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List of Lee Grant Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. An Affair of the Skin (1963)
13
3
An Affair of the Skin
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Katherine McCleod
Director:
Ben Maddow
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Viveca Lindfors, Kevin McCarthy, Herbert Berghof, Diana Sands
2. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
12
2
In the Heat of the Night
12
2

Bill Gillespie, the bigoted police chief of Sparta, Mississippi, arrests African-American Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs for a businessman’s murder. After proving his credentials, Tibbs is reluctantly asked to assist the investigations. Facing risks, he delves deep into the case, but encounters difficulties from Gillespie on every step. As the two men learn to work together, Tibbs proves his mettle earning Gillespie’s respect. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Colbert
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Harry Dean Stanton, Larry Gates, Warren Oates
3. The Willmar 8 (1981)
12
2
The Willmar 8
12
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Glennis Andresen, Doris Boshart, Terry Caine, Sylvia Erickson
4. Detective Story (1951)
12
2
Detective Story
TV-PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Eleanor Parker, Kirk Douglas, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell, George Macready
5. Mulholland Drive (2001)
12
2
Mulholland Drive
R
12
2

A woman who identifies herself as Rita survives a murder attempt and a car crash on Mulholland Drive, but is left with amnesia. Aspiring actress Betty Elms finds Rita in her aunt's apartment and decides to help her regain her identity, but as they proceed with the investigation, the boundary between real and illusion gets blurred.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Jeanne Bates, Dan Birnbaum, Laura Harring
6. Middle of the Night (1959)
11
2
Middle of the Night
11
2

A wealthy garment manufacturer, Jerry Kingsley, in his 60s strikes up a romance with twenty-four year old Betty, after the death of his wife. However, the relationship is denounced by Lillian, his daughter. It is also discouraged by his sister and dismissed by Betty's mother. Betty, too, starts having mixed feelings the moment Jerry mentions marriage. Will they walk down the aisle?

As:
Cast
Role:
Marilyn
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Fredric March, Glenda Farrell, Kim Novak, Jan Norris
8. When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
11
2
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
R
11
2

A troubled Vietnam veteran, Teddy, has his car breakdown near a roadside diner in Texas. He steps inside and subjects the diners to mental and physical torture.

As:
Cast
Director:
Milton Katselas
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hal Linden, Audra Lindley, Candy Clark, Marjoe Gortner
9. The Landlord (1970)
12
2
The Landlord
TV-MA
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Enders
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brooke, Pearl Bailey, Diana Sands, Beau Bridges
10. Defending Your Life (1991)
11
2
Defending Your Life
PG
11
2

Defending Your Life is a romantic comedy fantasy film which revolves around an advertising executive in Los Angeles, who dies in a car accident on his 39th birthday. He soon arrives in Judgment City, where he learns that based on the decisions he took in his life, he will be either reincarnated, or sent to the next phase of existence.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Meryl Streep, Albert Brooks, Shirley MacLaine, James Eckhouse, Gary Beach
12. Tell Me a Riddle (1980)
10
2
Tell Me a Riddle
PG
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Melvyn Douglas, Dolores Dorn, Lila Kedrova, Brooke Adams, Bob Elross
14. Plaza Suite (1971)
10
2
Plaza Suite
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Norma Hubley
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Walter Matthau, Barbara Harris, Maureen Stapleton, Louise Sorel
16. Storm Fear (1955)
10
2
Storm Fear
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edna Rogers
Director:
Cornel Wilde
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dan Duryea, Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, David Stollery
17. Damien: Omen II (1978)
10
2
Damien: Omen II
R
10
2

In order to inherit everything, the son of Satan, Damien, makes sure that he eliminates everyone who tries to reveal his true identity. Even the close relatives are not spared!

As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Thorn
Director:
Don Taylor, Mike Hodges
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
William Holden, Leo McKern, Robert Foxworth, Jonathan Scott-Taylor
18. Shampoo (1975)
10
2
Shampoo
R
10
2

George Roundy is a hairdresser living in Beverly Hills, who spends a significant amount of time sleeping with his female clients. Although he wants to open his own salon, he doesn’t have enough financial resources for it. However, one of his clients Felicia tries to convince her wealthy husband to invest in his business.

As:
Cast
Role:
Felicia
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
21. The Internecine Project (1974)
10
2
The Internecine Project
PG
10
2

After being offered a job as a Presidential Advisor, a former spy has no option but to dispose of those who knows about his true identity. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Robertson
Director:
Ken Hughes
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
James Coburn, Keenan Wynn, Harry Andrews, Ian Hendry
22. The Balcony (1963)
10
2
The Balcony
10
2

Adapted from a play of the same name, this Oscar-nominated film revolves around the Madame of a brothel who is asked to impersonate the missing queen during a country-wide revolution. Instead she offers three of her customers to play the General, the Bishop and the Chief Justice, all of whom are dead. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Carmen
Director:
Joseph Strick
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
23. Billions for Boris (1984)
10
2
Billions for Boris
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sascha Harris
Director:
Alexander Grasshoff
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Mary Tanner Bailey, Tim Kazurinsky, Scott Schutzman Tiler
27. The Mafu Cage (1978)
9
2
The Mafu Cage
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen
Director:
Karen Arthur
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Will Geer, James Olson, Carol Kane, Budar
28. Airport '77 (1977)
9
2
Airport '77
PG
9
2

A group of art thieves hijack a Boeing 747 carrying a collection of priceless works of art. Due to circumstances, however, the plane hits an oil rig, after which it crashes into the sea, which leads the passengers and crew to fight for their survival.

As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Wallace
Director:
Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action
29. Visiting Hours (1982)
9
2
Visiting Hours
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Deborah Ballin
Director:
Jean-Claude Lord
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Michael Ironside, Linda Purl, Lenore Zann
30. The Big Bounce (1969)
9
2
The Big Bounce
R
9
2

A small-time thief, Jack Ryan, reaches Hawaii. He is hired by a district judge to take care of his properties. He teams up with Nancy, a beautiful mistress of a dishonest hotel tycoon, and plans a plot for a potential heist.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joanne
Director:
Alex March
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ryan O'Neal, Van Heflin, James Daly, Leigh Taylor-Young
32. Portnoy's Complaint (1972)
8
2
Portnoy's Complaint
R
8
2

Based on the bestselling novel of same name, this comedy film revolves around the life of Alexander Portnoy, including his childhood, his relationship with his overbearing mother, his sexual fantasies, his problems with the opposite sex, as well as his obsession with his own religion.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Sophie Portnoy
Director:
Ernest Lehman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jill Clayburgh, John Carradine, Richard Benjamin, Karen Black
35. Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
7
1
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
PG
7
1

A comedy-mystery film directed by Clive Donner, the movie follows the adventures of retired detective Charlie Chan, who is asked to help the police in solving a new series of murders. Even though the prime suspect in the killings is a lady known as the Dragon Queen, Chan is not convinced she is the murderer. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Lupowitz
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Angie Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Keith, Peter Ustinov
36. The Stronger (1976)
7
1
The Stronger
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Katharine Bard, Edward Ashley, Dolores Dorn, Dinah Manoff, Anthony Costello
37. What Sex Am I? (1985)
12
2
What Sex Am I?
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Monica Lynn B., Christine Jorgensen
38. Under Heat (1994)
12
2
Under Heat
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane
Director:
Peter Reed
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Conrad, Mark Dalton, Dion Flynn, Deborah Hedwall
39. Down and Out in America (1986)
10
2
Down and Out in America
10
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Jeff Farmer, Bob Hanson, Robert Hayes, Ted Hayes
40. Terror in the City (1964)
10
2
Terror in the City
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Suzy
Director:
Allen Baron
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Bray, Michael Higgins, Robert Marsach, Robert Allen
41. Staying Together (1989)
9
2
Staying Together
R
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Sean Astin, Dermot Mulroney, Levon Helm, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Dinah Manoff, Jim Haynie
42. Poor Liza (2000)
9
2
Poor Liza
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Slava Tsukerman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Gazzara, Irina Kupchenko, Barbora Bobulova, Elena Doronina
44. Going Shopping (2005)
7
1
Going Shopping
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Winnie
Director:
Henry Jaglom
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Davison, Rob Morrow, Victoria Foyt, Mae Whitman

TV Movie(s)

1. The Neon Ceiling (1971)
13
3
The Neon Ceiling
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Carrie Miller
Director:
Frank Pierson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gig Young, William Smithers, Herb Edelman, Denise Nickerson
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2. The World of Sholom Aleichem (1959)
13
3
The World of Sholom Aleichem
13
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Richardson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Morris Carnovsky, Jack Gilford, Charlotte Rae, Conrad Bromberg
3. Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (1972)
12
2
Lieutenant Schuster's Wife
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellie Schuster
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Eartha Kitt, Jack Warden, Nehemiah Persoff, Don Galloway
4. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
12
2
Mulholland Dr.
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Ann Miller, Robert Forster, Justin Theroux
5. Perilous Voyage (1976)
12
2
Perilous Voyage
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Virginia Monroe
Director:
William A. Graham
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Michael Parks, Frank Silvera, Victor Jory
6. Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
12
2
Will There Really Be a Morning?
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lillian Farmer
Director:
Fielder Cook
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Joe Lambie, Royal Dano, Susan Blakely, John Heard
7. You Can't Go Home Again (1979)
11
2
You Can't Go Home Again
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Esther Jack
Director:
Ralph Nelson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hurd Hatfield, Tammy Grimes, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Murney
8. A Matter of Sex (1984)
11
2
A Matter of Sex
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Jean Stapleton, Dinah Manoff, Peter Dvorsky, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
9. Partners in Crime (1973)
11
2
Partners in Crime
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Judge Meredith Leland
Director:
Jack Smight
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Cummings, Charles Drake, Richard Jaeckel, Harry Guardino
10. Citizen Cohn (1992)
11
2
Citizen Cohn
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Pierson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Frederic Forrest, James Woods
11. Bare Essence (1982)
10
2
Bare Essence
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ava Marshall
Director:
Walter Grauman
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Linda Evans, Joel Higgins, Bruce Boxleitner, John Larroquette
12. Thou Shalt Not Kill (1982)
10
2
Thou Shalt Not Kill
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maxine Lochman
Director:
I.C. Rapoport
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Englund, Robert Culp, James Keach, Diana Scarwid
13. Night Slaves (1970)
10
2
Night Slaves
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marjorie Howard
Director:
Ted Post
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, James Franciscus, Andrew Prine, Tisha Sterling
14. For the Use of the Hall (1975)
10
2
For the Use of the Hall
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Aline MacMahon, David Hedison, Susan Anspach, George Furth, Barbara Barrie
15. For Ladies Only (1981)
10
2
For Ladies Only
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mel Damski
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Viveca Lindfors, Steven Keats, Marc Singer, Gregory Harrison
16. What Are Best Friends For? (1973)
9
2
What Are Best Friends For?
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Adele Ross
Director:
Jay Sandrich
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barbara Feldon, Larry Hagman, Nita Talbot, Ted Bessell
17. The Spell (1977)
9
2
The Spell
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marilyn Matchett
Director:
Lee Philips
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Helen Hunt, Lelia Goldoni, Jack Colvin, Susan Myers
18. The Million Dollar Face (1981)
8
2
The Million Dollar Face
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael O'Herlihy
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Gayle Hunnicutt, William Daniels, David Huffman
19. Baghdad ER (2006)
12
2
Baghdad ER
TV-MA
12
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Beltran, William Berterm, Edward Dunton, James Hill, Chester Keenum
20. ... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2005)
11
2
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Glenn Close, Anne Buydens, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Carter, Anne Douglas, Cameron Douglas
21. Nobody's Child (1986)
11
2
Nobody's Child
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Priestley, Marlo Thomas, Anna Maria Horsford, Ray Baker, Caroline Kava, Kathy Baker
22. No Place Like Home (1989)
10
2
No Place Like Home
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeff Daniels, Kathy Bates, CCH Pounder, Christine Lahti, Scott Marlowe
24. She Said No (1990)
9
2
She Said No
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
D.A. Doris Cantore
Director:
John Patterson
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Mariclare Costello, Judd Hirsch, Veronica Hamel, Ray Baker
25. The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (1989)
9
2
The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marilyn Klinghoffer
Director:
Robert L. Collins
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christina Pickles, E.G. Marshall, Karl Malden, Vera Miles
26. Following Her Heart (1994)
9
2
Following Her Heart
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ann-Margret, George Segal, Brenda Vaccaro, William Morgan Sheppard, Kirk Baltz
27. In My Daughter's Name (1992)
9
2
In My Daughter's Name
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Rubinstein, Donna Mills, John Getz, Ron Frazier
28. Seasons of the Heart (1994)
9
2
Seasons of the Heart
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carol Burnett, Malcolm McDowell, George Segal, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Eric Lloyd, Jill Teed
29. Reunion (1994)
9
2
Reunion
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marlo Thomas, Peter Strauss, Frances Sternhagen, Courtney Chase, Matthew Kelly

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Great Ghost Tales (1961)
Great Ghost Tales
As:
Cast
Director:
Seymour Robbie, Allen Reisner, Ron Winston, Karl Genus, William A. Graham
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, John Abbott, Eric Berry, R.G. Armstrong
Intimate Portrait (1993)
Intimate Portrait
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Lee Grant
Genres:
Documentary, Biography
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Betty White, Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira
America Undercover (1983)
America Undercover
TV-MA
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Herself - Narrator (5 episodes, 1983-1993)
Director:
Oliver Stone, Marc Levin, Lee Grant, John Hyams, Ivy Meeropol
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Richard Kiley, Michael Baden, Marlene Sanders
Fay (1975)
Fay
As:
Cast
Role:
Fay Stewart (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Director:
Alan Arkin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Doris Roberts, Norman Alden, Joe Silver, Audra Lindley

Lee Grant Awards

Academy Awards
Shampoo Best Actress in a Supporting Role 1976
Primetime Emmy Awards
The Neon Ceiling Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1971
Peyton Place Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama 1966