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List of Sally Field Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Places in the Heart (1984)
127
8
Places in the Heart
PG
127
8

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Edna Spalding
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Malkovich, Danny Glover, Ed Harris, Lindsay Crouse
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
2. Forrest Gump (1994)
94
7
Forrest Gump
PG-13
94
7

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Gump
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
3. Norma Rae (1979)
97
8
Norma Rae
PG
97
8

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Norma Rae
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle, Beau Bridges, Barbara Baxley
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
4. Steel Magnolias (1989)
101
7
Steel Magnolias
PG
101
7

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.     

As:
Cast
Role:
M'Lynn Eatenton
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
5. Murphy's Romance (1985)
78
6
Murphy's Romance
PG-13
78
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Emma Moriarity
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James Garner, Corey Haim, Brian Kerwin, Dennis Burkley
6. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
63
3
Smokey and the Bandit
PG
63
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carrie
Director:
Hal Needham
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
7. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
76
10
Mrs. Doubtfire
PG-13
76
10

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Miranda Hillard
Director:
Chris Columbus
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Polly Holliday
8. Not Without My Daughter (1991)
85
7
Not Without My Daughter
PG-13
85
7

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Betty Mahmoody
Director:
Brian Gilbert
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Alfred Molina, Roshan Seth, Sarah Badel, Sheila Rosenthal
9. Absence of Malice (1981)
50
3
Absence of Malice
PG
50
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Megan
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler
10. Lincoln (2012)
42
5
Lincoln
PG-13
42
5

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Todd Lincoln
Director:
Genres:
Biography, History, War, Drama
11. Eye for an Eye (1996)
62
8
Eye for an Eye
R
62
8

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Karen McCann
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Keith David, Donal Logue, Ed Harris, Olivia Burnette
12. Where the Heart Is (2000)
34
5
Where the Heart Is
PG-13
34
5

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Matt Williams
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Natalie Portman, Joan Cusack, Keith David, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing
13. Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
37
10
Hello, My Name Is Doris
R
37
10

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Doris
Director:
Michael Showalter
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
14. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
26
5
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
G
26
5

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.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Duwayne Dunham
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Michael J. Fox, Don Ameche, Jean Smart, Don Alder, Ed Bernard, Kevin Chevalia
15. Two Weeks (2006)
27
2
Two Weeks
R
27
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anita Bergman
Director:
Steve Stockman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Cavanagh, Ben Chaplin, Julianne Nicholson, Lauren Aboulafia
16. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
20
4
The Amazing Spider-Man
PG-13
20
4

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Marc Webb
Genres:
Adventure, Action
18. Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
24
8
Kiss Me Goodbye
PG
24
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, James Caan, Claire Trevor, Paul Dooley
19. Hooper (1978)
21
8
Hooper
PG
21
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Gwen
Director:
Hal Needham
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brian Keith, Adam West, Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent
20. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
15
3
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
PG-13
15
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Marc Webb
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
23. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
31
4
Smokey and the Bandit II
PG
31
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carrie
Director:
Hal Needham
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
24. Heroes (1977)
15
4
Heroes
PG
15
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Bell
Director:
Jeremy Kagan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Henry Winkler, Val Avery, Olivia Cole
25. Back Roads (1981)
17
3
Back Roads
R
17
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Amy Post
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
David Keith, Tommy Lee Jones, Miriam Colon, Michael V. Gazzo
26. Dying Young (1991)
16
5
Dying Young
R
16
5

Hilary answers to an ad looking for a ‘good-looking woman’ to care for a sick young man. She soon becomes the caretaker of Victor, a smart young man who is battling against leukemia. Soon, she starts feeling attracted towards him and their relationship develops into a romance.

As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, Vincent D'Onofrio, Campbell Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, David Selby
27. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
12
5
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
G
12
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.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Sassy
Director:
David R. Ellis
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Carla Gugino, Adam Goldberg, Michael J. Fox, Ralph Waite, Al Michaels, Tommy Lasorda
28. Punchline (1988)
15
8
Punchline
R
15
8

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.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Lilah Krytsick
Director:
David Seltzer
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
30. Moon Pilot (1962)
4
6
Moon Pilot
4
6

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. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
James Neilson
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Brian Keith, Bob Sweeney, Edmond O'Brien, Kent Smith
31. Little Evil (2017)
7
4
Little Evil
TV-MA
7
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Shaylock
Director:
Eli Craig
Genres:
Comedy, Horror
Star Cast:
Donald Faison, Evangeline Lilly, Clancy Brown, Bridget Everett, Adam Scott
34. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
13
4
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
PG-13
13
4

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rep. Victoria Rudd
Director:
Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Genres:
Comedy
35. Say It Isn't So (2001)
8
3
Say It Isn't So
R
8
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Valdine Wingfield
Director:
J.B. Rogers
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Sarah Silverman, Richard Jenkins, Chris Klein, Heather Graham
36. The Lost Children of Berlin (1997)
5
2
The Lost Children of Berlin
5
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Elizabeth McIntyre
Genres:
War, Documentary, History
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins

TV Movie(s)

1. All the Way Home (1981)
9
3
All the Way Home
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Follet
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ellen Corby, William Hurt, Ann Doran, Ned Beatty
2. Hitched (1971)
11
3
Hitched
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Roselle Bridgeman
Director:
Boris Sagal
Genres:
Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Denver Pyle, Slim Pickens, Tim Matheson, Neville Brand, John Fiedler
3. Marriage: Year One (1971)
12
4
Marriage: Year One
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Duden
Director:
William A. Graham
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Agnes Moorehead, Cicely Tyson, Bob Balaban, Neville Brand, William Windom
5. Home for the Holidays (1972)
12
8
Home for the Holidays
12
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Christine Morgan
Director:
John Llewellyn Moxey
Genres:
Horror, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Eleanor Parker, Jessica Walter, Julie Harris, Jill Haworth
6. Mongo's Back in Town (1971)
5
1
Mongo's Back in Town
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Vikki
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Telly Savalas, Charles Cioffi, Anne Francis
7. Bridger (1976)
5
4
Bridger
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jennifer Melford
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
John Anderson, Ben Murphy, James Wainwright, Dirk Blocker
8. A Cooler Climate (1999)
23
3
A Cooler Climate
R
23
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Iris
Director:
Susan Seidelman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Judy Davis, Carly Pope, Winston Rekert, Jerry Wasserman
9. David Copperfield (2000)
8
4
David Copperfield
8
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Medak
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hugh Dancy, Paul Bettany, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews
11. The Christmas Tree (1996)
7
3
The Christmas Tree
7
3
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Sally Field
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Andrew McCarthy, Trini Alvarado, Betty Aberlin, Julie Harris, Suzi Hofrichter
12. Conviction (2005)
5
2
Conviction
5
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Avnet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mark Famiglietti, Jenni Baird, Amanda Fuller, Joshua DesRoches

Animation(s)

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
G
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Marina Del Ray
Director:
Peggy Holmes
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Drama, Musical, Family
Star Cast:
Tara Strong, Jim Cummings, Parker Goris, Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright

TV Shows and Videos

Carol Burnett & Company (1979)
Carol Burnett & Company
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Occasional Wife (1966)
Occasional Wife
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Kinon, Bob Claver, Jerrold Bernstein
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss, Elinor Donahue, Michael Callan, Patricia Harty, Jack Collins, Vin Scully
Sybil (1976)
Sybil
As:
Cast
Role:
Sybil
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Joanne Woodward, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett, Jane Hoffman
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special
Gidget (1965)
Gidget
TV-G
As:
Cast
Role:
Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence
Director:
Bruce Bilson, E.W. Swackhamer, William Asher, Oscar Rudolph, Hal Cooper
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mako Iwamatsu, Richard Dreyfuss, Paul Lynde, Pete Duel, Don Porter, Lynette Winter
Dispatches from Elsewhere (2020)
Dispatches from Elsewhere
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Janice
Director:
Keith Gordon, Michael Trim , Marta Cunningham
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Richard E. Grant, André Benjamin, Jason Segel, Eve Lindley
The Court (2002)
The Court
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Moore, Jonathan Kaplan, Charles Haid, Jesús Salvador Treviño
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Diahann Carroll, Robin Thomas, Tim Bagley, Harper Roisman, Alfred Dennis

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