Although most of 50 Cent movies are highly acclaimed, five films specifically stand out. Let’s take a look at them.
When 50 Cent released his debut album “Get Rich or Die Tryin” in 2003, he became one of the leading figures in the rap game. Music changed his life after living most of his early life on the streets and around crime and drugs.
The album produced by music greats Eminem and Dr. Dre was a huge commercial success selling 9 million copies. It featured hit singles like “Wanksta” and “In Da Club,” which had solid hooks and became crossover pop hits.
Also, his “gangsta” rap style appealed to many people, and so did his appearance, looking muscled and tattooed. In addition, most of his lyrics stem from real-life experiences, which makes them relatable to most people.
In 2005 he released his second album, “The Massacre,” which became another hit. Equally like his first album, 50 Cent stuck to his rap style of drugs, crime, and sex and the album featured hits like “Candy Shop” and “Just a Lil Bit.”
However, “The Massacre” proved to be 50 Cent’s last massive successful album as subsequent releases like “Curtis” in 2007 and “Before I Self-Destruct” in 2009 only achieved modest sales.
50 Cent’s Movie Career
With his days as a leading music artist behind him, 50 Cent transitioned into movies. The rapper had long been interested in making and appearing in films. So in 2003, he founded a production company called “G-Unit Films.”
However, the company got disbanded after 50 Cent partnered with Randall Emmett to create another company called “Cheetah Vision.” In 2015, the rapper made his on-screen debut in the movie “Get Rich or Die Tryin,” synonymous with his album title.
The film served as a semi-biopic for 50 Cent, and it drew inspiration from the rapper’s personal life and Eminem’s 2002 film “8 Mile.” Although the movie received mostly negative reviews from critics, the rapper’s acting was quite good.
Since then, 50 Cent has made a name for himself by appearing and producing multiple successful movies. Below we take a look at five of his highest-rated movies.
Power Book IV: Force (2022)
“Power Book IV: Force” is the third spinoff in the “Power” movie franchise. It follows one of the fan’s favorite characters Tommy Egan, played by Joseph Sikora, who leaves New York after the death of his partner Lakeisha Grant and his sworn brother James St. Patrick.
Egan finds himself in Chicago and quickly gets into their drug business and gang wars. Intending to take over the drug game himself, Egan navigates the unfamiliar territory creating friends and foes along the way.
When the show premiered on February 6, 2022, it made history the most-watched series premiere in network history, drawing in 3.3 million viewers in the United States alone.
The series, which 50 Cent executively produces, has been renewed for a second season. On Rotten Tomatoes, “Power Book IV: Force” had a rating of 100%.
“Spy” is an action-comedy movie released in 2015, written and directed by Paul Feig. The film follows CIA operative Susan Cooper portrayed by actress Melissa McCarthy who has spent her entire career as a desk officer despite having undergone solid field training.
However, after agent Bradley Fine ( Jude Law), who she worked with, gets assassinated by Bulgarian arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), Cooper finds herself going undercover for the first time to help capture Boyanov and avenge Bradley.
The highly praised movie stars Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, 50 Cent, Allison Jarney, and others. Also, “Spy” has a rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and an audience score of 78%.
For Life (2020)
ABC drama “For Life,” which premiered on February 11, 2020, is a fictionalized story inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr.
The series tells the story of an imprisoned man Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while also trying to overturn his prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
Wallace is desperate to gain his freedom and return to his life and the family he loves. The series includes famous Tv actors Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Dorian Missick, Glen Fletcher, and Timothy Busfield.
Also, 50 Cent is one of the executive producers of the series. “For Life” has a rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 72% audience score. Despite the ratings, ABC Network canceled the series.
“The Simpsons” (1989- Present)
“The Simpsons” is a long-running animated series about an eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unknown U.S. state. The comedy series premiered on December 17, 1989.
The head of the family, Homer, a nuclear plant worker, does his best to lead his family, but the family ends up leading him most of the time.
The Simpsons’ family includes Homer’s loving blue-haired wife Marge, his unrepentant troublemaker son Bart, daughter Lisa and baby Maggi.
Other casts include the family’s physician, Dr. Hibbert, Moe, the bartender, police chief Clancy Wiggum and the family’s religious neighbor Ned Flanders. 50 Cent appeared as himself in 2005, occupying a guest voice role. The series has a rating of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Power” is a crime drama that premiered on the Starz Network on June 7, 2014. Executively produced by Courtney Kemp and 50 Cent, it tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a notorious drug dealer and club owner with a beautiful wife and stunning penthouse.
When Ghost isn’t running his club, he is busy scheming his drug business with his loyal sidekick Tommy Egan who runs the drug business in his stead. However, things start unraveling after his plan to get out of the drug game becomes exposed.
The series stars Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan, Naturi Naughton as Tasha, Lela Loren as Angela Valdes, and other top actors. “Power” has a rating of 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.