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List of Vera Farmiga Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Departed (2006)
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15
The Departed
R
80
15

This Academy Award-winning crime drama is a tale of two newly graduated officers from Massachusetts State Police Academy. Billy Costigan goes undercover to gain the trust of Irish-American mobster Frank Costello, while Costello's protégé Colin Sullivan joins the police as his informer. Chaos ensues as both try to expose the other in order to survive.

Directed By:
2. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
20
6
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
PG-13
20
6

A tragedy war drama depicting the horrors of a Nazi camp, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, is a Holocaust film, based on John Boyne’s eponymous novel. The main characters of the story are two boys of 8 years – Shmuel, who plays the title role of a Jewish prisoner and Bruno, who is the son of the Nazi commander.

Role:
Mother
Starring:
Asa Butterfield, Rupert Friend, Zac Mattoon O'Brien, Domonkos Németh, Henry Kingsmill
Directed By:
Mark Herman
4. The Conjuring (2013)
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11
The Conjuring
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33
11

Roger and Carolyn Perron move into their new home in Harrisville, Rhode Island, along with their daughters. Within a short time, they start to experience paranormal events. Fearing that there is a dark presence lurking in the house, they decide to call Ed and Lorraine Warren, two paranormal investigators, to find out what’s going on.

Role:
Lorraine Warren
Starring:
Lili Taylor, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell
Directed By:
James Wan
6. Up in the Air (2009)
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10
Up in the Air
R
25
10

Ryan Bingham, a professional downsizing expert, constantly travels across the country, sometimes meeting Alex, another frequent flier, and is close to achieving ten million frequent flyer miles. However, his lifestyle is threatened when his ambitious new colleague, Natalie, proposes termination via videoconferencing to cut expense, and Ryan must prove the importance of doing his job in-person.

Role:
Alex Goran
Directed By:
Jason Reitman
7. The Judge (2014)
18
6
The Judge
R
18
6

The Judge is a crime-drama film that revolves around a father-son duo, where the son is a successful city lawyer and the father is a judge in a small-town court. The son, played by Robert Downey Jr., decides to defend his father in court after discovering that his ageing father is convicted of murder and suffering from memory loss.

Role:
Samantha Powell
Directed By:
David Dobkin
8. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
22
8
The Conjuring 2
R
22
8
Role:
Lorraine Warren
Starring:
Frances O'Connor, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Lauren Esposito
Directed By:
James Wan
9. Running Scared (2006)
14
4
Running Scared
R
14
4

A minor mob-hand, Joey Gazelle, is told to dispose of the guns that killed corrupt cops during a drug-operation bust. Joey’s 10-year old neighboring boy steals the gun and runs away after shooting his abusive step-father, a member of rival Russian mob. With the mobsters and cops chasing him, Joey tears through the risky underworld grid of criminals to retrieve the gun. 

Role:
Teresa Gazelle
Starring:
Paul Walker, Chazz Palminteri, Cameron Bright, Karel Roden
Directed By:
Wayne Kramer
10. Nothing But the Truth (2008)
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3
Nothing But the Truth
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10
3

Nothing But the Truth is a mystery drama film, which revolves around Rachel Armstrong, a journalist, who pens a story that divulges the identity of a secret CIA agent. She also refuses to reveal her source, and therefore she is eventually put in jail.  

Role:
Erica Van Doren
Directed By:
Rod Lurie
11. Orphan (2009)
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8
Orphan
R
18
8

Kate and John adopt a nine-year-old Russian girl, Esther, after the loss of their third child. Esther mingles well with the family but Kate realises that there is something strange about the girl. John disagrees with his wife but Kate soon discovers Esther’s real identity and her horrid past. She now has to protect her family, but is it too late?

Role:
Kate
Starring:
Isabelle Fuhrman, Peter Sarsgaard, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett
Directed By:
Jaume Collet-Serra
12. Return to Paradise (1998)
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3
Return to Paradise
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8
3

Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three close friends who are on a vacation in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually decide to leave for New York, to pursue new careers, but Lewis decides to stay to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that Lewis has been arrested for drug possession, as a result of their past actions, and is now scheduled for execution.  

Role:
Kerrie
Starring:
Vince Vaughn, Joaquin Phoenix, Jada Pinkett Smith, Anne Heche
Directed By:
Joseph Ruben
13. Skin (2019)
9
3
Skin
R
9
3
Role:
Shareen
Starring:
Jamie Bell, Bill Camp, Louisa Krause, Daniel Henshall
Directed By:
Guy Nattiv
14. Closer to the Moon (2014)
8
3
Closer to the Moon
8
3
Role:
Alice
Starring:
Mark Strong, Anton Lesser, Harry Lloyd, Joe Armstrong
Directed By:
Nae Caranfil
15. Safe House (2012)
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8
Safe House
R
16
8

After criminal Tobin Frost acquires a data storage device for an MI6 agent, he is attacked by mercenaries. He surrenders to the American consulate, who place him in a safe house under rookie agent Matt Weston. The two men then try to survive assassins and the CIA while uncovering the truth. 

Role:
Catherine Linklater
Starring:
Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Joel Kinnaman, Sam Shepard
Directed By:
Daniel Espinosa
16. Down to the Bone (2004)
7
3
Down to the Bone
R
7
3
Role:
Irene
Starring:
Nancy Juvonen, Hugh Dillon, Clint Jordan, Caridad 'La Bruja' De La Luz, Jasper Daniels
Directed By:
Debra Granik
17. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
11
5
The Manchurian Candidate
R
11
5

Gulf War veteran Major Bennett ‘Ben’ Marco starts looking into his past after experiencing vivid dreams. While investigating his friend, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw, now a senator, who was also part of the same mission, Marco unveils a conspiracy by elite politicians and the Manchurian Global corporation. 

Starring:
Meryl Streep, Jon Voight, Miguel Ferrer, Roger Corman, Anthony Mackie, Liev Schreiber, Bruno Ganz
Directed By:
18. Dummy (2002)
7
3
Dummy
R
7
3

Steven is a recently unemployed man who is quite introverted, and has difficulty expressing himself. He discovers that he has a knack for ventriloquism. When his best friend Fangora, an aspiring punk rock singer, finds a platform where she can showcase her talent, Steven also uses it to exhibit his art with his puppet.

Role:
Lorena
Starring:
Milla Jovovich, Jared Harris, Adrien Brody, Ron Leibman, Illeana Douglas, Jessica Walter
Directed By:
Greg Pritikin
19. Breaking and Entering (2006)
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4
Breaking and Entering
R
8
4

Miro is a teen who is hired by a group of thieves to help them break in and steal computers from an architectural firm owned by Will Francis. Will eventually finds out about Miro, who is living a humble life with his mother Amira, but decides not to report to the police.    

Starring:
Juliette Binoche, Jude Law, Ed Westwick, Robin Wright, Martin Freeman
Directed By:
Anthony Minghella
20. At Middleton (2013)
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3
At Middleton
R
8
3

Edith Martin, a retailer, and her daughter Audrey, arrive for a campus tour of the Middleton College, where they meet George Hartman, a surgeon, who has arrived with his unmotivated son Conrad. Edith and George borrow two bikes and explore the campus by themselves, and in the process they emotionally connect with one another.

Role:
Edith Martin
Starring:
Tom Skerritt, Taissa Farmiga, Andy Garcia, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Nicholas Braun
Directed By:
Adam Rodgers
21. Neverwas (2005)
7
3
Neverwas
PG-13
7
3

Zach Riley is a psychiatrist who leaves his job at a prestigious university in order to take up a position at a privately run mental institution. However, he is unaware of the fact that this is the very place where his novelist father had spent many years of his life, while he used to battle against chronic depression.

Starring:
Alan Cumming, Nick Nolte, Brittany Murphy, Michael Moriarty, Jessica Lange, Ian McKellen, Aaron Eckhart
Directed By:
Joshua Michael Stern
22. Never Forever (2007)
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5
Never Forever
R
8
5
Role:
Sophie Lee
Starring:
David Lee McInnis, Joseph Y. Kim, Shirley Roeca, Steve Greenstean
Directed By:
Gina Kim
23. The Commuter (2018)
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10
The Commuter
PG-13
12
10

Ex- NYPD cop Michael MacCauley is now an insurance agent and commutes to and from his home by the same train. One day while returning home, he is contacted by a mysterious woman who offers him a large sum for locating an unknown passenger called "Prynne”, who is supposed to be carrying stolen items. He accepts the money; but soon finds that he has become involved in a life threatening situation. 

Starring:
Liam Neeson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Sam Neill
Directed By:
Jaume Collet-Serra
24. The Many Saints of Newark (2021)
8
8
The Many Saints of Newark
R
8
8

A prequel to the well-known crime drama series The Sopranos, this film revolves around a violent gang war in the 1960s, which is shown from the perspectives of Dickie Moltisanti, as well as his teen nephew Tony Soprano.

Role:
Livia Soprano
Starring:
Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll
25. Dust (2001)
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3
Dust
R
7
3
Starring:
Joseph Fiennes, Adrian Lester, David Wenham, Rosemary Murphy
Directed By:
Milcho Manchevski
26. Higher Ground (2011)
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3
Higher Ground
R
7
3
Role:
Corinne Walker
Starring:
Boyd Holbrook, Dagmara Dominczyk, Taissa Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Norbert Leo Butz, Michael Chernus
Directed By:
Vera Farmiga
27. 15 Minutes (2001)
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4
15 Minutes
R
9
4

Two eastern European ex convicts arrive in New York City to collect their share of spoils from a past heist. On being refused, one of them kills their old partner, while the other shoots the whole incident with a stolen video camera.  Before any step can be taken, an escort is murdered in the same manner.  Will the assigning officers be able to solve the case? 

Starring:
Robert De Niro, Kelsey Grammer, Charlize Theron, Kim Cattrall, Edward Burns
Directed By:
John Herzfeld
28. The Front Runner (2018)
7
4
The Front Runner
R
7
4

The Front Runner is a biographical political drama film which tells the story of Gary Hart, a US senator, who decides to run for Presidency in 1987. However, things get complicated for him, when the paparazzi sheds light on an extramarital love affair that he had with Donna Rice.

Starring:
Mike Judge, Kevin Pollak, Courtney Ford, Hugh Jackman, J.K. Simmons
Directed By:
Jason Reitman
29. Quid Pro Quo (2008)
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3
Quid Pro Quo
R
6
3
Starring:
Ashlie Atkinson, Nick Stahl, Jessica Hecht, Jacob Pitts
Directed By:
Carlos Brooks
30. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
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17
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
PG-13
12
17

After King Ghidorah and Rodan awaken several other Titans to destroy the World, the members of Monarch, a crypto-zoological organization, has no other option but to rely on the Godzilla and Mothra to save humanity.  

Starring:
Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Ziyi Zhang, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe
Directed By:
Michael Dougherty
31. Captive State (2019)
8
7
Captive State
PG-13
8
7

Captive State is a horror science fiction film which revolves around a young man named Gabriel, who decides to take a stand against alien rule, ten years after they invade to take over Earth. However, the fight is going to be harder than he expects.

Starring:
Alan Ruck, John Goodman, Ben Daniels, Kevin Dunn, Jonathan Majors
Directed By:
Rupert Wyatt
32. Henry's Crime (2010)
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4
Henry's Crime
R
9
4

Henry’s Crime is a comedy crime film which revolves around Henry, a man without a purpose, who is arrested for robbing a bank, a crime which he had not committed. However, after he gets out of prison, he decides to rob the very same bank.  

Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Judy Greer, Peter Stormare, Bill Duke, Fisher Stevens
Directed By:
Malcolm Venville
33. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
8
9
Annabelle Comes Home
R
8
9
Role:
Lorraine Warren
Starring:
Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife
Directed By:
Gary Dauberman
34. Special Correspondents (2016)
9
4
Special Correspondents
TV-MA
9
4

Special Correspondents is a satirical comedy film which revolves around two radio journalists who plan a scheme to fake their kidnappings during a rebel uprising in South America.

Role:
Eleanor
Starring:
Eric Bana, Ricky Gervais, Benjamin Bratt, America Ferrera, Kevin Pollak, Kelly Macdonald
Directed By:
35. Joshua (2007)
8
4
Joshua
R
8
4

After the arrival of a newborn girl in a family, their nine -year old son starts to feel neglected. He soon starts to distance himself from his parents, and also starts to show sociopathic behavior.

Role:
Abby Cairn
Starring:
Sam Rockwell, Michael McKean, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts
Directed By:
George Ratliff
36. Goats (2012)
14
4
Goats
R
14
4
Role:
Wendy
Starring:
Adelaide Kane, Keri Russell, Minnie Driver, David Duchovny, Dakota Johnson, Anthony Anderson, Alan Ruck
Directed By:
Christopher Neil
37. In Tranzit (2008)
6
8
In Tranzit
R
6
8
Role:
Natalia
Starring:
John Malkovich, Daniel Brühl, Thomas Kretschmann, Natalie Press
Directed By:
Tom Roberts
38. The Opportunists (2000)
7
3
The Opportunists
R
7
3
Starring:
Cyndi Lauper, Donal Logue, Christopher Walken, Peter McDonald, Anne Pitoniak, Kate Burton, Jim Mayzik
Directed By:
Myles Connell
39. Snow White (2001)
6
4
Snow White
6
4
Role:
Josephine
Starring:
Kristin Kreuk, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, Tom Irwin
Directed By:
Caroline Thompson
40. Autumn in New York (2000)
6
4
Autumn in New York
PG-13
6
4

Will Keane, a successful nearly-50 restaurateur, is a womanizer with no belief in love or commitment. When he meets the 22-year-old free-spirited Charlotte Fielding, who reveals her terminal illness after their first night together, he finds himself getting intrigued by unpredictable Charlotte. The blooming love brings unexpected changes….she tries to fight for her life, while love teaches him to accept responsibilities of life. 

Role:
Lisa Tyler
Starring:
Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Elaine Stritch, Anthony LaPaglia
Directed By:
Joan Chen
41. Mind the Gap (2004)
9
3
Mind the Gap
R
9
3
Starring:
Elizabeth Reaser, Alan King, Eric Schaeffer, Charles Parnell
Directed By:
Eric Schaeffer
42. The Escape (2016)
7
3
The Escape
7
3
Role:
Dr. Nora Phillips
Starring:
Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal, Michael Brown
Directed By:
Neill Blomkamp
43. Burn Your Maps (2016)
8
3
Burn Your Maps
PG-13
8
3
Role:
Alise
Starring:
Ramon Rodriguez, Marton Csokas, Virginia Madsen, Jacob Tremblay
Directed By:
Jordan Roberts
44. Rose Hill (1997)
7
3
Rose Hill
PG
7
3
Starring:
Jennifer Garner, Justin Chambers, Tristan Tait, Zak Orth
Directed By:
Christopher Cain
45. The Hard Easy (2006)
5
3
The Hard Easy
R
5
3
Role:
Dr. Charlie Brooks
Starring:
William Gary Busey, David Boreanaz, Bruce Dern, Nick Lachey, Peter Weller, Henry Thomas
Directed By:
Ari Ryan
46. The Vintner's Luck (2009)
5
3
The Vintner's Luck
R
5
3
Starring:
Eric Godon, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jérémie Renier, Vania Vilers
Directed By:
Niki Caro
47. Boundaries (2018)
6
4
Boundaries
R
6
4
Role:
Laura
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Peter Fonda, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale
Directed By:
Shana Feste
48. Love in the Time of Money (2002)
7
3
Love in the Time of Money
R
7
3
Role:
Greta
Starring:
Rosario Dawson, Adrian Grenier, Steve Buscemi, Domenick Lombardozzi, Jill Hennessy, Malcolm Gets
Directed By:
Peter Mattei

Director

Higher Ground (2011)
10
6
Higher Ground
R
10
6
Starring:
Boyd Holbrook, Dagmara Dominczyk, Taissa Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Norbert Leo Butz, Michael Chernus
Directed By:
Vera Farmiga

TV Shows

Bates Motel
33
10
Bates Motel
TV-MA
33
10
Role:
Norma Louise Bates
Starring:
Nicola Peltz, Michael Vartan, Nestor Carbonell, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke
Directed By:
Nestor Carbonell, Phil Abraham, Tucker Gates, Roxann Dawson, Tim Southam
Law & Order
16
4
Law & Order
TV-14
16
4
Starring:
Katheryn Winnick, Debra Winger, Sarah Rafferty, Werner Klemperer, January Jones, Zoe Saldana, Daniella Alonso
Directed By:
Touching Evil
9
2
Touching Evil
9
2
Role:
Detective Susan Branca
Starring:
Kevin Durand, Bradley Cooper, Jeffrey Donovan, Zach Grenier, Brian Markinson
Directed By:
Allen Hughes, Rod Hardy
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
10
4
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
TV-MA
10
4
Starring:
Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Essie Davis, Greg Kinnear, Bryan Cranston, Geraldine Chaplin, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Directed By:
Roar
7
3
Roar
7
3
Role:
Catlin
Starring:
Heath Ledger, Joe Bugner, Keri Russell, Lisa Zane, Sebastian Roché, John Saint Ryan
Directed By:
Ian Toynton, Jefery Levy
Trinity
6
3
Trinity
6
3
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Sarah Hyland, Bobby Cannavale, Dennis Boutsikaris, Alicia Coppola
Directed By:
Christopher Misiano, R.W. Goodwin, Michael Caton-Jones, Anthony Drazan
UC: Undercover
7
3
UC: Undercover
7
3
Role:
Alex Cross
Starring:
Donnie Wahlberg, Angie Everhart, Paula Malcomson, Ving Rhames, Oded Fehr, Jon Seda, Bruklin Harris
Directed By:
Tony Bill, Terrence O'Hara, Shane Salerno

Vera Farmiga Awards

People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Cable TV Actress 2017