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List of Elizabeth McGovern Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
21
6
Once Upon a Time in America
R
21
6

Through flashbacks, the film chronicles four decades of the life of David 'Noodles' Aaronson, who survived growing up in a rough Jewish neighborhood in New York with his partners Max, Cockeye and Patsy, became a feared mafia during the Prohibition era, and finally returned years later from self-imposed exile to learn a vital truth about his past.

Role:
Deborah
Directed By:
2. Ordinary People (1980)
17
5
Ordinary People
R
17
5

This drama film revolves around Conrad Jarrett, a teenager, who is tormented with guilt after the death of his older brother. The relationships between him, his father and his mother also get strained, and therefore, he eventually attempts suicide. 

Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin, Timothy Hutton, Dinah Manoff
Directed By:
4. Ragtime (1981)
14
3
Ragtime
PG
14
3

An upper-class family residing in New York finds a baby of African-American origin abandoned in their garden. They soon find out that the police are about to charge the mother with child abandonment and attempted murder. The mother decides to take the child in into their home, although the father is reluctant. However, things get complicated when the child’s father enters the picture.

Role:
Evelyn Nesbit
Directed By:
5. Kick-Ass (2010)
13
3
Kick-Ass
R
13
3

Dave Lizewski, an ordinary school student and comic book lover, decides to change his life by becoming masked vigilante, Kick-Ass, despite having no superpower or training. He soon earns the attention of a mafia boss after a video of him beating thugs goes viral online, forcing him to join forces with real vigilantes, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl.

Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Evan Peters, Lyndsy Fonseca, Garrett M. Brown, Deborah Twiss
Directed By:
Matthew Vaughn
6. King of the Hill (1993)
13
3
King of the Hill
PG-13
13
3

Based on real events, King of the Hill is a drama film which tells the story of a boy whose mother with tuberculosis is sent to a sanatorium. Meanwhile his younger brother is sent to live with his uncle. The boy is left to struggle on his own at a run-down hotel.

Starring:
Adrien Brody, Katherine Heigl, Lauryn Hill, Jesse Bradford, Karen Allen
Directed By:
9. Woman in Gold (2015)
13
5
Woman in Gold
PG-13
13
5

Woman in Gold is a biopic which tells us the story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish woman, as she fights a lengthy legal battle, against the Austrian government, to recover artwork, which according to her, were seized by the Nazis years ago from her family. 

Directed By:
Simon Curtis
10. The Wings of the Dove (1997)
11
3
The Wings of the Dove
R
11
3

Kate is an impoverished British woman, who is trapped and dependent upon her wealthy aunt. She is in love with a young journalist named Merton, but her aunt doesn’t want them to have a relationship due to his humble circumstances. Instead, she intends to marry Kate to a rich man, so that she doesn’t suffer the same fate her mother did.

Starring:
Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Charlotte Rampling, Alex Jennings, Ben Miles
Directed By:
Iain Softley
11. The House of Mirth (2000)
12
2
The House of Mirth
PG
12
2

Lily is a ravishing socialite who discovers that her beauty and charm has begun to attract unwelcome interest and jealousy. Trying to conform to social expectations, she seeks a wealthy husband, and this makes her lose her chance to find real love with a man named Lawrence Selden.

Starring:
Eric Stoltz, Laura Linney, Dan Aykroyd, Gillian Anderson, Eleanor Bron, Anthony LaPaglia, Terry Kinney
Directed By:
Terence Davies
12. Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
12
2
Buffalo Soldiers
R
12
2

This black comedy war film takes us to the time of the Second World War. It revolves around the lives of few US soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. A criminal subculture operates among the men as they steal, fight, drink as well as sell drugs.

Role:
Mrs. Berman
Starring:
Joaquin Phoenix, Idris Elba, Anna Paquin, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris
Directed By:
Gregor Jordan
13. A Shock to the System (1990)
11
3
A Shock to the System
R
11
3
Role:
Stella Anderson
Starring:
Michael Caine, Swoosie Kurtz, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Riegert
Directed By:
Jan Egleson
14. The Bedroom Window (1987)
11
2
The Bedroom Window
R
11
2
Role:
Denise
Starring:
Isabelle Huppert, Paul Shenar, Steve Guttenberg, Carl Lumbly
Directed By:
Curtis Hanson
15. The Commuter (2018)
11
2
The Commuter
PG-13
11
2

Ex- NYPD cop Michael MacCauley is now an insurance agent and commutes to and from his home by the same train. One day while returning home, he is contacted by a mysterious woman who offers him a large sum for locating an unknown passenger called "Prynne”, who is supposed to be carrying stolen items. He accepts the money; but soon finds that he has become involved in a life threatening situation. 

Starring:
Liam Neeson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill, Vera Farmiga, Jonathan Banks
Directed By:
Jaume Collet-Serra
16. The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998)
10
3
The Man with Rain in His Shoes
R
10
3
Starring:
Douglas Henshall, Lena Headey, Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Mark Strong, Gustavo Salmerón
Directed By:
Maria Ripoll
17. Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
10
3
Tune in Tomorrow...
PG-13
10
3
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Peter Falk, Patricia Clarkson, Barbara Hershey, Bill McCutcheon
Directed By:
Jon Amiel
18. Johnny Handsome (1989)
11
2
Johnny Handsome
R
11
2

Johnny Handsome is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of John, a disfigured criminal who is given plastic surgery in prison, which makes him unrecognizable from his past self. After getting his parole, he decides to set out on a revenge mission against the people who had betrayed him.

Role:
Donna McCarty
Starring:
Mickey Rourke, Forest Whitaker, Morgan Freeman, Ellen Barkin
Directed By:
Walter Hill
19. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
12
2
The Handmaid's Tale
R
12
2

The Handmaid’s Tale is a romantic drama thriller film which takes us to a dystopian future where women are not allowed to bear children. As for those who can, they are forced to live in a form of slavery to provide children for the elite and the wealthy. The film revolves around such a woman named Kate, who is assigned as a handmaid to the commander.

Role:
Moira
Starring:
Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson
Directed By:
Volker Schlöndorff
20. She's Having a Baby (1988)
14
3
She's Having a Baby
PG-13
14
3

She’s Having a Baby is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Jake and Kristy Briggs, who are newly married, and are living a happy life with each other. However, when they try to have a baby, they face a number of challenges and learn how unprepared they are, for what lies ahead.

Role:
Kristy Briggs
Starring:
Olivia Newton-John, John Candy, Kevin Bacon, Ally Sheedy, Kirstie Alley, Wil Wheaton, Ted Danson
Directed By:
John Hughes
21. Clash of the Titans (2010)
11
2
Clash of the Titans
12
11
2

A remake of the 1981 movie of the same name, Clash of the Titans is an action-fantasy based on Greek mythology. It sees Zeus’ son Perseus and his companions go on a journey to save humans and the Gods. In order to do so, they must survive mythical beings like Medusa, the Kraken, and Hades.  

Starring:
Ralph Fiennes, Sam Worthington, Kaya Scodelario, Mads Mikkelsen, Agyness Deyn, Nicholas Hoult, Louis Leterrier
Directed By:
22. Angels Crest (2011)
10
2
Angels Crest
R
10
2
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Piven, Thomas Dekker, Ameko Eks Mass Carroll, Emma Macgillivray
Directed By:
Gaby Dellal
23. Unexpected (2015)
10
3
Unexpected
R
10
3
Role:
Carolyn
Starring:
Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Aaron J. Nelson
Directed By:
Kris Swanberg
24. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
9
3
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
PG
9
3
Role:
Mrs Thatcham
Starring:
Felicity Jones, Paola Dionisotti, Eva Traynor, Sophie Stanton
Directed By:
Donald Rice
25. Lovesick (1983)
9
3
Lovesick
PG
9
3

Psychiatrist Saul Benjamin is smitten by a new patient, Chloe Allen, and becomes jealous of anyone else who comes close to her. He also starts neglecting his other patients, ending up being reviewed by a board of inquiry. Throughout the movie, he is warned and advised by the ghost of Dr. Sigmund Freud. 

Role:
Chloe Allen
Starring:
Dudley Moore, Christine Baranski, John Huston, Alec Guinness, Gene Saks
Directed By:
Marshall Brickman
26. The Favor (1994)
8
3
The Favor
R
8
3
Role:
Emily Embrey
Starring:
Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt, Harley Jane Kozak, Larry Miller
Directed By:
Donald Petrie
27. Wings of Courage (1995)
11
2
Wings of Courage
G
11
2
Role:
Noëlle
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Molly Parker, Val Kilmer, Ken Pogue, Tom Hulce
Directed By:
Jean-Jacques Annaud
28. The Truth (2006)
9
4
The Truth
9
4
Starring:
David Cann, Elaine Cassidy, Amelia Bullmore, Stephen Lord
Directed By:
George Milton
29. Native Son (1986)
10
2
Native Son
PG
10
2
Role:
Mary Dalton
Starring:
Ving Rhames, Carroll Baker, Geraldine Page, Matt Dillon, Victor Love, Oprah Winfrey
Directed By:
Jerrold Freedman
30. Showing Roots (2016)
9
4
Showing Roots
9
4
Role:
Shirley
Starring:
Adam Brody, Cicely Tyson, Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba, Viva Bianca
Directed By:
Michael Wilson
31. Me and Veronica (1993)
9
3
Me and Veronica
R
9
3
Role:
Fanny
Starring:
John Heard, Michael O'Keefe, Patricia Wettig, Scott Renderer
Directed By:
Don Scardino
32. Manila (2000)
9
3
Manila
9
3
Starring:
Eddi Arent, Michael Degen, Margit Carstensen, Sky du Mont
Directed By:
Romuald Karmakar
33. The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)
8
3
The Misadventures of Margaret
8
3
Role:
Till Turner
Starring:
Brooke Shields, Parker Posey, Jeremy Northam, Craig Chester
Directed By:
Brian Skeet
34. Swung (2015)
7
2
Swung
7
2
Starring:
Elena Anaya, Irvine Welsh, Greg Hemphill, Owen McDonnell
Directed By:
Colin Kennedy
35. Inconceivable (2008)
3
2
Inconceivable
3
2
Starring:
Jennifer Tilly, Amanda Plummer, Andie MacDowell, Geraldine Chaplin, Owen Teale, Oona Chaplin
Directed By:
Mary McGuckian

TV Movie(s)

1. Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)
14
3
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
PG-13
14
3
Starring:
Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen, Kathleen Turner, Tom Berenger, Kevin Dillon, Robin Williams, Randy Quaid
Directed By:
Bill Couturié
2. A Room with a View (2007)
12
2
A Room with a View
12
2
Starring:
Mark Williams, Elaine Cassidy, Laurence Fox, Sophie Thompson
Directed By:
Nicholas Renton
3. Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters (2011)
11
3
Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters
PG-13
11
3
Role:
Wallis Simpson (voice)
Starring:
Jeremy Child, Samuel West
Directed By:
David Barrie
4. Broken Glass (1996)
12
3
Broken Glass
12
3
Role:
Margaret Hyman
Starring:
Mandy Patinkin, Julia Swift, Henry Goodman, Margot Leicester
Directed By:
David Thacker
5. Hawk (2001)
10
2
Hawk
10
2
Role:
Susie Hawkins
Starring:
Robert Lindsay, Andrew Tiernan, Sheridan Smith, Doug Allen
Directed By:
Robin Sheppard
6. The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
10
3
The Summer of Ben Tyler
PG
10
3
Role:
Celia Rayburn
Starring:
Len Cariou, James Woods, Julia McIlvaine, Kevin Isola
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
7. Daphne (2007)
10
3
Daphne
10
3
Role:
Ellen Doubleday
Starring:
Christopher Malcolm, Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville, Andrew Havill
Directed By:
Clare Beavan
8. Thursday the 12th (2003)
10
3
Thursday the 12th
10
3
Role:
Candice Hopper
Starring:
Jon Glover, Ciarán Hinds, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ralph Ineson
Directed By:
Charles Beeson
9. Clover (1997)
11
2
Clover
11
2
Role:
Sara Kate
Starring:
Ernie Hudson, Zelda Harris, Beatrice Winde, Loretta Devine
Directed By:
Jud Taylor
10. Text Santa 2014 (2014)
9
3
Text Santa 2014
9
3
Starring:
Joanna Lumley, Lily James, George Clooney, Jeremy Piven, Phyllis Logan, Maggie Smith, Jim Carter
Directed By:
Matt Hilton
11. Broken Trust (1995)
10
2
Broken Trust
10
2
Role:
Janice Dillon
Starring:
Tom Selleck, William Atherton, Charles Haid, Stanley DeSantis
Directed By:
Geoffrey Sax
12. The Flamingo Rising (2001)
9
3
The Flamingo Rising
TV-PG
9
3
Role:
Edna Lee
Starring:
John Gallagher Jr., William Hurt, Brian Benben, Angela Bettis
Directed By:
Martha Coolidge
13. Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
9
2
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction
R
9
2
Starring:
Kyra Sedgwick, Molly Ringwald, Melanie Griffith, James Woods, Beau Bridges
Directed By:
Ken Russell, Tony Richardson, Frederic Raphael

TV Shows and Videos

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
Faerie Tale Theatre
Starring:
Jeff Goldblum, Joan Collins, Christopher Lee, Teri Garr, Carrie Fisher, Matthew Broderick, Bernadette Peters
Directed By:
Tim Burton, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Medak, Gilbert Cates, Graeme Clifford
Downton Abbey (2010)
Downton Abbey
TV-PG
Starring:
Tom Cullen, Paul Giamatti, Theo James, Shirley MacLaine, Noah Jupe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Poppy Drayton
Directed By:
Michael Engler, Ben Bolt, David Evans, Minkie Spiro, Catherine Morshead
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Agatha Christie's Poirot
TV-14
Starring:
Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Emily Blunt, Mark Gatiss, Peter Capaldi, Tim Curry, Damian Lewis
Directed By:
Edward Bennett, Renny Rye, Andrew Grieve, Brian Farnham, Richard Spence
California Fever (1979)
California Fever
Starring:
Robert Englund, Edd Byrnes, Danny Bonaduce, Jimmy McNichol
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
Starring:
Meagan Good, Ethan Cutkosky, Alfred Molina, Zoe Saldana, Richard Lewis, Madison Pettis, Amy Sedaris
Directed By:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Tales from the Crypt
Starring:
Billy Zane, Priscilla Presley, Martin Kemp, Malcolm McDowell, John Lithgow, Hank Azaria, Sam Waterston
Directed By:
Russell Mulcahy, Elliot Silverstein, Robert Zemeckis, Richard Donner, Tom Holland
Freezing (2008)
Freezing
Role:
Elizabeth (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Starring:
Alex Kingston, Stephen Frears, Tom Riley, Hugh Bonneville, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hollander
Directed By:
Simon Curtis
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Starring:
Jonathan Coy, Richard E. Grant, Joanna Roth, Ron Donachie
10 Minute Tales (2009)
10 Minute Tales
Starring:
Peter Capaldi, Bill Nighy, Ross Kemp, Mackenzie Crook
Directed By:
Neil Gaiman
If Not for You (1995)
If Not for You
Role:
Jessie Kent (8 episodes, 1995)
Starring:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Debra Jo Rupp, Peter Krause, Sandra Oh, Hank Azaria
Tracey Takes On... (1996)
Tracey Takes On...
Starring:
Tobey Maguire, Giovanni Ribisi, Billy Connolly, Whoopi Goldberg, Gary Oldman, John Stamos, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directed By:
Thomas Schlamme, Don Scardino, Michael McKean, Michael Lange, Simon Curtis
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (2003)
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire
Role:
Helen Shaw (7 episodes, 2003)
Starring:
Mare Winningham, Ann Cusack, Randy Quaid, John Carroll Lynch
Directed By:
Michael Pressman, Ron Lagomarsino
Performance (1992)
Performance
Role:
Beatrice-Joanna / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Starring:
Charles Durning, Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Les Dawson, Judi Dench, Pam Ferris
Directed By:
Simon Curtis, David Thacker, Harold Pinter
War of the Worlds (2020)
War of the Worlds
Role:
Helen Brown
Starring:
Gabriel Byrne, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Adel Bencherif
Directed By:
Richard Clark, Gilles Coulier
Three Moons Over Milford (2006)
Three Moons Over Milford
Role:
Laura Davis (8 episodes, 2006)
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Nora Dunn, Rob Boltin, Sam Murphy