Best Drama Movies on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 10: US actor Mark Wahlberg and director John Singleton arrive at the premiere for Four Brothers at the 31st Deauville Festival Of American Film on September 10, 2005, in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 10: US actor Mark Wahlberg and director John Singleton arrive at the premiere for Four Brothers at the 31st Deauville Festival Of American Film on September 10, 2005, in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images) /

No. 47 – Four Brothers  (2005)

Written by: David Elliot and Paul Lovett

Directed by: John Singleton

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Terrence Howard, Andre 3000 (aka Andre Benjamin), and Garrett Hedlund

Listen close, please. Are you listening?

*whispers: this movie has Mark Wahlberg and one of the greatest rappers ever in it and Mark Wahlberg kills a guy using a giant ice hole.

Not much else about Four Brothers really matters other than that. However, it’s a movie about, you guessed it, four adopted brothers who watch their adopted mother be gunned down by a vicious gang leader named Victor Sweet (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Bobby (Wahlberg), Angel (Gibson), Jerry (Benjamin), and Jack (Hedlund) decide to wage all out war on Sweet and exact revenge on his organization all while each of the brothers deals with his own grief about the loss of his mother.

John Singleton movies all tend to play out relatively similar, and nothing has ever topped Boyz in the Hood for him in terms of directing. It can also be said that this was one of the first of many Mark Wahlberg roles where he plays a former tough guy dragged back into his old habits one last time. However, the film holds up exceptionally well upon multiple viewings and has a strong cast to hold it up. Andre 3000 remains the stand-out of the film, and it has just enough twists and turns to keep fans from crime and actions genres satisfied as well. Plus, how can you resist a movie with a bad guy named Victor Sweet?