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Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Date of Birth: Aug 16, 1958

Country: USA

Biography: Angela Evelyn Bassett is an American actress. She has become well-known for her biographical film roles portraying real life women in African American culture, including singer Tina Turner in the motion picture What's Love Got to Do with It, as well as Betty Shabazz in the films Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in the The Rosa Parks Story, Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and Voletta Wallace in the film Notorious...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 74 (Actor), 2 (Director)

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    Good Night Oppy (2022)
    The film follows Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rover affectionately dubbed Oppy by her creators and scientists at NASA. Oppy was originally expected to live for only 90 days but she ultimately explored Mars for nearly 15 years.
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    118 comes to the rescue at the Renaissance Faire. Buck is tasked with babysitting Jee-Yun while Maddie and Chimney look for a new home. Eddie and Carla prepare Christopher for his first prom. (imdb)
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    Wendell & Wild (2022)
    Two scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild, must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raul. However, Raul cannot see them so Kat helps Wendell and Wild to help him (imdb.com).
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    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
    The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T'Challa (imdb.com)
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    Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)
    Three generations of women fight back against those who could take everything from them.
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    Tina (2021)
    Exclusive access to the Grammy Award-winning artist to celebrate her career. (imdb)
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    Between The World And Me (2020)
    Adaptation of the 2015 nonfiction book written by American author Ta-Nehisi Coates, written as a letter to the author's teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. (wikipedia)
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    The Imagineering Story (2019)
    A look at the team responsible for designing and developing the various Disney theme parks around the world.
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    The Apollo (2019)
    The history of New York City's Apollo Theater in Harlem is given the full treatment. (imdb)
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    Otherhood (2019)
    Three mothers who are long-time friends and empty nesters decide to drive to New York City to reconnect with their adult sons. In the process, they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change.
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    Black Panther (2018)
    T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. (imdb)
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    9-1-1 (2018)
    9-1-1 (2018) - TV Series
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    Bumblebee (2018)
    On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
    Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
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    The Snowy Day (2016)
    Based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. Peter goes on a magical, snowy walk to his Nana's house to bring home their Christmas Eve dinner.
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    London Has Fallen (2016)
    In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. (imdb)
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    The Paradise Suite (2015)
    The Paradise Suite is a story about six people finding each other and, sometimes with just one glance, influencing each other's lives irreversibly.
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    Chi-Raq (2015)
    After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
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    Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)
    Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone's favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat searches for him, Curious George bravely explores the jungle and makes new animal friends along the way. (imdb)
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    Survivor (2015)
    A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set in New York, but is forced to go on the run after she is framed for crimes she didn't commit. (imdb)
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    White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
    In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears. (imdb)
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    Betty and Coretta (2013)
    The widows of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and how they carry on as single mothers after the assassination of their husbands.
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    Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
    Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. (imdb)
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    Black Nativity (2013)
    A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. (imdb)
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    This Means War (2012)
    Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman. (imdb)
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    Jumping the Broom (2011)
    Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.
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    Green Lantern (2011)
    A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.
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    American Horror Story (2011)
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    I Ain
    Tribute to Bernie Mac (1957-2008). From his stand-up in underground Chicago comedy clubs to the Big Screen in Hollywood, Bernie Mac's sharp tongue and heart of gold resonated with millions of fans throughout his career.This film revisits much of his work through exclusive recordings of early stand-up, featured scenes from his film and TV appearances, and interviews with his co-stars.
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    Notorious (2009)
    The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
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    Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009)
    An off-screen narration, four dozen talking heads, and clips of performances tell a chronological story about Black comedy: who has made us laugh since 1901, what is the nature of their humor, and what social and political contexts inform it.
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    Meet the Browns (2008)
    A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family. (imdb)
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    Nothing But the Truth (2008)
    In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.
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    Gospel Hill (2008)
    Gospel Hill is about haunted men, the former sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and the former civil rights worker withdrawn since the martyrdom of his father thirty years before. Their final confrontation comes when a corporation descends on the town, echoing a struggle thirty years old. (imdb)
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    Meet the Robinsons (2007)
    If you think your family is different, wait until you Meet the Robinsons, the family from an amazing, hilarious, inventive future where anything is possible. In this time-traveling blast of a comedy event, Walt Disney Feature Animation's latest digital animation technology will jet audiences to an inventive, unexpected techno realm of tomorrow where the wildest dreams come true -- including those of a young inventor in search of a home. (Disney)
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    Time Bomb (2006)
    Time Bomb (2006) - TV Movie
    The Department of Homeland Security receives a threat that a bomb has been set to explode during a sports event in Washington
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    Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
    An inspirational drama, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Palmer), a precocious eleven-year old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother (Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contest, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Fishburne), her principal Mr. Welch (Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood... (Lionsgate)
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    Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
    John and Jane Smith are an ordinary suburban couple with an ordinary, lifeless suburban marriage. But each of them has a secret: They are legendary assassins working for competing organizations. When the truth comes out, John and Jane end up in each other's cross-hairs. (20th Century Fox)
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    The Lazarus Child (2004)
    A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and traumatised after he witnessed the event. Their parents, Jack and Alison, have to put aside their fights over their unstable marriage to focus on their damaged children... (imdb)
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    Mr. 3000 (2004)
    Mac stars as an over-the-hill ballplayer who learns there's more to the game than individual stats and a Hall-of-Fame plaque.
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    A Century of Black Cinema (2003)
    This film highlights moments in the long and rich African American cinema history in relation to social and political events, and how it affected black viewers of the time.
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    Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)
    When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and preserved by the Library of Congress. These first-person anecdotes, ranging from the brutal to the bittersweet, have been brought to vivid life, featuring the on-camera voices of over a dozen top African-American actors. (imdb)
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    Masked & Anonymous (2003)
    Against the backdrop of a nation on the brink of revolution, Uncle Sweetheart (John Goodman) and Nina Veronica (Jessica Lange) are slimy promoters planning a benefit concert. They desire the services of legendary singer Jack Fate (Bob Dylan), and soon Fate is sprung from jail. A rock journalist (played by Jeff Bridges) investigates the concert, attempting to determine just who will benefit. Revolution may be raging outside the arena, but Jack Fate and the benefit concert play on as planned. (imdb)
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    Sunshine State (2002)
    A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.
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    The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
    The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
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    Ruby
    A Louisiana juke joint owner loses her star entertainer and hires a white singer to fill in.
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    The Score (2001)
    Nick Wells, a professional criminal, decides to leave the business for good, since he nearly got caught on his last job. His plan is to live in peace with his girl Diane, running his Montreal jazz club NYC. Soon Max, his good friend and financial partner in the illegal affairs, comes along with an offer Nick can't refuse: A historical and priceless French sceptre has been discovered while being smuggled into the country... (imdb)
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    Supernova (2000)
    Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century.
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    Whispers: An Elephant
    This live-action comedy adventure tells the true story of a baby elephant, stranded in the wild, and the dangers, fun, excitement and laughter of his amazing journey towards self-discovery as he searches for his lost mother. (Walt Disney Pictures)
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    Boesman and Lena (2000)
    Intense love and hate bring a man and woman through personal tragedy.
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    Our Friend, Martin (1999)
    This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Martin Luther King Jr. did for humanity, he thinks that he'd rather play baseball. But the trip turns into an exciting adventure when he and his best friend, Randy, who's white, are sent back in time meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at several points during his life. (imdb)
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    Music of the Heart (1999)
    The true story of a young teacher who fights against the board of education in her bid to teach underprivileged kids in a Harlem school the beauty of music through the violin. In her struggle she loses everything as the system comes down on her with all their might but her determination for the kids happiness helps her to battle back with wonderfully inspirational results.
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    How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
    The story of a woman who must break the rules of love and her own way of thinking to find her heart. (Fox)
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    Contact (1997)
    Jodie Foster stars as headstrong visionary astronomer Ellie Arroway in Contact, a drama of discovery, based on the best-selling 1985 novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted astronomer Carl Sagan. (Warner Bros.)
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    Strange Days (1995)
    A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles. (imdb)
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    Waiting to Exhale (1995)
    This story based on the best selling novel by Terry McMillan follows the lives of four African-American women as they try to deal with their very lives. Friendship becomes the strongest bond between these women as men, careers, and families take them in different directions. Often light-hearted this movie speaks about some of the problems and struggles the modern women face in today's world. (imdb)
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    Panther (1995)
    A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense. (imdb)
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    Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
    Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending... (imdb)
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    Chronicles the career of Tina Turner from the time she met musician-songwriter Ike Turner until the launch of her solo career in the early 1980's. Contains faithful reenactments of stage performances by Ike and Tina turner. Based on the autobiography of Tina Turner, ''I, Tina''. (imdb)
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    Passion Fish (1992)
    May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair... (imdb)
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    Critters 4 (1992)
    Just before bounty hunter Charile triggers his gun to destroy the last two Critter-eggs, he gets a message that it would be illegal to extinguish the race from the galaxy. He's sent a transporter where he puts the eggs - unfortunately the transporter takes him with it and then gets lost in space... (imdb)
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    Malcolm X (1992)
    Biography of Malcolm X, the famous African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. (imdb)
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    The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
    The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show after talent show they soon hit it big when Motown calls. From there they become the now famous Jackson 5. But along the way their success brings trouble and turmoil. (imdb)
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    Innocent Blood (1992)
    When a vampire decides to dine on La Cosa Nostra, it shakes things up for the whole family--and a cop who's been undercover for years.
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    Boyz n the Hood (1991)
    John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face... (imdb)
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    City of Hope (1991)
    John Sayles's urban drama follows the intersecting lives of a dozen or more characters as they move through their lives, affect each other without knowing it, and do their best to survive -- both within and outside of legality -- in the crumbling cityscape of the ironic title (imdb)
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    Challenger (1990)
    Challenger (1990) - TV Movie
    This film profiles the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. Center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of the o-rings that ultimately were blamed for the explosion. Film is lent authenticity by being filmed at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. (imdb)
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    Kindergarten Cop (1990)
    A tough cop is given his most difficult assignment: masquerade as a a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer.
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    A Man Called Hawk (1989)
    This series features the character from Spenser for Hire. This time he is the star. We find Hawk now in Washington. D.C., and there he is called upon to help those who need his help or whose lives may be in danger. Also people from his past come calling to settle old scores or to collect/settle old debts. (imdb)
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    F/X (1986)
    A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger. (imdb)
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    9-1-1: Lone Star (2020)
    ER (1994)
    ER (1994) - TV Series