Best Viola Davis movies

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Best Viola Davis movies
We present our ranking of the best Viola Davis movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Viola Davis.

TOP 25:
Madea Goes to Jail
Madea Goes to Jail
Viola Davis as: Ellen
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 2009
At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Derek Luke movies?

TOP 24:
Out of Sight
Out of Sight
Viola Davis as: Moselle
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Release: 1998
Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them than just the law.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Luis Guzmán movies?


TOP 23:
Ender's Game
Ender's Game
Viola Davis as: Major Gwen Anderson
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2013
Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Nonso Anozie movies?

TOP 22:
Trust
Trust
Viola Davis as: Gail Friedman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2010
A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents are shattered by their daughter's actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Noah Emmerich movies?

TOP 21:
Disturbia
Disturbia
Viola Davis as: Detective Parker
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2007
Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his friends, Ronnie and Ashley, start to grow more and more interested in what is actually happening within the house of Robert Turner.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Morse movies?


TOP 20:
Get on Up
Get on Up
Viola Davis as: Susie Brown
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Aunjanue Ellis movies?

TOP 19:
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
Viola Davis as: Professor Lillian Friedman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2014
Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ciarán Hinds movies?

TOP 18:
Fences
Fences
Viola Davis as: Rose Maxson
Genre: Drama
Release: 2016
In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Denzel Washington movies?


TOP 17:
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
Viola Davis as: Professor Lillian Friedman
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
Told from the female perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Isabelle Huppert movies?

TOP 16:
Antwone Fisher
Antwone Fisher
Viola Davis as: Eva May
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2002
A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

TOP 15:

State of Play

State of Play
Viola Davis as: Dr. Judith Franklin
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Release: 2009
Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Zoe Lister-Jones movies?


TOP 14:

Jesse Stone: Night Passage

Jesse Stone: Night Passage
Viola Davis as: Molly Crane
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 2006
In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen McHattie movies?

TOP 13:

Stone Cold

Stone Cold
Viola Davis as: Molly Crane
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 2005
Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite things--scotch and women. When a series of murders takes place and a high school girl is raped, he's forced to face his own demons in order to solve the crimes. And, since these are the first murders to occur in Paradise, Jesse must also train his inexperienced staff of police officers to assist in the investigation to find the killers and the rapist before they can strike again.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Cindy Sampson movies?

TOP 12:

Troop Zero

Troop Zero
Viola Davis as: Miss Rayleen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2019
In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troupe of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Allison Janney movies?

TOP 11:

It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story
Viola Davis as: Dr. Eden Minerva
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2010
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.


TOP 10:

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Viola Davis as: Abby Black
Genre: Drama
Release: 2011
A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.

TOP 9:

Far from Heaven

Far from Heaven
Viola Davis as: Sybil
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2002
In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

TOP 8:

Traffic

Traffic
Viola Davis as: Social Worker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2000
An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

TOP 7:

Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
Viola Davis as: Molly Crane
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Release: 2006
Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a bestselling writer who exploits troubled teens.

TOP 6:

Doubt

Doubt
Viola Davis as: Mrs. Miller
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Release: 2008
In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.


TOP 5:

Jesse Stone: Sea Change

Jesse Stone: Sea Change
Viola Davis as: Molly Crane
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 2007
When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, Stone's investigation of an alleged rape draws him into conflict with the town council, which hopes to preserve Paradise's reputation as an ideal seaside resort.

TOP 4:

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen
Viola Davis as: Mayor April Henry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2009
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

TOP 3:

Custody

Custody
Viola Davis as: Martha Schulman
Genre: Drama
Release: 2016
When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the Family Court System.

TOP 2:

Prisoners

Prisoners
Viola Davis as: Nancy Birch
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2013
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

TOP 1:

The Help

The Help
Viola Davis as: Aibileen Clark
Genre: Drama
Release: 2011
Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.



If you like the best Viola Davis movies, then you will also like the best Stephen McHattie movies, where many of their films coincide.