Movies starring Alfre Woodard

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Blue Chips

An underdog team gets an infusion of outside talent (either a player or a coach) and goes from the bottom to the top, winning the championship in a game whose result is never in doubt. This is the plot of dozens of sports-related motion pictures, ...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 1994-02-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Nick Nolte, Mary McDowell, J.T. Walsh, ...
Dinosaur

While watching Disney's Dinosaur, with all of its incredibly rendered creatures and seamless blending of animated objects with real backgrounds, a question occurred to me: In movies like this, can the writing keep pace with the technology? Films ...

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Release Date: 2000-05-19
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag
Cast: (voices) .B. Sweeney, Max Casella, Hayden Panettiere, ...
How to Make an American Quilt

There's more to a quilt than fabric and thread -- each patchwork design has its own unique story (or stories) to tell. In How to Make an American Quilt, the first Hollywood release from Australian director Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof), we come to...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 1995-10-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Cast: Winona Ryder, Derrick O'Connor, Dermot Mulroney, ...
Lion King, The

The Lion King becomes the first mainstream animated film to be remade as an animated film. Proponents of calling the 2019 version “live action” will argue that the methods used to make this new iteration are completely different from those...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2019-07-19
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyoncé, ...
Love & Basketball

Love & Basketball is, as one can infer from the title, about love and basketball. The film follows the lives of two next-door neighbors, one male and one female, from their first meeting on the court at the age of 11 until a fateful night a dozen ...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2000-04-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Alfre Woodard, ...
Primal Fear

One of the most unfortunate aspects of a courtroom thriller is the tendency to degenerate into preposterous melodrama. It's as if the basic situation of having a person on trial for their life isn't inherently powerful enough. As a result, cheap...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 1996-04-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Cast: Richard Gere, Edward Norton, Laura Linney, ...
Saint Judy

Despite the faint whiff of sanctimoniousness that occasionally emanates from this well-meaning motion picture, Saint Judy generally holds its own as a solid courtroom drama. Blessed with interesting characters and using a real-life case as the...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sean Hanish
Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubandy, Common, ...
Something New

Something New is something old and very familiar. This is an opposites attract romantic comedy, with a racial twist thrown in to add a little spice. Actually, these days, with mixed race relationships becoming commonplace, it's debatable how big ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2006-02-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Sanaa Hamri
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Blair Underwood, ...
Star Trek: First Contact

For the first time in the seventeen-year run of the successful Star Trek movie franchise, there is no Captain Kirk. Star Trek: First Contact, the eighth entry into the motion picture series, is the first to rely exclusively on the crew of The ...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 1996-11-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Alice Krige, James Cromwell, ...
Take the Lead

It's Dangerous Minds with dancing. That's the sinking feeling I got while watching Take the Lead, one of the year's most uninspired inspirational stories. Culled from the real-life experiences of Pierre Dulaine (Banderas), Take the Lead warps and...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2006-04-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Liz Friedlander
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, ...