Janet Jackson

Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 30 years. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control (1986). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, which led to crossover success in popular music. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation in her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio airplay and MTV, she was acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics. In 1991 she signed the first of two record-breaking, multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her debut album under the label, Janet (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in ...

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Janet Jackson: From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos (2004)

The anthology contains music videos from her first four studio albums released on Virgin Records.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Dominic Sena  •  Mark Romanek  •  David Mallet  •  Paul Hunter  •  Rene Elizondo  •  David Meyers  •  Water Kerner  •  Mindi Lipschultz  •  Keir McFarlane  •  Seb Janiak  •  Matthew Rolston  •  Howard Schatz
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Dupri  •  Missy Elliott

The anthology contains music videos from her first four studio albums released on Virgin Records.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Dominic Sena  •  Mark Romanek  •  David Mallet  •  Paul Hunter  •  Rene Elizondo  •  David Meyers  •  Water Kerner  •  Mindi Lipschultz  •  Keir McFarlane  •  Seb Janiak  •  Matthew Rolston  •  Howard Schatz
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Dupri  •  Missy Elliott

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines, and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses aging. But Sherman's thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out...and a big piece of the action. And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Janet Jackson  •  Larry Miller  •  John Ales

The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines, and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses aging. But Sherman's thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out...and a big piece of the action. And ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Janet Jackson  •  Larry Miller  •  John Ales

Poetic Justice (1993)

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Regina King  •  Joe Torry

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Regina King  •  Joe Torry

Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)

Story about two boys, whose dreams of pursuing music careers are destroyed through substance abuse and drug trafficking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Tyrin Turner  •  Joshua John Miller

Story about two boys, whose dreams of pursuing music careers are destroyed through substance abuse and drug trafficking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Tyrin Turner  •  Joshua John Miller

The Concert for New York City (2001)

The Concert for New York City took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. It was a celebration of the strength of New York and a thank-you to the heroic firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who saved tens of thousands of lives on September ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Edward Burns  •  Spike Lee  •  Kevin Smith  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Ric Burns  •  Christian Charles  •  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Billy Joel  •  David Bowie  •  Eric Clapton  •  Elton John

The Concert for New York City took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. It was a celebration of the strength of New York and a thank-you to the heroic firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who saved tens of thousands of lives on September ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Edward Burns  •  Spike Lee  •  Kevin Smith  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Ric Burns  •  Christian Charles  •  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Billy Joel  •  David Bowie  •  Eric Clapton  •  Elton John

Janet Jackson: The Velvet Rope Tour (1998)

This lavish two-hour concert special, originally produced for HBO, offers ample proof of Janet Jackson's fierce ambitions. Whitney, Celine and Mariah can run circles around her small, sweet voice, but Janet brings a tough, muscular power to her live performances ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mallet
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Q-Tip  •  Colin Powell  •  Ray Singh

This lavish two-hour concert special, originally produced for HBO, offers ample proof of Janet Jackson's fierce ambitions. Whitney, Celine and Mariah can run circles around her small, sweet voice, but Janet brings a tough, muscular power to her live performances ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mallet
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Q-Tip  •  Colin Powell  •  Ray Singh

Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)

Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jill Scott  •  Sharon Leal

Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jill Scott  •  Sharon Leal

Michael Jackson Memorial (2009)

A live telecast of the public memorial service for the king of pop, Michael Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega  •  Gregg Gelfand
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Jackson  •  Jesse Jackson

A live telecast of the public memorial service for the king of pop, Michael Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega  •  Gregg Gelfand
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Jackson  •  Jesse Jackson

Janet: Live in Hawaii (2002)

Janet Jackson – Live in Hawaii is a video released by American R&B/pop singer Janet Jackson. Recorded on February 16, 2002, the final date of the All for You Tour at the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, it was televised live on February 17, 2002 on HBO, and was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mallet
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Missy Elliott  •  Gil Duldulao  •  Alison Faulk

Janet Jackson – Live in Hawaii is a video released by American R&B/pop singer Janet Jackson. Recorded on February 16, 2002, the final date of the All for You Tour at the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, it was televised live on February 17, 2002 on HBO, and was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mallet
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Missy Elliott  •  Gil Duldulao  •  Alison Faulk

For Colored Girls (2010)

About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Kimberly Elise  •  Janet Jackson  •  Loretta Devine  •  Thandiwe Newton

About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Kimberly Elise  •  Janet Jackson  •  Loretta Devine  •  Thandiwe Newton

Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long reunion, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Jill Scott  •  Janet Jackson  •  Michael Jai White

The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. Eight married college friends plus one other non-friend (all of whom have achieved middle to upper class economic status) go to Colorado for their annual week-long reunion, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Jill Scott  •  Janet Jackson  •  Michael Jai White

Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films (1993)

Michael Jackson's Dangerous album once again rocketed the global superstar to mega-platinum success! "Dangerous - The Short Films" captures the visual and musical highlights of his most recent string of hit singles. As well as extensive behind the scenes profiles ...  (more)

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Michael Jackson's Dangerous album once again rocketed the global superstar to mega-platinum success! "Dangerous - The Short Films" captures the visual and musical highlights of his most recent string of hit singles. As well as extensive behind the scenes profiles ...  (more)

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Michael Jackson: The Inside Story - What Killed the King of Pop? (2010)

Documentary that traces the last months of Michael Jackson's life, examines the circumstances that led to his untimely passing, and explores the controversy surrounding a death that many say could have been prevented.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sonia Anderson
CAST:  Susan Etok  •  Uri Geller  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Jackson

Documentary that traces the last months of Michael Jackson's life, examines the circumstances that led to his untimely passing, and explores the controversy surrounding a death that many say could have been prevented.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sonia Anderson
CAST:  Susan Etok  •  Uri Geller  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Jackson

McQueen (2018)

Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Bonhôte
CAST:  Alexander McQueen  •  Bernard Arnault  •  Joseph Bennett  •  Isabella Blow

Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Bonhôte
CAST:  Alexander McQueen  •  Bernard Arnault  •  Joseph Bennett  •  Isabella Blow

Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth (2019)

"Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth" takes an investigative look into the legal battles of the global superstar. Close friends, former staff and researchers paint an intimate portrait of Jackson's complicated world and put allegations of sexual abuse under the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Hill
CAST:  Matt Fiddes  •  Mark Lester  •  Thomas Mesereau  •  Dan Reed

"Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth" takes an investigative look into the legal battles of the global superstar. Close friends, former staff and researchers paint an intimate portrait of Jackson's complicated world and put allegations of sexual abuse under the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Hill
CAST:  Matt Fiddes  •  Mark Lester  •  Thomas Mesereau  •  Dan Reed

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CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Kieran Culkin  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Janet Jackson

The Michael Jackson Story (2009)

Micheal Jackson has led an incredible life, from his beginnings as a child star, to his rise as the King of Pop, followed by relentless public scrutiny. Learn how his music career began at a young age and how it shaped his life for years to come. Get a view of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sonia Anderson
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Janet Jackson  •  Andres Williams

Micheal Jackson has led an incredible life, from his beginnings as a child star, to his rise as the King of Pop, followed by relentless public scrutiny. Learn how his music career began at a young age and how it shaped his life for years to come. Get a view of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sonia Anderson
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Janet Jackson  •  Andres Williams

MTV Icon: Janet Jackson (2001)

Pop artist Janet Jackson was selected as MTV's inaugural Icon, in an event held in Los Angeles. The ceremony was attended by several artists singing Janet's songs, cebebrities presenting the special and was finished by Janet singing her hit single "All For You".  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mallet
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Christina Aguilera  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Pink

Pop artist Janet Jackson was selected as MTV's inaugural Icon, in an event held in Los Angeles. The ceremony was attended by several artists singing Janet's songs, cebebrities presenting the special and was finished by Janet singing her hit single "All For You".  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mallet
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Christina Aguilera  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Pink

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony (2019)

The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on March 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, the Zombies and the Cure make up the Class of 2019. They were inducted by a star-studded group of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Coletti
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Brian May  •  Stevie Nicks  •  Harry Styles

The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on March 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, the Zombies and the Cure make up the Class of 2019. They were inducted by a star-studded group of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Coletti
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Brian May  •  Stevie Nicks  •  Harry Styles

Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 (1995)

A compilation of music videos from pop singer Janet Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Brian Jones  •  Julien Temple  •  Wayne Isham  •  Marcus Nispel  •  Mary Lambert  •  Dominic Sena  •  Rene Elizondo  •  Herb Ritts  •  Piers Ashworth  •  Peter Smillie  •  Yuri Elizondo
CAST:  Janet Jackson

A compilation of music videos from pop singer Janet Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Brian Jones  •  Julien Temple  •  Wayne Isham  •  Marcus Nispel  •  Mary Lambert  •  Dominic Sena  •  Rene Elizondo  •  Herb Ritts  •  Piers Ashworth  •  Peter Smillie  •  Yuri Elizondo
CAST:  Janet Jackson
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