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Top 12 All-Time Best Justin Timberlake Movies You Must See

Top 12 All-Time Best Justin Timberlake Movies You Must See

Justin Randall Timberlake is the son of Janet Lynn (Bomar) Harless and Charles Randall Timberlake, a Baptist church choir director, and was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Paolo Reyna
Last updated: Sep 27, 2021 | Sep 07, 2021

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Justin Randall Timberlake is the son of Janet Lynn (Bomar) Harless and Charles Randall Timberlake, a Baptist church choir director, and was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee.

From Charles' second marriage to Lisa Perry, Timberlake has two half-brothers, Jonathan (born September 12, 1993) and Stephen (born August 14, 1998).

Laura Katherine, his half-sister, died soon after birth on May 12, 1997, and is referred to as "My Angel in Heaven" in his album NSYNC's acknowledgments. His family contains a number of musicians, including his grandpa, who exposed him to country music performers such as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.

Timberlake began singing country and gospel music as a kid, and at the age of 11, he performed on the television program Star Search as "Justin Randall," performing country songs.

He started listening to rhythm and blues artists from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye, at that point, and he had listening sessions with his father of studio recordings by the Eagles and Bob Seger.

 He was a Mouseketeer on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in 1993 and 1994, with future girlfriend and singer Britney Spears, future tourmate Christina Aguilera, future bandmate JC Chasez, and future movie actors Ryan Gosling and Kerry Russell among his castmates.

After that, Timberlake invited Chasez to join an all-male singing group called NSYNC, which was formed by boy band manager Lou Pearlman.

Friends With Benefits (2011)

Will Gluck directed Friends with Benefits, a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, Nolan Gould, Richard Jenkins, and Woody Harrelson star as supporting characters in the film.

The story follows Dylan Harper (Timberlake) and Jamie Rellis (Kunis), who meet in New York City and foolishly think that adding sex to their relationship would not cause problems. They develop strong mutual emotions for one another over time, only to reject them every time they are together.

From April to July 2010, principal casting for Friends with Benefits took place over a three-month period. Shortly after casting Timberlake and Kunis, Gluck rewrote the original screenplay and premise.

Filming started on July 20, 2010, in New York City and ended in September 2010 in Los Angeles. The film was distributed by Screen Gems and was released in North America on July 22, 2011.

The film Friends with Benefits got generally positive reviews from reviewers, with the majority praising the main actors' chemistry. The picture was a financial triumph at the box office, earning $149.5 million worldwide on a $35 million budget.

It received two People's Choice Awards nominations for Favorite Comedy Movie and Favorite Comedic Movie Actress (Kunis) as well as two Teen Choice Awards nominations for Timberlake and Kunis.

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Trolls World Tour (2020)

Last year, locked-down youngsters loved the animated musical sequel, as Timberlake reprised his role as lovably neurotic troll Branch in a film that embraced all types of music.

As a result, Timberlake performed a pop medley that included "Party Rock Anthem," "Gangnam Style," and "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (Unfortunately, there is no "Cry Me a River.")

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The Love Guru (2008) 

Timberlake appeared as Jacques Grand in the dissed and rejected Love Guru, a film that all but destroyed Mike Myers' high-flying career.

Timberlake portrays Jacques "Le Cocq," a boisterous Los Angeles Kings goalkeeper who has an affair with Jane Bullard, the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Jessica Alba). Jane employs Guru Pitka (Myers), a Deepak Chopra-like self-help guru who promises to help them fix their troubled relationship before it's too late.

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Trouble With The Curve (2012)

Timberlake portrays a former hot-shot pitcher turned professional scout for the Boston Red Sox in the domestic father-daughter drama Trouble With the Curve. Gus (Clint Eastwood) is an aging MLB scout who invites his estranged daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to accompany him on his last scouting trip.

Mickey decides to follow her father against her will and starts to repair their strained relationship along the journey. When Gus and Mickey meet Johnny Flanagan (Timberlake), the emotional and professional collide.

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The Social Network (2010)

It's no surprise that the Coen Brothers and David Fincher directed Timberlake's two greatest pictures, according to IMDb. Timberlake portrayed Internet investor and Napster founder Sean Parker in the latter's 2010 film The Social Network.

 The Social Network, directed by Aaron Sorkin, follows the ascent of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) from a nerdy Harvard student obsessed with comparing female looks to one of the world's wealthiest men. Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Original Score were among the three Oscars given to the picture. 

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Alpha Dog (2007)

The film, directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, a teenage Olivia Wilde, and Amanda Seyfried, was the first to showcase Timberlake's dramatic abilities.

He plays the right-hand guy of a drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) who gets himself into trouble by kidnapping a child (Anton Yelchin).

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In Time (2011)

Getting enough time is critical in a world when time is the money, the lifeblood, and the only thing that really matters to everyone, yet preserving it is virtually impossible.

Because it's impossible to zero out the whole grid without killing everyone, stealing time is the only option. Consider what it would be like if you had to live each day depending on the time allocated to you in order to survive.

If you had to worry about how many you needed to remain alive and how many you could spare to make sure you ate enough to help you achieve that goal, you'd start counting the seconds fairly fast.

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Yogi Bear (2010)

Timberlake voiced Boo Boo in the big-screen version of Hanna Barbera's Yogi Bear, his second animated role after Shrek the Third.

The 3D animated picture follows a documentary filmmaker who comes upon Yogi Bear (Dan Aykroyd) and his closest friend Boo Boo at Jellystone Park on the occasion of its centenary. With attendance at an all-time low, Yogi, Boo Boo, and Ranger Smith (Tom Kavanaugh) must devise a strategy to rescue the park before it closes.

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Black Snake Moan (2007)

I'd never heard a lot of half-snorts before. Yes, there were snorts and quiet. But what do you do with an audience that doesn't know what to do? "Black Snake Moan" is the weirdest, strangest film about sex, racism, and repentance in the Deep South I've ever seen.

Except for "Road House," which may be the oddest recent film ever made, what can you say about "Road House?" Such films defy categorization. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson as a depressed blues singer and vegetable market grower whose wife has recently left him.

He discovers the beaten corpse of a young white girl on the road leading to his land, whose injuries do not seem to be treatable by the cough medicine he barters fresh vegetables for at the pharmacy.

The girl's name is Rae (Christina Ricci), and Jackson's character, Lazarus, is determined to bring her back from the brink of death or whooping cough, whichever comes first.

He isn't a saint, but he wants to save her from a life of sluttery. Chaining her to a radiator is his method, which he employs with refreshing candor. It's a good thing he lives in the middle of nowhere.

Lazarus and Rae don't have any intercourse, but they do a lot of slapping, cursing, and chain-rattling, and the blue-collar town's response on Market Day is fascinating.

I believe the idea is that via these grotesqueries, Lazarus and Rae are able to redeem each other, which is a technique I always advise should be utilized with great care. There is a lot of hysteria and snot, and the performances are excellent: hell-bent for leather and better than the subject deserves.

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On The Line (2001)

Timberlake had a short cameo appearance as a Make-Up Artist in the cinematic N'Sync disaster On the Line, but he was uncredited.

The clichéd rom-com, starring Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, follows Kevin, a shy ad executive who falls in love at first sight when he spots Abbey (Emmanuelle Chriqui) on the train to work. Kevin goes to his friend Rod (Fatone) for assistance when he is desperate to locate his ideal lady in a big city.

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Southland Tales (2007) 

The gonzo sci-fi satire/thriller starring Timberlake as a wild-eyed, scarred Iraq War warrior who lip-syncs The Killers' "All These Things That I've Done" (aka the "I have a soul but I'm not a soldier" song) at an arcade with dancers is an underappreciated treasure. If that's not enough to get you to watch, there's also Dwayne Johnson, who plays an amnesiac action hero in one of his early appearances.

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Edison (2005)

Despite having an A-list supporting cast, Timberlake's 2005 murder thriller Edison received mixed reviews from reviewers and average moviegoers. Timberlake portrays Josh Pollock, a bright-eyed journalist who discovers a corrupt police department in his hometown of New Jersey.

Pollock notices foul play inside the F.R.A.T. police unit upon his new assignment in the town of Edison and starts to track the issue all the way to the top of the organization. The closer he gets to revealing the truth, the more his life is jeopardized.

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Paolo Reyna | Paolo is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in International Studies with a Latin American emphasis. During the fall semester of 2012, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Peru, which piqued his interest in international growth. He learned about the disparities that impact indigenous peoples, got a taste of Peruvian culture, and improved his Spanish skills. Mitchel interned with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, conducting research on food security in Latin America, after being inspired by his foreign experience. He wants to work in international development and for a government department, writing legislation. He loves playing intramural basketball and practicing for the Chicago marathon when he is not thinking about current events in Latin America.


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