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

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Feb 2003

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and ...  (more)

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CAST:  Roscoe Lee Browne  •  Ruby Dee  •  LaTanya Richardson  •  Courtney B. Vance

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) RT 57% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Jan 2015

Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gregg Araki
CAST:  Shailene Woodley  •  Eva Green  •  Christopher Meloni  •  Shiloh Fernandez

Black Nativity (2013) RT 49% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Apr 2014

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Kasi Lemmons
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Vondie Curtis-Hall

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) RT 48% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Aug 2013

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Angela Bassett  •  Morgan Freeman

Betty and Coretta (2013) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Jun 2013

The widows of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and how they carry on as single mothers after the assassination of their husbands.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Yves Simoneau
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Mary J. Blige  •  Malik Yoba  •  Lindsay Owen Pierre

This Means War (2012) RT 26% / Audience 57%

DVD release: May 2012

Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph McGinty Nichol
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Chris Pine  •  Tom Hardy  •  Laura Vandervoort

Green Lantern (2011) RT 26% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Oct 2011

For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Blake Lively  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Tim Robbins

Jumping the Broom (2011) RT 56% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Aug 2011

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

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Salim Akil
CAST:  Julie Bowen  •  Paula Patton  •  Meagan Good  •  Mike Epps




Notorious (2009) RT 51% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Apr 2009

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  George Tillman, Jr.
CAST:  Jamal Woolard  •  Derek Luke  •  Naturi Naughton  •  Dennis L.A. White

Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009) RT Audience 68%

DVD release: Apr 2010

Directors Robert Townsend and Quincy Newell offer this comprehensive and hilarious examination of the history, evolution and cultural significance of African American comedy ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary
DIRECTION:  Robert Townsend
CAST:  Franklyn Ajaye  •  Angela Bassett  •  Bill Bellamy  •  Julian Bond

Nothing but the Truth (2008) RT 81% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Apr 2009

When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Matt Dillon  •  Angela Bassett  •  Alan Alda

Meet the Browns (2008) RT 32% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jul 2008

A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  David Mann  •  Tamela Mann  •  Angela Bassett

Of Boys and Men (2008) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Jan 2011

Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Carl Seaton
CAST:  Robert Townsend  •  Angela Bassett  •  Victoria Rowell  •  Dante Boens

Gospel Hill (2008) RT 33% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Giancarlo Esposito
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Danny Glover  •  Julia Stiles  •  Giancarlo Esposito

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

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

The Lazarus Child (2006) RT Audience 36%

A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Graham Theakston
CAST:  Andy García  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Angela Bassett  •  Harry Eden