Two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field needs no introduction. Sally Field is perhaps one of those actresses who is known for the roles that she has portrayed so far, rather than being known as a celebrity or as a person different from her films. The Gen-Y knows her as Aunt May from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ whereas the Gen-X probably remembers her as Norma Rae, a movie that landed her on the winning pedestal of every award that you can possibly think of. Apart from her movies which bettered with time, including her stature as a legendary actress, her performances have too aged like wine, including her appearances in many critically acclaimed television shows like ‘ER’, ‘Brothers & Sisters’, ‘David Copperfield’ to name a few.
With a career spanning five decades and counting, Sally Field’s journey to stardom and beyond has been nothing short of legendary, and the versatile and accomplished actress is still raring to go places she has been to, many-a-times. Apart from her stint while facing the camera as an actress, she has donned the director’s cap too, the most prominent one being ABC’s ‘The Christmas Tree (1996)’. With that said, here is the list of top Sally Field films, carefully selected from her impressive filmography. You can also stream some of these Sally Field movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Through these movies, she established new norms of method-acting, versatility, and path-defining performances. Here’s to an actress who defined brilliance in her own way.
13. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
The “Smokey” here refers to the highway patrol officers who would man the highways east of Mississippi to catch hold of truckers who snuck in a variety of beer, for it is banned in those areas. The “Bandit” obviously is the protagonist who’s on the loose and on a quest and he picks up a runaway bride Carrie whom he nicknames “frog”. Incidentally, the “frog” has run away from her wedding altar where the groom happens to be none other than the sheriff. The cat and mouse play that follows is worth the while. Branded as a superhit, the movie raked in many awards and accolades and became the second highest grossing film of the year 1977, just behind ‘Star Wars’.