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The Best Alfre Woodard Movies 

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List of the best Alfre Woodard movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Alfre Woodard's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Alfre Woodard movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Alfre Woodard movies will be at the top of the list. Alfre Woodard has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Alfre Woodard movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Alfre Woodard films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Alfre Woodard role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Alfre Woodard performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

A list made up of films like The Dot ... and More Stories to Make You Feel Good and Take the Lead.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Alfre Woodard movies?" and "What are the greatest Alfre Woodard roles of all time?"

Tyler Perry and Robert Altman are among those who have directed Alfre Woodard at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Alfre Woodard have also been known to enjoy films starring Ellen Burstyn and Kathy Bates.

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Alfre Woodard, Ving Rhames, Mykelti Williamson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Townsend

Holiday Heart is a 2000 TV movie starring Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, and Mykelti Williamson. It was directed by Robert Townsend, aired on the cable TV channel Showtime, and was distributed on ...more

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Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Kathy Bates

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tyler Perry

The Family That Preys is a 2008 American movie drama written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry. The screenplay focuses on two families, one wealthy and the other working class, whose lives ...more

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RuPaul, Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard

Released: 1994

Directed by: Spike Lee

Crooklyn is a 1994 semi-autobiographical film co-written and directed by Spike Lee. The film takes place in Brooklyn, New York and the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant during the summer of ...more

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Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan

Released: 2000

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan. The film tells the story of Quincy McCall and Monica Wright, two next-door neighbors in Los ...more

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Wesley Snipes, Alfre Woodard, Loretta Devine

Released: 1998

Directed by: Maya Angelou

Down in the Delta is a 1998 drama film directed by Maya Angelou. The film stars Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman, Jr., Esther Rolle, Loretta Devine, and Wesley Snipes.

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Alicia Silverstone, Queen Latifah, Kevin Bacon

Released: 2005

Directed by: Bille Woodruff

Beauty Shop is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Bille Woodruff. The film serves as both a third installment and a spin-off of the Barbershop film franchise, and stars Queen Latifah as ...more

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Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Richard Donner

Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The film was produced and directed by Richard Donner, and the cinematography was by ...more

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Laurence Fishburne, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis

Released: 1997

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Miss Evers' Boys is a 1997 HBO television film starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne, based on the true story of the decades-long Tuskegee experiment. It was directed by Joseph Sargent ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Kyra Sedgwick

Released: 1993

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Thomas Riley, a businessman recruited by the souls of four deceased people - ...more
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Nicole Beharie, Alfre Woodard, Xzibit

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tim Disney

American Violet is a 2008 film directed by Tim Disney.
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Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

Released: 1996

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film, based on William Diehl's 1993 novel of the same name and directed by Gregory Hoblit. The film tells the story of Chicago defense attorney ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco, Martin Short

Released: 1999

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Mumford is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is set in a small town where a new psychologist gives offbeat advice to the neurotic residents. Both the ...more
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Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jonathan Frakes

Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the eighth feature film based on Star Trek, and the first film to feature no cast members ...more

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Taraji P. Henson, Simon Baker, Sanaa Lathan

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sanaa Hamri

Something New is a 2006 American romantic drama film directed by Sanaa Hamri. The screenplay by Kriss Turner focuses on interracial relationships and traditional African American family values ...more

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Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard

Released: 2000

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

What's Cooking? is a 2000 British/American comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha and starring Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Joan Chen, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Julianna Margulies, ...more

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Alfre Woodard, Gregory Smith, Chris Potter

Released: 2003

Directed by: John Kent Harrison

A Wrinkle in Time is a television film based on the children's fantasy novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle. In 2003, a television adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time was produced by multiple ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Aaron Paul

Released: 2001

Directed by: Iain Softley

K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction-mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack and Alfre Woodard. The screenplay, written by Gene Brewer ...more

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Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kenny Leon

Steel Magnolias is an American comedy-drama television film directed by Kenny Leon that premiered at Lifetime Network on October 7, 2012. It is an adaptation of Steel Magnolias. The new film ...more
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Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ralph Zondag, Eric Leighton

Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with The Secret Lab, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 1989

Directed by: Thomas Schlamme

Miss Firecracker is a 1989 comedy film directed by Thomas Schlamme. It stars Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard, and Scott Glenn. The film, set in Yazoo City, ...more
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Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard, Mary McDonnell

Released: 1992

Directed by: John Sayles

Passion Fish is a 1992 American film written and directed by John Sayles. The film stars Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Strathairn, Leo Burmester, and Angela Bassett. ...more
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Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

Released: 2003

Directed by: Michael Tollin

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Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Mary-Louise Parker

Released: 1991

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

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Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

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Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, Alfre Woodard

Released: 1983

Directed by: Martin Ritt

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