Dakota Fanning Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Man on Fire
R

Man on Fire

(2004)
71
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lupita Ramos
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Denzel Washington, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony
Plot:

A burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy finds a new objective in life when he is hired by an industrialist Samuel Ramos to protect his daughter, Pita. A reluctant and uninterested Creasy soon forms a bond with the little girl. So when she is kidnapped, he is enraged and seeks to kill everyone involved in the heinous act.

71
3
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

(2019)
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Squeaky Fromme
Director:
Quentin Tarantino
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino
14
3
I Am Sam
PG-13

I Am Sam

(2001)
43
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy Diamond Dawson
Director:
Jessie Nelson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Loretta Devine
Plot:

Sam Dawson is an intellectually disabled father raising his daughter Lucy with the help of a group of friends who also have disabilities. As Lucy grows up her intellectual superiority threatens their relationship. Things get more complicated when Lucy is placed in foster care but keeps coming back to her dad. 

43
4

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The Secret Life of Bees
PG-13

The Secret Life of Bees

(2008)
40
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Lily Owens
Director:
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo
40
5
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
PG

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

(2005)
34
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Cale Crane
Director:
John Gatins
Genres:
Family, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Kurt Russell, Kris Kristofferson, Elisabeth Shue, David Morse
34
7
Brimstone
R

Brimstone

(2016)
26
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Liz
Director:
Martin Koolhoven
Genres:
Western, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce, Paul Anderson
26
5
War of the Worlds
PG-13

War of the Worlds

(2005)
34
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rachel Ferrier
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins
Plot:

A Steven Spielberg thriller based on an H.G. Wells novel of the same name, War of the Worlds, stars Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning, who try to survive an alien invasion. As extraterrestrial tripods hunt human beings for their blood and tissue, a divorced father faces numerous obstacles as he tries to reach the safety of his ex-wife’s parents’ home.

34
3
Now Is Good
PG-13

Now Is Good

(2012)
21
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Tessa Scott
Director:
Ol Parker
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irvine, Paddy Considine, Olivia Williams, Kaya Scodelario
21
5
Cutlass

Cutlass

(2007)
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Lacy
Director:
Kate Hudson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Virginia Madsen, Kristen Stewart, Kurt Russell, Sarah Roemer
9
4
Charlotte's Web
G

Charlotte's Web

(2006)
26
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Winick
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey
26
0
Zygote

Zygote

(2017)
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Barklay
Director:
Neill Blomkamp
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Short
Star Cast:
Jose Pablo Cantillo
7
4
The Runaways
R

The Runaways

(2010)
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cherie Currie
Director:
Floria Sigismondi
Genres:
Music, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Kristen Stewart, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve, Scout Taylor-Compton
13
2

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Sweet Home Alabama
PG-13

Sweet Home Alabama

(2002)
23
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Tennant
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen
Plot:

Even though Jake Perry and his wife Melanie Smooter are estranged, he still hopes for a reconciliation. Melanie wants to divorce and marry Andrew Hennings, a wealthy man. However, things don’t work out according to her plans, and she ends up falling in love with Jake once again. 

23
5
Hide and Seek
R

Hide and Seek

(2005)
28
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Emily Callaway
Director:
John Polson
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue, Amy Irving
Plot:

Dr. David Callaway decides to move with his 9-year-old daughter, Emily, to a new house after discovering his wife’s dead body in the bathtub from an apparent suicide. But he becomes worried when Emily and her new imaginary friend Charlie, start causing problems. When Charlie murders a local woman, sinister secrets are revealed. 

28
4
Uptown Girls
PG-13

Uptown Girls

(2003)
21
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ray
Director:
Boaz Yakin
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Carmen Electra, Brittany Murphy, Marley Shelton, Donald Faison
21
2
Please Stand By
PG-13

Please Stand By

(2017)
13
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Wendy
Director:
Ben Lewin
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Toni Collette, Alice Eve, River Alexander, Marla Gibbs
13
4
Nine Lives
R

Nine Lives

(2005)
9
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Rodrigo García
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elpidia Carrillo, Aomawa Baker, Miguel Sandoval, Mary Pat Dowhy
9
5
Trapped
R

Trapped

(2002)
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Abby Jennings
Director:
Luis Mandoki
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon
16
3
Push
PG-13

Push

(2009)
21
9
As:
Cast
Role:
Cassie Holmes
Director:
Paul McGuigan
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Colin Ford, Joel Gretsch, Djimon Hounsou, Robert Tsonos
Plot:

A secret government agency – Division - is changing simple citizens into strong psychic warriors, in process killing those who resist the transformation. Nick Gant, a telekinetic, is approached by a clairvoyant Cassie who seeks his help in finding the pusher Kira, who can play a crucial role in stopping the agency. However, they are chased by a division agent Henry Carver.

21
9
Hounddog
R

Hounddog

(2007)
12
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Lewellen
Director:
Deborah Kampmeier
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Granoldo Frazier, Isabelle Fuhrman, Cody Hanford, Piper Laurie
12
6

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Effie Gray
PG-13

Effie Gray

(2014)
14
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Effie Gray
Director:
Richard Laxton
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Polly Dartford, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Tom Herriott
14
5
Very Good Girls
R

Very Good Girls

(2013)
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lilly
Director:
Naomi Foner
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Olsen, Sterling Jones, Lenny Platt, Boyd Holbrook
9
3
American Pastoral
R

American Pastoral

(2016)
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Merry Levov
Director:
Ewan McGregor
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans
5
2
Every Secret Thing
R

Every Secret Thing

(2014)
7
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Ronnie Fuller
Director:
Amy Berg
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker
7
4
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
PG-13

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

(2012)
18
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Bill Condon
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli
Plot:

Now a vampire, Bella trains with Edward to get used to her new life while watching over their fast-growing daughter Renesmee, who has been imprinted by Jacob as her protector. However, the Cullens need to gather allies to save their family from the Volturi, which consider Renesmee a threat to vampires due to a false allegation.

18
4
The Motel Life
R

The Motel Life

(2012)
7
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Polsky, Gabe Polsky
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Garrett Backstrom, Andrew Lee, Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff
7
3
Night Moves
R

Night Moves

(2013)
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Dena
Director:
Kelly Reichardt
Genres:
Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat, Logan Miller
5
4
Winged Creatures
R

Winged Creatures

(2008)
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Anne Hagen
Director:
Rowan Woods
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Kate Beckinsale, Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Jeanne Tripplehorn
6
1
The Last of Robin Hood
R

The Last of Robin Hood

(2013)
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Beverly Aadland
Director:
Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Kevin Kline, John Hudson Messerall, Susan Sarandon, David Kronawitter
5
2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
PG-13

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

(2010)
16
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Slade
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Xavier Samuel, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke
Plot:

As her high-school graduation day approaches, Bella finds herself struggling to choose between her love for vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob. Meanwhile Seattle witnesses a series of killings as a malicious vampire begins creating an army of new-born vampires to take revenge on Edward and Bella.

16
2

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Tomcats
R

Tomcats

(2001)
3
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Gregory Poirier
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Maher, Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth, Jake Busey
3
3
The Benefactor

The Benefactor

(2015)
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Olivia
Director:
Andrew Renzi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Gere, Dylan Baker, Cheryl Hines, Theo James
6
3
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
PG-13

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

(2009)
14
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Weitz
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Kristen Stewart, Christina Jastrzembska, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke
Plot:

When Edward realises that his presence can actually harm Bella, he and his family leave Forks. Bella is heartbroken and depressed. Her long-time friend Jacob tries to keep her engaged and happy, but he has his own secrets. As Bella unravels new secrets from the supernatural world, she puts herself in new dangers.

14
3
The Cat in the Hat
TV-PG

The Cat in the Hat

(2003)
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sally
Director:
Bo Welch
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, Spencer Breslin
12
2
Hansel & Gretel
PG

Hansel & Gretel

(2002)
5
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Gary J. Tunnicliffe
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Taylor Momsen, Jacob Smith, Delta Burke, Howie Mandel
5
2
Father Xmas

Father Xmas

(2001)
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Clairee
Director:
Marie Rose
Genres:
Short, Family, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Stephen Fanning, Christopher Lohr, Gina Marie
6
2
Celia

Celia

(2012)
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hannah Jones
Director:
Rodrigo García
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Allison Janney
5
2
The Escape

The Escape

(2016)
3
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lily
Director:
Neill Blomkamp
Genres:
Drama, Action, Short
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Michael Brown
3
3

Animation(s)

Justice League Unlimited

Justice League Unlimited (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
Joaquim Dos Santos, Dan Riba
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
George Newbern, Kevin Conroy, Phil LaMarr, Carl Lumbly
Tonari no Totoro
G

Tonari no Totoro (1988)

As:
Cast
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto
Plot:

Also known as My Neighbour Totoro, the Japanese animated classic depicts the story of sisters Satsuki and Mei after they move to an old country house. They become friends with spirits called susuwatari and particularly the adorable creature Totoro, while they come to terms with their mother’s illness and personal trials.

Family Guy
TV-14

Family Guy (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Shin, James Purdum, Dominic Bianchi, Pete Michels, John Holmquist
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Ben Stiller, Bill Maher, Craig Ferguson, Dakota Fanning
Coraline
TV-14

Coraline (2009)

As:
Cast
Role:
Coraline Jones
Director:
Henry Selick
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Animation
Star Cast:
Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David
Plot:

Alone and bored in the old house her parents recently moved into, 11-year-old Coraline discovers a secret passageway to a better version of her home where everybody has buttons for eyes. After she refuses her Other Mother's horrible offer to sew buttons in her eyes, she is imprisoned and must flee before her soul is trapped there forever.

Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time
TV-G

Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
Steve Loter
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Animation
Star Cast:
Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
PG

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)

As:
Cast
Role:
Lilo Pelekai
Director:
Michael LaBash, Tony Leondis
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Animation, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald
Gus - Petit oiseau, grand voyage
PG

Gus - Petit oiseau, grand voyage (2014)

As:
Cast
Director:
Christian De Vita
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Arthur Dupont, Sara Forestier, Bruno Salomone, Pierre Richard

TV Shows and Videos

Friends
TV-14

Friends (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Halvorson, Kevin Bright, Michael Lembeck, James Burrows, Gail Mancuso
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
Malcolm in the Middle
TV-PG

Malcolm in the Middle (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
Todd Holland, Jeff Melman, Ken Kwapis, David D'Ovidio, Peter Lauer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bryan Cranston, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan, Jane Kaczmarek
Taken

Taken (2002)

As:
Cast
Role:
Allie Keys
Director:
Breck Eisner, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, John Fawcett, Tobe Hooper, Jeremy Kagan
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue, Joel Gretsch
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
TV-14

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Fink, Richard J. Lewis, Alec Smight, Danny Cannon, Brad Tanenbaum
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Chad Michael Murray, George Eads, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall
ER
TV-14

ER (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Chulack, Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Thorpe, Stephen Cragg, Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Alexis Bledel, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Laura Cerón
The Practice

The Practice (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
Dennis Smith, Jeannot Szwarc, Christina Musrey, Arvin Brown, Dwight H. Little
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Steve Harris, Camryn Manheim, Michael Badalucco, Dylan McDermott
Coraline

Coraline (2009)

As:
Cast
Role:
Coraline Jones
Director:
Henry Selick
Genres:
Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure
Star Cast:
Keith David, Robert Bailey Jr., Kath Soucie, Amanda Troop
Spin City
TV-14

Spin City (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Cadiff, Ted Wass, Lee Shallat Chemel, Carl Lauten
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Maher, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck, Michael Boatman
The Fighting Fitzgeralds

The Fighting Fitzgeralds (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Bonerz, Gail Mancuso, Barnet Kellman, James Widdoes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Louis Ferreira, Christopher Moynihan, Jon Patrick Walker
Ally McBeal
TV-PG

Ally McBeal (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mel Damski, Jonathan Pontell, Bill D'Elia, Arlene Sanford, Michael Schultz
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Music, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard
Strong Medicine

Strong Medicine (2000)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Perrin Flynn, Joe Napolitano, Steve De Jarnatt, Jerry London, Philip Casnoff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosa Blasi, Jenifer Lewis, Josh Coxx, Philip Casnoff
The Ellen Show

The Ellen Show (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew D. Weyman
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Gaffigan, Emily Rutherfurd, Martin Mull

Dakota Fanning Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
Hide and Seek Best Frightened Performance 2005