Rap legend the Notorious B.I.G. (Jamal Woolard) rises from the tough streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most famous MCs in history. Using the hard realities of his life for inspiration, Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, leaves drug dealing behind and teams up with Sean "Puffy" Combs (Derek Luke) to provide the East Coast's answer to LA's gangster rap movement. While dealing with difficult relationships with his wife Faith Evans (Antonique Smith) and fellow rapper Lil Kim (Naturi Naughton), the pressures of celebrity and a bitter feud with Tupac Shakur (Anthony Mackie), Biggie never loses his lyrical genius and becomes an inspiration to millions of fans. Directed by George Tillman Jr.. With Angela Bassett, Marc John Jefferies and Sean Ringgold. Categories: Biography, Drama, Music, Based on a True Story. Year: 2009.
Angela Bassett in Notorious
When Brenda (Angela Bassett), a recently unemployed single mother living in inner city Chicago, receives a letter announcing that her father, whom she never met, has passed away, she gathers her three children and sets off for the funeral in Georgia. After struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her kids off the streets, Brenda has begun to lose hope and is desperate for help of any kind. What she gets is a whirlwind introduction to the fun-loving, crass Brown clan, a small-town Southern family who make her feel like she's known them her entire life. Directed by Tyler Perry. With Tyler Perry, Tamela J. Mann, Jenifer Lewis and Chloe Bailey. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
Angela Bassett in Meet the Browns
After writing a story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent, political journalist Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself facing a possible jail sentence for refusing to reveal her source. Struggling to defend the principles she has built her career upon, Rachel finds an ally in Alan Burnside (Alan Alda), an attorney who works to win her freedom. Directed by Rod Lurie. With Preston Bailey, Noah Wyle, Angela Bassett, Matt Dillon and Kristen Bough. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Independent Film. Year: 2008.
Angela Bassett in Nothing But the Truth
Twelve-year-old inventor Lewis's (Daniel Hansen) latest project is a device which he hopes will retrieve early memories of his mother. But, before he can get his answer, the invention is stolen by the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy. Just when Lewis is about to give up hope, a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson (Wesley Singerman) whisks him away in a time machine to spend a day with his eccentric family. Directed by Stephen J. Anderson. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. With Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Kelly Ripa, Laurie Metcalf and Harland Williams. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. Year: 2007.
Angela Bassett in Meet the Robinsons
After getting his 3000th hit, Stan Ross (Bernie Mac) retires right in the middle of the Milwaukee Brewers' pennant race thinking he will be a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame. But now, just as the cocky star is about to be voted into Cooperstown, the media happily uncovers that Ross only managed to get 2,997 hits. So close to the landmark number, Ross has only one choice - rejoin the Brewers for the most unlikely comeback a sport has ever seen. Directed by Charles Stone III. With Angela Bassett and Paul Sorvino. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Sports. Year: 2004.
Angela Bassett in Mr. 3000
Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) is an independent radio astronomer who rockets into celebrity after she finds a coherent radio signal emanating from deep space. Deciphering the message with the help of Palmer Joss (Matthew McConaughey), Ellie discovers plans for building an advanced machine of unknown power. As Ellie prepares to test the device, she stands at the precipice of what may be the greatest moment in human history, or possibly its last. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With William Fichtner, James Woods and Angela Bassett. Categories: Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery. Year: 1997.
Angela Bassett in Contact