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List of Jennifer Connelly Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
33
5
Top Gun: Maverick
UA
33
5

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.

Role:
Penny Benjamin
2. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
48
9
Requiem for a Dream
48
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.

Role:
Marion Silver
Starring:
Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans, Keith David, Ellen Burstyn, Christopher McDonald, Keith David
Directed By:
Darren Aronofsky
3. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
26
5
Once Upon a Time in America
R
26
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.

Directed By:
4. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
54
10
A Beautiful Mind
PG-13
54
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. 

Role:
Alicia Nash
Directed By:
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)
34
8
Blood Diamond
R
34
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.

Role:
Maddy Bowen
Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Sheen, Djimon Hounsou, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo
Directed By:
Edward Zwick
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.  

Role:
Emma Murdoch
Starring:
Kiefer Sutherland, Ian Richardson, William Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Richard O'Brien
Directed By:
Alex Proyas
7. Only the Brave (2017)
12
5
Only the Brave
PG-13
12
5

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.

Role:
Amanda Marsh
Directed By:
Joseph Kosinski
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. 

Role:
Kathy Adamson
Starring:
Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Noah Emmerich
Directed By:
Todd Field
9. House of Sand and Fog (2003)
12
4
House of Sand and Fog
R
12
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?

Role:
Kathy
Starring:
Ben Kingsley, Kim Dickens, Frances Fisher, Ron Eldard
Directed By:
Vadim Perelman
10. Labyrinth (1986)
18
5
Labyrinth
PG
18
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. 

Role:
Sarah
Starring:
Frank Oz, David Bowie, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm
Directed By:
Jim Henson
11. Alita: Battle Angel (2018)
22
6
Alita: Battle Angel
PG-13
22
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.   

Role:
Chiren
Starring:
Rosa Salazar, Michelle Rodriguez, Eiza González, Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali, Edward Norton
Directed By:
Robert Rodriguez
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. 

Role:
Erica
Starring:
Lily Collins, Greg Kinnear, Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman, Nat Wolff
Directed By:
Josh Boone
13. Pollock (2000)
9
3
Pollock
R
9
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.

Starring:
Jeffrey Tambor, Val Edward Kilmer, Marcia Gay Harden, Ed Harris, Sada Thompson, Robert Knott
Directed By:
Ed Harris
14. Phenomena (1985)
7
5
Phenomena
7
5

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.  

Role:
Jennifer Corvino
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Dario Argento, Patrick Bauchau, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento, Federica Mastroianni, Fiorenza Tessari
Directed By:
15. Reservation Road (2007)
10
4
Reservation Road
R
10
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.

Role:
Grace Learner
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Elle Fanning, John Slattery
Directed By:
Terry George
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.     

Starring:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Ian Kelly, Guy Henry, Martha West
Directed By:
Jon Amiel
17. The Rocketeer (1991)
11
4
The Rocketeer
PG
11
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.

Role:
Jenny
Starring:
Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino, Alan Arkin, Billy Campbell
Directed By:
Joe Johnston
18. Higher Learning (1995)
8
4
Higher Learning
R
8
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.

Role:
Taryn
Starring:
Laurence Fishburne, Busta Rhymes, Bridgette Wilson, Tyra Banks, Adam Goldberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Omar Epps
Directed By:
John Singleton
19. Waking the Dead (2000)
6
3
Waking the Dead
R
6
3

Fielding Pierce is an aspiring politician who falls for a woman named Sarah, an idealistic woman who has devoted her life for the welfare of others. However, she is unfortunately killed in an explosion while assisting members of the Chilean resistance. Nine years later, when Fielding is in the middle of a congressional election, he begins to see visions of his long-dead lover.

Role:
Sarah Williams
Starring:
Sandra Oh, Hal Holbrook, Billy Crudup, Ivonne Coll, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu
Directed By:
Keith Gordon
20. Shelter (2014)
7
3
Shelter
7
3
Starring:
Anthony Mackie, Steve Cirbus, Adolfo Mendez-Nouel, Kevin Hoffman
Directed By:
21. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
14
6
He's Just Not That Into You
PG-13
14
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. 

Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long, Ben Affleck
Directed By:
Ken Kwapis
22. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
7
3
Inventing the Abbotts
R
7
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.

Role:
Eleanor Abbott
Starring:
Liv Tyler, Julie Benz, Billy Crudup, Michael Keaton, Joaquin Phoenix, Kathy Baker
Directed By:
Pat O'Connor
23. The Hot Spot (1990)
8
3
The Hot Spot
R
8
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.

Role:
Gloria Harper
Starring:
Don Johnson, Charles Martin Smith, Virginia Madsen, William Sadler
Directed By:
24. Mulholland Falls (1996)
8
5
Mulholland Falls
R
8
5

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.  

Starring:
Kyle Chandler, Daniel Baldwin, Andrew McCarthy, Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Bruce Dern
Directed By:
Lee Tamahori
25. Inkheart (2008)
10
6
Inkheart
PG
10
6

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. 

Starring:
Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis, Paul Bettany, Sienna Guillory
Directed By:
Iain Softley
26. Winter's Tale (2014)
9
5
Winter's Tale
PG-13
9
5

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. 

Starring:
Colin Farrell, Will Smith, Kevin Durand, Eva Marie Saint, Matt Bomer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe
Directed By:
Akiva Goldsman
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.  

Role:
Dawn Levov
Starring:
Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans
Directed By:
28. Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
7
3
Seven Minutes in Heaven
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Natalie Becker
Starring:
Lauren Holly, Maddie Corman, Alan Boyce, Byron Thames, Michael Zaslow
Directed By:
Linda Feferman
29. Noah (2014)
14
10
Noah
PG-13
14
10

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.

Role:
Naameh
Starring:
Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Frank Langella, Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand, Nick Nolte, Logan Lerman
Directed By:
Darren Aronofsky
30. Career Opportunities (1991)
14
4
Career Opportunities
PG-13
14
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.    

Role:
Josie McClellan
Starring:
John Candy, Dermot Mulroney, John M. Jackson, Kieran Mulroney, Frank Whaley
Directed By:
Bryan Gordon
31. Some Girls (1988)
7
4
Some Girls
R
7
4
Role:
Gabriella
Starring:
Patrick Dempsey, Sheila Kelley, Lila Kedrova, Lance Edwards
Directed By:
Michael Hoffman
32. Hulk (2003)
13
9
Hulk
PG-13
13
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. 

Role:
Betty Ross
Starring:
Sam Elliott, Eric Bana, Lou Ferrigno, Nick Nolte, Josh Lucas
Directed By:
33. Dark Water (2005)
8
5
Dark Water
PG-13
8
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. 

Role:
Dahlia
Starring:
Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, John C. Reilly, Pete Postlethwaite
Directed By:
Walter Salles
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. 

Role:
Helen Benson
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, John Cleese, Kyle Chandler
Directed By:
Scott Derrickson
35. Virginia (2010)
5
4
Virginia
R
5
4
Role:
Virginia
Starring:
Garrett Clayton, Emma Roberts, Barry Shabaka Henley, Ed Harris, Carrie Preston
Directed By:
Dustin Lance Black
36. The Dilemma (2011)
6
5
The Dilemma
PG-13
6
5

This black comedy film revolves around two business partners who are also friends since childhood. After one of them discovers that the other’s wife’s is having an affair, things turn nasty between them. 

Role:
Beth
Starring:
Kevin James, Vince Vaughn, Talulah Riley, Queen Latifah, Channing Tatum, Winona Ryder
Directed By:
37. Salvation Boulevard (2011)
4
4
Salvation Boulevard
R
4
4
Role:
Gwen Vandermeer
Starring:
Isabelle Fuhrman, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, Ed Harris
Directed By:
George Ratliff
38. Aloft (2014)
4
4
Aloft
R
4
4
Role:
Nana Kunning
Starring:
Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, Oona Chaplin, Ian Tracey
Directed By:
Claudia Llosa
39. Of Love and Shadows (1994)
4
4
Of Love and Shadows
R
4
4
Role:
Irene
Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Diego Wallraff, Stefania Sandrelli, Camilo Gallardo
Directed By:
Betty Kaplan
40. Étoile (1989)
5
3
Étoile
5
3
Role:
Claire Hamilton / Natalie Horvath
Starring:
Charles Durning, Gary McCleery, Laurent Terzieff, Olimpia Carlisi, Mario Marozzi
Directed By:
Peter Del Monte
41. The Heart of Justice (1992)
5
3
The Heart of Justice
5
3
Role:
Emma Burgess
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Eric Stoltz, William H. Macy, Vincent Price, Dermot Mulroney, Harris Yulin
Directed By:
Bruno Barreto
42. Far Harbor (1996)
3
3
Far Harbor
R
3
3
Role:
Ellie
Starring:
Tracee Ellis Ross, Dan Futterman, Marcia Gay Harden, Edward Atterton
Directed By:
John Huddles

Narrator/Dubbing

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
11
5
Spider-Man: Homecoming
PG-13
11
5

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.

Role:
Karen / Suit Lady (voice)
Starring:
Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Gwyneth Paltrow, Donald Glover, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei
Directed By:
Jon Watts

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.

Role:
#7 (voice)
Starring:
Martin Landau, Crispin Glover, Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover
Directed By:
Shane Acker

Special Appearance/Cameo

Out There (1995)
8
7
Out There
PG-13
8
7
Role:
Woman in grocery line (uncredited)
Starring:
Rod Steiger, Tom Kenny, Billy Bob Thornton, Carel Struycken, Billy Campbell, Bill Cobbs
Directed By:
Sam Irvin

TV Shows

Roy Orbison: I Drove All Night (1992)
8
2
Roy Orbison: I Drove All Night
8
2
Role:
The Young Woman
Starring:
Jason Priestley, Roy Orbison
Directed By:
Peter Care
Tales of the Unexpected
9
3
Tales of the Unexpected
9
3
Starring:
Hayley Mills, Katy Jurado, Rod Taylor, Joan Collins, John Gielgud, Miriam Margolyes, Brian Blessed
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Ray Danton, John Peyser, Barry Davis, Simon Langton
The $treet
8
3
The $treet
8
3
Starring:
Jennie Garth, Molly Ringwald, Peter Dinklage, Cote de Pablo, Adam Goldberg, Bridgette Wilson, Bradley Cooper
Directed By:
Donna Deitch, Michael Dinner, David Hugh Jones
Snowpiercer
28
12
Snowpiercer
TV-MA
28
12
Role:
Melanie Cavill
Starring:
Archie Panjabi, Rowan Blanchard, Iddo Goldberg, Sean Bean
The Day the Earth Was Green (2009)
4
3
The Day the Earth Was Green
4
3
Starring:
John Cleese, Keanu Reeves, Jaden Smith, David Beck, David Brisbin

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