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10 Best Jamie Foxx Movies, According to Letterboxd

Ali It’s more of a Will Smith movie than a Fox one, as it follows the titular boxer (Smith) through his most visible 10 years in the public eye. It saw Ali win the heavyweight title for the first time and convert to Islam, underscoring his hatred of the Vietnam War.

But in light of the 165-minute biopic, Fox gets plenty of screen time and often steals the show as Ali’s assistant coach, Drew Bundini Brown. In addition to Smith’s Best Actor nomination at the 74th Academy Awards, the film also received a Best Supporting Actor nomination. It’s not for Fox, however, but Jon Water, who plays confident sports writer Howard Cosell.

9 Canned (2005) – 3.45

The mid-2000s were arguably the most prolific and critically acclaimed era of Foxx’s acting career, and in the middle of the decade, can, a war movie more personal than epic. The film casts Fox as Sergeant. Sykes, a mentor to Anthony Swafford (Jack Gyllenhall).

Actors rarely play supporting roles in movies.But that’s exactly what Foxx does, and can This shows that the actor cares more about what he can bring to the character than the hero and movie star. The film is absolutely masterful in its acting and features one of the best performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Fox.

8 Dreamgirls (2006) – 3.46

Foxx is deeply involved in film music, whether it’s playing the iconic blues character in a biopic or a jazz musician in a beautiful animated film. In 2006, he played the pivotal role of Curtis Taylor Jr. in the Motor City Uprising. dream woman

The film is about a titular girl group who aspires not only to be a pop star in the black community, but also a household name among white audiences. dream woman See Foxx again in another supporting role and steal the show again as the ruthless and ambitious record holder.

7 Lightning (2004) – 3.59

While comedians and comedians have always tried to prove themselves legit actors by playing dramatic roles, none have been more successful than Jamie Foxx.Jim Carrey did it Eternal sunshine of the memoryless mindAdam Sandler recently turned critics into fans uncut gemBut Foxx is in plays a lot, and lightning It’s the crown jewel in the actor’s film.

The 2004 film, in which Fox played the titular blind blues singer Ray Charles, is one of the most honest biographies ever written. lightning He never shied away from the musician’s drug addiction and failed relationships, and Foxx’s character was so convincing that the actor won his first Oscar at the 77th Academy Awards.

6 Warranty (2004) – 3.77

incredible lightningThis fascinating Oscar-winning biopic wasn’t even Foxx’s Best Picture of 2004.With Ray, Foxx starred Safety, a suspenseful film about a killer starring Tom Cruise. The film follows Vincent (Cruise) as he hires a taxi driver (Fox) all night long while he travels to kill his target.

Even more impressively, since SafetyFox received two Oscar nominations in one year. Fox was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 77th Academy Awards, the same year he won Best Actor for his film. lightning† Not being cast in a supporting role, but being nominated for two shows in one year is a rare achievement.

5 Baby Driver (2017) – 3.77

In his career, Foxx has worked with more visionary writers than most other actors.He teamed up with beloved action director Michael Mann SafetyQuentin Tarantino django releaseIn 2017, he collaborated with Edgar Wright baby driver

The fast-paced and frenetic energy of Wright’s film is a perfect match for the seemingly exhilarating Fox, who plays the obnoxious and sadistic henchman Bat in the heist movie. baby driver It sounds like it had a much higher budget at just $34 million, but it has tons of action sequences and a huge cast that includes not just Foxx but Jon Hamm, Lily James and many others.

4 Grace Only (2019) – 3.81

only grace Unfortunately, it went completely unnoticed and became one of the most overlooked movies of the 2010s. The film is a legal drama based on a true story about death row inmate Walter McMillian. (Fox), who was wrongly convicted of murder.

Few other movies coming out in 2019 are as raw, powerful or emotional only grace, everyone who has seen it likes it, and it is more worthy of attention. It’s unbelievable how this movie didn’t do well at the box office and hasn’t even gotten more attention in the years since its release, just like Foxx, only grace It also stars Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson.

3 Soul (2020) – 4.04

Foxx didn’t voice many of the animated characters, which is surprising considering his signature voice, vocal range, and musicality in general. But while it’s nice to hear his voice in more colorful children’s films, his absence also makes the animated films he directs even more special.

Although it is an animation, soul It manages to capture the meaning of Foxx better than any of his other films. The film is musical, cheerful, sincere and hilarious. soul is one of the best animated musicals, and like any Pixar movie, it will make adults and children cry.

two Spider-Man: Nowhere to Go (2021) – 4.14

Although he was expected to do well from the start, Spider-Man: Nowhere to Go Still managed to do well at the box office and become a huge phenomenon. The 2021 Multiverse has done the impossible as it managed to turn the worst of previous films into the best of the family trilogy.

Electro (Foxx) received a lot of criticism in 2014 The Incredible Spider-Man 2Either because of its blue design or because of its silly personality.But both things are reversed no way home, because he’s now the coolest supervillain in the MCU and has a more exciting and comedic garb. While the three Spider-Mans appearing on screen together are a big highlight of the movie, Foxx deserves credit too.

A sort of Django Unchained (2012) – 4.16

django release It’s Foxx’s best movie in almost every way.Although the movie may not hit the box office or something Spider-Man: Nowhere to Go That didn’t get him an Oscar nomination, which is still a huge success, and he’s seen him at his most heroic and toughest, and he’s never been a leader like that.

But it’s not just Foxx’s performance that makes this movie so good. With an incredible story, classic Tarantino dialogue, full of profanity and iconic catchphrases, the actor is simply stunning. Few Westerns look like this, the only ones that come close are Tarantino’s other epics.


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10 Best Jamie Foxx Movies, According to Letterboxd

Ali is more of Will Smith’s movie than it is Foxx’s, as it follows the titular boxer (Smith) through the 10 years of his life that was most in the public eye. It sees Ali first win the heavyweight title, and convert to Islam, and it shines a spotlight on his hatred of the Vietnam War.
But with the biopic being 165 minutes long, Foxx gets a lot of screentime and often steals the show as Ali’s assistant trainer, Drew Bundini Brown. Along with Smith’s nomination for Best Actor at the 74th Academy Awards, the film did get a Best Supporting Actor nomination too. However, it didn’t go to Foxx, but Jon Voight, who played the confident sports journalist Howard Cosell.
9 Jarhead (2005) – 3.45

The mid-2000s was easily Foxx’s most prolific and acclaimed era of his acting career, and right in the middle of the decade was Jarhead, a war movie that’s more personal than epic. The movie sees Foxx as Staff Sgt. Sykes, who is somewhat of a mentor to Anthony Swofford (Jake Gyllenhall.)
It’s rare when actors take supporting roles at the point in their careers when they’re leading movies. But that’s exactly what Foxx did, and Jarhead shows that the actor cares more about what he can bring to a role than being a hero and movie star. The film is an absolute masterclass when it comes to acting, and along with Foxx, the movie features one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performances.
8 Dreamgirls (2006) – 3.46

Foxx is so closely tied to music in film, whether he’s portraying iconic blues figures in biopics or jazz instrumentalists in wonderful animated movies. And in 2006, he played an instrumental figure in the uprising of Motown, Curtis Taylor Jr., in Dreamgirls.
The movie is about the titular girl group who strive to be pop stars not just within the black community but to become a household name with white audiences too. Dreamgirls again sees Foxx in another supporting role and once again he once again steals the show as the ruthless and ambitious record owner.
7 Ray (2004) – 3.59

While comedy actors and comedians have always attempted to prove themselves as legitimate actors by taking dramatic roles, none have been more successful than Jamie Foxx. Jim Carrey pulled it off with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Adam Sandler recently turned critics into fans with Uncut Gems, But Foxx has regularly starred in dramas, and Ray is the crown jewel in the actor’s filmography.
The 2004 movie sees Foxx portraying the titular blind blues singer, Ray Charles, and it’s one of the most honest biopics ever. Ray doesn’t shy away from the musician’s drug habits and failed relationships, and Foxx is so believable in the role that the actor earned his first Oscar at the 77th Academy Awards.
6 Collateral (2004) – 3.77

It’s unbelievable that Ray, the Academy Award-winning and riveting biopic, wasn’t even Foxx’s best movie of 2004. Along with Ray, Foxx starred in Collateral, a thrilling hitman movie co-starring Tom Cruise. The film follows Vincent (Cruise,) who hires a cabbie (Foxx) for an entire night while he travels around assassinating his targets.
What’s more impressive is that thanks to Collateral, Foxx was nominated for two Oscars in one year. Foxx was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 77th Academy Awards, the same year he won Best Actor for Ray. While he lost in the supporting category, simply being nominated for two performances in one year is a huge feat that only a handful of actors have ever achieved.
5 Baby Driver (2017) – 3.77

Throughout his career, Foxx has worked with more visionary auteurs than most other actors. He worked with beloved action director Michael Mann on Collateral, Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained, and in 2017, he collaborated with Edgar Wright on Baby Driver.
Wright’s snappy pacing and his movies’ frenetic energy are a perfect fit for the seemingly excitable Foxx, who plays the irritating and sadistic henchman, Bats, in the heist movie. Baby Driver looks like it had a much higher budget, as it was made with just $34 million, but it has huge action sequences, and a massive ensemble cast that features not only Foxx, but Jon Hamm, Lily James, and so many others too.
4 Just Mercy (2019) – 3.81

Just Mercy has unfortunately gone totally under the radar and has become one of the most overlooked movies of the 2010s. The film is a legal drama and based on a true story, as it follows a prison inmate on death row, Walter McMillian (Foxx,) who was wrongly convicted of murder.
Few other movies released in 2019 are as raw, powerful, or emotional as Just Mercy, those who have seen it love it, and it deserves more attention. How the film underperformed at the box office and hasn’t even gained more attention in the years since its release is mind-boggling, as along with Foxx, Just Mercy stars Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson too.
3 Soul (2020) – 4.04

Foxx hasn’t voiced many animated characters, which is surprising given his distinct voice, his vocal range, and how musical he generally tends to be. But while it’d be great to hear him in more colorful kids’ films, his absence from the genre also makes the one animated movie he does lead that much more special.
Even though it’s animated, Soul manages to capture what Foxx is all about better than any of his other movies. The film is musical, upbeat, sincere, and hilarious. Soul is one of the best animated musicals, and just like any Pixar movie, it’ll have both adults and children in tears.
2 Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) – 4.14

Even though it was expected to do well in the first place, Spider-Man: No Way Home still managed to overperform at the box office and become a huge phenomenon. The 2021 multiverse flick achieved the impossible, as it even managed to turn the worst parts of previous movies into the best parts of the Home trilogy.
Electro (Foxx) was heavily criticized in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, whether it was the blue design or his goofy personality. But both of those things have been flipped on their heads in No Way Home, as he is now the coolest supervillain in the MCU and he has a more exciting and comic-accurate outfit. Though the three Spider-Men appearing on screen together is the movie’s big appeal, Foxx deserves a lot of the credit too.
1 Django Unchained (2012) – 4.16

Django Unchained is Foxx’s biggest movie in almost every way. While the film might not touch on the box office gross of the likes of Spider-Man: No Way Home and it didn’t get him an Academy Award nomination, it was still a big hit, it sees him at his most heroic and badass, and he has never been more of a leading man.
But it isn’t only Foxx’s performance that makes the film so great. The actor is armed with an incredible narrative, some classic Tarantino dialogue, which is full of profanities and iconic one-liners, and the film is simply stunning. Few westerns have ever looked like this, and the only other ones that come close are Tarantino’s other epics.
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