Taraji P. Henson Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Hidden Figures
PG

Hidden Figures

(2016)
64
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Katherine G. Johnson
Director:
Theodore Melfi
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Plot:

Inspired by Margot Lee Shetterly's 2016 non-fiction book, the movie is about three black female NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan. They struggle with gender and race discrimination to emerge as crucial brains behind one of NASA’s most significant missions—the launch of astronaut John Glenn into earth's orbit and his subsequent safe passage back.

64
3
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
PG-13

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

(2008)
32
5
As:
Cast
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Julia Ormond, Faune Chambers Watkins, Elias Koteas
Plot:

The movie is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald short story written in 1922. It narrates the story of Benjamin Button who is born old and wrinkled. His chances of survival is minimal but not only does he survive, but also, strangely, starts ageing backwards. Then there is Daisy, his love interest, who gets older as he gets younger.

32
5
Hustle & Flow
R

Hustle & Flow

(2005)
36
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Shug
Director:
Craig Brewer
Genres:
Music, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, DJ Qualls
36
4

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Think Like a Man
PG-13

Think Like a Man

(2012)
45
7
As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Story
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall
45
7
Four Brothers
R

Four Brothers

(2005)
27
1
As:
Cast
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund
Plot:

Four adopted brothers Bobby, Angel, Jeremiah and Jack Mercer move back home to Detroit, after their adoptive mother Evelyn Mercer is killed in an apparent robbery. When they discover that the murder was premeditated, they go to war against the gang lord Victor Sweet and corrupt cops controlled by him. 

27
1
Talk to Me
R

Talk to Me

(2007)
13
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Kasi Lemmons
Genres:
War, Drama, History, Music, Biography
Star Cast:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Don Cheadle, Mike Epps, Peter MacNeill
13
1
Something New
PG-13

Something New

(2006)
20
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Sanaa Hamri
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Mike Epps, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Sanaa Lathan, Katharine Towne
20
1
Baby Boy
R

Baby Boy

(2001)
29
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Yvette
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Snoop Dogg, Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding, Tamara LaSeon Bass
29
3
The Best of Enemies
PG-13

The Best of Enemies

(2019)
16
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robin Bissell
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Sam Rockwell, John Gallagher Jr., Anne Heche, Wes Bentley
16
2
No Good Deed
PG-13

No Good Deed

(2014)
36
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Terry
Director:
Sam Miller
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Henry Simmons, Kate del Castillo
36
2
Not Easily Broken
PG-13

Not Easily Broken

(2009)
28
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Clarice Clark
Director:
Bill Duke
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, Wood Harris, Maeve Quinlan
28
5
Acrimony
R

Acrimony

(2018)
33
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Melinda
Director:
Tyler Perry
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Danielle Nicolet, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon
33
3

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Date Night
PG-13

Date Night

(2010)
16
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Arroyo
Director:
Shawn Levy
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Leighton Meester, Steve Carell, Ray Liotta, James Franco
Plot:

Married Couple Phil and Claire Foster lead boring domestic lives and decide to go on a date night to a modern Manhattan restaurant. On reaching, Phil decides to impersonate the no-show Tripplehorns to get a reservation. Mistaken identities then lead to a life-threatening chase by corrupt cops and mobsters. 

16
1
Think Like a Man Too
PG-13

Think Like a Man Too

(2014)
25
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Story
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall
25
1
Hurricane Season
PG-13

Hurricane Season

(2009)
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dayna Collins
Director:
Tim Story
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Forest Whitaker, China Anne McClain, Bonnie Hunt, Khleo Thomas
9
3
The Karate Kid
PG

The Karate Kid

(2010)
16
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sherry Parker
Director:
Harald Zwart
Genres:
Family, Sport, Action, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Wenwen Han, Rongguang Yu
Plot:

A remake of the 1984 movie, The Karate Kid follows 12-years old Dre Parker who moves to China and finds himself in the crosshairs of neighborhood bully and kung fu prodigy Cheng. Dre then becomes an apprentice to Mr. Han a kung fu master and must compete against Cheng in a kung fu tournament. 

16
1
Smokin' Aces
R

Smokin' Aces

(2006)
6
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Carnahan
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin, Alex Rocco
Plot:

Small-time conman and magician Buddy "Aces" Israel seeks immunity deal with FBI in exchange for testifying against ailing mob boss Primo Sparazza, who in turn declares million dollar bounty on the snitch. "Aces" soon becomes the target of a number of dangerous assassins, including a hitman, two hitwomen, a torture expert, a neo-Nazi, and the mysterious The Swede.

6
2
Top Five
R

Top Five

(2014)
6
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Rock
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Adam Sandler
6
2
The Family That Preys
PG-13

The Family That Preys

(2008)
26
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pam
Director:
Tyler Perry
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Tyler Perry, Cole Hauser
26
2
Larry Crowne
PG-13

Larry Crowne

(2011)
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Hanks
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Pam Grier, Sarah Mahoney, Roxana Ortega
Plot:

Despite his seniority and his exceptional work, Larry, a team leader at a company, is asked to leave his job due to his lack of a college degree. In order to give his life a new direction, he joins a college where he develops a crush on Mercedes, his new teacher. 

4
2

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Proud Mary
R

Proud Mary

(2018)
25
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Mary
Director:
Babak Najafi
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Billy Brown, Neal McDonough
25
1
The Good Doctor
PG-13

The Good Doctor

(2011)
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Nurse Theresa
Director:
Lance Daly
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Courtney Ford, Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Rob Morrow
6
1
Peep World
R

Peep World

(2010)
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Barry W. Blaustein
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Troian Bellisario, Rainn Wilson, Lewis Black, Ron Rifkin
3
2
Term Life
R

Term Life

(2016)
3
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Billingsley
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Hailee Steinfeld, Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton, Jonathan Banks
3
1
I Can Do Bad All by Myself
PG-13

I Can Do Bad All by Myself

(2009)
25
0
As:
Cast
Role:
April
Director:
Tyler Perry
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian White, Tyler Perry, Adam Rodriguez, Hope Olaide Wilson
25
0
Once Fallen
R

Once Fallen

(2010)
10
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Pearl
Director:
Ash Adams
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Ed Harris, Brian Presley, Amy Madigan, Ash Adams
10
0
Coffee & Kareem
TV-MA

Coffee & Kareem

(2020)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Vanessa Manning
Director:
Michael Dowse
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
RonReaco Lee, Ed Helms, Betty Gilpin, Terrence Little Gardenhigh
0
0
The List
R

The List

(2018)
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Tyler Perry
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, Missi Pyle, Amber Riley
8
1
From the Rough
PG

From the Rough

(2013)
12
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Catana Starks
Director:
Pierre Bagley
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Clarke Duncan, Henry Simmons, Tom Felton, Letoya Luckett
12
0
Streetwise
R

Streetwise

(1998)
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Bruce Brown
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Sid Burston, James Crews, Jerry Cummings, Bunny Dorsett
4
2

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Hair Show
PG-13

Hair Show

(2004)
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tiffany
Director:
Leslie Small
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Ramsey, Mo'Nique, Kellita Smith, Gina Torres
6
2

TV Movie(s)

Satan's School for Girls
TV-14

Satan's School for Girls

(2000)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Paige
Director:
Christopher Leitch
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Shannen Doherty, Julie Benz, Daniel Cosgrove, Richard Joseph Paul
5
0
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays

Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays

(2015)
12
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Don Mischer, Joe DeMaio
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle
12
1
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man

Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man

(2001)
6
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Pullen Shaw
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Phylicia Rashad, Tim Abell, David Ogden Stiers
6
0
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
TV-14

Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

(2011)
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tiffany Rubin
Director:
Gary Harvey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Terry O'Quinn, Beverly Todd, David Haydn-Jones, Sean Baek
14
2
Seasons of Love

Seasons of Love

(2014)
4
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Princess Filmz
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Cleo Anthony, A.J. Ackleson, Gary Craig, Rasheda Crockett
4
3
Taraji's White Hot Holidays

Taraji's White Hot Holidays

(2016)
4
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Host
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Terry Crews, Taye Diggs, Missy Elliott, Charmaine Baquiran
4
2

Animation(s)

The Simpsons
TV-14

The Simpsons (1989)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Ben Stiller, Carmen Electra, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
PG

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)

As:
Cast
Director:
Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Gal Gadot, Mandy Moore, Vin Diesel, Sarah Silverman
Madly Madagascar

Madly Madagascar (2013)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Soren
Genres:
Family, Short, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric the Entertainer
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
TV-PG

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)

As:
Cast
Director:
Steve Martino, Ricardo Curtis, Paul Stodolny, Mike Thurmeier
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Short, Animation, Adventure
Star Cast:
Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, Seth Green, Blake Anderson
The Cleveland Show
TV-14

The Cleveland Show (2009)

As:
Cast
Director:
Seth MacFarlane, Anthony Lioi, Albert Calleros, Anthony Agrusa, Oreste Canestrelli
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
PG

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
Des McAnuff
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Robert De Niro, Randy Quaid, Jonathan Winters, Taraji P. Henson
The Brotherly Love Table Read

The Brotherly Love Table Read (2010)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Kanye West

TV Shows and Videos

House M.D.
TV-14

House M.D. (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
Greg Yaitanes, Deran Sarafian, David Straiton, Daniel Attias, Daniel Sackheim
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer
Person of Interest
TV-14

Person of Interest (2011)

As:
Cast
Role:
Joss Carter
Director:
Richard J. Lewis, Kevin Bray, Helen Shaver, Fred Toye, Stephen Surjik
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Laz Alonso, Keith David, Jim Caviezel, Amy Acker
Boston Legal
TV-14

Boston Legal (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Listo, Bill D'Elia, Robert Yannetti, Steve Robin, James R. Bagdonas
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Missi Pyle, Heather Locklear, Valerie Bertinelli, Julie Bowen, William Shatner
Living in the Age of Surveillance

Living in the Age of Surveillance (2012)

As:
Cast
Role:
Various
Director:
Sandrine Orabona
Genres:
Short, News
Star Cast:
Jim Caviezel, Brett Cullen, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
TV-14

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Fink, Richard J. Lewis, Alec Smight, Danny Cannon, Brad Tanenbaum
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Chad Michael Murray, Dakota Fanning, George Eads, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall
ER
TV-14

ER (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Chulack, Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Thorpe, Stephen Cragg, Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Alexis Bledel, Dakota Fanning, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Laura Cerón
Empire
TV-14

Empire (2015)

As:
Cast
Role:
Cookie Lyon
Director:
Sanaa Hamri, Craig Brewer, Danny Strong, Mario Van Peebles, Lee Daniels
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Alicia Keys, Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers
Eli Stone

Eli Stone (2008)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Petrarca, Vincent Misiano, Michael Schultz, Perry Lang, Christopher Misiano
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Bridget Moynahan, Katey Sagal, Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge
Smart Guy
TV-G

Smart Guy (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Regalbuto, Sheldon Epps, Mark Cendrowski, Howard Murray, Terri McCoy
Genres:
Drama, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tahj Mowry, Christina Milian, Naya Rivera, Essence Atkins
Half & Half

Half & Half (2002)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ellen Gittelsohn, Victor Gonzalez, Maynard C. Virgil I
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kel Mitchell, Laz Alonso, Kathy Griffin, Shemar Moore
Forehead Tittaes

Forehead Tittaes (2010)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jake Szymanski
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
William Fichtner, Marion Cotillard, Lesley Ann Warren, Seth Morris
The Parent 'Hood

The Parent 'Hood (1995)

As:
Cast
Director:
Gerren Keith, Robert Townsend, Paul Miller, Loretha C. Jones, Glynn Turman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Meagan Good, Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston
Felicity
TV-14

Felicity (1998)

As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Trilling, Harry Winer, Keith Samples, Matt Reeves, Stan Salfas
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Teri Garr, Jane Lynch, Tyra Banks, Taraji P. Henson
Strong Medicine

Strong Medicine (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Perrin Flynn, Joe Napolitano, Steve De Jarnatt, Jerry London, Philip Casnoff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dakota Fanning, Rosa Blasi, Jenifer Lewis, Josh Coxx, Philip Casnoff
The Division

The Division (2001)

As:
Cast
Role:
Inspector Raina Washington
Director:
Nancy McKeon, Aaron Lipstadt, Jeffrey Reiner, Andy Wolk, Patrick R. Norris
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Milana Vayntrub, Nancy McKeon, Marlee Matlin, Viola Davis, Jane Lynch
Sister, Sister
TV-G

Sister, Sister (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Max Tash, Sheldon Epps, Henry Chan, Terri McCoy, Chuck Vinson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Kel Mitchell, Milton Berle, Michael Clarke Duncan, Molly Shannon
All of Us

All of Us (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
Debbie Allen, Alfonso Ribeiro, Stan Lathan, Steve Zuckerman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Keith David, Tyra Banks, Meagan Good
Animal
R

Animal (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
David J. Burke
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Ving Rhames, Terrence Howard, Chazz Palminteri, Jim Brown
All or Nothing
R

All or Nothing (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Adisa
Genres:
Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Kiko Ellsworth, Jermaine Montell, Tyrone Gibson, Adrian R'Mante
Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Levine, Terence H. Winkless, Sara Rose, Scott Lautanen, Terrence O'Hara
Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Adam West, Carmen Electra, Jim Davidson, Paula Trickey, Darlene Vogel
Saved by the Bell: The New Class

Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993)

As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Bonner, Don Barnhart, Miguel Higuera
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
James Marsden, Tara Reid, Christina Moore, Milo Ventimiglia
Holla

Holla (2002)

As:
Cast
Role:
Guest
Director:
Candace Walker
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Hill Harper, Coolio, Gloria Allred, Brandon N. Bowlin

Taraji P. Henson Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Empire Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama 2016
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Hidden Figures Best Hero 2017