Jessica Tandy Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

The Birds

The Birds

(1963)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Lydia Brenner
Director:
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres:
Horror, Mystery, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Rod Taylor, Alfred Hitchcock, Veronica Cartwright, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy
Plot:

When lawyer Mitch Brenner plays a practical joke on rich socialite Melanie Daniels, who is a known prankster, she follows him to his hometown Bodega Bay to pay him back in the same coin. Her arrival is followed by strange incidences of bird attacks which become increasingly more violent and terrifying with flocks of aggressive birds swooping down on people.

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The Seventh Cross

The Seventh Cross

(1944)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Liesel Roeder
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Agnes Moorehead, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn
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0
The Valley of Decision

The Valley of Decision

(1945)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Tay Garnett
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Crisp, Preston Foster, Lionel Barrymore, Greer Garson, Gregory Peck
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The Green Years

The Green Years

(1946)
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As:
Cast
Director:
Victor Saville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gladys Cooper, Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Hume Cronyn
Plot:

An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother’s relatives. Though he wishes to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps to go to university and become a doctor, his harsh grandfather gets in his way. 

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Fried Green Tomatoes
PG-13

Fried Green Tomatoes

(1991)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ninny Threadgoode
Director:
Jon Avnet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Mary Stuart Masterson, Cicely Tyson
Plot:

It is an Oscar nominated film depicting the story of Evelyn Couch, an unhappy middle aged housewife, whose life is changed when she befriends a colorful old lady named Ninny Threadgoode.  The narrative alters several times between Evelyn’s life and Ninny’s tale about her free spirited sister-in-law Idgie, making it a highly enjoyable drama film.  

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Butley
R

Butley

(1974)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Edna Shaft
Director:
Harold Pinter
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Bates, Michael Byrne, Susan Engel, Georgina Hale
Plot:

Ben Butley is a professor of literature at the University of London. On a disastrous day, the alcoholic and cynical professor’s life comes crumbling down around him as his estranged wife Anne decides to divorce him while his long time affair with Joey gets over. Moreover, his career also takes a downward plunge. Will his brilliant wit see him through the crisis?

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The World According to Garp
R

The World According to Garp

(1982)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
George Roy Hill
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Beth Hurt, Robin Williams, John Lithgow, Glenn Close, Hume Cronyn
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0
September Affair

September Affair

(1950)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Catherine Lawrence
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Fontaine, Françoise Rosay, Joseph Cotten, Robert Arthur
Plot:

A prominent concert pianist and an unhappily married businessman meet on their flight from Rome to New York City. On the way, their plane is diverted to Naples for engine repair. There they go sightseeing and fall in love. Eventually they miss the plane, which they later hear has crashed in the sea and all passengers included themselves are declared dead. 

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0
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

(1951)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Drama, War, Biography
Star Cast:
James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Everett Sloane, Luther Adler
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0
Dragonwyck

Dragonwyck

(1946)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Anne Revere, Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Glenn Langan
0
0
Driving Miss Daisy
PG

Driving Miss Daisy

(1989)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Daisy Werthan
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Dan Aykroyd, Esther Rolle
Plot:

Adapted by Alfred Uhry from his own play, this movie begins when Miss Daisy’s son decides that his old mother needs to hire a chauffeur. Despite protests from her, he employs an African-American driver Hoke Colburn. After initial resistance, she eventually allows him to drive her. Over the next 25 years, as they learn more about life and each other, gradually a bond develops between them.

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Nobody's Fool
R

Nobody's Fool

(1994)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Beryl
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Melanie Griffith, Jessica Tandy
1
0
A Woman's Vengeance

A Woman's Vengeance

(1948)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Janet Spence
Director:
Zoltan Korda
Genres:
Mystery, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Cedric Hardwicke, Ann Blyth, Mildred Natwick
0
0
Forever Amber

Forever Amber

(1947)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
John M. Stahl, Otto Preminger
Genres:
History, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, John Russell, George Sanders, Richard Greene
0
0
The Light in the Forest

The Light in the Forest

(1958)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Myra Butler
Director:
Herschel Daugherty
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Western, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Joanne Dru, Wendell Corey, Fess Parker, Kevin Hagen
Plot:

According to the 1764 peace treaty negotiated by British army scout Del Hardy between native Delaware tribes and white settlers, True Son, originally Johnny Butler, the adopted son raised by Chief Cuyloga, must return to his white parents and learn to love the whites he grew up hating. A difficult task for Johnny, but Del and servant girl Shenandoe help him through.

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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man

Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man

(1962)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama, War, Adventure
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Diane Baker, Fred Clark, Dan Dailey, Richard Beymer
Plot:

Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man is an adventure war film, which tells the story of an immature young man from Middle America. The film explores his cross-country journey as well as his military service during the First World War. 

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The Bostonians

The Bostonians

(1984)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Birdseye
Director:
James Ivory
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Linda Hunt, Nancy Marchand
0
0
Cocoon
PG-13

Cocoon

(1985)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ron Howard
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Maureen Stapleton
Plot:

The Oscar-winning film follows a group of elders from a retirement home, who secretly use the swimming pool of nearby unused house. They are not aware that the house is rented by aliens living as humans and have stored the cocoons containing their people in the pool which imparted a special quality to water making the seniors feel invigorated with youthful energy.

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*batteries not included
PG

*batteries not included

(1987)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Faye Riley
Director:
Matthew Robbins
Genres:
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Dennis Boutsikaris, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña, Hume Cronyn
Plot:

Frank and Faye are a feisty elderly couple who live in New York City. They run a diner and an apartment building which is home to a poor but friendly group of people. Things go well until a property dealer starts harassing them since he wants to buy the apartment. However, the elderly couple receives help from mysterious aliens.

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0
Still of the Night
PG

Still of the Night

(1982)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Grace Rice
Director:
Robert Benton
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Sara Botsford, Joe Grifasi
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0
The House on Carroll Street
PG

The House on Carroll Street

(1988)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Venable
Director:
Peter Yates
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Jeff Daniels, Kelly McGillis, Mandy Patinkin, Jonathan Hogan
0
0
Blonde Fever

Blonde Fever

(1944)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Whorf
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, Ava Gardner, Felix Bressart, Gloria Grahame, Hume Cronyn
0
0
Used People
PG-13

Used People

(1992)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Beeban Kidron
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kathy Bates, Shirley MacLaine, Bob Dishy, Asia Vieira, Emma Tammi
0
0
Best Friends
PG

Best Friends

(1982)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Eleanor McCullen
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Barnard Hughes, Audra Lindley
0
0
Honky Tonk Freeway
PG

Honky Tonk Freeway

(1981)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Jenn Thompson, David Rasche, Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr, Hume Cronyn
Plot:

A planned freeway passes near a tiny Florida town of Ticlaw, which has a safari park as its only tourist attraction; however, the town is denied a freeway exit despite requests from its residents. The mayor, accompanied by the people of Ticlaw, goes all-out to convince the authorities, and they also do their best to attract a posse of diverse tourists. 

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0
Cocoon: The Return
PG

Cocoon: The Return

(1988)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Romance
Star Cast:
Courteney Cox, Brian Dennehy, Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn
0
0
The Indiscretions of Eve

The Indiscretions of Eve

(1932)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Maid
Director:
Cecil Lewis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steffi Duna, Fred Conyngham, Lester Matthews, Tony Sympson
0
0
Camilla
PG-13

Camilla

(1994)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Camilla Cara
Director:
Deepa Mehta
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Maury Chaykin, Elias Koteas, Bridget Fonda
0
0

TV Movie(s)

The Gin Game

The Gin Game

(1981)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Fonsia Dorsey
Director:
Terry Hughes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn
0
0
The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

(1959)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cyril Cusack, Laurence Olivier, Denholm Elliott, Hume Cronyn, Judith Anderson
0
0
To Dance with the White Dog
PG

To Dance with the White Dog

(1993)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Cora Peek
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christine Baranski, Hume Cronyn, Esther Rolle, Terry Beaver
1
0
The Story Lady
G

The Story Lady

(1991)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Grace McQueen
Director:
Larry Elikann
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Ed Begley Jr., Stephanie Zimbalist, Chris Gartin
0
0
Foxfire
PG

Foxfire

(1987)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Annie Nations
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Harriet Hall, John Denver, Gary Grubbs
0
0

TV Shows and Videos

Omnibus

Omnibus (1952)

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Dubin, Harry Horner, Delbert Mann
Genres:
History, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
James Dean, Alistair Cooke, Orson Welles, William Shatner, Yul Brynner
Studio 57

Studio 57 (1954)

As:
Cast
Director:
Herschel Daugherty, Richard Irving, John English, Jules Bricken, Don Weis
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Joel Aldrich, Charles Bronson, Vincent Price, Natalie Wood
Suspicion

Suspicion (1957)

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Medford, James Neilson, Robert Stevens, John Brahm, Jack Smight
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong
Telephone Time

Telephone Time (1956)

As:
Cast
Director:
Erle C. Kenton, Lewis Allen, Robert B. Sinclair, Roy Kellino, Owen Crump
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Charles Bronson
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV-14

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Stevens, Paul Henreid, Herschel Daugherty, Norman Lloyd, Alfred Hitchcock
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Alfred Hitchcock, Clint Eastwood, William Shatner, Burt Reynolds
The Prudential Family Playhouse

The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950)

As:
Cast
Director:
Donald Davis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Walter Abel, Grace Kelly, Kevin McCarthy, Gertrude Lawrence
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Kellino, Jus Addiss, Robert Florey, John Brahm, Ted Post
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, James Mason, Irene Dunne, James Dean, James Stewart
Producers' Showcase

Producers' Showcase (1954)

As:
Cast
Director:
Clark Jones, Kirk Browning, Delbert Mann, Vincent J. Donehue, Alex Segal
Genres:
Family, Musical, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne
Judd for the Defense

Judd for the Defense (1967)

As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Peerce, Leo Penn, John Llewellyn Moxey, Alex March, George McCowan
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Leslie Nielsen, Carl Betz
The United States Steel Hour

The United States Steel Hour (1953)

As:
Cast
Director:
Alex Segal, Paul Bogart, Tom Donovan, Daniel Petrie, Bruce Minnix
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell
The Philco Television Playhouse

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)

As:
Cast
Director:
Delbert Mann, Fred Coe, Gordon Duff, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Penn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Adam West, Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, James Dean, Sidney Poitier
Goodyear Television Playhouse

Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Shatner, David White, Paul Newman, Rod Steiger, Leslie Nielsen
Studio One

Studio One (1948)

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Abe Vigoda, Betty Furness, James Dean, William Shatner, Yul Brynner
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre

Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (1950)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Alexander, Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Bennett, W. Somerset Maugham, Grace Kelly, Mildred Natwick, John Baragrey
The F.B.I.

The F.B.I. (1965)

As:
Cast
Director:
Virgil W. Vogel, Don Medford, Jesse Hibbs, William Hale, Ralph Senensky
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Marvin Miller, William Reynolds
Lights Out

Lights Out (1946)

As:
Cast
Director:
Grey Lockwood, Fred Coe, Herbert B. Swope Jr., William Corrigan, Hal Keith
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Frank Gallop, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Bancroft, Vincent Price, Jack La Rue
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury

O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Takei, Paul Picerni, David Janssen, Dana Wynter
Norman Corwin Presents

Norman Corwin Presents (1972)

As:
Cast
Director:
Charles S. Dubin, Lela Swift, Ted Post, Steve Binder, Norman Corwin
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Milton Berle, Leslie Nielsen, Cicely Tyson, Norman Corwin
The DuPont Show of the Month

The DuPont Show of the Month (1957)

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Mulligan, Ralph Nelson, Alex Segal, Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama, Romance, History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, William Shatner, Elizabeth Montgomery, Richard Harris, Tim O'Connor
The Alcoa Hour

The Alcoa Hour (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Mulligan, Herbert Hirschman, Norman Felton, Sidney Lumet, Kirk Browning
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lloyd Bridges, Shelley Winters, Walter Matthau, Lee Grant, Anne Bancroft
Actor's Studio

Actor's Studio (1948)

As:
Cast
Director:
Yul Brynner, David Pressman, Alex Segal, Ralph Warren, Fred Carr
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Marlon Brando, Marc Connelly, Grace Kelly, Rod Steiger
Star Stage

Star Stage (1955)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Joan Fontaine, Betty Grable, Paul Douglas
General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater (1953)

As:
Cast
Director:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan, Fred Astaire, James Dean, James Stewart

Jessica Tandy Awards

Academy Awards
Driving Miss Daisy Best Actress in a Leading Role 1990
Golden Globe Awards
Driving Miss Daisy Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1990
Primetime Emmy Awards
Foxfire Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special 1988
BAFTA Awards
Driving Miss Daisy Best Actress 1991