Best Beyonce Movies: A Look at Her Most Iconic Film Performances [2024 Updated]

There are many skills that Beyoncé has. Looking back at her film work, especially the live film, visual album, and “documentary,” I can see that one of her skills is making images that look almost perfect.

 Beyoncé and her team are great at using images to communicate. We have seen extravagance mixed with a meant humility and the ability to get through hard times in her directing work.  

There are different levels of how those personal events have affected me, but there’s a reason Queen Bey is a superstar besides her great music. We can talk about the movies Beyoncé has been part of excluding music videos that stand alone through this article.

Best Beyonce Movies

1. Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)

Beyoncé plays the lead role in this new version of the famous French opera. Why wouldn’t you love a show with so much drama, love, and hip-hop music?


2. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Beyoncé plays a secret spy in this funny comedy. The name “Foxy Cleopatra” is thought to be a mix of two famous characters from 1970s movies: Foxy Brown and Cleopatra. She works with Austin Powers to stop the bad Goldmember. It has a sassy attitude and is funny.

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)0_

3. The Fighting Temptations (2003)

In this happy movie, Beyoncé plays a bar singer named Lily. She joins a gospel choir to participate in a music contest. Along the way, she learns how powerful music and friendship can be. You’ll want to sing and clap your hands along with these happy songs! 

The Fighting Temptations

4. The Pink Panther (2006)

Steve Martin and Beyoncé both play pop stars in this comedy. Their character is called Xania. She also turns out to be the main suspect in the murder. As a fun fact, Beyoncé put out a music video for Check On It around the same time that was styled after Pink Panther.

The Pink Panther

5. Dreamgirls (2006)


We are the dreamgirls!” Beyoncé plays the part of a girl group in the 1960s in this classic musical drama that is based on The Supremes. The movie shows their rise to fame and the problems they have to solve to get there.  

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6. Obsessed (2009)


Toya Wright plays a successful businesswoman whose life is turned upside down when a temporary worker becomes crazy about her in this movie. The movie is very exciting and has many unexpected turns. You’ll be dangling from your chair!   

7. Life Is But a Dream (2013)

Life Is But a Dream

There is behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Beyoncé herself in this documentary about her life and work.  In this show, you’ll see what it’s like to be one of the biggest stars in music. A sneak peek: it’s not as fancy as you think.  

8. Epic (2013)

Epic (2013)

In this animated movie, Beyoncé does the role of Queen Tara. The story is amazing, and the animals that can talk fight between good and evil. 

9. Lemonade (2016)


There is a lot of art in this video album. You can’t take your eyes off of it because it makes such a strong point about the lives of black women in America.

10. The Lion King (2019) 

The Lion King

Nala, Simba’s childhood friend and love interest, is voiced by Beyoncé in this live-action version of the classic Disney cartoon movie.

11. Black Is King (2020)

Black Is King

The music on this visual album comes from Beyoncé’s record The Lion King: The Gift and is a celebration of Black culture.

12. Cadillac Records (2008)

Cadillac Records

Cadillac Records is a biopic of Leonard Chess, played by Adrien Brody, a Polish-American immigrant who started Chess Records and helped blues and rock and roll get started and grow.

Etta James, played by Beyoncé, was one of Chess’s most important singers. She won six Grammy Awards and was admitted into the  Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.    

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