Best Frances McDormand movies

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Best Frances McDormand movies
Today we present the best Frances McDormand 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 Frances McDormand:

TOP 25:
Burn After Reading
Burn After Reading
Frances McDormand as: Linda Litzke
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2008
When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of gym employees, Linda and Chad, they see a chance to make enough money for Linda to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo, and those in their orbit.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Olek Krupa movies?

TOP 24:
Paradise Road
Paradise Road
Frances McDormand as: Dr. Verstak
Genre: War, Drama, History
Release: 1997
A group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women creates a vocal orchestra while being imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp on Sumatra during World War II.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Glenn Close movies?


TOP 23:
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Frances McDormand as: Captain Chantel DuBois (voice)
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure
Release: 2012
Animal pals Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are still trying to make it back to New York's Central Park Zoo. They are forced to take a detour to Europe to find the penguins and chimps who broke the bank at a Monte Carlo casino. When French animal-control officer Capitaine Chantel DuBois picks up their scent, Alex and company are forced to hide out in a traveling circus.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sacha Baron Cohen movies?

TOP 22:
Beyond Rangoon
Beyond Rangoon
Frances McDormand as: Andy Bowman
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1995
Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San Francisco with her sister (Frances McDormand) in an attempt to escape painful memories of her husband and son's violent deaths. But her fight to escape to Thailand could prove just as harrowing.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patricia Arquette movies?

TOP 21:
The Good Dinosaur
The Good Dinosaur
Frances McDormand as: Momma (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family
Release: 2015
An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Steve Zahn movies?


TOP 20:
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Frances McDormand as: Guinevere Pettigrew
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Release: 2008
London, England, on the eve of World War II. Guinevere Pettigrew, a strict governess who is unable to keep a job, is fired again. Lost in the hostile city, a series of fortunate circumstances lead her to meet Delysia LaFosse, a glamorous and dazzling American jazz singer whose life is a chaos ruled by indecision, a continuous battle between love and fame.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Beatie Edney movies?

TOP 19:
Wonder Boys
Wonder Boys
Frances McDormand as: Dean Sara Gaskell
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2000
Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years—not since he wrote his award winning 'Great American Novel' 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Katie Holmes movies?

TOP 18:
This Must Be the Place
This Must Be the Place
Frances McDormand as: Jane
Genre: Drama
Release: 2011
A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shea Whigham movies?


TOP 17:
Raising Arizona
Raising Arizona
Frances McDormand as: Dot
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Release: 1987
The Coen Brothers tell the story of an absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to date.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Holly Hunter movies?

TOP 16:
Lone Star
Lone Star
Frances McDormand as: Bunny
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Release: 1996
When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kris Kristofferson movies?

TOP 15:

Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda
Frances McDormand as: Ingrid Jessner
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1990
In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in the streets, Jessner teams up with Peter Kerrigan, a British investigator acting against the will of his own government, and struggles to uncover a conspiracy that may even implicate one of Kerrigan's colleagues.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Brad Dourif movies?


TOP 14:

North Country

North Country
Frances McDormand as: Glory
Genre: Drama
Release: 2005
A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Chris Mulkey movies?

TOP 13:

Short Cuts

Short Cuts
Frances McDormand as: Betty Weathers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1993
Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather tells his son, Howard, about his past affairs. Meanwhile, a baker starts harassing the family when they fail to pick up the boy's birthday cake.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bruce Davison movies?

TOP 12:

Blood Simple

Blood Simple
Frances McDormand as: Abby
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1984
The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

TOP 11:

Barton Fink

Barton Fink
Frances McDormand as: Stage Actress (voice)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1991
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.


TOP 10:

Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing
Frances McDormand as: Mayor's secretary (uncredited)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Release: 1990
Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.

TOP 9:

Almost Famous

Almost Famous
Frances McDormand as: Elaine Miller
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 2000
In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

TOP 8:

Nomadland

Nomadland
Frances McDormand as: Fern
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 2020
A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the western United States after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

TOP 7:

The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There
Frances McDormand as: Doris Crane
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 2001
A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity presents him with a chance to change it.

TOP 6:

Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning
Frances McDormand as: Mrs. Pell
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Release: 1988
Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his partner, a former sheriff.


TOP 5:

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom
Frances McDormand as: Mrs. Bishop
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2012
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

TOP 4:

Primal Fear

Primal Fear
Frances McDormand as: Molly Arrington
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1996
An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third person in the room. The intensity builds when a surprise twist alters everyone's perception of the crime.

TOP 3:

Fargo

Fargo
Frances McDormand as: Marge Gunderson
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1996
Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

TOP 2:

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs
Frances McDormand as: Interpreter Nelson (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Animation
Release: 2018
In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.

TOP 1:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Frances McDormand as: Mildred Hayes
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2017
After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.



If you like the best Frances McDormand movies, then you will also like the best Richard Jenkins movies, where many of their films coincide.