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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?"


  • 1
    Holiday Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Holiday Heart

    Alfre Woodard, Ving Rhames


    Directed byRobert Townsend

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

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  • 2
    The Family That Preys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    The Family That Preys

    Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson


    Directed byTyler Perry

    The Family That Preys is a 2008 American movie drama written, produced, and directed by Tyler... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 3
    Down in the Delta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Down in the Delta

    Wesley Snipes, Alfre Woodard


    Directed byMaya Angelou

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

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  • 4
    Crooklyn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies


    RuPaul, Spike Lee


    Directed bySpike Lee

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

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  • 5
    Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies


    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum


    Directed byRichard Donner

    Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Miss Evers' Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Miss Evers' Boys

    Laurence Fishburne, Alfre Woodard


    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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

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  • 7
    Heart and Souls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Heart and Souls

    Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue


    Directed byRon Underwood

    Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    American Violet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    American Violet

    Nicole Beharie, Alfre Woodard


    Directed byTim Disney

    American Violet is a 2008 film directed by Tim Disney.
  • 9
    Primal Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Primal Fear

    Edward Norton, Richard Gere


    Directed byGregory Hoblit

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

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  • 10
    Mumford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies


    Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco


    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Mumford is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Steel Magnolias

    Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard


    Directed byKenny Leon

    Steel Magnolias is an American comedy-drama television film directed by Kenny Leon that... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Miss Firecracker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Miss Firecracker

    Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins


    Directed byThomas Schlamme

    Miss Firecracker is a 1989 comedy film directed by Thomas Schlamme. It stars Holly Hunter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Star Trek: First Contact is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Star Trek: First Contact

    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell


    Directed byJonathan Frakes

    Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    K-PAX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies


    Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges


    Directed byIain Softley

    K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction-mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    A Wrinkle in Time

    Alfre Woodard, Gregory Smith


    Directed byJohn Kent Harrison

    A Wrinkle in Time is a television film based on the children's fantasy novel of the same name... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies


    Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies


    Directed byRalph Zondag, Eric Leighton

    Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Passion Fish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Passion Fish

    Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard


    Directed byJohn Sayles

    Passion Fish is a 1992 American film written and directed by John Sayles. The film stars Mary... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Cross Creek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Cross Creek

    Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen


    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Cross Creek is a 1983 film starring Mary Steenburgen as The Yearling author Marjorie Kinnan... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Forgotten is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    The Forgotten

    Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise


    Directed byJoseph Ruben

    The Forgotten is a 2004 American science fiction psychological thriller drama film, directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    How to Make an American Quilt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder


    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

    How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Radio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies


    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris


    Directed byMichael Tollin

    Radio is a 2003 film inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Grand Canyon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Grand Canyon

    Steve Martin, Kevin Kline


    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Grand Canyon is a 1991 American drama film directed and produced by Lawrence Kasdan, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Gulliver's Travels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Gulliver's Travels

    Omar Sharif, Ted Danson


    Directed byCharles Sturridge

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

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  • 24
    Take the Lead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Take the Lead

    Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan


    Directed byLiz Friedlander

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

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  • 25
    Love & Basketball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alfre Woodard Movies

    Love & Basketball

    Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union


    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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