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List of Jennifer Connelly Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
19
3
Top Gun: Maverick
UA
19
3

Pete Mitchell aka Maverick is one of the most skilled aviators who had served in the Navy for more than 30 years. He is now training a group of graduates for a special assignment, one of them being the son of his deceased best friend. However, due to circumstances, he is forced to confront the ghosts of his past.

As:
Cast
Role:
Penny Benjamin
2. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
44
9
Requiem for a Dream
44
9

Four drug addicts stuck in their dull lives descend into a downward spiral to achieve their aspirations. Harry Goldfarb assists his drug-dealer friend Tyrone in securing a large shipment and pushes his girlfriend Marion towards prostitution to realize her fashion design dreams. His widowed mother starts a drug-infused diet regimen to appear beautiful as a guest on her favorite show.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marion Silver
Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans, Keith David, Ellen Burstyn, Christopher McDonald, Keith David
3. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
25
5
Once Upon a Time in America
R
25
5

Through flashbacks, the film chronicles four decades of the life of David 'Noodles' Aaronson, who survived growing up in a rough Jewish neighborhood in New York with his partners Max, Cockeye and Patsy, became a feared mafia during the Prohibition era, and finally returned years later from self-imposed exile to learn a vital truth about his past.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama
4. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
49
10
A Beautiful Mind
PG-13
49
10

The biographical movie, partly inspired by Sylvia Nasar’s book, depicts the life of the mathematician and Nobel Laureate, John Nash. Early in his career, he achieves success with his remarkable discovery. However, he soon begins to develop paranoid schizophrenia and goes through years of struggle before he eventually manages to succeed and win the Nobel Prize. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Alicia Nash
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
5. Blood Diamond (2006)
32
8
Blood Diamond
R
32
8

Everybody wants this shiny jewel—a smuggler, a syndicate of businessmen—from the poor fisherman that discovered it. Add in a reporter searching for the truth, and you have a political thriller that shines a light on the human cost of the 'blood diamonds' that are used to fund wars in Africa.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maddy Bowen
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Sheen, Djimon Hounsou, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo
6. Dark City (1998)
16
5
Dark City
R
16
5

The neo-noir movie follows amnesiac John Murdoch who awakens in a hotel to find that he is being hunted for a series of murders by a group called the Strangers. Throughout the movie, he uncovers his true powers and defeats the Strangers who are extraterrestrials experimenting on and controlling humans.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Emma Murdoch
Director:
Alex Proyas
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Richard O'Brien
7. Only the Brave (2017)
11
3
Only the Brave
PG-13
11
3

This historical action drama film revolves around a group of elite firefighters who risk everything in their attempt to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

As:
Cast
Role:
Amanda Marsh
Director:
Joseph Kosinski
Genres:
Drama, Biography
8. Little Children (2006)
12
4
Little Children
R
12
4

Sarah Pierce, a disillusioned stay-at-home mother,meets law student Brad Adamson, while taking their children to park. The two begin a relationship because of their respective unhappy marriages and lives which only leads to further complications. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kathy Adamson
Director:
Todd Field
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Noah Emmerich
9. House of Sand and Fog (2003)
10
4
House of Sand and Fog
R
10
4

Kathy Nicolo, a neglected woman and reformed drug-addict, loses the California coast house inherited from her father, to government over misunderstanding about unpaid taxes. Iranian immigrant Behrani purchases it in an auction to better his family’s future. Kathy, with the help of Officer Lester, makes life difficult for the Iranian family to get back her house. Where will this clash lead to?

As:
Cast
Role:
Kathy
Director:
Vadim Perelman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Kim Dickens, Frances Fisher, Ron Eldard
10. Labyrinth (1986)
13
5
Labyrinth
PG
13
5

While babysitting her infant half-brother, Toby, against her will, teenager Sarah wishes he be taken away by Goblin King Jareth. As her wish gets granted immediately, a repentant Sarah asks Jareth to give Toby back. He tells her to rescue Toby before midnight from the center of a Labyrinth by penetrating the maze of illusion, which has strange creatures and astounding puzzles. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah
Director:
Jim Henson
Genres:
Musical, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Frank Oz, David Bowie, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm
11. Alita: Battle Angel (2018)
17
6
Alita: Battle Angel
PG-13
17
6

In a future world, a compassionate doctor discovers a disembodied female cyborg with an intact human brain and attaches a new cyborg body to it. Named Alita, after the doctor’s deceased daughter, she awakens with no memory about her past. The film focuses on how she learns to navigate not only her new life, but also the treacherous city streets.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Chiren
Director:
Robert Rodriguez
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
12. Stuck in Love (2012)
10
4
Stuck in Love
R
10
4

Floundering novelist, Bill Borgens spends, his time spying on his wife, Erica, and her new husband, Martin, after Erica left him for a much younger man. He is also trying to raise his two children, Rusty and Sam, who have cynical views on love. Together, the family tries to figure out the meaning of love and life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Erica
Director:
Josh Boone
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
13. Pollock (2000)
8
3
Pollock
R
8
3

This biographical drama film tells the story of the American painter Jackson Pollock. The film portrays how from a small-time artist, Pollock was able to rise to fame and become an important figure in the abstract expressionist movement.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ed Harris
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Tambor, Val Edward Kilmer, Marcia Gay Harden, Ed Harris, Sada Thompson, Robert Knott
14. Phenomena (1985)
7
4
Phenomena
7
4

Phenomena is a horror mystery film which revolves around a young girl who has an unusual but interesting ability which allows her to communicate with insects. She is soon transferred to a Swiss boarding school. When a string of murders occur, she thinks her abilities might prove very useful.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jennifer Corvino
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Dario Argento, Patrick Bauchau, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento, Federica Mastroianni, Fiorenza Tessari
15. Reservation Road (2007)
7
4
Reservation Road
R
7
4

After losing his son in an accident on Reservation Road, Ethan Learner hires a lawyer named Dwight Arno, to find out who is responsible for the death of his son. However, he is unaware of the fact that Dwight himself  is the man who accidentally killed his son.

As:
Cast
Role:
Grace Learner
Director:
Terry George
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
16. Creation (2009)
7
3
Creation
PG-13
7
3

Creation is a biographical drama film which revolves around the life of Charles Darwin, a naturalist, as he is trying to complete his book ‘On the Origin of Species’. Although his evolutionary theories conflicts with the religious beliefs of his wife, he tries to maintain their relationship as well as struggles to find a balance between faith and science.     

As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Amiel
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Ian Kelly, Guy Henry, Martha West
17. The Rocketeer (1991)
9
4
The Rocketeer
PG
9
4

Based on the comic-strip superhero of 1930s. Cliff Secord, a stunt pilot, accidently comes across a rocket-powered jetpack that empowers him to fly. Turning into a masked superhero, he saves his girlfriend Jenny as well as others. As he acquires fame as The Rocketeer, everyone from mobsters greedy to rule the world, to FBI and German Nazis come chasing after the superhero.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny
Director:
Joe Johnston
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Family, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
18. Higher Learning (1995)
7
4
Higher Learning
R
7
4

Higher Learning is a drama thriller film which revolves around three freshmen from different backgrounds who experience racism as well as other negative experiences while studying at an university campus.

As:
Cast
Role:
Taryn
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Sport, Drama, Thriller
19. Waking the Dead (2000)
6
3
Waking the Dead
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Williams
Director:
Keith Gordon
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Sandra Oh, Hal Holbrook, Billy Crudup, Ivonne Coll, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu
20. Shelter (2014)
6
3
Shelter
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Mackie, Steve Cirbus, Adolfo Mendez-Nouel, Kevin Hoffman
21. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
11
6
He's Just Not That Into You
PG-13
11
6

Based on Greg Behrendt’s self-help book of the same name, the movie follows nine people who are trying to navigate the complicated waters of love and relationship. The only connecting thread between the different characters is Gigi, who keeps constantly misreading the romantic interests of her dates. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Kwapis
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
22. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
6
3
Inventing the Abbotts
R
6
3

Two brothers, Doug Holt and Jacey, who come from a humble background, vie for the love of beautiful and wealthy Abbott sisters. But it is not as easy as it seems.

As:
Cast
Role:
Eleanor Abbott
Director:
Pat O'Connor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
23. The Hot Spot (1990)
6
3
The Hot Spot
R
6
3

Harry Madox ends up with a job as a used car salesman in a small town. When he discovers a lack of security at the local bank, he manages to execute a successful robbery. However, he is soon arrested, but Dolly, the wife of his boss provides an alibi to get him released. However, she blackmails him into having an affair, unaware that he loves another woman.

As:
Cast
Role:
Gloria Harper
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Don Johnson, Charles Martin Smith, Virginia Madsen, William Sadler
24. Mulholland Falls (1996)
6
4
Mulholland Falls
R
6
4

Frustrated with the rules and weaknesses of the justice system, a team of four LAPD detectives, decide to commit the unlawful execution of a powerful gangster. They are soon brought in when a young woman’s body is found at a construction site. As the detectives continue their investigation, they soon receive a film of her having sex in a motel room.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Lee Tamahori
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
25. Inkheart (2008)
8
5
Inkheart
PG
8
5

Mo Folchart and his daughter Meggie were born with the gift of reading characters from books into real life. When Mo accidentally, unleashes the villain Capricorn from the book 'Inkheart' into the real world, his wife Resa gets trapped in the book. Mo and Meggie must find a way to survive Capricorn and save Resa. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Iain Softley
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
26. Winter's Tale (2014)
7
4
Winter's Tale
PG-13
7
4

Peter, a thief, who is raised by a supernatural demon, goes to Beverley Penn’s mansion attempting to rob it. However, he instead falls in love with the heiress named Beverley, who is poisoned and dies in his arms. After learning that he has the gift of reincarnation, he decides to set out in order to save her. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Akiva Goldsman
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
27. American Pastoral (2016)
6
4
American Pastoral
R
6
4

The life of Swede and his wife is shattered after their daughter Merry, disappears after a bomb blast. Things get even worse after Merry is suspected by the FBI for the blast. Rita Cohen, a 22-year-university student, comes to Swede and hints that she knows about Merry’s whereabouts, and asks him for 10,000 $ in return. However, things get uglier as she runs off with the money.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dawn Levov
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans
28. Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
5
3
Seven Minutes in Heaven
PG-13
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Natalie Becker
Director:
Linda Feferman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lauren Holly, Maddie Corman, Alan Boyce, Byron Thames, Michael Zaslow
29. Noah (2014)
12
9
Noah
PG-13
12
9

Guided by visions from the creator, Noah begins constructing an enormous vessel capable of housing him, his wife, his three sons and adoptive daughter, as well as breeding pairs of every animal species on Earth. However, learning about the impending catastrophic flood, Tubal-cain, descendant of Cain, gathers an army to take over the ark by force.

As:
Cast
Role:
Naameh
Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure
30. Career Opportunities (1991)
5
4
Career Opportunities
PG-13
5
4

Career Opportunities is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Jim, the dorky son of a local cement contractor, who lives at home without any direction in his life. His life takes a turn, when he gets locked inside a departmental store one night, and soon he bumps into a girl, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. They soon realize that they have a lot in common.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Josie McClellan
Director:
Bryan Gordon
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Candy, Dermot Mulroney, John M. Jackson, Kieran Mulroney, Frank Whaley
31. Some Girls (1988)
5
4
Some Girls
R
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Gabriella
Director:
Michael Hoffman
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Patrick Dempsey, Sheila Kelley, Lila Kedrova, Lance Edwards
32. Hulk (2003)
12
9
Hulk
PG-13
12
9

The superhero movie explores the origins of Bruce Banner and his transformation into the Incredible Hulk after exposure to gamma radiation. It also reveals the instability of Hulk, while being hunted by the US military. Hulk has to eventually go up against his biological father who has sinister motives of his own. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Betty Ross
Director:
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
33. Dark Water (2005)
6
5
Dark Water
PG-13
6
5

Dark Water is a 2005 horror-thriller film which is a remake of the Japanese film of the same name. It tells the story of a mother, who after a bitter custody dispute, try to start life afresh with her daughter. However, she starts experiencing haunting visions and eerie noises, and seeks whether these sounds are real or in her head. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dahlia
Director:
Walter Salles
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, John C. Reilly, Pete Postlethwaite
34. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
9
7
The Day the Earth Stood Still
PG-13
9
7

Klaatu, an alien in human form lands in Central Park, along with an indestructible robot nicknamed GORT, to save Earth. But scientists, Helen Benson and her son Jacob, soon realize that saving Earth means the destruction of all human life. As Klaatu learns more about humanity, he tries to save it and stop GORT. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Benson
Director:
Scott Derrickson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
35. Virginia (2010)
4
4
Virginia
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Virginia
Director:
Dustin Lance Black
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Garrett Clayton, Emma Roberts, Barry Shabaka Henley, Ed Harris, Carrie Preston
38. Aloft (2014)
4
4
Aloft
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Nana Kunning
Director:
Claudia Llosa
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, Oona Chaplin, Ian Tracey
39. Of Love and Shadows (1994)
4
4
Of Love and Shadows
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Irene
Director:
Betty Kaplan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Diego Wallraff, Stefania Sandrelli, Camilo Gallardo
40. Étoile (1989)
5
3
Étoile
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Claire Hamilton / Natalie Horvath
Director:
Peter Del Monte
Genres:
Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Gary McCleery, Laurent Terzieff, Olimpia Carlisi, Mario Marozzi
42. Far Harbor (1996)
3
3
Far Harbor
R
3
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellie
Director:
John Huddles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tracee Ellis Ross, Dan Futterman, Marcia Gay Harden, Edward Atterton

Narrator/Dubbing

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
11
4
Spider-Man: Homecoming
PG-13
11
4

Returning to his neighborhood after fighting alongside the Avengers, Peter Parker resumes his studies, as well as crime-fighting, but after his recklessness endangers public life, his mentor, Tony Stark, confiscates his high-tech suit. However, Peter has a lead on the mysterious supervillain Vulture, who has access to powerful Chitauri technology, and must pursue him on his own.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Karen / Suit Lady (voice)
Director:
Jon Watts
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action

Animation Movies

9 (2009)
11
5
9
TV-PG
11
5

In future a war between humans and machines has wiped out humanity and machine have assumed control. However, a rag doll, 9, created by a scientist in the last days of humanity, awakens; finds eight others like him and inspires them to face the machines that wants to annihilate them. They are perhaps the last hope of life on earth.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
#7 (voice)
Director:
Shane Acker
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Thriller, Adventure, Drama, Animation, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Elijah Wood, Martin Landau, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover

Special appearance/Cameo

Out There (1995)
8
7
Out There
PG-13
8
7
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Woman in grocery line (uncredited)
Director:
Sam Irvin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, Tom Kenny, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Campbell, Bill Cobbs

TV Shows

Roy Orbison: I Drove All Night (1992)
8
2
Roy Orbison: I Drove All Night
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Young Woman
Director:
Peter Care
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Jason Priestley, Roy Orbison

Jennifer Connelly Awards

Academy Awards
A Beautiful Mind Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2002
Golden Globe Awards
A Beautiful Mind Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2002
BAFTA Awards
A Beautiful Mind Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2002