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Movies with Alfre Woodard

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Movies found: 30, viewing from 1 to 20
Rating: 5.6 out of 10 (468 votes)

Steel Magnolias

Actors: Alfre Woodard, Tory Kittles, Queen Latifah, Michael Beasley, Karen Beyer

Directors: Kenny Leon

Country: USA

Year: 2012

Available Quality: DivX

Steel Magnolias is an American comedy-drama television film directed by Kenny Leon that premiered at Lifetime Network on October 7, 2012. It is a remake of 1989 film of the same name starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts. The new film stars an all-African American cast, including Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Condola Rash?d, Adepero Oduye with Phylicia Rash?d and Alfre Woodard as Ouiser.

 
Rating: 6.7 out of 10 (195 votes)

The Piano Lesson

Actors: Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Courtney B. Vance, Lou Myers, Tim Hartman

Directors: Lloyd Richards

Country: USA

Year: 1995

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and influences on their lives. But whether he is able to sell the piano so that he can get enough money to buy some property and "no longer have to work for someone else" involves the story (or lesson) that the piano has to show him.

 
Rating: 7.3 out of 10 (166 votes)

The Water Is Wide

Actors: Frank Langella, Alfre Woodard, Julianne Nicholson, James Murtaugh, Robert Clotworthy

Directors: John Kent Harrison

Country: USA

Year: 2006

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious idealistic teacher accepts Bennington county, SC's school board superintendent's offer to teach the all-black kids of the pauper fishery community on Yamacrew Island. Staffless 'head' mistress Brown incarnates stupidity and blind rule obedience, her didactic skills consisting in scolding and spanking her students. Pat moves heaven and earth to motivate and educate, but after finally getting trough to pupils and parents is refused contract renewal by the arch-conservative authorities.

 
Rating: 7.2 out of 10 (441 votes)

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Actors: Alfre Woodard, Jodelle Ferland, Sissy Spacek, Desiree Zurowski, Ridge Canipe

Directors: Tony Bill

Country: USA

Year: 2007

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

After running away from her last foster placement with the Regan family, twelve year old Hollis Woods is placed with a new foster mother, the loving, retired art teacher, Josie Cahill. Hollis is a talented artist and her life stories unfold through her pictures. One revealing picture is the "W" picture Hollis drew for a first grade class assignment on the letter "w". Hollis drew her Wish, her Want. She drew a picture of a family. Hollis had that family in the Regan's, but fear of attachment and motional turmoil caused her to run away. As Josie's forgetfulness grows worse, Hollis is forced into the role of caretaker. Through her artwork and he...

 
Rating: 7.6 out of 10 (55384 votes)

Primal Fear

Actors: Jon Seda, Andre Braugher, Laura Linney, Stanley Anderson, Steven Bauer

Directors: Gregory Hoblit

Country: USA

Year: 1996

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a "third person" in the room during the murder. The intensity builds when a surprise twist alters everyone's perception of the crime and what really happened...

 
Rating: 6.8 out of 10 (6609 votes)

Mumford

Actors: Kevin Tighe, Dana Ivey, Zooey Deschanel, Alfre Woodard, Jane Adams

Directors: Lawrence Kasdan

Country: USA

Year: 1999

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

A man gives up his job with the IRS and relocates to a small town named Mumford of which he takes the name and passes it off as his own by being a psychologist. While as a psychologist, Mumford decides to give his patients no holds barred advice which changes his life and that of his patients and the residents.

 
Rating: 4.7 out of 10 (1009 votes)

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

Actors: Faye Grant, Xander Berkeley, Julianne Moore, Michael O'Neill, Alfre Woodard

Directors: Allan Moyle

Country: USA

Year: 1992

Available Quality: Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't get anyone's attention to tell them (we're talking very mousey, here). Finally in a fit of frustration she fires the gun in a restroom and when taken to the police station insists she is the murderer. It has the desired effect, people do pay attention to her. With hints at social graces from the hookers in her cell block, she's on her way.

 
Rating: 6.9 out of 10 (529 votes)

Holiday Heart

Actors: Mykelti Williamson, Emy Aneke, James Kidnie, Ron Selmour, Alfre Woodard

Directors: Robert Townsend

Country: USA

Year: 2000

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

 
Rating: 6.7 out of 10 (1018 votes)

American Violet

Actors: Scott A. Martin, Tim Blake Nelson, Alfre Woodard, Will Patton, Nicole Beharie

Directors: Tim Disney

Country: USA

Year: 2008

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

Nicole Beharie (The Express), Will Patton (Entrapment, The Postman), Charles Dutton (TV's Roc, Mimic) and Alfre Woodard (TV's Desperate Housewives, Primal Fear) star in this gripping true-life story. Falsely accused of distributing narcotics in a school zone, Dee Roberts (Beharie) is offered a deal she can't refuse: plead guilty and accept a 10-year suspended sentence. The alternative: risk serving 16-to-25 in jail. Realizing a conviction would ruin her life, Dee decides to fight back. Suing the DA for racial discrimination, Dee battles impossible odds in a case that will not only change her life but the laws of Texas as well.

 
Rating: 5.9 out of 10 (64 votes)

Freedom Road

Actors: Edward Herrmann, Kris Kristofferson, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis, John McLiam

Directors: Ján Kadár

Country: USA

Year: 1979

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their lives.

 
Rating: 6.2 out of 10 (308 votes)

Remember My Name

Actors: Alfre Woodard, Moses Gunn, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Perkins, Tim Thomerson

Directors: Alan Rudolph

Country: USA

Year: 1978

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.

 
Rating: 6.8 out of 10 (16237 votes)

Radio

Actors: Alfre Woodard, Ed Harris, Chris Mulkey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Debra Winger

Directors: Michael Tollin

Country: USA

Year: 2003

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

Football coach Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

 
Rating: 6.2 out of 10 (18888 votes)

Dinosaur

Actors: Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard, D.B. Sweeney, Ossie Davis

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag

Country: USA

Year: 2000

Available Quality: DivX, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

Long before humans appeared on the planet, dinosaurs ruled the earth. On a little off-coast island, a clan of lemurs finds a dinosaur egg, hatching. Since there are no parents, the lemurs take care of the newborn, Aladar. Years later, a medium meteor goes down close to the island and the shockwave forces its inhabitants to flee to the continent. There, Aladar and his family meet other dinosaurs for the first time as well as real dangers. The destruction caused by the meteor here has also forced a herd of different herbivores to move to a remote valley that can provide food and protection against the carnivorous predators following after. Sinc...

 
Rating: 5.6 out of 10 (4975 votes)

The Singing Detective

Actors: Mel Gibson, Katie Holmes, Eddie Jones, Alfre Woodard, Carla Gugino

Directors: Keith Gordon

Country: USA

Year: 2003

Available Quality: DVD, iPod

"While hospitalized with an extreme case of psoriasis, novelist Dan Dark reworks his first book in his head. Feverish, paranoid and prone to musical outbreaks, he confuses himself with his protagonist, a detective investigating the murder of a prostitute in 1950s Los Angeles."

 
Rating: 7.5 out of 10 (55412 votes)

Star Trek: First Contact

Actors: Neal McDonough, Brent Spiner, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard, Patrick Stewart

Directors: Jonathan Frakes

Country: USA

Year: 1996

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

If Chocran (Inventor of warp drive) does not make his flight (in the mid 21st century), a routine Vulcan mapping mission would not detect the warp signature, and first contact would not be made. Borg go back in time to destroy the ship, once an American nuclear missile left over from World War 3.

 
Rating: 5.2 out of 10 (6891 votes)

Beauty Shop

Actors: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Alfre Woodard, Andie MacDowell, Della Reese, Paige Hurd

Directors: Bille Woodruff

Country: USA

Year: 2005

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet - the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop.

 
Rating: 6.6 out of 10 (3610 votes)

Crooklyn

Actors: Delroy Lindo, Isaiah Washington, Alfre Woodard, Spike Lee, David Patrick Kelly

Directors: Spike Lee

Country: USA

Year: 1994

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

Spike Lee's semiautobiographical, 1994 film about the good and bad times for a Brooklyn family in the '70s has passion and nostalgic good feeling, but it is also a mess of random reflections and arbitrary storytelling. The centerpiece of the movie is a little girl (Zelda Harris) who views the ups and downs of her parents' experiences (mom and dad are played by Delroy Lindo and Alfre Woodard), and who navigates the life of her neighborhood. Lee tosses in a lot of '70s detail (watching The Partridge Family) and other diversions (Harris's journey through suburbia), but he has no master sensibility controlling the flow of it all. The film is more...

 
Rating: 6.7 out of 10 (7051 votes)

Love & Basketball

Actors: Dennis Haysbert, Alfre Woodard, Debbi Morgan, Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan

Directors: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Country: USA

Year: 2000

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor. As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica. Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It's time for a final game of on...

 
Rating: 6.9 out of 10 (3242 votes)

Gulliver's Travels

Actors: Peter O'Toole, James Fox, Ned Beatty, Alfre Woodard, Mary Steenburgen

Directors: Charles Sturridge

Country: USA, UK

Year: 1996

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

All star adaptation of Jonathan Swift's satirical tale about a normal man who, after returning home following eight years of absence, relates fantastical tales about how he was thought to be giant in the Land of Lilliput, but was only six inches high in the Land of Brobdingnag. He also tells of his visit to the floating island of Laputa populated by scientists who are so obsessed with reason that they act with no common sense. Finally, he tells of his journey to the land where his disturbing likeness to the bestial Yahoos and his inferiority to the intelligent horses there makes him question the very worth of his humanity.

 
Rating: 7.2 out of 10 (35 votes)

Who Am I This Time (American Playhouse)

Actors: Alfre Woodard, Pepe Serna, Lynn Whitfield, Les Podewell, Patti LaBelle

Directors: Perry Rosemond

Country: USA

Year: 1982

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

To overcome his shyness, hardware store clerk Christopher Walken gets involved with his local community theatre group. Proving himself a powerful stage presence, Walken is cast as Stanley Kowalski in the group's upcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Still, he remains as bashful as ever offstage-at least until he meets his "Stella", phone-company employe Susan Sarandon.

 
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