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All Diane Lane Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

Diane Lane has been leading films since age 14, when she debuted in 1979’s first-love story A Little Romance. In the ’80s, she brought New Wave to the big screen with hip, unusual musicals Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, and Streets of Fire, along with collaborating with Francis Ford Coppola in Rumble Fish and The Outsiders.

In the ’90s and early 2000s, Lane appeared in a variety of big productions, including Chaplin, Judge Dredd, Jack, and The Perfect Storm, pulling her away from leading roles. That changed with 2002’s Unfaithful, the erotic sizzler with Richard Gere for which she was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. This led to a mid-career blossoming as romantic lead, with films like Under the Tuscan Sun, Must Love Dogs, and Nights in Rodanthe.

Since then, Lane’s movies have been among the most critically acclaimed of her career, including Certified Fresh marks for Inside Out, Trumbo, and her latest, Let Him Go, opposite Kevin Costner. She’s also been Ma Kent in the DC Extended Universe since 2013’s Man of Steel, helping guarantee we’d never hear the name Martha the same way again. And now we look back on all Diane Lane movies ranked by Tomatometer!

#44
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Parody of Hollywood films. Robby Benson, Richard Widmark, Robert Culp. Jason: Peter Riegert. Dominique: Ann Dusenberry. Liza: Diane Lane. Also... [More]
Directed By: Henry Jaglom, Bob Giraldi

#43

Jumper (2008)
15%

#43
Adjusted Score: 21.266%
Critics Consensus: Featuring uninvolving characters and loose narrative, Jumper is an erratic action pic with little coherence and lackluster special effects.
Synopsis: Following up his blockbuster action hit Mr. and Mrs. Smith, director Doug Liman turns to an entirely new genre --... [More]
Directed By: Doug Liman

#42

Untraceable (2008)
16%

#42
Adjusted Score: 21.326%
Critics Consensus: Despite Diane Lane's earnest effort, Untraceable manages to be nothing more than a run-of-the-mill thriller with a hypocritical message.
Synopsis: This is the story of a technology-savvy serial killer who displays his graphic murders on his own website. The FBI... [More]
Directed By: Gregory Hoblit

#41

Knight Moves (1993)
17%

#41
Adjusted Score: 9.184%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This murder mystery from director Carl Schenkel stars Christopher Lambert (Highlander) as Peter Sanderson, an expert chess champion. When a... [More]
Directed By: Carl Schenkel

#40

Mad Dog Time (1996)
17%

#40
Adjusted Score: 6.846%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A group of mobsters fight for control in this satirical comedy-drama. Vic (Richard Dreyfuss) is a not-especially-stable crime boss who... [More]
Directed By: Larry Bishop

#39

Jack (1996)
17%

#39
Adjusted Score: 18.349%
Critics Consensus: Robin Williams' childlike energy is channeled in all the wrong places with Jack, a bizarre tragedy that aims for uplift but sinks deep into queasy schmaltz.
Synopsis: Jack is a boy who is growing normally, but at four times the normal rate. Kept out of school for... [More]
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

#38

Gunshy (1998)
20%

#38
Adjusted Score: 6.41%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this crime drama, New York journalist Jake Bridges, off on a bender in Atlantic City, gets into a bar... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Celentano

#37

Judge Dredd (1995)
22%

#37
Adjusted Score: 25.166%
Critics Consensus: Judge Dredd wants to be both a legitimate violent action flick and a parody of one, but director Danny Cannon fails to find the necessary balance to make it work.
Synopsis: This action-filled sci-fi spectacle is set in a grim, futuristic world in which authoritarianism is the only way left to... [More]
Directed By: Danny Cannon

#36

Serenity (2019)
20%

#36
Adjusted Score: 28.046%
Critics Consensus: A high-concept mystery with a twist, Serenity isn't what it appears to be at first -- unfortunately, it's also not anywhere near as clever or entertaining as it thinks.
Synopsis: From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Academy Award... [More]
Directed By: Steven Knight

#35

The Glass House (2001)
21%

#35
Adjusted Score: 23.315%
Critics Consensus: Due to obvious plot twists and foreshadowing, The Glass House fails to thrill. By the end, it degenerates into ludicrousness.
Synopsis: Follows four teenage girls striving to overcome drug addiction, abandonment and abuse by attending a rehabilitation center in Tehran.... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Sackheim

#34

Fierce People (2005)
24%

#34
Adjusted Score: 24.737%
Critics Consensus: Fierce People's premise of a teenager studying rich people like animals is grating and self-satisfied, and Anton Yelchin's smug performance makes the film even harder to agree with.
Synopsis: Trapped in his mother's Lower East Side apartment, 16-year-old Finn wants nothing more than to escape New York and spend... [More]
Directed By: Griffin Dunne

#33
Adjusted Score: 45.433%
Critics Consensus: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice smothers a potentially powerful story -- and some of America's most iconic superheroes -- in a grim whirlwind of effects-driven action.
Synopsis: Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) share the screen in this Warner Bros./DC Entertainment co-production penned by David S.... [More]
Directed By: Zack Snyder

#32

Killshot (2008)
29%

#32
Adjusted Score: 8.677%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Prime Suspect 4 and Inspector Morse director John Madden comes back to the world of crime after a brief foray... [More]
Directed By: John Madden

#31
#31
Adjusted Score: 34.77%
Critics Consensus: Derivative and schmaltzy, Nicholas Sparks' Nights in Rodanthe is strongly mottled by contrivances that even the charisma of stars Diane Lane and Richard Gere can't repair.
Synopsis: Adapted from author Nicholas Sparks' popular romance novel, director George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe tells the tale of a... [More]
Directed By: George C. Wolfe

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 32.603%
Critics Consensus: Every Secret Thing has a sterling pedigree both on and off the screen, yet all that talent adds up to little more than a listless, predictable thriller.
Synopsis: From a producer of FOXCATCHER and based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman, EVERY SECRET... [More]
Directed By: Amy Berg

#29

Murder at 1600 (1997)
33%

#29
Adjusted Score: 34.361%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A police detective finds that looking into a murder is anything but routine when one of the suspects is the... [More]
Directed By: Dwight H. Little

#28

Must Love Dogs (2005)
36%

#28
Adjusted Score: 40.829%
Critics Consensus: Despite good work from its likable leads, the romantic comedy Must Love Dogs is too predictable.
Synopsis: A woman finds herself drafted into the battle of finding the perfect man in this romantic comedy. Sarah Nolan (Diane... [More]
Directed By: Gary David Goldberg

#27

Justice League (2017)
40%

#27
Adjusted Score: 57.342%
Critics Consensus: Justice League leaps over a number of DC movies, but its single bound isn't enough to shed the murky aesthetic, thin characters, and chaotic action that continue to dog the franchise.
Synopsis: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his... [More]
Directed By: Zack Snyder

#26

Hardball (2001)
41%

#26
Adjusted Score: 44.356%
Critics Consensus: Although Hardball contains some touching moments, they are not enough to transcend the sports formula.
Synopsis: Television actor-turned-director Brian Robbins follows up Varsity Blues (1999) and Ready to Rumble (2000) with another sports comedy. Keanu Reeves... [More]
Directed By: Brian Robbins

#25

Wild Bill (1995)
44%

#25
Adjusted Score: 44.893%
Critics Consensus: Crowded with talent on either side of the camera, Wild Bill shoots itself in the foot with a surprisingly muddled take on the story of the titular folk hero.
Synopsis: This film is the tale of how Wild Bill Hickok finally got his in Deadwood, but director Walter Hill tells... [More]
Directed By: Walter Hill

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 51.612%
Critics Consensus: While the special effects are well done and quite impressive, this film suffers from any actual drama or characterization. The end result is a film that offers nifty eye-candy and nothing else.
Synopsis: In October 1991, a dying tropical hurricane from Bermuda collided with a cold front from the Great Lakes, resulting in... [More]
Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen

#23
Adjusted Score: 51.234%
Critics Consensus: Paris Can Wait's likable stars are ill-served by a film that lacks interesting ideas or characters and has little to offer beyond striking travelogue visuals.
Synopsis: When her director husband is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman takes a jaunt with his business associate,... [More]
Directed By: Eleanor Coppola

#22

Vital Signs (1990)
50%

#22
Adjusted Score: 24.748%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Marisa Silver helmed this tightly directed hospital drama reminiscent of David Swift's 1962 The Interns. Jimmy Smits plays Dr. David... [More]
Directed By: Marisa Silver

#21

My New Gun (1992)
50%

#21
Adjusted Score: 25.903%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Stacy Cochran's debut film is a black comedy about a yuppie couple (Diane Lane and Stephen Collins) whose lives are... [More]
Directed By: Stacy Cochran

#20

Unfaithful (2002)
50%

#20
Adjusted Score: 54.522%
Critics Consensus: Diane Lane shines in the role, but the movie adds nothing new to the genre and the resolution is unsatisfying.
Synopsis: Diane Lane is a wayward wife and Richard Gere is her suspicious husband in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful. Connie (Lane) leaves... [More]
Directed By: Adrian Lyne

#19

Man of Steel (2013)
56%

#19
Adjusted Score: 69.591%
Critics Consensus: Man of Steel's exhilarating action and spectacle can't fully overcome its detours into generic blockbuster territory.
Synopsis: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he... [More]
Directed By: Zack Snyder

#18

The Big Town (1987)
57%

#18
Adjusted Score: 36.954%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Big Town is Chicago, circa 1957. Matt Dillon stars as a small-town crapshooter who heads to the Windy City... [More]
Directed By: Ben Bolt

#17

Indian Summer (1993)
58%

#17
Adjusted Score: 58.711%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Mike Binder wrote and directed this reunion story in The Big Chill vein about of group of ex-campers, now in... [More]
Directed By: Mike Binder

#16

Chaplin (1992)
60%

#16
Adjusted Score: 63.49%
Critics Consensus: Chaplin boasts a terrific performance from Robert Downey, Jr. in the title role, but it isn't enough to overcome a formulaic biopic that pales in comparison to its subject's classic films.
Synopsis: Robert Downey, Jr. gained widespread praise for his uncanny performance as the legendary Charlie Chaplin in this otherwise disappointing biography.... [More]
Directed By: Richard Attenborough

#15

Cinema Verite (2011)
61%

#15
Adjusted Score: 61.469%
Critics Consensus: Cinema Verite is a disappointingly incurious dive into the birth of reality television, but terrific performances and the inherent intrigue behind the making of An American Family keep this drama compelling.
Synopsis: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first American family to be the subjects of a reality TV show.... [More]

#14
#14
Adjusted Score: 66.22%
Critics Consensus: Though formulaic and superficial, Under the Tuscan Sun is redeemed by Lane's vibrant performance.
Synopsis: Frances Mayes is a 35-year-old San Francisco writer whose perfect life has just taken an unexpected detour. Her recent divorce... [More]
Directed By: Audrey Wells

#13

The Outsiders (1983)
63%

#13
Adjusted Score: 66.146%
Critics Consensus: The cracks continue to show in Coppola's directorial style, but The Outsiders remains a blustery, weird, and fun adaptation of the classic novel.
Synopsis: Teen rivalry in a small Southern town sets the stage for this dramatic interpretation of the novel by S.E. Hinton.... [More]

#12

Secretariat (2010)
64%

#12
Adjusted Score: 68.473%
Critics Consensus: Rousing, heartwarming, and squarely traditional, Secretariat offers exactly what you'd expect from an inspirational Disney drama -- no more, and no less.
Synopsis: Based on the Novel "Secretariat: The Making of a Champion" By William Nack, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the... [More]
Directed By: Randall Wallace

#11
Adjusted Score: 64.018%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A troubled teenage girl and her two pals decide to vent their repressed and roiling emotions via a punk rock... [More]
Directed By: Lou Adler

#10

Streets of Fire (1984)
69%

#10
Adjusted Score: 70.359%
Critics Consensus: Streets of Fire may sometimes buckle under the strain of its ambitious fusion of disparate genres, but Walter Hill's bravura style gives this motorcycle musical fuel to burn.
Synopsis: More like a series of MTV sequences than a long-term narration, this super-thin story line focuses on a kidnapped singer... [More]
Directed By: Walter Hill

#9

Hollywoodland (2006)
68%

#9
Adjusted Score: 74.264%
Critics Consensus: More than a movie star murder mystery, Hollywoodland takes it slow in order to reveal the intriguing details of the rise and fall of superstar fame.
Synopsis: The mysterious and unexpected death of an iconic Hollywood star may be just the tip of an iceberg of scandal... [More]
Directed By: Allen Coulter

#8

A Little Romance (1979)
71%

#8
Adjusted Score: 72.846%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The disarming comedy A Little Romance features Diane Lane as a 13-year-old American, living in Paris with her businessman stepfather... [More]
Directed By: George Roy Hill

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 72.843%
Critics Consensus: An impressive showcase for Diane Lane and an assured debut from director Tony Goldwyn, A Walk on the Moon finds absorbing period drama within a family at a crossroads.
Synopsis: Tony Goldwyn's A Walk on the Moon is a wonderfully realized, nostalgic (if you are as old as I am)... [More]
Directed By: Tony Goldwyn

#6

My Dog Skip (2000)
73%

#6
Adjusted Score: 75.409%
Critics Consensus: Critics say My Dog Skip is cute, wholesome entertainment for the family. It's especially designed to appeal to your sentiment, but you might find yourself choking up just the same.
Synopsis: The year is 1942. As the Allies unite overseas to keep the world safe for democracy, there are voices at... [More]
Directed By: Jay Russell

#5

Rumble Fish (1983)
74%

#5
Adjusted Score: 76.539%
Critics Consensus: Rumble Fish frustrates even as it intrigues, but director Francis Ford Coppola's strong visual style helps compensate for a certain narrative stasis.
Synopsis: Adapted from a novel by S. E. Hinton, this film takes place during a summer vacation. Mickey Rourke plays a... [More]
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

#4

Trumbo (2015)
75%

#4
Adjusted Score: 82.772%
Critics Consensus: Trumbo serves as an honorable and well-acted tribute to a brilliant writer's principled stand, even if it doesn't quite achieve the greatness of its subject's own classic screenplays.
Synopsis: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for... [More]
Directed By: Jay Roach

#3

The Cotton Club (1984)
77%

#3
Adjusted Score: 78.722%
Critics Consensus: Energetic and brimming with memorable performers, The Cotton Club entertains with its visual and musical pizazz even as its plot only garners polite applause.
Synopsis: There are those who insist that the backstage intrigues which occurred during the production of Cotton Club would make a... [More]
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

#2

Let Him Go (2020)
84%

#2
Adjusted Score: 91.9%
Critics Consensus: Let Him Go's uneven blend of adult drama and revenge thriller is smoothed over by strong work from a solid veteran cast.
Synopsis: Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their... [More]
Directed By: Thomas Bezucha

#1

Inside Out (2015)
98%

#1
Adjusted Score: 112.772%
Critics Consensus: Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics.
Synopsis: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life... [More]

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