Shelley Winters Ranked

by rmailander | created - 01 Dec 2019 | updated - 01 Dec 2019 | Public

A ranking of Shelley Winters's film performances.

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1. A Place in the Sun (1951)

Passed | 122 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

Votes: 21,541

2. A Patch of Blue (1965)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life by introducing her to the outside world.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford

Votes: 7,966

3. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A celebrated actor struggles to distinguish his own life from that of his most recent stage role, Othello.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 3,348

4. Winchester '73 (1950)

Passed | 92 min | Action, Drama, Western

A cowboy's obsession with a stolen rifle leads to a bullet-ridden odyssey through the American West.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Votes: 18,939

5. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

59 Metascore

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Votes: 12,440 | Gross: $5.01M

6. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid the $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 85,532 | Gross: $0.65M

7. Lolita (1962)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Votes: 96,993 | Gross: $9.25M

8. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 42,762 | Gross: $84.56M

9. Alfie (1966)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster

Votes: 14,231 | Gross: $18.87M

10. Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

The ups and downs of life as experienced by a group of aspiring young artists in the early Fifties New York.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith

Votes: 2,138

11. Bloody Mama (1970)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

A psychologically disturbed matriarch presides over her damaged family of bank-robbing misfits.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle, Diane Varsi

Votes: 3,275

12. Take One False Step (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

During a conference-trip to L.A., an academic runs into an old-flame and into trouble with the police when she disappears, presumed murdered.

Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: William Powell, Shelley Winters, Marsha Hunt, Dorothy Hart

Votes: 399

13. South Sea Sinner (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

On a South Sea island, a local hoodlum tries to blackmail a tramp steamer sick crewman who's wanted for wartime collaboration with the Japanese and who's desperate to clear his name.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Shelley Winters, Luther Adler, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 121

14. I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

Passed | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After aging criminal Roy Earle is released from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring - by robbing a resort hotel.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson, Lee Marvin

Votes: 1,072

15. What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)

R | 101 min | Crime, Musical, Mystery

Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Micheál MacLiammóir

Votes: 1,817

16. Harper (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

51 Metascore

Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill

Votes: 8,862

17. An Average Little Man (1977)

122 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A meek middle-aged man finally takes justice into his own hands.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Shelley Winters, Vincenzo Crocitti, Renzo Carboni

Votes: 2,583

18. He Ran All the Way (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.

Director: John Berry | Stars: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Selena Royle

Votes: 2,298

19. The Three Sisters (1966)

168 min | Drama

In a small Russian town at the turn of the century, three sisters (Olga, Irina, and Masha) and their brother Andrei live but dream daily of their return to their former home in Moscow, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Geraldine Page, Shelley Winters, Kim Stanley, Sandy Dennis

Votes: 125

20. Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy

A Jewish man who owns a Brooklyn deli asks his domineering uncle for a loan so he can buy his dream restaurant in Manhattan, but the uncle demands that he give up his Gentile girlfriend ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Elliott Gould, Margaux Hemingway, Sid Caesar, Carol Kane

Votes: 1,475 | Gross: $0.84M

21. The Tenant (1976)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 42,016 | Gross: $1.92M

22. Larceny (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A con man sets out to swindle a widow out of the money she's received to build a memorial to her war-hero husband, but winds up falling in love with her instead.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Payne, Joan Caulfield, Dan Duryea, Shelley Winters

Votes: 379

23. The Balcony (1963)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

In a fictional country, the Madam of a brothel satisfies the erotic fantasies of her customers, while a revolution is sweeping the nation.

Director: Joseph Strick | Stars: Shelley Winters, Peter Falk, Lee Grant, Peter Brocco

Votes: 555

24. The Big Knife (1955)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen

Votes: 3,507

25. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

M/PG | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

Carla Campbell receives maintenance payment from three former soldiers who all believe themselves to be the father of her daughter, Gia.

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers, Peter Lawford

Votes: 1,538

26. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice presidents vie to see who will replace him.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

Votes: 3,903

27. The Chapman Report (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

Based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace that was inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of suburban women, the film follows the personal (read sexual) lives of four ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom

Votes: 894

28. My Man and I (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

In California, a Mexican-American is falsely accused of killing the farmer he was working for, after the racist farmer stiffed his immigrant employee with a bad check.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Shelley Winters, Ricardo Montalban, Wendell Corey, Claire Trevor

Votes: 368

29. Blume in Love (1973)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Marsha Mason

Votes: 1,071 | Gross: $2.60M

30. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 1,738

31. Cleopatra Jones (1973)

PG | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

During the 1970s, U.S. Special Agent Cleopatra Jones proves to be an invaluable asset to the local police forces in the war on drugs.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas

Votes: 2,854 | Gross: $2.98M

32. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Directors: Don Chaffey, Don Bluth | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 23,535 | Gross: $40.10M

33. The Young Savages (1961)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A district attorney investigates three white teenagers accused of murdering a blind Puerto Rican kid.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan

Votes: 2,438

34. Mimì Bluette... fiore del mio giardino (1976)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

Mimi Bluette, daughter of a prostitute, lives in Paris where she is idolized by men of all kinds and classes. She is about to settle on a rich man when she meets a stranger in a bar.

Director: Carlo Di Palma | Stars: Monica Vitti, Shelley Winters, Tommy Tune, Hella Petri

Votes: 53

35. Tennessee Champ (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Drama

A little B-picture that M-G-M tossed out, barely promoted and forgot about but one that is better than some of the A-dross from Leo in the same era. Shelley Winters, after an absence of 15 ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn, Dewey Martin, Earl Holliman

Votes: 255

36. Enter Laughing (1967)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

A young would-be actor seeks his first break.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: José Ferrer, Shelley Winters, Elaine May, Jack Gilford

Votes: 631

37. A House Is Not a Home (1964)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, History

Biopic of notorious New York City Madam Polly Adler, set during the Roaring Twenties.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Shelley Winters, Robert Taylor, Cesar Romero, Ralph Taeger

Votes: 207

38. Something to Hide (1972)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A man having marital problems with his shrewish wife picks up a young, pretty and pregnant hitchhiker. Before he knows it, he's in over his head and mixed up in violence and murder.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Peter Finch, Shelley Winters, Colin Blakely, John Stride

Votes: 187

39. I Am a Camera (1955)

98 min | Drama

In Weimar-era Berlin, an aspiring writer strikes up a friendship with a vivacious, penniless singer.

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey, Shelley Winters, Ron Randell

Votes: 562

40. Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's the electric chair.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren, Jean Seberg

Votes: 473

41. Cry of the City (1948)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Police Lieut. Candella, longtime friend of the Rome family, walks a tightrope in the case of cop-killer Martin Rome.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Fred Clark, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,699

42. Wives and Lovers (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

A struggling author and his wife suddenly become wealthy and move to the suburbs. Divorced neighbor and "companion" aid marital misconstrual which almost culminates in a divorce.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Shelley Winters, Martha Hyer

Votes: 249

43. Gideon (1998)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Gideon Dobbs is young, simple-minded man who checks into a retirement home where he finds the residents have lost their lust for life. Through his innocence he changes their lives and ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Hoover | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Charlton Heston, Carroll O'Connor, Shirley Jones

Votes: 1,217

44. King of the Gypsies (1978)

R | 112 min | Drama

38 Metascore

In the criminal and violent world of modern-day Gypsies based in New York City, their 'king' Zharko Stepanowicz passes his leadership to his unwilling grandson, leaving the skipped father resentful.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Eric Roberts, Judd Hirsch, Susan Sarandon, Sterling Hayden

Votes: 1,177 | Gross: $7.33M

45. Stepping Out (1991)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A has-been Broadway performer gives tap lessons to a group of misfits who, through their dance classes, bond and realize what they can achieve.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Shelley Winters, Robyn Stevan, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 1,113 | Gross: $0.24M