Search results for "Angela Bassett"


Whitney (2015) RT 62% / Audience 36%

Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Angela Bassett
CAST:  Yaya DaCosta  •  Arlen Escarpeta  •  Yolanda Ross  •  Mark Rolston

Akeelah and the Bee (2006) RT 84% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Doug Atchison
CAST:  Keke Palmer  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Angela Bassett  •  Curtis Armstrong

Boyz n the Hood (1991) RT 95% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Ice Cube  •  Morris Chestnut

Challenger (1990) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: May 2006

A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Glenn A. Jordan
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Julie Fulton  •  Richard Jenkins

Contact (1997) RT 62% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Dec 1997

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) RT 48% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kevin Rodney Sullivan
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Taye Diggs  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Regina King

Kindergarten Cop (1990) RT 51% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Pamela Reed  •  Linda Hunt

Malcolm X (1992)

The biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Angela Bassett  •  Albert Hall  •  Al Freeman, Jr.

Masked and Anonymous (2003) RT 24% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Bob Dylan  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Penélope Cruz  •  John Goodman

Meet the Robinsons (2007) RT 66% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Oct 2007

In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Stephen J. Anderson
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Angela Bassett  •  Nicole Sullivan




Panther (1995) RT 27% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Kadeem Hardison  •  Bokeem Woodbine  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Angela Bassett

Passion Fish (1992) RT 100% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Mary McDonnell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Lenore Banks  •  Angela Bassett

Strange Days (1995) RT 63% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Sep 1999

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Angela Bassett  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Juliette Lewis

Supernova (2000)

Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder  •  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Spader  •  Angela Bassett  •  Robert Forster  •  Lou Diamond Phillips

The Score (2001) RT 73% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Dec 2001

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

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Marlon Brando  •  Angela Bassett  •  Edward Norton

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) RT 10% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Angela Bassett  •  Allen Payne  •  Kadeem Hardison

Waiting to Exhale (1995) RT 52% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Whitney Houston  •  Angela Bassett  •  Loretta Devine  •  Lela Rochon

What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Vanessa Bell Calloway  •  Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly

Music of the Heart (1999)

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Angela Bassett  •  Gloria Estefan  •  Cloris Leachman

Mr. 3000 (2004)

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Stone III
CAST:  Bernie Mac  •  Angela Bassett  •  Michael Rispoli  •  Brian J. White