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List of Jessica Tandy Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Birds (1963)
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2
The Birds
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2

When lawyer Mitch Brenner plays a practical joke on rich socialite Melanie Daniels, who is a known prankster, she follows him to his hometown Bodega Bay to pay him back in the same coin. Her arrival is followed by strange incidences of bird attacks which become increasingly more violent and terrifying with flocks of aggressive birds swooping down on people.

Role:
Lydia Brenner
Directed By:
2. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
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2
Fried Green Tomatoes
PG-13
21
2

It is an Oscar nominated film depicting the story of Evelyn Couch, an unhappy middle aged housewife, whose life is changed when she befriends a colorful old lady named Ninny Threadgoode.  The narrative alters several times between Evelyn’s life and Ninny’s tale about her free spirited sister-in-law Idgie, making it a highly enjoyable drama film.  

Role:
Ninny Threadgoode
Starring:
Directed By:
Jon Avnet
4. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
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2
Driving Miss Daisy
PG
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2

Adapted by Alfred Uhry from his own play, this movie begins when Miss Daisy’s son decides that his old mother needs to hire a chauffeur. Despite protests from her, he employs an African-American driver Hoke Colburn. After initial resistance, she eventually allows him to drive her. Over the next 25 years, as they learn more about life and each other, gradually a bond develops between them.

Role:
Daisy Werthan
Starring:
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, BAFTA Award for Best Actress
6. Butley (1974)
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Butley
R
12
2

Ben Butley is a professor of literature at the University of London. On a disastrous day, the alcoholic and cynical professor’s life comes crumbling down around him as his estranged wife Anne decides to divorce him while his long time affair with Joey gets over. Moreover, his career also takes a downward plunge. Will his brilliant wit see him through the crisis?

Role:
Edna Shaft
Starring:
Alan Bates, Michael Byrne, Susan Engel, Georgina Hale
Directed By:
7. The World According to Garp (1982)
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2
The World According to Garp
R
11
2

T.S. Garp, the son of nurse Jenny Fields from a dying soldier, grows up with an aptitude for fiction writing and freestyle wrestling. Inspired by him, Jenny, too, forays into writing, earns success in feminist non-fiction, and starts a center for distressed women. This peculiar community of disparate women becomes as much part of Garp’s world as his children and unfaithful wife.

Directed By:
George Roy Hill
8. The Green Years (1946)
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3
The Green Years
13
3

An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother’s relatives. Though he wishes to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps to go to university and become a doctor, his harsh grandfather gets in his way. 

Starring:
Hume Cronyn, Gladys Cooper, Charles Coburn, Tom Drake
Directed By:
Victor Saville
9. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
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2

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is leading the German troops against the Allied forces during the Second World War. His performance on the battlefield makes him a national hero, and even the respect of his enemies. However, Adolf Hitler is not pleased with his tactics. He soon gets involved in an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler.

Role:
Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
Starring:
James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Everett Sloane, Luther Adler
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
11. September Affair (1950)
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2
September Affair
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2

A prominent concert pianist and an unhappily married businessman meet on their flight from Rome to New York City. On the way, their plane is diverted to Naples for engine repair. There they go sightseeing and fall in love. Eventually they miss the plane, which they later hear has crashed in the sea and all passengers included themselves are declared dead. 

Role:
Catherine Lawrence
Starring:
Joan Fontaine, Françoise Rosay, Joseph Cotten, Robert Arthur
Directed By:
William Dieterle
12. Nobody's Fool (1994)
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2
Nobody's Fool
R
12
2

Although Sully is sixty years old, he likes to avoid responsibilities and spend him time at odd construction jobs or at the local bar. However, this changes when his estranged son, Peter, pays him a visit, along with his own son.

Role:
Miss Beryl
Starring:
Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith
Directed By:
Robert Benton
13. Murder in the Family (1938)
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2
Murder in the Family
10
2
Role:
Ann Osborne
Starring:
Barry Jones, Evelyn Ankers, Donald Gray, Jessie Winter
Directed By:
Albert Parker
14. A Woman's Vengeance (1948)
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2
A Woman's Vengeance
10
2

Henry Maurier, who tolerantly looks after his neurotic invalid wife, Emily, is having secret affair with Doris Mead. After Emily’s sudden death, Henry promptly marries Doris, which upsets neighbor Janet Spence, who is in love with him. A post-mortem report showing presence of arsenic in Emily’s system puts Henry on trial, resulting in death sentence. Can his friend Dr. Libbard save him?         

Role:
Janet Spence
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Cedric Hardwicke, Ann Blyth, Mildred Natwick
Directed By:
Zoltan Korda
15. Forever Amber (1947)
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2
Forever Amber
11
2

Forever Young is a historical adventure drama film which takes us to seventeenth-century England. The film revolves around a young country girl named Amber St Clair, who attempts to raise herself to nobility. Although she develops feelings for a soldier named Bruce, she decides to get married to the Earl of Radcliffe, after the latter takes a liking to her.

Starring:
Vincent Price, John Russell, George Sanders, Richard Greene
Directed By:
16. The Light in the Forest (1958)
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2
The Light in the Forest
10
2

According to the 1764 peace treaty negotiated by British army scout Del Hardy between native Delaware tribes and white settlers, True Son, originally Johnny Butler, the adopted son raised by Chief Cuyloga, must return to his white parents and learn to love the whites he grew up hating. A difficult task for Johnny, but Del and servant girl Shenandoe help him through.

Role:
Myra Butler
Starring:
Joanne Dru, Wendell Corey, Fess Parker, Kevin Hagen
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty
17. Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
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2
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
11
2

Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man is an adventure war film, which tells the story of an immature young man from Middle America. The film explores his cross-country journey as well as his military service during the First World War. 

Starring:
Eli Wallach, Paul Newman, Diane Baker, Fred Clark, Dan Dailey, Richard Beymer
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
18. Cocoon (1985)
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Cocoon
PG-13
15
2

The Oscar-winning film follows a group of elders from a retirement home, who secretly use the swimming pool of nearby unused house. They are not aware that the house is rented by aliens living as humans and have stored the cocoons containing their people in the pool which imparted a special quality to water making the seniors feel invigorated with youthful energy.

Starring:
Brian Dennehy, Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Maureen Stapleton
Directed By:
19. The Bostonians (1984)
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2
The Bostonians
10
2
Role:
Miss Birdseye
Starring:
Linda Hunt, Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Nancy Marchand
Directed By:
James Ivory
20. *batteries not included (1987)
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2
*batteries not included
PG
13
2

Frank and Faye are a feisty elderly couple who live in New York City. They run a diner and an apartment building which is home to a poor but friendly group of people. Things go well until a property dealer starts harassing them since he wants to buy the apartment. However, the elderly couple receives help from mysterious aliens.

Role:
Faye Riley
Starring:
Hume Cronyn, Dennis Boutsikaris, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña
Directed By:
Matthew Robbins
21. Still of the Night (1982)
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2
Still of the Night
PG
11
2
Role:
Grace Rice
Starring:
Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Sara Botsford, Joe Grifasi
Directed By:
Robert Benton
22. The House on Carroll Street (1988)
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2
The House on Carroll Street
PG
9
2
Role:
Miss Venable
Starring:
Mandy Patinkin, Jeff Daniels, Kelly McGillis, Jonathan Hogan
Directed By:
Peter Yates
23. Blonde Fever (1944)
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Blonde Fever
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2

Blonde Fever is a comedy drama film which revolves around Peter Donay, who owns Café Donay, a fancy roadside establishment. His marriage is not very successful , and therefore, he soon starts falling for a nightclub waitress named Sally. However, Sally is only interested in Peter’s money and business. When his wife comes to know about this, she tries to get rid of Sally.   

Starring:
Ava Gardner, Hume Cronyn, Mary Astor, Felix Bressart, Gloria Grahame
Directed By:
Richard Whorf
24. Used People (1992)
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2
Used People
PG-13
11
2
Starring:
Shirley MacLaine, Joe Pantoliano, Doris Roberts, Marcello Mastroianni, Kathy Bates, Bob Dishy, Asia Vieira
Directed By:
Beeban Kidron
25. Best Friends (1982)
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3
Best Friends
PG
10
3
Role:
Eleanor McCullen
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Keenan Wynn, Audra Lindley, Barnard Hughes
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
26. Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
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2
Honky Tonk Freeway
PG
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2

A planned freeway passes near a tiny Florida town of Ticlaw, which has a safari park as its only tourist attraction; however, the town is denied a freeway exit despite requests from its residents. The mayor, accompanied by the people of Ticlaw, goes all-out to convince the authorities, and they also do their best to attract a posse of diverse tourists. 

Starring:
William Devane, George Dzundza, Geraldine Page, Teri Garr, Hume Cronyn, Jenn Thompson, David Rasche
Directed By:
John Schlesinger
27. Cocoon: The Return (1988)
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Cocoon: The Return
PG
11
1

This science fiction adventure film revolves around friendly aliens from Anterea, a far away planet, who return to Earth to rescue some incubation pods which have been found by scientists. Although in their planet, nobody grows old, they start developing a liking towards earth and therefore, they think of staying back.

Starring:
Courteney Cox, Elaine Stritch, Brian Dennehy, Hume Cronyn, Don Ameche
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie
28. The Indiscretions of Eve (1932)
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3
The Indiscretions of Eve
9
3
Role:
Maid
Starring:
Steffi Duna, Fred Conyngham, Lester Matthews, Tony Sympson
Directed By:
Cecil Lewis
29. Camilla (1994)
10
2
Camilla
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Camilla Cara
Starring:
Hume Cronyn, Maury Chaykin, Elias Koteas, Bridget Fonda
Directed By:
Deepa Mehta

TV Movie(s)

1. The Gin Game (1981)
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2
The Gin Game
13
2
Role:
Fonsia Dorsey
Starring:
Hume Cronyn
Directed By:
Terry Hughes
2. The Moon and Sixpence (1959)
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2
The Moon and Sixpence
12
2
Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Hume Cronyn, Cyril Cusack, Denholm Elliott, Judith Anderson
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan
3. The Christmas Tree (1958)
10
2
The Christmas Tree
10
2
Starring:
Bernadette Peters, William Shatner, Ellen Burstyn, Carol Channing, Ralph Bellamy
Directed By:
Kirk Browning
4. To Dance with the White Dog (1993)
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2
To Dance with the White Dog
PG
17
2
Role:
Cora Peek
Starring:
Christine Baranski, Esther Rolle, Hume Cronyn, Terry Beaver
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
5. The Story Lady (1991)
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2
The Story Lady
G
12
2
Role:
Grace McQueen
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Charles Durning, Stephanie Zimbalist, Chris Gartin
Directed By:
Larry Elikann
6. Foxfire (1987)
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2
Foxfire
PG
13
2
Role:
Annie Nations
Starring:
Hume Cronyn, Harriet Hall, John Denver, Gary Grubbs
Directed By:
Jud Taylor
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus (1952)
Omnibus
Starring:
Bea Arthur, Ray Walston, George C. Scott, Orson Welles, Mel Ferrer, Nanette Fabray, Jack Benny
Directed By:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
Studio 57 (1954)
Studio 57
Starring:
Carolyn Jones, James Whitmore, Werner Klemperer, Teresa Wright, Lloyd Bridges, Alan Young, Peter Lorre
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Richard Irving, John English, Jules Bricken, Don Weis
Suspicion (1957)
Suspicion
Starring:
Jack Klugman, Warren Beatty, Rory Calhoun, Bette Davis, John Carradine, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene
Directed By:
Don Medford, James Neilson, Robert Stevens, John Brahm, Jack Smight
Telephone Time (1956)
Telephone Time
Starring:
Edd Byrnes, John Banner, Claudette Colbert, Cloris Leachman, Joel Grey, Broderick Crawford, Charles Bronson
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton, Lewis Allen, Robert B. Sinclair, Roy Kellino, Owen Crump
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV-14
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Gena Rowlands, Dick Van Dyke, Amanda Blake, Peter Falk, Barbara Bel Geddes, Walter Matthau
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Paul Henreid, Herschel Daugherty, Norman Lloyd, Alfred Hitchcock
The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950)
The Prudential Family Playhouse
Starring:
Grace Kelly, Helen Hayes, Eva Marie Saint, Walter Abel, Kevin McCarthy, Gertrude Lawrence
Directed By:
Donald Davis
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, James Dean, Mickey Rooney, Charlton Heston, David Niven
Directed By:
Roy Kellino, Jus Addiss, Robert Florey, John Brahm, Ted Post
Producers' Showcase (1954)
Producers' Showcase
Starring:
Buster Keaton, Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Henry Fonda, Tina Louise
Directed By:
Clark Jones, Kirk Browning, Delbert Mann, Vincent J. Donehue, Alex Segal
Judd for the Defense (1967)
Judd for the Defense
Starring:
Gavin MacLeod, James Franciscus, Richard Dreyfuss, Lee Grant, Ron Howard, Carrie Snodgress, Bonnie Bedelia
Directed By:
Larry Peerce, Leo Penn, John Llewellyn Moxey, Alex March, George McCowan
The United States Steel Hour (1953)
The United States Steel Hour
Starring:
Andy Griffith, Betty White, Gene Hackman, Carol Burnett, Telly Savalas, Jeanne Crain, Arlene Francis
Directed By:
Alex Segal, Paul Bogart, Tom Donovan, Daniel Petrie, Bruce Minnix
The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)
The Philco Television Playhouse
Starring:
Mary Wickes, Lillian Gish, Eddie Albert, Adam West, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Lord, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Delbert Mann, Fred Coe, Gordon Duff, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Penn
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Starring:
Inger Stevens, Patricia Neal, Judy Holliday, John Forsythe, Jason Robards, Sal Mineo, Celeste Holm
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Anne Bancroft, Natalie Wood, George Peppard, Lee Remick
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (1950)
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Eddie Albert, Grace Kelly, Cloris Leachman, Joan Bennett, W. Somerset Maugham, Mildred Natwick
Directed By:
David Alexander, Martin Ritt
The F.B.I. (1965)
The F.B.I.
Starring:
Mako Iwamatsu, Majel Barrett, Claude Akins, Kim Richards, Robert Duvall, Anne Baxter, Charles Grodin
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Don Medford, Jesse Hibbs, William Hale, Ralph Senensky
Lights Out (1946)
Lights Out
Starring:
Alice Ghostley, George Reeves, Jack Palance, Jane Wyatt, Leon Askin, Eva Marie Saint, Anne Bancroft
Directed By:
Grey Lockwood, Fred Coe, Herbert B. Swope Jr., William Corrigan, Hal Keith
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971)
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
Starring:
George Takei, Marion Ross, Eric Braeden, Paul Picerni, David Janssen, Dana Wynter
Norman Corwin Presents (1972)
Norman Corwin Presents
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Milton Berle, David McCallum, Cicely Tyson, Hume Cronyn, Bonnie Bedelia, William Shatner
Directed By:
Charles S. Dubin, Lela Swift, Ted Post, Steve Binder, Norman Corwin
The DuPont Show of the Month (1957)
The DuPont Show of the Month
Starring:
Harpo Marx, Mike Nichols, Ben Gazzara, Dick Van Patten, Larry Hagman, Rex Harrison, Dina Merrill
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Ralph Nelson, Alex Segal, Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie
The Alcoa Hour (1955)
The Alcoa Hour
Starring:
Diane Cilento, Shelley Winters, Joanne Woodward, Sorrell Booke, Christopher Plummer, Vincent Price, Anne Bancroft
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Herbert Hirschman, Norman Felton, Sidney Lumet, Kirk Browning
Actor's Studio (1948)
Actor's Studio
Starring:
Marlon Brando, James Doohan, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant, Cloris Leachman, Mary Wickes, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Yul Brynner, David Pressman, Alex Segal, Ralph Warren, Fred Carr
Star Stage (1955)
Star Stage
Starring:
Art Carney, Betty Grable, Alice Ghostley, Carolyn Jones, Cloris Leachman, Greer Garson, Jeanne Crain
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Harry Belafonte, Elsa Lanchester, Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Angie Dickinson, Bob Crane, Irene Dunne
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen

Jessica Tandy Awards

Academy Awards
Driving Miss Daisy Best Actress in a Leading Role 1990
Golden Globe Awards
Driving Miss Daisy Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1990
Primetime Emmy Awards
Foxfire Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special 1988
BAFTA Awards
Driving Miss Daisy Best Actress 1991