Judas and the Black Messiah

Lists: Golden Globe Nominated Films for 2020, Drama, Historical, Film Quest 2021

Brief Synopsis: "Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul."

Overall Ranking: 451 (Rank from 2021: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Lakeith Stanfield (Bill ONeal)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Fred Hampton)
  • Jesse Plemons (Roy Mitchell)
  • Dominique Fishback (Deborah Johnson)
  • Ashton Sanders (Jimmy Palmer)
  • Algee Smith (Jake Winters)
  • Darrell Britt-Gibson (Bobby Rush)
  • Lil Rel Howery (Wayne)
  • Dominique Thorne (Judy Harmon)
  • Martin Sheen (J. Edgar Hoover)
  • Amari Cheatom (Collins)
  • Ian Duff (Doc Satchel)
  • Caleb Eberhardt (Bob Lee)
  • Robert Longstreet (Leslie Carlyle)
  • Nick Fink (Fesperman)
  • Nicholas Velez (José Cha Cha Jiménez)
  • Terayle Hill (George Sams)
  • Graham Lutes (Alex)
  • Khris Davis (Steel)
  • Amber Chardae Robinson (Betty Coachman)
  • Ikechukwu Ufomadu (Walter Hicks)
  • James Udom (Compton)
  • John West Jr. (Black Panther Soldier B (uncredited))
  • Jermaine Fowler (Mark Clark (uncredited))