Chris Rock started off his career doing stand up comedy, then joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He leveled up to more prominent film appearances and starred in Down to Earth, Head of State, the Madagascar series, and a few comedy specials for HBO.

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Rock developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He also hosted the Academy Awards twice and won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. Additionally, Comedy Central dubbed him the fifth greatest stand up comedian.

Rock defines #BlackExcellence and TheSource would like to show homage to the comedian on his birthday today. Here’s a list of the Top 10 Best Chris Rock Movies:


5. CB4

The film follows a fictional rap group that goes by the name of CB4 (Cell Block 4). It’s a parody film of the rap group NWA, and conveys other aspects of gangsta rap. Eazy E even had a cameo in the movie.

4. Pootie Tang

Another parody film stereotyping all the characters from the old movies Blaxploitation.

3. Head of State

Remember that time Chris Rock was our first black President of the United States?

2. Lethal Weapon 4

LAPD officers had to cope with a deadly Chinese drug lord who is trying to break his brother out of prison.

1. New Jack City

Wesley Snipes stars as Nino Brown, crime lord who ascends to power and becomes obsessed with his position. An unorthodox police officer played by Ice T vows to stop him. This is where Chris Rock played the Oscar-worthy role of Pookie the crackhead.