Skip to comments.Top 100 Actresses and Their Best Movies (poll)
Posted on 04/02/2014 3:52:11 PM PDT by EveningStar
These are considered to be the Greatest Actresses in film based on talent, versatility, influence, characterization, charisma, and success in the movie business. (The actors are followed by a movie that showcases their talent.) How many of these great movies have you seen?
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I remember seeing only 21 of these films. :(
Some titles were truncated:
1 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
14 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
16 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
77 - All The King's Men
Wow. Only 9 actresses and 8 films for me. And I’m counting the ones I’ve seen any part of. Of course, most of these movies are “all talk no action” films. You want to keep my interest there needs to be some gunplay or blow up a car once in a while.
Rochelle, Rochelle. The story of a young girl’s strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk.
Though I liked the stage version with Bette Midler better.
I saw 31. Lots of great actresses but most of them I didn’t see in whatever movie was listed for them.
Never watched any of the 5 you listed............
I did not so much disagree with the choice of actresses as what they considered their best movies.
When I say “American Beauty” I knew the list was garbage.
say should have been saw but most probably figured that out.
Hey Henkster, If you don’t want the females on here throwing you their house keys all of the time, you should probably not be letting on that you are one of the great romantics of all time...
No Irene Dunne?
No Lillian Gish?
Wow, I need a life. I’ve seen 72 of them.
I’ve seen at least 86 of the 100.
You mean the ladies don’t go for that? Huh...I never would have guessed.
I was really impressed with Greta Garbo. I saw her in a silent and what she could do with her eyes has never been forgotten by this viewer. She looked this man up and down and dismissed him all with her eyes.
I agree with a lot of the actresses being superb...
But more than half of the ones (that I have seen that particular movie), I disagree that the movies picked were their best roles.
Many of these movies are not the actress’s best. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is not even close to Hepburn’s best.
In GWCTD, Beah Richards gave a superb performance as Mrs. Prentice. Also really enjoyed the innocent Katharine Houghton as Joey Drayton. Those orange pants sure showed off her great 22 year old figure, too.
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Was the understudy for the play adaptation of, Rochelle, Rochelle. The story of a young girls strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk.
I’ve seen 14 of the movies listed, but I’ve seen movies with most all of these actresses. I cannot say that the cited films are necessarily the actresses’ best work.
37/100 for me.
I’ve seen 64 of them, but the performances were certainly not all that great...I mean Demi Moore in GI Jane? Really? But not Marissa Tomei in Vinny? Go figure.
These lists are way too subjective. Best Actress? Calculate the total, inflation adjusted box office. Money talks.
They picked Daryl Hannah and Drew Barrymore, over Helen Hayes and Judi Dench. Give me a break.
Two of the most overrated, overmarketed actresses (and I use that term loosely) that ever existed.
I had seen about 90% of the older films and only about 20% of the newer films. I don’t like Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Haley Barry, or Susan Sarandon. Love all the old movies. Anything by Bette Davis, Jennifer Jones (Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Portrait of Jennie, Love Letters), Elizabeth Taylor (Raintree County all time favorite movie), or Greer Garson (Random Harvest and Goodbye Mr. Chips). I had seen 61.
When I first saw the list it seemed OK tho I thought the movies were awful. After reading of some of the actresses who were left off, I agree with you.
Both the list of actresses and movies is about as bad as one could do without purposely choosing bad ones.
69. I had trouble on the more recent ones.
It was, Gennice.
Ok, Vermont Lt, you still have control of the board...
I’ve seen 39 of them. Yes, some title were truncated...and some were misspelled.
Cate Blanchett was great in “Elizabeth.”
I’ve seen “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” twice. Fascinating film, and Richard Burton’s performance made the movie, IMO.
you have got to be kidding....some of those are classics
Lol,...not that there’s anything wrong with that...
Fascinating, indeed. It was like the horrible car crash on the freeway that you can’t help but stare at. Both Taylor and Burton gave incredible performances.
The plot surprise was pretty evident about one-third of the way through, though.
Cate Blanchett should have been in the top 10. Her performance in Blue Jasmine is one of the best I’ve ever seen.
I got 88, but I do like old movies and anytime I see one on that I haven’t seen, I watch it.
Again, I have seen most of these ladies, but I don’t agree that these are all of their best movies.
I’ve probably seen all of these (I say probably because a couple seem very familiar, but I couldn’t guarantee anything).
That being said, there are a few of these actresses that I think were better in other roles than those listed here.
For instance, Cate Blanchett — an incredibly talented performer — was (in my opinion) better in “Veronica Guerin” than as Elizabeth I (and she was GREAT in that!). Also, I thought Joan Fontaine was better in “Rebecca” than she was in “Suspicion,” though really it could be a toss-up.
I thought the best thing Katherine Hepburn did was “Lion in Winter,” though a close runner-up would be in “The Rainmaker.”
But I do agree that Shirley Booth’s best performance was in “Come Back, Little Sheba.” In my opinion, that was the best performance by any actress in any movie. That was just an incomparable performance.
I got 66.
That’s true; by the end of the movie, you knew the secret already.
Greta Garbo is fabulous in everything.
“The Lion in Winter”.....another great. Anthony Hopkins made his film debut in that one.
“They picked Daryl Hannah and Drew Barrymore, over Helen Hayes and Judi Dench. Give me a break.”
Yeah, no kidding.
Charlie’s Angels? They could not find a better movie for Drew Barrymore?
#2 Meryl Streep.
Most overrated actress of all time. Always looks like she is acting. Every character she plays is Meryl Streep, doing the same poses, over and over.
#94 if you like a tall, leggy hot babe dressed like Daisy Duke. Mira Sorvino is smoking hot in Almighty Aphrodite. It’s a weird woody allen film, but she’s hot. And she talks about sex, she’s a porn star in the film. She is delicious.
I think I've seen 9 of the 100 movies. In some cases I have seen the actress in a different film than the one they list.