Hepburn Katherine had a storied and long Hollywood career, and she made many incredible films. Films, versions of classic literature, and comedy showed her range and depth in a life that spanned for over six decades on the screens. Hepburn s a movie legend, an icon as well as a pioneer in the film industry. Here are ten movies by ‘Cate the Great’ that no fan should miss.
List of Top 10 Movies by Katharine Hepburn of All Time
10. ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night.’
The title of the film suggests what you expect when you watch the same. ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ is an autobiographical account from an author called Eugene O’Neill about his explosive homelife. The family has many problems, the worst being that the mother is heavily addicted to drugs. The Sidney Lumet thriller runs for 174 minutes and is acted by Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards, Ralph Richardson and Dean Stockwell.
An ambitious and young man falls in love with a lady who hails from a wealthy family. The guy’s unorthodox plan to go for a holiday during the early years of his life makes everyone skeptical about him. However, two people seem to be okay with the idea, and those are the fiancée’s long-suffering brother and her acentric sister. George Cukor directs the film acted by Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Lew Ayres and Doris Nolan.
8. ‘Rooster Cogburn.’
I know that anyone would be angered by the assassination of a loved one. In fact, we would go further to do anything so as to revenge. In this film, the father of a lady called Marshal Rooster Cogburn is killed by unknown assailants. The lady has no option but to team up with Eula Goodnight to go after those who killed her dad. The search for these killers dominates the movie, with a large proportion of the 108 minutes’ film being about the chase.
7. ‘The African Queen.’
Almost every movie lover knows about the first world war, and the effects it had on people both directly and indirectly. The film tells an African story at the time the war was at its peak. A riverboat captain is influenced by a laced missionary to attack an enemy warship using his boat. The John Huston directed film runs for 105 minutes and is acted by Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Bull and Robert Morley.
6. ‘Stage Door.’
‘Stagedoor’ is a film about a particular boardroom with aspiring actresses and their dreams, ambitions, and disappointments. All the actors wish to be great, but there is always a limit that keeps you in check. Gregory LaCava is the film’s director, and he made sure it is only 92 minutes. The actors are Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn, Gail Patrick and Adolphe Menjou.
5. ‘Adam’s Rib.’
Lawyers have an exciting and challenging job. However, some cases are so personal that they affect our personal and individual lives. In this film, professional and domestic tensions go high when a wife and a husband work as opposing advocates in a legal case where a lady shot her husband dead. The 101 minutes’ thriller film is directed by George Cukor and acted by Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday, and Tom Ewell. This is oner amongst the Top 10 Movies by Katharine Hepburn of All Time.
4. ‘Suddenly, Last Summer.’
Tragedies take place when we least expect. In the film titled ‘Suddenly, Last Summer, the only son of a wealthy widow called Violet Venable dies as they enjoy a summer vacation with a sister by the name Catherine. The events are so traumatizing and horrible for the lady that she goes insane. To cover up the whole truth, Mrs. Venable suggests that Catherine is lobotomized. Joseph L. Mankiewicz is the director of this film.
3. ‘Little Women.’
The film is a ‘Coming of Age’ drama that traces the lives of four sisters known as Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth. The family is impoverished, and it struggles to earn a living at a time when America is at its civil war. The impacts of that war make the four battle, with Catherine Hepburn acting as the most tomboy girl. The film is loved because no one thought a realistic novel could make such a classic movie.
2. ‘Bringing Up Baby.’
In this film, Grant acts as an absent-minded professor who puts together dinosaur bones for archaeological purposes. Catherine Hepburn is an heiress with a terrier who makes to steal the last bone needed by Grant. The paleontologist is pursued by the irritating and flighty heiress together with a pet leopard known as ‘Baby,’ something that changes the paleontologist’s ambition to obtain a donation worth $1 million for his museum.
1. ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’
A family organizes an incredible dinner and invites all close relatives. However, they are not sure of who will come or who will skip the dinner. Their attitudes are suddenly challenged when their beautiful daughter introduces them to an African American fiancée. Kramer Stanley is the director of this 108 minutes’ movie with actors such as Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier and Katherine Houghton.
Katharine Hepburn Most Fascinating Movie
‘The Lion in Winter’
During the 1183 AD, a prosperous king known as King Henry II had three sons who all wanted to inherit the throne. However, he is wise enough to refuse to make a choice. The king’s wife together with the sons plot to force him to make a choice. Anthony Harvey directs the film featured by Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, and Peter O’ Toole. The writer of the movie is James Goldman, who also does the screenplay.
These above are the Top 10 Movies by Katharine Hepburn of All Time. If you want to know whether the pioneers of movies are greater than those who came after them, watch any of the above movies by Katharine Hepburn. As a legend in the entertainment industry, she released enough movies to set the way for the modern actors, and for that she remains a legend.