For some reason film makers keep attaching Queen Latifah with oddly placed white guys like Steve Martin and Jimmy Fallon. Its unclear if they think she can carry them to a new level of their careers or if Hollywood just doesn't know what to do with her as a power house woman. While her ensemble pieces show some of her best work, starring roles prove her likability and ability to carry a film.
"Set it Off" (1996) - One of the best female action pictures, Queen Latifah shows how easily she plays a scene and her generosity towards acting in a group setting.
"Hairspray" (2007) - While a remake of this film couldn't possibly be better than the original (oh, Thank you John Waters!), Queen L stands out superbly as Motor Mouth Maybelle (Ruth Brown held the role in the 1988 film). First of all she looked amazing, Plus a great choice to sing those songs!
"Mad Money" (2008) - Not a top film, very cheesy over done plot - its more like everyone really wanted a paycheck that month than looking to make a humorous or interesting picture. Great actresses with a silted script and choppy direction.