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List of Katharine Ross Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Donnie Darko (2001)
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31
Donnie Darko
R
118
31

This Richard Kelly’s science fiction psychological thriller film is about a troubled high-school student who is frequently visited by Frank, a huge six-foot rabbit, visible only to him. Frank pushes him to carry out a series of dangerous pranks and also tells him that the world will be over in 28 days.

Directed By:
Richard Kelly
2. The Graduate (1967)
50
11
The Graduate
TV-MA
50
11

The Graduate, which won an Academy Award for Best director, revolves around the life of fresh college graduate Benjamin Braddock who is seduced into having an affair by Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s partner. He is persuaded by his family to go out with Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, but things get complicated when Benjamin falls in love with Elaine.  

Role:
Elaine Robinson
Starring:
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
3. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
40
10
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
PG
40
10

The classic Western is based on the true story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy and Harry Longabaugh, the Sundance Kid. The movie follows them as they become folk heroes from train robbers to bank robbers, to outlaws, until they meet their end in Bolivia, with guns blazing. 

Role:
Etta Place
Starring:
Directed By:
George Roy Hill
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actress
4. Murder by Natural Causes (1979)
11
3
Murder by Natural Causes
11
3
Role:
Allison Sinclair
Starring:
Hal Holbrook, Richard Anderson, Bill Fiore, Barry Bostwick
Directed By:
Robert Day
5. Shenandoah (1965)
11
7
Shenandoah
11
7

Charlie Anderson is a farmer in Virginia who refuses to take part in the American Civil War, as he wants to stay neutral. In addition, he is also unwilling to allow any of his six sons to join the army. However, he is forced to break his own rules, when his youngest son is taken prisoner.

Starring:
James Stewart, Patrick Wayne, Denver Pyle, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Doug McClure, Rosemary Forsyth, Glenn Corbett
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
6. Conagher (1991)
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3
Conagher
13
3
Role:
Evie Teale
Starring:
Sam Elliott, Ken Curtis, Barry Corbin, Billy Green Bush
Directed By:
Reynaldo Villalobos
7. Wait Until Dark (1982)
10
3
Wait Until Dark
10
3
Role:
Suzy Hendrix
Starring:
Stacy Keach, Robin Gammell, Joshua Bryant, Paul Gillenberg
Directed By:
Barry Davis
9. Secrets of a Mother and Daughter (1983)
9
4
Secrets of a Mother and Daughter
9
4
Role:
Ava Pryce
Starring:
Linda Hamilton, Bibi Besch, Michael Nouri, Mary Beth Evans
Directed By:
Gabrielle Beaumont
10. Marian Rose White (1982)
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6
Marian Rose White
8
6
Starring:
Charles Aidman, Valerie Perrine, Louis Giambalvo, Nancy Cartwright
Directed By:
Robert Day
11. The Longest Hundred Miles (1967)
9
7
The Longest Hundred Miles
9
7
Role:
Laura Huntington
Starring:
Ricardo Montalban, Doug McClure, Ronald Remy, Helen Thompson
Directed By:
Don Weis
12. The Stepford Wives (1975)
15
4
The Stepford Wives
PG
15
4

The Stepford Wives is a psychological horror film which tells the story of Joanna, a young wife who moves with her husband Walter and their two daughters from Manhattan to a suburb in Connecticut. She soon finds it strange that the women of the community are too flawless and perfect. She starts to suspect that something sinister might be involved.

Role:
Joanna Eberhart
Starring:
Tina Louise, Paula Prentiss, Nanette Newman, Peter Masterson
Directed By:
Bryan Forbes
13. The Shadow Riders (1982)
8
3
The Shadow Riders
PG
8
3
Starring:
Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, Dominique Dunne, Scanlon Gail
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
14. The Final Countdown (1980)
11
6
The Final Countdown
PG
11
6

This science fiction film is about a modern aircraft carrier which is sent back in time to 1941, near Hawaii, just a few hours before Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese.

Role:
Laurel Scott
Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Charles Durning, James Farentino, Ron O'Neal
Directed By:
Don Taylor
15. The Hero (2017)
9
4
The Hero
R
9
4

Lee Hayden is an aging actor, who used to be quite popular and successful at a time, although now he only does voice-overs for commercials. Things get ugly when he learns that he is suffering from pancreatic cancer, but he finds himself unable to tell anyone. However, things change when he meets a stand up comedienne named Charlotte, and develops an attraction towards her.

Role:
Valarie Hayden
Starring:
Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, Sam Elliott
Directed By:
Brett Haley
16. Hellfighters (1968)
10
4
Hellfighters
G
10
4
Role:
Tish Buckman
Starring:
John Wayne, Vera Miles, Jay C. Flippen, Jim Hutton
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
17. Travis McGee (1983)
8
3
Travis McGee
8
3
Starring:
Sam Elliott, Geoffrey Lewis, Barry Corbin, Gene Evans
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
18. Games (1967)
9
4
Games
9
4

Games is a thriller film which tells the story of Paul and Jennifer Montgomery, a wealthy but bored couple, who live in an apartment in New York City, that is filled with pinball machines and other amusements. Their life takes a turn when Lisa, a door-to-door saleswoman drops at their home, but suddenly gets ill.

Role:
Jennifer Montgomery
Starring:
Simone Signoret, Kent Smith, James Caan, Don Stroud
Directed By:
Curtis Harrington
19. Voyage of the Damned (1976)
10
3
Voyage of the Damned
PG
10
3
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Faye Dunaway, Malcolm McDowell, James Mason, Lee Grant, Jonathan Pryce, Max von Sydow
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
20. Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
8
6
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
TV-PG
8
6
Role:
Lola
Starring:
Robert Redford, Robert Blake, Barry Sullivan, Susan Clark
Directed By:
Abraham Polonsky
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actress
21. They Only Kill Their Masters (1972)
10
3
They Only Kill Their Masters
PG
10
3

Police chief, Abel Marsh, returns from a holiday to find divorcée Jenny Campbell having been killed by her pet Doberman, Murphy. But further investigations that Murphy is innocent and Jenny was drowned. As Jenny’s multiple affairs are revealed more people in the town become suspects. 

Role:
Kate Bingham
Starring:
James Garner, Hal Holbrook, Harry Guardino, June Allyson
Directed By:
James Goldstone
22. Rodeo Girl (1980)
8
3
Rodeo Girl
8
3
Role:
Sammy Garrett
Starring:
Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Jacqueline Brookes, Wilford Brimley
Directed By:
23. The Singing Nun (1966)
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4
The Singing Nun
7
4

The biopic follows the journey of Sister Ann or Jeannine Deckers of the Dominican Order in Belgium who gains international fame when her song “Dominique” becomes a worldwide hit. The success tests her faith but a personal crisis ultimately leads her to choosing to care for others above all. 

Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead, Ricardo Montalban, Chad Everett
Directed By:
Henry Koster
24. Mister Buddwing (1966)
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5
Mister Buddwing
7
5

Mister Buddwing, an Oscar nominated film based on Evan Hunter’s eponymous novel, tells the story of a man in search of his forgotten identity. Unable to remember who he is, the protagonist wanders through the streets of Manhattan, calling himself Buddwing, meeting many women he thinks he knows. Will he be able to regain his memory?.

Role:
Janet
Starring:
Nichelle Nichols, Jean Simmons, Angela Lansbury, James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
25. The Legacy (1978)
11
4
The Legacy
R
11
4
Role:
Margaret Walsh
Starring:
Roger Daltrey, Sam Elliott, Margaret Tyzack, John Standing, Ian Hogg
Directed By:
Richard Marquand
26. Wrong Is Right (1982)
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6
Wrong Is Right
R
8
6
Role:
Sally Blake
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Connery, George Grizzard, Robert Conrad
Directed By:
Richard Brooks
27. Wanted: The Sundance Woman (1976)
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6
Wanted: The Sundance Woman
TV-14
6
6
Role:
Etta Place / Mrs. Sundance / Annie Martin / Bonnie Doris
Starring:
Steve Forrest, Michael Constantine, Stella Stevens, Katherine Helmond
Directed By:
Lee Philips
28. Chance and Violence (1974)
8
3
Chance and Violence
8
3

Laurent Bermann is a victim of aggression, who is looked after by the attractive substitute of his doctor. While writing a text on violence, he also begins to develop feelings for her.

Role:
Docteur Constance Weber
Starring:
Yves Montand, Sergio Fantoni, Catherine Allégret, Antonio Casagrande
Directed By:
Philippe Labro
29. Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
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5
Get to Know Your Rabbit
R
6
5

Tired of his corporate job, business executive Donald Beeman spontaneously decides to leave his work, take training from master magician Mr. Delasandro, and turn tap-dancing magician. Beeman’s boss Mr. Turnbull follows him to clubs to get him back, and then with Beeman’s help launches ‘Tap-Dancing Magicians’ course for pressured executives, which gains wide popularity bringing Beeman back to where he started from. 

Starring:
Orson Welles, John Astin, Allen Garfield, Tom Smothers
Directed By:
30. The Betsy (1978)
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6
The Betsy
R
7
6
Role:
Sally Hardeman
Starring:
Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurence Olivier, Jane Alexander
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie
31. Fools (1970)
8
4
Fools
GP
8
4

Fools is a drama film which revolves around the story of an aging actor, Matthew South, who used to star in horror movies. His life takes a turn when he meets the beautiful and much younger runaway wife of an attorney, and starts developing feelings for her.

Role:
Anais Appleton
Starring:
Jason Robards, Mako Iwamatsu, Scott Hylands, Roy Jenson, Mark Bramhall
Directed By:
Tom Gries
32. The Swarm (1978)
5
4
The Swarm
PG
5
4

The Swarm is a horror thriller film which tells the story of Brad Crane, a scientist who teams up with General Slater in order to stop a huge swarm of bees, that are spreading terror over American cities and killing countless people.

Role:
Captain Helena Anderson
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Fred MacMurray, Olivia de Havilland, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Richard Chamberlain, Michael Caine
Directed By:
Irwin Allen
33. Wini + George (2013)
10
2
Wini + George
10
2
Role:
Wini
Starring:
Will Babbitt, Carolyn Marie Wright, Nhat Nguyen, Amy Lucas
Directed By:
Benjamin Monie
34. Don't Let Go (2002)
8
3
Don't Let Go
R
8
3
Role:
Charlene Stevens
Starring:
Scott Wilson, James Keane, Brad Hawkins, Levi Kreis
Directed By:
Max Myers
35. Home Before Dark (1997)
8
3
Home Before Dark
8
3
Role:
Rose
Starring:
Patricia Kalember, Stephanie Castellarin, Brian Delate, Ellen Stone
Directed By:
Maureen Foley
36. Red Headed Stranger (1986)
8
3
Red Headed Stranger
R
8
3
Role:
Laurie
Starring:
Willie Nelson, Royal Dano, R.G. Armstrong, Morgan Fairchild
Directed By:
William D. Wittliff
37. Capital City (2004)
7
3
Capital City
7
3
Starring:
Tom Berenger, Peter Fonda, Kyle Chandler, Mary Steenburgen
Directed By:
Spenser Hill
38. Eye of the Dolphin (2006)
6
4
Eye of the Dolphin
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Lucy
Starring:
Jane Lynch, Christine Adams, Carly Schroeder, Adrian Dunbar
Directed By:
Michael D. Sellers
39. A Climate for Killing (1991)
6
4
A Climate for Killing
R
6
4
Role:
Grace Hines
Starring:
Mia Sara, John Beck, Steven Bauer, Phil Brock
Directed By:
J.S. Cardone

Animation Movies

Family Guy
15
3
Family Guy
TV-14
15
3
Starring:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Liam Neeson, Majel Barrett, Jimmy Fallon, Anne Hathaway, Tamera Mowry, Lauren Graham
Directed By:
American Dad!
9
3
American Dad!
TV-14
9
3
Starring:
Elizabeth Banks, Alyson Hannigan, Christine Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Dermot Mulroney
Directed By:

Special Appearance/Cameo

Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)
12
5
Houston: The Legend of Texas
12
5
Role:
Susannah Dickinson (uncredited)
Starring:
Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, Donald Moffat, Michael C. Gwynne
Directed By:
Peter Levin

TV Shows

The Great Adventure
10
1
The Great Adventure
10
1
Starring:
Jim Nabors, Jack Klugman, Claude Akins, David McCallum, Marion Ross, Sorrell Booke, Diane Ladd
Directed By:
Philip Leacock, Paul Stanley, Buzz Kulik, Bernard Girard, Joseph Sargent
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
24
4
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
24
4
Starring:
John Carradine, Telly Savalas, Peter Falk, David Carradine, Angie Dickinson, Peggy Lipton, Anne Baxter
The Lieutenant
10
2
The Lieutenant
10
2
Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, Linda Evans, Dennis Hopper, Ed Asner, Gus Trikonis, Eddie Albert, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, Richard Donner, Robert Butler, Leon Benson, David Alexander
Sam Benedict
9
2
Sam Benedict
9
2
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Bobby Troup, Inger Stevens, Eddie Albert, Leonard Nimoy, Ed Asner, Edmond O'Brien
Directed By:
Lawrence Dobkin, Richard Donner, Abner Biberman, Paul Nickell, Don Medford
The Wild Wild West
25
6
The Wild Wild West
25
6
Starring:
Nancy Dow, Don Rickles, Martin Landau, Harry Dean Stanton, Keenan Wynn, John Drew Barrymore, Rosey Grier
Directed By:
Michael Caffey, Charles R. Rondeau, Irving J. Moore, Bernard McEveety, Alan Crosland Jr.
Gunsmoke
30
7
Gunsmoke
TV-PG
30
7
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Robert Urich, Adam West, Amanda Blake, Eric Braeden, Cicely Tyson, Nick Nolte
Directed By:
The Loner
9
2
The Loner
9
2
Starring:
Bruce Dern, Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Bridges, Anne Baxter, James Whitmore, Jack Lord, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
Joseph Pevney, Alex March, Allen H. Miner, Norman Foster, Leon Benson
Kraft Suspense Theatre
9
2
Kraft Suspense Theatre
9
2
Starring:
Louis Jourdan, Jack Lord, John Banner, Mary Wickes, James Whitmore, Tippi Hedren, Claudine Longet
Arrest and Trial
8
2
Arrest and Trial
8
2
Starring:
Broderick Crawford, Wayne Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Joyce Bulifant, William Shatner, Jack Klugman, David Carradine
Directed By:
Run for Your Life
9
2
Run for Your Life
9
2
Starring:
Peter Graves, John Forsythe, Joan Collins, Ossie Davis, Bobby Darin, Rita Moreno, Tom Skerritt
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
8
2
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Dina Merrill, Shelley Winters, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Paul Lynde, Art Carney
Directed By:
The Big Valley
16
5
The Big Valley
16
5
Starring:
Lee Majors, Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Grodin, Ron Howard, Gavin MacLeod, Milton Berle, Eve Plumb
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Bernard McEveety, Paul Henreid, Arnold Laven, Joe Mazzuca
The Virginian
15
5
The Virginian
TV-PG
15
5
Starring:
Barbara Eden, Carrie Snodgress, Rory Calhoun, John Aniston, Gena Rowlands, Jane Wyatt, James Brolin
Directed By:
Don McDougall, Abner Biberman, Anton Leader, William Witney, James Sheldon
Mr. Novak
8
2
Mr. Novak
8
2
Starring:
Teri Garr, James Franciscus, Micky Dolenz, Frankie Avalon, Celeste Holm, George Takei, Lillian Gish
Directed By:
Allen Reisner, Richard Donner, Michael O'Herlihy, Abner Biberman, Paul Wendkos
Wagon Train
16
5
Wagon Train
16
5
Starring:
Bette Davis, Elizabeth Montgomery, Elaine Stritch, Jane Wyman, Frances Bavier, Dawn Wells, Ernest Borgnine
Directed By:
ABC Afterschool Specials
10
4
ABC Afterschool Specials
10
4
Starring:
Seth Green, Jodie Foster, Danny Aiello, Cynthia Nixon, Ben Affleck, Kirk Cameron, Melissa Sue Anderson
Ben Casey
8
3
Ben Casey
8
3
Starring:
Jerry Lewis, Cliff Robertson, Tom Bosley, George C. Scott, James Doohan, Gloria Swanson, Sydney Pollack
The Road West
7
2
The Road West
7
2
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Peggy Lipton, Gena Rowlands, Cloris Leachman, Keenan Wynn, John Drew Barrymore, Gavin MacLeod
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, Paul Stanley, Paul Henreid
The Colbys
8
4
The Colbys
8
4
Role:
Francesca Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Diahann Carroll, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Barbara Stanwyck, John Forsythe, Maxwell Caulfield, Emma Samms
Directed By:
Gabrielle Beaumont, Gwen Arner, Jerome Courtland, Richard Kinon, Robert Scheerer

Katharine Ross Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Voyage of the Damned Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture 1977
The Graduate Most Promising Newcomer - Female 1968
BAFTA Awards
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Best Actress 1971
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Best Actress 1971