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The Best Angela Bassett Movies

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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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  • 1
    What's Love Got to Do with It
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Waiting to Exhale
    81
    9

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Boyz n the Hood
    67
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    How Stella Got Her Groove Back
    64
    7

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Malcolm X
    59
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Akeelah and the Bee
    47
    6

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Jacksons: An American Dream
    43
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Meet the Browns
    40
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    The Rosa Parks Story
    40
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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 on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    Jumping the Broom
    36
    7

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Strange Days
    37
    8

    Strange Days

    Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Kathryn... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Notorious
    27
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Vampire in Brooklyn
    30
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Mr. 3000
    23
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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 on Wikipedia

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    #147 of 172 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made#48 of 78 The All-Time Best Baseball Films

  • 15
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    21
    5

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Panther
    23
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    Panther

    Chris Rock, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    Panther is a 1995 film directed by Mario Van Peebles, from a screenplay adapted by his father,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Contact
    21
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Ruby's Bucket of Blood
    19
    5

    Ruby's Bucket of Blood

    Angela Bassett, Jurnee Smollett

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Werner

    Ruby's Bucket of Blood is a 2001 drama film written by Julie Hébert and directed by Peter...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    The Score
    20
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    The Score

    Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando

    Released2001

    Directed byFrank Oz

    The Score is a 2001 thriller film directed by Frank Oz, and stars Robert De Niro, Edward... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Kindergarten Cop
    18
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Meet the Robinsons
    18
    7

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #164 of 572 The Best Animated Films Ever#55 of 111 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

  • 22
    City of Hope
    16
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Supernova
    18
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    Supernova

    Angela Bassett, James Spader

    Released2000

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola, Jack Sholder, Walter Hill, James Thomas Lee Knight

    Supernova is a 2000 science fiction horror film, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was... more on Wikipedia

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    Music of the Heart
    15
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Green Lantern
    17
    8

    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 on Wikipedia

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