Sigourney Weaver's best performances!by maguilar-907-785646 | created - 03 Feb 2011 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
In my opinion, these are the best performances of SW... one of the greatest female movie star of all time....and there are upcoming films and tv series to continue watching her great talent.
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1. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 546,830 | Gross: $85.16M
The Academy should gave her an oscar for her iconic role in this great film...
2. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Votes: 20,584 | Gross: $24.72M
Her best dramatic performance...in a classic picture
3. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Great performance...really heartbreaking and one of my favs.!
4. Working Girl (1988)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job.
Votes: 44,671 | Gross: $64.00M
Maybe her funniest performance (evil boss) in another classic....
5. The Ice Storm (1997)
R | 112 min | Drama
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
Votes: 48,809 | Gross: $7.84M
Underrated... but she won a BAFTA for this brilliant film!
6. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 642,330 | Gross: $78.90M
Her great debut with her iconic role as Lt. Ellen Ripley...and the film by itself is one of the best picture i've ever seen..
7. Ghostbusters (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Votes: 299,203 | Gross: $238.63M
Lovely and sexy in this classic of classics....
8. Death and the Maiden (1994)
R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
Votes: 19,014 | Gross: $2.10M
Stunning!... she's really great here
9. Copycat (1995)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Votes: 45,478 | Gross: $32.05M
In this good thriller u can watch one of her best performances
10. Galaxy Quest (1999)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
Votes: 131,075 | Gross: $71.58M
Very funny performance, in this hilarious film...
11. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Votes: 964,608 | Gross: $760.51M
Dr. Grace Agustine is one of the reazons i watched this film... the big blockbuster ever....
12. Political Animals (2012– )
TV-14 | 360 min | Drama
A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.
Great debut in a TV series..her best performance lately
13. A Map of the World (1999)
R | 125 min | Drama
A woman's life falls apart after she's blamed for an accident on her property.
Votes: 3,670 | Gross: $0.54M
Impressive and very dramatic role that makes her one of the greatest dramatic actresses of the 90s...
14. Alien³ (1992)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Votes: 234,347 | Gross: $55.47M
Not my favorite film in the Alien saga, but great performance of her...
15. Heartbreakers (2001)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men.
Votes: 46,552 | Gross: $40.33M
Evil, funny and still sexy...
16. A Monster Calls (2016)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy
A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.
Votes: 54,331 | Gross: $3.73M
This film made me cry...An excellent supporting performance of SW
17. Snow Cake (2006)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Votes: 11,367 | Gross: $0.03M
Very underrated film and performance...still very effective as usual
18. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War
A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.
Votes: 16,775 | Gross: $10.28M
If i had a crush on her in the first Alien movie, I finally falled in love with her in this film :)... so jealous about Mel Gibson..hehe
19. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.
Votes: 193,253 | Gross: $47.75M
didn't like this movie but her presence got it on a better level
20. Red Lights (2012)
R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Votes: 52,100 | Gross: $0.05M
very effective performance
21. Imaginary Heroes (2004)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.
Votes: 8,933 | Gross: $0.23M
i liked this drama film, and her performance of course...all the cast was so cool
22. Rakka (2017)
Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi
A tale of a dystopian future where an unknown alien group have colonised the earth and humans struggle to fight back.
Like a lead warrior she still looks terrific in this short film, and the film by itself is amazing!
23. Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror
In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her.
24. Dave (1993)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.
Votes: 43,081 | Gross: $63.27M
25. The Girl in the Park (2007)
R | 110 min | Drama
Enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter 15 years ago, Julia Sandburg has cut herself off from anyone once near and dear to her, including her husband Doug and... See full summary »
Impressive and heartbreaking, great performance!
26. The Village (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.
Votes: 211,241 | Gross: $114.20M
Great supporting act
27. The Guys (2002)
PG | 84 min | Drama
The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.
Votes: 1,155 | Gross: $0.02M
28. Chappie (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
Votes: 197,625 | Gross: $31.57M
She should have played more role, even so this is a very good film
29. You Again (2010)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colors.
Votes: 43,882 | Gross: $25.70M
still funny in this family film
30. Infamous (2006)
R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Votes: 14,936 | Gross: $1.15M
Very good supporting act
31. Ghostbusters II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Votes: 154,466 | Gross: $112.49M
sweet and hilarious!..
32. The TV Set (2006)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and finally airing.
Votes: 5,186 | Gross: $0.27M
still evil and funny...
33. Half Moon Street (1986)
R | 90 min | Thriller, Drama
Dr. Slaughter, a researcher in London who works as a high class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.
Votes: 2,168 | Gross: $1.13M
sexy!.....This film isn't a gem but I like it :)
34. Tadpole (2000)
PG-13 | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.
Votes: 5,324 | Gross: $2.88M
35. Eyewitness (1981)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.
Votes: 3,492 | Gross: $6.40M
good enough performance
36. Jeffrey (1995)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,099 | Gross: $3.49M
So funny in this small character
37. Paul (2011)
R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.
Votes: 206,995 | Gross: $37.41M
Very small role in this hilarious film!
38. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
R | 95 min | Horror
5 friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Votes: 308,395 | Gross: $42.07M
very small role but very important and effective aswell in this fantastic and very original film
39. Vamps (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance
Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities.
Votes: 8,220 | Gross: $0.00M
She is still funny and evil in this "sweet" film
40. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
PG-13 | 154 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.
Votes: 24,419 | Gross: $7.19M
I like her role as Queen Isabel La Católica, but I think it could be better aswell
41. The Cold Light of Day (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller
After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Votes: 31,120 | Gross: $3.75M
This action film is really bad, she doesnt need to be in this kind of film (neither the rest of the cast)...but still I enjoy watching her in it :)...sometimes it's really "funny"
42. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Votes: 141,587 | Gross: $65.01M
Very small role... and the film by itself was a little bit empty
43. Baby Mama (2008)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.
Votes: 36,206 | Gross: $60.27M
I didnt understand the type of her character in this film...I really dont like it, that's why i ranked it at last, however Tina and Amy made me laugh in here