Movies starring Angela Bassett

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Black Panther

During the past year, several of the studios releasing superhero movies have upped their game, moving into new territory without tossing aside the tropes that differentiate comic book-inspired fare from its traditional action/adventure cousin....

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, ...
Bumblebee

When you’re a kid, you have your favorite toys. You play with them regularly and rigorously until, eventually and inevitably, you grow tired of them and move on. Then, if they’re good toys, someone else will pick them up and use them. Same...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Travis Knight
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, ...
Contact

Contact is likely to change a lot of perceptions -- not only about the role of humankind in the universe, but about what special effects can do for a movie when they're used in the service of a story, rather than the other way around. Contact...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 1997-07-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Jodie Foster, David Morse, Rob Lowe, ...
London Has Fallen

2013’s Olympus Has Fallen was a surprisingly entertaining Die Hard knock-off set in Washington D.C. with intrepid Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) out to rescue President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) from the hands of terrorists....

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2016-03-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Babak Najafi
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, ...
Meet the Robinsons

It's tempting to label Meet the Robinsons as just another in a long line of recent computer animated kid-traps, but it deserves a more upbeat description. Thankfully, we're not subjected to the new staple of the big-screen cartoon - anthropomorphi...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2007-03-30
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Stephen J. Anderson
Cast: (voices) Daniel Hansen, Jordan Fry, Wesley Singerman, ...
Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Reliability. Of all the qualities one could ascribe to the Mission: Impossible movies, that one is the most cogent. This has especially been true since writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (who seems to be Tom Cruise’s personal screenwriter)...

Run Time: 2:27
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Wes Bentley, Michelle Monaghan, ...
Music of the Heart

To call Music of the Heart a departure for filmmaker Wes Craven is to make an understatement of colossal proportions. Craven, the driving force behind two of the world's most popular horror movie series, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, has o...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 1999-10-29
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Angela Bassett, ...
Notorious

Last year, when I heard about a film on the way called Notorious, I was concerned that there would be an "updating" of Alfred Hitchcock's film of the same name. Thankfully, this is not the case. Notorious is not an example of a remake, but it is ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2009-01-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Cast: Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke, Angela Bassett, ...
Olympus Has Fallen

There's irony to be found in the recognition that the best Die Hard to be released in 2013 isn't the franchise's official entry, A Good Day to Die Hard, but the White House-based copycat, Olympus Has Fallen. And, while Gerard Butler is no Bruce Wil...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2013-03-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott, ...
Score, The

Many years ago, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the motion picture industry practically ran on star power. These days, in large part because of skyrocketing salaries, it's unusual to find more than one high-profile performer in any given motio...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2001-07-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett, ...