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List of Patricia Neal Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
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3
A Face in the Crowd
15
3

A Face in the Crowd is a musical drama film which revolves around Marcia, a radio producer, who decides to give exposure to a folk singer named Larry Rhodes. Over time, Larry gains a lot of popularity, but decides to use it for personal gains.

Role:
Marcia Jeffries
Directed By:
2. Hud (1963)
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2
Hud
TV-PG
18
2

Homer Bannon is an honest and hard-working rancher in Texas. He has a bitter relationship with Hud, his son, who is selfish, egotistical and arrogant, and also an alcoholic since he killed his brother in a car crash. When they lose one of their cows due to a disease, he claims his father to be mentally incompetent to save the herd.

Role:
Alma Brown
Starring:
Paul Newman, Whit Bissell, Melvyn Douglas, Brandon De Wilde
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
3. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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2
The Day the Earth Stood Still
TV-G
16
2

This 1951 black-and-white sci-fi film tells the story of a humanoid alien visitor, Klaatu, who comes to Earth, along with a robot ,to deliver an important message, and to rescue to Earth from the greatest threat. 

Role:
Helen Benson
Starring:
Frances Bavier, Sam Jaffe, Hugh Marlowe, Michael Rennie, Billy Gray
Directed By:
Robert Wise
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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2
Breakfast at Tiffany's
15
2

The movie follows Holly Golightly who has a habit of staring at the windows of Tiffany & Co. and is looking for a wealthy man to marry. Things take a romantic turn when struggling writer Paul Varjak moves in next door. Holly eventually finds true love and happiness with Paul. 

Role:
2E Failenson
Directed By:
5. In Harm's Way (1965)
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2
In Harm's Way
16
2

Navy Captain Torrey manages to bring his ship through the Pearl Harbor bombing unscathed. However, the ship is later damaged in a subsequent battle due to his negligence, which leads to his demotion. Soon, he tries to mend his relationship with his estranged son, and begins to take a liking to a nurse named Maggie. However he is soon called back for duty. Torrey sees his as his second opportunity to prove himself.    

Role:
Maggie
Directed By:
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
6. The Fountainhead (1949)
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2
The Fountainhead
18
2

The Fountainhead is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a young individualistic architect Howard Roark, who is expelled from college because his design does not fit with the architectural thinking. Meanwhile, he is able to land a job with a like-minded man named Henry Cameron, but he again finds himself in the same spot after Cameron drinks himself to death.

Role:
Dominique Francon
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Robert Douglas, Kent Smith, Raymond Massey
Directed By:
7. The Breaking Point (1950)
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4
The Breaking Point
12
4
Role:
Leona Charles
Starring:
John Garfield, Wallace Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez
Directed By:
8. The Hasty Heart (1949)
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2
The Hasty Heart
11
2
Role:
Sister Parker
Starring:
Richard Todd, Howard Marion-Crawford, Ronald Reagan, Anthony Nicholls
Directed By:
Vincent Sherman
9. The Subject Was Roses (1968)
14
2
The Subject Was Roses
G
14
2
Role:
Nettie Cleary
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Jack Albertson, Don Saxon, Elaine Williams
Directed By:
Ulu Grosbard
10. Baxter! (1973)
12
2
Baxter!
PG
12
2

This drama film revolves around the story of a young American boy who is unable to overcome a speech defect, and is also disturbed by the constant quarrel between both his parents. Though he finds himself facing an emotional breakdown when his parents get divorced, he soon finds friendship with a French chef. 

Role:
Dr. Clemm
Starring:
Britt Ekland, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Lynn Carlin, Scott Jacoby
Directed By:
Lionel Jeffries
11. Three Secrets (1950)
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2
Three Secrets
11
2

Three women claim to be the biological mother of a five-year-old boy left orphaned after a private plane crash kills his adopted parents in the California mountains. Susan Chase, Ann Lawrence and Phyllis Horn each have their own secrets that prove the boy is theirs.

Role:
Phyllis Horn
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Leif Erickson, Ruth Roman, Frank Lovejoy
Directed By:
Robert Wise
12. Diplomatic Courier (1952)
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2
Diplomatic Courier
10
2

U.S. Diplomat, Mike Kells, travels to Salzburg to meet his friend, Sam Carew, to retrieve some top-secret documents from him. When Sam ends up getting murdered, Mike finds himself trying to retrieve the documents, survive assassination attempts, and find out which of the two mysterious women, Joan Ross or Janine Betki is a spy. 

Role:
Joan Ross
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Karl Malden, Stephen McNally
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
13. Something for the Birds (1952)
10
2
Something for the Birds
10
2

Anner Richards, an environmentalist, travels from California to Washington D.C. to save an endangered bird. She comes across only cynical, unhelpful and corrupt people. Eventually, she comes across two unlikely allies in Steve Bennett and Johnnie Adams. Will she succeed in her mission?

Role:
Anne Richards
Starring:
Victor Mature, Edmund Gwenn, Gladys Hurlbut, Larry Keating
Directed By:
Robert Wise
14. Operation Pacific (1951)
14
2
Operation Pacific
14
2
Role:
Lt. (j.g.) Mary Stuart
Starring:
John Wayne, Philip Carey, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes
Directed By:
George Waggner
15. Bright Leaf (1950)
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2
Bright Leaf
10
2

Brant Royle returns to his hometown in Kingsmont, North Carolina, to build a new tobacco company and go up against tobacco magnate, Major Singleton, who had driven Brant and his father out of town. While Brant manages to win initially, his marriage to Singleton’s daughter Margaret contributes to his downfall. 

Role:
Margaret Jane Singleton
Starring:
Lauren Bacall, Gary Cooper, Jack Carson, Donald Crisp
Directed By:
16. Washington Story (1952)
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2
Washington Story
9
2
Role:
Alice Kingsley
Starring:
Sidney Blackmer, Louis Calhern, Van Johnson, Philip Ober
Directed By:
Robert Pirosh
17. Raton Pass (1951)
9
2
Raton Pass
9
2
Role:
Ann Challon
Starring:
Dennis Morgan, Steve Cochran, Dorothy Hart, Scott Forbes
Directed By:
Edwin L. Marin
18. Nido de viudas (1977)
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2
Nido de viudas
9
2
Role:
Lupe
Starring:
Valentina Cortese, Yvonne Mitchell, Susan Oliver, Jadwiga Baranska
Directed By:
Tony Navarro
19. Cookie's Fortune (1999)
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2
Cookie's Fortune
PG-13
10
2

Cookie’s Fortune is a black comedy film which revolves around a dysfunctional family in a small town and their various responses to the suicide of their elderly wealthy aunt.  One of them, Camille, hatches a plan with her sister to hide evidence and make the death seem like suicide.  

Starring:
Glenn Close, Courtney B. Vance, Liv Tyler, Lyle Lovett, Julianne Moore, Chris O'Donnell, Charles S. Dutton
Directed By:
20. Ghost Story (1981)
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2
Ghost Story
R
12
2

Four elderly gentlemen get together every week in order to share ghost stories with one another. Things soon get frightening when they all start experiencing strange events in their lives. They begin to feel haunted by the ghost of a woman whom they had drowned accidentally fifty years ago.  

Starring:
Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Craig Wasson, Melvyn Douglas, John Houseman
Directed By:
John Irvin
21. The Road Builder (1971)
10
2
The Road Builder
R
10
2
Role:
Maura Prince
Starring:
Jean Anderson, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay, Graham Crowden
Directed By:
Alastair Reid
22. Hay que matar a B. (1974)
9
2
Hay que matar a B.
PG
9
2
Role:
Julia
Starring:
Burgess Meredith, Darren McGavin, José Nieto, Stéphane Audran
Directed By:
José Luis Borau
23. The Passage (1979)
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2
The Passage
R
9
2
Role:
Ariel Bergson
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Malcolm McDowell, James Mason, Christopher Lee, Michael Lonsdale, Malcolm McDowell
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
24. Psyche 59 (1964)
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2
Psyche 59
11
2
Role:
Alison Crawford
Starring:
Curd Jürgens, Ian Bannen, Samantha Eggar, Beatrix Lehmann
Directed By:
Alexander Singer
25. It's a Great Feeling (1949)
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2
It's a Great Feeling
10
2
Starring:
Doris Day, Michael Curtiz, King Vidor, Errol Flynn, Jane Wyman, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye
Directed By:
David Butler
26. Week-End with Father (1951)
9
2
Week-End with Father
9
2
Role:
Jean Bowen
Starring:
Virginia Field, Richard Denning, Van Heflin, Gigi Perreau
Directed By:
Douglas Sirk
27. John Loves Mary (1949)
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2
John Loves Mary
10
2
Starring:
Edward Arnold, Virginia Field, Wayne Morris, Jack Carson
Directed By:
David Butler
28. Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)
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3
Happy Mother's Day, Love George
PG
9
3

A teenager who was adopted, decides to find his biological parents. His search for his roots takes him to a village in New England, but he soon learns that the place has seen a significant number of mysterious disappearances.

Role:
Cara Perry
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Ron Howard, Bobby Darin, Tessa Dahl
Directed By:
Darren McGavin
29. Immediate Disaster (1954)
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3
Immediate Disaster
8
3
Role:
Susan North
Starring:
Helmut Dantine, Derek Bond, Cyril Luckham, Willoughby Gray
Directed By:
Burt Balaban
30. An Unremarkable Life (1989)
10
2
An Unremarkable Life
PG
10
2
Role:
Frances McEllany
Starring:
Mako Iwamatsu, Shelley Winters, Mako, Jenny Chrisinger, Charles S. Dutton
Directed By:
Amin Q. Chaudhri
31. For the Love of May (2000)
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2
For the Love of May
8
2
Role:
Grammy May
Starring:
RuPaul, Michael Learned, Alexandra Paul, Alison Arngrim
Directed By:
Mary Beth McDonough
32. Flying By (2009)
6
1
Flying By
PG-13
6
1
Starring:
Heather Locklear, Mo Collins, Billy Ray Cyrus, Arabella Field, Ahnaise Christmas
Directed By:
Jim Amatulli

TV Movie(s)

1. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
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2
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
PG
17
2
Role:
Olivia Walton
Starring:
Dorothy Stickney, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby, Richard Thomas
Directed By:
Fielder Cook
2. Eric (1975)
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3
Eric
11
3
Role:
Lois Swensen
Starring:
Claude Akins, Nehemiah Persoff, Sian Barbara Allen, Mark Hamill
Directed By:
James Goldstone
3. Love Leads the Way: A True Story (1984)
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2
Love Leads the Way: A True Story
12
2
Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Ernest Borgnine, Arthur Hill, Susan Dey
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
4. All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
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2
All Quiet on the Western Front
11
2
Role:
Paul's Mother
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Thomas
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
5. The Bastard (1978)
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2
The Bastard
10
2
Starring:
Olivia Hussey, Tom Bosley, Raymond Burr, Keenan Wynn, Lorne Greene, William Shatner, Kim Cattrall
Directed By:
Lee H. Katzin
6. Things in Their Season (1974)
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2
Things in Their Season
10
2
Role:
Peg Gerlach
Starring:
Ed Flanders, Meg Foster, Marc Singer, Charles Haid
Directed By:
James Goldstone
7. A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1977)
11
2
A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
11
2
Starring:
Jane Wyatt, Blythe Danner, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ramon Bieri
Directed By:
Fielder Cook
8. Shattered Vows (1984)
10
2
Shattered Vows
10
2
Starring:
Valerie Bertinelli, David Morse, Millie Perkins, Caroline McWilliams, Tom Parsekian
Directed By:
Jack Bender
9. Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
10
2
Tail Gunner Joe
10
2
Role:
Sen. Margaret Chase Smith
Starring:
John Carradine, Jean Stapleton, John Forsythe, Burgess Meredith
Directed By:
Jud Taylor
10. Caroline? (1990)
10
2
Caroline?
PG
10
2
Role:
Miss Trollope
Starring:
Dorothy McGuire, George Grizzard, Pamela Reed, Stephanie Zimbalist
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
11. A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (1992)
8
2
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story
8
2
Starring:
Bonnie Bedelia, Pam Grier, Kenneth Welsh, Nick Searcy, Terence Knox
Directed By:
Linda Otto

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus (1952)
Omnibus
Starring:
Peter Falk, Carol Burnett, Mike Nichols, Geraldine Page, Fredric March, Christopher Plummer, Elsa Lanchester
Directed By:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
Zero One (1962)
Zero One
Starring:
Lois Maxwell, Jeremy Lloyd, Hugh McDermott, Nigel Patrick, William Smith
Suspicion (1957)
Suspicion
Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, Claudette Colbert, Harry Dean Stanton, Jack Klugman, Warren Beatty, Rory Calhoun, Bette Davis
Directed By:
Don Medford, James Neilson, Robert Stevens, John Brahm, Jack Smight
Playhouse 90 (1956)
Playhouse 90
Starring:
Vincent Price, Buster Keaton, Charlton Heston, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Anne Bancroft, Robert Duvall
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ralph Nelson, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Hiller
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Starring:
Jack Lord, Don Ameche, Eli Wallach, Jessica Tandy, Rod Steiger, Joanne Woodward, Elaine Stritch
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
Rendezvous (1957)
Rendezvous
Starring:
Mel Ferrer, Peter O'Toole, Keenan Wynn, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell, Charles Drake
The Untouchables (1959)
The Untouchables
Starring:
Ryan O'Neal, Elizabeth Montgomery, Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Majel Barrett, Barbara Stanwyck, Louise Fletcher
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, Bernard L. Kowalski, Walter Grauman, Allen Reisner, Alex March
Checkmate (1960)
Checkmate
Starring:
Werner Klemperer, Angie Dickinson, Charles Laughton, Martin Landau, James Coburn, Lloyd Bridges, Mary Tyler Moore
Directed By:
Alexander Singer, Don Weis, Alan Crosland Jr., Don Taylor, Herschel Daugherty
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Starring:
Vanessa Redgrave, Harold Pinter, Luise Rainer, Laurence Harvey, David McCallum, Richard Burton, Trevor Howard
Directed By:
Rudolph Cartier, Harold Clayton, Julian Amyes, Stephen Harrison, Wallace Douglas
Ghost Story (1972)
Ghost Story
Starring:
Jodie Foster, Alice Ghostley, Gena Rowlands, Janet Leigh, Leif Garrett, Hal Linden, Helen Hayes
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Don McDougall, Robert Day, Walter Doniger, Daryl Duke
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
James Dean, Natalie Wood, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Grace Kelly, Jack Lemmon, Doris Roberts
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Espionage (1963)
Espionage
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Diane Cilento, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle
Directed By:
Michael Powell
Pursuit (1958)
Pursuit
Starring:
Sal Mineo, Jackie Cooper, Fernando Lamas, Keenan Wynn, Dennis Hopper, Robert Alda, Warner Anderson
Directed By:
David Greene, Buzz Kulik
Kung Fu (1972)
Kung Fu
Starring:
David Carradine, Harrison Ford, Don Johnson, William Gary Busey, Season Hubley, Carl Weathers, George Dzundza
Directed By:
Richard Lang, Jerry Thorpe, Marc Daniels, Harry Harris, John Llewellyn Moxey
Movin' On (1974)
Movin' On
Starring:
William Christopher, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Ladd, Rosey Grier, John Ritter, Tina Louise, George Dzundza
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Seymour Robbie, Allen Reisner, Corey Allen, Lawrence Dobkin
The Waltons (1971)
The Waltons
TV-G
Starring:
Gloria Stuart, Sissy Spacek, Denver Pyle, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Wickes, Eric Stoltz, Melody Thomas Scott
Directed By:
Harry Harris, Philip Leacock, Ralph Waite, Lawrence Dobkin, Gwen Arner
Ben Casey (1961)
Ben Casey
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Jerry Lewis, Ray Walston, Sydney Pollack, George C. Scott, Cliff Robertson, Bruce Dern
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Allen Reisner, Alex March, Charles R. Rondeau, Vince Edwards
Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Little House on the Prairie
TV-PG
Starring:
Kim Richards, Melissa Gilbert, Mike Lookinland, Karen Grassle, June Carter Cash, Sean Penn, James Cromwell
Directed By:
Leo Penn, William F. Claxton, Victor French, Michael Landon, Maury Dexter
Drama 61-67 (1961)
Drama 61-67
Starring:
John Hurt, Ronnie Barker, Michael Caine, Olivia Hussey, Brian Haines, John Ronane, Aubrey Richards
Directed By:
David Greene, Dennis Vance, Christopher Morahan, Donald McWhinnie, Herbert Wise
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Murder, She Wrote
Starring:
Audra Lindley, George Takei, Dick Van Patten, Adam West, Megan Mullally, Dina Merrill, Gabe Kaplan
Directed By:
Anthony Pullen Shaw, Walter Grauman, Vincent McEveety, Seymour Robbie, Jerry Jameson
Play of the Week (1959)
Play of the Week
Starring:
Jason Robards, Lee Grant, Charles Grodin, Sorrell Booke, Hume Cronyn, Lillian Gish, Paul Lynde
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, Henry Kaplan, Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson, Paul Bogart
Heidi (1993)
Heidi
G
Role:
Grandmother (2 episodes, 1993)
Starring:
Jane Seymour, Jason Robards, Lexi Randall, Siân Phillips
Directed By:
Michael Ray Rhodes
Glitter (1984)
Glitter
Starring:
Phyllis Diller, Ginger Rogers, Linda Evans, Anthony Newley, Tori Spelling, Melissa Sue Anderson, Robert Reed
Directed By:
Jackie Cooper

Patricia Neal Awards

Academy Awards
Hud Best Actress in a Leading Role 1964
Golden Globe Awards
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story Best TV Actress - Drama 1972
BAFTA Awards
In Harm's Way Best Foreign Actress 1966
Hud Best Foreign Actress 1964