The Best Gena Rowlands Movies

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List of the best Gena Rowlands movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Gena Rowlands's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Gena Rowlands movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Gena Rowlands movies will be at the top of the list. Gena Rowlands has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Gena Rowlands movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Gena Rowlands films to end the squabble once and for all.

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  • A Woman Under the Influence
    1
    Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Katherine Cassavetes
    43 votes
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: John Cassavetes
    Mabel Longhetti (Gena Rowlands), desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick (Peter Falk). Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she ...more

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  • Opening Night
    2
    Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell
    26 votes
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: John Cassavetes
    Actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) is a functioning alcoholic actress who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills ...more

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  • Gloria
    3
    Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Buck Henry
    35 votes
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: John Cassavetes
    A gangster's tough ex-girlfriend (Gena Rowlands) protects an orphaned Puerto Rican boy (John Adames) the mob wants dead.

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  • An Early Frost
    4
    Bill Paxton, Aidan Quinn, Gena Rowlands
    19 votes
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: John Erman
    An Early Frost is a landmark 1985 TV movie, and the first major film, made for television or feature films, to deal with the topic of AIDS. It was first broadcast on the NBC television network on ...more