|An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn 1997 R, 86 min.|
Director: Alan Smithee
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D., Richard Jeni, Eric Idle, Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Leslie Stefanson, Harvey Weinstein, Sandra Bernhard, Cherie Lunghi, Gavin Palone, Erik King, Nicole Nagel
The title of this film reflects the custom in Hollywood of replacing a director's name with "Alan Smithee" if the director wants his name removed from a film's credits. In this story, the director's (Eric Idle) real name IS Alan Smithee, and more than a few problems ensue when producer James Edmunds (Ryan O'Neal) hires him to direct a movie.
|Alice in Wonderland 1999 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Adventure
Director: Nick Willing
Cast: Tina Majorino, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Short, Peter Ustinov, Gene Wilder, George Wendt, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley, Miranda Richardson, Pete Postlethwaite, Ken Dodd, Jason Flemyng, Sheila Hancock, Simon Russell Beale
While waiting to sing at a recital, Alice's (Tina Majorino) stage fright leads her down the rabbit hole where adventures await. Among the characters Alice meets in Wonderland are the Cheshire Cat (Whoopi Goldberg), the White Knight (Christopher Lloyd), the Mad Hatter (Martin Short), the Walrus (Peter Ustinov), and the Mock Turtle (Gene Wilder). The digital effects and lush visuals of this version of the classic "Alice in Wonderland" is as dazzling as its excellent cast of actors and actresses.
|The Associate 1996 PG-13, 114 min.|
Director: Donald Petrie
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Austin Pendleton, Lainie Kazan, Donald Trump, Billy Jaye, Helen Hanft, George Martin, Kenny Kerr, Lee Wilkof, Zeljko Ivanek, Miles Chapin
Overtly based on the "Tootsie" premise, Whoopi Goldberg plays "Cutty"–a figment of Laurel's (also played by Goldberg) imagination. Disguised as a man, Laurel is able to gain respect as a financial analyst on Wall Street. Goldberg is funny, the cast is great, and while the story errs in the premise that women get no respect on Wall Street, it does provide good entertainment.
|Beverly Hills Brats 1989 PG-13, 91 min.|
Director: Dimitri Sotirakis
Cast: Burt Young, Peter Billingsley, Martin Sheen, Terry Moore, Cathy Podewell, Ramon Estevez, Aron Eisenberg, George(2) Kirby, Natalie Schafer, Vito Scotti, Peter Billingsley, Fernando Allende, Joe Santos, Tonya Townsend, Whoopi Goldberg
To get his parent's attention, a rich kid hires a man to kidnap him only to have both of them taken by real crooks.
|Bogus 1996 PG, 112 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Gerard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Denis Mercier, Nancy Travis, Andrea Martin, Al Waxman, Richard Portnow, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ute Lemper, Barbara Hamilton, Elizabeth Harpur, Fiona Reid, Kevin Jackson, Mo Gaffney
Bogus is a family movie about a little boy, Albert Franklin (Haley Joel Osment), who is orphaned when he loses his Las Vegas showgirl mother. Sent to live in Newark, N.J., with his mother's friend, Harriet Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg), Albert feels resentful and alone. To solve his dilemma, he invents a friend (Bogus is a happy face cartoon Albert draws); however, his invention comes to life in the form of Gerard Depardieu.
|Bordello of Blood 1996 R, 87 min.|
Genre: Horror / Comedy / Thriller
aka: Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood
Director: Gilbert Adler
Cast: Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Chris Sarandon, Corey Feldman, Aubrey Morris, Phil Fondacaro, Whoopi Goldberg, John Kassir, William Sadler, Kiara Hunter, Leslie Ann Phillips, Juliet Reagh, Eli Babay, Eric Keenleyside
Televangelist Reverend Jimmy Current (Chris Sarandon) supports a bordello in which vampire Lilith (Angie Everhart), who has been brought back to life, fulfills sinners fantasies in her bordello and then lures them to their deaths. When Katherine (Erika Eleniak) hires private eye Rafe Guttman (Dennis Miller) to track down her missing teenage brother Caleb (Corey Feldman), the trail leads to the bordello, but will Rafe be able to save Caleb?
|Boys on the Side 1995 R, 124 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, Mary-Louise Parker, Matthew McConaughey, Billy Wirth, Anita Gillette, James Remar, Estelle Parsons, Dennis Boutsikaris, Amy Aquino, Stan Egi, Stephen Gevedon, Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Jude Ciccolella
A lesbian musician, Jane (Whoopi Goldberg), is not gaining show business fame in the Big Apple, so she answers Robin's (Mary-Louise Parker) ad for help on a car trip to San Diego. In Pittsburgh, they pick up Holly (Drew Barrymore) who is not only pregnant but has a REAL problem with the baby's father. The trio embarks on an unusual trip that culminates with twists and turns in Phoenix when Robin learns that she has AIDS.
|Burglar 1987 R, 91 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Hugh Wilson
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Goldthwait, Lesley Ann Warren, G.W. Bailey, James Handy, John Goodman, Anne De Salvo, Elizabeth Ruscio, Vyto Ruginis, Larry Mintz, Raye Birk, Eric Poppick, Scott Lincoln, Thom Bray, Nathan Davis
Retired cat burglar Bernice "Bernie Rhodenbarr (Whoopi Goldberg) is being blackmailed by a cop, Ray Kirschman (G.W. Bailey). In order to raise money for him, she must return to her criminal life. Events take a turn when she becomes a murder suspect.
|Celluloid Closet 1996 R, 102 min.|
Director: Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Cast: Stewart Stern, Tony Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Fierstein, Gore Vidal, Paul Rudnick, Shirley MacLaine, Quentin Crisp, Tom Hanks
This excellent documentary shows how images of homosexuality have appeared in the medium of film–in spite of cultural disapproval. Many guest stars.
|Cinderella 1997 TV, 86 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Fantasy
aka: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Director: Robert Iscove
Cast: Whitney Houston, Brandy Norwood, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Veanne Cox, Natalie Desselle, Paolo Montalban, Michael Haynes, Nathan Prevost, Travis Payne, Scott Fowler, Jennifer Lee Keyes, Melanie A. Gage
Brandy Norwood stars in the title role of this made-for-TV version of "Cinderella." Queen Constantina (Whoopi Goldberg) has commanded a grand ball, and the Fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston) appears and magically turns Cinderella into a beautiful young woman. But, the magic will last only until midnight. Cinderella goes to the ball and captures the heart of the Prince (Paolo Montalban)–but she must flee when the clock strikes midnight. The witty entertainment, laced with songs by Richard Rodgers, is every bit as enjoyable as its predecessors: the 1957 Julie Andrews and 1965 Leslie Ann Warren productions.
|The Color Purple 1985 PG-13, 152 min.|
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Willard E. Pugh, Akosua Busia, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong, Dana Ivey, Laurence Fishburne, Desreta Jackson, Leonard Jackson, Bennet Guillory
This story is based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and revolves around a Black family in Georgia where success is learned from lessons in adversity. In 1909, teenager Celie (Desreta Jackson) gives birth to two children and is virtually sold off to sharecropper Alfred (Danny Glover) who marries her and then sells the children. Celie is treated like a slave. Later, Albert moves his mistress Shug (Margaret Avery) into the house. Celie (now played by Whoopi Goldberg) develops a good relationship with Shug and Alfred's take-no-guff daughter-in-law Sofia (Oprah Winfrey). Through their friendships, Celie gains the strength to leave Albert and begin a new life. The film received 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), and two for Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey). A "must see."
|Corrina, Corrina 1994 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Jessie Nelson
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta, Tina Majorino, Joan Cusack, Larry Miller, Don Ameche, Patrika Darbo, Wendy Crewson, Harold Sylvester, K.T. Stevens, Noreen Hennessey, Lucy Webb, Erica Yohn, June C. Ellis, Karen Leigh Hopkins
Corrina Washington (Whoopi Goldberg) is a nanny with a problem: she has fallen in love with her boss, Manny Singer (Ray Liotta). Encouraging the romance is nine-year-old Molly (Tina Majorino) whose very existence has been enhanced by Corrina's care. This story reflects an earlier era of racial barricades in the 1950s.
|The Deep End of the Ocean 1999 PG-13, 108 min.|
Director: Ulu Grosbard
Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Jackson, Ryan Merriman, John Kapelos, Michael McElroy, Cory Buck, Alexa Vega, Michael McGrady
Three-year-old Ben vanishes from a busy hotel lobby while his mother, Beth (Michelle Pfeiffer), is registering. In that moment when the distraught mother realizes her son is missing, Beth enters into the unfathomable world of those who have experienced this nightmare. Ben does reappear nine years later but now is the adopted son of George Karras (John Kapelos). With this discovery, two families must decide what is best for a young boy.
|Destination Anywhere 1997 N/R, 45 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Mark Pellington
Cast: Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Moore, Annabella Sciorra, Kevin Bacon, Whoopi Goldberg, Leah Rubino, Nicky "Pop Anest, Olga Barbato, Vinny Vella, Sidney Annis, Ernie Fierron, Paul D'Amato
Loosely based on songs from Jon Bon Jovi's 1997 album, this film revolves around a young couple–Jon (Jon Bon Jovi) and Janie (Demi Moore)–who deal with problems of alcohol and depression following the hit-and-run death of their only child.
|Doogal 2006 G, 80 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Jean Duval, Frank Passingham, Dave Borthwick
Cast: Daniel Tay, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Macy, Chevy Chase, Judi Dench, Kylie Minogue, Ian McKellen, Kevin Smith, Cory Edwards, John Krasinski
An old legend relates the story of three magical jewels falling into the wrong hands and combining into a force so powerful that it could freeze the Sun. In this animated family adventure, candy-loving mutt Doogal (Daniel Tay) crashes into the magic carousel, and the accident releases the evil Zeebad (Jon Stewart) from his prison. Zeebad vows revenge by freezing the Earth forever, but first he must find the three magic jewels. Never fear, the good wizard Zebedee (Ian McKellen) tells Doogal about the jewels, and Doogal and friends Dylan (Jimmy Fallon), Brian (William H. Macy), and Ermitrude (Whoopi Goldberg) set out on a fantastic adventure to save the world.
|Eddie 1996 PG-13, 88 min.|
Director: Steve Rash
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, John "Spider" Salley, Malik Sealy, John Benjamin Hickey, Troy Beyer
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg) is a dyed-in-the-wool New York Knicks fan who wins a contest and is rewarded with becoming the Knicks' new coach. The new manager, Wild Bill Burgess (Frank Langella), tapped her in a desperate attempt to boost the sagging attendance numbers.
|Everyone's Hero 2006 G, 85 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, Dan St. Pierre
Cast: Jake T. Austin, Rob Reiner, Brian Dennehy, Raven-Symone, Robert Wagner, William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Kind, Dana Reeve, Mandy Patinkin, Forest Whitaker, Gideon Jacobs
In this animated adventure, Chicago Cubs pitcher Lefty Maginnis (voice of William H. Macy) obeys instructions from his club's owner (voice of Robert Wagner) to steal Babe Ruth's (voice of Brian Dennehy) pet bat, Darlin' (voice of Whoopi Goldberg). The stadium caretaker's son, Yankee Irving–a.k.a. "Everyone's Hero"–(voice of Jake T. Austin) spots Lefty stealing the bat and sets off with a talking baseball, Screwie (voice of Rob Reiner), on a thousand-mile trek to regain the bat and bring it back to Babe Ruth in time for the 1932 World Series.
|Farce of the Penguins 2007 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Bob Saget
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Saget, Christina Applegate, Lewis Black, Mo'Nique, Tracy Morgan, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook, Jamie Kennedy, Norm MacDonald, Jason Alexander, James Belushi, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, Harvey Fierstein
In this mockumentary, writer-director Bob Saget teams with an all-star cast providing voices of raunchy penguins as they cross icy Antarctica.
|Fatal Beauty 1987 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama
Director: Tom Holland
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Ruben Blades, Harris Yulin, John P. Ryan, Jennifer Warren, Brad Dourif, Cheech Marin, Charles Hallahan, Neill Barry, Mike Jolly, David Harris, James LeGros, Mark Pellegrino, Fred Asparagus
Tenacious narcotics cop Detective Rita Rizzo (Whoopi Goldberg) is on the trail of drug kingpin Conrad Kroll (Harris Yulin), but, after problems arise, she is taken off the case. Small-time dealers Leo Nova and Earl Skinner (Brad Dourif and Mike Jolly) have hijacked the drug "Fatal Beauty" and have a problem: they do not know that "Fatal Beauty" has been contaminated, is poisonous, and is killing people. Now, Rizzo goes undercover posing as a prostitute, but Kroll has assigned Mike Marshak (Sam Elliott) to keep an eye on Rita, and he becomes her companion as she hunts down Nova and Skinner.
|Get Bruce 1999 R, 82 min.|
Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
Cast: Bruce Vilanch, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Nathan Lane, Carol Burnett, Shirley MacLaine, Elizabeth Taylor
Bruce Vilanch writes comedy material for stars and has provided material for the Oscar, Tony, and Emmy telecasts. In this documentary the stars pay tribute and roast this especially funny guru.
|Ghost 1990 PG-13, 128 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Jerry Zucker
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Rick Aviles, Vincent Schiavelli, Gail Boggs, Armelia McQueen, Susan Breslau, Martina Deignan, Stanley Lawrence, Christopher J. Keene, Rick Kleber, Macka Foley, Phil Leeds
New York banker Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is mugged and killed during his attempt to obtain a computer password in order to steal from a client's account. Sam, having unfinished business here on Earth, comes back as a ghost to help uncover the reasons for his death. A psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) helps him communicate with the living to find out who wanted the computer password. A blockbuster movie that was popular at theaters. Whoopi won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress; the film also won for Best Writing and was nominated for three others, including Best Picture.
|Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 PG-13, 123 min.|
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, Craig T. Nelson, Susanna Thompson, Virginia Madsen, William H. Macy, Lucas Black, Joseph Tello, Alexa Vega, Ben Bennett, Darrell Evers, Yolanda King, Jerry Levine, James Van Evers
Based on a true story, this film unravels the story of prosecutor Bobby DeLaughter's (Alec Baldwin) unfailing efforts to win a conviction against racist Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods) 30 years after the premeditated murder of NAACP leader Medgar Evers in June 1963. Working with Evers' widow Myrlie (Whoopi Goldberg), DeLaughter strives to bring Beckwith to trial for the third time.
|Girl, Interrupted 1999 R, 127 min.|
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, Vanessa Redgrave, Travis Fine, Mary Kay Place, Elisabeth Moss, Angela Bettis, Jillian Armenante, Drucie McDaniel, Joanna Kerns
This story is adapted from the memoirs of Susanna Daysen (Winona Ryder) and relates the time when she was a patient at Boston's Claymore psychiatric hospital in the mid-1960s. She recalls stories of "friends"–sociopath Lisa (Angelina Jolie), pampered Daisy (Brittany Murphy), and burn victim Polly (Elizabeth Moss)–who she encounters during her 18-month stay. Susanna works with her psychiatrist, Dr. Sonia Wick (Angelina Jolie), and is guided by nurse Valerie (Whoopie Goldberg). Susanna leaves friends behind when she reclaims her independence and moves out of the institution and on with her life. Jolie won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
|Good Fences 2003 R, 110 min.|
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Cast: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Zachary Simmons, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Ashley Archer, Mo'Nique, Marie Cruz, Vincent McCurdy-Clark, Matthew Brown, Chris Collins, Norma Dell'Agnese, Roger Dunn
Tom (Danny Glover) has worked hard to make a name for himself as a successful African-American attorney. After winning a big case, his promotion allowed the family to move to an upscale suburb. But new challenges lie ahead when the neighbors don't take to African-Americans in their midst
|House Party 2 1991 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Doug McHenry
Cast: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Iman, Paul Anthony, Queen Latifah, Tony Burton, William Schallert, Martin Lawrence, Helen Martin, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Kamron, Whoopi Goldberg, Georg Stanford Brown
The first time around, the party was given while parents were away. Now, Kid (Christopher Reid) is in college but has loaned Play (Christopher Martin) money and is broke–but determined to find money for his college tuition. Play comes up with the solution: throw an all-night pajama party jam to raise funds to pay off the loan. Whoopi Goldberg makes a brief, comic appearance.
|How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 R, 121 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Cast: Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg, Taye Diggs, Regina King, Suzzanne Douglass, Michael J. Pagan, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Glynn Turman, Barry Shabaka Henley, Richard Lawson, Sicily, Denise Hunt, Lisa Hanna, James Pickens Jr., Lee Weaver
This story is based on Terry McMillan's bestseller about her own love affair with a younger man. Stella (Angela Bassett), a divorcee, plans to vacation in Jamaica with her good friend, Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg). Once there, Stella finds herself pursued by Winston Shakespeare (Taye Diggs) who has romantic intentions. But there are major problems, and all of them begin with the age factor: Stella is 40 years old, and Winston is a mere 20-year-old young man.
|It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 2002 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Animation / Comedy
Director: Kirk R. Thatcher
Cast: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Bill Barretta, David Arquette, Joan Cusack, Matthew Lillard, William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Kelly Ripa, Molly Shannon, Carson Daly, Robert Smigel, Zach Braff, Joe Rogan
As the Muppets are preparing for a Christmas show, scheming banker Rachel Bitterman (Joan Cusack) plots ways to take over their theater and build a sleazy nightclub. And it looks as though she will succeed when she forecloses on their theater. Adults can see the spoofs and satire while the children can see the Muppets doing their thing. Cameo appearances abound.
|Jackie's Back 1999 TV, 120 min.|
Director: Robert Townsend
Cast: Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, T.V. Blake, Tangie Ambrose, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce, Tom Arnold, Julie Hagerty, JoBeth Williams, Robert Bailey Jr.
Told in documentary style, this is the story of Jackie (Jenifer Lewis), a former blues singer who hits the comeback trail and gets TV and media coverage of her comeback concert. Lots of cameos.
|Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Romance / Thriller
Director: Penny Marshall
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, Carol Kane, Jonathan Pryce, James Belushi, John Wood, Roscoe Lee Browne, Annie Potts, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Peter Michael Goetz, Sara Botsford, Jeroen Krabbe, Lynne Marie Stewart, Vyto Ruginis
Bored computer operator Terry Dolittle (Whoopi Goldberg) works at Manhattan's First National Bank and sends personal messages. She receives a reply from British spy Jack (Jonathan Pryce), using the code name "Jumpin' Jack Flash," who needs help getting out of the Soviet Union. Terry loves spy movies and decides to help Jack. Her decision results in her finding herself in the dangerous world of spies where she is kidnapped by the KGB and given truth serum. Will she be able to overcome her desperate situation and warn Jack in time for him to escape?
|Kingdom Come 2001 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama
Director: Doug McHenry
Cast: LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Loretta Devine, Anthony Anderson, Toni Braxton, Cedric the Entertainer, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Gant, Tamala Jones, Darius McCrary, Masasa Moyo, Dominic Hoffman, Patrice Moncell, Clifton Davis
Dysfunctional is an apt description of the Slocum family, and matters come to a head when family members gather for the funeral of patriarch "Daddy Bud." In the midst of preparing for the funeral, during a very long weekend, the family members air their grievances.
|Kiss Shot 1989 PG, 88 min.|
Director: Jerry London
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Franz, Tasha Scott, David Marciano, Teddy Wilson, Dorian Harewood, Adilah Barnes, Charles Branklyn, Phyllis Coates, Richard Dupell, Bob Ernst, Kathryn Keats, Eva Gholson, Michael Halton, Chuck L. Hilbert
In this made-for-TV movie, Sarah Collins (Whoopi Goldberg) is a single mother who loses her job. In order to get enough money to pay the bills, she takes advantage of her skills in pool by playing for money. She does well, but more problems arise when she falls for her opponent and realizes that what she is playing for is riding on her next pool shot.
|The Lion King 1994 G, 87 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Musical
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calamed, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin
This is Disney at its best, and this film is sure to become a classic. Simba is a lion cub driven away from his family, but he returns when grown to win his place on the African plains. The song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" won an Academy Award. The musical score also won an Oscar and two other songs ("Hakuna Matata" and "Circle of Life") were nominated. Songs are by Elton John and Tim Rice.
|The Lion King 1 1/2 2004 G, 77 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy / Adventure
Director: Bradley Raymond
Cast: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillaume, Moira Kelly, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings, Edward Hibbert, Jason Rudofsky, Matt Weinberg, Jeff Bennett
When Timon (voice of Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (voice of Ernie Sabella) watch the original "Lion King," they are upset that they were not seen in the first half of the story. So, they decide to put a new spin on the original film and offer a new perspective on the tale by putting themselves at the center of the action. In the process, Timon and Pumbaa narrate and interact with the original movie.
|The Little Rascals 1994 PG, 82 min.|
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Cast: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Kevin Jamal Woods, Jordan Warkol, Zachary Mabry, Ross Elliott Bagley, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Daryl Hannah
This 1994 version of the early 1930s' "Our Gang" films is filled with many of the same trappings of its predecessors. For example, the actors exhibit uncanny resemblances to their earlier prototypes including Spanky, Alfalfa, and Buckwheat. This time around, Alfalfa (Bug Hall) falls in love with Darla (Brittany Ashton Holmes), and that threatens what the "He-Man Woman Haters Club" stands for. To save the day, the gang plots ways to keep Alfalfa and Darla apart.
|The Long Walk Home 1990 PG, 97 min.|
Director: Richard Pearce
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames, Dylan Baker, Erika Alexander, Lexi Randall, Richard Habersham, Jason Weaver, Mary Steenburgen, Crystal Robbins, Cherene Snow, Chelcie Ross, Dan Butler, Philip Sterling
Set in 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, when Dr. Martin Luther King led the boycott of the city's transportation system, the turmoil and racial conflicts are seen through the eyes of two families. Odessa Cotter (Whoopi Goldberg) and her husband Herbert (Ving Rhames) have three children and she is a maid for Miriam and Norman Thompson (Sissy Spacek and Dwight Schultz), a well-to-do couple. Miriam becomes an activist for the cause while Norman goes the other direction. A good depiction of an important time in American history.
|Made in America 1993 PG-13, 110 min.|
Director: Richard Benjamin
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long, Will Smith, Paul Rodriguez, Jennifer Tilly, Peggy Rea, Clyde Kusatsu, Lu Leonard, Mel Stewart, David Bowe, Jeffrey Joseph, Fred Mancuso, Charlene Fernetz, Shawn Levy
This is the story of Zora (Nia Long) who is the result of an artificial insemination of her mother Sarah Mathews (Whoopi Goldberg). Later, finding out that her father is car salesman Hal Jackson (Ted Danson), Zora realizes that her Black mother was impregnated by the sperm of a White man (and a flashy TV salesman at that!). Nevertheless, Zora wants a relationship with Hal.
|Monkeybone 2001 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Henry Selick
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Chris Kattan, John Turturro, Giancarlo Esposito, Rose McGowan, Dave Foley, Megan Mullally, Lisa Zane, Whoopi Goldberg
Cartoonist Stu Miley (Brendan Fraser), hospitalized in a coma, finds himself in his cartoon world: Downtown. He is trapped but determined to fight his way back to real life and his true love, Julie (Bridget Fonda).
|Moonlight and Valentino 1995 R, 105 min.|
Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Elizabeth Perkins, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Bon Jovi, Josef Sommer, Jeremy Sisto, Shadia Simmons, Erica Luttrell, Matthew Koller, Kelli Fox
Based on the tragic death of Ellen Simon's husband, the writer (daughter of Neil Simon) relates the experience of a widow (Elizabeth Perkins) putting her life back together with the help of her friends and relatives (Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, and Gwyneth Paltrow).
|Naked in New York 1994 R, 91 min.|
Director: Daniel Algrant
Cast: Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh, Tony Curtis, Timothy Dalton, Lynne Thigpen, Kathleen Turner, Roscoe Lee Browne, Whoopi Goldberg
Jake (Eric Stoltz) has made the move to New York City where his first play is about to be produced. His romantic interest is Joanne (Mary-Louise Parker) who remains in Massachusetts. This is the humorous story of their long-distance romance and his first adventure in the Big Apple.
|The Pagemaster 1994 G, 75 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Action / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Joe Johnston, Maurice Hunt, Pixote Hunt
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr., Mel Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Leonard Nimoy, Frank Welker, Phil Hartman, Patrick Stewart, Jim Cummings, George Hearn, B.J. Ward, Dorian Harewood, Ed Gilbert
Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin) is a wimp who is teased by the other kids. One day, he falls and loses consciousness at the library. As a result, he slides into the animated world between the covers of books. In his attempt to get back to the real world, Richard encounters adventures with pirates and dragons. The message of this movie: READ BOOKS.
|The Player 1992 R, 123 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery / Romance / Thriller
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Julia Roberts, Rod Steiger, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dean Stockwell, Ray Walston, Bruce Willis, Peter Gallagher, Cynthia Stevenson, Richard E. Grant
Film studio executive Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) accidentally kills a screenwriter, and police detective Avery (Whoopi Goldberg) investigates while stars–playing themselves–react in this satire on the Hollywood scene. Three Academy Award nominations were received, including Best Director.
|Rat Race 2001 PG-13, 112 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure
Director: Jerry Zucker
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Seth Green, Jon Lovitz, Breckin Meyer, Kathy Najimy, Amy Smart, Vince Vieluf, Chris Myers, Kevin Frazier, Lanei Chapman, Brody Smith, Jillian Marie
Las Vegas casino owner Donald Sinclair (John Cleese) sponsors a race on which only his wealthiest patrons can bet. The randomly chosen team participants are given keys to a Silver City, New Mexico, train station locker. The first team to get to the locker will be awarded the $2 million locked inside. Insane comedy runs rampant in this one.
|Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie 1998 G, 90 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Musical
Director: Bill Kowalchuk
Cast: John Goodman, Whoopi Goldberg, Eric Idle, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, Gary Chalk, Richard Simmons, Kathleen Barr, Eric Pospisil, Alec Willows, Lee Tockar, Christopher Gray, Paul Dobson, Colin Murdock
With new twists and characters, the story of poor Rudolph, that outcast reindeer, is once again presented as an animated musical. The story may have changed, but the message remains the same: there is nothing wrong with being different.
|The Rugrats Movie 1998 G, 81 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Igor Kovalyov, Norton Virgien
Cast: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Cheryl Chase, Tara Strong, Melanie Chartoff, Jack Riley, Joe Alaskey, David Spade, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Bell, Tim Curry, Busta Rhymes, Roger Clinton, Margaret Cho
Tommy (voice of Elizabeth Daily), Chuckie, Phillip, and Lillian (voices of Kath Soucie) try to return Tommy's troublesome baby brother, Dylan–"Dil" (voice of Tara Strong)–to the hospital where he was born. But along the way they get lost–really lost!
|Sarafina! 1992 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Darrell James Roodt
Cast: Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani, Dumisani Dlamini, Sipho Kunene, Tertius Meintjes, Mbongeni Ngema, Robert Whitehead, Somizi Mhlongo, Nhlanhla Ngema, Faca Khulu, Wendy Mseleku, Mary Twala, James Mthoda
Based on the oppression of South Africa's apartheid, this is the story of Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) whose teacher Mary Masembuko (Whoopi Goldberg) shows her how to escape bigotry through music. Unusual rendition of the musical stage play.
|Sister Act 1992 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical
Director: Emile Ardolino
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Mary Wickes, Harvey Keitel, Bill Nunn, Richard Portnow, Joseph Maher, Robert Miranda, David M. Parker, Jim Beaver, Jenifer Lewis, A.J. Johnson, Charlotte Crossley
When placed in the Witness Protection Program, Delores (Whoopi Goldberg) is shocked to learn that she will be hiding in a convent. Although she has problems with the Mother Superior (Maggie Smith), Delores forms a great relationship with the students and nuns around her.
|Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 PG, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Bill Duke
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Barnard Hughes, Mary Wickes, James Coburn, Michael Jeter, Wendy Makkena, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Maggie Smith, Brad Sullivan, Thomas Gottschalk, Lauryn Hill, Alanna Ubach, Ryan Toby, Robert Pastorelli
"Sister Mary Clarence" (Whoopi Goldberg) returns to the San Francisco convent when her friends, the convent sisters, need help with the high-school choir.
|Snow Buddies 2008 G, 87 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama
Director: Robert Vince
Cast: Liliana Mumy, Jimmy Bennett, Josh Flitter, Skyler Gisondo, Henry Hodges, Richard Karn, Cynthia Stevenson, John Kapelos, Whoopi Goldberg, Dylan Sprouse, Dominic Scott Kay, Kris Kristofferson, James Belushi, Molly Shannon, Lothaire Bluteau
Those Golden Retriever puppies–B-Dawg, RoseBud, Buddha, MudBud, and Budderball (voices of Skyler Gisondo, Liliana Mumy, Jimmy Bennett, Henry Hodges, and Josh Flitter)–find themselves in Alaska. They meet a husky, Shasta (voice of Dylan Sprouse), who introduces them to his owner Adam (Dominic Scott Kay). Adam is a young boy who dreams of having a sled dog team, and the puppies work together as a team to help Adam win a dogsled competition.
|Soapdish 1991 PG-13, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Michael Hoffman
Cast: Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Shue, Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall, Teri Hatcher, Kathy Najimy, Arne Nannestad, Paul Johansson, Sheila Kelley, Leeza Biggons, John Tesh
This movie is a parody of soap opera stars and how their egos affect personal lives of those around them. Leading lady Celeste Talbut (Sally Field), "Soap Queen," has problems keeping her professional status and living in the real world when her TV show is declining in popularity. Her co-star Montana Moorehead (Cathy Moriarty) is seducing the show's executive producer David Barnes (Robert Downey Jr.) and is trying to convince him to write Celeste off the show. Montana wants him to rehire Jeffrey (Kevin Kline) and turn Celeste's character into a murderess. Celeste's friend, head writer Rose Schwartz (Whoopi Goldberg), does come to her aid and tries to help her sanity when she takes Celeste to the mall where fans cheer her.
|Star Trek: Generations 1994 PG, 118 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Mystery / Thriller
Director: David Carson
Cast: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Whoopi Goldberg, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Alan Ruck, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Jenette Goldstein, Thomas Kopache
Retired officers James T. Kirk (William Shatner), "Scotty" Scott (James Doohan), and Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) are guests on the maiden voyage of Enterprise-B when disaster strikes. Kirk is presumed dead, but he is really trapped in the Nexus purgatory. Now, 78-years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of Enterprise-D rescue Dr. Soran (Malcolm McDowell) who, unknown to Picard, is plotting to destroy the world. When Picard realizes that Soran presents a real danger, he convinces Kirk to leave his comfort zone in purgatory and come to his aid. This is a milestone film in that two generations of starship officers, Kirk and Picard, work together to stop an alien from destroying the universe.
|Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 PG-13, 116 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Thriller
Director: Stuart Baird
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Dina Meyer, Whoopi Goldberg, Wil Wheaton, Shannon Cockran, Jude Ciccolella, Alan Dale
The Enterprise has been diverted to the planet Romulus where the crew uncovers plans by the Romulans to attack Earth and throw the universe out of kilter.
|Theodore Rex 1995 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Action / Fantasy
Director: Jonathan Betuel
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Richard Roundtree, Bud Cort, Joe Dellesandro, Juliet Landau, George Newbern, Carol Kane, Jack Riley, Peter Mackenzie, Stephen McHattie, Tony T. Johnson, Susie Coelho, Peter Kwong
A futuristic police officer (Whoopi Goldberg) and her animatronic sidekick (a dinosaur) investigate a murder and a weird scientist (Armin Mueller-Stahl) in this not-so-very-funny comedic escapade.
|Wisecracks 1992 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Gail Singer
Cast: Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg, Sandra Shamas, Jenny LeCoat, Mae West, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Fanny Brice, Carol Burnett, Carol Channing
This film uses the documentary style to present short clips from comediennes' routines. Such diverse personalities as Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg, Mae West, and Lucille Ball are highlighted. The underlying theme is sexism in comedy–both on stage and behind the scenes.
|Oscar: Best Supporting Actress for Ghost (1990)|
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3. The Associate (1996)
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6. Bordello of Blood (1996)
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7. Boys on the Side (1995)
8. Burglar (1987)
9. Celluloid Closet (1996)
10. Cinderella (1997)
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12. Corrina, Corrina (1994)
13. The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
14. Destination Anywhere (1997)
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16. Eddie (1996)
17. Everyone's Hero (2006)
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20. Get Bruce (1999)
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23. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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25. House Party 2 (1991)
26. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
27. In the Gloaming (1997)
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30. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
31. Kingdom Come (2001)
32. Kiss Shot (1989)
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34. The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
35. The Little Rascals (1994)
36. The Long Walk Home (1990)
37. Made in America (1993)
38. Monkeybone (2001)
39. Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
40. Naked in New York (1994)
41. The Pagemaster (1994)
42. The Player (1992)
43. Rat Race (2001)
44. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)
45. The Rugrats Movie (1998)
46. Sarafina! (1992)
47. Sister Act (1992)
48. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
49. Snow Buddies (2008)
50. Soapdish (1991)
51. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
52. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
53. Theodore Rex (1995)
54. Wisecracks (1992)
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