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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?"

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    Holiday Heart

    Alfre Woodard, Ving Rhames
    Holiday Heart is a 2000 TV movie starring Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, and Mykelti Williamson....  more

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    The Family That Preys

    Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson
    The Family That Preys is a 2008 American movie drama written, produced, and directed by Tyler...  more

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    Love & Basketball

    Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union
    Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan....  more

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    Beauty Shop

    Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone
    Beauty Shop is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Bille Woodruff, and a spin-off from the...  more

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    #569 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#93 of 159 The Best Hood Movies

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    Crooklyn

    RuPaul, Spike Lee
    Crooklyn is a 1994 semi-autobiographical film co-written and directed by Spike Lee. The film...  more

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    Miss Evers' Boys

    Laurence Fishburne, Alfre Woodard
    Miss Evers' Boys is a 1997 HBO television film starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne,...  more

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    Heart and Souls

    Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue
    Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring...  more
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    American Violet

    Nicole Beharie, Alfre Woodard
    American Violet is a 2008 film directed by Tim Disney....  more
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    Primal Fear

    Edward Norton, Richard Gere
    Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film, based on William Diehl's 1993 novel of...  more

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    Mumford

    Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco
    Mumford is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is...  more
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    Something New

    Taraji P. Henson, Simon Baker
    Something New is a 2006 American romantic drama film directed by Sanaa Hamri. The screenplay...  more

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    What's Cooking?

    Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick
    What's Cooking? is a 2000 British/American comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha and...  more

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    Miss Firecracker

    Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins
    Miss Firecracker is a 1989 comedy film directed by Thomas Schlamme. It stars Holly Hunter,...  more
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    Star Trek: First Contact

    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell
    Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount...  more

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    K-PAX

    Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges
    K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction-mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring...  more

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    A Wrinkle in Time

    Alfre Woodard, Gregory Smith
    A Wrinkle in Time is a television film based on the children's fantasy novel of the same name...  more
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    Dinosaur

    Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies
    Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film...  more

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    Passion Fish

    Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard
    Passion Fish is a 1992 American film written and directed by John Sayles. The film stars Mary...  more
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    Down in the Delta

    Wesley Snipes, Alfre Woodard
    Down in the Delta is a 1998 drama film directed by Maya Angelou. The film stars Alfre Woodard,...  more

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    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder
    How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and...  more
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    Radio

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris
    Radio is a 2003 film inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by...  more

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    Cross Creek

    Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen
    Cross Creek is a 1983 film starring Mary Steenburgen as The Yearling author Marjorie Kinnan...  more
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    Grand Canyon

    Steve Martin, Kevin Kline
    Grand Canyon is a 1991 American drama film directed and produced by Lawrence Kasdan, and...  more
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    Gulliver's Travels

    Omar Sharif, Ted Danson
    Gulliver's Travels is a U.S. TV miniseries based on Jonathan Swift's novel of the same name,...  more

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    Take the Lead

    Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan
    Take the Lead is a 2006 musical drama film starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre...  more