Katharine Hepburn Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

(1940)
34
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Tracy Lord
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Cary Grant, Ruth Hussey, John Howard
34
7
The African Queen
PG

The African Queen

(1951)
33
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Rose Sayer
Director:
John Huston
Genres:
Adventure, War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Morley, Humphrey Bogart, Theodore Bikel, Peter Bull
33
5
Bringing Up Baby
TV-G

Bringing Up Baby

(1938)
23
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Family
Star Cast:
Barry Fitzgerald, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Cary Grant
23
3
The Lion in Winter
PG

The Lion in Winter

(1968)
20
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
History, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Peter O'Toole, John Castle, Nigel Terry
20
5
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

(1967)
27
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Christina Drayton
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Cecil Kellaway, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton
27
7
On Golden Pond
PG

On Golden Pond

(1981)
26
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Ethel Thayer
Director:
Mark Rydell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Doug McKeon, Henry Fonda, Dabney Coleman, Jane Fonda
26
5
Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib

(1949)
21
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Amanda Bonner
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Tom Ewell, Spencer Tracy, David Wayne, Judy Holliday
21
1
Holiday

Holiday

(1938)
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Linda Seton
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Edward Everett Horton, Lew Ayres, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan
15
2
Stage Door

Stage Door

(1937)
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Randall
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Gail Patrick, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou
14
2
Summertime

Summertime

(1955)
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Hudson
Director:
David Lean
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin, Rossano Brazzi, Mari Aldon
18
3
Desk Set

Desk Set

(1957)
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bunny Watson
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gig Young, Joan Blondell, Spencer Tracy, Dina Merrill
20
2
Little Women

Little Women

(1933)
17
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jo
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Family, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver, Jean Parker
17
3
Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year

(1942)
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tess Harding
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Star Cast:
Reginald Owen, Minor Watson, Fay Bainter, Spencer Tracy
18
3
Suddenly, Last Summer

Suddenly, Last Summer

(1959)
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Violet Venable
Director:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker, Mercedes McCambridge
9
4
Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

(1962)
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Tyrone
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Robards, Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell, Jeanne Barr
5
4
State of the Union

State of the Union

(1948)
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Matthews
Director:
Frank Capra
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Adolphe Menjou
10
1
Rooster Cogburn
PG

Rooster Cogburn

(1975)
17
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Eula Goodnight
Director:
Stuart Millar
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
Richard Jordan, John McIntire, Anthony Zerbe, John Wayne
17
4
Pat and Mike

Pat and Mike

(1952)
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Pat Pemberton
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Charles Bronson, Aldo Ray, William Ching
14
3
Alice Adams

Alice Adams

(1935)
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice Adams
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Albertson, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable
8
3
The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

(1956)
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lizzie Curry
Director:
Joseph Anthony
Genres:
Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Lloyd Bridges, Earl Holliman, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey
8
3
The Trojan Women
GP

The Trojan Women

(1971)
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Hecuba
Director:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Vanessa Redgrave, Irene Papas, Geneviève Bujold, Patrick Magee
6
4
Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the Flame

(1943)
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Christine Forrest
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Richard Whorf, Spencer Tracy, Forrest Tucker, Margaret Wycherly
7
1
Song of Love

Song of Love

(1947)
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Clara Wieck Schumann
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
Drama, Music, Romance
Star Cast:
Paul Henreid, Leo G. Carroll, Henry Daniell, Robert Walker
7
2
A Delicate Balance
PG

A Delicate Balance

(1973)
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Agnes
Director:
Tony Richardson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joseph Cotten, Lee Remick, Paul Scofield, Kate Reid
5
4
Without Love

Without Love

(1945)
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jamie Rowan
Director:
Harold S. Bucquet
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Spencer Tracy, Carl Esmond
6
1
Undercurrent

Undercurrent

(1946)
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Hamilton
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Marjorie Main, Robert Mitchum
10
2
Morning Glory

Morning Glory

(1933)
8
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Eva Lovelace
Director:
Lowell Sherman
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou, C. Aubrey Smith, Mary Duncan
8
0
A Woman Rebels

A Woman Rebels

(1936)
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Pamela Thistlewaite
Director:
Mark Sandrich
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Herbert Marshall, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Allan, Doris Dudley
7
0
A Bill of Divorcement

A Bill of Divorcement

(1932)
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sidney
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Billie Burke, John Barrymore, David Manners, Paul Cavanagh
7
0
Stage Door Canteen

Stage Door Canteen

(1943)
6
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Comedy, War, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Kenny Baker, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Ralph Bellamy
6
0
Quality Street

Quality Street

(1937)
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Phoebe Throssel
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Fay Bainter, Eric Blore, Franchot Tone, Joan Fontaine
7
0
Christopher Strong

Christopher Strong

(1933)
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Cynthia Darrington
Director:
Dorothy Arzner
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Billie Burke, Colin Clive, Helen Chandler, Ralph Forbes
8
2
The Sea of Grass

The Sea of Grass

(1947)
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lutie Cameron Brewton
Director:
Elia Kazan
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Walker, Phyllis Thaxter
8
2
Mary of Scotland

Mary of Scotland

(1936)
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Stuart
Director:
Leslie Goodwins, John Ford
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Fredric March, Douglas Walton, Florence Eldridge
7
2
The Little Minister

The Little Minister

(1934)
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Babbie
Director:
Richard Wallace
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, John Beal, Lumsden Hare
5
1
Sylvia Scarlett
TV-PG

Sylvia Scarlett

(1935)
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sylvia Scarlett a.k.a. Sylvester
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brian Aherne, Edmund Gwenn, Cary Grant, Robert Adair
8
3
The Madwoman of Chaillot
G

The Madwoman of Chaillot

(1969)
8
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Countess Aurelia
Director:
Bryan Forbes
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Yul Brynner, Paul Henreid, Charles Boyer, Danny Kaye
8
5
Dragon Seed

Dragon Seed

(1944)
1
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Jade Tan
Director:
Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway
Genres:
Drama, War, History
Star Cast:
Akim Tamiroff, Walter Huston, Turhan Bey, Aline MacMahon
1
5
Break of Hearts

Break of Hearts

(1935)
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Constance Dane Roberti
Director:
Philip Moeller
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Jean Hersholt, John Beal, Sam Hardy
3
2
Grace Quigley
PG

Grace Quigley

(1984)
4
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Grace Quigley
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nick Nolte, Chip Zien, William Duell, Kit Le Fever
4
2
Love Affair
PG-13

Love Affair

(1994)
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ginny
Director:
Glenn Gordon Caron
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Pierce Brosnan, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Garry Shandling
5
3
Spitfire

Spitfire

(1934)
1
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Trigger Hicks
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Young, Ralph Bellamy, Martha Sleeper, Louis Mason
1
3
The Iron Petticoat

The Iron Petticoat

(1956)
3
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Vinka Kovelenko
Director:
Ralph Thomas
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bob Hope, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Noelle Middleton
3
5
Olly, Olly, Oxen Free
G

Olly, Olly, Oxen Free

(1978)
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Pudd
Director:
Richard A. Colla
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Dennis Dimster, Kevin McKenzie, Peter Kilman, Jayne Marie Mansfield
3
2

TV Movie(s)

Love Among the Ruins

Love Among the Ruins

(1975)
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jessica Medlicott
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Pearson, Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Joan Sims
10
1
The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

(1973)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Amanda Wingfield
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Waterston, Michael Moriarty, Joanna Miles
6
0
The Corn Is Green

The Corn Is Green

(1979)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Lilly Moffat
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anna Massey, Patricia Hayes, Bill Fraser, Ian Saynor
6
0
Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry

Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry

(1986)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret Delafield
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Denholm Elliott, Bibi Besch, Charles Frank, Brenda Forbes
5
0
This Can't Be Love

This Can't Be Love

(1994)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Marion Bennett
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Jason Bateman, Jami Gertz, Maxine Miller
3
0
Laura Lansing Slept Here

Laura Lansing Slept Here

(1988)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Lansing
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joel Higgins, Lee Richardson, Karen Austin, Brenda Forbes
3
1
The Man Upstairs

The Man Upstairs

(1992)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Victoria Brown
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Ryan O'Neal, Henry Beckman, Helena Carroll, Brenda Forbes
4
0
One Christmas

One Christmas

(1994)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Cornelia Beaumont
Director:
Tony Bill
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Henry Winkler, Swoosie Kurtz, T.J. Lowther, Tonea Stewart
3
0

Katharine Hepburn Awards

Academy Awards
Morning Glory Best Actress in a Leading Role 1934
On Golden Pond Best Actress in a Leading Role 1982
The Lion in Winter Best Actress in a Leading Role 1969
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Best Actress in a Leading Role 1968
Primetime Emmy Awards
Love Among the Ruins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy 1975
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1983
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Actress 1976
BAFTA Awards
On Golden Pond Best Actress 1983
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Best Actress 1969
The Lion in Winter Best Actress 1969