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List of Dolly Parton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Straight Talk (1992)
39
6
Straight Talk
PG
39
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Shirlee
Director:
Barnet Kellman
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jane Lynch, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, Deirdre O'Connell
2. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
53
8
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
R
53
8

Miss Mona runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel having a long history in a small town in Texas. However, a reporter named Melvin Thorpe tries to expose the brothel and shut it down. This puts the governor in a tough situation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mona Stangley
Director:
Colin Higgins
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Jim Nabors, Dom DeLuise, Jim Nabors
3. Joyful Noise (2012)
38
7
Joyful Noise
PG-13
38
7

Joyful Noise is a musical comedy drama film which revolves around Rose, a woman who is appointed as the new director of a choir. She takes control of the choir using traditional Gospel style, and this brings her at odds with Sparrow, the previous director’s widow. Sparrow disagrees that this is how their choir should perform at the national competition. When children get involved in the choir, the rivalry heats up further.

 

As:
Cast
Role:
G.G. Sparrow
Director:
Todd Graff
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Drama
4. Rhinestone (1984)
35
9
Rhinestone
PG
35
9
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Farris
Director:
Bob Clark
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sylvester Stallone, Ron Leibman, Richard Farnsworth, Tim Thomerson
5. Steel Magnolias (1989)
37
13
Steel Magnolias
PG
37
13

The story focuses on the bond shared by a group of ladies in a small Louisiana town. At the center is a young beautician, who arrives here after encountering personal tragedy and finds work in a home based salon.  Soon, she is befriended by its patrons and becomes a part of the group, sharing joys and misfortunes with them, starting a new life in the process.     

As:
Cast
Role:
Truvy Jones
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
6. Nine to Five (1980)
22
10
Nine to Five
PG
22
10

Judy, Violet, and Doralee are fed-up with their egotistical, hypocritical, sexist, bigot boss, Franklin Hart, and his humiliating, condescending behavior, so they decide to get back at him. After kidnapping and tying him up in his own house, they take over the office, making administrative changes that boost productivity. When they discover Hart’s embezzlement, they start digging out evidence.

As:
Cast
Role:
Doralee Rhodes
Director:
Colin Higgins
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sterling Hayden, Dabney Coleman
Awards:
Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
9. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
52
30
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
PG-13
52
30

After the events of Miss Congeniality, FBI agent Gracie Hart’s new-found fame and popularity have become a hindrance to her doing her job. When FBI agent Sam Fuller is made her bodyguard, the two don’t get along. But they have to work together when Hart’s friends Cheryl Frasier and Stan Fields are abducted. 

As:
Cast
Director:
John Pasquin
Genres:
Crime, Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Nick Offerman, William Shatner, Regina King, Ernie Hudson
10. A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)
41
4
A Smoky Mountain Christmas
41
4
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Lorna Davis
Director:
Henry Winkler
Genres:
Fantasy, Music
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Lee Majors, Anita Morris, Danny Cooksey, Dan Hedaya
11. Unlikely Angel (1996)
28
5
Unlikely Angel
28
5
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Ruby Diamond
Director:
Michael Switzer
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Allison Mack, Roddy McDowall, Brian Kerwin, Eli Marienthal,
12. Christmas at Home (1990)
11
2
Christmas at Home
TV-PG
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Rachel Dennison, Randy Parton, Billy Baker, Gene Kiracofe
13. Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (1995)
21
4
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge
TV-PG
21
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Bobby Roth
Genres:
Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Bruce Greenwood, Elisabeth Moss, A. J. Langer, Melinda Dillon, Megan Ward, Bruce Greenwood
14. Dolly Parton: Treasures (1996)
9
2
Dolly Parton: Treasures
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Dann Netter
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Star Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Mac Davis, Alison Krauss, Freddy Fender
15. Dolly: Live in London O2 Arena (2009)
9
2
Dolly: Live in London O2 Arena
TV-PG
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Performer
Director:
Fran Strine
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Richard Dennison, Michael Davis, Jimmy Mattingly, Kent Wells
16. Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood (2010)
10
2
Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Director:
Ryan Polito
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers
17. Dollywood's a Christmas Carol (2013)
8
3
Dollywood's a Christmas Carol
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ghost of Christmas Past
Director:
Curt Wollan
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Nathan Forshey, Ryan Roets
18. Dolly (1987)
9
3
Dolly
9
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself - Host
Director:
Don Mischer, Louis J. Horvitz, Jeff Margolis
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Jerry Reed, Lee Majors, Frank Oz, Ritch Brinkley, Richard Dennison
20. Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995)
10
4
Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story
10
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Bill D'Elia
Genres:
Music, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Michele Lee, David James Elliott, Larry Gatlin
21. Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund (2016)
7
3
Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund
7
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Alabama, Lauren Alaina, Cody Alan, Suzanne Alexander
22. A Country Christmas Story (2013)
6
3
A Country Christmas Story
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Eric Bross
Genres:
Family, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Megyn Price, Mary Kay Place, Desiree Ross, Ross McCall
23. Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
5
3
Blue Valley Songbird
5
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Leanna Taylor
Director:
Richard A. Colla
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Beth Grant, John Terry, Billy Dean, Kimberley Kates
24. Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (1997)
5
3
Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry London
Genres:
Music, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Evan Rachel Wood, Maureen McCormick, Dwight Schultz, Lisa Blount
25. Wild Texas Wind (1991)
4
4
Wild Texas Wind
4
4
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Thiola 'Big T' Rayfield
Director:
Joan Tewkesbury
Genres:
Drama, Music, Thriller
Star Cast:
William Gary Busey, Gary Busey, Willie Nelson, Ray Benson, Dennis Letts

Narrator/Dubbing

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
9
6
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
9
6
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Dolly Parton (voice)
Director:
Tara Johns
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Gil Bellows, Macha Grenon, Julia Sarah Stone, Rebecca Croll

Animation Movies

Lily's Driftwood Bay
8
2
Lily's Driftwood Bay
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Colin Williams, Darren Vandenburg
Genres:
Animation
Star Cast:
Stephen Fry, Peter Mullan, Orlagh O'Keefe
Alvin & the Chipmunks
5
3
Alvin & the Chipmunks
TV-Y
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles A. Nichols, Rudy Larriva, John Kimball, Don Spencer
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Musical, Family, Music
Star Cast:
Mr. T, Frank Welker, Mel Blanc, Alan Young, Tress MacNeille, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
6
4
Gnomeo & Juliet
G
6
4

Gnomeo & Juliet is an animated romantic comedy film, which tells the story of Gnomeo and Juliet, two garden gnomes from opposing communities, who fall for each other. Now, they will need to overcome their respective clans in order to be with each other.   

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Dolly Gnome (voice)
Director:
Kelly Asbury
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Animation, Family

TV Shows

Dolly Parton: Live & Well (2004)
10
2
Dolly Parton: Live & Well
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Russell Hall
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Richard Dennison, Jimmy Mattingly, Gary Davis, Randy Kohrs
Babes
7
3
Babes
7
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Lessac, Howard Murray, Don Corvan, Art Dielhenn
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Hank Azaria, Wendie Jo Sperber, Lesley Boone, Susan Peretz
Reba
12
6
Reba
TV-PG
12
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Leonard R. Garner Jr., Ellen Gittelsohn, Gary Shimokawa, Katy Garretson, Gail Mancuso
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Thomas F. Wilson, Katrina Law, Sarah Shahi, Patrick Duffy, Steve Howey, Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher
Heavens to Betsy
4
3
Heavens to Betsy
4
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Betsy Baxter
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Caponera, Boyd Gaines, David Goldyn, Constance Shulman

Dolly Parton Awards

People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer 1988
Winner Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program 1988
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song 2020
Winner Best Female Country Vocal Performance 2002
Winner Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal 1988
Nine to Five Best Country Vocal Performance, Female 1982
Winner Best Country Vocal Performance, Female 1979
Winner Best Country Duo/Group Performance 2017
Winner Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
Winner Best Bluegrass Album 2001
Winner Best Country Collaboration with Vocals 2000
Winner Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group 1988
Nine to Five Best Country Song 1982
Winner Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song 2021