Winona Ryder Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Edward Scissorhands
TV-14

Edward Scissorhands

(1990)
25
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kim
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker
Plot:

After the premature death of his creator, Edward, an artificial humanoid, is left with scissor blades for hands. He is discovered by kind-hearted saleswoman Peg, who welcomes him into her home. He quickly wins affection in the neighborhood and falls in love with Peg's teenage daughter, but his luck turns when he is framed for a robbery.

25
2
Beetlejuice
PG

Beetlejuice

(1988)
30
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Annie McEnroe
Plot:

Barbara and Adam Maitland find themselves haunting their beloved house after they die in a car crash and are stuck in a limbo. They attempt to scare away the new owners, the Deetzes, but fail miserably, following which they hire the miscreant bio-exorcist Betelgeuse, who secretly plans to unleash chaos in the mortal world.

30
1
Heathers
R

Heathers

(1988)
26
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Veronica
Director:
Michael Lehmann
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker
Plot:

Veronica is part of her high school’s most popular clique that is run by three Heathers; Heather Chandler, Heather Duke, and Heather McNamara. She soon grows tired of their cruelty to other students and befriends a newcomer called J.D. Together they plan to take revenge; but to her horror each time their target dies. Soon she realizes that J.D is purposely killing those he does not like. 

26
0

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Black Swan
R

Black Swan

(2010)
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Beth Macintyre / The Dying Swan
Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder
Plot:

When the production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet demands a ballerina who can portray both the pure White Swan and the dark sensual Black Swan, Nina is the first choice; however, she faces competition from Lily who is better suited to play the Black Swan. As she struggles to keep the role for herself, Nina loses her hold on reality and herself.

11
1
Star Trek
PG-13

Star Trek

(2009)
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
J.J. Abrams
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Bruce Greenwood
Plot:

The eleventh film in the Star Trek film franchise, it follows the rebellious James T. Kirk and Spock on board the newly commissioned USS Enterprise, as they attempt to prevent a Romulan—Nero—from future from creating black holes and destroying the United Federation of Planets.

9
3
Dracula
R

Dracula

(1992)
16
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mina Murray / Elisabeta
Director:
Francis Ford Coppola
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant
Plot:

In the 15th century, Vlad Dracula returns from a war to find that his wife has committed suicide. In the 19th century, he returns as the client of solicitor Jonathan Harker, whose fiancé Mina, he believes is the reincarnation of his wife. Dracula captures Jonathan and wreaks havoc, especially on Mina’s friend Lucy. Now Lucy’s friends and a vampire killer, Van Helsing, decide to end his terror.

16
1
Girl, Interrupted
R

Girl, Interrupted

(1999)
17
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Susanna
Director:
James Mangold
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elisabeth Moss
Plot:

This psychological drama, based on author Susanna Kaysen's memoir, is an account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown when she was 18 years old. Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, she struggles to cope with her stay at the institution with fellow patients, especially the controlling sociopath Lisa.

17
0
Night on Earth
R

Night on Earth

(1991)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Corky
Director:
Jim Jarmusch
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Gena Rowlands, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Rosie Perez, Lisanne Falk
6
0
Little Women
PG

Little Women

(1994)
11
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jo March
Director:
Gillian Armstrong
Genres:
Family, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Christian Bale, Kirsten Dunst, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado
11
0
The Age of Innocence
PG

The Age of Innocence

(1993)
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
May Welland
Director:
Martin Scorsese
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joanne Woodward, Linda Faye Farkas
9
0
Looking for Richard
PG-13

Looking for Richard

(1996)
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Al Pacino
Genres:
Drama, Documentary
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, Aidan Quinn, Harris Yulin, Madison Arnold
3
0
Mermaids
PG-13

Mermaids

(1990)
17
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte Flax
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bob Hoskins, Christina Ricci, Cher, Michael Schoeffling
17
0

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The Crucible
PG-13

The Crucible

(1996)
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Abigail Williams
Director:
Nicholas Hytner
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Joan Allen, Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Scofield, Bruce Davison
9
0
The House of the Spirits
R

The House of the Spirits

(1993)
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Bille August
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Glenn Close, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção, Julie Balloo
7
1
The Iceman
R

The Iceman

(2012)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Deborah Pellicotti
Director:
Ariel Vromen
Genres:
Thriller, Biography, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Ray Liotta, James Franco, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans
Plot:

Cold-blooded murderer and contract killer Richard Kuklinksi has managed to keep his professional life a secret from his wife and two daughters. When he is suspended from his killing business, he teams up with another mob hitman Pronge. But his increasing paranoia and rage threaten to unravel the life he has carefully built. 

2
0
Lucas
PG-13

Lucas

(1986)
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rina
Director:
David Seltzer
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Charlie Sheen, Jeremy Piven, Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Courtney Thorne-Smith
6
2
Zoolander
R

Zoolander

(2001)
6
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ben Stiller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell, Milla Jovovich
Plot:

Dimwitted Derek Zoolander is devastated after he fails to win the top male fashion model honor and is disowned by his family for being unable to assist his father and brothers in the coal mines. Fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu gives him a new lease of life, but is actually planning to brainwash him into assassinating Malaysia's Prime Minister.

6
0
Reality Bites
PG-13

Reality Bites

(1994)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lelaina Pierce
Director:
Ben Stiller
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn
6
0
Experimenter
PG-13

Experimenter

(2015)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Alexandra 'Sasha' Milgram
Director:
Michael Almereyda
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Anthony Edwards, Peter Sarsgaard, Jim Gaffigan, John Palladino
4
0
Homefront
R

Homefront

(2013)
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Fleder
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jason Statham, James Franco, Izabela Vidovic, Kate Bosworth, Marcus Hester
Plot:

Trying to escape his past as an undercover DEA agent, Phil Broker moves to a small Louisiana town with his daughter. Unfortunately, when he becomes the target of drug dealer, Gator Bodine, and his past catches up with him, he must take up arms to save himself and his daughter. 

5
1

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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
R

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

(2004)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Asia Argento
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, Jimmy Bennett, Marilyn Manson, Kara Kemp
2
0
Alien Resurrection
R

Alien Resurrection

(1997)
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Call
Director:
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Sigourney Weaver, Michael Wincott, Ron Perlman, Gary Dourdan
Plot:

The fourth installment of the Alien film series, the movie is set in  2379, two hundred years after the events of Alien 3. Ellen Ripley is cloned and an Alien Queen is surgically removed from her body, leading to the creation of a hybrid who turns violent and kills the Alien Queen. 

10
1
How to Make an American Quilt
PG-13

How to Make an American Quilt

(1995)
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Finn
Director:
Jocelyn Moorhouse
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jared Leto, Kaelynn Craddick, Sara Craddick, Kate Capshaw, Adam Baldwin
9
0
Great Balls of Fire!
PG-13

Great Balls of Fire!

(1989)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Myra Gale Brown
Director:
Jim McBride
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Music
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, Dennis Quaid, Stephen Tobolowsky, John Doe
6
0
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
R

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

(2009)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sandra Dulles
Director:
Rebecca Miller
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Robin Wright, Mike Binder, Alan Arkin, Ryan McDonald
2
0
The Last Word
R

The Last Word

(2008)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte
Director:
Geoffrey Haley
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ray Romano, Wes Bentley, Gina Hecht, A.J. Trauth
3
0
Celebrity
R

Celebrity

(1998)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Woody Allen
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Melanie Griffith, Charlize Theron, Greg Mottola, Jeff Mazzola
2
0
Mr. Deeds
PG-13

Mr. Deeds

(2002)
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Babe Bennett
Director:
Steven Brill
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Allen Covert, Peter Gallagher
Plot:

Small-town pizzeria owner Longfellow Deeds suddenly inherits shares worth $40 billion in a media conglomerate and is tricked into an affair by tabloid reporter Babe Bennett. However, he gives up his fortune after learning about Babe's true identity, but must return to take the company back from manipulative businessman Chuck Cedar to save its workers.

9
0
Destination Wedding
R

Destination Wedding

(2018)
4
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Victor Levin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Dj Dallenbach, Ted Dubost , D. Rosh Wright
4
0
S1m0ne
PG-13

S1m0ne

(2002)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nicola Anders
Director:
Andrew Niccol
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Evan Rachel Wood, Jason Schwartzman, Jim Rash
1
0

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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
PG-13

Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

(1990)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dinky Bossetti
Director:
Jim Abrahams
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeff Daniels, Laila Robins, Thomas Wilson Brown, Joan McMurtrey
5
0
The Darwin Awards
R

The Darwin Awards

(2006)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Finn Taylor
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
David Arquette, Joseph Fiennes, Josh Charles, Kevin Dunn
1
0
Sex and Death 101
R

Sex and Death 101

(2007)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Waters
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mindy Cohn, Patton Oswalt, Simon Baker, Julie Bowen
1
1
1969
R

1969

(1988)
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Beth
Director:
Ernest Thompson
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Downey Jr., Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley
4
1
Autumn in New York
PG-13

Autumn in New York

(2000)
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte Fielding
Director:
Joan Chen
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Vera Farmiga, Richard Gere, Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch
8
2
Stay Cool
PG-13

Stay Cool

(2009)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Scarlet Smith
Director:
Michael Polish
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Hilary Duff, Sean Astin, Mark Polish
1
0
The Dilemma
PG-13

The Dilemma

(2011)
1
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Geneva
Director:
Ron Howard
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Vince Vaughn, Queen Latifah, Kevin James, Talulah Riley
1
3
The Informers
R

The Informers

(2008)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Gregor Jordan
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Billy Bob Thornton, Amber Heard, Austin Nichols, Jon Foster
1
0
The Ten
R

The Ten

(2007)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kelly La Fonda
Director:
David Wain
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Adam Brody, Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Ken Marino
1
1
Lost Souls
R

Lost Souls

(2000)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Maya Larkin
Director:
Janusz Kaminski
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Wynter, John Hurt, Ben Chaplin
3
0

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Boys
PG-13

Boys

(1996)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Patty Vare
Director:
Stacy Cochran
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
James Le Gros, Lukas Haas, John C. Reilly, Skeet Ulrich
2
0
The Letter
R

The Letter

(2012)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Martine
Director:
Jay Anania
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Franco, Josh Hamilton, Marin Ireland, Katherine Waterston
0
1
Water Pills

Water Pills

(2009)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Carrie
Director:
Blake Soper
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Colleen Camp, Lindsay Sloane, Garret Dillahunt, Jasmine Jessica Anthony
1
0
The Day My God Died
R

The Day My God Died

(2003)
2
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Herself - Narrator
Director:
Andrew Levine
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Tim Robbins, Anuradha Koirala
2
1
Square Dance
PG-13

Square Dance

(1987)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gemma
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Rob Lowe, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Deborah Richter
2
1
Welcome

Welcome

(2007)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cynthia
Director:
Kirsten Dunst
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
John Hawkes, Alexandra Gold Jourden
1
1

TV Movie(s)

Turks & Caicos
TV-PG

Turks & Caicos

(2014)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Melanie Fall
Director:
David Hare
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Bill Nighy, Hansel Piper, Dylan Baker
1
1
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

(2010)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lois Wilson
Director:
John Kent Harrison
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Barry Pepper, Rosemary Dunsmore, John Bourgeois, Paul Popowich
1
0

Animation(s)

The Simpsons
TV-14

The Simpsons (1989)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Ben Stiller, Carmen Electra, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
TV-PG

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow
A Scanner Darkly
R

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Linklater
Genres:
Animation, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Crime
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Rory Cochrane
Plot:

In a near-future America where one-fifth of the population is addicted to the drain damaging drug, Substance D, Bob Arctor works as an undercover agent known only by his codename 'Fred'. As Bob himself becomes addicted and schizophrenic while trying to cozy up with drug dealer Donna, Fred's senior officer orders him to begin invasive surveillance on Bob.

Frankenweenie
PG

Frankenweenie (2012)

As:
Cast
Role:
Elsa Van Helsing
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Martin Short, Martin Landau, Catherine O'Hara, Charlie Tahan
Plot:

Victor, a school boy, is heartbroken after losing his pet dog Sparky in a car accident, but succeeds in reviving him using science experiment. Getting a wind of this, his school-friends blackmail him into sharing the secret and then resuscitate their own dead pets. The ‘monster’ Sparky creates fright in the neighborhood, and soon the town is swarming with more such ‘monsters.’ 

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, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
Stranger Things
TV-14

Stranger Things (2016)

As:
Cast
Role:
Joyce Byers
Director:
Shawn Levy, Andrew Stanton, Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Genres:
Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA

The Larry Sanders Show (1992)

As:
Cast
Director:
Todd Holland, Ken Kwapis, Alan Myerson, Michael Lehmann, Garry Shandling
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Bill Maher, Chris Farley, Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor
Show Me a Hero
TV-MA

Show Me a Hero (2015)

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Haggis
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Oscar Isaac, Peter Riegert, Natalie Paul, Carla Quevedo
Strangers with Candy
TV-14

Strangers with Candy (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Lauer, Danny Leiner, Juan José Campanella, Dan Dinello
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Will Ferrell, Amy Sedaris, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo
Independent Lens

Independent Lens (1999)

As:
Producer
Director:
Connie Field, Yoni Brook, John Whitehead, Tracy Droz Tragos, Johnny Symons
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
America Ferrera, Terrence Howard
Drunk History
TV-14

Drunk History (2013)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jeremy Konner, Derek Waters
Genres:
History, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Cross, Jack Black, Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski
Cher: The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)

Cher: The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) (1990)

As:
Cast
Director:
Marty Callner
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Christina Ricci, Cher
Masterpiece Contemporary

Masterpiece Contemporary (2008)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, David Tennant, Helena Bonham Carter, Winona Ryder
The Killers: Here with Me

The Killers: Here with Me (2012)

As:
Cast
Role:
Wax Girl
Director:
Tim Burton
Genres:
Short, Horror, Fantasy, Music
Star Cast:
Craig Roberts, Aiko Horiuchi, The Killers, Sabrina Lecordier

Winona Ryder Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Age of Innocence Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1994