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List of Patricia Neal Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
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2
A Face in the Crowd
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2

A Face in the Crowd is a musical drama film which revolves around Marcia, a radio producer, who decides to give exposure to a folk singer named Larry Rhodes. Over time, Larry gains a lot of popularity, but decides to use it for personal gains.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marcia Jeffries
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Music
2. Hud (1963)
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2
Hud
TV-PG
14
2

Homer Bannon is an honest and hard-working rancher in Texas. He has a bitter relationship with Hud, his son, who is selfish, egotistical and arrogant, and also an alcoholic since he killed his brother in a car crash. When they lose one of their cows due to a disease, he claims his father to be mentally incompetent to save the herd.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alma Brown
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Whit Bissell, Melvyn Douglas, Brandon De Wilde
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
3. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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2
The Day the Earth Stood Still
TV-G
14
2

This 1951 black-and-white sci-fi film tells the story of a humanoid alien visitor, Klaatu, who comes to Earth, along with a robot ,to deliver an important message, and to rescue to Earth from the greatest threat. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Benson
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Frances Bavier, Sam Jaffe, Hugh Marlowe, Michael Rennie, Billy Gray
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
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2
Breakfast at Tiffany's
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2

The movie follows Holly Golightly who has a habit of staring at the windows of Tiffany & Co. and is looking for a wealthy man to marry. Things take a romantic turn when struggling writer Paul Varjak moves in next door. Holly eventually finds true love and happiness with Paul. 

As:
Cast
Role:
2E Failenson
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
6. The Breaking Point (1950)
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3
The Breaking Point
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Leona Charles
Director:
Genres:
Film-Noir, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
John Garfield, Wallace Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez
7. The Fountainhead (1949)
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2
The Fountainhead
17
2

The Fountainhead is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a young individualistic architect Howard Roark, who is expelled from college because his design does not fit with the architectural thinking. Meanwhile, he is able to land a job with a like-minded man named Henry Cameron, but he again finds himself in the same spot after Cameron drinks himself to death.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dominique Francon
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Robert Douglas, Kent Smith, Raymond Massey
8. The Hasty Heart (1949)
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2
The Hasty Heart
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sister Parker
Director:
Vincent Sherman
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Todd, Howard Marion-Crawford, Ronald Reagan, Anthony Nicholls
9. The Subject Was Roses (1968)
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2
The Subject Was Roses
G
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nettie Cleary
Director:
Ulu Grosbard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Jack Albertson, Don Saxon, Elaine Williams
10. Baxter! (1973)
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2
Baxter!
PG
12
2

This drama film revolves around the story of a young American boy who is unable to overcome a speech defect, and is also disturbed by the constant quarrel between both his parents. Though he finds himself facing an emotional breakdown when his parents get divorced, he soon finds friendship with a French chef. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Clemm
Director:
Lionel Jeffries
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Britt Ekland, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Lynn Carlin, Scott Jacoby
11. Three Secrets (1950)
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Three Secrets
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2

Three women claim to be the biological mother of a five-year-old boy left orphaned after a private plane crash kills his adopted parents in the California mountains. Susan Chase, Ann Lawrence and Phyllis Horn each have their own secrets that prove the boy is theirs.

As:
Cast
Role:
Phyllis Horn
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eleanor Parker, Leif Erickson, Ruth Roman, Frank Lovejoy
12. Diplomatic Courier (1952)
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2
Diplomatic Courier
10
2

U.S. Diplomat, Mike Kells, travels to Salzburg to meet his friend, Sam Carew, to retrieve some top-secret documents from him. When Sam ends up getting murdered, Mike finds himself trying to retrieve the documents, survive assassination attempts, and find out which of the two mysterious women, Joan Ross or Janine Betki is a spy. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joan Ross
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Film-Noir, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Karl Malden, Stephen McNally
13. Something for the Birds (1952)
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2
Something for the Birds
10
2

Anner Richards, an environmentalist, travels from California to Washington D.C. to save an endangered bird. She comes across only cynical, unhelpful and corrupt people. Eventually, she comes across two unlikely allies in Steve Bennett and Johnnie Adams. Will she succeed in her mission?

As:
Cast
Role:
Anne Richards
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Victor Mature, Edmund Gwenn, Gladys Hurlbut, Larry Keating
14. Operation Pacific (1951)
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2
Operation Pacific
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. (j.g.) Mary Stuart
Director:
George Waggner
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
John Wayne, Philip Carey, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes
15. Bright Leaf (1950)
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2
Bright Leaf
10
2

Brant Royle returns to his hometown in Kingsmont, North Carolina, to build a new tobacco company and go up against tobacco magnate, Major Singleton, who had driven Brant and his father out of town. While Brant manages to win initially, his marriage to Singleton’s daughter Margaret contributes to his downfall. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret Jane Singleton
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lauren Bacall, Gary Cooper, Jack Carson, Donald Crisp
16. Washington Story (1952)
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2
Washington Story
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice Kingsley
Director:
Robert Pirosh
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sidney Blackmer, Louis Calhern, Van Johnson, Philip Ober
17. Raton Pass (1951)
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2
Raton Pass
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Challon
Director:
Edwin L. Marin
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Dennis Morgan, Steve Cochran, Dorothy Hart, Scott Forbes
18. Nido de viudas (1977)
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2
Nido de viudas
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lupe
Director:
Tony Navarro
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Valentina Cortese, Yvonne Mitchell, Susan Oliver, Jadwiga Baranska
19. Cookie's Fortune (1999)
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2
Cookie's Fortune
PG-13
10
2

Cookie’s Fortune is a black comedy film which revolves around a dysfunctional family in a small town and their various responses to the suicide of their elderly wealthy aunt.  One of them, Camille, hatches a plan with her sister to hide evidence and make the death seem like suicide.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Glenn Close, Liv Tyler, Courtney B. Vance, Lyle Lovett, Julianne Moore, Chris O'Donnell, Charles S. Dutton
20. Ghost Story (1981)
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2
Ghost Story
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Irvin
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Craig Wasson, Melvyn Douglas, John Houseman
21. The Road Builder (1971)
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2
The Road Builder
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maura Prince
Director:
Alastair Reid
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Jean Anderson, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay, Graham Crowden
22. Hay que matar a B. (1974)
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2
Hay que matar a B.
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Julia
Director:
José Luis Borau
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Burgess Meredith, Darren McGavin, José Nieto, Stéphane Audran
24. Psyche 59 (1964)
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2
Psyche 59
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alison Crawford
Director:
Alexander Singer
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Curd Jürgens, Ian Bannen, Samantha Eggar, Beatrix Lehmann
26. Week-End with Father (1951)
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2
Week-End with Father
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Bowen
Director:
Douglas Sirk
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Virginia Field, Richard Denning, Van Heflin, Gigi Perreau
27. John Loves Mary (1949)
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2
John Loves Mary
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Edward Arnold, Virginia Field, Wayne Morris, Jack Carson
28. Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)
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3
Happy Mother's Day, Love George
PG
9
3

A teenager who was adopted, decides to find his biological parents. His search for his roots takes him to a village in New England, but he soon learns that the place has seen a significant number of mysterious disappearances.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cara Perry
Director:
Darren McGavin
Genres:
Mystery
Star Cast:
29. Immediate Disaster (1954)
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3
Immediate Disaster
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan North
Director:
Burt Balaban
Genres:
Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Helmut Dantine, Derek Bond, Cyril Luckham, Willoughby Gray
30. An Unremarkable Life (1989)
10
2
An Unremarkable Life
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frances McEllany
Director:
Amin Q. Chaudhri
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mako Iwamatsu, Shelley Winters, Mako, Jenny Chrisinger, Charles S. Dutton
31. For the Love of May (2000)
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2
For the Love of May
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Grammy May
Director:
Mary Beth McDonough
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
RuPaul, Michael Learned, Alexandra Paul, Alison Arngrim
32. Flying By (2009)
6
1
Flying By
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Amatulli
Genres:
Music, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Heather Locklear, Mo Collins, Billy Ray Cyrus, Arabella Field, Ahnaise Christmas

TV Movie(s)

1. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
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2
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
PG
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Olivia Walton
Director:
Fielder Cook
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dorothy Stickney, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby, Richard Thomas
2. Eric (1975)
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3
Eric
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lois Swensen
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claude Akins, Nehemiah Persoff, Sian Barbara Allen, Mark Hamill
3. Love Leads the Way: A True Story (1984)
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2
Love Leads the Way: A True Story
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Family, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Ernest Borgnine, Arthur Hill, Susan Dey
6. Things in Their Season (1974)
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2
Things in Their Season
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peg Gerlach
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ed Flanders, Meg Foster, Marc Singer, Charles Haid
7. A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1977)
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2
A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Fielder Cook
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography, Sport
Star Cast:
Jane Wyatt, Blythe Danner, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Ramon Bieri
8. Shattered Vows (1984)
10
2
Shattered Vows
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Bender
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Valerie Bertinelli, David Morse, Millie Perkins, Caroline McWilliams, Tom Parsekian
10. Caroline? (1990)
10
2
Caroline?
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Trollope
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dorothy McGuire, George Grizzard, Pamela Reed, Stephanie Zimbalist
11. A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (1992)
8
2
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Linda Otto
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bonnie Bedelia, Pam Grier, Kenneth Welsh, Nick Searcy, Terence Knox

TV Shows and Videos

Zero One (1962)
Zero One
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lois Maxwell, Hugh McDermott, Nigel Patrick, William Smith
Drama 61-67 (1961)
Drama 61-67
As:
Cast
Director:
David Greene, Dennis Vance, Christopher Morahan, Donald McWhinnie, Herbert Wise
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Hurt, Ronnie Barker, Olivia Hussey, Michael Caine, Brian Haines, John Ronane, Aubrey Richards
Heidi (1993)
Heidi
G
As:
Cast
Role:
Grandmother (2 episodes, 1993)
Director:
Michael Ray Rhodes
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Seymour, Jason Robards, Lexi Randall, Siân Phillips

Patricia Neal Awards

Academy Awards
Hud Best Actress in a Leading Role 1964
Golden Globe Awards
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story Best TV Actress - Drama 1972
BAFTA Awards
In Harm's Way Best Foreign Actress 1966
Hud Best Foreign Actress 1964