Willowy, freckled-face and strawberry blonde, Sissy Spacek was among the most trilling female actresses of the 70’s and 80’s. She was born and bred in Texas and originally wanted to be a singer, in fact she sang at coffee houses in New York’s ‘Greenwich Village.’ She also backup vocals for several television commercials to earn money. After a short time in music, Spacek ventured into acting and that is the time the world knew about her. Below are ten of her finest roles in movies.
List of Top 10 Movies by Sissy Spacek of all time 2017
10. ‘Trading Mom’
Jeremy, Elizabeth and Martin Harry struggle to cope with their nagging and workaholic mother, something that makes them to almost start smoking after they are bullied in school. The siblings go to a mysterious gardener called Mrs. Cavour who advises them to use an ancient sell that will make their mum disappear. They say an incantation at night and when they wake up in the morning, their mother is gone and they can’t remember her anymore. The gardener then advises them to go and get a new mother at the ‘Mommy Market.’
9. ‘In the Bedroom’
The son of a New couple in England decides to date an older lady. Not only are the parents concerned with the age difference but with other factors that accompany the same affair. The woman has two small kids who have to struggle to co-exist with the young man. On top of that the ex-husband is very unwelcoming and could harm the young man in several ways. Todd Field is the director of the 130 minutes’ thriller. The actors are Nick Stahl, Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson and Marisa Tomei.
In ‘Marie’, a lady is determined to expose the truth about a very insidious corruption scandal that involves politicians. By her action s she risks her reputation, safety and career, but she vows never to stop questioning the corrupt until the truth comes out. Roger Donaldson directs the 112 minutes’ film that shows the ‘power of a woman.’ The actors are Jeff Daniels, Sissy Spacek, Morgan Freeman and Keith Szarabajka.
In the film, we find an impressionable teenage lady who originates from a risky town and her greaser boyfriend who is a few years older than her. They live in some badlands in the south of Dakota, where they are on a mission that involves many killing sprees. The movie is Malick Terrence directed and plays for 94 minutes. The actors are Warren Oates, Sissy Spacek, Martin Sheen and Ramon Bieri.
6. ‘3 Women’
When the film starts, we learn about a lady called Pinky, an awkward adolescent who is employed at a spa in California desert. She lives with a fellow spa worker called Millie, something that makes them close and attached. Millie is lonely and outlasted, which makes her attempt to win the attention of everyone she meets. Their hangout happens to be on a bar owned by a cowboy and a pregnant lady. The tree ladies decide to settle together in a family unit where all are satisfied.
‘Missing’ is a movie about a military coup that took place in Chile in the 1970s. As the deadly coup goes on, an idealistic columnist happens to disappear as the ‘Right Wing’ military coup is at its peak. His father who is a businessman in America and his lovely wife attempt to find him. Will they succeed to get him at this dangerous moment? The 122 minutes’ thriller has Costa Gavras as the director. The actors are Sissy Spacek, Jack Lemmon, John Shea and Melanie Mayron.
4. ‘The River’
The family of a farmer fights severe storms at the same time when a bank wants to repossess their ancestral family farm. They must battle it out in order to save and hold their productive land, but the storm comes as a double tragedy to the already stranded family. Mark Rydell is the director of the 122 minutes’ movie called ‘The River.’ The actors are Sissy Spacek, Mel Gibson. Shane Bailey and Becky Jo Lynch.
3. ‘Crimes of the Heart’
We come across three sisters who personalities are very different from each other. Their lives are different as well but the strangest thing is that they feel more united after the youngest of them called Babe assassinates her husband. Their oldest sister is called Lenny takes care of their old grandparent, something that makes her turn into an old maid. The third sister Meg tries to be a singer and actress on Hollywood and her life is full of men. Their reunion brings both tension and joy.
2. ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’
‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ is the famous biographical tale of Loretta Lynn, an incredible country musician who rose from poverty to global fame. From her humble Kentucky beginnings, Loretta was able to rise to stardom. She managed to change the style and sound of country music. Michael Apted is the director of ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter.’ The actors are Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Phyllis Boyens Liptak and Levon Helm.
Carrie White is a friendless and shy teenage lady who enjoys the shelter of her religious and domineering mother. After suffering humiliation from fellow classmates during her senior prom, she opts to unleash her super telekinetic powers. The 98 minutes’ horror movie is directed by Brian De Palma. The actors are Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, John Travolta and Amy Irving.
Sissy Spacek Most Fascinating movies
A very troubled cop of a small town is investigating a crude hunting death as the events slowly disintegrate his mental condition. The movie is penned by Russel Banks and directed by Paul Schrader. The actors are James Coburn, Nick Nolte and Sissy Spacek.
Sissy Spacek has acted in very diverse roles. It is almost impossible to imagine how capable she is when it comes to changing characters. She fits any character that she is supposed to play, making her films our favorites.