Aging like fine wine that only get’s better with time, today, we are highlighting the one and only Morris Chestnut.
Morris Chestnut is one of Hollywood’s most prolific actors. With over two dozen movie and television credits to his name, Chestnut has cemented his place in popular culture. From romantic comedies to action-packed thrillers, he has literally done it all. So, today, we are giving Mr. Chestnut his flowers while he can still smell them.
Without further ado, here are 12 must-see movies featuring Morris Chestnut.
Boyz n the Hood
This early-’90s cult classic catapulted Morris Chestnut into the Hollywood stratosphere. Playing the role of Ricky a young man caught in the crosshairs of gang violence in South Central Los Angeles, Chestnut delivered an unforgettable performance that earned him critical acclaim.
When The Bough Breaks
The film follows a young couple, John and Laura Taylor, who hire a surrogate mother, Anna, to carry their child. However, after Anna develop an infatuation with John, she starts to exhibit increasingly erratic and violent behavior, leading the couple to believe that she may be a psychopath. As Anna’s grip on reality starts to unravel, the couple must race against the clock to save their child from her increasingly unstable clutches.
The Best Man
In this romantic comedy, Morris Chestnut plays Lance, a professional football player who is getting married to his high school sweetheart Mia. However, when their group of friends reconnect for the wedding, long-standing secrets and rivalries come to the surface.
The Perfect Guy
After Leah Vaughn is dumped by her boyfriend, she falls into the arms of Carter Duncan, a smooth-talking charmer who seems like the perfect guy. However, after Leah starts to see Carter’s true colors, she realizes that she may be in over her head. With Carter becoming increasingly possessive and dangerous, Leah must find a way to break free from his clutches before it’s too late.
A man and his partner try to rob a casino, but when things go wrong, they hijack a bus as an escape plan. The police are after them, as well as the gangster whose casino they were trying to rob in the first place.
The Best Man Holiday
The film is a follow-up to 1999’s The Best Man, and features an ensemble cast that includes Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa, and Nia Long.
The plot revolves around a group of friends who reunite for the holidays, only to find that old tensions and new secrets threaten to ruin their festive reunion.
Not Easily Broken
Based on T.D. Jakes’ self-help book of the same name, Not Easily Broken follows Dave and Claire’s journey as they struggle to maintain their marriage after a devastating car accident.
In this 2002 movie, Chestnut plays an NBA player who mentors a young orphan after he finds a pair of magical sneakers that give him the ability to play like Michael Jordan.
Two Can Play That Game
If you suspect your partner is playing you, it’s time for some payback. Shanté Smith (Vivica Fox) does just that in Two Can Play That Game when she begins to think her boyfriend Keith (Morris Chestnut) might be seeing someone else. She employs all of her skills at seduction and jealousy games to reform him…or else!
The Perfect Holiday
Nancy, a mother of three who is single, feels lonelier during the holiday season. Emily, perceiving her mother’s dissatisfaction, creates a plan to bring happiness back into her life. To see her mother smile again, Emily requests that Benjamin—a malls Santa Claus and aspiring musician— pays Nancy a compliment. Fortunately forEmily , Benjamin knows just the right words to make Nancy feel appreciated.
A group of friends who have known each other since childhood navigate the ups and downs of love together in this funny yet accurate portrayal of the war between men and women.
Half Past Dead
The criminal mastermind Donny/49er One (Morris Chestnut) has planned to infiltrate a prison in order to persuade a death row inmate into revealing the location of $200 million worth of gold.
BONUS: The Best Man: Final Chapters
“Relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis-meets-midlife renaissance.”
No matter what genre you’re in the mood for, there’s sure to be a movie featuring Chestnut that will suit your fancy. So grab some popcorn and settle in for a good time with one of these movies starring Morris Chestnut.