O’Shea Jackson is better known as Ice Cube because of his legendary role as a gangsta rapper in N.W.A. He since proved himself as a talented actor, portraying his signature badass persona on-screen in a variety of roles. He’s so good that kids today only know him as a family-friendly actor instead of the brutal thug he was known as in the 20th century. Check out these highlights from the brilliant filmography of Ice Cube.
Character: Danny Rich
It’s a horror D-movie, but it’s highly watchable, especially with Ice Cube and Jennifer Lopez starring in the movie.
9. All About the Benjamins
This forgotten movie was highly entertaining for its time.
8. Three Kings
Character: Chief Elgin
7. XXX Series
Character: Darius Stone
Who but Ice Cube can stand next to Vin Diesel and still look intimidating?
6. Ride Along Series
Character: James Payton
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart shine in this buddy cop movie. Cube is the bad cop (because he’s an actual cop) and Hart is just the bumbling idiot. It works.
5. Fist Fight
Bullying happens outside of school, but it’s especially prevalent in school. Ice Cube and Charlie Day show it even happens to teachers.
4. 21 Jump Street Franchise
Character: Captain Dickson
Ice Cube’s tough-guy personality works great as the head of an undercover squad of police officers trying to keep our schools safe.
3. Are We There Yet? Franchise
Character: Nick Persons/Terrence Kingston
Ice Cube as a father is a responsible guy who takes a lot of shit from his wife and kids.
2. Barbershop Franchise
Character: Calvin Palmer
Ice Cube is a dreamer, but he still has loyalty to the barbershop he built in his neighborhood. Thankfully, his neighbors mostly agree.
1. Friday Series
Friday is the movie that made Ice Cube and Chris Tucker household names. Cube leveraged this success to create his career, and it’s still a classic to this day.