Debra Winger made her debut in the 1976 comedy-drama film ‘Slumber Party '57,’ directed by William A. Levey. That same year, she made her first TV appearance in the superhero television series ‘Wonder Woman.’ She played the role of ‘Drusilla / Wonder Girl’ and remained a part of the series until 1977.
In 1978, she starred as ‘Jennifer’ in the musical disco comedy film ‘Thank God It's Friday,’ directed by Robert Klane. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics and was a moderate box office success. In 1980, she appeared in the American romantic Western film ‘Urban Cowboy,’ directed by James Bridges. She played the role of ‘Sissy Davis’ in the film which earned her several award nominations, including the ‘BAFTA Award’ and 2 ‘Golden Globe Award’ nominations. She bagged another ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination, along with an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for her performance as ‘Paula Pokrifki’ in the 1982 American romantic drama film ‘An Officer and a Gentleman.’ The film opened to critical acclaim and was a massive box office success, grossing over $190 million against a budget of $7 million.
Debra Winger went on to receive ‘Academy Award’ and ‘Golden Globe Award’ nominations for her portrayal of ‘Emma Horton’ in the 1983 American family comedy-drama film ‘Terms of Endearment’ directed by James L. Brooks. The film earned praise from critics and was a phenomenal financial success. She next appeared in films like ‘Mike's Murder’ (1984), ‘Legal Eagles’ (1986), ‘Black Widow’ (1987), ‘Betrayed’ (1988), ‘Everybody Wins’ (1990), ‘The Sheltering Sky’ (1990), and ‘Leap of Faith’ (1992). In 1993, she joined the cast of the American romantic drama film ‘A Dangerous Woman,’ directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. Winger’s performance as ‘Martha Horgan’ earned her the ‘Golden Globe Award’ and ‘Chicago Film Critics Association Award’ nominations. The following year, she received an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for her role as ‘Joy Gresham’ in the British biographical drama film ‘Shadowlands’ directed by Richard Attenborough. The film opened to positive reviews and was a financial success.
She next starred in films like ‘Forget Paris’ (1995), ‘Big Bad Love’ (2001), ‘Radio’ (2003), ‘Eulogy’ (2004), ‘Rachel Getting Married’ (2008), ‘Lola Versus’ (2012), and ‘Boychoir’ (2014). In 2020, she was seen playing the role of ‘Theresa Dyne’ in the American crime comedy-drama film ‘Kajillionaire’ directed by Miranda July. The film earned praise from critics. She was last seen in the 2021 American anthological drama film ‘With/In.’ The film saw its world premiere at the ‘Tribeca Film Festival.’
The Warriors is an action crime thriller film which tells the story of a gang named ‘The Warriors’, who are framed for the murder of a charismatic gang leader in New York, who was trying to unite all the gangs in the area. Now the group must defend themselves as every other gang starts hunting for them.
The multiple Academy Award-winning movie features widowed Aurora Greenway and daughter Emma, who share a deep bond despite their frequent squabbles. Lonely after Emma’s marriage, Aurora finds love with neighbor Garrett. Emma, who is facing marital discord and difficulties in managing children, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. As Garrett breaks up with Aurora, she keeps her pain aside to be with Emma.
Shadowlands is a biographical romantic drama film which chronicles the life of a world-renowned writer and Christian theologian CS Lewis. The film shows how his passionless life is changed after he meets Joy Davidman, an American poet.
Zack Mayo, a loner who grew up without much of a family, joins Navy to become naval aviator. The strict regime of Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley at the Officer Candidate School makes it difficult for Zack to take an easy route through the drill. But Foley’s training teaches him importance of relating with others; while girlfriend Paula enriches his life with romance.
Based on a true-life story of a friendship-bond. Football-coach Harold Jones at T.L. Hanna High School, Anderson, South Carolina, takes an intellectually challenged African-American student, James Robert ‘Radio’ Kennedy under his wings, developing a strong bond that boosts Radio’s self-confidence. Though Jones faces resistance when fans and parents feel that Radio is hindrance for team’s success, Radio proves inspiration for his community.
Kym, who has been in drug-rehab, is released for few days to attend her sister’s wedding. At the family home, she becomes an object of attention for watching eyes. Kym takes her father’s concern as his distrust, whereas Rachel resents her big day getting overshadowed by Kym. Her arrival brings back memories of past conflicts, bitterness and tragedy, affecting the family dynamics.
The Sheltering Sky is an adventure drama film which tells the story of Port and Kit, who have been married for a long time, but their marriage seems to be failing. Therefore, they plan a trip through Northern Africa, hoping that it will bring back to spark in their relationship.
Boychoir is a musical drama film which tells the story of an eleven year old boy named Stet, who is sent to a boarding school for music, after his mother passes away. Although he initially faces problems, as he is unable to adapt to the new atmosphere of the school, he is soon able to discover his immense potential in music, with the help of the choir master.
Basketball referee Mickey travels to France to bury his deceased father. He meets Ellen, an airline employee who help Mickey to find the casket that is lost by the airline. As they spend time together, they fall for each other but a trail of things threaten to pull them apart.
Eulogy is a black comedy film which revolves around three generations of a dysfunctional family who gather in Rhode Island, in order to attend the funeral of the family patriarch. Things get complicated because each of them are trying to hide secrets of their own.
Urban Cowboy is a romantic drama Western film which revolves around the story of Bud Davis, a country boy, who moves to Texas. He soon meets a cowgirl named Sissy, who believes that men and women are equal. Although they fall in love and get married, their relationship faces hurdles, as Bill believes in traditional gender roles.
Dolio, a 26 year old girl, is tired of her manipulative relationship with her scam artist parents, who treat her more as an accomplice to their petty thefts rather than as a daughter. Her life gets even more complicated when her parents invite a stranger named Melanie, to become a part of their plans.
Black Widow is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of a woman named Catherine who marries wealthy men for their money, and murders them. Meanwhile, a federal agent named Alexandra is on her trail for a long time, but she is not able to prove anything due to lack of evidence, and as the latter is a master of disguise.
An FBI agent goes undercover to investigate a farmer, as there are allegations that he is involved with terrorist activities. Over some time, she begins to fall for him, thinking that he is being framed.
Leap of Faith is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Jonas, a con man, who pretends to be a faith healer, and makes a living by exploiting people’s belief in God. He is helped by his friend and manager Jane Larson, and a few other con artists. However, things take a turn when he tries to fool a group of people in a town named Rustwater.
Laura Kelly is an attorney representing Chelsea Deardon, an artist who has been accused of stealing a portrait for a millionaire. However, Chealsea claims that the painting was a gift to her from her father eighteen years ago. Laura seeks out Tom Logan, an assistant district attorney, to talk about the complicated case.
French Postcards is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a group of students from America, who come to Paris to study the language and culture of France for a year. During this time, a shy student Joel falls in love with a Toni, a French woman.
Betty Parrish is a young bank teller, who has a one-night stand with a tennis instructor named Mike Chuhutsky. However, she is unaware of the fact that he is a drug smuggler. One day, she gets a call from Mike all of a sudden and learns that he is being chased for encroaching in the territory of another criminal. She soon gets news of his death, but she is unwilling to let go of him without understanding Mike and his life better.
Lola is dumped by her boyfriend only three weeks prior to their wedding. Since she is approaching her 30s, she begins to look for love and happiness in other ways.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is the heartwarming adventure of a friendly alien dubbed E.T. who becomes stranded on earth and befriends a young boy Elliott, his brother, and his little sister. Elliott forms a psychic connection with the alien. Both of them falling ill and government intervention complicates things. Elliott recovers to help E.T. return to his home planet.