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List of Anne Bancroft Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Miracle Worker (1962)
23
2
The Miracle Worker
23
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Annie Sullivan
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Andrew Prine, Kathleen Comegys, Inga Swenson, Victor Jory
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
2. The Elephant Man (1980)
21
4
The Elephant Man
PG
21
4

The Elephant Man is based on the true-life story of Joseph Merrick, who is referred to as John Merrick in the movie. Dr. Frederick Treves discovers John, born with severe physical deformities, earning his living as the Elephant Man. The movie depicts John’s rise in high London society, his refined soul, and his tragic death.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Kendal
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
3. The Graduate (1967)
22
3
The Graduate
TV-MA
22
3

The Graduate, which won an Academy Award for Best director, revolves around the life of fresh college graduate Benjamin Braddock who is seduced into having an affair by Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s partner. He is persuaded by his family to go out with Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, but things get complicated when Benjamin falls in love with Elaine.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Robinson
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Richard Dreyfuss, Alice Ghostley, Murray Hamilton, William Daniels
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
4. Blazing Saddles (1974)
16
2
Blazing Saddles
R
16
2

A satirical Western comedy, Blazing Saddles features a criminal who is appointed as the first black sheriff of Rock Ridge in order to anger the residents into abandoning town so that a scheming attorney general can profit from the railroad planned to pass through town. But the sheriff manages to win over the residents and save the town from destruction.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little
5. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
27
2
84 Charing Cross Road
PG
27
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Helene Hanff
Director:
David Hugh Jones
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Judi Dench, Connie Booth, Anthony Hopkins, Jean De Baer, Maurice Denham
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actress
6. The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
19
3
The Pumpkin Eater
19
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jo Armitage
Director:
Jack Clayton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Maggie Smith, Peter Finch, James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Janine Gray
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
7. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
14
3
Torch Song Trilogy
R
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ma Beckoff
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin, Karen Young
8. Nightfall (1956)
11
2
Nightfall
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marie Gardner
Director:
Jacques Tourneur
Genres:
Film-Noir, Romance, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Brian Keith, James Gregory, Aldo Ray, Jocelyn Brando
9. 'night, Mother (1986)
16
3
'night, Mother
PG-13
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Thelma Cates
Director:
Tom Moore
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins, Jennifer Roosendahl
11. The Turning Point (1977)
13
2
The Turning Point
PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Emma
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Skerritt, Shirley MacLaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Browne
12. The Raid (1954)
9
2
The Raid
9
2

Set during the American Civil War, the story follows a group of Confederate prisoners escaping to Canada; but intending to return to America to rob banks for replenishing their finance and to take revenge. Later, they move to St. Alabama under various guises, where they wait for the appointed day, meanwhile developing relationship with the town folks.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Katy Bishop
Director:
Hugo Fregonese
Genres:
Western, Action, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Graves, Claude Akins, Lee Marvin, Van Heflin, Richard Boone, Tommy Rettig
13. New York Confidential (1955)
9
3
New York Confidential
9
3

Impressed with hit-man Nick Magellan’s skills, New York’s organized crime boss Charlie Lupo hires him and the two form a bond. Charlie’s daughter Kathy is drawn to Nick, but he maintains his distance. When Kathy gets killed in car-crash, a distraught Charlie decides to cooperate with police. Afraid that he’ll expose them, the syndicate members contact Nick for a contract on Charlie.

As:
Cast
Role:
Katherine
Director:
Russell Rouse
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, J. Carrol Naish, Marilyn Maxwell, Richard Conte
14. 7 Women (1966)
13
3
7 Women
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. D.R. Cartwright
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Mildred Dunnock, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson, Sue Lyon
15. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
10
3
Don't Bother to Knock
TV-14
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lyn Lesley
Director:
Roy Ward Baker
Genres:
Film-Noir, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney
17. Walk the Proud Land (1956)
9
2
Walk the Proud Land
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tianay
Director:
Jesse Hibbs
Genres:
Western, Biography
Star Cast:
Charles Drake, Pat Crowley, Audie Murphy, Tommy Rall
18. Silent Movie (1976)
11
2
Silent Movie
PG
11
2

Silent Movie is a comedy film which tells the story of Mel Funn, who used to be a great film director in Hollywood at one point. However, his career declined due to his drinking problem. Along with his sidekicks, he decides to make the first silent movie in forty years, in order to make a comeback.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
22. The Kid from Left Field (1953)
8
2
The Kid from Left Field
8
2

Ex-baseball player and peanut-vendor ‘Coop’ Cooper gives finer tips about the game to his 9-year-old son Christie. When appointed as new bat-boy, Christie passes on suggestions which improve the game of the struggling major league team. As a publicity stunt, team-owner Fred Whacker names Christie as the youngest team manager. But when Christie falls ill, Coop has to step in as manager.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marian Foley
Director:
Harmon Jones
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Lloyd Bridges, Ray Collins, Dan Dailey, Billy Chapin
23. Tonight We Sing (1953)
8
3
Tonight We Sing
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Emma Hurok
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
David Wayne, Tamara Toumanova, Ezio Pinza, Roberta Peters
24. Garbo Talks (1984)
10
1
Garbo Talks
PG-13
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Estelle Rolfe
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Carrie Fisher, Ron Silver, Catherine Hicks, Steven Hill
25. The Naked Street (1955)
7
1
The Naked Street
7
1

When mob kingpin Phil ‘Regal’ learns that his unmarried younger sister Roselle Regalzyk is pregnant and her boyfriend Nick Bradna is in prison facing death sentence, the influential Phil engineers his release to get them married. Later, as Roselle miscarries following a medical complication, Nick starts cheating on her. This is unacceptable to Phil who sets out to get even with Nick.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rosalie Regalzyk
Director:
Maxwell Shane
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Star Cast:
Peter Graves, Anthony Quinn, Farley Granger, Else Bäck
26. The Last Frontier (1955)
8
3
The Last Frontier
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Corinna Marston
Director:
Anthony Mann
Genres:
History, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
James Whitmore, Victor Mature, Robert Preston, Guy Madison
27. Great Expectations (1998)
9
1
Great Expectations
R
9
1

A modern adaption of Charles Dickens’ eponymous classic, the film centers on Finn, an orphan raised by his sister’s boyfriend. Much later, he becomes a painter and is invited to hold an exhibition at a New York gallery. Although perplexed, he moves to the city, where he once again meets his childhood love. But who is really is benefactor? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ms. Dinsmoor
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
28. Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)
7
2
Treasure of the Golden Condor
7
2

After being cheated out of his inheritance by his evil uncle, a French man Jean-Paul, decides to go to Gautemala in search of a famed Mayan treasure.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Comtesse de St. Malo Marie
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Finlay Currie, Walter Hampden, Cornel Wilde
29. A Life in the Balance (1955)
8
2
A Life in the Balance
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
María Ibinia
Director:
Harry Horner, Rafael Portillo
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Lee Marvin, Ricardo Montalban, Rodolfo Acosta, José Pérez
30. Agnes of God (1985)
13
2
Agnes of God
PG-13
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mother Miriam Ruth
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Fonda, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak, Winston Rekert
31. The Hindenburg (1975)
9
1
The Hindenburg
PG
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Countess Ursula von Reugen
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
History, Thriller, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
George C. Scott, Charles Durning, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes, Gig Young
32. Fatso (1980)
11
2
Fatso
PG
11
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Antoinette
Director:
Anne Bancroft
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dom DeLuise, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara, Michael Lombard
34. Keeping the Faith (2000)
10
2
Keeping the Faith
PG-13
10
2

Keeping the Faith is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a priest and a rabbi, who have been friends since boyhood. However, when both of them fall for the same woman, their friendship is under strain. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth Schram
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
35. Malice (1993)
10
2
Malice
R
10
2

Andy and Tracy are a happily married couple, who are looking forward to having kids. However, due to an illness, Tracy is operated on by Dr Jed Pill, a friend, but the surgery leaves her unable to have children. She leaves her husband, but eventually Andy realizes that Tracy is a con-woman and together with Jed, she had faked her illness to claim the insurance money.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ms. Kennsinger
Director:
Harold Becker
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Mystery
37. Heartbreakers (2001)
9
1
Heartbreakers
PG-13
9
1

Max and Page Corners are a brilliant mother-daughter con team, targeting rich and wealthy men. Their modus operandi is simple. First Max marries a willing target and then Page seduces him. Later Max catches her husband, leading to quick divorce and a hefty alimony. Once that is done, they start looking for their next target. It generally works. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gloria Vogal / Barbara
Director:
David Mirkin
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance
38. The Sunchaser (1996)
7
1
The Sunchaser
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Renata Baumbauer
Director:
Michael Cimino
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Woody Harrelson, Matt Mulhern, Jon Seda, Alexandra Tydings
39. Point of No Return (1993)
9
1
Point of No Return
R
9
1

To avoid being executed, Maggie agrees to work as an assassin for a covert government agency in exchange for her life. However, when she falls in love, she thinks about quitting this life.

As:
Cast
Role:
Amanda
Director:
John Badham
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
40. G.I. Jane (1997)
10
2
G.I. Jane
R
10
2

This 1997 action drama film revolves around a woman, who with the help of a female US Senator, succeeds in getting enrolled for training in the US Navy Special Warfare Group. However, due to being physically more feminine compared to the other candidates, everyone expects her to fail. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lillian DeHaven
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War, Action
Star Cast:
Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel, Jason Beghe, Daniel von Bargen
43. The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)
6
1
The Girl in Black Stockings
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Beth Dixon
Director:
Howard W. Koch
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Film-Noir, Crime
Star Cast:
Mamie Van Doren, Lex Barker, Marie Windsor, Ron Randell
44. Mr. Jones (1993)
8
1
Mr. Jones
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Catherine Holland
Director:
Mike Figgis
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Gere, Bill Pullman, Delroy Lindo, Lena Olin, Tom Irwin
45. Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
8
1
Honeymoon in Vegas
PG-13
8
1

Honeymoon in Vegas is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a commitment-phobic man, named Jack, who loses a significant sum of money to Tommy, in a game of poker which was rigged by the latter. Since he is unable to pay the debt, Tommy demands Jack to let him spend a weekend with Betsy, his fiancée.

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Bergman
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Caan, Pat Morita
46. Lipstick (1976)
8
1
Lipstick
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Carla Bondi
Director:
Lamont Johnson
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Chris Sarandon, Perry King, John Bennett Perry, Margaux Hemingway
47. Gorilla at Large (1954)
6
1
Gorilla at Large
6
1

Gorilla at Large is a horror mystery film, which tells the story of Detective Garrison, as he is investigating a vicious murder committed at a theme park.  Initially, it appears that the show gorilla Goliath is the culprit. However, as he digs deeper, Garrison realizes that many of the entertainers and staff at the park are probably involved in the crime. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Laverne Miller
Director:
Harmon Jones
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Lee Marvin, Lee J. Cobb, Cameron Mitchell
48. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
7
1
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
PG-13
7
1

Dracula: Dead and Loving it is a comedy horror film, which is a parody of the classic vampire story as well as its popular film adaptations. The story revolves around Count Dracula who moves from his castle to Victorian London with his assistant, and is also hunting for flesh blood. He soon comes across two gorgeous young women. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck
49. The Restless Breed (1957)
6
1
The Restless Breed
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Angelita
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Jay C. Flippen, Leo Gordon, Billy Miller, Marilyn Winston
50. Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
8
1
Love Potion No. 9
PG-13
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Madame Ruth
Director:
Dale Launer
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Tate Donovan, Dale Midkiff, Mary Mara
51. Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)
6
2
Bert Rigby, You're a Fool
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Carl Reiner
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robbie Coltrane, Corbin Bernsen, Bruno Kirby, Robert Lindsay

TV Movie(s)

3. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)
8
1
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Contessa
Director:
Robert Allan Ackerman
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Rodrigo Santoro
4. Homecoming (1996)
23
3
Homecoming
PG
23
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Abigail Tillerman
Director:
Mark Jean
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bonnie Bedelia, Hanna Hall, Kimberlee Peterson, Trever O'Brien
6. Deep in My Heart (1999)
8
1
Deep in My Heart
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gerry Cummins
Director:
Anita W. Addison
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cara Buono, Alice Krige, Lynn Whitfield, Gloria Reuben
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
7. Broadway Bound (1992)
7
1
Broadway Bound
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate Jerome
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Jerry Orbach, Corey Parker, Jonathan Silverman
8. Haven (2001)
7
1
Haven
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
John Gray
Genres:
History, War, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Martin Landau, Bruce Greenwood, Hal Holbrook, Colm Feore, Natasha Richardson, Sheila McCarthy, Henry Czerny

Animation(s)

Antz (1998)
Antz
PG
Plot:

Z, a worker ant striving to break away from his monotonous routine and express his individuality, falls in love with beautiful princess Bala when she visits a bar to escape suffocating royal life. He switches places with soldier friend Weaver to see her again, and unwittingly becomes the colony's only hope against a coup d'état by General Mandible.

As:
Cast
Role:
Queen
Director:
Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Animation, Adventure

TV Shows and Videos

Your Favorite Story (1953)
Your Favorite Story
As:
Cast
Director:
Leon Benson, Sobey Martin, Lewis Allen, Robert Florey, Leslie Goodwins
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1950)
The Adventures of Ellery Queen
As:
Cast
Director:
Walter Hart, Don Richardson, Harold D. Schuster
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Eva Gabor, John Carradine, George Reeves, Rex Marshall, Hugh Marlowe, Lee Bowman

Anne Bancroft Awards

Academy Awards
The Miracle Worker Best Actress in a Leading Role 1963
Golden Globe Awards
The Graduate Best Actress - Comedy or Musical 1968
The Pumpkin Eater Best Actress - Drama 1965
Primetime Emmy Awards
Deep in My Heart Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 1999
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man Outstanding Variety or Musical Program - Variety and Popular Music 1970
BAFTA Awards
84 Charing Cross Road Best Actress 1988
The Pumpkin Eater Best Foreign Actress 1965
The Miracle Worker Best Foreign Actress 1963