This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

List of Joanne Woodward Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
15
2
A Big Hand for the Little Lady
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Fielder Cook
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bickford, Paul Ford
2. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
11
2
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Beatrice Hunsdorfer
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Spielberg, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry
3. King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)
10
2
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
10
2

The documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., constructed using original newsreels, chronicles the important events of his Civil Rights Movement. King’s journey from a regional activist to the world-renowned leader of non-violent campaign for racial equality is captured through events from the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott to the 1968 assassination in Memphis, and also includes rare footage of his speeches, arrests, and protest-marches. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Genres:
Documentary, History, Biography
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman, Clarence Williams III, Ruby Dee
5. Rachel, Rachel (1968)
11
3
Rachel, Rachel
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rachel Cameron
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Moffat, James Olson, Estelle Parsons, Kate Harrington
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama
7. No Down Payment (1957)
11
3
No Down Payment
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Leola Boone
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cameron Mitchell, Jeffrey Hunter, Tony Randall, Sheree North
8. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
12
2
The Three Faces of Eve
TV-PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eve White / Eve Black / Jane
Director:
Nunnally Johnson
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Alistair Cooke, Lee J. Cobb, David Wayne, Edwin Jerome
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama
9. The Fugitive Kind (1960)
11
2
The Fugitive Kind
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Cutrere
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton, Victor Jory
10. The Stripper (1963)
11
3
The Stripper
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lila Green
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Claire Trevor, Richard Beymer, Carol Lynley, Robert Webber
11. They Might Be Giants (1971)
10
2
They Might Be Giants
G
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Watson
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
F. Murray Abraham, George C. Scott, Jack Gilford, Al Lewis, Lester Rawlins
12. A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
12
2
A Kiss Before Dying
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dorothy ('Dorie') Kingship
Director:
Gerd Oswald
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Film-Noir, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Mary Astor, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith
13. Count Three and Pray (1955)
10
2
Count Three and Pray
10
2

Luke Fargo's experiences in the American Civil War have left him a changed man. When the former goon and womaniser returns to his Southern hometown as a minister to rebuild the town's only church, he is met with resistance from friends and locals alike.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lissy
Director:
George Sherman
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Van Heflin, Philip Carey, Allison Hayes
14. From the Terrace (1960)
9
2
From the Terrace
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary St. John
Director:
Mark Robson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Eden, Paul Newman, Ina Balin, Myrna Loy, Leon Ames
16. The Glass Menagerie (1987)
9
2
The Glass Menagerie
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Amanda Wingfield
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Malkovich, James Naughton, Karen Allen
18. The Sound and the Fury (1959)
11
2
The Sound and the Fury
11
2

Based on the 1929 novel of the same name by William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury is a 1959 American drama film which tells us the story of the Compson Family, as they are going through a financial and economic ruin. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Quentin Compson / Narrator
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Yul Brynner, Ethel Waters, Margaret Leighton, Stuart Whitman
19. Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
10
3
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
PG
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rita Walden
Director:
Gilbert Cates
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sylvia Sidney, Martin Balsam, Tresa Hughes, Dori Brenner
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actress
20. The Drowning Pool (1975)
9
2
The Drowning Pool
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Iris Devereaux
Director:
Stuart Rosenberg
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Melanie Griffith, Paul Newman, Murray Hamilton, Anthony Franciosa, Melanie Griffith
21. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
10
2
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
India Bridge
Director:
James Ivory
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Kyra Sedgwick, Paul Newman, Margaret Welsh, Saundra McClain
23. Winning (1969)
9
2
Winning
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Elora
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Sport, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Paul Newman, Richard Thomas, David Sheiner
24. Signpost to Murder (1964)
10
2
Signpost to Murder
10
2

This crime thriller film tells the story of a convicted murderer, who escapes from an asylum, and hides out in the home of Molly, a woman awaiting the return of her missing husband. They soon find themselves attracted to each other.

As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Thomas
Director:
George Englund
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
James Doohan, Alan Napier, Stuart Whitman, Edward Mulhare
25. A New Kind of Love (1963)
9
2
A New Kind of Love
9
2

Samantha Blake, a ladies fashion buyer, doesn’t want to romance due to her past experience. Steve Sherman is a womanizing newspaper reporter who first meets her on a flight to Paris and later mistakes her for a high class prostitute after she undergoes a makeover in the city. The encounter turns from simple fun to something more serious when the two genuinely fall for each other.

As:
Cast
Role:
Samantha (Sam) Blake / Mimi
Director:
Melville Shavelson
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
26. Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)
9
2
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
9
2

Thanks to wife Grace’s enthusiasm about joining all civic committees, Harry Bannerman is sent to talk to the Army about their planned missile base in Bannermans’ town, Putnam’s Landing. Instead, Army appoints Harry as their liaison officer, complicating the matters. If that is not enough, he has to fend off flirtatious advances of their neighbor Angela and clear the misunderstandings of Grace. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Grace Bannerman
Director:
Leo McCarey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Collins, Paul Newman, Jack Carson, Dwayne Hickman
27. A Fine Madness (1966)
8
1
A Fine Madness
8
1

Renowned poet and casual philanderer, Samson Shillitoe, is months behind in his alimony payment and is convinced by his current wife Rhoda to see psychiatrist Oliver West for his writer's block. He agrees to be away from tax collectors, but soon draws the attention of an eccentric doctor in the sanitarium and of Oliver's frustrated wife Lydia.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rhoda Shillitoe
Director:
Irvin Kershner
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sorrell Booke, Jean Seberg, Sean Connery, Patrick O'Neal, Colleen Dewhurst
29. Lucky Them (2013)
8
1
Lucky Them
R
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Megan Griffiths
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Toni Collette, Johnny Depp, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt
30. WUSA (1970)
8
1
WUSA
GP
8
1

Rheinhardt, an alcoholic wanderer, accepts an announcer’s job at WUSA, a New Orleans right-wing radio station, although he doesn’t agree with the station’s political views. When friend Geraldine and activist neighbor Rainey question him about WUSA’s involvement in hate propaganda and conspiracy to instigate a riot at a planned rally, Rheinhardt realizes that he can’t insulate himself, and needs to take a stand.

As:
Cast
Role:
Geraldine
Director:
Stuart Rosenberg
Genres:
Romance, Drama
31. Gayby (2012)
9
1
Gayby
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Lisecki
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Adam Driver, Sarita Choudhury, Christian Coulson, Anna Margaret Hollyman

TV Movie(s)

1. The John Denver Special (1976)
11
2
The John Denver Special
11
2
As:
Cast
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
John Denver, Jon Carroll, Margot Chapman, Bill Danoff
2. Passions (1984)
11
2
Passions
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Catherine Kennerly
Director:
Sandor Stern
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Crenna, Lindsay Wagner, Mason Adams, Heather Langenkamp
3. See How She Runs (1978)
13
2
See How She Runs
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Betty Quinn
Director:
Richard T. Heffron
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Barnard Hughes, John Considine, Mary-Beth Manning, Barbara Meek
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special
4. Come Back, Little Sheba (1977)
10
2
Come Back, Little Sheba
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lola Delaney
Director:
Silvio Narizzano
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carrie Fisher, Laurence Olivier, Nicholas Campbell, Patience Collier
5. All the Way Home (1971)
11
2
All the Way Home
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Follet
Director:
Fred Coe
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Woods, Richard Kiley, Barnard Hughes, Eileen Heckart, Pat Hingle
6. Crisis at Central High (1981)
10
2
Crisis at Central High
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Huckaby
Director:
Lamont Johnson
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Henderson Forsythe, Calvin Levels, William Russ
7. A Christmas to Remember (1978)
11
2
A Christmas to Remember
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mildred McCloud
Director:
George Englund
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Jason Robards, George Parry, Bryan Englund
8. The Shadow Box (1980)
9
2
The Shadow Box
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Beverly
Director:
Paul Newman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Plummer, Robert Urich, Sylvia Sidney, Valerie Harper, James Broderick
9. The Streets of L.A. (1979)
9
1
The Streets of L.A.
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Schramm
Director:
Jerrold Freedman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Audrey Christie, Robert Webber, Michael C. Gwynne, Isela Vega
10. Our Town (2003)
10
2
Our Town
PG
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
James Naughton
Genres:
Family, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Jane Curtin, Jayne Atkinson, Reathel Bean, Wendy Barrie-Wilson
11. Do You Remember Love (1985)
13
3
Do You Remember Love
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Barbara Wyatt-Hollis
Director:
Jeff Bleckner
Genres:
Family, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Andrea Barber, Richard Kiley, Judith Barsi, Sally Brown
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
12. Foreign Affairs (1993)
9
2
Foreign Affairs
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vinnie Miner
Director:
Jim O'Brien
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
13. Breathing Lessons (1994)
10
2
Breathing Lessons
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie Moran
Director:
John Erman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Garner, Joyce Van Patten, Eileen Heckart, Kathryn Erbe
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
14. The Roots of Roe (1993)
9
2
The Roots of Roe
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Andie Haas
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
James Whitmore, Jason Robards, Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone, Brooke Shields, Katharine Hepburn
15. Blind Spot (1993)
8
1
Blind Spot
PG-13
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Nell Harrington
Director:
Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laura Linney, Allison Janney, Fritz Weaver, Reed Diamond

Animation(s)

All the World (2011)
All the World
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Galen Fott
Genres:
Short, Animation

TV Shows and Videos

Star Tonight (1955)
Star Tonight
As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Herrmann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Robards, Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick, Charles Aidman
Sybil (1976)
Sybil
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Cornelia Wilbur (2 episodes, 1976)
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett, Jane Hoffman

Joanne Woodward Awards

Academy Awards
The Three Faces of Eve Best Actress in a Leading Role 1958
Golden Globe Awards
Breathing Lessons Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1995
Rachel, Rachel Best Actress - Drama 1969
The Three Faces of Eve Best Actress - Drama 1958
Primetime Emmy Awards
American Masters Outstanding Informational Special 1990
Do You Remember Love Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special 1985
See How She Runs Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special 1978
BAFTA Awards
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Best Actress 1975