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List of Debra Winger Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Sometimes in April (2005)
10
3
Sometimes in April
TV-MA
10
3
Starring:
Idris Elba, Fraser James, Oris Erhuero, Carole Karemera
Directed By:
Raoul Peck
2. The Warriors (1979)
39
13
The Warriors
R
39
13

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.

Starring:
Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright, James Remar, Brian Tyler
Directed By:
Walter Hill
3. Terms of Endearment (1983)
27
9
Terms of Endearment
PG
27
9

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. 

Role:
Emma Horton
Directed By:
James L. Brooks
4. Shadowlands (1993)
13
5
Shadowlands
PG
13
5

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.  

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Julian Fellowes, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Michael Denison, Andrew Seear
Directed By:
6. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
23
10
An Officer and a Gentleman
R
23
10

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.

Role:
Paula Pokrifki
Starring:
Richard Gere, David Caruso, Ed Begley Jr., David Keith, Robert Loggia, Lisa Blount
Directed By:
Taylor Hackford
7. Radio (2003)
18
8
Radio
PG
18
8

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.

Starring:
Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson
Directed By:
Michael Tollin
8. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
20
10
Rachel Getting Married
R
20
10

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. 

Starring:
Sebastian Stan, Anne Hathaway, Roger Corman, Roslyn Ruff, Bill Irwin, Anna Deavere Smith
Directed By:
9. The Sheltering Sky (1990)
10
5
The Sheltering Sky
R
10
5

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.  

Role:
Kit Moresby
Starring:
John Malkovich, Timothy Spall, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett
Directed By:
Bernardo Bertolucci
10. Boychoir (2014)
8
4
Boychoir
8
4

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.

Starring:
Dustin Hoffman, Eddie Izzard, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale
Directed By:
François Girard
11. Cannery Row (1982)
7
4
Cannery Row
PG
7
4
Role:
Suzy DeSoto
Starring:
Nick Nolte, Audra Lindley, John Huston, Frank McRae
Directed By:
David S. Ward
12. Forget Paris (1995)
9
5
Forget Paris
PG-13
9
5

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.

Role:
Ellen Andrews Gordon
Starring:
Julie Kavner, Billy Crystal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Charles Barkley, Joe Mantegna, Rush Limbaugh
Directed By:
13. Eulogy (2004)
8
5
Eulogy
TV-MA
8
5

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.

Starring:
Ray Romano, Famke Janssen, Hank Azaria, Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Preston, Jesse Bradford, Glenne Headly
Directed By:
Michael Clancy
14. Urban Cowboy (1980)
13
5
Urban Cowboy
PG
13
5

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.

Role:
Sissy
Starring:
John Travolta, Jerry Hall, Scott Glenn, Barry Corbin, Madolyn Smith Osborne
Directed By:
James Bridges
15. Kajillionaire (2020)
10
6
Kajillionaire
R
10
6

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.

Starring:
Gina Rodriguez, Evan Rachel Wood
16. Black Widow (1987)
9
5
Black Widow
R
9
5

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.  

Role:
Alexandra
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, David Mamet, Diane Ladd, Sami Frey
Directed By:
Bob Rafelson
17. Betrayed (1988)
7
4
Betrayed
R
7
4

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.

Role:
Katie Phillips / Cathy Weaver
Starring:
Tom Berenger, Betsy Blair, John Heard, John Mahoney
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
18. Made in Heaven (1987)
7
4
Made in Heaven
PG
7
4
Starring:
Mare Winningham, Amanda Plummer, Ann Wedgeworth, Tom Robbins
Directed By:
Alan Rudolph
19. Leap of Faith (1992)
8
5
Leap of Faith
PG-13
8
5

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.  

Role:
Jane
Starring:
Steve Martin, Meat Loaf, Liam Neeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lukas Haas, Lolita Davidovich
Directed By:
Richard Pearce
20. Legal Eagles (1986)
8
5
Legal Eagles
PG
8
5

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.

Role:
Laura Kelly
Starring:
Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Brian Doyle-Murray, Christine Baranski, Brian Dennehy
Directed By:
21. The Lovers (2017)
6
4
The Lovers
R
6
4
Role:
Mary
Starring:
Melora Walters, Aidan Gillen, Tracy Letts, Tyler Ross
Directed By:
Azazel Jacobs
22. French Postcards (1979)
5
4
French Postcards
PG
5
4

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. 

Role:
Melanie
Starring:
Mandy Patinkin, Miles Chapin, Blanche Baker, David Marshall Grant
Directed By:
Willard Huyck
23. A Dangerous Woman (1993)
5
4
A Dangerous Woman
R
5
4
Role:
Martha Horgan
Starring:
Gabriel Byrne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Laurie Metcalf, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Terry
Directed By:
Stephen Gyllenhaal
24. Mike's Murder (1984)
5
4
Mike's Murder
R
5
4

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.

Role:
Betty Parrish
Starring:
Paul Winfield, Darrell Larson, Mark Keyloun, Brooke Alderson
Directed By:
James Bridges
25. Lola Versus (2012)
6
5
Lola Versus
R
6
5

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.

Starring:
Joel Kinnaman, Greta Gerwig, Bill Pullman, Hamish Linklater
Directed By:
Daryl Wein
26. Thank God It's Friday (1978)
5
4
Thank God It's Friday
PG
5
4
Starring:
Jeff Goldblum, Chick Vennera, Valerie Landsburg, Mark Lonow, Donna Summer
Directed By:
Robert Klane
27. Wilder Napalm (1993)
5
4
Wilder Napalm
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Vida Foudroyant
Starring:
Jim Varney, Dennis Quaid, M. Emmet Walsh, Arliss Howard
Directed By:
Glenn Gordon Caron
28. Slumber Party '57 (1976)
2
3
Slumber Party '57
R
2
3
Role:
Debbie
Starring:
Cheryl Smith, Janet Wood, Noelle North, Bridget Holloman
Directed By:
William A. Levey
29. How It Ended (2011)
7
3
How It Ended
7
3
Starring:
Larry Pine, Halley Feiffer
Directed By:
Gabriel Nussbaum
30. Dawn Anna (2005)
7
3
Dawn Anna
TV-PG
7
3
Role:
Dawn Anna Townsend
Starring:
Tatiana Maslany, Alex Van, Sam Howard, Stephen Warner
Directed By:
Arliss Howard
31. Big Bad Love (2001)
5
4
Big Bad Love
R
5
4
Role:
Marilyn
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Le Mat, Rosanna Arquette
Directed By:
Arliss Howard
32. Everybody Wins (1990)
4
4
Everybody Wins
R
4
4
Role:
Angela Crispini
Starring:
Nick Nolte, Judith Ivey, Will Patton, Kathleen Wilhoite
Directed By:
Karel Reisz

TV Shows

In Treatment
18
4
In Treatment
TV-MA
18
4
Starring:
Mia Wasikowska, Alison Pill, Dane DeHaan, Irrfan Khan, Dianne Wiest, Gabriel Byrne
Directed By:
Paris Barclay, Rodrigo García, Jim McKay, Melanie Mayron, Ryan Fleck
James at 16
9
2
James at 16
9
2
Starring:
Eric Stoltz, Kim Richards, Melissa Sue Anderson, Mare Winningham
Law & Order
26
7
Law & Order
TV-14
26
7
Starring:
Ellen Pompeo, Andrew McCarthy, George Dzundza, David McCallum, Len Cariou, Claire Danes, Taye Diggs
Directed By:
The Ranch
26
9
The Ranch
TV-MA
26
9
Role:
Maggie Bennett (41 episodes, 2016-2018)
Starring:
Debra Jo Rupp, Lou Diamond Phillips, Sam Elliott, Ashton Kutcher, John Amos, Thomas F. Wilson, Danny Masterson
Directed By:
David Trainer
The Red Tent
8
3
The Red Tent
8
3
Role:
Rebecca (2 episodes, 2014)
Starring:
Rebecca Ferguson, Minnie Driver, Hiam Abbass, Iain Glen, Will Tudor, Vinette Robinson
Directed By:
Roger Young
Comrade Detective
8
3
Comrade Detective
TV-MA
8
3
Starring:
Kim Basinger, Channing Tatum, Mahershala Ali, Bobby Cannavale, Daniel Craig, Fred Armisen, Jake Johnson
Wonder Woman
10
4
Wonder Woman
TV-G
10
4
Starring:
Gavin MacLeod, John Carradine, Craig T. Nelson, Mako Iwamatsu, Eric Braeden, Leif Garrett, Carolyn Jones
Directed By:
Stuart Margolin, Seymour Robbie, Michael Caffey, Leslie H. Martinson, John Newland
Szysznyk
6
3
Szysznyk
6
3
Starring:
Ned Beatty, Olivia Cole, Leonard Barr, Thomas Carter
Police Woman
6
3
Police Woman
6
3
Starring:
Elinor Donahue, Erik Estrada, Alice Ghostley, Edd Byrnes, Patrick Wayne, Nipsey Russell, Bob Crane
Directed By:
Mr. Corman
7
4
Mr. Corman
A
7
4
Role:
Ruth Corman
Starring:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Whatever Happened To?
5
3
Whatever Happened To?
5
3
Starring:
Marion Ross, Dawn Wells, Patricia Richardson, Jason Lewis
The Being Experience: The Prologue
4
3
The Being Experience: The Prologue
4
3
Starring:
Alan Cumming, Dave Matthews, Rosie Perez, Terrence Howard, Famke Janssen

Animation Movies

Sesame Street
12
3
Sesame Street
TV-Y
12
3
Starring:
Gilbert Gottfried, Anne Meara, Teri Garr, Gene Wilder, Amy Sedaris, Garth Brooks, Mario Lopez
Directed By:
Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Ted May

Special Appearance/Cameo

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
12
3
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
PG
12
3

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. 

Role:
Nurse Zombie Carrying Poodle (uncredited)
Starring:
Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton
Directed By: