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The Best Jane Fonda Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 3.0k votes 596 voters 61.9k views53 items

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List of the best Jane Fonda movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jane Fonda'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 Jane Fonda movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jane Fonda movies will be at the top of the list. Jane Fonda has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jane Fonda movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jane Fonda films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Jane Fonda role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jane Fonda performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List is made up of many different films, including Searching for Debra Winger and 9 to 5.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jane Fonda movies?" and "What are the greatest Jane Fonda roles of all time?"

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    Walk on the Wild Side is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Walk on the Wild Side

    Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1962

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk

    Walk on the Wild Side is a1962 drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk.
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    The China Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    The China Syndrome

    Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas

    Released1979

    Directed byJames Bridges

    The China Syndrome is a 1979 American thriller film that tells the story of a television... more on Wikipedia

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    They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern

    Released1969

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack. The... more on Wikipedia

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    Klute is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Klute

    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda

    Released1971

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    Klute is a 1971 thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, written by Andy and... more on Wikipedia
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    Barefoot in the Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Barefoot in the Park

    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

    Released1967

    Directed byGene Saks

    Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 American comedy film. The film stars Jane Fonda as Corie and... more on Wikipedia
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    Julia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Julia

    Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda

    Released1977

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

    Julia is a 1977 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, from a screenplay by Alvin Sargent. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Georgia Rule is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Georgia Rule

    Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda

    Released2007

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Georgia Rule is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and starring Jane... more on Wikipedia

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    On Golden Pond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1981

    Directed byMark Rydell

    On Golden Pond is a 1981 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Ernest... more on Wikipedia

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    9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    9 to 5

    Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton

    Released1980

    Directed byColin Higgins

    9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed... more on Wikipedia

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    #57 of 314 The Funniest '80s Movies#370 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Coming Home is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Coming Home

    Jane Fonda, Jon Voight

    Released1978

    Directed byHal Ashby

    Coming Home is a 1978 drama film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and... more on Wikipedia

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    Agnes of God is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Agnes of God

    Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft

    Released1985

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Agnes of God is a 1985 American film starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly, about a... more on Wikipedia
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    Cat Ballou is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Cat Ballou

    Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole

    Released1965

    Directed byElliot Silverstein

    Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film, the story of a woman who hires a notorious gunman to... more on Wikipedia

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    Tall Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Tall Story

    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

    Released1960

    Directed byJoshua Logan

    Tall Story is a 1960 American romantic comedy film made by Warner Bros., directed by Joshua... more on Wikipedia
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    Sunday in New York is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Sunday in New York

    Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson

    Released1963

    Directed byPeter Tewksbury

    Sunday in New York, filmed in Metrocolor, is a 1963 American romantic comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Monster-in-Law is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Monster-in-Law

    Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda

    Released2005

    Directed byRobert Luketic

    Monster-in-Law is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Jennifer... more on Wikipedia

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    The Morning After is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    The Morning After

    Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges

    Released1986

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    The Morning After is a 1986 mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Jane Fonda,... more on Wikipedia
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    Circle of Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Circle of Love

    Jane Fonda, Anna Karina

    Released1964

    Directed byRoger Vadim

    Circle of Love is a 1964 film directed by Roger Vadim and based on Arthur Schnitzler's 1897... more on Wikipedia
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    The Dollmaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    The Dollmaker

    Jane Fonda, Amanda Plummer

    Released1984

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    The Dollmaker is an American made-for-TV movie, starring Jane Fonda, who was awarded the Emmy... more on Wikipedia
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    The Chase is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    The Chase

    Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda

    Released1966

    Directed byArthur Penn

    The Chase is a 1966 Technicolor American drama film in Panavision directed by Arthur Penn and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Chapman Report is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    The Chapman Report

    Jane Fonda, Cloris Leachman

    Released1962

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    The Chapman Report is a 1962 Technicolor film made by DFZ Productions and distributed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Fun with Dick and Jane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Fun with Dick and Jane

    Jane Fonda, George Segal

    Released1977

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    Fun with Dick and Jane is a 1977 American comedy film starring George Segal and Jane Fonda.... more on Wikipedia
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    California Suite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    California Suite

    Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby

    Released1978

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    California Suite is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
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    Book Club is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Book Club

    Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen

    Released2018

    Directed byBill Holderman

    Book Club is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bill Holderman. Four lifelong friends... more on Wikipedia
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    Joy House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Joy House

    Jane Fonda, Alain Delon

    Released1964

    Directed byRené Clément

    Joy House is a 1964 black-and-white mystery/thriller film starring Jane Fonda, Alain Delon,... more on Wikipedia
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    Comes a Horseman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jane Fonda Movies
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    Comes a Horseman

    Jane Fonda, James Caan

    Released1978

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    Comes a Horseman is a 1978 film starring James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, and Richard... more on Wikipedia
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