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List of Linda Hamilton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
131
21
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
TV-14
131
21

Set eleven years after The Terminator, the sequel witnesses the return of a revamped version of the titular cyborg to protect John, 10-year-old son of Sarah Connor and future leader of the human resistance against a robot uprising. He must protect the mother-child duo from another more advanced shape-shifting Terminator that has been sent to kill them.

Role:
Sarah Connor
Starring:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen
Directed By:
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Female Performance, MTV Movie & TV Award for Most Desirable Female
2. The Terminator (1984)
97
22
The Terminator
R
97
22

In this James Cameron’s science fiction film, a cyborg assassin and a human soldier, both from 2029, are sent to 1984 on a mission. The former is programmed to kill a woman, Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is supposed to become the saviour of humanity in post-apocalyptic future. The latter, meanwhile, is tasked to save her.

 

Role:
Sarah Connor
Starring:
Bill Paxton, Paul Winfield, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen
Directed By:
3. Silent Night (2002)
10
3
Silent Night
TV-PG
10
3
Role:
Elisabeth Vincken
Starring:
Martin Neufeld, Alain Goulem, Romano Orzari, Matthew Harbour
Directed By:
Rodney Gibbons
4. Secrets of a Mother and Daughter (1983)
9
3
Secrets of a Mother and Daughter
9
3
Role:
Susan Decker
Starring:
Katharine Ross, Bibi Besch, Michael Nouri, Mary Beth Evans
Directed By:
Gabrielle Beaumont
5. Country Gold (1982)
8
3
Country Gold
8
3
Role:
Josie Greenwood
Starring:
Earl Holliman, Dennis Dugan, Loni Anderson, Cooper Huckabee
Directed By:
Gilbert Cates
6. The Stone Boy (1984)
8
4
The Stone Boy
PG
8
4

On a Montana farm, 12-year-old Arnold Hillerman’s gun fires accidently after getting stuck in the fence, killing his 17-year-old brother Eugene. When his parents receive the news, they are traumatized and angered, while his grandfather is more understanding. But Arnold is extremely distressed and is unable to communicate or express his feelings. How does the Hillerman family cope with the tragedy? 

Starring:
Directed By:
Christopher Cain
7. Missing in America (2005)
8
4
Missing in America
PG-13
8
4
Role:
Kate
Starring:
Danny Glover, David Strathairn, Ron Perlman, Ty Olsson
Directed By:
Gabrielle Savage Dockterman
8. Mr. Destiny (1990)
7
4
Mr. Destiny
PG-13
7
4

Larry seems quite disappointed with his life, and he blames all his problems on not being able to win a baseball championship game during high school. A guardian angel soon appears in his life, and gives him a chance to live an alternate life, in which he has won the championship game.

Role:
Ellen Burrows
Starring:
Jim Belushi, Michael Caine, Courteney Cox, Rene Russo, Hart Bochner, James Belushi, Jon Lovitz
Directed By:
James Orr
9. Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (1980)
7
5
Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case
7
5
Role:
Greta Rideout
Starring:
Mickey Rourke, Rip Torn, Eugene Roche, Conchata Ferrell
Directed By:
Peter Levin
10. Reunion (1980)
7
4
Reunion
7
4
Role:
Anne Samoorian
Starring:
Kevin Dobson, Joanna Cassidy, George DiCenzo, Conchata Ferrell
Directed By:
Russ Mayberry
11. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
21
13
Terminator: Dark Fate
R
21
13

An augmented human and female warrior teams up to stop an advanced Terminator sent from the future, to protect a young woman, as she is fated to ensure the survival of the human race. 

Starring:
Diego Boneta, Mackenzie Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Natalia Reyes , Gabriel Luna
Directed By:
12. Night-Flowers (1979)
7
4
Night-Flowers
R
7
4
Starring:
Gabriel Walsh, José Pérez, Sabra Jones, Angel Lindbergh
Directed By:
Louis San Andres
13. Dante's Peak (1997)
14
8
Dante's Peak
PG-13
14
8

Dante’s Peak is a disaster thriller film which tells the story of Dalton, a volcanologist, who arrives at a countryside town which is known to be the second most desirable place to live in America. He soon comes to know that the long dormant volcano, Dante’s Peak, may wake up any moment. However, convincing the populace about this might be more challenging than he thought.

Role:
Rachel Wando
Starring:
Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley, Elizabeth Hoffman
Directed By:
Roger Donaldson
14. Silent Fall (1994)
7
4
Silent Fall
R
7
4
Role:
Karen Rainer
Starring:
Liv Tyler, Richard Dreyfuss, John Lithgow, James Thomas Patrick Walsh, J.T. Walsh
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
15. Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)
6
4
Tag: The Assassination Game
PG
6
4

Loren Gersh is known for his expertise in a college assassination game that involves "killing" the opponent with suction cup dart toy guns. A master in the game, he has "killed” all his opponents without being "killed" once. Then one day one of his victims accidentally “kills” him. Fearful of losing his reputation, he changes the rules of the game, replacing the dart gun with real weapon.  

Role:
Susan Swayze
Starring:
Robert Carradine, Forest Whitaker, Kristine DeBell, Perry Lang
Directed By:
16. Hard Times (2009)
6
4
Hard Times
R
6
4
Starring:
John Lynch, Susan Lynch, Cornelius Clarke, Lochlann O'Mearáin
Directed By:
Tom Reeve
17. Children of the Corn (1984)
9
7
Children of the Corn
R
9
7
Role:
Vicky
Starring:
R.G. Armstrong, Peter Horton, John Franklin, Courtney Gains
Directed By:
Fritz Kiersch
18. Black Moon Rising (1986)
6
4
Black Moon Rising
R
6
4

Quint is a professional thief who is hired by the FBI to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. He is forced to hide the tapes in the back of a racing car, but things get complicated when the car gets stolen.

Role:
Nina
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Keenan Wynn, Robert Vaughn, Richard Jaeckel, Lee Ving
Directed By:
Harley Cokeliss
19. Wishman (1983)
6
4
Wishman
6
4
Starring:
Joseph Bottoms, Robin Gammell, Seamon Glass, Mark Dodson
Directed By:
James Frawley
20. Broken (2006)
7
4
Broken
R
7
4
Starring:
Jeremy Sisto, Bianca Lawson, Tess Harper, Heather Graham
Directed By:
Alan White
21. The Kid & I (2005)
5
4
The Kid & I
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Susan Mandeville
Starring:
Tom Arnold, Arielle Kebbel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eric Gores, Joe Mantegna
Directed By:
Penelope Spheeris
22. Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
5
4
Shadow Conspiracy
R
5
4
Role:
Amanda Givens
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Ben Gazzara, Sam Waterston, Charlie Sheen, Stephen Lang
Directed By:
George P. Cosmatos
23. King Kong Lives (1986)
4
4
King Kong Lives
PG-13
4
4

Years after King Kong was shot and he fell off the World Trade Center, he is still alive, but in a coma for ten years. Now he is now in need of a blood tranfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Therefore, a giant female ape is brought from a rainforest, and the heart transplant is successful. However, King Kong breaks free after sensing the female ape.  

Role:
Amy Franklin
Starring:
Brian Kerwin, George Antoni, John Ashton, Peter Elliott
Directed By:
John Guillermin
24. Bermuda Tentacles (2014)
3
4
Bermuda Tentacles
TV-14
3
4
Role:
Admiral Linda Hansen
Starring:
John Savage, Jamie Kennedy, Mya, Trevor Donovan
Directed By:
Nick Lyon
25. Go Toward the Light (1988)
10
3
Go Toward the Light
10
3
Role:
Claire Madison
Starring:
Piper Laurie, Ned Beatty, Gary Bayer, Joshua Harris
Directed By:
Mike Robe
26. Jonah (2004)
9
3
Jonah
TV-MA
9
3
Role:
June
Starring:
Shane Hunter, Shannon Isadorec, Roscoe Myrick, Finn Curtin
Directed By:
Adam Penn
27. Wholey Moses (2003)
8
3
Wholey Moses
8
3
Role:
Valerie
Starring:
Al Roker, Shannyn Sossamon, Stephan Paternot, Annabelle Dexter-Jones
Directed By:
Todd Heyman
28. The Color of Courage (1998)
8
4
The Color of Courage
PG
8
4
Role:
Anna Sipes
Starring:
Bruce Greenwood, David Andrews, Lynn Whitfield, Roger Guenveur Smith
Directed By:
Lee Rose
29. A Mother's Prayer (1995)
8
4
A Mother's Prayer
PG-13
8
4
Role:
Rosemary Holmstrom
Starring:
Bruce Dern, RuPaul, Kate Nelligan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Noah Fleiss
Directed By:
Larry Elikann
30. Home by Christmas (2006)
9
4
Home by Christmas
TV-14
9
4
Role:
Julie Bedford
Starring:
Rob Stewart, Garwin Sanford, Brittney Wilson, Brenda Crichlow
Directed By:
Gail Harvey
31. Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples (1998)
7
4
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples
PG
7
4
Starring:
Alfred Molina, Dana Delany, Martin Donovan, Nigel Bennett, Marilyn Lightstone, Hugo Haenen
Directed By:
Tim Hunter, Lynne Littman
32. Smile (2005)
7
4
Smile
PG-13
7
4
Role:
Bridgette
Starring:
Sean Astin, Beau Bridges, Mika Boorem, Yi Ding
Directed By:
Jeffrey Kramer
33. A Girl Thing (2001)
7
4
A Girl Thing
7
4
Starring:
Elle Macpherson, Scott Bakula, Rebecca De Mornay, Allison Janney, Mia Farrow, Bruce Greenwood, Kate Capshaw
Directed By:
Lee Rose
34. A Sunday Horse (2016)
7
4
A Sunday Horse
7
4
Role:
Margret Walden
Starring:
Ving Rhames, William Shatner, Nikki Reed, Ryan Merriman, Cassi Thomson
Directed By:
Vic Armstrong
35. Point Last Seen (1998)
8
4
Point Last Seen
TV-14
8
4
Role:
Rachel Harrison
Starring:
Mary Kay Place, Kevin Kilner, Sam Hennings, Kieren van den Blink
Directed By:
Elodie Keene
36. Sex & Mrs. X (2000)
6
4
Sex & Mrs. X
6
4
Role:
Joanna Scott
Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Peter MacNeill, Stewart Bick, Paolo Seganti
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
37. On the Line (1997)
6
4
On the Line
TV-14
6
4
Role:
Jean Martin
Starring:
Jay Acovone, Jeff Fahey, Coolio, Dan Ferro
Directed By:
Elodie Keene
38. Secret Weapons (1985)
6
4
Secret Weapons
6
4
Role:
Elena Koslov / Joanna
Starring:
James Franciscus, Viveca Lindfors, Sally Kellerman, Geena Davis
Directed By:
Don Taylor
39. The Secret Life of Girls (1999)
6
4
The Secret Life of Girls
6
4
Role:
Ruby Sanford
Starring:
Eugene Levy, Emily Osment, Meagan Good, Majandra Delfino
Directed By:
Holly Goldberg Sloan
40. In Your Dreams (2008)
5
4
In Your Dreams
5
4
Role:
Georgie
Starring:
Susan George, Dexter Fletcher, Parminder Nagra, Elize du Toit
Directed By:
Gary Sinyor
41. Refuge (2010)
5
4
Refuge
TV-14
5
4
Role:
Amelia Philips
Starring:
Christopher McDonald, Chris Payne Gilbert, Lena Georgas, Amy Lanasa
Directed By:
Mark Medoff
42. Separate Lives (1995)
5
4
Separate Lives
R
5
4
Role:
Lauren Porter / Lena
Starring:
Elisabeth Moss, Jim Belushi, James Belushi, Vera Miles, Drew Snyder
Directed By:
David Madden
43. Club Med (1986)
5
4
Club Med
5
4
Role:
Kate
Starring:
Bill Maher, Jack Scalia, Patrick Macnee, Janis Lee Burns
Directed By:
Bob Giraldi
44. Curvature (2017)
5
4
Curvature
5
4
Role:
Florence
Starring:
Lyndsy Fonseca, Glenn Morshower, Noah Bean, Alex Lanipekun
Directed By:
Diego Hallivis
45. Bad Behavior (2013)
4
4
Bad Behavior
TV-14
4
4
Role:
Margaret
Starring:
Ted McGinley, Hallee Hirsh, Austin Rogers, Jeremy Dozier
Directed By:
Lisa Hamil, Nicholas Brandt
46. The Way to Dusty Death (1996)
3
4
The Way to Dusty Death
3
4
Role:
Beth MacAlpine
Starring:
Anthony Valentine, Simon MacCorkindale, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Serena Scott Thomas
Directed By:
Geoffrey Reeve
47. T2 3-D Pre-Show (1996)
1
0
T2 3-D Pre-Show
1
0
Role:
Sarah Connor
Starring:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Mark Kriski
Directed By:

TV Shows

Chuck
31
6
Chuck
TV-14
31
6
Starring:
Eric Roberts, Robert Englund, Swoosie Kurtz, Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Dolph Lundgren, Udo Kier
Directed By:
Robert Duncan McNeill, Allan Kroeker, Patrick R. Norris, Peter Lauer, Jay Chandrasekhar
Frasier
22
5
Frasier
TV-PG
22
5
Starring:
James Spader, Halle Berry, Christine Baranski, Ray Liotta, Mel Brooks, Amy Brenneman, Megan Mullally
Directed By:
Hill Street Blues
11
2
Hill Street Blues
TV-14
11
2
Starring:
Bryan Cranston, Jeffrey Tambor, Ally Sheedy, Frances McDormand, Don Cheadle, Lauren Holly, Chazz Palminteri
Directed By:
Gregory Hoblit, Christian I. Nyby II, David Anspaugh, Rick Wallace, Thomas Carter
Weeds
25
6
Weeds
TV-MA
25
6
Starring:
Bob Odenkirk, Alanis Morissette, Martin Short, Zooey Deschanel, Aidan Quinn, Matthew Modine, Lee Majors
Directed By:
Craig Zisk, Michael Trim, Scott Ellis, Julie Anne Robinson, Eric Jewett
King's Crossing
9
2
King's Crossing
9
2
Role:
Lauren Hollister (10 episodes, 1982)
Starring:
Bradford Dillman, Daniel Zippi, Mary Frann, Marilyn Jones
Lost Girl
13
4
Lost Girl
TV-MA
13
4
Starring:
George Takei, Lauren Holly, Eric Roberts, K.C. Collins, Ksenia Solo, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer
Directed By:
Paolo Barzman, Steve DiMarco, Andy Mikita, Mairzee Almas, John Fawcett
Take 3
8
2
Take 3
8
2
Starring:
Elle Fanning, Danny Glover, David Strathairn, James Avery
Murder, She Wrote
10
4
Murder, She Wrote
10
4
Starring:
Audra Lindley, Jean Simmons, Len Cariou, Janet Leigh, Lorna Luft, Jonathan Brandis, Florence Henderson
Directed By:
Anthony Pullen Shaw, Walter Grauman, Vincent McEveety, Seymour Robbie, Jerry Jameson
Beauty and the Beast
10
3
Beauty and the Beast
10
3
Role:
Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler (46 episodes, 1987-1989)
Starring:
Big John Studd, Tony Jay, Roy Dotrice, Ron Perlman, Elisabeth Harnois
Directed By:
Defiance
13
5
Defiance
TV-MA
13
5
Starring:
Julie Benz, William Atherton, Ian Ziering, Mia Kirshner
Secrets of Midland Heights
7
3
Secrets of Midland Heights
7
3
Role:
Lisa Rogers (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
Starring:
Martha Scott, Robert Hogan, Melora Hardin, Daniel Zippi
Directed By:
According to Jim
11
5
According to Jim
TV-PG
11
5
Starring:
Jennifer Coolidge, Cindy Crawford, Nick Swardson, James Earl Jones, Erik Estrada, Dave Coulier, Dan Aykroyd
Directed By:
Steve Zuckerman, Shelley Jensen, Gerry Cohen, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Charles T. Kanganis
Shirley
5
3
Shirley
5
3
Starring:
Patrick Wayne, Shirley Jones, Rosanna Arquette, Peter Barton
The Line
5
3
The Line
5
3
Starring:
Ed Asner, Edward Asner, Ron White, Clé Bennett, Daniel Kash
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
4
3
Skeletons in the Closet
R
4
3
Role:
Tina
Starring:
Treat Williams, Gordon Clapp, Jonathan Jackson, Schuyler Fisk
Directed By:
Wayne Powers

Narrator/Dubbing

T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)
9
2
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
PG-13
9
2

This science fiction action short film revolves around three freedom fighters, who attack a large corporation, in order to prevent a future apocalypse.

Role:
Sarah Connor (voice)
Starring:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Michael Biehn
Directed By:
Terminator Salvation (2009)
14
7
Terminator Salvation
PG-13
14
7

The fourth installment in the Terminator film series, the movie revolves around humanity’s war against Skynet’s network and its army of terminators. John Connor leads the resistance against Skynet and forms a bond with a cyborg Marcus Wright. Marcus ultimately sacrifices himself to save John and to help destroy the Skynet base. 

Role:
Sarah Connor (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin
Directed By:
McG

Animation Movies

The New Batman Adventures
20
4
The New Batman Adventures
TV-PG
20
4
Starring:
Tara Strong, Adrienne Barbeau, Corey Burton, Tippi Hedren, Billy Zane, Billy West, Marilu Henner
Directed By:
Dan Riba, Butch Lukic, Curt Geda, Atsuko Tanaka
Batman Beyond
25
6
Batman Beyond
TV-Y7
25
6
Starring:
Rider Strong, George Takei, Tim Curry, George Lazenby, Rachael Leigh Cook, John Ritter, Seth Green
Directed By:
Butch Lukic, Dan Riba, Curt Geda, Kyung Won Lim, James Tucker
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010)
10
3
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection
PG-13
10
3
Role:
Madame Lorraine (segment "Jonah Hex") (voice)
Starring:
Alyssa Milano, James Garner, Thomas Jane, Gary Cole, Danica McKellar, Malcolm McDowell, Ariel Winter
Directed By:
Joaquim Dos Santos
The Wonderful World of Disney
8
3
The Wonderful World of Disney
8
3
Starring:
Sarah Hyland, Kevin Nealon, Micky Dolenz, Wayne Brady, Ricki Lake, Judd Nelson, Alan Thicke
Directed By:
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (2010)
9
3
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex
PG-13
9
3
Role:
Madame Lorraine (voice)
Starring:
Thomas Jane, Michael Rooker, Jason Marsden, Michelle Trachtenberg
Directed By:
Joaquim Dos Santos
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010)
11
5
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
PG-13
11
5
Role:
Madame Lorraine (voice)
Starring:
Gary Cole, Alyssa Milano, Danica McKellar, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Ariel Winter, Thomas Jane
Directed By:
Joaquim Dos Santos
Hercules
11
6
Hercules
TV-Y
11
6
Starring:
William H. Macy, Heather Locklear, Keith David, Mandy Patinkin, Carl Reiner, Leslie Mann, Idina Menzel
Directed By:
Eddy Houchins, Phil Weinstein, Bob Kline
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
8
4
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
TV-Y7
8
4
Starring:
Haley Joel Osment, Fred Willard, Jeremy Piven, Jim Cummings, Wayne Knight, Patrick Warburton, Joy Behar
Directed By:
Steve Loter, Victor Cook, Don MacKinnon
Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999)
0
0
Batman Beyond: The Movie
TV-Y7
0
0
Role:
Dr. Stephanie Lake (voice)
Starring:
Teri Garr, Pauley Perrette, Corey Burton, Seth Green, George Lazenby, George Takei, Will Friedle
Directed By:
Curt Geda, Butch Lukic, Dan Riba, Yukio Suzuki

Linda Hamilton Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Best Female Performance 1992
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Most Desirable Female 1992