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List of Jessica Lange Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Big Fish (2003)
68
17
Big Fish
PG-13
68
17

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. 

Role:
Sandra Bloom - Senior
Directed By:
2. All That Jazz (1979)
12
4
All That Jazz
R
12
4

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.

Role:
Angelique
Starring:
Directed By:
3. Grey Gardens (2009)
9
3
Grey Gardens
TV-PG
9
3
Role:
Big Edie
Starring:
Daniel Baldwin, Drew Barrymore, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kenneth Welsh, Ken Howard
Directed By:
Michael Sucsy
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
4. Tootsie (1982)
21
7
Tootsie
TV-MA
21
7

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. 

Role:
Julie
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
5. Cape Fear (1991)
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11
Cape Fear
R
31
11

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.

Role:
Leigh Bowden
Directed By:
6. Music Box (1989)
8
3
Music Box
PG-13
8
3
Role:
Ann Talbot
Starring:
Armin Mueller-Stahl, Donald Moffat, Frederic Forrest, Lukas Haas
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
8. Broken Flowers (2005)
20
8
Broken Flowers
R
20
8

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.

Starring:
Tilda Swinton, Sharon Stone, Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Heather Simms, Brea Frazier, Jarry Fall
Directed By:
Jim Jarmusch
9. Normal (2003)
7
3
Normal
7
3

Irma and her husband Roy have been married happily for twenty-five years. However, their lives take a turn when Roy tells his friend Reverend Dale that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body, and he wants to have a sex-change operation.   

Role:
Irma Applewood
Starring:
Hayden Panettiere, Richard Bull, Tom Wilkinson, Mary Seibel
Directed By:
Jane Anderson
10. Titus (1999)
9
4
Titus
R
9
4

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.

Role:
Tamora
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Alan Cumming, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Osheen Jones, Dario D'Ambrosi, Raz Degan
Directed By:
Julie Taymor
11. Sweet Dreams (1985)
8
3
Sweet Dreams
PG-13
8
3
Role:
Patsy Cline
Starring:
John Goodman, Ed Harris, David Clennon, Ann Wedgeworth
Directed By:
Karel Reisz
12. Sybil (2007)
7
3
Sybil
7
3
Role:
Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
Starring:
JoBeth Williams, Ron White, Tammy Blanchard, Alison Murray
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
13. Rob Roy (1995)
12
5
Rob Roy
R
12
5

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. 

Role:
Mary
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Tim Roth, John Hurt, Eric Stoltz
Directed By:
Michael Caton-Jones
14. The Vow (2012)
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13
The Vow
PG-13
28
13

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. 

Role:
Rita Thornton
Starring:
Channing Tatum, Rachel McAdams, Sam Neill, Jessica McNamee
Directed By:
Michael Sucsy
15. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
6
3
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
6
3
Role:
Maggie
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Penny Fuller, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley
Directed By:
Jack Hofsiss
16. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
10
4
The Postman Always Rings Twice
R
10
4

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.  

Role:
Cora Papadakis
Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Lerner, John P. Ryan, John Colicos
Directed By:
Bob Rafelson
17. Don't Come Knocking (2005)
7
4
Don't Come Knocking
R
7
4

Howard Spence is an aging cowboy who decides to desert the film he is working on, and instead try to reconnect with his mother, whom he has not met for three decades. He falls into a great depression and nearly becomes suicidal upon learning about his child he never knew about. However, this gives him a reason to keep living.

Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Marley Shelton, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Sam Shepard, Tim Roth, James Roday, George Kennedy
Directed By:
18. Men Don't Leave (1990)
6
3
Men Don't Leave
PG-13
6
3
Role:
Beth Macauley
Starring:
Joan Cusack, Kathy Bates, Arliss Howard, Chris O'Donnell
Directed By:
Paul Brickman
19. Country (1984)
6
3
Country
PG
6
3
Role:
Jewell Ivy
Starring:
Sam Shepard, Matt Clark, Wilford Brimley, Theresa Graham
Directed By:
Richard Pearce
20. Neverwas (2005)
7
4
Neverwas
PG-13
7
4

Zach Riley is a psychiatrist who leaves his job at a prestigious university in order to take up a position at a privately run mental institution. However, he is unaware of the fact that this is the very place where his novelist father had spent many years of his life, while he used to battle against chronic depression.

Role:
Katherine Pierson
Starring:
Vera Farmiga, Brittany Murphy, Michael Moriarty, Ian McKellen, Aaron Eckhart, Alan Cumming, Nick Nolte
Directed By:
Joshua Michael Stern
21. Blue Sky (1994)
7
4
Blue Sky
PG-13
7
4
Role:
Carly Marshall
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Carrie Snodgress, Powers Boothe, Amy Locane
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
22. Losing Isaiah (1995)
6
4
Losing Isaiah
R
6
4
Role:
Margaret Lewin
Starring:
Halle Berry, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, David Strathairn
Directed By:
Stephen Gyllenhaal
23. Crimes of the Heart (1986)
7
3
Crimes of the Heart
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Meg Magrath
Starring:
Sissy Spacek, Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Tess Harper
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
24. Prozac Nation (2001)
7
5
Prozac Nation
R
7
5

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.

Starring:
Christina Ricci, Anne Heche, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michelle Williams, Jason Biggs
Directed By:
Erik Skjoldbjærg
25. Everybody's All-American (1988)
7
3
Everybody's All-American
R
7
3
Role:
Babs
Starring:
Dennis Quaid, Wayne Knight, John Goodman, Timothy Hutton, Carl Lumbly
Directed By:
Taylor Hackford
26. Cousin Bette (1998)
6
3
Cousin Bette
R
6
3
Role:
Bette
Starring:
Elisabeth Shue, Geraldine Chaplin, Hugh Laurie, Bob Hoskins, Aden Young
Directed By:
Des McAnuff
27. In Secret (2013)
6
4
In Secret
R
6
4

Theresa gets married to her cousin, whom she grew up with. Things get ugly when her husband brings home a friend, and Theresa begins to develop an attraction towards him. Together they eventually conspire to kill her husband.

Role:
Madame Raquin
Starring:
Elizabeth Olsen, Matt Lucas, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton, Shirley Henderson
Directed By:
Charlie Stratton
28. Bonneville (2006)
5
3
Bonneville
PG
5
3
Role:
Arvilla Holden
Starring:
Christine Baranski, Tom Skerritt, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Robert Conder, Bruce Newbold
Directed By:
Christopher N. Rowley
29. The Gambler (2014)
12
8
The Gambler
R
12
8

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.

Role:
Roberta
Starring:
Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, Andre Braugher, John Goodman, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, George Kennedy
Directed By:
Rupert Wyatt
30. A Thousand Acres (1997)
6
4
A Thousand Acres
R
6
4
Role:
Ginny Cook Smith
Starring:
Michelle Pfeiffer, Elisabeth Moss, Jason Robards, Colin Firth, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directed By:
Jocelyn Moorhouse
31. How to Beat the High Co$t of Living (1980)
5
3
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living
PG
5
3
Role:
Louise
Starring:
Sybil Danning, Fred Willard, Eddie Albert, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin
Directed By:
Robert Scheerer
32. King Kong (1976)
8
6
King Kong
PG
8
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.

Role:
Dwan
Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, John Randolph, Rene Auberjonois
Directed By:
John Guillermin
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Female
33. Night and the City (1992)
5
4
Night and the City
R
5
4
Role:
Helen Nasseros
Starring:
Eli Wallach, Robert De Niro, Cliff Gorman, Alan King, Jack Warden
Directed By:
Irwin Winkler
34. Wild Oats (2016)
5
4
Wild Oats
TV-PG
5
4
Role:
Maddie
Starring:
Shirley MacLaine, Billy Connolly, Demi Moore, Ptolemy Slocum
Directed By:
Andy Tennant
35. Hush (1998)
5
4
Hush
PG-13
5
4

Jackson Baring, the heir to a grand horse farm in Kilronan, chooses to pursue a life in New York, while it is being run by his overbearing mother Martha. When he pays her a visit after some time with his new wife Helen, they are asked to stay for some time. However, it seems that Martha is hiding something from her son, and she also seems to be trying to get rid of her daughter-in-law, whom she doesn’t approve of.

Role:
Martha Baring
Starring:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Hal Holbrook, Debi Mazar, Johnathon Schaech, Nina Foch
Directed By:
Jonathan Darby
36. Masked and Anonymous (2003)
4
4
Masked and Anonymous
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Nina Veronica
Starring:
Penelope Cruz, Val Edward Kilmer, Angela Bassett, Bruce Dern, Luke Wilson, Christian Slater, Mickey Rourke
Directed By:
Larry Charles
37. A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
6
3
A Streetcar Named Desire
6
3
Role:
Blanche DuBois
Starring:
Alec Baldwin, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Frederick Coffin
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
38. O Pioneers! (1992)
6
3
O Pioneers!
PG
6
3
Role:
Alexandra Bergson
Starring:
Anne Heche, David Strathairn, Tom Aldredge, Leigh Lawson, Reed Diamond
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
39. Far North (1988)
3
4
Far North
PG-13
3
4
Role:
Kate
Starring:
Melissa Sue Anderson, Patricia Arquette, Charles Durning, Donald Moffat, Tess Harper
Directed By:

TV Shows

Horace and Pete
9
2
Horace and Pete
TV-MA
9
2
Starring:
Louis C.K., Edie Falco, Laurie Metcalf, Alan Alda, Amy Sedaris, Steven Alexander Wright, Paul Simon
Directed By:
Feud
8
2
Feud
TV-MA
8
2
Role:
Joan Crawford (8 episodes, 2017)
Starring:
Alfred Molina, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Waters, Sarah Paulson, Stanley Tucci, Kathy Bates
Directed By:
American Horror Story
20
5
American Horror Story
TV-MA
20
5
Role:
Constance Langdon / ... (52 episodes, 2011-2019)
Starring:
Evan Peters, Alexandra Daddario, Taissa Farmiga, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Bomer, Emma Roberts, Helena Mattsson
Directed By:
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

Animation Movies

Stories from My Childhood
11
4
Stories from My Childhood
11
4
Starring:
Rob Lowe, Kirsten Dunst, Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert, Mickey Rooney, Amy Irving, Martin Sheen
Directed By:
Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Roman Kachanov, Lev Atamanov

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