10 Gabrielle Union Movies Worth Watching
Gabrielle Union rose to fame with roles on Black sitcoms like Moesha, Family Matters, Sister, Sister, and Smart Guy. She started acting at just 21-years-old and eventually made her way to the Big Screen.
She kicked off her career in the film industry with small film appearances. Some of her first films included "She's All That" and "10 Things I Hate About You."
Her big break was the starring role in the 2000 cheerleading comedy "Bring It On." The 46-year-old actress is now a household name with a19 year long career in the industry. Here is a list of ten movies she starred in that are worth watching.
1. Bad Boys II
The second installment of the cult classic Bad Boys franchise is centered around an increase in the use of ecstasy in Miami. The film follows Police Detective Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and his partner, Mike Lowrey (Will Smith), as they track the drugs to a Cuban smuggler, Johnny Tapia (Jordi Mollà).
However, the two cops have a battle of their own going on after Lowery becomes romantically involved with Burnett's sister, Syd played by none other than Gabrielle Union. It is a must-watch for all action lovers.
2. Bring it On
Bring It On is a typical teen cheerleading comedy film that starred Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, and Gabrielle Union. It was the first movie in the successful film series.
The plot focused on a team's preparation for and participation in cheerleading competitions. It was also Union's first major film role.
3. 10 Things I Hate About You
While Gabrielle Union plays a relatively minor role as the friend of one of the main characters, this cult classic RomCom is definitely worth watching. 10 Things I Hate About You tells the story Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) who is beautiful and smart but quite rude to her fellow teens.
Her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), on the other hand, is completely different. Unfortunately, their house rules bar her from dating until Kat has a boyfriend. With some manipulation from those around her, Kat ends up meeting the handsome Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) and their story begins.
4. Think Like a Man 1 & 2
The film's star Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Terrence J, Taraji P. Henson, Romany Malco, and of course Gabrielle Union. Each film contains a number of different storylines and is filled with hilarious awkward moments and drama.
5. Two Can Play That Game
Two Can Play That Game is a heated movie that starts with Shanté Smith (Vivica A. Fox) doing her best to keep her man happy and committed. In fact, she seems to be living the perfect life and her friends turn to her for advice for all their romantic woes.
However, things take an ugly turn when she catches her boyfriend Keith (Morris Chestnut) cheating on her with her archrival Conny played by Gabrielle Union. She then implements her Ten Day Plan to get him back.
6. The Honeymooners
The Honeymooners is a family comedy directed by John Schultz that was released in 2005. It is an updated adaptation of the original 1950s television series.
It stars an African American cast. The stars of the show include Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Mike Epps, and Regina Hall.
7. Neo Ned
Ned, played by Jeremy Renner, is a bigoted young man. The movie, Neo Ned, follows his story as his antisocial behavior results in him being committed in a mental hospital.
While in the hospital, Ned, who believes that racial minorities are inferior, meets Rachael (played by Gabrielle Union). Rachel is an African-American patient who thinks Adolf Hitler is living inside her. They leave fans stunned when they eventually begin a relationship.
8. Almost Christmas
Almost Christmas was released in 2016. The Christmas comedy-drama was written and directed by David E. Talbert.
It is about a dysfunctional family that meets up for the holiday season for the first time since their mother's death. The heartwarming film stars Kimberly Elise, Mo'Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, Gabrielle Union, Keri Hilson, Jessie Usher, Danny Glover, Omar Epps, John Michael Higgins, D.C. Young Fly, and Romany Malco.
9. The Perfect Holiday
Released on December 12, 2007, The Perfect Holiday aims to be the perfect movie to watch when you want a good laugh. The comedy film directed by Lance Rivera.
Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, and Terrence Howard appear in the starring roles. Academy Award-nominated actress Queen Latifah produced the film and also narrates it.
10. Love & Basketball
Love & Basketball is a film starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps. The romantic drama tells the story of Quincy McCall (Epps) and Monica Wright (Lathan).
The pair are next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, California. Both pursuing their basketball careers but eventually end up falling in love. Gabrielle Union plays a supporting character in this movie.