Geena Davis

Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956)  is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She is known for her roles in The Fly, Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, and The Accidental Tourist, for which she won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2005, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her role in Commander in Chief. Description above from the Wikipedia article Geena Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

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A League of Their Own (1992)

Thought provokingUpliftingFunnyReal

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Geena Davis  •  Madonna  •  Lori Petty

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Geena Davis  •  Madonna  •  Lori Petty

Angie (1994)

Angie lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire close-knit neighborhood upside-down and starts Angie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Stephen Rea  •  James Gandolfini  •  Aida Turturro

Angie lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire close-knit neighborhood upside-down and starts Angie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Stephen Rea  •  James Gandolfini  •  Aida Turturro

Beetlejuice (1988)

FunnyDarkClassicOriginal

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Geena Davis  •  Annie McEnroe

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Geena Davis  •  Annie McEnroe

Cutthroat Island (1995)

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Matthew Modine  •  Frank Langella  •  Maury Chaykin

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Matthew Modine  •  Frank Langella  •  Maury Chaykin

Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women discover three handsome men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Michael McKean  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Damon Wayans

In this musical comedy, Valerie is dealing with her philandering fiancé, Ted, when she finds that a trio of aliens have crashed their spaceship into her swimming pool. Once the furry beings are shaved at her girlfriend's salon, the women discover three handsome men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Michael McKean  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Damon Wayans

Fletch (1985)

FunnyClassicLighthearted

When investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher goes undercover to write a piece on the drug trade at a local beach, he's approached by wealthy businessman Alan Stanwyk, who offers him $50,000 to murder him. With sarcastic wit and a knack for disguises, Fletch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  Richard Libertini

When investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher goes undercover to write a piece on the drug trade at a local beach, he's approached by wealthy businessman Alan Stanwyk, who offers him $50,000 to murder him. With sarcastic wit and a knack for disguises, Fletch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  Richard Libertini

Quick Change (1990)

With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Murray  •  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Geena Davis  •  Randy Quaid  •  Jason Robards

With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Murray  •  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Geena Davis  •  Randy Quaid  •  Jason Robards

Stuart Little (1999)

CharmingCuteFunAdventurous

The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Stuart Little 2 (2002)

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Jonathan Lipnicki

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)

With school out for the summer, The Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a skunk named Reeko to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audu Paden
CAST:  Wayne Brady  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie

With school out for the summer, The Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a skunk named Reeko to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audu Paden
CAST:  Wayne Brady  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Geena Davis  •  Hugh Laurie

The Fly (1986)

When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Geena Davis  •  John Getz  •  Joy Boushel

When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Geena Davis  •  John Getz  •  Joy Boushel

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Fast pacedAction-packedCleverFun

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, is a school teacher and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Yvonne Zima  •  Craig Bierko

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, is a school teacher and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Yvonne Zima  •  Craig Bierko

Tootsie (1982)

Thought provokingFunnyRomanticBrilliant

When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Jessica Lange  •  Teri Garr  •  Dabney Coleman

When struggling, out of work actor Michael Dorsey secretly adopts a female alter ego - Dorothy Michaels - in order to land a part in a daytime drama, he unwittingly becomes a feminist icon and ends up in a romantic pickle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Jessica Lange  •  Teri Garr  •  Dabney Coleman

Hero (1992)

Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who is down on his luck, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Geena Davis  •  Andy García  •  Joan Cusack

Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who is down on his luck, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Geena Davis  •  Andy García  •  Joan Cusack

Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter the sensitive Wolfman, the horny Vampiress Odette and a whole cast of other weirdos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudy De Luca
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Carol Kane

Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter the sensitive Wolfman, the horny Vampiress Odette and a whole cast of other weirdos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudy De Luca
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Carol Kane

Miss Representation (2011)

The film MISS REPRESENTATION exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Siebel Newsom
CAST:  Cory Booker  •  Margaret Cho  •  Katie Couric  •  Candy Crowley

The film MISS REPRESENTATION exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Siebel Newsom
CAST:  Cory Booker  •  Margaret Cho  •  Katie Couric  •  Candy Crowley

In a World... (2013)

CharmingFunnyOriginalBrilliant

An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lake Bell
CAST:  Lake Bell  •  Demetri Martin  •  Rob Corddry  •  Michaela Watkins

An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lake Bell
CAST:  Lake Bell  •  Demetri Martin  •  Rob Corddry  •  Michaela Watkins

The Earth Day Special (1990)

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Downtown Julie Brown

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Downtown Julie Brown

Secret Weapons (1985)

Soviet high school girls are sent to the U.S. where they are taught to become secret agents and use sex to find information.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Taylor
CAST:  Sally Kellerman  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Hunt Block  •  Geena Davis

Soviet high school girls are sent to the U.S. where they are taught to become secret agents and use sex to find information.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Taylor
CAST:  Sally Kellerman  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Hunt Block  •  Geena Davis

Accidents Happen (2009)

There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything changes for him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Lancaster
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Harrison Gilbertson  •  Harry Cook  •  Joel Tobeck

There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, and stoic dad. But when Billy starts to act out, everything changes for him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Lancaster
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Harrison Gilbertson  •  Harry Cook  •  Joel Tobeck
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