Highest-Rated Movies about 'Actress', Sort by Popularity

8 1/2 (1963), Nothing Like a Dame (2018), Double Dare (2003), The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993), Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (2016), After the Rehearsal (1984), The Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind (1989), Terror at the Opera (1987) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Actress movies.

8 1/2 (1963)

An Italian film director (Marcello Mastroianni) seeking the meaning of life retreats from his wife (Anouk Aimée), mistress and flatterers.

director, wife, mistress, actress, dreamy, passionate, creative

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Nothing Like a Dame (2018)

Spend a delightfully bawdy afternoon with four legends of British stage and cinema -- Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright -- as they spill the tea on life, love and art.

elderly woman, actress, amusing, endearing, inspiring, lighthearted, home

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Double Dare (2003)

Stuntwomen Jeannie Epper and Zoe Bell are experts at taking punches, swinging swords and being blown to bits. Epper first gained respect as Lynda Carter's stuntwoman on TV's "Wonder Woman," while Bell had a long run as Lucy Lawless' double on the series "Xena: Warrior Princess." But, in a primarily male profession, the women still have to struggle against sexism to find jobs. This documentary chronicles their uphill battle in Hollywood and their enduring friendship throughout it all.

stuntwoman, woman, senior citizen, actress, friend, quentin tarantino, engaging

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The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)

Ray Müller directs this extensive documentary on the life of Nazi propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Created at the behest of Riefenstahl, the film honestly delves into her association with Hitler and the extent to which she knows of the Nazi Party's entire strategy. It also gives a fuller picture of Riefenstahl's life, discussing her ascent from dancer to documentary filmmaker, as well as her post-Nazi work, which includes nature filmmaking and photography.

filmmaker, adolf hitler, photographer, actress, nazi, fascinating, powerful

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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (2016)

Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" opened in November 1981 to scathing reviews and closed after just 16 performances. Archival footage of the rehearsals, along with interviews with the cast, tell the tale of this infamous production.

actor, actress, musician, director, critic, casting director, brooding

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After the Rehearsal (1984)

An aging Swedish stage director's (Erland Josephson) ex-lover (Ingrid Thulin) and would-be lover (Lena Olin) visit him on the set.

director, actress, alcoholic, mother, old flame, dense, striking

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The Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind (1989)

Filmmaker David Hinton traces the evolution of the classic 1939 film "Gone with the Wind," from its beginnings as a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to its landmark status in the canon of 20th-century American cinema. Focusing on the film's creative linchpin, producer David O. Selznick, and his power struggles with the project's three directors, Hinton provides compelling insights into the making of the film, using a mix of interview subjects and never-before-seen screen tests.

producer, director, actress, assistant, editor, fascinating, incredible

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Terror at the Opera (1987)

A hooded figure forces a young diva (Cristina Marsillach) to watch as he murders performers in a production of Verdi's opera "Macbeth."

actress, opera singer, opera director, murderer, macbeth, detective, bleak

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Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (2017)

Iconic makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin's life and work are recalled through interviews with some of his famous clients, including Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

makeup artist, celebrity, actress, model, inspiring, confident, moving

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The Stunt Man (1980)

An all-knowing director (Peter O'Toole) toys with a fugitive's (Steve Railsback) mind after making him stuntman on a movie set.

fugitive, actress, director, stuntman, amusing, engaging, intense

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

gangster, hitman, actress, boxer, military officer, drug dealer, cool

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Murder! (1930)

Actress Edna Druce is found dead, and fellow thespian Diana Baring (Norah Baring) can't explanation why she's holding the murder weapon. Diana seems destined for conviction and the death penalty, but juror Sir John Menier (Herbert Marshall) thinks she's innocent. An actor himself, Sir John collects clues and revisits the crime scene in an attempt to clear Diana, but his noble efforts might finger another performer with ties to Edna and Diana's touring company.

activist, murderer, lawyer, juror, actress, actor, dark

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ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2005)

Filmmaker Dori Berinstein charts the creation of four Broadway shows during the 2003-2004 season: "Wicked," "Taboo," "Avenue Q" and "Caroline, or Change."

director, actor, actress, producer, critic, amusing, fascinating

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Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)

Members of a troubled German film crew spend most of their time drinking, talking and waiting in a hotel.

director, star, actor, actress, cinematographer, producer, cheeky

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Nico-Icon (1995)

Filmmaker Susan Ofteringer profiles German model, cult figure and heroin addict Nico, nee Christa Paffgen.

musician, artist, filmmaker, actress, model, brooding, creative

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The Travelling Players (1975)

In World War II Greece, a woman (Eva Kotamanidou) and her lover betray her husband, the leader of an acting troupe, then his son avenges him.

actor, actress, brother, sister, mother, father, melodramatic

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Superstar (1990)

Filmmaker Chuck Workman profiles pop artist Andy Warhol through interviews with friends and colleagues.

actor, actress, artist, painter, model, engaging, fascinating

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Faithless (2000)

A woman's (Lena Endre) affair with a friend of the family (Krister Henriksson) destroys her marriage and makes her daughter a pawn in the feud with her husband.

actress, musician, director, cheater, dark, emotional, household

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Trekkies (1997)

Actress Denise Crosby journeys into the "Star Trek" subculture and examines the sci-fi phenomenon's impact on fans.

dentist, nerd, obsessed fan, actress, inventor, amusing, spirited

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Love Among the Ruins (1974)

An aging actress and socialite, Jessica Medlicott (Katharine Hepburn) has ended her engagement with a younger man and is now being sued by her former fiancé. Esteemed barrister Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones (Laurence Olivier) is assigned to represent Jessica in the lawsuit, and he also happens to be an old suitor of hers from decades earlier. While Jessica claims not to remember him, and Arthur still smarts from her earlier rejection, the two form a close bond during the case.

actress, aristocrat, barrister, suitor, ex-lover, amusing, witty

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3 Days in Quiberon (2018)

One year before her death, famous actress Romy Schneider retreats to a spa hotel and gives her last interview to two journalists.

actress, beautiful woman, journalist, interviewer, interviewee, fascinating, endearing

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The Lives of Others (2006)

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

spy, playwright, actress, lover, officer, dark, tense

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Sunset Blvd. (1950)

A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

writer, actress, lover, butler, police officer, chilling, dark

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The Shining (1980)

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

wife, bartender, psychic, chef, caretaker, chilling, suspenseful

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Children of Paradise (1945)

The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.

mime, actor, actress, count, criminal, melodramatic, emotional

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To Be or Not to Be (1942)

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

actor, actress, lieutenant, spy, nazi, madcap, hilarious

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Singin' in the Rain (1952)

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

actor, singer, actress, friend, songwriter, filmmaker, emotional

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Broadway: The Golden Age (2004)

Filmmaker Rick McKay directs this oral history about the golden age of live theater in New York City during the 1940s and '50s. The film includes interviews with the actors, singers, dancers, authors, directors and producers of some of Broadway's greatest shows, as well as reminiscences from younger actors inspired by the greats of this era. Over 100 interviews are included, from stars such as Bea Arthur, Angela Lansbury, Charles Nelson Reilly and Elaine Stritch.

actor, actress, singer, dancer, writer, theatrical producer, spirited

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All About Eve (1950)

An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

actress, critic, producer, writer, director, witty, crafty

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Blank City (2009)

Jim Jarmusch, Debbie Harry and others discuss the No Wave and Cinema of Transgression movements that took place in New York in the late 1970s and early '80s.

musician, actor, actress, artist, filmmaker, thrilling, creative

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