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List of Jessica Lange Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. All That Jazz (1979)
16
5
All That Jazz
R
16
5

Joe Gideon leads a very chaotic life and due to excessive sex and drugs, he eventually suffers a heart attack. The three women in his life do their best to save his life.

As:
Cast
Role:
Angelique
Director:
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
John Lithgow, Roy Scheider, Ben Vereen, Cliff Gorman
2. Tootsie (1982)
20
3
Tootsie
TV-MA
20
3

Although a highly respected actor nobody wants to hire Michael Dorsey because of his perfectionism. In desperation, he decides to pose as a woman and audition for the role of Dorothy Michaels in a popular soap opera. He soon becomes popular, not only with the audience, but also with his fellow actors, who take him to be a woman. To make matters worse, he falls for his costar, Julie. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Julie
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
3. Big Fish (2003)
14
4
Big Fish
PG-13
14
4

In typical Tim Burton style, Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom, a retired salesman, and his son, Will, in a fantasy setting. On his deathbed, Bloom, who has the gift of storytelling, narrates fictional tales of his youth to Will, as he attempts to mend their relationship. Though initially sceptical, Will ultimately realizes his father’s zest for life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sandra Bloom - Senior
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
4. Frances (1982)
17
6
Frances
R
17
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Frances Farmer
Director:
Graeme Clifford
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
5. Sweet Dreams (1985)
21
2
Sweet Dreams
PG-13
21
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Patsy Cline
Director:
Karel Reisz
Genres:
Drama, Music, Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Ed Harris, David Clennon, Ann Wedgeworth
6. Country (1984)
14
1
Country
PG
14
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Jewell Ivy
Director:
Richard Pearce
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Shepard, Matt Clark, Wilford Brimley, Theresa Graham
7. Cape Fear (1991)
17
5
Cape Fear
R
17
5

Max Cady, who served 14 years in jail for raping and brutalizing a young woman, believes that his defense attorney Sam Bowden deliberately withheld crucial evidence that would have lightened his sentence. He studied law and sculpted his body while in jail, and is now hell-bent on taking revenge by terrorizing the Bowden family.

As:
Cast
Role:
Leigh Bowden
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
8. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
18
3
The Postman Always Rings Twice
R
18
3

This crime thriller film tells the story of Frank Chambers, who begins working at a rural California diner located in the hills outside Los Angeles. The diner is operated by a young, beautiful woman named Cora, and her older husband Nick, who is an immigrant from Greece. Frank and Cora soon start having an affair, and since Flora doesn’t love her husband, and wishes to own the diner, they start planning to murder him.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Cora Papadakis
Director:
Bob Rafelson
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Lerner, John P. Ryan, John Colicos
9. Music Box (1989)
11
3
Music Box
PG-13
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Talbot
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Moffat, Frederic Forrest, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lukas Haas
10. Broken Flowers (2005)
10
2
Broken Flowers
R
10
2

In this French American comedy drama, a middle aged confirmed bachelor Don Johnston, receives a pink letter informing him that he has a son who is looking for him. Persuaded by his neighbourhood friend Winston, Johnston reluctantly sets out to visit his old girlfriends and figure out who sent him the letter. In process, he discovers few things about himself.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Jarmusch
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Tilda Swinton, Sharon Stone, Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Heather Simms, Brea Frazier, Jarry Fall
11. Titus (1999)
7
1
Titus
R
7
1

Based on a play by William Shakespeare, the film revolves around a Roman general Tilus, who returns home after war and decides to sacrifice his enemy’s son, hoping it will please the Roman dead. The boy’s mother pleads for her son’s life, but Tilus refuses to listen. She eventually decides to set out a mission of retaliation herself.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tamora
Director:
Julie Taymor
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Alan Cumming, Osheen Jones, Dario D'Ambrosi, Raz Degan
12. Rob Roy (1995)
14
2
Rob Roy
R
14
2

This biographical adventure drama film, tells the story of Rob Roy, who tries to transform his small town a much better place, by borrowing money to buy and herd cattle. However, the money gets stolen, and this forces him to become an outlaw. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Michael Caton-Jones
Genres:
Adventure, Biography, History
13. The Vow (2012)
8
1
The Vow
PG-13
8
1

Paige and her husband Leo Collins’ lives are turned upside down when a car crash leaves Paige without any of her memories. As Leo tries to help her regain her memories, Paige’s parents and ex-boyfriend drive a wedge between the two. As Paige learns more about her past, she eventually finds her way back to Leo. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rita Thornton
Director:
Michael Sucsy
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
14. Men Don't Leave (1990)
10
1
Men Don't Leave
PG-13
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Beth Macauley
Director:
Paul Brickman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Cusack, Kathy Bates, Arliss Howard, Chris O'Donnell
17. Blue Sky (1994)
13
3
Blue Sky
PG-13
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Carly Marshall
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, Carrie Snodgress, Powers Boothe, Amy Locane
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
18. Crimes of the Heart (1986)
11
1
Crimes of the Heart
PG-13
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Meg Magrath
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
20. How to Beat the High Co$t of Living (1980)
6
1
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living
PG
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Louise
Director:
Robert Scheerer
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Fred Willard, Eddie Albert, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Sybil Danning
21. King Kong (1976)
11
6
King Kong
PG
11
6

An expedition to find petroleum takes Jack Prescott to an island that is said to be rich in oil. However, upon reaching the island, he encounters a colossal giant gorilla, Kong, who wreaks havoc.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dwan
Director:
John Guillermin
Genres:
Adventure, Horror
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, John Randolph, Rene Auberjonois
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Female
22. Prozac Nation (2001)
8
3
Prozac Nation
R
8
3

Based on an award-winning novel, Prozac Nation is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a young woman studying at Harvard, who is struggling with depression during her first year.

As:
Cast
Director:
Erik Skjoldbjærg
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Christina Ricci, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michelle Williams, Jason Biggs, Anne Heche
23. Everybody's All-American (1988)
10
3
Everybody's All-American
R
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Babs
Director:
Taylor Hackford
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sport
Star Cast:
Dennis Quaid, Wayne Knight, John Goodman, Timothy Hutton, Carl Lumbly
24. In Secret (2013)
9
3
In Secret
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Madame Raquin
Director:
Charlie Stratton
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton, Shirley Henderson
26. Bonneville (2006)
7
2
Bonneville
PG
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Arvilla Holden
Director:
Christopher N. Rowley
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Christine Baranski, Tom Skerritt, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Robert Conder, Bruce Newbold
28. The Gambler (2014)
6
5
The Gambler
R
6
5

Jim Bennett, a literature professor, is addicted to high-stake gambling which has led him to borrow money from a gangster with his own life as collateral. As he slides down more into the underground gambling world, a loan-shark takes paternal interest in him. Jim is getting increasingly involved with one of his students. He has much at stake and can’t afford to lose.

As:
Cast
Role:
Roberta
Director:
Rupert Wyatt
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
29. Night and the City (1992)
7
2
Night and the City
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Nasseros
Director:
Irwin Winkler
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eli Wallach, Robert De Niro, Cliff Gorman, Alan King, Jack Warden
32. Hush (1998)
10
4
Hush
PG-13
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Martha Baring
Director:
Jonathan Darby
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Hal Holbrook, Debi Mazar, Johnathon Schaech, Nina Foch
33. Far North (1988)
5
2
Far North
PG-13
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate
Director:
Sam Shepard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Patricia Arquette, Charles Durning, Donald Moffat, Tess Harper

TV Movie(s)

1. Grey Gardens (2009)
13
2
Grey Gardens
TV-PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Big Edie
Director:
Michael Sucsy
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Daniel Baldwin, Drew Barrymore, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kenneth Welsh, Ken Howard
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
8
1
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie
Director:
Jack Hofsiss
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, Penny Fuller, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley
3. Normal (2003)
14
2
Normal
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Irma Applewood
Director:
Jane Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hayden Panettiere, Richard Bull, Tom Wilkinson, Mary Seibel
4. Sybil (2007)
9
2
Sybil
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
JoBeth Williams, Ron White, Tammy Blanchard, Alison Murray
5. A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
8
2
A Streetcar Named Desire
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Blanche DuBois
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
6. O Pioneers! (1992)
7
2
O Pioneers!
PG
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alexandra Bergson
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Strathairn, Tom Aldredge, Leigh Lawson, Reed Diamond

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

American Horror Story (2011)
American Horror Story
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Constance Langdon / ... (52 episodes, 2011-2019)
Director:
Bradley Buecker, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Michael Uppendahl, Loni Peristere, Michael Goi
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Jessica Lange Awards

Academy Awards
Blue Sky Best Actress in a Leading Role 1995
Tootsie Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1983
Golden Globe Awards
American Horror Story Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 2012
A Streetcar Named Desire Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1996
Blue Sky Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1995
Tootsie Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture 1983
King Kong Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Female 1977
Primetime Emmy Awards
American Horror Story Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 2014
American Horror Story Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 2012
Grey Gardens Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 2009