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

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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20
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
PG-13
73
20

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.

Directed By:
2. Hidden Figures (2016)
39
8
Hidden Figures
PG
39
8

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.

Role:
Katherine G. Johnson
Starring:
Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Directed By:
Theodore Melfi
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Hero
3. Hustle & Flow (2005)
15
5
Hustle & Flow
R
15
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. 

Role:
Shug
Directed By:
Craig Brewer
4. Talk to Me (2007)
12
4
Talk to Me
R
12
4

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.     

Directed By:
Kasi Lemmons
5. The Best of Enemies (2019)
11
4
The Best of Enemies
PG-13
11
4
Starring:
Anne Heche, Sam Rockwell, John Gallagher Jr., Wes Bentley
Directed By:
Robin Bissell
6. Four Brothers (2005)
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9
Four Brothers
R
22
9

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. 

Directed By:
John Singleton
7. Smokin' Aces (2006)
20
9
Smokin' Aces
R
20
9

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.

Directed By:
Joe Carnahan
8. Minions 2: The Rise of Gru (2022)
15
7
Minions 2: The Rise of Gru
U
15
7

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru is a comedy film which tells the story of a twelve year old kid, who wants to become the world’s most dangerous super villain. Over time, he manages to gain few loyal followers, and also builds a lair. However, things don’t go as expected.

Role:
Belle Bottom
9. Something New (2006)
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4
Something New
PG-13
8
4

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.   

Starring:
Simon Baker, Donald Faison, John Ratzenberger, Mike Epps, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Sanaa Lathan, Katharine Towne
Directed By:
Sanaa Hamri
10. Think Like a Man (2012)
12
5
Think Like a Man
PG-13
12
5

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. 

Directed By:
Tim Story
11. Hurricane Season (2009)
8
5
Hurricane Season
PG-13
8
5
Role:
Dayna Collins
Starring:
China Anne McClain, Forest Whitaker, Courtney B. Vance, Bonnie Hunt, Khleo Thomas
Directed By:
Tim Story
12. Top Five (2014)
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6
Top Five
R
8
6

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. 

Starring:
Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, Tracy Morgan, Gabourey Sidibe, Rosario Dawson, Ben Vereen, Jerry Seinfeld
Directed By:
13. Baby Boy (2001)
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4
Baby Boy
R
11
4

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.

Role:
Yvette
Starring:
Tyrese Gibson, Snoop Dogg, Ving Rhames, Omar Gooding, Tamara LaSeon Bass
Directed By:
John Singleton
14. Date Night (2010)
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11
Date Night
PG-13
19
11

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. 

Role:
Detective Arroyo
Starring:
Gal Gadot, Ray Liotta, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Bernthal, Nick Kroll
Directed By:
Shawn Levy
15. The Karate Kid (2010)
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12
The Karate Kid
PG
20
12

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. 

Role:
Sherry Parker
Starring:
Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Wenwen Han, Rongguang Yu
Directed By:
Harald Zwart
16. Larry Crowne (2011)
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7
Larry Crowne
PG-13
11
7

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. 

Starring:
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Pam Grier, Bryan Cranston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rami Malek, George Takei
Directed By:
17. Not Easily Broken (2009)
6
4
Not Easily Broken
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Clarice Clark
Starring:
Wood Harris, Kevin Hart, Morris Chestnut, Maeve Quinlan
Directed By:
Bill Duke
18. Acrimony (2018)
11
4
Acrimony
R
11
4

When Melinda meets Robert for the first time, she finds herself irresistibly attracted to him, but she is also skeptical of his charming nature.  After falling in love, she transforms herself into everything that he had wanted her to be. However, things get ugly when she realizes that despite all her sacrifices, she was betrayed as he was cheating on her.

Role:
Melinda
Starring:
Danielle Nicolet, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon
Directed By:
19. Think Like a Man Too (2014)
9
5
Think Like a Man Too
PG-13
9
5

Think Like a Man is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of five different couples who plan to attend a wedding as well as have a romantic weekend in Las Vegas. However, hilarious misadventures follow.

Starring:
Adam Brody, Kelsey Grammer, Carl Weathers, Janina Gavankar, Cheryl Hines, Coco Austin, Kevin Hart
Directed By:
Tim Story
20. The Family That Preys (2008)
6
4
The Family That Preys
PG-13
6
4

The Family that Preys is a drama film which tells the story of Alice Pratt, a hardworking woman who is raising her two daughters while also managing a diner. She has a friend named Charlotte, whom she has known for many years. Due to secrets and scandals surrounding both their families, the lives of both women are thrown into turmoil. In order to save the situation from ruin, Alice and Charlotte both set out on a road trip.     

Role:
Pam
Starring:
Tyler Perry, Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Cole Hauser
Directed By:
21. No Good Deed (2014)
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5
No Good Deed
PG-13
10
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.

Role:
Terry
Starring:
Idris Elba, Kate del Castillo, Leslie Bibb, Henry Simmons
Directed By:
Sam Miller
22. The Good Doctor (2011)
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4
The Good Doctor
PG-13
7
4

Martin Blake is an ambitious doctor who has always been looking for respect. He meets an 18 year old patient named Diane, who suffers from a kidney infection. Things take a dark turn when he develops an obsession with her, and therefore, in order to avoid losing her, he begins tampering with her treatment, so that she remains sick and doesn’t leave the hospital.

Role:
Nurse Theresa
Starring:
Courtney Ford, Marin Hinkle, Riley Keough, Troy Garity, Evan Peters, Orlando Bloom, Rob Morrow
Directed By:
Lance Daly
23. Term Life (2016)
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4
Term Life
R
5
4

Nick Barrow, a guy known for setting up heists, finds himself being targeted by several hitmen. However, he tries to survive long enough for his insurance policy to kick in, so that his daughter can receive the benefits.

Starring:
Hailee Steinfeld, Jonathan Banks, Bill Paxton, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Terrence Howard, Mike Epps
Directed By:
Peter Billingsley
24. Peep World (2010)
5
4
Peep World
R
5
4
Role:
Mary
Starring:
Troian Bellisario, Rainn Wilson, Judy Greer, Sarah Silverman, Michael C. Hall, Lesley Ann Warren, Lewis Black
Directed By:
Barry W. Blaustein
25. Coffee & Kareem (2020)
7
5
Coffee & Kareem
TV-MA
7
5

A 12-year-old tries to come up with a plan to frighten off his mother’s new lover, whom he doesn’t like. However, the plan backfires and they get involved with a drug kingpin.

Role:
Vanessa Manning
Starring:
Ed Helms, RonReaco Lee, Betty Gilpin, Terrence Little Gardenhigh
Directed By:
Michael Dowse
26. Proud Mary (2018)
8
4
Proud Mary
R
8
4
Role:
Mary
Starring:
Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Billy Brown, Neal McDonough
Directed By:
Babak Najafi
27. The List (2018)
6
4
The List
R
6
4
Starring:
Missi Pyle, Michael Blackson, Amber Riley, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock
Directed By:
28. Once Fallen (2010)
4
4
Once Fallen
R
4
4
Role:
Pearl
Starring:
Ed Harris, Brian Presley, Amy Madigan, Ash Adams
Directed By:
Ash Adams
29. I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
8
4
I Can Do Bad All by Myself
PG-13
8
4

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.

Role:
April
Starring:
Tyler Perry, Brian White, Adam Rodriguez, Hope Olaide Wilson
Directed By:
30. Satan's School for Girls (2000)
4
4
Satan's School for Girls
TV-14
4
4
Role:
Paige
Starring:
Shannen Doherty, Julie Benz, Daniel Cosgrove, Richard Joseph Paul
Directed By:
Christopher Leitch
31. Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)
7
3
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man
7
3
Starring:
Angela Lansbury, Gloria Stuart, Phylicia Rashad, Tim Abell, David Ogden Stiers
Directed By:
Anthony Pullen Shaw
32. From the Rough (2013)
8
3
From the Rough
PG
8
3
Role:
Catana Starks
Starring:
Michael Clarke Duncan, Henry Simmons, Tom Felton, Letoya Luckett
Directed By:
Pierre Bagley
33. Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
9
4
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
TV-14
9
4
Role:
Tiffany Rubin
Starring:
Terry O'Quinn, Beverly Todd, David Haydn-Jones, Sean Baek
Directed By:
Gary Harvey
34. Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays (2015)
7
4
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays
7
4
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle
Directed By:
Don Mischer, Joe DeMaio
35. Streetwise (1998)
7
4
Streetwise
R
7
4
Starring:
Sid Burston, James Crews, Jerry Cummings, Bunny Dorsett
Directed By:
Bruce Brown
36. Hair Show (2004)
6
4
Hair Show
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Tiffany
Starring:
David Ramsey, Mo'Nique, Kellita Smith, Gina Torres
Directed By:
Leslie Small
37. Taraji's White Hot Holidays (2016)
4
4
Taraji's White Hot Holidays
4
4
Role:
Herself - Host
Starring:
Taye Diggs, Terry Crews, Missy Elliott, Charmaine Baquiran
38. Seasons of Love (2014)
4
4
Seasons of Love
4
4
Starring:
Cleo Anthony, A.J. Ackleson, Gary Craig, Rasheda Crockett
Directed By:
Princess Filmz

TV Shows

House M.D.
67
10
House M.D.
TV-14
67
10
Starring:
Tyler James Williams, Daryl Sabara, Amy Irving, Odette Annable, Sasha Pieterse, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Felicia Day
Directed By:
Person of Interest
33
6
Person of Interest
TV-14
33
6
Role:
Joss Carter
Starring:
Jim Caviezel, Jason Ritter, Katheryn Winnick, Sarah Shahi, Keith David, Laz Alonso, Samira Wiley
Directed By:
Richard J. Lewis, Kevin Bray, Helen Shaver, Fred Toye, Stephen Surjik
Boston Legal
15
3
Boston Legal
TV-14
15
3
Starring:
James Spader, Ken Jeong, Michael K. Williams, Robert Wagner, Page Kennedy, Veronica Cartwright, Alan Ruck
Directed By:
Living in the Age of Surveillance (2012)
9
2
Living in the Age of Surveillance
9
2
Role:
Various
Starring:
Jim Caviezel, Brett Cullen, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman
Directed By:
Sandrine Orabona
ER
15
4
ER
TV-14
15
4
Starring:
Alexis Bledel, Alexa Vega, Jared Padalecki, Ewan McGregor, Stana Katic, Steve Buscemi, Shia LaBeouf
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
17
5
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
TV-14
17
5
Starring:
Chad Michael Murray, Dakota Fanning, Charlie Sheen, Amanda Seyfried, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis, Pauley Perrette
Directed By:
Eli Stone
9
3
Eli Stone
9
3
Starring:
Bridget Moynahan, Katie Holmes, Sigourney Weaver, Natasha Henstridge, Tom Cavanagh, Alanna Ubach, Victor Garber
Directed By:
David Petrarca, Vincent Misiano, Michael Schultz, Perry Lang, Christopher Misiano
Smart Guy
8
3
Smart Guy
TV-G
8
3
Starring:
Christina Milian, Ashley Tisdale, Tia Mowry, Bianca Lawson, Naya Rivera, Tamera Mowry, Tahj Mowry
Directed By:
Joe Regalbuto, Sheldon Epps, Mark Cendrowski, Howard Murray, Terri McCoy
Empire
11
4
Empire
TV-14
11
4
Role:
Cookie Lyon
Starring:
Jennifer Hudson, Rosie O'Donnell, Vivica A. Fox, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Joe Keery, Romeo Miller
Directed By:
Sanaa Hamri, Craig Brewer, Danny Strong, Mario Van Peebles, Lee Daniels
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Half & Half
8
3
Half & Half
8
3
Starring:
Shemar Moore, Kathy Griffin, Tatyana Ali, Cris Judd, Alan Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, Diahann Carroll
Directed By:
Ellen Gittelsohn, Victor Gonzalez, Maynard C. Virgil I
Felicity
7
3
Felicity
TV-14
7
3
Starring:
Tyra Banks, Jennifer Garner, Teri Garr, John Ritter, Amy Smart, Jane Kaczmarek, Keri Russell
Directed By:
Lawrence Trilling, Harry Winer, Keith Samples, Matt Reeves, Stan Salfas
The Parent 'Hood
6
3
The Parent 'Hood
6
3
Starring:
Shawn Wayans, Kenya Moore, Marlon Wayans, Gilbert Gottfried, Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Bianca Lawson
Directed By:
Gerren Keith, Robert Townsend, Paul Miller, Loretha C. Jones, Glynn Turman
Forehead Tittaes (2010)
6
3
Forehead Tittaes
6
3
Starring:
Marion Cotillard, Lesley Ann Warren, William Fichtner, Seth Morris
Directed By:
Jake Szymanski
The Division
6
3
The Division
6
3
Role:
Inspector Raina Washington
Starring:
Katie Cassidy, Christina Pickles, Dean Cain, Jon Hamm, Traylor Howard, Bonnie Bedelia, Danica McKellar
Directed By:
Strong Medicine
6
3
Strong Medicine
6
3
Starring:
Lacey Chabert, Kim Fields, Rita Moreno, Patrick J. Adams, Diane Ladd, Fran Drescher, Marcia Cross
Sister, Sister
7
4
Sister, Sister
TV-G
7
4
Starring:
RuPaul, Molly Shannon, Brittany Murphy, Sherman Hemsley, Fred Willard, Milton Berle, Kenan Thompson
Directed By:
All or Nothing (2001)
5
3
All or Nothing
R
5
3
Starring:
Kiko Ellsworth, Jermaine Montell, Tyrone Gibson, Adrian R'Mante
Directed By:
Adisa
All of Us
4
3
All of Us
4
3
Starring:
Will Smith, Ariel Winter, Zachary Gordon, Boris Kodjoe, Masi Oka, Jaden Smith, Tyra Banks
Directed By:
Animal (2005)
4
3
Animal
R
4
3
Starring:
Chazz Palminteri, Jim Brown, Ving Rhames, Terrence Howard
Directed By:
David J. Burke
Pacific Blue
4
4
Pacific Blue
4
4
Starring:
Mario Lopez, Micky Dolenz, Erik Estrada, Rod Taylor, Susan Olsen, Danny Bonaduce, James Franco
Directed By:
Saved by the Bell: The New Class
2
3
Saved by the Bell: The New Class
2
3
Starring:
Tara Reid, Milo Ventimiglia, James Marsden, Christina Moore, Brittney Powell, Bianca Lawson, Mario Lopez
Directed By:
Frank Bonner, Don Barnhart, Miguel Higuera
Holla
1
3
Holla
1
3
Role:
Guest
Starring:
Hill Harper, Coolio, Gloria Allred, Brandon N. Bowlin
Directed By:
Candace Walker

Animation Movies

The Simpsons
35
5
The Simpsons
TV-14
35
5
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Adam West, Ben Stiller, Carmen Electra, Katey Sagal, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anne Hathaway
Directed By:
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)
15
6
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
PG
15
6

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.  

Role:
Yesss (voice)
Starring:
Vin Diesel, Idina Menzel, Jane Lynch, Mandy Moore, Kristen Bell, Tim Allen, Dianna Agron
Directed By:
Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Madly Madagascar (2013)
6
4
Madly Madagascar
6
4
Role:
Okapi (voice)
Starring:
Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer
Directed By:
David Soren
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
5
4
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
TV-PG
5
4
Role:
Ethel (voice)
Starring:
Gabriel Iglesias, Seth Green, Queen Latifah, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Wendy Williams
Directed By:
Steve Martino, Ricardo Curtis, Paul Stodolny, Mike Thurmeier
The Cleveland Show
6
5
The Cleveland Show
TV-14
6
5
Starring:
Eliza Dushku, David Lynch, Emily Deschanel, Jennette McCurdy, Jennifer Tilly, Katee Sackhoff, Bebe Neuwirth
Directed By:
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
3
5
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
PG
3
5

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.

Starring:
Robert De Niro, Kel Mitchell, John Goodman, Randy Quaid, Kenan Thompson, Piper Perabo, Rene Russo
Directed By:
Des McAnuff
The Brotherly Love Table Read (2010)
2
4
The Brotherly Love Table Read
2
4
Starring:
Kanye West

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