|Birth Date||:||16 August 1958|
|Birth Place||:||New York, New York, United States|
Angela Evelyn Bassett is an American actress, director, producer, and activist. She is known for portraying real-life African-American women, usually smart and strong women, along with independent characters.
Akeelah and the Bee [20 April 2006 (Beverly Hills)]
Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah doesn't give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true.… MORE
Avengers: Endgame [26 April 2019 (India)]
After Thanos, an intergalactic warlord, disintegrates half of the universe, the Avengers must reunite and assemble again to reinvigorate their trounced allies and restore balance.
Betty and Coretta [2 February 2013]
Coretta Scott King and Dr Betty Shabazz develop a friendship after the tragic deaths of their husbands; Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X and through their strength and dignity they carried on the civil rights movement becoming role models for millions of women all over the world.
Black Nativity [19 December 2013 (Germany)]
Langston, a street-smart teenager, is sent to live with his estranged relatives in New York City to celebrate Christmas. As he spends his days there, he embarks on an inspirational life journey.
Black Panther [29 January 2018 (Hollywood)]
After his father's death, T'Challa returns home to Wakanda to inherit his throne. However, a powerful enemy related to his family threatens to attack his nation.
Boesman and Lena [3 November 2000]
Carrying bottles, pots, wire, twigs around their shoulders and a few pieces of clothing, Boesman and Lena are forced to roam dusty clay roadways in search of shelter and a better existence. Driven from their shanty once again by the white man, they walk the South African Cape Flats, a place they've been many times before, in a life they've been forced to live before. A stranger appears and transforms the lives of this desperate couple who find their state basically the same, yet changed.… MORE
Boyz n the Hood [2 July 1991 (USA)]
Three childhood friends, Darrin, Tre and Ricky, struggle to cope with the distractions and dangers of growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.
Bumblebee [4 January 2019 (India)]
During the Cybertron Civil War, Optimus Prime sends Autobot scout B-127 to Earth to form a base where they can regroup. Later, the scout befriends a girl named Charlie, who names him Bumblebee.
Chi-Raq [4 December 2015 (USA)]
After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organise 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.
City of Hope [11 October 1991 (New York)]
This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo Bianco). Other characters in this ensemble drama about urban conflict and corruption include Asteroid , an unstable homeless person, and Wynn (Joe Morton), an idealistic young politician.… MORE
Contact [11 July 1997 (Canada)]
Dr Ellie, a radio astronomer, discovers the existence of intelligent aliens through radio signals. She and a group of fellow scientists decipher the instructions that they send to build a machine.
Critters 4 [20 August 1992]
Charlie gets locked in a capsule with the critter eggs and is lost in space. He is rescued by a wreckage collector team who open the box and the tiny furred aliens launch their attack.
F/X [7 February 1986 (USA)]
When the Justice Department needs to fake a mob killing for a witness protection plan, they hire a special effects man for the job. However, the man soon finds that his own life is in danger.
Gospel Hill [3 October 2008]
Jack Herrod (Tom Bower), the racist former sheriff of a South Carolina town, is dying of cancer. Decades ago, when a civil rights activist (Samuel L. Jackson) was murdered on Herrod's streets, he neglected to investigate the case. The activist's brother (Danny Glover), now retired, has retreated into solitude and bitterness. His wife (Angela Bassett), however, is prepared to take on the greedy land developers who want to destroy their neighborhood in order to build a golf course.… MORE
Green Lantern [17 June 2011 (India)]
Hal Jordan, a test pilot, acquires superhuman powers after being chosen by the Ring. However, with the powers come the responsibility of defeating the evil Parallax who is set on destroying Earth.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back [14 August 1998 (USA)]
Stock broker Stella's so busy that she's forgotten to really live. But a trip to Jamaica turns into a voyage of self discovery as Stella finds love - even if it's with a man 20 years her junior.
Innocent Blood [25 September 1992 (USA)]
Marie is a vampire with a conscience: She only sucks the blood of criminals. And she has plenty to choose from on the mean streets of Pittsburgh, where a gang war is raging. But Marie slips up when she accidentally turns a violent crime lord, Sal Macelli (Robert Loggia), into one of the walking dead. To stop a takeover of the city by blood-sucking gangsters, Marie joins forces with an undercover cop (Anthony LaPaglia) who has his own score to settle.… MORE
Jumping the Broom [6 May 2011 (USA)]
Sabrina Watson, who hails from a wealthy background, plans to marry a Wall Street worker, Jason Taylor. However, things spiral out of control when their families meet.
Kindergarten Cop [21 December 1990 (USA)]
John, a detective, is assigned the responsibility of posing as a kindergarten teacher so that he can track down a criminal.
Locked Up: A Mother's Rage [29 November 1991]
As a framed-for-drugs single mother (Cheryl Ladd) suffers in prison, her three children suffer with her sister (Jean Smart).
London Has Fallen [2 March 2016 (France)]
Mike, a Secret Service agent, must find a way to escape with his team when Barkawi, a terrorist, attacks all the world leaders attending the funeral of the British Prime Minister, James Wilson.
Malcolm X [18 November 1992 (USA)]
A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.
Masked and Anonymous [27 November 1998 (United Kingdom)]
Victor Bukowski (Douglas Henshall) cheats on girlfriend Sylvia Weld (Lena Headey), who rebounds and gets engaged to Dave Summers (Mark Strong). Wishing he could undo his error, Victor happens upon two otherworldly trash collectors, who send him back in time. He uses the opportunity to woo Sylvia again, while making sure that an attractive woman catches Dave's eye. But his attraction to a waitress, Louise (Penélope Cruz), could ruin Victor's plan to right things with Sylvia.… MORE
Meet the Browns [21 March 2008 (USA)]
Single mother Brenda (Angela Bassett) suddenly loses her job, then she receives news that the father she never met is dead. With nothing to lose, she gathers her brood and heads to Georgia, where she meets her father's uproarious family for the first time and finds the tentative beginnings of a new romance.
Meet the Robinsons [23 March 2007 (United Kingdom)]
Lewis, a brilliant young inventor, is keen on creating a time machine to find his mother, who abandoned him in an orphanage. Things take a turn when he meets Wilbur Robinson and his family.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout [12 July 2018 (Paris)]
A group of terrorists plans to detonate three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on different cities. Ethan Hunt, along with his IMF team, sets out to stop the carnage.
Mr. 3000 [8 September 2004]
Milwaukee Brewers player Stan Ross (Bernie Mac) angers his teammates by retiring during a 1995 playoff game after making the 3,000th base hit required to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. Nine years later, a clerical error is discovered, invalidating three of the hits and keeping Ross from the ultimate baseball honor. The 47-year-old player convinces the Brewers to let him rejoin the team to make his last three hits, and sheds his selfish nature as he rediscovers his love of the game.… MORE
Music of the Heart [25 July 1986 (USA)]
Rachel Samstat (Meryl Streep), a New York food critic, beds Mark Forman (Jack Nicholson), a Washington, D.C., newspaper columnist. The two fall in love, and Rachel relinquishes her job and relocates to be with a man who views himself as unfit for marriage. They try to build a life together -- literally -- as they struggle with the construction crews renovating their home. When Rachel gets pregnant, Mark is enthusiastic, but then soon begins doubting whether he could be a family man.… MORE
Nothing but the Truth [8 September 2008]
Reporter Rachel Armstrong pens a story that divulges the identity of a secret CIA operative. The US government orders that she reveal her source, but she defies the special prosecutor and is jailed.
Notorious [15 August 1946 (New York)]
In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.… MORE
Of Boys and Men [2008 (USA)]
A Chicago widower (Robert Townsend) must somehow lead his family through unspeakable grief in the wake of a sudden tragedy.
Olympus Has Fallen [22 March 2013 (India)]
When the President is kidnapped, a former secret service agent must use his expertise to rescue him as well as the other hostages.
Otherhood [21 July 2019]
Feeling forgotten on Mother's Day, three best friends drive from the suburbs to New York City to reconnect with their adult sons.
Our Friend, Martin [12 January 1999]
Two teens are sent back in time to meet Martin Luther King Jr. at several points of his life.
Panther [3 May 1995 (USA)]
In this semi-fictionalized account of the origins of the Black Panthers, Vietnam vet Judge (Kadeem Hardison) returns to his hometown of Oakland to find it beset by violence and police discrimination against African-Americans. Judge's friend Cy tells him about a vigilante group that's organizing against the police and introduces him to its leaders, Bobby (Courtney B. Vance) and Huey (Marcus Chong). Judge joins the movement but is soon beset by police pressure to inform against Huey.… MORE
Passion Fish [11 December 1992 (USA)]
After soap opera actress May-Alice Culhane (Mary McDonnell) has a car accident, she is paralyzed and forced into a wheelchair. She retreats to her family's vacant home in Louisiana and indulges in alcohol and self-pity. When nursing aides come to help, May-Alice unleashes her anger, prompting each to quit. Chantelle (Alfre Woodard), a nurse who desperately needs the job, arrives determined to change May-Alice's outlook. As the two women become friends, they help each other cope with challenges.… MORE
Ruby's Bucket of Blood [October 2001]
It's 1961 in Chacahoula, Louisiana and everyone comes to Ruby's on Saturday night. The liquor's cold, the music's loud and the passion runs as ripe as the sweltering bayou summer. However, this is the black south. The rules of life are different here, and those who don't play by them take their chances.
Strange Days [13 October 1995 (USA)]
Former policeman Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes) has moved into a more lucrative trade: the illegal sale of virtual reality-like recordings that allow users to experience the emotions and past experiences of others. While the bootlegs typically contain tawdry incidents, Nero is shocked when he receives one showing a murder. He enlists a friend, bodyguard Mace (Angela Bassett), to help find the killer -- and the two soon stumble upon a vast conspiracy involving the police force Nero once worked for.… MORE
Sunshine State [19 May 2002]
This drama tells the story of a Florida island besieged by country-club resort developers. Included in the story are a woman (Angela Bassett) returning home after a long absence, and another woman (Edie Falco) who is forced to sell the restaurant and motel she inherited.
Supernova [17 April 2014 (Netherlands)]
Meis wants an adventurous life, but all she does is to look forward to the next car to pull down her street.
Survivor [29 August 2019 (Germany)]
Young women must band together to escape from a seemingly idyllic island that holds a sinister secret.
The Lazarus Child 
A desperate couple (Andy Garcia, Frances O'Connor) use a doctor's (Angela Bassett) controversial method to revive their comatose daughter.
The Rosa Parks Story [10 February 2002]
This biopic tells the story of civil rights activist Rosa Parks (Angela Bassett) from her days as a private-school student to her public battle against racism and segregation. As a secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Parks defends local children who have been victimized by racism. But when she is arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, Parks inspires the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.… MORE
The Score [9 July 2001 (USA)]
Nick Wells, a professional safe-cracker who is on the verge of retirement, is forced by his partner, Max, to participate in one final heist that involves stealing a French sceptre.
This Means War [28 March 2008]
Josh has fallen into a state of deep depression since a train accident ten years earlier ended the life of his beloved girlfriend Emily. Concerned, his old friend Rusty returns to the city to spur him into start living again.
Vampire in Brooklyn [27 October 1995 (USA)]
Maximillian, the last vampire alive, must find a mate to prevent the end of his lineage. He then meets Rita and tries to court her.
Waiting to Exhale [22 December 1995 (USA)]
Navigating through careers, family and romance, four friends bond over the shortcomings in their love lives -- namely, the scarcity of good men. Both as the "other woman," Savannah (Whitney Houston) and Robin (Lela Rochon) carry on relationships with married men, each believing their lovers will leave their wives for them. On the flip side, Bernadine (Angela Bassett) ends up alone when her husband divorces her for his mistress. Meanwhile, Gloria (Loretta Devine) finds love with a new neighbor.… MORE
What's Love Got to Do with It [9 June 1993 (USA)]
Anna Mae Bullock is raised in an unhappy surrounding. After moving to St Louis, Anna attempts to be a professional singer and achieves success, leading to a strained relationship with her husband.
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale [10 March 2000 (USA)]
A baby elephant, lost from its herd after his mother is killed by poachers, is taken in by another female. Failing to find the baby's herd and fearing predators, they head north, beyond a great river.
White Bird in a Blizzard [16 April 2015 (Brazil)]
A teenager (Shailene Woodley) relishes her newfound freedom after her disturbed mother (Eva Green) vanishes, but the strange facts of the disappearance soon begin to haunt her.
Whitney [17 January 2015]
The headline-making relationship between Whitney Houston, who skyrocketed to fame as a singer, actress, producer and model, and fellow entertainer Bobby Brown.
- 16 August 1958.
- New York, New York, United States.