The Best Allison Janney Movies and Shows Ranked And Where to Watch them

If you're looking for the best shows or movies starring Allison Janney then here is a definitive list. We’ve ranked every movie and show starring Allison Janney based on their popularity score from IMDB from best to worst. Click on the ‘see more’ button to find out where to watch them in Australia covering all streaming services. List updated in September 2021.

List of the Best Movies and Shows Starring Allison Janney In Order of Popularity

  1. The West Wing
  2. I, Tonya
  3. Expedition Amelia
  4. The Way Way Back
  5. Mom
  6. Expedition Amelia
  7. Troop Zero
  8. Tallulah
  9. Liberal Arts
  10. Minions
  11. Struck by Lightning
  12. Sun Dogs
  13. Winter Solstice
  14. Trust Me
  15. The Oranges
  16. Breaking News in Yuba County
  17. Tammy
  18. A Happening of Monumental Proportions

The top 18 Movies and Shows starring Allison Janney

1. The West Wing

Seasons: 7

Rated: TV-14

8.8/10

Presidential advisers get their personal lives hopelessly tangled up with professional duties as they try to conduct the business of running a country. Fictional Democratic President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet suffers no fools, and that policy alienates many. He and his dedicated staffers struggle to balance the needs of the country with the political realities of Washington, D.C., working through two presidential terms that include countless scandals, threats and political scuffles, as well as the race to succeed Bartlet as the leader of the free world.

2. I, Tonya

Rated: R

7.5/10

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

3. Expedition Amelia

Rated: N/A

7.4/10

Deep-sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard attempts to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance in an effort to end speculation about what actually happened to her.

4. The Way Way Back

Rated: PG-13

7.4/10

Duncan (Liam James) is not a popular kid and it doesn't look like the summer is going to offer anything better for him. His mother's boyfriend has invited them to his beach house where Duncan is expected to improve his personality and physical appearance, and meet girls. But his would-be step-sister doesn't want anything to do with him and his shy demeanor makes it difficult for him to meet anybody new. When Duncan wanders into the Water Wizz, the local water park, he meets adult employees who are just having fun. Owen (Sam Rockwell) lets Duncan work with him and their new-found bond will help each other mature and find their place in life. Which for Duncan means standing up to his would-be step-father, having a conversation with the girl next door and being more comfortable with who he is.

5. Mom

Seasons: 8

Rated: TV-14

7.2/10

Single mom Christy has her hands full with two children, Violet and Roscoe, and maintaining newfound sobriety, when her passive-aggressive, recovering-alcoholic mother re-enters the picture, brimming with criticisms about Christy's life. As the daughter works to be the best mother she can and to overcome mistakes she made, she must also navigate dysfunctional relationships with romantic interests, and with her irresponsible ex-husband, Baxter. Despite the uphill battle, Christy tries to remain positive and stay on a path to help her reach her goals.

6. Expedition Amelia

Rated: N/A

7.2/10

Deep-sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard attempts to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance in an effort to end speculation about what actually happened to her.

7. Troop Zero

Rated: PG

6.9/10

In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime.

8. Tallulah

Rated: N/A

6.7/10

An intelligent but feral girl's boyfriend leaves unexpectedly causing her to search for him at his estranged mother's home. The two women begin to bond, finding supportive friendship in each other's troubled lives, changing their outlook forever.

9. Liberal Arts

Rated: PG-13

6.7/10

Thirty-five year old Jesse Fisher, an admissions officer at a New York City post-secondary institution he who loves English and literature, has somewhat lost his passion in life, which includes recently being unceremoniously dumped by his latest girlfriend, who could no longer be the person to prop him up emotionally. He has a chance to find that passion again when he is invited to the retirement dinner of his second favorite Ohio University college professor, Peter Hoberg, as his time there was when his life held the most passion. Jesse's encounters with five people there may determine if he does find that passion again. They are: Hoberg, who is resisting the notion of retirement; Judith Fairfield, Jesse's favorite professor, although for a different reason than his like of Hoberg; Nat, a free spirit who navigates life at the institution on his own terms; undergraduate student Dean, who Jesse sees as a younger more destructive version of himself; and nineteen year old undergraduate student Zibby, who is seemingly wise beyond her years and with who Jesse embarks on a relationship despite their sixteen year age difference.

10. Minions

Rated: PG

6.4/10

Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. From the T-Rex to Napoleon, the easily distracted tribe has helped the biggest and the baddest of villains. Now, join protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart, and lovable little Bob on a global road trip. They'll earn a shot to work for a new boss, the world's first female supervillain, and try to save all of Minionkind from annihilation.

11. Struck by Lightning

Rated: Not Rated

6.3/10

A high school boy, desperate to escape the idiocy of the people in his hometown, tries to create a way in which he can move to New York, attend the college of his dreams and do something other than live in the footsteps of his drunken, divorced mother. Along the way he blackmails his fellow students into contributing to his literary magazine and discovers what it's like to feel accomplished. Does he get accepted into the college of his dreams? Is he going to make a difference and follow his life goal?

12. Sun Dogs

Rated: TV-MA

6.3/10

Ned is a kid who wants to be in the marines however, he has a disability which prevents him. Bob garrity, his step dad is stuck in. Lawsuit and can't do anything physical.

13. Winter Solstice

Rated: R

6.1/10

Landscape gardener Jim Winters is a quiet craftsman, a soft-spoken man who prefers an orderly life. His family, however, is anything but orderly. Older son Gabe is planning his escape to Florida, leaving behind any shot at a stable future with his girlfriend. Younger son Pete has retreated into a private world of anger, drift and disappointment. Jim struggles watching his sons make choices he views as disastrous compromises. It is only when he meets his new neighbor, Molly, that Jim finds a way to deal with his own life and his family's future.

14. Trust Me

Rated: R

6.1/10

A struggling agent for child actors and former child star himself, Howard Holloway spends years losing his most talented clients to his slick, arch-nemesis Aldo Shocklee. Until the day that Howard encounters the brilliant and unsigned 13 year-old Lydia who is on the brink of securing the lead in a new Twilight-style franchise. Howard tries desperately to close the deal of a lifetime and make his precocious young client a star while managing her drunk, volatile father, Aldo's relentless poaching attempts, and the hostile machinations of the project's casting director and mega producer, who both despise him. But the closer he gets to achieving the Hollywood score he has chased all his life, the more complications appear.

15. The Oranges

Rated: R

5.8/10

In conservative West Orange, New Jersey, the Ostroff and Walling families are very close. David Walling and Terry Ostroff are inseparable best friends and run together everyday. David has problems with his wife, Paige. He frequently sleeps alone in his office. Their daughter, Vanessa, is frustrated because she has not succeeded in her career as a designer. Their son, Toby, is moving to China on a temporary assignment. Terry's wife, Cathy, ignores him. Their daughter Nina moved to San Francisco five years ago. Near Thanksgiving, Nina's boyfriend Ethan betrays her at his birthday party and Nina returns to her parents house. Nina argues with her mother and draws closer to David. Soon they have an affair and fall in love, turning the lives of the people close to them upside-down.

16. Breaking News in Yuba County

Rated: R

5.7/10

When her husband goes missing, underappreciated suburban homemaker Sue Buttons (Allison Janney) gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a city-wide search of Yuba County to find him. Trying to prolong her newfound fame, she stumbles into hilarious hijinks as her world turns upside-down: dodging a wannabe mobster (Awkwafina), a relentless local policewoman (Regina Hall), her local news-reporter half-sister (Mila Kunis) who's desperate for a story, and her husband's deadbeat brother (Jimmi Simpson), who all set out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance.

17. Tammy

Rated: R

4.9/10

Tammy, who was recently fired from a Topper Jack's fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent's home. Upon denied use of her mom's car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an "ailing" grandmother, who also lives in the home...Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the "baby-sitter." From finding love in a bar to robbing a Topper Jack's in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy.

18. A Happening of Monumental Proportions

Rated: R

4.7/10

During the course of one day, a group of students at a Los Angeles school find themselves caught up in a plot of sex, lies, and dead bodies.