The best Gena Rowlands’s movies

Gena Rowlands

Gena Rowlands

19/06/1930 (93 años)
Today we present the best Gena Rowlands’s movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen … and that you love! Let’s go there with the best Gena Rowlands’s movies.
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The Notebook

The Notebook
7.8/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 25/06/2004
  • Character: Allie Calhoun
An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Taking Lives

Taking Lives
6.2/10
  • Genre: CrimeThriller
  • Release: 19/03/2004
  • Character: Mrs. Rebecca Asher
Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee who might be the killer's only eyewitness.

The Skeleton Key

The Skeleton Key
6.5/10
A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Paulie

Paulie
6.5/10
Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a little girl who stutters. Eventually, he teaches the girl to speak correctly but is taken away by her father because he believes the girl cannot distinguish fantasy from reality because she believes the bird can talk. Paulie goes through a series of adventures with a pawn shop owner, an aging widow, a Mexican-American troubadour and a would be thief before being taken to the institute where he now lives

Hope Floats

Hope Floats
6/10
Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but she's faced with petty old acquaintances who are thrilled to see Birdee unhappy -- except for her friend Justin. As he helps Birdee get back on her feet, love begins to blossom.

Something to Talk About

Something to Talk About
5.7/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 04/08/1995
  • Character: Georgia King
Grace Bichon, who is managing her father's riding-stable, discovers that her husband Eddie is deceiving her with another woman. After confronting him in the middle of the night on the streets of their small home town, she decides to stay at her sister Emma Rae's house for a while to make up her mind. Breaking out of her everyday life, she starts to question the authority of everyone.

Gloria

Gloria
7.1/10
When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Paris, Je T'Aime

Paris, Je T'Aime
7.2/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 21/06/2006
  • Character: Gena (Quartier Latin)
Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes, a husband trying to chose between his wife and his lover, and a married man who turns to a prostitute for advice.

Night on Earth

Night on Earth
7.7/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 12/12/1991
  • Character: Victoria Snelling
An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

A Woman Under the Influence

A Woman Under the Influence
8/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 19/09/1974
  • Character: Mabel Longhetti
Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.

The Mighty

The Mighty
7.2/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 23/10/1998
  • Character: Gram
This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. Kevin, an intelligent guy helps out Maxwell to improve his reading skills. In return, Kevin wants Maxwell to take him out places since he is not allowed out unauthorized. Being the social outcasts of the town, Kevin and Maxwell come to realize that they are similar to each other and accept that they are "freaks" and nothing will stop them.

Lonely Are the Brave

Lonely Are the Brave
7.6/10
  • Genre: DramaWestern
  • Release: 24/05/1962
  • Character: Jerry Bondi
A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Husbands

Husbands
7.1/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 01/12/1970
  • Character: Party Guest
A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived.

Another Woman

Another Woman
7.2/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 13/10/1988
  • Character: Marion
Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his office. When she hears a young woman tell that she finds it harder and harder to bear her life, Marion starts to reflect on her own life. After a series of events she comes to understand how her unemotional attitude towards the people around her affected them and herself.

Faces

Faces
7.4/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 24/11/1968
  • Character: Jeannie Rapp
Middle-aged suburban husband Richard abruptly tells his wife, Maria, that he wants a divorce. As Richard takes up with a younger woman, Maria enjoys a night on the town with her friends and meets a younger man. As the couple and those around them confront a seemingly futile search for what they've lost -- love, excitement, passion -- this classic American independent film explores themes of aging and alienation.

Two-Minute Warning

Two-Minute Warning
6.2/10
A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly and the SWAT commander, learn of the plot and rush to the scene.

Playing by Heart

Playing by Heart
6.9/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 30/12/1998
  • Character: Hannah
Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into her orbit. An adulterous couple meet at hotels for evening sex. Hugh tells tall tales, usually tragic, to women in bars.

Shadows

Shadows
7.2/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 11/11/1959
  • Character: Woman in Nightclub Audience (uncredited)
John Cassavetes’s directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia, a light- skinned black woman, and Tony, a white man. The relationship is put in jeopardy when Tony meets Lelia’s darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh, and discovers that her racial heritage is not what he thought it was. Shot on location in Manhattan with a mostly nonprofessional cast and crew, Shadows is a penetrating work that is widely considered the forerunner of the American independent film movement.

Opening Night

Opening Night
7.9/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 22/12/1977
  • Character: Myrtle Gordon
Actress Myrtle Gordon is a functioning alcoholic actress who is a few days from the opening night of her latest play, concerning a woman distraught about aging. One night a car kills one of Myrtle's fans who is chasing her limousine in an attempt to get the star's attention. Myrtle internalizes the accident and goes on a spiritual quest, but fails to finds the answers she is after. As opening night inches closer and closer, fragile Myrtle must find a way to make the show go on.

The Brink's Job

The Brink's Job
6.5/10
  • Genre: ComedyCrime
  • Release: 08/12/1978
  • Character: Mary Pino
In 1950, a group of unlikely criminal masterminds commits the robbery of the century. Led by Tony Pino (Peter Falk), a petty thief fresh out of prison, and Joe McGinnis (Peter Boyle), who specializes in planning lucrative capers, the gang robs Brink's main office in Boston of more than $2 million. However, things begin to go awry when the FBI gets involved, the cops start cracking down on the gang and McGinnis refuses to hand over the loot...

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