The Best Jamie Foxx Movies To Stream Right Now

By Rick Gonzales | Updated

Comedian and actor Jamie Foxx is one talented man. Not only has he had fans in stitches on the sketch comedy show, In Living Color, but Foxx is also a fantastic musician. He has shown both of these talents in many of his films too.

The Soloist Is One Of Jamie Foxx's Best Movies

In this 2009 real-life drama from director Joe Wright, Jamie Foxx stars as Nathaniel Ayers, a man who had been studying at the prestigious Juilliard School of Performing Arts before dropping out after two years. Now, Ayers is homeless and schizophrenic. Robert Downey Jr. is Steve Lopez, a struggling journalist who happens upon Ayers playing the violin. Lopez now has his story, but will Ayers allow him to write it?

Miami Vice Is A Fun Jamie Foxx Movie

Michael Mann’s Miami Vice is a crime drama based on the TV series of the same name. Jamie Foxx is Detective Ricardo Tubbs while Colin Farrell is Detective Sonny Crockett. This film follows Crockett and Tubbs as they go undercover to stop a drug trafficking operation. Naomie Harris, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Justin Theroux also star.

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Ray Is Jamie Foxx's Most Iconic Performance

Jamie Foxx gets to show off his musical side in this Taylor Hackford biographical film about the life of legendary musician, Ray Charles. The film follows Charles from childhood when he ended up being permanently blind by age seven, through his heroin addiction, and into his superstardom. For his performance as Ray,  Jamie Foxx took home the Best Actor Academy Award.

Soul Features Only His Voice

In this Disney/Pixar animated film Soul, Jamie Foxx voices Joe Gardner, a struggling musician who is about to get his big break. Unfortunately for Joe, he is not paying attention when he’s walking home, and he falls into an open manhole. Now Joe must find a way to reconnect his body with his soul and somehow fulfill his desire to be a jazz musician.

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Day Shift Is A Wild Jamie Fox Action Movie

In the action-comedy, Day Shift, Jamie Foxx is Bud Jablonski, who is posing as a pool cleaner while actually being a vampire hunter. Bud makes his money by hunting down vampires, and after disposing of them, takes their fangs to make his money. He is good at what he does, he just has trouble following the strict guidelines imposed on him. Dave Franco, Meagan Good, Karla Souza, and Snoop Dogg also star.


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Just Mercy Is A Great Jamie Fox Performance

Just Mercy stars Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson, a real-life lawyer who decided to work down South and defend poor people on death row. This true-life story follows Stevenson as he meets up with the wrongfully accused Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who is on death row for the murder of a young woman. Brie Larson also stars.

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The Kingdom Is A Jamie Foxx Movie Based On A Real Story

The Kingdom is a Peter Berg-directed film that is based on numerous Saudi Arabia bombings within an 8-year period. Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, and Jennifer Garner star as part of a rapid deployment team who are sent over to Saudi Arabia to help with the investigations to figure out who is behind the terrorist attacks. This explosive film also stars Jason Bateman, Jeremy Piven, Danny Huston, and Richard Jenkins.

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Law Abiding Citizen Teams Jamie Foxx With Gerard Butler

Law Abiding Citizen is a Gerard Butler-led action drama. He is Clyde Shelton, a mild-mannered law-abiding citizen who now must deal with the murders of his wife and daughter, who were killed in a home invasion. Having lost faith in our justice system, Clyde decides to take matters into his own hands. Jamie Foxx is Nick Rice, the prosecuting attorney who cut a deal that allowed one of the murderers of the Clyde family to go free. Nick has found his way onto Clyde’s list as well.

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Collateral Is A Great Jamie Foxx Movie

Jamie Foxx stars in Collateral, another Michael Mann action thriller. This time Foxx is Max, a cabbie who picks up the wrong fare at the wrong time. Tom Cruise is Vincent, a man who hails Max for what seemingly is an innocent drop-off. That is until Vincent explains to Max that Max will be his personal driver while Vincent goes around town completing five tasks and that he is an assassin.

Django Unchained Is Jamie Foxx's Quentin Tarantino Movie

Django Unchained is one of director Quentin Tarantino’s best. It stars Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz, a bounty hunter with an award-winning (literally) personality. Jamie Foxx is Django, a slave that Schultz frees to help him track down a couple of big bounties.

Django says he will help Schultz if Schultz helps him find his wife, Broomhilda von Shaft. Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson also star in this graphic (it IS a Tarantino film, after all) tale of the Old West and Antebellum South.