Best Female Performance in a Movie

The Top Ten

1 Meryl Streep (Sophie's Choice) Meryl Streep (Sophie's Choice) Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.

It was the most haunting performance ever and Meryl's flawless Polish accent - Katherine nor Bette didn't have any of those skills.

No question.

2 Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs)

I almost cried from laughter when I saw Kristen Stewart on this list. HA. We love you Jodie Foster.

Jodie Foster was intellegent, cool, and tough what else do you need.

3 Kate Winslet (Titanic)
4 Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
5 Kristen Stewart (Twilight)

I love stewart she's amazing

I think she is a wonderful actress. She played Bella's role perfectly couldn't have been better.

She should be number 1! She's really talented, beautiful, hot, cute. She's great actress. TEAM BELLA! - cho97

6 Sigourney Weaver (Aliens)
7 Bette Davis (All About Eve) Bette Davis (All About Eve) Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances more.
8 Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz)
9 Kim Basinger (I Dreamed of Africa)
10 Sigourney Weaver (Gorillas in the Mist)

The Contenders

11 Winona Ryder (Little Women)
12 Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice)
13 Connie Nielsen (Gladiator)
14 Sharon Stone (Gloria)
15 Angelina Jolie (Wanted)
16 Madonna (Dangerous Game)
17 Vivien Leigh (Gone With the Wind)
18 Linda Hamilton (The Terminator)
19 Katharine Hepburn (Long Day's Journey Into Night)
20 Charlize Theron (Monster) Charlize Theron (Monster)
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List Stats

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
2. Sandra Bullock (In Love and War)
3. Kristen Stewart (Twilight)
1. Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
2. Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice)
3. Connie Nielsen (Gladiator)
1. Meryl Streep (Sophie's Choice)
2. Vivien Leigh (Gone With the Wind)
3. Katharine Hepburn (Long Day's Journey Into Night)

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