Viola Davis Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

The Help
PG-13

The Help

(2011)
21
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Aibileen Clark
Director:
Tate Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Bryce Dallas Howard
Plot:

Based on a book of the same name, The Help details the daily life and problems of African-American maids in the early 1960s, during the Civil Rights Movement, through the eyes and writing of an aspiring author, who hopes to publish a book about this topic.

21
2
Prisoners
R

Prisoners

(2013)
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Nancy Birch
Director:
Denis Villeneuve
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard
Plot:

Prisoners is a gripping thriller that focuses on the search of a father, Keller Dover, brilliantly portrayed by Hugh Jackman, for his little daughter and her friend who suddenly disappear after Thanksgiving dinner. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the part of a detective who uncovers gruesome hidden truths while trying to solve the case.

7
1
Law Abiding Citizen
R

Law Abiding Citizen

(2009)
4
0
As:
Cast
Director:
F. Gary Gray
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb
Plot:

The thriller sees family man Clyde Alexander Shelton turn into a one-man vigilante army after his family is murdered in front of him in a home invasion. He not only takes revenge on the killers but exposes the broken justice system by going on a killing spree until he is stopped by attorney Nick Rice.  

4
0

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Traffic
R

Traffic

(2000)
1
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Benicio Del Toro, Albert Finney, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Plot:

The movie explores America’s drug fight through four stories. The US drug czar discovers that his own daughter is an addict. The wife of a drug lord discovers her husband’s true profession and tries to protect it. A witness familiar with her husband’s activities is protected by two DEA agents. A committed cop begins to doubt his superior’s true motives in drug war.

1
2
Doubt
PG-13

Doubt

(2008)
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Miller
Director:
John Patrick Shanley
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Alice Drummond
Plot:

Doubt is set in a Roman Catholic school of 1960s. Sister James reports to the strict disciplinarian Principal Sister Aloysius that the charismatic Father Flynn has been paying more attention to, and spending time in rectory with school’s only black student, Donald. Sister Aloysius is determined to find the truth. However, without any actual proof the confrontation can tear apart the community.  

3
2
Widows
R

Widows

(2018)
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Steve McQueen
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal, Michelle Rodriguez
3
0
Fences
PG-13

Fences

(2016)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Rose Maxson
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby
Plot:

Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, the film focuses on an African American sanitation worker, who wanted to be a professional baseball player, but missed his chance because of the color bar in place till then. The story then goes on to reveal how he faces reality, depicting his relationships with others around him. 

4
0
Far from Heaven
TV-14

Far from Heaven

(2002)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sybil
Director:
Todd Haynes
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis
Plot:

The life of a suburban housewife in 1950s America is turned upside down when the police detain her husband for visiting gay bars. She catches him in the embrace of another man soon enough. Her new friendship with a black man becomes town gossip as she questions her new realities.

0
1
Antwone Fisher
PG-13

Antwone Fisher

(2002)
2
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Denzel Washington
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Joy Bryant
2
2
State of Play
PG-13

State of Play

(2009)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Kevin Macdonald
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright
Plot:

Congressman Stephen Collins is leading an investigation into PointCorp, a private defense contractor. But when his mistress Sonia Baker, also a researcher on his staff is murdered, he calls his old friend journalist Cal McAffrey for help. What follows is a trail of betrayals that hide a much deeper conspiracy. 

1
0
It's Kind of a Funny Story
PG-13

It's Kind of a Funny Story

(2010)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Zoë Kravitz, Keir Gilchrist, Dana DeVestern, Lauren Graham
Plot:

Teenager Craig Gilner decides to check himself into a mental health clinic after contemplating suicide. Throughout his stay, Craig develops a better grip on life and learns to cope with his depression as he becomes close to another patient Bobby and forms a romantic relationship with Noelle.

0
1
Syriana
R

Syriana

(2005)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Gaghan
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
George Clooney, Kayvan Novak, Amr Waked, Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Wright
Plot:

The geopolitical thriller revolves around petroleum politics and the influence of the oil industry worldwide. With interconnected storylines, the movie focuses on Bennett Holiday, an American lawyer, facilitating a deceitful merger, Bryan Woodman, an energy analyst and veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes, who uncovers an assassination plot. 

1
1

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Out of Sight
R

Out of Sight

(1998)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Robinson, Mike Malone, Ving Rhames
Plot:

Jack Foley, a bank robber, breaks out of jail along with a friend, and ends up kidnapping Federal Marshal Karen Sisco, who happens to witness their escape. But the mutual attraction, which develops as they both travel in the same car-trunk, doesn’t deter Sisco from hunting him as he plots his final big job. Can she bring herself up to arrest him? 

0
0
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
R

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

(2013)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Lillian Friedman
Director:
Ned Benson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nina Arianda, Bill Hader
0
0
Disturbia
R

Disturbia

(2007)
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
D.J. Caruso
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse
Plot:

An exciting thriller, Disturbia follows a teenager who is placed on house arrest for assault. When the boy starts spying on his neighbors, he comes to the startling realization that one of them is a possible serial killer.

2
1
Get on Up
PG-13

Get on Up

(2014)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Susie Brown
Director:
Tate Taylor
Genres:
Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Dan Aykroyd, Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James
1
0
Troop Zero
PG

Troop Zero

(2020)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Rayleen
Director:
Bertie , Bert
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Allison Janney, Mike Epps, Jim Gaffigan, Mckenna Grace
1
0
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
PG-13

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

(2011)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Daldry
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Tom Hanks, Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock
Plot:

One year after his father's death in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 9-year-old Oskar Schell finds a mysterious key left behind by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt through New York City to find the lock it fits. Oskar, who has Asperger syndrome, is forced to communicate with people around him and arrives at a greater understanding of life.

0
0
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
R

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

(2013)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Lillian Friedman
Director:
Ned Benson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Nina Arianda, Bill Hader
0
1
Trust
R

Trust

(2010)
0
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gail Friedman
Director:
David Schwimmer
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Liana Liberato, Jason Clarke
Plot:

Annie, a 14-years-old Chicago girl, gets fascinated by a teenager ‘Charlie’, she meets on the online chat-room. After months of chatting and talking on phone, when she meets him personally, he turns out to be a middle-aged man who then seduces her. When a friend discloses this, Annie’s stunned mother supports her while her father is determined to get the sexual predator. 

0
2

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Ender's Game
PG-13

Ender's Game

(2013)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Gavin Hood
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley
Plot:

After being attacked by an alien race, humans have set up an advanced military academy in outer space where gifted children are trained to prepare for a future alien invasion. One extraordinary student's wits are challenged in particular.

0
0
Kate & Leopold
PG-13

Kate & Leopold

(2001)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
James Mangold
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Hugh Jackman, Meg Ryan, Liev Schreiber
Plot:

While chasing a man called Stuart using a small camera that should not exist to take photographs, Duke of Albany, Leopold, is transported from 1876 to 2001 Manhattan, through a time portal. Leopold starts falling in love with Stuart’s ex-girlfriend Kate McKay. But time and space threaten to tear the couple apart. 

2
0
Won't Back Down
PG

Won't Back Down

(2012)
2
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nona Alberts
Director:
Daniel Barnz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosie Perez, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac, Holly Hunter
2
2
Solaris
R

Solaris

(2002)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Gordon
Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Genres:
Romance, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Davies, Ulrich Tukur
Plot:

Based on Stanisław Lem’s sci-fi novel, the movie follows psychologist. Dr. Chris Kelvi,n who goes on a solo mission to bring back home the crew of a space station orbiting the planet Solaris. But once abroad, strange phenomenon and behavior of the crew start affecting Kelvin as well as he realizes nothing is what it seems. 

3
0
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
R

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

(2014)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Friedman
Director:
Ned Benson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Nina Arianda, Bill Hader
0
0
Suicide Squad
PG-13

Suicide Squad

(2016)
3
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Ayer
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Jaime FitzSimons, Ike Barinholtz
Plot:

Set in the DC Comics universe, Suicide Squad follows a band of supervillians who get recruited to be an elite kill squad while in prison, by a secret government agency, in exchange for shorter jail time. They soon realise that they were not selected for their skills, but to give the government a convenient fall guy.

3
2
Beautiful Creatures
TV-14

Beautiful Creatures

(2013)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Amma
Director:
Richard LaGravenese
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert
Plot:

Ethan Wate is eager to leave his small town in South Carolina. But when a mysterious new girl, Lena Duchannes joins his high school, Ethan falls in love with her. As they grow close, he discovers that she is a witch who possesses supernatural powers. Apparently, a curse would decide her fate on her 16th birthday. Do they have any future together?

1
0
Knight and Day
PG-13

Knight and Day

(2010)
0
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Director George
Director:
James Mangold
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Gal Gadot, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard
Plot:

Chatty garage owner June Havens bumps into rogue government agent Roy at an airport, shortly after which her plane crash-lands when Roy kills the other people onboard. Now pursued by the FBI, she is forced into a dangerous adventure across the globe after Roy convinces her that he is a good guy and that she is safer with him.

0
2
World Trade Center
PG-13

World Trade Center

(2006)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
History, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Connor Paolo, Anthony Piccininni, Alexa Gerasimovich
Plot:

While patrolling the area, Port Authority Police Officers, John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno, witness a plane flying too low. Back in the police station, they learn about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and immediately set out to help in evacuation. In the process, they themselves are trapped under the rubble, where they wait for hours before they are rescued by US Marines. 

1
0
Nights in Rodanthe
PG-13

Nights in Rodanthe

(2008)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean
Director:
George C. Wolfe
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Gere, James Franco, Diane Lane, Christopher Meloni
0
0

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Lila & Eve
R

Lila & Eve

(2015)
3
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lila
Director:
Charles Stone III
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Shea Whigham, Jennifer Lopez, Andre Royo, Aml Ameen
3
0
Eat Pray Love
R

Eat Pray Love

(2010)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Delia Shiraz
Director:
Ryan Murphy
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati, Hadi Subiyanto, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis
Plot:

Elizabeth Gilbert had everything figured out—a successful career, house, and a loving husband. But after an unexpected divorce and at crossroads in her life, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery through Italy, India, and Indonesia, to figure out the true meaning of life. 

2
0
The Architect
R

The Architect

(2006)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tonya Neely
Director:
Matt Tauber
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony LaPaglia, Isabella Rossellini, Hayden Panettiere, Sebastian Stan
0
0
Blackhat
R

Blackhat

(2015)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Barrett
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Chris Hemsworth, Leehom Wang, Wei Tang, Holt McCallany
Plot:

Blackhat is an American action thriller film, which tells the story of a hacker Nick, who is released from prison, after a code he created, is linked to a terrorist attack. While trying to help the police, he is dragged into the conflicts between two countries. 

0
0
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
R

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

(2005)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Genres:
Music, Crime, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
50 Cent, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joy Bryant, Omar Benson Miller
Plot:

It is based on the life of rapper 50 Cents. Bronx-boy Marcus, orphaned after his mother’s murder, takes to drug-dealing for Levar to earn money. Later, Marcus reunites with his childhood sweetheart Charlene, and after a prison stint, decides to pursue his dream of being a rapper. However, he finds that it is not so easy to leave the past life behind. 

2
0
The Shrink Is In
R

The Shrink Is In

(2001)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Robin
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Courteney Cox, David Arquette, David James Elliott, Carol Kane
0
0
Madea Goes to Jail
PG-13

Madea Goes to Jail

(2009)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Tyler Perry
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tyler Perry, Whoopi Goldberg, Derek Luke, Keshia Knight Pulliam
2
0
Driving Fish

Driving Fish

(2002)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Rosalyn Coleman
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Yvette Ganier, Kalimi Baxter, Hope Clarke, Marcuis Harris, Ebony Jo-Ann
0
0
Night Shift

Night Shift

(2017)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Marshall Tyler
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Tunde Adebimpe, China Shavers, Luis Daniel Acosta, Randy Jay Burrell, Alexia Rae Castillo
0
0
The Brink

The Brink

(2015)
1
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Ben Jendras
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Short, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Marcus Choi, Kaylon Hunt, Diarra Kilpatrick
1
0

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Beyond All Boundaries

Beyond All Boundaries

(2009)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Briggs
Genres:
Short, War
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Corbin Bleu, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Connolly
0
1
Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

(2011)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
The Vengeful Caretaker
Director:
Alex Prager
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain, Glenn Close
1
0
Custody
TV-14

Custody

(2016)
1
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Martha Schulman
Director:
James Lapine
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hayden Panettiere, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Tony Shalhoub, Ellen Burstyn
1
0
The Substance of Fire
R

The Substance of Fire

(1996)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel J. Sullivan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Goldwyn, Benjamin Ungar, Timothy Hutton, Tom McDermott
0
0
The Unforgiving Minute

The Unforgiving Minute

(2010)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Octavia Spencer
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Devin Badgett, Britten Barry, Susanna Beeler, Peyton Boling
0
0

TV Movie(s)

Jesse Stone: Night Passage

Jesse Stone: Night Passage

(2006)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Crane
Director:
Robert Harmon
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Saul Rubinek, Kohl Sudduth, Polly Shannon
6
0
Jesse Stone: Sea Change

Jesse Stone: Sea Change

(2007)
6
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Harmon
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Sean Young, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth
6
0
Stone Cold
R

Stone Cold

(2005)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Crane
Director:
Robert Harmon
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, Reg Rogers, Alexis Dziena
6
0
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

(2006)
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Crane
Director:
Robert Harmon
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Orla Brady, Gary Basaraba
7
1
The Pentagon Wars
R

The Pentagon Wars

(1998)
1
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Fanning
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Kelsey Grammer, Cary Elwes, John C. McGinley, Tom Wright
1
2
Father Lefty

Father Lefty

(2002)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Nucci, Marina Benedict, Frank Gallegos, Mo Gallini
0
1
Grace & Glorie

Grace & Glorie

(1998)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Emmy Rossum, Diane Lane, Gena Rowlands, Neal McDonough
0
1
Fort Pit

Fort Pit

(2007)
0
0
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Badge Dale, David Call, Vince Cupone, Maryam Myika Day
0
0
Amy & Isabelle

Amy & Isabelle

(2001)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dottie
Director:
Lloyd Kramer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Shue, Hanna Hall, Martin Donovan, Conchata Ferrell
0
0
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story

Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story

(2006)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Diane Barrino
Director:
Debbie Allen
Genres:
Biography, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Fantasia Barrino, Loretta Devine, Kadeem Hardison, Chico Benymon
2
0

Animation(s)

Sofia the First
TV-Y

Sofia the First (2013)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jamie Mitchell, Larry Leichliter, Mircea Mantta
Genres:
Family, Animation, Musical, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jane Krakowski, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter

TV Shows and Videos

American Koko

American Koko (2017)

As:
Producer
Director:
Pete Chatmon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Miles Orion Feldsott, Elaine Kao, Diarra Kilpatrick, Cedric Sanders, Brian Patrick Monahan
Traveler

Traveler (2007)

As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Jan Marlow
Director:
Fred Gerber
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford, Anthony Ruivivar
How to Get Away with Murder
TV-14

How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Annalise Keating
Director:
Bill D'Elia, Mike Listo, Laura Innes, Stephen Williams, Jet Wilkinson
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Cicely Tyson, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer
United States of Tara
TV-MA

United States of Tara (2009)

As:
Cast
Director:
Craig Zisk, Craig Gillespie, Jamie Babbit, Tricia Brock, John Dahl
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Toni Collette, John Corbett, Rosemarie DeWitt, Keir Gilchrist, Brie Larson
Third Watch

Third Watch (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Christopher Chulack, Guy Norman Bee, Nelson McCormick, Brooke Kennedy
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Katrina Law, Mia Farrow, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks
New York Undercover

New York Undercover (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Frederick King Keller, Don Kurt, Jace Alexander, Allen Coulter, Arthur W. Forney
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Edie Falco, Keith David, Tyra Banks, Malik Yoba
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
The Practice

The Practice (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
Dennis Smith, Jeannot Szwarc, Christina Musrey, Arvin Brown, Dwight H. Little
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dakota Fanning, Steve Harris, Camryn Manheim, Michael Badalucco, Dylan McDermott
NYPD Blue
TV-14

NYPD Blue (1993)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Tinker, Michael M. Robin, Robert J. Doherty, Steven DePaul, Donna Deitch
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel, Bill Brochtrup
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
TV-14

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Prinzi, Jean de Segonzac, Steve Shill, Darnell Martin, Norberto Barba
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Cross, Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance
Threshold

Threshold (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
John F. Showalter
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Carla Gugino, Brian Van Holt, Brent Spiner, Rob Benedict
The Guardian

The Guardian (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Joan Tewkesbury, Mel Damski, Steve Gomer, Lou Antonio, Jeremy Kagan
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Corey Feldman, Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge, Dabney Coleman
Brothers & Sisters
TV-PG

Brothers & Sisters (2006)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Olin, Michael Morris, Michael Schultz, Bethany Rooney, Laura Innes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin
Hack

Hack (2002)

As:
Cast
Director:
Philip Sgriccia, Robert Singer, Fred Gerber, David Platt, Thomas Carter
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Krakowski, Andre Braugher, David Morse, Matthew Borish
Judging Amy

Judging Amy (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
James Hayman, James Frawley, Helen Shaver, Kevin Dowling, Andrew Robinson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Adam Brody, Amy Brenneman, Richard T. Jones, Jessica Tuck, Marcus Giamatti
Without a Trace
TV-14

Without a Trace (2002)

As:
Cast
Director:
John F. Showalter, Paul Holahan, Martha Mitchell, Jeannot Szwarc, Jonathan Kaplan
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Meghan Markle, Beth Riesgraf, Daniella Alonso, Nancy McKeon, Viola Davis
Providence

Providence (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Fresco, Ian Toynton, Tony Wharmby, Rick Rosenthal, John Patterson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Melissa Gilbert, Amy Adams, Betty White, Melina Kanakaredes
City of Angels

City of Angels (2000)

As:
Cast
Role:
Nurse Lynnette Peeler
Director:
Paris Barclay, Greg Beeman, Joe Ann Fogle, Dianne Houston, Rick Wallace
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Maya Rudolph, Blair Underwood, Michael Warren, Hill Harper
The Division

The Division (2001)

As:
Cast
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, Jane Lynch
Century City

Century City (2004)

As:
Cast
Role:
Hannah Crane
Director:
Michael Lehmann, Jerry Levine, J. Miller Tobin
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Meghan Markle, Nestor Carbonell, Ioan Gruffudd, Kristin Lehman
The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain (2008)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mikael Salomon
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder, Michal Suchánek
Laws of Chance

Laws of Chance (2006)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Dinner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Babette Ami, Charles Assiff, Troy Baker, Reginald L. Barnes

Viola Davis Awards

Academy Awards
Fences Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2017
Golden Globe Awards
Fences Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2017
Primetime Emmy Awards
How to Get Away with Murder Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 2015
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Actress in a New TV Series 2015
BAFTA Awards
Fences Best Supporting Actress 2017