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List of Kathleen Turner Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Body Heat (1981)
18
5
Body Heat
R
18
5

A cunning lawyer Ned Racine starts having an affair with Matty Walker, who is the wife of a wealthy businessman. Eventually he comes up with a plan to kill Matty’s husband, so that he and Matty can run away with all of his money. However, he soon finds himself in a treacherous situation.

Role:
Matty Walker
Starring:
Mickey Rourke, Ted Danson, William Hurt, Richard Crenna, J.A. Preston
Directed By:
Lawrence Kasdan
2. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
32
13
The Virgin Suicides
R
32
13

Set in 1970s, the film revolves around 5 teenaged Lisbon sisters growing up in Michigan’s upscale neighborhood. After the youngest sister Cecilia attempts suicide, their protective parents take the girls out of school and isolate them from the world. The film is narrated through the perspective of a group of neighborhood boys who are obsessed and intrigued by the mysterious sisters. 

Role:
Mrs. Lisbon
Directed By:
3. Marley & Me (2008)
33
15
Marley & Me
PG
33
15

After moving to Florida and getting new jobs at competing newspapers, newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan decide to adopt a puppy named Marley, as they are not ready to have children yet. The puppy soon grows up into a huge, mischievous dog which continuously irritates its owners, but also manages to bring out the best in them.

Role:
Ms. Kornblut
Directed By:
David Frankel
4. Romancing the Stone (1984)
26
10
Romancing the Stone
PG
26
10

Romance novelist Joan Wilder finds herself in the middle of the Colombian jungle with a treasure map. She is supposed to give the map to smugglers as ransom for her sister Elaine. Brash mercenary, Jack T. Colton, agrees to help her. The two end up falling in love while trying to recover the treasure, a massive emerald. 

Role:
Joan Wilder
Starring:
Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Alfonso Arau, Zack Norman
Directed By:
Robert Zemeckis
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
5. The War of the Roses (1989)
20
7
The War of the Roses
R
20
7

The War of the Roses is a romantic comedy film, revolving around a Washington lawyer and his wife, who decide to get divorced after a reasonably happy life.  However, they face a vicious divorce battle, while trying to divide the possessions. 

Role:
Barbara Rose
Starring:
Sean Astin, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht
Directed By:
6. Serial Mom (1994)
12
5
Serial Mom
R
12
5

The satirical black comedy features a dedicated homemaker Beverly Sutphin, who leads a happy life with two teenaged children. But she insists on retaliating against any slight. The parking place-snatcher neighbor starts receiving obscene calls; the math teacher gets run over for criticizing her son. As homicides increase, police get wise on the killer and Beverly becomes media sensation as ‘Serial Mom.’ 

Role:
Mom
Directed By:
7. Prizzi's Honor (1985)
10
5
Prizzi's Honor
R
10
5

This black comedy romance film tells us the story of two assassins who are hired to kill each other.  However, things get complicated as they end up falling in love.

Role:
Irene Walker
Starring:
Stanley Tucci, Jack Nicholson, William Hickey, Robert Loggia, John Randolph
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
8. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
10
5
The Accidental Tourist
PG
10
5

The Accidental Tourist is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a travel writer named Macon Leary, whose son passes away, which causes his marriage to crumble. Unable to deal with his loss, he becomes emotionally distant, but his life changes when he meets a quirky woman named Muriel.  

Role:
Sarah
Starring:
Bill Pullman, Ed Begley Jr., William Hurt, Geena Davis, David Ogden Stiers, Amy Wright
Directed By:
Lawrence Kasdan
9. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
12
6
Peggy Sue Got Married
PG-13
12
6

Peggy Sue attends a high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband. However, she faints during the reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school, and gets a chance to relive her life, making different choices.

Role:
Peggy Sue
Starring:
Directed By:
10. The Man with Two Brains (1983)
11
8
The Man with Two Brains
R
11
8

The Man with Two Brains is a black comedy science fiction film which revolves around a brain surgeon whose life turns upside down when he gets married to a cunning and manipulative woman. Things get even more complicated when he falls in love with a talking brain.

Role:
Dolores Benedict
Starring:
Steve Martin, James Cromwell, Sissy Spacek, Richard Brestoff, David Warner
Directed By:
11. Crimes of Passion (1984)
9
4
Crimes of Passion
R
9
4

Bobby Grady is a thirty year old married man with two children. He is invited to work at a fashion-design studio, where he meets designer Joanna Crane. He soon discovers that Joanna has a double-life, as she also works as a prostitute in the red light district. He becomes obsessed with her, and thinks that he is in love, after having sex with her. Meanwhile, a preacher is obsessed with Joanna as well, and he stalks her everywhere, believing that her soul needs to be saved.

Starring:
Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison, Gordon Hunt, Dan Gerrity
Directed By:
12. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
18
8
The Jewel of the Nile
PG
18
8

After traveling around for months in their yacht, adventurer Jack Colton and novelist Joan Wilder get tired of easy life. Joan decides to travel to a Middle Eastern country on Sheik Omar’s invitation, but is abducted on reaching there; so Jack, with friend Ralph, rushes to her rescue. They brave their way through adventures, but do they get the ‘Jewel of the Nile?’ 

Role:
Joan
Starring:
Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Spiros Focás, Avner Eisenberg
Directed By:
Lewis Teague
13. House of Cards (1993)
7
4
House of Cards
PG-13
7
4
Role:
Ruth Matthews
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Esther Rolle, Shiloh Strong, Asha Menina
Directed By:
Michael Lessac
14. Undercover Blues (1993)
10
5
Undercover Blues
PG-13
10
5

Jane and Jefferson are both spies, who take a leave, after the birth of their baby girl. They decide to quit their jobs and start a new life. However, things take a turn when they are asked to return in order to track down a notorious arms dealer.

Role:
Jane Blue
Starring:
Dennis Quaid, Tom Arnold, Dave Chappelle, Stanley Tucci, Fiona Shaw, Larry Miller
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
15. The Real Blonde (1997)
6
4
The Real Blonde
R
6
4
Starring:
Elizabeth Berkley, Christopher Lloyd, Daryl Hannah, Denis Leary, Steve Buscemi, Bridgette Wilson, Matthew Modine
Directed By:
Tom DiCillo
16. Switching Channels (1988)
6
4
Switching Channels
PG
6
4
Role:
Christy Colleran
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Henry Gibson, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Ted Kotcheff
17. Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
5
4
Moonlight and Valentino
R
5
4
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Bon Jovi, Jeremy Sisto, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Perkins
Directed By:
David Anspaugh
18. Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
21
18
Dumb and Dumber To
PG-13
21
18

Dumb and Dumber To is a sequel to Dumb and Dumber, which sees Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne who are good-natured but less than smart best friends. After a break of 20 years, the friends reunite and embark on a cross-country trip to meet Harry's daughter, who he has recently learned of.

Starring:
Jeff Daniels, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden
Directed By:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
19. Beautiful (2000)
5
5
Beautiful
PG-13
5
5
Role:
Verna Chickle
Starring:
Minnie Driver, Leslie Stefanson, Bridgette Wilson, Joey Lauren Adams, Hallie Kate Eisenberg
Directed By:
20. Naked in New York (1993)
5
4
Naked in New York
R
5
4
Starring:
Ralph Macchio, Timothy Dalton, Jill Clayburgh, Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Calista Flockhart, Tony Curtis
Directed By:
Daniel Algrant
21. The Perfect Family (2011)
5
4
The Perfect Family
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Eileen Cleary
Starring:
Jason Ritter, Emily Deschanel, Richard Chamberlain, June Squibb
Directed By:
Anne Renton
22. A Breed Apart (1984)
5
4
A Breed Apart
R
5
4
Role:
Stella Clayton
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Rutger Hauer, Powers Boothe, Brion James
Directed By:
Philippe Mora
23. A Simple Wish (1997)
6
5
A Simple Wish
PG
6
5

Anabel is an eight year old girl who wishes that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, is offered the leading role in a Broadway musical. Murray, a fairy godfather, tries to help her get her wish fulfilled.

Starring:
Martin Short, Amanda Plummer, Teri Garr, Francis Capra, Robert Pastorelli
Directed By:
Michael Ritchie
24. V.I. Warshawski (1991)
5
5
V.I. Warshawski
TV-14
5
5

Victoria ‘Vic’ Warshawski, Chicago’s tough female private investigator meets ex-hockey player Grafalk in a bar and begins dating him. Once Grafalk leaves his 13-year-old daughter, Kat, with her and is killed in a boat explosion. As Kat and Vic both find something dubious about the explosion, they set out to investigate his supposedly accidental death and both become friends in the process.

Role:
Vic
Starring:
Charles Durning, Wayne Knight, Nancy Paul, Jay O. Sanders
Directed By:
Jeff Kanew
25. Nurse 3D (2013)
4
6
Nurse 3D
R
4
6

Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, who is blindly trusted by most of her patients. However, at night, she turns into a serial killer, and murders men who cheat on their partners. However, things get complicated when she draws the suspicion of a young nurse named Danni.

Starring:
Corbin Bleu, Boris Kodjoe, Judd Nelson, Paz de la Huerta
Directed By:
Douglas Aarniokoski
26. Baby Geniuses (1999)
2
8
Baby Geniuses
PG
2
8

Two wicked scientists, Dr. Elena Kinder and partner Dr. Heep, are surreptitiously working on babies to crack the code to secret baby-talk. Two-year-old Sylvester ‘Sly’ escapes from their lab and coincidentally meets his twin, Whit, who is later mistaken for Sly, and captured by Kinder’s guards. With other babies, Sly forms ‘Super Commando Rescue Squad’ to expose nefarious plans of the scientists. 

Role:
Elena
Starring:
Kim Cattrall, Christopher Lloyd, Dom DeLuise, Peter MacNicol
Directed By:
Bob Clark
27. Friends at Last (1995)
6
4
Friends at Last
6
4
Role:
Fanny Connelyn
Starring:
Sarah Paulson, Colm Feore, Julie Khaner, Megan Bouchard
Directed By:
John David Coles
28. Legalese (1998)
6
5
Legalese
R
6
5
Starring:
Brian Doyle-Murray, James Garner, Mary-Louise Parker, Gina Gershon
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
29. Cinderella (2000)
5
5
Cinderella
TV-PG
5
5
Starring:
Jane Birkin, Lucy Punch, David Warner, Sharon Maughan
Directed By:
Beeban Kidron
30. Julia and Julia (1987)
6
4
Julia and Julia
R
6
4
Role:
Julia
Starring:
Gabriel Byrne, Gabriele Ferzetti, Angela Goodwin, Sting
Directed By:
Peter Del Monte
31. Prince of Central Park (2000)
4
4
Prince of Central Park
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Rebecca Cairn
Starring:
Danny Aiello, Harvey Keitel, Cathy Moriarty, Frankie Nasso
Directed By:
John Leekley
32. Love and Action in Chicago (1999)
4
4
Love and Action in Chicago
R
4
4
Role:
Middleman
Starring:
Courtney B. Vance, Jason Alexander, Ed Asner, Edward Asner, Regina King
Directed By:
Dwayne Johnson-Cochran
33. Another Kind of Wedding (2017)
4
4
Another Kind of Wedding
4
4
Role:
Barbara Haines
Starring:
Wallace Shawn, Kevin Zegers, Jessica Paré, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Directed By:
Pat Kiely

Narrator/Dubbing

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)
21
6
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
PG-13
21
6
Role:
1st Lt. Lynda Van Devanter (voice)
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Kevin Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern, Robin Williams, Willem Dafoe, Randy Quaid
Directed By:
Bill Couturié
Emily & Tim (2015)
6
5
Emily & Tim
6
5
Role:
Narrated by (voice)
Starring:
Kal Penn, Andre Braugher, Alexis Bledel, Cara Buono, Thomas Mann, Zosia Mamet
Directed By:
Eric Weber, Sean Devaney
National Geographic Kids: Creepy Creatures (2000)
4
4
National Geographic Kids: Creepy Creatures
4
4
Role:
Clawdette the Black Cat (voice)
Directed By:
Cynthia Van Cleef

Animation Movies

The Simpsons
32
5
The Simpsons
TV-14
32
5
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Gary Coleman, Jon Hamm, Will Arnett, Anne Hathaway, Michael Cera, Fred Armisen
Directed By:
Family Guy
26
6
Family Guy
TV-14
26
6
Starring:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Jane Lynch, Cate Blanchett, Charlie Sheen, Alexandra Breckenridge, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Anna Kendrick
Directed By:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
17
5
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
TV-14
17
5

Set in a world where humans and cartoons co-exist, a toon superstar Roger Rabbit suspects his wife of having an affair with Marvin and hires private detective Eddie to investigate. However, Marvin is soon found murdered and Roger Rabbit becomes the prime suspect. It is now up to Eddie, a toon hater, to find the real culprit and save Roger Rabbit.

Role:
Jessica Rabbit (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Jim Cummings, Mel Blanc, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
Directed By:
Robert Zemeckis
Stories from My Childhood
7
2
Stories from My Childhood
7
2
Starring:
Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert, Mickey Rooney, Shirley MacLaine, Rob Lowe, Mel Ferrer, James Coburn
Directed By:
Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Roman Kachanov, Lev Atamanov
Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990)
7
2
Roller Coaster Rabbit
PG
7
2
Role:
Jessica Rabbit (voice)
Starring:
Corey Burton, Frank Welker, April Winchell, Charles Fleischer
Directed By:
Frank Marshall, Rob Minkoff
King of the Hill
9
3
King of the Hill
TV-14
9
3
Starring:
Laura Linney, Eliza Dushku, Mimi Rogers, Danny Trejo, Buddy Ebsen, Topher Grace, Nathan Fillion
Directed By:
Wesley Archer, Klay Hall, Tricia Garcia, Kyoung Hee Lim, Adam Kuhlman
The Best of Roger Rabbit (1996)
7
2
The Best of Roger Rabbit
7
2
Role:
Jessica Rabbit (voice)
Starring:
Corey Burton, Frank Welker, April Winchell, Charles Fleischer
Directed By:
Rob Minkoff, Barry Cook
Tummy Trouble (1989)
6
2
Tummy Trouble
G
6
2
Role:
Jessica Rabbit (voice)
Starring:
Corey Burton, Bob Hoskins, April Winchell, Charles Fleischer, Lou Hirsch
Directed By:
Rob Minkoff
Trail Mix-Up (1993)
6
2
Trail Mix-Up
G
6
2
Role:
Jessica Rabbit (voice)
Starring:
Corey Burton, Frank Welker, April Winchell, Charles Fleischer
Directed By:
Barry Cook
Monster House (2006)
10
5
Monster House
TV-PG
10
5

A teenage, DJ Walters, along with his friends Chowder and Jenny try to tell others that the neighbourhood house of Mr. Nebbercracker is suspicious and everything that lands on the property is either confiscated by its elderly owner or consumed by the house. When they fail in their endeavour, they decide to destroy the heart of the house so as to kill it.

Role:
Constance (voice)
Starring:
Kevin James, Fred Willard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi, Ryan Newman, Mitchel Musso, Catherine O'Hara
Directed By:
Gil Kenan
Bad Baby (1997)
4
3
Bad Baby
TV-G
4
3
Role:
Mom (voice)
Starring:
Jim Belushi, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen
Directed By:
Tom Burton

TV Shows

Friends
52
6
Friends
TV-14
52
6
Starring:
Ellen Pompeo, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Grey, Reese Witherspoon, Alexis Arquette, Jay Leno, Dermot Mulroney
Directed By:
Californication
15
3
Californication
TV-MA
15
3
Starring:
Judy Greer, Marilyn Manson, Henry Rollins, Eva Amurri, Milana Vayntrub, David Duchovny, Maggie Grace
Law & Order
9
2
Law & Order
TV-14
9
2
Starring:
Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Julia Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sebastian Stan, Dianne Wiest, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed By:
Nip/Tuck
10
3
Nip/Tuck
TV-MA
10
3
Starring:
Peter Dinklage, Julian McMahon, Catherine Deneuve, Jennifer Coolidge, Sophia Bush, Tia Carrere, Chris Diamantopoulos
Directed By:
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
8
3
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
TV-14
8
3
Role:
Miss Mary Shaw
Starring:
Sarah Shahi, Dolly Parton
Air: Playground Love (2000)
7
2
Air: Playground Love
7
2
Role:
Mrs. Lisbon
Starring:
Sofia Coppola, Josh Hartnett, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett
Directed By:
Billy Ocean: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going (1985)
7
2
Billy Ocean: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
7
2
Role:
Kathleen Turner
Starring:
Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Billy Ocean
The Doctors
6
2
The Doctors
6
2
Starring:
Kathy Bates, Brooke Shields, Alec Baldwin, Swoosie Kurtz, Linda Lavin, Tina Louise, Armand Assante
Directed By:
Norman Hall, Henry Kaplan, Paul Lammers, Robert Myhrum, Rick Edelstein
The Path
7
3
The Path
7
3
Starring:
Eve Plumb, Melanie Griffith, Freida Pinto, Aaron Paul, Hugh Dancy, Minka Kelly, Michelle Monaghan
Directed By:
Michael Weaver, Patrick R. Norris, Mike Cahill, Roxann Dawson, Norberto Barba
National Geographic Kids: Creepy Creatures (2000)
4
4
National Geographic Kids: Creepy Creatures
4
4
Role:
Clawdette the Black Cat (voice)
Directed By:
Cynthia Van Cleef

Kathleen Turner Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Prizzi's Honor Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1986
Romancing the Stone Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1985