Best Barbara Hershey movies

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Best Barbara Hershey movies
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TOP 25:
Riding the Bullet
Riding the Bullet
Barbara Hershey as: Jean Parker
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release: 2004
Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday but his friends manage to stop him, and he recovers. He receives news that his mother has had a stroke, and decides to hitchhike to visit her at the hospital.

TOP 24:
Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast of Champions
Barbara Hershey as: Celia Hoover
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1999
A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Michael Clarke Duncan movies?


TOP 23:
The Public Eye
The Public Eye
Barbara Hershey as: Kay Levitz
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1992
A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Joe Pesci movies?

TOP 22:
Boxcar Bertha
Boxcar Bertha
Barbara Hershey as: Boxcar Bertha
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1972
'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a transient woman in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early '30s, meets up with rabble-rousing union man 'Big' Bill Shelly and the two team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment. Based on “Sister of the Road,” the 1937 pseudo-autobiography of fictional character Bertha Thompson, written by anarchist physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Carradine movies?

TOP 21:
The Portrait of a Lady
The Portrait of a Lady
Barbara Hershey as: Madame Serena Merle
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1996
Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical intellectual and romancing an art enthusiast. However, the advantage of her affluence is called into question when she realizes the extent to which her money colors her relationships.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Martin Donovan movies?


TOP 20:
Insidious: The Last Key
Insidious: The Last Key
Barbara Hershey as: Lorraine Lambert
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2018
Parapsychologist Elise Rainier and her team travel to Five Keys, NM, to investigate a man’s claim of a haunting. Terror soon strikes when Rainier realizes that the house he lives in was her family’s old home.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Spencer Locke movies?

TOP 19:
The 9th Life of Louis Drax
The 9th Life of Louis Drax
Barbara Hershey as: Violet Drax
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2016
A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sarah Gadon movies?

TOP 18:
The Entity
The Entity
Barbara Hershey as: Carla Moran
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1982
Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and in front of her children. Could this be a case of hysteria, a manifestation of childhood sexual trauma, or something even more horrific?


TOP 17:
Outer Space
Outer Space
Genre: Horror
Release: 1999
A premonition of a horror film, lurking danger: A house - at night, slightly tilted in the camera's view, eerily lit - surfaces from the pitch black, then sinks back into it again. A young woman begins to move slowly towards the building. She enters it. The film cuts crackle, the sound track grates, suppressed, smothered. Found footage from Hollywood forms the basis for the film. The figure who creeps through the images, who is thrown around by them and who attacks them is Barbara Hershey. Tscherkassky's dramatic frame by frame re-cycling, re-copying and new exposure of the material, folds the images and the rooms into each other. It removes the ground from under the viewer's feet and splits faces, like in a bad dream. From the off, from outer space, foreign bodies penetrate the images and cause the montage to become panic stricken. The outer edges of the film image, the empty perforations and the skeletons of the optical sound track rehearse an invasion...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best John Vernon movies?

TOP 16:
Lantana
Lantana
Barbara Hershey as: Valerie Somers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2001
Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit emerges -- drawing in four related couples whose various partners are distrustful and suspicious about each other's involvement.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Geoffrey Rush movies?

TOP 15:

Tin Men

Tin Men
Barbara Hershey as: Nora Tilley
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1987
A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Richard Dreyfuss movies?


TOP 14:

Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious: Chapter 2
Barbara Hershey as: Lorraine Lambert
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 2013
The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patrick Wilson movies?

TOP 13:

11:14

11:14
Barbara Hershey as: Norma
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Release: 2003
Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the story of murder and deceit.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patrick Swayze movies?

TOP 12:

Swing Kids

Swing Kids
Barbara Hershey as: Frau Müller
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 1993
The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is forced to face some tough choices about right, wrong, and survival.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kenneth Branagh movies?

TOP 11:

Insidious

Insidious
Barbara Hershey as: Lorraine Lambert
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 2010
A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rose Byrne movies?


TOP 10:

Beaches

Beaches
Barbara Hershey as: Hillary Whitney Essex
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1988
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

TOP 9:

The Stunt Man

The Stunt Man
Barbara Hershey as: Nina Franklin
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1980
While on the run from the police, Steve Railsback hides in a group of moviemakers where he pretends to be a stunt man. Both aided and endangered by the director he avoids both the police and sudden death as a stuntman. The mixture of real danger and fantasy of the movie is an interesting twist for the viewer as the two blend in individual scenes.

TOP 8:

The Natural

The Natural
Barbara Hershey as: Harriet Bird
Genre: Drama
Release: 1984
An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league.

TOP 7:

Hoosiers

Hoosiers
Barbara Hershey as: Myra Fleener
Genre: Drama, Family
Release: 1986
High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

TOP 6:

Last of the Dogmen

Last of the Dogmen
Barbara Hershey as: Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Release: 1995
A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he returns to find some answers.


TOP 5:

The Last Temptation of Christ

The Last Temptation of Christ
Barbara Hershey as: Mary Magdalene
Genre: Drama
Release: 1988
Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.

TOP 4:

Falling Down

Falling Down
Barbara Hershey as: Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1993
On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. He goes to a convenience store and tries to get some change for a phone call, but the Korean owner does not oblige, tipping Foster over the edge. The unstable Foster, so frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

TOP 3:

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Barbara Hershey as: Glennis Yeager
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1983
A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra.

TOP 2:

Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters
Barbara Hershey as: Lee
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1986
Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

TOP 1:

Black Swan

Black Swan
Barbara Hershey as: Erica Sayers
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Release: 2010
A journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.



If you like the best Barbara Hershey movies, then you will also like the best Patrick Wilson movies, where many of their films coincide.