Best Winona Ryder movies

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Best Winona Ryder movies

TOP 25:
How to Make an American Quilt
How to Make an American Quilt
Character: Finn Dodd
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1995
Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé 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.

TOP 24:
The Last Word
The Last Word
Character: Charlotte Morris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
An odd-but-gifted poet, Evan Merck makes his living writing suicide notes for the soon-to-be departed. So when he meets Charlotte, the free-spirited sister of his latest client, Evan has no choice but to lie about his relationship to her late, lamented brother.


TOP 23:
Turks & Caicos
Turks & Caicos
Character: Melanie Fall
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2014
The second movie in David Hare's Johnny Worricker trilogy. Loose-limbed spy Johnny Worricker, last seen whistleblowing at MI5 in Page Eight, has a new life. He is hiding out in Ray-Bans on the Caribbean islands of the title, eating lobster and calling himself Tom Eliot (he’s a poet at heart). We’re drawn into his world and his predicament when Christopher Walken strolls in as a shadowy American who claims to know Johnny. The encounter forces him into the company of some ambiguous American businessmen who claim to be on the islands for a conference on the global financial crisis. When one of them falls in the sea, their financial PR seems to know more than she's letting on. Worricker soon learns the extent of their shady activities and he must act quickly to survive when links to British prime minister Alec Beasley come to light.

TOP 22:
Homefront
Homefront
Character: Sheryl Mott
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 2013
Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who was bullying her at school and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands.

TOP 21:
Lucas
Lucas
Character: Rina
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1986
A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.


TOP 20:
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Character: Dinky Bossetti
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1990
Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, most of all her now-married old flame Denton Webb and troubled teen Dinky Bossetti. An orphan with few friends, Dinky is convinced that Carmichael is her birth mother, and that the actress will reclaim her when she returns.

TOP 19:
The Iceman
The Iceman
Character: Deborah Kuklinski
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Release: 2012
The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.

TOP 18:
Experimenter
Experimenter
Character: Sasha Menkin Milgram
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2015
Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects don’t stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they’ve been told to do so. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people’s tendency to comply with authority. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha stands by him through it all.


TOP 17:
Reality Bites
Reality Bites
Character: Lelaina Pierce
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Release: 1994
A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality isn't all it's cracked up to be.

TOP 16:
The Crucible
The Crucible
Character: Abigail Williams
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1996
Based upon the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller (who wrote the screen adaptation), the Salem witch trials in 1692 plunge the Massachusetts Bay colony into chaos.

TOP 15:

Mermaids

Mermaids
Character: Charlotte Flax
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1990
Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old sister, Kate, hope that they can finally settle down. But when Charlotte's attraction to an older man gets in the way, the family must learn to accept each other for who they truly are.


TOP 14:

Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie
Character: Elsa Van Helsing (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Release: 2012
When a car hits young Victor's pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them that Sparky's still the good, loyal friend he was.

TOP 13:

The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits
Character: Blanca Trueba
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1993
A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.

TOP 12:

Looking for Richard

Looking for Richard
Character: Herself/Lady Anne
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."

TOP 11:

A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly
Character: Donna Hawthorne
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2006
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.


TOP 10:

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
Character: May Welland
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1993
Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

TOP 9:

Little Women

Little Women
Character: Josephine "Jo" March
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1994
With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends start to become a part of the household.

TOP 8:

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice
Character: Lydia Deetz
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 1988
Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

TOP 7:

Heathers

Heathers
Character: Veronica Sawyer
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1989
A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.

TOP 6:

Dracula

Dracula
Character: Mina Murray / Elisabeta
Genre: Horror, Romance
Release: 1992
When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker—the reincarnation of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta—obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.


TOP 5:

Star Trek

Star Trek
Character: Amanda Grayson
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2009
The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again.

TOP 4:

Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted
Character: Susanna Kaysen
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 3:

Night on Earth

Night on Earth
Character: Corky
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1991
An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

TOP 2:

Black Swan

Black Swan
Character: Beth MacIntyre
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release: 2010
A journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.

TOP 1:

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands
Character: Kim Boggs
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1990
A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.