Viola Davis Movies List: Best To Worst

The Help
PG-13

The Help

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
Aibileen Clark
Director:
Tate Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Bryce Dallas Howard
Prisoners
R

Prisoners

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Nancy Birch
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard
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R

Traffic

(2000)
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Benicio Del Toro, Albert Finney, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Doubt
PG-13

Doubt

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Miller
Director:
John Patrick Shanley
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Alice Drummond
Law Abiding Citizen
R

Law Abiding Citizen

(2009)
As:
Cast
Director:
F. Gary Gray
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb
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R

Widows

(2018)
As:
Cast
Director:
Steve McQueen
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal, Michelle Rodriguez
Far from Heaven
TV-14

Far from Heaven

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sybil
Director:
Todd Haynes
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis
Fences
PG-13

Fences

(2016)
As:
Cast
Role:
Rose Maxson
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby
Antwone Fisher
PG-13

Antwone Fisher

(2002)
As:
Cast
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Joy Bryant
State of Play
PG-13

State of Play

(2009)
As:
Cast
Director:
Kevin Macdonald
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright
It's Kind of a Funny Story
PG-13

It's Kind of a Funny Story

(2010)
As:
Cast
Director:
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Zoë Kravitz, Keir Gilchrist, Dana DeVestern, Lauren Graham
Syriana
R

Syriana

(2005)
As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Gaghan
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
George Clooney, Kayvan Novak, Amr Waked, Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Wright
Out of Sight
R

Out of Sight

(1998)
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Robinson, Mike Malone, Ving Rhames
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
R

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Lillian Friedman
Director:
Ned Benson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nina Arianda, Bill Hader
Disturbia
R

Disturbia

(2007)
As:
Cast
Director:
D.J. Caruso
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
PG-13

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

(2011)
As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Daldry
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Tom Hanks, Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock
Get on Up
PG-13

Get on Up

(2014)
As:
Cast
Role:
Susie Brown
Director:
Tate Taylor
Genres:
Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Dan Aykroyd, Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
R

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Lillian Friedman
Director:
Ned Benson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Nina Arianda, Bill Hader
Trust
R

Trust

(2010)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gail Friedman
Director:
David Schwimmer
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Liana Liberato, Jason Clarke
Ender's Game
PG-13

Ender's Game

(2013)
As:
Cast
Director:
Gavin Hood
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley
Kate & Leopold
PG-13

Kate & Leopold

(2001)
As:
Cast
Director:
James Mangold
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Hugh Jackman, Meg Ryan, Liev Schreiber
Won't Back Down
PG

Won't Back Down

(2012)
As:
Cast
Role:
Nona Alberts
Director:
Daniel Barnz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosie Perez, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac, Holly Hunter
Solaris
R

Solaris

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gordon
Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Genres:
Romance, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Davies, Ulrich Tukur
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
R

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

(2014)
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Friedman
Director:
Ned Benson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Nina Arianda, Bill Hader
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PG-13

Knight and Day

(2010)
As:
Cast
Role:
Director George
Director:
James Mangold
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Gal Gadot, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard
Suicide Squad
PG-13

Suicide Squad

(2016)
As:
Cast
Director:
David Ayer
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Jaime FitzSimons, Ike Barinholtz
Beautiful Creatures
TV-14

Beautiful Creatures

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Amma
Director:
Richard LaGravenese
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert
World Trade Center
PG-13

World Trade Center

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
History, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Connor Paolo, Anthony Piccininni, Alexa Gerasimovich
Nights in Rodanthe
PG-13

Nights in Rodanthe

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean
Director:
George C. Wolfe
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Gere, James Franco, Diane Lane, Christopher Meloni
Lila & Eve
R

Lila & Eve

(2015)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lila
Director:
Charles Stone III
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Shea Whigham, Jennifer Lopez, Andre Royo, Aml Ameen
Eat Pray Love
R

Eat Pray Love

(2010)
As:
Cast
Role:
Delia Shiraz
Director:
Ryan Murphy
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati, Hadi Subiyanto, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis
The Architect
R

The Architect

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Tonya Neely
Director:
Matt Tauber
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony LaPaglia, Isabella Rossellini, Hayden Panettiere, Sebastian Stan
Blackhat
R

Blackhat

(2015)
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Barrett
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Chris Hemsworth, Leehom Wang, Wei Tang, Holt McCallany
The Shrink Is In
R

The Shrink Is In

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Robin
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Courteney Cox, David Arquette, David James Elliott, Carol Kane
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
R

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

(2005)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Genres:
Music, Crime, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
50 Cent, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joy Bryant, Omar Benson Miller
Madea Goes to Jail
PG-13

Madea Goes to Jail

(2009)
As:
Cast
Director:
Tyler Perry
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tyler Perry, Whoopi Goldberg, Derek Luke, Keshia Knight Pulliam
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Driving Fish

(2002)
As:
Producer
Director:
Rosalyn Coleman
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Yvette Ganier, Kalimi Baxter, Hope Clarke, Marcuis Harris, Ebony Jo-Ann
Night Shift

Night Shift

(2017)
As:
Producer
Director:
Marshall Tyler
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Tunde Adebimpe, China Shavers, Luis Daniel Acosta, Randy Jay Burrell, Alexia Rae Castillo
The Brink

The Brink

(2015)
As:
Producer
Director:
Ben Jendras
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Short, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Marcus Choi, Kaylon Hunt, Diarra Kilpatrick
Beyond All Boundaries

Beyond All Boundaries

(2009)
As:
Cast
Director:
David Briggs
Genres:
Short, War
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Corbin Bleu, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Connolly
Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
The Vengeful Caretaker
Director:
Alex Prager
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain, Glenn Close
Custody
TV-14

Custody

(2016)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Martha Schulman
Director:
James Lapine
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hayden Panettiere, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Tony Shalhoub, Ellen Burstyn
The Substance of Fire
R

The Substance of Fire

(1996)
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel J. Sullivan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Goldwyn, Benjamin Ungar, Timothy Hutton, Tom McDermott
The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

(2010)
As:
Cast
Director:
Octavia Spencer
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Devin Badgett, Britten Barry, Susanna Beeler, Peyton Boling

TV Movie(s)

Jesse Stone: Night Passage

Jesse Stone: Night Passage

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Crane
Director:
Robert Harmon
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Saul Rubinek, Kohl Sudduth, Polly Shannon
Jesse Stone: Sea Change

Jesse Stone: Sea Change

(2007)
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Harmon
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Sean Young, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth
Stone Cold
R

Stone Cold

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Crane
Director:
Robert Harmon
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, Reg Rogers, Alexis Dziena
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Crane
Director:
Robert Harmon
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Orla Brady, Gary Basaraba
The Pentagon Wars
R

The Pentagon Wars

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Fanning
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Kelsey Grammer, Cary Elwes, John C. McGinley, Tom Wright
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Father Lefty

(2002)
As:
Cast
Director:
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Nucci, Marina Benedict, Frank Gallegos, Mo Gallini
Grace & Glorie

Grace & Glorie

(1998)
As:
Cast
Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Emmy Rossum, Diane Lane, Gena Rowlands, Neal McDonough
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Fort Pit

(2007)
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Badge Dale, David Call, Vince Cupone, Maryam Myika Day
Amy & Isabelle

Amy & Isabelle

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dottie
Director:
Lloyd Kramer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Shue, Hanna Hall, Martin Donovan, Conchata Ferrell
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story

Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Diane Barrino
Director:
Debbie Allen
Genres:
Biography, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Fantasia Barrino, Loretta Devine, Kadeem Hardison, Chico Benymon

Animation(s)

Sofia the First
TV-Y

Sofia the First (2013)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jamie Mitchell, Larry Leichliter, Mircea Mantta
Genres:
Family, Animation, Musical, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jane Krakowski, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter

TV Shows and Videos

American Koko

American Koko (2017)

As:
Producer
Director:
Pete Chatmon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Miles Orion Feldsott, Elaine Kao, Diarra Kilpatrick, Cedric Sanders, Brian Patrick Monahan
Traveler

Traveler (2007)

As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Jan Marlow
Director:
Fred Gerber
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford, Anthony Ruivivar
How to Get Away with Murder
TV-14

How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Annalise Keating
Director:
Bill D'Elia, Mike Listo, Laura Innes, Stephen Williams, Jet Wilkinson
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Cicely Tyson, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee
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
United States of Tara
TV-MA

United States of Tara (2009)

As:
Cast
Director:
Craig Zisk, Craig Gillespie, Jamie Babbit, Tricia Brock, John Dahl
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist, Brie Larson
Third Watch

Third Watch (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Christopher Chulack, Guy Norman Bee, Nelson McCormick, Brooke Kennedy
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Katrina Law, Mia Farrow, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks
New York Undercover

New York Undercover (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Frederick King Keller, Don Kurt, Jace Alexander, Allen Coulter, Arthur W. Forney
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Edie Falco, Keith David, Tyra Banks, Malik Yoba
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
TV-14

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Fink, Richard J. Lewis, Alec Smight, Danny Cannon, Brad Tanenbaum
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Chad Michael Murray, Dakota Fanning, George Eads, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall
The Practice

The Practice (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
Dennis Smith, Jeannot Szwarc, Christina Musrey, Arvin Brown, Dwight H. Little
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dakota Fanning, Steve Harris, Camryn Manheim, Michael Badalucco, Dylan McDermott
NYPD Blue
TV-14

NYPD Blue (1993)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Tinker, Michael M. Robin, Robert J. Doherty, Steven DePaul, Donna Deitch
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel, Bill Brochtrup
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
TV-14

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Prinzi, Jean de Segonzac, Steve Shill, Darnell Martin, Norberto Barba
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Cross, Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance
Threshold

Threshold (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
John F. Showalter
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Carla Gugino, Brian Van Holt, Brent Spiner, Rob Benedict
The Guardian

The Guardian (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Joan Tewkesbury, Mel Damski, Steve Gomer, Lou Antonio, Jeremy Kagan
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Corey Feldman, Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge, Dabney Coleman
Brothers & Sisters
TV-PG

Brothers & Sisters (2006)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Olin, Michael Morris, Michael Schultz, Bethany Rooney, Laura Innes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin
Hack

Hack (2002)

As:
Cast
Director:
Philip Sgriccia, Robert Singer, Fred Gerber, David Platt, Thomas Carter
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Krakowski, Andre Braugher, David Morse, Matthew Borish
Judging Amy

Judging Amy (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
James Hayman, James Frawley, Helen Shaver, Kevin Dowling, Andrew Robinson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Adam Brody, Amy Brenneman, Richard T. Jones, Jessica Tuck, Marcus Giamatti
Without a Trace
TV-14

Without a Trace (2002)

As:
Cast
Director:
John F. Showalter, Paul Holahan, Martha Mitchell, Jeannot Szwarc, Jonathan Kaplan
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Meghan Markle, Beth Riesgraf, Daniella Alonso, Nancy McKeon, Viola Davis
Providence

Providence (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Fresco, Ian Toynton, Tony Wharmby, Rick Rosenthal, John Patterson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Melissa Gilbert, Amy Adams, Betty White, Melina Kanakaredes
City of Angels

City of Angels (2000)

As:
Cast
Role:
Nurse Lynnette Peeler
Director:
Paris Barclay, Greg Beeman, Joe Ann Fogle, Dianne Houston, Rick Wallace
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Maya Rudolph, Blair Underwood, Michael Warren, Hill Harper
The Division

The Division (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Nancy McKeon, Aaron Lipstadt, Jeffrey Reiner, Andy Wolk, Patrick R. Norris
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Milana Vayntrub, Nancy McKeon, Marlee Matlin, Jane Lynch
Century City

Century City (2004)

As:
Cast
Role:
Hannah Crane
Director:
Michael Lehmann, Jerry Levine, J. Miller Tobin
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Meghan Markle, Nestor Carbonell, Ioan Gruffudd, Kristin Lehman
The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain (2008)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mikael Salomon
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder, Michal Suchánek
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Laws of Chance (2006)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Dinner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Babette Ami, Charles Assiff, Troy Baker, Reginald L. Barnes