipes performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.  Famous flicks like Blade, Chaos, and Demolition Man appear on this Wesley Snipes filmography, but it's up to you to decide if his new movies or his early ones are among the best. If you think the best Wesley Snipes role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Snipes' big-budget action films, you might also enjoy our list of the best Sylvester Stallone movies and best Jason Statham movies.

Wesley Snipes is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Tony Scott, Joe Roth and Spike Lee. Is Wesley Snipes your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Ving Rhames and Jet Li films lists too.

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Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

Released: 1998

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Blade is a 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character Blade. Snipes plays Blade, a human-vampire hybrid ...more

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Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Shelton

White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron Shelton, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers. The film was released in ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

Released: 1993

Directed by: Marco Brambilla

Demolition Man is a 1993 American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla in his directorial debut. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. The film was released in ...more

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Demolition Man Remains One Of The Most Underrated Movies Of The '90s #205 of 321 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #202 of 301 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

Released: 1991

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

New Jack City is a 1991 American action crime film directed by Mario Van Peebles. In his rise to power, crime lord Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) stops at nothing to profit off the New York City ...more

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Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

Released: 2002

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes

Released: 1998

Directed by: Stuart Baird

U.S. Marshals is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Stuart Baird. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Roy Huggins and John Pogue. The events depicted in the story do ...more

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Elizabeth Hurley, Wesley Snipes, Tom Sizemore

Released: 1992

Directed by: Kevin Hooks

Passenger 57 is a 1992 American action film directed by Kevin Hooks. The film stars Wesley Snipes and Bruce Payne. The film's success made Snipes a popular action hero icon. It also introduced ...more

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Diane Lane, Wesley Snipes, Alan Alda

Released: 1997

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

This film is a 1997 action film starring Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Dennis Miller, Ronny Cox, Daniel Benzali, and Alan Alda. The 1600 in the title refers to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the address ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Money Train is a 1995 American action film starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lopez as New York City transit cops and Robert Blake as their iron-fisted boss. After losing his ...more

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Donald Sutherland, Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer

Released: 2000

Directed by: Christian Duguay

The Art of War is a 2000 Canadian-American action film directed by Christian Duguay, starring Wesley Snipes, Michael Biehn, Anne Archer and Donald Sutherland. The film title refers to the ...more
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Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

Released: 2004

Directed by: David S. Goyer

Blade: Trinity is a 2004 American vampire superhero action film written, produced and directed by David S. Goyer who also wrote the screenplays to Blade and Blade II, and also produced by and ...more

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Wesley Snipes, Master P, Peter Falk

Released: 2002

Directed by: Walter Hill

Undisputed is a 2002 American sports film written, produced and directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames. The film was released in the United States on August 23, ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo

Released: 1989

Directed by: David S. Ward

Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker and ...more

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#57 of 1,025 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #58 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys #51 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Wesley Snipes, Abe Vigoda, Ernie Hudson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Leon Ichaso

Sugar Hill is a 1994 American film starring Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright as brothers Roemello and Raynathan Skuggs. The film focuses on the two brothers, who live in the Harlem neighborhood ...more

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Sean Connery, Steve Buscemi, Tia Carrere

Released: 1993

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Rising Sun is a 1993 American action film written and directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Michael Crichton and Michael ...more

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#118 of 280 The Best Whodunit Movies #469 of 741 The Greatest Action Movies of All Time #42 of 93 The Best Drama Movies for Action Fans

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Gary Busey, Wesley Snipes, Michael Jeter

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Badham

Drop Zone is a 1994 American action film directed by John Badham, starring Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler, Michael Jeter and Kyle Secor. The film was released in the United States on ...more
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Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

Released: 1991

Directed by: Spike Lee

Jungle Fever is a 1991 American romance drama film written, produced, and directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. It was Lee's fifth feature-length film. The film ...more

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Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 1990

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

King of New York is a 1990 thriller film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Giancarlo Esposito, and Steve Buscemi. It was directed by ...more

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Robert De Niro, Jack Black, Ellen Barkin

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tony Scott

The Fan is a 1996 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Abrahams. The Fan is a ...more
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Brooklyn's Finest Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle

Released: 2009

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Brooklyn's Finest is a 2009 American film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by Michael C. Martin. The film stars Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes. The film was ...more

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Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes

Released: 1990

Directed by: Spike Lee

Mo' Better Blues is a 1990 musical comedy-drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. It follows a period in the life of fictional jazz trumpeter ...more

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Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Kelly Preston

Released: 1995

Directed by: Forest Whitaker

Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker, based on Terry McMillan's novel of the same name. The film centers around four unique women and how they ...more

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Wesley Snipes, Mark Sheppard, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Released: 2004

Directed by: David Carson

Unstoppable is a 2004 American action film directed by David Carson, and starring Wesley Snipes, Jacqueline Obradors, Stuart Wilson and Kim Coates. The film was released in the United States on ...more
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Viggo Mortensen, Dennis Hopper, Wesley Snipes

Released: 1993

Directed by: James B. Harris

Boiling Point is a 1993 action-thriller film written and directed by James B. Harris, and starring Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich, Viggo Mortensen and Dan Hedaya.

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Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze

Released: 1995

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 American comedy film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York drag queens who embark on a road ...more

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