Best Movies of Frances McDormand

Fargo (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 260 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $25.88M

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 193 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $45.95M

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.


Almost Famous (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 189 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $32.52M

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.


Blood Simple. (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $2.15M

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.


The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $7.49M

A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.


Mississippi Burning (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $34.60M

Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.


Wonder Boys (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $19.39M

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.


Burn After Reading (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $60.34M

A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.


The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $123.07M

In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.


North Country (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $18.32M

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.


Darkman (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $33.88M

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.


Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $12.29M

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.


This Must Be the Place (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $0.14M

Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.


Friends with Money (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $13.37M

After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.


Laurel Canyon (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 126 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $3.66M

When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.


Promised Land (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $7.56M

A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.


Paradise Road (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 48 | Earnings: $1.92M

Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.


City by the Sea (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $22.43M

Vincent Lamarca, whose father was executed for a 1950s kidnapping of a child, grew up to become a police officer, only to see his own son become a murderer.


Æon Flux (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 102 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 36 | Earnings: $25.86M

Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.


Hidden Agenda (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.03M

When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ...



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