There’s something about movies with Wesley Snipes that are just so captivating. He brings an unparalleled level of energy to the screen that cannot be matched. With an impressive career that has spanned over four decades, Snipes has acted in some of the most iconic films across various genres, from action flicks to comedies. He is one of my favorite actors of all times. So, to pay tribute to him, here’s a list of some of his best movies.
Blade is undoubtedly one of Wesley Snipes’ most popular movies ever made. The movie tells the story of a half-human and half-vampire hybrid who must protect humans from powerful vampires. This action-packed film is a must watch, and Snipes’ performance as the titular character has cemented his name in cinematic history.
White Men Can’t Jump (1992):
In this classic sports comedy-drama, Snipes stars as a streetball hustler who teams up with Woody Harrelson. The two work together to con people out of money in pick-up basketball games.
New Jack City (1991):
Wesley Snipes stars as Nino Brown, a ruthless drug lord who has taken over an entire New York City housing project. His main henchman is Pookie (played by Chris Rock), a crack-addicted former drug dealer who is now Nino’s right-hand man. Nino’s main goal is to make as much money as possible, and he does so by selling crack cocaine to the residents of the projects. The police, led by Detective Scotty Appleton (played by Ice-T), are determined to put an end to Nino’s drug empire.
Demolition Man (1993):
Demolition Man tells the story of an unruly thug, Simon Phoenix, and a cop John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) who are both cryogenically frozen in the year 1996 and then thawed out in 2032. In the future, crime is non-existent–until Phoenix is let out. Spartan must join forces with Lenina (Sandra Bullock), a future cop, to catch the killer.
U.S. Marshals (1998):
Snipes plays Mark Sheridan, a fugitive wanted for murder. He is pursued by a team of U.S Marshals led by Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones). The movie follows the Marshals as they try to track down Sheridan and bring him to justice.
Jungle Fever (1991):
Directed by Spike Lee, Jungle Fever tells the story of interracial romance between a successful black man (Snipes) and his Italian-American secretary. The movie is filled with some great performances from both Snipes and Annabella Sciorra, who plays his love interest.
Major League (1989):
A group of misfits come together to try and save their baseball team from being moved to another city. The team, The Cleveland Indians, is full of players that no one else wanted. They are led by their new manager, who has to deal with the team’s owner, who is only interested in making money and doesn’t care about winning.
Sugar Hill (1993)
Roemello and his brother, Raynathan grew up in the ghetto. As an adult, Roemello became a successful drug dealer. However, his girlfriend Melissa didn’t approve of his lifestyle and after some altercations, he began to question his choices too. They both decided to start over in North Carolina but Raynathan wasn’t going to let him leave that easily.
Money Train (1995):
Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson star as John and Charlie, foster brothers who work as transit cops in New York City. The movie follows their adventures as they attempt to rob the subway “money train” that carries millions of dollars.
Murder at 1600 (1997):
Detective Harlan Regis, is investigating a murder at the White House. He teams up with Secret Service Agent Nina Chance (Dana Delaney) to unravel the mystery.
The Expendables 3 (2014)
The Expendables 3 is an American action film directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Sylvester Stallone. It is the third installment in The Expendables film series. In the film’s storyline, Barney Ross (Stallone) and his team of mercenaries go on a mission to track down and kill Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), the Expendables’ co-founder and a notorious arms trader who is determined to destroy the team.
“Undisputed” is a prison drama about two men fighting for their lives. In the ring, one man is the undefeated world-champion prize fighter, while the other is the reigning prison boxing champion. Only one will emerge victorious from this battle of wills.
Dolemite is My Name (2019)
Rudy Ray Moore decides to create his own stage act, starring as the character Dolemite. The act is a hit, and Moore’s career takes off. However, he faces many challenges along the way.
Disappearing Acts (2000)
The movie follows the story of Zora (Sanaa Lathan), a young and ambitious woman from Brooklyn, who falls in love with Franklin. The two face many obstacles as they try to make their relationship work amidst life’s difficulties.
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In conclusion, Wesley Snipes is one of the best to ever do it when it comes to movies. No matter what type of movie you are looking for, Snipes has you covered. Also, be on the lookout for his new movie Back on the Strip featuring Tiffany Haddish.
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