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List of Sarah Jessica Parker Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Ed Wood (1994)
33
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:
Dolores Fuller
Directed By:
2. Hocus Pocus (1993)
23
10
Hocus Pocus
PG
23
10

Max Dennison has recently moved with his younger sister Dani and their family to Salem, Massachusetts. While trick-or-treating during Halloween, Max unknowingly resurrects three evil witches, Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson. Now with the help of an immortal black cat Thackery, they must stop the witches from sucking the soul of every child in town.  

Role:
Sarah Sanderson
Starring:
Garry Marshall, Bette Midler, Jason Marsden, Thora Birch
Directed By:
Kenny Ortega
3. Flight of the Navigator (1986)
13
6
Flight of the Navigator
TV-PG
13
6

David Freeman, a 12-years-old boy from Florida, goes missing in 1978 to return to his ecstatic family in 1986. But everyone is baffled that he has not aged in 8 years. A UFO, found nearby by a NASA scientist, reveals the mystery of 8 years, during which David had an adventure navigating the futuristic spacecraft, and amassing vast knowledge about the universe. 

Role:
Carolyn McAdams
Starring:
Corey Burton, Veronica Cartwright, Howard Hesseman, Cliff De Young
Directed By:
Randal Kleiser
6. Footloose (1984)
16
8
Footloose
PG
16
8

Chicago native Ren MacCormack moves to the small town of Bromont, to find that rock music and dancing are banned inside the town. As Ren starts to rebel and change the town’s view on music and dancing, he begins a relationship with rebellious teen Ariel, whose father Rev. Shaw Moore is the main reason for the ban.

Starring:
Directed By:
Herbert Ross
8. Mars Attacks! (1996)
31
17
Mars Attacks!
PG-13
31
17

Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world. 

Directed By:
10. The Family Stone (2005)
14
8
The Family Stone
PG-13
14
8

The story focuses on Meredith Morton, a successful, but uptight and conservative businesswoman, who has been invited by her boyfriend to spend the Christmas with his outgoing family. But feeling very much like a fish out of water, she opts to put up in an inn and asks her gregarious sister to join her.  

Directed By:
Thomas Bezucha
11. Extreme Measures (1996)
9
5
Extreme Measures
R
9
5

Based on the novel of the same name, Extreme Measures is a crime thriller film which tells the story of a young doctor who confronts one of his colleagues after he comes across unethical medical sacrifices being conducted in his hospital.  

Role:
Jodie Trammel
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Hugh Grant, David Cronenberg, David Morse, Bill Nunn
Directed By:
12. Firstborn (1984)
6
4
Firstborn
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Lisa
Starring:
Teri Garr, Corey Haim, Robert Downey Jr., Peter Weller
Directed By:
13. Smart People (2008)
8
5
Smart People
R
8
5

Smart People is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Lawrence, who is a smart widowed professor. He starts falling for one of his former students after she operates on him. They soon start dating, but soon things turn complicated.  

Role:
Janet Hartigan
Starring:
Dennis Quaid, Ellen Page, Thomas Haden Church, Ashton Holmes
Directed By:
Noam Murro
14. Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983)
6
4
Somewhere, Tomorrow
PG
6
4

Somewhere Tomorrow is a fantasy drama short film, which tells the story of a teenager, who after falling off her horse, and hitting her head, befriends a young man. The strange thing is that only she can see him. 

Role:
Lori Anderson
Starring:
Elisabeth Shue, Nancy Addison, Tom Shea, Rick Weber
Directed By:
Robert Wiemer
15. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
8
5
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
PG
8
5

Janey is a talented gymnast, but she is forced to stay out of the spotlight, due to her strict father who is an Army colonel. Her life takes a turn after she moves to a new town and meets a carefree woman named Lynne, who convinces her to disobey her father for the first time and enter a dance competition.

Starring:
Cyndi Lauper, Helen Hunt, Shannen Doherty, Robert Downey Jr., Biff Yeager
Directed By:
Alan Metter
16. Strangers with Candy (2005)
6
4
Strangers with Candy
R
6
4

Strangers with Candy is a comedy film which tells the story of Jerri Blank, a former high school dropout who is released from prison at the age of 46. She returns to her childhood home, and discovers that her mother has passed away, and her father has got married again to a hateful woman named Sara. To make matters worse, she now has an arrogant half-brother and her father is in a coma. She decides to resume her life at where she left it, and decides to re-join her high-school.  

Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Ian Holm, Allison Janney, Matthew Broderick, Chris Pratt, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Directed By:
Paul Dinello
17. The Sunshine Boys (1996)
5
4
The Sunshine Boys
PG-13
5
4
Starring:
Jennifer Esposito, Edie Falco, Liev Schreiber, Peter Falk, Whoopi Goldberg, Woody Allen, Michael McKean
Directed By:
John Erman
18. Striking Distance (1993)
9
7
Striking Distance
R
9
7

Striking Distance is an action thriller film, which tells the story of Hardy, a police officer, who starts an illegal investigation when his ex-lovers are murdered. He also investigates his father’s death, who was also a cop. 

Role:
Jo Christman
Starring:
Bruce Willis, Timothy Busfield, Andre Braugher, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Farina, Brion James
Directed By:
Rowdy Herrington
19. Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
7
5
Honeymoon in Vegas
PG-13
7
5

Honeymoon in Vegas is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a commitment-phobic man, named Jack, who loses a significant sum of money to Tommy, in a game of poker which was rigged by the latter. Since he is unable to pay the debt, Tommy demands Jack to let him spend a weekend with Betsy, his fiancée.

Role:
Betsy / Donna
Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Ben Stein, Anne Bancroft, James Caan, Pat Morita
Directed By:
Andrew Bergman
20. Sex and the City (2008)
16
13
Sex and the City
R
16
13

After a steady relationship, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big are getting married. Her friends, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, are happy for her. However, following an unhappy marital discord, an upset Miranda inadvertently tells Mr. Big that marriage spoils one’s life. As a result, Mr. Big calls off the wedding. How would Carrie’s react when Miranda confesses about what she told Mr. Big? 

Role:
Carrie Bradshaw
Starring:
Kim Cattrall, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth
Directed By:
Michael Patrick King
21. New Year's Eve (2011)
13
10
New Year's Eve
PG-13
13
10

The film depicts several intertwined stories involving varied incidents and emotions experienced by different individuals on the night of the New Year’s Eve and highlights different human elements such as love, hope, and forgiveness, second chance and promise. Second of the three romantic comedy films directed by Garry Marshall, it was a huge box office success.

Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Zac Efron, Halle Berry, Katherine Heigl, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katherine McNamara, Jim Belushi
Directed By:
22. Failure to Launch (2006)
12
10
Failure to Launch
PG-13
12
10

35 years old Tripp still lives with his parents Al and Sue. Having had enough of this, they hire a professional Paula to induce him to leave home. However, Paula ends up falling in love with him. When Tripp finds out about Paula’s manipulation, he ends their relationship. But a happy ending might still be in the cards. 

Role:
Paula
Starring:
Matthew McConaughey, Bradley Cooper, Patton Oswalt, Katheryn Winnick, Kathy Bates, Zooey Deschanel, Kathy Bates
Directed By:
Tom Dey
23. Miami Rhapsody (1995)
5
4
Miami Rhapsody
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Gwyn
Starring:
Naomi Campbell, Donal Logue, Carla Gugino, Jeremy Piven, Antonio Banderas, Mia Farrow, Ben Stein
Directed By:
David Frankel
24. Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
7
7
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
PG-13
7
7

An estranged couple in New York, Paul and Meryl witness a murder, and after a while, they are sent to a small town as a part of a witness protection programme. Meanwhile, their strained relationship gets a second chance during this period. 

Role:
Meryl Morgan
Starring:
Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Hugh Grant, Natalia Klimas
Directed By:
Marc Lawrence
25. I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)
6
6
I Don't Know How She Does It
PG-13
6
6

This romantic comedy film tells the story of Kate Reddy, a banking professional, who works hard to earn for her family consisting of two kids and her husband. She soon comes to realize that she has been prioritizing work a lot more over family.  

Role:
Kate Reddy
Starring:
Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Shahi, Seth Meyers, Kelsey Grammer, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks
Directed By:
Douglas McGrath
26. All Roads Lead to Rome (2015)
4
4
All Roads Lead to Rome
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Maggie
Starring:
Claudia Cardinale, Paz Vega, Raoul Bova, Rosie Day
Directed By:
Ella Lemhagen
27. If Lucy Fell (1996)
4
4
If Lucy Fell
R
4
4
Role:
Lucy Ackerman
Starring:
Elle Macpherson, Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Schaeffer, James Rebhorn
Directed By:
Eric Schaeffer
28. 'Til There Was You (1997)
6
4
'Til There Was You
PG-13
6
4
Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Christine Ebersole, Karen Allen, Janel Moloney, Yvonne Zima
Directed By:
Scott Winant
29. Sex and the City 2 (2010)
9
11
Sex and the City 2
R
9
11

The story focuses on four Manhattan friends, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, each busy with her own set of problems. Among them, Samantha is a career woman, who is to devise a PR campaign for a sheikh's business in Abu Dhabi. Eventually the four friends fly off on an all-expenses-paid luxury trip to Abu Dhabi, not realizing that the country is run by more conservative laws. 

Role:
Carrie Bradshaw
Starring:
Penelope Cruz, Liza Minnelli, Megan Boone, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Penélope Cruz
Directed By:
Michael Patrick King
30. Dudley Do-Right (1999)
3
5
Dudley Do-Right
TV-PG
3
5

Dudley Do-Right is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Dudley Do-right who is trying keep the peace in his small mountain town. He soon meets his old rival, Snidely Whiplash, who is planning to purchase all the property in the town, after which he is planning a phony gold rush.  

Role:
Nell Fenwick
Starring:
Brendan Fraser, Alfred Molina, Eric Idle, Corey Burton, Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin
Directed By:
Hugh Wilson
31. Sex and the Matrix (2000)
8
3
Sex and the Matrix
8
3
Role:
Carrie Bradshaw
Starring:
Jimmy Fallon, Vince Vaughn, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall
Directed By:
Joel Gallen
32. The Ryan White Story (1989)
9
3
The Ryan White Story
9
3
Starring:
George Dzundza, George C. Scott, Judith Light, Lukas Haas
Directed By:
John Herzfeld
33. In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)
8
3
In the Best Interest of the Children
8
3
Role:
Callie Cain
Starring:
Jane Lynch, Lexi Randall, Sally Struthers, Gary Graham
Directed By:
Michael Ray Rhodes
34. Dadah Is Death (1988)
8
3
Dadah Is Death
8
3
Role:
Rachel Goldman
Starring:
Noah Taylor, Julie Christie, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Directed By:
Jerry London
35. The Substance of Fire (1996)
6
4
The Substance of Fire
R
6
4
Role:
Sarah Geldhart
Starring:
Tony Goldwyn, Lee Grant, Viola Davis, Benjamin Ungar, Timothy Hutton, Tom McDermott
Directed By:
Daniel J. Sullivan
36. Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)
5
4
Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story
5
4
Role:
Maggie
Starring:
Anthony Edwards, Dennis Weaver, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Wayne Northrop
Directed By:
Don Taylor
37. The Room Upstairs (1987)
5
4
The Room Upstairs
5
4
Starring:
Linda Hunt, Sam Waterston, Stockard Channing, Joan Allen
Directed By:
Stuart Margolin
38. The Alan King Show (1986)
3
4
The Alan King Show
3
4
Starring:
Dina Merrill, Catherine Keener, Alan King, David Knell
Directed By:
Jim Drake
39. Blue Night (2018)
3
4
Blue Night
3
4
Role:
Vivienne
Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Simon Baker, Renee Zellweger, Renée Zellweger, Taylor Kinney
Directed By:
Fabien Constant
40. Spinning Into Butter (2007)
3
4
Spinning Into Butter
R
3
4
Role:
Sarah Daniels
Starring:
Miranda Richardson, Mykelti Williamson, Becky Ann Baker, Victor Rasuk
Directed By:
Mark Brokaw

TV Shows

A Year in the Life
12
2
A Year in the Life
12
2
Starring:
Alan Arkin, Adam Arkin, Richard Kiley, Brian Benben
The Larry Sanders Show
12
2
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA
12
2
Starring:
Roseanne Barr, Bernadette Peters, Chris Farley, Heidi Klum, Bob Odenkirk, David Spade, David Duchovny
Directed By:
3-2-1 Contact
9
2
3-2-1 Contact
TV-Y7
9
2
Starring:
Danny Aiello, Mel Blanc, Adam Rich, David Quinn
Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
8
3
Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
8
3
Starring:
China Chow, Simon de Pury, Jerry Saltz, Judith Braun, Nao Bustamante
American Playhouse
7
3
American Playhouse
7
3
Starring:
Chris Cooper, Christine Baranski, Jean Simmons, Esther Rolle, Danny Glover, James Whitmore, Ian McShane
Square Pegs
7
3
Square Pegs
TV-G
7
3
Role:
Patty Greene (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Starring:
Bill Murray, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick, John Femia
Directed By:
Kim Friedman, Terry Hughes, James Nasella
Sex and the City
38
15
Sex and the City
TV-14
38
15
Role:
Carrie Bradshaw (94 episodes, 1998-2004)
Starring:
Bridget Moynahan, Lecy Goranson, Alan Cumming, Jerry Stiller, Nathan Lane, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Elizabeth Banks
Directed By:
Michael Patrick King, Allen Coulter, Michael Engler, Michael Spiller, Alan Taylor
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
ABC Afterschool Specials
7
3
ABC Afterschool Specials
7
3
Starring:
Florence Henderson, Amanda Plummer, Rhea Perlman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lauryn Hill, Della Reese, Marisa Tomei
Equal Justice
6
3
Equal Justice
6
3
Starring:
Jane Kaczmarek, Carrie Snodgress, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Tambor, Angela Bassett
Glee
41
19
Glee
TV-PG
41
19
Starring:
Tyra Banks, Gwyneth Paltrow, Helen Mirren, Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Ken Jeong, Chord Overstreet
Directed By:
Divorce
8
4
Divorce
TV-MA
8
4
Role:
Frances (20 episodes, 2016-2018)
Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Molly Shannon, Amy Sedaris, Thomas Haden Church, Talia Balsam
Shalom Sesame
6
3
Shalom Sesame
6
3
Starring:
Joan Rivers, Mary Tyler Moore, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller
Directed By:
Moti Aviram
Hotel
6
3
Hotel
6
3
Starring:
Scatman Crothers, Karen Grassle, Robert Reed, Debbie Reynolds, Connie Stevens, Jane Wyatt, Eddie Albert
Directed By:
2 Dope Queens
4
3
2 Dope Queens
4
3
Starring:
Jessica Williams, Aparna Nancherla, Michelle Buteau, Phoebe Robinson
Sesame Beginnings: Moving Together (2007)
4
3
Sesame Beginnings: Moving Together
TV-Y
4
3
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Bill Barretta, Pam Arciero
Directed By:
Ken Diego, Adam Matalon
Nightcap
4
3
Nightcap
TV-PG
4
3
Starring:
Mariska Hargitay, Julianne Moore, Rosie Perez, Brooke Shields, Paul Rudd, Joel Schumacher, Tracy Pollan
Directed By:
Johnny Milord
Life Without Dick (2002)
2
4
Life Without Dick
PG-13
2
4
Role:
Colleen Gibson
Starring:
David Cross, Harry Connick Jr., Johnny Knoxville, Craig Ferguson, Claudia Schiffer, Teri Garr
Directed By:
Bix Skahill

Animation Movies

Stories from My Childhood
8
3
Stories from My Childhood
8
3
Role:
 Narrator 1 episode, 1998
Starring:
Lacey Chabert, Mickey Rooney, Shirley MacLaine, Rob Lowe, Kirsten Dunst, Tim Curry, James Coburn
Directed By:
Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Roman Kachanov, Lev Atamanov
Drawing Power
6
3
Drawing Power
6
3
Role:
 All Girl Characters (voice) (as Sara Parker)
Starring:
Debbie Allen, Jamie Aff, Bob Kaliban, Kari Page
Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
19
14
Escape from Planet Earth
TV-PG
19
14

Escape from Planet Earth is an animated comedy sci-fi adventure film which tells the story of an Astronaut named Scorch Supernova, who finds himself in a trap after responding to an SOS from a dangerous alien planet.  

Role:
Kira Supernova (voice)
Starring:
William Shatner, Jessica Alba, Chris Parnell, Ricky Gervais, Kaitlin Olson, Bill Hader, George Lopez
Directed By:
Cal Brunker
Owen (1995)
4
4
Owen
4
4
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Don Duga, Irra Duga

Special Appearance/Cameo

The Little Match Girl (1974)
12
3
The Little Match Girl
12
3
Role:
(uncredited)
Starring:
Edwin Brown, Lynsey Baxter, Golda Casimir, Marion Fiddick
Directed By:
Richard Bramall, Tom G. Robertson

Sarah Jessica Parker Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Sex and the City Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2004
Sex and the City Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2002
Sex and the City Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2001
Sex and the City Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2000
Primetime Emmy Awards
Sex and the City Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 2004
Sex and the City Outstanding Comedy Series 2001
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Premium Series Actress 2017