Best Joan Cusack movies

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Best Joan Cusack movies

TOP 25:
Martian Child
Martian Child
Character: Liz
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2007
A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

TOP 24:
Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas
Character: Lead Elf #2 (voice)
Genre: Drama, Animation, Family, Comedy
Release: 2011
Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.


TOP 23:
Small Fry
Small Fry
Character: Jessie (voice)
Genre: Animation, Family, TV Movie
Release: 2011
A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor.

TOP 22:
Addams Family Values
Addams Family Values
Character: Debbie Jellinsky
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 1993
Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands.

TOP 21:
Toy Story That Time Forgot
Toy Story That Time Forgot
Character: Jessie (voice)
Genre: Animation, Family, TV Movie, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 2014
During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this Toy Story That Time Forgot.


TOP 20:
Cradle Will Rock
Cradle Will Rock
Character: Hazel Huffman
Genre: Drama
Release: 1999
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

TOP 19:
Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles
Character: Geek Girl #1
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1984
A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

TOP 18:
Broadcast News
Broadcast News
Character: Blair Litton
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1987
Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.


TOP 17:
Hawaiian Vacation
Hawaiian Vacation
Character: Jessie (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, TV Movie
Release: 2011
The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room.

TOP 16:
School of Rock
School of Rock
Character: Rosalie Mullins
Genre: Comedy, Music
Release: 2003
Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

TOP 15:

Grosse Pointe Blank

Grosse Pointe Blank
Character: Marcella
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1997
Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to botch a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his 10 year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.


TOP 14:

Arlington Road

Arlington Road
Character: Cheryl Lang
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Release: 1999
Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes a backseat when a seemingly all-American couple set up house next door.

TOP 13:

Where the Heart Is

Where the Heart Is
Character: Ruth Meyers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2000
Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, some eccentric, kindly strangers "adopt" Novalee and her infant daughter, helping them buck the odds and build a new life.

TOP 12:

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour
Character: Patty
Genre: Drama
Release: 2015
The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

TOP 11:

Partysaurus Rex

Partysaurus Rex
Character: Jessie
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2012
When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.


TOP 10:

High Fidelity

High Fidelity
Character: Liz
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Release: 2000
When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.

TOP 9:

Toy Story of Terror!

Toy Story of Terror!
Character: Jessie (Voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, TV Movie
Release: 2013
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.

TOP 8:

My Sister's Keeper

My Sister's Keeper
Character: Judge De Salvo
Genre: Drama
Release: 2009
Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The parents' desperate decision raises both ethical and moral questions and rips away at the foundation of their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart, while revealing surprising truths that challenge everyone's perceptions of love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

TOP 7:

Say Anything...

Say Anything...
Character: Constance Dobler
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1989
A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad hanging in the balance, Diane must find a way to make both men happy.

TOP 6:

Instant Family

Instant Family
Character: Mrs. Howard
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Release: 2018
When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.


TOP 5:

Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2
Character: Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Release: 1999
Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.

TOP 4:

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4
Character: Jessie (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2019
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

TOP 3:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Character: Dr. Burton
Genre: Drama
Release: 2012
15-year-old freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic senior students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her stepbrother Patrick help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie's dreams of becoming a writer.

TOP 2:

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3
Character: Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Release: 2010
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

TOP 1:

Klaus

Klaus
Character: Mrs. Krum (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Release: 2019
When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy's worst student, he is sent to Smeerensburg, a small village located on an icy island above the Arctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words, let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up and abandon his duty as a postman when he meets local teacher Alva and Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.