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List of Hilary Swank Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
23
2
Million Dollar Baby
PG-13
23
2

Maggie Fitzgerald, a poor waitress, asks old gym owner Frankie Dunn to train her, but he refuses. Maggie is encouraged to train at his gym by his associate Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris and eventually convinces Dunn with her determination. Maggie, who has a dysfunctional family, and Dunn, whose daughter is estranged, gradually fill the voids in each other's lives.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie Fitzgerald
Director:
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
2. Boys Don't Cry (1999)
21
2
Boys Don't Cry
TV-MA
21
2

The horrifically tragic story depicts the life of a young transgender man Brandon Teena, who was born Teena Renae Brandon and is forced to leave his hometown under threat. Although he later finds love with Lana, two of his ex-convict friends, find out the truth about his gender with violent consequences.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Brandon Teena
Director:
Kimberly Peirce
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Lecy Goranson, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Alicia Goranson, Brendan Sexton III
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
3. Freedom Writers (2007)
20
2
Freedom Writers
PG-13
20
2

The Freedom Writers is a 2007 American drama film which is based on a book titled The Freedom Writers Diary. The film tells the story of a young teacher who inspires her students to learn tolerance as well as apply themselves and pursue education beyond high education. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Erin Gruwell
Director:
Richard LaGravenese
Genres:
Biography, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Patrick Dempsey, Imelda Staunton, Scott Glenn, April L. Hernandez
4. You're Not You (2014)
20
3
You're Not You
R
20
3

You’re Not You is a drama film which revolves around a classical pianist Kate Parker, who gets diagnosed with ALS. As she needs a caregiver, a brash college girl named Bec, who likes partying applies for the job, despite her lack of experience.  Despite all her flaws, Kate decides to keep Bec as her caregiver  and soon a bond develops between the two.  

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Kate
Director:
George C. Wolfe
Genres:
Drama
5. Logan Lucky (2017)
12
1
Logan Lucky
PG-13
12
1

Laid off from his tunnel construction job under the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jimmy Logan teams up with his war veteran brother Clyde, who has lost his lower arm in Iraq, to rob the Speedway. For help, they enlist their hairstylist sister Mellie, safe-cracker Joe Bang, now in jail, and Joe's dimwitted brothers, Sam and Fish. But very soon a mix up forces them to put off the operation. 

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
6. Conviction (2010)
15
2
Conviction
R
15
2

When Betty Anne’s brother Kenny gets a life sentence for murder, Betty vows to overturn his conviction. A school drop-out and a working mother, she resolutely completes schooling, and joins law school to re-open the case, though it takes her years. With her friend, Abra, she digs out all available evidence, takes help of forensic investigation to fight for her brother’s freedom. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Betty Anne Waters
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
7. P.S. I Love You (2007)
17
3
P.S. I Love You
PG-13
17
3

After her husband Gerry dies of a brain tumor, Holly loses the will to live despite attempts by family members and friends to cheer her up. However, starting on her 30th birthday, she begins receiving a series of messages from Gerry that he had previously prepared to guide her towards a journey of rediscovery.

As:
Cast
Role:
Holly
Director:
Richard LaGravenese
Genres:
Drama, Romance
8. Insomnia (2002)
13
2
Insomnia
R
13
2

LAPD detectives Will Dormer and Hap Eckhart come to Nightmute, Alaska, to assist in the investigations of the murder of a 17-year-old teenage girl, but while trying to entrap prime suspect Walter Finch, Dormer accidentally shoots Eckhart. With young local detective Ellie Burr investigating Eckhart's death, insomniac Dormer becomes an easy pawn in Finch's psychological game.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ellie Burr
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt
9. 11:14 (2003)
12
2
11:14
TV-MA
12
2

In a small American suburb, Middletown, apparently random yet interconnected series of incidents involving different sets of people come together at exactly the same time during early hours of night. The unrelated and peculiar stories of 5 different groups of people, though not connected at first, converge to revolve around 2 automobile accidents, both happening at 11:14.  

 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Buzzy
Director:
Greg Marcks
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Patrick Swayze, Henry Thomas, Barbara Hershey, Clark Gregg
10. The Gift (2000)
13
1
The Gift
R
13
1

Clairvoyant Annie Wilson receives a vision that the local school principal Wayne’s fiancée Jessica, who had recently disappeared has actually been murdered. She informs the sheriff Johnson who finds the body in Donnie Barksdale’s pond. Donnie is convicted but then Annie receives another vision that he is innocent and the true murderer is still free. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
11. The Homesman (2014)
16
2
The Homesman
R
16
2

In 1854, strong and independent spinster Mary Bee Cuddy takes on the responsibility of transporting three mentally unstable women in a covered wagon to a church in Iowa, but soon realizes how formidable the task can be. When she saves the life of a claim jumper George Briggs, she asks him to help her transport the women through the perilous harsh Nebraskan territory. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Bee Cuddy
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
12. Red Dust (2004)
9
1
Red Dust
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Barcant
Director:
Tom Hooper
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ian Roberts, Jamie Bartlett, Hlomla Dandala
13. I Am Mother (2019)
8
1
I Am Mother
TV-14
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Woman
Director:
Grant Sputore
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Rose Byrne, Luke Hawker , Maddie Lenton , Summer Lenton
14. The Hunt (2020)
7
1
The Hunt
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Athena
Director:
Craig Zobel
Genres:
Action, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Emma Roberts, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall, Ethan Suplee
17. Amelia (2009)
11
3
Amelia
PG
11
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Amelia Earhart
Director:
Mira Nair
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Mia Wasikowska, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson
18. The Reaping (2007)
9
1
The Reaping
R
9
1

After her family is killed in Sudan, Catholic missionary Katherine Winter loses her faith, and works to disprove religious phenomena. She is sent to small town of Haven, Louisiana, to investigate series of strange occurrences, seemingly representing biblical plagues. She is determined to find logical reasoning; but what confronts her defies scientific explanations. She must re-claim her faith to fight the evil forces.

As:
Cast
Role:
Katherine
Director:
Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Idris Elba, AnnaSophia Robb, Stephen Rea, David Morrissey
19. Something Borrowed (2011)
6
3
Something Borrowed
PG-13
6
3

While studying law, Rachel falls for study partner Dex, but can’t express her feelings. Later, her childhood best friend Darcy meets and soon gets engaged to Dex. After a few drinks on her birthday, Rachel ends up getting intimate with Dex and divulges her secret, which surprises him. The loyal friend in Rachel is now torn between her love and her friendship.

As:
Producer
Director:
Luke Greenfield
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey
20. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
11
2
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
PG-13
11
2

Buffy Summers is a cheerleader and a popular girl in her school. She eventually comes to know that she belongs to a long line of vampire hunters. Now, she has to eradicate a nest of vampires in Los Angeles.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Fran Rubel Kuzui
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Horror
21. New Year's Eve (2011)
7
1
New Year's Eve
PG-13
7
1

The film depicts several intertwined stories involving varied incidents and emotions experienced by different individuals on the night of the New Year’s Eve and highlights different human elements such as love, hope, and forgiveness, second chance and promise. Second of the three romantic comedy films directed by Garry Marshall, it was a huge box office success.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
22. The Black Dahlia (2006)
9
2
The Black Dahlia
R
9
2

LAPD Detectives Dwight ‘Bucky’ Bleichert and Lee Blanchard become obsessed with solving the murder of Elizabeth Short, who is nicknamed The Black Dahlia. Things get complicated when Lee ends up getting murdered and Bucky becomes involved with a wealthy woman named Madeleine who bears a striking resemblance to Elizabeth.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Madeleine Linscott
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
23. The Core (2003)
8
2
The Core
PG-13
8
2

A series of bizarre activities across the globe lead the scientists to discover that the earth’s magnetic field has become instable due to lack of movement in the earth’s molten core and the only way to save the earth is to restart its movement.  So a team of experts drill down into the earth in order to resume the core’s rotation by setting off five nuclear explosions. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Amiel
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
DJ Qualls, Bruce Greenwood, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Eckhart, Christopher Shyer, Ray Galletti, Eileen Pedde
24. The Resident (2011)
9
2
The Resident
R
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Dr. Juliet Devereau
Director:
Antti Jokinen
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lee Pace, Aunjanue Ellis
25. Fatale (2020)
5
1
Fatale
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Val Quinlan
Genres:
Thriller
26. The Next Karate Kid (1994)
8
2
The Next Karate Kid
PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Pierce
Director:
Christopher Cain
Genres:
Action, Family, Romance, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Michael Ironside, Pat Morita, Chris Conrad, Constance Towers
28. The Audition (2000)
7
1
The Audition
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Chad Lowe
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Brittany Murphy, Chad Lowe, Jason Bryden, Lisa Arning
29. The Space Between (2002)
7
1
The Space Between
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Chad Lowe
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Chad Lowe, Mark Acheson, Ian Tracey, Vincent Gale
30. Beautiful Ohio (2006)
8
1
Beautiful Ohio
8
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Chad Lowe
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Hurt, Rita Wilson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Brett Davern, David Call
31. Heartwood (1998)
6
1
Heartwood
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sylvia Orsini
Director:
Lanny Cotler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Robards, John Terry, Randall Batinkoff, Eddie Mills
32. Quiet Days in Hollywood (1997)
5
1
Quiet Days in Hollywood
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lolita
Director:
Josef Rusnak
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Chad Lowe, Daryl Mitchell, Peter Dobson, Meta Golding
33. 55 Steps (2017)
1
0
55 Steps
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Colette Hughes
Director:
Bille August
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Tambor, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Culkin, Johan Heldenbergh

TV Movie(s)

34. Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
12
2
Iron Jawed Angels
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice Paul
Director:
Katja von Garnier
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Carrie Snodgress, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Dempsey, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor, Lois Smith
36. Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1994)
8
1
Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Patty Yaklich
Director:
Armand Mastroianni
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lisa Robin Kelly, Brad Johnson, Jaclyn Smith, David Lascher, Carolyn McCormick
37. 2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony (2015)
7
1
2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Presenter
Director:
Don Mischer
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Christina Aguilera, Seth MacFarlane, Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri Milner
38. Terror in the Family (1996)
7
1
Terror in the Family
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Deena Marten
Director:
Gregory Goodell
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Joanna Kerns, Andrew Kavovit, Adam Hendershott, Dan Lauria
39. Dying to Belong (1997)
7
1
Dying to Belong
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lisa Connors
Director:
William A. Graham
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sarah Chalke, Jennifer Warren, Laurel Holloman, Jenna von Oÿ
40. The Sleepwalker Killing (1997)
6
1
The Sleepwalker Killing
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lauren Schall
Director:
John Cosgrove
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Esten, Jeffrey Nordling, Lisa Darr, Natalija Nogulich
41. Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular (2014)
6
1
Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular
6
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Ryan Polito, Gary Tellalian
Star Cast:
Kristin Chenoweth, Wayne Brady, David Arquette, Whitney Cummings, Paula Abdul

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Leaving L.A. (1997)
Leaving L.A.
As:
Cast
Director:
Oz Scott, Tom McLoughlin, Sarah Pia Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Meloni, Billie Worley, Anne Haney, Lorraine Toussaint
Away (2020)
Away
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Emma Green
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Celebrity Charades (2005)
Celebrity Charades
As:
Producer
Director:
Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen
Genres:
Game-Show
Star Cast:
Mary McCormack, Jim Gaffigan, Judy Gold, Carson Kressley, Oksana Baiul
Harry and the Hendersons (1991)
Harry and the Hendersons
As:
Cast
Director:
Tony Dow, Nick Havinga, Alan Cooke, Lee Bernhardi, Lee Lochhead
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Danielle Fishel, Molly Cheek, Bruce Davison, Zachary Bostrom
Kounterfeit (1996)
Kounterfeit
R
As:
Cast
Director:
John Asher
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Corbin Bernsen, Bobbie Brown, Bruce Payne, Rob Stewart
Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996)
Sometimes They Come Back... Again
R
As:
Cast
Role:
Michelle Porter
Director:
Adam Grossman
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Alexis Arquette, Bojesse Christopher, Michael Gross, Glen Beaudin

Hilary Swank Awards

Academy Awards
Million Dollar Baby Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2005
Boys Don't Cry Best Actress in a Leading Role 2000
Golden Globe Awards
Million Dollar Baby Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2005
Boys Don't Cry Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2000