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List of Janet Leigh Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Psycho (1960)
32
2
Psycho
32
2

Based on the 1959 novel by Robert Bloch, the movie follows the story of a secretary Marion Crane, who, frustrated with her life, steals $40,000 cash from her employer and leaves Phoenix, Arizona. She checks in at Bates Motel owned by friendly Norman Bates who appears to have a dominating mother.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marion Crane
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, John Gavin
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress
2. Touch of Evil (1958)
20
2
Touch of Evil
PG-13
20
2

Mike Vargas, a Mexican narcotics officer, gets involved in a car bomb blast case as the car has crossed from Mexico to America. The local American police chief, Hank Quinlan, is a former alcoholic and corrupt officer, who suspects a Mexican named Sanchez. When Vargas confronts Quinlan for planting evidence against Sanchez, Vargas inadvertently puts his new wife Susan’s life at risk. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Vargas
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
3. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
20
2
The Manchurian Candidate
20
2

Towards the end of the Korean War, a platoon of captured US soldiers is taken to Manchuria by their captors. Three days later, Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw and Captain Bennett Marco return to UN lines and eventually to the USA to a hero’s welcome. But very soon, Marco starts having terrible nightmare, unaware that he has been brainwashed by the communists. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Eugenie Rose Chaney
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
4. Scaramouche (1952)
15
4
Scaramouche
15
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Aline de Gavrillac
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Romance, Action, Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
5. The Naked Spur (1953)
15
2
The Naked Spur
15
2

Howard Kemp is a bounty hunter who has been tracking a murderer named Ben Vandergroat in order to bring him to justice. Eventually, he is forced to team up with two strangers who are not so trustworthy. They manage to catch Vandergroat, but on their way back, he tries to turn them against each other.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lina Patch
Director:
Anthony Mann
Genres:
Thriller, Western
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell
6. Holiday Affair (1949)
19
2
Holiday Affair
19
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Connie Ennis
Director:
Don Hartman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Wendell Corey, Gordon Gebert, Griff Barnett
7. Act of Violence (1949)
10
2
Act of Violence
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edith Enley
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Film-Noir, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Ryan, Mary Astor, Van Heflin, Phyllis Thaxter
8. Little Women (1949)
14
2
Little Women
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Meg
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford, June Allyson, Margaret O'Brien
10. Houdini (1953)
18
3
Houdini
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bess Houdini
Director:
George Marshall
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Torin Thatcher, Stefan Schnabel, Angela Clarke
11. The Vikings (1958)
16
6
The Vikings
16
6

The Vikings is an action adventure film which tells the story of Einar, a warrior, and Eric, a former slave, who are half-brothers. They compete for the throne of Northumbria, although the actual root cause of their rivalry is their affection for Princess Morgana.

As:
Cast
Role:
Morgana
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Action, Adventure
13. Ad ogni costo (1967)
9
2
Ad ogni costo
9
2

Also known as the Grand Slam, the crime thriller follows Professor James Anders who forms a team for a diamond heist during the Rio Carnival in Brazil. Unfortunately, the building’s security, where the diamonds are stored is not the only problem the team faces as double-crosses and betrayals ensure an unhappy ending. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Ann
Director:
Giuliano Montaldo
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Klaus Kinski, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Hoffmann, Riccardo Cucciolla, George Rigaud
14. The Fog (1980)
14
2
The Fog
R
14
2

Exactly a hundred years after the mysterious sinking of a ship, an unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town, which brings with it the vengeful ghosts who were killed during the shipwreck.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kathy Williams
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
15. The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
11
2
The Romance of Rosy Ridge
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lissy Anne MacBean
Director:
Roy Rowland
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Thomas Mitchell, Van Johnson, Marshall Thompson, Selena Royle
16. Boardwalk (1979)
11
2
Boardwalk
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Florence Cohen
Director:
Stephen Verona
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg, Joe Silver, Eddie Barth
17. Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
10
2
Walking My Baby Back Home
10
2

Clarence "Jigger" Millard, a World War II veteran, forms a band with former GIs. The band is not able to get off the ground and he has no option then to join a minstrel show led by Colonel Wallace. Cupid strikes and Jigger falls for Chris Hall, Wallace's niece.

As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Hall
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Scatman Crothers, Buddy Hackett, Donald O'Connor, Lori Nelson
18. Who Was That Lady? (1960)
12
3
Who Was That Lady?
12
3

Ann Wilson sees her husband David, a university chemistry professor, kissing another woman and in fury seeks divorce. At the advice of his friend Mike, David lies to Ann claiming that he is an FBI officer and was working on his mission. Ann is excited, a bit too much perhaps. What follows is a series of trouble where even the FBI, the CIA and the KGB get involved.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Wilson
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Dean Martin, Jack Benny, Tony Curtis, James Whitmore, John McIntire, James Whitmore
19. Rogue Cop (1954)
10
2
Rogue Cop
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Stephanson
Director:
Roy Rowland
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Robert Taylor, Steve Forrest, Anne Francis, George Raft
20. The Doctor and the Girl (1949)
10
3
The Doctor and the Girl
10
3

Recent medical-school graduate Michael Corday joins renowned hospital for internship, but criticized by colleagues for his curt manners with patients, he tries to change. When he falls for his patient Evelyn, a penurious candy-store worker, his father, a prominent surgeon who always controlled his children’s lives, tries to break their romance. But they get married and start medical practice in the poor neighborhood. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Evelyn 'Taffy' Heldon
Director:
Curtis Bernhardt
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn, Bruce Bennett, Gloria DeHaven
21. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
13
3
Bye Bye Birdie
TV-G
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rosie DeLeon
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde, Maureen Stapleton, Paul Lynde
22. My Sister Eileen (1955)
9
2
My Sister Eileen
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eileen Sherwood
Director:
Richard Quine
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Jack Lemmon, Bob Fosse, Kurt Kasznar, Betty Garrett
23. Living It Up (1954)
9
2
Living It Up
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wally Cook
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Edward Arnold, Jerry Lewis
24. Words and Music (1948)
11
2
Words and Music
11
2

The fictionalized retelling of the creative partnership of legends, lyricist Lorenz Hart and composer Richard Rodgers, narrates their struggles to find success. It also provides a view to Larry’s personal demons, his death, and the heartbroken Dick regretting the loss of his friend when success eventually comes knocking.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
25. That Forsyte Woman (1949)
9
2
That Forsyte Woman
9
2

Set in the times of Victorian society, the film follows the life of pretty Irene who is married to wealthy Soames Forsyte, though she doesn’t love him. She is friendly with Soames’ niece June, but ends up falling in love with June’s fiancé, Phillip Bosinney. When upright Soames learns about this affair, their confrontation leads to tragedy and turmoil in the family.

As:
Cast
Role:
June Forsyte
Director:
Compton Bennett
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Greer Garson, Errol Flynn, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Young
26. Hills of Home (1948)
9
3
Hills of Home
9
3

The Hills of Home is an adventure drama film which tells the story of a village doctor William McClure, whose lassie helps him deal with his patient problems.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Margit Mitchell
Director:
Fred M. Wilcox
Genres:
Drama, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Rhys Williams, Donald Crisp, Edmund Gwenn, Tom Drake
27. Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)
11
2
Pete Kelly's Blues
11
2

Pete Kelly, the leader of a jazz band in Kansas City Speakeasy, unexpectedly finds himself paying protection money to a local gangster Fran McCarg. He also has to accept Fran McCarg’s girl Rose Hopkins as a singer. However, when things go beyond a limit, Pete decides to stand up and take action.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ivy Conrad
Director:
Jack Webb
Genres:
Music, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jayne Mansfield, Lee Marvin, Peggy Lee, Jack Webb, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Lee Marvin
28. The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
12
3
The Black Shield of Falworth
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Anne
Director:
Rudolph Maté
Genres:
Adventure, History, Romance
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Barbara Rush, Herbert Marshall, David Farrar
29. The Perfect Furlough (1958)
11
2
The Perfect Furlough
11
2

Out of 104 sex starved servicemen stationed at an isolated Arctic base, Corporal Paul Hodges is chosen by lot to spend three weeks leave in Paris with Sandra Roca, his favorite pinup queen.  Army psychologist Lieutenant Vicki Loren, who has originally conceived the idea so as to boost the morale of the troop, is ordered to make sure that he does not bed with her. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Vicki Loren
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
30. The Red Danube (1949)
9
2
The Red Danube
9
2

Based on the 1947 novel Vespers in Vienna, this American drama film, tells the story of British Colonel Michael Nicobar, who is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. His duty is aiding the Soviet authorities repatriate their citizens, though many of them prefer not to return.

As:
Cast
Role:
Olga Alexandrova / Maria Buhlen
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Ethel Barrymore, Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford, Walter Pidgeon
31. Prince Valiant (1954)
13
3
Prince Valiant
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Princess Aleta
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
James Mason, Robert Wagner, Sterling Hayden, Debra Paget
32. If Winter Comes (1947)
11
3
If Winter Comes
11
3

This drama film tells the story of Mark Sabre, an author and publisher, who is in an unhappy marriage, with Mabel, a cold and humorless woman, who spends most of her time gossiping. However, he eventually finds out that his former lover, Nona, who still has feelings for Mark, is returning to the town. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Effie Bright
Director:
Victor Saville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury, Walter Pidgeon, Binnie Barnes
34. One Is a Lonely Number (1972)
10
2
One Is a Lonely Number
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gert Meredith
Director:
Mel Stuart
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Monte Markham, Melvyn Douglas, Trish Van Devere, Jane Elliot
35. Just This Once (1952)
9
2
Just This Once
9
2

This comedy film tells the story about Mark MacLene who owes a lot of money to the banks, the IRS and others. He owes a total of $ 2 million but the problem is that his trust makes $ 1 million a year, and on top of that, his expenses every month are $ 150,000.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy Duncan
Director:
Don Weis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Anderson, Peter Lawford, Lewis Stone, Marilyn Erskine
36. It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951)
9
2
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology
9
2

Told in eight episodes, the film covers different facets of American culture and spirit. It all begins with a professor being asked by a fellow passenger during a train journey if he loves America, to which he responds by counter-asking, “Which America”. The simple question leads to the unfolding of diverse layers of American ethos.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Weis, William A. Wellman, Clarence Brown, John Sturges, Charles Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
37. Wives and Lovers (1963)
10
3
Wives and Lovers
10
3

Bill Austin, a struggling writer, lives with his wife and daughter in a cheap apartment. One day he receives the news that his agent has sold his book to a publisher including the rights to make it into a play. However, soon his wife starts suspecting that he and his agent might be more than just business partners.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bertie Austin
Director:
John Rich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ray Walston, Shelley Winters, Martha Hyer, Van Johnson, Ray Walston
38. Hello Down There (1969)
9
3
Hello Down There
G
9
3

Scientist Fred Miller, trying to prove the viability of his underwater design, convinces his family to live for 30 days in underwater home. As his wife, children and children’s rock band starts living 90 feet under, Miller’s rival goes to create obstacles. A music producer does everything possible to reach them for a TV program, but the music emitting from ocean raises alert. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian Miller
Director:
Jack Arnold, Ricou Browning
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss, Ken Berry, Tony Randall, Roddy McDowall, Jim Backus
39. Jet Pilot (1957)
15
2
Jet Pilot
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Anna Marladovna Shannon / Olga Orlief
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Action, Romance, War, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Wayne, Denver Pyle, Paul Fix, Roland Winters, Jay C. Flippen
40. Three on a Couch (1966)
9
3
Three on a Couch
9
3

Christopher Pride wants his psychiatrist girlfriend, Doctor Elizabeth Acord, to marry him and live with him in Paris. But Elizabeth doesn’t want to abandon three of her female patients, who have had bad relationships and lost their self-esteem. Pride decides to adopt different personas to date these women and give them their confidence back. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Elizabeth Acord
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Ann Mobley, Jerry Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Leslie Parrish, Gila Golan
41. The Spy in the Green Hat (1967)
8
1
The Spy in the Green Hat
8
1

The Spy in the Green Hat is an action comedy film, which tells the story of Agent Napoleon Solo and Agent Illya Kuryakin who are tasked with saving the Gulf Stream from the plots of an ex-Nazi scientist.

As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Diketon
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Jack Palance, David McCallum, Robert Vaughn, Eduardo Ciannelli
42. Strictly Dishonorable (1951)
8
2
Strictly Dishonorable
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Isabelle Perry
Director:
Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gale Robbins, Millard Mitchell, Ezio Pinza, Maria Palmer
43. Safari (1956)
9
2
Safari
9
2

Set in 1950s’ British Kenya, the story focuses on a settler-hunter, whose family is wiped out in an attack executed by his houseboy, actually a Mau Mau general in disguise. Knowing that he will use his skill to hunt down the insurgent, the police move him to Nairobi and temporarily cancel his hunting license. But he is not the one to give up. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Linda
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Victor Mature, Liam Redmond, John Justin, Roland Culver
44. Fearless Fagan (1952)
7
1
Fearless Fagan
G
7
1

Inspired by a Life Magazine true story. Floyd Hilstown is a circus clown who raises a lion, Fearless Fagan, since he was 4 days old. When Floyd is drafted to army, reluctant to leave Fagan behind, Floyd hides him at the base. When found out, Floyd requests his superior Sgt. Kellwin to grant some time to search for a home for Fagan. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Abby Ames
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Richard Anderson, Ellen Corby, Carleton Carpenter
45. Confidentially Connie (1953)
9
1
Confidentially Connie
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Connie Bedloe
Director:
Edward Buzzell
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Van Johnson, Gene Lockhart, Louis Calhern, Walter Slezak,
46. Kid Rodelo (1966)
8
2
Kid Rodelo
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nora
Director:
Richard Carlson
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, Richard Carlson, Don Murray, José Nieto
47. Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)
9
1
Two Tickets to Broadway
9
1

After meeting at a bus station, Nancy and Dan have become good friends and are working together on a musical, hoping to get a spot on a popular television show, unaware that their agent is actually a con. Unable to fix any appointment their agent starts fabricating excuses, prompting Nancy, now in love, to barge into the producer’s office. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Nancy Peterson
Director:
James V. Kern
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Tony Martin, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken, Ann Miller
48. Pepe (1960)
7
1
Pepe
7
1

Ranch hand Pepe’s world is turned upside down when alcoholic Hollywood director Mr.Holt buys his beloved friend, a white stallion from its owner. Pepe then goes on an extraordinary adventure through Hollywood, meeting celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, and others before being reunited with his beloved stallion. 

As:
Cast
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
49. An American Dream (1966)
7
1
An American Dream
7
1

After being suspected of the murder of his wife, a TV talk-show host finds himself being pursued by both the police as well as a gang of criminals.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cherry McMahon
Director:
Robert Gist
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Takei, Eleanor Parker, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Stuart Whitman
50. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
10
1
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
R
10
1

Laurie Strode escaped brother Michael Myer’s 1978 Halloween massacre. Later, feigning her death, she assumes new identity as Keri Tate, head-mistress of a North California school. Twenty years later in 1998, a vengeful Michael tracks her down to her new address. But now with her teenage son John’s life also at stake, she has to confront the evil once and for all. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Steve Miner
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
51. Night of the Lepus (1972)
6
1
Night of the Lepus
PG
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gerry Bennett
Director:
William F. Claxton
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Rory Calhoun, Paul Fix, DeForest Kelley, Stuart Whitman
53. Das Ei (1993)
8
2
Das Ei
8
2
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Das Ei
Director:
Hans Georg Andres
Genres:
Short

TV Movie(s)

1. The Deadly Dream (1971)
9
2
The Deadly Dream
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Laurel Hanley
Director:
Alf Kjellin
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Lloyd Bridges, Don Stroud, Carl Betz, Leif Erickson
2. House on Greenapple Road (1970)
12
2
House on Greenapple Road
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marian Ord
Director:
Robert Day
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Eve Plumb, Ed Asner, Keenan Wynn, Tim O'Connor, Barry Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, Julie Harris
3. Telethon (1977)
9
3
Telethon
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Elaine Cotten
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Edd Byrnes, Eve Plumb, Lloyd Bridges, Polly Bergen, Dick Clark
4. Honeymoon with a Stranger (1969)
8
2
Honeymoon with a Stranger
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sandra Latham
Director:
John Peyser
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Eric Braeden, Rossano Brazzi, Cesare Danova, Joseph Lenzi, Juan Elices
5. Mirror, Mirror (1979)
8
2
Mirror, Mirror
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Millie Gorman
Director:
Joanna Lee
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Bonerz, Robert Vaughn, Lee Meriwether, Loretta Swit
6. Murder at the World Series (1977)
8
2
Murder at the World Series
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Weese
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Michael Parks, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Murray Hamilton, Lynda Day George
7. The Monk (1969)
6
1
The Monk
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Janice Barnes
Director:
George McCowan
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Mary Wickes, Jack Albertson, Carl Betz, George Maharis, Rick Jason
8. Murdock's Gang (1973)
9
2
Murdock's Gang
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Talbot
Director:
Charles S. Dubin
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Murray Hamilton, Harold Gould, William Daniels, Alex Dreier
9. In My Sister's Shadow (1997)
8
1
In My Sister's Shadow
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay Connor
Director:
Sandor Stern
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nancy McKeon, Tom McCarthy, Alexandra Wilson, Mark Dobies

TV Shows and Videos

Starman (1986)
Starman
As:
Cast
Director:
Claudio Guzmán, Charles S. Dubin, Robert Chenault, Nick Marck, Bill Duke
Genres:
Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jane Wyatt, Robert Hays, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Michael Cavanaugh, Patrick Culliton

Janet Leigh Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Psycho Best Supporting Actress 1961