Best Movies of Angela Bassett

Malcolm X (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 158 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $48.17M

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $18.81M

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

The Score (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $71.07M

An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $97.82M

Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

Nothing But the Truth (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $0.00M

In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

Sunshine State (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $3.06M

A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.

Chi-Raq (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $2.65M

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 41 | Earnings: $98.90M

Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Boesman and Lena (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $0.03M

Intense love and hate bring a man and woman through personal tragedy.

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $0.03M

In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.

Jumping the Broom (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $37.30M

Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

Mr 3000 (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $21.80M

Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $37.67M

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ...

London Has Fallen (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 103 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 28 | Earnings: $62.40M

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Otherhood (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 99 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 38 | Earnings: null

A grounded, soulful, celebratory comedy about three mothers and their adult sons. The film explores the stage after motherhood, Otherhood, when you have to redefine your relationship with your children, friends, spouse, and most importantly, yourself.

Black Nativity (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 92 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $7.02M

A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.

Meet the Browns (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 86 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: $41.94M

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 82 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 30 | Earnings: null

A nameless baby male elephant was just getting used to life in the herd, when poachers kill his mother, so he runs and gets lost. He's found by a grouchy female, Groove, the sister of a ...

Strange Days (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $7.92M

A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

Passion Fish (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $5.41M

May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair. She returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana which she had ...