Cuba Gooding Jr movies, ranked and ratedby Seth_Rogue_One | created - 22 May 2014 | updated - 05 Mar 2016 | Public
I've seen more Cuba Gooding Jr movies than most and here are all I've seen ranked from favorite (top) to least favorite movie (bottom)
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1. Judgment Night (1993)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives.
Votes: 14,645 | Gross: $12.14M
a favorite from my childhood that I still love as an adult, it's just plain awesome, and the music which consists of rappers collaberating with rockacts is also very good
2. American Gangster (2007)
R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
Votes: 376,478 | Gross: $130.16M
I forgot that Cuba was in this for a minute but yep he is even if he's not in it for all that long, a very good gangster movie 7.5/10
3. Hero Wanted (2008)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.
A movie that goes above and beyond the b-action formula, Ray Liotta' character takes up a little too much space other than that it's very good
4. Dirty (2005)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $0.27M
A movie that I initially just thought was okay but grows on me with every rewatch, heavily inspired by Training Day and very unlikable leads (they are corrupt cops after all) but still very good
5. Chill Factor (1999)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.
Votes: 9,048 | Gross: $11.23M
Okay the plot is DUMB but this is definitly Cuba's funniest role (even though it's not a comedy) and him and Skeet Ulrich have cool chemistry together and it's just a really entertaining ride from start to finish
6. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.
Votes: 117,048 | Gross: $57.50M
A little too preachy at times but it's a classic
7. Linewatch (2008)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and well loved by his family (wife Angela and 5 year old ... See full summary »
A b-action version of A History Of Violence kinda but I like this one better tbh, flawed but good casting and entertains
8. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War
The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II
One of the better Made For TV movies IMO about black airfighters in World War 2
The budget is small but the performances are big
9. The Hit List (2011)
R | 90 min | Action, Thriller
A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.
Another direct to dvd b-action movie from Cuba Gooding Jr but it's still one of his better ones
10. Red Tails (2012)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Drama, History
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Votes: 32,437 | Gross: $49.88M
Feels like an update of Tuskegee Airmen, bigger budget but a bigger budget doesn't necessarily make a better movie, even if it is close to being as good as T.A.
11. Jerry Maguire (1996)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Votes: 229,710 | Gross: $153.95M
TBH It's been more almost 20 years since I seen it and only seen it once so my memory fades on this one but I remember liking it just fine and would (and most likely will) rewatch it
12. Outbreak (1995)
R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.
Votes: 103,757 | Gross: $67.82M
Another movie I haven't seen in almost 20 years and only seen once, I do remember it being a solid watch though
13. Losing Isaiah (1995)
R | 111 min | Drama
The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.
Votes: 5,264 | Gross: $7.60M
6.5/10 Read: Jerry Maguire and Outbreak... I can't say I remember Cuba being in the movie at all though
14. Sacrifice (I) (2011)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Votes: 2,326 | Gross: $0.03M
A B-Movie with the B-Movie kings Gooding and Slater, I was entertained
15. Snow Dogs (2002)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Votes: 24,317 | Gross: $81.17M
Definitly Cuba Gooding Jr's best attempt at a family comedy although I'd like him to stay out of that genre completely
Perhaps it's the dogs that sway me over into enjoying it, I love dogs
16. Men of Honor (2000)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Carl Brashear, the first African-American U.S. Navy Diver, and the man who trained him.
Votes: 103,337 | Gross: $48.82M
A long time since seeing it remember thinking it was fairly good
17. The Way of War (2009)
R | 90 min | Action, Thriller
A paramilitary operative goes on a rampage after discovering a conspiracy to commit war.
I don't really know why I like this movie, the movie is told in a non-linear way jumping back and forth in time and after seeing it 3 times I still haven't really quite figured out what it's all about, perhaps that's why I like it cause it keeps you guessing
I must warn you though chances are that you will just think it sucks and perhaps it does lol
18. Lies & Illusions (2009)
R | 93 min | Action, Thriller
A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.
So bad it's good, that's all I have to say about this movie... But hey it entertains, and that's what a movie is supposed to do right?
19. Life of a King (2013)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
Ex-felon, Eugene Brown, establishes a Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C.
Votes: 5,848 | Gross: $0.01M
Has a tv-movie feel to it, more so than THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN and that actually WAS a tv-movie... but it's a fairly harmless and decent watch with some pretty good performances all around
20. One in the Chamber (2012)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
It's alright, nothing to write home about, liked it better on the rewatch
21. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Biography, Drama
Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.
Fairly decent made for TV movie, good performance from Cuba
22. End Game (2006)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A secret Service agent and a news reporter investigate the conspiracy behind the assassination of the President.
A conspiracy thriller straight to dvd, not too shabby, seen better, seen worse
23. Radio (2003)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.
Votes: 37,125 | Gross: $52.28M
It was alright, it just had enough cheese to make anyone lactosintollerant though
24. Machete Kills (2013)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.
Votes: 72,007 | Gross: $8.01M
Cuba does his thing in his small role the movie though was dissappointing especially the attempt of turning it to a scifi in the end was just meh
25. A Murder of Crows (1998)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.
Decent thriller from what I can recall
26. What Dreams May Come (1998)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Chris Nielsen dies in an accident, and enters Heaven. But when he discovers that his beloved wife Annie has killed herself out of grief over the loss, he embarks on an afterlife adventure to reunite with her.
Votes: 98,425 | Gross: $55.49M
The first and the last 20 minutes or so were a little too sappy for my liking but the hour in between it was really good so yeah I can't strongly recommend it or anything
27. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Votes: 300,751 | Gross: $198.54M
If I don't remember incorrectly Cuba was only in it for about 1 scene but I could be wrong, anyhoots I remember looking at the clock alot when I watched it
28. Gladiator (1992)
R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.
Votes: 7,777 | Gross: $9.22M
20 years since I saw it but I remember thinking it was boring perhaps I'm nice with the rating perhaps I'm unfair who knows
29. Shadowboxer (2005)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When an assassin is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by her lover and stepson, Mikey (Cuba Gooding, Jr.).
Votes: 6,399 | Gross: $0.37M
Some parts of it is good stuff, the performances are fine from most of the cast but some parts are just too icky... Without spoiling too much Helen Mirren and Cuba Gooding Jr's mother and son relationsship although not bloodrelated is uhh well you can probably read between the lines...
30. Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.
This movie tries too hard to be cool, it's alright at times other times it's just boring
31. In the Shadows (2001)
R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller
A hitman, sent to kill a veteran Hollywood stuntman, falls in love with the target's daughter, and decides to become a stuntman himself.
The starting carreer for Cuba Gooding Jr into the b-action movie scene I believe, his part wasn't that big I remember that and I remember the lead being not too good of an actor but the story being fairly good... So there are positives and negatives, I'll throw out a 5/10 rating cause I can't remember if it was better or worse than the couple of movies above
32. Rat Race (2001)
PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy
A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.
Votes: 105,184 | Gross: $56.62M
Jon Lovitz was kinda funny but other than that it was a pretty silly movie, note to Cuba: Comedy is not your strong suite
33. Instinct (1999)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
When noted anthropologist Dr. Ethan Powell, who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to young psychiatrist Theo Caulder to get through to him.
Votes: 30,803 | Gross: $34.10M
Watched it twice, but over 10 years ago, remember being fairly bored both times
34. The Fighting Temptations (2003)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.
Votes: 6,560 | Gross: $30.24M
Had some moments but was at least 30 minutes too long, at least
35. Ticking Clock (2011 Video)
R | 101 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A reporter stumbles upon the journal of a murderer replete with plans to butcher specific people, and investigates on his own, finding that every trail leads to a 9-year-old orphan living in a group home.
Has some moments... Some moments doesn't save a otherwise pretty messy movie though which doesn't really seem what genre it's supposed to be
36. Hardwired (2009)
R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident nearly claims the life Luke Gibson (Gooding Jr.) the Hexx Corporation hardwire an implant into Luke's brain, it saves his life, but Luke soon finds out that this new technology comes at price, advertising.
Sci-Fi with no budget, actually this is a pilot for a tv-series and not a movie as they wanted you to believe when they released it... Can't say I'm not surprised that it wasn't picked up by any tv-companies...
37. Absolute Deception (2013)
R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers.
I didn't hate it, but there wasn't much I liked about it either
38. Boat Trip (2002)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Two straight men mistakenly end up on a "gays only" cruise.
Votes: 29,533 | Gross: $8.59M
Yeaaaah Cuba and comedy hmm... To be fair though the script kinda sucks too so it's not his fault
39. The Devil's Tomb (2009)
R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
An elite group of soldiers on a covert mission to retrieve a scientist from an underground lab encounter an ancient evil in the facility.
Pretty awful attempt at horror
40. Summoned (2013 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Laura becomes concerned when fellow members of a former jury begin dying according to their seat numbers. As her number nears, she races to find out what is causing the unexplained killings before she becomes a victim.
After watching The Devil's Tomb I didn't think that Cuba could make a worse movie than that... I was wrong, the whole movie is just one big mess of doodoo