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List of Jennifer Beals Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Flashdance (1983)
61
13
Flashdance
R
61
13

Strong-willed teenager Alex Owens works as steel-mill welder during day and at night, performs as a dancer at a nightclub. The self-taught dancer aspires to become a professional ballerina and saves to join formal dance training. She has apprehensions about being accepted into the elite ‘Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance and Repertory,’ but her boyfriend, steel-mill owner Nick Hurley, supports and encourages her.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Alex Owens
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Cynthia Rhodes, Lilia Skala, Kyle T. Heffner, Michael Nouri, Sunny Johnson
2. In the Soup (1992)
15
5
In the Soup
R
15
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Angelica Pena
Director:
Alexandre Rockwell
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Sam Rockwell, Seymour Cassel, Pat Moya, Will Patton
3. Before I Fall (2017)
33
13
Before I Fall
PG-13
33
13

Samantha Kingston seems to have it all in her life, but her life changes instantly when she dies in a car crash. However, she wakes up to find herself reliving the same day over and over again.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ry Russo-Young
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Zoey Deutch, Logan Miller, Halston Sage, Kian Lawley
4. Runaway Jury (2003)
39
16
Runaway Jury
PG-13
39
16

Gun manufacturer Vicksburg Firearms find themselves on trial. This pits corrupt jury consultant Rankin Fitch who uses all means to pick people sympathetic to the defense for jury duty against lawyer Wendell Rohr. But when juror, Nicholas Easter, and a mysterious woman Marlee reveal, they can sway the jury, things get complicated. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Fleder
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
5. The Book of Eli (2010)
96
45
The Book of Eli
R
96
45

The post-apocalyptic movie centers on Eli, a blind nomadic warrior who is instructed by a voice to deliver the last copy of the New King James Bible to a sanctuary. Traveling across a wasteland, of what was formerly the USA, he demonstrates mythical fighting skills against the warlord Carnegie and his army who wants the book for himself. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Claudia
Director:
Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller, Adventure
6. Joueuse (2009)
9
4
Joueuse
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
L'Américaine
Director:
Caroline Bottaro
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Kline, Sandrine Bonnaire, Francis Renaud, Valérie Lagrange
7. Four Rooms (1995)
36
18
Four Rooms
R
36
18

This black comedy anthology has four stories connected by Ted, the lone man on the front desk of the once famous Hollywood hotel, Mon Signor. On the New Year's Eve — the first night of his duty — his job gets exceedingly challenging as he has to assist a coven of witches, deal with a domestic fight with a gun wielding husband, baby sit two mischievous gangster children and judge a drunken bet.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
8. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
13
6
Devil in a Blue Dress
R
13
6

Devil in a Blue Dress is a mystery drama film which tells the story of Easy Rawlins, a World War II veteran, who finds himself in need of a job after he is laid off from Champion Aircraft. He soon meets DeWitt Albright, a white man who has been looking for a woman, and he decides to hire Easy to find her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Daphne Monet
Director:
Carl Franklin
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Don Cheadle, Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Maury Chaykin
9. The Last Days of Disco (1998)
11
5
The Last Days of Disco
R
11
5

The Last Days of Disco is a romantic comedy drama musical film which tells the story of a group of friends who frequently meet each other at a disco palace. Meanwhile, they are trying to seek love, as well as do something that would give meaning to their lives.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Whit Stillman
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kate Beckinsale, Michael Weatherly, Chloë Sevigny, Robert Sean Leonard, Mackenzie Astin, Kate Beckinsale
10. Roger Dodger (2002)
18
10
Roger Dodger
R
18
10

This comedy drama film tells the story of an ad executive Roger, who is apparently quite successful with women. When his teen nephew visits him, he decides to show him how to pick up women, but soon he learns that his methods are not as foolproof as he thought.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sophie
Director:
Dylan Kidd
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
11. Vampire's Kiss (1988)
14
8
Vampire's Kiss
R
14
8

Peter is a young man living in New York, whose life seems to revolve only around making a lot of money and sleeping with as many women as possible. When he takes home a beautiful woman named Rachel, she bites him on the neck, while they are in bed. Peter soon feels convinced that he has become a vampire.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rachel
Director:
Robert Bierman
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Elizabeth Ashley, Kasi Lemmons
12. The Anniversary Party (2001)
9
5
The Anniversary Party
R
9
5

The Anniversary Party is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Joe Therrian and Sally Nash, who are celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary. Joe is about to direct the screen adaptation of his most recent bestseller, but he has decided not to cast Sally as the lead actress, as he feels that she is now too old for the role. Things quickly begin to spiral out of control, after an unexpected gift arrives.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
14. Full Out (2015)
7
4
Full Out
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Coach Valorie Kondos-Field
Director:
Sean Cisterna
Genres:
Family, Sport, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Ana Golja, Sarah Fisher, Asha Bromfield, Robbie Graham-Kuntz
15. Manhattan Nocturne (2016)
9
6
Manhattan Nocturne
R
9
6

Tabloid writer Porter Wren is hired by a beautiful widow to investigate her husband's mysterious death. While Porter digs deep into the filmmaker's death mystery, he gets drawn into a very unpleasant case of blackmailing and sexual obsession - one that threatens his marriage, his job and his life.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lisa Wren
Director:
Brian DeCubellis
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Adrien Brody, Linda Lavin, Yvonne Strahovski, Campbell Scott, Raul Aranas
17. The Bride (1985)
8
6
The Bride
PG-13
8
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Eva
Director:
Franc Roddam
Genres:
Romance, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Geraldine Page, Clancy Brown, Sting, Anthony Higgins, David Rappaport
19. Catch That Kid (2004)
6
6
Catch That Kid
PG
6
6

In order to fund the medical operation for her dying father, an adventurous girl named Molly, along with her two companions, Gus and Austin, plan to rob money from a bank.

As:
Cast
Role:
Molly
Director:
Bart Freundlich
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Family, Adventure, Mystery
Star Cast:
Corbin Bleu, Kristen Stewart, Max Thieriot, Sam Robards
20. After (2019)
15
14
After
PG-13
15
14
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Gibson
Director:
Jenny Gage
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Selma Blair, Peter Gallagher, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Josephine Langford
21. The Grudge 2 (2006)
14
14
The Grudge 2
PG-13
14
14

The Grudge 2 was announced soon after the success of its predecessor in 2004. In this 2006 sequel, American social worker Karen's sister Aubrey arrives in Japan, taking the supernatural horror forward as she dodges the endless curse that continues to pass from one victim to the next.

As:
Cast
Director:
Takashi Shimizu
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Arielle Kebbel, Teresa Palmer, Amber Tamblyn, Takako Fuji
22. Wishful Thinking (1997)
4
4
Wishful Thinking
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth
Director:
Adam Park
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jon Stewart, Drew Barrymore, Mel Gorham, Desiree Casado
23. Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)
3
4
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying
R
3
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jessica
Director:
David Mackay
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Tom Berenger, Tom Kenny, Craig Sheffer, Jay Brazeau, Jeffrey Nordling
24. The Big House (2001)
9
3
The Big House
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lorraine Brewster
Director:
Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Shawn Ashmore, Chris Potter, Sam Mandel, Jillian Berard
25. Let It Be Me (1995)
14
5
Let It Be Me
PG-13
14
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Emily Taylor
Director:
Eleanor Bergstein
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Patrick Stewart, Leslie Caron, Campbell Scott, Yancy Butler
26. A House Divided (2000)
7
4
A House Divided
R
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Amanda Dickson
Director:
John Kent Harrison
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Waterston, Tim Daly, LisaGay Hamilton, Shirley Douglas
27. Out of Line (2001)
12
6
Out of Line
R
12
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Parole Officer Jenny Capitanas
Director:
Johanna Demetrakas
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Michael Moriarty, Christopher Judge, Holt McCallany, Rick Ravanello
30. Westside (2013)
6
4
Westside
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Lisa Carver
Director:
McG
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Odette Annable, Bruce Greenwood, Lexi Ainsworth, Luke Bracey, Michael Graziadei
31. Sons (1990)
6
4
Sons
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Transvestite
Director:
Alexandre Rockwell
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Forsythe, Stéphane Audran, Elizabeth Bracco, Steve Axelrod
32. Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon' (1990)
6
4
Tinikling ou 'La madonne et le dragon'
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Patty Meredith
Director:
Samuel Fuller
Genres:
Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Patrick Bauchau, Luc Merenda, Behn Cervantes, Pilar Pilapil
33. My Name Is Sarah (2007)
6
4
My Name Is Sarah
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Winston
Director:
Paul A. Kaufman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Outerbridge, Nolan Gerard Funk, Crystal Bublé, Sarah Edmondson
34. Something More (1999)
6
4
Something More
R
6
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Rob W. King
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Cavanagh, Chandra West, Michael A. Goorjian, David Lovgren
35. Cop-Puter (2012)
6
4
Cop-Puter
6
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Alex Fernie
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alex Fernie, Joe Hartzler, Rene Gube, Luka Jones
36. Cinemanovels (2013)
8
6
Cinemanovels
R
8
6
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Clementine
Director:
Terry Miles
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lauren Lee Smith, Ben Cotton, Sarah Grey, Katharine Isabelle
37. A Wife's Nightmare (2014)
7
4
A Wife's Nightmare
TV-PG
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Liz
Director:
Vic Sarin
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Katherine McNamara, Dylan Neal, Lola Tash, Spencer List
38. Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (1992)
5
4
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion
PG-13
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Virginia
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kate Nelligan, Geraint Wyn Davies, Werner Stocker, Manfred Lehmann
39. Blood and Concrete (1991)
5
4
Blood and Concrete
R
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mona
Director:
Jeffrey Reiner
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Billy Zane, James Le Gros, Darren McGavin, Mark Pellegrino
40. The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (2010)
5
4
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
TV-PG
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Angela Fox
Director:
James Orr
Genres:
Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Rick Roberts, Jordan Prentice, R.D. Reid, Gage Munroe
41. White Orchid (2018)
5
4
White Orchid
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian
Director:
Steve Anderson
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Nichelle Nichols, Janina Gavankar, Brendan Sexton III, John Carroll Lynch
42. Indecency (1992)
4
4
Indecency
PG-13
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellie Shaw
Director:
Marisa Silver
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Barbara Williams, James Remar, Sammi Davis, Christopher John Fields
43. Split Decisions (1988)
5
4
Split Decisions
R
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Barbara Uribe
Director:
David Drury
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, Jeff Fahey, Craig Sheffer, John McLiam
44. Desolation Sound (2005)
4
4
Desolation Sound
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Storey
Director:
Scott Weber
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ed Begley Jr., Ian Tracey, Lothaire Bluteau, Emily Hirst, Helene Joy
45. Troubled Waters (2006)
4
4
Troubled Waters
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Special Agent Jennifer Beck
Director:
John Stead
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Laura Vandervoort, Jonathan Goad, David Storch, Shauna Black, Stuart Hughes
46. Break a Leg (2005)
4
4
Break a Leg
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Monika Mitchell
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Roberts, Sandra Oh, Kevin Corrigan, Barry Primus, John Cassini
47. After the Storm (2001)
4
4
After the Storm
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Guy Ferland
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Benjamin Bratt, Armand Assante, Mili Avital, Barbara Andres
48. Widow Detective (2012)
4
4
Widow Detective
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Lainey
Director:
Davis Guggenheim
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paula Marshall, John Corbett, Natalie Martinez, Elyes Gabel
49. A Night for Dying Tigers (2010)
5
4
A Night for Dying Tigers
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Melanie
Director:
Terry Miles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gil Bellows, Kathleen Robertson, Leah Gibson, John Pyper-Ferguson
50. They Shoot Divas, Don't They? (2002)
4
4
They Shoot Divas, Don't They?
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Sloan McBride
Director:
Jonathan Craven
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Felicia Day, Traci Lords, Molly Hagan, Keri Lynn Pratt, David Bowe
51. Without Malice (2000)
4
4
Without Malice
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Samantha Wilkes
Director:
Rob W. King
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Corey Haim, Gabrielle Anwar, Craig Sheffer, Adam J. Harrington
52. La partita (1988)
4
4
La partita
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Olivia Candioni
Director:
Carlo Vanzina
Genres:
History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Matthew Modine, Faye Dunaway, Ian Bannen, Corinne Cléry
53. The Spree (1998)
4
4
The Spree
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Xinia Kelly
Director:
Tommy Lee Wallace
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, Powers Boothe, John Cassini, Garry Chalk, Nathaniel DeVeaux
54. Dr. M (1990)
4
4
Dr. M
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Sonja Vogler
Director:
Claude Chabrol
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Andrew McCarthy, Alan Bates, Hanns Zischler, Jan Niklas, Benoît Régent
55. Dead on Sight (1994)
3
4
Dead on Sight
R
3
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Rebecca Darcy
Director:
Ruben Preuss
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Daniel Baldwin, William H. Macy, Kent Williams, Kurtwood Smith
56. Night Owl (1993)
5
6
Night Owl
5
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Julia
Director:
Matthew Patrick
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Louis Ferreira, James Wilder, Allison Hossack, Jackie Burroughs
57. Le Grand Pardon II (1992)
3
4
Le Grand Pardon II
R
3
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Alexandre Arcady
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Jill Clayburgh, Christopher Walken, Roger Hanin, Richard Berry, Gérard Darmon
58. Body and Soul (2000)
2
4
Body and Soul
R
2
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Gina
Director:
Sam Henry Kass
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, Joe Mantegna, Michael Chiklis, Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini
59. Militia (2000)
2
4
Militia
R
2
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Sanders
Director:
Jim Wynorski
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Dean Cain, Stacy Keach, John Beck, Frederic Forrest, Dean Cain

TV Shows

Nothing Sacred
8
2
Nothing Sacred
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joan Tewkesbury, John David Coles, Robert Allan Ackerman, Robert M. Young
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Meagan Good, Audra Lindley, Ann Dowd, Kevin Anderson, Scott Michael Campbell
Lauren
8
2
Lauren
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Major Stone
Director:
Jon Avnet, Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Troian Bellisario, Bradley Whitford
The Chicago Code
10
3
The Chicago Code
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Teresa Colvin
Director:
Lesli Linka Glatter, Clark Johnson, Adam Arkin, Michael Offer
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Jason Clarke, Adam Arkin, Devin Kelley, Matt Lauria
Swamp Thing
12
4
Swamp Thing
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucilia Cable
Director:
Len Wiseman, Toa Fraser, Carol Banker
Genres:
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Crystal Reed, Adrienne Barbeau, Virginia Madsen, Derek Mears
The L Word: Generation Q
10
3
The L Word: Generation Q
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bette Porter
Director:
Sarah Pia Anderson, Allison Liddi-Brown, Steph Green
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig, Sepideh Moafi , Arienne Mandi
Proof
8
3
Proof
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Carolyn Tyler
Director:
Alex Graves
Genres:
Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Matthew Modine, Edi Gathegi, Callum Blue, David Sutcliffe, Caroline Kaplan
Taken
8
4
Taken
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Christina Hart
Director:
Romeo Tirone
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Adam Goldberg, Clive Standen, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen
The Mob Doctor
6
3
The Mob Doctor
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Dinner, Adam Arkin, Ken Olin
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Timothy Busfield, William Forsythe, Zach Gilford, Zeljko Ivanek, James Carpinello

Animation Movies

UFO gakuen no himitsu (2015)
5
4
UFO gakuen no himitsu
PG
5
4
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Inkar (voice)
Director:
Isamu Imakake
Genres:
Animation, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tom Kenny, Ryôta Ôsaka, Asami Seto, Tetsuya Kakihara, Hisako Kanemoto

Special appearance/Cameo

My Bodyguard (1980)
11
4
My Bodyguard
PG
11
4

Clifford is a sensitive and well-to-do teen who joins a new school, after which he is targeted by Melvin Moody, the school bully. Tired of this harassment, he hires a tough kid named Ricky Linderman to be his bodyguard. However, their friendship doesn’t last long.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Clifford's Friend (uncredited)
Director:
Tony Bill
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Matt Dillon, Adam Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Chris Makepeace, Paul Quandt