Nick Cannon is a multi-talented entertainer with multiple highly rated movie projects. However, what are his top five movies and Tv shows?
Nick Cannon is a name attributed to multiple things and stories in the entertainment industry. Apart from his much-publicized romantic life, the American is also a multi-faceted entertainer.
Cannon, who started his career as an actor, is also a rapper, Tv host, and entrepreneur. The California native made his on-screen debut as a teenager on the Nickelodeon show “All That.”
By the time Cannon clocked 17, he had become the youngest staff writer for Nickelodeon. However, the youngster only progressed, and before long, he began directing, producing, and starring in the network’s “The Nick Cannon Show.”
He also branched out from Tv into movies and, in 2002, landed a minor role in “Men in Black II.” That same year Cannon landed his first lead role in the film “Drumline,” portraying the character Devon Miles.
Music, Hosting and Business
In 2003 he made his first foray into music by releasing a self-titled album. After that, Cannon collaborated with major stars like Kanye West and R. Kelly on multiple music projects. From 2005 to 2007, Cannon hosted “Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out” on MTV.
Cannon started hosting “America’s Got Talent” in 2009, and he stayed on the program till 2017. He also starred in shows like “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and later “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Due to his solid musical talents and ties, he became the host of the radio show “Cannon’s Countdown” in 2011.
Away from Music, Movies, Radio, and Tv hosting gigs, Cannon is also a very successful businessman. He runs the multimedia company “Ncredible Entertainment” and is also the chairman of the TeenNick network. The entertainer also owns his charity organization called the Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation.
Although he started his entertainment career as an actor he has succeeded in different fields. So below, let’s take a look at the highest-rated Nick Cannon movies and Tv Shows.
“American Son” (2008)
“American Son” is a 2008 drama written by Neil Abramson and Eric Schmid. It follows a freshly graduated U.S. Marine Pvt. Mike Holland, played by Nick Cannon, finally gets a much-needed leave from Camp Pendleton for Thanksgiving.
Mike meets and connects with a fellow traveler Cristina portrayed by Melonie Diaz, who also lives in Bakersfield, on his way home. Although he likes her, Mike realized because he is black and she is Latino, there might be some resistance from her.
However, Mike’s plans became disrupted because of the state he met his family. His father is distant, his brother is a drug addict, and his best friend is an uncontrollable pusher.
The movie follows Mike’s challenges and the sacrifices he makes for his family and friends. “American Son” has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the highest-rated among Nick Cannon movies and Tv shows on the site.
“Drumline” is a 2002 comedy and musical drama written by Shawn Schepps and Tina Gordon Chism and directed by Charles Stone. It tells the story of talented drummer Devon, played by Nick Cannon, who got recruited by the impressed bandmaster of a predominantly black university in Atlanta.
Although he is the best drummer in the band, Devon is also very troublesome. As a result, he flounders with high expectations placed on him to lead his crew to victory. However, the youngster soon learns that it takes more than talent to be successful.
“Drumline,” distributed by 20th Century Fox, made $56.4 million at the box office. The movie is also rated 82% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Chi Raq” (2015)
“Chi Raq” is a comedy-drama movie released in 2015 and written by Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, it follows a Chicago gang leader Demetrius Dupree played by Nick Cannon, who leads the gang called “Spartans.”
The Spartans have warred for years against their rivals Trojans led by Cyclops, played by Wesley Snipes. Their feud eventually led to the death of an 11-year-old girl. Finally, the people of Chiraq became tired of the continuous violence.
The women banned together and urged those involved with gang members to stop giving their partners sex to restore peace. “Chi Raq” grossed $2.6 million at the U.S box office. However, it has a rating of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Brooklyn Nine-nine” (2013-2021)
“Brooklyn Nine-nine” is an action-comedy series that debuted in 2013. It follows the detectives of Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct Jake Peralta, Amy Santiago, Rosa Diaz, Charles Boyle, Sgt. Terry Jeffords.
The officers realized they had to step up their game after getting a new no-nonsense and imperturbable captain in Raymond Holt, portrayed by Andre Braugher. Cannon joined the series in 2014, starring as entertainer Marcus, Captain Holt’s nephew.
The show had won the Golden Globe for best comedy a year before Cannon starred in it. He also appeared in just six episodes. “Brooklyn Nine-nine” has a rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Phat Tuesdays” (2022)
“Phat Tuesdays” is an Amazon star-studded documentary that examines the evolution of black comedy in the ’80s and ’90s. It stars industry giants like Dave Chappelle, Anthony Anderson, Tichina Arnold, Snoop Dogg, and Nick Cannon.
The entertainers discuss the history of Guy Tory’s Phat Tuesdays, which was an all-Black comedy night hosted at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles during the 90s. It also features old footage of old stand-up routines in the 80s and 90s.
The series allows the stars to discuss their struggles and success. It also celebrates the legacy and hopes to inspire the younger audiences on their journeys.