Kevin Hart’s new comedy “Night School” opens September 28, 2018, and fans of the pint-sized comedy star can’t wait to see their leading man in another blockbuster film. Night School is about Kevin Hart’s character who, along with a group of troublemakers and misfits, must go to night school to earn his GED. The premise is simple: a comedy about adult learning taught by a hard-nosed teacher. The execution, however, is yet to be seen with early mixed reviews from fans and critics. Whether or not this will go down as one of Hart’s better movies is unknown, but let’s take a look at the top ten Kevin Hart films of all time.
Kevin Hart’s Best Movies
10. Get Hard (2015)
In this forgettable comedy, Hart pretends to be street smart to teach out-of-touch Will Ferrell about prison. If there is one thing the world didn’t need, it was the comedy merger of Hart and Ferrell which has not stood up to the test of time.
9. Ride Along 2 (2016)
The sequel that no one asked for, Ride Along 2 took everything great about the buddy cop team of Hart and Ice Cube and boiled it down to cheap laughs and rehashed jokes. While the first film capitalized on the straight-man funny-man double act, the 2016 sequel does not hold a candle to the first.
8. Think Like a Man Too (2014)
Much like Ride Along 2, this sequel capitalized on Kevin Hart’s ascension to leading man status in the mid-2010s. While the first was an adaptation of a Steve Harvey book, the second iteration contains very little worth remembering.
7. The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Kevin Hart provides best man services for socially inept Josh Gad in this comedy whose name is a pun based on an Adam Sandler film. Kevin Hart brings laughs opposite burgeoning star Josh Gad who was coming off Frozen fame when this film was made.
5. The Secret Life of Pets (2015)
Kevin Hart played a bunny named Snowball in this 2015 animated family comedy. Hart proved that his comedy is not automatically relegated to a PG13 rating.
4. Think Like a Man (2012)
Kevin Hart leads the ensemble cast as his life gets turned upside down when his girl starts taking advice from Steve Harvey. This film grossed over $90 million and cemented Kevin Hart as a leading man in the comedy genre.
3. Ride Along (2014)
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube proved to be a formidable comedy duo, as Ride Along garnered decent critical acclaim for a funny police film. Kevin Hart, in a role that was clearly made for him, plays a wannabe tough guy who gets tangled up with crime through his brother in law, policeman Ice Cube.
2. Scary Movie 3 (2003) & Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Even if he only had a bit parts in the parody series, Kevin Hart steals every scene that he’s in. In what would be his first comedy partnership, Hart and Anthony Anderson bicker, argue, and parody some of the most topical films of the early 2000s. Looking back on these two films, it is easy to see why Kevin Hart would go on to become such a big star.
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Though the premise of this film is unusual, Jumanji turned out to be a hilarious retelling of a 90s classic. Kevin Hart gets paired up with The Rock for the second time; and along with Jack Black, proves that a project with this many stars can live up to the hype.