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List of Jane Fonda Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. On Golden Pond (1981)
56
9
On Golden Pond
PG
56
9

A young woman Chelsea visits her aging father Norman Thayer, and attempts to repair their long-strained relationship before it’s too late.

As:
Cast
Role:
Chelsea Thayer Wayne
Director:
Mark Rydell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Troy Garity, Doug McKeon, Dabney Coleman
2. Cat Ballou (1965)
40
8
Cat Ballou
40
8

Cat Ballou returns home and faces several difficulties after finding out that her father’s ranch is being  targeted by a development corporation. She eventually decides to hire a notorious gunman in order to protect her father’s property.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cat Ballou
Director:
Elliot Silverstein
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Lee Marvin, Dwayne Hickman, Michael Callan, Nat 'King' Cole
3. Klute (1971)
37
7
Klute
R
37
7

Tom Gruneman, an executive working for a chemical company in Pennsylvania, goes missing. Although the police try to find him, they eventually fail and eventually detective John Klute is hired to investigate the disappearance. Klute has only one lead: a prostitute. However, he is unaware of the fact that her life is in danger as well.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bree Daniels
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Jean Stapleton, Roy Scheider, Charles Cioffi, Dorothy Tristan
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
4. Nine to Five (1980)
41
8
Nine to Five
PG
41
8

Judy, Violet, and Doralee are fed-up with their egotistical, hypocritical, sexist, bigot boss, Franklin Hart, and his humiliating, condescending behavior, so they decide to get back at him. After kidnapping and tying him up in his own house, they take over the office, making administrative changes that boost productivity. When they discover Hart’s embezzlement, they start digging out evidence.

As:
Cast
Role:
Judy Bernly
Director:
Colin Higgins
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Sterling Hayden, Dabney Coleman, Dolly Parton
5. Barefoot in the Park (1967)
36
7
Barefoot in the Park
36
7

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Corie, a free spirited young girl who gets married to a conservative young lawyer named Paul. However, their differences in opinion lead to discord.

As:
Cast
Role:
Corie Bratter
Director:
Gene Saks
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Doris Roberts, Charles Boyer, Herb Edelman, Mildred Natwick
6. Julia (1977)
23
5
Julia
PG
23
5

Julia is a drama film which revolves around two friends Julia and Lillian, living during the time of the Second World War. After they meet in Russia after a long time, they plan to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany, to aid the anti-Nazi movement.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lillian
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Drama
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actress
7. Coming Home (1978)
31
8
Coming Home
R
31
8

Sally Hyde, the wife of a Vietnam sailor Bob, volunteers at a local veterans hospital to keep herself occupied. She meets Luke Martin there, a wheelchair-bound vet and soon their friendship grows in love. However, as Bob returns unexpectedly, she is at the crossroads, as she has to make a choice.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sally Hyde
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
9. Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)
22
6
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
R
22
6

Diane is a lawyer in New York City, who is devastated after learning that her husband is looking for a divorce. Therefore, along with her two kids, she ventures to upstate New York to stay with her hippie mother. While her kids start gaining a new perspective on life, Diane herself gets close to a man named Jude.

As:
Cast
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
10. The Chase (1966)
17
5
The Chase
17
5

The Chase is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of a criminal named Bubber Reeves, who manage to escape from prison. This eventually starts to affect the inhabitants of a small town in Texas. Therefore, Calder the Sheriff decides to capture him and bring him to justice.

As:
Cast
Role:
Anna Reeves
Director:
Arthur Penn
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
11. The China Syndrome (1979)
40
12
The China Syndrome
PG
40
12

The China Syndrome is a drama thriller film which tells the story of a reporter who decides to bring an accident at a nuclear plant to the attention of the public. However, she gets herself involved in a big conspiracy.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kimberly Wells
Director:
James Bridges
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon, Scott Brady, James Hampton
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actress
12. Youth (2015)
33
11
Youth
R
33
11

Aged best friends, retired classical composer, Fred Ballinger, and film director, Mick Boyle, are vacationing at a luxury resort in Wiesen. While Mick is trying to write his latest film, Fred is being approached with knighthood and an opportunity to perform in front of Queen Elizabeth II. Circumstances force them to reflect on their lives. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Paolo Sorrentino
Genres:
Romance, Music, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine, The Retrosettes, Gabriella Belisario, Laura De Marchi
13. Stanley & Iris (1990)
16
5
Stanley & Iris
PG-13
16
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Iris King
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Swoosie Kurtz, Robert De Niro, Martha Plimpton, Harley Cross
14. The Butler (2013)
42
16
The Butler
PG-13
42
16

Loosely based on the life of Eugene Allen, the movie tells the story of African-American Cecil Gaines who went from being an enslaved plantation worker to a butler at the White House in 1957. He becomes a witness to some of America’s most iconic political moments, including the birth of the Civil Rights Act. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Lee Daniels
Genres:
Drama, Biography
15. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
31
12
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
M/PG
31
12

This drama film takes us to the time of the Great Depression. The film tells the story of a manipulative emcee named Rocky who enlist several contestants for a dance marathon, offering a cash prize of $ 1,500 to the winner. However, the competition drags on for weeks, and turns out to be inhumanely grueling.

As:
Cast
Role:
Gloria
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bonnie Bedelia, Bruce Dern, Gig Young, Michael Sarrazin, Red Buttons, Susannah York
16. Barbarella (1968)
35
14
Barbarella
PG
35
14

Barbarella is a science fiction adventure film, which tells the story of Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, who is sent to a distant plan to stop Durand, an evil scientist, who is a threat to humanity’s future.

As:
Cast
Role:
Barbarella
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea, John Phillip Law, Marcel Marceau
17. Fathers & Daughters (2015)
16
6
Fathers & Daughters
R
16
6

Jack Davis is an award-winning novelist who lives with his wife and daughter. However, one night, they meet an unfortunate accident, in which his wife passes away. Jake receives severe injuries which causes brain damage, and he undergoes treatment for seven months. His daughter is eventually adopted by her aunt and uncle. Years later, when his daughter Katie grows up, she develops problems of her own in forming relationships.

As:
Cast
Director:
Gabriele Muccino
Genres:
Drama
18. Les félins (1964)
8
3
Les félins
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Melinda
Director:
René Clément
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Alain Delon, Sorrell Booke, Lola Albright, Carl Studer
19. This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
41
19
This Is Where I Leave You
R
41
19

When Mort Altman passes away, his last wish makes his four grown-up children stay together for a week at their family-home. As the four siblings with totally different personalities, who are not much in touch, reconnect with each other amidst their spouses, exes and free-speaking mother, they come to terms with their past and present relationships, with support of their loved ones.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hilary Altman
Director:
Shawn Levy
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
20. Et si on vivait tous ensemble? (2011)
7
4
Et si on vivait tous ensemble?
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeanne
Director:
Stéphane Robelin
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Geraldine Chaplin, Daniel Brühl, Guy Bedos, Claude Rich
21. Agnes of God (1985)
19
8
Agnes of God
PG-13
19
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Doctor Martha Livingston
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak, Winston Rekert
23. Tout va bien (1972)
7
4
Tout va bien
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Suzanne Her
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Yves Montand, Vittorio Caprioli, Elizabeth Chauvin, Castel Casti
24. Monster-in-Law (2005)
31
16
Monster-in-Law
PG-13
31
16

When aspiring fashion designer, Charlotte Cantilini, accepts Dr.Kevin Field’s marriage proposal she does not realize that she has a competitor in Kevin’s mother Viola. Viola has recently lost her successful career and now she is frightened of losing her son and will do anything to destroy their relationship. Will Charlotte fall in her trap?

As:
Cast
Role:
Viola Fields
Director:
Robert Luketic
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
25. The Electric Horseman (1979)
9
5
The Electric Horseman
PG
9
5

Sonny, a rodeo star is being hired for an advertisement. When the shoot begins, Sonny gets to know that the horse is being doped to keep it docile. In order to protect the horse from being drugged, Sonny rides away the horse into the desert. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Hallie
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford, Valerie Perrine, John Saxon
26. Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
8
4
Fun with Dick and Jane
PG
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Harper
Director:
Ted Kotcheff
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Fred Willard, Jay Leno, George Segal, Ed McMahon, Dick Gautier, Allan Miller
27. The Dollmaker (1984)
11
6
The Dollmaker
11
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Gertie Nevels
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Amanda Plummer, Levon Helm, Geraldine Page, Ann Hearn, Susan Kingsley
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
28. Comes a Horseman (1978)
7
4
Comes a Horseman
PG
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Ella Connors
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Drama, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Mark Harmon, Jason Robards, James Caan, Jim Davis, George Grizzard
30. Period of Adjustment (1962)
6
4
Period of Adjustment
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Isabel Haverstick
Director:
George Roy Hill
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lois Nettleton, Anthony Franciosa, Jim Hutton, John McGiver
31. FTA (1972)
6
3
FTA
R
6
3

FTA is a documentary short film which follows an anti Vietnam war theatrical troupe, named Free Theater Associates, as they perform in several different locations around the Pacific Islands.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Francine Parker
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Michael Alaimo, Pamela Donegan, Len Chandler
32. Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)
9
6
Better Living Through Chemistry
9
6

Better Living through Chemistry is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Doug Varney, a pharmacist, who is in an unhappy marriage with Kara, who is obsessed with fitness. Meanwhile, he is also harassed and bullied by his retired father-in-law. However, Doug’s life  takes a turn when one of his clients, Elizabeth, takes an interest in him, and seduces him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pharmacy Customer
Director:
Geoff Moore, David Posamentier
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Rockwell, Ray Liotta, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Olivia Wilde
34. The Morning After (1986)
12
8
The Morning After
R
12
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex Sternbergen
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, Kathy Bates, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger
35. Any Wednesday (1966)
5
4
Any Wednesday
5
4

A successful businessman with his office in New York City goes home six days a week; but spends the Wednesday night with his mistress in the executive suit he maintains in the city.  Trouble starts, when his secretary goofs up and sends an out-of-town client looking for a room to the suit. Meanwhile, on hearing about it from the secretary, the boss’s wife decides to visit the suit. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen Gordon
Director:
Robert Ellis Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jason Robards, Dean Jones, Rosemary Murphy, Ann Prentiss
36. A Doll's House (1973)
6
4
A Doll's House
6
4

Nora and her dictatorial, controlling husband, Torvald Helmer, are living an outwardly happy married life. But a past forgery, that she had committed to save her husband, keeps haunting Nora. Now she is being blackmailed for it and she is worried that Torvald would find out. But when he does, outburst of his wrath results in a revelation that shocks Nora. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Nora
Director:
Joseph Losey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Trevor Howard, David Warner, Edward Fox, Delphine Seyrig
37. Sunday in New York (1963)
9
6
Sunday in New York
9
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Eileen Tyler
Director:
Peter Tewksbury
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rod Taylor, Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Jo Morrow
38. Lily: Sold Out (1981)
5
3
Lily: Sold Out
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Wanda
Director:
Bill Davis, Tony Charmoli
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Liberace, Lily Tomlin, Melanie Mayron, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Anka
39. Tall Story (1960)
5
4
Tall Story
5
4

June Ryder is bent on marrying college basketball star, Ray Blent, eventually making him fall for her. He finally proposes to her; but they do not have money to set up a home. At this juncture, he receives an offer via radio message from a gambling syndicate to lose a key game. Because he does not want to lose the game deliberately he must find other ways out.     

As:
Cast
Role:
June Ryder
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anthony Perkins, Ray Walston, Robert Redford, Anne Jackson, Marc Connelly
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
40. Hurry Sundown (1967)
5
4
Hurry Sundown
5
4

In rural Georgia, bigoted, greedy Henry Warren and his wife Julie Ann plan to sell their land but to do so they need to sell two adjoining lands. When the landowners, Reeve and Rad form an alliance against Henry, a desperate Henry resolves to heinous tactics including involving the KKK to get what he wants. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Ann Warren
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
41. La curée (1966)
5
4
La curée
5
4

Renée, the wife of wealthy industrialist Alexandre Saccard, falls in love with her stepson, when he comes to stay with them after finishing his studies in England. When Renée asks Alexandre for a divorce, he agrees on the condition that she invests all her fortune in his business.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Renee Saccard
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter McEnery, Michel Piccoli, Tina Aumont, Jacques Monod
42. Georgia Rule (2007)
12
8
Georgia Rule
R
12
8

Rachel is a promiscuous, rebellious and uncontrollable teenage girl, who is sent by her dysfunctional family to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her grandmother gets her a receptionist job for Dr Simon Ward, and soon, Rachel attempts to seduce him, but he doesn’t show interest. Eventually, Rachel targets another virgin man named Harlan.

As:
Cast
Role:
Georgia
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
43. Old Gringo (1989)
6
4
Old Gringo
R
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Harriet Winslow
Director:
Luis Puenzo
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, History
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, Jimmy Smits, Jenny Gago, Patricio Contreras
44. The Chapman Report (1962)
4
4
The Chapman Report
4
4

Dr. Chapman and his assistant Paul Radford are conducting a nationwide anonymous sex survey on American women, who they believe have too little knowledge about this crucial accept of their life. Adapted from Irving Wallace’s eponymous novel, the film follows the sexual life of four suburban women, focusing on Radford’s involvement with one of them. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kathleen Barclay
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lesley Ann Warren, Cloris Leachman, Shelley Winters, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Claire Bloom, Glynis Johns
45. La ronde (1964)
4
4
La ronde
4
4

La Ronda is a French romantic drama film, which portrays several romantic adventures of people of different social backgrounds and status. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sophie / Die 'Junge Frau'
Director:
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Anna Karina, Maurice Ronet, Jean-Claude Brialy, Marie Dubois
46. Rollover (1981)
4
4
Rollover
R
4
4

Lee Winters, an ex-film star, and widow of a murdered petrochemical tycoon, joins forces with financial expert Hubbell Smith, who is examining the liquidity of a bank. As they fall for each other, the two try to hunt for her husband’s murderer and inspect her financial issues, but end up discovering an international monetary conspiracy that could destroy the global financial system.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lee Winters
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn, Bob Gunton, Josef Sommer, Hume Cronyn
47. The Blue Bird (1976)
4
4
The Blue Bird
G
4
4

In this US-Soviet co-production, peasant kids, Tyltyl and Mytyl, set out to look for the Blue Bird of Happiness to make a young sick girl in the neighbourhood happy. The journey takes the two siblings to the kingdoms of past and future as well as the land of night and luxury. Accompanying them on their journey are human forms of various living and non-living things.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Night
Director:
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Star Cast:
48. Steelyard Blues (1973)
4
4
Steelyard Blues
PG
4
4

Maverick demolition derby-enthusiast, Jesse Veldini, is often in the jail which disconcerts his aspiring-politician brother Frank. Jesse reconnects with his old non-conformists friends, and hooker girlfriend Iris, who together decide to escape to a place of freedom using a WWII PBY flying boat. With only 10 days before the seaplane is sold as scrap, they need money to get parts for repairs.

As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Myerson
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Howard Hesseman, Peter Boyle, Mel Stewart
49. A String of Beads (1961)
4
4
A String of Beads
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Fielder Cook
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Chester Morris, George Grizzard, Janet Blair, Louisa Horton
50. In the Cool of the Day (1963)
4
5
In the Cool of the Day
4
5

Although Sam is very devoted and overly protective about his chronically ill wife Christine, their marriage is not working, mainly because she wants a little space. At this juncture, she is introduced to Sam’s co-worker, Murray, who is also unhappy in his marriage. They quickly develop a bond and decide to go for a vacation in Greece. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Christine Bonner
Director:
Robert Stevens
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Finch, Angela Lansbury, Arthur Hill, Constance Cummings

Narrator/Dubbing

Connected (2015)
8
7
Connected
8
7
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Self-help Guru (voice)
Director:
Luke Gilford
Genres:
Drama, Short, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Pamela Anderson, Dree Hemingway, Patrick Belaga, Elaina Bellis

Animation Movies

TV Shows

9 to 5
4
3
9 to 5
4
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Michael Lessac, Burt Brinckerhoff, Noam Pitlik, Peter Bonerz, Peter Baldwin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Fran Drescher, Jeffrey Tambor, Rita Moreno, Sally Struthers, Valerie Curtin, Rachel Dennison

Special appearance/Cameo

Leonard Part 6 (1987)
3
12
Leonard Part 6
PG
3
12

Leonard Parker used to be a CIA agent, and he was sent on very dangerous missions. However, he eventually decides to retire from his profession, and begin a new life as a restaurant owner.  He still misses his adventures of the past, and his life takes a turn and he is forced out of retirement when an evil genius named Medusa Johnson threatens the world with her army of killer animals.  

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Jane Fonda (uncredited)
Director:
Paul Weiland
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Bill Cosby, Tom Courtenay, Moses Gunn, Joe Don Baker, Pat Colbert

Jane Fonda Awards

Academy Awards
Coming Home Best Actress in a Leading Role 1979
Klute Best Actress in a Leading Role 1972
Golden Globe Awards
Winner World Film Favorite - Female 1980
Coming Home Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1979
Winner World Film Favorite - Female 1979
Julia Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1978
Winner World Film Favorite - Female 1973
Klute Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1972
Tall Story Most Promising Newcomer - Female 1962
Primetime Emmy Awards
The Dollmaker Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special 1984
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1983
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1982
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1981
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1980
BAFTA Awards
The China Syndrome Best Actress 1980
Julia Best Actress 1979