Sigourney Weaver’s 10 Best Movies

sigourney-weaver-jake-chessum-varietySigourney Weaver has the best resume of any actress in the science fiction genre (including impressive turns in the Aliens franchise, Galaxy Quest, The Cabin in the Woods, Avatar) in addition to being one of the best dramatic and comedic actresses in Hollywood for three decades.  She is THE template for a female action star for her work in Alien and Aliens, and she’s done some very covert work as a voice actor in two of Pixar’s gems (WALL-E and Finding Dory…ok, not so covert in Finding Dory).  Her body of work is even more impressive than I realized when I began putting her list together and was forced to leave off things like Gorillas in the Mist or The Year of Living Dangerously that would easily make most actresses’ lists.
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Sigourney Weaver’s Best 10
1. Aliens (1986) Ellen Ripley
2. Alien (1979) Ellen Ripley
3. WALL-E (2008) Ship’s Computer
4. A Monster Calls (2016) Grandma
5. Galaxy Quest (1999) Gwen DeMarco
6. Ghostbusters (1984) Dana Barrett
7. Finding Dory (2016) Sigourney Weaver
8. Dave (1993) Ellen Mitchell
9. Working Girl (1988) Katharine Parker
10. The Cabin in the Woods (2012) The Director
Honorable Mention: Political Animals (2012-USA) Elaine Barrish

Alien Star

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (0): None

Oscar Nominations (3): Aliens (1987), Working Girl (1989), Gorillas in the Mist (1989)

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Golden Globe Wins (2): Working Girl (1989), Gorillas in the Mist (1989 – TIED)

Golden Globe Nominations (6): Aliens (1987), Working Girl (1989), Gorillas in the Mist (1989), The Ice Storm (1998), A Map of the World (2000), Prayers for Bobby (2010), Political Animals (2013)

Film Review A Monster Calls

Emmy Wins (0 ): None

Emmy Nominations (3): Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1998), Prayers for Bobby (2010, Political Animals (2013)

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My Favorite Weaver Scene:
The Loader Fight from Aliens

Next Film: Weaver will next be joining the MCU’s Netflix universe by playing the main villain in The Defenders in August.  Following that, she’ll be shooting four Avatar sequels back-to-back (suuuure she will; those are deffffinitely going to happen).

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