Jane Fonda movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best include ‘Klute,’ ‘Nine to Five,’ ‘On Golden Pond’

Jane Fonda has not made many films during the 21st century but returned in 2017 to team up with one of her earliest co-stars, Robert Redford, for “Our Souls at Night.” Let’s take a tour of her 15 best films prior to this one in our new photo gallery.

Redford and Fonda headlined “Barefoot in the Park” in 1967. The play was the first huge hit of Neil Simon’s Broadway playwriting career. This film is the peak of Fonda’s early romantic comedy career and a personal favorite of hers. (She is often quoted as saying it is one of her early comedies that still holds up today.) Fonda is funny and a bundle of nervous energy as a young married woman trying to make life exciting despite the misgivings of her more sedate husband (Redford) and worried mother (the hilarious Mildred Natwick in an Oscar nominated performance.) This was the film where the Fonda/Redford pairing first caught fire and both are quite wonderful in the witty Simon script.

Fonda is a two-time Oscar winner for “Klute” (1971) and “Coming Home” (1978), both for Best Actress. She was also nominated “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” (1969), “Julia” (1977), “The China Syndrome” (1979), “On Golden Pond” (1981), and “The Morning After” (1986). Her father was legendary actor Henry Fonda, who won his own Oscar for playing her fictional dad in “On Golden Pond.”

All of these movies are featured in our gallery of Fonda’s greatest roles throughout her five-decade career. Click through it and sound off in our comments about your favorites.

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