The Soloist - 2008
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In Prep For The Mike Tyson Biopic, We Revisit 7 Great Jamie Foxx Films

With the latest announcement that Jamie Foxx will be playing Mike Tyson in his upcoming biopic (perhaps the most exciting news to come out of 2020 so far), we thought we’d revisit a few of our favourite Jamie Foxx films. That’s this week’s film line-up sorted…

One of our all-time favourite actors, we can’t wait for Jamie Foxx to grace our screens in the upcoming and highly-anticipated Mike Tyson biopic. While he’s been busy sharing his bulking progress and opening scene descriptions, we’ve been busy looking back (and re-watching) some of the best Jamie Foxx films yet (only 7, or we’d be here for a while!). You ready?

 

1. Ali, 2001

Jamie Foxx stars alongside Will Smith in this biographical film of Muhammid Ali and his rise to fame. Focusing on both his triumphs and controversies (and the politics that came with it), if you’re at all into boxing (or even if you’re not), add this film to your ‘must-watch’ list.

Ali - 2001

 

2. Django Unchained, 2012

A film that’s probably up there in everybody’s top 10 (at least!), Django Unchained is the 2012 award-winning Quentin Tarantino film that moved the world. When slave Django (Jamie Foxx) is freed, he joins forces with an ambitious bounty hunter to rescue his wife, who has been captured by a hard-hearted plantation owner (Leo DiCaprio). There will be tears, and there will be revenge!

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3. Baby Driver, 2017

Baby, the getaway driver for a heist, is lured into helping one more time (under threat, naturally). The plan, however, doesn’t quite go to plan. A great cast, this movie will suck you in start to end.

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4. Ray, 2004

The biographical film of Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx portrays his incredible story. After going blind at just 7-years-old not long before tragically losing his brother, his mother inspires him to rise above his impairment and make a place for himself. Who knew a piano could be so life-changing?

Ray - 2004

 

5. The Soloist, 2009

One of Jamie Foxx’s best performances (in our humble opinion), The Soloist retells the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a classical musician who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. When journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr) comes across Nathaniel, he takes his life story into his own hands, bringing Nathaniel back to music as he does.

The Soloist - 2008

 

6. Law Abiding Citizen, 2009

Working alongside Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx plays Nick Rice, the police officer in this story of good-guy turns bad in the name of revenge. After Clyde (Butler) learns of the murders of his wife and child, his whole life becomes a mission to prove the justice system is broken.

Law Abiding Citizen - 2009

 

7. Just Mercy, 2019

Michael B. Jordan plays a Harvard grad Bryan Stevenson who heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those that can’t afford proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Jamie Foxx’s character Walter McMillian, who’s sentenced to die for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. Based on a true story, this is a powerful film that’ll stay with you long after the credits roll.

'Just Mercy' Film - 2019

 

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