Viola Davis is one of this generation’s most talented actresses. No matter what character the Academy Award-winning actress plays, be it Annalise Keating from the smash-hit series How to Get Away with Murder or Rose Maxson from the critically acclaimed film Fences, Davis simply captivates her audiences with her skill.
Simply stated, we are witnessing Davis’ legacy in the making as this American actress continues to deliver more show-stopping performances with each new title she stars in.
If you weren’t a fan of her already, then we hope we can persuade you to believe why Viola Davis is (and forever will be) one of the greatest actresses of all time. What better way to convert you into a fan than to inform you of all the many Netflix movies and shows featuring this star!
Viola Davis movies on Netflix
The first Viola Davis film you should definitely stream as soon as possible is Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
In this movie, Davis stars as the late great American blues singer Ma Rainey. Davis truly captured the soul of the beloved musician but was also able to add her own flair to the role, hence why she was nominated for multiple awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2020.
Trust us when we say there’s plenty of more talent where that came. Below are all the Netflix movies starring Davis available to stream right now.
- World Trade Center (2006) as Mother in Hospital
- Get on Up (2014) as Susie Brown
- Blackhat (2015) as FBI Agent Carol Barrett
- Giving Voice (2020) as Herself
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A Legacy Brought to Screen as Herself
- The Unforgivable (2021) as Liz Ingram
Last but not least, Davis’ documentary film, Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event, is officially arriving on Netflix this Friday, Apr. 22.
Viola Davis shows on Netflix
Currently, the only series starring Davis on Netflix is How to Get Away with Murder. But, there’s no need to worry about running out of episodes to watch as the streaming platform has all 6 seasons of the drama series available to stream at any time.
Whether this is your first time watching this show or your 100th time binge-watching, truthfully, seeing Annalise Keating dominate in the courtroom is bound to send shivers down your spine.
See Davis shine as Keating in the season 1 trailer for the title here.
Hopefully, as Viola Davis adds more titles to her ever-growing resume, we’ll eventually get to view even more of her titles on Netflix. Until then, head to the site to begin watching all of her movies and shows.