Best Ellen Burstyn movies

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Best Ellen Burstyn movies
Today we present the best Ellen Burstyn movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen ... and that you love! Let's go there with the best movies from Ellen Burstyn:

TOP 41:
The Yards
The Yards
Ellen Burstyn as: Val Handler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 2000
In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Faye Dunaway movies?

TOP 40:
The Yards
The Yards
Ellen Burstyn as: Val Handler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 2000
In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big contractors; he's battling with a minority-owned firm for contracts.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tom谩s Mili谩n movies?


TOP 39:
Dying Young
Dying Young
Ellen Burstyn as: Mrs. O'Neil
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1991
After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know their love cannot last because he is destined to die.

TOP 38:
Dying Young
Dying Young
Ellen Burstyn as: Mrs. O'Neil
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1991
After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know their love cannot last because he is destined to die.

TOP 37:
How to Make an American Quilt
How to Make an American Quilt
Ellen Burstyn as: Hy Dodd
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1995
Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fianc茅 is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lois Smith movies?


TOP 36:
How to Make an American Quilt
How to Make an American Quilt
Ellen Burstyn as: Hy Dodd
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1995
Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fianc茅 is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe are members of a group of passionate quilters, and over the course of her visit she is regaled with tales of love and life by women who have collected rich experiences and much wisdom.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Loren Dean movies?

TOP 35:
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
Ellen Burstyn as: Olivia Foxworth
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 2014
After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best B. J. Harrison movies?

TOP 34:
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
Ellen Burstyn as: Olivia Foxworth
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 2014
After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kiernan Shipka movies?


TOP 33:
Love, Marilyn
Love, Marilyn
Ellen Burstyn as: Herself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2012
Using the book 'Fragments', which collects Marilyn Monroe's poems, notes and letters, and with participation from the Arthur Miller and Truman Capote estates who have contributed more material, each of the actresses will embody the legend at various stages in her life.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Lang movies?

TOP 32:
Love, Marilyn
Love, Marilyn
Ellen Burstyn as: Herself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2012
Using the book 'Fragments', which collects Marilyn Monroe's poems, notes and letters, and with participation from the Arthur Miller and Truman Capote estates who have contributed more material, each of the actresses will embody the legend at various stages in her life.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Hope Davis movies?

TOP 31:
When a Man Loves a Woman
When a Man Loves a Woman
Ellen Burstyn as: Emily
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1994
An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Meg Ryan movies?


TOP 30:
When a Man Loves a Woman
When a Man Loves a Woman
Ellen Burstyn as: Emily
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1994
An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tina Majorino movies?

TOP 29:
Draft Day
Draft Day
Ellen Burstyn as: Barb Weaver
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tom Welling movies?

TOP 28:
Draft Day
Draft Day
Ellen Burstyn as: Barb Weaver
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Terry Crews movies?

TOP 27:
Playing by Heart
Playing by Heart
Ellen Burstyn as: Mildred
Genre: Drama
Release: 1998
Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into her orbit. An adulterous couple meet at hotels for evening sex. Hugh tells tall tales, usually tragic, to women in bars.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patricia Clarkson movies?


TOP 26:
Playing by Heart
Playing by Heart
Ellen Burstyn as: Mildred
Genre: Drama
Release: 1998
Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into her orbit. An adulterous couple meet at hotels for evening sex. Hugh tells tall tales, usually tragic, to women in bars.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ryan Phillippe movies?

TOP 25:
The Spitfire Grill
The Spitfire Grill
Ellen Burstyn as: Hannah Ferguson
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1996
Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Marcia Gay Harden movies?

TOP 24:
The Spitfire Grill
The Spitfire Grill
Ellen Burstyn as: Hannah Ferguson
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1996
Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Will Patton movies?

TOP 23:
Same Time, Next Year
Same Time, Next Year
Ellen Burstyn as: Doris
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1978
A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alan Alda movies?

TOP 22:
Same Time, Next Year
Same Time, Next Year
Ellen Burstyn as: Doris
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1978
A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on.


TOP 21:
Lovely, Still
Lovely, Still
Ellen Burstyn as: Mary
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Martin Landau movies?

TOP 20:
Lovely, Still
Lovely, Still
Ellen Burstyn as: Mary
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.

TOP 19:
Red Dragon
Red Dragon
Ellen Burstyn as: Grandma Dolarhyde (voice) (uncredited)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Release: 2002
Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ken Leung movies?

TOP 18:
Red Dragon
Red Dragon
Ellen Burstyn as: Grandma Dolarhyde (voice) (uncredited)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Release: 2002
Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Brenda Strong movies?

TOP 17:
The Fountain
The Fountain
Ellen Burstyn as: Dr. Lillian Guzetti
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Romance
Release: 2006
Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Luciana Paluzzi movies?


TOP 16:
The Fountain
The Fountain
Ellen Burstyn as: Dr. Lillian Guzetti
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Romance
Release: 2006
Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

TOP 15:

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Ellen Burstyn as: Alice Wyatt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1974
After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner.

TOP 14:

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Ellen Burstyn as: Alice Wyatt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1974
After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner.

TOP 13:

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Ellen Burstyn as: Ruby
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release: 2004
On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to his corporeal existence who help him understand the meaning of his life.

TOP 12:

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Ellen Burstyn as: Ruby
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release: 2004
On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to his corporeal existence who help him understand the meaning of his life.


TOP 11:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
Ellen Burstyn 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 10:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
Ellen Burstyn 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 9:

Providence

Providence
Ellen Burstyn as: Sonia Langham
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
Release: 1977
Clive Langham spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his family is. But is this how they really are or is it his own vindictive slant on things?

TOP 8:

Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto
Ellen Burstyn as: Shirley Mallard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1974
Harry is a retired teacher in his 70s living in the Upper West Side of New York City where his late wife and he raised his children--where he's lived all his life. When the building he lives in is torn down to make way for a parking garage, Harry and his beloved cat Tonto begin a journey across the United States, visiting his children, seeing a world he never seemed to have the time to see before, making new friends, and saying goodbye to old friends.

TOP 7:

The Tale

The Tale
Ellen Burstyn as: Nadine 'Nettie' Fox
Genre: Drama
Release: 2018
An investigation into one woman鈥檚 memory as she鈥榮 forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.


TOP 6:

Custody

Custody
Ellen Burstyn as: Beatrice Fisher
Genre: Drama
Release: 2016
When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the Family Court System.

TOP 5:

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline
Ellen Burstyn as: Flemming
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Release: 2015
After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

TOP 4:

The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show
Ellen Burstyn as: Lois Farrow
Genre: Drama
Release: 1971
High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth. As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

TOP 3:

The Exorcist

The Exorcist
Ellen Burstyn as: Chris MacNeil
Genre: Horror
Release: 1973
12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

TOP 2:

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream
Ellen Burstyn as: Sara Goldfarb
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2000
The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.


TOP 1:

Interstellar

Interstellar
Ellen Burstyn as: Old Murph Cooper
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 2014
The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.


If you like the best Ellen Burstyn movies, then you will also like the best Faye Dunaway movies, where many of their films coincide.