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The Best Jessica Lange Movies

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

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

This list contains films like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Big Valley.

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If you're a fan of Jessica Lange, then check out our lists of the best Lily Rabe and Sarah Paulson movies as well.

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  • Frances is a 1982 American biographical film starring Jessica Lange as actress Frances Farmer. Kim Stanley and Sam Shepard appeared in supporting roles. The film chronicles Farmer's life from 1930s ...more
  • In the late 1950s, the U.S. Army assigns nuclear engineer Hank Marshall (Tommy Lee Jones) to an isolated weapons testing facility in Alabama. Hank causes waves with his superior officers due to his ...more
  • Grey Gardens is an HBO film about the lives of Edith Bouvier Beale/"Little Edie", played by Drew Barrymore, and her mother Edith Ewing Bouvier/"Big Edie", played by Jessica Lange. Co-stars include ...more
  • Aspiring country singer Patsy Cline (Jessica Lange) is resigned to both her thankless gigs and her unhappy marriage, until she meets the charismatic Charlie Dick (Ed Harris). Eventually leaving her ...more
  • New York actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a talented perfectionist who is so hard on himself and others that his agent (Sydney Pollack) can no longer find work for him. After a soap opera ...more
  • After a 25-year marriage to Irma (Jessica Lange), Roy Applewood (Tom Wilkinson) shocks his family when he reveals that he has a gender identity disorder. The Applewood family is further thrown into ...more
  • When her husband dies, Arvilla Holden (Jessica Lange) wants to scatter his ashes per his request. However, the daughter from his previous marriage intervenes, demanding that her father's remains be ...more
  • Fired from her teaching job, Blanche DuBois (Ann-Margret) takes refuge at the New Orleans home of her sister Stella (Beverly D'Angelo) and her husband, Stanley Kowalski (Treat Williams). Though ...more
  • In this tearjerker based on a successful stage drama, an untimely death haunts a trio of sisters, yet their love proves stronger than any familial tragedy. Meg (Jessica Lange), Lenny (Diane Keaton) ...more
  • Attorney Ann Talbot (Jessica Lange) leads the defense of a Hungarian immigrant accused of Nazi war crimes, Mike Laszlo (Armin Mueller-Stahl). But this isn't just another case for her -- Laszlo is her ...more
  • When he is not planning for his upcoming stage musical or working on his Hollywood film, choreographer/director Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is popping pills and sleeping with a seemingly endless line ...more
  • Returning from 40 years at war with the Goths, the Roman general Titus Andronicus (Anthony Hopkins) executes the eldest son of Tamora, Queen of the Goths (Jessica Lange), setting off a long chain of ...more
  • Sybil is a 2007 American docudrama directed by Joseph Sargent. The teleplay by John Pielmeier is based on the 1973 book of the same name by Flora Rheta Schreiber, which fictionalized the story of ...more
  • When a research ship is sent to explore an island thought to be rich in oil, paleontologist Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) sneaks aboard, having heard strange rumors about the island. En route, the ...more
  • After her husband's death, Beth Macauley (Jessica Lange) moves into an inexpensive Baltimore apartment with her two sons, Chris (Chris O'Donnell) and Matt (Charlie Korsmo). When Beth accepts a job at ...more
  • In 18th century Scotland, Robert Roy MacGregor (Liam Neeson) is the head of a proud Highlands clan that herds cattle. Rob takes a one thousand pound loan from the Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) to ...more
  • Jewell (Jessica Lange) and Gil Ivy (Sam Shepard) run a farm in Iowa that has been in the family for generations. The Ivy's make enough to get by until two devastating events threaten to take their ...more
  • When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated ...more
  • Far North is a 1988 drama film written and directed by Sam Shepard and starring Jessica Lange, Charles Durning, Patricia Arquette, and Ann Wedgeworth.
  • When his latest girlfriend (Julie Delpy) leaves him, retired computer magnate Don Johnston (Bill Murray) has no greater ambition than to sit around the house. When he receives an anonymous letter ...more
  • Khaila Richards (Halle Berry), a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby ...more
  • Harry Fabian (Robert De Niro) is a crooked lawyer running cons all over New York City. After he fails at a boxing scam, he finds himself in dire financial straits and takes a loan from a merciless ...more
  • In the 1880s, young Swede Alexandra Bergson (Heather Graham) and her family come to Nebraska to live off the land. Years later, when the Bergson patriarch dies, the adult Alexandra (Jessica Lange) ...more
  • When the U.S. drops the first atomic bomb on Japan in World War II, it causes horrific destruction.
  • Lovelorn Bette (Jessica Lange) falls for an artist, Count Wenceslas Steinbach (Aden Young), but is enraged when the sculptor instead decides to pursue Bette's rival, Hortense Hulot (Kelly Macdonald). ...more