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List of Elaine Stritch Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Providence (1977)
13
4
Providence
R
13
4
Role:
Helen Wiener
Starring:
John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, David Warner
Directed By:
Alain Resnais
2. Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965)
12
2
Who Killed Teddy Bear
12
2

As a disco hostess is stalked by a sexual predator, she decides to ask help from a detective, who shows a personal interest in the case. 

Role:
Marian Freeman
Starring:
Sal Mineo, Jan Murray, Juliet Prowse, Margot Bennett
Directed By:
Joseph Cates
3. The Scarlet Hour (1956)
12
2
The Scarlet Hour
12
2

Pauline ‘Paulie,’ the wife of wealthy real-estate developer Ralph Nevins, is having a secret affair with Ralph’s assistant Marshall ‘Marsh,’ but is unwilling to leave Ralph because of his money. After overhearing a jewel robbery plan, Paulie persuades a reluctant Marsh to rob the thieves after their robbery. Suspicious of Paulie’s behavior, Ralph follows her with his gun on the same fateful night. 

Role:
Phyllis Rycker
Starring:
Jody Lawrance, Tom Tryon, James Gregory, Carol Ohmart,
Directed By:
4. Three Violent People (1956)
11
2
Three Violent People
11
2

Former Confederate officer, Colt Saunders, returns to Texas following a whirlwind marriage and learns that the corrupt commissioner of the provisional carpetbagger government eyeing his ranch. Meanwhile, his black sheep one-armed brother Cinch returns to claim his share of the ranch, while one of the carpetbaggers recognizes Colt's pregnant newly-married bride Lorna as a gold-digging dance-hall girl.

Starring:
Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter, Gilbert Roland, Tom Tryon, Forrest Tucker
Directed By:
Rudolph Maté
5. The Perfect Furlough (1958)
11
2
The Perfect Furlough
11
2

Out of 104 sex starved servicemen stationed at an isolated Arctic base, Corporal Paul Hodges is chosen by lot to spend three weeks leave in Paris with Sandra Roca, his favorite pinup queen.  Army psychologist Lieutenant Vicki Loren, who has originally conceived the idea so as to boost the morale of the troop, is ordered to make sure that he does not bed with her. 

Role:
Liz Baker
Starring:
Directed By:
6. Too Many Thieves (1967)
11
2
Too Many Thieves
11
2

Too Many Thieves is a crime drama film which tells the story of a priceless Macedonian artifact that is stolen from a museum, by a gang of criminals. A lawyer named Falk arrives to get to the bottom of things.

Starring:
David Carradine, Britt Ekland, Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Nehemiah Persoff
Directed By:
Abner Biberman
7. Small Time Crooks (2000)
11
2
Small Time Crooks
PG
11
2

This heist comedy film, tells the story of a crooked married couple, who plan to rob a local bank. However, they also start selling cookies as their cover up business. Ironically their cookie business makes them even richer, and the duo is now unsure whether they should continue stealing.  

Starring:
Woody Allen, Hugh Grant, Tracey Ullman, Tony Darrow, Michael Rapaport
Directed By:
8. September (1987)
11
2
September
PG
11
2

September is a drama film which tells the story of a suicidal woman named Lane, who retreats to her summerhouse in Vermont to spend some time alone. However, problems arise when houseguests disrupt her healing process. Meanwhile, Lane also struggles to deal with her obnoxious mother, who pays her a visit. Soon, things get complicated when Lane finds herself attracted to a writer named Peter.  

Role:
Diane
Starring:
Directed By:
9. A Farewell to Arms (1957)
10
2
A Farewell to Arms
10
2
Starring:
Rock Hudson, Bud Spencer, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka, Jennifer Jones, Mercedes McCambridge
Directed By:
11. Pigeons (1970)
10
2
Pigeons
R
10
2

Despite completing his graduation from a prestigious college, Jonathan, a rebellious young man is forced by circumstances to work as a cab driver in New York. In order to vent out his frustrations, he chooses to abuse pigeons in a park.

Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Jordan Christopher, Jill O'Hara, Robert Walden, Kate Reid
Directed By:
John Dexter
12. Kiss Her Goodbye (1959)
10
2
Kiss Her Goodbye
10
2
Role:
Marge Carson
Starring:
Gene Lyons, Steven Hill, Andrew Prine, Daniel Reed
Directed By:
Albert Lipton
13. Out to Sea (1997)
10
2
Out to Sea
PG-13
10
2

Charlie convinces his widowed brother-in-law to join him on a cruise ship, without revealing that they will need to pose as dance instructors. Instead, he promises that there will be many available and lonely women on the ship. Eventually, his promise turns out to be true, as Herb meets and falls for a woman named Vivian, while Charlie begins a romance with Liz, a wealthy widow.

Starring:
Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Hal Linden, Gloria DeHaven, Dyan Cannon
Directed By:
Martha Coolidge
14. Screwed (2000)
9
2
Screwed
PG-13
9
2

Tired of the constant ill-treatment by his boss, a chauffeur decides to kidnap her beloved pet dog, and hold it for ransom. However, things get extremely complicated when the dog escapes back to his boss, and everyone believes that it is the chauffer who is kidnapped.

Role:
Miss Crock
Starring:
Dave Chappelle, Sherman Hemsley, Norm MacDonald, Sarah Silverman, Danny DeVito, Dave Chappelle
Directed By:
Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
15. Cadillac Man (1990)
9
2
Cadillac Man
R
9
2

Joey is a car salesman, who is given an impossible task of selling twelve cars in two days, if he wants to keep his job. Meanwhile, he is also dealing with his personal problems. Things get worse when a guy with a machine gun crashes into the car dealership, and takes everybody hostage.  

Starring:
Robin Williams, Fran Drescher, Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Zack Norman
Directed By:
Roger Donaldson
16. Monster-in-Law (2005)
9
2
Monster-in-Law
PG-13
9
2

When aspiring fashion designer, Charlotte Cantilini, accepts Dr.Kevin Field’s marriage proposal she does not realize that she has a competitor in Kevin’s mother Viola. Viola has recently lost her successful career and now she is frightened of losing her son and will do anything to destroy their relationship. Will Charlotte fall in her trap?

Starring:
Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes, Will Arnett, Michael Vartan
Directed By:
Robert Luketic
17. Autumn in New York (2000)
9
2
Autumn in New York
PG-13
9
2

Will Keane, a successful nearly-50 restaurateur, is a womanizer with no belief in love or commitment. When he meets the 22-year-old free-spirited Charlotte Fielding, who reveals her terminal illness after their first night together, he finds himself getting intrigued by unpredictable Charlotte. The blooming love brings unexpected changes….she tries to fight for her life, while love teaches him to accept responsibilities of life. 

Role:
Dolly
Starring:
Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Vera Farmiga, Anthony LaPaglia
Directed By:
Joan Chen
18. The Spiral Staircase (1975)
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2
The Spiral Staircase
9
2

Helen has been incapable of speech since she saw her husband die. When she is working in New England as a domestic help, she becomes the target of a maniac who is killing off disabled people. 

Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Plummer, Mildred Dunnock, Sam Wanamaker
Directed By:
Peter Collinson
19. Cocoon: The Return (1988)
8
2
Cocoon: The Return
PG
8
2

This science fiction adventure film revolves around friendly aliens from Anterea, a far away planet, who return to Earth to rescue some incubation pods which have been found by scientists. Although in their planet, nobody grows old, they start developing a liking towards earth and therefore, they think of staying back.

Starring:
Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn, Don Ameche, Brian Dennehy, Jessica Tandy
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie
20. Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
8
2
Krippendorf's Tribe
PG-13
8
2

This comedy film revolves around a university professor who is assigned to find the last undiscovered tribe of New Guinea. Despite his failure to find the tribe, he refuses to admit it, and gives a lecture about the Shelmikedmu tribe, which is named after his children Shelly, Mike and Edmund. He also decides to dress up his family like the fictitious tribe to videotape them as ‘proof’ of his discovery.

Starring:
Richard Dreyfuss, Lily Tomlin, Natasha Lyonne, Mila Kunis, Jenna Elfman
Directed By:
Todd Holland
21. River of Fundament (2014)
12
2
River of Fundament
12
2
Starring:
Debbie Harry, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Dave Bald Eagle, Milford Graves, John Buffalo Mailer
Directed By:
Matthew Barney

TV Movie(s)

1. Steel Magnolias (1990)
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2
Steel Magnolias
11
2
Role:
Ouiser Boudreaux
Starring:
Cindy Williams, Polly Bergen, Sally Kirkland, Sheila McCarthy
Directed By:
Thomas Schlamme
2. An Unexpected Life (1998)
10
2
An Unexpected Life
PG
10
2
Starring:
RuPaul, Stockard Channing, Stephen Collins, Christine Ebersole, S. Epatha Merkerson
Directed By:
David Hugh Jones
3. Stranded (1986)
10
2
Stranded
10
2
Role:
Maxine
Starring:
Perry King, Edward Winter, Loni Anderson, Joel Brooks
Directed By:
Rod Daniel
4. Chance of a Lifetime (1991)
10
2
Chance of a Lifetime
10
2
Starring:
Betty White, Ed Begley Jr., Leslie Nielsen, Michael Tucci, Ann Turkel
Directed By:
Jonathan Sanger
5. The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (1990)
9
2
The Secret Life of Archie's Wife
PG-13
9
2
Starring:
Jill Eikenberry, Gordon Clapp, Ray Wise, Michael Tucker
Directed By:
James Frawley
6. Paradise (2004)
8
2
Paradise
R
8
2
Starring:
David Strathairn, Al Bernstein, Barbara Hershey, Anita Barone
Directed By:
Frank Pierson
7. Sparks: The Price of Passion (1990)
8
2
Sparks: The Price of Passion
8
2
Starring:
Hector Elizondo, William Lucking, Victoria Principal, Ted Wass
Directed By:
Richard A. Colla

Animation(s)

ParaNorman (2012)
ParaNorman
PG
Plot:

Eleven year old Norman Babcock is a bit of an outsider both at school and in his family. His claim that he can communicate with the dead makes things all the more difficult for him. But when his town Blithe Hollow is under threat, Norman is the only one who can fight the zombies, ghosts as well as humans to protect everyone around.

Starring:
John Goodman, Ariel Winter, Anna Kendrick, Alex Borstein, Leslie Mann, Casey Affleck, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Directed By:
Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012)
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
TV-Y7
Starring:
John Oliver, Sarah Hyland, Megan Mullally, Jim Cummings, Bill Hader, Jennifer Tilly, Robert Englund
Directed By:
Chuck Austen, Mike Milo, Russell Calabrese, Shaun Cashman, Stephanie Arnett

TV Shows and Videos

Adventures in Paradise (1959)
Adventures in Paradise
Starring:
Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Barbara Eden, Anna May Wong, Rita Moreno, Agnes Moorehead, Claude Akins
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Sutton Roley, Gerald Mayer, James B. Clark, Tom Gries
Kraft Television Theatre (1947)
Kraft Television Theatre
Starring:
Inger Stevens, Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner, Ben Gazzara, Bea Arthur, Sessue Hayakawa, Rod Steiger
Directed By:
William A. Graham, Stanley Quinn, Paul Bogart, Harry Herrmann, Richard Dunlap
The Trials of O'Brien (1965)
The Trials of O'Brien
Role:
Miss G (13 episodes, 1965-1966)
Starring:
Faye Dunaway, Roger Moore, Frank Langella, Alan Alda, Charles Grodin, Gene Hackman, Alice Ghostley
Directed By:
Abner Biberman, Stuart Rosenberg, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Bogart, Robert Gist
Oz (1997)
Oz
TV-MA
Starring:
Anne Meara, Peter Dinklage, Katheryn Winnick, Gavin MacLeod, Christopher Meloni, Rick Fox, Jonathan Demme
Directed By:
Matt Dillon, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Bates, Adam Bernstein, Alex Zakrzewski
Matinee Theatre (1955)
Matinee Theatre
Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bea Benaderet, Elinor Donahue, Mary Wickes, Alan Young, Michael Landon
Directed By:
Lamont Johnson, Walter Grauman, Boris Sagal, Allan A. Buckhantz, Sherman Marks
Cavalcade of Stars (1949)
Cavalcade of Stars
Starring:
Art Carney, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint, Jerry Lester, Jack Carter, Taylor Dancers The June
My Sister Eileen (1960)
My Sister Eileen
Role:
Ruth Sherwood (27 episodes, 1960-1961)
Starring:
Bert Convy, John Banner, Agnes Moorehead, Raymond Bailey, Jack Weston
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Starring:
Eli Wallach, Jack Lord, Paul Newman, Judy Holliday, Joanne Woodward, Eva Gabor, Jason Robards
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
Shades of Greene (1975)
Shades of Greene
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, John Hurt, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips
Directed By:
Alan Cooke, Philip Saville, Graham Evans, Alastair Reid, Peter Hammond
The Edge of Night (1956)
The Edge of Night
Starring:
Roy Scheider, Ron Leibman, Larry Hagman, Lori Loughlin, Martin Sheen, Amanda Blake, Marcia Cross
Directed By:
John Sedwick, Christopher Goutman, Leonard Valenta, Allen Fristoe, John Driver
Two's Company (1975)
Two's Company
Role:
Dorothy McNab (29 episodes, 1975-1979)
Starring:
Joyce Carey, Donald Sinden, John Savident, Peter Carlisle
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
James Dean, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Montgomery, Lee Marvin, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Anne Bancroft
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
American Playhouse (1981)
American Playhouse
Starring:
Cynthia Nixon, Stephen Baldwin, Victor Garber, Jane Kaczmarek, Paul Winfield, Alan Arkin, Charles Durning
Directed By:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
Tales of the Unexpected (1979)
Tales of the Unexpected
Starring:
Dina Merrill, George Peppard, Hayley Mills, Sir John Mills, Rod Taylor, Joan Collins, Miriam Margolyes
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Ray Danton, John Peyser, Barry Davis, Simon Langton
30 Rock (2006)
30 Rock
TV-14
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Kim Kardashian, Norah Jones, Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Christopher Walken, Stanley Tucci
Directed By:
Don Scardino, Beth McCarthy-Miller, John Riggi, Michael Engler, Gail Mancuso
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
The Nurses (1962)
The Nurses
Starring:
Sorrell Booke, Jean Stapleton, Dustin Hoffman, Lee Grant, William Shatner, Linda Lavin, Doris Roberts
Directed By:
Alex March, Charles S. Dubin, Marvin J. Chomsky, Leonard Horn, Ralph Senensky
Alcoa Theatre (1957)
Alcoa Theatre
Starring:
Maximilian Schell, Cliff Robertson, Charles Boyer, James Whitmore, Angie Dickinson, Werner Klemperer, Mickey Rooney
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Don Weis, Don McDougall, Don Taylor, Paul Wendkos
Art Carney Special (1959)
Art Carney Special
Role:
Carmenita (2 episodes, 1960)
Starring:
Richard Harris, Lee Remick, Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Alice Ghostley, Jonathan Winters
Directed By:
Jack Smight
EGG, the Arts Show (2000)
EGG, the Arts Show
Role:
Herself - Narrator / ... (3 episodes, 2001)
Starring:
Alan Thicke, Vanessa Beecroft, Ani Difranco, Annie Leibovitz
Wagon Train (1957)
Wagon Train
Starring:
Barbara Stanwyck, Don Rickles, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Leonard Nimoy, Peter Fonda, James Franciscus
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Joseph Pevney, Jerry Hopper, Allen H. Miner, Herschel Daugherty
The Ellen Burstyn Show (1986)
The Ellen Burstyn Show
Role:
Sydney Brewer (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Starring:
Harvey Keitel, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Megan Mullally, J.T. Walsh, Ellen Burstyn
The Cosby Show (1984)
The Cosby Show
TV-G
Starring:
Lena Horne, Pam Grier, Lisa Bonet, Gilbert Gottfried, Alicia Keys, Tatyana Ali, Adam Sandler
Directed By:
Neema Barnette, Oz Scott, Ellen Gittelsohn, John Bowab, Tony Singletary
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
3rd Rock from the Sun
TV-PG
Starring:
Phil Hartman, Angie Everhart, Tracy Morgan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kathy Bates, Wayne Knight, Roseanne Barr
Directed By:
Terry Hughes, Robert Berlinger, James Burrows
Goodyear Theatre (1957)
Goodyear Theatre
Starring:
Ray Milland, Eddie Albert, Jeanne Crain, Edward G. Robinson, Jackie Cooper, James Mason, David Niven
Directed By:
Robert Florey, Robert Ellis Miller, Arthur Hiller, Tay Garnett, Don Taylor
The Motorola Television Hour (1953)
The Motorola Television Hour
Starring:
Jane Wyatt, Helen Hayes, Jack Palance, Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Lee Marvin, Hume Cronyn
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson, Don Richardson
Law & Order (1990)
Law & Order
TV-14
Starring:
Marin Hinkle, Mariska Hargitay, Andrew McCarthy, Jennifer Beals, George Dzundza, Sarah Paulson, Ginnifer Goodwin
Directed By:
Constantine Makris, Edwin Sherin, Jace Alexander, David Platt, Richard Dobbs
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Jackanory (1965)
Jackanory
Starring:
Brian Blessed, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, Spike Milligan, Terry Jones, Patrick Stewart
Directed By:
Michael Kerrigan, Philippa Langdale, Nigel Douglas, Marilyn Fox, Angela Beeching
The DuPont Show of the Month (1957)
The DuPont Show of the Month
Starring:
John Carradine, Fredric March, Shelley Winters, Harpo Marx, Mike Nichols, Dick Van Patten, Joss Ackland
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Ralph Nelson, Alex Segal, Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie
Appointment with Adventure (1955)
Appointment with Adventure
Starring:
Tina Louise, Gena Rowlands, Jack Klugman, Paul Newman, Jason Robards, Elizabeth Montgomery, Christopher Plummer
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Stevens
Climax! (1954)
Climax!
Starring:
Peter Lorre, Sterling Holloway, Lorne Greene, Katy Jurado, Raymond Burr, Dorothy McGuire, John Forsythe
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik, Allen Reisner, John Frankenheimer, Paul Nickell, Jack Smight
The Alcoa Hour (1955)
The Alcoa Hour
Starring:
Lloyd Bridges, Laurence Harvey, Lillian Gish, Nanette Fabray, Diane Cilento, Anne Bancroft, Vincent Price
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Herbert Hirschman, Norman Felton, Sidney Lumet, Kirk Browning
One Life to Live (1968)
One Life to Live
TV-PG
Starring:
Esther Rolle, Rebecca Schaeffer, Krysten Ritter, Hayden Panettiere, John Amos, Tommy Lee Jones, Wendy Williams
Directed By:
Gary Donatelli, Larry Carpenter, Jill Mitwell, Mary Ryan, Danielle Faraldo
Trapper John, M.D. (1979)
Trapper John, M.D.
Starring:
Ray Walston, George Takei, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joe Pantoliano, Miguel Ferrer, Michael J. Fox
Directed By:
Michael Caffey, Earl Bellamy, Bernard McEveety, Barry Crane, Seymour Robbie
Tattingers (1988)
Tattingers
Starring:
Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, William H. Macy, Blythe Danner, John Slattery, Wayne Knight, Jerry Stiller
Directed By:
John Whitesell, Gwen Arner, Allan Arkush, Bruce Paltrow, Mark Tinker
Bless This House (1995)
Bless This House
Starring:
Rosie O'Donnell, Howie Mandel, Cathy Moriarty, Jay Thomas
Head of the Class (1986)
Head of the Class
Starring:
Brad Pitt, Leah Remini, Billy Connolly, Adrienne Barbeau, Nichelle Nichols, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette
Directed By:
Art Dielhenn, Lee Shallat Chemel, Alan Rosen, Howard Storm, Andrew D. Weyman
Soul Man (1997)
Soul Man
Starring:
Tim Allen, Dan Aykroyd, Ed Asner, John Goodman, Courtney Chase, Brendon Ryan Barrett
Directed By:
Don Scardino, Peter Bonerz, John Pasquin, Gil Junger, Ted Wass

Elaine Stritch Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
30 Rock Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 2007
Elaine Stritch at Liberty Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program 2004
Law & Order Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series 1993