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List of Sally Field Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Forrest Gump (1994)
125
17
Forrest Gump
PG-13
125
17

Despite having a low IQ, Forrest Gump has been raised like any other children by his supportive mother. As he traverses through life, he experiences and influences some of the key events in history with a bit of luck and his childlike optimism. However, his lifelong desire to reunite with his childhood sweetheart Jenny remains elusive.

Role:
Mrs. Gump
Starring:
Directed By:
Robert Zemeckis
2. Places in the Heart (1984)
11
4
Places in the Heart
PG
11
4

This drama film takes us to Texas in the 1930s, and it tells the story of a widow who lives with her two small children. After the death of her husband during the Great Depression, she is forced to take charge of the farm, and deal with various obstacles.

Role:
Edna Spalding
Starring:
John Malkovich, Danny Glover, Ed Harris, Lindsay Crouse
Directed By:
Robert Benton
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
3. All the Way Home (1981)
8
3
All the Way Home
8
3
Role:
Mary Follet
Starring:
Ellen Corby, William Hurt, Ann Doran, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
4. Lincoln (2012)
20
7
Lincoln
PG-13
20
7

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln takes you back in time to watch the making of a historic moment as the US President gets the House of Representatives to pass the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution which abolished slavery.

Role:
Mary Todd Lincoln
Directed By:
5. Steel Magnolias (1989)
15
4
Steel Magnolias
PG
15
4

The story focuses on the bond shared by a group of ladies in a small Louisiana town. At the center is a young beautician, who arrives here after encountering personal tragedy and finds work in a home based salon.  Soon, she is befriended by its patrons and becomes a part of the group, sharing joys and misfortunes with them, starting a new life in the process.     

Role:
M'Lynn Eatenton
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
6. Norma Rae (1979)
13
3
Norma Rae
PG
13
3

A girl from the Southern United States working in a textile factory makes up her mind to unionize the factory to tackle its horrid working conditions. She joins hands with a labour union organizer who helps her achieve her goal in the face of many difficulties.

Role:
Norma Rae
Starring:
Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle, Beau Bridges, Barbara Baxley
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
7. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
25
8
Mrs. Doubtfire
PG-13
25
8

Daniel is a freelance voice actor and father of three. When his wife divorces him and gets the sole custody of their children, he disguises himself as a female housekeeper, Mrs Doubtfire, to stay close to his children. In process, he learns plenty of parenting tips. But when both Daniel and Mrs Doubtfire have to be at the same place at the same time, his secret is in jeopardy.

Role:
Miranda Hillard
Starring:
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Polly Holliday
Directed By:
Chris Columbus
8. Murphy's Romance (1985)
9
3
Murphy's Romance
PG-13
9
3

Emma Moriarty is a divorced mother who moves to a rural town in Arizona to make a living by training and boarding horses. Soon, she befriends the town’s pharmacist, Murphy Jones, who is a widower. Emma struggles to make ends meet, but she is aided by Murphy. When her husband Bobby Jack moves back in with her, Murphy helps him find a job. However, when Emma takes a liking to Murphy, it leads to a rivalry between the two men.     

Role:
Emma Moriarity
Starring:
James Garner, Corey Haim, Brian Kerwin, Dennis Burkley
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
9. Marriage: Year One (1971)
7
3
Marriage: Year One
7
3
Role:
Jane Duden
Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, Cicely Tyson, Bob Balaban, Neville Brand, William Windom
Directed By:
William A. Graham
10. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
34
15
The Amazing Spider-Man
PG-13
34
15

In this reboot of the superhero series, teenager Peter Parker discovers information about his father's cross-species genetics research. While investigating Oscorp, where his father worked with scientist Dr. Curt Connors, he is bitten by a genetically-altered spider and gains spider-like powers. As Spider-Man, he must evaluate his relationship with crush Gwen Stacy and confront Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard.

Directed By:
Marc Webb
11. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
14
4
Smokey and the Bandit
PG
14
4

Georgia’s Big Enos challenges Bandit to drive a truckload of Coors Beer from Texas and deliver within 28 hours in Atlanta where Coors was not available without permit. But when Bandit picks up hitchhiker Carrie, the runaway bride of Sheriff’s son, sheriff Buford T. Justice gives Bandit a high-speed chase across the states, with police from four states pursuing the careering cars.

Role:
Carrie
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, Paul Williams
Directed By:
Hal Needham
12. Absence of Malice (1981)
7
3
Absence of Malice
PG
7
3

An innocent man is maligned by a naïve reporter, Megan Carter. However, she helps him fight the authorities when she learns about his innocence.

Role:
Megan
Starring:
Paul Newman, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler
Directed By:
13. Hitched (1971)
7
3
Hitched
7
3
Role:
Roselle Bridgeman
Starring:
Denver Pyle, Slim Pickens, Tim Matheson, Neville Brand, John Fiedler
Directed By:
Boris Sagal
14. Where the Heart Is (2000)
9
4
Where the Heart Is
PG-13
9
4

A seventeen year-old pregnant girl is abandoned by her boyfriend at a Walmart store, after which she manages to live within the building itself. However, after the baby is born, she gets a lot of media attention. Eventually, a nurse named Lexie helps her to rebuild her life, along with her baby daughter.

Starring:
Natalie Portman, Joan Cusack, Keith David, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing
Directed By:
Matt Williams
15. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
29
13
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
PG-13
29
13

Peter Parker is busy fighting petty criminals and despite his feelings for Gwen Stacy, decides to end their relationship to keep his promise to her late father. His friend Harry inherits his father's company Oscorp, as well as a genetic disease that eventually turns him into the Green Goblin, while the mysterious Electro emerges to threaten the city.

Starring:
Jamie Foxx, Felicity Jones, Sarah Gadon, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan, Emma Stone
Directed By:
Marc Webb
16. Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
10
4
Hello, My Name Is Doris
R
10
4

Doris is a shy woman in her sixties, who finds herself attracted to her co-worker John. She dreams of a passionate love affair between them, and tries a lot of tricks to get his attention. However, she soon finds out that he is already dating someone else.

Role:
Doris
Starring:
Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Reaser, Nnamdi Asomugha, Beth Behrs, Edmund Lupinski, Norma Michaels
Directed By:
Michael Showalter
17. Soapdish (1991)
8
3
Soapdish
PG-13
8
3

This romantic comedy film shows us the backstage lives of the cast and crew of a popular day-time soap opera. Along with her producer, a new actress plans to sabotage and end the career of the leading lady of the show.

Role:
Celeste Talbert / Maggie
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Ben Stein, Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall
Directed By:
Michael Hoffman
18. Bridger (1976)
7
3
Bridger
7
3
Role:
Jennifer Melford
Starring:
John Anderson, Ben Murphy, James Wainwright, Dirk Blocker
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich
19. Two Weeks (2006)
7
3
Two Weeks
R
7
3
Role:
Anita Bergman
Starring:
Tom Cavanagh, Ben Chaplin, Julianne Nicholson, Lauren Aboulafia
Directed By:
Steve Stockman
20. Home for the Holidays (1972)
7
3
Home for the Holidays
7
3
Role:
Christine Morgan
Starring:
Walter Brennan, Eleanor Parker, Jessica Walter, Julie Harris, Jill Haworth
Directed By:
John Llewellyn Moxey
21. Mongo's Back in Town (1971)
7
3
Mongo's Back in Town
7
3
Role:
Vikki
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Telly Savalas, Charles Cioffi, Anne Francis
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky
22. Not Without My Daughter (1991)
11
4
Not Without My Daughter
PG-13
11
4

Betty is an American woman who is married to an Iranian man living in the U,S, named Moody. When Moody asks her to visit his country Iran with him, along with their daughter, Betty reluctantly agrees. However, her life turns upside down after arriving in Iran, after she learns that her husband is planning to stay in Iran for good, and is unwilling to let his wife or daughter return to the US.

Role:
Betty Mahmoody
Starring:
Alfred Molina, Roshan Seth, Sarah Badel, Sheila Rosenthal
Directed By:
Brian Gilbert
23. Hooper (1978)
8
3
Hooper
PG
8
3
Role:
Gwen
Starring:
Brian Keith, Adam West, Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent
Directed By:
Hal Needham
24. Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)
6
3
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring
6
3
Role:
Denise 'Dennie' Miller
Starring:
David Carradine, Eleanor Parker, Jackie Cooper, Lane Bradbury
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
25. The Way West (1967)
7
3
The Way West
7
3
Role:
Mercy McBee
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Richard Widmark, Lola Albright
Directed By:
Andrew V. McLaglen
26. Eye for an Eye (1996)
9
4
Eye for an Eye
R
9
4

Eye for an Eye is a psychological thriller film which tells the story of Karen, a woman who is happily married with two daughters. Her life turns upside down after one of her daughters is raped and murdered. Her grief turns into rage, after she learns that the killer has been released on parole. She makes up her mind to make him pay.

Role:
Karen McCann
Starring:
Kiefer Sutherland, Keith David, Donal Logue, Ed Harris, Olivia Burnette
Directed By:
John Schlesinger
27. The End (1978)
6
3
The End
R
6
3
Role:
Mary Ellen
Starring:
Carl Reiner, Joanne Woodward, Burt Reynolds, David Steinberg, Dom DeLuise, Strother Martin
Directed By:
28. Heroes (1977)
5
3
Heroes
PG
5
3
Role:
Carol Bell
Starring:
Harrison Ford, Henry Winkler, Val Avery, Olivia Cole
Directed By:
Jeremy Kagan
29. Punchline (1988)
5
4
Punchline
R
5
4

Punchline is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a medical school dropout, and a housewife, who try to make it as stand-up comedians. As they enter a comedy club, they also try to help each other achieve success.

Role:
Lilah Krytsick
Starring:
John Goodman, Damon Wayans, Candace Cameron Bure, Tom Hanks, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist
Directed By:
David Seltzer
30. Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
6
3
Kiss Me Goodbye
PG
6
3
Role:
Kay
Starring:
Jeff Bridges, James Caan, Claire Trevor, Paul Dooley
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan
31. Back Roads (1981)
4
3
Back Roads
R
4
3

Hooker with a heart of gold, Amy Post, has an encounter with boxer Elmore Pratt who has just been let go of his job. He is unable to pay her for her services. Pratt decides to then punch a plainclothes policeman and the two drive away together to California. 

Role:
Amy Post
Starring:
David Keith, Tommy Lee Jones, Miriam Colon, Michael V. Gazzo
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
32. Little Evil (2017)
5
4
Little Evil
TV-MA
5
4

Little Evil is a horror comedy film which tells the story of Gary Bloom, who gets married to a woman Samantha. She has a 5 year old son named Lucas, and Gary tries to bond with him. However, he soon starts to fear that the boy might be actually a demon.

Role:
Miss Shaylock
Starring:
Donald Faison, Evangeline Lilly, Clancy Brown, Bridget Everett, Adam Scott
Directed By:
Eli Craig
33. Stay Hungry (1976)
5
4
Stay Hungry
R
5
4
Role:
Mary Tate Farnsworth
Starring:
Robert Englund, Ed Begley Jr., Scatman Crothers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeff Bridges, R.G. Armstrong
Directed By:
Bob Rafelson
34. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
9
4
Smokey and the Bandit II
PG
9
4

A bandit is tasked with transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas, to the Republican National Convention within twenty four hours. Meanwhile, Sheriff Buford is on his tail.

Role:
Carrie
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, Dom DeLuise
Directed By:
Hal Needham
35. Say It Isn't So (2001)
4
4
Say It Isn't So
R
4
4

Gilbert falls for Josephine, who works as a hairdresser. But he also starts assuming that she could be his biological sister, and decides that it is best not to start a relationship with her.

Role:
Valdine Wingfield
Starring:
Sarah Silverman, Richard Jenkins, Chris Klein, Heather Graham
Directed By:
J.B. Rogers
36. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
5
6
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
PG-13
5
6

Harvard lawyer, Ellie Woods, postpones her wedding plans and goes to Washington DC to have her say and oppose animal testing for cosmetics. She starts working for Rep. Victoria Rudd, but realizes how tough it is to get ‘Bruiser’s Bill’ on the floor of the house. Though an uphill task all the way, Ellie is not the one to give up easily.

Role:
Rep. Victoria Rudd
Starring:
Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Coolidge, Luke Wilson, Bob Newhart, Alanna Ubach, Masi Oka, Regina King
Directed By:
Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
37. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
3
4
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
PG
3
4

After a ship is flipped over by a tidal wave, a group of passengers are still waiting to be rescued. Meanwhile, a group of greedy fortune hunters begin to search for gold and money on the ship.

Role:
Celeste Whitman
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Telly Savalas, Mark Harmon, Michael Caine, Jack Warden
Directed By:
Irwin Allen
38. David Copperfield (2000)
7
3
David Copperfield
7
3
Starring:
Hugh Dancy, Paul Bettany, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews
Directed By:
Peter Medak
39. A Cooler Climate (1999)
7
3
A Cooler Climate
R
7
3
Role:
Iris
Starring:
Judy Davis, Carly Pope, Winston Rekert, Jerry Wasserman
Directed By:
Susan Seidelman
40. Conviction (2005)
7
3
Conviction
7
3
Starring:
Mark Famiglietti, Jenni Baird, Amanda Fuller, Joshua DesRoches
Directed By:
Jon Avnet
41. Surrender (1987)
4
4
Surrender
PG
4
4
Role:
Daisy Morgan
Starring:
Jackie Cooper, Julie Kavner, Michael Caine, Peter Boyle, Steve Guttenberg
Directed By:
Jerry Belson

Director

The Christmas Tree (1996)
8
4
The Christmas Tree
8
4
Starring:
Andrew McCarthy, Trini Alvarado, Betty Aberlin, Julie Harris, Suzi Hofrichter
Directed By:
Sally Field
Beautiful (2000)
10
9
Beautiful
PG-13
10
9
Starring:
Minnie Driver, Kathleen Turner, Leslie Stefanson, Bridgette Wilson, Joey Lauren Adams, Hallie Kate Eisenberg
Directed By:
Sally Field

Narrator/Dubbing

Merry Christmas, George Bailey (1997)
8
2
Merry Christmas, George Bailey
8
2
Role:
Mrs. Bailey / Narrator
Starring:
Martin Landau, Nathan Lane, Christian Slater, Bill Pullman, Casey Kasem
Directed By:
Matthew Diamond
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
16
7
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
G
16
7

When a family goes on vacation, their pets, Chance—a bulldog, Shadow—a retriever, and Sassy—a cat, are left with a friend. Anxious about never seeing their owners again, they embark on a journey to find their family. Risking their lives, they travel through the Sierra mountains wilderness, open countryside, and learn to keep their differences aside to reach their owners.

Role:
Sassy (voice)
Starring:
Michael J. Fox, Don Ameche, Jean Smart, Don Alder, Ed Bernard, Kevin Chevalia
Directed By:
Duwayne Dunham
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
7
5
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
G
7
5

Chance, Shadow and Sassy are three adventurous pet dogs who are separated accidentally from their owners during a vacation. As they start exploring the new city alone looking for a way back home, they must also fend for themselves.

Role:
Sassy (voice)
Starring:
Carla Gugino, Adam Goldberg, Michael J. Fox, Ralph Waite, Al Michaels, Tommy Lasorda
Directed By:
David R. Ellis

Animation Movies

King of the Hill
15
5
King of the Hill
TV-14
15
5
Starring:
Ricki Lake, Danny Trejo, Alyson Hannigan, William Devane, Fred Willard, John Amos, Allison Janney
Directed By:
Wesley Archer, Klay Hall, Tricia Garcia, Kyoung Hee Lim, Adam Kuhlman
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)
6
4
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
G
6
4
Role:
Marina Del Ray (voice)
Starring:
Tara Strong, Jim Cummings, Parker Goris, Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright
Directed By:
Peggy Holmes

Special Appearance/Cameo

Moon Pilot (1962)
8
7
Moon Pilot
8
7

Chosen for the first manned flight to the moon, astronaut Richmond Talbot is told to keep the flight secret. When Lyrae, a woman suspected to be a foreign spy, contacts him, Talbot is placed under vigilance. But Talbot realizes that Lyrae, who is trying to help protect his mission, is not a spy from enemy country, but an alien from another planet. 

Role:
Beatnik Girl in Lineup (uncredited)
Starring:
Brian Keith, Bob Sweeney, Edmond O'Brien, Kent Smith
Directed By:
James Neilson

TV Shows

From the Earth to the Moon
18
3
From the Earth to the Moon
TV-14
18
3
Starring:
John Slattery, Adam Baldwin, Chris Isaak, Brittany Snow, Alan Ruck, Gary Cole, Ann Cusack
Directed By:
Carol Burnett & Company
9
2
Carol Burnett & Company
9
2
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Alan Arkin, Carol Burnett, Cheryl Ladd
Occasional Wife
8
2
Occasional Wife
8
2
Starring:
Richard Dreyfuss, Elinor Donahue, Michael Callan, Patricia Harty, Jack Collins, Vin Scully
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Bob Claver, Jerrold Bernstein
Sybil
15
3
Sybil
15
3
Role:
Sybil
Starring:
Joanne Woodward, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett, Jane Hoffman
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special
Night Gallery
11
3
Night Gallery
TV-PG
11
3
Starring:
David McCallum, Dina Merrill, Orson Welles, Mel Blanc, Phyllis Diller, Diane Keaton, John Carradine
ER
46
13
ER
TV-14
46
13
Starring:
Josh Gad, Jonathan Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Kirsten Dunst, Judy Greer, Sean Young, Mickey Rooney
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Hey, Landlord
8
2
Hey, Landlord
TV-G
8
2
Starring:
Paul Lynde, Rob Reiner, Richard Dreyfuss, Fred Willard, Garry Marshall, Will Hutchins, Sandy Baron
Directed By:
Alias Smith and Jones
8
3
Alias Smith and Jones
8
3
Starring:
Katy Jurado, Buddy Ebsen, Keenan Wynn, Jane Wyatt, Edd Byrnes, Lee Majors, Rory Calhoun
Directed By:
Brothers & Sisters
24
8
Brothers & Sisters
TV-PG
24
8
Role:
Nora Walker
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Joel Grey, Chevy Chase, Marin Hinkle, Kelly Ripa, Sarah Rafferty, Robbie Amell
Directed By:
Ken Olin, Michael Morris, Michael Schultz, Bethany Rooney, Laura Innes
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Bracken's World
6
3
Bracken's World
6
3
Starring:
Lee Grant, Leslie Nielsen, Tom Selleck, Anne Baxter, Cliff Robertson, Sam Elliott, Carolyn Jones
Directed By:
Allen Reisner, Lee Philips, Robert Day, Charles S. Dubin, Herschel Daugherty
Marcus Welby, M.D.
8
3
Marcus Welby, M.D.
8
3
Starring:
Frank Langella, Marion Ross, Alexis Smith, Gena Rowlands, Larry Hagman, Mel Ferrer, Robert Urich
Directed By:
Murphy Brown
11
5
Murphy Brown
11
5
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Meara, Tony Goldwyn, Jane Seymour, Rosie O'Donnell, Daryl Sabara, Lily Tomlin
Directed By:
Peter Bonerz, Barnet Kellman, Lee Shallat Chemel, Joe Regalbuto, Alan Rafkin
Dispatches from Elsewhere
8
4
Dispatches from Elsewhere
TV-14
8
4
Role:
Janice
Starring:
Richard E. Grant, André Benjamin, Jason Segel, Eve Lindley
Directed By:
Keith Gordon, Michael Trim , Marta Cunningham
Gidget
8
3
Gidget
TV-G
8
3
Role:
Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence
Starring:
Mako Iwamatsu, Richard Dreyfuss, Paul Lynde, Pete Duel, Don Porter, Lynette Winter
Directed By:
Bruce Bilson, E.W. Swackhamer, William Asher, Oscar Rudolph, Hal Cooper
A Woman of Independent Means
6
3
A Woman of Independent Means
PG
6
3
Starring:
Charles Durning, Tony Goldwyn, John Slattery, Sheila McCarthy, Andrew Lowery
Directed By:
Robert Greenwald
The Girl with Something Extra
6
3
The Girl with Something Extra
6
3
Role:
Sally Burton
Starring:
Farrah Fawcett, Dick Van Patten, Teri Garr, Audra Lindley, Don Knotts, Keenan Wynn, John Davidson
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, William Wiard, Bob Claver
The Flying Nun
8
4
The Flying Nun
TV-G
8
4
Role:
Sister Bertrille / ...
Starring:
Gavin MacLeod, Mel Blanc, Elinor Donahue, Farrah Fawcett, Paul Lynde, Alejandro Rey, Marge Redmond
Directed By:
E.W. Swackhamer, Jon C. Andersen, Russ Mayberry, Jerome Courtland, Richard Kinon
The Court
3
3
The Court
3
3
Starring:
Diahann Carroll, Robin Thomas, Tim Bagley, Harper Roisman, Alfred Dennis
Directed By:
Tom Moore, Jonathan Kaplan, Charles Haid, Jesús Salvador Treviño

Sally Field Awards

Academy Awards
Places in the Heart Best Actress in a Leading Role 1985
Norma Rae Best Actress in a Leading Role 1980
Golden Globe Awards
Places in the Heart Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1985
Norma Rae Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1980
Primetime Emmy Awards
Brothers & Sisters Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 2007
ER Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series 2001
Sybil Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special 1977
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1982