Sigourney Weaver has been the face of science fiction movies since 1986. She has three Oscar nominations and one of the most diverse portfolio of any actress out there.
The actress still continues to act today, and many of her older films are classics that we still continue to watch in present day.
The Best 80s Sigourney Weaver Movies
Sigourney Weaver has been a successful actress for decades now, and some of her most iconic roles have come in the 1980s.
So what were the best 80s Sigourney Weaver movies?
Here are our picks for the best Sigourney Weaver movies of the 1980s:
1. Eyewitness (1981)
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Peter Yates’ Eye Witness is an unknown story about a janitor (John Hurt) falling in love with the news reporter Tony Sokolow (Sigourney Weaver) after confessing to being a murder witness. Morgan Freeman plays the role of the lieutenant investigating the case.
This mystery thriller is a perfect watch for anyone who admires true mystery flicks. There is consistent character development throughout the 1 hour 43 minutes of the film. The development occurs in a very realistic manner and makes the plot more convincing.
The movie was released on February 13, 1981, had a budget of $8.5 million, and made $4.5 million at the box office.
2. Working Girl (1988)
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Mike Nichols’ Working Girl is a movie that is still relevant. It is a comedy that revolves around gender discrimination and its effects on the workplace.
Starring Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, and Sigourney Weaver in leading roles, this movie is captivating and a learning opportunity.
Sigourney Weaver plays the mean boss while Melanie Griffith plays her ignored secretary. When her (Melanie) boss gets injured, she uses the opportunity to showcase her talents and aims to become indispensable.
While some scenes may seem outdated, the core aspect of not waiting for what you want to come to you is still a lesson that we can all learn.
3. The Year Of Living Dangerously (1982)
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
The Year Of Living Dangerously is an Australian movie. It revolves around Mel Gibson as a journalist whose curiosity leads him into the dangerous land of revolutionary Indonesia and Sigourney Weaver as a British Embassy officer Jill Bryant.
This movie is set during the overthrowing of President Sukarno and is a flawed romance that gives the actors a chance to explore the art of romance in times of crisis.
As a half-Chinese dwarf named Billy Kwan and Jill’s best friend, Linda Hunt’s role earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film had a budget of $6 million and made $2.9 million at the box office after its release on December 17, 1982.
4. Ghostbusters (1984)
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Ghostbusters (1984) is a horror-comedy whose success launched a franchise. This movie went through a tumultuous journey and there even was a need to rewrite the original script completely. The sequels are Ghostbusters II (1989), Ghostbusters (2016), and Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021).
The first film revolves around the ghost-hunting parapsychology trio of Bill Murray as Peter Venkman, and Ramis as Egon Spengler, Aykroyd as Ray Stantz. The trio notices supernatural activity in the New York Public Library.
They started a team known as the ‘Ghostbusters’ at an abandoned firehouse following their unemployment at Columbia University. They develop nuclear equipment to catch ghosts. Weaver plays the role of a cellist who calls this group after opening up her refrigerator to a demon. The movie made $238 million in 1984-85.
Sigourney Weaver can carry any movie flawlessly and is rarely weak. She was and continues to be a Hollywood icon and has cemented herself as a legend in her own right.
So those are our picks for the best Sigourney Weaver movies of the 1980s. Did yours make the cut?