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List of Sissy Spacek Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
49
2
Coal Miner's Daughter
PG
49
2

Loretta Webb is the daughter of a poor coal miner who gets married at the age of fifteen. When her husband recognizes her musical talent, he encourages her to become a musician and over time, she rises to become a star.

As:
Cast
Role:
Loretta Lynn
Director:
Genres:
Music, Musical, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak, Bill Anderson Jr.
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
2. Carrie (1976)
37
5
Carrie
R
37
5

Based on Stephen King’s novel, the film is about Carrie White, a withdrawn, sensitive teenager who is brought up by an overbearing, fanatically religious mother. A target of taunts at school, she often receives help from her gym teacher. When Carrie gets bullied and humiliated at the senior prom, she unleashes her newly found telekinetic powers, leading to terrible consequences.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carrie
Director:
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Amy Irving, Piper Laurie, William Katt
3. Missing (1982)
25
3
Missing
PG
25
3

This biographical suspense drama film revolves around US businessman Ed Horman, who arrives in Chile to find Charles, his son, a politically left leaning journalist, who has been missing since there was a military coup.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Beth Horman
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
History, Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jack Lemmon, Charles Cioffi, Melanie Mayron, John Shea
4. Badlands (1973)
18
3
Badlands
PG
18
3

During 1950s in a small town of South Dakota, teenaged Holly and somewhat-older garbage-collector, Kit, fall in love. Kit fatally shoots Holly’s father when he takes objection to their relationship. Holly leaves with Kit, making it appear that they died in house fire. But a bounty is declared on their head as they continue killing people while heading towards Badlands of Montana. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Holly
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama
6. 3 Women (1977)
13
7
3 Women
PG
13
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Pinky Rose
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Janice Rule, Shelley Duvall, Ruth Nelson, Robert Fortier
7. JFK (1991)
16
3
JFK
R
16
3

Based on the assassination of the former U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, JFK centres around a New Orleans lawyer, Jim Garrison, who sets about investigating the mystery behind the assassination while battling opposition from the government. Widely acclaimed as well as heavily criticized, this political drama stars Kevin Costner as Garrison and delves deeper into the assassination of the former president.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, History
8. Raggedy Man (1981)
28
2
Raggedy Man
PG
28
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nita Longley
Director:
Jack Fisk
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Shepard, Eric Roberts, William Sanderson, Tracey Walter
9. The Straight Story (1999)
14
7
The Straight Story
G
14
7

After finding out that his estranged brother is critically ill, Alvin Straight, a 73 year old man decides to visit him riding a lawn mower, as he is unable to drive. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rose
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter, Donald Wiegert, Richard Farnsworth
10. In the Bedroom (2001)
13
2
In the Bedroom
R
13
2

Matt Fowler is a doctor, who lives in Maine, with his wife Ruth, a music teacher. Their son is having a love affair with an older single mother, having two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. They all eventually find themselves in an unimaginable tragedy. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruth Fowler
Director:
Todd Field
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Marisa Tomei, Veronica Cartwright, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, William Mapother
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
11. 'night, Mother (1986)
13
4
'night, Mother
PG-13
13
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jessie Cates
Director:
Tom Moore
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins, Jennifer Roosendahl
12. Prime Cut (1972)
13
3
Prime Cut
R
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Poppy
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Angel Tompkins, Gregory Walcott
13. The Long Walk Home (1990)
12
3
The Long Walk Home
PG
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Miriam Thompson
Director:
Richard Pearce
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Schultz, Dylan Baker
14. The River (1984)
20
3
The River
PG-13
20
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mae Garvey
Director:
Mark Rydell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mel Gibson, Scott Glenn, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch
15. North Country (2005)
9
6
North Country
R
9
6

Josey Aimes runs away from her husband after she suffers sexual abuse and violence for a long time. Despite her father’s disapproval, she starts working at a mine, in order to support her two children.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Niki Caro
Genres:
Drama
17. Get Low (2009)
6
3
Get Low
PG-13
6
3

Get Low is a drama film which tells the story of a hermit in Tennessee living in the 1930s, who threw his own funeral party, while being still alive.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mattie Darrow
Director:
Aaron Schneider
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
18. Old Man and the Gun (2018)
6
0
Old Man and the Gun
PG-13
6
0

Old Man and the Gun is a biographical crime drama comedy film which tells the story of Forrest Tucker, an infamous criminal and escape artist, who is able to break out of San Quentin State Prison, living all authorities confused. He soon embarks on a crime spree, which puts a detective hot on his trail.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jewel
Director:
David Lowery
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
19. Crimes of the Heart (1986)
18
1
Crimes of the Heart
PG-13
18
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Babe Magrath
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
20. Affliction (1997)
7
3
Affliction
R
7
3

Wade is a cop in a small town going through several problems in his life. He starts to investigate a suspicious hunting incident and gets obsessed with proving that the death is not an accident but a murder.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Schrader
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
21. Tuck Everlasting (2002)
12
3
Tuck Everlasting
PG
12
3

Winnie Foster is a teen girl who is not happy with her family. While wandering the woods near her home, she meets a young man named Jesse Tuck, with whom she falls in love. His family is also very kind and generous who take her in as one of their own. However, there is more to than what meets the eye.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mae Tuck
Director:
Jay Russell
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
22. A Home at the End of the World (2004)
7
1
A Home at the End of the World
R
7
1

Bobby and Jonathan are good friends, but their lives get quite complicated when Jonathan’s wife seduces Bobby and gets pregnant with his baby. Things even get worse after Jonathan discovers that he has AIDS.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Mayer
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Ryan Donowho, Andrew Chalmers
23. The Man with Two Brains (1983)
7
4
The Man with Two Brains
R
7
4

The Man with Two Brains is a black comedy science fiction film which revolves around a brain surgeon whose life turns upside down when he gets married to a cunning and manipulative woman. Things get even more complicated when he falls in love with a talking brain.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Martin, James Cromwell, Kathleen Turner, Richard Brestoff, David Warner
24. Welcome to L.A. (1976)
8
1
Welcome to L.A.
R
8
1

Carroll Barber arrives in Los Angeles to record an album. His aging manager, Susan, wants to rekindle their old relationship. But Carroll turns out to be a womanizer sleeping with one woman after another. Ultimately, he is rejected by everyone and finds that the album will not be finished. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Rudolph
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Lauren Hutton, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Denver Pyle, Viveca Lindfors, Sally Kellerman
26. Blast from the Past (1999)
11
4
Blast from the Past
PG-13
11
4

Son of an eccentric inventor, naïve Adam Weber spent all 35 years of his life in a nuclear fallout shelter and grew up on all things old-world. When the locks of the shelter open, Adam goes out to get supplies, and meets Eve, a modern girl, who is initially irritated with his simplicity and old-fashioned manners, but soon finds him interesting. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Helen
Director:
Hugh Wilson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance
27. Hot Rod (2007)
5
3
Hot Rod
PG-13
5
3

Rod Kimble is a self-proclaimed stuntman who wants to live up-to the legacy of his deceased stuntman father; but gets only mockery from step-father Frank. When Frank needs heart surgery, Rod plans to raise money by his biggest stunt yet - jumping over 15 school buses with moped. Also, his secret crush, Denise is back home. Can he manage to avoid humiliation? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Marie Powell
Director:
Akiva Schaffer
Genres:
Comedy
28. Heart Beat (1980)
5
3
Heart Beat
R
5
3

Based on the autobiography by American writer Carolyn Cassady, film explores her relationship with her husband, Neal Cassady, a major figure in 1950s’ Beat Generation and novelist Jack Kerouac. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Carolyn Cassady
Director:
John Byrum
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Lynch, Nick Nolte, Ray Sharkey, John Heard, Ann Dusenberry
29. Deadfall (2012)
7
2
Deadfall
R
7
2

Addison and Liza, siblings on the run in Michigan after a failed casino heist, decide to cross the US-Canada border and part ways. On her way, Liza meets and falls in love with Jay, a newly-released from prison former boxer,  on his way home for Thanksgiving.

As:
Cast
Director:
Stefan Ruzowitzky
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
30. Ginger in the Morning (1974)
7
0
Ginger in the Morning
PG
7
0

A young and attractive hitchhiker named Ginger meets a recently divorced middle-aged advertising executive.  He is inspired by Ginger’s free spirited independence, while Ginger finds herself drawn to his old-fashioned romanticism.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ginger
Director:
Gordon Wiles
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Slim Pickens, Mark Miller, Monte Markham, Susan Oliver
32. Four Christmases (2008)
8
4
Four Christmases
PG-13
8
4

Coming from dysfunctional families, both Brad and Kate have resolved not to marry or have kids. Every Christmas, they travel abroad in order to avoid visiting their parents, all of whom have remarried. But when their plan to visit Fiji falls apart, they have no other option but to visit their four sets of parents, a visit which changes them for good. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Paula
Director:
Seth Gordon
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
33. Trading Mom (1994)
6
3
Trading Mom
PG
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mommy / Mama / Mom / Natasha
Director:
Tia Brelis
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Anna Chlumsky, Maureen Stapleton, Aaron Michael Metchik, Asher Metchik
34. The Ring Two (2005)
7
3
The Ring Two
PG-13
7
3

The second installment in The Ring franchise finds the vicious demonic spirit Samara Morgan haunting Rachel Keller and taking possession of her son Aidan in order to make Rachel her new mother. As Rachel tries to find a way to save her son and herself, Samara unleashes hell on everyone. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Evelyn
Director:
Hideo Nakata
Genres:
Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
35. An American Haunting (2005)
9
1
An American Haunting
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy Bell
Director:
Courtney Solomon
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, James D'Arcy, Matthew Marsh, Rachel Hurd-Wood
36. Summer Running: The Race to Cure Breast Cancer (2006)
4
0
Summer Running: The Race to Cure Breast Cancer
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Flora Good
Director:
Scott Mactavish
Star Cast:
Summer Shin, Christa Slotboom
37. Marie (1985)
11
0
Marie
PG-13
11
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Marie Ragghianti
Director:
Roger Donaldson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeff Daniels, Morgan Freeman, Keith Szarabajka, Fred Dalton Thompson
38. Violets Are Blue... (1986)
18
0
Violets Are Blue...
PG-13
18
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
Director:
Jack Fisk
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Bonnie Bedelia, Kevin Kline, John Kellogg, Jim Standiford
39. Lake City (2008)
10
1
Lake City
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie
Director:
Hunter Hill, Perry Moore
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Drea de Matteo, Troy Garity, Dave Matthews, Jason Davis, Alina Phelan, Cheryl Fare
40. Hard Promises (1991)
10
1
Hard Promises
PG
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Christine Ann Coalter
Director:
Martin Davidson
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mare Winningham, Jeff Perry, Brian Kerwin, William Petersen

TV Movie(s)

2. The Girls of Huntington House (1973)
5
4
The Girls of Huntington House
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Sara
Director:
Alf Kjellin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Shirley Jones, William Windom, Mercedes McCambridge, Pamela Sue Martin
4. Katherine (1975)
5
3
Katherine
TV-14
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Katherine Alman
Director:
Jeremy Kagan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Todd Bridges, Julie Kavner, Jane Wyatt, Henry Winkler, Art Carney
5. Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)
13
1
Pictures of Hollis Woods
13
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Josie Cahill
Director:
Tony Bill
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alfre Woodard, James Tupper, Jodelle Ferland, Ridge Canipe
6. A Place for Annie (1994)
11
0
A Place for Annie
PG
11
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Lansing
Director:
John Gray
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mary-Louise Parker, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joan Plowright, Jack Noseworthy
8. Last Call (2002)
6
1
Last Call
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Zelda Fitzgerald
Director:
Henry Bromell
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Neve Campbell, Jeremy Irons, Shannon Lawson, Paul Hecht
9. A Private Matter (1992)
7
0
A Private Matter
PG-13
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sherri Finkbine
Director:
Joan Micklin Silver
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carla Gugino, William H. Macy, Aidan Quinn, Sheila McCarthy, Leon Russom, Estelle Parsons
10. Gimme Shelter (2010)
5
1
Gimme Shelter
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Chulack
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Janeane Garofalo, Michael Beach, John Harrington Bland, Christa Beth Campbell
11. Beyond the Call (1996)
10
1
Beyond the Call
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Pam O'Brien
Director:
Tony Bill
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Arliss Howard, David Strathairn, Janet Wright, Lindsay Murrell
12. Midwives (2001)
7
5
Midwives
7
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Sibyl Danforth
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Alison Pill, Peter Dvorsky, Peter Coyote, Terry Kinney
13. Songs in Ordinary Time (2000)
5
0
Songs in Ordinary Time
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Marie Fermoyle
Director:
Rod Holcomb
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Beau Bridges, Tom Guiry, Keir Dullea, Careena Melia

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Castle Rock (2018)
Castle Rock
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Attias, Michael Uppendahl, Ana Lily Amirpour
Genres:
Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Mamie Gummer, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Glenn, Terry O'Quinn

Sissy Spacek Awards

Academy Awards
Coal Miner's Daughter Best Actress in a Leading Role 1981
Golden Globe Awards
In the Bedroom Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2002
Crimes of the Heart Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1987
Coal Miner's Daughter Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1981