Best Vanessa Redgrave movies

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Best Vanessa Redgrave movies
We present our ranking of the best Vanessa Redgrave movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Vanessa Redgrave.

TOP 25:
Little Odessa
Little Odessa
Vanessa Redgrave as: Irina Shapira
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1994
The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Moira Kelly movies?

TOP 24:
The Whistleblower
The Whistleblower
Vanessa Redgrave as: Madeleine Rees
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2010
Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Hewlett movies?


TOP 23:
Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher
Vanessa Redgrave as: Jean du Pont
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2014
The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Channing Tatum movies?

TOP 22:
The Gathering Storm
The Gathering Storm
Vanessa Redgrave as: Clemmie Churchill
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2002
A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Derek Jacobi movies?

TOP 21:
Prick Up Your Ears
Prick Up Your Ears
Vanessa Redgrave as: Peggy Ramsay
Genre: Drama
Release: 1987
Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, to study at RADA, and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat in the 1960s. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as 'What the Butler Saw' and 'Loot', Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair's future looks increasingly uncertain.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Julie Walters movies?


TOP 20:
The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
Vanessa Redgrave as: Nivea del Valle
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1993
A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jeremy Irons movies?

TOP 19:
Song for Marion
Song for Marion
Vanessa Redgrave as: Marion
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Release: 2012
Arthur is a grumpy pensioner who can't understand why his wife Marion would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs with her unconventional local choir. But choir director Elizabeth sees something special in the reluctant Arthur and refuses to give up on him. As she coaxes him out of his shell, Arthur realizes that it is never too late to change.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Gemma Arterton movies?

TOP 18:
Cradle Will Rock
Cradle Will Rock
Vanessa Redgrave as: Countess Constance La Grave
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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sarah Hyland movies?


TOP 17:
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible
Vanessa Redgrave as: Max
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Release: 1996
When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Wes Bentley movies?

TOP 16:
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
Vanessa Redgrave as: Mary, Queen of Scots
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1971
Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at the age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of Mary is to be ended on the scaffold and with her execution the last threat to Elizabeth's throne has been removed. The two Queens with their contrasting personalities make a dramatic counterpoint to history.

TOP 15:

Looking for Richard

Looking for Richard
Vanessa Redgrave as: Herself/Interview
Genre: Documentary
Release: 1996
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."
Did you know that this movie is also one of best F. Murray Abraham movies?


TOP 14:

If These Walls Could Talk 2

If These Walls Could Talk 2
Vanessa Redgrave as: Edith Tree
Genre: Romance, Drama
Release: 2000
The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, in 2000, Kal and Fran try to have a baby with the help of sperm donor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Natasha Lyonne movies?

TOP 13:

Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet
Vanessa Redgrave as: Claire Smith-Wyman
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2010
An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Luisa Ranieri movies?

TOP 12:

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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bob Hope movies?

TOP 11:

Howards End

Howards End
Vanessa Redgrave as: Ruth Wilcox
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1992
A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and his wife Ruth, and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast and his mistress Jackie.


TOP 10:

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
Vanessa Redgrave as: Herself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2017
Griffin Dunne鈥檚 years-in-the-making documentary portrait of his aunt Joan Didion moves with the spirit of her uncannily lucid writing: the film simultaneously expands and zeroes in, covering a vast stretch of turbulent cultural history with elegance and candor.

TOP 9:

The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture
Vanessa Redgrave as: Old Roseanne McNulty
Genre: Drama
Release: 2016
The hidden memoir of an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and 30s.

TOP 8:

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
Vanessa Redgrave as: Mary Debenham
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Release: 1974
In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

TOP 7:

Playing for Time

Playing for Time
Vanessa Redgrave as: Fania Fenelon
Genre: Drama, History, Music, TV Movie
Release: 1980
When a Jewish songstress is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task鈥攗sing their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas chambers.

TOP 6:

The Butler

The Butler
Vanessa Redgrave as: Annabeth Westfall
Genre: Drama
Release: 2013
A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.


TOP 5:

The Devils

The Devils
Vanessa Redgrave as: Sister Jeanne
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1971
A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.

TOP 4:

Blow-Up

Blow-Up
Vanessa Redgrave as: Jane
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1966
A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. The fact that he has photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

TOP 3:

A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons
Vanessa Redgrave as: Anne Boleyn
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1966
A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.

TOP 2:

Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted
Vanessa Redgrave as: Dr. Wick
Genre: Drama
Release: 1999
Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

TOP 1:

Atonement

Atonement
Vanessa Redgrave as: Briony Tallis (Age 77)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2007
As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.



If you like the best Vanessa Redgrave movies, then you will also like the best Derek Jacobi movies, where many of their films coincide.