Up 3,771 this week

30 Years to Life (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  5 September 2003 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 227 users   Metascore: 56/100
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic | 4 from

A group of friends each face an emotional crisis as they approach thirty years of age.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5108 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
a list of 476 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
a list of 57 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
a list of 2394 titles
created 06 Sep 2014
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 22 Sep 2014

Related Items

Search for "30 Years to Life" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: 30 Years to Life (2001)

30 Years to Life (2001) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 30 Years to Life.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Harlem Nights (1989)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Murphy
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx
Wallabout (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A single woman struggles to rebuild her life in Brooklyn after spending 10 years abroad as the unrecognized muse to a famous filmmaker. Wallabout is an intimate first-person account of an ... See full summary »

Director: Eric McGinty
Stars: Ivy Elrod, Steve Ward, Jo-Anne Lee
Zapped! (1982)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.

Director: Robert J. Rosenthal
Stars: Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Robert Mandan
Hwasango (2001)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim
Stars: Hyuk Jang, Min-a Shin, Su-ro Kim
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A clumsy insurance claims investigator goes undercover to expose a conspiracy.

Director: Arlene Sanford
Stars: Dave Sheridan, Cameron Richardson, Randy Quaid
First Sunday (2008)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.

Director: David E. Talbert
Stars: Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.

Director: Craig Ross Jr.
Stars: Allen Payne, Angelle Brooks, Michael Taliferro
Deep in the Valley II (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A mysterious video booth transports two friends to an alternate reality straight out of a pornographic film.

Director: Christian Forte
Stars: Chris Pratt, Brendan Hines, Scott Caan
Why Stop Now? (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.

Directors: Phil Dorling, Ron Nyswaner
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Lawrence
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King
The Tracy Morgan Show (2003–2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Tracy Morgan plays an owner of an auto-repair shop who is married with two kids. Tamela Jones from "Head of State" plays his wife and rapper Heavy "D" plays one of the mechanics.

Stars: Tracy Morgan, Tamala Jones, Marc John Jefferies
Anomalies (2002)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Four friends run into strange things, including a mysterious man in a business suit carrying a brand new shovel in midtown New York.

Director: Judy Pokras
Stars: Justin Reinsilber, Diane DeNoble, Pete Zaslow


Credited cast:
Joy's Mom
Dominique ...
Wil Sylvince ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nadja Alvarado ...
Woman on the Street (as Nadja Williams)
Pattie J. Barbosa ...
Seamstress In Bridal Shop


As each of a group of six African-American friends in New York City approach their thirtieth birthdays, they pause to evaluate life and question whether their hopes and dreams are going to come true as the realities of age, mortality and loss of metabolism start to set in. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comedy about getting older even when you're not getting better.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality




Release Date:

5 September 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


When Malik is in the nail shop holding the Essence Magazine one of the women on the cover is Erika Alexander. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This movie is much better than the average grade given.
27 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this with fairly low expectations, as I had never heard of it. However, it is a very poignant, intelligent and sometimes very funny. Director/writer Vanessa Middleton, has simply not found her due. I would like to see more from this very talented director/writer, and it's a shame it is not already out there. It is an interwoven cast of characters, each going through the trials and tribulations of crossing the ever-creeky and creepy bridge to thirty. The dialogue is smart, and fresh for a change. The characters are colorful, and how it starts w/ one character's 30th, and ends a year later on her 31st, was very well-done, as it wrapped IT ALL UP VERY NICELY!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I liked this Movie topaz1865
Thats not the Poster for this movie.... AliciaSofly
Discuss 30 Years to Life (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: