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List of Jennifer Jason Leigh Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Hateful Eight (2015)
19
3
The Hateful Eight
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19
3

The Quentin Tarantino directed Western thriller revolves around the bounty hunters Major Marquis Warren and John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth. They form an alliance to protect each other’s bounties. Things get brutally violent after they take refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery and attempts are made to rescue the fugitive Daisy, Warren’s bounty. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Daisy Domergue
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Western
2. Good Time (2017)
13
4
Good Time
R
13
4

After a robbery attempt goes wrong, Connie’s younger brother Nick is arrested and sent to prison. Connie tries everything in his power to get his brother out of jail.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Corey Ellman
Director:
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Taliah Webster, Barkhad Abdi
3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
18
2
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
R
18
2

The coming-of-age story revolves around the lives of sophomores, Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner, and their friends, Linda and Mike. Stacy’s older brother, Brad, is also trying to figure things out after a break up while Stacy becomes pregnant. There is also Jeff Spicoli, a stoned surfer who is constantly going up against teacher Mr.Hand. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Stacy Hamilton
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
4. Road to Perdition (2002)
15
2
Road to Perdition
R
15
2

Set in Chicago during the great depression, this crime-drama film follows a hitman working for an Irish mobster who raised him. Road to Perdition is adapted from a graphic novel of the same name.

As:
Cast
Role:
Annie Sullivan
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
5. The Machinist (2004)
15
3
The Machinist
R
15
3

The psychological thriller revolves around Trevor Reznik, a machinist who suffers from chronic insomnia. His emaciated appearance and unsocial behavior alienate people as he sinks deeper into paranoia and delusion. Trevor’s delusions are eventually revealed to be stemming from his deep-rooted guilt of running over a boy with his car and just driving away. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Stevie
Director:
Brad Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Christian Bale, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian, Michael Ironside
6. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
12
3
The Man Who Wasn't There
R
12
3

Barber Ed Crane is unhappy with his life and his wife Doris who he suspects of having an affair. After a blackmail attempt by Ed on Doris’s boss Big Dave Brewster goes horribly wrong, Ed finds himself in more trouble than he anticipated and tragic consequences await the Crane family. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Genres:
Crime, Drama
8. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
15
3
Dolores Claiborne
R
15
3

In a small town in New England, Dolores Claiborne is a housekeeper working for a rich heartless lady named Vera Donovan. When Vera turns up dead, Dolores is accused of killing her employer. Meanwhile, her estranged daughter, who is a journalist living in New York City, decides to pay her mother a visit and investigate the matter herself. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Selena St. George
Director:
Taylor Hackford
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt, David Strathairn
9. The Hitcher (1986)
14
1
The Hitcher
R
14
1

Jim Halsey is a young man who is on his way to deliver a car to San Diego from Chicago. When he spots Ryder, a hitchhiker, he decides to give him a ride. When they pass a stranded car, Ryder tells him that he has murdered the driver of the car, and he wants to do the same with Jim. Jim pushes Ryder out of the car, but Ryder continues to follow him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Nash
Director:
Robert Harmon
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jeffrey DeMunn, John M. Jackson
10. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
10
4
Synecdoche, New York
R
10
4

After his wife and daughter leave him, a theatre director faces with a lot of struggles in life. He eventually decides to create a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as a part of his new play. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Charlie Kaufman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dianne Wiest, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Sadie Goldstein, Tom Noonan
12. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
10
2
The Hudsucker Proxy
PG
10
2

Conspiring board member Sidney J. Mussburger decides to take control of Hudsucker Industries. To do so he hires graduate, Norville Barnes, thinking him to be stupid, to devalue the company’s stock. But things don’t go according to plan when Norville’s latest invention increases the value and undercover reporter Amy Archer finds out about Mussburger’s villainous plans. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Amy Archer
Director:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
13. Annihilation (2018)
13
2
Annihilation
R
13
2

The story reveals what happened to a group of scientists who entered an area called ‘the shimmer’, which is a quarantined zone full of mutating animals and plants because of an alien presence. As the movie progresses, sinister forces are revealed and they must find a way to stop the shimmer from engulfing everything. 

As:
Cast
Role:
The Psychologist
Director:
Alex Garland
Genres:
Mystery, Adventure, Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller
Star Cast:
14. The Jacket (2005)
11
2
The Jacket
R
11
2

Jack Starks, a Gulf War veteran suffering from amnesia, returns to Vermont, where he is blamed for a policeman’s death. Sent to a mental asylum, he is subjected to experimental treatment by Dr. Becker, who puts him in a straitjacket-like device and locks in a morgue drawer. Starks experiences visions of his future, and approaching death. So, what’s in store for him?

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Beth Lorenson
Director:
John Maybury
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
15. Rush (1991)
21
3
Rush
R
21
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kristen Cates
Director:
Lili Fini Zanuck
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Elliott, Jason Patric, Max Perlich, Gregg Allman
16. The Spectacular Now (2013)
10
3
The Spectacular Now
R
10
3

Sutter Keely, a charismatic high school senior who loves to party, gets heavily drunk after sudden breakup with his girlfriend and is awakened the next morning in a stranger's lawn by shy and studious peer Aimee Finecky. Despite being polar opposites, they gradually begin to develop a bond after he convinces her to teach him geometry.

As:
Cast
Director:
James Ponsoldt
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
17. eXistenZ (1999)
16
2
eXistenZ
R
16
2

In a futuristic world of biotechnological virtual reality games, game designer Allegra Geller is attacked by a Realist, when presenting her new game eXistenZ. She is rescued by Ted Pikul and plants the damaged game pod into Ted’s body. What happens from then on dissolves the lines between illusion and reality. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Allegra Geller
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
18. Flesh+Blood (1985)
19
3
Flesh+Blood
R
19
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Agnes
Director:
Paul Verhoeven
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Rutger Hauer, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson, Fernando Hilbeck
20. Backdraft (1991)
14
2
Backdraft
R
14
2

Backdraft is an American action thriller which tells the story of two brothers who work as firefighters, but don’t get along with each other. However, when they discover that a dangerous arsonist is on the loose, they work together to bring him down. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jennifer Vaitkus
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action, Thriller
21. Single White Female (1992)
20
2
Single White Female
R
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hedra Carlson
Director:
Barbet Schroeder
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Bridget Fonda, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman, Stephen Tobolowsky
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Villain
22. Easy Money (1983)
9
3
Easy Money
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
James Signorelli
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara
23. Palindromes (2004)
7
4
Palindromes
7
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Todd Solondz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Matthew Faber, Angela Pietropinto, Bill Buell, Emani Sledge
25. Kill Your Darlings (2013)
9
3
Kill Your Darlings
R
9
3

Kill Your Darlings is a 2013 American biographical romantic drama film, which revolves around the great poets of the Beat Generation, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.  When a murder occurs, it draws all of them together. 

As:
Cast
Director:
John Krokidas
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Thriller, Romance
26. Georgia (1995)
9
3
Georgia
R
9
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sadie Flood
Director:
Ulu Grosbard
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Mare Winningham, Ted Levine, Max Perlich, John Doe
27. Possessor (2020)
6
1
Possessor
R
6
1

Possessor is a horror science fiction thriller film which tells the story of an agent working for a top secret organization. He uses brain-implant technology that allows him to take control of other people and drive them to commit assassinations for the organization’s clients.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Girder
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
28. Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
10
2
Eyes of a Stranger
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tracy
Director:
Ken Wiederhorn
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Lauren Tewes, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre, Gwen Lewis
29. The King Is Alive (2000)
8
2
The King Is Alive
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Kristian Levring
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder
30. Miami Blues (1990)
8
3
Miami Blues
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
George Armitage
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, Cecilia Pérez-Cervera, Georgie Cranford, Edward Saxon
32. White Boy Rick (2018)
6
3
White Boy Rick
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Yann Demange
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Matthew McConaughey, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, Bel Powley
36. Tod eines Fremden (1976)
6
5
Tod eines Fremden
PG
6
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Reza Badiyi, Uri Massad
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Robards, Hardy Krüger, Gila Almagor, Haim Bashi
41. Margot at the Wedding (2007)
7
4
Margot at the Wedding
R
7
4

Margot is a successful writer but she suffers from psychological issues. She pays a visit to her sister along with her young son, when the latter is about to get married. She disapproves of her sister’s fiancé, whom she considers unattractive. This leads to a lot of arguments and conflicts between both sisters.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Nicole Kidman, Zane Pais, Susan Blackwell, Flora Cross
42. Greenberg (2010)
6
4
Greenberg
R
6
4

Recently discharged from hospital after suffering a nervous breakdown, New York City resident Roger visits Los Angeles to house sit for his brother, where he meets the family's personal assistant and soon falls in love with her.

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans, Dave Franco, Ben Stiller, Brie Larson, Koby Rouviere, Sydney Rouviere
43. Morgan (2016)
9
2
Morgan
R
9
2

Morgan is a science fiction horror thriller film which tells the story of Morgan, a human hybrid being worked on by a research company. However, the scientists soon come to know that she has a vicious side as well. But before she can be contained, she kills the researchers and makes her escape.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Luke Scott
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Boyd Holbrook, Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michael Yare
45. Welcome to Me (2014)
6
3
Welcome to Me
R
6
3

Welcome to Me is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Alice Kleig, who is mentally unbalanced, and lives on disability benefits. Her life takes a turn when she wins a lottery of $ 86 million. She quits her medication and buys a talk show to broadcast her bizarre opinions on various subjects.    

As:
Cast
Director:
Shira Piven
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
48. In the Cut (2003)
7
2
In the Cut
R
7
2

In the Cut is a mystery thriller film which revolves around Frannie Avery, a teacher, who meets Detective Giovanni Malloy while the latter is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood. They begin to flirt, and soon she starts having an affair with him, although she is unsure about his intentions.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pauline
Director:
Jane Campion
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Kevin Bacon, Michael Nuccio, Allison Nega, Dominick Aries
49. The Prom (1992)
8
2
The Prom
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lana
Director:
Steven Shainberg
Star Cast:
James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Nada Despotovich, Andras Jones, Tuesday Knight, Natalija Nogulich
50. Crooked Hearts (1991)
9
1
Crooked Hearts
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Bortman
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Joshua Jackson, Juliette Lewis, Peter Berg, Vincent D'Onofrio, Noah Wyle, Peter Coyote
51. Childstar (2004)
7
2
Childstar
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Don McKellar
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Thicke, Eric Stoltz, Don McKellar, Peter Paige, Gil Bellows, Victoria Fodor
52. The Quickie (2001)
8
2
The Quickie
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Sergei Bodrov
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Lesley Ann Warren, Brenda Bakke, Dennis Bendersky, Sergey Bodrov, John Bradford Pagano
53. Easter Sunday (2005)
7
2
Easter Sunday
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mother
Director:
Jasmine Kosovic
Genres:
Short, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Jon Powell, Keith Lal, Blaire Restaneo, Jewel Restaneo
54. Me (2014)
6
3
Me
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Jefery Levy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Agee, Allison Byrnes, Michael Des Barres, Gina Gershon
55. Sister, Sister (1987)
8
1
Sister, Sister
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy Bonnard
Director:
Bill Condon
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Eric Stoltz, Judith Ivey, Dennis Lipscomb, Anne Pitoniak
56. Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
7
3
Amityville: The Awakening
PG-13
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Joan
Director:
Franck Khalfoun
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Jennifer Morrison, Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Mckenna Grace
57. Heart of Midnight (1988)
7
2
Heart of Midnight
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol
Director:
Matthew Chapman
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Steve Buscemi, Brenda Vaccaro, Jack Hallett, Nicholas Love
58. Under Cover (1987)
8
1
Under Cover
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tanille Laroux
Director:
John Stockwell
Genres:
Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Neidorf, Barry Corbin, David Harris, Kathleen Wilhoite
59. The Moment (2013)
7
2
The Moment
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lee
Director:
Jane Weinstock
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Martin Henderson, Meat Loaf, Alia Shawkat, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
60. Jake Squared (2013)
5
3
Jake Squared
R
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheryl
Director:
Howard Goldberg
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jane Seymour, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Kevin Railsback
62. Rag Tale (2005)
5
2
Rag Tale
5
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Mary Josephine Deputy Editor - The Rag
Director:
Mary McGuckian
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Malcolm McDowell, Rupert Graves, Lucy Davis, John Sessions, Bill Paterson

TV Movie(s)

1. The Love Letter (1998)
12
2
The Love Letter
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Whitcomb
Director:
Dan Curtis
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Campbell Scott, David Dukes, Estelle Parsons, Daphne Ashbrook
2. Angel City (1980)
8
3
Angel City
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kristy Teeter
Director:
Philip Leacock, Steve Carver
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ralph Waite, Paul Winfield, Jennifer Warren, Mitchell Ryan
3. The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
10
1
The Best Little Girl in the World
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Casey Powell
Director:
Sam O'Steen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ally Sheedy, Eva Marie Saint, Charles Durning, Melanie Mayron, Lisa Pelikan
4. Buried Alive (1990)
9
2
Buried Alive
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joanna Goodman
Director:
Frank Darabont
Genres:
Romance, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tim Matheson, William Atherton, Hoyt Axton, Jay Gerber
5. The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
7
2
The Killing of Randy Webster
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Amy Wheeler
Director:
Sam Wanamaker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hal Holbrook, Anthony Edwards, Sean Penn, Dixie Carter, James Whitmore Jr.
6. The First Time (1982)
9
1
The First Time
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bonnie Dillon
Director:
Noel Nosseck
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Susan Anspach, Peter Barton, Edward Winter, Alex Rocco
7. Girls of the White Orchid (1983)
6
2
Girls of the White Orchid
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Heath
Director:
Jonathan Kaplan
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Mako Iwamatsu, Thomas Byrd, Mako, Carolyn Seymour, Richard Narita
8. Open (2014)
9
4
Open
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Holly
Director:
Ryan Murphy
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michelle Monaghan, Scott Speedman, Jaimie Alexander, Wes Bentley
9. Picnic (1986)
8
1
Picnic
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Madge Owens
Director:
Marshall W. Mason
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dick Van Patten, Gregory Harrison, Rue McClanahan, Dana Hill
10. Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998)
6
3
Thanks of a Grateful Nation
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Teri Small
Director:
Rod Holcomb
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ted Danson, Brian Dennehy, Marg Helgenberger, Steven Weber
11. Crossed Over (2002)
7
2
Crossed Over
7
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Bobby Roth
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Diane Keaton, Maury Chaykin, Nick Roth, Karl Pruner

Animation(s)

Spawn (1997)
Spawn
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Mike Vosburg, John Hays, Thomas A. Nelson, Chuck Patton
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action, Animation, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
Keith David, Eric Roberts, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings, James Keane
Mission Hill (1999)
Mission Hill
TV-14
As:
Cast
Director:
Lauren MacMullan, Mike Kim, Christian Roman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Animation
Star Cast:
Tom Kenny, Brian Posehn, Nick Jameson, Wallace Langham, Vicki Lewis
Anomalisa (2015)
Anomalisa
R
Plot:

Michael Stone is a customer service expert and successful author of business-customer relations book. But personally he has issues interacting with people who all appear as one and same for him, thus making his everyday life dull and uninteresting. On a business trip to Cincinnati, a depressed Michael meets Lisa, a distinctive stranger with an unusual voice, who changes his mundane existence.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lisa Hesselman
Director:
Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
David Thewlis, Tom Noonan
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Hey Arnold! The Movie
PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Tuck Tucker
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Adventure, Animation
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Christopher Lloyd, Spencer Klein, Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta

TV Shows and Videos

Twitch City (1998)
Twitch City
As:
Cast
Director:
Bruce McDonald
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Don McKellar, Molly Parker, Callum Keith Rennie, Daniel MacIvor

Jennifer Jason Leigh Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Winner Short Cuts (1993) 1994
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Single White Female Best Villain 1993