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List of Ellen Burstyn Movies

Team Anfotimes 05 Feb 2024 11:18 pm
Here is a list of all movies by American actress Ellen Burstyn.

Ellen Burstyn's career is a tapestry of outstanding achievements and a testament to her unparalleled talent. From her early Broadway days with Fair Game to her Tony Award-winning performance in Same Time, Next Year, Burstyn's journey through the world of theater laid the foundation for a remarkable career.

Her portrayal of Alice Hyatt in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore not only earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress but also marked the beginning of a series of Oscar-nominated roles in films like The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Same Time, Next Year, Resurrection, and Requiem for a Dream.

Burstyn's contributions to television, including her Emmy-winning roles in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Political Animals, further solidify her status as a versatile and accomplished actress. Not to mention her numerous Emmy-nominated performances in projects like Pack of Lies, Mrs. Harris, Big Love, Flowers in the Attic, and House of Cards.

As co-president of the Actors Studio since 2000 and her induction into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2013, Burstyn continues to impact and inspire the world of performing arts. It's awe-inspiring to witness the legacy she has built, leaving an indelible mark on both stage and screen. Do you have a favorite Ellen Burstyn performance or a specific moment in her career that resonates with you?



Ellen Burstyn All Movies List

Year Title Role
1964 Goodbye Charlie Franzie Salzman
For Those Who Think Young Dr. Pauline Thayer
1969 Pit Stop (original title: The Winner) Ellen McLeod
1970 Alex in Wonderland Beth Morrison
Tropic of Cancer Mona Miller
1971 The Last Picture Show Lois Farrow
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens Sally
1973 The Exorcist Chris MacNeil
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Alice Hyatt
Harry and Tonto Shirley Mallard
1977 Providence Sonia Langham
1978 A Dream of Passion Brenda
Same Time, Next Year Doris
1980 Resurrection Edna Mae McCauley
1981 Silence of the North Olive Frederickson
1984 The Ambassador Alex Hacker
Terror in the Aisles  
1985 Twice in a Lifetime Kate MacKenzie
1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Mrs. Stocks (voice)
1988 Hanna's War Katalin
1991 Grand Isle Mademoiselle Reisz
Dying Young Mrs. O'Neil
1993 The Cemetery Club Esther Moskowitz
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Emily
The Color of Evening Kate O'Reilly
1995 How to Make an American Quilt Hy Dodd
The Baby-Sitters Club Emily Haberman
Roommates Judith
1996 The Spitfire Grill Hannah Ferguson
1997 Deceiver Mook
1998 Playing by Heart Mildred
You Can Thank Me Later Shirley Cooperberg
1999 Walking Across Egypt Mattie Rigsbee
2000 Requiem for a Dream Sara Goldfarb
The Yards Val Handler
2001 Dodson's Journey Mother
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Viviane Joan "Vivi" Abbott Walker
Red Dragon Grandma Dolarhyde (voice only)
2005 Down in the Valley Ma
2006 The Fountain Dr. Lilian Guzetti
The Wicker Man Sister Summersisle
The Elephant King Diana Hunt
30 Days Maura
2007 The Stone Angel Hagar Shipley
2008 Lovely, Still Mary
W. Barbara Bush
2009 The Velveteen Rabbit Swan
According to Greta Katherine
PoliWood Herself
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Miss Adie
2010 The Mighty Macs Mother St. John
Main Street Georgiana Carr
2011 Another Happy Day Doris
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Nanette
2013 Wish You Well Louisa Mae Cardinal
2014 Two Men in Town Garnett's mother
Draft Day Barb Weaver
Interstellar Old Murph
When Marnie Was There Nanny
2015 The Age of Adaline Flemming
Unity Narrator
About Scout Gram
2016 Wiener-Dog Nana
Custody Beatrice Fisher
2017 The House of Tomorrow Josephine Prendergast
All I Wish Celia Berges
2018 Nostalgia Helen Greer
The Tale Nettie
2019 American Woman Miss Dolly
Lucy in the Sky Nana Holbrook
2020 Pieces of a Woman Elizabeth Weiss
2021 Queen Bees Helen Wilson
2022 Three Months Valerie
2023 Mother, Couch Mother
The Exorcist: Believer Chris MacNeil


Year Title Role
1958 Kraft Television Theatre Linda
1961 Michael Shayne Carol
The Loretta Young Show Ann Walters
Dr. Kildare Anne Garner
Surfside 6 Wandra Drake
1961, 1963 77 Sunset Strip Betty Benson (1961)
Sandra Keene (1963)
1961 Cheyenne Emmy Mae
The Dick Powell Show Rose Maxon
Gunsmoke Polly Mims (1962)
Amy Waters (1971)
1962 Ben Casey Dr. Leslie Fraser (ep. 1)
Connie (ep. 2)
Bus Stop Phyllis Dunning
Checkmate Margo
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Dr. Donna Whittaker
Perry Mason Mona Winthrope White
The Real McCoys Dorothy Carter
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster Joan
1963 Laramie Amy
The Defenders Hilda Wesley
Going My Way Louise
Wagon Train Margaret Whitlow
Vacation Playhouse Ellen
1964 Suspense Theater Barbara / Lucille
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Eva Laurelton
The Greatest Show on Earth Susan Mason
Death Valley Days Jenny
1964–65 The Doctors Dr. Kate Bartok
1965 For the People Maria Haviland
1966 The Time Tunnel Dr. Eve Holland
1967–68 Iron Horse Julie Parsons
1967 The Big Valley Sister Jacob
1968 Insight Janet
1969 The Virginian Kate Bürden
1972 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Rachel Lambert
1974 Thursday's Game Lynne Evers
1981 The People vs. Jean Harris Jean Harris
1985 Into Thin Air Joan Walker
Surviving: A Family in Crisis Tina Brogan
1986 Act of Vengeance Margaret Yablonski
Something in Common Lynn Hollander
1986–87 The Ellen Burstyn Show Ellen Brewer
1987 Look Away Mary Todd Lincoln
Pack of Lies Barbara Jackson
1990 When You Remember Me Nurse Cooder
1991 Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Lillian "Lil" Lambert
1992 Taking Back My Life Wilma
1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story Joan Delvecchio
1994 Trick of the Eye Frances Griffin
Getting Gotti Jo Giaclone
Getting Out Arlie's Mother
1995 Follow the River Gretel
My Brother's Keeper Helen
1996 Timepiece Maud Gannon
Our Son, the Matchmaker Iva Mae Longwell
1997 Flash Laura Strong
A Deadly Vision Yvette Watson
1998 A Will of Their Own Veronica Steward
The Patron Saint of Liars June Clatterbuck
1999 Night Ride Home Maggie
2000 Mermaid Trish Gill
2000–02 That's Life Dolly DeLucca
2001 Within These Walls Joan Thomas
2003 Brush with Fate Rika
2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Ruby
The Madam's Family:
The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel
2005 Our Fathers Mary Ryan
Mrs. Harris Ex-lover No. 3
Former Tarnower "Steady"
2006 The Book of Daniel Bishop Beatrice Congreve
2007 For One More Day Pauline Benetto
2007–11 Big Love Nancy Davis Dutton
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bernie Stabler
2012 Political Animals Margaret Barrish
Coma Mrs. Emerson
2014 Flowers in the Attic Olivia Foxworth
Petals on the Wind Olivia Foxworth
Louie Evanka
2015 Mom Shirley Stabler
2016 House of Cards Elizabeth Hale
2021–present Law & Order: Organized Crime Bernie Stabler
2022 The First Lady Sara Roosevelt



Disclaimer: These Data (Table or List Data) are compiled from various sources and by our own research. These data can be approximate and Anfotimes does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data.

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