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List of Jessica Tandy Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Birds (1963)
16
2
The Birds
16
2

When lawyer Mitch Brenner plays a practical joke on rich socialite Melanie Daniels, who is a known prankster, she follows him to his hometown Bodega Bay to pay him back in the same coin. Her arrival is followed by strange incidences of bird attacks which become increasingly more violent and terrifying with flocks of aggressive birds swooping down on people.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lydia Brenner
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Mystery, Drama, Romance
2. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
18
2
Fried Green Tomatoes
PG-13
18
2

It is an Oscar nominated film depicting the story of Evelyn Couch, an unhappy middle aged housewife, whose life is changed when she befriends a colorful old lady named Ninny Threadgoode.  The narrative alters several times between Evelyn’s life and Ninny’s tale about her free spirited sister-in-law Idgie, making it a highly enjoyable drama film.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Ninny Threadgoode
Director:
Jon Avnet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
5. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
19
2
Driving Miss Daisy
PG
19
2

Adapted by Alfred Uhry from his own play, this movie begins when Miss Daisy’s son decides that his old mother needs to hire a chauffeur. Despite protests from her, he employs an African-American driver Hoke Colburn. After initial resistance, she eventually allows him to drive her. Over the next 25 years, as they learn more about life and each other, gradually a bond develops between them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Daisy Werthan
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, BAFTA Award for Best Actress
6. The Green Years (1946)
13
2
The Green Years
13
2

An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother’s relatives. Though he wishes to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps to go to university and become a doctor, his harsh grandfather gets in his way. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Victor Saville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Gladys Cooper, Charles Coburn, Tom Drake
7. Butley (1974)
11
2
Butley
R
11
2

Ben Butley is a professor of literature at the University of London. On a disastrous day, the alcoholic and cynical professor’s life comes crumbling down around him as his estranged wife Anne decides to divorce him while his long time affair with Joey gets over. Moreover, his career also takes a downward plunge. Will his brilliant wit see him through the crisis?

As:
Cast
Role:
Edna Shaft
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Bates, Michael Byrne, Susan Engel, Georgina Hale
8. The World According to Garp (1982)
11
2
The World According to Garp
R
11
2

T.S. Garp, the son of nurse Jenny Fields from a dying soldier, grows up with an aptitude for fiction writing and freestyle wrestling. Inspired by him, Jenny, too, forays into writing, earns success in feminist non-fiction, and starts a center for distressed women. This peculiar community of disparate women becomes as much part of Garp’s world as his children and unfaithful wife.

As:
Cast
Director:
George Roy Hill
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
9. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
12
2
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Drama, War, Biography
Star Cast:
James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Everett Sloane, Luther Adler
10. September Affair (1950)
10
2
September Affair
10
2

A prominent concert pianist and an unhappily married businessman meet on their flight from Rome to New York City. On the way, their plane is diverted to Naples for engine repair. There they go sightseeing and fall in love. Eventually they miss the plane, which they later hear has crashed in the sea and all passengers included themselves are declared dead. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Catherine Lawrence
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Fontaine, Françoise Rosay, Joseph Cotten, Robert Arthur
12. Nobody's Fool (1994)
11
2
Nobody's Fool
R
11
2

Although Sully is sixty years old, he likes to avoid responsibilities and spend him time at odd construction jobs or at the local bar. However, this changes when his estranged son, Peter, pays him a visit, along with his own son.

As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Beryl
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
13. Murder in the Family (1938)
10
2
Murder in the Family
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Osborne
Director:
Albert Parker
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Barry Jones, Evelyn Ankers, Donald Gray, Jessie Winter
14. A Woman's Vengeance (1948)
10
2
A Woman's Vengeance
10
2

Henry Maurier, who tolerantly looks after his neurotic invalid wife, Emily, is having secret affair with Doris Mead. After Emily’s sudden death, Henry promptly marries Doris, which upsets neighbor Janet Spence, who is in love with him. A post-mortem report showing presence of arsenic in Emily’s system puts Henry on trial, resulting in death sentence. Can his friend Dr. Libbard save him?         

As:
Cast
Role:
Janet Spence
Director:
Zoltan Korda
Genres:
Mystery, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Cedric Hardwicke, Ann Blyth, Mildred Natwick
15. Forever Amber (1947)
11
2
Forever Amber
11
2

Forever Young is a historical adventure drama film which takes us to seventeenth-century England. The film revolves around a young country girl named Amber St Clair, who attempts to raise herself to nobility. Although she develops feelings for a soldier named Bruce, she decides to get married to the Earl of Radcliffe, after the latter takes a liking to her.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
History, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, John Russell, George Sanders, Richard Greene
16. The Light in the Forest (1958)
10
2
The Light in the Forest
10
2

According to the 1764 peace treaty negotiated by British army scout Del Hardy between native Delaware tribes and white settlers, True Son, originally Johnny Butler, the adopted son raised by Chief Cuyloga, must return to his white parents and learn to love the whites he grew up hating. A difficult task for Johnny, but Del and servant girl Shenandoe help him through.

As:
Cast
Role:
Myra Butler
Director:
Herschel Daugherty
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Western, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Joanne Dru, Wendell Corey, Fess Parker, Kevin Hagen
17. Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
11
2
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
11
2

Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man is an adventure war film, which tells the story of an immature young man from Middle America. The film explores his cross-country journey as well as his military service during the First World War. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama, War, Adventure
Star Cast:
Eli Wallach, Paul Newman, Diane Baker, Fred Clark, Dan Dailey, Richard Beymer
18. Cocoon (1985)
14
2
Cocoon
PG-13
14
2

The Oscar-winning film follows a group of elders from a retirement home, who secretly use the swimming pool of nearby unused house. They are not aware that the house is rented by aliens living as humans and have stored the cocoons containing their people in the pool which imparted a special quality to water making the seniors feel invigorated with youthful energy.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Don Ameche, Brian Dennehy, Hume Cronyn, Maureen Stapleton
20. *batteries not included (1987)
13
2
*batteries not included
PG
13
2

Frank and Faye are a feisty elderly couple who live in New York City. They run a diner and an apartment building which is home to a poor but friendly group of people. Things go well until a property dealer starts harassing them since he wants to buy the apartment. However, the elderly couple receives help from mysterious aliens.

As:
Cast
Role:
Faye Riley
Director:
Matthew Robbins
Genres:
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Dennis Boutsikaris, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña
21. Still of the Night (1982)
10
2
Still of the Night
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Grace Rice
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Sara Botsford, Joe Grifasi
22. The House on Carroll Street (1988)
9
2
The House on Carroll Street
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Venable
Director:
Peter Yates
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Mandy Patinkin, Jeff Daniels, Kelly McGillis, Jonathan Hogan
23. Blonde Fever (1944)
8
2
Blonde Fever
8
2

Blonde Fever is a comedy drama film which revolves around Peter Donay, who owns Café Donay, a fancy roadside establishment. His marriage is not very successful , and therefore, he soon starts falling for a nightclub waitress named Sally. However, Sally is only interested in Peter’s money and business. When his wife comes to know about this, she tries to get rid of Sally.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Whorf
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Hume Cronyn, Mary Astor, Felix Bressart, Gloria Grahame
26. Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
8
2
Honky Tonk Freeway
PG
8
2

A planned freeway passes near a tiny Florida town of Ticlaw, which has a safari park as its only tourist attraction; however, the town is denied a freeway exit despite requests from its residents. The mayor, accompanied by the people of Ticlaw, goes all-out to convince the authorities, and they also do their best to attract a posse of diverse tourists. 

As:
Cast
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
27. Cocoon: The Return (1988)
9
1
Cocoon: The Return
PG
9
1

This science fiction adventure film revolves around friendly aliens from Anterea, a far away planet, who return to Earth to rescue some incubation pods which have been found by scientists. Although in their planet, nobody grows old, they start developing a liking towards earth and therefore, they think of staying back.

As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Romance
28. The Indiscretions of Eve (1932)
9
2
The Indiscretions of Eve
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maid
Director:
Cecil Lewis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steffi Duna, Fred Conyngham, Lester Matthews, Tony Sympson
29. Camilla (1994)
8
2
Camilla
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Camilla Cara
Director:
Deepa Mehta
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Maury Chaykin, Elias Koteas, Bridget Fonda

TV Movie(s)

1. The Gin Game (1981)
12
2
The Gin Game
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Fonsia Dorsey
Director:
Terry Hughes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
2. The Moon and Sixpence (1959)
11
2
The Moon and Sixpence
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Hume Cronyn, Cyril Cusack, Denholm Elliott, Judith Anderson
3. The Christmas Tree (1958)
9
2
The Christmas Tree
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Kirk Browning
Star Cast:
Bernadette Peters, William Shatner, Ellen Burstyn, Carol Channing, Ralph Bellamy
5. The Story Lady (1991)
11
2
The Story Lady
G
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Grace McQueen
Director:
Larry Elikann
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Ed Begley Jr., Stephanie Zimbalist, Chris Gartin
6. Foxfire (1987)
10
2
Foxfire
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Annie Nations
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Harriet Hall, John Denver, Gary Grubbs
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special

TV Shows and Videos

The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950)
The Prudential Family Playhouse
As:
Cast
Director:
Donald Davis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Helen Hayes, Eva Marie Saint, Grace Kelly, Walter Abel, Kevin McCarthy, Gertrude Lawrence

Jessica Tandy Awards

Academy Awards
Driving Miss Daisy Best Actress in a Leading Role 1990
Golden Globe Awards
Driving Miss Daisy Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1990
Primetime Emmy Awards
Foxfire Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special 1988
BAFTA Awards
Driving Miss Daisy Best Actress 1991