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List of Kathy Bates Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Titanic (1997)
117
30
Titanic
PG-13
117
30

James Cameron's epic retelling of the Titanic disaster is from the point-of-view of 100-year-old fictional character Rose, a passenger of the sunken ship along with her widowed mother and snob fiancé. She explains the back-story of the now-recovered erotic picture of her, sketched by her lover, wandering orphaned artist Jack, whom she had met on the ill-fated ship.

Role:
Molly Brown
Directed By:
2. Misery (1990)
31
8
Misery
R
31
8

Novelist Paul Sheldon, known for creating the character Misery Chastain meets with a car accident. Nurse Annie Wilkes rescues him and claims to be his number one fan. However, she transforms into a violent psychopath, takes Paul captive, and tortures him when she realizes Paul is killing Misery in his latest novel. 

Role:
Annie Wilkes
Starring:
Rob Reiner, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, Lauren Bacall, James Caan, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Farnsworth
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
4. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
18
5
Fried Green Tomatoes
PG-13
18
5

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.  

Role:
Evelyn Couch
Starring:
Directed By:
Jon Avnet
5. The Blind Side (2009)
41
12
The Blind Side
PG-13
41
12

In this biographical sports-drama, Michael Oher, a homeless African-American teenager with a troubled childhood, is taken in by the Caucasian family of Leigh Anne Tuohy. With the help of his caring adoptive mother and a determined coach, he is able to attain his potential as a student and an NFL player, becoming an All-American offensive left tackle.

Directed By:
John Lee Hancock
6. Richard Jewell (2019)
19
5
Richard Jewell
R
19
5

A security guard named Richard Jewell becomes an instant hero after he foils a bomb attack by alerting the police force in time. However, he soon becomes a suspect himself in the bombing case, which turns his life upside down, into a nightmare.

Role:
Bobi Jewell
Starring:
Directed By:
8. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
15
4
Dolores Claiborne
R
15
4

In a small town in New England, Dolores Claiborne is a housekeeper working for a rich heartless lady named Vera Donovan. When Vera turns up dead, Dolores is accused of killing her employer. Meanwhile, her estranged daughter, who is a journalist living in New York City, decides to pay her mother a visit and investigate the matter herself. 

Role:
Dolores Claiborne
Starring:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt, David Strathairn
Directed By:
Taylor Hackford
9. Straight Time (1978)
11
3
Straight Time
R
11
3

After being paroled, a burglar attempts to get a regular job legally. But he soon finds himself back in prison, due to an immoral parole officer. After his release again, he decides to take revenge on the officer.

Starring:
Directed By:
11. Revolutionary Road (2008)
28
10
Revolutionary Road
R
28
10

Frank and April Wheeler appear completely happy and in love but Frank hates his job and April is frustrated with her failing ambition. They decide to move to Paris but April’s pregnancy and their affairs make things complicated. Ultimately, April dies while trying to perform a self-vaccum aspiration abortion and Frank is left a shell of a man.  

Starring:
Kristen Connolly, David Harbour, Michael Shannon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald
Directed By:
12. About Schmidt (2002)
21
7
About Schmidt
R
21
7

Retired actuary Warren Schmidt, who is struggling with his dull life, becomes estranged from his daughter Jeannie after she accuses him of not caring enough for his recently deceased wife Helen. Believing Jeannie can do better than waterbed salesman Randall, he travels to Denver in an attempt to postpone her wedding, which becomes a journey of self-realization.

Role:
Roberta Hertzel
Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Len Cariou, Angela Lansbury, Dermot Mulroney, Hope Davis, June Squibb
Directed By:
Alexander Payne
13. Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
10
3
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
PG
10
3
Role:
Stella Mae
Starring:
Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, Cher, Sudie Bond
Directed By:
14. On the Basis of Sex (2018)
11
4
On the Basis of Sex
PG-13
11
4
Role:
Dorothy Kenyon
Starring:
Sam Waterston, Felicity Jones, Stephen Root, Justin Theroux
Directed By:
Mimi Leder
15. P.S. I Love You (2007)
27
11
P.S. I Love You
PG-13
27
11

After her husband Gerry dies of a brain tumor, Holly loses the will to live despite attempts by family members and friends to cheer her up. However, starting on her 30th birthday, she begins receiving a series of messages from Gerry that he had previously prepared to guide her towards a journey of rediscovery.

Starring:
Gerard Butler, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hilary Swank, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow
Directed By:
Richard LaGravenese
16. A Home of Our Own (1993)
10
3
A Home of Our Own
PG
10
3
Role:
Frances Lacey
Starring:
Sarah Schaub, Edward Furlong, Miles Feulner, Clarissa Lassig
Directed By:
Tony Bill
17. The Highwaymen (2019)
16
6
The Highwaymen
R
16
6

An untold true story of legendary detectives of 1930s.  The FBI and other law enforcers found it difficult to apprehend notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer and Maney Gault teamed up to hunt down the elusive bandits across central US. The two used their instincts and old-school training to end the violence of the outlaws. 

Role:
Ma Ferguson
Starring:
Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kim Dickens, John Carroll Lynch
Directed By:
John Lee Hancock
18. Love Liza (2002)
9
3
Love Liza
R
9
3

Love Liza is a drama film which tells the story of Wilson Joel, a website designer, whose wife commits suicide without any explanation. In order to cope with his situation, he turns to inhaling gasoline fumes. He also finds a letter, which might be a suicide note left by his wife but he refuses to open it.

Role:
Mary Ann Bankhead
Starring:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Erika Alexander, J.D. Walsh, Jimmy Raskin
Directed By:
Todd Louiso
19. The War at Home (1996)
8
3
The War at Home
R
8
3
Role:
Maurine Collier
Starring:
Emilio Estevez, Carla Gugino, Martin Sheen, Corin Nemec, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Directed By:
20. The Late Shift (1996)
8
3
The Late Shift
R
8
3
Role:
Helen Kushnick
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Bob Balaban, Daniel Roebuck, John Michael Higgins
Directed By:
Betty Thomas
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
21. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
8
3
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
R
8
3
Starring:
Tom Berenger, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn, Tom Waits, John Lithgow
Directed By:
Hector Babenco
22. Primary Colors (1998)
10
4
Primary Colors
R
10
4

This critically acclaimed film was based on former US President Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign in 1992. The film tells the story of Henry Burton who joins the presidential campaign of Jack Stanton, Governor of Arkansas, who is running for President.

Role:
Libby Holden
Starring:
John Travolta, Bianca Lawson, Bill Maher, Diane Ladd, Emma Thompson, James Earl Jones, Allison Janney
Directed By:
23. Shadows and Fog (1991)
9
4
Shadows and Fog
PG-13
9
4

Kleinman is a timid bookkeeper, who wanders around town and tries his best in finding a dangerous serial killer who is on the loose.  

Starring:
Woody Allen, Donald Pleasence, John Cusack, Julie Kavner, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, Lily Tomlin
Directed By:
24. Angus (1995)
7
3
Angus
PG-13
7
3

Angus is an overweight teen boy who is quite insecure about himself because of the fact that he is fat, although he is quite good at science and football. He has a huge crush on a beautiful schoolmate named Melissa, but he is too shy, and feels that he has no chance with her. Rick, the guy whom she is dating, rigs an election, so that Melissa beings up Angus’s dance partner at the Winter Ball.

Role:
Meg Bethune
Starring:
Rita Moreno, George C. Scott, Kevin Connolly, Perry Anzilotti, Tony Denman
Directed By:
Patrick Read Johnson
25. Boychoir (2014)
7
3
Boychoir
7
3

Boychoir is a musical drama film which tells the story of an eleven year old boy named Stet, who is sent to a boarding school for music, after his mother passes away. Although he initially faces problems, as he is unable to adapt to the new atmosphere of the school, he is soon able to discover his immense potential in music, with the help of the choir master.

Role:
Headmistress
Starring:
Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger, Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale
Directed By:
François Girard
26. Unconditional Love (2002)
7
3
Unconditional Love
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Grace Beasley
Starring:
Julie Andrews, Jonathan Pryce, Lynn Redgrave, Dan Aykroyd, Ashley Anne Ayer
Directed By:
P.J. Hogan
27. Swept from the Sea (1997)
7
3
Swept from the Sea
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Miss Swaffer
Starring:
Rachel Weisz, Joss Ackland, Ian McKellen, Vincent Perez
Directed By:
Beeban Kidron
28. Men Don't Leave (1990)
7
3
Men Don't Leave
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Lisa Coleman
Starring:
Joan Cusack, Jessica Lange, Arliss Howard, Chris O'Donnell
Directed By:
Paul Brickman
29. White Palace (1990)
7
4
White Palace
R
7
4

Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s, whose wife passed away. He is still unable to get over her death. He soon gets attracted to an older waitress named Nora, who enjoys the wilder side of life. However, their class and age difference becomes a problem since Max can’t keep their relationship a secret forever.

Role:
Rosemary
Starring:
James Spader, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Piven, Jason Alexander, Eileen Brennan, Jeremy Piven
Directed By:
Luis Mandoki
30. The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
6
4
The Great Gilly Hopkins
PG
6
4
Role:
Maime Trotter
Starring:
Glenn Close, Frank Oz, Julia Stiles, Octavia Spencer
Directed By:
Stephen Herek
31. Dick Tracy (1990)
10
6
Dick Tracy
PG
10
6

Tough detective Dick Tracy is after crimes mastermind Alphonse ‘Big Boy’ Caprice, who is trying to take over the city, and another mysterious criminal, The Blank. Besides, he has to keep girlfriend Tess Trueheart happy, take care of an orphan, and elude advances of seductive club-singer Breathless Mahoney who can furnish evidence against Caprice. Tracy must nab Caprice to save the city.

Starring:
Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, Dick Van Dyke, Paul Sorvino, Mandy Patinkin, Charles Durning, Dustin Hoffman
Directed By:
32. A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
8
5
A Little Bit of Heaven
PG-13
8
5

Ad-executive Marley Corbett, an impertinent woman, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. While under anesthesia, God grants her 3 wishes, of which the first two are quickly realized. Marley makes amends to all for her earlier behavior. Her frequent visits to doctor Julian lead to a relationship, but circumstances dishearten her. Finally, she realizes that her third wish, ‘to fall in love,’ was fulfilled.

Role:
Beverly Corbett
Starring:
Kate Hudson, Peter Dinklage, Lucy Punch, Whoopi Goldberg, Romany Malco
Directed By:
Nicole Kassell
33. Personal Effects (2009)
6
4
Personal Effects
R
6
4

Personal Effects is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Linda, a young single mother, who is trying to get over the untimely death of her husband. Her life takes a turn when she meets a younger man Walter, a wrester, who is trying to deal with the brutal death of his sister. Over time, the two develop an unlikely bond.

Role:
Gloria
Starring:
Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Michelle Pfeiffer, Spencer Hudson, John Mann
Directed By:
David Hollander
34. The Waterboy (1998)
18
11
The Waterboy
PG-13
18
11

Robert ‘Bobby’ Boucher Jr. is a mentally challenged water boy for the Cougars football team, who lives with his overprotective mother. When he is fired by his team, he joins the rivals Mud Dogs but soon finds himself playing as a feared linebacker. He not only turns the team around but finds true love. 

Role:
Mama Boucher
Starring:
Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jerry Reed, Lawrence Taylor, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk
Directed By:
Frank Coraci
35. Dragonfly (2002)
9
5
Dragonfly
PG-13
9
5

Dr. Joe Darrow loses his pregnant wife Emily in a bus accident while on a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Grief-stricken, Joe starts believing that his dead wife is trying to reach out to him. When her young patients in near-death condition speak to him in her voice, he wonders whether she is trying to contact him or is he going insane?

Role:
Mrs. Belmont
Starring:
Linda Hunt, Kevin Costner, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin, Susanna Thompson
Directed By:
Tom Shadyac
36. Chéri (2009)
6
4
Chéri
R
6
4

Retired courtesan Charlotte asks Lea, a former colleague, to educate her son, Cheri, in the ways of love. However, this results in a passionate affair between the two. Charlotte wants them to end their relationship as she wants Cheri to marry a younger woman. Lea flies to southern France, but as fate would have it, the two lovers cross path one more time.

Starring:
Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Anita Pallenberg, Felicity Jones, Stephen Frears, Frances Tomelty, Tom Burke
Directed By:
37. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2019)
6
4
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
6
4
Role:
Barbara Haggermaker
Starring:
Sarah Gadon, Bella Thorne, Thandie Newton, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Emily Hampshire
Directed By:
Xavier Dolan
38. Bonneville (2006)
6
5
Bonneville
PG
6
5
Role:
Margene Cunningham
Starring:
Christine Baranski, Tom Skerritt, Jessica Lange, Joan Allen, Robert Conder, Bruce Newbold
Directed By:
Christopher N. Rowley
39. My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)
6
4
My Best Friend Is a Vampire
PG
6
4
Starring:
Fannie Flagg, Robert Sean Leonard, Cheryl Pollak, Kenneth Kimmins
Directed By:
Jimmy Huston
40. Used People (1992)
5
4
Used People
PG-13
5
4
Starring:
Joe Pantoliano, Doris Roberts, Marcello Mastroianni, Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Tandy, Bob Dishy, Asia Vieira
Directed By:
Beeban Kidron
41. Bruno (2000)
5
4
Bruno
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Mother Superior
Starring:
Alex D. Linz, Jennifer Tilly, Shirley MacLaine, Gary Sinise, Joey Lauren Adams
Directed By:
42. American Outlaws (2001)
6
4
American Outlaws
PG-13
6
4

The residents of a small town unite against a cunning land baron, who is planning to grab land from their farmers and move them out to make way for a railroad.

Starring:
Colin Farrell, Timothy Dalton, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht, Scott Caan
Directed By:
Les Mayfield
43. The Morning After (1986)
6
4
The Morning After
R
6
4

The Morning After is a mystery thriller film which revolves around a failed alcoholic actress, who wakes up one morning in an unknown apartment, next to a dead body. She is not able to recall anything regarding the previous night. Fearing that she might have committed murder, she flees the scene. She soon realizes that she cannot trust anyone, except a former cop named Turner Kendall.

Starring:
Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
44. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
11
8
Around the World in 80 Days
PG
11
8

An adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel, the movie revolves around eccentric inventor Phileas Cogg who is challenged by the villainous, Lord Kelvin, to travel around the world in eighty days. He is helped in his thrilling adventure by his valet, Passepartout, and Monique La Roche, who are hiding their own secrets. 

Starring:
Maggie Q, Sammo Hung, Luke Wilson, Will Forte, Steve Coogan, Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Directed By:
Frank Coraci
45. Valentine's Day (2010)
13
10
Valentine's Day
PG-13
13
10

A Valentine’s Day witnesses remarkable ups and downs in some intersecting relationships in Los Angeles. Married-for-many-years grandparents wither a crisis, a lady army officer chats for hours with a businessman co-passenger, a florist plans to propose to his school-teacher girlfriend who has inadvertently fallen for a married man, whereas a sports-reporter is assigned to cover ‘Valentine’s Day’ ……which holds many more twists. 

Role:
Susan
Starring:
Taylor Lautner, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Queen Latifah, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Roberts, Bradley Cooper
Directed By:
46. The Family That Preys (2008)
5
4
The Family That Preys
PG-13
5
4

The Family that Preys is a drama film which tells the story of Alice Pratt, a hardworking woman who is raising her two daughters while also managing a diner. She has a friend named Charlotte, whom she has known for many years. Due to secrets and scandals surrounding both their families, the lives of both women are thrown into turmoil. In order to save the situation from ruin, Alice and Charlotte both set out on a road trip.     

Starring:
Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Alfre Woodard, Cole Hauser
Directed By:
47. Failure to Launch (2006)
10
8
Failure to Launch
PG-13
10
8

35 years old Tripp still lives with his parents Al and Sue. Having had enough of this, they hire a professional Paula to induce him to leave home. However, Paula ends up falling in love with him. When Tripp finds out about Paula’s manipulation, he ends their relationship. But a happy ending might still be in the cards. 

Starring:
Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patton Oswalt, Katheryn Winnick, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper
Directed By:
Tom Dey
48. Fred Claus (2007)
8
6
Fred Claus
PG
8
6

Santa Claus’s elder brother, Fred, ends up in jail for stealing. Santa agrees to bail him out on a condition that he will come to the North Pole and help him make toys for Christmas. 

Starring:
Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Stephen Baldwin, Elizabeth Banks, Miranda Richardson, Kevin Spacey, Ethan Cutkosky
Directed By:
David Dobkin
49. Bad Santa 2 (2016)
6
5
Bad Santa 2
R
6
5

Fueled by cheap whiskey as well as greed and hatred, Willie teams up with Marcus, his little sidekick, to rob a charity on Christmas Eve. They decide to disguise themselves as Santa and an elf.

Role:
Sunny Soke
Starring:
Billy Bob Thornton, Christina Hendricks, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly
Directed By:
Mark Waters
50. Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
5
4
Prelude to a Kiss
PG-13
5
4

Peter, a conservative and self-conscious employee of a Chicago publishing house, falls for a girl named Rita due to her free-spirited nature. Peter soon finds himself experiencing greater confidence in life, but learns that Rita’s carefree attitude hides a pessimistic fear of the world. As they struggle and try to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural takes place to test their love.

Role:
Leah Blier
Starring:
Meg Ryan, Stanley Tucci, Alec Baldwin, Ned Beatty, Patty Duke
Directed By:
Norman René
51. Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
5
4
Curse of the Starving Class
R
5
4
Role:
Ella Tate
Starring:
Randy Quaid, James Woods, Henry Thomas, Kristin Fiorella
Directed By:
J. Michael McClary
52. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
16
13
The Day the Earth Stood Still
PG-13
16
13

Klaatu, an alien in human form lands in Central Park, along with an indestructible robot nicknamed GORT, to save Earth. But scientists, Helen Benson and her son Jacob, soon realize that saving Earth means the destruction of all human life. As Klaatu learns more about humanity, he tries to save it and stop GORT. 

Role:
Regina Jackson
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Jaden Smith, Jennifer Connelly, Kyle Chandler, John Cleese, Jon Hamm
Directed By:
Scott Derrickson
53. The Boss (2016)
7
6
The Boss
R
7
6

Michelle Darnell, a wealthy CEO, gets busted for insider trading and lands in federal prison. After being released, she finds herself not only broke and homeless, but also hated. She tracks down a former assistant named Claire, the only person who is willing to help her. 

Role:
Ida Marquette
Starring:
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Cecily Strong, Peter Dinklage, Tyler Labine
Directed By:
Ben Falcone
54. Diabolique (1996)
5
4
Diabolique
R
5
4

Diabolique is a psychological thriller film which tells the story of two women, who decide to murder a schoolmaster, after getting tired of his abusive behavior. The killing goes as planned, but problem arises when his body mysteriously vanishes, and they soon find themselves stalked by someone.

Role:
Det. Shirley Vogel
Starring:
Chazz Palminteri, Donal Logue, Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Spalding Gray
Directed By:
Jeremiah S. Chechik
55. You May Not Kiss the Bride (2011)
5
4
You May Not Kiss the Bride
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Bryan's Mother
Starring:
Tia Carrere, Vinnie Jones, Katharine McPhee, Rob Schneider, Mena Suvari, Dave Annable
Directed By:
Rob Hedden
56. Little Black Book (2004)
5
5
Little Black Book
PG-13
5
5

A woman decides to snoop through the palm pilot of her boyfriend and this reveals his former girlfriends. She is shocked to know why their names are still listed, and soon, hell breaks loose.  

Role:
Kippie Kann
Starring:
Brittany Murphy, Kevin Sussman, Holly Hunter, Cress Williams, Ron Livingston, Julianne Nicholson
Directed By:
Nick Hurran
57. Complete Unknown (2016)
4
4
Complete Unknown
R
4
4
Starring:
Danny Glover, Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Erin Darke, Hansel Tan
Directed By:
Joshua Marston
58. Relative Strangers (2006)
4
4
Relative Strangers
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Agnes Menure
Starring:
Danny DeVito, Ed Begley Jr., Bob Odenkirk, Neve Campbell, Christine Baranski, Beverly D'Angelo, Ron Livingston
Directed By:
Greg Glienna
59. Possessed (2000)
4
4
Possessed
4
4
Starring:
Timothy Dalton, Christopher Plummer, Henry Czerny, Shannon Lawson
Directed By:
Steven E. de Souza
60. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
4
4
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
PG
4
4
Role:
The Marquesa
Starring:
Gabriel Byrne, Harvey Keitel, Geraldine Chaplin, F. Murray Abraham, Robert De Niro
Directed By:
Mary McGuckian
61. Tammy (2014)
6
7
Tammy
R
6
7

Tammy is a road comedy film, which tells the story of a woman who after losing her job, also finds out that her husband has been unfaithful to her. She decides to hit the road with her alcoholic grandmother. 

Role:
Lenore
Starring:
Gary Cole, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd
Directed By:
Ben Falcone
62. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
3
4
Arthur 2: On the Rocks
PG
3
4

Arthur is happily married to Linda, but their lives take a turn when Arthur is informed that he will lose his entire fortune of $ 750 million, if he doesn’t divorce Linda, and marry Susan, his ex-fiancée. Since Arthur loves Linda more than his lifestyle, he refuses. They move in with Linda’s father Ralph, and Linda begins to work as a waitress. However, Susan’s father Burt starts to make life hell for them. After being confronted by Susan, Linda leaves a note for Arthur, stating that it is best for him to get married to Susan.

Starring:
Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Directed By:
Bud Yorkin
63. Two of a Kind (1983)
3
4
Two of a Kind
PG
3
4
Starring:
Olivia Newton-John, Scatman Crothers, Gene Hackman, Charles Durning, John Travolta, Oliver Reed
Directed By:
John Herzfeld
64. North (1994)
4
5
North
PG
4
5

North is a talented eleven year old boy, who doesn’t feel valued by his parents. Fed up of the daily quarrel of his parents, he sets out on a quest to explore the world,  to know himself, and to find the perfect parents.

Starring:
John Ritter, Abe Vigoda, Richard Belzer, Ben Stein, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Alan Arkin, Elijah Wood
Directed By:
65. Solace (2006)
9
2
Solace
9
2
Role:
Marrows Wife
Starring:
Daryl Sabara, Margot Kidder, Ed Lauter, Jasper Cole, Sotorios Kaviris
Directed By:
Jonah Salander
66. Murder Ordained (1987)
7
3
Murder Ordained
7
3
Role:
Bobbi Birk
Starring:
Johnny Galecki, John Goodman, Keith Carradine, Guy Boyd
Directed By:
Mike Robe
67. Hostages (1992)
7
3
Hostages
7
3
Role:
Peggy Say
Starring:
Colin Firth, Harry Dean Stanton, Ciarán Hinds, Natasha Richardson, Jay O. Sanders
Directed By:
David Wheatley
68. No Place Like Home (1989)
7
3
No Place Like Home
7
3
Role:
Bonnie Cooper
Starring:
Jeff Daniels, CCH Pounder, Christine Lahti, Scott Marlowe
Directed By:
69. The Road to Mecca (1991)
6
3
The Road to Mecca
6
3
Role:
Elsa Barlow
Starring:
Athol Fugard, Yvonne Bryceland, Anna Bernard, Peter Bibby
Directed By:
Athol Fugard, Peter Goldsmid
70. Johnny Bull (1986)
6
3
Johnny Bull
6
3
Role:
Katherine Kovacs
Starring:
Jason Robards, Peter MacNicol, Colleen Dewhurst, Suzanna Hamilton
Directed By:
Claudia Weill
71. Signs of Life (1989)
6
3
Signs of Life
PG-13
6
3
Starring:
Mary-Louise Parker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Will Patton, Kevin J. O'Connor
Directed By:
John David Coles
72. My Sister's Keeper (2002)
5
4
My Sister's Keeper
5
4
Role:
Christine Chapman
Starring:
Ann Cusack, Lynn Redgrave, Elizabeth Perkins, Clark Gregg, Kathleen Wilhoite, Kimberly J. Brown
Directed By:
Ron Lagomarsino
73. Roe vs. Wade (1989)
5
4
Roe vs. Wade
5
4
Role:
Jessie
Starring:
Holly Hunter, James Gammon, Terry O'Quinn, Amy Madigan
Directed By:
Gregory Hoblit
74. The West Side Waltz (1995)
5
4
The West Side Waltz
5
4
Starring:
Jennifer Grey, Liza Minnelli, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Gilliland, August Schellenberg
Directed By:
Ernest Thompson
75. Ambulance Girl (2005)
4
4
Ambulance Girl
4
4
Role:
Jane Stern
Starring:
Gordon Pinsent, Robin Thomas, Sean McCann, Wayne Best
Directed By:
Kathy Bates
76. Krystal (2017)
4
4
Krystal
R
4
4
Role:
Vera
Starring:
Grant Gustin, Rosario Dawson, Rick Fox, Nick Robinson, William H. Macy
Directed By:
77. Baby Steps (1999)
4
4
Baby Steps
4
4
Role:
Mrs. Mellon
Starring:
Geoffrey Nauffts, Ria Pavia
Directed By:
Geoffrey Nauffts
78. The Ingrate (2004)
4
4
The Ingrate
4
4
Role:
The Judge
Starring:
Richard Kind, Andrea Di Stefano, Betsy Salkind
Directed By:
Krystoff Przykucki
79. Guilty Hearts (2006)
3
4
Guilty Hearts
R
3
4
Role:
The Judge
Starring:
Anna Faris, Eva Mendes, Gerard Butler, Julie Delpy
Directed By:
Phil Dornfeld, Benjamin Ross, Paul Black, George Augusto, Savina Dellicour
80. Summer Heat (1987)
3
4
Summer Heat
R
3
4
Role:
Ruth
Starring:
Anthony Edwards, Dorothy McGuire, Clu Gulager, Bruce Abbott, Lori Singer
Directed By:
Michie Gleason
81. Have Mercy (2006)
3
4
Have Mercy
3
4
Starring:
Melanie Griffith
Directed By:
Kathy Bates
82. High Stakes (1989)
3
4
High Stakes
R
3
4
Role:
Jill
Starring:
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sally Kirkland, Richard Lynch, Robert LuPone
Directed By:
Amos Kollek

Director

Fargo (2003)
15
6
Fargo
15
6
Starring:
Edie Falco, Matt Malloy, Geoffrey Nauffts, Rondi Reed, Bruce Bohne
Directed By:
Kathy Bates
Dash and Lilly (1999)
11
5
Dash and Lilly
11
5
Starring:
Bebe Neuwirth, Laurence Luckinbill, Sam Shepard, Judy Davis, David Paymer, Zeljko Ivanek
Directed By:
Kathy Bates
Ambulance Girl (2005)
9
7
Ambulance Girl
9
7
Starring:
Gordon Pinsent, Robin Thomas, Sean McCann, Wayne Best
Directed By:
Kathy Bates
Have Mercy (2006)
3
4
Have Mercy
3
4
Starring:
Melanie Griffith
Directed By:
Kathy Bates

Narrator/Dubbing

Charlotte's Web (2006)
8
5
Charlotte's Web
G
8
5

Charlotte’s Web is an adventure comedy film, which tells the story of a pig who realizes that he is going to be slaughtered for food very soon. Therefore, he hatches a plan with a spider that lives in his pen to ensure that he won’t be killed. 

Role:
Bitsy the Cow (voice)
Starring:
Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Buscemi, Sam Shepard, Essie Davis
Directed By:
Gary Winick
The Golden Compass (2007)
15
9
The Golden Compass
PG-13
15
9

In a parallel universe where the ruling power detests free thinkers, an unknown group is kidnapping children. An orphan joins a bunch of sailors, on their way to the far North, to look for the missing children. This fantasy adventure is based on the 1995 book Northern Lights.

Role:
Hester (voice)
Starring:
Sam Elliott, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Nicole Kidman, Ian McShane, Derek Jacobi, Christopher Lee
Directed By:
Chris Weitz
The Effects of Magic (1998)
5
4
The Effects of Magic
PG
5
4
Role:
Raphaella, the Magic Bunny (voice)
Starring:
David Carradine, Robert Carradine, Melinda Dillon, Jacobo Morales, Guillermo Díaz
Directed By:
Charlie Martinez, Chuck Martinez

Animation Movies

Omoide no Mânî (2014)
12
4
Omoide no Mânî
PG
12
4

This Japanese animated mystery drama film revolves around a young girl named Anna, who is sent to the countryside due to health reasons on the recommendation of doctors. She soon meets a young girl with blonde hair named Marnie, and the two become close friends. It soon seems that Marnie has closer ties to Anna than Anna thinks.

Role:
Mrs. Kadoya (voice)
Starring:
Vanessa Lynn Williams, Hailee Steinfeld, Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima
Directed By:
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
American Dad!
21
7
American Dad!
TV-14
21
7
Starring:
Peter Facinelli, Katharine Ross, Swoosie Kurtz, Nathan Fillion, Peter Serafinowicz, Chris Parnell, Jennifer Coolidge
Directed By:
King of the Hill
13
4
King of the Hill
TV-14
13
4
Starring:
Trace Adkins, Buddy Ebsen, Jim Cummings, Christina Applegate, Danny Trejo, William Devane, Bruce Dern
Directed By:
Wesley Archer, Klay Hall, Tricia Garcia, Kyoung Hee Lim, Adam Kuhlman
The Wonderful World of Disney
7
3
The Wonderful World of Disney
7
3
Starring:
Marion Ross, Malcolm McDowell, Alan Thicke, Michael Cera, George Lopez, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Michael York
Directed By:
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
7
3
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
TV-Y7
7
3
Starring:
Adrienne Barbeau, Ben Savage, Tara Strong, Tim Curry, Gilbert Gottfried, Pam Dawber, Scott Bakula
Directed By:
Joanna Romersa, Walt Kubiak
Cadaver (2012)
6
3
Cadaver
6
3
Role:
Beth
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Tavi Gevinson, Ashley Hale Spellman, Medeni Griffiths
Directed By:
Jonah D. Ansell
Bee Movie (2007)
19
12
Bee Movie
PG
19
12

After graduating from college, bee Barry B. Benson finds the prospects of a career in honey making most uninspiring. Breaking the bee-rule, he talks to a human, florist Vanessa Bloome, who saves his life. As he learns from her that humans consume honey and have been exploiting bees since centuries, Barry gathers evidence to file a suit against humans.

Role:
Janet Benson (voice)
Starring:
Megan Mullally, Renee Zellweger, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, Ray Liotta
Directed By:
Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy (2004)
4
3
Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy
4
3
Role:
The Sea Hag (voice)
Starring:
Billy West, Garry Chalk, Tabitha St. Germain, Sanders Whiting
Directed By:
Ezekiel Norton
Christmas Is Here Again (2007)
4
3
Christmas Is Here Again
G
4
3
Role:
Miss Dowdy (voice)
Starring:
Jay Leno, Norm MacDonald, Andy Griffith, Ed Asner, Edward Asner, Madison Davenport
Directed By:
Robert Zappia, Darrell Van Citters

Special Appearance/Cameo

A Civil Action (1998)
8
4
A Civil Action
PG-13
8
4

Jan is a lawyer who takes up a case involving a major company which is responsible for contaminating a town’s water supply, eventually causing a lot of people to be diagnosed with leukemia. However, this case may bankrupt his firm as well as his career.

Role:
Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
Starring:
Robert Duvall, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, William H. Macy, Sydney Pollack, John Travolta, John Lithgow
Directed By:
Steven Zaillian
Rat Race (2001)
13
7
Rat Race
PG-13
13
7

Eccentric business magnate Donald Sinclair devises a race from Las Vegas to Silver City, Mexico, for the high rollers of his Las Vegas Casino. The US $2 million prize money is kept in a train station locker but the journey proves to be more than what the contestants can handle. 

Role:
The Squirrel Lady (uncredited)
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Cleese, Dean Cain, Wayne Knight, Seth Green, Rowan Atkinson
Directed By:
Jerry Zucker
Rumor Has It... (2005)
7
6
Rumor Has It...
PG-13
7
6

Recently engaged journalist, Sarah Huttinger, visits her Pasadena family with her fiancé, Jeff Daly, for her sister’s wedding. She learns that probably the book and film The Graduate were based on her family and her father may not be her biological parent. For an answer, she must meet the man concerned, Beau Burroughs, now an internet tycoon, who could be her real father.

Role:
Aunt Mitsy (uncredited)
Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Jenkins, Christopher McDonald
Directed By:

TV Shows

Six Feet Under
22
3
Six Feet Under
TV-MA
22
3
Starring:
Page Kennedy, Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, Kellan Lutz, Jenna Fischer, Mare Winningham, Rainn Wilson
Directed By:
Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Michael Engler, Daniel Attias, Kathy Bates
Homicide: Life on the Street
10
2
Homicide: Life on the Street
TV-14
10
2
Starring:
Mekhi Phifer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bruce Campbell, Robin Williams, Daniel Baldwin, Steve Allen, Eric Stoltz
American Experience
9
1
American Experience
9
1
Starring:
James Cromwell, Eli Wallach, Barbara Feldon, Hal Linden, Richard Dreyfuss, Matthew Modine, Chris Cooper
Directed By:
David Grubin, Stephen Ives, Barak Goodman, Ric Burns, Adriana Bosch
Feud
10
2
Feud
TV-MA
10
2
Starring:
Sarah Paulson, Alfred Molina, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Waters, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange
Directed By:
China Beach
8
2
China Beach
8
2
Starring:
Vivica A. Fox, John Slattery, Helen Hunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Cheadle, Ricki Lake, Kyle Chandler
Directed By:
American Horror Story
33
8
American Horror Story
TV-MA
33
8
Role:
Ethel Darling / ...
Starring:
Evan Peters, Alexandra Daddario, Taissa Farmiga, Matt Bomer, Neil Patrick Harris, Helena Mattsson, Alexandra Breckenridge
Directed By:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
St. Elsewhere
8
2
St. Elsewhere
TV-PG
8
2
Starring:
Wil Wheaton, Keenan Wynn, Andrea Barber, Cassandra Peterson, Christina Pickles, Jason Bateman, Rhea Perlman
Directed By:
Linda Day, Victor Lobl, Bethany Rooney, Leo Penn, Thomas Carter
Great Performances
7
2
Great Performances
7
2
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Alec Guinness, Dianne Wiest, Sir John Mills, Morgan Freeman, Blythe Danner, Patrick Stewart
3rd Rock from the Sun
11
3
3rd Rock from the Sun
TV-PG
11
3
Starring:
Alan Cumming, David Hasselhoff, Emile Davenport Hirsch, Bryan Cranston, Lauren Graham, William Shatner, Miguel Ferrer
Directed By:
Terry Hughes, Robert Berlinger, James Burrows
NYPD Blue
8
2
NYPD Blue
TV-14
8
2
Starring:
Elizabeth Berkley, Danica McKellar, Wood Harris, Kal Penn, Leah Remini, Katt Williams, David Schwimmer
Directed By:
Mark Tinker, Michael M. Robin, Robert J. Doherty, Steven DePaul, Donna Deitch
Everwood
8
3
Everwood
TV-PG
8
3
Starring:
Adam Beach, Keith David, Emily VanCamp, Jane Krakowski, Chris Pratt, Betty White, Paul Wesley
Directed By:
Michael Schultz, David Petrarca, Perry Lang, Sandy Smolan, Arvin Brown
Harry's Law
7
3
Harry's Law
7
3
Role:
Harriet Korn
Starring:
Meagan Good, Jean Smart, Jon Bernthal, Thomas F. Wilson, Marley Shelton, Candice Patton, Brittany Snow
Directed By:
Bill D'Elia, Stephen Cragg, Tom Verica, Arlene Sanford, Mike Listo
The Doctors
6
2
The Doctors
6
2
Starring:
Ted Danson, Brooke Shields, Armand Assante, Kathleen Turner, Lesley Ann Warren, Linda Lavin, Tina Louise
Directed By:
Norman Hall, Henry Kaplan, Paul Lammers, Robert Myhrum, Rick Edelstein
Alice
7
3
Alice
7
3
Role:
Queen of Hearts
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Tim Curry, Matt Frewer, Philip Winchester, Caterina Scorsone
Directed By:
Nick Willing
MADtv
7
3
MADtv
TV-14
7
3
Starring:
Dylan Sprayberry, Brian Austin Green, Cole Sprouse, Zachary Gordon, Rachel Sarah Bilson, Brenda Song, Ne-Yo
Directed By:
Bruce Leddy, John Blanchard, Amanda Bearse, David Grossman, Paul Miller
Two and a Half Men
25
10
Two and a Half Men
TV-14
25
10
Starring:
Richard Lewis, Heather Locklear, Judy Greer, Judd Nelson, Charlie Sheen, Carl Reiner, Missi Pyle
Directed By:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
The Stand
9
4
The Stand
9
4
Role:
 Rae Flowers (uncredited) 1 episode, 1994
Starring:
Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Jeff Goldblum, Ray Walston, Ossie Davis, Mike Lookinland, Sam Raimi
Directed By:
Mick Garris
L.A. Law
6
3
L.A. Law
6
3
Starring:
Amanda Plummer, Lucy Liu, Tony Goldwyn, Jerry Stiller, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Tambor, Paul Winfield
Directed By:
Win Phelps, Elodie Keene, Tom Moore, Rick Wallace, Mark Tinker
Cagney & Lacey
6
3
Cagney & Lacey
6
3
Starring:
Estelle Getty, Forest Whitaker, Jonathan Banks, Bill Pullman, Michael Moriarty, Brian Dennehy, Doris Roberts
Directed By:
One Life to Live
6
3
One Life to Live
TV-PG
6
3
Starring:
Marcia Cross, Krysten Ritter, Corbin Bleu, Jonathan Brandis, Laurence Fishburne, Esther Rolle, Rebecca Schaeffer
Directed By:
Gary Donatelli, Larry Carpenter, Jill Mitwell, Mary Ryan, Danielle Faraldo
Disjointed
6
3
Disjointed
TV-MA
6
3
Role:
Ruth Whitefeather Feldman / ...
Starring:
Tommy Chong, Missi Pyle, Ellington Ratliff, Leonardo Nam
Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun (1993)
5
3
Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun
5
3
Role:
Lunar Mom
Starring:
Jeffrey Tambor, Billy Bob Thornton, Raymond Cruz, Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins
Directed By:
Rob Mikuriya
All My Children
5
3
All My Children
TV-PG
5
3
Starring:
Abigail Spencer, Eve Plumb, Carol Burnett, Chrishell Stause, Jana Kramer, Debra Jo Rupp, Christian Slater
Directed By:
Casey Childs, Steven Williford, Michael V. Pomarico, Conal O'Brien, Angela Tessinari
Mike & Molly
7
4
Mike & Molly
TV-14
7
4
Starring:
David Mazouz, Hana Mae Lee, Katy Mixon, Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy, Swoosie Kurtz
The Love Boat
5
3
The Love Boat
TV-G
5
3
Starring:
Ursula Andress, Janet Gaynor, Raymond Burr, Eddie Albert, Diahann Carroll, Todd Bridges, Jack Klugman
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange

Kathy Bates Awards

Academy Awards
Misery Best Actress in a Leading Role 1991
Golden Globe Awards
The Late Shift Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1997
Misery Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1991
Primetime Emmy Awards
American Horror Story Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 2014
Two and a Half Men Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 2012