Some people know him as a rapper, and others as an actor. Still, the fact remains, Ice Cube, is one of the prominent names in Hollywood, having starred in a good number of blockbuster movies such as 21 Jump Street, Straight Outta Compton, etc, he is definitely some people’s favorite Hollywood actor. Because of this, today, I’ll be showing you some of the most popular Ice Cube movies on Netflix today, ranked from the best to the worst.
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…But before then, kindly take note that by the time you’ll be reading this article & in Netflix’s usual tradition, some of the movies listed here might not be available in your location, or even worse, completely removed from the platform, so just in case you couldn’t find some of them on your Netflix’s app.
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Top 30 Best Ice Cube Movies to Watch in 2023
As promised, here are the 30 best Ice Cube movies on Netflix, ranked from the best to the worst.
|21 Jump Street||2012||1h 49m||7.2/10 (565K)|
|22 Jump Street||2014||1h 52m||7.0/10 (382K)|
|Straight Outta Compton||2015||2h 27m||7.8/10 (205K)|
|Three Kings||1999||1h 54m||7.1/10 (174K)|
|Boyz N the Hood||1991||1h 52m||7.8/10 (143K)|
|Friday||1995||1h 31m||7.2/10 (116K)|
|Ride Along||2014||1h 39m||6.1/10 (116K)|
|Anaconda||1997||1h 29m||4.8/10 (106K)|
|xXx: Return of Xander Cage||2017||1h 47m||5.2/10 (93K)|
|The Book of Life||2014||1h 35m||7.2/10 (73K)|
|xXx: State of the Union||2005||1h 41m||4.4/10 (71K)|
|Ride Along 2||2016||1h 42m||5.9/10 (60K)|
|Ghosts of Mars||2001||1h 38m||4.9/10 (56K)|
|Fist Fight||2017||1h 31m||5.6/10 (44K)|
|Next Friday||2000||1h 38m||6.1/10 (42K)|
|Are We There Yet?||2005||1h 35m||4.7/10 (33K)|
|Barbershop||2002||1h 42m||6.3/10 (32K)|
|Friday After Next||2002||1h 25m||5.8/10 (29K)|
|Torque||2004||1h 24m||4.1/10 (29K)|
|Rampart||2011||1h 48m||5.8/10 (24K)|
|Are We Done Yet?||2007||1h 32m||4.2/10 (22K)|
|Higher Learning||1995||2h 8m||6.5/10 (21K)|
|Barbershop: The Next Cut||2016||1h 51m||5.9/10 (15K)|
|All About the Benjamins||2002||1h 35m||5.8/10 (15K)|
|Barbershop 2: Back in Business||2004||1h 46m||5.7/10 (15K)|
|The High Note||2020||1h 53m||6.4/10 (12K)|
|Lottery Ticket||2010||1h 39m||5.0/10 (11K)|
|First Sunday||2008||1h 36m||4.5/10 (11K)|
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21 Jump Street
“21 Jump Street” is a 2012 comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. It is a comedic adaptation of the TV series of the same name that aired in the late 80s and early 90s.
The movie follows the story of two young police officers, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum), who are sent undercover to infiltrate a high school in order to bust a synthetic drug ring. However, things don’t go as planned and they end up struggling to adapt to the high school lifestyle and culture, which is vastly different from what they remember from their own high school days. Along the way, they encounter a variety of comedic situations and obstacles, and their friendship is put to the test.
The film is well-known for its comedic style, clever writing, and strong performances by its leads, particularly Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. It was a commercial success and was well-received by critics, and it also had a sequel in 2014.
22 Jump Street
“22 Jump Street” is a sequel to the 2012 film “21 Jump Street”.
In this movie, Schmidt and Jenko are once again tasked with going undercover, this time at a local college, to investigate a new drug ring. The two officers must navigate the challenges of college life and maintain their cover while trying to solve the case. Along the way, they encounter a variety of comedic situations and obstacles, and their friendship is once again put to the test.
The film is notable for its comedic style, clever writing, and strong performances by its leads, particularly Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. It was a commercial success and was well received by critics, and like its predecessor, it also featured meta humor, with constant references to the fact that it is a sequel.
Straight Outta Compton
“Straight Outta Compton” is a 2015 biographical drama film directed by F. Gary Gray, and it tells the story of the rise of the rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) in the mid-to-late 1980s. The film focuses on the lives of the group’s founding members, including Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson, and MC Ren, and their experiences growing up in the violent and poverty-stricken streets of Compton, California.
The film primarily deals with the group’s formation, the recording and release of their landmark 1988 debut album “Straight Outta Compton“, and their subsequent rise to fame and success. The movie also shows the struggles that the group faced, including conflicts with the LAPD, criticism from the media and government, and internal strife within the group itself. It also deals with the solo success of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Eazy-E.
The film was widely praised for its performances, particularly by the actors who played the group members, and for its portrayal of the group’s music and the social and political issues that they dealt with. The film was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $200 million worldwide and receiving nominations for several awards, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
“Three Kings” is a 1999 war film directed by David O. Russell and starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jonze. The movie is set during the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, and it tells the story of four American soldiers who set out to steal a cache of gold bullion that was stolen from Kuwait.
The movie follows the main characters, Archie Gates (George Clooney), Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg), Chief Elgin (Ice Cube), and Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze) as they embark on a mission to steal the gold, which they believe is hidden in the Iraqi desert. Along the way, they encounter a group of Iraqi soldiers who are also searching for the gold, as well as a group of Kurdish refugees who are trying to escape persecution from the Iraqi government. The soldiers end up helping the refugees and getting involved in the civil unrest and human rights issues of the time.
The film is known for its unique blend of action, comedy, and drama, as well as its commentary on the Gulf War and the political climate of the time. It was critically acclaimed for its direction, performances, and ability of the director to balance the tone of the film. The film was nominated for several awards and is considered a cult classic.
Boyz N the Hood
“Boyz N the Hood” is a 1991 drama film directed by John Singleton, and it is set in the South Central area of Los Angeles, California. The film follows the lives of three young men, Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Doughboy (Ice Cube), and Ricky (Morris Chestnut), as they come of age in a neighborhood plagued by poverty, gang violence, and police brutality.
The movie explores the challenges that young men face as they navigate the harsh realities of their neighborhood, including the pressure to join gangs, the threat of violence, and the struggle to escape poverty and achieve a better life. The film also deals with the relationship between Tre and his father, Furious Styles (Laurence Fishburne), who is determined to provide a better life for his son and keep him out of trouble.
The film was widely praised for its unflinching portrayal of the lives of young black men in inner-city neighborhoods and its ability to blend gritty realism with a sense of hope and humanity. It was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Director for Singleton, making him the youngest person and the first African-American to be nominated for the award.
And that brings us to the end of these 30 best Ice Cube movies on Netflix ranked from the best to the worst.
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