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List of Jennifer Hudson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
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3
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
R
10
3

Mister and Pete are two young boys whose mothers are both drug addicted hookers. They are forced to fend for themselves after one of their mothers go missing. Mister’s intelligence and perseverance proves to be quite useful for the survival of both boys.   

Role:
Mom Gloria
Starring:
Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Directed By:
George Tillman Jr.
2. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
13
5
The Secret Life of Bees
PG-13
13
5

The Secret Life of Bees is an American drama film which tells the story of a teen girl who runs away to a small town in South Carolina to know the truth about her mother. She soon finds a group of women who may have a connection to her past.

Role:
Rosaleen Daise
Directed By:
Gina Prince-Bythewood
6. Dreamgirls (2006)
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11
Dreamgirls
PG-13
21
11

Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name, the story follows the life and struggle three black soul singers, Deena, Effie and Lorrell. Mentored by Curtis Taylor, who later opens his own label, they are soon pushed into spotlight and become a top-selling mainstream pop group; but realize that fame does not come cheap. 

Role:
Effie White
Directed By:
Bill Condon
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
10. Sex and the City (2008)
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19
Sex and the City
R
25
19

After a steady relationship, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big are getting married. Her friends, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, are happy for her. However, following an unhappy marital discord, an upset Miranda inadvertently tells Mr. Big that marriage spoils one’s life. As a result, Mr. Big calls off the wedding. How would Carrie’s react when Miranda confesses about what she told Mr. Big? 

Directed By:
Michael Patrick King
11. Winged Creatures (2008)
6
5
Winged Creatures
R
6
5

Winged Creatures is a drama film which revolves around a group of people, including Carla, Charlie, Bruce, Annie, and Jimmy, who are forced to retreat under a table at a diner when a suicidal gunman begins shooting people randomly. All five of them manage to survive and they develop a unique relationship with one another.  

Starring:
Kevin Durand, Troy Garity, Guy Pearce, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hutcherson, Dakota Fanning, Forest Whitaker
Directed By:
Rowan Woods
12. Sandy Wexler (2017)
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6
Sandy Wexler
TV-14
7
6

This comedy film tells the story of Sandy Wexler, a talent manager, who is working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, representing several eccentric clients. His life takes a turn when he falls for one of his clients, Courtney Clarke, a talented singer, after discovering her at an amusement park.

Role:
Courtney Clarke
Starring:
Adam Sandler, Pauly Shore, Kevin James, Penn Jillette, Kevin Nealon, Rob Reiner, Nick Swardson
Directed By:
Steven Brill
13. The Three Stooges (2012)
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The Three Stooges
PG
9
8

When the orphanage where Moe, Larry and Curly were left as newborns and were raised by nuns, faces foreclosure due to financial difficulties, the three set out to raise $830000 in one month. Stepping out in the outside world for the first time, the three get enmeshed in a murder plot, and later, end up starring in a popular reality TV show.

Starring:
Chris Diamantopoulos, Kate Upton, Jane Lynch, Brian Doyle-Murray, Larry David, Sean Hayes, Will Sasso
Directed By:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
14. Black Nativity (2013)
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4
Black Nativity
PG
3
4
Role:
Naima
Starring:
Tyrese Gibson, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jacob Latimore
Directed By:
Kasi Lemmons
15. Monster (2018)
8
4
Monster
8
4
Role:
Mrs. Harmon
Starring:
John David Washington, Jennifer Ehle, Jeffrey Wright, Jonny Coyne
Directed By:
Anthony Mandler
16. Winnie Mandela (2011)
5
4
Winnie Mandela
R
5
4
Role:
Winnie Mandela
Starring:
Terrence Howard, Wendy Crewson, Elias Koteas, Leleti Khumalo
Directed By:
Darrell Roodt

Animation Movies

Sing (2016)
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4
Sing
PG
11
4

Buster Moon, an impresario koala who owns a struggling theater in the city of Calatonia inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, decides to host a singing competition with a prize of $1,000. However, when his assistant misprints the fliers to inflate the amount hundred times, the optimistic koala struggles to gather the amount as hopeful participants flock to his theater.

Role:
Young Nana (voice)
Starring:
Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Wes Anderson, Seth MacFarlane, Tara Strong, Rhea Perlman
Directed By:
Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet

TV Shows

Tyrese Gibson: Shame (2015)
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2
Tyrese Gibson: Shame
8
2
Starring:
Tyrese Gibson, Jamie Ann Burke, Brely Evans, Tyrese Gibson
Directed By:
Paul Hunter
Smash
13
4
Smash
TV-14
13
4
Starring:
Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Uma Thurman, Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Christian Borle
Directed By:
Tricia Brock, Mimi Leder, Craig Zisk, Roxann Dawson, Michael Morris
Empire
18
7
Empire
TV-14
18
7
Starring:
Chris Rock, Demi Moore, Joe Keery, Rumer Willis, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ne-Yo, Naomi Campbell
Directed By:
Sanaa Hamri, Craig Brewer, Danny Strong, Mario Van Peebles, Lee Daniels

Jennifer Hudson Awards

Academy Awards
Dreamgirls Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2007
Golden Globe Awards
Dreamgirls Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2007
BAFTA Awards
Dreamgirls Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2007
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Musical Theater Album 2017
Dreamgirls Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media 2008
Winner Best R&B Album 2009