Sigourney Weaver’s name will be permanently linked to the Alien film franchise. But, of course, Weaver has gone up against more than acid-spitting nightmares. Her brilliance has been on display for years, as she has played a wide range of characters over the course of her illustrious career. Sigourney Weaver’s best non-Alien performances are listed here.

1. Avatar (2009)

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Director- James Cameron

After his brother is slain in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully volunteers to join a mission on the faraway planet of Pandora. There, he hears of greedy corporate chieftain Parker Selfridge’s plans to drive off the local humanoid. “Na’vi” in order to mine for the valuable mineral spread throughout their lush woodland. Jake acquires knowledge of the Indigenous Race and Culture for the partnering military unit lead by the gung-ho Colonel Quaritch. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will heal his legs. While also seeking to infiltrate the Na’vi people using a “avatar” identity. While Jake forms bonds with the native tribe and falls in love with the beautiful extraterrestrial Neytiri. The Colonel’s cruel extermination tactics continue. Hence, pushing the soldier to take a stand and fight back in an epic battle for Pandora’s fate.

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2. Galax Quest (1999)

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Director- Dean Parisot

Actors Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco, Sir Alexander Dane, Tommy Webber, and Fred Kwan are making appearances in costume and character at sci-fi events and electronic store openings eighteen years after their series gets discontinue. The cast members are depress and at odds with one another until aliens known as Thermians arrive. After mistaking the show for reality and hence basing their entire culture on it. It transport them into space to save them from the genocidal warlord General Sarris.

3. Working Girl (1988)

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Director- Mike Nicholas

Tess McGill is a hardworking young lady who is intend to rise to the top of the stockmarket world via hard effort. However, she is stuck in secretarial work as she approaches 30, so when she starts working for Katherine Parker, she is grateful that Katherine is open to her opinion and ideas. When Katherine goes on vacation and fractures her leg, she asks Tess to look after things, which leads Tess to suspect that Katherine is planning to steal her major idea for saving a significant company from a foreign takeover. Tess is enrage that her boyfriend is also cheating on her, so she sets out to make a deal while Katherine is away. To finish the deal before Katherine’s return, she partners up with Jack Trainer, and the two steadily fall in love, unaware that Jack is Katherine’s lover.

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4. The Cabin In The Woods (2011)

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Director- Drew Goddard

Five adolescents leave for a weekend in the woods in an isolated cabin. They arrive to find themselves completely secluded, with no way of contacting the outside world. All go down to investigate when the cellar door flings open by itself. They come across a weird collection of antiques and oddities, but when one of the ladies, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of vicious zombie killers. But there’s a lot more going on here than meets the eye.

5. Gorillas In The Mist (1988)

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Director- Michael Apted

The memoirs of wildlife specialist Dian Fossey is adapted into this film. Fossey, a native of the Midwest, travels to Africa to study the gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda. As Fossey grows closer to the animals, she becomes increasingly concerned about the poachers who hunt on them. She forms a defence league to preserve gorillas, fearing that they may become extinct if people continue to hunt them; however, she puts herself in danger in the process.

6. Dave (1993)

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Director- Ivan Reitman

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President Bill Mitchell is a philandering and remote figure. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and compassionate Temp Agency operator who, by chance, looks just like the President. As a result, when Mitchell needs to get out of a formal luncheon, the Secret Service recruits Dave to cover for him. Mitchell had a terrible stroke while having sex with one of his aides, and Dave is stuck in the position indefinitely. Bob Alexander, the dishonest and deceitful Chief of Staff, aims to use Dave to gain access to the White House – but he doesn’t bank on Dave enjoying himself in office, utilising his good fortune to benefit the country, and falling in love with the lovely First Lady.

7. Ghostbusters (1984)

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Director- Ivan Reitman

Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, and Dr. Egon Spengler, scientists and ambitious paranormal explorers, are laid off after one too many forays into the uncanny. To prove everyone incorrect, the crew creates “Ghostbusters,” a paranormal search-and-destroy service that targets the Big Apple’s renegade spirits, until they meet Gozer the Destructor, an ancient shape-shifting monster. Dana Barrett, the possessed former client, and Louis Tully, her love-smitten neighbour, are up to something now, eager to usher in a new era of evil. The Ghostbusters are on to something huge for the first time in their careers.