Morris Chestnut movies and shows to watch

THE ENEMY WITHIN -- "An Offer" Episode 108 -- Pictured: Morris Chestnut as Will Keaton -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
THE ENEMY WITHIN -- "An Offer" Episode 108 -- Pictured: Morris Chestnut as Will Keaton -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC) /

Morris Chestnut is a name everyone thinks of when they think of a charming, talented actor.

Arriving on the scene as early as 1990, Chestnut has starred in many amazing films and shows of all genres, including (but not limited to) horror, comedy, and, our personal favorite, romance. But even with him being a jack-of-all-trades, he is very much so a master of all types of acting, which is why he was more than deserving to finally receive his place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2022.

Morris Chestnut deserves to be celebrated by all. That’s why we want to take the time to honor his fans by celebrating the best movies and shows featuring this legendary actor. Take a look!

Best Morris Chestnut movies

Can you believe that the classic African-American drama, Boyz n the Hood, was Morris Chestnut’s very first film? In the beloved title, Chestnut played the role of Ricky Baker, a character that undoubtedly tugged at everyone’s heartstrings in more ways than one. (You’ll have to watch to know why!)

Chestnut’s portrayal in the 1991 film helped him to secure many other stunning films that you definitely know and love. Here are the ones we believe stand above the rest:

  • The Inkwell (1994) as Harold Lee
  • Higher Learning (1995) as Trace Anchor
  • G.I. Jane (1997) as McCool
  • The Best Man (1999) as Lance Sullivan
  • Two Can Play That Game (2001) as Keith Fenton
  • Like Mike (2002) as Tracy Reynolds
  • Confidence (2003) as Travis
  • Ladder 49 (2004) as Tommy Drake
  • The Game Plan (2007) as Travis Sanders
  • The Perfect Holiday (2007) as Benjamin
  • Think Like a Man (2012) as James Merrill
  • Kick-Ass 2 (2013) as Detective Marcus Williams
  • Heist (2015) as Derrick ‘Dog’ Prince
  • Girls Trip (2017) as Himself

Best Morris Chestnut shows

After you conclude the very best movies starring this California-born actor, be sure to take a deep dive into the many fan-favorite shows that highlight the true range of Morris Chestnut.

Chestnut’s role in Freddy’s Nightmares as Jason Woodman is what gave birth to his very successful acting career. But that’s not the only intriguing show we’d recommend.

Here are the best Morris Chestnut shows to watch:

  • Out All Night (1992) as Jeff Carswell
  • The Ernest Green Story (1993) as Ernest Green
  • ER (2000) as Frank ‘Rambo’ Bacon
  • Nurse Jackie (2013) as Dr. Prentiss
  • Rosewood (2015) as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr.
  • Being Mary Jane (2019) as Beau Mercer
  • The Enemy Within (2019) as FBI Agent Will Keaton
  • The Resident (2019) as Dr. Barrett Cain
  • Our Kind of People (2021) as Raymond Dupont

Chestnut’s latest title is The Best Man: The Final Chapters. In the 2022 title, Morris is Lance Sullivan, alongside Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, and Melissa De Sousa, who play the roles of Harper Stewart, Candace “Candy” Sparks, Quentin Spivey, Robyn Stewart, Jordan Armstrong, and Shelby Taylor, respectively.

Check out the official trailer for The Best Man: The Final Chapters below.

Morris Chestnut is a name we’re sure to hear more of in the future. Until then, be sure to watch every single title starring this incredible individual.

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