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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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Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Khandi Alexander

Released: 1993

Directed by: Brian Gibson

What's Love Got to Do with It is a 1993 American biographical film directed by Brian Gibson, loosely based on the life of Tina Turner. It stars Angela Bassett as Tina Turner and Laurence ...more

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Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Kelly Preston

Released: 1995

Directed by: Forest Whitaker

Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker, based on Terry McMillan's novel of the same name. The film centers around four unique women and how they ...more

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Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Released: 1991

Directed by: John Singleton

Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama film directed by John Singleton. Three young men weave in and out of violence, relationships, and racial issues in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los

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Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Danny Glover

Released: 1998

Directed by: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, adapted from Terry McMillan's bestselling novel of the same title. The film stars Angela Bassett, ...more

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Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

Released: 1992

Directed by: Spike Lee

Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the African-American activist Malcolm X. Directed and co-written by Spike Lee. The film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X's life: his ...more

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Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer

Released: 2006

Directed by: Doug Atchison

Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. It tells the story of Akeelah Anderson, an 11-year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National ...more

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Angela Bassett, Terrence Howard, Vanessa L. Williams

Released: 1992

Directed by: Karen Arthur

The Jacksons: An American Dream is a four-hour American miniseries broadcast in two halves on ABC and originally broadcast on November 15 through November 18, 1992. It is based upon the history ...more

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SofĂ­a Vergara, Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film released by Lionsgate on March 21, 2008. The film was based on the play of the same name by Tyler Perry.

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Angela Bassett, Cicely Tyson, Afemo Omilami

Released: 2002

Directed by: Julie Dash

The Rosa Parks Story is a 2002 American television movie written by Paris Qualles and directed by Julie Dash. Angela Bassett portrays Rosa Parks, and Cicely Tyson a supporting role as her ...more
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Julie Bowen, Paula Patton, Angela Bassett

Released: 2011

Directed by: Salim Akil

Jumping the Broom is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Salim Akil and produced by Tracey E. Edmonds, Elizabeth Hunter, T.D. Jakes, Glendon Palmer, and Curtis Wallace. The title of the film ...more

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Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1995

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. It stars Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D'Onofrio, and ...more

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Angela Bassett, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke

Released: 2009

Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.

Notorious is a 2009 American biographical film about the life of Christopher Wallace, an American rapper better known by the stage name The Notorious B.I.G. The film stars Jamal Woolard as ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Joanna Cassidy

Released: 1995

Directed by: Wes Craven

Vampire in Brooklyn is a 1995 American horror comedy film directed by Wes Craven, and starring Eddie Murphy and Angela Bassett. Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison, John Witherspoon, Zakes Mokae, and ...more

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Carmen Electra, Jay Leno, Angela Bassett

Released: 2004

Directed by: Charles Stone III

Mr. 3000 is a 2004 American sports comedy film starring Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett. The film's plot surrounds a retired Major League Baseball player who makes a comeback at age 47 in order to ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

Released: 2005

Directed by: Doug Liman

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are ...more

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Chris Rock, Angela Bassett, Chris Tucker

Released: 1995

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

Panther is a 1995 film directed by Mario Van Peebles, from a screenplay adapted by his father, Melvin Van Peebles, from his novel of the same name. The film portrays the Black Panther Party for ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

Released: 1997

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the ...more

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Angela Bassett, Jurnee Smollett, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Werner

Ruby's Bucket of Blood is a 2001 drama film written by Julie Hébert and directed by Peter Werner.
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Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

Released: 2001

Directed by: Frank Oz

The Score is a 2001 thriller film directed by Frank Oz, and stars Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett and Marlon Brando in his final film role. It was the only time that Brando and De ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, a tough police detective, who must go undercover and pose as a ...more

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Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

Released: 2007

Directed by: Stephen J. Anderson

Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The 47th animated feature in ...more

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Angela Bassett, Gina Gershon, Chris Cooper

Released: 1991

Directed by: John Sayles

City of Hope is a 1991 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The film features Vincent Spano, Stephen Mendillo and Chris Cooper.
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Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney

Released: 2000

Directed by: Francis 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 written by David C. Wilson, William Malone and Daniel Chuba and directed by Walter Hill, credited as ...more

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Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Wes Craven

Music of the Heart is a 1999 drama film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Pamela Gray. It was produced by Craven-Maddalena Films and Miramax Films, and distributed by Buena Vista ...more
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Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

Released: 2011

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Green Lantern is a 2011 action fantasy film written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim and directed by Martin Campbell.

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