I’ve become a huge Terry Crews fan over the past few years. Although he didn’t start acting, starting his career in the NFL, he has since become a top actor with roles in movies and TV shows, often showing off his charming charisma and brilliant comedic timing. . And sometimes you just need a little but that to stuff yourself on a day off.
Today we’re going to review the best Terry Crews movies and TV shows, and how you can stream them.
Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009)
First on this list, we take a look at the sitcom, Everyone hates Chris. Created by Chris Rock, this show is based on his memories as a teenager in the 1980s, following Chris, who is just trying to get through life in one piece without getting his ass kicked.
Crews portrayed Julius Rock, Chris’ dad on the show and someone who would do anything for a bargain and loves his family to death, and honestly that’s where I saw Terry Crews for the first time as a comic actor. He, as Julius, is doing so well, and as soon as he hits the screen, you know he was the perfect choice to play this role. While there was was not a reboot of Everybody Hates Chris for now, if there is one, you bet I’m going to want to see Terry Crews appear on it somewhere.
Friday After Next (2002)
then, we have Friday after next. This stoner comedy follows cousins who, after seeing a fake Santa burglarize their apartment, decide to hunt them down and find their stolen items just in time for Christmas the next day, resulting in hilarity.
The third part of Friday series starring Ice Cube, this film received negative reviews, but over time it developed a strong cult following for its hilarious storyline and fun acting, and Terry Crews was actually part of the main cast, playing Damon Pearly, an ex-con who really steals the show in more ways than one and shows off his comedic talents early in his acting career. You just have to love him in this role.
Stream Friday After Next on HBO Max.
Rent Friday After Next on Amazon.
White Chicks (2004)
white chicks stars the Wayans brothers, Shawn and Marlon, and follows two black FBI agents who go into hiding to solve a kidnapping plot, but in order to do so, they disguise themselves as “white chicks” to make the plan work.
Again, this movie has do not well-aged and at the time, received negative reviews, but it’s a cult classic at this point. And no one can quite forget Terry Crews as Latrell Spencer, and the moment he sings the iconic song “A Thousand Miles.” I mean, talking about legendary. personally i don’t think that movie never deserves a remakebut it’s always fun to watch and think back to a moment like this.
Brooklyn Nine Nine (2013 – 2021)
In my eyes, Brooklyn nine-nine is one of the best modern comedies to come to television. Set in a fictional police station in Brooklyn, we follow the daily lives of detective Jake Peralta and his colleagues as they solve cases, fight crimes, and find themselves in various other moments of mischief all throughout their work.
Terry Crews portrays Terry Jeffords, a sergeant in the compound and someone who has a family and can draw surprisingly well (which is actually based on Terry Crews’ real-life drawing skills). Let me say this – the Brooklyn nine-nine cast is talented, every single one of them, but I seriously remember Terry’s character because he has some of the funniest moments on this show. There are some amazing episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and generally Terry has always been front and center with them as a beloved character and I’ve come to love him so much.
It’s a pity the the show has ended after eight seasons, but we can still check it out on Peacock.
Then we have another movie, Idiocracy. If you’re looking for a sci-fi comedy, be sure to check this one out. In the present day, two people undergo a hibernation experiment under the government, but something goes wrong and they end up waking up in the year 2505, where the world is stupid, and now Joe Bauers is the smartest man alive .
I will always be upset that this movie didn’t do well at the box office because it’s so good and the cast is just amazing. Not only is this one of Maya Rudolph’s Best Moviesbut oh my God Terry Crews as President Dwayne is simply the most unbalanced thing you will ever see in the best way and I would pay money to see him act as President Dwayne again. Crews perfects this performance and his comedic timing is perfect here.
Moving on, we have an Adam Sandler romantic comedy starring the man himself, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Mix tells the story of two people who have a terrible blind date, but years later are forced to stay together when their children end up in the same compound.
While the main stars of this film are Sandler and Barrymore, Terry Crews as Nickens is just perfect. I feel like this movie was deliberately made for Crews not just to show off his comedic acting, but also for his physical humor, if we’re being completely honest, because those dancing pecs and his “huge African arms” haunted my dreams and made me laugh again and again.
dLet’s talk about the voice roles, because Terry has a big one in the original Paramount+ movie, To scold. This animated film is set in a world where monsters and humans live together and monster fighting is about as important as any major sport. A young monster wants to do what his father did and turn an underdog into a major fighter, encountering obstacles along the way.
Crews actually voices that movie’s villain, Tentacular, who’s a shark-headed, tentacled monster and a super good fighter, and his voice acting is excellent. You can really tell that he put his whole personality into the role and really wanted to give the audience a fun time, regardless of age. The movie itself is also beautifully animated, with some really cool fight scenes that I think everyone will enjoy.
America’s Got Talent (2014–Present)
For those who don’t know, Terry Crews, for several years, took over the animation of America has talent. This popular reality show pits talented Americans against each other as they all attempt to compete for a show in Vegas as well as a million dollars, performing not only in front of a panel of judges, but in front of the whole world.
While there have been many winners of America’s Got Talent, Terry has only been here since 2014 (the year Mat Franco, the magician won), and he really is the best host. Again, he’s got that kind of charisma that makes him easy on the eye and not grumpy at all, and what really makes him better is that he’ll also do bits with the contestants, and even has his own Golden Buzzer to use on specific performances. The show itself is always interesting to see different acts from across the country, but I watch it really low key for Terry Crews.
Are we already there? (2010 – 2013)
Moving on, we have another TV sitcom, Are we already there? This show, based on the 2005 film of the same name, follows the story of a family trying to live their lives in Seattle when two divorced parents marry and must figure out how to manage their lives in a blended family of different children and lives now.
For three seasons, Terry Crews played the role of Nick Pearsons, and again, he’s rocking that father figure role. I do not know what it is. He was big in Everybody Hates Chris and played a leading role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, so I’m starting to think Crews is just perfect for playing roles like that. His family values are something to be praised and he has a work ethic that we should all hope to have one day. Truly, a great TV character – and only Crews could play him so well.
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Last but not least, we have Sorry to disturb you, which is a dark comedy that tells the story of a black telemarketer who ends up taking on a white accent to try to be successful at his job, but in the process he begins to uncover secrets and conspiracies he never would have imagined, and must choose between keeping his job and fighting for what is right.
sorry to disturb you is an incredible Hidden gem of a black light film which I think everyone should watch at least once. Not only is it one of Lakeith Stanfield’s Best Movies, Terry Crews is also great there, playing Sergio, the uncle of the main character, “Cash”, and Crews plays this role perfectly with incredible chemistry between Stanfield and himself. The ending is a bit out there, but the movie as a whole is a great moment.
Some of these projects you might have heard of, or some of them you haven’t heard of, but no matter what you end up looking at in this list, I guarantee you’ll have a great time. . Now, if you don’t mind, I’ll go review Brooklyn nine-nine again.