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

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

Examples of films on this list: Disturbia, A Daughter of Israel and many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Viola Davis movies?" and "What are the greatest Viola Davis roles of all time?"

Viola Davis has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Tyler Perry and Steven Soderbergh. Movie fans who love Viola Davis have also been known to enjoy films starring Tom Wilkinson and Octavia Spencer.

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The Help Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about ...more

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Doubt Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman Doubt is a 2008 American drama film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winning fictive stage play Doubt: A Parable. Written and directed by Shanley and produced by Scott Rudin, ...more

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Antwone Fisher Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Salli Richardson Antwone Fisher is a 2002 American biographical drama film directed by Denzel Washington, marking his directorial debut. He also stars in the film as the psychiatrist Jerome Davenport, alongside ...more

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Far from Heaven Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Viola Davis Far from Heaven is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. The film tells the story of ...more

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Madea Goes to Jail Sofía Vergara, Whoopi Goldberg, Tyler Perry Madea Goes to Jail is a 2009 parodic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tyler Perry, which was based on his 2006 play. The play and the film deal with Perry's recurring character Madea ...more

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, John Goodman Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a 2011 American drama film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Eric Roth. It stars ...more

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Traffic Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas Traffic is a 2000 American crime drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen Gaghan. It explores the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: a user, an enforcer, a ...more

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Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Viola Davis Movies
Ender's Game Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis Ender's Game is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card. Written and directed by Gavin Hood, the film stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew ...more

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A Daughter of Israel Norma Talmadge, Viola Davis, Van Dyke Brooke A Daughter of Israel is a 1915 short, drama film written by W.A. Tremayne and directed by Van Dyke Brooke.

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Jesse Stone: Night Passage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Viola Davis Movies
Jesse Stone: Night Passage Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, Britt Robertson Jesse Stone: Night Passage is a 2006 tv film directed by Robert Harmon.

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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Viola Davis Movies
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, Mae Whitman Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise is a 2006 American television mystery film directed by Robert Harmon and starring Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, and Kohl Sudduth. Based on the 2001 novel Death in ...more

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Eat Pray Love Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, based on Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name. Ryan Murphy co-wrote and ...more

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Law Abiding Citizen Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis Law Abiding Citizen is a 2009 American thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray from a screenplay written by Kurt Wimmer and stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler. The film takes place in ...more

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Won’t Back Down Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Viola Davis Won't Back Down is a drama film directed by Daniel Barnz starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter. It was released on September 28, 2012.

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Jesse Stone: Stone Cold Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, Mimi Rogers Stone Cold is a 2005 American television mystery film directed by Robert Harmon and starring Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, and Reg Rogers. Based on the 2003 novel Stone Cold by Robert B. Parker, the ...more

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Solaris George Clooney, Viola Davis, Natascha McElhone Solaris is a 2002 American science fiction drama film written and directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney and Natascha McElhone. It is based on the 1961 science fiction novel ...more

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Jesse Stone: Sea Change Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, Sean Young Jesse Stone: Sea Change is a 2007 American television mystery film directed by Robert Harmon and starring Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, and Kohl Sudduth. Based on the novel Sea Change by Robert B. ...more

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Trust Clive Owen, Viola Davis, Catherine Keener Trust is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Schwimmer and based on a screenplay by Andy Bellin and Robert Festinger. It stars Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Jason Clarke, Viola Davis ...more

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Nights in Rodanthe James Franco, Diane Lane, Richard Gere Nights in Rodanthe is a 2008 American/Australian romantic drama film. It is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane in ...more

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Beyond All Boundaries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Viola Davis Movies
Beyond All Boundaries Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Neil Patrick Harris Beyond All Boundaries is a 2009 short war film directed David Briggs and written by Chris Ellis.

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It's Kind of a Funny Story Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Zach Galifianakis It's Kind of a Funny Story is a 2010 drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

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Disturbia Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis, Carrie-Anne Moss Disturbia is a 2007 drama and thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso.

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The Andromeda Strain Viola Davis, Christa Miller, Andre Braugher The Andromeda Strain is a 2008 science fiction miniseries, based on the novel of the same name published in 1969 by Michael Crichton about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly disease ...more

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Amy & Isabelle Elisabeth Shue, Viola Davis, Conchata Ferrell Amy & Isabelle is a 2001 film directed by Lloyd Kramer.

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The Architect Hayden Panettiere, Isabella Rossellini, Viola Davis The Architect is a 2006 American film directed by Matt Tauber in which architect Leo Waters is confronted by angry residents of a housing complex he designed. The buildings have created a ...more

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The Pentagon Wars Kelsey Grammer, Viola Davis, Olympia Dukakis The Pentagon Wars is a 1998 HBO film, directed by Richard Benjamin, based on a book of the same name by Colonel James G. Burton, USAF. Starring Kelsey Grammer, Cary Elwes and Richard Schiff, the ...more

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The Shrink Is In Courteney Cox, Viola Davis, David Arquette The Shrink Is In is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin starring Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette.

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World Trade Center Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello World Trade Center is a 2006 disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center. It stars Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael ...more

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' 50 Cent, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard Get Rich or Die Tryin '​ is a 2005 American hip-hop biopic crime film starring 50 Cent. It is 50 Cent's first film as an actor. It was released on November 9, 2005, and was known as Locked and ...more

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State of Play Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British television serial of the same name which first aired on BBC One in 2003. The plot of the six-hour ...more

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Knight and Day Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace Knight and Day, is a 2010 action comedy film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film, directed by James Mangold, is Cruise and Diaz's second on-screen collaboration following the 2001 ...more