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List of Mary-Louise Parker Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
28
2
Fried Green Tomatoes
PG-13
28
2

It is an Oscar nominated film depicting the story of Evelyn Couch, an unhappy middle aged housewife, whose life is changed when she befriends a colorful old lady named Ninny Threadgoode.  The narrative alters several times between Evelyn’s life and Ninny’s tale about her free spirited sister-in-law Idgie, making it a highly enjoyable drama film.  

Role:
Ruth Jamison
Starring:
Kathy Bates, Cicely Tyson, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson
Directed By:
Jon Avnet
2. RED (2010)
24
2
RED
PG-13
24
2

Former C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses lives a quiet life alone with only his conversation with Sarah Ross, a Pension Department employee, to look forward to. When, out of the blue, he is attacked by heavily-armed, masked assailants, he teams up with his old associates to figure out why he is a target and why his file at the CIA headquarter is tagged as RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous)

Role:
Sarah Ross
Directed By:
Robert Schwentke
3. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
13
2
Bullets Over Broadway
R
13
2

David Shayne is a young and idealistic playwright who moves to Broadway in 1928. A gangster agrees to fund his debut play on the condition that David casts his demanding and talentless girlfriend as the actress. David turns into a cheating writer by the time of the opening night.

Role:
Ellen
Directed By:
4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
12
4
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
R
12
4

Adapted from 1983 novel by Ron Hansen, this epic crime drama film, has won multiple awards for its cinematography. It tells the story of how outlaw, Jesse James is assassinated by his jealous recruits Charley and Robert Ford. However, their plan backfires as they neither receive the prize money the governor had promised nor fame for killing Jesse!   

Role:
Zee James
Starring:
Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Sam Shepard, Zooey Deschanel, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger
Directed By:
Andrew Dominik
5. Red Dragon (2002)
15
3
Red Dragon
R
15
3

Will Graham, an FBI agent able to empathize with psychopaths, narrowly escapes death while trying to catch cannibalistic killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter and retires shortly after. However, with the emergence of another serial killer, nicknamed The Tooth Fairy, he is called back and must seek Lecter's help to make a psychological profile of the new murderer.

Directed By:
Brett Ratner
6. Longtime Companion (1989)
10
5
Longtime Companion
R
10
5

Longtime Companion is a romantic drama film which tells the stories of several gay men who confront the spread of AIDS during the 1980s. As the epidemic grows, it causes hell to break loose, and several lives are devastated.

Role:
Lisa
Starring:
Dermot Mulroney, Campbell Scott, Patrick Cassidy, John Dossett
Directed By:
Norman René
7. RED 2 (2013)
20
1
RED 2
PG-13
20
1

Ex-CIA agent, Frank Moses, his girlfriend, Sarah and his friend Marvin become a target when it is revealed that that they know the location of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon. The trio now have to search for the nuclear device and prevent it from falling in wrong hands; all the while evading fierce assassins, armed terrorists and influential government officials.

Role:
Sarah
Directed By:
Dean Parisot
8. The Client (1994)
19
2
The Client
PG-13
19
2

The Client is a 1994 legal thriller film, which tells the story of a young boy who witnesses the suicide of a lawyer, and also has information regarding the disappearance of a politician. He hires a lawyer for protection when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down the mobsters. 

Role:
Dianne Sway
Directed By:
9. Grand Canyon (1991)
14
1
Grand Canyon
R
14
1

Grand Canyon is a crime drama film which revolves around various characters from different backgrounds who are brought together by chance encounters while they are dealing with urban chaos in Los Angeles. The major characters are an immigration lawyer and a tow-truck driver, who meet when the former’s car breaks down in a crime-ridden neighborhood, and the latter comes to his rescue.

Role:
Dee
Directed By:
Lawrence Kasdan
10. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
15
2
The Spiderwick Chronicles
PG
15
2

Recently divorced Helen Grace and her three children, Mallory, Jared and Simon, have just moved into an isolated old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. But when Jared finds an old Guide book, written by Arthur and comes to know about supernatural creatures living in the same house, disturbing incidences begin to occur on daily basis. 

Role:
Helen Grace
Starring:
Directed By:
Mark Waters
11. Red Sparrow (2018)
14
3
Red Sparrow
R
14
3

A Ballerina is recruited by the Russian intelligence service, and she attends a school, where she learns to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, is to entrap a CIA agent, who threatens to unravel the security of both nations. 

Role:
Stephanie Boucher
Starring:
Jennifer Lawrence, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Joel Edgerton
Directed By:
Francis Lawrence
12. Saved! (2004)
11
2
Saved!
PG-13
11
2

This is the story of a devout Evangelical Christian teenager in her senior years at a Christian high school. Her trouble starts when one day she is told that her boyfriend is gay.  Although initially shocked, she decides to help him after she has a vision of Jesus, and has sex with him in order to cure him of his homosexuality. But it only makes her pregnant.   

Starring:
Mandy Moore, Jena Malone, Macaulay Culkin, Eva Amurri, Patrick Fugit
Directed By:
Brian Dannelly
13. Boys on the Side (1995)
17
2
Boys on the Side
R
17
2

When Robin puts out an advertisement, stating that she is searching for a companion to accompany her on a cross country expedition to California, the advertisement is answered by a girl named Jane. They begin their journey, and on their way, they are joined by Holly, Jane’s friend. Soon, all three become close friends.

Role:
Robin
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, James Remar
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
14. Howl (2010)
10
4
Howl
R
10
4

Howl is a biographical drama film which explores the life and works of Allen Ginsberg, a 20th century American poet. The film also re-enacts Ginsberg’s debut performance of his poem ‘Howl’ at the Six Gallery Reading in October 1955. 

Starring:
Jon Hamm, James Franco, Jeff Daniels, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit
Directed By:
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
15. The Five Senses (1999)
9
3
The Five Senses
R
9
3
Role:
Rona
Starring:
Molly Parker, Gabrielle Rose, Elize Frances Stolk, Nadia Litz
Directed By:
Jeremy Podeswa
16. Solitary Man (2009)
10
3
Solitary Man
R
10
3

Solitary Man is a romantic drama film which tells the story a successful car magnate who finds his life falling apart, due to some mishaps in his personal as well as his professional life.

Role:
Jordon Karsch
Starring:
Gillian Jacobs, Jenna Fischer, Imogen Poots, Danny DeVito, Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon
Directed By:
Brian Koppelman, David Levien
17. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
10
2
The Portrait of a Lady
PG-13
10
2

Based on a 1881 novel of the same name, The Portrait of a Lady is a drama film which tells the story of Isabel Archer, a woman who is known for being extremely beautiful. After her uncle passes away, Isabel receives a huge fortune. In order to explore herself, she decides to travel to Europe, where she gets entangled in several misfortunate events.

Role:
Henrietta Stackpole
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Viggo Mortensen, John Gielgud, Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey
Directed By:
Jane Campion
18. Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
10
4
Romance & Cigarettes
R
10
4

Romance & Cigarettes is a musical romantic drama film which revolves around Nick Murder, a husband who finds himself drawn to another woman. Eventually, he is forced to make a choice between his wife and his mistress.   

Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Tony Goldwyn, Elaine Stritch, Aida Turturro, James Gandolfini, Bobby Cannavale, Eddie Izzard
Directed By:
John Turturro
19. Jamesy Boy (2014)
9
4
Jamesy Boy
9
4

It’s based on true life story. Teenager James Burns, who has been in juvenile detention, gets into many criminal activities while working for a street gang and thus lands in a maximum security prison. Amidst the tough criminals, he tries to keep to himself by writing poetry. With a guiding help from a murder convict, Conrad, James determinedly continues to better himself.

Role:
Tracy
Starring:
Rosa Salazar, Taissa Farmiga, James Woods, Ving Rhames, Spencer Rocco Lofranco
Directed By:
Trevor White
20. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
13
3
Mr. Wonderful
PG-13
13
3
Role:
Rita
Starring:
Matt Dillon, James Gandolfini, Annabella Sciorra, William Hurt, Vincent D'Onofrio
Directed By:
Anthony Minghella
21. R.I.P.D. (2013)
13
2
R.I.P.D.
PG-13
13
2

After being killed by his shrewd partner, detective sergeant, Nick Walker, is assigned to the Rest in Peace Department that is responsible for returning deados—unwilling souls hiding among the living—to the afterlife. Teamed up with veteran agent, Roy Pulsifer, Nick soon uncovers a sinister plot to reverse the flow of souls from Earth to the afterlife.

Role:
Proctor
Starring:
Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges, Mike Judge, Stephanie Szostak
Directed By:
Robert Schwentke
22. Goodbye Lover (1998)
9
2
Goodbye Lover
R
9
2
Role:
Peggy Blane
Starring:
Ellen DeGeneres, Vincent Gallo, Don Johnson, Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney
Directed By:
Roland Joffé
23. Naked in New York (1993)
9
2
Naked in New York
R
9
2
Role:
Joanne White
Starring:
Ralph Macchio, Timothy Dalton, Eric Stoltz, Jill Clayburgh, Kathleen Turner, Calista Flockhart, Tony Curtis
Directed By:
Daniel Algrant
24. Behaving Badly (2014)
8
3
Behaving Badly
R
8
3

Rick is a teen boy who has a big crush on Nina Pennington, a pretty girl, and is determined to win her heart by hook or by crook. Eventually, he manages to form a friendship with her but things get complicated due her crazy psycho ex boyfriend Kevin. Things get even more complicated due to his best friend’s horny mother and their perverted principal.

Role:
Lucy Stevens / Saint Lola
Starring:
Selena Gomez, Patrick Warburton, William Gary Busey, Elisabeth Shue, Nat Wolff, Dylan McDermott
Directed By:
Tim Garrick
25. The Quality of Mercy (2002)
10
4
The Quality of Mercy
10
4
Role:
Sarah Richardson
Starring:
Jon Avner, H Clark, Christopher Swift
Directed By:
Stephen Marro
26. Chronically Metropolitan (2016)
9
3
Chronically Metropolitan
9
3
Role:
Annabel
Starring:
Ashley Benson, Addison Timlin, Chris Noth, Shiloh Fernandez, Josh Peck
Directed By:
Xavier Manrique
27. Golden Exits (2017)
9
3
Golden Exits
9
3
Role:
Gwendolyn
Starring:
Jason Schwartzman, Analeigh Tipton, Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Craig Butta
Directed By:
Alex Ross Perry
28. Signs of Life (1989)
10
2
Signs of Life
PG-13
10
2
Starring:
Kathy Bates, Vincent D'Onofrio, Will Patton, Kevin J. O'Connor
Directed By:
John David Coles
29. Pipe Dream (2002)
9
2
Pipe Dream
R
9
2
Role:
Toni Edelman
Starring:
Kevin Sussman, Martin Donovan, Anthony Arkin, Kevin Carroll, Marla Sucharetza
Directed By:
John Walsh
30. The Maker (1997)
8
2
The Maker
R
8
2
Role:
Officer Emily Peck
Starring:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Matthew Modine, Fairuza Balk, Michael Madsen
Directed By:
Tim Hunter
31. Murder in Mind (1997)
8
2
Murder in Mind
R
8
2
Role:
Caroline Walker
Starring:
Jimmy Smits, Nigel Hawthorne, Jason Scott Lee, Gailard Sartain
Directed By:
Andrew Morahan
32. Reckless (1995)
7
1
Reckless
PG-13
7
1
Starring:
Mia Farrow, Tony Goldwyn, Juana Barrios, Mike Heibeck
Directed By:
Norman René
33. Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
7
2
Let the Devil Wear Black
R
7
2
Starring:
Jonathan Banks, Norman Reedus, Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Penner, Randall Batinkoff
Directed By:
Stacy Title
34. The Best Thief in the World (2004)
6
1
The Best Thief in the World
R
6
1
Role:
Sue Zaidman
Starring:
Audra McDonald, Lois Smith, David Warshofsky, Michael Silverman
Directed By:
Jacob Kornbluth

TV Movie(s)

1. Miracle Run (2004)
12
2
Miracle Run
TV-PG
12
2
Role:
Corrine Morgan-Thomas
Starring:
Zac Efron, Aidan Quinn, Jake Cherry, Bubba Lewis
Directed By:
Gregg Champion
2. Christmas in Conway (2013)
10
1
Christmas in Conway
TV-PG
10
1
Role:
Suzy Mayor
Starring:
Mandy Moore, Andy Garcia, Cheri Oteri, Riley Smith
Directed By:
John Kent Harrison
3. The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
15
2
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
PG
15
2
Role:
Dr. Valerie Crane
Starring:
Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest, George Newbern, Roxzane T. Mims
Directed By:
Gregg Champion
4. A Place for Annie (1994)
13
2
A Place for Annie
PG
13
2
Role:
Linda
Starring:
Sissy Spacek, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joan Plowright, Jack Noseworthy
Directed By:
John Gray
5. Too Young the Hero (1988)
10
1
Too Young the Hero
10
1
Starring:
Ricky Schroder, Jon DeVries, Debra Mooney, Christopher Curry
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik
6. Sugartime (1995)
10
1
Sugartime
R
10
1
Role:
Phyllis McGuire
Starring:
Elias Koteas, John Turturro, Maury Chaykin, Louis Del Grande
Directed By:
John N. Smith
7. Legalese (1998)
10
1
Legalese
R
10
1
Role:
Rica Martin
Starring:
Brian Doyle-Murray, James Garner, Kathleen Turner, Gina Gershon
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
8. Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
11
1
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story
R
11
1
Role:
Bonnie Hanssen
Starring:
Wayne Knight, William Hurt, David Strathairn, Ron Silver, Hilit Pace
Directed By:
Lawrence Schiller
9. Saint Maybe (1998)
11
1
Saint Maybe
11
1
Role:
Lucy Dean Bedloe
Starring:
Blythe Danner, Edward Herrmann, Tom McCarthy, Melina Kanakaredes
Directed By:
Michael Pressman
10. Cupid & Cate (2000)
12
1
Cupid & Cate
12
1
Role:
Cate DeAngelo
Starring:
Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Gallagher, Philip Bosco, Rebecca Luker
Directed By:
Brent Shields
11. The Robber Bride (2007)
9
1
The Robber Bride
9
1
Role:
Zenia Arden
Starring:
Wendy Crewson, Susan Lynch, Shawn Doyle, Amanda Root
Directed By:
David Evans
12. Vinegar Hill (2005)
9
1
Vinegar Hill
9
1
Role:
Ellen Grier
Starring:
Tom Skerritt, Tim Guinee, Larissa Laskin, Hollis McLaren
Directed By:
Peter Werner

TV Shows and Videos

The West Wing (1999)
The West Wing
TV-14
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Traylor Howard, David Hasselhoff, William Devane, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Sorkin, Jane Lynch
Directed By:
Christopher Misiano, Alex Graves, Thomas Schlamme, Lesli Linka Glatter, Laura Innes
Billions (2016)
Billions
TV-MA
Starring:
Penn Jillette, Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Malin Akerman, Anthony Edwards, Maggie Siff
Directed By:
Karyn Kusama, James Foley, Adam Arkin, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Angels in America (2003)
Angels in America
TV-MA
Role:
Harper Pitt
Starring:
James Cromwell, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Al Pacino, Jeffrey Wright
Directed By:
Mike Nichols
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
The Blacklist (2013)
The Blacklist
TV-14
Starring:
James Spader, Famke Janssen, Peter Fonda, Peter Stormare, Gaten Matarazzo, Megan Boone, Krysten Ritter
Directed By:
Terrence O'Hara, David Platt, Vincent Misiano, Michael W. Watkins, Andrew McCarthy
Weeds (2005)
Weeds
TV-MA
Role:
Nancy Botwin
Starring:
Daryl Sabara, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Brooks, Holland Roden, Justin Chatwin, Carrie Fisher
Directed By:
Craig Zisk, Michael Trim, Scott Ellis, Julie Anne Robinson, Eric Jewett
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Mr. Mercedes (2017)
Mr. Mercedes
TV-MA
Starring:
Brendan Gleeson, Ann Cusack, Stephen King, Robert Stanton
Ryan's Hope (1975)
Ryan's Hope
TV-PG
Starring:
David Caruso, Joan Fontaine, Angela Bassett, Kelsey Grammer, Kate Mulgrew, Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman
Directed By:
Lela Swift, Jerry Evans, Robert Myhrum, Lynwood King, Bruce Minnix
Feed Me (2014)
Feed Me
Starring:
Hart Bochner, Eva Bella, Chuti Tiu, Alvin Ellie
Directed By:
Michael Trim

Mary-Louise Parker Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Weeds Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2006
Angels in America Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 2004
Primetime Emmy Awards
Angels in America Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 2004