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

1. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
25
2
Fried Green Tomatoes
PG-13
25
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth Jamison
Director:
Jon Avnet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Cicely Tyson, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson
2. RED (2010)
21
2
RED
PG-13
21
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)

As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Ross
Director:
Robert Schwentke
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Comedy
3. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
12
2
Bullets Over Broadway
R
12
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
10
4
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
R
10
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!   

As:
Cast
Role:
Zee James
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Western, Crime, History
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Shepard, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger
5. Red Dragon (2002)
14
3
Red Dragon
R
14
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
6. Longtime Companion (1989)
9
5
Longtime Companion
R
9
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Lisa
Director:
Norman René
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Dermot Mulroney, Campbell Scott, Patrick Cassidy, John Dossett
7. RED 2 (2013)
17
1
RED 2
PG-13
17
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah
Director:
Dean Parisot
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Comedy, Crime
8. Grand Canyon (1991)
13
1
Grand Canyon
R
13
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dee
Director:
Lawrence Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Crime
9. The Client (1994)
15
2
The Client
PG-13
15
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dianne Sway
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
10. Saved! (2004)
10
2
Saved!
PG-13
10
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.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Dannelly
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
11. Red Sparrow (2018)
13
3
Red Sparrow
R
13
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Stephanie Boucher
Director:
Francis Lawrence
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
12. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
13
2
The Spiderwick Chronicles
PG
13
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Grace
Director:
Mark Waters
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
13. Howl (2010)
9
4
Howl
R
9
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Jon Hamm, James Franco, Jeff Daniels, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit
14. Boys on the Side (1995)
16
2
Boys on the Side
R
16
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Robin
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
15. The Five Senses (1999)
8
3
The Five Senses
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rona
Director:
Jeremy Podeswa
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Molly Parker, Gabrielle Rose, Elize Frances Stolk, Nadia Litz
17. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
9
2
The Portrait of a Lady
PG-13
9
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Henrietta Stackpole
Director:
Jane Campion
Genres:
Romance, Drama
20. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
12
3
Mr. Wonderful
PG-13
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rita
Director:
Anthony Minghella
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Matt Dillon, James Gandolfini, Annabella Sciorra, William Hurt, Vincent D'Onofrio
21. R.I.P.D. (2013)
12
2
R.I.P.D.
PG-13
12
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Proctor
Director:
Robert Schwentke
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
24. Behaving Badly (2014)
7
3
Behaving Badly
R
7
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy Stevens / Saint Lola
Director:
Tim Garrick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
25. The Quality of Mercy (2002)
9
4
The Quality of Mercy
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Richardson
Director:
Stephen Marro
Genres:
Short, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jon Avner, H Clark, Christopher Swift
26. Chronically Metropolitan (2016)
8
3
Chronically Metropolitan
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Annabel
Director:
Xavier Manrique
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Addison Timlin, Ashley Benson, Chris Noth, Shiloh Fernandez, Josh Peck
28. Signs of Life (1989)
9
2
Signs of Life
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John David Coles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Vincent D'Onofrio, Will Patton, Kevin J. O'Connor
29. Pipe Dream (2002)
8
2
Pipe Dream
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Toni Edelman
Director:
John Walsh
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Kevin Sussman, Martin Donovan, Anthony Arkin, Kevin Carroll, Marla Sucharetza
30. The Maker (1997)
7
2
The Maker
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Officer Emily Peck
Director:
Tim Hunter
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Matthew Modine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Fairuza Balk, Michael Madsen
31. Murder in Mind (1997)
7
2
Murder in Mind
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Caroline Walker
Director:
Andrew Morahan
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Jimmy Smits, Nigel Hawthorne, Jason Scott Lee, Gailard Sartain
32. Reckless (1995)
6
1
Reckless
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman René
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mia Farrow, Tony Goldwyn, Juana Barrios, Mike Heibeck
34. The Best Thief in the World (2004)
5
1
The Best Thief in the World
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sue Zaidman
Director:
Jacob Kornbluth
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lois Smith, Audra McDonald, David Warshofsky, Michael Silverman

TV Movie(s)

1. Miracle Run (2004)
11
2
Miracle Run
TV-PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Corrine Morgan-Thomas
Director:
Gregg Champion
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Zac Efron, Aidan Quinn, Jake Cherry, Bubba Lewis
2. Christmas in Conway (2013)
9
1
Christmas in Conway
TV-PG
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Suzy Mayor
Director:
John Kent Harrison
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mandy Moore, Andy Garcia, Cheri Oteri, Riley Smith
3. The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
14
2
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
PG
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Valerie Crane
Director:
Gregg Champion
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest, George Newbern, Roxzane T. Mims
4. A Place for Annie (1994)
12
2
A Place for Annie
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Linda
Director:
John Gray
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joan Plowright, Jack Noseworthy
5. Too Young the Hero (1988)
9
1
Too Young the Hero
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Buzz Kulik
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Ricky Schroder, Jon DeVries, Debra Mooney, Christopher Curry
6. Sugartime (1995)
9
1
Sugartime
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Phyllis McGuire
Director:
John N. Smith
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Elias Koteas, John Turturro, Maury Chaykin, Louis Del Grande
8. Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
10
1
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bonnie Hanssen
Director:
Lawrence Schiller
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Wayne Knight, William Hurt, David Strathairn, Ron Silver, Hilit Pace
9. Saint Maybe (1998)
10
1
Saint Maybe
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy Dean Bedloe
Director:
Michael Pressman
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Edward Herrmann, Tom McCarthy, Melina Kanakaredes
10. Cupid & Cate (2000)
10
1
Cupid & Cate
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cate DeAngelo
Director:
Brent Shields
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Gallagher, Philip Bosco, Rebecca Luker
11. The Robber Bride (2007)
8
1
The Robber Bride
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Zenia Arden
Director:
David Evans
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Wendy Crewson, Susan Lynch, Shawn Doyle, Amanda Root
12. Vinegar Hill (2005)
8
1
Vinegar Hill
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen Grier
Director:
Peter Werner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Skerritt, Tim Guinee, Larissa Laskin, Hollis McLaren

TV Shows and Videos

Angels in America (2003)
Angels in America
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Harper Pitt
Director:
Mike Nichols
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
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
Feed Me (2014)
Feed Me
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Trim
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Hart Bochner, Eva Bella, Chuti Tiu, Alvin Ellie

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