From Aliens and Heartbreakers, to Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, Sigourney Weaver has played many roles, across decades worth of movies. The actress – who made a huge name for herself in the Alien movie series – has built up an extensive portfolio of pictures, which has made her one of the most famous names in the film industry.
But if you’re a complete novice to the acting talents of Sigourney Weaver, are you aware of all her film projects? And if not, would you like to be?
Well, don’t worry; in this post I am taking a look back at the film career of Sigourney Weaver with a run-through of all her movies. Taking things year by year, and decade by decade, I am providing a list of all the films starring Weaver, dating back to the 1970s.
Sigourney Weaver’s film career began in the late 1970s, with a small part in Annie Hall. From here she popped up in the drama, Madman, before appearing as part of an ensemble in the sci-fi horror-thriller, Alien.
Taking on the role of Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott’s Alien, Weaver stood out from the crowd and guaranteed her place as a genuine screen icon. And as Ripley, Weaver became a household name, which would carry through into the next decade and beyond.
Weaver’s movies during the 1970s included:
- Annie Hall (1977)
- Madman (1978)
- Alien (1979)
Moving into the 1980s, and Sigourney Weaver’s film career went from strength-to-strength, with a new movie appearing on an almost annual basis. Weaver began the decade in 1981 with Eyewitness, before appearing in The Year of Living Dangerously, and then Deal of the Century.
In 1984, Weaver starred as Dana Barrett in Ivan Reitman’s hit supernatural comedy, Ghostbusters, and in 1986 she reprised the role of Ellen Ripley for James Cameron’s sci-fi action film, Aliens. Once again, Weaver was a key player in the film, further cementing her status as the franchise’s star attraction.
Other movies in this decade included Gorillas in the Mist, and Working Girl. And then, Weaver returned to the role of Dana Barrett for the spooky sequel, Ghostbusters II.
Sigourney Weaver’s movies in the 1980s included:
- Eyewitness (1981)
- The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
- Deal of the Century (1983)
- Ghostbusters (1984)
- Une Femme ou Deux (1985)
- Aliens (1986)
- Half Moon Street (1986)
- Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
- Working Girl (1988)
- Ghostbusters II (1989)
Sliding into the 1990s and Weaver began the decade with a return to the Alien franchise for 1992’s Alien 3. This was the first of two Alien films during the ‘90s, with the second being 1997’s Alien: Resurrection.
In 1995, Weaver co-starred in the tense thriller, Copycat, while in 1997 she appeared in horror story, Snow White: A Tale of Terror. Other movies included Dave and 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and she provided some voice-over/narration work on films such as Rabbit Ears: Peachboy and The Wild Swans.
Weaver’s films in the 1990s included:
- Alien 3 (1992)
- 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
- The Snow Queen (1992)
- Dave (1993)
- Rabbit Ears: Peachboy (1993)
- Death and the Maiden (1994)
- The Wild Swans (1994)
- Jeffrey (1995)
- Copycat (1995)
- Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
- The Ice Storm (1997)
- Alien Resurrection (1997)
- A Map of the World (1999)
- Galaxy Quest (1999)
Onto the ‘00s now, and Weaver worked continuously, with at least one new film on release every year throughout the decade. Notable films during this time included Heartbreakers, Holes, and The Village, as well as the box-office smash hit, Avatar.
Weaver’s movies in the ‘00s included:
- Company Man (2000)
- Heartbreakers (2001)
- Big Bad Love (2001)
- Tadpole (2002)
- The Guys (2002)
- Holes (2003)
- The Village (2004)
- Imaginary Heroes (2004)
- Snow Cake (2005)
- The TV Set (2006)
- Infamous (2006)
- Happily N’Ever After (2006)
- The Girl in the Park (2007)
- Be Kind Rewind (2008)
- Vantage Point (2008)
- Baby Mama (2008)
- WALL-E (2008)
- The Tale of Despereaux (2009)
- Prayers for Bobby (2009)
- Avatar (2009)
Moving into the 2010s, and Weaver continued to showcase her acting talents in an eclectic collection of films, including You Again, Paul, and The Cabin the Woods. The actress also popped up in the Ghostbusters franchise, only this time via a quick cameo role, as a nod to her involvement with the previous films.
Weaver’s movies in the 2010s included:
- Crazy on the Outside (2010)
- You Again (2010)
- Cedar Rapids (2011)
- Paul (2011)
- Abduction (2011)
- Rampart (2011)
- The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
- Spring/Fall (2011)
- Red Lights (2012)
- The Cold Light of Day (2012)
- Vamps (2012)
- All You Need is Love (2014)
- Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
- Chappie (2015)
- Finding Dory (2016)
- Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016)
- A Monster Calls (2016)
- The Assignment (2016)
- The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)
And finally, into the 2020s and Weaver’s career continues to show no signs of slowing down. At the beginning of the decade she appeared in My New York Year, which was soon followed by a role in The Good House.
In 2021, Weaver returned to the Ghostbusters franchise (this time reprising the role of Dana Barrett) for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and in 2022 she featured in the Avatar sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water. Her movies during this decade include:
- My New York Year (2020)
- The Good House (2021)
- Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)
- Call Jane (2022)
- Master Gardener (2022)
- Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)
So, those are all the Sigourney Weaver movies (for now), but what are your favourites? Are you a fan of Avatar or is Ghostbusters your go-to movie? Perhaps Alien is the best of the bunch for you, or maybe Aliens?
Well, whatever your favourite Sigourney Weaver movie, be sure to drop a comment below.
And if you are a fan of Sigourney Weaver you might like to know that many of her hit movies are available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray, including the thriller, Copycat.
If you’ve not watched Copycat before, the movie is a tense thriller, in which Weaver stars alongside Holly Hunter, Harry Connick Jr., and Dermot Mulroney.
The Copycat DVD is available from all good entertainment stockists, including Amazon US and Amazon UK.
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2 Responses to Sigourney Weaver movies in order
Ya left out “the Assignment” in 2016.
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I had The Assignment on the list, but I’d listed it under its original working title ‘Tomboy’. I’ve now changed this to The Assignment. 🙂