Movies starring Viola Davis

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Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures is the latest attempt by a Hollywood studio to cash in on the popularity of a YA (Young Adult) series. In this case, instead of vampires and werewolves, it's witches and warlocks. When it comes to romance and interpersonal inter...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2013-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/ROMANCE
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, ...
Blackhat

Blackhat (a slang term used to designate a hacker) represents Michael Mann's attempt to put a new spin on an old genre by adding "cyber" to "crime thriller." Blackhat uses the foggy world of hackers and cybercrime much as he might use background mu...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2015-01-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang, ...
Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, The

For the most part, movies are obsessed with the notion that romantic love lasts forever. That explains the popularity of romantic comedies, most of which conclude with a declaration of undying affection, sealed with a kiss. Only a few brave direct...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2014-09-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Ned Benson
Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, ...
Doubt

It's one of life's bitter ironies that one of the first things lost to moral certainty is the capacity for compassion. Righteousness is a cold, hard position, and an unshakeable one. It allows no room for one of the most basic tenants of human exi...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, ...
Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love is a muddle of a film - an overlong bore that either mistakenly thinks it's something more than a humdrum romance or has incorporated a variety of pretentions as window-dressing. In either case, the movie's quasi-preachy attitude eff...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2010-08-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Ryan Murphy
Cast: Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis, ...
Ender's Game

Ender's Game, long a staple of science fiction readers, has had a strange, winding trip to the silver screen. For many years, Orson Scott Card refused to sell the rights to the book, wanting to maintain control over the final product. This iteratio...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2013-11-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Gavin Hood
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, ...
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

For one reason or another, there have been few quality movies made about 9/11. Maybe it's because the event is too recent and the wound too fresh. Or perhaps it's because filmmakers are keenly aware that a misstep could lead to charges of exploitat...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2011-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, ...
Fences

On reason behind the so-called “whitewashing” of the 2016 Oscars was too few roles of substance in major productions for actors of color. This year’s roster of awards contenders has taken substantial steps to address this issue. Now...

Run Time: 2:18
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, ...
Get On Up

2014 has already seen one straightforward, largely unimaginative bio-pic of a '60s music icon (Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys) - now along comes another. Get on Up, like Jersey Boys, is more notable for its music than for anything else that ends up ...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2014-08-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/MUSICAL
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, ...
Help, The

Perhaps the greatest benefit offered by The Help is that it aids in remembering. Race relations have changed so radically in America over the last half-century that it's difficult for today's young to grasp how contentious and hate-filled things we...

Run Time: 2:26
U.S. Release Date: 2011-08-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Thematic Material)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, ...