Best Movies of Ellen Barkin

The Big Easy (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $17.69M

Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police ...


Sea of Love (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $58.57M

A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.


This Boy's Life (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $4.10M

The story about the relationship between a rebellious 50s teenager and his abusive step-father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff.


The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: null

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.


Palindromes (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $0.55M

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.


Another Happy Day (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 108 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: null

A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.


Shit Year (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 106 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: null

An actress finds herself adrift after she quits performing.


The Fan (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 98 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 32 | Earnings: $18.57M

An all star baseball player becomes the unhealthy focus of a down on his luck salesman.


The Chameleon (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 97 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 41 | Earnings: null

An FBI Agent is hot on the tracks of Frédéric Fortin who has taken up the identity of a woman's long lost son, completely convincing the police and the boy's family of his identity.


Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 96 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 28 | Earnings: $10.56M

A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.


Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 91 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 32 | Earnings: $0.03M

A darkly romantic story of murder and redemption, set against an eerily familiar American landscape.


Happy Tears (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 88 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 35 | Earnings: $0.02M

Two sisters return home to deal with their ailing father, only to face some surprising situations.


She Hate Me (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 82 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 28 | Earnings: $0.37M

Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.


Into the West (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $4.79M

Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.


Desert Bloom (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.42M

The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic...


Johnny Handsome (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $7.24M

Johnny Handsome is a deformed gangster who plans a successful robbery with a friend of his, Mikey Chalmette, and another couple (Sunny Boid and Rafe Garrett). During the heist, Johnny and ...


Wild Bill (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 59 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $2.17M

The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.


Switch (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 58 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $15.55M

Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends. In heaven, though, there is no place for men like him and he is sent back to ...


Harry & Son (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 58 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a demolition crane operator on a demolition crew.


Siesta (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 56 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.70M

Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few ...



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