Angela Bassett Movies

Angela Bassett

Want to know the best Angela Bassett movies?  How about the worst Angela Bassett movies?  Curious about Angela Bassett box office grosses or which Angela Bassett movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Angela Bassett movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which ones got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place…. because we have all of that information and much more.

Angela Bassett (1958-) is an Oscar®-nominated American film and television actress.  Some of her best roles have been playing real people.  Bassett’s  role as Tina Turner in 1993’s What’s Love Got To Do With It  earned her an Academy Award® Best Actress nomination.  Her IMDb page shows 90 acting credits since 1975 . This page will rank 32 Angela Bassett movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information.  Uncredited roles, bit parts, television roles, shorts and movies not released in North American theaters were not included in the rankings.  This UMR page comes from a request by Vandross.

Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne in 1993’s What’s Love Got To Do With It

Angela Bassett Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Angela Bassett movies by co-stars of her movies
  • Sort Angela Bassett movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Angela Bassett movies by yearly domestic box office rank
  • Sort Angela Bassett movies by how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and Oscar® wins each Angela Bassett movie received.
  • Sort Angela Bassett movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score.  UMR puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.

Stats and Possibly Interesting Stats From The Above Angela Bassett Table

  1. Nine Angela Bassett movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 28.13% of her movies listed.  Contact (1997) is her biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Angela Bassett movie grosses $57.80 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using’s 60% fresh meter.  17 Angela Bassett movies are rated as good movies…or 53.25% of her movies.  Boyz N the Hood  (1991) was her highest rated movie while Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) was her lowest rated movie.
  4. Five Angela Bassett movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 15.62% of her movies.
  5. Zero Angela Bassett movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 0.00% of her movies.
  6. An “a good movie” Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 60.00.  15 Angela Bassett movies scored higher than that….or 46.88% of her movies.  Contact (1997) got the the highest UMR Movie Score while Masked and Anonymous (2003) got the lowest UMR Movie Score.

Angela Bassett and Morgan Freeman in 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen

Possibly Interesting Facts About Angela Bassett

1. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born  in New York City, New York in 1958.

2.  Angela Bassett began to consider acting as a career choice after an 11th-grade class trip to Washington, D.C. during which she saw actor James Earl Jones perform in a Kennedy Center production of the play “Of Mice and Men”.

3.  Angela Bassett earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1983.

4. After graduating from Yale, Bassett began working in the New York theater.  This led to some television roles which led to movie roles.

5.  Angela Bassett was born on the same day as…..Madonna.

6.  Angela Bassett is  one of 10 African-American actresses to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. The others in chronological order are:  Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe, Viola Davis and Quvenzhané Wallis.

7. Angela Bassett has been married one time…and has two children.   She has been married to the actor, Courney B. Vance, since 1997….they met when they both attended Yale.

8.  Angela Bassett was injured while filming the first spousal abuse sequence in 1993’s What’s Love Got To Do With It.   She fell off the back of a high-rise sofa, put her hands out to reduce the impact, and suffered a hairline fracture of her right hand. She only tried the stunt fall once, and footage leading up to the mishap appears in the film.

9.  Angela Bassett has played Betty Shabazz two times.   Shabazz is Malcolm X’s widow.  She first played her in 1992’s Malcolm X and again in 1995’s Panther.  

10. Check out Anglea Bassett’s movie career compared to current and classic stars on our Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time page.

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14 thoughts on “Angela Bassett Movies

  1. Hey Bob
    1. A little bit of Kathleen Turner showed up on Angela Bassett’s page….I have corrected that error and put Contract in it’s rightful place….thanks for the headsup.
    2. So it is not Dan’s fault….it is our fault… hopefully things are settling down in Belfast….lol.
    3. That is interesting trivia about Bassett and Brando and billing. Good company for Ms. Bassett…Taylor and Suzman….ok…I admit….not too aware of Suzman.
    4. Having DeNiro and Brando in a scene together….had to get some butts in seats… I think…his fee was well deserving. It is actually one of my favorite Brando roles….as it is one of the few that I have seen…that it looks like Brando was enjoying himself.
    5. Thanks for sharing your favorite Bassett movies….she has made a nice mark in movie history…..she has a new television show these days…maybe that will spark a career renewal in movies for theaters.
    Good stuff.

  2. 1 HI BRUCE You mention Roger Rabbit as Angela’s top scoring UMR flick but I don’t see it on her chart and none of IMDB, Wiki, The Numbers of Mojo credit it to her? But you’re right about one thing WH because I’m sitting here in tears as it is certainly a fall from grace if Dan can’t link a performer in somewhere. All I can conclude is that our Daniel is yet another person on this site that has fallen under the Rasputin-like spell of You Know Whom.

    2 However Angela can boast of two trivial historical distinctions on top of being the big one of being in a select group of African-American actresses [listed by you above] to make the big time. She was the last actress ever to appear in a Brando film [The Score] and in that flick became one of only 3 actresses to be billed before Mr Mumbles in a non-alphabetical cast list after the 1951 Streetcar, the other two being Liz Taylor in Reflections in a Golden Eye and Janet Suzman in A Dry White Season.

    3 However when he co-starred with Liz Mr M was going through his “wilderness” years and he had just a cameo in the latter film and little more than that in The Score. However he picked up an Oscar nom for Dry White, and for The Score he was paid a fee that would probably represent the entire pension pot that most nearly-80 year olds would enjoy on top of which in Mr M’s case Michael Jackson paid another small fortune for acting lessons which the Great One apparently conducted in drag!. So in some in cases Barbara Hershey in Hoosiers was wrong – certain Gods still don’t “come cheap” Put that in your pipe and smoke it Dan!

    4 As your table amply illustrates Angela was never a vertiginous box office star but once again you have demonstrated that your site comprehensively covers a wide range of different types of deserving careers. My own favourite Bassett films were Malcolm X, Contact and especially Arnie’s Kindergarten Cop though I also enjoyed The Score and the one fly in the ointment regarding that one was Mr M joining DeNiro in Robert’s usual tirade of gratuitous swear words. I could do without lines like “I’ve been ****** by a bug!” For once I would have been happy had Mr M mumbled a line so that I couldn’t hear it

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