Viola Davis is one of today’s leading actresses and the black artist who received the most Oscar nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She took home the statuette in 2016, in the Best Supporting Actress category for the film. A Boundary Between Usor fences as it is called in English.
With a brilliant career in film, TV and theater, the actress accumulates prominent roles as lawyer Annalize Keating in How to Get Away With Murder, Eva May in coming back to live and more recently General Nanisca in The King Woman.
Thinking about the importance of the actress for the audiovisual, the Canaltech separated the 5 best movies with Viola Davis that you need to watch.
5. Crossed Stories
One of the most famous films starring Viola Davis is Crossed Stories. Based on the book of the same name by Kathryn Stockett, it is set in the United States of the 1960s and shows Skeeter (Emma Stone), a young woman who wants to become a writer and for that decides to interview the black women around her.
The aim is to understand how these women think who left their children to take care of the children of the white elite, of which she is also a part. The first woman interviewed is Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis), her best friend’s maid, who gives a statement that displeases society as a whole. However, despite the criticism, the two form a bond and little by little get more adhesions to Skeeter’s interview project.
Released in 2011, the film received an 8.0 out of 10 on IMDb. In addition, Viola was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actress category.
watch Crossed Stories on Star+.
Directed by John Patrick Shanley, Doubt brings a strong cast. In addition to Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams complete the team.
The plot is set in 1964 and shows Father Flynn trying to end the rigid principles of St. Nicholas, in the Bronx. To the displeasure of Sister Aloysius, the two wage a cold war, until a black student enters the institution. It is the first time that the school has accepted an Afro-descendant student.
Everything was going well, but things change when a nun tells Sister Aloysius that the priest is paying too much attention to that student. Thus, instigated by gossip, the nun begins to persecute the priest, despite having no proof that he committed child abuse.
With a strong plot, the film also earned an Oscar nomination for Viola. The actress was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category.
Doubt is available on Google Play and Microsoft.
3. The Suspects
Launched in 2013, The suspects is a suspense thriller that tells the story of the disappearance of Anna and Joy, two girls who mysteriously disappear when their families are reunited at home. From then on, the families unite to try to understand what happened and find the person responsible for the crime.
With 81% positive reviews from critics and 87% from the general public, the film is a good option for fans of the genre.
The suspects is available on Star+ and Prime Video.
2. Lila & Eve: United for Revenge
Another movie worth mentioning is this feature that shows Lila (Viola Davis) and Eve (Jennifer Lopez) coming together in a support group for mothers who have lost their children. Dissatisfied with the police investigations, they decide to take justice into their own hands.
Lila & Eve was released in 2015 and was directed by Charles Stone III. You can watch it on Apple TV.
1. A Boundary Between Us
Directed and directed by Denzel Washington, A Boundary Between Us brings Viola Davis in the role of Rose, the wife of Troy, a 53-year-old man who works collecting garbage and struggles to improve his life and become the truck driver.
He lives his life peacefully, but he carries in his chest the resentment of never having been able to become a professional baseball player due to his skin color. Therefore, it prevents his son, Cory (Jovan Adepo), from becoming a sportsman and suffering what he suffered. This attitude, however, causes the two to have constant clashes, as a Cory is being watched by a football scout.
Released in 2016, this film earned Viola Davi an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category.
A Boundary Between Us is available on Netflix, Prime Video, Globoplay and Claro TV+.