Best Kathy Bates movies

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Best Kathy Bates movies
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best Kathy Bates movies, although you may have ordered them differently. In any case, we hope you love it and with a little luck discovering a movie that you still don't know about Kathy Bates.

TOP 25:
White Palace
White Palace
Character: Rosemary
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1990
Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and smoldering. With time, however, their class and age differences become an obstacle in their relationship, especially since Max can't keep Nora a secret from his Jewish friends and upper-crust associates forever.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eileen Brennan movies?

TOP 24:
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Character: Mrs. Belmont
Genre: Drama
Release: 2002
A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Joe Morton movies?


TOP 23:
Love Liza
Love Liza
Character: Mary Ann Bankhead
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2002
Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel turns to huffing gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Tobolowsky movies?

TOP 22:
Angus
Angus
Character: Meg Bethune
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Release: 1995
Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised (along with the rest of the school) that he is chosen to dance with her at the Winter Ball. The only one not surprised is the cool-kid who set him up to fail, but Angus' best friend is going to help him win the heart of Melissa by developing a new look for him
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Aaron Taylor-Johnson movies?

TOP 21:
The Great Gilly Hopkins
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Character: Maime Trotter
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Release: 2015
Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the beautiful and glamourous Courtney, might be out there waiting for her? When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn’t planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn’t giving up on Gilly just yet...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sophie Nélisse movies?


TOP 20:
Unconditional Love
Unconditional Love
Character: Grace Beasley
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Release: 2002
After her husband leaves her, a woman travels to London for the funeral of the pop star, Victor Fox, she's adored all her life. There, she meets the lover of the dead pop star, and convinces him to come back to Chicago with her to figure out who killed the singer. Written by Anonymous
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dan Aykroyd movies?

TOP 19:
Swept from the Sea
Swept from the Sea
Character: Miss Swaffer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1998
The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very kind and helps him. Soon he becomes like a son for Dr. James Kennedy and romance between Yanko and Amy follows.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ian McKellen movies?

TOP 18:
The Highwaymen
The Highwaymen
Character: Ma Ferguson
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2019
In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes perpetrated by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of infamous robbers and cold-blooded killers who nevertheless are worshiped by the public.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best William Sadler movies?


TOP 17:
About Schmidt
About Schmidt
Character: Roberta Hertzel
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release: 2002
66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys him, and he disapproves of the man his daughter is about to marry. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jack Nicholson movies?

TOP 16:
Shadows and Fog
Shadows and Fog
Character: Prostitute
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Release: 1991
With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lily Tomlin movies?

TOP 15:

Boychoir

Boychoir
Character: Headmistress
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 2014
A troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school after the death of his single mother. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognises a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eddie Izzard movies?


TOP 14:

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
Character: Narrator (voice)
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2004
Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sean Penn movies?

TOP 13:

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road
Character: Mrs. Helen Givings
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Harbour movies?

TOP 12:

Taking Off

Taking Off
Character: Audition Singer
Genre: Music, Comedy, Drama
Release: 1971
Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover/enjoy life.

TOP 11:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
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:

P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You
Character: Patricia
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2007
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

TOP 9:

Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne
Character: Dolores Claiborne
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1995
Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a witness who can place her at the scene of the crime. Things look bad for Dolores when her daughter Selena, a successful Manhattan magazine writer, returns to cover the story.

TOP 8:

Straight Time

Straight Time
Character: Selma Darin
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1978
After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.

TOP 7:

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex
Character: Dorothy Kenyon
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2018
Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

TOP 6:

The Blind Side

The Blind Side
Character: Miss Sue
Genre: Drama
Release: 2009
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family


TOP 5:

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris
Character: Gertrude Stein
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Release: 2011
A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

TOP 4:

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
Character: Barbara Haggermaker
Genre: Drama
Release: 2019
A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

TOP 3:

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes
Character: Evelyn Couch
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1991
Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.

TOP 2:

Misery

Misery
Character: Anne Marie ("Annie") Wilkes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1990
Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

TOP 1:

Titanic

Titanic
Character: Molly Brown
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1997
101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from Titanic's departure through to its death—on its first and last voyage—on April 15, 1912.



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