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List of Sissy Spacek Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
80
3
Coal Miner's Daughter
PG
80
3

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.

Role:
Loretta Lynn
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens-Liptak, Bill Anderson Jr.
Directed By:
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)
57
6
Carrie
R
57
6

Based on Stephen King’s novel, the film is about Carrie White, a withdrawn, sensitive teenager who is brought up by an overbearing, fanatically religious mother.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.

Role:
Carrie
Starring:
John Travolta, Amy Irving, Piper Laurie, William Katt
Directed By:
3. Missing (1982)
33
4
Missing
PG
33
4

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.  

Role:
Beth Horman
Starring:
Jack Lemmon, Charles Cioffi, Melanie Mayron, John Shea
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
5. Badlands (1973)
24
5
Badlands
PG
24
5

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. 

Role:
Holly
Directed By:
6. The Straight Story (1999)
26
7
The Straight Story
G
26
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. 

Role:
Rose
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter, Donald Wiegert, Richard Farnsworth
Directed By:
7. 3 Women (1977)
19
9
3 Women
PG
19
9

Millie Lammoreaux considers herself to be desirable to men. Pinky Rose, a mysterious teenager and therapist is in awe of Millie's self-confidence. However, gradually Rose seems to be taking over aspects of her personality and they share an increasingly bizarre relationship.

Role:
Pinky Rose
Starring:
Janice Rule, Shelley Duvall, Ruth Nelson, Robert Fortier
Directed By:
8. JFK (1991)
22
6
JFK
R
22
6

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.

Directed By:
9. Raggedy Man (1981)
32
3
Raggedy Man
PG
32
3
Role:
Nita Longley
Starring:
Sam Shepard, Eric Roberts, William Sanderson, Tracey Walter
Directed By:
Jack Fisk
10. In the Bedroom (2001)
22
4
In the Bedroom
R
22
4

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. 

Role:
Ruth Fowler
Starring:
Marisa Tomei, Veronica Cartwright, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, William Mapother
Directed By:
Todd Field
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
11. 'night, Mother (1986)
21
6
'night, Mother
PG-13
21
6
Role:
Jessie Cates
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins, Jennifer Roosendahl
Directed By:
Tom Moore
12. The River (1984)
26
4
The River
PG-13
26
4
Role:
Mae Garvey
Starring:
Mel Gibson, Scott Glenn, Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch
Directed By:
Mark Rydell
13. The Long Walk Home (1990)
17
5
The Long Walk Home
PG
17
5
Role:
Miriam Thompson
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Schultz, Dylan Baker
Directed By:
Richard Pearce
14. Prime Cut (1972)
14
6
Prime Cut
R
14
6
Role:
Poppy
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Angel Tompkins, Gregory Walcott
Directed By:
Michael Ritchie
15. North Country (2005)
12
9
North Country
R
12
9

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.  

Starring:
Charlize Theron, Sean Bean, Frances McDormand, Corey Stoll, Woody Harrelson, Amber Heard, Thomas Curtis
Directed By:
Niki Caro
16. Get Low (2009)
10
4
Get Low
PG-13
10
4

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.

Role:
Mattie Darrow
Starring:
Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Chandler Riggs, Gerald McRaney
Directed By:
Aaron Schneider
17. The Grass Harp (1995)
10
7
The Grass Harp
PG
10
7
Role:
Verena Talbo
Starring:
Charles Durning, Doris Roberts, Walter Matthau, Mary Steenburgen, Jack Lemmon, Edward Furlong, Piper Laurie
Directed By:
Charles Matthau
18. Blast from the Past (1999)
18
4
Blast from the Past
PG-13
18
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. 

Role:
Helen
Starring:
Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Nathan Fillion, Dave Foley
Directed By:
Hugh Wilson
19. Crimes of the Heart (1986)
23
5
Crimes of the Heart
PG-13
23
5
Role:
Babe Magrath
Starring:
Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Tess Harper
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
20. Affliction (1997)
9
4
Affliction
R
9
4

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.  

Starring:
James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Holmes Osborne
Directed By:
Paul Schrader
21. Tuck Everlasting (2002)
14
4
Tuck Everlasting
PG
14
4

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.

Role:
Mae Tuck
Starring:
Elisabeth Shue, Alexis Bledel, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Amy Irving, William Hurt, Jonathan Jackson
Directed By:
Jay Russell
22. Old Man and the Gun (2018)
8
2
Old Man and the Gun
PG-13
8
2

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.

Role:
Jewel
Starring:
Robert Redford, Tom Waits, Elisabeth Moss, Danny Glover, Casey Affleck, John David Washington
Directed By:
David Lowery
23. The Man with Two Brains (1983)
8
5
The Man with Two Brains
R
8
5

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.

Starring:
Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, James Cromwell, Richard Brestoff, David Warner
Directed By:
24. A Home at the End of the World (2004)
7
2
A Home at the End of the World
R
7
2

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.

Starring:
Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Ryan Donowho, Andrew Chalmers
Directed By:
Michael Mayer
25. Welcome to L.A. (1976)
9
1
Welcome to L.A.
R
9
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. 

Starring:
Lauren Hutton, Harvey Keitel, Geraldine Chaplin, Denver Pyle, Viveca Lindfors, Sally Kellerman
Directed By:
Alan Rudolph
26. Nine Lives (2005)
8
4
Nine Lives
R
8
4

Nine Lives is a drama film which revolves around nine different women, as they struggle and try to deal with various problems in their lives, such as parent-child relationships, illness, death, etc.  

Starring:
Dakota Fanning, Amy Brenneman, Holly Hunter, Aidan Quinn, Ian McShane, Glenn Close, Amanda Seyfried
Directed By:
Rodrigo García
27. Hot Rod (2007)
5
4
Hot Rod
PG-13
5
4

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? 

Role:
Marie Powell
Starring:
Andy Samberg, Will Arnett, Isla Fisher, Chris Parnell, Bill Hader, Ian McShane, Jorma Taccone
Directed By:
Akiva Schaffer
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. 

Role:
Carolyn Cassady
Starring:
David Lynch, Nick Nolte, Ray Sharkey, John Heard, Ann Dusenberry
Directed By:
John Byrum
29. Deadfall (2012)
7
3
Deadfall
R
7
3

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.

Starring:
Charlie Hunnam, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde
Directed By:
Stefan Ruzowitzky
30. Ginger in the Morning (1974)
8
0
Ginger in the Morning
PG
8
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.

Role:
Ginger
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Mark Miller, Monte Markham, Susan Oliver
Directed By:
Gordon Wiles
31. Four Christmases (2008)
13
6
Four Christmases
PG-13
13
6

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. 

Role:
Paula
Starring:
Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Favreau, Tim McGraw, Katy Mixon, Kristin Chenoweth, Zachary Gordon
Directed By:
Seth Gordon
32. Gray Matters (2006)
5
3
Gray Matters
PG-13
5
3

Sam and Gray are brother and sister but they are so compatible and inseparable that they are assumed to be a couple. They eventually agree that they need to start a dating life, and therefore, while Sam decides to look for a guy for Gray, Gray decides to look for a suitable girl for her brother.

Starring:
Molly Shannon, Tom Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham
Directed By:
Sue Kramer
33. 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. 

Role:
Evelyn
Starring:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Emily VanCamp, Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, David Dorfman
Directed By:
Hideo Nakata
34. Trading Mom (1994)
6
4
Trading Mom
PG
6
4
Role:
Mommy / Mama / Mom / Natasha
Starring:
Anna Chlumsky, Maureen Stapleton, Aaron Michael Metchik, Asher Metchik
Directed By:
Tia Brelis
35. An American Haunting (2005)
10
1
An American Haunting
10
1

Based on 19th century true events. During 1817-1820, the Bells of Red River, Tennessee, experience unexplained, terrifying incidences that affect a family, especially the youngest daughter, Betsy. After the church condemns John Bell in a land dispute, opponent Kate Batts, known for practicing witchcraft, puts a curse on the family. Despite their efforts, the attacks continue, culminating in the death of a family member. 

Role:
Lucy Bell
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, James D'Arcy, Matthew Marsh, Rachel Hurd-Wood
Directed By:
Courtney Solomon
36. Summer Running: The Race to Cure Breast Cancer (2006)
4
1
Summer Running: The Race to Cure Breast Cancer
4
1
Role:
Mrs. Flora Good
Starring:
Summer Shin, Christa Slotboom
Directed By:
Scott Mactavish
37. Marie (1985)
13
0
Marie
PG-13
13
0
Role:
Marie Ragghianti
Starring:
Jeff Daniels, Morgan Freeman, Keith Szarabajka, Fred Dalton Thompson
Directed By:
Roger Donaldson
38. Violets Are Blue... (1986)
24
1
Violets Are Blue...
PG-13
24
1
Role:
Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
Starring:
Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia, John Kellogg, Jim Standiford
Directed By:
Jack Fisk
39. Lake City (2008)
10
1
Lake City
R
10
1
Role:
Maggie
Starring:
Troy Garity, Drea de Matteo, Dave Matthews, Jason Davis, Alina Phelan, Cheryl Fare
Directed By:
Hunter Hill, Perry Moore
40. Hard Promises (1991)
10
1
Hard Promises
PG
10
1
Role:
Christine Ann Coalter
Starring:
Mare Winningham, Jeff Perry, Brian Kerwin, William Petersen
Directed By:
Martin Davidson

TV Movie(s)

1. The Migrants (1974)
6
5
The Migrants
6
5
Role:
Wanda Trimpin
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Cindy Williams, Ron Howard, Ed Lauter
Directed By:
Tom Gries
2. The Girls of Huntington House (1973)
6
4
The Girls of Huntington House
6
4
Role:
Sara
Starring:
Shirley Jones, William Windom, Mercedes McCambridge, Pamela Sue Martin
Directed By:
Alf Kjellin
3. If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
7
3
If These Walls Could Talk
R
7
3
Starring:
Demi Moore, Craig T. Nelson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Anne Heche, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener
Directed By:
Cher, Nancy Savoca
4. Katherine (1975)
5
3
Katherine
TV-14
5
3
Role:
Katherine Alman
Starring:
Todd Bridges, Julie Kavner, Jane Wyatt, Art Carney, Henry Winkler
Directed By:
Jeremy Kagan
5. Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)
14
1
Pictures of Hollis Woods
14
1
Role:
Josie Cahill
Starring:
Alfre Woodard, James Tupper, Jodelle Ferland, Ridge Canipe
Directed By:
Tony Bill
6. A Place for Annie (1994)
14
0
A Place for Annie
PG
14
0
Role:
Susan Lansing
Starring:
Mary-Louise Parker, S. Epatha Merkerson, Joan Plowright, Jack Noseworthy
Directed By:
John Gray
7. The Good Old Boys (1995)
9
0
The Good Old Boys
9
0
Role:
Spring Renfro
Starring:
Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Frances McDormand, Sam Shepard, Terry Kinney
Directed By:
Tommy Lee Jones
8. Last Call (2002)
6
1
Last Call
6
1
Role:
Zelda Fitzgerald
Starring:
Neve Campbell, Jeremy Irons, Shannon Lawson, Paul Hecht
Directed By:
Henry Bromell
9. A Private Matter (1992)
7
0
A Private Matter
PG-13
7
0
Role:
Sherri Finkbine
Starring:
Carla Gugino, William H. Macy, Aidan Quinn, Sheila McCarthy, Leon Russom, Estelle Parsons
Directed By:
Joan Micklin Silver
10. Gimme Shelter (2010)
5
1
Gimme Shelter
5
1
Starring:
Janeane Garofalo, Michael Beach, John Harrington Bland, Christa Beth Campbell
Directed By:
Christopher Chulack
11. Beyond the Call (1996)
10
1
Beyond the Call
R
10
1
Role:
Pam O'Brien
Starring:
Arliss Howard, David Strathairn, Janet Wright, Lindsay Murrell
Directed By:
Tony Bill
12. Midwives (2001)
8
6
Midwives
8
6
Role:
Sibyl Danforth
Starring:
Alison Pill, Peter Dvorsky, Peter Coyote, Terry Kinney
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
13. Songs in Ordinary Time (2000)
5
0
Songs in Ordinary Time
5
0
Role:
Marie Fermoyle
Starring:
Beau Bridges, Tom Guiry, Keir Dullea, Careena Melia
Directed By:
Rod Holcomb

Animation(s)

Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992)
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories
Starring:
Rhea Perlman, Jean Stapleton, Martin Short, Dudley Moore, James Earl Jones, Christian Slater, Michael J. Fox
Directed By:
Art Leonardi

TV Shows and Videos

Great Performances (1971)
Great Performances
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Claudine Auger, Bernadette Peters, Hal Holbrook, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Ralph Fiennes
Directed By:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
Bloodline (2015)
Bloodline
TV-MA
Role:
Sally Rayburn
Starring:
John Leguizamo, Jacinda Barrett, Ben Mendelsohn, Kyle Chandler, Sam Shepard, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz
Directed By:
Jean de Segonzac, Mario Van Peebles, Mikael Håfström, Michael Morris, Ed Bianchi
The Waltons (1971)
The Waltons
TV-G
Starring:
Patricia Neal, Melody Thomas Scott, Eric Stoltz, John Ritter, Gloria Stuart, Jonathan Banks, George Dzundza
Directed By:
Harry Harris, Philip Leacock, Ralph Waite, Lawrence Dobkin, Gwen Arner
Castle Rock (2018)
Castle Rock
TV-MA
Starring:
Melanie Lynskey, Mamie Gummer, Scott Glenn, Terry O'Quinn
Directed By:
Daniel Attias, Michael Uppendahl, Ana Lily Amirpour
Big Love (2006)
Big Love
TV-MA
Starring:
Bella Thorne, Aaron Paul, Adam Beach, Matt Lanter, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lyndsy Fonseca, Bill Paxton
Directed By:
Daniel Attias, David Petrarca, Adam Davidson, David Knoller, Michael Lehmann
The Rookies (1972)
The Rookies
Starring:
William Shatner, Eric Braeden, Ray Walston, Elinor Donahue, Della Reese, James Woods, Laurence Luckinbill
Directed By:
Phil Bondelli, E.W. Swackhamer, Leonard Horn, Harry Falk, Gene Nelson
Night Sky (2022)
Night Sky
UA 16+
Role:
Irene York
Streets of Laredo (1995)
Streets of Laredo
Role:
Lorena
Starring:
James Garner, George Carlin, Randy Quaid, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
Love, American Style (1969)
Love, American Style
Starring:
Bob Denver, John Amos, Anne Meara, Alice Ghostley, Steve Allen, Connie Stevens, Flip Wilson
Directed By:
Charles R. Rondeau, Bruce Bilson, Leslie H. Martinson, Gary Nelson, Richard Michaels

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