Movies starring Viola Davis

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Suicide Squad, The

With The Suicide Squad, James Gunn becomes the second high-profile Marvel director to moonlight in the DCEU. Fortunately, Gunn’s effort is significantly better than Joss Whedon’s career-killing turn with Justice League. Gunn, temporarily fi...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Margot Robbie, Juan Diego Botto, Peter Capaldi, ...
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

With a standout final performance by Chadwick Boseman and equally arresting work by Viola Davis in the title role, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom gets the year’s award for least-likely title to vie for a ton of Oscar attention. Adapted from the ...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: George C. Wolfe
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Glynn Turman, ...
Widows

Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson) is a career criminal – a thief so meticulous that he has operated for thirty years without being caught. He plans each job ahead, writing all the details in a notebook, and leaves nothing to chance. But fate catc...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, ...
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, ...
Suicide Squad

It has apparently become an old-fashioned notion to believe motion pictures should be grounded in concepts like narrative and character rather than in how loudly the soundtrack plays classic rock songs and how many cuts the director can use in an ove...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, ...
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, ...
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, ...
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, ...
Prisoners

Whodunits are rarely a good playground for Hollywood films. The average mystery, whether a stripped-down Agatha Christie-esque tale or a more complex endeavor, is too demanding for the structural constraints of a motion picture. As a result, when o...

Run Time: 2:25
U.S. Release Date: 2013-09-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER/DRAMA
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, ...