Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jamie Foxx Top 15 movies, ranked by critics

2018 Fox Network Upfront

  • Jamie Foxx is one of Hollywood’s most talented stars. 
  • He is best known for his leading roles in films like “Django Unchained” and “Ray,” but Foxx has starred in over 30 movies spanning every genre. 
  • Here are all Jamie Foxx’s movie performances, ranked by critics. 

There aren’t many performers who have enjoyed a career as varied and acclaimed as Jamie Foxx. From stand-up comedy to TV and music, for over two decades, Jamie Foxx has had a hand in it all. 

But the crowning jewel of his career is perhaps the movies. Foxx has appeared in over 30 films and has continually collaborated with acclaimed directors like Michael Mann, Antoine Fuqua, and Quentin Tarantino. And in 2005, Foxx’s role as Ray Charles in the eponymous biopic won him the Academy Award for best actor 

Here’s a look at every Jamie Foxx-starring movie, ranked by critics.

Note: All scores were current on the date of publication and are subject to change.

Jamie Foxx is the President in 2013’s ‘White House Down’

German director Roland Emmerich helmed “White House Down.”

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52%

Police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just failed to land his dream job of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) as a member of the Secret Service. And in an attempt to cheer up his young daughter, Cale takes her on a tour of the White House. But during the tour, an armed militia group attacks and takes control.

Foxx teams up with Robert Downey Jr. in the 2009 tearjerker ‘The Soloist’

Jamie Foxx portrays Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless man, and former musical prodigy.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57% 

Journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) is wandering through LA’s Skid Row district when he spots a homeless man (Jamie Foxx) playing a two-stringed violin.

Jamie Foxx leads his first Netflix movie titled ‘Project Power’

Netflix released “Project Power” earlier this year.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%

In near-future New Orleans, Frank (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams up with a rogue ex-soldier (Foxx) to track down the origins of a dangerous new drug that provides its users with temporary superpowers.

British director Sam Mendes enlisted Foxx for his intimate war epic ‘Jarhead’

Foxx stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in “Jarhead.”

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx join forces for acclaimed British director Sam Mendes’s first-person account of life at war.

The stakes are high in Foxx’s 2003 crime thriller ‘Shade’

Foxx plays a seasoned con-artist.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

Tiffany (Jamie Foxx) and his crew of con artists are looking to expand their criminal portfolio and decide to scam Dean “The Dean” Stevens (Dina Merrill), a well-known poker player during a rigged game.

Jamie Foxx plays Drew Brown, Muhammad Ali’s assistant trainer in the acclaimed biopic ‘Ali’

Michael Mann directed this acclaimed biopic.

Rotten Tomatoes: 68%

The Michael Man directed biopic focuses on ten years in the life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith, starting with his championship debut against Sonny Liston to his conversion to Islam, banishment from boxing, and finally, his triumphant return in 1974.

Jamie Foxx is the comedic heavyweight in ‘Horrible Bosses’

Jamie Foxx, Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jason Sudeikis in “Horrible Bosses”

Rotten Tomatoes score: 69%

One night at a bar, three friends decide to murder their overbearing and abusive bosses, and they turn to a random and seemingly inexperienced criminal (Jamie Foxx) for advice. 

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The first ‘Rio’ film won acclaim for its innovative animation and original songs

The film was nominated for a best original song Oscar.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

A set of exotic Brazilian birds are smuggled to the United States where they live a domesticated life but when Blu, a rare bird, realizes he might be the last of his species on earth, he decides to travel back home. 

Jamie Foxx is the standout in 2006’s ‘Dreamgirls’

Foxx and Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls.”

Rotten Tomatoes score: 78%

Three talented singers form a music trio called the Dreamettes, and they quickly find success after they are spotted by talent scout manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx). But the group starts to unravel as Taylor’s management becomes increasingly cruel and overbearing.

Foxx won an Oscar for his acclaimed performance in ‘Ray’

The film explores the life of the legendary Blues musician Ray Charles.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

Foxx, in perhaps his most memorable performance, transforms into the legendary Blues musician Ray Charles who lost his sight aged nine but would go on to define a generation of American music.

Jamie Foxx teamed up with Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan for the fact-based drama ‘Just Mercy’

Jamie Foxx in “Just Mercy.”

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

After graduating from Harvard Law school, Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) leaves for  Alabama to open a law clinic dedicated to defending death row inmates. One of his first cases is Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who was sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl despite overwhelming evidence proving his innocence. 

One of Foxx’s first on-screen roles was in the 1996 cult-classic ‘The Truth About Cats & Dogs’

“The Truth About Cats & Dogs” is a cult classic also starring Uma Thurman.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

A popular radio show host is asked out on a date by one of her listeners, but when she backs out due to nerves she sends her friend Noelle (Uma Thurman) in her place.

Jamie Foxx teamed up with Michael Mann once again for the acclaimed thriller ‘Collateral’

Tom Cruise starred with Foxx in “Collateral.”

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

Foxx plays an LA cab driver who realizes that the friendly passenger he’s been driving around is actually a deadly hitman who has been executing murders all evening. And the final person on the kill list is one of his friends.

Foxx takes the lead in Quentin Tarantino’s controversial neo-Western ‘Django Unchained’

The film won two Oscars including best screenplay.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

In 1858, three years before the civil war, Django (Jamie Foxx) a freed slave from the South sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner with the help of an enigmatic German bounty hunter. 

Foxx starred in Edgar Wright’s acclaimed road thriller ‘Baby Driver’

“Baby Driver” was Edgar Wright’s first American-set movie.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a talented getaway driver for Atlanta’s most dangerous criminals. But after he meets the woman of his dreams he decides to leave the business until he is forced into one more big gig by an enigmatic crime boss. 

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