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List of Holly Hunter Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Blood Simple. (1984)
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3
Blood Simple.
R
14
3

The owner of a small bar in Texas starts to suspect that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. He orders the detective to have them both murdered, if it turns out that his suspicions are true.

Starring:
Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, John Getz, Samm-Art Williams
Directed By:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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2
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
TV-14
12
2

The crime-comedy adventure movie follows the journey of three men Ulysses Everett McGill, Pete, and Delmar O'Donnell who escape from a chain-gang to retrieve a treasure. The three go on an incredible journey only to discover that the treasure they seek is entirely different and eventually end up earning their freedom.  

Role:
Penny
Starring:
George Clooney, John Goodman, Charles Durning, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson
Directed By:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
3. The Big Sick (2017)
12
2
The Big Sick
R
12
2

The movie is based on the real life story of its co-writers – Pakistani American stand-up comedian, Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V Gordan. The two meet at one of his shows and begin a relationship. Cultural differences pose a big problem to them, but a greater concern arise when Emily suddenly gets sick and is kept in a medically induced coma.

Role:
Beth
Starring:
Directed By:
Michael Showalter
4. The Piano (1993)
12
2
The Piano
R
12
2

Electively mute, Ada McGrath, arrives in New Zealand with her daughter Flora and her new husband, Alisdair Stewart. She expresses herself through her piano. But when Alisdair gives her piano to his friend Baines, she becomes cold towards him. Baines and Ada fall in love during piano lessons but all hell breaks loose when Alisdair finds out. 

Role:
Ada
Directed By:
Jane Campion
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actress
5. Raising Arizona (1987)
12
2
Raising Arizona
PG-13
12
2

Raising Arizona is a crime-comedy film directed by the famous Coen brothers, wherein an ex-con and an ex-cop abduct one baby from a set of quintuplets belonging to a furniture mogul called Nathan Arizona after they discover that they can't have a child. The couple's lives are in jeopardy when Arizona offers a huge reward for the return of his missing baby.

Role:
Ed
Starring:
Directed By:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
6. Broadcast News (1987)
13
2
Broadcast News
R
13
2

Brilliant but not-so-telegenic reporter Aaron Altman, whose work mostly goes unappreciated, is secretly in love with Jane, the talented but high-strung news producer. The new inexpert anchor Tom Grunick’s good personality attracts Jane, though she despises the trend of entertainment news he represents. With Aaron considering Tom as personal and professional rival, Jane must take the difficult decision between style and substance. 

Role:
Jane Craig
Directed By:
James L. Brooks
7. The Burning (1981)
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2
The Burning
R
11
2

A caretaker at a summer camp is burned horribly, after a prank goes wrong. He decides to take revenge against the teenagers responsible for his condition.

Starring:
Jason Alexander, Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer
Directed By:
Tony Maylam
8. Jesus' Son (1999)
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2
Jesus' Son
R
11
2

This drama film tells us about the life of a gentle young man, who retells his story about how he was introduced to heroin, how he fell in love, and how he became a petty criminal. However, he later begins to work on changing his life.   

Starring:
Billy Crudup, Denis Leary, Michael Shannon, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black, Robert Michael Kelly, Torben Brooks
Directed By:
Alison Maclean
9. The Firm (1993)
11
2
The Firm
R
11
2

Harvard Law graduate, Mitch McDeere,lands a high paying job at the Bendini, Lambert & Locke firm, only to realize that the firm helps to launder mob money. As Mitch tries to find proof and break out of the firm’s grips, he finds his and his wife’s lives threatened by the firm and the mob. 

Starring:
Directed By:
10. Thirteen (2003)
11
2
Thirteen
R
11
2

This teen film is about Tracy Freeland, a junior high student with a troubled family background, who gets involved in drugs, sex and theft in the company of school’s most popular girl Evie. These major changes in her lifestyle put strain on her relationships with her old friends as well as her mother, who finally decides to take things in her hands.

Role:
Melanie Freeland
Starring:
Jeremy Sisto, Evan Rachel Wood, Vanessa Hudgens, Nikki Reed, Brady Corbet
Directed By:
Catherine Hardwicke
11. Nine Lives (2005)
11
2
Nine Lives
R
11
2

Nine Lives is a drama film which revolves around nine different women, as they struggle and try to deal with various problems in their lives, such as parent-child relationships, illness, death, etc.  

Starring:
Dakota Fanning, Aidan Quinn, Ian McShane, Amy Brenneman, Glenn Close, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek
Directed By:
Rodrigo García
12. Jackie (2012)
11
2
Jackie
11
2
Role:
Jackie
Starring:
Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Jacob Browne, Jeroen Spitzenberger
Directed By:
Antoinette Beumer
13. Moonlight Mile (2002)
10
2
Moonlight Mile
PG-13
10
2

Moonlight Mile is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a young man Joe who is trying to cope with the death of his fiancée Diana. He befriends her parents, and tries to become a better person to please those around him. However, things take a turn when another woman enters his life unexpectedly.

Starring:
Ellen Pompeo, Robert Wahlberg, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alexia Landeau, Richard Messing
Directed By:
Brad Silberling
14. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
10
2
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
PG-13
10
2

Fearing that Superman's alien powers are left unchecked, Batman launches a personal mission to get rid of the Kyrptonian, while the Man of Steel is also wary of Batman's form of justice. However, as they realize that they were both being manipulated by supervillain Lex Luthor, they must join forces with Wonder Woman to save mankind from an abomination.

Starring:
Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Jon Stewart
Directed By:
Zack Snyder
15. Copycat (1995)
10
2
Copycat
R
10
2

A respected criminal psychologist specializing on serial killers develops agoraphobia after being attacked by one of her subjects and seals herself in a high tech apartment until a new series of murder starts taking place. Drawn by the fact that the killer is copying previous killings, she starts working with the police in order to track him down. 

Role:
M.J. Monahan
Starring:
Sigourney Weaver, Harry Connick Jr., Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara
Directed By:
Jon Amiel
16. Home for the Holidays (1995)
10
2
Home for the Holidays
PG-13
10
2

Claudia Larson is a single mom who has just lost her job due to budget cuts. She  decides to spend Thanksgiving with her parents in Baltimore, but she is surprised when her daughter Kitt decides to stay at home instead.

Role:
Claudia Larson
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Geraldine Chaplin, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott
Directed By:
17. Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
10
2
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
PG-13
10
2

This romantic drama film tells us five different stories which are loosely tied to one another. The stories revolves around five different women who are each dealing with problems of their own such as loneliness, longing and dissatisfaction.  

Starring:
Calista Flockhart, Cameron Diaz, Valeria Golino, Glenn Close, Amy Brenneman, Kathy Baker
Directed By:
Rodrigo García
18. Living Out Loud (1998)
10
2
Living Out Loud
R
10
2
Role:
Judith Moore
Starring:
Queen Latifah, Danny DeVito, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tamlyn Tomita, Martin Donovan, Richard Schiff
Directed By:
Richard LaGravenese
19. Once Around (1991)
10
2
Once Around
R
10
2
Role:
Renata Bella
Starring:
Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Aiello, Gena Rowlands, Laura San Giacomo
Directed By:
Lasse Hallström
20. Crash (1996)
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2
Crash
NC-17
10
2

Crash is a 1996 psychological thriller film which tells the story of a TV director who gets into a serious car accident. He then discovers an underground sub-culture of car-crash victims, for whom a car collision is a sexual turn-on, and it gives them a jotting life force which they come to crave. 

Role:
Helen Remington
Starring:
James Spader, David Cronenberg, Rosanna Arquette, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger
Directed By:
21. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
10
2
A Life Less Ordinary
R
10
2

A Life Less Ordinary is a romantic comedy crime film which tells the story of Robert Lewis, who kidnaps his boss’s spoilt daughter Celine, after he is fired by his boss. Meanwhile, two angels attempt to make love blossom between Robert and Celine.

Role:
O'Reilly
Starring:
Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian Holm, Cameron Diaz, Delroy Lindo, Dan Hedaya
Directed By:
22. Always (1989)
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2
Always
PG
10
2

Pete Sandich, a daredevil aerial forest-fire fighter, uses WWII-vintage plane to put out forest fires. His risk-taking worries fiancée Dorinda, who urges Pete to opt for the training job. On his last flight, he takes precarious dive and saves his friend Al, but loses own life. Pete then faces the challenge of helping Dorinda get over her grief and guiding Ted, who has fallen for her

Role:
Dorinda Durston
Starring:
Audrey Hepburn, Keith David, John Goodman, Richard Dreyfuss, Brad Johnson
Directed By:
23. The Big White (2005)
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2
The Big White
R
10
2

An indebted travel agent, in order to get rid of his financial problems, claims a body as his missing brother. However, he is unaware of the fact that two hitmen are seeking the body as well.   

Role:
Margaret Barnell
Starring:
Giovanni Ribisi, Robin Williams, Woody Harrelson, Tim Blake Nelson
Directed By:
Mark Mylod
24. Levity (2003)
10
2
Levity
R
10
2
Role:
Adele Easley
Starring:
Kirsten Dunst, Morgan Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Manuel Aranguiz
Directed By:
Ed Solomon
25. Won't Back Down (2012)
10
2
Won't Back Down
PG
10
2
Role:
Evelyn Riske
Starring:
Ving Rhames, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie Perez, Oscar Isaac, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac
Directed By:
Daniel Barnz
26. Swing Shift (1984)
10
2
Swing Shift
PG
10
2
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Roger Corman, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Christine Lahti
Directed By:
27. Timecode (2000)
10
2
Timecode
R
10
2

This romantic drama film takes us to the lives of various characters in and around a film production office. A young actress is trying to score a screen test from her secret boyfriend Alex, a noted director. Meanwhile, Alex is already married, and his wife is discussing about a divorce with her therapist.  

Starring:
Salma Hayek, Kyle MacLachlan, Leslie Mann, Laurie Metcalf, Danny Huston, Xander Berkeley, Saffron Burrows
Directed By:
Mike Figgis
28. Miss Firecracker (1989)
10
2
Miss Firecracker
PG
10
2
Role:
Carnelle Scott
Starring:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Mary Steenburgen, Ann Wedgeworth, Tim Robbins, Scott Glenn
Directed By:
Thomas Schlamme
29. Song to Song (2017)
9
2
Song to Song
R
9
2

A struggling musician in Texas is determined to achieve stardom. She soon gets involved with endless love triangles, and betrayals. She soon starts feeling guilty about her actions.

Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Tom Sturridge
Directed By:
30. Manglehorn (2014)
9
2
Manglehorn
PG-13
9
2

Manglehorn is an eccentric locksmith in a small town. He was left heartbroken by the woman he had loved forty years ago, and now he finds himself obsessing over the choices he had made in his past. However, with the help of a new friend, he tries to start his life over again.

Role:
Dawn
Starring:
Al Pacino, Chris Messina, Harmony Korine, Skylar Gasper
Directed By:
David Gordon Green
31. Little Black Book (2004)
8
2
Little Black Book
PG-13
8
2

A woman decides to snoop through the palm pilot of her boyfriend and this reveals his former girlfriends. She is shocked to know why their names are still listed, and soon, hell breaks loose.  

Role:
Barb
Starring:
Brittany Murphy, Kevin Sussman, Kathy Bates, Cress Williams, Ron Livingston, Julianne Nicholson
Directed By:
Nick Hurran
32. Paradise (2013)
8
2
Paradise
PG-13
8
2
Role:
Melanie Mannerheim
Starring:
Nick Offerman, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Phil Austin
Directed By:
Diablo Cody
33. Portraits in Dramatic Time (2011)
12
2
Portraits in Dramatic Time
12
2
Role:
Holly Hunter
Starring:
Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, William H. Macy, Alison Pill
Directed By:
David Michalek, Paul Warner
34. Strange Weather (2016)
9
2
Strange Weather
R
9
2
Role:
Darcy Baylor
Starring:
Kim Coates, Carrie Coon, Choppy Guillotte, Andrene Ward-Hammond
Directed By:
Katherine Dieckmann
35. End of the Line (1987)
9
2
End of the Line
PG
9
2
Starring:
Levon Helm, Kevin Bacon, Mary Steenburgen, Barbara Barrie
Directed By:
Jay Russell
36. Woman Wanted (1999)
9
2
Woman Wanted
R
9
2
Role:
Emma Riley
Starring:
Michael Moriarty, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie Preston, Allegra Fulton
Directed By:
Kiefer Sutherland, Alan Smithee
37. Breakable You (2017)
9
2
Breakable You
R
9
2
Role:
Eleanor Weller
Starring:
Alfred Molina, Cristin Milioti, Tony Shalhoub, Omar Metwally
Directed By:
Andrew Wagner
38. Animal Behavior (1989)
6
1
Animal Behavior
PG
6
1
Role:
Coral Grable
Starring:
Armand Assante, Joyce Brothers, Josh Mostel, Richard Libertini
Directed By:
Jenny Bowen, Kjehl Rasmussen

TV Movie(s)

1. The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
10
2
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
R
10
2
Role:
Wanda Holloway
Starring:
Swoosie Kurtz, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Frewer, Gregg Henry
Directed By:
Michael Ritchie
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
2. Svengali (1983)
10
2
Svengali
10
2
Starring:
Peter O'Toole, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Ashley, Pamela Blair, Larry Joshua
Directed By:
Anthony Harvey
3. An Uncommon Love (1983)
9
2
An Uncommon Love
9
2
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Phillip R. Allen, Allison Argo, Kathryn Harrold
Directed By:
Steven Hilliard Stern
4. With Intent to Kill (1984)
9
2
With Intent to Kill
9
2
Starring:
William Devane, Paul Sorvino, Karl Malden, Shirley Knight
Directed By:
Mike Robe
5. A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
10
2
A Gathering of Old Men
PG
10
2
Role:
Candy Marshall
Starring:
Richard Widmark, Louis Gossett Jr., Joe Seneca, Will Patton
Directed By:
Volker Schlöndorff
6. Harlan County War (2000)
10
2
Harlan County War
10
2
Role:
Ruby Kincaid
Starring:
Wayne Robson, Stellan Skarsgård, Ted Levine, Alex House
Directed By:
Tony Bill
7. When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
10
2
When Billie Beat Bobby
PG
10
2
Role:
Billie Jean King
Starring:
Rainn Wilson, Fred Willard, Matt Letscher, Ron Silver, Bob Gunton
Directed By:
Jane Anderson
8. Roe vs. Wade (1989)
9
2
Roe vs. Wade
9
2
Role:
Ellen Russell / Jane Doe
Starring:
Kathy Bates, James Gammon, Terry O'Quinn, Amy Madigan
Directed By:
Gregory Hoblit
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
9. Crazy in Love (1992)
9
2
Crazy in Love
M
9
2
Role:
Georgie Symonds
Starring:
Bill Pullman, Frances McDormand, Gena Rowlands, Julian Sands
Directed By:
Martha Coolidge

Animation(s)

The Incredibles (2004)
The Incredibles
PG
Plot:

A family of superheroes lives a simple life in the suburbs of Metroville. The head of the family Bob Parr, formerly Mr. Incredible, desires to return to his adventurous life as a superhero; however government ban prevents him from doing so. He gets his opportunity, though, when he is called upon to deal with a secret assignment. Soon his whole family gets involved.

Role:
Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
Starring:
John Ratzenberger, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Dominique Louis
Directed By:
Brad Bird
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Incredibles 2
PG
Plot:

As superheroes continue to live in hiding despite their recent heroism, wealthy Deavor siblings of Devtech propose a plan to send Elastigirl on secret missions aimed at gaining public trust. This leaves Mr. Incredible struggling with domestic chores and parenting their three superkids, while a new supervillain, the Screenslaver, plans to hypnotize the entire population through television screens.

Role:
Helen Parr
Starring:
Sophia Bush, Jonathan Banks, Isabella Rossellini, John Ratzenberger, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener
Directed By:
Brad Bird
The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs (1989)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Kelly Peterson

TV Shows and Videos

American Experience (1988)
American Experience
Starring:
Brian Dennehy, Courtney B. Vance, Christopher Plummer, Werner Klemperer, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Stuhlbarg, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
David Grubin, Stephen Ives, Barak Goodman, Ric Burns, Adriana Bosch
Disney Infinity (2013)
Disney Infinity
Starring:
Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Sarah Silverman, Idina Menzel, Larry the Cable Guy, Craig T. Nelson, John Ratzenberger
Top of the Lake (2013)
Top of the Lake
TV-MA
Starring:
Gwendoline Christie, Elisabeth Moss, Lucy Lawless, Nicole Kidman, David Dencik, David Wenham, Peter Mullan
Directed By:
Jane Campion, Ariel Kleiman, Garth Davis
Saving Grace (2007)
Saving Grace
TV-MA
Role:
Grace Hanadarko (46 episodes, 2007-2010)
Starring:
F. Murray Abraham, Daniella Alonso, Christina Ricci, Tamlyn Tomita, Laura San Giacomo, Leon Rippy
Directed By:
Tricia Brock, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Guy Ferland, Rohn Schmidt, Artie Mandelberg
Disney Infinity 3.0 (2015)
Disney Infinity 3.0
Starring:
Daisy Ridley, Matt Lanter, Jason Bateman, Josh Gad, Drake Bell, Ginnifer Goodwin, Adam Driver
Directed By:
Mo Davoudian
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2014)
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
Starring:
Troy Baker, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny, Sarah Silverman, Drake Bell, Craig T. Nelson, Kristen Bell
Here and Now (2018)
Here and Now
TV-MA
Role:
Audrey Bayer (10 episodes, 2018)
Starring:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Daniel Zovatto, Jerrika Hinton, Raymond Lee
Mr. Mayor (2021)
Mr. Mayor
TV-PG
Role:
Arpi Meskimen
Starring:
Kate del Castillo, David Spade, Chrissy Teigen, Missi Pyle, Andie MacDowell, Ted Danson, Flula Borg
Mondo Art (2014)
Mondo Art
Starring:
Joey Ansara, David Ashton, Joseph Augustine, Matt Auster
Directed By:
Stephen A. Maier

Holly Hunter Awards

Academy Awards
The Piano Best Actress in a Leading Role 1994
Golden Globe Awards
The Piano Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1994
Primetime Emmy Awards
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special 1993
Roe vs. Wade Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special 1989
BAFTA Awards
The Piano Best Actress 1994