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List of Helen Hunt Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Cast Away (2000)
37
5
Cast Away
PG-13
37
5

The survival drama depicts the journey of FedEx systems analyst Chuck Noland after his flight to Malaysia crashes into the Pacific Ocean. The sole survivor of the crash forms a most humane friendship with a volleyball which he names Wilson while he tries to survive on an island. Tom Hanks’ portrayal of the lead earned him an ‘Oscar’ nomination. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Paul Sanchez, Lari White, Leonid Citer, David Allen Brooks
2. As Good as It Gets (1997)
31
4
As Good as It Gets
PG-13
31
4

Melvin Udall, a popular romance novelist has OCD and is rude to everyone around. His routine life is shaken when his neighbour is assaulted and he is entrusted to take care of his dog. Moreover, the only waitress who puts up with his nuisance in the restaurant he visits is ready to leave the job to take care of her critically ill son.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Connelly
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
3. Pay It Forward (2000)
31
5
Pay It Forward
PG-13
31
5

A physically and emotionally scarred social-studies teacher gives an assignment to develop an idea that would change the world for better. Young Trevor McKinney, who has a troubled family background, creates the idea of ‘pay it forward,’ -- not to pay a favor back, but to pay it forward to three other people and so on; thus triggering a far-reaching goodwill movement.

As:
Cast
Role:
Arlene McKinney
Director:
Mimi Leder
Genres:
Drama
4. Soul Surfer (2011)
20
2
Soul Surfer
PG
20
2

This biographical drama film tells the story of a young surf champion, who loses an arm after getting attacked by a shark while surfing in the sea. However, with her faith in God and support from her family and friends, she battles her fears of returning to the water again. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cheri Hamilton
Director:
Sean McNamara
Genres:
Biography, Family, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
5. The Sessions (2012)
20
10
The Sessions
R
20
10

A poet-cum-journalist in his late thirties is forced to live in an iron lung due to a bout of polio in his childhood and because of that he has never had sex. But when he is assigned to work on disability and sex, he becomes interested in it and finally engages a sex surrogate. But problem arises when they start developing romantic feelings. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cheryl
Director:
Ben Lewin
Genres:
Biography, Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rhea Perlman, William H. Macy, Adam Arkin, John Hawkes
6. Twister (1996)
26
3
Twister
PG-13
26
3

Successful weatherman Bill Harding seeks out his estranged storm chaser wife Jo to get divorce papers signed, but finds out that she has developed devices based on his design to further tornado research. When he realizes that a rival has copied his design, he rushes to get Jo's devices field tested at the heart of violent tornados.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Jo Harding
Director:
Jan de Bont
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
7. The Swiss Family Robinson (1975)
14
1
The Swiss Family Robinson
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Roberta
Director:
Harry Harris
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Cameron Mitchell, Martin Milner, George DiCenzo, Eric Olson
8. What Women Want (2000)
21
2
What Women Want
PG-13
21
2

Playboy chauvinistic advertising executive Nick Marshall finds out, following an accident, that he can hear women's thoughts. Despite being irritated to learn how many people around him dislike him, he uses his newfound power to repair his relationships and advance his career at the expense of his boss, Darcy McGuire, until he falls in love with her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Darcy Maguire
Director:
Nancy Meyers
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
9. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
11
1
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
PG-13
11
1

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is a crime comedy film, which tells the story of an insurance investigator Briggs, and Betty, a new employee at his company. Both of them dislike each other, but their lives take a strange turn when both of them are hypnotized by an evil magician who plans to use them to carry out his evil plans.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
10. The Waterdance (1992)
13
5
The Waterdance
R
13
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Anna
Director:
Neal Jimenez, Michael Steinberg
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes, Elizabeth Peña, William Allen Young
13. Stealing Home (1988)
11
2
Stealing Home
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Kampmann, William Porter
Genres:
Romance, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
14. Rollercoaster (1977)
10
3
Rollercoaster
PG
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino, George Segal, Timothy Bottoms
15. A Good Woman (2004)
11
1
A Good Woman
PG
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Erlynne
Director:
Mike Barker
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Scarlett Johansson, Milena Vukotic, Stephen Campbell Moore, Mark Umbers
16. Trancers (1984)
10
2
Trancers
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Leena
Director:
Charles Band
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Tim Thomerson, Telma Hopkins, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur
17. I See You (2019)
12
4
I See You
R
12
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Randall
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jon Tenney, Sam Trammell, Libe Barer, Owen Teague
18. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
15
4
Peggy Sue Got Married
PG-13
15
4

Peggy Sue attends a high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband. However, she faints during the reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school, and gets a chance to relive her life, making different choices.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
21. Then She Found Me (2007)
12
2
Then She Found Me
R
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
April Epner
Director:
Helen Hunt
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Ben Shenkman
22. Project X (1987)
9
3
Project X
PG
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Kaplan
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jean Smart, Matthew Broderick, Willie, Okko, Karanja
23. One Night at McCool's (2001)
8
3
One Night at McCool's
R
8
3

After escaping a rape and shooting the man, sultry Jewel meets Randy, a bar-tender at McCool’s, and seduces him. Randy takes her home but soon turns into a thief to provide for Jewel’s unending demands. Randy’s cousin Carl finds himself crazily obsessed with the sexy Jewel, while detective Dehling, who is investigating the killing and robberies, also finds himself besotted with the femme-fatale. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Harald Zwart
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Liv Tyler, John Goodman, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, Paul Reiser, Mary Jo Smith
26. Ride (2014)
13
1
Ride
R
13
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Jackie
Director:
Helen Hunt
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brenton Thwaites, Luke Wilson, Julie Dretzin, Jay Russell
30. Candy Jar (2018)
6
1
Candy Jar
TV-14
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kathy
Director:
Ben Shelton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Bergeron, Jacob Latimore, Sami Gayle, Uzo Aduba
31. Only You (1992)
13
1
Only You
PG-13
13
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Clare Enfield
Director:
Betty Thomas
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Andrew McCarthy, Kelly Preston, Joel Murray, Daniel Roebuck
33. Trancers II (1991)
6
1
Trancers II
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lena Deth
Director:
Charles Band
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Martine Beswick, Tim Thomerson, Telma Hopkins, Megan Ward
34. The Night Clerk (2020)
7
1
The Night Clerk
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ethel Bromley
Director:
Michael Cristofer
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
John Leguizamo, Johnathon Schaech, Ana de Armas, Tye Sheridan
36. Trancers: City of Lost Angels (2013)
8
2
Trancers: City of Lost Angels
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Leena
Director:
Charles Band
Genres:
Short, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Tim Thomerson, Telma Hopkins, Art LaFleur, Alyson Croft
37. 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
7
1
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Nominee & Presenter
Director:
Jeff Margolis
Star Cast:
Hal Holbrook, Jane Krakowski, Alfre Woodard, Chris Tucker
38. The Frog Prince (1988)
8
1
The Frog Prince
G
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Henrietta
Director:
Jackson Hunsicker
Genres:
Musical, Fantasy, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Clive Revill, John Paragon, Aileen Quinn, Seagull Cohen
39. Pulse Pounders (1988)
9
2
Pulse Pounders
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Band
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Star Cast:
David Warner, Telma Hopkins, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton
40. The Miracle Season (2018)
11
1
The Miracle Season
PG
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kathy Bresnahan
Director:
Sean McNamara
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
William Hurt, Danika Yarosh, Tiera Skovbye, Erin Moriarty
41. Waiting to Act (1985)
9
1
Waiting to Act
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
John Putch
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ed Begley Jr., Dana Hill, Deborah Atkinson, Dennis Cornell

TV Movie(s)

1. The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)
18
2
The Miracle of Kathy Miller
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kathy Miller
Director:
Robert Michael Lewis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Frank Converse, Sharon Gless, Bill Beyers, John de Lancie
2. Bill: On His Own (1983)
9
3
Bill: On His Own
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny Wells
Director:
Anthony Page
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lyle Lovett, Dennis Quaid, Teresa Wright, Tracey Walter, Edie McClurg
3. All Together Now (1975)
9
2
All Together Now
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Lindsay
Director:
Randal Kleiser
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Adam Arkin, John Rubinstein, Dori Brenner, Glynnis O'Connor
4. Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)
12
3
Child Bride of Short Creek
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Naomi
Director:
Robert Michael Lewis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Diane Lane, Conrad Bain, Christopher Atkins, Kiel Martin
5. Angel Dusted (1981)
10
2
Angel Dusted
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Dick Lowry
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Stapleton, Arthur Hill, Percy Rodrigues, John Putch
6. Choices of the Heart (1983)
9
1
Choices of the Heart
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cathy
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Melissa Gilbert, Martin Sheen, Peter Horton, Mary McCusker, Mari Gorman
7. Quarterback Princess (1983)
13
1
Quarterback Princess
13
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Noel Black
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Don Murray, Dana Elcar, Barbara Babcock
8. Transplant (1979)
8
1
Transplant
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
William A. Graham
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ronny Cox, Kevin Dobson, Bibi Besch, Melinda Dillon
10. Pioneer Woman (1973)
8
1
Pioneer Woman
TV-PG
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Sargeant
Director:
Buzz Kulik
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
William Shatner, David Janssen, Joanna Pettet, Lance LeGault
11. Having Babies (1976)
8
1
Having Babies
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Day
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Adrienne Barbeau, Abe Vigoda, Desi Arnaz Jr., Ronny Cox, Harry Guardino
12. Desperate Lives (1982)
9
3
Desperate Lives
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sandy Cameron
Director:
Robert Michael Lewis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Diane Ladd, William Windom, Joyce Brothers, Art Hindle
13. The Spell (1977)
8
1
The Spell
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kristina Matchett
Director:
Lee Philips
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Lee Grant, Lelia Goldoni, Jack Colvin, Susan Myers
14. Sweet Revenge (1984)
7
2
Sweet Revenge
7
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Greene
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, Kevin Dobson, Wings Hauser, Kelly McGillis
15. Shooter (1988)
10
2
Shooter
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tracey
Director:
Gary Nelson
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Alan Ruck, Noble Willingham, Kario Salem, Jeffrey Nordling
16. Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1998)
10
2
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Viola
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Rudd, Kyra Sedgwick, Philip Bosco, David Patrick Kelly
17. Incident at Dark River (1989)
9
2
Incident at Dark River
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jesse McCandless
Director:
Michael Pressman
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mike Farrell, Tess Harper, Arthur Rosenberg, Philip Baker Hall
18. In the Company of Darkness (1993)
8
1
In the Company of Darkness
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gina Pulasky
Director:
David Anspaugh
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Steven Weber, Jeff Fahey, Juan Ramírez, Margaret Travolta
19. Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991)
7
1
Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story
M
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Pamela Smart
Director:
Joyce Chopra
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Howard Hesseman, Michael Learned, Chad Allen, Hank Stratton
20. Into the Badlands (1991)
8
1
Into the Badlands
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Blossom
Director:
Sam Pillsbury
Genres:
Western, Horror
Star Cast:
Bruce Dern, Mariel Hemingway, Lisa Pelikan, Dylan McDermott

Animation(s)

Galtar and the Golden Lance (1985)
Galtar and the Golden Lance
As:
Cast
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Corey Burton, Don Messick, Michael Bell, Bob Arbogast
Chicken Little (1998)
Chicken Little
As:
Cast
Role:
(voice)
Director:
Don Duga, Irra Duga
Genres:
Animation, Family, Short
Star Cast:
The Nativity (1987)
The Nativity
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary (voice)
Director:
Ray Patterson, Don Lusk
Genres:
Animation, Family, Short
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Jeffrey Tambor, David Ackroyd, Roscoe Lee Browne, Gregory Harrison

TV Shows and Videos

The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (1990)
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Ed Asner, Georgann Johnson, Edward Asner, Ron Rifkin
My Life and Times (1991)
My Life and Times
As:
Cast
Role:
Rebecca Miller (6 episodes, 1991)
Director:
Michael Apted
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Megan Mullally, Harriet Medin, Tom Irwin, Matt McGrath
Ark II (1976)
Ark II
As:
Cast
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Family
Star Cast:
Tracy Morgan, John Fiedler, Jonathan Harris, Jean Marie Hon
The Fitzpatricks (1977)
The Fitzpatricks
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Edward James Olmos, Brian Dennehy, Mariclare Costello, Bert Kramer
Swiss Family Robinson (1975)
Swiss Family Robinson
As:
Cast
Director:
Christian I. Nyby II, Leslie H. Martinson, Don McDougall, Marc Daniels, Georg Fenady
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Mitchell, Martin Milner, Willie Aames
World on Fire (2019)
World on Fire
As:
Cast
Role:
Nancy Campbell
Director:
Andy Wilson, Adam Smith, Chanya Button
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Sean Bean, Max Riemelt, Zofia Wichlacz, Jonah Hauer-King
Amy Prentiss (1974)
Amy Prentiss
As:
Cast
Role:
Jill Prentiss (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Director:
Lou Antonio, Gordon Hessler, Jeffrey Hayden, Andrew V. McLaglen, Noel Black
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Jessica Walter, Art Metrano, Johnny Seven
Splitting Up Together (2018)
Splitting Up Together
TV-PG
As:
Director
Director:
Helen Hunt
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jenna Fischer, Bobby Lee, Oliver Hudson, Diane Farr, Olivia Keville
Mad About You (1992)
Mad About You
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Jamie Stemple Buchman (162 episodes, 1992-1999)
Director:
David Steinberg, Gordon Hunt, Michael Lembeck, Thomas Schlamme, Barnet Kellman
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actres
Shots Fired (2017)
Shots Fired
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Demme
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton, Jill Hennessy
Trancers III (1992)
Trancers III
R
As:
Cast
Director:
C. Courtney Joyner
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Andrew Robinson, Tim Thomerson, Telma Hopkins, Melanie Smith

Helen Hunt Awards

Academy Awards
As Good as It Gets Best Actress in a Leading Role 1998
Golden Globe Awards
As Good as It Gets Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1998
Mad About You Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1997
Mad About You Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1995
Mad About You Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 1994
Primetime Emmy Awards
Mad About You Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 1999
Mad About You Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 1998
Mad About You Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 1997
Mad About You Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 1996
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Female Television Performer 1999