Cicely Tyson Movies List: Best To Worst

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
G

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

(1968)
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Ellis Miller
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos
Sounder
G

Sounder

(1972)
As:
Cast
Role:
Rebecca Morgan
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Kevin Hooks, Paul Winfield, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal
The Help
PG-13

The Help

(2011)
As:
Cast
Director:
Tate Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard
Fried Green Tomatoes
PG-13

Fried Green Tomatoes

(1991)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sipsey
Director:
Jon Avnet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Mary Stuart Masterson, Jessica Tandy, Cicely Tyson
Odds Against Tomorrow

Odds Against Tomorrow

(1959)
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, Will Kuluva, Robert Ryan, Harry Belafonte, Ed Begley
The Last Angry Man

The Last Angry Man

(1959)
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Betsy Palmer, Paul Muni, David Wayne, Luther Adler, Cicely Tyson
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich
PG

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

(1978)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sweets
Director:
Ralph Nelson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Glynn Turman, Paul Winfield, Larry B. Scott, Helen Martin
A Man Called Adam

A Man Called Adam

(1966)
As:
Cast
Role:
Claudia Ferguson
Director:
Leo Penn
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Ossie Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Cicely Tyson
The Comedians

The Comedians

(1967)
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Glenville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov
The River Niger
R

The River Niger

(1976)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mattie Williams
Director:
Krishna Shah
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Glynn Turman, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett Jr., Jonelle Allen
Bustin' Loose
R

Bustin' Loose

(1981)
As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian Perry
Director:
Michael Schultz, Oz Scott
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Richard Pryor, Angel Ramirez Jr., Jimmy Hughes
Hoodlum
R

Hoodlum

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Stephanie St. Clair
Director:
Bill Duke
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Tim Roth, Queen Latifah, Laurence Fishburne, Vanessa Williams
Because of Winn-Dixie
PG

Because of Winn-Dixie

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gloria
Director:
Wayne Wang
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Jeff Daniels, AnnaSophia Robb, Dave Matthews
Idlewild
R

Idlewild

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Bryan Barber
Genres:
Crime, Musical, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
André Benjamin, Big Boi, Paula Patton, Terrence Howard
The Blue Bird
G

The Blue Bird

(1976)
As:
Cast
Role:
Tylette
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Todd Lookinland
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
PG-13

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

(2005)
As:
Cast
Director:
Darren Grant
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Kimberly Elise, Tyler Perry, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore, Cicely Tyson
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
R

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

(2013)
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Elkins
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Chad Michael Murray, Abigail Spencer, Morgana Shaw, Emily Alyn Lind, Grant James
Madea's Family Reunion
PG-13

Madea's Family Reunion

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Tyler Perry
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Boris Kodjoe, Keke Palmer, Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield
Alex Cross
PG-13

Alex Cross

(2012)
As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Cohen
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Edward Burns, Tyler Perry, Carmen Ejogo, Jean Reno
The Concorde... Airport '79
PG

The Concorde... Airport '79

(1979)
As:
Cast
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, George Kennedy, Sylvia Kristel
Why Did I Get Married Too?
PG-13

Why Did I Get Married Too?

(2010)
As:
Cast
Director:
Tyler Perry
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Dwayne Johnson, Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal
Showing Roots

Showing Roots

(2016)
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Wilson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Adam Brody, Maggie Grace, Elizabeth McGovern, Uzo Aduba, Viva Bianca
Fat Rose and Squeaky

Fat Rose and Squeaky

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Celine
Director:
Sam Irvin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Louise Fletcher, Julie Brown, Lea DeLaria, Jo Anderson

TV Movie(s)

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
TV-PG

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

(1974)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Pittman
Director:
John Korty
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Dysart, Will Hare, Joel Fluellen, Eric Brown
The Marva Collins Story

The Marva Collins Story

(1981)
As:
Cast
Role:
Marva Collins
Director:
Peter Levin
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Rodrick F. Wimberly, Mashaune Hardy, Brett Bouldin
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Just an Old Sweet Song

(1976)
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Ellis Miller
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Hooks, Edward Binns, Mary Alice, Sonny Jim Gaines
Neighbors

Neighbors

(1971)
As:
Cast
Director:
Fielder Cook
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andrew Duggan, Jane Wyatt, Raymond St. Jacques, Vikki Thomas
Marriage: Year One

Marriage: Year One

(1971)
As:
Cast
Director:
William A. Graham
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bob Balaban, Sally Field, Agnes Moorehead, Neville Brand, William Windom
Always Outnumbered
R

Always Outnumbered

(1998)
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Apted
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, Daniel Williams, Bill Cobbs, Natalie Cole
Wilma

Wilma

(1977)
As:
Cast
Role:
Blanche Rudolph
Director:
Bud Greenspan
Genres:
Biography, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Shirley Jo Finney, Jason Bernard, Joe Seneca
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Benny's Place

(1982)
As:
Cast
Role:
Odessa
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bever-Leigh Banfield, David Harris, Louis Gossett Jr., Terry Alexander
The Rosa Parks Story

The Rosa Parks Story

(2002)
As:
Cast
Director:
Julie Dash
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter
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PG-13

The Road to Galveston

(1996)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jordan Roosevelt
Director:
Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James McDaniel, Piper Laurie, Starletta DuPois, Tess Harper
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

(1994)
As:
Cast
Role:
Marsden Family House Slave Castralia / Maid
Director:
Ken Cameron
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Donald Sutherland, Anne Bancroft, Diane Lane, Cicely Tyson
The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

(2014)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Watts
Director:
Michael Wilson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Keke Palmer, Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Arthur French
A Lesson Before Dying
PG-13

A Lesson Before Dying

(1999)
As:
Cast
Role:
Tante Lou
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mekhi Phifer, Don Cheadle, Irma P. Hall, Brent Jennings
Heat Wave
R

Heat Wave

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ruthana Richardson
Director:
Kevin Hooks
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
David Strathairn, James Earl Jones, Blair Underwood, Adam Arkin, Cicely Tyson
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The Price of Heaven

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Vesta Lotte Battle
Director:
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Wendt, Lori Loughlin, Grant Show, Cari Shayne
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story

Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
Muriel
Director:
Richard T. Heffron
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Stan Shaw, Joe Seneca, Roxanne Hart
The Kid Who Loved Christmas

The Kid Who Loved Christmas

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Etta
Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sammy Davis Jr., Charlie Murphy, Michael Warren, Gilbert Lewis
Clippers

Clippers

(1991)
As:
Cast
Director:
Matthew Diamond
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Barry Shabaka Henley, Phill Lewis, John Amos, Arnold Stang, Cicely Tyson
When No One Would Listen

When No One Would Listen

(1992)
As:
Cast
Director:
Armand Mastroianni
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michele Lee, James Farentino, John Spencer, Anndi McAfee
Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Phillips
Director:
Ivan Nagy
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Ron O'Neal, Tammy Lauren, Gary Coleman, Yaphet Kotto, Cicely Tyson
Relative Stranger

Relative Stranger

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
Pearl
Director:
Charles Burnett
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dana Davis, Eriq La Salle, Michael Beach, Michael Michele
Riot
R

Riot

(1997)
As:
Cast
Director:
David C. Johnson, Richard Di Lello, Galen Yuen, Alex Munoz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lucy Liu, Mako, John Ortiz, Kieu Chinh
Jewel

Jewel

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Cathedral
Director:
Paul Shapiro
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Bergin, Robin Dunne, Ashley Wolfe
Acceptable Risks

Acceptable Risks

(1986)
As:
Cast
Director:
Rick Wallace
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Richard Gilliland, Christine Ebersole, Kenneth McMillan
Intimate Encounters

Intimate Encounters

(1986)
As:
Cast
Director:
Ivan Nagy
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mitchell Anderson, Gary Bayer, James Brolin, Gina Calabrese
Ms. Scrooge
G

Ms. Scrooge

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ms. Ebenita Scrooge
Director:
John Korty
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Katherine Helmond, Michael Beach, RaéVen Kelly, John Bourgeois
House of Secrets

House of Secrets

(1993)
As:
Cast
Role:
Evangeline
Director:
Mimi Leder
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Boatman, Melissa Gilbert, Kate Vernon
Duplicates
PG-13

Duplicates

(1992)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Randolph
Director:
Sandor Stern
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Lane Smith, Gregory Harrison, William Lucking, Kim Greist
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Bridge of Time

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Guardian
Director:
Jorge Montesi
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Nigel Havers, Josette Simon, Susan Dey, Cotter Smith

Animation(s)

The Proud Family
TV-Y

The Proud Family (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Mucci Fassett, T.J. House, Lenord Robinson
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Tara Strong, Paula Jai Parker
Higglytown Heroes
TV-Y

Higglytown Heroes (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
George Evelyn, Denis Morella
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Katey Sagal, Tim Curry, Thomas F. Wilson, Betty White

TV Shows and Videos

East Side/West Side

East Side/West Side (1963)

As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Foster
Director:
Tom Gries, Daniel Petrie, Herschel Daugherty, Marc Daniels, Jack Smight
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Gene Hackman
Slattery's People

Slattery's People (1964)

As:
Cast
Director:
Leo Penn, Allen Reisner, Marc Daniels, Gerald Mayer, Richard C. Sarafian
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Eden, Richard Crenna, Cicely Tyson
House of Cards
TV-MA

House of Cards (2013)

As:
Cast
Director:
James Foley, Robin Wright, John David Coles, Carl Franklin, Agnieszka Holland
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bill Maher, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Justin Doescher
Naked City

Naked City (1958)

As:
Cast
Director:
Stuart Rosenberg, John Brahm, William A. Graham, David Lowell Rich, Elliot Silverstein
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Lawrence Dobkin
Roots
TV-14

Roots (1977)

As:
Cast
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
History, War, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
O.J. Simpson, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos
Judd for the Defense

Judd for the Defense (1967)

As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Peerce, Leo Penn, John Llewellyn Moxey, Alex March, George McCowan
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Leslie Nielsen, Carl Betz
Insight

Insight (1960)

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard C. Bennett, Paul Stanley, Hal Cooper, Ralph Senensky, Michael Ray Rhodes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ellwood Kieser, John Ritter, William Shatner, Albert Brooks, Bob Newhart
Mission: Impossible
TV-PG

Mission: Impossible (1966)

As:
Cast
Director:
Bernard L. Kowalski, John Llewellyn Moxey, Alexander Singer, Paul Krasny, Reza Badiyi
Genres:
Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Sam Elliott, Peter Graves, Greg Morris, William Shatner, Bob Johnson
Gunsmoke
TV-PG

Gunsmoke (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen, Harry Harris, Ted Post, Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Adam West, Bette Davis, James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake
Emergency!
TV-G

Emergency! (1972)

As:
Cast
Director:
Georg Fenady, Christian I. Nyby II, Dennis Donnelly, Christian Nyby, Joseph Pevney
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Adam West, Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup
King

King (1978)

As:
Cast
Role:
Coretta Scott King
Director:
Abby Mann
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Roscoe Lee Browne, Tony Bennett, Paul Winfield, Lonny Chapman
How to Get Away with Murder
TV-14

How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

As:
Cast
Director:
Bill D'Elia, Mike Listo, Laura Innes, Stephen Williams, Jet Wilkinson
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee
The Nurses

The Nurses (1962)

As:
Cast
Director:
Alex March, Charles S. Dubin, Marvin J. Chomsky, Leonard Horn, Ralph Senensky
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dustin Hoffman, William Shatner, Joseph Campanella, Leslie Nielsen, Cicely Tyson
The F.B.I.

The F.B.I. (1965)

As:
Cast
Director:
Virgil W. Vogel, Don Medford, Jesse Hibbs, William Hale, Ralph Senensky
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller, William Reynolds
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer
Here Come the Brides

Here Come the Brides (1968)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jerrold Bernstein, Richard Kinon, E.W. Swackhamer, Paul Junger Witt, Bob Claver
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
Bruce Lee, Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman, David Soul, Bridget Hanley
The Courtship of Eddie's Father

The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969)

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Weis, Bob Sweeney, Harry Falk, Ralph Senensky, Gary Nelson
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Bill Bixby, Jerry Stiller, Jodie Foster, James Komack, Cicely Tyson
A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses (1978)

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
John Getz, Orson Welles, Jason Bernard, Judyann Elder
Medical Center

Medical Center (1969)

As:
Cast
Director:
Vincent Sherman, Earl Bellamy, Paul Stanley, Murray Golden, Michael Caffey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Don Rickles, James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson, John Ritter
The Outer Limits
TV-PG

The Outer Limits (1995)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mario Azzopardi, Brad Turner, Neill Fearnley, Joseph L. Scanlan, Steve Anker
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Jennifer Beals, Melissa Gilbert, Marlee Matlin, Adam Baldwin, Keith David
I Spy

I Spy (1965)

As:
Cast
Director:
Leo Penn, Allen Reisner, Earl Bellamy, Alf Kjellin, David Friedkin
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Don Rickles, Bill Cosby, Gene Hackman, Robert Culp, Cicely Tyson
The Women of Brewster Place

The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

As:
Cast
Director:
Donna Deitch
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Givens, Jackée Harry, Moses Gunn, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson
Norman Corwin Presents

Norman Corwin Presents (1972)

As:
Cast
Director:
Charles S. Dubin, Lela Swift, Ted Post, Steve Binder, Norman Corwin
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Milton Berle, Leslie Nielsen, Norman Corwin
Mama Flora's Family

Mama Flora's Family (1998)

As:
Cast
Role:
Mama Flora
Director:
Peter Werner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Queen Latifah, Mario Van Peebles, Blair Underwood, Shemar Moore, Cicely Tyson
Cowboy in Africa

Cowboy in Africa (1967)

As:
Cast
Director:
Allen Reisner, Alex March, Earl Bellamy, Lawrence Dobkin, Andrew McCullough
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Chuck Connors, Anne Baxter, Ronald Howard, Tom Nardini
The Bill Cosby Show

The Bill Cosby Show (1969)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ivan Dixon, Ralph Senensky, Coby Ruskin, Harvey Hart, Bill Cosby
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Don Knotts, Bill Cosby, Henry Fonda, Cicely Tyson
The Guiding Light
TV-14

The Guiding Light (1952)

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy B. Steinberg, Brian Mertes, Matt Lagle, Adam Reist, Robert Scinto
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, James Earl Jones
Sweet Justice

Sweet Justice (1994)

As:
Cast
Role:
Carrie Grace Battle
Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman, Mel Damski
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ronny Cox, Greg Germann, R. Lee Ermey, Melissa Gilbert
B.L. Stryker

B.L. Stryker (1989)

As:
Cast
Director:
Burt Reynolds, Tony Wharmby
Genres:
Mystery
Star Cast:
Abe Vigoda, Burt Reynolds, Ossie Davis, Michael O. Smith, Alfie Wise
Touched by an Angel
TV-G

Touched by an Angel (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter H. Hunt, Timothy Van Patten, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Stuart Margolin
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Abe Vigoda, Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Jack Black
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York

Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mikael Salomon
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Jennifer Garner, Charles S. Dutton, Tom Skerritt, Lisa Nicole Carson, Cicely Tyson
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Fly (2018)

As:
Cast
Director:
Todd Bridges
Genres:
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tatyana Ali, Bruce Boxleitner, Todd Bridges, Mindy Cohn, Ella Joyce