Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films with Michael B. Jordan

The star of Fruitvale Station runs down his all-time faves.

by | January 15, 2014 | Comments

Michael B. Jordan’s star is making a rapid ascent. Following a breakout performance in the surprise sci-fi hit Chronicle, the young actor took on the lead role in Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler’s Sundance darling that went on to find both commercial and critical success in 2013. As Oscar Grant, the 22-year-old Bay Area kid gunned down by cops at a BART station, Jordan delivered an impressive performance that some are pegging as an outside shot at an Oscar nomination. With Fruitvale Station hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week, Jordan called in to drop his Five Favorite Films.

GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990; 97% Tomatometer)

GoodFellas is one. You know, Scorsese’s an amazing director. It set the tone for a lot of gangster films and mob films.

Rounders (John Dahl, 1998; 65% Tomatometer)

Rounders, with Matt Damon and John Malkovich. Incredible movie. I love poker. I mean, I’m not amazing at it, but I love watching it. That was a cool film; a cool poker film. I loved it.

Sugar Hill (Leon Ichaso, 1994; 20% Tomatometer)

Sugar Hill is one of my favorite movies. I love that one. Wesley Snipes, man. He’s gotta come back around.

Trading Places (John Landis, 1983; 88% Tomatometer)

Trading Places, another one of my favorite movies. [Laughs.] Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy are so funny in it.

I was just watching Coming to America. Remember when the old guys show up in that?

Yeah! [Laughs.] “Randolph, Randolph! We’re back!” I love the callbacks they do in that movie. Eddie Murphy does some great callbacks in his movies.

Bad Boys (Michael Bay, 1995; 43% Tomatometer)

I’m gonna go ahead and say Bad Boys — the first one. Definitely one of my favorites. There’s something about those movies that I can watch over and over again. It’s like asking a musician what their favorite song is. It’s so hard. But those are five of my favorites.

Fruitvale Station is released this week on Blu-ray and DVD.