4,970 total votes
Ordinary People

Ordinary People

Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story concerns the disintegration of an upper-middle class family in Lake Forest, Illinois, following the death of one of their sons in a boating accident. The screenplay by Alvin Sargent was based upon the 1976 novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest. The film was a critical and commercial success, winning four Oscars, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... more on Wikipedia

Ordinary People is ranked on...

#62 of 91 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies 169.1k votes All of the best Oscar winning movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Currently, there are 90 movies that have won the h...
#68 of 198 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time 25.2k votes This is a CrowdRanked list of the saddest movies of all time: tearjerkers. Does just reading the names of these sad movies m...
#23 of 124 The Best Movies of 1980 3.6k votes 1980 was a rock solid year for movies... these are the best movies made in 1980. From Airplane! to The Empire Strikes back (...
#71 of 141 The Best Films Directed by Famous Actors 102.7k votes Several great films were directed by actors. Many of these films went on to win Academy Awards and others became summer bloc...
#21 of 65 The Best Movies About Depression 9.1k votes The films on this list of the best movies about depression, have been ranked by the community as the best. This list feature...
#29 of 50 The Worst Best Picture-Winning Films 34.2k votes These are the absolute worst Best Picture movies ever made, ranked by the Ranker community. This list is made up of best pic...
#10 of 29 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples 424 votes No one wants to be in a bad relationship, but watching a bickering, name-calling pair on the brink of breakup is good entert...
#21 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '80s 653 votes De Niro. Hepburn. Winfrey. The biggest movies of the 1980s captured audiences' imaginations thanks to outstanding performanc...
#4 of 26 The Best Movies About Dysfunctional Families 418 votes There's nothing quite as dramatic as family. Complicated mother/daughter relationships, argumentative siblings, and estran...
#32 of 41 30+ Very Preppy Movies with the Preppiest Characters 553 votes We can't all live like the rich, but we can get a glimpse into the world of the preppy elite through great films. Very prepp...
#17 of 33 The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made 2.8k votes If you're looking for the best movies for mothers and sons to watch together, then look no further! The best mother-son movi...
#13 of 21 Great Movies About Sick & Dying Children 391 votes There's nothing more tragic than a child dying before they've had a chance to experience all that life has to offer. The top...
#35 of 123 The Best Existentialism Movies 3.1k votes A list of all the best existentialism movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. For more mo...
#29 of 51 The Very Best Robert Redford Movies 9.8k votes This list of the best Robert Redford movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Robert Redfo...
#6 of 99 The Best Donald Sutherland Movies 2.3k votes List of the best Donald Sutherland movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Donald Sutherland has ab...
#26 of 46 The Best Chicago Movies 1.2k votes McCormick Place, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Western Avenue, the Harold Washington Library, the Oceanarium, the Field Museum – the...
#84 of 154 The Best Family Drama Movies of All Time 4.3k votes The best family drama movies represent a fun bonding experience for the entire family. What makes a good family drama? Typic...
#29 of 97 The Best Movies About Mental Illness 19.5k votes This list features the best movies about mental illnesses. The films on this list cover an array of different mental illne...
#61 of 215 The Best Paramount Pictures Movies List 5.4k votes List of Paramount Pictures movies, ranked from best to worst, including trailers, genres, and release dates. Paramount Pictu...
#7 of 48 People who voted for Ordinary People... People outside of the US are 3x more likely to vote for this The Best Movies About PTSD 2.8k votes A list of the best PTSD movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This PTSD movie list is or...
#3 of 46 The Best Movies About Grief, Ranked 332 votes This list contains information on the best films about grief, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best films about ...
#13 of 78 The Best Movies About Suicide 17.8k votes A list of the best suicide movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This suicide movie list...
#24 of 200 The Best R-Rated Coming Of Age Movies 3.2k votes List of R-Rated coming of age movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best...
What Won Best Picture The Year You Were Born? 36.3k views Were you born the same year Meryl Streep cemented her legendary status by winning Best Supporting Actress in Best ...
#15 of 177 The Best R-Rated Family Drama Movies 1.7k votes List of R-Rated family drama movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best ...
Steven Spielberg's (Fake) List of Classic Films 27.1k views The list of films every aspiring filmmaker must see if they wish to work with Steven Spielberg. This list of 206 films was a...
#1 of 51 The Best Timothy Hutton Movies 697 votes List of the best Timothy Hutton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Timothy Hutton's highest gr...
#3 of 18 The Best Dysfunctional Family Movies 284 votes A list of the best dysfunctional family movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This dysfu...
#1 of 31 The Best Mary Tyler Moore Movies 320 votes List of the best Mary Tyler Moore movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Mary Tyler Moore's highes...
#18 of 24 The Best Death Movies 500 votes A list of the best death movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This death movie list is ...
#2 of 11 The Best Movies Directed by Robert Redford 598 votes List of all movies directed by Robert Redford ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Robert Redford are li...
#2 of 19 The Best Psychotherapist Movies 217 votes A list of the best psychotherapist movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This psychother...
#39 of 200 The Best R-Rated Film Adaptation Movies 1.8k votes List of R-Rated film adaptations, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-R...
#3 of 33 The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies 221 votes List of the best Elizabeth McGovern movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Elizabeth McGovern's hi...
#4 of 18 The Best Judd Hirsch Movies 58 votes List of the best Judd Hirsch movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Judd Hirsch's highest grossing...
#8 of 55 The Best Adam Baldwin Movies 540 votes List of the best Adam Baldwin movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Adam Baldwin's highest grossi...
EW's Most Overrated Oscar Winning Films 34.8k views The Academy Award for Best Picture is the most prestigious film award in Hollywood, yet some years the awards seemed like a ...

Ordinary People is also found on...

Every Oscar Winning Film Ever List of All Movies Released in 1980 Famous Movies Filmed in Illinois Famous Movies Filmed in Chicago Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes List of Films Scored By Marvin Hamlisch Movies Written By Alvin Sargent Movies Produced by Ronald L. Schwary