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List of Taraji P. Henson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Hidden Figures (2016)
127
5
Hidden Figures
PG
127
5

Inspired by Margot Lee Shetterly's 2016 non-fiction book, the movie is about three black female NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan. They struggle with gender and race discrimination to emerge as crucial brains behind one of NASA’s most significant missions—the launch of astronaut John Glenn into earth's orbit and his subsequent safe passage back.

As:
Cast
Role:
Katherine G. Johnson
Director:
Theodore Melfi
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Hero
2. Hustle & Flow (2005)
77
5
Hustle & Flow
R
77
5

DJay, a pimp, is suffering from mid-life crisis. However, when he meets a friend of his, who is a musician, he gets inspired to make a career in rap music. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Shug
Director:
Craig Brewer
Genres:
Music, Drama, Crime
3. Think Like a Man (2012)
88
9
Think Like a Man
PG-13
88
9

Four friends, Dominic, Jeremy, Michael and Zeke, discover that their women have been reading a book by Steve Harvey, and have been applying its advice on their relationships. Therefore, the friends decide to use to book’s teachings against them to turn the tables. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Story
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
62
8
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
PG-13
62
8

The movie is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald short story written in 1922. It narrates the story of Benjamin Button who is born old and wrinkled. His chances of survival is minimal but not only does he survive, but also, strangely, starts ageing backwards. Then there is Daisy, his love interest, who gets older as he gets younger.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Drama
5. Acrimony (2018)
104
7
Acrimony
R
104
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Melinda
Director:
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Danielle Nicolet, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon
6. Baby Boy (2001)
81
5
Baby Boy
R
81
5

Joseph is a 20 year old who is quite childish and misguided. Although he still lives with his own mother, he is the father of two children with two different women. Unable to find any balance in his chaotic life, he continues to have affairs with other women.

As:
Cast
Role:
Yvette
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Tyrese Gibson, Ving Rhames, Snoop Dogg, Omar Gooding, Tamara LaSeon Bass
7. Four Brothers (2005)
64
4
Four Brothers
R
64
4

Four adopted brothers Bobby, Angel, Jeremiah and Jack Mercer move back home to Detroit, after their adoptive mother Evelyn Mercer is killed in an apparent robbery. When they discover that the murder was premeditated, they go to war against the gang lord Victor Sweet and corrupt cops controlled by him. 

As:
Cast
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Action, Crime
8. The Best of Enemies (2019)
64
6
The Best of Enemies
PG-13
64
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Robin Bissell
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Sam Rockwell, John Gallagher Jr., Anne Heche, Wes Bentley
9. No Good Deed (2014)
79
5
No Good Deed
PG-13
79
5

Colin Evans has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for manslaughter. However, after he is denied parole after five years, on the way back to prison, he kills the officers transporting him and escapes. He soon enters the house of Terri Granger, a woman who lives with her two children.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Terry
Director:
Sam Miller
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Idris Elba, Kate del Castillo, Leslie Bibb, Henry Simmons
10. Not Easily Broken (2009)
64
6
Not Easily Broken
PG-13
64
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Clarice Clark
Director:
Bill Duke
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Wood Harris, Kevin Hart, Morris Chestnut, Maeve Quinlan
12. The Family That Preys (2008)
67
2
The Family That Preys
PG-13
67
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pam
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tyler Perry, Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Cole Hauser
13. Talk to Me (2007)
25
3
Talk to Me
R
25
3

Talk to Me is a biographical drama film which tells the story of a radio personality named Ralph Greene, an ex-convict who becomes a talk show host and community activist in the 1960s. He expresses himself quite freely on his radio show and over time, he manages to gain a lot of popularity, even surpassing the popularity of his colleagues Nighthawk and Sunny Jim.     

As:
Cast
Director:
Kasi Lemmons
Genres:
War, Drama, History, Music, Biography
14. Something New (2006)
35
2
Something New
PG-13
35
2

Kenya McQueen is an accountant whose friends set her up for a blind date. Upon meeting her date, Brian Kelly, a free-spirited landscaper, she decides to back off, due to their racial differences, despite the fact that she finds herself attracted to him.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Sanaa Hamri
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Simon Baker, Donald Faison, John Ratzenberger, Mike Epps, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Sanaa Lathan, Katharine Towne
15. The Karate Kid (2010)
42
2
The Karate Kid
PG
42
2

A remake of the 1984 movie, The Karate Kid follows 12-years old Dre Parker who moves to China and finds himself in the crosshairs of neighborhood bully and kung fu prodigy Cheng. Dre then becomes an apprentice to Mr. Han a kung fu master and must compete against Cheng in a kung fu tournament. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sherry Parker
Director:
Harald Zwart
Genres:
Family, Sport, Action, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Wenwen Han, Rongguang Yu
16. Proud Mary (2018)
64
4
Proud Mary
R
64
4
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Mary
Director:
Babak Najafi
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Billy Brown, Neal McDonough
18. I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
68
1
I Can Do Bad All by Myself
PG-13
68
1

Madea catches Jennifer and her two brothers raiding her home. However, she feels sorry for the kids and their troubles after hearing their stories. She learns that after their grandmother passed away few days ago, their only relative left is April, a self-centered and alcoholic singer, who is living with her abusive boyfriend.

As:
Cast
Role:
April
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tyler Perry, Brian White, Adam Rodriguez, Hope Olaide Wilson
19. Date Night (2010)
25
3
Date Night
PG-13
25
3

Married Couple Phil and Claire Foster lead boring domestic lives and decide to go on a date night to a modern Manhattan restaurant. On reaching, Phil decides to impersonate the no-show Tripplehorns to get a reservation. Mistaken identities then lead to a life-threatening chase by corrupt cops and mobsters. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Arroyo
Director:
Shawn Levy
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
20. Smokin' Aces (2006)
14
3
Smokin' Aces
R
14
3

Small-time conman and magician Buddy "Aces" Israel seeks immunity deal with FBI in exchange for testifying against ailing mob boss Primo Sparazza, who in turn declares million dollar bounty on the snitch. "Aces" soon becomes the target of a number of dangerous assassins, including a hitman, two hitwomen, a torture expert, a neo-Nazi, and the mysterious The Swede.

As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Carnahan
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
21. Top Five (2014)
12
2
Top Five
R
12
2

Andre Allen, recovering alcoholic, who started his career as stand-up comedian and went on to become successful star of action-comedies, is venturing into serious films. He is spending the day with New York Times reporter Chelsea Brown for an interview. As the day with Chelsea unwinds, Andre is confronted with his past and is veered back to his roots as stand-up comedian. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
22. Larry Crowne (2011)
10
2
Larry Crowne
PG-13
10
2

Despite his seniority and his exceptional work, Larry, a team leader at a company, is asked to leave his job due to his lack of a college degree. In order to give his life a new direction, he joins a college where he develops a crush on Mercedes, his new teacher. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
24. Coffee & Kareem (2020)
19
1
Coffee & Kareem
TV-MA
19
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Vanessa Manning
Director:
Michael Dowse
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ed Helms, RonReaco Lee, Betty Gilpin, Terrence Little Gardenhigh
28. Once Fallen (2010)
20
0
Once Fallen
R
20
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Pearl
Director:
Ash Adams
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Ed Harris, Brian Presley, Amy Madigan, Ash Adams
29. From the Rough (2013)
22
0
From the Rough
PG
22
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Catana Starks
Director:
Pierre Bagley
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Clarke Duncan, Henry Simmons, Tom Felton, Letoya Luckett
30. Streetwise (1998)
11
3
Streetwise
R
11
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Bruce Brown
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Sid Burston, James Crews, Jerry Cummings, Bunny Dorsett
31. Hair Show (2004)
15
2
Hair Show
PG-13
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tiffany
Director:
Leslie Small
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Ramsey, Mo'Nique, Kellita Smith, Gina Torres

TV Movie(s)

1. Satan's School for Girls (2000)
11
1
Satan's School for Girls
TV-14
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Paige
Director:
Christopher Leitch
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Shannen Doherty, Julie Benz, Daniel Cosgrove, Richard Joseph Paul
2. Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays (2015)
22
2
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays
22
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Don Mischer, Joe DeMaio
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle
3. Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
29
3
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
TV-14
29
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tiffany Rubin
Director:
Gary Harvey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Terry O'Quinn, Beverly Todd, David Haydn-Jones, Sean Baek
4. Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)
10
1
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man
10
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Pullen Shaw
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Gloria Stuart, Phylicia Rashad, Tim Abell, David Ogden Stiers
5. Seasons of Love (2014)
9
3
Seasons of Love
9
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Princess Filmz
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Cleo Anthony, A.J. Ackleson, Gary Craig, Rasheda Crockett
6. Taraji's White Hot Holidays (2016)
10
3
Taraji's White Hot Holidays
10
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Host
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Taye Diggs, Terry Crews, Missy Elliott, Charmaine Baquiran

Animation(s)

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
PG
Plot:

Ralph and Vanellope discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, which leads them into a new adventure in the uncharted land of the internet.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Family
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
PG
Plot:

The fictional character Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov, and Natasha Fatale, manage to escape into the real world. In order to stop them, Karen, an FBI agent, asks Rocky and Bullwinkle for their help.

As:
Cast
Director:
Des McAnuff
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Brotherly Love Table Read (2010)
The Brotherly Love Table Read
As:
Cast
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Kanye West

TV Shows and Videos

Living in the Age of Surveillance (2012)
Living in the Age of Surveillance
As:
Cast
Role:
Various
Director:
Sandrine Orabona
Genres:
Short, News
Star Cast:
Jim Caviezel, Brett Cullen, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman
All or Nothing (2001)
All or Nothing
R
As:
Cast
Director:
Adisa
Genres:
Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Kiko Ellsworth, Jermaine Montell, Tyrone Gibson, Adrian R'Mante
Holla (2002)
Holla
As:
Cast
Role:
Guest
Director:
Candace Walker
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Hill Harper, Coolio, Gloria Allred, Brandon N. Bowlin

Taraji P. Henson Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Empire Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama 2016
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Hidden Figures Best Hero 2017