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List of Patricia Arquette Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Boyhood (2014)
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15
Boyhood
R
58
15

A coming of age drama made over the period of twelve years with the same cast, this movie begins when Mason is a six year old boy and continues till he turns 18. During this period, Mason deals with various issues like his parents’ divorce, their remarriage, his own career and his romantic involvements and breakups.

Role:
Mom
Starring:
Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Elijah Smith, Lorelei Linklater
Directed By:
Richard Linklater
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2. True Romance (1993)
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11
True Romance
R
40
11

The film is about an Elvis-fan Clarence Worley, who falls for and marries a call-girl, Alabama. While trying to retrieve her belongings, Clarence gets into a scuffle with Alabama's pimp, Drexl, and kills him. He mistakenly picks up a suitcase of cocaine in place of Alabama’s clothes. They decide to sell it in Hollywood, but are pursued by the mafia and the police. 

Role:
Alabama Whitman
Directed By:
3. Ed Wood (1994)
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9
Ed Wood
R
33
9

This is Tim Burton’s comic biographical representation of Hollywood’s eccentric filmmaker, Ed Wood, where we find Johnny Depp, playing the titular role to perfection. Although Ed did not receive much commercial success, the film shows how he worked with a devoted crew to create his best-known, small-budget films. It also sheds light on his relationship with Bela Lugosi.  

Role:
Kathy O'Hara
Starring:
Directed By:
4. Lost Highway (1997)
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9
Lost Highway
R
27
9

Fred Madison, a Jazz musician, who is suspicious of his wife Renee’s loyalty, receives video tapes of their house, and one showing Renee’s murder. Accused of her murder, he is sentenced to death. In the prison, he mysteriously transforms into mechanic Peter Dayton, who is then released. Peter meets a gangster’s girlfriend, Alice, who is Renee’s mirror-image, which deepens the mystery further. 

Role:
Renee Madison / Alice Wakefield
Directed By:
5. You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020)
17
7
You Cannot Kill David Arquette
R
17
7
Role:
Self
Starring:
6. Wildflower (1991)
8
3
Wildflower
PG-13
8
3
Role:
Alice Guthrie
Starring:
Reese Witherspoon, Beau Bridges, William McNamara, Susan Blakely
Directed By:
7. Holes (2003)
19
8
Holes
PG
19
8

After being wrongfully convicted of stealing, a young Stanley Yelnats IV is sent to a brutal camp for juveniles. There, all the juveniles dig holes every day under the orders of warden Louise Walker, her assistant Mr. Sir and camp counselor Pendanski. Sinister motives are revealed when the young boys stumble upon a lost treasure. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Andrew Davis
8. The Indian Runner (1991)
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4
The Indian Runner
R
8
4

The Indian Runner is a drama film which revolves around two brothers Frank and Joe, who have conflicting personalities. While Joe manages to become a deputy sheriff, Frank turns to crime. Joe wants to help his brother change, but Frank’s inner turmoil impacts him.

Role:
Dorothy
Directed By:
9. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
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7
Bringing Out the Dead
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15
7

Frank Pierce, a Manhattan paramedic working on two-man ambulance team, is exhausted and worn out after witnessing deaths and near-death patients. He starts losing his sanity, and hallucinates about the patients he couldn’t save. While working with three different eccentric colleagues, he even tries to get fired. Then, he clutches to a ray of hope as he befriends a heart-patient’s daughter, Mary.  

Role:
Mary Burke
Directed By:
10. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
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4
Flirting with Disaster
R
9
4

Mel Colpin was adopted as a child, and when he becomes a father, he feels that he cannot name his son until he knows who his real parents are. Accompanied by his wife and an adoption agent, he departs on a road trip to find out the identity of his real parents.

Role:
Nancy Coplin
Starring:
Directed By:
David O. Russell
11. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
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8
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
R
16
8

The third installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street Series, this film is about few friends who manage to survive the attack of a dangerous killer. In an attempt to fight back, they learn to control their dreams. 

Role:
Kristen Parker
Starring:
Robert Englund, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Laurence Fishburne, Heather Langenkamp, Craig Wasson
Directed By:
Chuck Russell
12. Beyond Rangoon (1995)
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4
Beyond Rangoon
R
7
4

Laura is trying to deal with the loss of her beloved husband and son, who were both murdered. She soon decides to go on a vacation with her sister to Burma. However, things get complicated when she loses her passport at a political rally. During this time, she gets involved in a student movement. 

Role:
Laura Bowman
Starring:
Frances McDormand, Spalding Gray, U Aung Ko, Tiara Jacquelina
Directed By:
John Boorman
13. Human Nature (2001)
8
5
Human Nature
R
8
5

Human Nature is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of an obsessive scientist, and a female naturalist whose lives take an interesting turn after they discover a man who was born and raised in the wild.  

Role:
Lila Jute
Starring:
Rosie Perez, Timothy Francis Robbins, Rhys Ifans, Hilary Duff, Peter Dinklage, Tim Robbins
Directed By:
Michel Gondry
14. Fast Food Nation (2006)
9
5
Fast Food Nation
R
9
5

Don Henderson is a marketing executive for a burger chain, whose boss sends him on an investigation assignment, after cow manure is found in the meat of the company’s top selling hamburger.  

Starring:
Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Bobby Cannavale, Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Ethan Hawke, Catalina Sandino Moreno
Directed By:
Richard Linklater
15. Stigmata (1999)
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Stigmata
R
13
8

Father Paulo Almeida is known to have experienced stigmata. Trouble starts when after his death his rosary falls in the hand of a Pittsburg girl. When she starts suffering from mysterious wounds, Father Andrew Kiernan, a former scientist, is asked to investigate. What he finds out may have serious consequences for the church. 

Role:
Frankie Paige
Starring:
Portia de Rossi, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Cusack, Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long, Thomas Kopache
Directed By:
Rupert Wainwright
16. Nightwatch (1997)
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5
Nightwatch
R
8
5

Nightwatch is a horror thriller film which tells the story of a law student named Martin who takes up a job as a night watchman in a hospital morgue. However, he soon starts discovering clues that can point to him as a suspect in a series of murders. He tries to discover clues that can lead him to the real culprit.

Starring:
Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Lauren Graham, Josh Brolin, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson
Directed By:
Ole Bornedal
17. Ethan Frome (1993)
6
4
Ethan Frome
PG
6
4
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Tate Donovan, Stephen Mendillo, Gil Rood
Directed By:
John Madden
18. Otherhood (2019)
7
4
Otherhood
R
7
4

Otherhood is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Carol, Gillian and Helen, three suburban women, who decide to drive to New York City, hoping to reconnect with their adult sons, after feeling forgotten on Mother’s Day. After realizing that their sons are not the only ones whose lives need a change, the women are forced to redefine their relationships with their children, spouses, friends as well as with themselves.

Role:
Gillian Lieberman
Starring:
Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Jake Hoffman, Jake Lacy
Directed By:
Cindy Chupack
19. The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
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4
The Hi-Lo Country
R
6
4
Starring:
Sam Elliott, Billy Crudup, Katy Jurado, Woody Harrelson, Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz
Directed By:
20. The Badge (2002)
6
4
The Badge
R
6
4
Role:
Scarlett
Starring:
Billy Bob Thornton, William Devane, Jena Malone, Sela Ward, Julie Hagerty
Directed By:
Robby Henson
21. Infinity (1996)
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4
Infinity
TV-14
6
4
Starring:
Matthew Broderick, Peter Riegert, David Drew Gallagher, Jeffrey Force
Directed By:
22. Goodbye Lover (1998)
5
5
Goodbye Lover
R
5
5
Role:
Sandra Dunmore
Starring:
Ellen DeGeneres, Vincent Gallo, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker, Don Johnson
Directed By:
Roland Joffé
23. Permanent (2017)
5
4
Permanent
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Jeanne Dixon
Starring:
Rainn Wilson
24. The Secret Agent (1996)
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5
The Secret Agent
R
6
5
Role:
Winnie
Starring:
Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Robin Williams, Christian Bale, Gérard Depardieu, Jim Broadbent
Directed By:
Christopher Hampton
25. Girl in Progress (2012)
5
4
Girl in Progress
PG-13
5
4

Girl in Progress is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Grace Gutierrez, a single mother, who is struggling with her work, and raising her teen daughter Ansiedad, and also dealing with her relationship with Dr Harford, a married man. Inspired by coming-of-age lessons, Ansiedad plans to rebel and grow up quicker, so that she can move out soon. She also tries to befriend Valerie, the most popular girl at school, but in the process, she betrays her best friend.

Role:
Ms. Armstrong
Starring:
Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine, Cierra Ramirez, Eugenio Derbez
Directed By:
Patricia Riggen
26. Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)
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4
Prayer of the Rollerboys
R
5
4
Role:
Casey
Starring:
Corey Haim, Christopher Collet, Julius Harris, Devin Clark
Directed By:
Rick King
27. Little Nicky (2000)
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Little Nicky
PG-13
14
12

Furious that their father thinks they are not fit enough to rule the Hell, Satan’s two elder sons come down to the earth to create another Hell and while doing so they freeze the entrance of the Hell, knowing that it will cause their father’s body to decompose. Satan is now forced to rely on Nicky, his mild-mannered third son, to bring his errant brothers home before it is too late.  

Role:
Valerie Veran
Starring:
Adam Sandler, Rodney Dangerfield, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, Carl Weathers, Quentin Tarantino
Directed By:
Steven Brill
28. The Wannabe (2015)
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4
The Wannabe
R
4
4
Role:
Rose
Starring:
Vincenzo Amato, Nicholas Belleas, Jay Bulger, John Buscemi
Directed By:
Nick Sandow
29. Holy Matrimony (1994)
4
4
Holy Matrimony
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Havana
Starring:
Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tate Donovan, John Schuck
Directed By:
30. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)
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4
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
R
4
4

Charles is a graphic designer whose life turns into despair when his girlfriend decides to leave him. He plays out unusual fantasies in his head in order to cope with his situation.

Role:
Izzy
Starring:
Katheryn Winnick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Bill Murray, James Paradise
Directed By:
Roman Coppola
31. Tiptoes (2003)
3
4
Tiptoes
R
3
4
Role:
Lucy
Starring:
Kate Beckinsale, Matthew McConaughey, Peter Dinklage, Gary Oldman, Matthew McConaughey
Directed By:
Matthew Bright
32. The Edge (1989)
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3
The Edge
8
3
Role:
Raped Woman
Starring:
Christian Slater, Dann Florek, Bridget Fonda, Brad Davis
Directed By:
Nicholas Kazan, Luis Mandoki, Carl Schenkel
33. 9 Kisses (2014)
6
4
9 Kisses
6
4
Role:
Woman in Park
Starring:
Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Shailene Woodley, Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart
Directed By:
Elaine Constantine
34. Dillinger (1991)
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4
Dillinger
5
4
Starring:
Mark Harmon, Greg Kinnear, Bruce Abbott, Will Patton, Sherilyn Fenn
Directed By:
Rupert Wainwright
35. Daddy (1987)
5
4
Daddy
5
4
Starring:
Danny Aiello, Dermot Mulroney, John Karlen, J.J. Cohen, Tess Harper
Directed By:
John Herzfeld
36. Trouble Bound (1993)
5
4
Trouble Bound
R
5
4
Role:
Kit Califano
Starring:
Billy Bob Thornton, Gregory Sporleder, Michael Madsen, Sal Jenco
Directed By:
Jeffrey Reiner
37. A Single Woman (2008)
5
4
A Single Woman
PG
5
4
Role:
Storyteller
Starring:
Judd Nelson, Margot Kidder, Karen Black, Joyce Julianne Auer, Traber Burns
Directed By:
Kamala Lopez
38. Vijay and I (2013)
4
4
Vijay and I
4
4
Role:
Julia
Starring:
Danny Pudi, Michael Imperioli, Catherine Missal, Moritz Bleibtreu
Directed By:
Sam Garbarski
39. Betrayed by Love (1994)
4
4
Betrayed by Love
4
4
Role:
Deanna
Starring:
Mare Winningham, Steven Weber, Perry Lang, Ned Vaughn
Directed By:
John Power
40. Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992)
4
4
Inside Monkey Zetterland
R
4
4
Role:
Grace
Starring:
Ricki Lake, Sofia Coppola, Tate Donovan, Sandra Bernhard, Steve Antin
Directed By:
Jefery Levy
41. Far North (1988)
4
4
Far North
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Jilly
Starring:
Charles Durning, Melissa Sue Anderson, Jessica Lange, Donald Moffat, Tess Harper
Directed By:
42. Electric Slide (2014)
3
4
Electric Slide
R
3
4
Role:
Tina
Starring:
Isabel Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Jim Sturgess, Kate Micucci, Vinessa Shaw
Directed By:
Tristan Patterson
43. Pretty Smart (1987)
3
4
Pretty Smart
R
3
4
Role:
Zero
Starring:
Joely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Dennis Cole, Lisa Lörient, Kimberly B. Delfin
Directed By:
Dimitri Logothetis
44. Time Out (1988)
3
4
Time Out
3
4
Role:
Lucy
Starring:
Geoffrey Lewis, Nina van Pallandt, Allan Olsen, Dan Priest
Directed By:
Jon Bang Carlsen

TV Shows

The Work of Director Michel Gondry (2003)
9
1
The Work of Director Michel Gondry
9
1
Role:
(segment "Like a Rolling Stone") (uncredited)
Starring:
Jim Carrey, David Cross, Beck, Björk, Brothers The Chemical, Tom Rowlands
Directed By:
Lance Bangs, Jeff Buchanan, Michel Gondry, Cyril Merle, Adrian Scartascini
Medium Season 4: Joe's Crayon Dream (2008)
9
1
Medium Season 4: Joe's Crayon Dream
9
1
Role:
Allison DuBois
Starring:
Miguel Sandoval, Maria Lark, David Cubitt, Miranda Carabello
Boardwalk Empire
39
6
Boardwalk Empire
TV-MA
39
6
Starring:
Skai Jackson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Steve Buscemi, Jack Huston, Michael Shannon, James Cromwell, Nick Robinson
Directed By:
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
23
5
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
23
5
Starring:
Britt Robertson, Scott Bakula, Kate Mulgrew, Maggie Grace, Chazz Palminteri, Emily VanCamp, Caleb McLaughlin
Directed By:
The Act
11
3
The Act
TV-MA
11
3
Role:
Dee Dee Blanchard
Starring:
AnnaSophia Robb, Juliette Lewis, Chloë Sevigny, Calum Worthy
Directed By:
Adam Arkin, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Steven Piet
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
20
6
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
TV-14
20
6
Starring:
Julie Benz, Nathan Kress, Alex Kingston, Jane Lynch, Jason Priestley, Viola Davis, Summer Glau
Directed By:
Medium Season 4: Introducing Cynthia Keener (2008)
7
2
Medium Season 4: Introducing Cynthia Keener
7
2
Role:
Allison DuBois
Starring:
Anjelica Huston, David Cubitt, Miranda Carabello, Kris Edwards
Thirtysomething
7
2
Thirtysomething
7
2
Starring:
Stanley Tucci, Timothy Busfield, Eddie Albert, Kevin Pollak, Mariska Hargitay, Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett
Directed By:
The Outsiders
6
2
The Outsiders
6
2
Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio, David Arquette, Billy Bob Thornton, Jay R. Ferguson, Rodney Harvey, Boyd Kestner, Harold Pruett
Directed By:
Bill Duke, Janet Greek, Bill Molloy
Medium
10
4
Medium
TV-14
10
4
Role:
Allison Dubois / ...
Starring:
Alexandra Breckenridge, Adam Goldberg, Kelly Preston, Tracy Pollan, Christina Pickles, Lana Parrilla, Sasha Pieterse
Directed By:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The Rolling Stones: Like a Rolling Stone (1995)
6
2
The Rolling Stones: Like a Rolling Stone
6
2
Role:
Woman
Starring:
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Stones The Rolling, Charlie Watts
Directed By:
Michel Gondry
CBS Schoolbreak Special
6
3
CBS Schoolbreak Special
6
3
Starring:
A. J. Langer, Mario Lopez, Zach Braff, Lori Loughlin, Anne Meara, Hal Linden, Vince Vaughn
Inside Amy Schumer
6
4
Inside Amy Schumer
TV-14
6
4
Starring:
Julia Stiles, Bill Nye, Tina Fey, Natasha Lyonne, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amber Rose, Jeff Goldblum
Directed By:
Ryan McFaul, Neal Brennan, Steven K. Tsuchida, Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer
CSI: Cyber
6
4
CSI: Cyber
TV-14
6
4
Role:
Avery Ryan
Starring:
Kelly Osbourne, Hayley Kiyoko, Ted Danson, Veronica Cartwright, Alisha Boe, Matt Lanter, Kelly Preston
Directed By:
Howard Deutch, Alec Smight, Eagle Egilsson, Rob Bailey, Eriq La Salle

Narrator/Dubbing

Uncle Buck (1989)
17
7
Uncle Buck
PG
17
7

When Cindy’s father suffers a heart-attack, Cindy and Bob Russell have to go to Indianapolis. As a last resort, Bob asks his unreliable, sloppy brother Buck to babysit their 3 children. Buck bonds well with younger Miles and Maizy, but finds difficult to manage rebellious teen Tia. While trying to shield Tia from her boyfriend, Buck learns more about life and responsibilities.

Role:
Additional Voices (voice)
Starring:
John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Laurie Metcalf, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann
Directed By:
John Hughes
The Wait (2013)
3
4
The Wait
R
3
4
Role:
Psychic (voice)
Starring:
Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny, Michael O'Keefe, Josh Hamilton
Directed By:
M. Blash

Animation Movies

Toy Story 4 (2019)
12
3
Toy Story 4
G
12
3

The fourth installment in Pixar's Toy Story series, the film begins with Woody being given away to a new owner and his struggle to adjust in the new surroundings and also to a new toy called Forky. The story then goes on to portray his adventures when he and his gang set on a road trip with their owner, meeting his long lost friend Bo Peep on the way. 

Role:
Harmony's Mom (voice)
Starring:
Joan Cusack, Betty White, Timothy Dalton, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Bill Hader
Directed By:
Josh Cooley

Patricia Arquette Awards

Academy Awards
Boyhood Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2015
Golden Globe Awards
The Act Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 2020
Escape at Dannemora Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television 2019
Boyhood Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2015
Primetime Emmy Awards
Medium Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 2005
The Act Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 2019
BAFTA Awards
Boyhood Best Supporting Actress 2015