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Davis, Viola 1965-

Works: 97 works in 512 publications in 7 languages and 43,349 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Crime films  Biographical films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Speaker, Author, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Viola Davis
Most widely held works by Viola Davis
The Help by Tate Taylor( Visual )

57 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer but turns her friends' lives and a small Mississippi town upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community
Eat pray love by Ryan Murphy( Visual )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery
Doubt by Cristina Comencini( Visual )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. Father Flynn is a charismatic priest who is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier. The Sister is the iron-gloved principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. With the winds of political change, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James shares with Sister Aloysius her suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without any proof, besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn. This threatens to tear apart the community with its irrevocable consequence
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

24 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
Ender's game by Gavin Hood( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hostile alien race attacked Earth, and if not for the legendary heroics of Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, Colonel Hyrum Graff is training only the best young children. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but brilliant boy, is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope. Once at Command School, he's trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead them into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race
Antwone Fisher by Denzel Washington( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antwone Fisher, 25, is a gentle, soft-spoken seaman in the Navy. Unless he feels he's been disrespected--which prompts furious, violent outbursts that put him on the brink of a dishonorable discharge. Ordered to see a psychiatrist, eventually the story of his childhood in a foster home, where he was both beaten and sexually abused, comes out. Dr. Davenport argues that Antwone needs to deal with his past, find his family, and attain closure. For Antwone, the journey proves agonizing and freeing, as he puts his past behind him and graduates into responsible manhood
Nights in Rodanthe by Qiao zhi wo er fu( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrienne Willis is a woman with her life in chaos. She retreats to the small coastal town in the Outer Banks where she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs. She has a wayward husband who has asked to come home and a teen-aged daughter who resents her every decision. Upon arrival, a major storm is forecast and a guest named Dr. Paul Flanner arrives. Paul is the only guest at the inn, and he is facing his own crisis of conscience. With the storm closing in, the two turn to each other for comfort, and in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives
Prisoners by Denis Villeneuve( Visual )

39 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keller Dover is facing a parent's worst nightmare. His young daughter and her friend have gone missing. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests the driver of an RV on which the girls had been playing. But a lack of evidence forces his release. As pressure mounts, Loki's team pursues multiple leads while a frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond-- a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
State of play by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A petty thief and a pizza deliveryman are gunned down in an alley. A US Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway train - three seemingly unrelated deaths. The dead assistant was the chief researcher for Congressman Stephen Collins, spearheading hearings into the role of private security firm PointCorp. She was also his lover. Cal McAffrey, a rumpled, old-school metro reporter at the Washington Globe is covering the first story. He was Collins' college roommate, and had a brief affair with Anne, Collins' wife. Their personal history may be exploited, as Cal spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. Teamed with aspiring young Globe political blogger Della Frye by his crusty editor, evidence begins to pile up, and new pieces start to fall into place. Leads are run down, supporting reporters are brought in, as Cal and Della work together in an attempt to connect the dots before the clock runs out. Cal will discover at least one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe
Beautiful creatures by Bill Eagles( Visual )

14 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supernatural love story set in the South, Beautiful Creatures tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town
Disturbia by Dreamworks Pictures( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Knight and day by Tom Cruise( Visual )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language
Get on Up by Tate Taylor( Visual )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century
Solaris by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris, terrified crew members are experiencing a host of strange phenomena, including eerie visitors who seem all too human
Won't back down( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter's struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher to try to fix the broken school
Tyler Perry's Madea goes to jail by Tyler Perry( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and lands her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But her eccentric family members, the Browns, rally behind her, lending their special 'country' brand of support. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending Candace Washington, a woman he went to college with and who is now a prostitute and former drug addict. Handling the case would be a conflict of interest, so he asks his fiancée and fellow ADA Linda Holmes to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a 'motherly' way as only Madea can
It's kind of a funny story( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think ... that's certainly true for Craig, a stressed-out teenager who checks himself into a mental health clinic for some time out. What he finds instead is an unlikely mentor, a potential new romance and an opportunity to begin anew. Charming, witty and smart, it's a coming-of-age story that's kind of a funny story
Blackhat by Michael Mann( Visual )

22 editions published in 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fluency of Mann's direction and the slow-burn chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Tang Wei counterbalance the more ordinary..."--Hollywood Reporter
Jesse Stone( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that Jesse Stone has settled in as Paradise's police chief, he has to solve the grisly murder of a teenage girl. The investigation uncovers abuse and even leads him to a conflict with a Boston mob
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Nights in Rodanthe
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Davis, Viola

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