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List of Joan Cusack Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
14
3
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
PG-13
14
3

The film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s novel of the same name is a coming-of-age drama focusing on themes like anxiety, adolescence, PTSD, depression, and finding happiness. Introvert Charlie Kelmeckis tries to cope with the suicide of his best friend, while trying to navigate high-school, find love with Sam Button, and deal with his own mental illness.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Chbosky
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd, Melanie Lynskey, Dylan McDermott, Johnny Simmons
2. Sixteen Candles (1984)
14
2
Sixteen Candles
PG
14
2

Samantha Baker feels disappointed as everything appears to go wrong on her 16th birthday. The high-school senior she has a crush on isn’t aware that she exists, a geek she dislikes keeps pestering her for attention; what’s more, her own family forgets her birthday as her sister is getting married the next day. Can she hope to have a special 16th birthday?

As:
Cast
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Anthony Michael Hall, John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Brian Doyle-Murray, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris
4. High Fidelity (2000)
12
2
High Fidelity
R
12
2

Rob Gordon, a struggling vinyl record store owner and compulsive list-maker, is yet again ditched by his current girlfriend Laura for refusing to commit. He decides to make a list of his top five breakups and seeks out his previous partners in an attempt to understand his failures in making those relationships work.

As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Romance, Drama
5. My Sister's Keeper (2009)
13
2
My Sister's Keeper
PG-13
13
2

After Kate Fitzgerald is diagnosed with leukemia, her parents conceive Anna via in vitro fertilization to have a donor for elder daughter. Eleven-year old Anna, who has been a marrow and blood donor for her sister from age 5, seeks lawyer Campbell Alexander’s help to obtain medical emancipation from mother Sara. But Sara decides to fight the case in the court. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Abigail Breslin, Emily Deschanel, Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva, Heather Wahlquist
6. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
12
2
Grosse Pointe Blank
R
12
2

Martin Blank, a professional contract killer, who is unhappy with his work, receives an assignment in Detroit. His secretary persuades him to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe. Putting his professional thoughts aside, he tries to re-connect with his school girlfriend; but things turn difficult when two NSA agents plus a contract hit-man come chasing after him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Marcella
Director:
George Armitage
Genres:
Action, Crime, Comedy, Thriller, Romance
7. Say Anything... (1989)
12
3
Say Anything...
PG-13
12
3

An average, unambitious high-school senior, Lloyd Dobler, falls in love with pretty school valedictorian Diane Court, who has received a British college scholarship. Though she too loves Lloyd, her protective father doesn’t approve of the non-achieving boy and wants Diane to pursue her academic goals. She has a difficult decision to make; however, everything alters as some dark secrets come to light.

As:
Cast
Director:
Cameron Crowe
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
8. The End of the Tour (2015)
12
3
The End of the Tour
R
12
3

The End of the Tour is an American drama film which tells the story of David Lipsky, a reporter working for the Rolling Stone Magazine who interviews a reputed novelist named David Foster for five days. They soon develop a unique friendship with each other.

As:
Cast
Role:
Patty
Director:
James Ponsoldt
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
9. Arlington Road (1999)
12
2
Arlington Road
R
12
2

Michael Faraday losts his wife Leah, an FBI agent, in the line of duty. When he starts suspecting, his new neighbors Oliver and Cheryl Lang might be involved in a right-wing terrorist plot against the U.S. Government, his suspicions are dismissed as paranoia. But the Langs might have more sinister plans for him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cheryl Lang
Director:
Mark Pellington
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, Timothy Francis Robbins, Hope Davis, Tim Robbins, Robert Gossett
10. Broadcast News (1987)
11
2
Broadcast News
R
11
2

Brilliant but not-so-telegenic reporter Aaron Altman, whose work mostly goes unappreciated, is secretly in love with Jane, the talented but high-strung news producer. The new inexpert anchor Tom Grunick’s good personality attracts Jane, though she despises the trend of entertainment news he represents. With Aaron considering Tom as personal and professional rival, Jane must take the difficult decision between style and substance. 

As:
Cast
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
11. The School of Rock (2003)
12
2
The School of Rock
PG-13
12
2

Guitarist Dewey Finn is thrown out of his band New Vacancy due to his on-stage antics. Impersonating a substitute music teacher at a prep school, he goes on to teach the kids about rock ‘n’ roll. He then forms the band The School of Rock with them to try and win a local Battle of the Bands.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Linklater
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Sarah Silverman, Amy Sedaris, Jack Black, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias
13. Where the Heart Is (2000)
12
2
Where the Heart Is
PG-13
12
2

A seventeen year-old pregnant girl is abandoned by her boyfriend at a Walmart store, after which she manages to live within the building itself. However, after the baby is born, she gets a lot of media attention. Eventually, a nurse named Lexie helps her to rebuild her life, along with her baby daughter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth Meyers
Director:
Matt Williams
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Sally Field, Natalie Portman, Keith David, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing
14. Working Girl (1988)
11
2
Working Girl
R
11
2

Hard working secretary Tess McGill gets upset as she discovers that boss Katherine Parker is about to pinch her idea. When Katherine suffers a broken leg, Tess poses as Katherine and uses her own idea to close a deal with help of investment-broker Jack Trainer. Both grow closer, but Tess is unaware that Jack is Katherine’s boyfriend. Soon, Katherine finds out everything.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cyn
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
15. Martian Child (2007)
11
2
Martian Child
PG
11
2

David is a science fiction writer who recently lost his wife. He soon comes across a hyper-imaginative young child named Dennis, who claims that he is from Mars, and thinks of adopting him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Liz
Director:
Menno Meyjes
Genres:
Family, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo, Amanda Peet
16. Addams Family Values (1993)
12
2
Addams Family Values
PG-13
12
2

In this sequel to The Addams Family, Gomez and Morticia Addams have hired the nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, to take care of their infant son, Pubert, after many failed murder attempts by his older siblings, Wednesday and Pugsley. Unfortunately, Debbie is a serial killer who seduces Uncle Fester and wants to murder him for all the money. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Debbie Jellinsky
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
17. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
11
2
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
R
11
2

Rapper Conner4real leaves his popular band ‘The Style Boyz,’ and achieves success as a solo rapper. When his new album fails to create any waves, his flourishing career takes a nosedive. Desperate to save his career, egotistical Conner tries everything from selling out to appearing on innumerable talk-shows; anything other than reuniting with his former boy-band. But his career is at stake. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
Genres:
Music, Comedy
18. Men Don't Leave (1990)
11
2
Men Don't Leave
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jody
Director:
Paul Brickman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Arliss Howard, Chris O'Donnell
20. Hero (1992)
10
2
Hero
PG-13
10
2

Hero is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Bernie, a wanted thief, who rescues passengers from a burning airliner, but is shocked to see that another man is taking the credit for his heroic actions.

As:
Cast
Role:
Evelyn
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
21. Corrina, Corrina (1994)
10
2
Corrina, Corrina
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jessie Nelson
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta, Don Ameche, Tina Majorino, Lucy Webb, Erica Yohn
24. My Blue Heaven (1990)
10
2
My Blue Heaven
PG-13
10
2

Kitty Moran is a radio star who finds out that she is pregnant. However, unfortunately, she suffers a miscarriage. She is also told that due to her injuries she might not be able to conceive again. Due to being in the show business, they also have a hard time adopting a baby.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hannah Stubbs
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Melanie Mayron, Bill Irwin
25. Married to the Mob (1988)
10
2
Married to the Mob
R
10
2

Angela de Marco is the wife of Frank de Marco, a mafia kingpin. After Frank is killed, she wishes to escape the life of living in the criminal underworld, along with her son. An undercover agent falls for her, but at the same time, she is being harassed by Tony, another mafia kingpin who wants her for himself.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
26. Raising Helen (2004)
9
2
Raising Helen
PG-13
9
2

Raising Helen is a comedy drama film, which tells the story of a young woman, Helen, who becomes the guardian of her sister and brother-in-law’s three children after they die in a car accident. However, she discovers that raising them is much more difficult than she imagined.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny Portman
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
27. Ice Princess (2005)
9
2
Ice Princess
G
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joan Carlyle
Director:
Tim Fywell
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Family, Sport
Star Cast:
Kim Cattrall, Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amy Stewart
28. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
9
2
Confessions of a Shopaholic
PG
9
2

Rebecca Bloomwood, a New York City journalist, has run considerable debt with her shopping addiction. Though, she aspires to work for fashion magazine ‘Alette', she lands a job with financial magazine ‘Successful Saving'. She falls for her boss, Luke Brandon, and finds success writing under name ‘The girl in green scarf.’ But can she conquer her addiction to save her career and love-life?

As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Bloomwood
Director:
P.J. Hogan
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Family
29. Welcome to Me (2014)
9
2
Welcome to Me
R
9
2

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
Role:
Dawn Hurley
Director:
Shira Piven
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
31. Friends with Money (2006)
10
2
Friends with Money
R
10
2

After quitting her comfortable and lucrative job, Olivia struggles to make ends meet. However, she starts feeling insecure about her future, and also tries to maintain her relationships with her successful and rich friends.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Franny
Director:
Nicole Holofcener
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Marin Hinkle, Frances McDormand, Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Timm Sharp, Greg Germann
32. Cutting Loose (1980)
9
3
Cutting Loose
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Dave Peltzer
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Harold Green, Phil Catalli, Rhonda Spitz, Harry Bartron
33. War, Inc. (2008)
9
2
War, Inc.
R
9
2

An American private corporation takes over a war-torn nation and hires a hitman to kill a local politician. The hitman is supposed to pose as the corporation’s trade show representative who must organize the wedding of a Middle Eastern pop star, which will allow him the opportunity to kill his target.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Marsha Dillon
Director:
Joshua Seftel
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Thriller
35. Let It Snow (2019)
9
3
Let It Snow
PG-13
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tin Foil Woman
Director:
Luke Snellin
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Isabela Moner, Odeya Rush, Shameik Moore, Mitchell Hope
37. Runaway Bride (1999)
9
2
Runaway Bride
PG
9
2

Scared of commitment, a small town woman, Maggie Carpenter, ditches her fiance every time at the altar. Ike Graham is a New York based weary journalist who travels to Maggie’s town to write an expose on her. The two inevitably fall in love as they get to know more of each other, but the big question is – Will Maggie again run away from her marriage?

As:
Cast
Role:
Peggy Flemming
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
38. Nine Months (1995)
9
2
Nine Months
PG-13
9
2

Nine Months is a romantic comedy film, which revolves around a child psychologist who finds out that his long-time girlfriend is pregnant. However, he is a commitment-phobic person, and finds it hard to change his lifestyle.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Gail Dwyer
Director:
Chris Columbus
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
41. Toys (1992)
8
2
Toys
PG-13
8
2

This comedy drama film tells the story of a military general who inherits a toy making company. Therefore, he soon begins making war toys. However, his employees attempt to stop him, before he ruins the name of the company.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Alsatia Zevo
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Robin Wright, LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, LL Cool J
42. A Smile Like Yours (1997)
8
2
A Smile Like Yours
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nancy Tellen
Director:
Keith Samples
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Greg Kinnear, Lauren Holly, Shirley MacLaine, Jill Hennessy, Christopher McDonald
43. Snatched (2017)
7
1
Snatched
R
7
1

Snatched is a 2017 action comedy film which tells the story of Emily, an impulsive young woman, who travels to Ecuador with her mother, after being dumped by her boyfriend. However, things take a turn for the worse, when they both get kidnapped by a group of masked men.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Levine
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Wanda Sykes, Goldie Hawn, Christopher Meloni, Randall Park, Katie Dippold
45. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (2004)
11
2
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself / Various (archiveFootage)
Director:
Dave Wilson, Paul Miller, Beth McCarthy-Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Garth Brooks, Dana Carvey, Tom Hanks, A. Whitney Brown
46. Arrive Alive (1990)
11
2
Arrive Alive
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joy
Director:
Jeremiah S. Chechik
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Action, Mystery
Star Cast:
Willem Dafoe, Bruno Al Peter, Warren Dan Goldstein, Lolita
47. Toy Story Midway Mania! (2008)
12
2
Toy Story Midway Mania!
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jessie (voice)
Director:
Roger Gould, Sue Bryan
Genres:
Family, Short
Star Cast:
Don Rickles, John Ratzenberger, Tim Allen, Jeff Garlin, R. Lee Ermey
48. The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)
8
2
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
8
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Cathy
Director:
Peter Sellars
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Werner Klemperer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Gallagher, Ron Vawter
50. The Allnighter (1987)
6
1
The Allnighter
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gina
Director:
Tamar Simon Hoffs
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Pam Grier, Michael Ontkean, John Terlesky, Dedee Pfeiffer

TV Movie(s)

2. All Together Now (1984)
9
2
All Together Now
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Linda Parker
Director:
Will Mackenzie
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barbara Barrie, Thomas Byrd, Peter Michael Goetz, Betty Kean
3. The Christmas Train (2017)
11
2
The Christmas Train
TV-G
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Agnes
Director:
Ron Oliver
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Danny Glover, Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Holly Elissa
4. Acceptance (2009)
8
2
Acceptance
TV-14
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Sanaa Hamri
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mae Whitman, Angie Bolling, Michael C. 'Mike' Allen, John Atwood

Animation(s)

Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 3
G
Plot:

This Pixar Animation’s computer-animated comedy film is third in the Toy Story series. As Andy, prepares to leave for college, Woody, Buzz Lightyear and other toys – some new – find themselves in a day-care centre instead of the attic. They now have to devise a plan to return home before Andy leaves.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jessie (voice)
Director:
Lee Unkrich
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Toy Story 4
G
Plot:

The fourth installment in Pixar's Toy Story series, the film begins with Woody being given away to a new owner and his struggle to adjust in the new surroundings and also to a new toy called Forky. The story then goes on to portray his adventures when he and his gang set on a road trip with their owner, meeting his long lost friend Bo Peep on the way. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Josh Cooley
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Klaus (2019)
Klaus
PG
Plot:

Since he proved himself to be a terrible postman at the academy, Jesper is posted to a frozen town in the North. He soon discovers that Santa Claus is hiding there. A friendship soon develops between the two.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Sergio Pablos , Carlos Martínez López
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Jason Schwartzman, Norm MacDonald, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 2
G
Plot:

When greedy toy collector Al McWhiggin steals Woody to send him to a Japanese museum, Buzz Lightyear leads the rest of Andy's toys on a brave rescue mission. Woody, however, learns that he is a rare collectible from a popular television show and is introduced to other members of his team, who convince him to stay.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice)
Director:
John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation, Family
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Toy Story That Time Forgot
TV-G
As:
Cast
Director:
Steve Purcell
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Family, Short
Star Cast:
Timothy Dalton, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Kevin McKidd
Peep and the Big Wide World (2004)
Peep and the Big Wide World
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (26 episodes, 2004)
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Megan Mullally, Jamie Watson, Maxwell Uretsky, Riele Downs
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Arthur Christmas
PG
Plot:

Santa’s clumsy son Arthur, learns that because of a technical glitch, a little girl's Christmas present has been misplaced. Therefore, he sets out on a mission to deliver the present before it is too late. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Cook, Sarah Smith
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Na pude aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny? (2009)
Na pude aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny?
PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Madam Curie (voice)
Director:
Jirí Barta, Vivian Schilling
Genres:
Family, Thriller, Animation, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Forest Whitaker, Vivian Schilling, Cary Elwes, Marcelo Tubert
Chicken Little (2005)
Chicken Little
G
Plot:

Chicken Little throws his little town in panic by claiming that a piece of sky has fallen on his head. But when the panic subsides and he fails to produce that piece, he becomes a laughingstock. To redeem his reputation, he joins the baseball team and helps his team to win.  But that is not enough. He must now convince his town folks, still very skeptical, that an alien invasion is imminent.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Dindal
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Mars Needs Moms
PG
Plot:

Milo is a young boy who is quite frustrated with his mother, and starts wishing he never had one. His wish comes true and she is abducted by Martians. Therefore, he sets off on a quest to outer space to rescue her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mom
Director:
Simon Wells
Genres:
Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Dan Fogler, Elisabeth Harnois

TV Shows and Videos

Kinect Disneyland Adventures (2011)
Kinect Disneyland Adventures
E10+
As:
Cast
Director:
Jeff Brown, Mark Harper, Benjamin Hoppe
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Chicken Little: Ace in Action (2006)
Chicken Little: Ace in Action
As:
Cast
Role:
Abby Mallard (voice)
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Adam West, Zach Braff, Kevin Delaney, Dara McGarry

Joan Cusack Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Shameless Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 2015