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List of Holly Hunter Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Blood Simple. (1984)
13
3
Blood Simple.
R
13
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.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, John Getz, Samm-Art Williams
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
12
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Penny
Director:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Star Cast:
George Clooney, John Goodman, Charles Durning, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Beth
Director:
Michael Showalter
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ada
Director:
Jane Campion
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Music
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ed
Director:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
6. Broadcast News (1987)
12
2
Broadcast News
R
12
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Craig
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
7. The Burning (1981)
11
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Tony Maylam
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Jason Alexander, Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
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.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Melanie Freeland
Director:
Catherine Hardwicke
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Sisto, Evan Rachel Wood, Vanessa Hudgens, Nikki Reed, Brady Corbet
12. Jackie (2012)
11
2
Jackie
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jackie
Director:
Antoinette Beumer
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Jacob Browne, Jeroen Spitzenberger
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Brad Silberling
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
M.J. Monahan
Director:
Jon Amiel
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Claudia Larson
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
18. Living Out Loud (1998)
10
2
Living Out Loud
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Judith Moore
Director:
Richard LaGravenese
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Queen Latifah, Danny DeVito, Rachael Leigh Cook, Martin Donovan, Richard Schiff
20. Crash (1996)
10
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Remington
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Spader, David Cronenberg, Rosanna Arquette, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
O'Reilly
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian Holm, Cameron Diaz, Delroy Lindo, Dan Hedaya
22. Always (1989)
10
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

As:
Cast
Role:
Dorinda Durston
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance
23. The Big White (2005)
10
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.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret Barnell
Director:
Mark Mylod
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
28. Miss Firecracker (1989)
10
2
Miss Firecracker
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carnelle Scott
Director:
Thomas Schlamme
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Mary Steenburgen, Ann Wedgeworth, Tim Robbins, Scott Glenn
30. Manglehorn (2014)
9
2
Manglehorn
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dawn
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Chris Messina, Harmony Korine, Skylar Gasper
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Barb
Director:
Nick Hurran
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Brittany Murphy, Kevin Sussman, Kathy Bates, Ron Livingston, Julianne Nicholson
32. Paradise (2013)
8
2
Paradise
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Melanie Mannerheim
Director:
Diablo Cody
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Nick Offerman, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Phil Austin
34. Strange Weather (2016)
9
2
Strange Weather
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Darcy Baylor
Director:
Katherine Dieckmann
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Kim Coates, Carrie Coon, Choppy Guillotte, Andrene Ward-Hammond
36. Woman Wanted (1999)
9
2
Woman Wanted
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Emma Riley
Director:
Kiefer Sutherland, Alan Smithee
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Moriarty, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie Preston, Allegra Fulton
37. Breakable You (2017)
9
2
Breakable You
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eleanor Weller
Director:
Andrew Wagner
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alfred Molina, Cristin Milioti, Tony Shalhoub, Omar Metwally
38. Animal Behavior (1989)
6
1
Animal Behavior
PG
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Coral Grable
Director:
Jenny Bowen, Kjehl Rasmussen
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Armand Assante, Joyce Brothers, Josh Mostel, Richard Libertini

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
As:
Cast
Role:
Wanda Holloway
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Biography
Star Cast:
Swoosie Kurtz, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Frewer, Gregg Henry
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
2. Svengali (1983)
10
2
Svengali
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter O'Toole, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Ashley, Pamela Blair, Larry Joshua
3. An Uncommon Love (1983)
9
2
An Uncommon Love
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Hilliard Stern
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ed Begley Jr., Phillip R. Allen, Allison Argo, Kathryn Harrold
4. With Intent to Kill (1984)
9
2
With Intent to Kill
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Robe
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Devane, Paul Sorvino, Karl Malden, Shirley Knight
5. A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
10
2
A Gathering of Old Men
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Candy Marshall
Director:
Volker Schlöndorff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Widmark, Louis Gossett Jr., Joe Seneca, Will Patton
6. Harlan County War (2000)
10
2
Harlan County War
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ruby Kincaid
Director:
Tony Bill
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Wayne Robson, Stellan Skarsgård, Ted Levine, Alex House
7. When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
10
2
When Billie Beat Bobby
PG
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Billie Jean King
Director:
Jane Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Rainn Wilson, Fred Willard, Matt Letscher, Ron Silver, Bob Gunton
8. Roe vs. Wade (1989)
9
2
Roe vs. Wade
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen Russell / Jane Doe
Director:
Gregory Hoblit
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, James Gammon, Terry O'Quinn, Amy Madigan
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special

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.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
Director:
Brad Bird
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Family, Action
Star Cast:
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.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Helen Parr
Director:
Brad Bird
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Action
The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs (1989)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Kelly Peterson
Genres:
Short, Family, Animation

TV Shows and Videos

Saving Grace (2007)
Saving Grace
TV-MA
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Grace Hanadarko (46 episodes, 2007-2010)
Director:
Tricia Brock, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Guy Ferland, Rohn Schmidt, Artie Mandelberg
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
F. Murray Abraham, Daniella Alonso, Christina Ricci, Laura San Giacomo, Leon Rippy
Here and Now (2018)
Here and Now
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Audrey Bayer (10 episodes, 2018)
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Daniel Zovatto, Jerrika Hinton, Raymond Lee
Mondo Art (2014)
Mondo Art
As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen A. Maier
Star Cast:
Joey Ansara, David Ashton, Joseph Augustine, Matt Auster

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