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List of Angela Bassett Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
27
6
Avengers: Infinity War
PG-13
27
6

The intergalactic warlord from Titan, Thanos, is on a quest to collect the six Infinity Stones that will empower him to destroy half of all life in the universe. The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy must come together to stop Thanos and save the world.

As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
2. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
27
4
Boyz n the Hood
R
27
4

After getting into a fight, Tre Styles is sent to live with his strict father Furious Styles, who instills in him values like self-respect and responsibility despite living in a crime-filled neighborhood. He is friends with less fortunate half-brothers Ricky, an aspiring athlete, and hotheaded Doughboy who gradually succumbs to a life of violence, dragging his friends along.

As:
Cast
Role:
Reva Styles
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II, Miya McGhee
3. Black Panther (2018)
25
3
Black Panther
PG-13
25
3

As T'Challa prepares to assume the kingship of isolated but technologically superior Wakanda, he is challenged by an old foe, Killmonger. T'Challa, as the Black Panther, must now rise to the occasion and confront a situation that threatens the safety of Wakanda as well as the world.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ryan Coogler
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
4. Malcolm X (1992)
23
3
Malcolm X
PG-13
23
3

The movie is a dramatization of different events of the life of controversial African-American icon, Malcolm X. The film focuses on his early criminal endeavors, his imprisonment, his conversion to Islam, his joining and leaving the Nation of Islam, his marriage, his experiences with racial violence against blacks, his fight for racial unity and his assassination.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Betty Shabazz
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama, History
5. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
16
5
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
PG-13
16
5

After failing to secure three plutonium cores from the Syndicate, who are now known as the Apostles, IMF agent Ethan Hunt is forced to team up with Special Agent August Walker. Walker betrays Ethan and team and they must stop him and Solomon Lane from detonating nuclear bombs over the Siachen Glacier. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher McQuarrie
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Action
6. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
28
5
What's Love Got to Do with It
R
28
5

Anna Mae Bullock has been raised in an unhappy and uncomfortable environment. After moving to St Louis, she tries to achieve success as a professional singer, but this worsens her married life.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Gibson
Genres:
Biography, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly, Virginia Capers, Dororthy Thorton, Demetrice Cheathon
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
7. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
21
4
Akeelah and the Bee
PG
21
4

Akeelah is an 11-year old girl who discovers her talent in spelling. Despite her mother’s objections, she starts aiming to participate and win the National Spelling Bee. She soon finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tanya
Director:
Doug Atchison
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal
8. City of Hope (1991)
12
3
City of Hope
R
12
3
As:
Cast
Director:
John Sayles
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Chris Cooper, David Strathairn, Tony Lo Bianco, Joe Morton
9. Bumblebee (2018)
16
4
Bumblebee
PG-13
16
4

This sci-fi action film tells the story of the robot superhero Bumblebee, who finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. She is eventually found by a girl named Charlie Watson, who is trying to deal with the death of her father. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Shatter
Director:
Travis Knight
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
10. Contact (1997)
12
5
Contact
PG
12
5

As hope in extraterrestrial life exploration dwindles, a SETI scientist stumbles upon a sequenced signal. She is faced with the challenge of deciphering the message under massive global scrutiny. This science-fiction drama is an adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name.

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
11. Passion Fish (1992)
10
6
Passion Fish
R
10
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Rhonda / Dawn
Director:
John Sayles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, Lenore Banks, Will Mahoney
12. Strange Days (1995)
11
3
Strange Days
R
11
3

Ex-cop, Lenny Nero, now deals in illegal recordings that allow the viewers to experience the memories and sensations of the recorder. In one of the discs he finds recordings of a brutal rape and murder of a prostitute known to him. As he decides to investigate with help of friend Mace, they get drawn into dark depths of murder, blackmail and conspiracy.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lornette 'Mace' Mason
Director:
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott
13. Nothing But the Truth (2008)
11
4
Nothing But the Truth
R
11
4

Nothing But the Truth is a mystery drama film, which revolves around Rachel Armstrong, a journalist, who pens a story that divulges the identity of a secret CIA agent. She also refuses to reveal her source, and therefore she is eventually put in jail.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Bonnie Benjamin
Director:
Rod Lurie
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
14. The Score (2001)
13
3
The Score
R
13
3

The Score centres around an expert thief who is about to hang up his boots when his aide offers him a job with a huge payout that he must accomplish with the help of a young thief. Robert DeNiro, Marlon Brando and Edward Norton star in this film that offers many thrilling moments as the two thieves attempt to steal a French sceptre. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Diane
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
15. Notorious (2009)
13
1
Notorious
R
13
1

Notorious is a biographical drama film, which tells the story of Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G. The film portrays his harsh life, and how he rose from being a street drug dealer, to one of the most respected rap artists. 

As:
Cast
Director:
George Tillman Jr.
Genres:
Biography, Music, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke, Marc John Jefferies, Jamal Woolard
16. Music of the Heart (1999)
12
2
Music of the Heart
PG
12
2

Roberta starts afresh after being abandoned by her husband. She starts teaching violin to underprivileged children in New York. Though, initially principal Janet and the students resist the learning, yet the program becomes a hit and gets recognition from the public. However, after a decade the program is suddenly shut due to budget crunch and Roberta along with Janet and her former pupils work towards holding a concert in order to raise funds.

As:
Cast
Director:
Wes Craven
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
18. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
15
3
Olympus Has Fallen
R
15
3

A United States Secret Service agent, who was removed from the presidential detail after a failure, fights to save the president when the White House is attacked by a North Korean guerilla outfit. Olympus Has Fallen is the first of the Fallen film series.

As:
Cast
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Finley Jacobsen, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune
19. F/X (1986)
9
2
F/X
TV-14
9
2

A special effects expert is hired by the Justice Department, in order to fake a mob killing for a witness protection plan. However, he soon finds his own life in danger. Meanwhile, a New York City detective starts investigating the fake murder and is unable to understand why the Justice Department is not showing interest in it.

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Mandel
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Cliff De Young, Mason Adams, Diane Venora
20. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
11
3
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
PG-13
11
3

John and Jane Smith, an apparently normal couple with a dull married life, suddenly discover that both are working as assassins for rival firms after being assigned the same target. Their target escapes in the ensuing confusion, and they are given one final assignment by their respective agencies: to kill the other Smith.

As:
Cast
Director:
Doug Liman
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
21. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
11
2
White Bird in a Blizzard
R
11
2

White Bird in a Blizzard is a mystery drama film which tells the story of a teenage girl who relishes her newfound freedom after her disturbed mother disappears. However, soon she starts being haunted by strange facts regarding the disappearance, and her life descends into chaos.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Thaler
Director:
Gregg Araki
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
22. Panther (1995)
12
3
Panther
R
12
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Mario Van Peebles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Chris Tucker, Courtney B. Vance, Kadeem Hardison, Bokeem Woodbine, Joe Don Baker, Tyrin Turner
23. Kindergarten Cop (1990)
16
2
Kindergarten Cop
PG-13
16
2

Massive brawny cop, John Kimble, is forced to pose as a kindergarten teacher to bring drug lord Cullen Crisp to justice. To do that he must convince Cullen’s ex-wife Joyce, who has been hiding as a teacher to cooperate. However, Kimble must first survive the unruly children and Cullen’s criminal mother Eleanor. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hunt, Odette Annable, Carroll Baker, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Richard Tyson
24. Otherhood (2019)
15
1
Otherhood
R
15
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Walker
Director:
Cindy Chupack
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman, Jake Hoffman, Jake Lacy
26. Waiting to Exhale (1995)
21
1
Waiting to Exhale
R
21
1

Based on a best-selling novel of the same name, this romantic comedy drama film tells the story of four different African-American women and their various relationships, as well as the struggles that they face in the modern world.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bernadine Harris
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
27. Innocent Blood (1992)
11
1
Innocent Blood
R
11
1

Marie is a vampire with a conscience who only sucks the blood of criminals. And there is no shortage of victims on the streets of Pittsburgh, where a gang war is taking place. When she is unable to properly dispose of one of her victims, who is a gangster named Sal, he becomes a vampire himself. Therefore, she joins forces with an undercover cop, in order to bring Sal down.    

As:
Cast
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Horror, Action, Romance, Crime, Comedy
28. London Has Fallen (2016)
16
1
London Has Fallen
R
16
1

Following the sudden death of the British Prime Minister, the G7 leaders attend his funeral in London, but become the target of a coordinated attack by terrorists that only the US President survives. Still being pursued by the terrorists, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning must work together with an MI-6 agent to ensure the safety of the President.

As:
Cast
Director:
Babak Najafi
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Charlotte Riley, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Alon Aboutboul, Waleed Zuaiter, Adel Bencherif
29. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
23
2
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
R
23
2

Adapted from a best-selling novel of the same name, this romantic comedy drama film tells the story of Stella, a stock broker, who gets so busy with her work, that she has forgotten to actually experience life. She is soon persuaded by her friend to go on a vacation, where she finds love in a man younger than her by 20 years.

As:
Cast
Role:
Stella Payne
Director:
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Taye Diggs, Victor Garber, Regina King, Suzzanne Douglas
30. Jumping the Broom (2011)
18
2
Jumping the Broom
PG-13
18
2

Two families get to know one another on Martha's Vineyard for a wedding and try to settle their differences over a weekend.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Watson
Director:
Salim Akil
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
32. Green Lantern (2011)
13
2
Green Lantern
PG-13
13
2

A dying Abin Sur appoints Hal Jordan, a confident test pilot, his successor in the intergalactic police force, Green Lantern Corps, and gives him the ring with superpowers. Hal now has to face a sinister villain Parallax, save the earth from destruction and in process earn the respect of the other Green Lanterns.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
33. Mr 3000 (2004)
12
2
Mr 3000
PG-13
12
2

Stan Rose is a successful and popular baseball player who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. He decides to selfishly retire after recording his 3000th hit, leaving his team and teammates without their best player, in the middle of the 1995 playoff race. However, after nine years he learns that he had retired with 2997 hits instead of 3000 due to a clerical error, making him want to return to the game to get three more hits.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maureen "Mo" Simmons
Director:
Charles Stone III
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Bernie Mac, Tom Arnold, Paul Sorvino, Carmen Electra, Jay Leno, Michael Rispoli, Brian White
34. Survivor (2015)
9
2
Survivor
PG-13
9
2

Survivor is an action thriller film which tells the story of a Foreign Service officer in London, who tries to prevent a terrorist attack which is set to hit New York City. However, she is forced to run, after she gets framed for crimes which she didn’t commit. Eventually, she teams up with a colleague to prove her innocence.

As:
Cast
Director:
James McTeigue
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich, Paddy Wallace, Parker Sawyers, Bashar Rahal
36. Supernova (2000)
9
2
Supernova
PG-13
9
2

This science fiction horror film tells the story of a medical and recovery spaceship in outer space which receives a distress call from light years away. However, going there might lead them to a black hole that may destroy both the ships.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Kaela Evers
Director:
Walter Hill
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
37. Meet the Browns (2008)
21
2
Meet the Browns
PG-13
21
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Brenda
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tyler Perry, Rick Fox, Tamela J. Mann, David Mann, Lance Gross
38. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
14
3
Vampire in Brooklyn
R
14
3

The last vampire alive is looking for a partner to prevent the end of his lineage. He soon meets and develops a liking for Rita, a police officer, who is investigating multiple killings.

As:
Cast
Role:
Det. Rita Veder
Director:
Wes Craven
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Horror, Romance
Star Cast:
Eddie Murphy, Jerry Hall, John Witherspoon, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison
40. Critters 4 (1992)
8
1
Critters 4
PG-13
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Fran
Director:
Rupert Harvey
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann, Paul Whitthorne, Anders Hove
41. Of Boys and Men (2008)
14
2
Of Boys and Men
PG
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rieta Cole
Director:
Carl Seaton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Townsend, Victoria Rowell, Faizon Love, Bobb'e J. Thompson
42. Boesman and Lena (2000)
12
2
Boesman and Lena
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lena
Director:
John Berry
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Glover, Willie Jonah, Graham Weir, Anton Stoltz
45. The Lazarus Child (2005)
9
1
The Lazarus Child
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Elizabeth Chase
Director:
Graham Theakston
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Geraldine McEwan, Andy Garcia, Frances O'Connor, Harry Eden
46. August 28th (2016)
9
1
August 28th
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
Ava DuVernay
Genres:
Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
Don Cheadle, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Regina King, Lupita Nyong'o

TV Movie(s)

1. Whitney (2015)
13
2
Whitney
TV-14
13
2
As:
Director
Director:
Angela Bassett
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Mark Rolston, Suzzanne Douglas, Yaya DaCosta, Yolonda Ross, Arlen Escarpeta
2. The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
18
2
The Rosa Parks Story
18
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
Director:
Julie Dash
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Cicely Tyson, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter
4. Our America (2002)
10
2
Our America
R
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Ernest R. Dickerson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mykelti Williamson, Josh Charles, Irma P. Hall, Brandon Hammond, Serena Lee
5. Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (1991)
10
2
Locked Up: A Mother's Rage
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Willie
Director:
Bethany Rooney
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Smart, Cheryl Ladd, Ariana Richards, Dean Norris
7. In the Best Interest of the Child (1990)
9
1
In the Best Interest of the Child
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Greene
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ed Begley Jr., Michael O'Keefe, Michele Greene, Meg Tilly
8. Betty and Coretta (2013)
14
2
Betty and Coretta
TV-14
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Coretta Scott King
Director:
Yves Simoneau
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Ruby Dee, Malik Yoba, Gloria Reuben, Mary J. Blige
10. Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)
14
1
Ruby's Bucket of Blood
PG-13
14
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Ruby Delacroix
Director:
Peter Werner
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Kevin Anderson, Glenn Plummer, Brian Stokes Mitchell
11. Identity (2011)
8
1
Identity
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Martha Adams
Director:
Gary Fleder
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Orlando Jones, Bree Turner, Tony Curran, Colin O'Donoghue
12. Rogue (2012)
9
1
Rogue
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice Vargas
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Julian McMahon, Ricky Schroder, Saxon Sharbino, Joel Courtney
13. Challenger (1990)
10
1
Challenger
10
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barry Bostwick, Brian Kerwin, Karen Allen, Richard Jenkins
14. Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story (1991)
9
1
Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Pat
Director:
John Korty
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Corbin Bernsen, Jenny Lewis, John M. Jackson, Sandy Bull
15. Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (1991)
7
1
Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Day
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Majors, Lisa Hartman, Peter Scolari, John Laughlin, Kim Miyori
16. The Heroes of Desert Storm (1991)
7
1
The Heroes of Desert Storm
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Ohlmeyer
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Baldwin, Richard Assad, Lance August, Eric Avery Weiss
17. Ubisoft E3 2015 Conference (2015)
9
1
Ubisoft E3 2015 Conference
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
Rick Portin
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Aisha Tyler, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Jason Derulo
18. Time Bomb (2006)
6
1
Time Bomb
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jill Greco
Director:
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Arquette, Richard T. Jones, Tara Rosling, Neil Napier

Animation(s)

The Snowy Day (2016)
The Snowy Day
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Director:
Jamie Badminton, Rufus Blacklock
Genres:
Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, Donielle T. Hansley Jr., Regina King, Zoe Lulu, Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Meet the Robinsons
G
Plot:

12-year-old orphan inventor, Lewis, has been trying to locate his birth mother using a memory scanner but it gets sabotaged and stolen by a mysterious Bowler Hat Guy. When 13-year-old Wilbur Robinson, from the future, offers to help him, Lewis undertakes a journey through time that will change his life forever. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mildred (voice)
Director:
Stephen J. Anderson
Genres:
Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Tom Kenny, Tom Selleck, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Daniel Hansen, Jordan Fry, Matthew Josten
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle
G
As:
Cast
Director:
Phil Weinstein
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Frank Welker, John Goodman, Jeff Bennett, Alexander Polinsky

TV Shows and Videos

Rainbow Six: Siege (2015)
Rainbow Six: Siege
M
As:
Cast
Role:
Six (voice)
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Victor Bevine, Solomon Aron, Martial Audilon, Julian Bailey
Stat (1991)
Stat
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Talia Balsam, Alison La Placa, Cynthia Lea Clark, Brynn Thayer
Heartbeat (1988)
Heartbeat
As:
Cast
Director:
Gene Reynolds, Al Waxman, Robert Becker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kate Mulgrew, Laura Johnson, Darrell Larson, Ben Masters, Gail Strickland
Underground (2016)
Underground
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Meloni, Anthony Hemingway, Kate Woods, Tim Hunter, Romeo Tirone
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Drama, History
Star Cast:
James Lafferty, John Legend, Jussie Smollett, Christopher Meloni, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
The Jacksons: An American Dream
As:
Cast
Role:
Katherine Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Genres:
Drama, Music, Biography
Star Cast:
Terrence Howard, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Vanessa Williams, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs
Breakthrough (2015)
Breakthrough
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Herself / ... (1 episode, 2015)
Director:
Angela Bassett, Ron Howard, Brett Ratner
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Mike Colter, Sheila Vand, Steven Austad, Nir Barzilai
9-1-1 (2018)
9-1-1
TV-14
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Athena Grant (10 episodes, 2018)
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Doug Savant, Aisha Hinds

Angela Bassett Awards

Golden Globe Awards
What's Love Got to Do with It Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1994