If you’re a fan of Ice Cube and you’re looking for something to watch on Netflix, never fear! I have done the research for you and compiled a list of the best Ice Cube movies currently available on the streaming service.
From his beginnings in hip hop and music, to his more than 30 movies to date, Ice Cube is one of the most multitalented celebrities in Hollywood.
He’s a founding member of the gangster rap group NWA, a movie star, and so much more. So if you’re looking for something good to watch on Netflix, check out one of these great Ice Cube movies.
All-time 10 Best Ice Cube Movies on Netflix to Watch Right Now
Let’s not waste any time and look at the list of all-time best Ice Cube movies on Netflix that you must watch right now.
Ride Along (2014)
Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne, Bruce McGill
The film follows Ben (played by Kevin Hart), a security guard who has to prove to his girlfriend’s brother, James (Ice Cube), that he is worthy of becoming her husband. During his 24 patrol, Ben gets involved in James’s mission to hunt an arms dealer, Omar (played by Laurence Fishburne).
Ben applies to the Atlanta City Police Academy and goes on a “ride-along” with James to prove that he is worthy of becoming a police officer and his sister. However, the real world is different than video games. So, will Ben be able to survive the gang wars and drug lords?
Ride Along 2 (2016)
Cast: Ken Jeong, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Benjamin Bratt, Tika Sumpter, Olivia Munn, Will Packer.
Ride Along 2 is a buddy cop movie that stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. The film is set two years after the events of the first movie. James is working with Ben to find and bring to justice a crime lord named Antonio Pope.
Both go to Miami to see who Troy, a drug dealer, is working for. James only allows Ben to tag along so he can prove to everyone that Ben is not cop material. However, during a shootout, Ben ends up saving James’s life and that changes everything.
21 Jump Street (2012)
Cast: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Dakota Johnson, Rob Riggle, Jake Johnson, Ellie Kemper.
Ice Cube, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill star in the buddy cop movie 21 Jump Street. The film follows two police officers, Schmidt and Jenko, who are forced to go undercover at a high school to prevent an outbreak of a synthetic drug circulating among kids.
Ice Cube plays the role of Captain Dickinson, the captain of 21 Jump Street.
22 Jump Street (2016)
Cast: Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Channing Tatum, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell.
22 Jump Street is the sequel to 21 Jump Street. In this film, Ice Cube plays the role of Captain Dickinson. Two years after their successful first case, Schmidt and Jenko are back working undercover to investigate drug trafficking. This time, they’re going undercover at a local college to find the supplier of a new drug that is becoming increasingly common and causing overdose cases.
First Sunday (2008)
Cast: Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Ice Cube, Malinda Williams, Michael Beach, CJ Sanders.
In the movie, two petty thieves named Durell (played by Ice Cube) and Lee John (played by Tracy Morgan) have to come up with $170,000 in one week. If they don’t, Durell won’t be able to see his son again. The duo’s plan to rob a church falls apart when they find out that someone has already taken the money. With time running out, will they be able to get the money?
If you like this movie, I recommend watching Anchorman on Netflix.
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Cast: Nia Long, Aleisha Allen, Jay Mohr, Philip Daniel Bolden, Henry Simmons.
Are We There Yet? is a family road comedy movie starring Ice Cube, alongside Nia Long, and Tracy Morgan. Two rebellious children of a divorced mother sabotage her relationship with Nick (Ice Cube) determining to keep her single until she reconciles with her ex-husband.
Can Nick win the kids over or will they once again succeed in driving another pursuer away?
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Angela Bassett, Regina King, Laurence Fishburne.
Boyz n the Hood is a coming-of-age hood film starring Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Nia Long, and Gooding Jr. The film follows Tre as he is sent to live with his father in South Central Los Angeles. The area is plagued by gangs and Tre soon finds himself caught up in their world as he tries to stay out of trouble and away from the LAPD.
Cast: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, John Witherspoon.
Friday is a buddy comedy movie featuring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. The story follows Craig (Ice Cube), a recently unemployed man living in South Central Los Angeles, and his best friend Smokey as they spend most of their Fridays smoking marijuana. The same marijuana that Smokey is supposed to sell for Big Worm, his drug supplier.
Big Worm eventually finds out that Smokey has used up all the drugs intended for sale and gives them an ultimatum; pay up $200 or both would be killed.
Cast: Ice Cube, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, John Voight.
Anaconda is a horror adventure movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starring Ice Cube, Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, and Jon Voight, the film follows a documentary crew as they travel deep into the Amazon rainforest in search of a legendary green anaconda. But as they begin to film, the anaconda turns the tables on them, becoming the hunter and killing the crew members one by one. With non-stop action and suspense, Anaconda is a must-see for thrill seekers everywhere.
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Cast: Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Paul Giamatti, Aldis Hodge.
Straight Outta Compton tells the story of the rap group NWA, who come from the streets of Compton in LA and change the Hip Hop scene with their music. The movie was nominated for an Oscar, SAG awards, and other accolades.
The music biography is about the NWA rap group and its members including Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. Straight Outta Compton is one of Ice Cube’s best movies on Netflix, with a high audience score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Here are the best Ice Cube movies you can watch on Netflix right now, based on movie genre. I made sure to include his best movies from all genres – comedy to action that is currently available on Netflix.
However, due to geographical restrictions, some of these titles may only be available in certain regions on Netflix. For example, Ride Along is only streaming on Netflix in Canada, Argentina, and Mexico due to geo-blocking.