Five Favorite Films with Ice Cube

The rapper-turned-actor gives us the lowdown on his faves.

Ice Cube (aka O'Shea Jackson) made a huge splash in the music industry when he debuted alongside fellow hip hop legends Dr. Dre and Eazy E in the pioneering gangster rap group N.W.A. more than twenty years ago. Just a few years later, Cube made his critically acclaimed film debut in John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood, jumpstarting a Hollywood career that would include everything from family comedies to action flicks to inspirational sports dramas. Further expanding his repertoire, his latest role came just last week in Lottery Ticket, in which he plays an elderly mentor to a young man who's just won a lottery jackpot.

Cube took a break from his schedule to stop by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current to share five of his favorite movies. Check them out in the video below!


If you're interested in learning more about Ice Cube's favorites, they're listed here:

Comments

George Cauldron

George Cauldron

I would have expected "Scarface".

Aug 27 - 03:43 PM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

I bet you would.

Aug 27 - 05:37 PM

Ninja-star

mark unverzagt

I

Aug 28 - 10:52 AM

Thomas E.

Thomas Eli

I am now 21 years old and I still think about a huge great white when I go into a swimming pool. Jaws seriously traumatized me as a kid. I still go into the pool/ocean but still, the thought that I'm going to be attacked by Jaws is always in the back of my mind.

Aug 29 - 03:08 PM

another monkey

J Parker

lol

Aug 29 - 07:09 PM

Clayton S.

Clayton Shank

He's not exactly going for subtlety, but good movies nonetheless. Good to see Trading Places get some recognition. I love that one.

Aug 27 - 04:05 PM

The Stunner

Tiago Paulo

it's a new level of boring.

Aug 29 - 04:49 PM

Quadzilla99

Aaron Yovanovits

Hey, I know we should all like cool indy movies that we can be original!! We're subtle and hip and original!! Yayyyy!!!

Aug 31 - 08:41 AM

JRM

Raul M

I'm having a hard time believing these are his favorite films.

Aug 27 - 05:04 PM

King David

King David

Why?

Aug 27 - 11:19 PM

SmokingAce

Blake Jennings

Someone needs to give Ice Cube better movies to star in. He hasn't had a good one in years.

Aug 27 - 05:07 PM

fsdjk

Bob Bobob

That implies he's had a good one PERIOD.

Aug 27 - 07:07 PM

SmokingAce

Blake Jennings

Three kings and Boyz n da hood were great movies.

Aug 28 - 09:08 AM

Richard K.

Richard Koop

agree to smokingace and i like the first friday.

Aug 28 - 11:55 PM

David W.

John Warner

These aren't his favorites! Hahahaha! I was expecting, "Casino" or "Goodfellas" which are incredible, but get bad recognition because all the thugs dig 'em. Haha

Aug 27 - 05:27 PM

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Justin B.

Justin Brandt

no, the whitest statement ever would be, "Yes, I paid the bills on time." Zing!

Aug 27 - 06:28 PM

MJ

Mardia Joan

yawn.

Aug 27 - 05:28 PM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

Wow. You guys are really narrow minded, and quite stupid. These are all great, and yes, even a "gangster rapper" (phrase coined by white news anchors in the 80's) can appreciate good films that have nothing to do with tons of profanity and shootouts.

Aug 27 - 05:36 PM

BLaCKWoLF

BLaCKWoLF .

Agreed

Aug 28 - 10:56 AM

Justin B.

Justin Brandt

"A phrase coined by white news anchors in the 80's" and adopted by rappers (not hip hop artists) to symbolize that an individual either affiliated with a certain gang or that an individual had participated in gang activities as well as being a "recording artist." Doesn't matter if a dude is black, white, hispanic, asian, or Santa Claus. If you're a "rapper" and you participate in gang activities or say that you have or had done so, you're a gangster rapper.

Aug 28 - 03:22 PM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

Shut the fuck up Einstein. I hate people who have to have a comeback for every statement. Obviously people in the industry have adopted the label.

Aug 28 - 08:56 PM

KJ Cassidy

kurt cassidy

Thanks, Justin, we definitely needed you to creat an account to post that. Thanks again.

Aug 29 - 06:29 PM

Defmonkey

Tyson Herritt

Are you kidding me?

Star Wars had a lot of shootouts.

Or are we forgetting the whole death star scene?

Aug 30 - 08:54 AM

RJ Smoove

Ryan Rutherford

I bet you would.

Aug 27 - 05:37 PM

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Justin B.

Justin Brandt

no, the whitest statement ever would be, "Yes, I paid the bills on time." Zing!

Aug 27 - 06:28 PM

Lando Griffin

ben keesing

Good to see Star Wars getting some love

Aug 27 - 05:41 PM

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Justin B.

Justin Brandt

no, the whitest statement ever would be, "Yes, I paid the bills on time." Zing!

Aug 27 - 06:28 PM

Justin B.

Justin Brandt

no, the whitest statement ever would be, "Yes, I paid the bills on time." Zing!

Aug 27 - 06:28 PM

Dalton J.

Dalton Johnaon

wow, so i guess all rappers have to watch and love gangster movies, i'm not going to mention race....oh wait i just did. so all rockers watch scary or fantasy movies, all punks watch depressing suicidal films and so and so on. come on people get ur head out of ur asses, ur not the only ones that have complex taste when it comes to cinema....

Aug 27 - 07:04 PM

fsdjk

Bob Bobob

That implies he's had a good one PERIOD.

Aug 27 - 07:07 PM

SmokingAce

Blake Jennings

Three kings and Boyz n da hood were great movies.

Aug 28 - 09:08 AM

Richard K.

Richard Koop

agree to smokingace and i like the first friday.

Aug 28 - 11:55 PM

jimmiescoffee

Eddie Money

i love how people bitch and moan about 'the godfather' and 'citizen kane' being on peoples lists. maybe that's because those are 2 OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER MADE. deal with it.

Aug 27 - 07:23 PM

August M.

Agustin Macias

Amen!

Aug 27 - 08:49 PM

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