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

8.4
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86 Metascore

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?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

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

7.0
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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

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

8.1
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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.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Austin Nichols

Votes: 13,156

Great performance...really heartbreaking and one of my favs.!

4. Working Girl (1988)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 44,671 | Gross: $64.00M

Maybe her funniest performance (evil boss) in another classic....

5. The Ice Storm (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny

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

8.5
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

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

7.8
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71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

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

7.3
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72 Metascore

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova

Votes: 19,014 | Gross: $2.10M

Stunning!... she's really great here

9. Copycat (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

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

7.3
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 131,075 | Gross: $71.58M

Very funny performance, in this hilarious film...

11. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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

7.8
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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.

Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 5,402

Great debut in a TV series..her best performance lately

13. A Map of the World (1999)

R | 125 min | Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

A woman's life falls apart after she's blamed for an accident on her property.

Director: Scott Elliott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, Dara Perlmutter, David Strathairn

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

6.4
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

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

6.2
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47 Metascore

A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men.

Director: David Mirkin | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman, Ray Liotta

Votes: 46,552 | Gross: $40.33M

Evil, funny and still sexy...

16. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

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

7.6
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54 Metascore

A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire

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

7.2
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Bembol Roco

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

6.2
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

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

6.2
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36 Metascore

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.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen

Votes: 52,100 | Gross: $0.05M

very effective performance

21. Imaginary Heroes (2004)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Dan Harris | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch, Michelle Williams

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

7.4
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A tale of a dystopian future where an unknown alien group have colonised the earth and humans struggle to fight back.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Robert Hobbs, Carly Pope

Votes: 2,938

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

6.3
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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.

Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Gil Bellows, Taryn Davis

Votes: 8,676

So evil

24. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

Votes: 43,081 | Gross: $63.27M

Lovely

25. The Girl in the Park (2007)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.4
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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 »

Director: David Auburn | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Kate Bosworth, Alessandro Nivola, Keri Russell

Votes: 3,379

Impressive and heartbreaking, great performance!

26. The Village (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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44 Metascore

A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 211,241 | Gross: $114.20M

Great supporting act

27. The Guys (2002)

PG | 84 min | Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Jim Simpson | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia, Irene Walsh, Jim Simpson

Votes: 1,155 | Gross: $0.02M

very impressive

28. Chappie (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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41 Metascore

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.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

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

5.8
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28 Metascore

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.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 43,882 | Gross: $25.70M

still funny in this family film

30. Infamous (2006)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 14,936 | Gross: $1.15M

Very good supporting act

31. Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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56 Metascore

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 154,466 | Gross: $112.49M

sweet and hilarious!..

32. The TV Set (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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65 Metascore

The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and finally airing.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver, Ioan Gruffudd, Judy Greer

Votes: 5,186 | Gross: $0.27M

still evil and funny...

33. Half Moon Street (1986)

R | 90 min | Thriller, Drama

5.4
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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.

Director: Bob Swaim | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh, Faith Kent

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

6.2
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71 Metascore

Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Stanford, Kate Mara, Robert Iler

Votes: 5,324 | Gross: $2.88M

sweet

35. Eyewitness (1981)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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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.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Votes: 3,492 | Gross: $6.40M

good enough performance

36. Jeffrey (1995)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Christopher Ashley | Stars: Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Peter Jacobson, Tom Cayler

Votes: 5,099 | Gross: $3.49M

So funny in this small character

37. Paul (2011)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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57 Metascore

Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Mia Stallard

Votes: 206,995 | Gross: $37.41M

Very small role in this hilarious film!

38. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

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

5.2
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57 Metascore

Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Larry Wilmore, Bettina Bresnan

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

6.5
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47 Metascore

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean

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

4.9
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22 Metascore

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.

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri | Stars: Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Verónica Echegui

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

6.0
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver

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

6.0
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael McCullers | Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear

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