Anthony Mackie: His 30 best movies to see and watch again

Born September 23, 1978, in Louisiana, New Orleans, Anthony Mackie is a black American actor who is also a producer. Very appreciated from the beginning of the 2000s, he stood out in several supporting roles (8 Mile, Million Dollar Baby…). After several awards and citations over the next few years, it would explode in popularity as it entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He embodies Sam Wilson / The Falcon, one of the Avengers who is Captain America’s partner. If he is more known recently for his roles in the blockbusters of Marvel, he nevertheless had a rich career. Let’s discover his 30 must-see films.


30. Point Blank

Release year : 2019

  • Director: Joe Lynch
  • Production company : NetflixReturned to the box -office : 9.2 million dollars
  • Main actors : Marcia Gay Harden (Lt. Regina Lewis), Frank Grillo (Abe), Anthony Mackie (Paul Booker)
  • District Attorney Joshua Gregory and Abe Guevara become embroiled in a shootout in which the district attorney loses his life. After being chased by the police, Abe Guevara has an accident and ends up in the hospital. He thus meets Paul Booker, a nurse. The two find themselves embroiled in the same case. They are going to have to help each other in order to get out of this alive.

    29. How to Seduce a Friend

    Release year: 2014

  • Original title : Playing It Cool
  • Director: Justin Reardon
  • House of production: Wonderland Sound and Vision, Voltage Pictures
  • Box office revenue : $1.3 million
  • Main cast: Chris Evans (narrator), Michelle Monaghan (her), Anthony Mackie (Bryan)

    After losing faith in love , a writer meets a beautiful young woman. With her, he rediscovers love. However, he will have to put in more effort than that to succeed in this relationship. His lack of confidence and honesty will create a lot of problems for him and he will have to really understand what love is in order to win back the heart of the woman he loves.

    28. (S)ex List

    Release year: 2011

  • Original title : What’s Your Number?
    • Director: Mark Mylod

    • House production: Contrafilm, Regency Enterprises
    • Box office revenue : 30.4 million dollars
    • Main cast: Chris Evans (Colin Shea), Ari Graynor (Daisy Darling), Anna Faris (Ally Darling)

    Ally’s life is not does not go as she would have liked. Unable to maintain a serious relationship, she learns that women who have had more than 20 partners do not marry. Ally begins to lose hope. She decides to take control of herself and swear not to exceed the number 20. With the help of her neighbor Colin Shea, Ally will follow in the footsteps of the ex of her life.

    27. Repentance

    Release year : 2013

  • Director: Philippe Caland
  • Production company : LionsgateReturned to the box -office : 1.2 million dollars
  • Main actors : Sanaa Lathan (Maggie), Forest Whitaker (Angel Sanchez), Mike Epps (Ben), Anthony Mackie (Tommy)
  • Tommy Carter’s drunk driving almost cost him his life in a car accident. Following this, he converted into a therapist/spiritual advisor. He lives his new vocation successfully. To help his indebted brother Ben, he personally supports Sanchez. A man devastated by the death of his departed mother. But things don’t go as planned.

    26. Heavens fall

    Release year : 2006

  • Director: Terry Green
  • Production company : Strata Productions
  • Main actors : Anthony Mackie (William Lee), David Strathairn (Judge James E. Horton), Timothy Hutton (Samuel Leibowitz), Leelee Sobieski (Victoria Price)
  • In the segregated south, nine young men blacks are accused of rape by two young white women. On the other hand, Timothy Hutton, a Jewish lawyer practicing in the city of New York is called to defend the nine young blacks.

    25. Night Catches Us

    Release year : 2010

  • Director: Tanya Hamilton
  • Production company : Magnolia PicturesReturned to box office : $76,185
  • Main cast : Anthony Mackie ( Marcus Washington), Jamie Hector (Miller), Kerry Washington (Patricia Wilson), Jamara Griffin (Iris Wilson)
  • Marcus a former Black Panther returns home for his father’s funeral. After a long time of absence, his return home is not very appreciated by some: his friend DoRight and Marcus’ brother. Returning to Marcus’ neighborhood will reopen old wounds. And the problems in the neighborhood hardly help matters.

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    24. Half Nelson

    Release year : 2006

  • Director: Ryan Fleck
  • Production company : Traction MediaReturned to box office : $4.9 million
  • Main actors : Anthony Mackie (Frank), Ryan Gosling (Dan Dunne), Nathan Corbet (Terrance)

    Brooklyn middle school history professor Dan Dunne is doing very well in his career. His personal life, on the other hand, does not go as planned. By asking himself existential questions, he becomes depressed and dark in drugs. One evening, he is caught by one of his students smoking crack. A relationship between student and teacher will be born between them. They will get to know each other better and face difficulties together.

    23. Back against the wall

    Release year : 2011

  • Original title : Man on a Ledge
    • Director: Asger Leth

    • House : Summit Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Pictures
    • Box office revenue : $47.6 million
    • Main cast : Jamie Bell (Joey Cassidy), Sam Worthington (Nick Cassidy), Génesis Rodríguez (Angie Lopez), Elizabeth Banks (Lydia Mercer)

    Nick Cassidy is accused of stealing a diamond worth $40 million. A crime he denies having committed. It goes up to 21e floor of the Roosevelt Hotel and says he wants to kill himself. At the same time, his younger brother, Joey and his girlfriend Angie do everything to prove his innocence: their plan, to steal the diamond in question.

    22. Triple 9

    Release year : 2016

  • Director: John Hillcoat
  • Production company : Worldview Entertainment, Anonymous Content, SureFire Capital
  • Box office revenue : $25.9 million

  • Main actors : Woody Harrelson (Detective Jeffrey Allen), Casey Affleck (Chris Allen), Anthony Mackie (Marcus Belmont)
  • Irina Vlaslov is the boss of the Russian-Israeli mafia. She has in her pay two corrupt police officers, Marcus Belmont and Jorge Rodriguez. With their teams, they plan to hold up again. But to get there, they will have to simulate a code 999. Which means in police language, an officer on the ground.

    21. No Pain No Gain

    Release year : 2013

  • Original title : Pain and Gain
  • Director: Michael Bay
  • House of production : From Line Pictures, Paramount Pictures
  • Box office revenue : $86.2 million Main cast : Anthony Mackie (Adrian Doorbal), Bar Paly (Sorina Luminita), Dwayne Johnson (Paul Doyle ), Mark Wahlberg (Daniel Lugo)
  • The physical form of trainer Daniel Lugo of the “Sun Gym” fitness center comes first. He loves what he does, but for some time he has said he yearns for a better life. With the help of his friends Adrian Doorbal and Paul Doyle, they come up with a plan. They are going to rob Daniel’s richest clients.

    20. The Eye of Evil

    Release year : 2008

  • Original title : Eagle Eye
  • Director: DJ Caruso
  • Production house : DreamWorks Pictures
  • Box office revenue :
  • Main cast : Anthony Mackie (Major William Bowman), Michelle Monaghan (Rachel Holloman), Rosario Dawson (Zoe Perez), Shia LaBeouf (Jerry Shaw)

    Artificial Intelligence Ariia deemed members of the government evil-doing. She then decides to eliminate them all. Jerry’s twin brother, named Ethan, blocks Ariia’s program from running. Which cost him his life. In order to carry out her plan, Ariia therefore needs Jerry’s biometric data. She makes every effort to have them and carry out her program.

    19. Notorious BIG

    Release year : 2009

  • Original title : Notorious
  • Director: George Tillman Jr.
  • House of production : Bad Boy Records, Voletta Wallace Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures Box office revenue : $44.4 million
  • Main cast : Naturi Naughton (Lil’ Kim), Jamal Woolard (The Notorious BIG ), Antonique Smith (Faith Evans), Tupac Shakur

    This film traces the life of Christopher Wallace, a young black man from the streets of Brooklyn who has made a name for himself. In a few months, he went from thug status to rap legend under the pseudonym of The Notorious BIG

    18. The Agency

    Release year : 2011

  • Original title : The Adjustment Bureau
  • Director: George Nolfi
  • House of production : Media Rights Capital, Electric Shepherd Productions
  • Box office revenue : $127.9 million
  • Main cast: Emily Blunt (Elise Sellas), Anthony Mackie (Harry Mitchell), Matt Damon (David Norris)

    Young David Norris lives in a working-class area of ​​New York. Assiduous, he is the favorite for the senatorial elections. Unfortunate events will cause him to lose the elections against all odds. Later, he meets Élise Sellas. But an agency makes every effort to prevent them from getting together.

    17. All The Way

  • Release year : 2016
  • Director: Jay Roach
  • Production House : Amblin Television Production, HBO Films ,
  • Box office revenue : $129.8 million

  • Main actors : Mo McRae (Stokely Carmichael), Bryan Cranston (Lyndon B. Johnson), Frank, Langella (Senator Richard Russell)
  • After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Johnson takes over in the White House. However, he is under pressure to make decisions that suit certain parties who each have their own agenda. To get out of it, he will have to adapt to the situation in order to win the presidential elections against Barry Goldwater.

    16. Gangster Squad

    Release year : 2013

  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Production company : Lin Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures , Langley Park Productions
  • Box office revenue : $105.2 million

  • Main actors : Anthony Mackie (Lieutenant Coleman), Giovanni Ribisi (Officer Conwell Keeler), Ryan Gosling (Sergeant Jerry Wooters), Josh Brolin (Sergeant John O’Mara)
  • In the city of Los Angeles, the godfather Mickey Cohen, with a hand on all business. He manages the trafficking of weapons, drugs and prostitutes. With the help of henchmen as well as influential people, he wants to expand his influence even further. To get there he wants to run the bets from Los Angeles all the way west to Chicago. However, the brigade led by John O’Mara and Jerry Wooster will do everything to prevent it.

    15. 8 Mile

  • Release year : 2002
  • Director: Curtis Hanson
  • Production company : Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Imagine Entertainment
  • Box office revenue : $242.9 million

  • Main actors : Mekhi Phifer (David Porter), Eminem (Jimmy Smith Jr.), Brittany Murphy (Alexandra Latourno)
  • Jimmy is a young man to whom life has not given a gift. Since graduating from high school, her life has become more complicated. He dreams of embarking on a musical career, but is afraid to hold a microphone in front of an audience. Accompanied by a group of loyal friends, this young white man will have to face other groups of rappers and face prejudice to achieve his dreams.

    14 . We Are Marshall

    Release year : 2006

  • Director: McG
  • Production company : Warner Bros, Legendary Entertainment
  • Box office revenue : $43.5 million

  • Main actors : Matthew Fox (Red Dawson), Ian McShane (Paul Griffen)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Jack Lengyel), Anthony Mackie (Nate Ruffin), Kate Mara (Annie Cantrell)
  • After a tragedy, Marshall’s Thundering Herd college football team finds itself without a player and without a coach. It indeed loses 76 people during an air crash. To deal with such a situation, the community helps the new coach to reconstitute a new team.

    13. Ant-Man

    Release year : 2015

  • Director: Peyton Reed
  • Production company : Marvel StudiosReturned to box office : $519.3 million
  • Main actors : Bobby Cannavale (Jim Paxton), Judy Greer (Peggy Rae Lang), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Michael Douglas (Henry Pym), TI (Dave)
  • After his release from prison, Scott Lang is hosted by his friend and tries to reintegrate into the society. He is looking for work, in order to have the right to see his 7-year-old daughter. His fate will change when he crosses paths with Doctor Henry “Hank” Pym after a burglary organized by friends. He will make him his successor and a hero: Ant-Man.

    12. Real Steel

    Release year : 2011

  • Director: Shawn Levy
  • Production company : ImageMovers, Touchstone Pictures, DreamWorks SKG
  • Box office revenue : $299.3 million

  • Main actors : Evangeline Lilly (Bailey Tallet), Anthony Mackie (Finn), Dakota Goyo (Max Kenton), Hugh Jackman (Charlie Kenton)
  • The evolution of technology has reached all walks of life, including boxing. It is now a sport where humans have been replaced by 900 kg robots 2 meters and more in height. This change will affect many people including a former boxer, Charlie Kenton. His life will take another turn when he discovers that he has a son. The will team up to try to make a name for themselves in the world of boxing.

    11. Minesweepers

  • Release year : 2008
  • Original title : The Hurt Locker
  • Director: Kathryn Bigelow
  • House of production : Kingsgate Films, First Light Production
  • Box office revenue : $49.2 million Main Cast : Brian Geraghty (Specialist Owen Eldridge), Anthony Mackie (Sgt. JT Sanborn) Jeremy Renner ( William James), Evangeline Lilly (Connie James)
  • Sergeant James leads an American bomb squad during the Iraq War. The explosives they have to defuse are improvised devices with enormous risks. As for Sergeant First Class Wil James, he is a man who makes extreme and risky decisions and he is not appreciated by his teammates. Over time, they will come to appreciate the kind of man he really is.

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    10. Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • Release year: 2015
  • Original title : Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Director: Joss Whedon
  • Production company: Marvel Studios

  • Box office revenue : $1.403 billion
  • Main cast: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Evans (Captain America), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

    During a mission in Sokovia, the Avengers attack a Hydra landmark. In this base, experiments are made on humans thanks to Loki’s scepter. Stark later remarks that The Scepter contains highly advanced artificial intelligence. Stark and Banner use it to finalize the world defense program designed by Stark: Ultron. Things do not go as planned and the earth will have to face a new threat: Ultron.

    9. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

    Release year : 2013

  • Director: George Tillman Jr.
  • Production company : Venture Forth, State Street Pictures
  • Box office revenue : $494,608

  • Main actors : Ethan Dizon (Pete), Skylan Brooks (Mister), Anthony Mackie (Kris), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Pike)
  • A single mother is arrested by the police. This forces his boys, Mister a 13-year-old boy and Pete his 9-year-old brother, to look for the food they need on their own. They will therefore have to avoid the police and hostile residents in order to get by. Mister therefore takes matters into his own hands.

    8. Captain America: Civil War

    Release year: 2016Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

      Production company: Marvel Entertainment, Russo Brothers, Marvel StudiosBox office revenue : $1.153 billion

    • Main actors : Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)
    • Sebastian Stan (Bucky), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)

    To protect his friend Bucky from a crime he did not commit, Steve Roger (Captain America) alienates him from the government American. To escape, he relies on the support of Sam Wilson, Black Widow and other heroes. On the other hand, the government is chasing after them Iron Man and his team. Their clash between Avengers will have unimaginable repercussions.

    7. Captain America the Winter Soldier

    Release year: 2014

  • Original title : Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
  • Production company: Marvel Studios

      Box office revenue : $714.4 million Main actors: Chris Evans (Captain America), Sebastian Stan (Bucky or Winter Soldier ), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)

    Two years after the Chitauri invasion of New York, Steve Rogers is struggling to adapt to the New World. He meets Sam Wilson, who will later help him save the world. They will face Hydra and their henchman the “Winter Soldier”. They are supported by Natasha Romanoff in order to thwart the plans of this organization which threatens national security.

    6. Desert Flower

    Release year : 2009

  • Original title : Desert Flower
  • Director: Sherry Hormann
  • Production house : Desert Flower Filmproductions
  • Box office revenue : 14, $6 million
  • Main cast : Timothy Spall (Terry Donaldson), Anthony Mackie (Harold Jackson), Sally Hawkins (Marylin), Craig Parkinson ( Neil)

    Born in 1965 in the Somalia desert, Waris Dirie is persecuted by tradition. Incised and infibulated at the age of 3, she fled when her father decided to make her marry an old man. With the help of her grandmother, she finds herself in the city of London. As events unfolded, she became famous through modeling. She takes the opportunity to denounce the excision of women.

    5. Detroit

    Release year : 2017

  • Director: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Production company : First Light Productions
  • Income at the box office : $26 million

  • Main actors : John Boyega (Dismukes), Anthony Mackie (Greene), Algee Smith (Larry), Will Poulter (Krauss)
  • In the 1967s, racial segregation in the United States and the Vietnam War raged. Several protest riots are organized in Michigan, more precisely in Detroit. Thus, the African-American population and law enforcement are under tremendous pressure. Melvin DIsmukes, an African-American security guard finds himself in this chaos and tries to save his life and his fellows.

    4. The Hate U Give – La Haine qu’on donne

    Release year : 2018

  • Original title : The Hate U Give
    • Director: George Tillman Jr.

    Production company : Fox 2000 Pictures

  • Box office revenue: $34.9 million
  • Main actors : Regina Hall (Lisa Carter), Anthony Mackie (King), Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter), Russell Hornsby (Maverick Carter)
  • The 16-year-old Starr Carter lives in two different worlds: the of the blacks where she comes from and that of the whites, where her school is. Everything seemed to be going well until she witnessed the death of her friend Khalil. Faced with a dilemma, she no longer knows what decision to make. Preserving his life by pretending not to have seen anything or defending his community as well as the rights of his deceased friend.

    3. Avengers: Endgame

    Release year: 2019Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

      Production company: Marvel Studios

    Box office revenue : $2.798 billion

  • Main actors : Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America)

    After half the universe disappears, the survivors of the chaos hope to make things right. The desperate heroes will have to wait five years before finding a solution with the help of Ant-Man. With the scientific knowledge of Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, they travel to the past in order to recover the Gems of Infinity.

    2. Avengers: Infinity War

    Release year: 2018

  • Original title : Avengers: Infinity War
    • Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Production company

    : Marvel Studios

  • Box office revenue : $2.048 billion
  • Main cast: Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America)

    A new enemy surfaces: Thanos. His goal is to bring together the six Infinity Gems for the sole purpose of restoring some balance to the world. For this he will be forced to kill half of the popular of the universe. He finds on his way, an alliance between the Avengers, Doctor Strange, the people of Wakanda and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

    1. Million Dollar Baby

    Release year : 2004

  • Original title : Million Dollar Baby
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • House of production : Lakeshore Entertainment, Warner Bros, Malpaso Productions,
  • Box office revenue : $216.8 million
  • Main cast : Jay Baruchel (Danger Barch), Hilary Swank (Maggie Fitzgerald), Morgan Freeman (Eddie Dupris), Clint Eastwood (Frankie Dunn), Anthony Mackie (Shawrelle Berry)

    Margaret “Maggie” Fitzgerald suddenly turns the daily life of a famous boxing trainer, Frankie and d a former boxer named Scrap. Wanting to take up boxing at all costs, Margaret is trained by Frankie. Although reluctant at first, he eventually admits the talent of the young woman.


    Very charismatic actor having played many roles for several years, he is also very active in television series. He is one of the most popular actors of the moment and it goes without saying that his talent and the characters he has embodied have won over many fans. Highly anticipated for his next appearance in the Marvel universe where he will still play Sam Wilson but this time as Captain America, Anthony Mackie surely still has good years ahead of him. Here is our selection of his 30 best films. If you liked our list or if you have other titles to add, do not hesitate to mention it in the comments.