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List of Glenn Close Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Natural (1984)
30
5
The Natural
PG
30
5

A struggling baseball team in the 1930s meet a legendary baseball player who appears out of nowhere and possesses almost supernatural skill. He joins their team, and they eventually soar to the top of the league. However, this new player’s identity is still a mystery. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Iris Gaines
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
2. The Big Chill (1983)
32
4
The Big Chill
R
32
4

After Alex passes away, several of his former college friends gather for a reunion just after the funeral. They remember some of their best times, but meanwhile, they also re-evaluate their lives.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah
Director:
Lawrence Kasdan
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
3. Fatal Attraction (1987)
41
4
Fatal Attraction
R
41
4

Happily married successful Manhattan lawyer Dan Gallagher has an affair with publishing company editor Alex Forrest. Although initially agreeing that this was only a fling, Alex soon becomes increasingly obsessive and stalker-like. Keeping his family alive from Alex soon becomes Dan’s top concern rather than hiding the affair. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Alex Forrest
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski, Anne Archer, Stuart Pankin
4. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
25
6
Dangerous Liaisons
R
25
6

In Paris, the Marquise de Merteui plans revenge against her ex-lover the Comte de Bastide, by planning to seduce and dishonor his virgin fiancée Cécile de Volanges. Merteui enlists the help of the disreputable Vicomte de Valmont, who is planning his own seduction of the religious Madame de Tourvel. Meanwhile, Cécile falls in love with Chevalier Raphael Danceny. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Marquise de Merteuil
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Romance, Drama
5. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
15
8
Guardians of the Galaxy
PG-13
15
8

The 10th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the movie sees Peter Quill, a superhero, along with a group of extra-terrestrial criminals, together known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, being chased by the villain Ronan the Accuser after the former steals a mysterious orb desired by the latter. 

As:
Cast
Director:
James Gunn
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
6. The World According to Garp (1982)
19
4
The World According to Garp
R
19
4

T.S. Garp, the son of nurse Jenny Fields from a dying soldier, grows up with an aptitude for fiction writing and freestyle wrestling. Inspired by him, Jenny, too, forays into writing, earns success in feminist non-fiction, and starts a center for distressed women. This peculiar community of disparate women becomes as much part of Garp’s world as his children and unfaithful wife.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny Fields
Director:
George Roy Hill
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
7. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
19
2
Reversal of Fortune
R
19
2

After Sunny falls into a coma after having a diabetic shock at a Christmas party, her husband Claus is charged with attempted murder. This is due to the fact that their relationship had become strained over time. Claus turns to law professor Alan Dershowitz for help.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sunny von Bulow
Director:
Barbet Schroeder
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Biography
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Christine Baranski, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra, Uta Hagen
8. Cruella (2021)
13
2
Cruella
PG-13
13
2

Cruella is an adventure crime comedy drama film which revolves around Estella, a young woman who is aspiring to be a fashion designer. However, in order to achieve fame and success in the world of fashion, she eventually embraces her wicked side.

As:
Producer
Genres:
Adventure,Comedy,Crime,Drama
9. The Wife (2017)
17
4
The Wife
R
17
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Joan Castleman
Director:
Björn Runge
Genres:
Drama
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
10. Paradise Road (1997)
20
1
Paradise Road
R
20
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Adrienne Pargiter
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Drama, War, History
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, Frances McDormand, Jennifer Ehle, Pauline Collins
11. The Stone Boy (1984)
9
2
The Stone Boy
PG
9
2

On a Montana farm, 12-year-old Arnold Hillerman’s gun fires accidently after getting stuck in the fence, killing his 17-year-old brother Eugene. When his parents receive the news, they are traumatized and angered, while his grandfather is more understanding. But Arnold is extremely distressed and is unable to communicate or express his feelings. How does the Hillerman family cope with the tragedy? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth Hillerman
Director:
Christopher Cain
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
12. Cookie's Fortune (1999)
16
1
Cookie's Fortune
PG-13
16
1

Cookie’s Fortune is a black comedy film which revolves around a dysfunctional family in a small town and their various responses to the suicide of their elderly wealthy aunt.  One of them, Camille, hatches a plan with her sister to hide evidence and make the death seem like suicide.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Camille Dixon
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Liv Tyler, Courtney B. Vance, Patricia Neal, Lyle Lovett, Julianne Moore, Chris O'Donnell, Charles S. Dutton
14. Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
13
1
Hillbilly Elegy
R
13
1

Due to an urgent phone call, a Yale Law student is forced to go back to his hometown in Ohio. Soon he starts reflecting on three generations of his family’s history as well as his own future.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mamaw
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
15. Albert Nobbs (2011)
17
3
Albert Nobbs
R
17
3

In 19th century Ireland, where women were not quite allowed to be independent, a woman poses as a man in order to find work as a butler, in the most elegant hotel in Dublin. Soon she meets a handsome artist and finds herself attracted to him.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Albert Nobbs
Director:
Rodrigo García
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson, Mia Wasikowska, Pauline Collins, Antonia Campbell-Hughes
16. Hamlet (1990)
13
1
Hamlet
PG
13
1

Based on the Shakespearean tragedy, it follows Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, who returns home after his father King Hamlet’s death. He finds that his mother, Gertrude, has married his uncle Claudius, the new king. When King’s ghost appears and reveals that he was murdered by Claudius, Prince seethes to take revenge, but is also aware of the tragedy it may ensue.

As:
Cast
Role:
Gertrude
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
17. 5 to 7 (2014)
7
2
5 to 7
R
7
2

5 to 7 is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a young writer who starts having an affair with an older woman from France. However, due to the fact that the woman is already  in an open marriage with a diplomat, she can only meet him between the hours of 5 pm and 7 pm.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Victor Levin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Eric Stoltz, Frank Langella, Lambert Wilson, Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, David Remnick
19. Warcraft (2016)
10
1
Warcraft
PG-13
10
1

Based on the video game series of the same name, the film Warcraft portrays the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs. The clashes take place in a variety of locations established in the video game series. Despite receiving negative reviews, the film became the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell
21. Jagged Edge (1985)
19
2
Jagged Edge
R
19
2

Paige is a rich socialite who is murdered at her beach house by a masked intruder with a hunting knife. However, the person who is arrested for the murder is her husband Jack. He tries to hire a high-profile lawyer named Teddy Barnes for his defense, who reluctantly accepts the case. She soon starts falling in love with him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Marquand
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, Peter Coyote, Lance Henriksen, William Allen Young
22. Seven Sisters (2017)
10
2
Seven Sisters
10
2

Seven Sisters is a dystopian mystery thriller film which takes us to a future where due to overpopulation, families are allowed to have only one child, and any second or third child is put to sleep. Meanwhile seven sisters, who are septuplets, try to survive assuming a single identity, while avoiding any suspicion. However, their life takes a turn when one of them mysteriously disappears.

As:
Cast
Role:
Nicolette Cayman
Director:
Tommy Wirkola
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Willem Dafoe, Marwan Kenzari, Noomi Rapace, Christian Rubeck
23. Meeting Venus (1991)
11
1
Meeting Venus
PG-13
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Karin Anderson
Director:
István Szabó
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Niels Arestrup, Håkan Hagegård, Kiri Te Kanawa, René Kollo
24. Air Force One (1997)
16
1
Air Force One
R
16
1

Shortly after U.S. President James Marshall vows never to negotiate with terrorists, Air Force One is hijacked by Russian neo-nationalists, with President's family, cabinet advisers and press members onboard. Marshall, a Vietnam War veteran, pretends to flee in an escape pod, but instead attempts to rescue the hostages while the Vice President negotiates with the terrorists.

As:
Cast
Role:
Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Director:
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Drama, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, William H. Macy, Wendy Crewson, Liesel Matthews
26. Hook (1991)
11
2
Hook
PG
11
2

Peter Pan has grown up and forgotten all about his childhood. He is now Peter Banning, a successful and workaholic lawyer who lives with his wife and two children. When Captain Hook, his arch-enemy, kidnaps his children, Peter returns to Neverland to save them. The journey brings back his memories and transforms him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family
27. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
11
2
The Girl with All the Gifts
R
11
2

The Girl with All the Gifts is a science fiction horror film which revolves around Melanie, a young girl who manages to survive an apocalyptic event where most of humanity becomes mindless flesh-eaters. When the base she lives in is invaded, she manages to escape with school teacher Helen Justineau. Together they embark on a mission to save humanity.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Caroline Caldwell
Director:
Colm McCarthy
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Anamaria Marinca, Paddy Considine, Gemma Arterton, Dominique Tipper
28. The Chumscrubber (2005)
6
4
The Chumscrubber
R
6
4

Troy Johnson, a high school student, supplies prescription drugs to his fellow students. However, when he suddenly commits suicide, the lives of the other students slowly start crumbling and descending into chaos and misery.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Carrie Johnson
Director:
Arie Posin
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
29. Immediate Family (1989)
22
1
Immediate Family
PG-13
22
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Linda Spector
Director:
Jonathan Kaplan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Woods, Kevin Dillon, Mary Stuart Masterson, Linda Darlow
33. Evening (2007)
8
2
Evening
PG-13
8
2

Based on a novel of the same name, Evening is a romantic drama film which takes us to the life of Ann Lord, who is on her deathbed. She narrates her story of her past around 50 years ago, to her daughters.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Lajos Koltai
Genres:
Romance, Drama
34. The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
9
1
The Great Gilly Hopkins
PG
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Nonnie
Director:
Stephen Herek
Genres:
Family, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Frank Oz, Julia Stiles, Octavia Spencer
35. Mars Attacks! (1996)
11
1
Mars Attacks!
PG-13
11
1

Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world. 

As:
Cast
Role:
First Lady Marsha Dale
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
37. Crooked House (2017)
7
3
Crooked House
PG-13
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Edith
Director:
Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Christina Hendricks, Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Honor Kneafsey
40. Mary Reilly (1996)
11
1
Mary Reilly
R
11
1

Mary Reilly, an Irish girl, comes to the house of a reputed and rich doctor named Dr Henry Jekyll, to start working as a maid. Things start to change when she starts developing feelings for the doctor. Soon it seems that Dr Henry also has a dark and mysterious counterpart named Mr Edward Hyde.

As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Romance, Horror, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Sheen, John Malkovich, Julia Roberts, Michael Gambon, George Cole
41. 101 Dalmatians (1996)
13
3
101 Dalmatians
G
13
3

The live action adaptation of the beloved animated classic, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, finds the villainous Cruella De Vil, wanting to turn 101 Dalmatians into a fur coat by killing and skinning them. It’s up to the dogs Pongo and Perdy to rescue not only their children but the remaining stolen Dalmatians. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cruella De Vil
Director:
Stephen Herek
Genres:
Family, Crime, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jeff Daniels, Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright
43. The Stepford Wives (2004)
11
2
The Stepford Wives
PG-13
11
2

Successful reality show executive producer Joanna Eberhart relocates with her husband and children to the Connecticut suburb of Stepford after an attempted shootout by a disheartened participant. There she finds the wives to be rather insipid, shallow and overly obedient. Soon, she starts suspecting that everything is not right. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Claire Wellington
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy
44. 102 Dalmatians (2000)
9
1
102 Dalmatians
G
9
1

After spending three years in jail, Cruella apparently transforms into a good woman. However, when the loud noises of the Big Ben reach her, she reverts to her previous state and decides to kidnap 102 Dalmatian puppies for a new coat.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cruella de Vil
Director:
Kevin Lima
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Gérard Depardieu, Tim McInnerny, Ioan Gruffudd
46. Pinocchio (2002)
5
1
Pinocchio
G
5
1

Pinocchio is a fantasy comedy film which tells the story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet, who wishes to become an actual human boy. Despite the love of his creator and guidance from the Blue Fairy, he only finds himself in one wild adventure after another.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Roberto Benigni
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Comedy
47. Not My Life (2011)
9
2
Not My Life
9
2
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Robert Bilheimer, Richard Young
49. Maxie (1985)
20
2
Maxie
PG
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jan / Maxie
Director:
Paul Aaron
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mandy Patinkin, Barnard Hughes, Ruth Gordon, Valerie Curtin

TV Movie(s)

2. The Elephant Man (1982)
10
1
The Elephant Man
PG
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Princess Alexandra
Director:
Jack Hofsiss
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Penny Fuller, Kevin Conway, Philip Anglim, Richard Clarke
3. Orphan Train (1979)
12
2
Orphan Train
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jessica
Director:
William A. Graham
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Kevin Dobson, Jill Eikenberry, Melissa Michaelsen, Linda Manz
4. Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
22
5
Sarah, Plain and Tall
G
22
5
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sarah Wheaton
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Jon DeVries
5. Something About Amelia (1984)
9
1
Something About Amelia
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gail Bennett
Director:
Randa Haines
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ted Danson, Jane Kaczmarek, Lane Smith, Roxana Zal, Olivia Cole
6. The Lion in Winter (2003)
9
1
The Lion in Winter
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Director:
Andrey Konchalovskiy
Genres:
War, History, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Patrick Stewart, Andrew Howard, John Light, Antal Konrád
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
7. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (1999)
7
1
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler
7
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Gina
Director:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, Peter Corbett
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
8. Strip Search (2004)
8
1
Strip Search
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kerry Washington, Austin Pendleton, Tom Guiry, Fred Koheler
9. ... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2005)
9
2
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex Forrest
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Anne Buydens, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Carter, Anne Douglas, Cameron Douglas
10. Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
15
1
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
15
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
Director:
Jeff Bleckner
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Eric Dane, Ryan Reynolds, Judy Davis, Jan Rubes, Wendy Makkena, Susan Barnes
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
11. In the Gloaming (1997)
10
1
In the Gloaming
PG
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Janet
Director:
Christopher Reeve
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, David Strathairn, Bridget Fonda, Robert Sean Leonard
12. Skylark (1993)
13
1
Skylark
G
13
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sarah Witting
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Christopher Bell, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska
13. Sea Oak (2017)
9
1
Sea Oak
9
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Bernie
Director:
Hiro Murai
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Quaid, James Van Der Beek, Jane Levy, Max Casella
14. Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
13
1
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End
13
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sarah Witting
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Emily Osment, Jack Palance, Christopher Walken, George Hearn, Lexi Randall
16. Journey (1995)
9
1
Journey
PG
9
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Tom McLoughlin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eliza Dushku, Jason Robards, Meg Tilly, Brenda Fricker, Max Pomeranc
17. The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001)
9
1
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
9
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Arvella Whipple
Director:
Jeremy Kagan
Genres:
Western, Family, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Meat Loaf, Jena Malone, Chloe Webb, Bruce McGill
18. Brush with Fate (2003)
8
1
Brush with Fate
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cornelia Engelbrecht
Director:
Brent Shields
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Thomas Gibson, Ellen Burstyn, Phyllida Law, Kelly Macdonald
19. Stones for Ibarra (1988)
6
1
Stones for Ibarra
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sara Everton
Director:
Jack Gold
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Keith Carradine, Alfonso Arau, Trinidad Silva, Ray Oriel
21. South Pacific (2001)
9
2
South Pacific
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Nellie Forbush
Director:
Richard Pearce
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama, War, Musical
Star Cast:
Harry Connick Jr., Jack Thompson, Rade Serbedzija, Lori Tan Chinn

Animation(s)

Tarzan (1999)
Tarzan
G
Plot:

A young boy grows up amongst the gorillas in African wilderness after he is rescued by Kala, a gentle gorilla, who names him Tarzan. Their lives change when humans Jane Porter, her father, and hunter-guide Clayton arrive from England. Tarzan finds true love in Jane and must stop Clayton and his poachers from capturing his gorilla family. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Kala
Director:
Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Family, Animation
Hoodwinked! (2005)
Hoodwinked!
PG
Plot:

Based on the famous folktale, the film shows Little Red Riding Hood arriving at her Granny’s home only to find Big Bad Wolf impersonating as the old woman. As the wolf tries to attack her, Granny jumps out of the closet and an axe-wielding woodman jumps in through the window. When the police arrive at the scene they start asking everyone their version of the story. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Granny
Director:
Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech
Genres:
Action, Crime, Family, Mystery, Comedy, Animation
Tarzan II (2005)
Tarzan II
TV-G
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Kala
Director:
Brian Smith
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Animation, Adventure
Star Cast:
George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Ron Perlman, Harrison Chad
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
PG
Plot:

Red Riding Hood is training with a secret group named Sister Hoods. However, she and the Wolf is soon called, in order to examine the sudden disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Granny
Director:
Mike Disa
Genres:
Action, Mystery, Comedy, Crime, Animation, Family

TV Shows and Videos

Glenn Close Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Wife Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2019
Damages Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama 2008
The Lion in Winter Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television 2005
Primetime Emmy Awards
Damages Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 2009
Damages Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 2008
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special 1995
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1988