Search results for "Aunjanue Ellis"

Disappearing Acts (2000) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Wesley Snipes  •  C. C. H. Pounder  •  Clark Johnson

Freedomland (2006)

A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Julianne Moore  •  Edie Falco  •  Aunjanue Ellis

Lovely & Amazing (2001) RT 86% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Nov 2002

Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Catherine Keener  •  Brenda Blethyn  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Jake Gyllenhaal

Ray (2004) RT 81% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Kerry Washington  •  Regina King  •  Harry Lennix

Undercover Brother (2002) RT 77% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Jan 2003

An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Chris Kattan  •  Denise Richards  •  Aunjanue Ellis

Men of Honor (2000) RT 41% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Tillman, Jr.
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Charlize Theron  •  Aunjanue Ellis

Game of Death (2010) RT Audience 19%

DVD release: Feb 2011

CIA agent Marcus is sent undercover to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Giorgio Serafini
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Gary Daniels  •  Robert Davi  •  Zoë Bell

Get on Up (2014) RT 80% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Jan 2015

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Nick Eversman

Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Vondie Curtis-Hall
CAST:  Keke Palmer  •  Aunjanue Ellis  •  Sherri Shepherd  •  Roger R. Cross

Money Matters (2011)

A moving and intimate film that follows Monique "Money" Matters (Terri Abney) caught at the brink of adolescence. Her relationship with her mother Pamela Matters (Aunjanue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Richmond
CAST:  Terri Abney  •  Aunjanue Ellis  •  James Whalen

The Help (2011) RT 75% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2011

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Viola Davis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

The Resident (2011) RT 37% / Audience 27%

DVD release: Mar 2011

Juliet, a beautiful doctor, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. It's got spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Antti Jokinen
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Lee Pace  •  Hilary Swank  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

The Opponent (2001)

Patty Sullivan (Erica Eleniak) is a battered woman who decides to take charge of her life by taking boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Eugene Jarecki
CAST:  Erika Eleniak  •  James Colby  •  Aunjanue Ellis

A Map of the World (1999) RT 65% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Sep 2000

School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Elliott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  David Strathairn  •  Julianne Moore  •  Chloë Sevigny

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2009

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Cuba Gooding, Jr.  •  Kimberly Elise  •  Aunjanue Ellis  •  Ele Bardha

The Tested (2011) RT Audience 58%

DVD release: Jul 2012

A life shattering tragedy sends three people on vastly different paths to a similar goal of redemption and understanding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Costanzo
CAST:  Aunjanue Ellis  •  Armando Riesco  •  Michael Morris Jr.  •  Frank Vincent

The Hungry Ghosts (2009) RT 14% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Nov 2010

A New York City-set drama of interlocking stories which occur over a 36-hour period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Imperioli
CAST:  Steve Schirripa  •  Aunjanue Ellis  •  Nick Sandow  •  Sharon Angela

Cover (2007) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2008

When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
CAST:  Aunjanue Ellis  •  Razaaq Adoti  •  Vivica A. Fox  •  Louis Gossett, Jr.