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List of Mare Winningham Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Philomena (2013)
13
2
Philomena
PG-13
13
2

Based on Martin Sixsmith’s 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, this film is a moving story of an Irish teenager, Philomena, whose toddler son Anthony, born out of marriage, is given up for adoption by the convent nuns. For the next five decades, Philomena’s efforts to find her son fails but then she meets Martin Sixsmith, a journalist, and the two together begin a journey to locate Anthony. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Barbara Jefford, Sophie Kennedy Clark
2. Dark Waters (2019)
11
2
Dark Waters
PG-13
11
2

A corporate defense lawyer, Rober Bilott, investigates a number of unexplained animal deaths and finds that one of the world's largest corporations is the reason behind it. He tries to expose them but finds that his life, his family and his future are all at stake. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Darlene Kiger
Director:
Todd Haynes
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
3. Brothers (2009)
10
2
Brothers
R
10
2

Captain Sam Cahill’s helicopter is shot down while he is on duty in Afghanistan. His brother Tommy takes over the responsibilities of his brother’s family comprising his wife and two daughters. When Sam returns from captivity, he is emotionally scarred and finds it difficult to accept the changes that have taken place in his absence.

As:
Cast
Role:
Elsie Cahill
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Genres:
Thriller, War, Drama
4. Miracle Mile (1988)
10
3
Miracle Mile
R
10
3

Harry Washello is a young musician who takes an interest in a waitress named Julie Peters. She takes a liking to him as well and they eventually arrange a date. However, things take an ugly turn when Harry picks up a random pay phone and hears a frantic soldier warning about a nuclear attack that is going to hit the city within an hour. Harry tries to find Julie and escape to safety.

As:
Cast
Role:
Julie Peters
Director:
Steve De Jarnatt
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Edwards, John Agar, Mykelti Williamson, Lou Hancock
5. Dandelion (2004)
10
2
Dandelion
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Layla Mullich
Director:
Mark Milgard
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Arliss Howard, Michelle Forbes, Vincent Kartheiser, Blake Heron
6. News of the World (2020)
11
2
News of the World
PG-13
11
2

Five years after American Civil War has ended, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd comes across a ten year old girl, who was taken by the Kiowa people years ago. He agrees to deliver her to her uncle and aunt, against her will. Therefore, they embark on a long journey, which eventually turns out to be quite difficult and dangerous.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Doris Boudlin
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Star Cast:
7. Threshold (1981)
11
2
Threshold
PG
11
2

Inventor of world’s first viable artificial heart, genius scientist Dr. Gehring, in collaboration with world-renowned heart surgeon Dr. Vrain, is all set for his first ever artificial human heart transplant on Carol Severance. The ethics committee raises questions about rightness and morality of it. But as precious time keeps running out for Carol, Dr. Vrain decides to go ahead with the transplant. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Severance
Director:
Richard Pearce
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jeff Goldblum, Donald Sutherland, John Marley, Sharon Acker
8. Wyatt Earp (1994)
12
2
Wyatt Earp
PG-13
12
2

This American biographical Western film released in 1994 and follows the life of Wyatt Earp, an Old West lawman and gambler. The movie follows his story from being a farm boy in Iowa, growing up into a terrifying marshal and finally leading up to the O.K. Corral gunfight.

As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Western, Crime, Biography, Adventure
9. The War (1994)
11
2
The War
PG-13
11
2

Set in 1970, this drama film tells the story of a Vietnam War veteran who must now deal with a different sort of war. He helps his children against the neighborhood bullies over a tree house, while at the same time, trying to recover from the traumatic experience he suffered at the war.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lois Simmons
Director:
Jon Avnet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elijah Wood, Lucas Black, Christine Baranski, Kevin Costner, Lexi Randall, LaToya Chisholm
11. Made in Heaven (1987)
10
2
Made in Heaven
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Rudolph
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Debra Winger, Amanda Plummer, Ann Wedgeworth, Tom Robbins
12. Georgia (1995)
11
2
Georgia
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Georgia Flood
Director:
Ulu Grosbard
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ted Levine, Max Perlich, John Doe
13. One-Trick Pony (1980)
10
2
One-Trick Pony
R
10
2

This drama film tells the story of an aging rock star who is trying to put together a new album, although he hasn’t had a hit for a long time. Meanwhile he is also trying to save his marriage, and restore his relationship with his estranged wife, Marion, and his young son.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert M. Young
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Simon, Rip Torn, Joan Hackett, Allen Garfield
14. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10
2
Turner & Hooch
PG
10
2

Detective Turner lives a normal life until it gets disrupted by Hooch, a dog who is the sole witness to the murder of his owner. Turner eventually decides to adopt him and lets the dog help him find the killer. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Emily Carson
Director:
Roger Spottiswoode
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Craig T. Nelson, Tom Hanks, Reginald VelJohnson, Scott Paulin
16. Mirror Mirror (2012)
8
2
Mirror Mirror
PG
8
2

Adapted from Brother Grimm’s famous fairytale, the film focuses on Princess Snow White and her fight against her evil stepmother. One day, she sneaks out of the palace and while walking through the forest meets her prince charming, little knowing that her stepmother intends to marry him.  Will love triumph over evil designs of her stepmother?  

As:
Cast
Director:
Tarsem Singh
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Sean Bean, Nathan Lane, Armie Hammer, Jordan Prentice
17. Bad Day on the Block (1997)
8
2
Bad Day on the Block
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Catherine Braverton
Director:
Craig R. Baxley
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
John Ratzenberger, Sandra Oh, Charlie Sheen, David Andrews, Noah Fleiss, Chelsea Russo
18. Geostorm (2017)
8
2
Geostorm
PG-13
8
2

An intricate system of climate-controlling satellites called the ‘Dutch Boy’ starts malfunctioning and creating natural disasters all over the world. When its chief architect Jake Lawson is called back to investigate and fix the issue, he discovers a much deeper conspiracy that endangers not only his life but the entire planet. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Dean Devlin
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
19. O.G. (2018)
10
2
O.G.
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Janice
Director:
Madeleine Sackler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Boyd Holbrook, David Patrick Kelly, William Fichtner, Jeffrey Wright
20. Shy People (1987)
10
2
Shy People
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrey Konchalovskiy
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jill Clayburgh, Barbara Hershey, Merritt Butrick, Martha Plimpton
22. War Eagle, Arkansas (2007)
10
3
War Eagle, Arkansas
PG-13
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Belle
Director:
Robert Milazzo
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Mary Kay Place, James McDaniel, Luke Grimes
24. Hard Promises (1991)
8
2
Hard Promises
PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dawn
Director:
Martin Davidson
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Jeff Perry, Brian Kerwin, William Petersen
25. Nobody's Fool (1986)
8
2
Nobody's Fool
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pat
Director:
Evelyn Purcell
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Louise Fletcher, Eric Roberts, Rosanna Arquette, Jim Youngs
26. The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)
9
2
The Adventures of Ociee Nash
G
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Kristen McGary
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Keith Carradine, Skyler Day, Woofer, Anthony P. Rodriguez

TV Movie(s)

1. Steeletown (1979)
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3
Steeletown
14
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert L. Collins
Star Cast:
Frank Converse, Bibi Besch, Michael Biehn, Kraig Cassity
2. Freedom (1981)
14
3
Freedom
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Libby Bellow
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Bill, Roy Thinnes, Jennifer Warren, Peter Horton
3. Off the Minnesota Strip (1980)
15
3
Off the Minnesota Strip
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Micki Johansen
Director:
Lamont Johnson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hal Holbrook, Ben Marley, Michael Learned, Heather McAdam
4. Amber Waves (1980)
12
2
Amber Waves
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marlene Burkhardt
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Dennis Weaver, Fran Brill, Wilford Brimley
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
6. Young Pioneers (1976)
12
2
Young Pioneers
12
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Michael O'Herlihy
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Roger Kern, Linda Purl, Robert Hays, Shelly Juttner
7. The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
12
2
The Magic of Ordinary Days
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Martha
Director:
Brent Shields
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich, Gwendoline Yeo, Tania Gunadi
8. Tru Confessions (2002)
12
2
Tru Confessions
TV-G
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ginny Walker
Director:
Paul Hoen
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Shia LaBeouf, Clara Bryant, William Francis McGuire, Nicole Dicker
9. The Women's Room (1980)
11
2
The Women's Room
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ted Danson, Lee Remick, Tyne Daly, Kathryn Harrold, Colleen Dewhurst
10. A Few Days in Weasel Creek (1981)
11
3
A Few Days in Weasel Creek
11
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Dick Lowry
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Colleen Dewhurst, Johnnie Collins III, Richard Farnsworth, John Bellah
11. Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
12
2
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Keller
Director:
Alan Gibson
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Vera Miles, Jack Warden, Perry King
12. Special Olympics (1978)
11
2
Special Olympics
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Janice Gallitzin
Director:
Lee Philips
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Debra Winger, Herb Edelman, Philip Brown
13. George Wallace (1997)
12
2
George Wallace
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lurleen Wallace
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Angelina Jolie, Gary Sinise, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
14. Single Bars, Single Women (1984)
10
2
Single Bars, Single Women
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Winer
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Danza, Jean Smart, Paul Michael Glaser, Keith Gordon, Shelley Hack
15. The Death of Ocean View Park (1979)
9
2
The Death of Ocean View Park
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
E.W. Swackhamer
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Martin Landau, Mike Connors, James Stephens, Diana Canova
16. Love Is Never Silent (1985)
13
2
Love Is Never Silent
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret Ryder
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sid Caesar, Cloris Leachman, Phyllis Frelich, Ed Waterstreet
17. God Bless the Child (1988)
13
2
God Bless the Child
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Theresa Johnson
Director:
Larry Elikann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dorian Harewood, Grace Johnston, L. Scott Caldwell, Obba Babatundé
19. Eye on the Sparrow (1987)
11
2
Eye on the Sparrow
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ethel Lee
Director:
John Korty
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Keith Carradine, Conchata Ferrell, Sandy McPeak, Kaaren Lee
20. Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
10
2
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Martha 'Patsy' Jefferson Randolph
Director:
Charles Haid
Genres:
History, Biography, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
21. Who Is Julia? (1986)
13
2
Who Is Julia?
TV-PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Frances Bodine
Director:
Walter Grauman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jonathan Banks, Jameson Parker, Bert Remsen, Jeffrey DeMunn
22. A Winner Never Quits (1986)
10
3
A Winner Never Quits
PG
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Annie
Director:
Mel Damski
Genres:
Family, Sport, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Weaver, Keith Carradine, G.W. Bailey, Huckleberry Fox
23. Everything That Rises (1998)
10
2
Everything That Rises
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kyle Clay
Director:
Dennis Quaid
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Meat Loaf, Dennis Quaid, Harve Presnell, Ryan Merriman
24. The Pied Piper (1989)
10
2
The Pied Piper
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nicole Rougeron
Director:
Norman Stone
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter O'Toole, Michael Kitchen, Juliette Mole, Susan Wooldridge
25. The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
10
2
The Maldonado Miracle
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maisie
Director:
Salma Hayek
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Peter Fonda, Rubén Blades, Bill Sage, Eddy Martin
27. Love and Lies (1990)
10
2
Love and Lies
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kim Paris
Director:
Roger Young
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Gallagher, G.W. Bailey, Tom O'Brien, Robert Harper
28. Sharing the Secret (2000)
11
2
Sharing the Secret
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Nina Moss
Director:
Katt Shea
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Diane Ladd, Mary Crosby, Lawrence Monoson, Alison Lohman
29. Better Off Dead (1993)
10
2
Better Off Dead
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kit Kellner
Director:
Neema Barnette
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kevin Tighe, Tyra Ferrell, Don Harvey, Reed R. McCants
30. Snap Decision (2001)
9
2
Snap Decision
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jennifer Bradley
Director:
Alan Metzger
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Felicity Huffman, Chelcie Ross, Ronn Sarosiak, Megan Fahlenbock
31. Fatal Exposure (1991)
9
2
Fatal Exposure
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jamie Hurd
Director:
Alan Metzger
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Nick Mancuso, Christopher McDonald, Geoffrey Blake, Christopher Pettiet
32. The Deliverance of Elaine (1996)
9
3
The Deliverance of Elaine
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Elaine Hodges
Director:
Elodie Keene
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Chris Cooper, Lloyd Bridges, Ron Lea, Tom Riis Farrell
33. She Stood Alone (1991)
9
2
She Stood Alone
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Gold
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Monica Calhoun, Taurean Blacque, Chris Anthony, Kimberly Bailey
34. Little Girl Fly Away (1998)
9
3
Little Girl Fly Away
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Cath
Director:
Peter Levin
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Davison, Clayton Rohner, Dann Florek, James Pickens Jr.
35. Letter to My Killer (1995)
8
2
Letter to My Killer
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Judy Parma
Director:
Janet Meyers
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Rip Torn, Josef Sommer, Eddie Jones, Nick Chinlund
36. Betrayed by Love (1994)
8
2
Betrayed by Love
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dana
Director:
John Power
Genres:
Biography, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Patricia Arquette, Steven Weber, Perry Lang, Ned Vaughn
37. Those Secrets (1992)
7
1
Those Secrets
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Manson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Guilfoyle, Blair Brown, Louis Giambalvo, Arliss Howard

TV Shows and Videos

The Outsider (2020)
The Outsider
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeannie Anderson
Director:
Jason Bateman, Andrew Bernstein, Charlotte Brändström
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Ben Mendelsohn, Jason Bateman, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vazquez
The Young Pioneers (1978)
The Young Pioneers
As:
Cast
Role:
Nettie Peters (3 episodes, 1978)
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Roger Kern, Linda Purl, Robert Hays, Robert Donner
Studs Lonigan (1979)
Studs Lonigan
As:
Cast
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Keaton, Charles Durning, Brad Dourif, Colleen Dewhurst, Diana Scarwid
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Mildred Pierce
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Ida Corwin (5 episodes, 2011)
Director:
Todd Haynes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Kate Winslet, Brían F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo, James Le Gros
Under the Dome (2013)
Under the Dome
TV-14
As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Bender, Kari Skogland, Peter Weller, David Barrett, Edward Ornelas
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Britt Robertson, Colin Ford, Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch
Intruders (1992)
Intruders
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Wilkes (2 episodes, 1992)
Genres:
Biography, Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Alan Autry, Ben Vereen, Richard Crenna, Susan Blakely
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (2003)
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire
As:
Cast
Role:
Dottie Shaw (7 episodes, 2003)
Director:
Michael Pressman, Ron Lagomarsino
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:

Mare Winningham Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
George Wallace Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 1998
Amber Waves Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special 1980