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The Best Angela Bassett Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 2.4k votes 249 voters 28.4k views

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List of the best Angela Bassett movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Angela Bassett'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 Angela Bassett movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Angela Bassett movies will be at the top of the list. Angela Bassett has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Angela Bassett movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Angela Bassett films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List below includes This Means War, Our Friend, Martin and more films.

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  • What's Love Got to Do with It1
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    What's Love Got to Do with It

    Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1993

    Directed byBrian Gibson

    What's Love Got to Do with It is a 1993 American biographical film directed by Brian Gibson,...  more

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  • Malcolm X2
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    Malcolm X

    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton

    Released1992

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the African-American activist...  more

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    #145 of 275 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#284 of 372 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

  • Boyz n the Hood3
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    Boyz n the Hood

    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama film directed by John Singleton. Three young men...  more

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    #9 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time#242 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys

  • The Jacksons: An American Dream4
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    The Jacksons: An American Dream

    Angela Bassett, Terrence Howard

    Released1992

    Directed byKaren Arthur

    The Jacksons: An American Dream is a four-hour American miniseries broadcast in two halves on...  more

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  • Jumping the Broom5
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    Jumping the Broom

    Julie Bowen, Paula Patton

    Released2011

    Directed bySalim Akil

    Jumping the Broom is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Salim Akil and produced by Tracey...  more

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    #64 of 101 The Best Romantic Comedies Of The 2010s Decade#127 of 147 The Best Movies About Massachusetts

  • The Rosa Parks Story6
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    The Rosa Parks Story

    Angela Bassett, Cicely Tyson

    Released2002

    Directed byJulie Dash

    The Rosa Parks Story is a 2002 American television movie written by Paris Qualles and directed...  more
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  • Meet the Browns7
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    Meet the Browns

    Sofía Vergara, Tyler Perry

    Released2008

    Directed byTyler Perry

    Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film released by Lionsgate on...  more

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  • Notorious8
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    Notorious

    Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie

    Released2009

    Directed byGeorge Tillman, Jr.

    Notorious is a 2009 American biographical film about the life of Christopher Wallace, an...  more

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    #16 of 85 The Greatest African American Biopics#67 of 192 The Best Movies About Music

  • Vampire in Brooklyn9
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    Vampire in Brooklyn

    Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byWes Craven

    Vampire in Brooklyn is a 1995 American horror comedy film directed by Wes Craven, and starring...  more

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    #60 of 63 Movies Set in Brooklyn#56 of 144 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made

  • Waiting to Exhale10
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    Waiting to Exhale

    Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byForest Whitaker

    Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker, based on...  more

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  • Mr. 300011
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    Mr. 3000

    Carmen Electra, Jay Leno

    Released2004

    Directed byCharles Stone III

    Mr. 3000 is a 2004 American sports comedy film starring Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett. The...  more
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith12
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored...  more

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    #600 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#20 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time

  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back13
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    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett

    Released1998

    Directed byKevin Rodney Sullivan

    How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Kevin Rodney...  more

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  • Contact14
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    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a...  more

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  • City of Hope15
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    City of Hope

    Angela Bassett, Gina Gershon

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Sayles

    City of Hope is a 1991 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The film...  more
  • Akeelah and the Bee16
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    Akeelah and the Bee

    Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne

    Released2006

    Directed byDoug Atchison

    Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. It...  more

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  • Meet the Robinsons17
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    Meet the Robinsons

    Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett

    Released2007

    Directed byStephen J. Anderson

    Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney...  more

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    #153 of 575 The Best Animated Films Ever#159 of 206 The Best Adventure Movies

  • Kindergarten Cop18
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    Kindergarten Cop

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable

    Released1990

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold...  more

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    #102 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#54 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • Music of the Heart19
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    Music of the Heart

    Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett

    Released1999

    Directed byWes Craven

    Music of the Heart is a 1999 drama film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Pamela Gray. It...  more
  • Innocent Blood20
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    Innocent Blood

    Angela Bassett, Don Rickles

    Released1992

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Innocent Blood is a 1992 American horror film directed by John Landis. The film stars Anne...  more

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  • Green Lantern21
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    Green Lantern

    Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2011

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    Green Lantern is a 2011 action fantasy film written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc...  more

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  • Sunshine State22
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    Sunshine State

    Angela Bassett, Mary Steenburgen

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Sayles

    Sunshine State is a 2002 American comedy–drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The...  more
  • This Means War23
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    This Means War

    Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy

    Released2012

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

    This film is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG. The film stars Reese...  more

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  • Gospel Hill24
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    Gospel Hill

    Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett

    Released2008

    Directed byGiancarlo Esposito

    Gospel Hill is a 2008 film directed and produced by Giancarlo Esposito, who also stars in the...  more
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    Critters 4

    Angela Bassett, Brad Dourif

    Released1992

    Directed byRupert Harvey

    Critters 4 is a 1992 science fiction comedy horror film starring Don Keith Opper, Terrence...  more