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List of Dolly Parton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Straight Talk (1992)
41
6
Straight Talk
PG
41
6
Role:
Shirlee
Starring:
Jane Lynch, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, Deirdre O'Connell
Directed By:
Barnet Kellman
2. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
54
8
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
R
54
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.

Role:
Mona Stangley
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Jim Nabors, Dom DeLuise, Jim Nabors
Directed By:
Colin Higgins
3. Joyful Noise (2012)
39
7
Joyful Noise
PG-13
39
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.

 

Role:
G.G. Sparrow
Directed By:
Todd Graff
4. Rhinestone (1984)
36
9
Rhinestone
PG
36
9

Jake is a country singer who is stuck in a long-term contract performing at a nightclub in New York City. She makes a bet with Freddie, the manager of her club that she can turn anyone into a singer in a matter of two weeks. If she wins, her contract becomes nullified, and if she loses she will need to sleep with him. Freddie chooses an obnoxious cab driver named Nick for the task, a man who not only lacks musical talent, but also dislikes country music.

Role:
Jake Farris
Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Ron Leibman, Richard Farnsworth, Tim Thomerson
Directed By:
Bob Clark
5. Steel Magnolias (1989)
39
13
Steel Magnolias
PG
39
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.     

Role:
Truvy Jones
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
6. Nine to Five (1980)
24
10
Nine to Five
PG
24
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.

Role:
Doralee Rhodes
Starring:
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sterling Hayden, Dabney Coleman
Directed By:
Colin Higgins
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. 

Starring:
Directed By:
John Pasquin
10. Christmas on the Square (2020)
3
3
Christmas on the Square
13
3
3
Role:
Angel
11. A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)
42
4
A Smoky Mountain Christmas
42
4
Role:
Lorna Davis
Starring:
John Ritter, Lee Majors, Anita Morris, Danny Cooksey, Dan Hedaya
Directed By:
Henry Winkler
12. Unlikely Angel (1996)
30
5
Unlikely Angel
30
5
Role:
Ruby Diamond
Starring:
Allison Mack, Roddy McDowall, Brian Kerwin, Eli Marienthal,
Directed By:
Michael Switzer
13. Christmas at Home (1990)
12
2
Christmas at Home
TV-PG
12
2
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Rachel Dennison, Randy Parton, Billy Baker, Gene Kiracofe
Directed By:
Walter C. Miller
14. Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (1995)
22
4
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge
TV-PG
22
4
Starring:
A. J. Langer, Bruce Greenwood, Elisabeth Moss, Melinda Dillon, Megan Ward, Bruce Greenwood
Directed By:
Bobby Roth
15. Dolly Parton: Treasures (1996)
10
2
Dolly Parton: Treasures
10
2
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Kris Kristofferson, Mac Davis, Alison Krauss, Freddy Fender
Directed By:
Dann Netter
16. Dolly: Live in London O2 Arena (2009)
10
2
Dolly: Live in London O2 Arena
TV-PG
10
2
Role:
Herself - Performer
Starring:
Richard Dennison, Michael Davis, Jimmy Mattingly, Kent Wells
Directed By:
Fran Strine
17. Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood (2010)
11
2
Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood
TV-PG
11
2
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Starring:
Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers
Directed By:
Ryan Polito
18. Dollywood's a Christmas Carol (2013)
9
3
Dollywood's a Christmas Carol
9
3
Role:
Ghost of Christmas Past
Starring:
Nathan Forshey, Ryan Roets
Directed By:
Curt Wollan
19. Dolly (1987)
10
3
Dolly
10
3
Role:
Herself - Host
Starring:
Jerry Reed, Lee Majors, Frank Oz, Ritch Brinkley, Richard Dennison
Directed By:
Don Mischer, Louis J. Horvitz, Jeff Margolis
20. Jackie's Back! (1999)
14
5
Jackie's Back!
14
5
Starring:
Tom Arnold, Kathy Griffin, Rudy Ray Moore, Ricki Lake, Diahann Carroll, Rosie O'Donnell, Liza Minnelli
Directed By:
Robert Townsend
21. Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995)
13
4
Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story
13
4
Starring:
Kris Kristofferson, Michele Lee, David James Elliott, Larry Gatlin
Directed By:
Bill D'Elia
22. Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund (2016)
8
3
Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund
8
3
Role:
Herself - Hostess
Starring:
Alabama, Lauren Alaina, Cody Alan, Suzanne Alexander
23. A Country Christmas Story (2013)
9
3
A Country Christmas Story
9
3
Starring:
Megyn Price, Mary Kay Place, Desiree Ross, Ross McCall
Directed By:
Eric Bross
24. Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
6
3
Blue Valley Songbird
6
3
Role:
Leanna Taylor
Starring:
Beth Grant, John Terry, Billy Dean, Kimberley Kates
Directed By:
Richard A. Colla
25. Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (1997)
6
3
Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story
6
3
Starring:
Evan Rachel Wood, Maureen McCormick, Dwight Schultz, Lisa Blount
Directed By:
Jerry London
26. Wild Texas Wind (1991)
6
4
Wild Texas Wind
6
4
Role:
Thiola 'Big T' Rayfield
Starring:
William Gary Busey, Gary Busey, Willie Nelson, Ray Benson, Dennis Letts
Directed By:
Joan Tewkesbury

Narrator/Dubbing

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
10
6
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
10
6
Role:
Dolly Parton (voice)
Starring:
Gil Bellows, Macha Grenon, Julia Sarah Stone, Rebecca Croll
Directed By:
Tara Johns

Animation Movies

The Simpsons
31
5
The Simpsons
TV-14
31
5
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Kelsey Grammer, Penn Jillette, Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Jane Krakowski, Danny DeVito
Directed By:
Lily's Driftwood Bay
8
2
Lily's Driftwood Bay
8
2
Starring:
Stephen Fry, Peter Mullan, Orlagh O'Keefe
Directed By:
Colin Williams, Darren Vandenburg
The Magic School Bus
8
2
The Magic School Bus
TV-Y
8
2
Starring:
Rita Moreno, Sherman Hemsley, Paul Winfield, Swoosie Kurtz, Cindy Williams, Malcolm McDowell, Michael York
Directed By:
Larry Jacobs, Charles E. Bastien
Alvin & the Chipmunks
5
3
Alvin & the Chipmunks
TV-Y
5
3
Starring:
Mel Blanc, Alan Young, Mr. T, Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman
Directed By:
Charles A. Nichols, Rudy Larriva, John Kimball, Don Spencer
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.   

Role:
Dolly Gnome (voice)
Starring:
Jason Statham, Stephen Merchant, Michael Caine, Emily Blunt, Matt Lucas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart
Directed By:
Kelly Asbury

TV Shows

Dolly Parton: Live & Well (2004)
11
2
Dolly Parton: Live & Well
11
2
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Richard Dennison, Jimmy Mattingly, Gary Davis, Randy Kohrs
Directed By:
Russell Hall
Captain Kangaroo
10
2
Captain Kangaroo
TV-G
10
2
Starring:
Nipsey Russell, Rosey Grier, Alan Arkin, Jean Stapleton, Adam Arkin, Robert Keeshan
Directed By:
Jim Hirschfeld, Peter Birch
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
10
3
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
TV-14
10
3
Role:
Introduction
Starring:
Sarah Shahi, Kathleen Turner
Designing Women
11
4
Designing Women
11
4
Starring:
Mary Ann Mobley, Adam Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Patrick Warburton, Della Reese, Jean Smart, Alice Ghostley
Directed By:
David Steinberg, Barnet Kellman, Ellen Gittelsohn, David Trainer, Matthew Diamond
Babes
8
3
Babes
8
3
Starring:
Hank Azaria, Wendie Jo Sperber, Lesley Boone, Susan Peretz
Directed By:
Michael Lessac, Howard Murray, Don Corvan, Art Dielhenn
Reba
13
6
Reba
TV-PG
13
6
Starring:
Patrick Duffy, Thomas F. Wilson, Katrina Law, Masi Oka, Sarah Shahi, Steve Howey, Reba McEntire
Directed By:
Leonard R. Garner Jr., Ellen Gittelsohn, Gary Shimokawa, Katy Garretson, Gail Mancuso
Heavens to Betsy
5
3
Heavens to Betsy
5
3
Role:
Betsy Baxter
Starring:
John Caponera, Boyd Gaines, David Goldyn, Constance Shulman
Hannah Montana
18
17
Hannah Montana
TV-G
18
17
Starring:
Corbin Bleu, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Phil McGraw, China Anne McClain, Cole Sprouse, Kat Graham, Cheryl Hines
Directed By:

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