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List of Diahann Carroll Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. Claudine (1974)
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6
Claudine
PG
22
6

Claudine is a romantic drama film which revolves around a single mother named Claudine Price, who lives on welfare with her six kids. Her life takes a turn when she meets Rupert Marshall, but due to poverty and restrictions in the welfare system, as well as the hostility of her children, they face multiple struggles in their relationship.

As:
Cast
Role:
Claudine
Director:
John Berry
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tamu Blackwell, David Kruger
3. America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music (1976)
14
2
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
Dwight Hemion
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Lena Horne, Gene Kelly, Vic Damone, Sammy Davis Jr.
4. The Five Heartbeats (1991)
17
2
The Five Heartbeats
R
17
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Townsend
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Harry Lennix, Robert Townsend, Leon, Michael Wright
6. Carmen Jones (1954)
13
2
Carmen Jones
13
2

Set during World War II, the film revolves around Carmen Jones, who works in a parachute factory. When she is arrested after having a fight with a co-worker, she seduces a young soldier, Joe, in order to avoid imprisonment. But, the problem arises when another man enters her life and she leaves Joe.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Joe Adams
7. Paris Blues (1961)
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2
Paris Blues
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Connie Lampson
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong, Joanne Woodward
8. Eve's Bayou (1997)
13
2
Eve's Bayou
R
13
2

Eve Batiste is a ten year old girl who lives in a prosperous community in Louisiana with her siblings. Her father, Louis, is a well-respected doctor in the entire community. Their lives take a turn when one night Eve witnesses her father having sex with a family friend and eventually realizes that her father is not who he seems.

As:
Cast
Director:
Kasi Lemmons
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Debbi Morgan, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lynn Whitfield
9. Mo' Better Blues (1990)
12
2
Mo' Better Blues
R
12
2

Forced by his mother to take trumpet lessons, Bleek Gilliam eventually becomes the leader of a successful jazz quintet. However, although he is in a relationship with a girl named Indigo, he is unable to commit to her, since he is also interested in other women.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Music
10. The Split (1968)
11
2
The Split
R
11
2

Based on Richard Stark’s novel The Seventh, the movie follows a professional thief McClain as he, along with an old friend, plots to rob a football arena. They put together a team and successfully carry out the job. Things, though, take a darker turn when a murder takes place, the money goes missing, a corrupt detective appears and the gang members doubt McClain’s intention. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
Director:
Gordon Flemyng
Genres:
Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
11. Hurry Sundown (1967)
10
2
Hurry Sundown
10
2

In rural Georgia, bigoted, greedy Henry Warren and his wife Julie Ann plan to sell their land but to do so they need to sell two adjoining lands. When the landowners, Reeve and Rad form an alliance against Henry, a desperate Henry resolves to heinous tactics including involving the KKK to get what he wants. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian Thurlow
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
12. Peeples (2013)
8
2
Peeples
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Tina Gordon Chism
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Kerry Washington, Tyler James Williams, S. Epatha Merkerson, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles, Craig Robinson
13. The Little Mermaid (2018)
6
1
The Little Mermaid
PG
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Bouchard, Blake Harris
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Shirley MacLaine, Jo Marie Payton, Gina Gershon, William Moseley
14. The Masked Saint (2016)
7
1
The Masked Saint
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ms. Edna
Director:
Warren P. Sonoda
Genres:
Crime, Action, Fantasy, Family, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Roddy Piper, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Brett Granstaff, T.J. McGibbon

TV Movie(s)

1. Sister, Sister (1982)
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3
Sister, Sister
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Carolyne Lovejoy
Director:
John Berry
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Paul Winfield, Rosalind Cash, Dick Anthony Williams, Irene Cara
2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
14
3
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian
Director:
Fielder Cook
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Esther Rolle, Ruby Dee, Paul Benjamin, Roger E. Mosley
5. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
14
2
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sadie Delany
Director:
Lynne Littman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Della Reese, Ruby Dee, Amy Madigan, Mykelti Williamson
6. Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
11
2
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Betty Hemings
Director:
Charles Haid
Genres:
History, Biography, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
7. A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (1994)
11
2
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lydia Bishop
Director:
Helaine Head
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Englund, Hal Holbrook, Barbara Hale, Dixie Carter
9. Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (2000)
12
2
Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maria Cole
Director:
Robert Townsend
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Natalie Cole, James McDaniel, Theresa Randle, Randy J. Goodwin
10. The Sweetest Gift (1998)
11
2
The Sweetest Gift
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Wilson
Director:
Stuart Margolin
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Helen Shaver, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Bernard Browne, Marcia Bennett
11. The Courage to Love (2000)
9
2
The Courage to Love
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Kari Skogland
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Vanessa Lynn Williams, Vanessa Williams, Gil Bellows, Lisa Bronwyn Moore, Karen Williams
12. From the Dead of Night (1989)
9
2
From the Dead of Night
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Lindsay Wagner, Bruce Boxleitner, Robert Prosky, Merritt Butrick
13. Murder in Black and White (1990)
11
2
Murder in Black and White
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Margo Stover
Director:
Robert Iscove
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Keith David, Richard Crenna, Cliff Gorman, Sam Coppola
14. The Front (2010)
7
1
The Front
TV-14
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom McLoughlin
Genres:
Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Dane DeHaan, Andie MacDowell, Joe Grifasi, Daniel Sunjata
15. At Risk (2010)
6
1
At Risk
TV-PG
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom McLoughlin
Genres:
Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Dane DeHaan, Andie MacDowell, Annabeth Gish, Barclay Hope

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Diary of a Single Mom (2009)
Diary of a Single Mom
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Billy Dee Williams, Monica Calhoun, Janice Lynde, Valery M. Ortiz
The Court (2002)
The Court
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Moore, Jonathan Kaplan, Charles Haid, Jesús Salvador Treviño
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sally Field, Robin Thomas, Tim Bagley, Harper Roisman, Alfred Dennis

Diahann Carroll Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Julia Best TV Star - Female 1969
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Original Cast Show Album 1963