Best Annette Bening movies

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Best Annette Bening movies
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TOP 25:
Ginger & Rosa
Ginger & Rosa
Annette Bening as: Bella
Genre: Drama
Release: 2012
A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jodhi May movies?

TOP 24:
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks!
Annette Bening as: Barbara Land
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release: 1996
'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction films of the '50s and '60s.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Martin Short movies?


TOP 23:
Bugsy
Bugsy
Annette Bening as: Virginia Hill
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1991
New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Joe Mantegna movies?

TOP 22:
Guilty by Suspicion
Guilty by Suspicion
Annette Bening as: Ruth Merrill
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1991
This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ex wife shares a whirlpool of scandals that draws them closer together while his chances for ever making movies again slips further away...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Illeana Douglas movies?

TOP 21:
Being Julia
Being Julia
Annette Bening as: Julia Lambert
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2004
Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. Julia finds exactly what she's looking for in a handsome young American fan, but it isn't long before the novelty fling adds a few more sparks than she was hoping for. Fortuately for her, this surprise twist in the plot will thrust her back into the greatest role of her life.


TOP 20:
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Annette Bening as: Kate Craig
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1988
It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig, his wife, Kate, and the couple's two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dan Aykroyd movies?

TOP 19:
Postcards from the Edge
Postcards from the Edge
Annette Bening as: Evelyn Ames
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1990
Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for Suzanne who has struggled for years to get out of her mother's shadow, and who finds her mother still treats her like a child. Despite these problems - and further ones to do with the men in in her life - Suzanne can begin to see the funny side of her situation, and it also starts to occur to her that not only do daughters have mothers, mothers do too.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shirley MacLaine movies?

TOP 18:
The American President
The American President
Annette Bening as: Sydney Ellen Wade
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1995
Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Richard Dreyfuss movies?


TOP 17:
The Kids Are All Right
The Kids Are All Right
Annette Bening as: Nic
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2010
Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting when the father, two mothers and children start to become attached to each other.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mia Wasikowska movies?

TOP 16:
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Annette Bening as: Gloria Grahame
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2017
Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Graham movies?

TOP 15:

Regarding Henry

Regarding Henry
Annette Bening as: Sarah Turner
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1991
Respected lawyer, Henry Turner survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer 'fits in'—his loving wife and daughter give him all their love and support.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best John Leguizamo movies?


TOP 14:

The Grifters

The Grifters
Annette Bening as: Myra Langtry
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1990
A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Tobolowsky movies?

TOP 13:

Valmont

Valmont
Annette Bening as: Merteuil
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1989
Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons."
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Henry Thomas movies?

TOP 12:

Danny Collins

Danny Collins
Annette Bening as: Mary Sinclair
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Release: 2015
An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bobby Cannavale movies?

TOP 11:

Richard III

Richard III
Annette Bening as: Queen Elizabeth
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 1995
A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III (Ian McKellen) descend into madness. Though the setting is transposed to the 1930s, England is torn by civil war, split between the rivaling houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must first remove the obstacles to his ascension -- among them his brother, his nephews and his brother's wife (Annette Bening). When the Duke of Buckingham (Jim Broadbent) deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.


TOP 10:

The Search

The Search
Annette Bening as: Helen
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.

TOP 9:

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel
Annette Bening as: Supreme Intelligence / Dr. Wendy Lawson
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2019
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

TOP 8:

Mother and Child

Mother and Child
Annette Bening as: Karen
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2009
The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks warmth. Lucy and her husband have failed to conceive and now hope to adopt a baby to make their family complete.

TOP 7:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
Annette Bening as: Herself - Interviewee
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar," and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement.

TOP 6:

Open Range

Open Range
Annette Bening as: Sue Barlow
Genre: Western
Release: 2003
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.


TOP 5:

Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks
Annette Bening as: Gertrude
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Release: 2012
Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

TOP 4:

The Report

The Report
Annette Bening as: Dianne Feinstein
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2019
The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.

TOP 3:

Life Itself

Life Itself
Annette Bening as: Dr. Cait Morris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2018
As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

TOP 2:

20th Century Women

20th Century Women
Annette Bening as: Dorothea Fields
Genre: Drama
Release: 2016
In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour – to help with Jamie's upbringing.

TOP 1:

American Beauty

American Beauty
Annette Bening as: Carolyn Burnham
Genre: Drama
Release: 1999
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.



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