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Beyonce on screen: 11 of her most memorable movies

Queen Bey is a true entertainer; from her mind blowing performances to her memorable movies, she sure knows how to put on a show. Let’s explore Beyoncé’s presence in cinema history. 

1. Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)

Beyonce in Carmen: A Hip Hopera wearing a red dress

Beyoncé stars as the main character in this modern-day retelling of the famous French opera. It’s full of drama, romance and hip hop music – what’s not to love?

2. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Beyonce and Mike Myers in Austin Powers

In this hilarious comedy, Beyoncé plays a secret agent named Foxxy Cleopatra – which is widely considered to be a mash up of two famous 1970s film characters: Foxy Brown and Cleopatra. She and Austin Powers team up to stop the evil Goldmember. It’s full of sassy attitude and humour. 

3. The Fighting Temptations (2003)

Beyoncé singing by a piano in Fighting Temptations

Beyoncé plays a nightclub singer called Lily in this feel-good movie. She joins a gospel choir to compete in a music competition and discovers the power of music and friendship along the way. You’re sure to be singing and clapping your hands along to these uplifting songs!

4. The Pink Panther (2006) 

Jean Reno, Steve Martin, Beyonce Knowles in The Pink Panther

In this comedy, Beyoncé stars alongside Steve Martin as a pop star named Xania. She also ends up being the prime suspect in the murder mystery. 

Fun fact, Beyoncé actually released a Pink Panther themed music video for Check On It around the same time. 

5. Dreamgirls (2006)

Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and Anika Noni Rose in Dreamgirls

“We are the dreamgirls!” In this classic musical drama, Beyoncé plays a member of a girl group in the ’60s, loosely based on The Supremes. The movie follows their rise to fame and the struggles they face to get to the top.

6. Obsessed (2009)

Idris Elba and Beyonce in Obsessed

In this film, Beyoncé plays a successful business woman whose life is turned upside down when a temporary member of staff becomes obsessed with her. It’s a thrilling movie full of twists and turns. You’ll be right on the edge of your seat!

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7. Life Is But a Dream (2013)

Beyonce dancing in a golden outfit at her concert

This documentary follows Beyoncé’s life and career, showcasing behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the superstar herself. You’ll get an inside look at what it’s like to be one of the biggest names in the music industry. Teaser: it’s not as glamorous as you might think.

8. Epic (2013)

Image of Queen Tara from Epic

Beyoncé voices the character Queen Tara in this animated movie. It’s a magical adventure in which talking animals battle between good and evil. 

9. Lemonade (2016)

Lemonade by Beyoncé album cover

This visual album is a work of art. It’s a powerful statement on the experiences of black women in America – you won’t be able to take your eyes off it.

10. The Lion King (2019) 

Beyonce at the premiere of the Lion King

In this live-action remake of the classic animated Disney film, Beyoncé voices Nala, Simba’s childhood friend and love interest. 

11. Black Is King (2020)

Beyonce wearing a cow hide and horns for the film, Black is King

This visual album is a celebration of Black culture and features music from Beyoncé’s album, The Lion King: The Gift.