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List of Jean Stapleton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Up the Down Staircase (1967)
11
2
Up the Down Staircase
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sadie Finch
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Esther Rolle, Sorrell Booke, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White, Sandy Dennis
2. Klute (1971)
11
2
Klute
R
11
2

Tom Gruneman, an executive working for a chemical company in Pennsylvania, goes missing. Although the police try to find him, they eventually fail and eventually detective John Klute is hired to investigate the disappearance. Klute has only one lead: a prostitute. However, he is unaware of the fact that her life is in danger as well.

As:
Cast
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider, Charles Cioffi, Dorothy Tristan
3. Damn Yankees (1958)
11
2
Damn Yankees
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Ray Walston, Bob Fosse, Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Russ Brown
5. Something Wild (1961)
10
2
Something Wild
10
2

Mary Ann, a college student, is brutally raped by an unknown attacker. She returns home and attempts to resume her usual life but she is traumatized. When she fails to find peace, she tries to end her life. Mike, a garage mechanic, saves her and gives her shelter in his own basement house. But is he really trustworthy?

As:
Cast
Role:
Shirley Johnson
Director:
Jack Garfein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carroll Baker, Diane Ladd, Doris Roberts, Mildred Dunnock, Martin Kosleck, Ralph Meeker
7. You've Got Mail (1998)
9
2
You've Got Mail
PG
9
2

Kathleen Kelly, who runs a popular local bookstore, is annoyed by arrogant Joe Fox, who opens a branch of the large Fox Books chain across the street, threatening her business. The two, despite having partners, also anonymously chat online and fall in love with each other, but after learning her true identity, Fox must assuage her hatred for him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Birdie Conrad
Director:
Nora Ephron
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
8. The Buddy System (1984)
9
2
The Buddy System
PG
9
2

Single mother Emily Price is raising her son, Tim, but hides where they live so that Tim can attend a better school. When Officer Joe, who is also an aspiring novelist and inventor comes for a residency check, he develops a bond with Emily and Tim. Joe now has to choose between Emily and his self-absorbed girlfriend Carrie. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Price
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
10. Michael (1996)
8
2
Michael
PG
8
2

Frank Quinlan and Huey Driscoll are two tabloid reporters who have to investigate a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman. They eventually find that the claim is true. But, that is not the only surprise they are going to face. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Nora Ephron
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
11. Pursuit of Happiness (2001)
8
2
Pursuit of Happiness
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Putch
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam Baldwin, Annabeth Gish, Liz Vassey, Frank Whaley, Cress Williams

TV Movie(s)

1. Acts of Love and Other Comedies (1973)
13
3
Acts of Love and Other Comedies
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gina's Mother
Director:
Dwight Hemion
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dick Van Patten, Gene Wilder, Joseph Bologna, Art Garfunkel, Marlo Thomas
2. Something's Afoot (1982)
13
3
Something's Afoot
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Tweed
Genres:
Musical, Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charlotte Moore, Pam Hyatt, Andy Gibb, Don McManus
3. Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
12
2
Eleanor, First Lady of the World
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eleanor Roosevelt
Director:
John Erman
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Coral Browne, Kabir Bedi, Michael Ensign, Dorothy Dells
4. Aunt Mary (1979)
11
2
Aunt Mary
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Dobkin
Director:
Peter Werner
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Emhardt, Martin Balsam, Dolph Sweet, Harold Gould
5. Justice for All (1968)
11
2
Justice for All
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edith Justice
Director:
Norman Lear, Gordon Rigsby
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carroll O'Connor, D'Urville Martin, Tim MacIntire, Kelly Jean Peters
6. You Can't Take It with You (1979)
11
2
You Can't Take It with You
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Penny Sycamore
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Blythe Danner, Kenneth Mars, Alan Oppenheimer
8. Angel Dusted (1981)
10
2
Angel Dusted
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Betty Eaton
Director:
Dick Lowry
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Helen Hunt, Arthur Hill, Percy Rodrigues, John Putch
9. A Matter of Sex (1984)
10
2
A Matter of Sex
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Irene
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Dinah Manoff, Peter Dvorsky, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
10. Isabel's Choice (1981)
10
2
Isabel's Choice
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Isabel Cooper
Director:
Guy Green
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mildred Dunnock, Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Peter Coyote
11. Dead Man's Folly (1986)
9
2
Dead Man's Folly
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ariadne Oliver
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Constance Cummings, Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Cecil, Tim Pigott-Smith
12. All in the Family: 20th Anniversary Special (1991)
13
3
All in the Family: 20th Anniversary Special
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
David Jackson
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Rob Reiner, Norman Lear, Carroll O'Connor, Sally Struthers
14. Fire in the Dark (1991)
10
2
Fire in the Dark
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Henny
Director:
David Hugh Jones
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Olympia Dukakis, Lindsay Wagner, George Hearn, Ray Wise
15. The Habitation of Dragons (1992)
10
2
The Habitation of Dragons
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lenora Tolliver
Director:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Frederic Forrest, Brad Davis, Hallie Foote, Elias Koteas
16. Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)
9
2
Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes
TV-PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Irene Silverman
Director:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore, Robert Forster, Gabriel Olds, Ken Radley
18. Ghost Mom (1993)
8
2
Ghost Mom
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mildred
Director:
Dave Thomas
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Star Cast:
Geraint Wyn Davies, Jayne Eastwood, Denis Akiyama, Shae D'lyn
19. Chance of a Lifetime (1998)
8
2
Chance of a Lifetime
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Deborah Reinisch
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Katey Sagal, Stan Ivar, Kim Delgado, David Naughton
20. Lily Dale (1996)
7
1
Lily Dale
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Masterson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Shepard, John Slattery, Stockard Channing, Mary Stuart Masterson, Tim Guinee

Animation(s)

Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (1998)
Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World
G
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Drama, Musical, Romance, Family
Star Cast:

TV Shows and Videos

Woman with a Past (1954)
Woman with a Past
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Geraldine Brooks, Mary Sinclair, Constance Ford, Felice Camargo
All in the Family (1971)
All in the Family
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Edith Bunker / ... (208 episodes, 1968-1979)
Director:
John Rich, Bob LaHendro, Hal Cooper, Paul Bogart, Norman Campbell
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
Beakman's World (1992)
Beakman's World
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Alanna Ubach, Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider
Bagdad Cafe (1990)
Bagdad Cafe
As:
Cast
Role:
Jasmine Zweibel (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, James Gammon, Monica Calhoun, Cleavon Little

Jean Stapleton Awards

Golden Globe Awards
All in the Family Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical 1974
All in the Family Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical 1973
Primetime Emmy Awards
All in the Family Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 1978
All in the Family Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series 1972
All in the Family Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series 1971
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album 1965