Top 25 Jennifer Jason Leigh Filmsby brusty1 | created - 26 Jul 2015 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
I've seen 31 of her films, total. She must pick really good roles, because most of her films have been good ones. These are my 25 favorites in order.
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1. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Votes: 76,046 | Gross: $3.08M
3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
Votes: 88,120 | Gross: $27.09M
4. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama
A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.
Votes: 99,568 | Gross: $7.49M
5. Palindromes (2004)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Votes: 11,761 | Gross: $0.55M
6. Georgia (1995)
R | 115 min | Drama, Music
Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Her desperate need to be accepted by her sister is constantly complicated by her drug and alcohol problems.
Votes: 2,727 | Gross: $1.11M
7. Rush (1991)
R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two small-town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment.
Votes: 7,528 | Gross: $7.24M
8. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Votes: 74,302 | Gross: $2.87M
9. Road to Perdition (2002)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.
Votes: 234,592 | Gross: $104.45M
10. Good Time (2017)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Votes: 65,832 | Gross: $2.03M
12. The Hateful Eight (2015)
R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Votes: 475,845 | Gross: $54.12M
14. Backdraft (1991)
R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Votes: 68,218 | Gross: $77.87M
15. Margot at the Wedding (2007)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
Votes: 18,840 | Gross: $1.96M
16. The Big Picture (1989)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems.
Votes: 4,533 | Gross: $0.12M
17. Easy Money (1983)
R | 95 min | Comedy
To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.
Votes: 7,433 | Gross: $29.31M
19. Single White Female (1992)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.
Votes: 30,091 | Gross: $47.92M
20. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.
Votes: 36,691 | Gross: $24.36M
21. The Spectacular Now (2013)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Votes: 138,279 | Gross: $6.85M
23. Greenberg (2010)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Votes: 34,700 | Gross: $4.22M
24. Annihilation (2018)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Votes: 252,946 | Gross: $32.73M
25. In the Cut (2003)
R | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller
New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.
Votes: 20,916 | Gross: $4.75M