Beyoncé can do pretty much anything. Beyond being one of the most iconic musicians of all time, she can do everything from turn a mid-concert near-blunder into a dance move to pay homage to the Black Panther Party with millions of people watching. Beyoncé has worked extremely hard for her 22 Grammy Awards, solidifying her as the most nominated woman and the second-most-awarded woman in Grammy history.

And whether you’re spending Queen Bey’s birthday (September 4) listening to some of her classics from the Destiny’s Child days or jamming out to a more contemporary hit such as “Formation,” let’s also take a moment to celebrate another part of her storied career: those acting days. Yes, remember when she popped up as Xania in The Pink Panther? Or when she dazzled her fans as Deena in Dreamgirls? While Lemonade is its own cinematic masterpiece, we’re ranking Beyoncé’s movies. Here’s the countdown.

8. The Fighting Temptations

Back in 2003, Bey played a nightclub singer named Lilly in the musical comedy-drama The Fighting Temptations. The movie stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a man named Darrin who returns to his hometown of Monte Carlo, Georgia and finds out that his Aunt Sally’s dying wish (and explicitly stated in her will) was for him to direct the church choir and compete in the annual “Gospel Explosion.” Darrin and Lilly were childhood friends who eventually get married at the end of the flick (she was more interested in being “Mrs. Michael Jackson” when they were kids). Oh and fun fact: Chloe Bailey of musical duo Chloe x Halle plays a young Lilly in the movie.

7. The Pink Panther

Beyoncé can do pretty much anything. Beyond being one of the most iconic musicians of all time, she can do everything from turn a mid-concert near-blunder into a dance move to pay homage to the Black Panther Party with millions of people watching. Beyoncé has worked extremely hard for her 22 Grammy Awards, solidifying her as the most nominated woman and the second-most-awarded woman in Grammy history.

And whether you’re spending Queen Bey’s birthday (September 4) listening to some of her classics from the Destiny’s Child days or jamming out to a more contemporary hit such as “Formation,” let’s also take a moment to celebrate another part of her storied career: those acting days. Yes, remember when she popped up as Xania in The Pink Panther? Or when she dazzled her fans as Deena in Dreamgirls? While Lemonade is its own cinematic masterpiece, we’re ranking Beyoncé’s movies. Here’s the countdown.

6. Epic

 

Beyoncé can do pretty much anything. Beyond being one of the most iconic musicians of all time, she can do everything from turn a mid-concert near-blunder into a dance move to pay homage to the Black Panther Party with millions of people watching. Beyoncé has worked extremely hard for her 22 Grammy Awards, solidifying her as the most nominated woman and the second-most-awarded woman in Grammy history.

And whether you’re spending Queen Bey’s birthday (September 4) listening to some of her classics from the Destiny’s Child days or jamming out to a more contemporary hit such as “Formation,” let’s also take a moment to celebrate another part of her storied career: those acting days. Yes, remember when she popped up as Xania in The Pink Panther? Or when she dazzled her fans as Deena in Dreamgirls? While Lemonade is its own cinematic masterpiece, we’re ranking Beyoncé’s movies. Here’s the countdown.

5. Carmen: A Hip Hopera

Beyoncé can do pretty much anything. Beyond being one of the most iconic musicians of all time, she can do everything from turn a mid-concert near-blunder into a dance move to pay homage to the Black Panther Party with millions of people watching. Beyoncé has worked extremely hard for her 22 Grammy Awards, solidifying her as the most nominated woman and the second-most-awarded woman in Grammy history.

And whether you’re spending Queen Bey’s birthday (September 4) listening to some of her classics from the Destiny’s Child days or jamming out to a more contemporary hit such as “Formation,” let’s also take a moment to celebrate another part of her storied career: those acting days. Yes, remember when she popped up as Xania in The Pink Panther? Or when she dazzled her fans as Deena in Dreamgirls? While Lemonade is its own cinematic masterpiece, we’re ranking Beyoncé’s movies. Here’s the countdown.

4. Cadillac Records

The 2008 biographical drama saw Bey as the prolific Etta James during the mid-1900s. Fans also get to see Adrien Brody as record company executive Leonard Chess and Cedric the Entertainer as blues musician Willie Dixon, but really the major takeaway from this movie is that Beyoncé covered Etta’s “At Last” for the soundtrack. She later sang the powerhouse ballad at the inauguration ball for Barack Obama, where he and Michelle danced together for the first time as President and First Lady. The lasting legacy of Etta James and the music from the soundtrack is what help brings this movie near the top of Bey’s movie-ography.

3. Obsesssed

Three words: chandelier fight scene. If you thought Beyoncé’s light show at her concerts were amazing, you’ll be gagged by watching what goes down between her and Ali Larter in this iconic cinematic history moment — if you haven’t already seen it.

2. Dreamgirls

Beyoncé can do pretty much anything. Beyond being one of the most iconic musicians of all time, she can do everything from turn a mid-concert near-blunder into a dance move to pay homage to the Black Panther Party with millions of people watching. Beyoncé has worked extremely hard for her 22 Grammy Awards, solidifying her as the most nominated woman and the second-most-awarded woman in Grammy history.

And whether you’re spending Queen Bey’s birthday (September 4) listening to some of her classics from the Destiny’s Child days or jamming out to a more contemporary hit such as.”

1. Austin Powers in Goldmember

You might be asking yourself, how did this film somehow make it to the top? So listen, we’ve always known that Beyoncé is a true artist, a vocalist like no other, an unparalleled jam-creator. We see her show off these skills in many of her other movies, especially the ones with music. But her role as Foxxy Cleopatra in Goldmember showcases her comedic chops. A reminder: she plays an FBI agent from the past who is undercover as a disco singer and teams up with Austin Powers to save the world from an evil villain. We love to see Queen Bey as a goddess. But also seeing her being a total goof is just something so hilarious that we have to say, groovy baby.

This article was originally posted on Teen Vogue.

Minor changes have been made by the Quiet Curator editors.