Best Movies of Ellen Burstyn

The Exorcist (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $204.57M

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.


Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 209 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $3.61M

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.


The Fountain (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $10.14M

As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.


River of Fundament (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $0.04M

In 2007, Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler began a new collaborative project inspired by American author Norman Mailer's 1983 novel Ancient Evenings, set in pharaonic Egypt. The project ...


Lovely, Still (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $0.12M

A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.


The Stone Angel (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $0.03M

A 90-year-old woman, rapidly losing her memory and knowing that sooner or later her life will be over, returns to the Manitoba farmhouse she grew up in to try and make peace with her dysfunctional family.


The Mighty Macs (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $1.89M

In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.


Two Men in Town (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 112 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: null

A Muslim ex-con forms a friendship with his parole officer.


The Elephant King (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 110 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $0.02M

The story of two brothers who lead totally different lives. Jake Hunt enjoys life to the fullest in Thailand, while his shy brother Oliver deals with his own depressions back home in the ...


Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 109 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $69.59M

After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.


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.


American Woman (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 106 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: null

Inspired by the headline-dominating kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst in 1974, this atmospheric drama is a fictionalized re-imagining of her time in hiding, from the perspective of Jenny, a political activist assigned to take care of her.


The Calling (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 105 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: null

Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.


Nostalgia (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 101 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $0.11M

A mosaic of stories about love and loss, exploring our relationship to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives.


The House of Tomorrow (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 81 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.


Providence (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, ...


The Wicker Man (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 3 | Metascore: 36 | Earnings: $23.64M

A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.


Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.


Harry and Tonto (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.


Playing by Heart (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 74 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $3.96M

Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A.



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