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List of Kerry Washington Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Django Unchained (2012)
97
18
Django Unchained
R
97
18

German dentist-turned-bounty-hunter Dr. King Schultz buys African-American slave Django, promising him freedom in exchange for leading Schultz to three outlaw Brittle brothers, overseers at the plantation of Django's former owner. Schultz subsequently enlists Django as his apprentice and accompanies him on a dangerous mission to free his wife Broomhilda, who was sold separately after the couple tried to escape.

Role:
Broomhilda von Shaft
Directed By:
2. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
18
5
The Last King of Scotland
R
18
5

The movie is based on Giles Foden's 1998 novel, The Last King of Scotland. Nicholas Garrigan, a young Scottish doctor is employed by the Ugandan President Idi Amin as his personal physician. Nicholas initial trusts Amin but soon realises that the latter is savage. He tries to flee from Uganda, but his life is endangered with Amin finding out the truth.

Role:
Kay Amin
Starring:
Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney
Directed By:
Kevin Macdonald
3. Ray (2004)
17
5
Ray
PG-13
17
5

The film follows the life of the well-known rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. At the age of seven, Ray looses his vision after witnessing his younger brother drown. With the help of his determined mother, he finds comfort in music and learns to play piano. He gains international recognition but, along the way, also has to deal with problems like racism, drug abuse and failed relationships. 

Role:
Della Bea Robinson
Starring:
Terrence Howard, Patrick Bauchau, Jamie Foxx, Harry Lennix, Regina King, Clifton Powell
Directed By:
Taylor Hackford
4. Mother and Child (2009)
8
3
Mother and Child
R
8
3

The film revolves around the lives of three women, Karen, Elizabeth, and Lucy. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets giving up her daughter for adoption during her teenage years. Meanwhile, Elizabeth, who was adopted as a child, is now having a successful career as a lawyer, but she is unhappy with her personal life. The film also tells the story of Lucy and her husband, who decides to adopt, after failing to conceive.

Directed By:
Rodrigo García
5. The United States of Leland (2003)
8
4
The United States of Leland
R
8
4

The United States of Leland is an American drama film, which revolves around the life of an ordinary teenage boy, who is sent to a juvenile detention center after he commits a murder. The murder deeply impacts the people involved in it, and therefore his teacher decides to write a book on it.

Directed By:
Matthew Ryan Hoge
6. Confirmation (2016)
7
3
Confirmation
TV-14
7
3
Role:
Anita Hill
Starring:
Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Hudson, Treat Williams, Wendell Pierce
Directed By:
Rick Famuyiwa
8. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
28
15
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
PG-13
28
15

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.

Role:
Jasmine
Directed By:
Doug Liman
9. Strip Search (2004)
6
4
Strip Search
6
4
Starring:
Glenn Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Austin Pendleton, Tom Guiry, Fred Koheler
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
10. Save the Last Dance (2001)
8
5
Save the Last Dance
PG-13
8
5

Sara loses the zeal for dancing after her mother passes away all of a sudden. However, she meets Derek, who helps her fight her trauma, as well as pursue her passion of dancing.

Role:
Chenille
Starring:
Julia Stiles, Bianca Lawson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Terry Kinney, Fredro Starr
Directed By:
Thomas Carter
11. The Human Stain (2003)
7
4
The Human Stain
R
7
4

Coleman, a lecturer in a college, is suspended after he passes a racist comment. He soon begins a romance with a mysterious younger woman who is haunted by her dark and twisted past.

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Wentworth Miller, Jacinda Barrett, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise
Directed By:
Robert Benton
12. Night Catches Us (2010)
6
4
Night Catches Us
R
6
4
Role:
Patricia Wilson
Starring:
Anthony Mackie, Wendell Pierce, Jamara Griffin, Sadiq Afif
Directed By:
Tanya Hamilton
13. Lakeview Terrace (2008)
9
5
Lakeview Terrace
PG-13
9
5

Lakeview Terrace is a crime thriller film, which tells the story of newly married couple Chris and Lisa, who move into their first home.  They soon meet their new neighbor Abet Turner, a troubled and racist police officer, who is angered by their interracial relationship, and will stop at nothing to force them out. 

Role:
Lisa Mattson
Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Glass, Patrick Wilson, Justin Chambers
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
14. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
6
4
Miracle at St. Anna
R
6
4

Miracle at St Anna is a war drama film which takes us to the time of the Second World War, and revolves around four soldiers stationed in Tuscany. They find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and separated from their unit after one of them puts his life at risk to save an Italian boy.       

Starring:
Laz Alonso, John Leguizamo, Michael K. Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Omar Benson Miller
Directed By:
15. The Details (2011)
6
4
The Details
R
6
4

The Details is a black comedy drama film which tells the story of Jeff, a simple family man living in a suburban neighborhood, who is attempting to grow the perfect lawn. All he is trying to do is get rid of his pest problem, but it leads to a wild chain of domestic problems leading to infidelity and murder.

Starring:
Tobey Maguire, Laura Linney, Elizabeth Banks, Ray Liotta, Gary Schwartz, José Gandara
Directed By:
Jacob Estes
16. For Colored Girls (2010)
7
4
For Colored Girls
R
7
4

A group of black women, residing in a Harlem apartment building in New York go through heartbreak, personal crises and other challenges. Crystal, Jo and Juanita are bound together by their experiences in life, as they try to get over an abused lover, a secret double life and love-life balance respectively.

Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine
Directed By:
17. Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
6
4
Life Is Hot in Cracktown
R
6
4
Starring:
Ariel Winter, Lara Flynn Boyle, Evan Ross, Brandon Routh
Directed By:
Buddy Giovinazzo
18. The Prom (2020)
6
4
The Prom
13
6
4

A group of Broadway stars shake up a small town in Indiana, as they show their support to a lesbian high school girl, who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

Role:
Mrs. Greene
Starring:
James Corden, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman
19. A Thousand Words (2012)
7
5
A Thousand Words
TV-14
7
5

A smooth talking literary agent uses his gift of gab to get various book deals until he meets his next target, a New Age guru called Dr. Sinja, who sees right through him. Shortly, a magical tree appears in his backyard and he is told that for every word he speaks the tree will lose one leaf and when all the leaves are gone he will die.  

Role:
Caroline McCall
Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Allison Janney, Ariel Winter, Emanuel Ragsdale, Jill Basey, Greg Collins
Directed By:
Brian Robbins
20. American Son (2019)
7
4
American Son
TV-MA
7
4
Role:
Kendra
Starring:
Eugene Lee, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan
Directed By:
Kenny Leon
21. Fantastic Four (2005)
18
13
Fantastic Four
PG-13
18
13

Fantastic Four is a superhero film based on the eponymous Marvel Comics franchise, consisting of Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing, who battle to stop the evil Dr. Doom. Hit by cosmic radiation, four astronauts attain superpowers of elasticity, invisibility, fire and superhuman strength, and use it to save the world from the similarly affected sponsor of their space trip.

Starring:
Jessica Alba, Julian McMahon, Stan Lee, Ioan Gruffudd
Directed By:
Tim Story
22. 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
15
11
4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
PG
15
11

The Fantastic Four have returned to their normal lives. Mr Fantastic and Invisible Woman are all set to marry but the appearance of The Silver Surfer throws everything in chaos. The Fantastic Four now have to protect the world from the evil intentions of an inter-galactic villain, Galactus and simultaneously deal with the return of Dr Doom who has his own malicious agenda.

Starring:
Andre Braugher, Laurence Fishburne, Giuliana Rancic, Jessica Alba, Julian McMahon, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans
Directed By:
Tim Story
23. Bad Company (2002)
6
5
Bad Company
PG-13
6
5

After the death of Harvard-educated CIA agent during a top-secret mission, the agency decides to enlist his twin brother Jake Hayes, a street hustler who is not aware that he had a twin brother. Jake has to complete his brother’s work within 9 days, so senior Agent Oakes is sent in to train him, who soon realizes how tough the challenge is. 

Role:
Julie
Starring:
Peter Stormare, John Slattery, Charlie Day, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Gabriel Macht
Directed By:
24. I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
6
4
I Think I Love My Wife
R
6
4

Richard is a married man, but thinks of spending time with other women. His morals are tested when he is visited by the former mistress of an old friend.

Role:
Nikki Tru
Starring:
Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Michael K. Williams, Gina Torres, Edward Herrmann
Directed By:
25. She Hate Me (2004)
5
4
She Hate Me
R
5
4

John Henry is a biotech executive who is terminated from his job for exposing corruption in the business practices. He soon agrees to impregnate his ex-fiancée along with few other wealthy lesbian women for money.

Role:
Fatima Goodrich
Starring:
Brian Dennehy, Jim Brown, Ossie Davis, Monica Bellucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson, Jamel Debbouze
Directed By:
26. Against the Ropes (2004)
4
4
Against the Ropes
PG-13
4
4

Based on the life of Jackie Kallen, one of the first and the most famous female boxing promoters in the US, the film shows how she tries to survive and make it in a male-dominated industry.

Starring:
Meg Ryan, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Daly, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton
Directed By:
Charles S. Dutton
27. Peeples (2013)
4
4
Peeples
PG-13
4
4

Peeples is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Wade Walker, who falls in love with a gorgeous young woman named Grace. However, Grace feels that her family might not accept their relationship. Therefore, hoping to win them over, and ask for their daughter’s hand in marriage, Wade decides to crash their annual reunion.

Role:
Grace Peeples
Starring:
Diahann Carroll, Tyler James Williams, S. Epatha Merkerson, David Alan Grier, Melvin Van Peebles, Craig Robinson
Directed By:
Tina Gordon Chism
28. Sin (2003)
3
4
Sin
R
3
4
Role:
Kassie
Starring:
Gary Oldman, Ving Rhames, Alicia Coppola, Bill Sage
Directed By:
Michael Stevens
29. Littleman (2006)
5
6
Littleman
PG-13
5
6

Little Man is a crime comedy film, which tells the story of a couple who adopt a dwarf, when he is found at their doorstep, unaware of the fact that he is actually a thief, who has stolen a diamond. 

Role:
Vanessa
Starring:
Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Chazz Palminteri, Alex Borstein, Molly Shannon, Tracy Morgan, Rob Schneider
Directed By:
30. Our Song (2000)
7
3
Our Song
R
7
3
Role:
Lanisha Brown
Starring:
Melissa Martinez, Anna Simpson, Robinson Steppers Marching Band The Jackie, Marlene Forte
Directed By:
Jim McKay
31. Woman in Burka (2008)
6
3
Woman in Burka
6
3
Starring:
Sam Rockwell, Sarita Choudhury, Debra Eisenstadt, Katherine Atkinson
Directed By:
Jonathan Lisecki
32. Lift (2001)
7
3
Lift
R
7
3
Role:
Niecy
Starring:
Lonette McKee, Barbara Montgomery, Eugene Byrd, Samantha Brown
Directed By:
DeMane Davis, Khari Streeter
33. Wait (2005)
6
3
Wait
6
3
Role:
Maggie
Starring:
Anna Chlumsky, Debi Mazar, Tyson Beckford, Bill Tangradi
Directed By:
Trudie Styler
34. Take the A Train (2002)
6
3
Take the A Train
6
3
Role:
Keisha
Starring:
Richard Keith, Rishi Mehta, Noah Perabo, David James Hayward
Directed By:
Amyn Kaderali
35. 3D (2000)
5
4
3D
5
4
Role:
Angie
Starring:
Dorian Missick, Charles Parnell, Al Thompson, Marcuis Harris
Directed By:
Pete Chatmon
36. Put It in a Book (2007)
5
4
Put It in a Book
5
4
Role:
Sheila
Starring:
Michael Ealy, Rolando Boyce, Jesse Garcia, Jabril Muhammad
Directed By:
Rodrigo García
37. Sexual Life (2004)
4
4
Sexual Life
R
4
4
Starring:
Anne Heche, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Corrigan, Carla Gallo, Tom Everett Scott, Azura Skye
Directed By:
Ken Kwapis

Animation Movies

Black Panther
7
3
Black Panther
TV-14
7
3
Role:
Princess Shuri / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Starring:
Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, Djimon Hounsou, Carl Lumbly, JB Blanc
Directed By:
Mark Brooks
Cars 3 (2017)
18
9
Cars 3
G
18
9

The 3D computer-animated film follows legendary Lightning McQueen who feels he is being pushed out of the racing by new generation of high-tech fast racers. Now, to regain his place as champion, McQueen needs help from young racing trainer Cruz Ramirez and Fabulous Hudson Hornet’s former-engineer Smokey. Equipped with modern tricks, McQueen is set to take on Storm at the Florida 500.

Role:
Natalie Certain (voice)
Starring:
Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, John Ratzenberger, Nathan Fillion, Chris Cooper
Directed By:
Brian Fee

TV Shows

Boston Legal
15
3
Boston Legal
TV-14
15
3
Starring:
James Spader, Aisha Tyler, Julie Bowen, Valerie Bertinelli, Alan Ruck, Chris Diamantopoulos, Parker Posey
Directed By:
Psych
22
4
Psych
TV-PG
22
4
Starring:
Alexandra Breckenridge, Billy Zane, Tom Arnold, Vinnie Jones, Thomas F. Wilson, Melanie Lynskey, Lou Diamond Phillips
Directed By:
Wonderfalls
10
2
Wonderfalls
TV-PG
10
2
Starring:
Louise Fletcher, Diana Scarwid, William Sadler, Jewel Staite
How to Get Away with Murder
29
6
How to Get Away with Murder
TV-14
29
6
Starring:
Famke Janssen, Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis, Tamlyn Tomita, Oded Fehr, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
Directed By:
100 Centre Street
8
2
100 Centre Street
8
2
Starring:
Nipsey Russell, Dina Merrill, Alan Arkin, Eli Wallach, Bobby Cannavale
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet, Arthur Penn
Law & Order
12
3
Law & Order
TV-14
12
3
Starring:
George Dzundza, Len Cariou, Zoe Saldana, Sarah Hyland, Peter Facinelli, Edie Falco, Vivica A. Fox
Directed By:
Scandal
18
5
Scandal
TV-14
18
5
Role:
Olivia Pope (124 episodes, 2012-2018)
Starring:
Jimmy Kimmel, Courtney B. Vance, Yara Shahidi, Lisa Kudrow, Ann Cusack, Portia de Rossi, Brenda Song
Directed By:
NYPD Blue
9
3
NYPD Blue
TV-14
9
3
Starring:
Michael Jai White, Adam Goldberg, Lyndsy Fonseca, Danny Trejo, Aaron Paul, Lucy Liu, Kevin Dillon
Directed By:
The Guardian
8
3
The Guardian
8
3
Starring:
Rita Moreno, Will Ferrell, Farrah Fawcett, Zac Efron, Simon Baker, Corey Feldman, Chris Pine
ABC Afterschool Specials
6
2
ABC Afterschool Specials
6
2
Starring:
Matthew Modine, Lauryn Hill, Mare Winningham, Lynn Redgrave, Viggo Mortensen, Marisa Tomei, Alanna Ubach
Standard Deviants
5
3
Standard Deviants
5
3
Starring:
Herschel Bleefeld, Tessa Munro, Brad Aldous, Andy Campbell
Deadline
5
3
Deadline
5
3
Starring:
David McCallum, Bebe Neuwirth, Tom Conti, Paul Rudd, Abe Vigoda, Michael K. Williams, Oliver Platt
Directed By:
Constantine Makris, James Quinn, Don Scardino, Matthew Penn

Kerry Washington Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' Outstanding Variety Special (Live) 2020