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List of Maria Bello Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Prisoners (2013)
69
16
Prisoners
R
69
16

Prisoners is a gripping thriller that focuses on the search of a father, Keller Dover, brilliantly portrayed by Hugh Jackman, for his little daughter and her friend who suddenly disappear after Thanksgiving dinner. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the part of a detective who uncovers gruesome hidden truths while trying to solve the case.

Role:
Grace Dover
Directed By:
2. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
26
9
Thank You for Smoking
R
26
9

As the chief spokesman of Big Tobacco, Nick Naylor defends the use of tobacco in media at times when health concerns are high, and he is good at it. However, when a sharply critical article on him and his work is published, Nick’s life is shaken. Nick has to deal with situation while simultaneously try to become a role model for his son.

Directed By:
Jason Reitman
3. A History of Violence (2005)
28
9
A History of Violence
R
28
9

A diner owner's small-town life is turned around overnight when he kills two men attempting to rob his restaurant. After short-lived fame, relationships and trust are tested when a gangster turns up alleging that the diner owner is, in fact, a professional hitman.

Role:
Edie Stall
Starring:
Viggo Mortensen, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes
Directed By:
4. McFarland, USA (2015)
11
4
McFarland, USA
PG
11
4

Jim White is a track coach who joins a high school in California after losing his last job as a football coach. When he realizes the exceptional running ability of a few boys, he decides to sharpen their skills and turn them into the best runners in the region.

Starring:
Kevin Costner, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts, Johnny Ortiz
Directed By:
Niki Caro
5. Giant Little Ones (2019)
8
3
Giant Little Ones
R
8
3
Starring:
Kyle MacLachlan, Darren Mann, Josh Wiggins, Taylor Hickson
Directed By:
Keith Behrman
6. Payback (1999)
20
7
Payback
R
20
7

After recovering from a gunshot, Porter sets out to find his wife, Lynn, and crime partner Val Resnick, both of who after a successful robbery, betrayed and left him for dead. He now wants his share of money and revenge, but the money is with a crime organization. Porter now has to deal with not just Resnick but also the syndicate bosses and corrupt cops

Role:
Rosie
Directed By:
Brian Helgeland
7. The Cooler (2003)
9
4
The Cooler
TV-MA
9
4

Casino Shangri-La, run by old-school follower Shelly Kaplow, employs luckless loser Bernie Lootz as the ‘cooler’ to spread his bad luck around the gamblers who’re on a winning spree. Then he falls in love with new waitress Natalie Belisario, which puts his misfortune in reverse. As Bernie’s happiness starts reflecting adversely on the collections, Shelly tries to put spoke in his relationship.

Role:
Natalie Belisario
Starring:
Alec Baldwin, Paul Sorvino, William H. Macy, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston
Directed By:
Wayne Kramer
8. Nothing Is Private (2007)
8
4
Nothing Is Private
R
8
4

Jasira, a teenager who was living with her mother, Gail, in New York, goes to live with her emotionally distant father, Rifat, in Houston. Jasira's life becomes difficult as she finds herself struggling with her racist schoolmates, her emerging sexuality, inappropriate attention of her married, handsome neighbour and the sexual advances of Thomas, her boyfriend.

Role:
Gail Monahan
Starring:
Toni Collette, Aaron Eckhart, Summer Bishil, Chris Messina, Peter Macdissi
Directed By:
Alan Ball
9. The Company Men (2010)
11
5
The Company Men
R
11
5

The Company Men is an American drama film, which revolves around three young men who lose their jobs when their company decides to downsize, due to a recession. The film shows how this affects them, their families and their communities, and how they struggle to reclaim their self-respect and give a new direction to their lives. 

Starring:
Directed By:
John Wells
10. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
9
4
The Jane Austen Book Club
PG-13
9
4

When Sylvia’s husband leaves her for younger woman, her friends Jocelyn and Bernadette, with Sylvia’s daughter Allegra, sci-fi fan Grigg, and French teacher Prudie, form a Jane Austen book club, to read and discuss one novel every month. As they delve deep in Austen’s classics, they find their life-courses interwoven with the narratives, which often offered wisdom and interpretations for their own trajectories.  

Role:
Jocelyn
Directed By:
Robin Swicord
11. The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
7
4
The Yellow Handkerchief
PG-13
7
4

Three strangers are brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness. They decide to set out on a road trip together, without having a destination in mind.

Role:
May
Starring:
Eddie Redmayne, Kristen Stewart, William Hurt, Kaori Momoi
Directed By:
Udayan Prasad
12. Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
9
4
Butterfly on a Wheel
R
9
4

Butterfly on a Wheel is a crime drama thriller film, which tells the story of Neil and Abby, who live a perfect life with their daughter Sophie. However, things change when Sophie is kidnapped, and they are asked to perform certain tasks which include committing a murder, if they ever want to see their daughter again.

Role:
Abby Randall
Starring:
Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, Emma Karwandy, Claudette Mink
Directed By:
Mike Barker
13. Auto Focus (2002)
7
4
Auto Focus
R
7
4

Auto Focus is a biographical crime drama film which revolves around the story of a TV actor Bob Crane. The film shows how he develops a friendship with John Carpenter, an electronics expert, after his show gets cancelled, and how he falls into the seamy world of sex and strip clubs.

Role:
Patricia Olson / Patrica Crane / Sigrid Valdis
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Greg Kinnear, Ron Leibman, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson
Directed By:
Paul Schrader
14. Beautiful Boy (2010)
7
4
Beautiful Boy
R
7
4

Bill and Kate are a married couple who are going through a separation. They receive the biggest shock of their lives when their eighteen year old son commits a mass shooting at his college, before committing suicide.  

Role:
Kate
Starring:
Meat Loaf, Michael Sheen, Bruce French, Austin Nichols
Directed By:
Shawn Ku
15. Secret Window (2004)
20
10
Secret Window
PG-13
20
10

Based on Stephen King’s story, this film follows the life of a successful author. After a bitter betrayal, writer Mort Rainey retreats to his lake-side cottage. When a menacing stranger, John Shooter, arrives to accuse him of plagiarism, and stalks him, Rainey tries to prove him wrong. Odd occurrences happening around him compel Rainey to dig to the bottom of the mystery. 

Role:
Amy Rainey
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Len Cariou, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton
Directed By:
David Koepp
16. The Confirmation (2016)
7
4
The Confirmation
PG-13
7
4

Anthony is an eight year old kid, who is not really excited to spend the weekend with his alcoholic and divorced father. However, when his precious toolbox is stolen, along with his father, he sets out in search of it, and in the process, he begins to bond with his father, and meanwhile his father also decides to become a better parent for the sake of his son.  

Role:
Bonnie
Starring:
Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Patton Oswalt, Matthew Modine, Stephen Tobolowsky
Directed By:
Bob Nelson
17. Every Day (2018)
7
4
Every Day
PG-13
7
4
Starring:
Angourie Rice, Lucas Jade Zumann, Justice Smith, Jeni Ross
Directed By:
Michael Sucsy
18. Lights Out (2016)
14
8
Lights Out
TV-14
14
8

After the mysterious death of Rebecca’s step-father Paul, her half-brother Martin starts experiencing the same terrifying events occurring only in the dark that she once experienced. A supernatural entity with a strange hold over her mother Sophie seems to have resurfaced. Rebecca, with boyfriend Bret, searches the dark past for the roots of this menacing mystery which poses threat to their lives. 

Role:
Sophie
Starring:
Teresa Palmer, Billy Burke, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia
Directed By:
David F. Sandberg
19. Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
11
6
Assault on Precinct 13
R
11
6

On their way to transfer crime lord Marion Bishop, a raging snowstorm forces the transport bus to be redirected to the soon-to-be-closed Precinct 13. However, when a group of masked gunmen start attacking the Precinct, emotionally compromised Sergeant Jake Roenick must form an uneasy truce with the criminals to save all of their lives. 

Role:
Dr. Alex Sabian
Starring:
Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Kim Coates, John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy, Gabriel Byrne, Drea de Matteo
Directed By:
Jean-François Richet
20. Third Person (2013)
8
5
Third Person
R
8
5

Third Person is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a well-known novelist who struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, set in three different cities, i.e. Rome, Paris and New York.

Role:
Theresa
Starring:
Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Kim Basinger, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody
Directed By:
Paul Haggis
21. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
7
4
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
R
7
4

Based on a novel of the same name, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a romantic comedy film which chronicles the life of Pippa Lee, who is the youngest child and the only girl in her large Christian family. The film shows how she deals with several of her hardships in life.

Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Robin Wright, Monica Bellucci, Alan Arkin, Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder, Blake Lively
Directed By:
22. Permanent Midnight (1998)
6
4
Permanent Midnight
R
6
4
Role:
Kitty
Starring:
Connie Nielsen, Sandra Oh, Fred Willard, Owen Wilson, Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Stiller, Jay Paulson
Directed By:
David Veloz
23. Duets (2000)
6
4
Duets
R
6
4

This comedy drama road film revolves around several people, who are unknown to each other, but the only thing common between them is their passion for karaoke. When they learn about a karaoke competition, they make their way to it, to sing and hopefully connect with the audience.

Starring:
Paul Giamatti, Angie Dickinson, Andre Braugher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Maya Rudolph, Michael Bublé, James Cameron
Directed By:
Bruce Paltrow
24. Strings (2015)
6
4
Strings
R
6
4
Role:
Martha
Starring:
Laura Dern, Josh Duhamel, Lucas Till, Tom Everett Scott
Directed By:
Daniel Duran
25. World Trade Center (2006)
10
7
World Trade Center
PG-13
10
7

While patrolling the area, Port Authority Police Officers, John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno, witness a plane flying too low. Back in the police station, they learn about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and immediately set out to help in evacuation. In the process, they themselves are trapped under the rubble, where they wait for hours before they are rescued by US Marines. 

Role:
Donna McLoughlin
Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Jon Bernthal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Viola Davis, Connor Paolo, Anthony Piccininni
Directed By:
26. Flicka (2006)
6
4
Flicka
PG
6
4

Flicka is an adventure drama film which tells the story of a sixteen year old girl named Katy McLaughlin, who dreams of running her family ranch. However, her father has other plans for her, and he sends her away to a private school. After coming home for the summer, she sets out to tame a wild mustang, in order to prove herself to her father.

Role:
Nell McLaughlin
Starring:
Tim McGraw, Alison Lohman, Ryan Kwanten, Danny Pino
Directed By:
Michael Mayer
27. Silver City (2004)
6
4
Silver City
R
6
4
Starring:
Billy Zane, Miguel Ferrer, Daryl Hannah, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Roth, Danny Huston, Chris Cooper
Directed By:
John Sayles
28. Grown Ups (2010)
20
14
Grown Ups
PG-13
20
14

Five friends win their junior high basketball championship, and celebrate at a lake house with their coach. Thirty years later, when the coach dies, the friends decide to meet again with their families and spend the Fourth of July weekend together at the lake house. However, each is a grownup with his/her own unique personality and problems. Can they survive together?

Starring:
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, China Anne McClain, Chris Rock
Directed By:
Dennis Dugan
29. Coyote Ugly (2000)
11
9
Coyote Ugly
PG-13
11
9

Violet Sanford moves to New York to achieve her goal of becoming a songwriter. She gets a job as barmaid in the hot-spot nightclub ‘Coyote Ugly’, where a bunch of vivacious women wildly entice the customers with their antics. As she earns notoriety at the bar, her aspirations are sidelined; however, a friend helps her render her songs in her own voice.

Role:
Lil
Starring:
Piper Perabo, Bridget Moynahan, John Goodman, Michael Bay, Melanie Lynskey, Alex Borstein, Johnny Knoxville
Directed By:
David McNally
30. Downloading Nancy (2008)
5
4
Downloading Nancy
5
4
Role:
Nancy Stockwell
Starring:
Michael Nyqvist, Amy Brenneman, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell
Directed By:
Johan Renck
31. Big Driver (2014)
5
4
Big Driver
5
4
Role:
Tess Thorne
Starring:
Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett, Ann Dowd, Will Harris
Directed By:
Mikael Salomon
32. The Water Man (2020)
5
4
The Water Man
PG
5
4
Role:
Sheriff Goodwin
Starring:
David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson
33. Grown Ups 2 (2013)
12
11
Grown Ups 2
PG-13
12
11

Three years after the events of the first film, the childhood friends reconnect once more after Lenny Feder relocates his family to his hometown Stanton where Eric, Kurt, and Marcus live with their families. However, this time around, the grown ups will be learning lessons from their kids on the last day of school.

Starring:
Taylor Lautner, Steve Austin, Cameron Boyce, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, Nick Swardson, Will Forte
Directed By:
Dennis Dugan
34. Demonic (2015)
5
4
Demonic
R
5
4

Demonic

Role:
Dr. Elizabeth Klein
Starring:
Frank Grillo, Aaron Yoo, Scott Mechlowicz, Megan Park
Directed By:
Will Canon
35. The Dark (2005)
5
4
The Dark
R
5
4

Adelle is trying to fix her relationship with her young daughter, but things get ugly when her daughter disappears. Soon, Adelle meets a girl looking similar to her daughter, who tells her that her daughter was taken to the underworld.

Role:
Adèlle
Starring:
Sean Bean, Maurice Roëves, Sophie Stuckey, Abigail Stone
Directed By:
John Fawcett
36. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
13
12
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
PG-13
13
12

The ancient tyrannical Chinese Emperor Han is immolated by the immortal sorceress Zi Yuan and his army turned into the Terracotta Army. When the rogue General Young resurrects his mummy centuries later, Rick O’Connell, Evelyn and Alex must join forces with Lin and Zi Yuan to stop the all-powerful Dragon Emperor. 

Role:
Evelyn O'Connell
Starring:
Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh
Directed By:
Rob Cohen
37. The 5th Wave (2016)
10
9
The 5th Wave
PG-13
10
9

After four destructive waves of alien invasions, the devastated earth and human race dread the 5th wave in which the aliens have assumed human forms. Teenager Cassie Sullivan, separated from her family, is desperate to save her younger brother, Sam. She meets an enigmatic young man, Evan Walker, who could to be the only one to help her. Can she trust him?

Starring:
Nick Robinson, Liev Schreiber, Ron Livingston, Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk
Directed By:
J Blakeson
38. The Late Bloomer (2016)
5
4
The Late Bloomer
R
5
4
Starring:
Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch, Brian Doyle-Murray, Paul Wesley, Kumail Nanjiani, Johnny Simmons, Beck Bennett
Directed By:
39. Abduction (2011)
8
8
Abduction
PG-13
8
8

High school senior, Nathan Harper, discovers that he is a missing child named Steven Price and his parents are not biologically related. When he confronts them, they confirm his suspicions but are immediately killed by assassins. As Nathan escapes to find the truth, he and his neighbor Karen are chased by assassins. 

Role:
Mara
Starring:
Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Dermot Mulroney, Alfred Molina, Elisabeth Rohm, Taylor Lautner, Michael Nyqvist
Directed By:
John Singleton
40. Carjacked (2011)
4
4
Carjacked
R
4
4
Role:
Lorraine Burton
Starring:
Stephen Dorff, Robert Peters, Connor Hill, Cynthia Rube
Directed By:
John Bonito
41. Max Steel (2016)
4
5
Max Steel
PG-13
4
5
Role:
Molly McGrath
Starring:
Andy Garcia, Josh Brener, Ben Winchell, Ana Villafañe
Directed By:
Stewart Hendler
42. Nobody's Perfect (2004)
6
3
Nobody's Perfect
6
3
Starring:
Jeffrey Tambor, Ellen Pompeo, Hank Azaria, Sarah Silverman, Jenica Bergere
Directed By:
43. The Journey Is the Destination (2016)
6
3
The Journey Is the Destination
R
6
3
Role:
Kathy
Starring:
Kelly Macdonald, Sam Hazeldine, Ella Purnell, Ben Schnetzer
Directed By:
Bronwen Hughes
44. In Search of Fellini (2017)
6
4
In Search of Fellini
R
6
4
Role:
Claire
Starring:
Beth Riesgraf, Barbara Bouchet, Nancy Cartwright, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Directed By:
Taron Lexton
45. The Sisters (2005)
5
4
The Sisters
R
5
4
Role:
Marcia Prior Glass
Starring:
Tony Goldwyn, Elizabeth Banks, Erika Christensen, Steven Culp
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
46. China: The Panda Adventure (2001)
5
4
China: The Panda Adventure
5
4
Role:
Ruth Harkness
Starring:
Paul Pape, Xander Berkeley, Bill Hayes, Yu Xia
Directed By:
Robert M. Young
47. 100 Mile Rule (2002)
5
4
100 Mile Rule
R
5
4
Role:
Monica
Starring:
Michael McKean, David Thornton, Jake Weber, Nick Chinlund
Directed By:
Brent Huff
48. Maintenance (1992)
4
4
Maintenance
4
4
Starring:
Jason Duchin, Zach Chassler, Kevin Pinassi, Kevin Chorao
Directed By:
Jesse Feigelman
49. Born in Brooklyn (2001)
4
4
Born in Brooklyn
4
4
Starring:
Judith Light, Edward Atterton, Isaac Mizrahi, Jeffrey Ross
Directed By:
John Fortenberry
50. Wait Till Helen Comes (2016)
4
4
Wait Till Helen Comes
TV-14
4
4
Role:
Jean
Starring:
Callum Keith Rennie, Sophie Nélisse, Isabelle Nélisse, Abigail Pniowsky
Directed By:
Dominic James
51. Sam the Man (2001)
3
4
Sam the Man
TV-MA
3
4
Starring:
Marin Hinkle, John Slattery, Annabella Sciorra, Fisher Stevens, Alex Porter
Directed By:
Gary Winick
52. 77 Sunset Strip (1995)
3
4
77 Sunset Strip
3
4
Role:
Spencer Bailey
Starring:
Vince Vaughn, Jim Caviezel, Danny Nucci, Timothy Olyphant
Directed By:
Félix Enríquez Alcalá

TV Shows

Nowhere Man
9
2
Nowhere Man
9
2
Starring:
Hal Linden, Bryan Cranston, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sven-Ole Thorsen
Goliath
15
3
Goliath
TV-MA
15
3
Starring:
Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Ritter, Ana de la Reguera, William Hurt, Nina Arianda, Olivia Thirlby
Directed By:
Alik Sakharov, Lawrence Trilling
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
22
5
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
22
5
Starring:
Bobby Cannavale, Scott Bakula, Kate Mulgrew, Chazz Palminteri, Emily VanCamp, Caleb McLaughlin, Jeremy Irons
Directed By:
Due South
9
2
Due South
TV-PG
9
2
Starring:
Jane Krakowski, Mark Ruffalo, Leslie Nielsen, Jonathan Banks, Milton Berle, Carrie-Anne Moss, Gordon Pinsent
Directed By:
Gilbert M. Shilton, George Bloomfield, Richard J. Lewis, Lyndon Chubbuck, Steve DiMarco
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
26
7
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
TV-14
26
7
Starring:
Mimi Rogers, Millie Bobby Brown, Lily Tomlin, Alex Kingston, Patrick J. Adams, Alisha Boe, Zac Efron
Directed By:
ER
15
4
ER
TV-14
15
4
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Milana Vayntrub, Debra Jo Rupp, Aaron Paul, Keith David, Stana Katic, Aida Turturro
Payback: Straight Up (2006)
7
3
Payback: Straight Up
R
7
3
Role:
Rosie (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Mel Gibson, Kris Kristofferson, Bill Duke, David Paymer
Directed By:
Brian Helgeland
Touch
12
4
Touch
12
4
Starring:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kiefer Sutherland, Danny Glover, David Mazouz, Katherine McNamara, Tamlyn Tomita, Ayelet Zurer
Directed By:
Nelson McCormick, Milan Cheylov, Adam Kane, Stephen Williams, Michael Waxman
Prime Suspect
7
3
Prime Suspect
TV-14
7
3
Role:
Detective Jane Timoney (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Starring:
Aidan Quinn, Paula Malcomson, Jay Mohr, Kirk Acevedo, Bodhi Elfman
The Commish
6
3
The Commish
6
3
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Rod Steiger, Giovanni Ribisi, Donal Logue, Ray Walston, Leah Remini, Telly Savalas
Directed By:
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
6
2
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
6
2
Role:
Mrs. Smith (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Starring:
David McCallum, Scott Bakula, Aida Turturro, Roy Dotrice
Misery Loves Company
5
3
Misery Loves Company
5
3
Starring:
Christopher Meloni, Dennis Boutsikaris, Stephen Furst, Julius Carry
Directed By:
John Tracy