Top 10 Terrence Howard Movies of All Time

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 Terrence Howard movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. Iron Man (2008) 94% at Rotten Tomatoes

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A spoiled, but brilliant, weapons-dealing billionaire invents a suit of armor that allows him to fight his enemies.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Terrence Howard, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

9. Cardboard Boxer (2016) 38% at Rotten Tomatoes

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A homeless man is coerced by two rich teens into fighting other homeless people for cash.

Rating: R
Director: Knate Lee
Starring: Terrence Howard, Thomas Haden Church, Boyd Holbrook

8. August Rush (2007) 37% at Rotten Tomatoes

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An orphaned boy is a musical prodigy with a unique way of playing the guitar. He runs away in NYC to look for his parents while his case worker searches for him.

Rating: PG
Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Starring: Terrence Howard, Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell

7. Idlewild (2006) 47% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Percival and Rooster are speakeasy performers during the Prohibition, fighting off gangsters and falling in love while wilding out on stage.

Rating: R
Director: Bryan Barber
Starring: Terrence Howard, Andre Benjamin, Big Boi

6. Fighting (2009) 39% at Rotten Tomatoes

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A bootlegger and counterfeiter struggles for everything in life and is pulled into the high-stakes street fighting game by a conman who becomes his manager.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Dito Montiel
Starring: Terrence Howard, Channing Tatum, Luis Guzman

5. Hart’s War (2002) 60% at Rotten Tomatoes

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A black soldier is falsely accused of murder while living in a German POW camp. Now a young officer with a penchant for law is defending him in court martial proceedings.

Rating: R
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Starring: Terrence Howard, Colin Farrell, Bruce Willis

4. Ray (2004) 81% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Ray Charles fought hard for the rights to his own music, making him an icon of American artists. Unfortunately everyone tried taking advantage of the musical genius.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Taylor Hackford
Starring: Terrence Howard, Jamie Foxx, Regina King

3. Pride (2007) 45% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Jim tries to save an inner city swimming pool (and the lives of several kids) by starting the city’s first all-black swim team.

Rating: PG
Director: Sonu Gonera
Starring: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise

2. Crash (2004) 75% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Los Angeles citizens of different races and background struggle through a series of unfortunate events and intertwining stories.

Rating: R
Director: Paul Haggis
Starring: Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Sandra Bullock

1. Hustle & Flow (2005) 82% at Rotten Tomatoes

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A pimp and dealer aspires to be a rapper and makes his first album with the help of assorted people in Memphis. His hustle lands him in jail after a fight with local hip-hop superstar Skinny Black.

Rating: R
Director: Craig Brewer
Starring: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Taryn Manning


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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