Best Movies of Dianne Wiest

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 201 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $56.36M

A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 181 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $40.08M

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

Parenthood (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $100.05M

The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

The Birdcage (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $123.99M

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

The Lost Boys (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $32.22M

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Rabbit Hole (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $2.22M

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.

Little Man Tate (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $25.01M

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that ...

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $0.52M

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $75.37M

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

Footloose (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 116 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 42 | Earnings: $80.00M

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Practical Magic (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $46.61M

Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.

I Am Sam (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 28 | Earnings: $40.27M

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Darling Companion (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 92 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 41 | Earnings: $0.79M

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

Five Nights in Maine (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 89 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: $0.02M

A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.

Merci Docteur Rey (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 88 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 22 | Earnings: $0.02M

A hot young phone sex addict and his narcissistic opera diva mom. A dangerously agitated hustler and a half-dozen dangerously agitated hustlers who look just like him. A tittering neurotic ...

Radio Days (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 81 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $14.79M

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $13.38M

In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.

September (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.49M

At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit.

The Associate (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $12.77M

A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.